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Dangerous Works

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A little Greek is one thing; the art of love is another. Only one man has ever tried to teach Lady Georgiana Hayden both. She learned very young to keep her heart safe. She learned to keep loneliness at bay through work. If it takes a scandalous affair to teach her what she needs to complete her work, she will risk it. If the man in question chooses not to teach her, she ...more
Kindle Edition, 254 pages
Published September 3rd 2014 by Soul Mate Publishing
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Lyuda
Mar 29, 2015 Lyuda rated it it was amazing
An impressive debut! If you want to read a fast paced adventure packed romance, skip this book. On the other hand, if you are looking for intelligent historically accurate story with unique plot and slow building romance, this is the book for you. The author, to her big credit, avoided a mistake that plague so many historical romance authors of today where the characters are placed in the historical setting without any consideration of customs and behavior of that time. Not this book. Georgiana, ...more
Caz
Sep 07, 2016 Caz rated it it was ok
I've given this a C- at AAR, so 2.5 stars. Not a bad subject with some good ideas, but lacking in execution. In the hands of a really accomplished author, this could have been a 4 star book.

In her youth, Lady Georgiana Hayden, eldest daughter of the Duke of Sudbury, displayed a disturbing – and unladylike – penchant for scholarship, wishing to learn Latin and Greek in order to be able to further her interest in ancient poetry. The only person ever to have taken her seriously is Andrew Mallet, th
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Luli
May 15, 2016 Luli rated it it was amazing

Esta es una historia de amor que se cuece a fuego lento, con personajes maduros con muchos matices y secundarios inteligentes y realistas.
Lady Georgiana es una solterona de verdad, lleva refugiada en su “trabajo” tanto tiempo que ya no sabe lo que es vivir fuera de él, y eso es precisamente lo que ha estado buscando desde que sufrió su primer (y último) desengaño amoroso. Es una mujer obstinada, con un carácter fuerte y sometida a una familia que vive para y por las apariencias, y que la dejaron
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Deiatra Dee Deacon Foster
Jan 25, 2016 Deiatra Dee Deacon Foster rated it it was amazing
Lady Georgiana Hayden is quite used to being the social pariah of her family and is fine being left alone and to work on translating Greek. There are only two things bothering her – the total disregard for work from the scholars at nearby Cambridge and her health; well make that three things with the appearance of a certain gentleman – a gentleman she thought she could have had a future with.

Major Andrew Holden runs into the one person, the one family, he hoped to never have anything to do with
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Jude Knight
Mar 19, 2015 Jude Knight rated it it was amazing
I bought Dangerous Works a few days ago so that I would be able to read it before the next in the series was published, and I devoured it in two bites (going and coming on my commuter train). It is one of those books where the writing is so good you don't notice it. I was immersed in the story, and time flew by. I dragged myself from the world of Andrew and Georgiana with difficulty, and couldn't wait to plunge back in.

Georgiana is a woman in her mid-30s living alone because the only man she eve
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Anne
Oct 25, 2016 Anne rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Historical romance lovers
Sweet romance with a bit of Beauty and the Beast.
Quenby Olson
Dec 02, 2015 Quenby Olson rated it it was amazing
This is the third novel/story of Caroline Warfield's I've read, and I can now say with confidence that I will buy and read everything she writes in the future.

First, the writing is strong. It pulls you in to the scene, rather than making you feel like a mere observer. The characters feel real, speak like real people, and behave in the way you would expect considering the backgrounds laid down for them.

I particularly enjoyed reading about Cambridge and the little touches of detail thrown in abo
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Heidi
Mar 25, 2016 Heidi rated it really liked it
Sweet read.

