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Harlequin Books (harlequinbooks) | 2096 comments Mod
This is a year-long reading challenge for 2020. You use the first word of the title for each letter of the alphabet. You can exclude articles such as a, an, the, etc . For example, The Impatient Groom could be your "I" title. We have found that some of the letters can be quite difficult so for letters Q, U, X, Y, and Z, as long as the letter is in the title somewhere, they will be accepted any time after June 2020. At least 50% of the books should be published by Harlequin or any of our imprints, such as MIRA, HQN, Park Row, Graydon House, Inkyard, Hanover Square, Carina Press, and Worldwide Mystery.

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Good luck!


message 2: by Vicki (last edited Dec 16, 2020 11:37AM) (new)

Vicki (vickiguardianofthewraiths) I'm in for this challenge

A. Alaskan Wolf (Alpha Force #2) by Linda O. Johnston B. Big Sky Cowboy (Montana Mavericks, #44) by Jennifer Mikels C. The Christmas Children (The Mellow Years #3) by Irene Brand D. Dark Moon by Lindsay Longford E. Esmeralda by Betty Neels F. The Forest Ranger's Child (The Forest Rangers #3) by Leigh Bale G. Guardian Wolf (Alpha Force #3) by Linda O. Johnston H. Her Cowboy's Christmas Wish (Mustang Valley #2) by Cathy McDavid I. Informed Risk by Robyn Carr J.

K. The Keepers (The Keepers Trilogy, #1) by Heather Graham L. Lone Wolf (The Pack #10) by Karen Whiddon M Mission of Hope by Allie Pleiter . N. Navajo Courage (Brotherhood of Warriors, #4) by Aimée Thurlo O. One Brave Cowboy by Kathleen Eagle P. A Temporary Family (Prairie Courtships, #7) by Sherri Shackelford Q. R. Remember My Touch by Gayle Wilson S. Shadow Watch (Night Guardians, #2) by Linda Conrad

T. Touch Of The Wolf (The Pack #6) by Karen Whiddon U. Unlawfully Wedded Bride by Noelle Marchand V. Vanished (Guardians #3) by Maureen Child W. Wild Wolf (The Pack #9) by Karen Whiddon X. Y. Z. Zombie Moon by Lori Devoti

Sorry I didn't finish all the letters :-( I just want to read Christmas stories for rest of this year. Try again next year with better time management 2021.
Had fun
Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Harlequin Books (harlequinbooks) | 2096 comments Mod
Woohoo! Good luck!


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Harlequin Books (harlequinbooks) | 2096 comments Mod
Not a bad start for the first month. How did you do? Please feel free to share ratings, short reviews, no spoilers.

6 of 26 completed

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C- Crazy About Her Impossible Boss by Ally Blake, read in January
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I- The Italian's Unexpected Baby by Kate Hewitt, read in January
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R- Rags-to-Riches Wife by Catherine Tinley, read in January
S- Secrets of His Forbidden Cinderella by Caitlin Crews, read in January
T-
U- An Unconventional Countess by Jenni Fletcher, read in January
V-
W- A Weekend with Her Fake Fiancé by Traci Douglass, read in January
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Y-
Z-
Crazy About Her Impossible Boss by Ally Blake The Italian's Unexpected Baby by Kate Hewitt Rags-to-Riches Wife by Catherine Tinley Secrets of His Forbidden Cinderella by Caitlin Crews An Unconventional Countess (Regency Belles of Bath) by Jenni Fletcher A Weekend with Her Fake Fiancé by Traci Douglass


message 5: by Harlequin Books (last edited Apr 05, 2020 11:29AM) (new)

Harlequin Books (harlequinbooks) | 2096 comments Mod
Halfway there!

