Can't Remember The Title Or Author Of A Cherished Book? Maybe This Website Can Help...

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Ever read a book--when you're a kid, say--and years later, despite fond memories of the story, you can't remember the original author or title? 

Then check out What was that book?

It's a LiveJournal forum, where people post the details they can remember about a book, and users try to help them figure out the origin. 

Here's one, from user mindtrall

Doubt this was ever a hard back or bestseller. My recollection is that I got it in the early to mid-70s. I recall that it had something to do with a priestly group of "extrapolators" who could manipulate all sorts of things with their minds.  In fact, the single outstanding aspect of the book was the frequent use of the word extrapolate and its derivatives. Not sure of the publisher, but it may have been Ace.

Anyone know it? Go over and let him know. Ever find yourself seeking a forgotten book? Tell us in the comments. 

Image of New Yorked (Ash McKenna)
Author: Rob Hart
Price: $12.38
Publisher: Polis Books (2015)
Binding: Paperback, 304 pages

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies June 21, 2012 - 5:14pm

that's pretty cool.

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Strange Photon from Fort Wayne, IN is reading Laurie Anderson lyrics June 22, 2012 - 5:51am

My fiancee has tried, to now avail mind you, using that forum to find a particular book holding a particular short story she's raved over for years. She's been on her search since we've been together (7 years) and still has yet to find the title of the story or the collection it is in.

It's a story about a girl who is raped and killed by her rapist (NO - it isn't The Lovely Bones) and the girl then comes back and haunts her rapist. She drives him mad by making him rape other women just as he had done her, and eventually she drives him to suicide.

If anyone can give me the title of the story, or of the collection it resides in, I shall look like the greatest future husband EVER, and you will get cookies. Lots and lots of cookies... Think about it, cookies pouring out broken windows like the popcorn scene in Real Genius. You know you want that many cookies.

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twinkletoes3106 from San Diego, CA is reading Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen June 22, 2012 - 9:38am

There was a young adult trilogy that I read when I was kid that I have been trying to find for years, books that I picked up in a used bookstore, so I'm not sure how old they were, but I would guess late 80's/early 90's. I remember that it involved a group of high schoolers who got caught up in a world of magic runes and one particular villain with white-blond hair who was trying to get the main character to fall in love with him by transporting her to these dreamlike realms of fantasy. I remember the villain being one of those characters you wanted to both kiss and kill, and it was the first time I read the word "laconic", an adjective the author loved to use in reference to him. I remember there was also a Spyder car involved in one of the books, too; strange detail, I know, but hey, it's what I remember. Pretty sure the villain made the main character believe her friends were dying in reality to try to bait her to give him what he wanted (maybe it was to go with him into this fantasy world - I can't quite remember). I have done so many internet searches and can NEVER find it, but it's such a vivid part of my childhood. Ringing bells for anyone?  

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Joshua Chaplinsky from New York is reading Stories of YOUR Life June 22, 2012 - 9:49am

@Strange: Why would a girl who was raped make her rapist rape more women as punishment? Sounds like she is helping him achieve his nefarious goals.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry June 25, 2012 - 5:45am

@Strange:  I did a quick Google search for that story.  I did not find it.  But I did find a ghost forum which featured a thread in which a woman claimed to have been raped by the ghost of her grandfather.  There were many there willing to offer her sage advice on how to prevent a future ghost-rape, and many others who offered sympathy.

This is the kind of shit I'm willing to go through for you guys.

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Rejoyce Thandi ... November 26, 2012 - 9:17am

looking for a book that I read between 2005-2008, don't remember the title or author but the main character of the book was poor and lived with her mother and siblings and her father is quite wealthy but wants nothing to do with her. her brother becomes a soldier and sometime during the book she gets raped by a soldier and a guy finally falls inlove with her and marries her despite her past

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k.l.e.v January 1, 2013 - 12:20pm

I've been trying to look for this book for ages! The last time I read it was 5 years ago.
The cover of the book has a mental hospital in the background and it's tinted light green. The title is a bold red color and it is just one word. I think it began with either the letter T, I, L ???
The plot (from what I can remember) involves a teenage girl that is harassed in a mental hospital. Before going to this hospital she had a brother who also went there because his parents  decided to send him there when they found out his was a homosexual. I think the brother was also harassed by the same staff member in the hospital as the one who harassed his sister. When the sister gets admitted she is stripped by the staff. In the end she escapes the hospital with a boy she falls for and goes to her grandmothers house. 
This is one of my favorite books, but I can't remember its title or author! 

