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    Contemporary Romance

    Jul-1988

    A compelling story of powerful passions, bound by a tradition of honor. Threatened by a legacy of deceit. A reclusive author, a tragic death and a turbulent family sweep a young editor into a maelstrom of passion and danger. Caught between the pride ...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Aug-1987

    Harlequin Presents - 1006

    Had she no say in her destiny? Lorne couldn't quite believe that her grandfather had practically pawned her in order to hold on to his precious LOasis, the plantation that lay on Razul al Kebir's land. "You've no idea how ruthless men can be in...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Oct-1986

    THE TWO SISTERS LOOKED ASTONISHINGLY ALIKE But that was where the similarities ended. For although Angelica was sensual and sophisticated, Jorja was gentle and meek, accustomed only to the sheltered life in her father's quiet vicarage. And now Renz...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Jan-1986

    Harlequin Presents - 854

    When they met, Karim el Khalid de Torres called it Fate... Mesmerized by his strong personal magnetism, Linda Layne had gone along with the events that followed their meeting as if in a dream. A delicious, romantic dream! But now that the clo...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Mar-1985

    Harlequin Romance - 2682

    As far as Melly could see, she and the worldly Jourdan Lanier had nothing in common, except the rare blood that flowed in their veins. Yet Jourdan wanted Melly was his wife, and not because she'd just saved his life. Melly was exactly the woman J...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Oct-1984

    Harlequin Presents - 734

    Forced to marry the one man she hated! Two years ago, Paris Apollonaris had taken Bliss St. Cyr's ancestral home, Cathlamet, when her father couldn't pay his gambling debts. Paris had proposed to her then, either to soothe his guilty conscience or...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Aug-1984

    Harlequin Presents - 718

    Their marriage made a mockery of love. Her austere guardian, Jason Devrel seemed the epitome of genuine charm. Only Dinah Stacey recognized the menace beneath all the culture and breeding. On Halloween night, Dinah had opposed her guardian's ...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Jan-1983

    Harlequin Presents - 566

    They had married for all the wrong reasons They were two strangers fulfilling a commitment conceived for them years before. But Glenda was an impostor, and in spite of promises made to her dying mother, she sought to free herself from the web of d...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Mar-1982

    Harlequin Presents - 492

    A crisis plunged her into turmoil Dominique Davis had to set aside her plans to enter the convent when she heard the shocking news: her sister, Candy, was partially paralyzed and needed her desperately. Alarmed, she set out at once for Italy to...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Aug-1981

    Harlequin Presents - 450

    Would he misconstrue her love as pity? Angela Hart's love for Enrique de Zaldo was only intensified by the tragedy of his blindness. She had loved him all her life. Called by his Spanish father to their Mediterranean island, Angie hoped to nur...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Mar-1981

    Harlequin Presents - 420

    The woman was an undying legend When Jane agreed to the ruse, she had no idea what she would be up against. She agreed to pretend to be Baron Pagan Pentrevah's wife because he needed help. He was a man driven by the consuming memory of Roxanne,...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Apr-1980

    The Mavrakis - 2
    Harlequin Presents - 354

    Love was forbidden in her chosen life Iris Ardath, abandoned in infancy, had spent all her life behind the convent walls of St. Clare's. She fully expected that she would take the veil and spend her years safe in the quiet cloisters. But Mothe...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Nov-1979

    Harlequin Presents - 324

    Diane knew what Khasim had in mind And the prospect was terrifying. The fact that she'd brought it on herself by foolishly riding alone in the Sahara desert, didn't help. After Diane Ronay was thrown from her bolting horse, Sheik Khasim ben Har...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Jul-1979

    Harlequin Presents - 300

    The memory of the night haunted her Julia Van Holden hated Rome Demario for what he had done to her, but she couldn't erase him from her thoughts. Because of one brief, passionate moment of revenge he had taken her innocence--and had given her his...

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    Contemporary Romance

    May-1979

    Harlequin Presents - 288

    "You will stay and marry my brother." Julio Valdez spoke contemptuously. "Because of you, my brother, Ramon, is now a paralyzed cripple, with very little to live for. But he wants you, so he shall have you." Julio's hard, unyielding expression war...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Jul-1978

    Harlequin Presents - 246

    "When I have finished with you, sweet icy girl," Stefan said grimly, "Damoskinos will have the anguish of knowing that you have endured the ultimate at my hands!" Alice Sheldon was trapped on a lonely island in the Aegean, kidnapped by a man inte...