13 of 26 completed

A- The Ambassador's Daughter by Pam Jenoff, read in February
B- The Bartender's Secret by Caro Carson, read in February
C- Crazy About Her Impossible Boss by Ally Blake, read in January
D- Daughter on His Doorstep by Teresa Southwick, read in February
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F-
G-
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I- The Italian's Unexpected Baby by Kate Hewitt, read in January
J-
K-
L- The Love We Keep by Toni Blake, read in February
M- Marrying for Love or Money? by Elizabeth Beacon, read in February
N-
O-
P- The Passions of Lord Trevethow by Bronwyn Scott, read in February
Q-
R- Rags-to-Riches Wife by Catherine Tinley, read in January
S- Secrets of His Forbidden Cinderella by Caitlin Crews, read in January
T- Temporary Wife Temptation by Jayci Lee, read in February
U- An Unconventional Countess by Jenni Fletcher, read in January
V-
W- A Weekend with Her Fake Fiancé by Traci Douglass, read in January
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Y-
Z-
The Ambassador's Daughter by Pam Jenoff The Bartender's Secret (Masterson, Texas) by Caro Carson Daughter on His Doorstep (Harlequin Special Edition) by Teresa Southwick The Love We Keep (Summer Island #3) by Toni Blake Marrying for Love or Money? by Elizabeth Beacon The Passions of Lord Trevethow (The Cornish Dukes) by Bronwyn Scott Temporary Wife Temptation (The Heirs of Hansol #1) by Jayci Lee


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Annie Burrows | 256 comments Wow! That's a great start!


message 7: by Harlequin Books (last edited Mar 14, 2020 02:45PM) (new)

Harlequin Books (harlequinbooks) | 2096 comments Mod
Annie wrote: "Wow! That's a great start!"

Thanks, Annie. I've had a lot of time sitting in waiting rooms for the past few months. It really helped my reading list. :) My husband had a heart attack at the end of January and he's had a lot of appointments since his hospital stay. He needs open-heart surgery but it is considered elective so it is on hold due to the virus. We stay home as much as possible so I'm getting even more reading time. ~ Kim


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Annie Burrows | 256 comments oh, dear, this is a worrying time for so many people. I have just downloaded an app provided by my local library so I can borrow ebooks and audiobooks, as we go into a phase of "social distancing". And I have also just placed an order for some real, paperback romances too. thank goodness for books...


Harlequin Books (harlequinbooks) | 2096 comments Mod
I love my library's online ebooks. Sadly, it is struggling financially as so many are. I donate books to them often for their book sales. Actually, I spread my donations around to several communities near us. Guess that will have to stop for a while too.

My husband loves going to estate sales and yard sales. I go along to try to talk him out of more pieces of furniture. He has a hard time passing something old made out of solid wood. I have no place to put another "cool" table or dresser. I buy books and maps. My TBR is extensive. I don't just buy books I like, I get them for the entire extended family. Most return them to me saying I must read them too. I could probably go a couple of years before I ran out of print edition reading material. Then I have my Kindle and Nook...which I've loaded with so many free books, including those I bought with gift cards.... I've tried audiobooks but they just don't work for me. And, I have a Harlequin book allowance...

LOL You see why I need to donate books and can rotate. :) Right before Christmas, I donated about 50 Love Inspired books to my daughter's former Girl Scout troop leader for her church which was looking to start a library for their members. When she dropped off our cookie order, she was so thankful. I love spreading the love of reading romance. :)


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Annie Burrows | 256 comments I find audiobooks useful for when I'm on my exercise bike. Exercise is SO BORING, but as I am sitting down a lot of the time, writing, I do try to fit it in, and having a book to listen to while I'm doing it helps me through.


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Harlequin Books (harlequinbooks) | 2096 comments Mod
I loved the concept of audiobooks. I even eagerly bought the ipod when they originally came out. My husband's grandmother lost her eyesight and she used to get books on cassettes from the blind association. She loved them. I was so excited. Then I learned, I'm a very visual person so when just listening, my mind tends to wander and then I can't figure out what happened when it comes back to the story. I guess if I was in a dark room and nothing could distract me, it might work. Just doesn't work when I'm doing household chores which is when I really wanted to use my ipod.


