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One Night for Love (Bedwyn Saga 0.5)

3.82  ·  Rating Details ·  3,965 Ratings  ·  287 Reviews
One reckless man . . . One passionate woman.

Enter the world of Mary Balogh—the glittering ballrooms and vast country estates of Regency-era England, where romance, with all its mystery, magic, and surprises, comes vibrantly alive.

It was a perfect morning in May . . .

Neville Wyatt, Earl of Kilbourne, awaited his bride at the altar—when a ragged beggar woman raced down the
ebook, 384 pages
Published January 11th 2012 by Dell (first published 1999)
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Oct 26, 2009 Karen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009-reads
One Night For Love is the first prequel to Mary Balogh's Slightly series. A Summer to Remember is a continuation of the events in this book and the two are best read in order.

Neville Wyatt met Lily Doyle during the war when she was 14 and he was 23. He felt a deep affection for her, but he knew that nothing could ever happen between them because of the difference in their social position (not to mention their ages). He was the heir to an earldom and Lily the illiterate daughter of a common sold
Buddy read with Aly & Maru

Neville Wyatt, future Earl of Killbourne, was going through a rebellious stage when he joined the army and went off to fight in the Napoleonic war. The last thing he expected was to fall madly in love with the daughter of a common soldier and he knows deep down that there couldn't ever be a future for them. However, when her father is shot in battle he makes a promise to the dying man to protect Lily and it gives him the perfect excuse to marry her. Unfortunately wh
Aly is so frigging bored
Re-read 4 September 2015
Buddy-read with Maru and Sarah
A great book :)
Tempo de Ler
Nov 30, 2012 Tempo de Ler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Foi um prazer ler Uma Noite de Amor. Apreciar como a sua autora, Mary Balogh, construiu a partir de um argumento pouco original e até bastante previsível uma história tão enternecedora, apresentando-nos personagens verdadeiramente encantadoras.

O período histórico não podia ser dos melhores - para nosso deleite -, início do século XIX. Lily e Neville pertencem a estratos sociais muito diferentes e, consequentemente, incompatíveis: ele é um conde e ela é uma jovem iletrada, sem a educação ou talen
One Night for Love is my very first Mary Balogh read, and I assure you, it wouldn’t be my last.

One Night for Love is an overwhelming love story, in it being wonderful and extraordinary. It was overwhelming that it made me dizzy. But don’t get me wrong, I was dizzy in a good way.

Neville Wyatt, the new Earl of Kilbourne, was born into a respectable family. Everything was planned for him. Up to the simple things to even his future wife. His life was completely drawn for him. Until he rebelled and j
Mar 19, 2012 Joana rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Neville Wyatt, conde de Kilbourne, espera para sua noiva, Lauren, no altar da Igreja, mas é a sua, até então falecida mulher, Lily Doyle que aparece.
Ao contrário de Neville, Lily é uma plebeia sem sangue azul, de posição inferior à de Neville, tornando o seu casamento ultrajante perante a nata da sociedade inglesa... ou assim pensa ela, até conhecer Lyndon.
A família de Neville, dividida entre a necessidade de odiar Lily, favorecendo Lauren, e a crescente ternura a favor da jovem filha do sargent
Nov 22, 2009 Bill rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One Night for Love is the story that leads to Mary Balogh’s beloved novel, A Summer to Remember. (Which leads to the Slightly series and the Simply series.) Not only is it a good story in and of itself, it adds a lot of detail to the character of Lauren, the heroine of ASTR. Just as Neville is about to marry Lauren, his childhood friend, a woman in worn cloths enters the church. Neville instantly recognizes Lily, his wife, who he thought had been killed in an ambush by the French in the war in S ...more
Dec 21, 2016 Ira rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like Lily, I give her 5 stars and only 3 stars for Neville.
I don't like him much:(

The storyline rather dark for this one, the whole situation really bad because the hero is weak, his decision destroyed the women who love him.

He lied to everyone to suit his need, I know he loves Lily but his action incredibly selfish!
Halfway in the story I'm glad Lily left him, because I couldn't convince with his love declarations to her. But I do believe him later on.