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Chanceler February 19, 2013 - 9:26pm


I have been trying to find a book that I read the summer before my grandma passed away about 10 years ago. I lent her the book and she donated it to a book store in Mexico and I just want to get a copy for sentimental reasons. I can't remember the author or the title of the book but I think I can recall most of the plot.

The main character is a woman who finds out her boyfriend cheats on her with her best friend who may be named Chrissy, she finds out the same day that she is informed her Mother has died. She moves away from the city and lives in her mothers house for a while, getting to know her mother's occasional lover. The lover is supposedly a retired detective who works with a writer or is the writer who works with a detective, he is also supposedly married but its all a cover story as they are all three actually criminals and also the lover of her mother actually killed her. This comes to light near the end of the book.. The main character ends up pulling her life back together and taking a job producing a new up and coming travel guide show. She workd closly with an male actor who is the star of the show and her new love interest. She is hesitant about starting a relationship with this male because he's a notorious womanizer. But in reality he leaks false intel the the reporters to take attention away from his child (possibly a daughter) who has special needs. I think they eventually fall in love, and probably it ends happily. I think she discovers that her mother was murdered, who did it and might have has her life threatened at one point in the story. The title of the travel show may or may not be something like "There and Beyond" or something to that variation. That is all the details that I can remember hopefully most of it is accurate but if anyone has an idea what book this is I will be so grateful!! 


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Carol-Anne Dall... from Surrey, UK April 3, 2013 - 7:28am

Hi there - new here and hope someone can help.


I had a book in my teens - approx mid-late 80's.  It was a teenage fiction book about a young female hairdresser who lives with her Mum and works at a local salon but wants to leave the humdrum of little old ladies and shampoo and sets.


She goes to London and gets a job in a very chic salon


That's all I remember and would desperately like to get that book again.


Please help if you can


Thanks, Carol

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bbirley May 22, 2013 - 12:22pm

I remember reading a book when I was in highschool in the 80s that I would really like to find for my students. I think it was called Hello My Name is David and I'm an Alcoholic or something like that. It is about a boy who has a drinking problem. I read it about the same time I found Go Ask Alice. If anyone has any idea what the book is called, who wrote it or where I could find it I would be estatic!


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Jason Trainor September 16, 2013 - 6:01pm

I read a book several years ago, but dont remember the title. I do know it was fiction, paper back book. About a family settlers, that radio and also has president hoover in it.


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Nerak November 14, 2013 - 2:16am

I dont remeber the Author but the name of the book ia 'I remember Love' i read this book 7 years ago the main characters were Jocelyn and Yolanda. Please please please help me find this book, there is a modern version which i do not like at all.

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enmarchany from New Jersey is reading The Hunger Games: Catching Fire November 14, 2013 - 4:44pm

I'm looking for a romance novel, but I cannot remember the title. It's a lady who rescue her co-worker from a fire, they become friends, then she ask him to help her father a child no strings attached.

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vukduq November 22, 2013 - 7:14pm

seeking a thriller / action type paperback in which the main author is a hitman in Europe. He uses as a weapon a belgium handgun in a fairly unknown caliber.

I seem to remember that the name of the book is HitMan or similar name.

Appreciate info on this as I would like to read it again.

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vukduq November 22, 2013 - 7:15pm

I believe that the book was published within the last 8 yearrs or less.

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مينا محبوب November 24, 2013 - 9:49am

Ok so i've been looking for this book a couple years now, it's about some girl who has this weird think stalk her. its starts off with her standing at the window at night looking out and admiring it i think. outside her window there's something/someone watching her, in the creepy manner, i think she at one point she see's something and it scares her a bit.

so at one point of the book she gets kidnapped or something and wakes up in a forest, i think she's naked, i think she feels as though she's been raped and touched and kidnapped but on one believes her. there are marks on her body but it doesn't point to anyone. the person who'd been watching her at the window is basically the one who'd kidnapped her.

she later on befriends a guy who tries to help her, i think he knows what this thing is after her, cause it's not a human, i think it's some kind of creature or vampire, not sure. so i remember the girl and the guy becoming friends and they're driving one night when that thing thats been stalking her runs out in front of them and they crash. she survives but her friend dies. as she's lying unconscious her and her friend are surrounded by a group of these weird things and the one that's been stalking her scares the rest of them off.

the last thing i remember about the book is the girl becomes really good friends with the guys grandmother. this is all i remember. hope someone can help me please.............

