Quiz — Ten lords a’leaping#2

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On day 10 of our Christmastide posts, here's a little quiz about some of the lords (or dukes or marquesses or earls or barons) of historical romance. Note down your answers with a pen and paper, because you'll have to leave the wench site to find the correct answers. The link is at the bottom of the quiz. Then come back and tell us how you did. 

1) An independently-minded heroine plans to free her foolish brother from the destructive influence of this dark, destructive and far from handsome lord, but when she travels to Paris to confront him, he turns the tables on her.     
        a) Sarah MacLean – Brazen and the Beast
        b) Loretta Chase – Lord of Scoundrels
        c) Mary Balogh – Slightly Married

2)  Attempting to save her flighty light-skirt younger sister from a known rake, our heroine is kidnapped by mistake. How can she convince the rake she's a virtuous female? Reader, she shoots him.             
        a) Anne Gracie – Tallie's Knight    
        b) Julie Garwood – Honor's Splendour
        c) Georgette Heyer – Devil's Cub

3) When this lord travels to the country to meet with an eccentric but brilliant inventor who has created something that could help defeat Napoleon, he discovers "he"  is a woman.
        a) Loretta Chase – The Lion's Daughter
        b) Laura Kinsale – Midsummer Moon
        c) Elizabeth Hoyt – Thief of Shadows Omar-Borkan-Al-Gala-Most-Handsome-Men-In-The-World

4) This bi-racial lord is called a traitor by his mother's side and a savage by his father's. Torn between two cultures, there's just one woman who can make him feel whole. But when war breaks out, the lovers are torn apart.    
        a) Meredith Duran – The Duke of Shadows
        b)  Madeline Hunter – The Wicked Duke
        c) Tessa Dare – Duke of Sin

Images5) This lord spent the years of his childhood locked up in a madhouse, before being released by his older brother. He's a little eccentric, but when he finds his heroine, he doesn't give up until she's his.    
        a) Johanna Linsey – Prisoner of my Desire    
        b) Sabrina Jeffries – Beware a Scot's Revenge
        c) Jennifer Ashley –  The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie

6) A studious lady seeking protection for her fossils from thieves and looters, and turns to the local lord, scarred and reclusive, with a sinister reputation.
        a) Amanda Quick – Ravished
        b) Emily Larkin – Lady Isabella's Ogre
        c) Grace Burrowes – Lady Eve's Indiscretion

7) This lord has been overseas making his fortune for the last nine years when he hears a disquieting rumor, and races back to England to rescue his elderly aunt from four designing hussies claiming to be her nieces. Main-qimg-1eaaa6ad32df8f71a4ae1e6ee5733cc0
        a) Mimi Matthews – The Lost Letter
        b)  Anne Gracie – The Autumn Bride
        c) Patricia Rice – Artful Deceptions

8) A stammering heiress, desperate to escape a forced and unwanted marriage, proposes marriage to a notorious, rakish, handsome fortune-hunter, and is instantly whisked off to Gretna Green.
        a) Lorraine Heath – A Scoundrel in her Bed
        b) Tessa Dare – How to Catch a Wild Viscount
        c) Lisa Kleypas – Devil in Winter

9) Our heroine is a governess uninterested in marriage; she wants to travel, have adventures, see the pyramids. Caught up in a young gentleman's murder, she's compromised by a handsome, notoriously rakish lord. He offers marriage, she refuses but he wants her, so the battle is on.
        a)  Stephanie Laurens – Devil's Bride
        b) Julia Quinn – An Offer From a Gentleman
        c) Eloisa James – To Wed a Rake

Toni-mahfud-110) Our heroine is working as an interpreter and guide to this lord as he explores forbidden territory. When he's captured by enemies and is condemned to death, they make a hasty marriage to secure her future. She returns to the land of her father, a widow. Or is she?
        a) Mary Jo Putney  – The China Bride
        b) Joanna Bourne – My Lord and Spymaster
        c) Nicola Cornick –  Deceived

Now go here and check your answers, then come back and tell us how you went. Any surprises? Too easy? Too hard? Let me know.

