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One Night for Love (Bedwyn Saga 0.1)

3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  2,782 ratings  ·  212 reviews
One reckless man . . . One passionate woman. Enter the world of Mary Balogh--the glittering ballrooms and vast country estates of Regency-era England, where romance, with all its mystery, magic, and surprises, comes vibrantly alive.
It was a perfect morning in May . . .
Neville Wyatt, Earl of Kilbourne, awaited his bride at the altar--when a ragged beggar woman raced down
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Mass Market Paperback, 375 pages
Published August 1999 by Dell Publishing Company (first published 1999)
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Karen
One Night For Love is the first prequel to Mary Balogh's Slightly series. A Summer to Remember is a continuation of the events in this book and the two are best read in order.

Neville Wyatt met Lily Doyle during the war when she was 14 and he was 23. He felt a deep affection for her, but he knew that nothing could ever happen between them because of the difference in their social position (not to mention their ages). He was the heir to an earldom and Lily the illiterate daughter of a common sold
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Bill
One Night for Love is the story that leads to Mary Balogh’s beloved novel, A Summer to Remember. (Which leads to the Slightly series and the Simply series.) Not only is it a good story in and of itself, it adds a lot of detail to the character of Lauren, the heroine of ASTR. Just as Neville is about to marry Lauren, his childhood friend, a woman in worn cloths enters the church. Neville instantly recognizes Lily, his wife, who he thought had been killed in an ambush by the French in the war in S ...more
Jasmin
One Night for Love is my very first Mary Balogh read, and I assure you, it wouldn’t be my last.

One Night for Love is an overwhelming love story, in it being wonderful and extraordinary. It was overwhelming that it made me dizzy. But don’t get me wrong, I was dizzy in a good way.

Neville Wyatt, the new Earl of Kilbourne, was born into a respectable family. Everything was planned for him. Up to the simple things to even his future wife. His life was completely drawn for him. Until he rebelled and j
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Tempo de Ler
Foi um prazer ler Uma Noite de Amor. Apreciar como a sua autora, Mary Balogh, construiu a partir de um argumento pouco original e até bastante previsível uma história tão enternecedora, apresentando-nos personagens verdadeiramente encantadoras.

O período histórico não podia ser dos melhores - para nosso deleite -, início do século XIX. Lily e Neville pertencem a estratos sociais muito diferentes e, consequentemente, incompatíveis: ele é um conde e ela é uma jovem iletrada, sem a educação ou talen
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Joana
Neville Wyatt, conde de Kilbourne, espera para sua noiva, Lauren, no altar da Igreja, mas é a sua, até então falecida mulher, Lily Doyle que aparece.
Ao contrário de Neville, Lily é uma plebeia sem sangue azul, de posição inferior à de Neville, tornando o seu casamento ultrajante perante a nata da sociedade inglesa... ou assim pensa ela, até conhecer Lyndon.
A família de Neville, dividida entre a necessidade de odiar Lily, favorecendo Lauren, e a crescente ternura a favor da jovem filha do sargent
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Iliada
4.5 stars

This is only my third Mary Balogh book. Of the other two I've read, one I loved and the other I didn't like at all. I think, however, of Mary Balogh as superior to most HR writers because she writes some of the most historically accurate books I've read. I rarely get the feeling I did while reading this book. It was almost like reading Jane Austen. The aristocracy, all high and mighty, looking down on the rest and being harsh with their expectations and rules, even those among their ran
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Elizabeth
The book opens with a young woman, Lily looking like a beggar making her way to an estate. When she appears at the home of the Earl of Kilbourne the servants mistake try to give her a coin and send her on her way. The next morning as the Earl's fiance Lauren is about to walk down the aisle to marry him, Lily appears and the Earl, aka Neville, recognizes her as his wife.
They had married 18 months ago while in Portugal in the Penisular wars. The marriage was quick and occured to offer Lily protec
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Andreia Silva
Gostava de me ter apaixonado por este livro. A capa é linda e a premissa do livro é boa e até se fala em Portugal! Mas não me encantou. Pode ter sido de mim e não do livro, mas o facto é que o achei em alguns momentos chato e enfadonho. Gostei muito da Lily, a personagem principal e do romance dela com o Neville, mas a maneira como a história é contada não me agradou. Gostei do romance e da forma como são descritos os momentos deles e até são fofinhos, mas parece que o enredo se arrasta e arrast ...more
Denise
Even though this story was filled with every contrived and cliched historical romance plot ever written, from amnesia (not a big part but mentioned in chapter 2), secret wedding, first spouse not really dead and shows up at second wedding, rags to riches, servants secretly raising child of peerage to save her life, evil family villain, etc etc etc... I still loved this book!
In particular, I loved Lily. She was refreshing and sweet. I loved how she and Neville never gave up on their love for e
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Sara
Gostei! Tinha visto algumas opiniões menos positivas e estava de pé atrás, mas acabei por gostar bastante deste livro :D
bombocaa
Tão incrivelmente lamechas que chega a ser um docinho :)
Rita
Mary Balogh cresceu em Gales, que se define pelo seu mar, montanhas, músicas e lendas. Quando se mudou para o Canadá levou na bagagem a música e a imaginação que a sua terra natal lhe despertou, sendo neste local que se torna escritora de histórias de amor com finais felizes. Tornou-se uma premiada autora, que constou por diversas vezes nas listas de bestsellers do New York Times, tendo vendido mais de 4 milhões de exemplares em todo o mundo.

