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Today prevented with a vaccine and treated, as necessary, with intubation or an antitoxin. Scandal Wears Satin is a Regency romance centered around Sophy, the second of three French-English dressmaking sisters with a dab of disreputable bluebood, and Harry, the Earl of Longmore, and his sister Clara.
I enjoyed the cultural context provided by the period quotes prefacing each chapter. Hyacinth and the indomitable Lady Danbury, grandmother to Gareth St. Thankfully the rather fanciful plot is grounded by its origin in a mundane act of adultery. Though there are repeating characters, this book may be read before the others in the series with the exception, of course, of the aforementioned second Epilogues collection.
Three sisters, one brother, and one male second cousin each get a volume. Then Comes Seduction , the second chronologically, tells the story of Katherine, the youngest sister, and Jasper Finley, a baron and good friend of second cousin Constantine. The book gets off to a rough and very implausible start with an unwise wager but redeems itself with characters that show growth during the three years after that first meeting.
The delightful country manor setting in the latter part of the book is also a big plus. And the story ends on the dance floor with a waltz. The characters were enjoyable — and as a very wealthy widow the Duchess of Dunbarton is free from a lot constraints placed on the young, unmarried ladies. The proposal scene near the end is the best part of the book in my mind.
The Arrangement , second in the series by publication date , is an entertaining and easy read. Balogh deals thoughtfully with war injuries — in this case blindness and deafness … though the trauma is not PTSD but rather happens to have occurred on the battlefield. I appreciated lack of additional trauma to bring the happily ever after to fruition: no splitting apart, no near-death experiences, and — best of all — pregnancy was not the trigger.
This novel may be read independently of the other two novels in the trilogy — unless you really want to be surprised about the eventually pairings. Was the latter just a red herring or did Putney mention them late in the story but to no purpose because that was easier than writing out their mention early in the story?
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Not Quite a Wife , the sixth volume, lost my interest. The hero and heroine were too emo and yet too bottled up. The Rake , the second volume in this series, is a revision of an earlier novel and brings back a less-than-heroic side character, Reggie Davenport, from the first volume in the series The Diabolical Baron. The heroine has her own problems to overcome — most notably the old Regency novel standby: lack of sexual self-confidence… which of course gets addressed by having sex with the hero. Fortunately her confidence in other areas and her lustiness keep her from being a simpering ninny.
Interestingly, as her full backstory gets revealed toward the end of the novel we are less in charity with her… she was old enough by Regency standards to know and act better than she did. Fortunately that slip is long after the reader is fully engaged in the story and in any case at that point our focus is on Reggie and rooting for him to win his battle with alcohol.
The central characters were enjoyable — the more so for being a bit older than the Regency norm… especially the heroine, who is also notable for her business and architecture skills. The surrounding cast was likewise a plus — supportive parents all around — and I look forward to reading more in the series.
As read by Jill Tanner, When We Meet Again was an enjoyable romance though repetitive — particularly noticeable in the audiobook. The central couple, Miss Pamela Effington and Prince Alexei of Avalonia spend most of the novel avoiding their HEA due to misguided — and tiresome — notions of honor and duty. Fortunately the supporting cast picks up the slack and carries the story through to the end. Many of the lead characters in her contemporary novels have psychical abilities and in the remaining one or both of the leads are strong intuitives.
Surrender to the Earl has a sufficiently unusual tweak to the usual plot to easily overcome a few less than plausible character developments.
The main tweak is that the heroine is blind due to a childhood illness contracted when she was 7 and though she is otherwise fully capable, her family has kept her confined to running their country estate with little outside contact. Her coping mechanisms and the reactions of the minor characters to her blindness made the story interesting. A Winter Scandal is moderately entertaining — no particular clunkers but nothing particularly special either.
The Handbook to Handling His Lordship by Suzanne Enoch has the outsiders combined with the Regency over-the-top element of governess turned shady lady turned marriage candidate for a titled gentleman. Overall too overwrought too be more than a skip and jump read. Does his being a born-again virgin rake make him sexier? Maybe if he were doing so because he was saving himself for the right woman instead of letting down all of the dependents of his Earldom by turning his back on his responsibilities as the head of the family.
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One of the hero's knights marries her. Nov 3, , pm. Can someone please help me name this book its been driving me nuts for years! It is right after the Civil war in America. The heroin is of raven hair and they make mention of it that its so midnight black. He plays and gambles away her horse to a rich handsome horse breeder. She runs away but eventually goes to him because he threatens to place her father in jail. She becomes ill and he nurses her back to health after which she agrees to become his mistress.
He then takes her to France and she finds out she is going to have his child. She fears he wont want it after a misunderstanding and so runs away. He searches for her and finds her. She rejects him. He and her then finally reunite at his big house.
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I read this many years ago. I want to say that there is a woman with black hair on a horse in the cover but i could be wrong. It may also have the word raven or midnight or dark angel in it.. Nov 5, , pm. Hi everyone, I would appreciate the help if anyone knows of a book that I've been searching for a few years now. What I remember is that she has been betrothed already. She's really good with her bow and arrow.
When the hero meets her to marry her, she's being attacked at her house in the woods as he meets her. She believes she's in love with a friend she's known since childhood. But she starts to be really attracted to her hero. She freaks out of how attracted she's becoming of him so she convinces her twin sister to say that she's feeling ill in her bedroom and she escapes in either a rug or trunk I vaguely remember and then goes on horse back to her childhood friends house.
Without realizing that's she's being followed and she's the one who's been the target this whole time. Sorry I wrote a super long post. Nov 6, , am. Nov 6, , pm. Thanks Kate Nov 7, , am. Hi, I've been looking for a particular historical romance for weeks now. I read it at least 6 or 7 years ago, maybe more.
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It is similar to 'Flowers from the Storm' by Laura Kinsale in that the Hero is struck down by something that makes everyone believe he has become an imbecile. I think he might be a Duke or an Earl? It is set in England maybe regency or just before.
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There is something about all the other family members dying or being killed by the French? I'd be most grateful if anyone knows what this book is. Nov 7, , pm. I'm new to librarything and I'm really hoping someone will recognize a book from a very brief description because I can't remember more than the basics of the plot really. Years ago I read a romantic mystery about a cold, cruel twin who convinces her twin sister to take her place.
The cold, cruel twin is in a very unhappy marriage and has a daughter who she doesn't seem to care about at all. The nice twin goes along with her plan for some reason and falls for the husband and the little girl. The husband at first is baffled by her new, kind behavior because he was used to her gold digging, heartless twin and unaware she had a twin. Eventually he starts to fall for the new twin still thinking its his wife.
Sorry, that's all I can remember. I know its not very specific. If you can think of any plots that fit, please let me know! That's it!!!!! I'm so happy I could cry! Thank you Anna :. Check out the old thread "name that book" Allright gals and?
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