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message 1: by Harlequin Books (last edited Jun 10, 2018 05:17PM) (new)

Harlequin Books (HarlequinBooks) | 1791 comments Mod
This is a year-long challenge for 2018. You can use either the female lead character's first or last name for each letter of the alphabet. For letters X and Z, as long as the letter is in the character's name somewhere, it can be used. We discovered last 2 years that U is particularly tricky to find. So, if you haven't found your U lady by November, you may * the letter and use any name where a U is in the first name. At least 50% of your selections should be Harlequin heroines.

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message 2: by Gege86 (last edited Aug 08, 2018 11:06PM) (new)

Gege86 | 16 comments 15/26

A... Annie (Annie and the Red-Hot Italian - Carole Mortimer) Date Read: Aug 6th
B... Bella (Bella and the Merciless Sheikh - Sarah Morgan) Date Read: Aug 8th
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D... Darcy (Secrets of a Billionaire's Mistress - Sharon Kendrick) Date Read: Jan 14th
E... Emily (A Ring for the Greek's Baby - Melanie Milburne) Date Read: Jan 21st
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K... Keeley (The Pregnant Kavakos Bride - Sharon Kendrick) Date Read: Jan 20th
H... Harriet (Pagan Adversary - Sara Craven) Date Read: Feb 16th
I... Date Read:
J... Julie (Captive At The Sicilian Billionaire's Command - Penny Jordan) Date Read: Jan 27th
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L... Leonora (The Sicilian Boss's Mistress - Penny Jordan) Date Read: Jan 31st
M... Merry (The Secret Valtinos Baby - Lynne Graham) Date Read: Apr 20th
N... Date Read:
O... Orla (Hired for Romano's Pleasure - Chantelle Shaw) Date Read: Apr 17th
P... Poppy (Kidnapped for His Royal Duty - Jane Porter ) Date Read: May 22nd
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S... Sophie (Sophie and the Scorching Sicilian - Kim Lawrence) Date Read: Aug 2nd
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U... Date Read:
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W... Whittaker (The Virgin's Shock Baby - Heidi Rice) Date Read: Feb 12th
X... Xanthe (Vows They Can't Escape: A Scandalous Billionaire Romance - Heidi Rice) Date Read: Mar 5th
Y... Date Read:
Z... Zara (A Christmas Vow of Seduction - Maisey Yates) Date Read: July 10th


message 3: by Annie (new)

Annie Burrows | 221 comments Harlequin Books wrote: "This is a year-long challenge for 2018. You can use either the female lead character's first or last name for each letter of the alphabet. For letters X and Z, as long as the letter is in the chara..."

I'm going to have a go at this for 2018!


message 4: by Heidi (new)

Heidi Rice | 11 comments My heroine in my 2017 Harlequin Presents Vows They Can't Escape is called Xanthe Carmichael.... She may come in very useful for this challenge.... Just saying.


Harlequin Books (HarlequinBooks) | 1791 comments Mod
Gege, you always do better than me but I will do my best. LOL

Annie, welcome back to the challenges!

Oh, you are quite right Heidi. It would make a great candidate for the "V" in the title challenge as well!


message 6: by Annie (new)

Annie Burrows | 221 comments ...so it's ok to read stories from backlists to get an elusive letter X, or Z? If we get desperate?


message 7: by Silver (new)

Silver James (SilverJames) | 34 comments I have Q covered with my late 2017 Desire, THE COWBOY'S CHRISTMAS PROPOSITION. The heroine's name is Quinn. And I have a heroine who's name is Roxanne (REDEEMED BY THE COWGIRL) in an early 2017 Desire. Just sayin'... LOLOL

Psst At some point, there's a book coming with a Z heroine, too.


Harlequin Books (HarlequinBooks) | 1791 comments Mod
Silver wrote: "I have Q covered with my late 2017 Desire, THE COWBOY'S CHRISTMAS PROPOSITION. The heroine's name is Quinn. And I have a heroine who's name is Roxanne (REDEEMED BY THE COWGIRL) in an early 2017 Des..."

LOL Thanks for the head's up Silver!

Annie wrote: "...so it's ok to read stories from backlists to get an elusive letter X, or Z? If we get desperate?"

