A Gift of Daisies
Lady Rachel Palmer was quite used to men falling helplessly in love with her. Every gentleman in aristocratic society, including her devoted fiancé, Lord Algernon Rivers, fell a willing victim to Rachel's dazzling beauty and bewitching charm.
Every gentleman, that is, except Lord Rivers' closest friend, the studiously unfashionable and splendidly han...more
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I have nothing against the Christian religion, of course. It's the proselytizing that gets to me. T ...more
But this book is very different from all the others I’ve read before by her. First of all it has a strong religious side. The hero is a vicar and extremely dedicated to his good works and helping his poor parishioners. And then there’s the fact that the heroine is rich and noble and the hero is poor and a second son and it’s the heroine that asks the h ...more
Troppo poco spazio alla seconda coppia Algy/Celia che era invece la mia preferita.
I can't believe I didn't finish a Mary Balogh book, but it was just too boring to continue. Both the hero and heroine were such good and lovely people, and there didn't seem much of a conflict between them. The writing was very descriptive with little dialogue or action. It was all just very dull. I'm very glad the first books I read by Mary Balogh are more recent because otherwise I may have missed out on a wonderful writer.
The "steaminess" level is quite low (no sex), and there is no villain. The hero and heroine must merely overcome themselves in order to find happiness, rather than some outside interference.
Too preachy, too simplistic and though I love "happily ever after", I didn't buy it in this case.
One of Mary Balogh's early books and she is a much better writer today.
Cross this one off my "to keep" list.