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Kado Istimewa (The Present) - Malory Family Series Book 6 (Malory Family #6)

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Jason Malory, Marquis of Haverston ketiga, telah menjadi kepala keluarga Malory sejak berusia enam belas tahun. Ia membesarkan tiga adik laki-lakinya dan seorang adik perempuan. Hidupnya nyaris lengkap, hanya ada satu hal yang mengganjal, yaitu keinginannya untuk menikahi kekasihnya, Molly.

Molly Fletcher telah menjadi pengurus rumah tangga keluarga Malory lebih dari dua p
Paperback, 400 pages
Published 2011 by Dastanbooks (first published 1998)
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Mar 08, 2017 Diana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
a well written story with also well defined characters ...(paperback!)
Lover of Romance
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance

In The Present by Johanna Lindsey, We have a delightful Christmas story of the Malory family. Now in this book, the family is gathering at Jason Malory's home, to celebrate. But just because its a special holiday, doesn't mean problems don't arise in the family. James's wife George, isn't speaking to him. Anthony's wife Roslynn isn't too happy with her husband either. Jason is still trying to convince his mistress to marry him with little s
Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Είναι κάποιες μέρες που πραγματικά δεν έχεις κουράγιο να σηκωθείς από τον καναπέ. Το μοναδικό πράγμα που θέλεις να κάνεις, είναι ν' αράξεις, να χαλαρώσεις και να διαβάσεις κάτι που θα κάνει την ώρα σου να περάσει ξεκούραστα κι ευχάριστα. Σε αυτή την κατηγορία βιβλίων ανήκουν και τα βιβλία της Johanna Lindsey και πιο συγκεκριμένα, αυτά που υπάγονται στη σειρά "Malory-Anderson Family", η οποία μετράει αισίως δώδεκα τίτλους μέχρι σήμερα. Στην Ελλάδα είχαν κυκλοφορήσει μέχρι πρόσφατα τα οχτώ απ' αυ ...more
Dec 05, 2015 Jen marked it as didn-t-finish  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christmas
Almost didn't make it past the dust jacket, but decided it couldn't be as bad as the jacket hinted at. I was wrong. I don't do female MC's who have a baby of the love if their life and refuse to marry him, even after he divorced his wife for her. She rather be his mistress and his housekeep the rest of her life. I can't even. The reason didn't hold water either.

If you like historical romances where the characters think and talk like they are our contemporaries, with most likely spicy scenes, th
Dec 23, 2016 Maria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Το «Κρυφό Ημερολόγιο» είναι το έκτο βιβλίο της περίφημης σειράς Malory-Anderson Family, το οποίο κυκλοφόρησε από τις εκδόσεις Elxis, μετά την έκδοση του ένατου βιβλίου τη σειράς.
Προσωπικά δε συμφωνώ με την διαφοροποίηση στη σειρά έκδοσης βιβλίων που αποτελούν συνέχειες –έστω και αυτοτελείς. Κατανοώ πως ο εκδοτικό οίκος θέλησε να εκδώσει αρχές Νοεμβρίου και όχι το προηγούμενο καλοκαίρι το «Κρυφό Ημερολόγιο» καθώς η ιστορία είναι χρονικά τοποθετημένη την εποχή των Χριστουγέννων, ωστόσο οφείλουμε
May 04, 2011 Lelyana rated it it was amazing
Buku terakhir kisah keluarga Malory sesuai harapan, the best from buku2 yang lain.
Dimulai beberapa hari sebelum natal, keluarga Malory kumpul di Haverston.
Buku ini menceritakan 3 bagian :
1.Reuni keluarga
2.Kisah Jason dan Molly
3.Asal usul keluarga Malory

Reuni keluarga seperti biasa di mulai dengan ribut2 antara James dan Anthony, yang berakhir dengan lebam2 setelahnya karena Georgina marah2 ke James anak2nya di bawa ke sasana tinju (walaupun sebetulnya bukan itu alasan George marah2).... [image e
Books like this happen when you are a) poor and b) racing the end of the year to meet your goodreads challenge.
This book was certainly a holiday treat, though I'm not reading it in the holiday it's meant for XD

I liked how it showed the Mallory clan couple of years after the last book, still together, and still as entertaining as ever.

I liked how the story came to be with all the Mallorys gathering and then all are intrigued with The Present, I liked how it was infinitely connected to Jason's story, and how he finally is getting what he deserves, his happily ever after.