And if you enjoyed this quiz, try this other "Lords a'leaping" quiz I made up a few years ago.

190 thoughts on “Quiz — Ten lords a’leaping#2”

  1. The only two I knew for sure were 3 (B) and 10 (A); I can see I have a bunch of wonderful books to look for and read!
    Such fun, thanks!

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  2. The only two I knew for sure were 3 (B) and 10 (A); I can see I have a bunch of wonderful books to look for and read!
    Such fun, thanks!

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  3. The only two I knew for sure were 3 (B) and 10 (A); I can see I have a bunch of wonderful books to look for and read!
    Such fun, thanks!

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  4. The only two I knew for sure were 3 (B) and 10 (A); I can see I have a bunch of wonderful books to look for and read!
    Such fun, thanks!

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  5. The only two I knew for sure were 3 (B) and 10 (A); I can see I have a bunch of wonderful books to look for and read!
    Such fun, thanks!

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  6. I’m relatively new to Historical Romance. So I guessed at the answers. I got two right. Now I have to add these books to my ever growing TBR list.

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  7. I’m relatively new to Historical Romance. So I guessed at the answers. I got two right. Now I have to add these books to my ever growing TBR list.

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  8. I’m relatively new to Historical Romance. So I guessed at the answers. I got two right. Now I have to add these books to my ever growing TBR list.

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  9. I’m relatively new to Historical Romance. So I guessed at the answers. I got two right. Now I have to add these books to my ever growing TBR list.

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  10. I’m relatively new to Historical Romance. So I guessed at the answers. I got two right. Now I have to add these books to my ever growing TBR list.

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  11. I got 5, 6, and 10 right. I missed 2 and 9 – which I should not have missed. (I believe I misread 9, but if that was the cause of the error, it was still my error!). The others were unknown to me.

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  12. I got 5, 6, and 10 right. I missed 2 and 9 – which I should not have missed. (I believe I misread 9, but if that was the cause of the error, it was still my error!). The others were unknown to me.

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  13. I got 5, 6, and 10 right. I missed 2 and 9 – which I should not have missed. (I believe I misread 9, but if that was the cause of the error, it was still my error!). The others were unknown to me.

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  14. I got 5, 6, and 10 right. I missed 2 and 9 – which I should not have missed. (I believe I misread 9, but if that was the cause of the error, it was still my error!). The others were unknown to me.

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  15. I got 5, 6, and 10 right. I missed 2 and 9 – which I should not have missed. (I believe I misread 9, but if that was the cause of the error, it was still my error!). The others were unknown to me.

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  16. I Failed on 1 and 9. Actually read the winners for 2,6,7,10. Guessed the others by matching title to description. This suggests to me that authors are choosing their titles rather well!

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  17. I Failed on 1 and 9. Actually read the winners for 2,6,7,10. Guessed the others by matching title to description. This suggests to me that authors are choosing their titles rather well!

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  18. I Failed on 1 and 9. Actually read the winners for 2,6,7,10. Guessed the others by matching title to description. This suggests to me that authors are choosing their titles rather well!

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  19. I Failed on 1 and 9. Actually read the winners for 2,6,7,10. Guessed the others by matching title to description. This suggests to me that authors are choosing their titles rather well!

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  20. I Failed on 1 and 9. Actually read the winners for 2,6,7,10. Guessed the others by matching title to description. This suggests to me that authors are choosing their titles rather well!

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  21. I was 5 for 10, and 2 of those were guesses. Of course I recognized Anne’s book and the Georgette Heyer, because those are authors I always read, and often reread.
    You are all much better read in romance than I am 🙂
    I seldom remember setups or plot points – or I remember half a dozen books that had the same ones. For me, the premise (while necessary) is the least important element. Plus there are authors there that I just don’t read, at least not for a long time.
    It’s the subsidiary quirks that tend to stick in my mind – which book had a Jewish moneylender? Well, there’s The Great Sophy (negative portrayal) or Man of Honour by Jane Ashford (positive portrayal). Who had a horse named Cloud? Fortunately his knees weren’t scarred when St. Erth took that fall. Which book had a sociopathic Perfect Boy who raped a maid over a tree branch and then flipped her a coin? Mary Balogh doesn’t write characters like that anymore. That sort of thing I remember. I imagine most readers do that but what sticks is individual to each reader.
    Great quiz. Thanks.

