This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. A really enjoyable and well told story. Bree, the heroine, is sort of on the margin between trade and the ton. She can go to posh society affairs, but to set her cap at, ooh, say an Earl, would be considered too much. Of course, an Earl is exactly who she's in love with in this story. Max Dysart, Earl of Penrith, has a dark secret two if you count some, um, unexpected jewelry. A wife who left him long ago and who might be dead, then again, might not.
Once he's fallen in love with Bree, clearin A really enjoyable and well told story. Once he's fallen in love with Bree, clearing that little matter up takes on some urgency.
The heroine runs a stagecoach company with her brother and that gives an unusual setting for the story, some interestingly unique scenes and a good reason for her to be so much more independent minded than most society ladies. Max finds her intelligence and cool head highly attractive - along with her rather fabulous hair!
There's a little moment early in the book where, while she's sleeping, he undoes the ribbon holding her hair in a braid, so he can see it loose. Louise Allen is great with little moments like that, which are both intimate and yet innocent. The story kept me gripped and reading on even when I should have stopped and got on with other things. Max's unexpected jewelry is a nipple piercing! He claims it can't be removed. That's his story and he's sticking to it. Last, just wanted to mention the final chapter, the couple's wedding night and the way the writer teases us delightfully by going into long and loving detail about their getting undressed.
It goes on for pages!
Loved it. Highly recommended for historical romance fans May 28, Judy rated it it was amazing. What a good read. Bree Mallory is between two worlds. On her mother's side are well placed relations and her step-brother, James, is well into the ton. As for Bree and her brother Piers, they are in trade. Their mother remarried for love after the death of James's father. Now that James is getting married, they must be seen more socially and be accepted for his sake. The Earl of Penrith, Max Dysart, has allowed his cousin to get into a race with his carriage and horses. Suddenly a stagecoach is in What a good read.
Suddenly a stagecoach is in front of them and there is no stopping. By a miracle they manage to pass it and Max glances the driver and feels he must be imagining things.https://snowhelcesswesa.cf
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What he seen was a beautiful woman that something inside told him was his. Max and Bree meet and think they will not see each other again. Bree knows even with her well placed relatives she is no future mate to an Earl. Not with their family being in trade with the ownership of the stagecoach company. Max is stunned to see a woman he is sure to be Bree at a ball. Sitting across the table from him is a beautiful woman in a gown, not trousers. And she has been seated with his nemesis, Brice Latymer. Through a series of events they meet often but Max has to hold back his feelings until a past secret of his can be handled.
Between the past haunting them, Latymer pulling all punches to get what he wants, an Uncle falling into the wrong people and many other bumps in the road for them. No esperaba mucho de este libro y me ha encantado. Es una novela sencilla, ligera, fresca, con perso No esperaba mucho de este libro y me ha encantado. Es una novela sencilla, ligera, fresca, con personajes encantadores. Bree and Max are wonderful characters and the plot, their romance and the people that help and hinder it are so well written.
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I really enjoyed seeing them fall in love. Bree's business is so unusual and interesting. I adored how she tried to be dutiful and proper yet was also so much the hoyden. A fun read. Aug 20, Jo rated it really liked it Shelves: Louise Allen does it again. A highly enjoyable story of a woman wanting to continue to contribute to the family coaching business, but being restrained by social convention as she is pulled more and more into the ton and away from her life in trade. Jun 19, Denicemarcell added it. May 31, Frances rated it it was ok Shelves: regency. Ho Hum. Jun 25, Zinnia rated it liked it Shelves: romance , historic-novel.
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This author also writes under the name Francesca Shaw. I have had my nose buried in a history book - fact or fiction - for as long as I can remember, but even more important to me are the places and the objects that conjure up the past. My first attempt at historical fictio Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name.
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My first attempt at historical fiction at the age of eight was three pages of improbable medieval drama set in the local castle. With a degree in geography and archaeology I love to try and 'read' the landscape and the buildings in it for clues about the past. Virtually any place can trigger ideas for plots, but I am particularly inspired by Venice, Burgundy, Mediterranean islands and the Hertfordshire and Norfolk countryside. I live in England in a village in Bedfordshire with my long-suffering husband.
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In the beginning Dorothea's actions did not endear me to her but over the course of the book she just like Lucy under goes a radical transformation that will ultimately make them strong, brave and fearless women. On the one hand Lucy is admirable for leaving everything she has known and travelling to such a faraway dangerous country with her husband.
But on the other Lucy's love obviously blind sided her to Charlie's faults and she really had no idea what she was getting herself into. Right from the moment Lucy lands in the hot exotic city of Constantinople the action never lets up.
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The author uses rich vivid imagery to describe her settings and I could picture every step of Lucy's journey as she gets nearer to the action of the battle field. In fact the whole story is so richly described that I felt I was a character myself in the book right there alongside the women as they acclimatise to the day to day struggles of being camped on a battle field whilst trying to retain some semblance of normality.
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Here is where we first see Lucy's whole demeanour begin to change and for the better. Up until now she has had a sheltered cosseted upbringing leading a frivolous life but now the demands and ruthlessness of a war become all too apparent for her.