Most definitely Annie. the goal of these challenges is to keep you reading, be they new releases or books languishing in your tbr pile forever.


message 9: by Annie (new)

Annie Burrows | 221 comments this is my progress for january...
7 of 26 completed

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H- Hero Wantage, from Friday’s Child by Georgette Heyer JAN
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J- Colie Jackson, Wyoming Winter, JAN
K- Dagmar Kolbeinndottar, The Warrior’s Viking bride, JAN
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N- Natalya Montgomery, Alexei’s Passionate Revenge JAN
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R- Chloe Russo, Christmas at the Tycoon’s Command, JAN
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T- Tira Beck, The season of love, JAN
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W – Sophie Watts, from Legacy of his Revenge, JAN
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message 10: by Harlequin Books (new)

Harlequin Books (HarlequinBooks) | 1791 comments Mod
Oh, one more than the Heroes got, great reading Annie.


message 11: by Annie (new)

Annie Burrows | 221 comments Harlequin Books wrote: "Oh, one more than the Heroes got, great reading Annie."
Yes, I'm not quite sure how that happened!


message 12: by Harlequin Books (new)

Harlequin Books (HarlequinBooks) | 1791 comments Mod
4 of 26 completed
Not the best start but it was a busy month for me. ~ Kim

A- Alex Winters, novella His Holiday Gift in Never Christmas Without You: Just for the Holidays/His Holiday Gift by Nana Malone Read in Jan
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C- Callie Murphy, His Frontier Christmas Family by Regina Scott Read in Jan
D- Delia Rickard, Little Secrets: His Pregnant Secretary by Joanne Rock Read in Jan
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V- Lady Viloa Penrith, novella Dancing with the Duke's Heir in Scandal at the Christmas Ball: A Governess for Christmas\Dancing with the Duke's Heir by Bronwyn Scott read in Jan
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Never Christmas Without You Just for the Holidays/His Holiday Gift (Pleasure Cove, #2.5) by Nana Malone His Frontier Christmas Family (Frontier Bachelors #7) by Regina Scott Little Secrets His Pregnant Secretary by Joanne Rock Scandal at the Christmas Ball A Governess for Christmas\Dancing with the Duke's Heir by Marguerite Kaye


message 13: by Annie (new)

Annie Burrows | 221 comments Harlequin Books wrote: "4 of 26 completed
Not the best start but it was a busy month for me. ~ Kim

A- Alex Winters, novella His Holiday Gift in [book:Never Christmas Without You: Just for the Holidays/His Holiday Gift|33..."

ooh, I love the way you've put pics of the covers at the end...how did you do that?


message 14: by Harlequin Books (new)

Harlequin Books (HarlequinBooks) | 1791 comments Mod
Annie wrote: "Harlequin Books wrote: "4 of 26 completed
Not the best start but it was a busy month for me. ~ Kim

A- Alex Winters, novella His Holiday Gift in [book:Never Christmas Without You: Just for the Holi..."

I used the "add book/author" button at the top of the comment box. Once you click on it, a little box comes up where you put the title of the book. At the bottom of that box is two option, link or cover. Click on cover and search for the book. Click on the add button and Goodreads inserts the cover art on to your post.


message 15: by Annie (new)

Annie Burrows | 221 comments Harlequin Books wrote: "Annie wrote: "Harlequin Books wrote: "4 of 26 completed
Not the best start but it was a busy month for me. ~ Kim

A- Alex Winters, novella His Holiday Gift in Never Christmas Without You: Jus..."</i>
right...just having a little go now it that's ok, to see if I can get it working...[book:Alexei's Passionate Revenge



message 16: by Annie (new)

Annie Burrows | 221 comments Annie wrote: "Harlequin Books wrote: "Annie wrote: "Harlequin Books wrote: "4 of 26 completed
Not the best start but it was a busy month for me. ~ Kim

A- Alex Winters, novella His Holiday Gift in Never Ch..."</i>
Oops! I added a link, rather than the cover...hope I've got it right this time...
[bookcover:Alexei's Passionate Revenge



message 17: by Harlequin Books (new)

Harlequin Books (HarlequinBooks) | 1791 comments Mod
Annie wrote: "Harlequin Books wrote: "Annie wrote: "Harlequin Books wrote: "4 of 26 completed
Not the best start but it was a busy month for me. ~ Kim

A- Alex Winters, novella His Holiday Gift in Never Ch..."</i>

Your link should look like this [ bookcover:Never Christmas Without You: Just for the Holidays/His Holiday Gift
, so you are still set on the book link option.



message 18: by Harlequin Books (new)

Harlequin Books (HarlequinBooks) | 1791 comments Mod
Annie wrote: "Annie wrote: "Harlequin Books wrote: "Annie wrote: "Harlequin Books wrote: "4 of 26 completed
Not the best start but it was a busy month for me. ~ Kim

A- Alex Winters, novella His Holiday Gift in ..."


