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Till Next We Meet

3.77 of 5 stars 3.77  ·  rating details  ·  516 ratings  ·  47 reviews

Catherine Dunnan is devastated when her beloved goes off to war - and only his promise to write often can sustain her in her loneliness. And what letters they are, filled with heartfelt emotions that move her to respond in kind. But then the unthinkable occurs. He is cruelly lost to her, and his beautiful words of passion and devotion cease forever.

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Paperback, 384 pages
Published April 26th 2005 by Avon
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 ❀ Minesha ❀
No matter how many times I read this story, it's never enough.


So poignant.
So so beautiful.

4.5 stars, rounded up

I read this book in response to one of the prompts for the AAR Days of the Week Reading Challenge, which was for Wednesday - Read an epistolary novel, or a book where letters, phone, text or email messages are relevant to the story.

I like epistolary novels in general – I’ve read several classics like Fanny Burney’s Evelina or Laclos’ Les Liaisons Dangereuses, but I haven’t read too many when it comes to more recently written titles, so this was a prompt I was keen to take u
Miranda Davis
Oct 01, 2013 Miranda Davis rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Miranda by: Lady Wesley, I think, my memory is shot...
After The Lass Wore Black (5 stars easy peasy for me) I wrote: Have read review summaries of this and I will hold off until I've forgotten the first KR novel I just read and loved. The premises seem to have too many similarities, even though I'm sure the H/h are different. Still, the hero here saves/falls in love with a weak/sick/addicted/wounded woman who is the target of a murderer's plot. Authors doing the same thing BUG me. That said, or ranted, KR is a wonderful storyteller and once TLWB ha ...more
A truly touching love story.

I loved the hero, Moncrief! He was such a fantastic man! He's not totally alpha, he has no caveman tendencies, but he's still deliciously commanding! But he's also very tender and very honorable! Loved, loved him!!!

Also the heroine, Kate, was great! She started like a grief stricken woman: she was suffering the death of her love. That he was not her love was beside the point. That I'll discover only later on. I didn't liked how much self-destructive her grief was, but
Lady Wesley
When my friend Moss puts an HR book on her "clutched-to-my-bosom" shelf, attention must be paid. And so, I enthusiastically turned to this inspired-by-Cyrano book, even though I had not before heard of the author.

Catherine Dunnan pines away at her Scots estate for her husband of one month Harry, who is fighting the wars in North America (the French and Indian War as it's called in the U.S.). Harry is a bounder in every way, and he cruelly ignores the heartfelt letters she constantly sends. Harry
Till Next We Meet is a beautiful Scottish historical romance with a Cyrano twist. The two main characters are excellent - by themselves and for each other - and interestingly complex; their romance is really one that slowly builds, making it completely believable and that much more precious - and the chemistry between the two is fantastic ;-). There were also a few well-executed plot twists and I only really guessed - or rather suspected - one of them before it was revealed, which was a nice cha ...more
Hay temas que quedan en mi opinión, demasiado rápidamente resueltos (vamos, que en dos hojas soluciona toda la intriga), pero en general, la historia entre ellos es muy bonita.
De esos libros en los que lo importante es la evolución de los sentimientos y de la relación entre ambos
Una grata sorpresa
Brandy *Ahviel*
I have to say when this book first started I was not really sure how I was going to feel about it. However, I stuck with it and I am glad that I did. Yes there were part where I wanted to shoot Adam Moncrief, and his spur of the moment wife Catherine Dunnan who Adam feel in love with thru letter (sound like another story, HAHA), However, Catherine is already married and Adam is the husband's commander. Catherine's husband is a jerk no way around and then when he dies and Adam come to meet Cather ...more
4.5/5. Another beautifully written book by this author. A wonderful tale of how a woman's darkest days of heartbreak, melancholy and isolation can be slowly banished by one man's single-minded application of patience, devotion and passion.
Anna Marie
This book was Sandra Brown's 'Above and Beyond' done in Georgian-era Scotland... AND done better.

In Sandra's book, decent guy married to lovely lady and stationed overseas gets killed, and his friend ends up with her letters to her husband, falls in love with her by way of them, and comes back stateside to find and woo her. Only he's a total cad that she's read about and loathes, so he doesn't tell her who he is or how he's fallen for her, and it all explodes into pain and angst at the end, whic
I really didn't care for Catherine for a big part of the book. She is behaving like an idiot and a stubborn know-it-all. Losing someone can surely make you feel like the world should stop and she behaves as if it really has for at least half a year. We get it, you're devastated, you lost the love of your life (or so you think) and it sucks, but wasting six months of your life lying in bed drugged and bemoaning your fate can't possibly be helping you!

