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The Beloved One (The de Montforte Brothers #2)

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The bluest of blood; the noblest of hearts; the de Montforte brothers will take your breath away.

Meet Lord Charles...

"On the eve of battle, I find my heart is restless and uneasy. And when a fellow is three thousand miles from home, love makes a far more desirable companion than loneliness." —Lord Charles de Montforte, Boston, Massachusetts, 1775

Wounded in battle, Englishm
Paperback, 368 pages
Published November 1st 1998 by Avon Books
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Nov 07, 2012 Kate rated it it was ok
This was easily my least favorite in this series because I had a really hard time liking Charles. He is supposed to be the beloved one and a perfectionist, but he's already fallen in love with, promised marriage to, and impregnated one colonial girl. Then, he almost dies and goes to stay with another family and almost immediately is attracted to Amy and almost immediately begins acting on that attraction in some way or another. It made him seem fickle and blase in a way that really bugged me. An ...more
Nov 29, 2015 Zoe rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is my second attempt at the de Montforte brothers and still, I walked away very disappointed.

But it has nothing to do with the quality of writing or the book itself. It's just not my cup of tea.

In the first book, I did not like Juliet Paige, the heroine. In this book, I like both Amy and Charles but dislike their relationship. I remember how disappointed I was when I read Flowers from the Storm by Laura Kinsale, which also had the lead characters falling in love in a similar context: the
A gr friend is currently reading this book so I was remained of the fact that I never wrote a review. She said that she picked it up because she fell completely in love with book one, and I understood her. That is the reason I gave this book a try, also.

Was it a good read? Not for me. It was a constant pile of frustration. I wanted to scream my head off during some parts. I wanted to rage against the hero, and I disliked the heroine. Still, it was written well. The plot line did not sag. The plo
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the beloved one

Once upon a time there lived an 'unhappy and boring' young girl named Amy. Her sisters didn't like her and always asked her to do all the house works. One day, The Beloved One got shot by her 14yrs old brother named Will. Will feel guilty and brought Charles home to save him from death. Amy was happy to tend him. Well, the story goes on and of course Amy married the The Beloved One and lived happily ever.

Things that I love when Juliet said 'Oh Gareth. Please kn
Jun 13, 2012 Pam rated it it was amazing
Even better than The Wild One, this book gives us the back story of what was happening to Charles while the events in Book one took place, then brings everyone together to sort out the awkwardly heartbreaking results of the apparent death of Charles, The Beloved One. Both parts of the story are well told, though Amy's wicked stepsisters are a bit over the top (and so derivative of Cinderella, I had to laugh)- and the patience Ms. Harmon shows in developing the relationship between Amy and Charle ...more
Sabrina Jeffries
Mar 08, 2010 Sabrina Jeffries rated it it was amazing
The One Series. I scarfed these down like candy. Harmon's de Montforte brothers are each delicious, and every book is better than the last. Unfortunately, most are out of print, but if you see them in the used bookstore, definitely grab a copy. Also, the last book, The Wicked One, is still available and stands alone very well.
Jun 07, 2012 Jonetta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In The Wild One, Lord Charles de Monteforte's death on the battlefields in America set off a chain of events that ended with his pregnant fiancée coming to England and marrying his younger brother, Gareth. They are now deeply in love and expecting another child and Gareth has accepted Charlotte, Charles' biological daughter, as his own. Now we know Charles is very much alive and has been living in America.

This story begins with the center of the controversy, showing what really happened to Char
Overall a 3.5

I love this setting, it starts in 1775 Boston area. I am always happy to find historical romance from this time. And I like when it combines the American setting with the English setting in one book. Everything was lush, the area, the people, the bits of battle we got.
The heroine is having a sort of Cinderella story. She is half native american and basically used as a servant by her two half sisters and father. When she meets the hero, he is seriously injured.

This story basically fo
Cristina Villalon
Nov 27, 2013 Cristina Villalon rated it liked it
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Jul 11, 2012 Melanie rated it it was amazing
For as much as THE WILD ONE was filled with a mix of humor and drama, I found THE BELOVED ONE to be filled mostly with drama.

We finally get a chance to find out what happened to Charles and whit took him almost two years to get in touch with his family.

Charles' story starts off with the letter Charles wrote to his brother Lucien in which he asks his brother that in case he never comes back alive from the upcoming battle, to please take care of the woman he loves and their baby she is expecting.

Tam B.
Jun 03, 2012 Tam B. rated it liked it
This is the second book in the de Montforte brothers' series and is a somewhat solemn tale.

In this book we meet Charles, the golden child of the family who has never done wrong and never expected to. We meet him whilst he's in crisis, not only physically but also of spirit. All that he has depended on has been cruelly ripped away and he has to try and discover the man he knew within. Helping him to find his way (both literally and figuratively) is Amy Leighton. In her we have our Cinderella hero
Vikki Vaught
Aug 13, 2012 Vikki Vaught rated it it was amazing
After reading The Wild One, which is the first in this series, I wondered how the author was going to surpass it, so as I began to read I was a bit skeptical. Ms. Harmon more than met my high expectations with this one.