I enjoyed reading this; it's almost exactly what I look for in a romance novel. My only hesitation is that the author let you in the room during the intimate (aka sex for those searching for it in the reviews--i know, I do it too) scenes, HOWEVER Warfield is pleasantly tactful and sweet in describing these scenes so they are not trashy, crude, or too embarrassing. I appreciated this tact as I really wanted to enjoy this book in full, which I did. The writing was good and the characte
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Molly
Aug 13, 2015 Molly rated it it was amazing
The only man who ever has tried to teach Lady Georgiana Hayden both a little greek and the art of love. Georgiana learned at a very young age to keep her heart safe first. Also she has learned to keep loneliness at bay through working even If it takes one scandalous affair to teach her what she needs to know to complete her work, and she will risk it for everything. Even if the man in question chooses not to teach her, she will use any means at her, she has to change his mind. She is very ...more
CoffeeTimeRomance andMore
I have to be honest, I found it difficult to rate this book. On the one hand, the pace was quite slow, the desire-masquerading-as-animosity theme too prolonged, and the actions of the characters sometimes confusing. For example, Lady Georgiana portrays all the classic traits of a strong-willed woman, yet in the face of her aristocratic parents she reverts to uncharacteristic helplessness. On the other hand, the historical references were spot on, and the use of ancient Greek poetry in the plot, ...more
Bibliotry
Mar 29, 2016 Bibliotry rated it it was amazing
What a great book! I loved it! It was very entertaining, but with a lot of depth. The characters were endearing and I cared very much about them. I am now reading the next book in the series.

Beyond, the sheer enjoyment I derived from this book (I read it in one sitting), I loved the depth of the story. The descriptions of what goes into translating poetry was fascinating. I briefly studied Ancient Greek in college and the professor didn't do anywhere near as good of a job explaining the problems
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Eileen
Sep 03, 2016 Eileen rated it it was amazing
Romance of Scholars. Wonderful Story

This is the second book of Caroline Warfield that I have read. I loved it. It is a story of an intelligent spinster and her love of a wounded war vet. It takes place in 1816 England. I Don't wished to reveal the plot too much. The book description will help with that.

Suffice to say the couple's path will not be easy. But despite their blunders they do find each other and happiness. This book is not humorous. It is about two mature scholarly people. It is also
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Madelyn
Sep 15, 2014 Madelyn rated it it was amazing
A Regency historical novel that slowly develops into an engaging romance. Such an interesting topic with two strong, well-drawn characters. Lady Georgiana and Major Andrew are laden with burdens that have affected their lives and hinder their future. Georgiana shares her intellect in an unusual manner, Major Andrew strives to leave his soldier past behind to embrace scholarly pursuits. The story unfolds slowly, but I found that I needed to keep reading because the topic was so interesting and ...more
Hopefulpuffin
Mar 11, 2016 Hopefulpuffin rated it really liked it
I'd probably give this 3 1/2 but I'm rounding up mostly due to the unique plot. There was a fair bit going on - scholarly research, recovery from war injuries, discussion of "female complaints", horrible noble family.

Georgina annoyed me more often than I'd have liked. I really wanted to tell her to grow a spine. And yes, I do realize in the early 19th c., whether or not a woman had a spine, her life wasn't really hers to call her own.

I did like Andrew. And Jamie's character intrigued me enough
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Michelle
Mar 28, 2016 Michelle rated it did not like it
Andrew and Georgiana. Based on other reviews, apparently I'm in the minority in not liking this book. Georgiana is 35, translating obscure Greek poetry authored by women and needs Andrew's help. He's a wounded war hero, in pain, and not a very likable person, at least as far as I managed to read in the book. She's got a terrible family that doesn't want to have anything to do with her. On top of that she's got "female problems". There was just too much talk and not enough action. Since I didn't ...more
Sherry Ewing
Mar 22, 2015 Sherry Ewing rated it it was amazing
I will contribute the lovely book hangover I have today to Dangerous Works and Caroline Warfield's talent for weaving an incredible story that left me wanting more. I thought I would only read for an hour before I called it a night, but I was quickly invested in a fast paced story of two characters that became dear to my heart. The characters and plot were both well developed, and I could not put my Kindle down until I finished their tale of finding love. I look forward to reading the next book ...more
Teri Donaldson
Jan 23, 2016 Teri Donaldson rated it it was amazing
Left me breathless!

I started this book this morning and couldn't put it down until it was finished. While it saddens me to know that women could not be considered scholars many tears ago, Georgie fought for her rights and place in literary history all while falling in love. The writing was wonderful and I felt every pain and emotion of Andrew and Georgie. I am quickly moving to download Caroline Warfield's next book in this series.
My highest recommendation is to not miss out on this delight!
Jeene Hobbs
Jan 02, 2016 Jeene Hobbs rated it it was amazing
Romancing a scholarly English noblewoman

I might give this book 5 stars for the subject matter and how it was handled. A Duke's daughter wants to be a Greek scholar so that she can translate Greek women's poetry. Her family thinks it's inappropriate. No scholar or bookseller in Cambridge will help her. She just want these women's voices to be heard.

