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A Wild Yearning

3.97 of 5 stars 3.97  ·  rating details  ·  252 ratings  ·  21 reviews
Trapped in a life of poverty in the slums of Boston, young Delia McQuaid dreamed of becoming a lady. Answering an advertisement for a mail-order bride, she headed north -- toward a remote Maine settlement, an uncertain destiny and a wedding with a stranger.

But Ty Savitch was leading her up-country. A handsome doctor raised by Indians, he possessed a fiery untamed spirit an
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Paperback, 448 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by Avon Books (first published 1990)
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Katrina Passick Lumsden
The first book I ever read by Penelope Williamson was The Outsider and, despite the fact that its main protagonist is Amish, I dug it. I really liked that book. It struck an emotional cord with me that managed to overcome my aversion to organized religion. It was a highly emotional novel. Not melodramatic, emotional.

A Wild Yearning, however, is more along the lines of melodramatic bodice ripper. This isn't to say I thought it was bad, just that it was like a lot of other melodramatic bodice rip
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Kim H
Really good in parts, but some some of it is just so eye-rollingly contrived, to the point of being almost absurd. It very much reminds me of a Pamela Clare American Colonial period historical; there are a LOT of similarities. Internal conflicts this dumb though, I can't say that Clare is prone to writing. The hero is taking the heroine to a settlement where he lives & is the doctor, and the catch is, it's so she can marry some other guy she hasn't met yet. They mess around on the way there ...more
Jessa ♥dhanger♥ EvilDarkSide
Penelope Williamson is a master. I've read nearly all of her books and I haven't been disappointed one tiny bit. PW has a wide range of writing talent and she proves it with this book. This one was much more steamier and rougher than her other books. I knew she was talented but she shows us in this book that she can pull off writing page-melting love scenes just as well as she writes everything else. She is truly an amazing storyteller and her books will constantly have you wishing that they wou ...more
Jennifer
Perhaps the problem with liking The Outsider so much is that no other Williamson book will suffice. I got about to chapter 5 in this book and can't finish it. I didn't really like the heroine (I was very annoyed with how poorly she thought of herself in comparison to the hero) and couldn't understand why the hero was so interested in her. Then, not only couldn't I understand why he liked her, I also found him completely disrespectful to the heroine. She acted like a brat and he treated her like ...more
Nova
Ceritanya terlalu panjang dengan akhir yang terlalu singkat, dan sedikit agak membosankan ditengah.

Delia Macquaid hidup bersama ayahnya yang pemabuk di Boston waterfront. Lelah dengan ayah yang sering memukulnya dan lingkungan yang keras tanpa masa depan kecuali sebagai psk, Delia memutuskan untuk menjawab iklan pencarian istri untuk seorang duda dan dua putrinya di kota kecil di Maine. Siapa sangka Delia justru jatuh cinta pada dokter Tyler yang menjadi pendampingnya selama perjalanan ke Maine.
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Regan Walker
Penelope Williamson's historicals do not disappoint. This RITA Award winner is another one I couldn't put down and you won't go wrong getting it.

Set in the wilderness of "the Maine" in the 1720's, decades prior to the French and Indian War, it tells of life on the frontier where Indian raids were frequent and the settlers faced great obstacles as they struggled to carve out a life from the rugged land.

This is the story of Delia, a beautiful and courageous young girl of 17 who had a loving famil
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Lizzy
"Atenção: spoiler --- Adorei. É um livro romântico, sensual, cheio de reviravoltas com aqueles clichês que normalmente as amantes do gênero amam. A história da sofrida Delia, filha de um pai alcoólatra e agressivo, garçonete, moradora de um bairro precário de uma região portuária, pobre, que há dois anos não tinha um par de sapatos, toma um rumo impressionante. Tudo isso quando ela decide se casar com um desconhecido e conhece o belo médico Tyler. Ele a trata rudemente e menospreza a pouca instr ...more
Regina
Although it took a rather long time for Ty to figure out his heart, his love turned out strong and true. This was a lovely, romantic tale with rich Native American/early Maine settlers history. Delia was a very lively and strong heroine who knew her heart almost from the very beginning. She was a good match for Ty; but because he resisted her so hard and so long, they ended up in a pickle of a situation. Ty was a conflicted hero, not knowing in which world he belonged. Both grew up with overwhel ...more
Jessica Riffle
The VERY first romance novel I have EVER read! The best story, a great escape, and I've read it so many times I have it memorized! an excellent read!
Kimberly
Oct 03, 2011 Kimberly rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: To anyone who loves historical romances
I think this was either one of the first or the first romance novel that I ever stole from my mother's bookshelf back when I was 11 years old. Since then I've read it at least a dozen times and the story of Ty and Delia has stayed with me.
The way Penelope Williamson wrote the story left me breathless and even though it's been a number of years since I've read this book I've never forgotten how hard Ty and Delia struggled to be together depsite both of them being pigheaded.
This is one romance t
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Angela Wade
Penelope Williamson wrote one of my all-time favorite historical romances. This book is NOT it.

This book...it was ridiculous. The spunky heroine stereotype was grating, and the 'hero' didn't seem special in any way. Their age difference made me leery, especially when I realized the 'love' the heroine felt for the hero was only inexperience and the desire to escape her situation.

Couldn't make it past the first few chapters.
Deborah
I read this one ages ago when I was barely in my teens, so it might have made a bigger impression on me, then it would have nowadays. These 4 Stars are really more for making me remember a book after such a frigging long time! I only remember (view spoiler) Maybe I should re-read it
Vmontgzz
La primera parte me encanto, es divertida, emocionante llena de momentos chispeantes entre los protagonistas, pero cuando llegaron a su destino esta un poco aburrida no pasa gran cosa y me parece que falta demasiado para acabarla, muy larga. La verdad sufri para terminar este libro, si no fuera por Tyler lo consideraria insufrible.
Vikki
The setting of this book is Boston and Maine in the 1720s. It is the story of Delia McQuaid who had a drunk father that beat her. So she answered an ad to marry a man who had just lost his wife and had two daughters. So Delia went but fell in love with the man taking her, Tyler Savitch. Such a passionate book!
Elizabeth
My first Penelope Williamson book. Recommended by my mom who is a big fan after seeing the movie based on one of Williamson's other books The Outsider. I really enjoyed it and look forward to reading her other books.
Amanda
I have read a couple books by Penelope Williamson and I really enjoyed them. For some reason I just could not get in to this one,
Byakko74
Uno ha da apprezzare chi scrive i riassunti. Leggi il libro per dio, le famose pianure del Maine... si. Come no.
Tashina Knight
Love the author. Like the book. Much more of a lusty 80's style romance than some of her other more thoughtful books.
Pr!a
this book gave me headache.... i dun think i can finish it. pathetic!
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Penelope Williamson is an internationally renowned author of historical romance and suspense. Penelope Williamson was born in Fairbanks, Alaska, and spent the first eleven years of her life as an US Air Force brat. She has a B.A. in history, an M.A. in broadcast journalism, and was in the U.S. Marine Corps for six years, where she reached the rank of Captain. She has more than 1.8 million books in ...more
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