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Once Upon a Dream

3.78 of 5 stars 3.78  ·  rating details  ·  113 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Lucy Kincaid endures a life of loneliness and drudgery in her stepmother's house on Ireland's windswept coast.All she has to sustain her are her dreams, until the day the golden stranger appears on a cliff-- a stranger who gazes at her with love in his eyes and poetry on his lips.Lucy's heart is lost-- until she realizes that he is the enemy: a despised Englishman, the man ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 413 pages
Published March 10th 1997 by Dell
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"Ballycastle County Mayo, Ireland April 1821

The guy: Raphael David Charles Montagu, the eighth Duke of Southwell, unmarried and still hasn't found the right woman. He's just inherited lands in Ireland that belonged to his wastrel cousin (who had milked the estate for all it was worth). While he's working on putting things back in order, he spies a young lass on a bluff quoting poetry (Byron I think it was), and he's instantly smitten, only she disappears off the cliff (he thinks she jumped off,
The political details were a little overwhelming and seemed like an info dump rather than an integral part of the story, as if the author was determined to cram all of her research into the book. The villain is also a little too evil to be believable. But the two main characters are sweet, and the stepsisters are more hapless than mean, which made it a fun read.
An absolutely heart-rending Cinderella tale with well-rounded characters and great writing that pulls the reader in and doesn't let go even after they finish reading it...

The story revolves around Lucy who is made to toil for her step-mother and step-sisters. But unlike Cinderella, there is a very solid reason why she puts up with the abuse from her step-family. The Duke is a wonderful Prince Charming who goes all out to win our Cinderella.

I also loved the side characters (the duke's mother and
Michelle Connolly
I read this book months ago but only just realized I hadn't rated or reviewed it, so here goes. I gave it 3 stars because I remember I really enjoyed the first part of this book, with its whole Cinderella story going on. My problem was with the second half of the story. (Spoiler alert) Half way through he comes and rescues ber and declares his undying love for her... and after everything he's gone through for her she rejects him and somehow she ends up accepting a job as his housekeeper... what' ...more
Its another version of the Cinderella story.....but i liked the earlier version better....:)
This is one of my 3 favorite romance novels.
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