This is my first read of 2016 and my second by this competent author.
L.H. Williams
Mar 24, 2016 L.H. Williams rated it it was amazing
A memorable RR

This charming and well-written novel has none of the "fluff" that I usually associate with Regency. The heroine is a blue-stocking who loves Greek poetry and has her heart set on only one man. This story provides a richer picture of the history of the time-period than most novels of this genre. I have just now purchased the author's two other books, which apparently deal with different members of the same family. Nice find for a RR lover like me.
Sommertime
Mar 29, 2016 Sommertime rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
I enjoyed this historical and found the subject of a Lady translating Greek to be very interesting. But the romance was a bit lacking. Georgie spent too much time with "Go away. I love you. I never want to speak to you again. Why hasn't he been by to visit?" She drove me nuts. The woman was 35 years old and behaved like a middle-schooler. Go away, come back. It got old really quickly. This made the book drag and feel.over-long.
Deborah Andreasen
Mar 24, 2016 Deborah Andreasen rated it really liked it
New and refreshing storyline, does contain intimate scenes

Often period romances follow the same pattern. This one breaks all the molds and I loved that! It's a new approach that I haven't seen before. There are some explicit scenes that I wish weren't in there. There were also a few times when things didn't match up, mostly this happened with the ages of the characters. Other than that, enjoyable read.
Stephanie Bolen
Aug 09, 2016 Stephanie Bolen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: got-it
They have known each other for years. Both come to Cambridge for work, and both have failing health when they arrive. Through the work of a properly trained physician and surgeon, both make an almost miraculous recovery. The work of the Greek poetesses are unveiled and discussed and a lost love is found again. Well worth the read.
Kathy Jackson
Mar 27, 2016 Kathy Jackson rated it liked it
Georgiana was tall and a scholar. She just didn't fit into London society. Her family sent her away so they could launch her three sisters. Georgiana spent her time translating the poems of Greek women.
Andrew was a soldier with many scar's and wounded badly at Waterloo. When he comes home Georgiana tries to hire him as a tutor to help with her translations.
Nancy Laney
Jul 08, 2016 Nancy Laney rated it really liked it
A fine classic regency.

The scholarly activities between hero and heroine were particularly enjoyable. Not a lot of humor, and her family were exceptionally vile but the hero was a great guy. My only quibble was how stupid a brilliant woman can be about her emotional needs. Oh, well it all worked out in the end. A quick read but satisfying.
Jyl Milner
May 20, 2016 Jyl Milner rated it really liked it
Dangerous Lack of Chemistry

Not a badly written book, but in trying to show us how analytical both lead characters were, the chemistry and passion never really developed. The subject matter was interesting but the characters were hard to know and understand.
Susan
Nov 10, 2015 Susan rated it really liked it
I so enjoyed this book! My favorite historical
romances are always about a bluestocking, and this was no exception. Our lovely heroine is a dedicated Greek scholar and we
watch her and the hero grow in their relationship beyond Greek poetry!
Laura Thomas
May 06, 2016 Laura Thomas rated it liked it
Determined Lady Scholar

Author dealt with Duke daughter making an independent life for herself in male dominant world,frustrated relationship with lover,disconnected family members
Cary
May 26, 2016 Cary rated it liked it
A literate heroine in the 1810's? A scholarly one to boot... So cool. Enjoyed the story from start to finish and my highest praise is that the characters felt real!
Rose
May 17, 2016 Rose rated it really liked it
Enjoyed reading about a strong female character staying true to her passion to translate poetry in spite of significant challenges.
Alice
Apr 12, 2016 Alice rated it really liked it
Hope this book gets a larger audience. Excellant portrayl of woman's attempt to be treated as a scholar.

well researched
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Caroline Warfield is the pseudonym of a writer who wishes she had walked through fascinating times in the shoes of one of her characters—but which one?

Caro has at various times been an army brat, a librarian, a poet, a raiser of children, a nun, a bird watcher, an Internet and Web services manager, a conference speaker, an indexer, a tech writer, a genealogist, and, of course, a romantic. She has
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