Lord Charles is a tormented soul through much of the story, and the depth of emotion this author showed for him was so moving. He's just one of the most romantic characters I've ever read about. This is truly a wonderful love story, but so much more.

Amy was such a sweet character,
Somebody call the wahmbulance, we've got an emergency. 90% of this book is our "hero" whining about how perfect he isn't anymore and the "heroine" whining about how unworthy she is of being treated like a human being. I have some sympathy for her as her upbringing was rather harsh, but I got over that real quick. I wasn't a fan of The Wild One either. Part of it is the writing style, as it's rushed and either anachronistic or trying too hard to emulate the period. The other part of it is that th ...more
Sep 14, 2014 Erin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
" The Beloved One" focuses on Lord Charles de Monteforte, a British soldier fighting in the American Revolution. When a young American rebel finds the injured redcoat and brings him home to his injured family, it brings Charles into contact with Amy Leighton and the sparks soon fly. Readers who have already read book 1 "The Wild One"will remember that (view spoiler) ...more
Elis Madison
Charles de Montforte is good at everything he does (we learn later that this is because if he finds something he doesn't do well, he stops doing it). He's a rising captain in the British Army, and he's just proposed to the woman he loves—well, he kinda knocked her up, so he's doing the right thing, as usual.

He's leading his men in the Battle of Concord, when he fumbles the ball. Ends up falling on his head, and he's left for dead.

Amy Leighton is basically Cinderella, slave to her stepfather an
Jul 17, 2014 Louise rated it did not like it
I did not finish this entirely. First of all, I listened to the audiobook version and the male narrator was not very good at female voices. Amy sounded weak, slow and pitiful (which se was, so that was actually quite accurate) and her sisters were made to sound way too evil.

I could not identify with the heroine at all. No self-confidence, no spirit, in an inferior position to the hero. She is in awe of him, does not feel like she deserves him. I know, I know, she had a a harsh upbringing. But t
Lynde Shaw
Sep 06, 2014 Lynde Shaw rated it liked it
The second book in the DeMontforte series is about the second eldest brother, Charles, who, while fighting in the Revolutionary War has been presumed dead. The book started out good with young Will bringing Charles to his home after Charles was grievously injured. In part due to Will. While recovering, Charles develops an infatuation with Will's sister, Amy, who is his primary caregiver. Once Charles recovers though, this book begins to drag. It soon became long and tedious. I thought Amy was sw ...more
Jun 02, 2010 Bree rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, historical
I remember borrowing this series from my mother when it first came out, so I was pleasantly surprised to find this book at the library. It is as excellent as I remember it. (Although you'd never know if from the cover (!), Charles is an honorable hero, and Amy is a sympthetic heroine who gets caught in between the proverbial rock and hard place trying to help the hero. Watching their relationship unfold makes for a lovely romance.
Eileen Dandashi
Apr 14, 2014 Eileen Dandashi rated it it was amazing
I had to share this review comment because I totally, totally agree. If you haven’t read the de Montforte Series from Danelle Harmon you are in for a treat when you pick it up! I’m swept off my feet!!

Comment taken from Amazon reviews:
A DESERT ISLAND KEEPER! GRADE A! Practically perfect from start to finish, [it] keeps you on the edge of your seat as the plot twists and turns, and leaves you with a tear in your eye. A wounded hero to die for, a heroine to admire, and a wonderful cast of secondar
Danette Steward
Feb 22, 2012 Danette Steward rated it really liked it
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Highly recommend this de Montforte series by Danelle Harmon!!! The series gives us 4 alpha males to drool over. I've been reading out of order (one more to go) and recommend they be read in order. Author connects the books and leaves you wanting to know what happens to the next brother and his story. If you like sexy alpha males then I recommend this series.
Feb 07, 2016 Maureen rated it really liked it
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Vikki Vaught
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I thoroughly enjoyed listening to The Beloved One. This one is filled with deep emotion and it has a tortured hero, my personal favorite. The romance is compelling, the plot is well-developed, and the characters are unforgettable.

While the narrator's voice is a bit too mature, his performance enhances the deep emotion of the characters, and he gives each one a distinct voice tone.

If you have not read Danelle Harmon's De Monforte Brothers series, I highly recommend this awesome,
I can't quite love the beloved one. But to figure out why you will have to read it yourself. It is n integral part of the man's character. Of course, the author may have inserted this flaw to show how much he changed. I don't know. I just didn't like it.
That said, the characters are quite well built (literally as well as figuratively)). Who doesn't love a broad shouldered man.
The plot has a couple weird elbows, which integrate into the bit I didn't like about the beloved one....
The book overall
Amarilli Settantatre

3,5 - Dopo il primo volume dedicato alla saga dei fratelli De Montforte, ecco un secondo episodio soddisfacente ma non all’altezza del primo.
La prima parte ambientata nelle Colonie, sullo sfondo della guerra d’indipendenza con la vecchia madre patria, è senza dubbio la più bella: ben scritta, ben calibrata, con una buona dose di pathos e di passione. Poi, dopo il ritorno in Inghilterra, la tensione inizia a scemare e la narrazione procede con lentezza, un po’ forzat
Jun 09, 2013 Dianne rated it liked it
Before I begin I want to say I absolutely loved "The Wild One". Gareth and Juliet's story was beautifully written, I thought the storyline was strong and the hero and heroine perfect. I particularly liked Gareth he's my perfect hero! I thoroughly enjoyed their book.