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j.czinder December 8, 2013 - 1:20am

Dear Whomever reads this,
 I'm looking for a book, It was my all time favorite as a child. I remember neither the Author or Title. I remember the story and the cover. I'm searching for A children's Picture Book. The Story is of A young blonde girl In elementry school, She LOVES the Color Blue, Has to have Blue everything, blue hats, dresses, funiture, and only eats Blue foods. If I do remember the Girl turns blue from having everything blue. She learns a lesson that things should come in Moderation.
Please Help! Its making me crazy looking for it.

with much Thanks and Hope,

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Asa Moore December 16, 2013 - 9:28am

Read a book in middle school (2002-2004), not sure how old the book was/is. Here's what I can remember: the title had something to do with "below the ice"/"under the ice"/something with ice. The main character was a normal guy who ends up trying to take a shortcut across a frozen lake. He falls through the ice and right when he thinks he's about to drown, he's laying on a warm beach. He travels around completely lost until he gets taken to the main capital. There he in introduced to 3 other characters, one of them happens to be... a centaur I believe? It is explained to all of them that each of the characters are from 4 of 5 different "planes." The female is from a plane where mental power is heightened to the point of being telekinetic, the other male is from a plane where physical strength is dominate, the centaur (possibly a satyr?), is from the magical plane, and the main character is from the "normal" plane. They are told that they have been chosen to undergo a quest to defeat a man who is trying to take over the plane they are all currently visiting, a mix of all planes, the crossroads. They go on the quest, each doing their part, I remember that the strongman gets hurt really bad. The centaurs musical instrument is like a storage/copy machine, where he plays a song, his target is held magically in the instrument, and if he wants to he can make copies of it (though he can't "copy" people, one of the main things he copies is moss, for fire). Anyway, the other three continue on and eventually get buff dude fixed up. Close to the end of the quest they all have to travel through some kind of terrain in which each individual is scared to death of. The main character is scared of falling through ice. The female is scared of tunnels/caves due to being hurried alive/crushed. Can't remember the other two. The last part of the book that I remember, is that the main bad guy takes away each characters sense of right and wrong, and each character asks to join baddies army. Except the main character. He somehow is able to manipulate his lack of right and wrong to instill fear in the baddie, and flip the situation around. Good guys win. Bad guy loses. Yay.... can anyone help?

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Joshua Chaplinsky from New York is reading Stories of YOUR Life December 16, 2013 - 10:09am

To all those posting there requests here: have you tried the website profiled in this article?

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Joann Prata January 15, 2014 - 12:20pm

I read a book in the published early to mid 1990s.  It was about a rich family and their summer home near the beach I think it was in New Orleans  A woman was invited to spend the summer there and she came by steamboat.   It probably took place in the late 1800s or early 1900s.  I only read a small portion of the book and would love to read it now.


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kato1964 from Canada is reading Crossing The Line: The Derek Sanderson Story (autobio) February 22, 2014 - 11:00pm

