The Beloved One (de Montforte, #2)
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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...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published November 1st 1998 by Avon Books
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Sha Mslvoe ♥♥♥
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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...more
Dinjolina
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...more
Kate
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
Pam
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
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.
Jonetta
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...more
Tam B.
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...more
Robin
great read =]
Atunah
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...more
Melanie
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.

O...more
Vikki Vaught
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,...more
Jae
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
Louise
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...more
Bree
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
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...more
Danette Steward
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.
Cristina Villalon
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Dianne
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 Charles...to me he was h...more
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Robin

"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,

...more
J. Lynne
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Tishke
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July
The story of Lord Charles De Montforte really starts in the first novel "The Wild One" where is killed battle. Then is younger brother Gareth takes his finance and marries her and gives their child his name. At the end of story one a letter is sent to the Duke the eldest brother Lucien. We find out that Lord Charles did not die in battle. This is the story in the second novel "The Beloved One" about Lord Charles and the woman Amy who nurses him back to health.

Amy falls in Love from the very begi...more
ShaniceRhynd
As soon as I finished "the wild one" I immediately bought the rest in the series, I was hooked! I have to say that this one was my favourite though. Charles and Amy are stuck in a real Cinderella story. Poor Amy is shunned by her family and made to do chores for her father and step sisters. For the simple reason she has a different father who happens to be a native indian. With her olive like complextion she feels she deserves to be treated this way, until Charles, a wounded British soldier is b...more
Lord Rose
This is closer to a 3.5, but I'm bumping it up to 4 because it's set in the 1700s, and I liked the setting. (I'm shallow, I know.)

The hero annoyed me. Yes, he thinks he's lost everything, but he just turned kind of wimpy. I got his self esteem issues, but they were a bit too extreme for me to even appreciate his character growth. I don't need my heroes to always be strong, and some weakness can be endearing. But he felt sorry for himself for so much of the book that it was kind of off-putting. A...more
McKaylin Felton
The Beloved One is a story with with the characters' own self-doubt, which holds two people back from being together. Charles becomes injured at the Battle of Concord and is brought back to a rebel home where he is taken care of by Amy. When he wakes, he finds that he in rendered blind and his belief in himself and his family dwindles as time clips away. Amy, the bastard daughter of a mother past, feels for him and makes it her mission to give him any kind of independence that a blind man could...more
Leah
Charles and Amy's situation tore at my heartstrings. I can't even begin to imagine the feeling of betrayal so deep as what Charles was lead to believe. I know two people I could have easily taken to the river and drowned with no guilt. Amy's love for him kept them both strong enough to face what lie ahead while Charles found himself and let his heart take over. This is a story of hope and faith in the deepest, purest form. This family will firmly plant their feet at your doorstep and take you fo...more
Nikki
bleh all around boring. The premiss was good and had a lot of drama and obstacles which is good but it was nothing special and the characters didn't spark together. over all avoid and i won't be reading any more in the series
Rachel
I think this was so bad because the first one was so good. The characters were completely over-the-top ridiculous - anyone we hadn't met previously seems to be a caricature. Especially the half-sisters, Mira, the reverand, the KING OF ENGLAND (seriously now - if you throw in a king, you can at least portray him historically correct, or at the least, not as a bumbling idiot). Even Amy is a silly character - she seemed almost mentally retarded at times. Then again, maybe that explains why she lost...more
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