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    Contemporary Romance

    May-1978

    Harlequin Presents - 238

    One night in Rome Donna Lovelace's life suddenly changed. That night she fell in love with a mysterious stranger. But Rick Lordetti was a hired bodyguard, and he already belonged to her new employer, Serafina Neri, the beautiful retired actress wh...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Mar-1978

    Harlequin Presents - 230

    Trapped in the middle of the African jungle while a war raged round her, Eve Tarrant knew that all that stood between her and a singularly unpleasant fate at the hands of African revolutionaries was the tough mercenary Major Wade O'Mara. Thrown toget...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Feb-1978

    Harlequin Presents - 226

    She wasn't the woman he thought her to be Moonside had become like a home now to Wilda. The thought of once again starting a new life elsewhere filled her with panic. For she knew that if Damien told her employer about her past she would be thrown...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Jan-1978

    Harlequin Presents - 222

    What, Merlin Lakeside wondered, could she do with the love building inside her? There seemed no way to release it except by just being here... hoping that Paul van Setan wouldn't realize she was the person he had cause to hate. What would she do ...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Nov-1977

    Harlequin Presents - 214

    "I am probably everything you never wanted in a man," Don Cortez said firmly. "But fate plays a role in all our lives and whether you wanted me or not, mi vida, you have me." Arabel was not really shocked by what he had revealed about himself. He ...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Jan-1977

    Harlequin Presents - 174

    "I might have known," Sarah whispered to herself. There was no longer a shadow of doubt in her mind that this man was Zain Hassan bin Hamid, high lord of this place, and he had let her confess to him some of the most indiscreet remarks of her life! ...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Oct-1976

    Harlequin Presents - 162

    Carol was stunned by his proposal. For five years she had stood alone and fought for Teri, but now-- now a man offered to share that burden. It was a terrible temptation just to give in and not fight any more. "How can I be sure you don't want som...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Sep-1976

    Harlequin Presents - 178

    That one hour with Raf Ventura had been more distressing to Dina Caslyn than anything that had ever befallen her. His words returned mockingly to her: "You're a protegee for your godmother to be proud of. In a few more years the coatings of ice wi...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Jun-1976

    The Mavrakis - 1
    Harlequin Presents - 146

    When her flighty cousin Penela jilted the Greek tycoon Heraklion Mavrakis at the last moment, Fenella took her place at the wedding and married Lion herself, under false pretenses. When he discovered her deception he was at first, naturally enough, f...

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    Contemporary Romance

    May-1976

    Harlequin Presents - 142

    It was all Woolf's fault -- he had no right to force her into a false engagement. Before he came to Silversea, life had been uncomplicated, and if there were tense undercurrents, Cathy had not been pulled into them. "You'd have to drag me to the a...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Apr-1976

    Harlequin Presents - 138

    "Toni," he said, "I can't just let you go out into the world, so that you can give your hungry little heart to the next rotter who comes along. Nor can I take you eternally sailing as my cabin boy. I can only make you my wife...." With every parti...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Feb-1976

    Harlequin Presents - 130

    Coming to life again was painful. For over two years Destine had been in a sort of frozen limbo -- a composed, efficient woman whose life had seemed to stop with the death of her husband on their wedding day. Now, like it or not -- in the Casera...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Dec-1975

    Harlequin Presents - 122

    A place out of a dream - but to Persepha it seemed more like a nightmare from which she couldn't awake... A place to love - had she loved Don Eduardo, her husband. But Persepha didn't even know him and so the beautiful Hacienda Ruy seemed like a ...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Oct-1975

    Harlequin Presents - 114

    On the face of it, Grace Wilde had every-thing -- youth, beauty, wealth, and a title. All that goes to make up the life of a society queen was hers; only one thing was lacking -- happiness. For the gay society life was none of her seeking; she had...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Jun-1975

    Harlequin Presents - 98

    Jaine Dare was, to say the least of it, swamped by her spectacular relatives -- her aunt, a spoilt darling of the London stage, and her equally glamorous cousin Laraine. She was accustomed always to take back place to them and making herself useful i...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Apr-1975

    Harlequin Presents - 90

    Was this she had longed for? Mrs. Amy du Mont was a rich, vulgar social climber. No wonder quiet, well-bred Altar Garret resented being trapped in her employ. It was through Mrs. du Mont's efforts that they met the imposing Spanish grandee, the...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Nov-1974

    Harlequin Presents - 70

    Ruan was nineteen, shy and unsophisticated, and always overshadowed by her far more glamorous and assured stepsister -- just about the most unlikely candidate, it would seem, for the attention of Tarquin Powers, the handsome and celebrated actor. ...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Apr-1974

    Harlequin Presents - 42

    It annoyed Doctor Avery Chase to hear his cousin Robert denounce as a phoney the frightened young girl found late one night sitting on the doorstep of Chase, the family home on the edge of the Devon moors. But Robert was convinced that the girl wh...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Mar-1974

    Harlequin Presents - 39

    Considering that she was an orphan with no background and no special aptitude for any-thing, Janna Smith seemed to be doing very nicely for herself, here on the glamorous Cote d'Azur as secretary/companion to a well-known lady author. But for secreta...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Feb-1974