I'm really hoping someone can help me out with this one. I read this book many years ago, when I was in high school, either the late 70s or early 80s. I am not sure when it was written, but that is when I read it, so it may have been written in the mid to late 70s. I believe the author was John Castle (not the guy who wrote "Smokeless" but the English author who penned "Flight Into Danger" (aka "Runway Zero Eight") with Arthur Hailey). However my every effort to Google it has failed, so perhaps my memory is playing tricks on me. Regardless, the basic story line is about an old man (in his late 90s) reminiscing about his life as a pilot in the UK, pre WW1, during WW1, in between WW1 & WW2, and then as time goes on and WW2 begins, the story focuses more on his children. Pre WW1 he is hired to teach a female journalist to fly in her attempt to become the first woman to fly across the English Channel. However she is an atrocious pilot, and as he has fallen in love with her he chooses to crash the plane he is delivering to her for her flight, rather than have her risk her life in what he is sure will turn out to be a doomed attempt. As it turns out she had chosen the date that the Titanic sank as her flight date, so had she made the flight it would have gone all but unnoticed, even had it been successful. The story then jumps to WW1, where he is a training pilot in the RAF. He is engaged to a beautiful young woman, who is the brother of a fellow pilot. He also becomes friends with a hero fighter pilot who has been transferred to the training Sqn, rather than the POWERS THAT BE risk having their hero die in battle. He eventually runs into the female journalist from the pre-war years, which again ignites his passion for her. However he is still engaged to his friend's sister, and is torn as to what to do. He eventually ends up with the journalist, but not before "deflowering" his friend's sister, causing scandal and shame for the young woman and her family. Also the hero fighter pilot ironically dies in a training accident as well. The story then jumps to the "between years" (between WW1 & 2) and he is an airline pilot, involved in what is perhaps the first case of skyjacking. Eventually the story moves ahead to WW2, and as I said, the story begins to focus more on his children, as he and the lady jounalist have now been husband and wife for many years, and their children are grown. The daughter, who is married, begins an affair with this American pilot, whilst her husband is a POW. Her parents frown on this, particularly our primary protagonist, but his wife points out they became a couple under similar circumstances, which he concedes, but still doesn't condone his daughter's actions. Meanwhile the American pilot is convinced he is a doomed man, as when he first saw the English airfield he was stationed at he had a premonition that he would die there. As the story unfolds you realize that his premonition was 100% accurate, but not in the way that you expect. I would love to get another copy of this book, and re-read, although it would seem I have a fairly clear recollection of the entire plot. That is how much of an impression it made upon me as a teen. (unfortunately not enough to have retained the title or the author's name in my brain full of UFI...) Any suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated!

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beepy March 10, 2014 - 6:59am

years ago i read a lesbian book about a group of women who met up in a cabin to go ski-ing. One arrived a day late and shared an attic bedroom with a supposedly straight woman. They fell in love looking through the stars through their window. One bought the other a necklace showing the stars they had viewed. They went home to wait 3 months to make sure their love was true. After telling their fathers they met again. Happy ending. 

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Angie Praeger April 16, 2014 - 9:28am

I am trying to find a book I read anywhere from 10-15 years ago. I remember something about a boy going into a strange/scary house perhaps even in another world/dimension. He is coming of age and I remember he ends up having sex with the main girl character who is also 14-16 years old. I think she dies at the end or there is some reason they don't get together. I believe the cover was a white outling of a house against an all black background or perhaps a white scraggly tree against an all black background. I want to say it was called something like "Shadow" or "Dark Shadow (s). I just can't remember... any help is greatly appreciated.

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sweetfem April 18, 2014 - 11:01am

what is the book called where she follows letters from grandma to go many places

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Norma Donaldson May 30, 2014 - 3:17pm

im looking for the title of a book my sister was reading when she died in 1997 the cover was a woman in a green dress stand away from a castle ( i think) my mother says it a woman tied to a bed with  something like a gold chain. From what my sister told me about the book the woman in the story is chained to the end of a bed and the man refuses to release her and the womans mother brings her food and things and trys to talk some sense into her. I thougth it was johanna lindseys prisioner of my desire but its not it sort of like it. im not sure what year it was wrote i just know it was not a harliquin she didnt read those. any help is great  Thnks


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Ranjini Ravishankar September 2, 2014 - 12:06pm

The book I'm looking for is for teens. The story is set in the future. It's about a girl who codes cheats for clients. These clients are for people who enter a game at the end of which is a giant reward I think the end of the game was called The Roots.They often die in the game which means they die in real life. You have to enter a cubicle kind of thing to start playing. So there is a guy who shows up, dark haired and skinny,and enters the game( her love interest if I remember right). He gets extra health and fights monsters, turned invisible on the map for a while etc. Anyway, final level was where he meets with his father and fights him but he had infinite health I think. There was some final clever thing he did and won. Another thing I remember is a client that showed up before, a beautiful woman that took the protagonist in the middle of the night to a scenic place with a great view od the night sky. She died (in the game I think) which was why the main girl wanted her cheat code to work so much and made for that guy.
Some more things I remember- the main girl used to be a top cheat-coder but lost her fame. She was taken in by a bunch of other coders, one of whom never talked. They were in hiding (from the govt.(?) ). One day an explosion occurred and a body flew out of a building and crashed onto the ground. They took the person in, but there were arguments about this decision (since they were in hiding).
Any help is appreciated! Thanks.