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Annetta Sweetko | 1 comments I loved the idea of audio books but ran into a couple of problems. One I haven’t found a cool carrier to put my device in so I can move around while doing housework. The other is if I am sitting and being “read to” I tend to fall 💤. I guess I will just stick to books and my kindle.


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Harlequin Books (harlequinbooks) | 2096 comments Mod
If I was as motivated as Annie and actually got on my elliptical machine, then I would definitely have the same issue Annetta. The chore I wanted it most for was washing dishes which I hate doing but it is one you don't move around much so I could just put my ipod down on the counter and get to work. Really wish it worked for me cause I need something to make that part of my daily day better! ~ Kim


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Harlequin Books (harlequinbooks) | 2096 comments Mod
Speaking of audible books, audiobooks.com is offering free books
https://stories.audible.com/start-listen


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Harlequin Books (harlequinbooks) | 2096 comments Mod
Vicki wrote: "I'm in for this challenge

A. B. C.The Christmas Children (The Mellow Years #3) by Irene Brand D.Dark Moon by Lindsay Longford E. Esmeralda by Betty NeelsG. Guardian Wolf (Alpha Force #3) by Linda O. JohnstonH.[bookcover:Her C..."


11 books down Vicki. Woohoo! You're doing great. I remember reading the Harry Potter series. Is this your first time or are you re-reading? And, I love seeing some of the older titles again. The Nocturne covers were some of my favorites. ~ Kim


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Harlequin Books (harlequinbooks) | 2096 comments Mod
I only added one title. I knew my luck with magically picking the correct titles for my missing letters wouldn't hold out.

14 of 26 completed

A- The Ambassador's Daughter by Pam Jenoff, read in February
B- The Bartender's Secret by Caro Carson, read in February
C- Crazy About Her Impossible Boss by Ally Blake, read in January
D- Daughter on His Doorstep by Teresa Southwick, read in February
E-
F-
G-
H- Her Boss's One-Night Baby by Jennie Lucas, read in March
I- The Italian's Unexpected Baby by Kate Hewitt, read in January
J-
K-
L- The Love We Keep by Toni Blake, read in February
M- Marrying for Love or Money? by Elizabeth Beacon, read in February
N-
O-
P- The Passions of Lord Trevethow by Bronwyn Scott, read in February
Q-
R- Rags-to-Riches Wife by Catherine Tinley, read in January
S- Secrets of His Forbidden Cinderella by Caitlin Crews, read in January
T- Temporary Wife Temptation by Jayci Lee, read in February
U- An Unconventional Countess by Jenni Fletcher, read in January
V-
W- A Weekend with Her Fake Fiancé by Traci Douglass, read in January
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Y-
Z-
Her Boss's One-Night Baby by Jennie Lucas


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Harlequin Books (harlequinbooks) | 2096 comments Mod
Uh oh. I have no titles this month. This is a little early for that to be happening. Yikes! ~ Kim


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Harlequin Books (harlequinbooks) | 2096 comments Mod
2, which is 2 better than last month but doesn't catch me up one little bit.

16 of 26 completed

A- The Ambassador's Daughter by Pam Jenoff, read in February
B- The Bartender's Secret by Caro Carson, read in February
C- Crazy About Her Impossible Boss by Ally Blake, read in January
D- Daughter on His Doorstep by Teresa Southwick, read in February
E- The Earl's Marriage Bargain by Louise Allen, read in May
F- Forbidden Lust by Karen Booth, read in May
G-
H- Her Boss's One-Night Baby by Jennie Lucas, read in March
I- The Italian's Unexpected Baby by Kate Hewitt, read in January
J-
K-
L- The Love We Keep by Toni Blake, read in February
M- Marrying for Love or Money? by Elizabeth Beacon, read in February
N-
O-
P- The Passions of Lord Trevethow by Bronwyn Scott, read in February
Q-
R- Rags-to-Riches Wife by Catherine Tinley, read in January
S- Secrets of His Forbidden Cinderella by Caitlin Crews, read in January
T- Temporary Wife Temptation by Jayci Lee, read in February
U- An Unconventional Countess by Jenni Fletcher, read in January
V-
W- A Weekend with Her Fake Fiancé by Traci Douglass, read in January
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The Earl's Marriage Bargain by Louise Allen Forbidden Lust (Dynasties Seven Sins #2) by Karen Booth