Make a new post using the box. I think the issue we are having now, is when we use the reply button, the quoted spot ends on a link so our comments are getting caught in a formatting nightmare. LOL


message 19: by Annie (new)

Annie Burrows | 221 comments ok, lets try it as a new comment... Alexei's Passionate Revenge by Helen Bianchin


message 20: by Annie (new)

Annie Burrows | 221 comments Annie wrote: "ok, lets try it as a new comment...Alexei's Passionate Revenge by Helen Bianchin"

It worked! thanks for talking me through this. x


message 21: by Harlequin Books (new)

Harlequin Books (HarlequinBooks) | 1791 comments Mod
Annie wrote: "Annie wrote: "ok, lets try it as a new comment...Alexei's Passionate Revenge by Helen Bianchin"

It worked! thanks for talking me through this. x"


Yay! Happy to assist!


message 22: by Annie (new)

Annie Burrows | 221 comments Heroines are going more slowly than heroes - maybe that is why I have just named the heroine in my current w.i.p Miss Underwood? Subliminally searching for a heroine with a U name!

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A- Merry Armstrong, The Secret Valtinos baby, FEB
B- Rachel Bern, His Merciless Marriage Bargain, FEB
C- Jenny Chawleigh, A Civil Contract by Georgette Heyer FEB
D- Coral Dahl, The Consequence she Cannot Deny, FEB
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G- Georgiana Knight, A Convenient Bride for the Soldier, FEB
H- Hero Wantage, from Friday’s Child by Georgette Heyer JAN
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J- Colie Jackson, Wyoming Winter, JAN
K- Dagmar Kolbeinndottar, The Warrior’s Viking bride, JAN
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M- Sujara Meriwether, The Warmup, FEB
N- Natalya Montgomery, Alexei’s Passionate Revenge JAN
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P- Ruby Prescott, Claiming his Nine Month Consequence, FEB
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R- Chloe Russo, Christmas at the Tycoon’s Command, JAN
S- Trella Sauveterre – Prince’s Son of Scandal, FEB
T- Tira Beck, The season of love, JAN
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W – Sophie Watts, from Legacy of his Revenge, JAN
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message 23: by Harlequin Books (new)

Harlequin Books (HarlequinBooks) | 1791 comments Mod
LOL Annie, I like the name!

Gege, still think you will do better than I but I'm still trying!


message 24: by Gege86 (new)

Gege86 | 16 comments Harlequin Books wrote: "LOL Annie, I like the name!

Gege, still think you will do better than I but I'm still trying!"


Oh, no, I'm actually way behind on these challenges this year, hopefully I'll catch up in the coming weeks.


message 25: by Harlequin Books (new)

Harlequin Books (HarlequinBooks) | 1791 comments Mod
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Gege, I'm slightly behind too. I've had difficulty finding reading time and I try to use different books for my monthly and quarterly challenges, usually older books, and save my new releases for these yearly ones. At least I try to do that at the beginning of the year but by year's end, I free myself to use what I have to get close to finishing. LOL ~ Kim

A- Alex Winters, novella His Holiday Gift in Never Christmas Without You: Just for the Holidays/His Holiday Gift by Nana Malone Read in Jan
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C- Callie Murphy, His Frontier Christmas Family by Regina Scott Read in Jan
D- Delia Rickard, Little Secrets: His Pregnant Secretary by Joanne Rock Read in Jan
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H- Helen Tilney, Lord Hunter's Cinderella Heiress by Lara Temple read in Feb.
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M- Molly Morgan, The Ton's Most Notorious Rake by Sarah Mallory. Read in Mar
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S- Sabrina Leighton, Christmastime Cowboy by Maisey Yates Read in Feb
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V- Lady Viloa Penrith, novella Dancing with the Duke's Heir in Scandal at the Christmas Ball: A Governess for Christmas\Dancing with the Duke's Heir by Bronwyn Scott read in Jan
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Lord Hunter's Cinderella Heiress by Lara Temple Christmastime Cowboy (Copper Ridge, #10) by Maisey Yates The Ton's Most Notorious Rake by Sarah Mallory


message 26: by Annie (new)

Annie Burrows | 221 comments Have found 3 more heroines for this challenge in April...
19 of 26 completed

