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Falling in Love Again

3.67  ·  Rating Details  ·  449 Ratings  ·  31 Reviews
Hell hath no fury like a bride scorned!

Highborn country heiress Mallory Edwards was dutifully fulfilling family obligations when she exchanged marriage vows with a dashing gentleman she barely knew. But the charming beast abandoned her on their wedding night. Years later—facing prison because of her husband's debts—she has finally found the blackguard, John Barron, again.
ebook, 384 pages
Published November 14th 2006 by HarperCollins e-books (first published January 1st 1997)
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Jan 08, 2011 Ashley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. This was like a guilty pleasure type book. It wasn't a deep, emotional book... But I liked the dynamic between the two characters, and how funny it was. I think for someone wanting a quick, get lost in a romance type read.... This book would be perfect. Something Wonderful by Judith McNaught has been one of my fav romances. I've been looking for a similar book for a while, and I thought this one had a lot of similarities. Heroine is a strong girl with fiery spirit. Hero is a r ...more
Nina Fts-peace
I'm not sorry to rated this story at two stars.

I can't forgive John no matter how fab he appeared to be from the middle of the story to the end. I've read many separation stories and I can forgive the hero if the separation is forced on him, like he couldn't control the event that forced him to go away.

Putting the excuse of "I was young and immature at that time" is not it for me. John was like this, unknowingly insulted Mallory's pride in front of his misstress (he didn't even know his wife's
This is pretty much your typical historical romance. Although, initially, very young, the heroine is wise beyond her years. While the hero is dashing, he is just as rich in foolishness and pride. The story does involve characters that come from either less than legitimate stock or humbling circumstances which is not altogether typical of regency romances and the aristocracy of those times. This twist on the main characters makes for more interest, empathy, and a deeper plot. A very pleasant read ...more
Erin H
Nov 22, 2012 Erin H rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rpo
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Jun 18, 2011 Laurie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Mar 03, 2013 Nancy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, historical
Mallory seeks the husband she hasn’t seen in years only to find the rake running from authorities who want to imprison him for debt. It appears his uncle, whom he’d left in charge of his estate while he went off to war, has stolen all his funds and borrowed from moneylenders in his name. Forced to flee with him, Mallory begs for a divorce. The man has made her destitute and cast out of her castle. But as she gets to know John better during their hideout on a farm where he gets a job as steward, ...more
Anissa Robere
I love Cathy Maxwell but I feel like all her books end the same, the beginning and the middle are great but then everything comes to end. Everything just comes to a sweet, happy (abrupt) ending with only ten pages left in the book.
Oct 02, 2014 Nova rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Ceritanya ringan, emosi antara H/H tidak terlalu terasa. Menikah, ditinggalkan, ketemu lagi saat sang Hero sedang berada di rumah mistress nya, kabur berdua ke desa karena ada masalah hutang piutang, jatuh cinta lagi dan tamat.
Alisha Kennedy
Mar 12, 2015 Alisha Kennedy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very cute novel. I enjoyed the story of husband and wife falling in love. A light humored story, good for a rainy day if you like romance and a little laughter.
Oct 05, 2014 Joni rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The story of Mallory and John and the marriage arranged by their parents. Mallory is marrying to save their home, John is marrying because his father is making him. John leaves on their wedding night never planning to return. He believes Mallory has everything she wants by having her home saved. John goes no with his rakish ways until years later Mallory shows up at his mistresses wanting a divorce. A stream of misunderstandings drive Mallory and John together running from the law. As a reader I ...more
Jul 06, 2012 Jaime rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have never read any of Cathy Maxwell's books before, but I thought the story was very sweet. Despite it being in Regency times when women tend to bend to whatever the male wants, it was nice to have a female lead who grew up to be strong and resourceful. Mallory thought John had abandoned her because he didn't want her, but there was a more complicated situation she wasn't aware of that made him run. I did feel like it took them a long time to figure out the mystery for them to all of a sudden ...more
Review to come when I get my computer in a month. lol XD
Jan 18, 2016 Nora rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Barbara ★
Dec 13, 2009 Barbara ★ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
John Barron and Mallory Edwards are married the day after they meet. The next night John departs with no word for seven years. After losing the castle she lives in, Mallory heads to London to find her husband. He just happens to be at a party at his mistresses house. Believe me the sparks fly. John insists he provided for her and the estate but Mallory never saw the money. The new courtship is entertaining to behold and the mystery keeps the story moving along. Very enjoyable.
Aug 27, 2012 Laine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
indeed love is lovelier the second time around for mallory and john. even if they didn't fell head over heels with each other when they first met, the second chance given to them brought a whole new feelings and perspective towards each other. mallory's character really touched me, since i can relate to what she feels, being an outsider. then again i also admire john's character too and how he soon realizes how much he love his wife. i love this story.
May 17, 2014 Lorka rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not one of my favorites by Cathy Maxwell. I only made it half way thru the book because there was nothing at all to make me like the hero. He came off as a huge, irresponsible jerk and I found myself not caring at all what happened next so I gave up on the book. I still love Cathy Maxwell though, some of her books are on my Keeper Shelf.
Alma Mcmahan
Apr 16, 2013 Alma Mcmahan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was one of Cathy Maxwells older books but it was still charming and a pleasure to read. It's a story of a young couple marrying to please their parents but eventually finding a true deep love once they grew up and got to know each other.
I liked this story line, but I am not a fan of "trashy romance novels" and this did not seem far off from falling in that category. I will probably not read any further works by this author
Oct 28, 2013 Ana rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It's a decent book book but there was no magic in it. In the beginning there was a frisson of it. Unfortunately, it dissipated and was gone after a few chapters.
Dec 21, 2011 Jolan rated it liked it
Is this based off a true story? The 'Afterword' sort of makes it seem so. Anyways, I really enjoyed reading this book.
Dec 10, 2013 Kaye rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, read_in_2013
The characters were pretty superficial and fell in love far too easily. It wasn't great, but I would try this writer again.
This book is a great love story I loved that they had to get to know each other at there worst times
I really liked the premise, but the heroine was too forgiving. Hero needed to grovel a bit!
Pretty good story - I liked the storyline of hiding out undercover as an estate steward.
Rachel Waugh
Sep 04, 2012 Rachel Waugh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Feel good Lovey dovey with some serious tension (the good kind!)
Lucie "a heart so wild"
3.5* Good romance, but not the kind of memorable one.
3.5. Some amusing dialogue and writing is quite good.
Christine Bernadette
Funny read that makes you wanna fall in love really. xx
Like the story and the narration!
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CATHY MAXWELL spends hours in front of her computer pondering the question, "Why do people fall in love?" It remains for her the mystery of life and the secret to happiness.

She lives in beautiful Virginia with her children, horses, dogs, and cats.
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