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The Mistaken Widow

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I'm Not Who You Think I Am!

Sarah Thorton wanted to shout, but revealing her true identity could only bring disaster on herself and her infant son. Still, sorrowful circumstance had turned a mistake into a miracle. She suddenly had a home, a family--and Nicholas Halliday, a man as dangerous to her as he was desirable...!

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ebook, 304 pages
Published July 15th 2011 by Harlequin Treasury-Harlequin Historicals 90s (first published 1998)
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Oh, I just wish I could give this novel 10 stars, I loved it that much. This will be one of my all time favorite romances. Cheryl St. John is an incredible writer and draws her reader into her stories that you actually feel you are there in the story. What a gift.

This is a story of mistaken identity. Nicholas Halliday is a powerful rich owner of a steel mill. The h, Sarah Thornton, is a pregnant disowned daughter of a wealthy bank investor. She is mistaken by the Nicholas as the wife of his you
Feb 05, 2012 Natalija rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is a nice story & made me tear up in some of the parts. Sarah was very easy to love: she was alone, pregnant & with no place to stay. I was rooting for her & I fully understood her motives for not telling who she really was. Nicholas wasn't easy to love for me & I thought the passage between being total jerk & totally in love was quite abrupt. And in some moments I had a feeling that I was reading contemporary novel, not historical, but, other than that, I really enjoyed ...more
I liked this book but I didn't love it.

Somehow I felt like her emotions weren't exactly right. She has left the east to find work out west since she is pregnant and unwed and she has heard that people aren't as condemning out west. I don't know why she would have thought that in 1869. I don't think unless you were a 'sporting woman' that it was accepted anywhere. Her father was keeping her from getting work in Boston. I don't see how he had that much power. I don't see how even Bill Gates could
Aug 18, 2015 Suzanne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sarah Thornton was a well bred young lady who made a mistake and when her father realized s :) e was pregnant, he threw his only child out into the streets. Sarah headed west to start over but worn out in the cold a n d rain, heavily pregnant, someone stole her valise while she tried to use the necessary. The train conductor refused to let her back on the train. Stephen Holliday is stepped up, told the conductor she was with him and carried her to his compartment and introduced Sarah to hiss wif ...more
Cute story, but not what I expected. One thing really bothered me though,(view spoiler) 3.5 rounded up to 4 stars.
Susan Shearer
Oct 27, 2010 Susan Shearer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My very favorite book by Cheryl! You get romance, suspense, and surprises! All in one terrific book! A must read! And keep!
This is the second book I have read by this author. This is a story of mistaken identity. The H in this story is the wealthy owner of a steel mill in Ohio. The h is a young girl from Boston who when she finds out she is pregnant her father, who is a wealthy banker, disowns her. She decides to travel out West were she understands is more opportunities to support herself and her baby and tolerant of situations like hers. She meets a young couple who show her a kindness when she looses her ticket a ...more
Imen Nagga
Apr 01, 2014 Imen Nagga rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i loved the novel so much... in every single detail. i adore the style of writing, unfortunately this book is not famous and i don't know why, it's amaizing and i hope i can watch the story as a movie...
3.5 stars.
This reminds me a lot of a historical version of the movie 'Mrs. Winterbourne' The basic premises are the same. I liked the movie and I liked this book. It was well written, nice romantic story if a bit predictableSarah kind of bugged me. A well bred lady from a wealthy home in mid 1800's has what amounts to a very short fling with a disreputable man and gets pregnant. It really seems out of character from her how she acts in the remainder of the book. At least to me it does. But I rea
M.A. Nichols
Jul 10, 2016 M.A. Nichols rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was a total did not finish for me. I really couldn't get into this, because it was a total rip off of the movie "Mrs. Winterbourne", which was one of my favorites in high school. Other than it's set in the late 1800's and a few minor details, it's so close in plot there are even a few lines that I found that were exactly the same as in the movie. It was so blatant (without even a decent twist in the story) that I just couldn't get more than a few chapters into it.
I enjoyed reading this book. Sarah was easy to love. I felt bad for the things she had gone through and understood why she lied the way she did. Nicholas was sweet underneath all that bark. They had chemistry and I liked their happily ever after. I did think her love for him came about too quickly without enough substance. But other than that, I really liked the book.
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Cheryl is the author of more than fifty books. Her first book, Rain Shadow was nominated for Romance Writers of America’s RITA Award for Best First Book, by Romantic Times Magazine for Best Western Historical, and by Affaire de Coeur readers as Best American Historical Romance. Since then she has received three more RITA nominations, a Writer’s Digest award for a feature article, and several Roman ...more
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