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Harlequin Books (harlequinbooks) | 2096 comments Mod
Well, I better start looking at titles more closely if I have any hope to finish this one. Luckily, 1 of my ebook selections gave me a title this past month.

17 of 26 completed

A- The Ambassador's Daughter by Pam Jenoff, read in February
B- The Bartender's Secret by Caro Carson, read in February
C- Crazy About Her Impossible Boss by Ally Blake, read in January
D- Daughter on His Doorstep by Teresa Southwick, read in February
E- The Earl's Marriage Bargain by Louise Allen, read in May
F- Forbidden Lust by Karen Booth, read in May
G-
H- Her Boss's One-Night Baby by Jennie Lucas, read in March
I- The Italian's Unexpected Baby by Kate Hewitt, read in January
J-
K-
L- The Love We Keep by Toni Blake, read in February
M- Marrying for Love or Money? by Elizabeth Beacon, read in February
N-
O-
P- The Passions of Lord Trevethow by Bronwyn Scott, read in February
Q-
R- Rags-to-Riches Wife by Catherine Tinley, read in January
S- Secrets of His Forbidden Cinderella by Caitlin Crews, read in January
T- Temporary Wife Temptation by Jayci Lee, read in February
U- An Unconventional Countess by Jenni Fletcher, read in January
V- The Virgin and the Rogue by Sophie Jordan, read in June
W- A Weekend with Her Fake Fiancé by Traci Douglass, read in January
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Y-
Z-
The Virgin and the Rogue (The Rogue Files, #6) by Sophie Jordan


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Harlequin Books (harlequinbooks) | 2096 comments Mod
2 titles added in 2 months. Not good! lol I'm struggling this year. :(

19 of 26 completed

A- The Ambassador's Daughter by Pam Jenoff, read in February
B- The Bartender's Secret by Caro Carson, read in February
C- Crazy About Her Impossible Boss by Ally Blake, read in January
D- Daughter on His Doorstep by Teresa Southwick, read in February
E- The Earl's Marriage Bargain by Louise Allen, read in May
F- Forbidden Lust by Karen Booth, read in May
G-
H- Her Boss's One-Night Baby by Jennie Lucas, read in March
I- The Italian's Unexpected Baby by Kate Hewitt, read in January
J- Just a Heartbeat Away by Cara Bastone, read in July
K-
L- The Love We Keep by Toni Blake, read in February
M- Marrying for Love or Money? by Elizabeth Beacon, read in February
N-
O-
P- The Passions of Lord Trevethow by Bronwyn Scott, read in February
Q-
R- Rags-to-Riches Wife by Catherine Tinley, read in January
S- Secrets of His Forbidden Cinderella by Caitlin Crews, read in January
T- Temporary Wife Temptation by Jayci Lee, read in February
U- An Unconventional Countess by Jenni Fletcher, read in January
V- The Virgin and the Rogue by Sophie Jordan, read in June
W- A Weekend with Her Fake Fiancé by Traci Douglass, read in January
X-
Y- A Year with the Millionaire Next Door by Barbara Wallace, read in August
Z-
Just a Heartbeat Away (Forever Yours #1) by Cara Bastone A Year with the Millionaire Next Door by Barbara Wallace


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Harlequin Books (harlequinbooks) | 2096 comments Mod
At least I added one...