I figured out Glynneth's secret almost as soon
Loved this book!!!!! Set in Scotland, with a nod to the Fort in Quebec....great characters and character development. Great book!!!
Likable characters, a sweet romance, but did not push my buttons. Maybe it was because the great misunderstanding (romantic conflict) dragged on far too long.
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I was quite excited when i read the book's cover page. It reminded me a lot of Lisa Kleypas's "Love in the Afternoon" But this book was a bit slow for me. The story doesn't kick up too soon, and becomes a bit dragging. I guess, the idea of the story was really great, but there was something wrong with the execution. But, whatever, the book is still a good read, just make sure you read it before Love in the Afternoon, or you'll be expecting too much...
I love letter-writing in a romance, and it was really well done here. Till Next We Meet had the thoughtful, three-dimensional, flawed characters that I expect from a Karen Ranney novel. The writing seemed a bit uneven and abrupt at some places, but still worth reading.
someone recommend it to me last year. don't remember whether rynna or ras. hehehe... I like it. Moncrief not like usual duke but there's still aura inside him. Didn't expected the vicar is...well, him. I mean he is a vicar. And my favorite part (aside from the letters), when Catherine asked her ex in law to go back home and juliana to quit her complain. bravo... I just wish they explained more about Harry so I can hate him more and make the story longer. not a typical historical romance if I can ...more
Uma história linda e comovedora. O amor pode nascer de uma simples troca de cartas. Há sempre uma segunda oportunidade para amar. O coronel Montcrief escreve cartas apaixonadas do jovem oficial para sua esposa e se apaixona por ela. Quando o oficial morre,as cartas param.
E logo depois de retornar para Inglaterra Montcrief fica cativado pela beleza de Catherine que ainda se encontra em profunda tristeza pela morte do marido. Cabe a Montcrief quebrar esses laços que a amarram ao passado e conquis
I'm often intrigued by stories with love letters as a key plot point--most likely because I think most of modern society has forgotten what love letters really are. This book was full of great love letters. Our hero starts writing letters to our heroine because her scumbag husband wouldn't write them (hero is the scumbag husbands commanding officer in the army). Then scumbag husband dies. Our hero visits our heroine to offer his condolences, but we all know it's because he really wanted to know ...more
Okay, so...this book, seriously, I'm so befuddled as to my overall reaction. Yea? Nah? Maybe? Perchance a little of it all?

Looking back over my book updates while reading this novel, it strikes me that I had more negative to say about this story, than positive. This is odd to be, because realistically, this book didn't bring a wrathful hatred to my reading mind. There were definitely some serious issues within, but not all was for not.

The writing style, in general, was very well done. From both
Carrie Olguin
Loved the story. I liked the hero right away. He's obviously lonely if he's ready to write to another man's wife (pretending to be her husband) just to have someone to correspond with.

In the beginning, the Heroine is a bit pathetic, grieving so heavily (six months, unable to eat or get out of bed, on the cusp of possible suicide) for a husband she knew for only a few months before he left her -- of course the readers know isn't worthy of her love.

Ah, but I was intrigured by the plot (so romantic
Young widow of Scottish soldier spent the last 6 months, since being informed of her husband's death, grieving her husband's demise, re-reading his letters to her, & sleeping. Unbeknown to her, it's the colonel of her husband's troop who's been writing her husband's poetic love letters to her since her husband's too uncaring & busy womanizing & gambling. When hero finally meets heroine, he is shocked at how weak she looks & when her maids can't wake her up that same evening hero ...more
This is such an amazingly beautiful, heartfelt, touching story. I just don’t have words for the depth of emotion that Ms. Ranney’s characters possess. This is a touching story, and I highly recommend it to any historical romance fan.

This story is about Catherine, a widower, and Moncrief, a former Colonel turned Duke of Lymond (by the death of his two elder brothers). Moncrief was Harry’s (Catherine’s late husband) superior. Moncrief wrote to Catherine at Harry’s request (as he couldn’t be bother
Feb 24, 2008 K rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone
In "Til Next We Meet" you meet Catherine and Moncrief.

Catherine Dunnan is devestated when her husband goes off to war; and treasures his heartfelt letters- prompting her to write in kind.
Moncrief, in favor to another officer, agrees to write warm and loving missives in a fellow officer's name; never expecting to fall in love with the woman who answered them- a woman he has never met. Returning to England to assume the title of duke, Moncrief is drawn to Catherine and the promise of her love.
Aera Coltheart
I like the story about Catherine and Moncrief, the buildup of the story until the revelations is realistic and the tension between the two heroes are so good. The story starts off with the hero already half in love with the heroine he readily admits that he does love the widow soon after their hasty marriage (he gets extra cookie points for that Yehey!). Moncrief has devoted himself to Catherine until she realizes that she was grieving for the wrong man (I really don’t’ pity her ex-husband I kin ...more
Otro libro añadido a mi lista de suspensos. Lo leí hace muchos años, era la primera vez que saboreaba las letras de Karen Ranney, y la verdad es que salí muy decepcionada. Fue empezar a leerlo y tener ganas de abandonarlo e irme a por otro mejor, pero por aquella época odiaba abandonar libros, así que le eché perseverancia, pero no, no me gustó. No es que sea una novela tonta, como pasa con otras, es que me hacía dormirme. Era lenta, pesada, un aburrimiento. Y todo con mucho drama innecesario y ...more
I liked it but I think it lacked a bit of romance between the main pair. It lacked the crescendo of two people falling in love.
Touching and sweet, with a bit of mystery. Would have loved an epilogue
Susan (the other Susan)
Heartache, heat, and the healing power of love. I should be shot for that string of triteness, but it's meant as a compliment. When I think of Karen Ranney, this is the book I remember vividly. There's a lot more angst than I'm usually comfortable with, and I didn't expect to fall so completely for a romance with a deception as its premise, even a deception with the best of intentions. But I did fall, hard. I fell in love with the hero, ached for the heroine in her grief, and wanted their HEA so ...more
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