I liked the story of their grandmoth
Marilena   ⚓
Jan 31, 2017 Marilena ⚓ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Είχα ξεχάσει πόσο μου αρέσουν τα βιβλία της οικογένειας Μάλορι.
Οι χαρακτήρες ειναι ένας κι ένας,δεν ξέρεις ποιος ειναι καλύτερος απτον άλλο.
Μην με βάλετε να διαλέξω,γιατί δεν θα είναι ένας.:P
Μου άρεσε και αυτό το βιβλίο,όπου μας μιλούσε για την ιστορία του προπάππου Μάλορι και την Αναστασία που μας την είχε ξανά αναφέρει στα προηγούμενα βιβλία,ως την γιαγια που νόμιζαν οτι ειναι τσιγγάνα.
Εδω λοιπόν μαθαίνουμε αν ήταν ή όχι...
Άν και ήταν μικρούλι(μονο 200σελίδες) ,ήταν ευχάριστο ανάγνωσμα!!
Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"
I love this story with all the Malory's. They get together for Christmas. They receive a book as a Christmas Present and it explains their family history, which was very interesting, If you read the Malory series this is a must read. You get to revisit all of the previous couples and their young children in the book. It makes you feel good when you finish the Present.
Chrissa Vasileiou
Η άποψή μου για το βιβλίο στο site "Book City":
Το κρυφό ημερολόγιο
Ms Em
Mar 13, 2017 Ms Em rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I want more...

More of James and Georgiana please. Nice story but I want to see more of Georgina and James they are the couple i really adore from this series then Warren and Amy right behind them. Thank goodness JH gives a bit more of them but still my craving yet to be satisfied. Overall a 3 1/2;star read for me.
Mar 17, 2013 Marie rated it really liked it
Bintang 3,5
Buku ke6 seri Malory-Anderson Family

Buku satu ini cukup unik. Aku jarang membaca cerita berbingkai dan buku ini adalah salah satunya.

Setelah 5 tahun berlalu dari kehebohan skandal perceraian dan skandal Derek dan Kelsey, Jason yg selama waktu itu telah sering meyakinkan Molly untuk menerima lamaran Jason. Namun Molly tetap kukuh pada pendiriannya dan menolak lamaran itu karena statusnya yg memalukan dan Molly meyakinkan Jason kalau dirinya tetap bahagia dengan keadaannya yg hanya seba
Jul 17, 2014 Seffra rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not usually a fan of novellas but this one was quite sweet. I loved revisiting the whole lot of the Malory family. I also loved delving into the story of the mysterious grandmother that bestowed her black hair, blue eyes and magical tendencies to some of her descendants. I wished Christopher and Anastasia's story was a little bit longer. I understand it was to connect Jason and Molly's love story and Christopher and Anastasia's together and be a short read for the longtime fans of the Malory ...more
Dec 17, 2010 Randyy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Amelia Fransisca
Malory Series pertama yg gw baca..
Bisa di bilang ini nvl 'keroyokan' keluarga Malory.
Semua couple di nvl2 sebelumnya plus anak2 mereka kumpul di nvl ini utk merayakan natal...
Gara2 ni nvl gw jd penasaran ama ni series yg konon series JL yg paling terkenal...
Hasilnya gw memang jd demennn bgt ama ni Malory Family Saga.
Loved it so damn much!!!

Yg jd pusat cerita menurut gw Jason - Molly.
dan jg buyut mereka Anastasia - Christopher...

Malory ROCKS!!!
2.5 stars

Christmas with the Malory and Anderson family. It is partially Jason's book but really it is a book about the gypsy grand mother and great grand mother.

I believe the present book by Christopher and Anastasia should have been written in a second person voice instead of a third person.
Dec 10, 2010 Lelyana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
English version kumpul2 keluarga Malory saat natal di Haverston..banyak menceritakan kisah asal usul mereka yg ternyata Gypsy. Menceritakan tentang Molly dan Jason, juga Nicolai. Keluarga kumpul semua, tetap kocak dan seru terutama James dan Anthony yg selalu rame...bacaan asik di akhir minggu....
Jul 13, 2016 Anna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A 4.5 really.

