With This Ring
It was clear to Lydia Perkins from the first that she was courting scandal when she became involved with Major Samuel Reed. This outrageously impudent officer kept deplorable company in dismal surroundings beyond the boundaries of polite society. Even worse, he was shamelessly, sinfully penniless.
To keep him company would ruin Lydia's already slim chan...more
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I enjoyed this story, mostly because of the growi ...more
Added to say, such a poignant Cinderella story: I defy anyone to read it and not get a lump in their throat. The hero rescues the heroine from a cruel situation -- she has been escaping to help minister to wounded soldiers and that's where they meet. Part road trip, part misunderstanding, this unlikely couple faces formidable medical and financial challenges with elan and courage.
The book reminded me of THE SURGEON’S LADY – the heroine started out from a dysfunctional situation and changed – did the man in her life change her? Or did the series of events that she found herself in change her? Since the hero in this story was almost a secondary character, I say the she decided to change herself.
The love story began in the first chapter and I just knew that these two would be together!! And the journey was well worth it!! Book should be ...more
This one held up pretty well though the second time around I wished for more appropriate outcome for Lydia's family issues than the one presented. Her tyrannical abusive mother, her selfish and vain sister, and her weak father who hid from everyone in his library (a la Mr. Bennet in Pride & Prejudice) caused Lydia so much heartache, physical and emotional harm that this small, teeny tiny part of me (who am I kidding?) really really wanted Kitty to have no choice other ...more
Le Commandant Samuel Reed, Lord Laren, fait partie des vétérans durement éprouvés par ses cinq années de service sur la Péninsule ibérique. Il ne compte plus les batailles qu'il a menées aux côtés de ses hommes. La dernière, la bataille de Toulouse, a permis de mettre un terme (provisoire) à cette vie guerrière. Les plus chanceux d'entre eux sont de ...more
Once again, both characters are extremely likeable: Lydia and Major Sam Reed. Lydia lives as Cinderella, having to take care of her beautiful but stupid, younger sister, and her mother abuses her. Gosh, how I hated them. I mean, is not that it is her step-mother, but her mother! She treats Lyd ...more
There are some historical inaccuracies, the most glaring ones being:
1. Mail coaches were more expensive, ...more
The oldest daughter of a vindictive and snobbish mother and a long-suffering father, Lydia Perkins was a memb ...more
With This Ring follows Lydia Perkins as she sort of accidentally starts volunteering for a local army hospital, defending the veterans in society, and getting kicked out of the house, and before she knows it, she's agreed to marry Major Sam Reed, who is desperately in need of a wife because he sort of told his aunt he had one. So that happened, and the rest of the book is Lydi ...more
I liked this one! I thought the characters were well developed and the plot kept my attention. I cared about them from chapter 1.
Seemingly washed-up (in her mother’s opinion, ...more
I gave this book five stars because it was very thought provoking in the beginning. I could "smell" the wounded and dying and I could imagine the young bucks and their wagers to be true. Once I laughed out loud and I almost shouted "Good for you!" when our heroine gave her impassioned speech. I almost cried at the "Gifts of the Magi" moment. When I finished at 3 am, I was surprised at how late it was. This is a new author for me and I was very pleased with the book.
Seeing the heroine's growth from a shy maiden to a ball buster was so good. The hero hands down was absolutely one of the most charming and witty hero, I've had the pleasure to read from the very beginning to the very end. Ms. Kelly wrote a great read with such wit and feeling that I wish the book wouldn't end. *sighs*
There is a lot I could say about this book but I think I'll let you find out for yourself.
And I Hope you enjoy it too
And as always……Happy Reading!!:)
Into this mix comes a young woman, Ly ...more
Book Title: With This Ring
Author: Carla Kelly
Number of Pages: 290
Date: 25 April – 28 April 2016
Rating: 4.4 Stars
I wonder, sir, will you become mine, or am I the means to an end?
I don’t even know how buying this book happened. One moment I barely had time to read the books I already have and am currently reading, and the next I am two ebooks richer – the other one ...more
Although Carla Kelly is well known among her readers as a writer of Regency romance, her main interest (and first writing success) is Western American fiction—more specifically, writing about America's Indian Wars. Although she had sold some of her work before, it was not until Carla began work in the National P ...more