    Harlequin Presents - 36

    Eden loved safe, but Gale wanted him The two sisters were aptly named. Gale was wild, turbulent and demanding; Eden was the quiet one, gentle and kind. Gale found the money, power and luxury she wanted when she met wealthy, handsome and magneti...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Jan-1974

    Harlequin Presents - 33

    When Della Neve went on a Mediterranean cruise she wanted a rest, not a holiday romance. Her future was already bound to Marsh Graham, the fiance to whom she owed everything -- who had brought her up, moulded her into a great star, and who loved her ...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Dec-1973

    Harlequin Presents - 50

    A woman's mind is a jungle Heron Brooks recalled Edwin Trequair's words and what he'd said afterward. "It's the one jungle in which a man should never get lost." Why, then, had he asked her to marry him? And why had she accepted? True, she'd be...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Nov-1973

    Harlequin Presents - 27

    Marny Lester was sufficiently well off not to have to work if she didn't want to, but an aimless, leisurely life in the country was not really enough for her, and when a friend recommended her for the post of secretary to a celebrated osteopath in hi...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Oct-1973

    Harlequin Presents - 24

    Yvain Pilgrim had been named after a character in a fairy-tale, a maiden who had been assisted by a lion in her fight against a dragon -- and in her present situation she could not help feeling that the fairy-tale had come true. Shipwrecked while ...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Sep-1973

    Harlequin Presents - 21

    Ravena Brenin dearly loved the kindly guardian who had brought her up -- and she loved his son Rhodri Brenin even more. But she was marrying a virtual stranger, the forbidding Sardinian Mark di Curzio, a man for whom she felt nothing but apprehens...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Aug-1973

    Harlequin Presents - 18

    Lise supposed she should be grateful to the imperious Conde Leandro de Marco Reyes for helping her out of an awkward situation -- but not so grateful that she would pretend to be his fiancee. A domineering conquistador-type Spanish nobleman was not h...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Jul-1973

    Harlequin Presents - 15

    She didn't know the facts of her own life. But somehow Ynis Raiford realized that she didn't quite belong in Gard's world. Gard St. Clair, embittered by the accident that had ended his career, was as mysterious and wild as his house on the stormy Cor...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Jun-1973

    Harlequin Presents - 9

    Rea Glyn went to the coast for a quiet visit with no thought of marriage in her mind, but soon she found herself married to a man she had never met before and pledged to play her part in a fantastic game of "let's pretend." Burke bent over the bab...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Jun-1973

    The Stephanos - 2
    Harlequin Presents - 12

    The Savidges of Dragon Bay were as wild and savage as their name, bitter and totally unable to love. But Kara Stephanos did not realize this until after she had married Lucan Savidge.... Pryde sat in a wheelchair, yet he made it look like a thron...

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    Contemporary Romance

    May-1973

    Harlequin Presents - 5

    Margo Jones had loved Michel, although in the end he married someone else. When five years later he died she found herself going to the French chateau of Satancourt to look after his son. There, Margo met Paul Cassalis, Michel's inscrutable brother, ...

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    Contemporary Romance

    May-1973

    The Stephanos - 1
    Harlequin Presents - 6

    Domini had married Paul Stephanos to save her family from disgrace and exposure. Now she fought against the warm feelings she had for her husband because of the bitter knowledge that he had tricked and deceived her. When Barry Sothern, her old love, ...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Apr-1973

    Harlequin Romance - 1680

    Chrys didn't trust men, and she had no intention of allowing herself to fall in love with one and sacrifice her career as a result. Anton de Casenove--was just the type of man she most needed to be on her guard against -- half Russian prince, half...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Feb-1973

    Harlequin Romance - 1658

    It was through an unlucky accident that young Romy Ellyn had been caught in a compromising situation with Don Delgado de Avarado y Valcazar - who thereupon insisted that to save her reputation and his, she must agree to become his fiancee, and whiske...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Nov-1972

    Harlequin Romance - 1637

    Rosary was confident that she was going to make a good job of tutoring a young Portuguese girl, but Gisela's father, the imposing Dom Duarte de Montqueiro Ardo, thought otherwise. Rosary was to young and inexperienced, he decreed. And that was not ...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Aug-1972

    The Stephanos - 3
    Harlequin Romance - 1616

    In an effort to forget her grief over her beloved Dion's death, Hebe had gone to the lovely Greek island of Petra. There she met Nikos Stephanos, a man as different from Dion as he could possibly be. But a dark tragedy lay over Nikos's life. Would...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Apr-1972

    Harlequin Romance - 1580

    Sabrina Muir's feeling for her blind patient, Douglas Saint-Sarne, were deep, and she was aware of his own growing interest in herself. But Sabrina was no beauty. What if Douglas recovered his sight? Wouldn't he go straight back to his old love, th...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Jan-1972

