Julia/Jewel married his dying brother as the brother's way of doing one good deed before his death.2ND: This book I never read except for the excerpt on the back cover: Its set in the times of the American Revolution, the hero is pro-England and the hero pro-America.They met on a ship, the hero having a hard time comforting his travel-worn daughter, and the heroine (who happen to be a spy for her side) is carrying some priceless porcelain doll which she kindly lends the child.
Somehow losses sight of them in the crowd and has to track down the guy, the child and the doll, because the doll has a secret compartment with vital info need by her side. She did find them and had to pose as a nanny for hire so that she can steal the doll back before its secrets are discovered.3RD: This one is really bugging me: It starts with a prologue of a dying duchess giving birth (to a girl, the heroine).
The Duke is dead and his brother plots to do away with the new born heiress and assume the title.
I've read many HP's, but that one doesn't sound familiar sorry, Morphidae.
I'm also looking for a Harlequin Presents circa '89-93.
There was a hurricane in one where the heroine lost her memory and was rescued by a Spanish galleon and was on the verge of marrying a Spanish noble when her memory came back and her pirate husband rescued her before they both were executed. The hero: Maximillian and the heroine: Elyse/(Elysa).
She was courted by at least one other pirate, maybe Jean La Fitte? I think in the 3rd book they retired and settled down on his estate in the Carolinas or Virginia under his real name. Valerie Sherwood I was slicing up potatoes for beef stew and it just popped into my head! The story opens on Elyse overseeing the wedding preparation of her cousin (female).
I also remember her walking on the servant/valet's back that had given him severe pain for years and fixing it. I think the age difference was about 12-15 years between h/h. It sounds like a good read, though, so I'll be watching this thread to see what you find out. The hero (who is a knight of some sort) and the heroine travel across country with her brother and some other people as a group.
I have posted about this book on several sites and am pretty sure this is NOT a Jane Feather book. They're going to save some girl I think maybe, who turns out to be blind (?
Classic bodice-rippers all three, but I thought they were wonderful at the time and reread them at least once, maybe twice. During the ceremony she slips away to the bridal chambers to make sure every thing is everything where she is kidnapped by Max and his cronies.