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danrees October 7, 2014 - 4:34pm

Hey I remember reading a book but can't remember the name, it starts in a school with a group of friends after they graduate they get set to a certain faction type place and get food stamps and basically have to survive by sticking together, then every now and again they get a letter or something telling them to meet at a certain place where they get out in a chamber and when they wake up there in a dessert and this keeps happening until they realize there stuck on this other planet for good and that it was all a test in order to teraform another planet. Thanks for your help!!

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baruch50 November 16, 2014 - 5:38pm

I read a book for young adults, probably older teens, when I was in my early twenties, over twenty years ago, and for the life of me, I cannot remember the name of the book. The story, at least as far as I can remember, was about people who no longer lived on earth, but in space or space camps. A group of teenagers, who were in school for space flight or maybe combat training, decided to take the ship on a joyride. They ended up landing on a planet where only one lady lived. If memory serves me, it had something to do with a tower. Anyhow, I think that there were strange animals or creatures that lived there too and I also think that the lady turned out to be the mother of ano of the kids on the flight. That is all I can remember about the book but I would, for nostalgia's sake, read it again. If anyone knows what book it is, I would really appreciate a message. Thanks for any help that you can give!

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HarryPotterx09 January 24, 2015 - 9:37pm

Hi! I can't remember this book that I read in 5th grade but I'm dying to remember what it was. The only things that I can remeber about this book is that this kid slips his name into a slot box for a mysterious job. A man appears at his door and tells him that he has won. He then has to keep Earth in balance along with other people. The main object is to keep time from standing still. It's like a mystical investigation. Please help!! thank you

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mnk_134 March 19, 2015 - 12:22pm

Hey! I cant remember this book that I read around 5 years ago. If i recall correctly, the narrative is told from a womans point of view and i think her grandfather is a chess grandmaster. Then she meets this russian guy who is the youngest grandmaster, and then realises that they knew each other when they were little. This is literally all I remember! But i know that it was a really good book and there was a scene where she tries russian vodka

Any help would be appreciated!

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Amelia May 29, 2015 - 11:22am

I know the plot but do not remember the title of the book.  It's about a young man who witnesses a murder and is assigned to a camp of other troubled boys to escape the killers.  It takes place in the mountains.  His name was changed to protect him.  Any help would be appreciated.

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YourrsTrulyy June 19, 2015 - 3:27am

Looking for the name of a book I didn't read too long ago, maybe a year or so ago. It's a YA book I think and I thought it was called Starcrossed but when I search that name it comes up with a seperate book I've also read. The plot is about this girl who meets this boy who's a member of a band but she like blacks out after feeling electricity between them or something like that. She has  had regular panic attack kinda things before and you find out she gets them more regularly when near him. But then they end up falling in love and start going out when the weather starts becoming bad on a regular basis. Some chalters swap to being narrated by these scientists who are trying to find the boy and girl's whereabouts because the chemicals inside them react to each other and cause major storms in the area around them e.g floods, snow in summer etc. and the term they use for this is 'starcrossed lovers' and in the end they seperate from each other but write letters. Any help would be great!

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Carol Ann Wood July 20, 2015 - 9:41am

Hi, I am wondering if anyone can help with this. Bit of a long shot. About 7-10 years ago (I think) I read a paperback book that inadvertently got given away. And I can't recall title or author. The details I do remember are as follows: It is set in the UK. A teenage girl who doesn't get on well with her mother gets abducted by a young man. He locks her in a shed -possibly a potting shed -on an allotment. He blindfolds her so she can't see his face. She builds some sort of a relationship with him - a bit like Stockholm Syndrome? He treats her well, but still won't let her see his face. She doesn't know why he is holding her there. When eventually he releases her, he is never caught. The story moves to a couple of years later and the girl has a small son. He turns out to be the son of the kidnapper. One day, she is in the park with her son, sees a man and immediately recognises his voice. She has to make the decision of whether or not to phone the police and she decides not to. That's about all I can remember and I've been searching in vain for a couple of years for this book. People have suggested 'Ask Me No Questions' but it isn't that because that was written too early. This was written and set in the early noughties, I think. Hope someone can help. Thanks :-)

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Beth Ann Denney from Yucaipa CA. is reading Rereading The Hollows and waiting for The Drafter - Peri Reed Chronicles August 23, 2015 - 1:51am

