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HaBO: Winemaking in Portugal

Liz writes in with more than a few details, but her efforts to locate this book, or the trilogy of which it is a part, have been thwarted:

For the life of me I cannot remember the author of this category that I read ages ago. It’s driving me nuts because I want to read it again, the complete set.

I think it was a Mills & Boon but it could be a Silhoutte (sp?). I read this when I was 14. I remember the title was Chris. I know there is a trilogy. It was about three siblings from a winemaking family in Portugal (I think). There is an older brother which I can’t remember the name, Chris is the second brother, Francesca is the sister’s name. I know Francesca ended up with a millionaire Texan cowboy or oil baron in her book, his name is Sam. Can’t remember anything about the older brother’s book.

Ok here’s the gist of Chris (this is the first book). I think the heroine is called Tiffany (???). When the book started, Tiffany (?) was a gold digger, she planned to hook the older brother into being her sugar daddy. There was a party right at the start at the hero’s family home in Portugal (I’m pretty sure it’s in Portugal, but I could be totally wrong). Chris saw through Tiffany’s plan and he either threatened/blackmailed/seduced her into being his mistress instead, or something like that. They moved to New York where he looked after their American branch. I remembered Tiffany ended up pregnant, Chris thought she had an abortion, can’t remember anything except that at the end he found her back in Portugal several months later with a massive belly thus realizing he had wrongly accused her of killing their baby. I’m sure there was some kind of misunderstanding.

I hope the amazing awesomeness of the Bitchery can help me out. I remembered really enjoying the book when I was reading it. It was one of my first category that I read and actually liked. I really want to read it again. Many thanks.

ETA: Oops. Posted the wrong one earlier. This is the correct HaBO. I’m sure it was all a big misunderstanding between my undercaffeinated brain and my very quick fingers.


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  1. 1
    Betsy says:

    Um, is this a cut-and-paste error?

  2. 2
    SB Sarah says:

    Yup. Sure is. I was so traumatized by that Heart song I accidentally posted it twice.


  3. 3

    Ooh, I remember this trilogy because titling them just by the characters’ names was pretty non-trad for M&B;.  The books are Calum, Chris and Francesca.  The author Sally Wentworth.  See here.

  4. 4
    fiveandfour says:

    I’m sure there was some kind of misunderstanding.

    This statement completely cracked me up.  It’s so masterfully understated: dude accuses girl of having an abortion when she didn’t?  Misunderstanding. 

    Now I’m putting other plots through the same scenario – it’s quite amazing how often saying “misunderstanding” works.

  5. 5
    SB Sarah says:

    Bronwyn for the WIN! Wait, that almost is rhyme-tastic. Stay tuned for coronation, just as soon as I have 2 minutes at the computer with Photoshop.

    Danica, I have not forgotten you, either. Promise.

  6. 6
    Anne Douglas says:

    OMG!! I’ve read all three – but I’m going to cry because I had two big banana boxes full of 80’s/90’s categories that I donated to the library and it was in that lot so I can’t find out the title. *sob*

    In the sisters book there is a big gondala? race scene that was an event to do with the harvest. Maybe that at the first one she meets the American, and a year later he comes back during the race?

    And the older brother (I think, I could be confusing the younger) takes the woman who is his heroine (they all meet at this one party, but each book sees a different side of the party from each pairing)to their villa? in the hills, and she draws? but there is a scene with them out under the vines (not sure if it was foreplay or consummation.)

    Oh, and I remember something with the family business in ‘town’, a building they have owned for years and years and there is a big party there.

    I’m pretty sure it was a silhouette, and it’s an 80’s title I think.

    CRAP! WHY did I clean out my garage???

  7. 7
    Anne Douglas says:

    I just did a little searching around ebay, I was wrong, they are harlequin presents.

  8. 8
    Anne Douglas says:

    And cause I freaking ROCK today, despite a migraine

    Sally Wentworth, Ties of Passion

    May I present Calum, Chris, and Francesca!!

    Ask83 – about how many times I plugged something into google to figure it out!

  9. 9
    Anne Douglas says:

    okay, blame the migraine and looking at an old SBTB page still up from last night – ignore everything i just said…

    frick* now I’m embarrassed *hangs head in not refreshing the comments before replying shame

    I’m going to bury my head under my pillow and wait for the painkillers to kick in :(

  10. 10

    I get to be SB aristocracy???  I did not know and although Anne who remembers details (NOW I recall that vineyard scene!) is more deserving, stand aside, I have always fancied being dubbed.

  11. 11
    Charlene says:

    Calum, Chris, Francesca, and TIFFANY? In PORTUGAL?

    Yay! Everybody’s American!!

  12. 12
    Lizp says:

    wow, you guys are amazing. thank you so much.

  13. 13
    CantateForever says:

    what what in the butt. You bitches have such an amazing breadth of memory. Has a HaBo ever failed?

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    Jules says:

    Hey, I think that I have been looking for this book also…. Is it the one where the younger brother flirts with the women the older brother wants??? does the heroin get shot or somthing trying to save her love?? Or am I describing another book??? If so does anyone know which one??

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    Juliet says:

    I need the name of a book, but it is a hard one…..

    The guy loves a women he in the begining thinks is in love with his younger brother. Im not sure if she has to protect him as he has a stalker? Or its because she has a stalker? I do know that she takes a bullit for him near the end. I thought that it was Calums book, but it was’nt! Can anyone help?

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