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Recommendations for Theme: Mean to the Heroine

 
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oliquig



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:54 am    Post subject: Recommendations for Theme: Mean to the Heroine Reply with quote

I'm looking for books where either the herione's family or her future/current in-laws are a bunch of meanies.

Cinderella-esque, but she doesn't have to be super sweet and kind. Thanks so much for anyone who can help!
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Manda



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Susan Elizabeth Phillips' CALL ME IRRESISTIBLE has this trope.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ain's She Sweet by SEP has a heroine whom the whole town sort of abuses.

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Dreaming of You



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A number of Julie Garwood's older historicals fit this: The Gift, Honor's Splendor, Ransom, The Secret

Slightly Wicked by Mary Balogh (heroine is stuck serving as a companion for her wealthy aunt)

Simply Love by Mary Balogh (both of their families have been cruel to them)

Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas

Diana Palmer's books almost all follow this theme-the poor heroine was abused as a child and is rescued by the wealthy hero.
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JudyZ6666



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Recommendations for Theme: Mean to the Heroine Reply with quote

oliquig wrote:
I'm looking for books where either the herione's family or her future/current in-laws are a bunch of meanies.

Cinderella-esque, but she doesn't have to be super sweet and kind. Thanks so much for anyone who can help!


"London's Perfect Scoundrel" by Suzanne Enoch


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Monika



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:48 am    Post subject: reply Reply with quote

captive of sin by anna campbell
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