    Harlequin Romance - 1555

    Joanna Dowling knew she was going to love the job of home help at Raintree Valley in Northern Australia. The boss, Adam Corraine, considered she would do better working in some smart boutique in the big city, and gave her just two weeks in which to p...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Aug-1971

    Harlequin Romance - 1514

    When the handsome Baron Breck von Linden offered Siran a job which involved staying at his fairy-tale home, the Castle of the Seven Lilacs, she knew that it was attraction between herself and the Baron that was taking her there. But Breck's younger...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Apr-1971

    Harlequin Presents - 30

    Elvi wanted all of Rodari's love Elvina Lloyd knew why she'd married Rodari Fortunato: she loved him. She was not at all certain why he had made her his wife. Nevertheless, he had married her, a quiet little English nurse he scarcely knew, and ...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Feb-1971

    Harlequin Romance - 1472

    Shipwrecked on the remote Brazilian island of Janeleza, Morvenna found herself pitched into the situation that for one month -- until the next steamer came along -- she must accept the authority of the island's autocratic overlord, Roque de Braz Fe...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Oct-1970

    Harlequin Romance - 1434

    Had Ricki O'Neill been impulsive, allowing her wandering Irish spirit to take her to Spain alone? Why, too, should Don Arturo de Cazalet be looking for a physicotherapist at just that time? Don Arturo had engaged young Ricki to look after his cripple...

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    Contemporary Romance

    May-1970

    Harlequin Romance - 1399

    "You will go to a lonely place in the sands of the desert," the Arab diviner warned Lorna, "pursued by a man with dark hair." Lorna scoffed. Her plans would not be spoiled by foolish tales. But she was wrong. For now she found herself held capt...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Oct-1969

    Harlequin Romance - 1344

    Although Faye Meryon was as English as they come, she had spent much of her life in Portugal; she had been educated there - and she was delighted, after an absence of years, to meet again her old school friend Estella Silveira, and to be invited to ...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Jul-1969

    Harlequin Romance - 1318

    Temple Lane had gone out to the Java Seas to marry her fiance, but all her plans fell through when she found someone else had taken her place. In her desperate endeavours to get away from the situation, she met the Dutchman Ryk van Helden -and prompt...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Jan-1969

    Harlequin Romance - 1267

    "In many respects the desert is like a woman. Anything might crop up in the desert, as in a relationship with a woman But a man can enjoy the desert without getting involved emotionally." Duane Hunter's words made it quite plain to Roslyn Brant that ...

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    Contemporary Romance

    May-1967

    Harlequin Romance - 1111

    Don Rafael de Domerique had a typical Spanish attitude towards the amount of freedom he thought women should have, while Vanessa's outlook was thoroughly Anglo-Saxon. This was all right--until Vanessa fell in love with Rafael....

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    Contemporary Romance

    Jan-1967

    Harlequin Romance - 1080

    What a fascinating man Erik Norlund was, Jill thought. She couldn't be sure which facet of him came uppermost -- the smooth tycoon, or the more rugged characteristics of his Viking forebears. She got her chance to find out when Erik offered her ...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Jan-1967

    Harlequin Romance - 1208

    "I -- I sensed something RUTHLESS about him. He moulds people to his tastes, and he makes them submit whether they want to or not," Lauri described Maxim di Corte to her aunt Pat when, as an inexperienced girl, Lauri first joined Maxim's famous cor...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Jul-1966

    Harlequin Romance - 1032

    After the tragic death of her fiancée David, all Lyn Gilmour wanted was to get as far away from her old life as possible and the offer of a temporary job as nanny to a seven-year-old girl in California seemed just what she was looking for. Monterey ...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Apr-1966

    Harlequin Romance - 1008

    Tina Manson married John Trecarrel in haste -- and had plenty of time to repent at leisure when she found that she not only had to compete with the memory of his beautiful first wife, but to accept that he was also attracted to Joanna's equally beaut...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Jun-1965

    Harlequin Romance - 921

    Morocco. When Madeline Page realized that Victor Tourelle was not the hard, insensitive man he pretended to be, she fell in love with him - in spite of his guarded, disapproving manner. But hadn't he warned her that friendship between them was imposs...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Jan-1965

    Harlequin Romance - 884

    Nurse Fern Heatherly had travelled from England to California with a patient and then decided she might as well stay for a while, so she accepted the job of looking after the elderly Miss Kingdom. Her troubles began when Miss Kingdom's nephew was see...

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    Contemporary Romance

    1961

    Harlequin Romance - 593

    "Do yourself a favor," Lew said. "Forget me." Fay had worked desperately in the train crash--using all her nurse's knowledge. Even Lew didn't know all she'd gone through that night to save his life. But what could she do now to save their marri...

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