This is one of my favorite tropes probably because in my own life, my parents love tale is that they were from opposite sides of the tracks. Penderris Hall, Cornwall, is… …the country home of George Crabbe, the Duke of Stanbrook, who gathered these men together to help them cope with wounds, both physical and psychological. Tudo fluiu a partir desse desejo. Oh and the Camilla Lackberg was not very good. I like that Balogh doesn't shortcut the difficulties they'll face and that she gives the characters space and time to work things out—sometimes by actually talking it over with each other. I was able shove aside that particular elephant in my reading-room long enough to pay attention to who Gwen is in this story, rather than in the story I'd told myself. Each novel references other families and back stories from different books, and I wish I could peek at her notes to know how she keeps it all organized.
And, for some reason unknown to Gwen, she accepted the invitation of Vera to stay for a month at her home in Cornwall. I received this book for free from Audible Romance Package in exchange for an honest review. Actually, I'd completely forgotten her existence. His own issues include the guilt he felt for the death of his wife, Miriam. Not surprised about Lackberg -sounds like she hasn't got any better since book 1, then! The rating also corresponds to how I rated the H actually. Não: só foi possível, Gwen, porque eu quis aquilo para mim. Instead, she delves deep into the thoughts and emotions of the protagonists: Gwendoline, Lady Muir, and Hugo, a former military officer.
They trust each other completely. It was a momentary sprain, she told herself, and would be fine in a moment. Hugo becomes Lord Trentham and is forced seek a wife. The build of their romance is well done and completely sweeps the reader along. He heard a gasp of pain. Throughout the story, the two insist that they are completely unsuitable for each other. Balogh left me wanting more on that end, which was probably her intention all along! He is happiest when working the land, but duty and title now demand that he finds a wife.
Hugo and Gwen spend time together and are drawn to each other even as they are reluctant to give up their expectations of what their lives should and will be. It's not that they have no chemistry, but the barriers between them felt sort of contrived and hollow. Gwendolyn, Lady Muir, is a widow and bears her own guilt and pain. But he left the bulk of his vast business and trading empire to me. He had thought so at the time, but really, could women—ladies—be so blasé about sexual encounters? She landed awkwardly on her knee and both hands, her right leg stretched out behind her.
His features were strong and harsh, his eyes dark and fierce, his mouth a straight, severe line, his jaw hard set. But they were also all permanently scarred in one way or another, and they did not have to hide that fact when they were together. He heard it land and saw it bounce once. Who better to be given these second chances than soldiers and those who have seemingly lost everything? Only Enchanting Flavian, Viscount Posonby I know, but he is aware it is an absurd name and comments on it himself. Of course, all the family members are so nice and friendly that the problem disappears and the reader never has to think too hard about class inequality. Although Gwen is initially scared by Hugo's forbidding expression and hulking size, and Hugo thinks Gwen is an empty-headed lady, they are draw Gwendoline Grayson was left widowed, with a permanent limp and probably barren womb.
I think Balogh did a very good job of writing the scenes from his perspective, making them rather charmingly his. Oh, she had been very foolish to try the climb. There is so much that goes on in this book, it begins with their love affair out in the countryside and to the streets of London and seeing them meet each other's families, see the way that they bare their souls to each other and find this deep enriching intimacy that develops between them. A This review was originally posted onI received this book for free from Audible Romance Package in exchange for an honest review. Although Balogh is very subtle in how she lets their attraction manifest. Come inside out of the rain and I shall check my ribs to discover how many you have crushed. We have Sightless Guy, Walks with a Crutch Man, Scar-on-Face Fellow, Stammer Bloke, Desolate Woman and the leader of the Battalion, Everyone-Thinks-I-Killed-My-Wife Gent or X-Gent for those who know him.
Mary Balogh weaves an intelligent and touching story of two people from different social classes who find love. When he rescues Gwen they are immediately attracted to one another. The seven are all nominally healed, but they return to Penderris for a few weeks each year to spend time with one another, to draw strength from one another and help with any problem that might have arisen. Their story — a story of two damaged people searching for absolution and peace but finding love in an unexpected place — is infused with quiet dignity. He had not seen any of these friends for two years, then.
There was one thing which keeps this from being a five star for me and it's only a hairs breadth away, in reality. And so panic came despite her effort to remain calm. Common wisdom, often personified by families, invariable put obstacles into the paths of sweethearts from different social layers. Which sounds like a lot of bad things. But then she sees Lord Trentham who rescues her and takes her back to the country estate. In 1988, she retired from teaching after 20 years to pursue her dream to write full-time. While the potential for major confrontation exists for both situations, in the end, it fizzles out or is avoided almost altogether.