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  22. I was 5 for 10, and 2 of those were guesses. Of course I recognized Anne’s book and the Georgette Heyer, because those are authors I always read, and often reread.
    You are all much better read in romance than I am 🙂
    I seldom remember setups or plot points – or I remember half a dozen books that had the same ones. For me, the premise (while necessary) is the least important element. Plus there are authors there that I just don’t read, at least not for a long time.
    It’s the subsidiary quirks that tend to stick in my mind – which book had a Jewish moneylender? Well, there’s The Great Sophy (negative portrayal) or Man of Honour by Jane Ashford (positive portrayal). Who had a horse named Cloud? Fortunately his knees weren’t scarred when St. Erth took that fall. Which book had a sociopathic Perfect Boy who raped a maid over a tree branch and then flipped her a coin? Mary Balogh doesn’t write characters like that anymore. That sort of thing I remember. I imagine most readers do that but what sticks is individual to each reader.
    Great quiz. Thanks.

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  23. I was 5 for 10, and 2 of those were guesses. Of course I recognized Anne’s book and the Georgette Heyer, because those are authors I always read, and often reread.
    You are all much better read in romance than I am 🙂
    I seldom remember setups or plot points – or I remember half a dozen books that had the same ones. For me, the premise (while necessary) is the least important element. Plus there are authors there that I just don’t read, at least not for a long time.
    It’s the subsidiary quirks that tend to stick in my mind – which book had a Jewish moneylender? Well, there’s The Great Sophy (negative portrayal) or Man of Honour by Jane Ashford (positive portrayal). Who had a horse named Cloud? Fortunately his knees weren’t scarred when St. Erth took that fall. Which book had a sociopathic Perfect Boy who raped a maid over a tree branch and then flipped her a coin? Mary Balogh doesn’t write characters like that anymore. That sort of thing I remember. I imagine most readers do that but what sticks is individual to each reader.
    Great quiz. Thanks.

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  24. I was 5 for 10, and 2 of those were guesses. Of course I recognized Anne’s book and the Georgette Heyer, because those are authors I always read, and often reread.
    You are all much better read in romance than I am 🙂
    I seldom remember setups or plot points – or I remember half a dozen books that had the same ones. For me, the premise (while necessary) is the least important element. Plus there are authors there that I just don’t read, at least not for a long time.
    It’s the subsidiary quirks that tend to stick in my mind – which book had a Jewish moneylender? Well, there’s The Great Sophy (negative portrayal) or Man of Honour by Jane Ashford (positive portrayal). Who had a horse named Cloud? Fortunately his knees weren’t scarred when St. Erth took that fall. Which book had a sociopathic Perfect Boy who raped a maid over a tree branch and then flipped her a coin? Mary Balogh doesn’t write characters like that anymore. That sort of thing I remember. I imagine most readers do that but what sticks is individual to each reader.
    Great quiz. Thanks.

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  25. I was 5 for 10, and 2 of those were guesses. Of course I recognized Anne’s book and the Georgette Heyer, because those are authors I always read, and often reread.
    You are all much better read in romance than I am 🙂
    I seldom remember setups or plot points – or I remember half a dozen books that had the same ones. For me, the premise (while necessary) is the least important element. Plus there are authors there that I just don’t read, at least not for a long time.
    It’s the subsidiary quirks that tend to stick in my mind – which book had a Jewish moneylender? Well, there’s The Great Sophy (negative portrayal) or Man of Honour by Jane Ashford (positive portrayal). Who had a horse named Cloud? Fortunately his knees weren’t scarred when St. Erth took that fall. Which book had a sociopathic Perfect Boy who raped a maid over a tree branch and then flipped her a coin? Mary Balogh doesn’t write characters like that anymore. That sort of thing I remember. I imagine most readers do that but what sticks is individual to each reader.
    Great quiz. Thanks.