This book is like reading a soap opera, episode by episode. You can't put it down, until you're done reading the whole book. It has mystery, love, romance, comedy, despair, hope, it's complete entertainment!
Jan 02, 2017 Anastasia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: some-romance
Από αδιάφορο έως χλιαρό-να μην πω παιδαριώδες-μα ευτυχώς ήταν ολιγοσέλιδο....
Μοιάζει σα να γράφτηκε κατά παραγγελία, προκειμένου ένα βιβλίο στο σίκουελ των Μάλορι να κυκλοφορήσει εκεί κοντά στα Χριστούγεννα για καθαρά εμπορικούς λόγους....
Aug 09, 2014 Dee rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
i liked that I could read/listen without having read all of the malory series - one of the better christmas stories out there
Vidya Viswam
Feb 11, 2017 Vidya Viswam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A beautiful book,it's the first time I am getting lost in a book,the love story of Christopher and Anastasia is mesmerizing,their passionate love is described beautifully by her.I am in love with Christopher for the guy he's for Anastasia...............
Melanie Haynes
Dec 15, 2016 Melanie Haynes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book, and still have it at home as a re-read for when I am down or it is the holiday season.
3.5 stars!
Mar 05, 2014 Sabine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Es ist Weihnachten und die gesamte Familie Malory kommt auf den Familienlandsitz Haverston zusammen um gemeinsam zu feiern. Doch dieses Jahr passiert etwas Seltsames: Eines Morgens liegt ein in goldenen Stoff verpacktes Päckchen im Salon. Keiner will es hingelegt haben und doch ist es da. Amy, die mit ihrem Mann Warren dank eines Unfalls später ankommt, stellt zudem eine Frage, die sich Regina und Derek schon Jahre zuvor gestellt haben: Auf dem Grundstück der Familie befindet sich ein unbekannte ...more
Mar 10, 2010 Kathy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jason & Molly.... Jason is one of the 'elder' brothers... who has been in love with the household maid for 30+ years... having had a son (who is now grown) with her many years ago... Jason always wanted to marry her, but she steadfastly refused - but always remained his lover.

Jason marries a duchess (without marital consumation) when his parents & sister pass, leaving young sons & a neice to parent... even after their divorce (at her insistence), Molly would not marry.

And the whole c
Shelly LeCompt
Oct 08, 2012 Shelly LeCompt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

About the Series:
This is your typical HR series. Wealthy & powerful English nobility at its finest; but this is not your typical family. Meet the Malorys. A beautiful, strong, determined, humorous & overall very enjoyable family. Beautiful people finding beautiful soul-mates sometimes quite begrudgingly. This family is full of stubborn & driven people that are lovely & hilarious. The men are sexy, strong, rake type alpha males; who are fun, carefree, witty & quite determined
The Malory family is spending the holidays together at Haverston when they notice a Present that is addressed to nobody specific. Everyone is curious about the mysterious present so one night they all sneak downstairs and open it. What they find is a journal that was written by their grandparents Christopher and Anastasia Malory, which tells of the story of how they met and fell in love. They also discover that their grandmother was not only Gypsy but also half Russian. Anastasia was of a lower ...more
Sep 04, 2008 Netha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
the present bersetting saat menjelang christmas

seluruh keluarga malory berkumpul di rumah leluhur mereka,di haver apaaa gitu.
biasanya kita baca tokoh 1 per 1 kali ini 1 rumah berisi seluruh keluarga beserta anak2 mereka wuihhhh bayangkan betapa ramenya.
tiba2 datang misterious gift yg hanya bisa mereka buka saat natal.
semua penasaran ingin membuka. mereka juga penasaran dengan sebuah kuburan yg terletak ditanah mereka. kuburan tak dikenal.

akhirnya dasarnya seluruh keluarga orangnya ga ada yg bisa
Linna - Adlina Haezah -
Happy Ending!!
Aku suka banget sama endingnya. Ya ampun, kalo ada pertanyaan apa yang menjadi pertimbanganku untuk memberikan bintang pada novel bacaanku, jawabannya adalah ending!
Entah kenapa masalah ending ini sangat berpengaruh pada penilaianku untuk novel yang kubaca. Well, kupikir novel yang bagus adalah novel yang membuatku sangat gatal untuk membahasnya sesaat setelah selesai membacanya, yang itu artinya setelah aku menyentuh ending.

Kisah keluarga malory ini aku baru ngikutin satu doang, k
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Johanna Helen Howard was born on March 10, 1952 in Germany, where her father, Edwin Dennis Howard, a soldier in the U.S. Army was stationed. The family moved about a great deal when she was young. Her father always dreamed of retiring to Hawaii, and after he passed away in 1964 Johanna and her mother settled there to honor him.

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