I’ve been thinking about some of the books I loved as a teen and was hoping you or your readers can help me with the titles and authors. I want to read them again and either relive the magic or mock myself for having such lousy tastes.
Book #1: It’s a time travel romance where the heroine, a nurse, puts on an antique hat and ends up somewhere in the South during the Civil War. She ends up working and falling in love with a widowed(?) doctor, and ends up having to marry him for some reason. There’s a fairy-godmother type that’s sort of a time-travel coordinator or something, and she helps the heroine out by bringing stuff back from modern times – one thing in particular that I remember is aspirin. The heroine gets accused of being a Union spy. (Yeah, I’m already mocking my teen self over this one!)
Book #2: Pre-Revolutionary War America or there abouts. The book starts with the couple’s wedding day, an arranged marriage. The hero, Damian, is
some rich land owner and the heroine, Johanna(?), grew up in an extremely poor family but we find out later on that she was placed there as a young child because of…some kind of danger? The twist in the story turns out to be that Damian is really Renwick, and the real Damian is his deranged evil twin who he keeps locked up in the attic.
I read both these books in the mid to late ‘90s, #2 a few years before #1. Since I purchased most of my romances from the supermarket back then I’m
assuming that they were published at that time.
Aspirin! Spies! And who doesn’t have an evil twin locked in the attic? That reminds me – I have to go feed mine before she starts Twittering again.