Note, if you have rape trigger, you probab
Jul 13, 2015 puppitypup rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Historic Romance Such depth!

Highly recommended. This is my first Mary Balogh book, how did I not know about her?

In my mind, a well-written romance must include tragedy, but that's a problem for me, because I don't like angst. That explains why I am so impressed with this book, Ms. Balogh manages to blend tragedy and romance to sheer perfection, without one ounce of angst.

My heart broke for Lily, a heroine I will not soon forget. She clung to an unrealistic dream to make it through the horror tha
Andreia Silva
Gostava de me ter apaixonado por este livro. A capa é linda e a premissa do livro é boa e até se fala em Portugal! Mas não me encantou. Pode ter sido de mim e não do livro, mas o facto é que o achei em alguns momentos chato e enfadonho. Gostei muito da Lily, a personagem principal e do romance dela com o Neville, mas a maneira como a história é contada não me agradou. Gostei do romance e da forma como são descritos os momentos deles e até são fofinhos, mas parece que o enredo se arrasta e arrast ...more
Sep 06, 2015 Marulett rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Buddy read with Aly and Sarah :)

Loved this story!! Really looking forward to the rest of the series
Mar 31, 2012 Sara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gostei! Tinha visto algumas opiniões menos positivas e estava de pé atrás, mas acabei por gostar bastante deste livro :D
Aug 26, 2013 Rita rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mary Balogh cresceu em Gales, que se define pelo seu mar, montanhas, músicas e lendas. Quando se mudou para o Canadá levou na bagagem a música e a imaginação que a sua terra natal lhe despertou, sendo neste local que se torna escritora de histórias de amor com finais felizes. Tornou-se uma premiada autora, que constou por diversas vezes nas listas de bestsellers do New York Times, tendo vendido mais de 4 milhões de exemplares em todo o mundo.

Em “Uma Noite de Amor”, Neville Wyatt, conde de Kilbou
Feb 22, 2012 Elizabeth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book opens with a young woman, Lily looking like a beggar making her way to an estate. When she appears at the home of the Earl of Kilbourne the servants mistake try to give her a coin and send her on her way. The next morning as the Earl's fiance Lauren is about to walk down the aisle to marry him, Lily appears and the Earl, aka Neville, recognizes her as his wife.
They had married 18 months ago while in Portugal in the Penisular wars. The marriage was quick and occured to offer Lily protec
4.5 stars

This is only my third Mary Balogh book. Of the other two I've read, one I loved and the other I didn't like at all. I think, however, of Mary Balogh as superior to most HR writers because she writes some of the most historically accurate books I've read. I rarely get the feeling I did while reading this book. It was almost like reading Jane Austen. The aristocracy, all high and mighty, looking down on the rest and being harsh with their expectations and rules, even those among their ran
First, I have to admit that I generally enjoy books by Mary Balogh. Her characters are likeable and the plot is usually well developed.

However, I struggled reading One Night of Love. I read first few pages and put it down to read two or three other books. I found myself in no mood to carry on. Finally, I decided that I have to finish it or put it down once and for all. And here I started skipping pages cause I was not interested enough. The first one third was all together rather boring. So I m
Aug 13, 2011 Denise rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Even though this story was filled with every contrived and cliched historical romance plot ever written, from amnesia (not a big part but mentioned in chapter 2), secret wedding, first spouse not really dead and shows up at second wedding, rags to riches, servants secretly raising child of peerage to save her life, evil family villain, etc etc etc... I still loved this book!
In particular, I loved Lily. She was refreshing and sweet. I loved how she and Neville never gave up on their love for e
Mar 05, 2012 bombocaa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: leituras-2012
Tão incrivelmente lamechas que chega a ser um docinho :)
Sep 10, 2015 Kathy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome book! Review to follow later.
Oct 03, 2012 Junipaurora rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone who digs a story of love overcoming all extraordinary circumstances
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I loved the first half of this book. A rebel aristocrat besotted with an illiterate girl he met at war? I would definitely fall for that and I did :) My only complaint while reading the first half was that Neville keeps calling Lily’s name in return Lily keeps saying “yes.” After a while it became too repetitive. Has anyone else noticed this?