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  26. I got 8 out of 10 and both were books I have never read (Meredith Duran and Laura Kinsale) so I need to source them. Thanks for a few minutes of fun, Anne.

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  27. I got 8 out of 10 and both were books I have never read (Meredith Duran and Laura Kinsale) so I need to source them. Thanks for a few minutes of fun, Anne.

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  28. I got 8 out of 10 and both were books I have never read (Meredith Duran and Laura Kinsale) so I need to source them. Thanks for a few minutes of fun, Anne.

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  29. I got 8 out of 10 and both were books I have never read (Meredith Duran and Laura Kinsale) so I need to source them. Thanks for a few minutes of fun, Anne.

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  30. I got 8 out of 10 and both were books I have never read (Meredith Duran and Laura Kinsale) so I need to source them. Thanks for a few minutes of fun, Anne.

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  31. I got all 10 right! Not that I’ve read every book, but some I figured out by process of elimination or remembering a book’s review or back cover blurb, even if I hadn’t read it.

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  32. I got all 10 right! Not that I’ve read every book, but some I figured out by process of elimination or remembering a book’s review or back cover blurb, even if I hadn’t read it.

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  33. I got all 10 right! Not that I’ve read every book, but some I figured out by process of elimination or remembering a book’s review or back cover blurb, even if I hadn’t read it.

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  34. I got all 10 right! Not that I’ve read every book, but some I figured out by process of elimination or remembering a book’s review or back cover blurb, even if I hadn’t read it.

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  35. I got all 10 right! Not that I’ve read every book, but some I figured out by process of elimination or remembering a book’s review or back cover blurb, even if I hadn’t read it.

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  36. My previous comment seems to have vanished….I got all 10 correct! Some by process of elimination, or remembering the back cover blurbs or reviews, if I hadn’t read the book.

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  37. My previous comment seems to have vanished….I got all 10 correct! Some by process of elimination, or remembering the back cover blurbs or reviews, if I hadn’t read the book.

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  38. My previous comment seems to have vanished….I got all 10 correct! Some by process of elimination, or remembering the back cover blurbs or reviews, if I hadn’t read the book.

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  39. My previous comment seems to have vanished….I got all 10 correct! Some by process of elimination, or remembering the back cover blurbs or reviews, if I hadn’t read the book.

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  40. My previous comment seems to have vanished….I got all 10 correct! Some by process of elimination, or remembering the back cover blurbs or reviews, if I hadn’t read the book.

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  41. Excellent, Mary Jo — I’m so pleased you and Mary T got them all. The tricky bit about these quizzes is making sure the brief description is enough for people to recognize the story, without giving away too much.

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  42. Excellent, Mary Jo — I’m so pleased you and Mary T got them all. The tricky bit about these quizzes is making sure the brief description is enough for people to recognize the story, without giving away too much.

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  43. Excellent, Mary Jo — I’m so pleased you and Mary T got them all. The tricky bit about these quizzes is making sure the brief description is enough for people to recognize the story, without giving away too much.

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  44. Excellent, Mary Jo — I’m so pleased you and Mary T got them all. The tricky bit about these quizzes is making sure the brief description is enough for people to recognize the story, without giving away too much.

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  45. Excellent, Mary Jo — I’m so pleased you and Mary T got them all. The tricky bit about these quizzes is making sure the brief description is enough for people to recognize the story, without giving away too much.

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  46. Pamela, welcome to historical romance — you’ve come to the right place. It’s not easy to guess them blind, but there are some good books on this list, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy them.

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  47. Pamela, welcome to historical romance — you’ve come to the right place. It’s not easy to guess them blind, but there are some good books on this list, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy them.

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  48. Pamela, welcome to historical romance — you’ve come to the right place. It’s not easy to guess them blind, but there are some good books on this list, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy them.