A- Merry Armstrong, The Secret Valtinos baby, FEB
B- Rachel Bern, His Merciless Marriage Bargain, FEB
C- Jenny Chawleigh, A Civil Contract by Georgette Heyer FEB
D- Coral Dahl, The Consequence she Cannot Deny, FEB
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F- Fiona Goldberg, Winning the Mail Order Bride, APRIL
G- Georgiana Knight, A Convenient Bride for the Soldier, FEB
H- Hero Wantage, from Friday’s Child by Georgette Heyer JAN
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J- Colie Jackson, Wyoming Winter, JAN
K- Dagmar Kolbeinndottar, The Warrior’s Viking bride, JAN
L-Lexi Haring, Imprisoned by the Greek’s Ring - MAY
M- Sujara Meriwether, The Warmup, FEB
N- Natalya Montgomery, Alexei’s Passionate Revenge JAN
O- Orla Brogan, Hired for Romano’s Pleasure, APRIL
P- Ruby Prescott, Claiming his Nine Month Consequence, FEB
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R- Chloe Russo, Christmas at the Tycoon’s Command, JAN
S- Trella Sauveterre – Prince’s Son of Scandal, FEB
T- Tira Beck, The season of love, JAN
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V- Pia Vito, Bought with the Italian’s ring, APRIL
W – Sophie Watts, from Legacy of his Revenge, JAN
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message 27: by Harlequin Books (new)

Harlequin Books (HarlequinBooks) | 1791 comments Mod
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A- Alex Winters, novella His Holiday Gift in Never Christmas Without You: Just for the Holidays/His Holiday Gift by Nana Malone Read in Jan
B- Brielle Thompson, Bad Boy Rancher by Karen Rock Read in April
C- Callie Murphy, His Frontier Christmas Family by Regina Scott Read in Jan
D- Delia Rickard, Little Secrets: His Pregnant Secretary by Joanne Rock Read in Jan
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F- Felicity Blunt, A Warriner to Seduce Her by Virginia Heath Read in April
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H- Helen Tilney, Lord Hunter's Cinderella Heiress by Lara Temple read in Feb.
I- Ivy Chapman, Best Laid Plans by Brenda Jackson Read in April
J- Jenna Jones, Welcome to Moonlight Harbor by Sheila Roberts, Read in May
K- Kayla, Kostas's Convenient Bride: A Greek Billionaire Marriage of Convenience by Lucy Monroe Read in April
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M- Molly Morgan, The Ton's Most Notorious Rake by Sarah Mallory. Read in Mar
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R- Rachel Maddox, Her Texas Cowboy by Jill Lynn, Read in May
S- Sabrina Leighton, Christmastime Cowboy by Maisey Yates Read in Feb
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V- Lady Viloa Penrith, novella Dancing with the Duke's Heir in Scandal at the Christmas Ball: A Governess for Christmas\Dancing with the Duke's Heir by Bronwyn Scott read in Jan
W- Winifred Sattler, Last Chance Wife by Janette Foreman Read in May
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A Warriner to Seduce Her (The Wild Warriners #4) by Virginia Heath Kostas's Convenient Bride A Greek Billionaire Marriage of Convenience by Lucy Monroe Best Laid Plans by Brenda Jackson Bad Boy Rancher (Rocky Mountain Cowboys #3) by Karen Rock Welcome to Moonlight Harbor (Moonlight Harbor #1) by Sheila Roberts Her Texas Cowboy by Jill Lynn Last Chance Wife by Janette Foreman


message 28: by Annie (new)

Annie Burrows | 221 comments Tracked down 2 more heroines for May so that's 21 of 26 completed

A- Merry Armstrong, The Secret Valtinos baby, FEB
B- Rachel Bern, His Merciless Marriage Bargain, FEB
C- Jenny Chawleigh, A Civil Contract by Georgette Heyer FEB
D- Coral Dahl, The Consequence she Cannot Deny, FEB
E- Eloise Farouk, Claiming his Virgin Queen, MAY
F- Fiona Goldberg, Winning the Mail Order Bride, APRIL
G- Georgiana Knight, A Convenient Bride for the Soldier, FEB
H- Hero Wantage, from Friday’s Child by Georgette Heyer JAN
I- Isla Greenwood, Lightweight, by Kirsty McManus - MAY
J- Colie Jackson, Wyoming Winter, JAN
K- Dagmar Kolbeinndottar, The Warrior’s Viking bride, JAN
L-Lexi Haring, Imprisoned by the Greek’s Ring - MAY
M- Sujara Meriwether, The Warmup, FEB
N- Natalya Montgomery, Alexei’s Passionate Revenge JAN
O- Orla Brogan, Hired for Romano’s Pleasure, APRIL
P- Ruby Prescott, Claiming his Nine Month Consequence, FEB
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R- Chloe Russo, Christmas at the Tycoon’s Command, JAN
S- Trella Sauveterre – Prince’s Son of Scandal, FEB
T- Tira Beck, The season of love, JAN
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V- Pia Vito, Bought with the Italian’s ring, APRIL
W – Sophie Watts, from Legacy of his Revenge, JAN
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message 29: by Harlequin Books (new)