20 of 26 completed

A- The Ambassador's Daughter by Pam Jenoff, read in February
B- The Bartender's Secret by Caro Carson, read in February
C- Crazy About Her Impossible Boss by Ally Blake, read in January
D- Daughter on His Doorstep by Teresa Southwick, read in February
E- The Earl's Marriage Bargain by Louise Allen, read in May
F- Forbidden Lust by Karen Booth, read in May
G-
H- Her Boss's One-Night Baby by Jennie Lucas, read in March
I- The Italian's Unexpected Baby by Kate Hewitt, read in January
J- Just a Heartbeat Away by Cara Bastone, read in July
K-
L- The Love We Keep by Toni Blake, read in February
M- Marrying for Love or Money? by Elizabeth Beacon, read in February
N-
O-
P- The Passions of Lord Trevethow by Bronwyn Scott, read in February
Q-
R- Rags-to-Riches Wife by Catherine Tinley, read in January
S- Secrets of His Forbidden Cinderella by Caitlin Crews, read in January
T- Temporary Wife Temptation by Jayci Lee, read in February
U- An Unconventional Countess by Jenni Fletcher, read in January
V- The Virgin and the Rogue by Sophie Jordan, read in June
W- A Weekend with Her Fake Fiancé by Traci Douglass, read in January
X- One Snowy Night with Lord Hauxton by Laura Martin, read in October (end of year rule used!)
Y- A Year with the Millionaire Next Door by Barbara Wallace, read in August
Z-
One Snowy Night with Lord Hauxton by Laura Martin


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Harlequin Books (harlequinbooks) | 2096 comments Mod
Is 5 possible in December?

21 of 26 completed

A- The Ambassador's Daughter by Pam Jenoff, read in February
B- The Bartender's Secret by Caro Carson, read in February
C- Crazy About Her Impossible Boss by Ally Blake, read in January
D- Daughter on His Doorstep by Teresa Southwick, read in February
E- The Earl's Marriage Bargain by Louise Allen, read in May
F- Forbidden Lust by Karen Booth, read in May
G-
H- Her Boss's One-Night Baby by Jennie Lucas, read in March
I- The Italian's Unexpected Baby by Kate Hewitt, read in January
J- Just a Heartbeat Away by Cara Bastone, read in July
K-
L- The Love We Keep by Toni Blake, read in February
M- Marrying for Love or Money? by Elizabeth Beacon, read in February
N-
O- One Snowy Night with Lord Hauxton by Laura Martin, read in November
P- The Passions of Lord Trevethow by Bronwyn Scott, read in February
Q-
R- Rags-to-Riches Wife by Catherine Tinley, read in January
S- Secrets of His Forbidden Cinderella by Caitlin Crews, read in January
T- Temporary Wife Temptation by Jayci Lee, read in February
U- An Unconventional Countess by Jenni Fletcher, read in January
V- The Virgin and the Rogue by Sophie Jordan, read in June
W- A Weekend with Her Fake Fiancé by Traci Douglass, read in January
X- One Snowy Night with Lord Hauxton by Laura Martin, read in October (end of year rule used!)
Y- A Year with the Millionaire Next Door by Barbara Wallace, read in August
Z-
One Snowy Night with Lord Hauxton by Laura Martin


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Harlequin Books (harlequinbooks) | 2096 comments Mod
Vicki wrote: "I'm in for this challenge

A.Alaskan Wolf (Alpha Force #2) by Linda O. Johnston B.Big Sky Cowboy (Montana Mavericks, #44) by Jennifer Mikels C.The Christmas Children (The Mellow Years #3) by Irene Brand D.Dark Moon by Lindsay Longford E. [bookcover:Esmera..."


You got close! And, I know the Christmas books need to have more variety in titles so we can use them at the end of the year for challenges. LOL


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Harlequin Books (harlequinbooks) | 2096 comments Mod
Next year I WILL do better but this year I am happy with 21 of 26 being completed. :) ~ Kim


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