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  49. Pamela, welcome to historical romance — you’ve come to the right place. It’s not easy to guess them blind, but there are some good books on this list, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy them.

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  50. Pamela, welcome to historical romance — you’ve come to the right place. It’s not easy to guess them blind, but there are some good books on this list, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy them.

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  51. Glad you enjoyed the quiz, Janice — and thanks for recognizing my book, as well as Heyer’s. And of course, you’re right — we all recall different things about different books. The hardest thing for me when I was making up the quiz was making the descriptions so that the books were recognizable, but not a dead giveaway. Though I think a few of them have such stand-out premises (eg #5) that it was pretty obvious. And when I wrote the description for #1, it could have been a lot of books, until I added the word “ugly”.

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  52. Glad you enjoyed the quiz, Janice — and thanks for recognizing my book, as well as Heyer’s. And of course, you’re right — we all recall different things about different books. The hardest thing for me when I was making up the quiz was making the descriptions so that the books were recognizable, but not a dead giveaway. Though I think a few of them have such stand-out premises (eg #5) that it was pretty obvious. And when I wrote the description for #1, it could have been a lot of books, until I added the word “ugly”.

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  53. Glad you enjoyed the quiz, Janice — and thanks for recognizing my book, as well as Heyer’s. And of course, you’re right — we all recall different things about different books. The hardest thing for me when I was making up the quiz was making the descriptions so that the books were recognizable, but not a dead giveaway. Though I think a few of them have such stand-out premises (eg #5) that it was pretty obvious. And when I wrote the description for #1, it could have been a lot of books, until I added the word “ugly”.

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  54. Glad you enjoyed the quiz, Janice — and thanks for recognizing my book, as well as Heyer’s. And of course, you’re right — we all recall different things about different books. The hardest thing for me when I was making up the quiz was making the descriptions so that the books were recognizable, but not a dead giveaway. Though I think a few of them have such stand-out premises (eg #5) that it was pretty obvious. And when I wrote the description for #1, it could have been a lot of books, until I added the word “ugly”.

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  55. Glad you enjoyed the quiz, Janice — and thanks for recognizing my book, as well as Heyer’s. And of course, you’re right — we all recall different things about different books. The hardest thing for me when I was making up the quiz was making the descriptions so that the books were recognizable, but not a dead giveaway. Though I think a few of them have such stand-out premises (eg #5) that it was pretty obvious. And when I wrote the description for #1, it could have been a lot of books, until I added the word “ugly”.

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  56. Well done, Sharon — that’s a good result. And I think you’ll enjoy both the ones you missed. It was quite fun making up the questions and browsing my bookshelves in search of lordly heroes. I had to drop some because they weren’t actually lords.

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  57. Well done, Sharon — that’s a good result. And I think you’ll enjoy both the ones you missed. It was quite fun making up the questions and browsing my bookshelves in search of lordly heroes. I had to drop some because they weren’t actually lords.

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  58. Well done, Sharon — that’s a good result. And I think you’ll enjoy both the ones you missed. It was quite fun making up the questions and browsing my bookshelves in search of lordly heroes. I had to drop some because they weren’t actually lords.

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  59. Well done, Sharon — that’s a good result. And I think you’ll enjoy both the ones you missed. It was quite fun making up the questions and browsing my bookshelves in search of lordly heroes. I had to drop some because they weren’t actually lords.

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  60. Well done, Sharon — that’s a good result. And I think you’ll enjoy both the ones you missed. It was quite fun making up the questions and browsing my bookshelves in search of lordly heroes. I had to drop some because they weren’t actually lords.

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  61. I was disappointed in myself, I only got 1,3,5, & 7. I’m with you Anne, I need to reread some of these great books, but I’m also in store for some new-to-me treasures. Thanks for the quiz, Anne. Happy New Year!

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  62. I was disappointed in myself, I only got 1,3,5, & 7. I’m with you Anne, I need to reread some of these great books, but I’m also in store for some new-to-me treasures. Thanks for the quiz, Anne. Happy New Year!