I'm looking for 2 books, 1 is about a girl that lives with her aunt and the aunt makes her go to a masquerade party in the place of her sick cousin so her cousin won't lose her fiance the fiance does not know that its not the right girl and they go to the garden and have sex with the mask on so he still don't know then the next day he goes to see the cousin and see the girl and starts to put it all together and the aunt ends up locking the girl in a room but the guy goes and finds her and saves her. i just can't remember name of book or who its by.

the other book is about a girl who is a reporter and acts like a prostitute to find out who is killing the girls and a man drugs her and a vampire finds her and takes her back to his house where he has werewolves as his friends and protectors he makes sure the girl is okay then has her taken back to her place but then she finds him and goes to see him and one of the wolves is a girl and having babies and is very protective of the girl. thats all I can really think of for that book and again I don't know the name or who it's by. There both really good books I been looking for but can't seem to find any help would be great.
Thank You

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sanjab August 26, 2015 - 8:31am

Hi I really hope someone can help me with this book, i read it a long time ago, but every now and then i think about this book, but i cant remember the author or the name of it.

It is about an unmarried woman, who for that time is older than what woman usually where before getting married. Her personality is very dull aswell as her looks, but one day her father marries her off to a man she finds very handsome and i think she falls in love with him. They move inte a big house with maides and other staff. I think that her husband works away and meets another woman who is beutiful and full of life, and that at some point she gets pregnant so the wife keeps her in the attic. Thats pretty much all i can remember about it, but i do remember thinking that it was a really good book. 

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Daphne_s September 24, 2015 - 7:40am

hello guys i hope you can help me with this one, i can't remember the title or the author , the novel is about two families, the one family belongs to the poor and the other belongs to the middle class. at first they focused on the childrens and when they grew up, the guy from the other family fell in love with the girl from the other family. i think the name was edward or edwin, i'm not sure. and the girl became a theatre actress. the story involves the war and the girl died in the end. the guy married the person he did not love, he's sad but eventually became happy when his wife gave birth to their first baby and they named it after the guy's first love.some of the siblings also from the poor family had a relationship with the siblings of the other family .it was a hard bound book, i'm pretty sure that the title involves the family name of one of the family(the poor one)the family name starts with letter B(i think)..that's all i can remember..pls help tnx

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mena October 11, 2015 - 3:48pm

Soo really hope someone can help.
I read this book as a teenager but I never found out what happened in the end. So the story is about a girl who's being stalked by a vampire or something supernatural. She knows something is watching her but no one believes her. I think at one point she kidnapped and manages to escape with no recollection of what really happened to her. She meets this guy who believes her. Then one day they're driving and whatever is stalking her causes their car to crash and her friend dies. She then meets his grandmother who seems to know what's after her. This is all I remember.

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Lilbooklover510 December 26, 2015 - 10:43am

There was this one book and I can't remeber the name of the book or the author of the book. I think, I read the book in the year 2013,so it wasn't published after 2013. It was a teen comedy about this girl who was I think was a 15 year old.It was very funny. It was just a very funny journal of teenage girl. The story was pretty straightforward and ordinary. It was about going on dates and stuff like that. The guy in the apartment beside her  was her friend. At the end Her worst enemy turned out to be her step  sister. It was by a Female author. I think It may have been published by puffin books though I'm not sure.

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ksgaloh January 25, 2016 - 5:15pm

Please Help! 

It has been over 8 years since I have read this so it is bits and pieces that I remember. I am almost sure the setting is in a deserted prison. I know a female guard is in a room and hears screaming. I think she was attacked or raped by a ghost or something. A couple other guards were walking around the grounds and saw an underground tunnel and gets locked it there for a short time with this paranormal thing. Please, please help.

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Shelley Swick January 31, 2016 - 1:28am

@twinkletoes3106 the trilogy is called The Forbidden Game by L.J Smith. You can buy the omnibus from The Book Depository


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Shelley Swick June 4, 2016 - 7:56pm

I'm looking for a trilogy set in London?  There is three MC's two boys and one girl ( one of the boys is a poc) who time travel by using a rope swing. I think they jump into the lives of ancestors or their past lives. I think in the end they travel to the future. I read these in the late 80's really early 90's


Hope someone can help

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Chasberry March 14, 2016 - 1:38pm

I'm looking for a book that is about these two kids discovering different color rings in this house and each ring took you to a different place in time. I believe it was 3 rings and the colors were red, yellow, and maybe blue. Does anyone know what this book is called?

