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Query abandoned by poster > ABANDONED. Historical Romance Novel. Set in the 1800's. Woman in disguise as a man, forging her employer's signature on letters, which he is paying her to do.

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message 1: by Laurenā· 💜 (last edited Mar 08, 2010 08:36PM) (new)

Laurenā· 💜 (lrc123) | 5 comments Okay here's what i remember about this book.

It's a historical romance novel, set in the 1800's. I do believe it's set in Britain. And from what i can remember of the back cover description, the heroine is a woman in disguise who's forging the signature on letters or something of the guy she works for (the hero), from what i can remember, he's paying her to do it for whatever reason. The hero of course finds out she's not a guy, i think her name is Sophie, but I'm not sure.

message 2: by Noam (new)

Noam I think this might be Fire Rose by Mercedes Lackey. Does that sound right?

message 3: by Laurenā· 💜 (last edited Mar 09, 2010 11:07AM) (new)

Laurenā· 💜 (lrc123) | 5 comments No, i'm sorry but that's not it. I guess i should have mentioned that if i remember correctly the heroine is in her twenties.

message 4: by Barbara (new)

Barbara (goodreadscombarb-ken) | 51 comments Lauren wrote: "No, i'm sorry but that's not it. I guess i should have mentioned that if i remember correctly the heroine is in her twenties."

message 5: by Barbara (new)

Barbara (goodreadscombarb-ken) | 51 comments Is it one of Laurie King's books?

Laurenā· 💜 (lrc123) | 5 comments No. It was a stand alone book, not part of a series. And it wasn't romantic suspense. Although there may have been suspenful elements, but i'm not completely sure about that.

message 7: by Linda (new)

Linda | 1 comments Lauren, imnot sure if this is the right book, but ive just read a decription of a book that is sounds like the novel u are searching for.

by Virginia Henley

"Shorn of her glorious raven tresses and dressed as a man, Lady Antonia Lamb became Lord Anthony Lamb, desperate to keep the property entailed to her twin brother, who is missing at sea. Trapped -- and liberated -- by her masquerade, Tony meets her new guardian, the devastatingly dangerous Adam Savage, who has returned from his plantation in Ceylon, determined to turn the innocent "boy" into a worldly man.


A rake whose scarred face and ice-blue eyes made strong women weak, Adam Savage, legendary adventurer, vowed to take young Tony to the fleshpots of London; to teach him everything a young heir should know. But not even Savage guesses Tony's deepest secret, a masquerade destined to erupt in passionate abandon on one scorching unforgettable night."

message 8: by Erica (new)

Erica | 47 comments I will just weigh in here and vote for "Fire Rose," which is DEFINITELY not the match (San Francisco, no cross-dressing) but probably more fun than that Henley. I love "Fire Rose."

message 9: by Bess (new)

Bess (Neli) | 22 comments and also I'd imagine that the beast element to the story would make Fire Rose much easier to identify

Laurenā· 💜 (lrc123) | 5 comments No, it's not Seduced and i know for a fact that it's not Fire Rose. She wasn't masquerading as her brother. Also, i think the book was published sometime in the 2000s. And i'm %98 sure that the cover had a couple on it, either front or back. I think the female cover model had blonde hair and wore a green dress and i think the male cover model had black or brown hair and was wearing a white shirt and tan colored pants. And i think they are embracing on the cover. Although i'm not completely sure. I also know for a fact that it's a paperback, not a hardcover.

message 11: by Lindsey (last edited May 07, 2010 08:58PM) (new)

Lindsey (thisisthatverymab) | 76 comments Doesn't ring a bell ... you might want to take a look at some of the titles on this list from All About Romance, though: http://www.likesbooks.com/dress.html

Good luck!

message 12: by Catherine (new)

Catherine | 1 comments This is no help I'm sure, but the only novel I can think of with a girl doing forgery for a man is Untie My Heart. I don't remember her being disguised as a boy though...

message 13: by HJ (new)

HJ I think it is What an Earl Wants by Shirley Karr. It opens with Quincy demonstrating that (s)he can forge the Earl's signature:

The Earl of Sinclair is fit to be tied! His servants have been pairing up and eloping, leaving the rest of his household staff referring to him as the matchmaking earl. His newest hire is his secretary Quincy.
It isn't long before his insolent employee wraps the household staff around his finger, which Sinclair is willing to overlook, especially when he realises that the backside he finds himself constantly staring at is not that of a boy, but of a fullā€“grown woman! Quincy never actually lied; she simply never said she wasn't a he.
Desperate for employment, she dressed as any secretary would and let her employer make his own assumptions. Now if only she can keep her mind on her work instead of Sinclair's devilish charm, she just may stop herself from falling in love with him.

message 14: by Am (new)

Am | 12 comments I agree with Hj : Shirley Karr "What an Earl wants"
There are other regency-books about women disguised as men working as "secretary", but the only one linked with forging the earls signature is Karrs novel.

message 15: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 42963 comments Mod
Lauren, is it any of the books from posts 11 on?

message 16: by Ann aka Iftcan (new)

Ann aka Iftcan (iftcan) | 6937 comments Mod
I sent Lauren a PM. She's still active on GR, so hopefully will respond soon. If no response soon, the next Mod can move this down to Abandoned.

message 17: by Sheri (new)

Sheri | 1 comments a book Im trying find sounds similar to above suggestions/slight variations. the woman passes as a cabin boy. the sparks start flying between captain she is serving.She was told her brother was killed but she journeys to find the truth?

message 18: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey (thisisthatverymab) | 76 comments Sheri - Your's sounds a bit like Gentle Rogue by Johanna Lindsey

message 19: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 42963 comments Mod
Sheri, if you want your book found please start a new thread for it!

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