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  63. I was disappointed in myself, I only got 1,3,5, & 7. I’m with you Anne, I need to reread some of these great books, but I’m also in store for some new-to-me treasures. Thanks for the quiz, Anne. Happy New Year!

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  64. I was disappointed in myself, I only got 1,3,5, & 7. I’m with you Anne, I need to reread some of these great books, but I’m also in store for some new-to-me treasures. Thanks for the quiz, Anne. Happy New Year!

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  65. I was disappointed in myself, I only got 1,3,5, & 7. I’m with you Anne, I need to reread some of these great books, but I’m also in store for some new-to-me treasures. Thanks for the quiz, Anne. Happy New Year!

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  66. I’ve read 9 of the 10 books so got those right; missed only the Lisa Kleypas. Helps that I’ve been reading romance for about 20 years now. My question is who the men are in the photos. I recognized Clive Owen (be still my beating heart) and Jason Momoa, but who are the two others? Curious minds want to know.

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  67. I’ve read 9 of the 10 books so got those right; missed only the Lisa Kleypas. Helps that I’ve been reading romance for about 20 years now. My question is who the men are in the photos. I recognized Clive Owen (be still my beating heart) and Jason Momoa, but who are the two others? Curious minds want to know.

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  68. I’ve read 9 of the 10 books so got those right; missed only the Lisa Kleypas. Helps that I’ve been reading romance for about 20 years now. My question is who the men are in the photos. I recognized Clive Owen (be still my beating heart) and Jason Momoa, but who are the two others? Curious minds want to know.

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  69. I’ve read 9 of the 10 books so got those right; missed only the Lisa Kleypas. Helps that I’ve been reading romance for about 20 years now. My question is who the men are in the photos. I recognized Clive Owen (be still my beating heart) and Jason Momoa, but who are the two others? Curious minds want to know.

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  70. I’ve read 9 of the 10 books so got those right; missed only the Lisa Kleypas. Helps that I’ve been reading romance for about 20 years now. My question is who the men are in the photos. I recognized Clive Owen (be still my beating heart) and Jason Momoa, but who are the two others? Curious minds want to know.

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  71. Well done, Susan — excellent result. That Lisa Kleypas is one of my favorites. As for the men in the photo, it’ll have to remain a mystery, I’m afraid. I don’t know their names.

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  72. Well done, Susan — excellent result. That Lisa Kleypas is one of my favorites. As for the men in the photo, it’ll have to remain a mystery, I’m afraid. I don’t know their names.

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  73. Well done, Susan — excellent result. That Lisa Kleypas is one of my favorites. As for the men in the photo, it’ll have to remain a mystery, I’m afraid. I don’t know their names.

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  74. Well done, Susan — excellent result. That Lisa Kleypas is one of my favorites. As for the men in the photo, it’ll have to remain a mystery, I’m afraid. I don’t know their names.

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  75. Well done, Susan — excellent result. That Lisa Kleypas is one of my favorites. As for the men in the photo, it’ll have to remain a mystery, I’m afraid. I don’t know their names.

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  76. I got 9 of 10 right! I was very surprised since I totally guessed on 3 of them. The 3 guesses were 1, 3 and 4. Missed 3. Very fun quiz! Thank you for creating it.

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  77. I got 9 of 10 right! I was very surprised since I totally guessed on 3 of them. The 3 guesses were 1, 3 and 4. Missed 3. Very fun quiz! Thank you for creating it.

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  78. I got 9 of 10 right! I was very surprised since I totally guessed on 3 of them. The 3 guesses were 1, 3 and 4. Missed 3. Very fun quiz! Thank you for creating it.

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  79. I got 9 of 10 right! I was very surprised since I totally guessed on 3 of them. The 3 guesses were 1, 3 and 4. Missed 3. Very fun quiz! Thank you for creating it.

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  80. I got 9 of 10 right! I was very surprised since I totally guessed on 3 of them. The 3 guesses were 1, 3 and 4. Missed 3. Very fun quiz! Thank you for creating it.

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