The Beloved One (The de Montforte Brothers #2)
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
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 ...more
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
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
This story begins with the center of the controversy, showing what really happened to Char ...more
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
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.
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
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
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 ...more
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
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
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, ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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
ชารล บุตรชายคนทีสอง (และเปนทายาทของบรรดาศักดิตราบเทาทีพีชายของเขายังไมมีทายาท) ประสบความสำเรจในทุกสิงทีเขามุงมันกระทำ จนกระทังทุกอยางผิดพลาดอยางไมนาใหอภัย
หลังจากทีพบวา หญิงสาวทีคบหาดูใจกันตังครรภ ชารลขอเธอแตงงานตามหนาที แมจะไมคอยแนใจนักในความรูสึกทีมีใหตอจูเลียต แตกอนทีจะแตงงาน เขาไดรับบาดเจบ และถูกเขาใจวาเสียชีวิตในการรบ ขาวทีนำไปสูเหตุการณในเลมแรก (The Wild One) แตเขาไมตาย กลับไดรับความชวย ...more
"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