Harlequin Books (HarlequinBooks) | 1791 comments Mod
Almost there Annie! Tough letters left but you can do it! ~ Kim


message 30: by Annie (new)

Annie Burrows | 221 comments Harlequin Books wrote: "Almost there Annie! Tough letters left but you can do it! ~ Kim"
yes - Q, U, X, Y and Z! I need a Queen of somewhere, an Ursula, an Yvonee and a Zoe...and someone with an X in her name somewhere coz I don't think anyone's name begins with X!!


message 31: by Harlequin Books (new)

Harlequin Books (HarlequinBooks) | 1791 comments Mod
Annie wrote: "Harlequin Books wrote: "Almost there Annie! Tough letters left but you can do it! ~ Kim"
yes - Q, U, X, Y and Z! I need a Queen of somewhere, an Ursula, an Yvonee and a Zoe...and someone with an X..."


Xera, Xena, but X is one of those that it just has to be in the name so look for a Lexie, Alexandra....

Good luck!


message 32: by Heidi (new)

Heidi Rice | 11 comments Shameless plug alert: For an X heroine you could read my Presents, Vows They Can't Escape.... My heroine in that is called Xanthe!! Just saying ...


message 33: by Annie (new)

Annie Burrows | 221 comments Heidi wrote: "Shameless plug alert: For an X heroine you could read my Presents, Vows They Can't Escape.... My heroine in that is called Xanthe!! Just saying ..."

Thanks Heidi! I might just have to track that one down on kindle...


message 34: by Harlequin Books (new)

Harlequin Books (HarlequinBooks) | 1791 comments Mod
Thank you Heidi!


message 35: by Gege86 (new)

Gege86 | 16 comments 23/26

A... Annie (Annie and the Red-Hot Italian - Carole Mortimer) Date Read: Aug 6th
B... Bella (Bella and the Merciless Sheikh - Sarah Morgan) Date Read: Aug 8th
C... Chiara (Claiming His Wedding Night Consequence - Abby Green) Date Read: Nov 4th
D... Darcy (Secrets of a Billionaire's Mistress - Sharon Kendrick) Date Read: Jan 14th
E... Emily (A Ring for the Greek's Baby - Melanie Milburne) Date Read: Jan 21st
F... Freya (Billionaire's Bride for Revenge - Michelle Smart) Date Read: Dec 1st
G... Galila (Sheikh's Princess of Convenience - Dani Collins) Date Read: Oct 26th
H... Harriet (Pagan Adversary - Sara Craven) Date Read: Feb 16th
I... Isobel (A Passionate Marriage - Michelle Reid) Date Read: Dec 28th
J... Julie (Captive At The Sicilian Billionaire's Command - Penny Jordan) Date Read: Jan 27th
K... Keeley (The Pregnant Kavakos Bride - Sharon Kendrick) Date Read: Jan 20th
L... Leonora (The Sicilian Boss's Mistress - Penny Jordan) Date Read: Jan 31st
M... Merry (The Secret Valtinos Baby - Lynne Graham) Date Read: Apr 20th
N... Niesha (Sheikh's Pregnant Cinderella - Maya Blake) Date Read: Oct 22nd
O... Orla (Hired for Romano's Pleasure - Chantelle Shaw) Date Read: Apr 17th
P... Poppy (Kidnapped for His Royal Duty - Jane Porter ) Date Read: May 22nd
Q... Date Read:
R... Rachel (Moment of Anger - Patricia Wilson) Date Read: Dec 26th
S... Sophie (Sophie and the Scorching Sicilian - Kim Lawrence) Date Read: Aug 2nd
T... Tess (The Heir the Prince Secures - Jennie Lucas) Date Read: Nov 21st
U... Date Read:
V... Victoria (Bond Of Destiny - Patricia Wilson) Date Read: Dec 25th
W... Whittaker (The Virgin's Shock Baby - Heidi Rice) Date Read: Feb 12th
X... Xanthe (Vows They Can't Escape: A Scandalous Billionaire Romance - Heidi Rice) Date Read: Mar 5th
Y... Date Read:
Z... Zara (A Christmas Vow of Seduction - Maisey Yates) Date Read: July 10th


message 36: by Harlequin Books (new)

Harlequin Books (HarlequinBooks) | 1791 comments Mod
So close GeGe! Next year you'll do it!


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