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HaBO: She Doesn’t Curse

This HaBO is from Gloriamarie, who wants to track down this book: I am embarrassed to admit that I probably read this book within the last 6-9 months. I remember thinking vaguely as I neared the end that I should have made notes of the creative words and expressions employed by the heroine to avoid swearing. I think a maternal figure in her family was dead set against it. I remember nothing of the plot … Continue reading HaBO: She Doesn’t Curse

HaBO: He Carves Her Nativity Figurines

This HaBO comes from Aly, who is hoping to find this romance: I cross-posted this on r/whatsthatbook as well but I’m just hoping to find an answer! I remember reading this book while I was in junior high or high school, so about 2008-2012. I don’t believe it was terribly old at that time but I can’t be sure because my friend and I used to borrow from her grandma’s romance stash. Her grandma worked … Continue reading HaBO: He Carves Her Nativity Figurines

HaBO: Artist Uses Coveted Paper Scrap in Her Latest Project

This HaBO is from Mathilde and is hoping to track down this older title: I hope you can help me with finding a story I read 15 years ago, in a Danish print. It came in a magazine layout, so it was probably printed in the late 80s/90s. It is about a young female artist that works as a cleaner in a New York office. She finds a scrap of paper while she cleans up … Continue reading HaBO: Artist Uses Coveted Paper Scrap in Her Latest Project

HaBO: American Historical with Sick Heroine

This HaBO is from Lia who wants to find this historical romance: I really hope someone can remember this book! Here’s what I can recall: –Basically, the book takes place in California before it becomes a state (1800s) –Female Lead was really sick at the start of the book (consumption or something similar) and she survived but was super weak –Male Lead loves Female Lead from the start but because of her weakened condition he’s … Continue reading HaBO: American Historical with Sick Heroine

HaBO: Historical Where She Fakes Her Own Death

This HaBO comes from Laura, who is looking for this historical romance: I recently (a year ago maybe?) read a book. It was part of a series and I completely lost the name or author. This is what I remember: It is a Regency romance. The heroine fakes her death to escape from her abusive husband (an old lady helps her) and then she creates a group of people that help other abused women escape. … Continue reading HaBO: Historical Where She Fakes Her Own Death

HaBO: She Makes Fly Fishing Lures

This HaBO request is from L., who is looking for a particular historical romance: This was the first Regency romance I’d ever read and one of the first romances I read as well. It’s been living in my head rent free ever since. I don’t know the title or author. The things I remember clearly about it are the hero is super into fly fishing and is the heroine’s neighbor, though they haven’t met before … Continue reading HaBO: She Makes Fly Fishing Lures

HaBO: She Starts Life as a London Street Kid

This HaBO comes from Brenna, who is looking for this older historical: It’s a historical Romance book from the late 80s or very early 90s. The main character was a street kid in London. She was proud of being a virgin, while many of the other street girls were not. She somehow became indebted to a man who seemed really gruff and mean, but of course had a heart of gold. She moved in with … Continue reading HaBO: She Starts Life as a London Street Kid

HaBO: Road Trip Historical with Dog Rescue

This HaBO is from Kristin, who is hoping to find this historical romance: This book was a historical romance/romantic comedy. The hero helps the heroine escape from her own wedding. At the beginning he is running after her in a field or a garden; I think maybe he wants to bring her back to the wedding but she convinces him otherwise. They go on a journey by carriage and boat, etc. At one point they … Continue reading HaBO: Road Trip Historical with Dog Rescue

HaBO: Sexy Glove Removal Scene

This HaBO request is from author Delphine Dryden, who is scouring the earth for this historical romance: Big fan, long time reader, first time HABO applicant. This one has been driving me nuts for years, because the one scene I remember from this book is my second favorite sexy glove-removal scene of all time (the favorite, of course, being Dain’s removal of Jessica’s glove in Lord of Scoundrels). I would love to read the book … Continue reading HaBO: Sexy Glove Removal Scene

HaBO: Heroine Frequently Visits His Balcony

This HaBO is from Nathalie, who is hoping to find this contemporary romance: I read a book, I want to say I the last few years. The hero and heroine both live in San Francisco. She newly moved; she is blonde. He, I think, is newly divorced or out of a bad relationship. They are neighbors in the same building. They fall in love and she climbs into his balcony often. Comedy and angst. It’s … Continue reading HaBO: Heroine Frequently Visits His Balcony

HaBO: Brother-in-Law is a Wealthy Grocer

This HaBO request is from Kay, who is looking for this historical romance: This book has been eluding me for weeks… it’s set in England, Regency period or thereabouts. The hero (I think he’s possibly titled) was impoverished as a child, and left in his teens to join the Navy. Now, after years, he is traveling with his betrothed/wife, to meet his mother and sister. His sister has married a tradesman – a grocer – … Continue reading HaBO: Brother-in-Law is a Wealthy Grocer

HaBO: The Spanish Woman

This HaBO comes from Deb, who is hoping to find this book: From way, way back, I remember reading a book I’m sure was entitled, “The Spanish Woman” but can’t remember the author or find anything about the book online. I’m pretty sure it was set in England or Scotland, fairly modern day, e.g., 1970s? There was a reference to a hoof and mouth disease outbreak, one of which happened in 1967. The heroine is … Continue reading HaBO: The Spanish Woman

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