Sadly, I can not say the same for Charles and Amy's story. I did not like Charles at all. Amy was okay - at times I admired her but most of the time I felt nothing at all. I think the problem for me was mostly me he was h
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เลมสองในชุด และเปนเลมทีเราชอบนอยทีสุด สวนหนึงเปนเพราะประเดนทีตอเนืองมาจากเลมแรก (หยุดอานถาไมอยากสปอยลนะคะ)

ชารล บุตรชายคนทีสอง (และเปนทายาทของบรรดาศักดิตราบเทาทีพีชายของเขายังไมมีทายาท) ประสบความสำเรจในทุกสิงทีเขามุงมันกระทำ จนกระทังทุกอยางผิดพลาดอยางไมนาใหอภัย

หลังจากทีพบวา หญิงสาวทีคบหาดูใจกันตังครรภ ชารลขอเธอแตงงานตามหนาที แมจะไมคอยแนใจนักในความรูสึกทีมีใหตอจูเลียต แตกอนทีจะแตงงาน เขาไดรับบาดเจบ และถูกเขาใจวาเสียชีวิตในการรบ ขาวทีนำไปสูเหตุการณในเลมแรก (The Wild One) แตเขาไมตาย กลับไดรับความชวย

"The Beloved One" is book #2 in the "de Montforte series, and I have to say that I'm loving the series so far. We have the four de Montforte brothers, Lucien (the duke of Blackheath) who is the patriarch of the family also referred to as "The Wicked One", and just so, as he is compulsed to manipulate circumstance (all out of love, of course) to ensure the happiness of his family. Gareth, aka "The Wild One" (he certainly was) from book #1 found his HEA when he stepped up and did right by Juliet,

Jan 13, 2013 Jaye rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 09, 2011 Tishke rated it really liked it
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“Will you tell me your name, sir?" Oh, bugger it.  She was a persistent little thing, and he was of no mind or strength to resist her determination. "Charles," he rasped, turning over onto his back.  "Charles Adair de Montforte."  And then, hoping to head off any more questions he was too weak to answer, he added, "I was born in the year 1752, my home is in Berkshire, England, and I am a captain of infantry in the Fourth Foot."  He paused, exhausted simply by the effort of speaking.  "Does that satisfy you that I am still in control of my faculties, madam?" "Oh yes," she breathed, and he heard the smile and relief in her voice.  "Oh yes, indeed!" But” 0 likes
“Miss Leighton?" "I'm here." "Why can't I see you?" he asked, greatly confused.  "Why can't I see this fire I feel against my face, or the birds I hear outside, or this room in which I find myself?  Is there something in my eyes?"  His looked around, stunned.  "By God, woman, what has happened to me?" He heard the rustle of her skirts, smelled bayberry as she knelt down beside him and took his suddenly cold hand within her own.  He rubbed his eyes and stared, blinking, into the blackness, trying to see beyond it.  But it was there when he turned his head to the right.  It was there when he turned his head to the left.  It was there when he opened his eyes as wide as they would go and looked where she should be, and it was there no matter where he directed his open, staring gaze.  A deep, involuntary shudder drove through him, and cold sweat broke out all along his spine, turning his insides to ice.  He yanked his hand from hers and reached blindly up and out into the darkness. "There is nothing wrong with your eyes, Charles," she said quietly.  "You fell and hit your head on a rock and were left for dead.  My brother went back after the fighting passed, saw that you were alive, and brought you home to us, thinking you could be saved."  Her voice grew even more gentle.  "The doctor has been visiting every day . . . he warned us that if you ever woke at all, it was likely you might not be able to see . . . that your eyes would be fine, but your brain might not be able to tell what they were seeing.  Does that make sense to you?  It doesn't to me, but then, I'm not a doctor. . ." "No.  No, I cannot accept this . . ." "You had a blood clot beneath your skull, and the doctor said that if he didn't release it, you'd die.  He had to trepan you."  Again, she took his hand, squeezing fingers gone as cold as marble.  "I'm sorry.  We did everything that could be done." "This — this is unreal, it cannot have happened to me, there is no room in my life for this!" "Is there anything I can do?  Anyone I can contact, write a letter to, summon for you?" "No — dear God, no . . ." "Please, calm down," the girl murmured, her hand stroking his shoulder as he stared blindly about him.  "You've had a terrible shock and now you must rest, get your strength back —" "Get my strength back?  For what?  I'm blind, blind, what the hell good am I if I can't see?!” 0 likes
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