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Prometheus March 17, 2016 - 11:17am

Im trying to look for a book. ive only read a couple chapters in, I never finished it. But now i cant remeber anything about the book except for a little bit of the plot and the cover art.
The cover art had an empty picture frame in front of a grass field and blue skies. noone was holding the frame it was just there. there wasnt a person or anything on the cover except for what i described. what i read about the story so far was that the main character was a male photographer and he was in love with somebody. the book was fiction novel. it also talked about his life. 



I have use every known book finder site out there and i cant find it AT ALL.

even if you find something close to this description tell me the name and the author plz plz plz.

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greenbee March 21, 2016 - 9:40pm

This is a long shot, but I'm looking for a book I read sometime between 2007-2011.  It was probably published after 2001, since my local library doesn't seem to keep books for more than about five years unless they're super popular.  Written for middle-grade kids, probably a fantasy or mystery.  A lonely child (I think it was a girl) lives in a mysterious house high up on a hill, doesn't get to interact with people in town, watches out the window a lot.  Somehow meets another child (I think it was a boy) and they go to a graveyard down the hill and into a nearby forest.  Seems like they are getting chased by 'bad guys'.  I just remember a real 'sense of place' for this house on the hill.  Seems like it rained a lot in the book. I love how our memories can keep a feeling very strong while losing all the information that would give any meaning to that feeling!

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Sheri Holbert Rhodes March 23, 2016 - 12:28pm

I'm looking for book, no idea of title or author.  I was set in Cape Cod, or up that way.  This woman is traveling and meets a lady named Sylvia.  Somehow, this lady ends up going to Sylvia's aunts or grandmothers..her name was either Ellie or Ella, something like that.  Ends up that Sylvia is killed in a suspicious manner.  At the end of the book, it ends up that Ellie/Ella is the murderer, and she tries to kill the main character by poison.  I read this book back in the 80's, not sure when it was written.  If anyone has read this, please respond. thanks

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Jodian Campbell March 24, 2016 - 1:37am

So i read a book about 10 years ago. The title was something like woman in the wind or woman on the wind. It is about a girl who was raped by hervland lord sons. She became pregnant and went away. While away she became a pilot fell inlove and got married. She then went back to her home town a wealthy woman . one of the boys who raped her saw her son and onew he or his brother was the father.

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JustNew March 28, 2016 - 8:46am

I'm looking for a book that have read in my teens. The cover showed a field or flowers with a guy and a girl sitting.

The plot was that they used to play together with some kids when they were younger but stopped seeing each other for a while. They fell in love when they grew older. She was rich and he was poor. I think there was a blight going on and crops we're failing so the poor couldn't pay rent to her family. The town was hungry and I think she brought food to them in the middle of the night.

There was this one bit where she brought him into her flash home and he rang all the servents bells as a prank. I think they both tried to make it to America because he could work there and bring his family
Plz help

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JustNew March 28, 2016 - 9:00am

I'm looking for a book about a girl stuck in her town which is in a valley. It was after a war and everything was dead outside the valley. Her family left a while back so she was all alone with her house and a store that she got food from. The radio stations went dead one by one and the last was from a man going crazy. A man comes in from the outside with a radiation suit on and washes himself in the wrong river which makes him sick. She had to nurse him back to health. I think she had a dog, her brothers.

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103687941637719... April 10, 2016 - 2:52pm

It was about Young Adult Horror ghost story. If I remember correctly, a teen and at least her mom and maybe a kid sibling (?) moved into an abandoned house and at least some months ago that there been a murder in there and when her mom is out of the house she has one of those wild teen parties and one of the 'guests' use a ouija board and more weird stuff kept happening. I read it back in 2013. Along with "Ghost of Greylock Hall", and "Ruined"

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Patricia Wilt April 16, 2016 - 10:17pm

The book I'm looking for had rainbow in the title robert was a main character along with his wife they got into a car crash on a bridge then are taken to 2 diffrent hospitals the wife is in a coma and he runs out of his hospital to find his house he becomes home less and the police and a detective are on his tail he sees his wife on tv with a picture of him two he finds the hospital his wife is at then the police are waiting for him so is the detective he isant aloud into the hospital so he says "before you arrest me let me see my dynamite one last time) the detective knew he ment his wife's picture but the police don't he gets shot and died but his wife wakes up then about two hours later and says"where's my husband at " her I think mother says he passed on and she cries then it says a beautiful rainbow is outside that's the end anyone know what book please looking for this for about a year