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Portrait Of My Heart

3.98 of 5 stars 3.98  ·  rating details  ·  457 ratings  ·  23 reviews
They parted in disgrace...But desire would bring them back together.

Years ago, in one explosive instant, childhood rivalry turned into wild passion for Jeremy, handsome young Duke of Rawlings, and Maggie Herbert, the object of his affections. Unfortunately, the ensuing scandal found them banished to separate corners of the world.

Now fate has joined Jeremy and Maggie again-
Paperback, 359 pages
Published January 15th 1999 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published 1999)
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Amy Watt
This book is a sort of continuation of 'Where Roses Grow Wild'. Ten year old Jeremy has grown up (he's 21 at the beginning and the 26 for most of the rest of the book) and has assumed the role of seventeenth Duke of Rawlings. A title which he despises. He falls for his childhood friend/rival, Maggie,(she's 5 years younger than him but beat him in everything). They then have a 'moment', where they're caught. Jeremy tries to do the right thing, Maggie doesn't want to know, so Jeremy joins the army ...more
A passable romance. Well-written, and it was enjoyable to have a heroine who truly has her own direction and interests - ones that are entirely separate from her mate's.

On the other hand, I was upset by how one-dimensional the villains were in comparison to the lead character. I was particularly irritated by the incredibly stereotypical portrait of Sanjay ("Indian man worships goddess-like Indian woman, wants irrationally to kill white people for her sake, speaks in silly phrases that are clear
Confesso ter ficado um pouco chocada por a Record publicar um livro da época que a Meg Cabot assinava como Patricia Cabot, mas ao mesmo tempo eu achava estranho o fato da Essência não ter continuado a série Rawlings, pois ela publicou A Rosa do Inverno que é o primeiro e depois pulou para os três últimos livros que ela publicou com o nome Patricia. Independente, estou muito feliz que esses livros estão sendo publicado, pois, assim como tudo da Meg, amo demais os romances históricos dela no estil ...more
Sara ♥
This is a pretty cute book...

Jeremy Rawlings is a Duke, but he's basically been screwing around his whole life—getting in trouble, getting kicked out of school, etc. He's 21 or 22 when he is kicked out of Oxford and sent home. There he is reacquainted with his childhood playmate, Maggie Herbert, nearly 17. It's been 5 years since they've seen one another, so you can imagine that there are some big differences. He's grown like a FOOT and is all muscular and hott now. She's all womanly-like now..
Ellos jugaban juntos desde pequeos, pero cuando l vuelve porque lo echaron de la Universidad se encuentran con que ambos cambiaron mucho y se sienten muy atrados. l est acostumbrado a que las mujeres caigan rendidas a sus pies y como Maggie no lo hace, se enamora de ella. Le pide matrimonio, ella le dice que no y le pide que si cambia de opinin le escriba una carta. Pasan los aos, l se va al ejercito donde es condecorado, ella se va a Paris a estudiar arte. Pero cuando l se entera de que ella es ...more
Ellos jugaban juntos desde pequeños, pero cuando él vuelve porque lo echaron de la Universidad se encuentran con que ambos cambiaron mucho y se sienten muy atraídos. Él está acostumbrado a que las mujeres caigan rendidas a sus pies y como Maggie no lo hace, se enamora de ella. Le pide matrimonio, ella le dice que no y le pide que si cambia de opinión le escriba una carta. Pasan los años, él se va al ejercito donde es condecorado, ella se va a Paris a estudiar arte. Pero cuando él se entera de qu ...more
lol I finally found it! I read this when I was 12 or 13? I just realized now how mature some of the scenes were but I really found them funny, haha, will probably read this again sometime....
jeremy and maggie were childhood nemesis and when jeremy returns home after a prolonged absence, he finds that maggie has grown up, even if she hasn't become a lady. maggie wants to go to paris and become an artist, and jeremy dreams of joining the horse guards. when they are caught in a compromising position, maggie refuses to marry jeremy. years later, they both return to england, having realized their ambitions and meet up again.

what i liked: the first time jeremy sees maggie again,
Rosely Medina
Cute book... Both caracheters are enjoiable. .. lightly funny.
A nice reading.
This is such a modern version of a Regency romance... The characters all act a little out of character, and a little over the top with the problems they face. I can't believe I'm saying this about a Meg Cabot book, but after the first half of the book, I just could care less about the main couple. And seeing childhood/best-friends-to-lovers is one of my favourite themes in romances, this is just a big fat disappointment.
A good guilty pleasure historical romance book.
If strong and masculine (and hairy I might add) male character is what you are looking for, search no more my friend. Jeremy Rawlings is the personification of the romance hero, swooning the reader the same way he does the heroine.
What surpised me was the level of historical detail in this novel. Really well done.

apesar de tudo a historia é passivel. satisfaz algum romantismo mas nem sempre faz passar a mensagem de uma verdadeiro amor.
as cenas "hot" se fosse nos dias de hoje mas se comparam a uma tentativa de violação :P e abuso do poder "masculino".
sendo a sequela e terminus de "rosa selvagem" não me despertou a emoção de viver um amor juvenil e reencontrado.
I don't know why but I really don't like Meg Cabot's early works. At least not this series. Something about the men being overly-pushy-bordering-on-inappropriate. And how they are way too obsessed with boobs. Yeah, its a romance novel. I want fantasy people, not real life! If I wanted real life, I'd go to a bar.
I liked Maggie a lot as a character, but Jeremy often came off as a bit self-important and forceful. I do like Cabot's writing and her stories (even if they are often a bit predictable). 3.5 stars.
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3.5 ดาวคะ ชวงครึงแรกของหนังสือชอบมากนะ ออกแนวนิยายหวานๆ นารักกุกกิก ของหนุมสาวทีเคยเปนเพือนเลนกันมาแตเดก แตตอนหลังยืดๆ ไรสาระไปหนอย ...more
IT's my favorite book,,I like the characters very much,,I like the way she writes,,,I recommend everybody,,
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Awww cute story! It looks that even prince has to do sth to impress girl ;)
Jéssica Petersen
Mto bom! "Continuação" da "a rosa do inverno"
Sexually explicit.
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Librarian Note: AKA Meg Cabot.

Meggin Patricia Cabot was born and and raised in Bloomington, Indiana, USA, daughter of Barbara and C. Victor Cabot, a college professor. She also lived in Grenoble, France and Carmel, California (the setting for her bestselling Mediator series) before moving to New York City after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Indiana University.

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