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July 2, 2013 9:37 AM   Subscribe

What was this trashy romance novel about blonde twin sisters I read ~20 years ago? More of what I remember inside.

-Set in the 18th or 19th century, in Europe, probably England.

-Sisters were blonde twins. One was golden blonde, smaller and plump, the other was silver blonde, tall and willowy.

-One of the sisters married a man and had children with him, then was kidnapped by a pirate? A Middle Eastern slave trader? I think she was possibly kidnapped to populate a harem.

-The woman had a baby, possibly two, with her kidnapper. Or, she was pregnant when kidnapped. I do remember that she named (one of) her baby/ies Fleur. And maybe a baby died?

-While she was kidnapped and presumed dead by her husband, he slept with a young woman who faked losing her hymen by popping a chicken vein on her thigh during sex.

That is all that I remember, detail-wise. I do remember 12 year old peacrow being very fond of this book, and I'd love to read it again for a laugh. Thanks!
posted by peacrow to Media & Arts (8 answers total)
Some of that sounds like The Love Slave, by Bertrice Small.
posted by SisterHavana at 9:42 AM on July 2, 2013 [1 favorite]

Seconding Bertrice Small. The Love Slave is the first one that comes to mind, but it could be one of her other ones, some of them are very similar.
posted by crankylex at 9:46 AM on July 2, 2013 [1 favorite]

They're great with questions like this over at Smart Bitches, Trashy Books.
posted by BlahLaLa at 9:55 AM on July 2, 2013

I was also going to recommend HABO (Help A Bitch Out) at Smart Bitches Trashy Books also, if you can't find it here. If Sarah doesn't know it, one of the commenters will.
posted by Lyn Never at 10:10 AM on July 2, 2013 [1 favorite]

If it ain't The Love Slave, check out the rest of Bertrice Small's books --- they're the definition of trashy!
posted by easily confused at 10:20 AM on July 2, 2013 [1 favorite]

Best answer: That right there is Unconquered, by Bertrice Small.
posted by Gingersnap at 12:08 PM on July 2, 2013 [1 favorite]

As Gingersnap says, that is Unconquered.
posted by monopas at 2:54 PM on July 2, 2013

Response by poster: That right there is Unconquered, by Bertrice Small.

Oh my God. Yes it is. And Google Books has almost all of the book available on Preview.

Thank all of you, so much!
posted by peacrow at 3:30 PM on July 2, 2013

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