Lily is the daughter of a poor sergeant. After her mother’s death, she spent all her life with her father at ba
Aug 20, 2008 Misfit rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
A silly, trite and oh so predictable regency romance (2.5). The story opens as Neville Wyatt Earl of Killbourne is preparing to wed his childhood friend and in walks the bedraggled Lily - the wife he thought dead and no one knew existed. Back flash to a year ago when Neville served in the military and Lily's father died and Neville married her for protection - a bit of a stretch there as her father was a sergeant and Neville heir to an earldom and a major. Oh well. They have "one night of love" ...more
Jun 11, 2012 Rutee rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Neville Wyatt, o conde de Kilbourne, é compassivo e responsável.
A história começa, com ele no altar, prestes a casar com a sua noiva, Lauren Edgeworth. Eles foram amigos afetuosos desde pequenos, e Lauren tem tudo o que uma condessa deve ser: elegante, culta, educada, generosa e gentil.
No entanto, antes de a cerimónia continuar, aparece uma mulher, Lily Doyle, com as suas roupas esfarrapadas, afirmando ser mulher de Neville.
À um ano e meio atrás, Wyatt juntou-se ao exército, onde se apaixonou p
Nov 10, 2011 June rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sweet story and a very emotional story.

Lily and Neville Wyatt, Earl of Kilbourne nothing can seperate their love for one another, whether it is a person, an event or circumstances they find thrust upon them. Not even themselves.

Neville is so kind and tender and steady. Lily is so sweet, yet strong and courageous.

A bit of a mystery to this one also.

A great pre-quel to the Simply series about the Bedwyn family, and also to the Slighty series where a few of the characters from One Night for Love
:) uma linda historia de amor, que se lê num folego!

uma historia de cinderela onde o amor apesar das convenções tem o seu máximo expoente.
gostei muito de ler, tem momentos muitos intensos de ficar literalmente de lagrima no olho... quer se acredite ou não num amor assim, é algo que faz parte do sonho de qualquer pessoa :)
Dec 29, 2011 Cheryl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mary Balogh has written a wonderfully romantic story about a couple who's love for one another conquers all and stands the test of rank, time, distance and adversity. What a beautiful tale, I am so glad it was recommended to me! 5 big stars!!!
-Bookish Gal-
Two and a half stars for this one.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.

O que faria se no dia do seu casamento, descobrisse que a sua mulher - que era acreditada como morta - afinal está viva? O que faria se visse o seu marido no altar à espera para tomar a mão da sua noiva?

Neville Wyatt encontra-se prestes a tomar a mão da sua noiva, Lauren, quando repara numa mulher completamente diferente à sua espera. Esta chama-se Lily e para espanto de todos os que estão presentes neste evento da alta sociedade londrina, Neville decla
Célia Loureiro
Lily Doyle foi criada pelo exército inglês que ajudou Portugal a ver-se livre dos franceses. A história captou o meu interesse porque sou portuguesa e porque, pela primeira vez, um dos romances que tanto adoro era passado em parte aqui. Neville, Conde de Kilbourne, escolheu ser um soldado a fim de contrariar a vontade do pai. Mas não se enganem: nenhuma destas duas personagens se insere num lugar-comum. São ambos bastante humanos e complexos. Conforme o pai de Lily morre no campo de guerra, Nevi ...more
Anna D.
Jan 08, 2013 Anna D. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hr
More review to come, but my initial comment is that this book really showcases strong women (Lily and Elizabeth.)It also sends a message that what strong women need to flourish is not the protection of a good man, but education, freedom, support, and of course love.
Full review:

For a love story, this one has such a dark and tragic undercurrent because of what happened to Lily. Because of that, I found this story a little difficult to read. I know it wasn’t Nevi
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Mary Jenkins was born in 1944 in Swansea, Wales, UK. After graduating from university, moved to Saskatchewan, Canada, to teach high school English, on a two-year teaching contract in 1967. She married her Canadian husband, Robert Balogh, and had three children, Jacqueline, Christopher and Sian. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading, music and knitting. She also enjoys watching tennis and curl ...more
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