Em “Uma Noite de Amor”, Neville Wyatt, conde de Kilbou
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Junipaurora
Oct 03, 2012 Junipaurora rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone who digs a story of love overcoming all extraordinary circumstances
Visit here to read this review with spoilers.

I loved the first half of this book. A rebel aristocrat besotted with an illiterate girl he met at war? I would definitely fall for that and I did :) My only complaint while reading the first half was that Neville keeps calling Lily’s name in return Lily keeps saying “yes.” After a while it became too repetitive. Has anyone else noticed this?

Lily is the daughter of a poor sergeant. After her mother’s death, she spent all her life with her father at ba
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Misfit
Aug 20, 2008 Misfit rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: no one
A silly, trite and oh so predictable regency romance (2.5). The story opens as Neville Wyatt Earl of Killbourne is preparing to wed his childhood friend and in walks the bedraggled Lily - the wife he thought dead and no one knew existed. Back flash to a year ago when Neville served in the military and Lily's father died and Neville married her for protection - a bit of a stretch there as her father was a sergeant and Neville heir to an earldom and a major. Oh well. They have "one night of love" ...more
June
Sweet story and a very emotional story.

Lily and Neville Wyatt, Earl of Kilbourne nothing can seperate their love for one another, whether it is a person, an event or circumstances they find thrust upon them. Not even themselves.

Neville is so kind and tender and steady. Lily is so sweet, yet strong and courageous.

A bit of a mystery to this one also.

A great pre-quel to the Simply series about the Bedwyn family, and also to the Slighty series where a few of the characters from One Night for Love
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Riddhi
Jul 14, 2014 Riddhi marked it as to-read

I've read only two books by Ms. Balogh, but what I love about her writing is that it's so down to earth. Too many historical authors tend to take liberties with what they write. I just finished a book that was so mind-numbingly stupid, ONfL felt like a blessing.


ONfL really takes you into the ugly of society back in 1800s. I can't say I am ever a fan of the ton but I sure as heck hated them and the way they treated Lily, who had already been through so much trauma. My heart went out to her, and

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Fernanda
:) uma linda historia de amor, que se lê num folego!

uma historia de cinderela onde o amor apesar das convenções tem o seu máximo expoente.
gostei muito de ler, tem momentos muitos intensos de ficar literalmente de lagrima no olho... quer se acredite ou não num amor assim, é algo que faz parte do sonho de qualquer pessoa :)
Cheryl
Mary Balogh has written a wonderfully romantic story about a couple who's love for one another conquers all and stands the test of rank, time, distance and adversity. What a beautiful tale, I am so glad it was recommended to me! 5 big stars!!!
Filipa
(http://labirinto-livros.blogspot.pt/2...)

O que faria se no dia do seu casamento, descobrisse que a sua mulher - que era acreditada como morta - afinal está viva? O que faria se visse o seu marido no altar à espera para tomar a mão da sua noiva?

Neville Wyatt encontra-se prestes a tomar a mão da sua noiva, Lauren, quando repara numa mulher completamente diferente à sua espera. Esta chama-se Lily e para espanto de todos os que estão presentes neste evento da alta sociedade londrina, Neville decla
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Célia Loureiro
Lily Doyle foi criada pelo exército inglês que ajudou Portugal a ver-se livre dos franceses. A história captou o meu interesse porque sou portuguesa e porque, pela primeira vez, um dos romances que tanto adoro era passado em parte aqui. Neville, Conde de Kilbourne, escolheu ser um soldado a fim de contrariar a vontade do pai. Mas não se enganem: nenhuma destas duas personagens se insere num lugar-comum. São ambos bastante humanos e complexos. Conforme o pai de Lily morre no campo de guerra, Nevi ...more
Mafi
Como este é o primeiro romance editado em português pela autora Mary Balogh, nunca tinha ouvido nem lido nada desta autora.

Através da iniciativa do BlogRing, este livro chegou-me às mãos e posso dizer que tenho mais uma autora a ter em conta dentro do campo do romance histórico.

Como muitos outros romances de época, 'Uma noite de amor' não tem uma história muito original mas mesmo assim foi uma boa leitura. Neste primeiro volume da série 'Bedwyn' temos Neville que está prestes a casar-se com La
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Ne
Com uma história diferente, Mary Balogh presenteia-nos com este romance cheio de sentimentos confusos e opostos.
Temos os sentimentos de Neville para com Lily, pela sua simplicidade e natureza nada ortodoxa. Temos a rebeldia e humildade de Lily que quase sacrifica o seu futuro e amor por Neville por causa dessa humildade excessiva.
Temos também a noiva rejeitada que acaba por contribuir para um fim mais aceitável. Digo isto porque a relação entre Neville e Lily no Passado acaba por ser muito mais
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Patrícia
O amor é uma emoção que mata, que corrói por dentro. É um sentimento que gera controvérsia, alegria e desespero. É uma saudade inesgotável que se expande até ao possível reencontro de duas almas que se cruzaram num caminho comum, num caminho difícil e marcado pela violência e as mazelas da guerra, mas que em nada se deixaram abater, se deixaram minimizar.
O amor é a vida que brota de uma flor, é um beijo roubado que nos marca para sempre, é a companhia que persiste ao nosso lado, a presença que n
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Swarnanki
This is my first book by Mary Balogh and its disappointing this story didn't work for me. :(

I was really intrigued when I read the synopsis
(It was a perfect morning in May . . .

Neville Wyatt, Earl of Kilbourne, awaited his bride at the altar—when a ragged beggar woman raced down the aisle instead. The cream of the ton saw him stare, shocked, then declare that this was his wife! One night of passion was all he remembered as he beheld Lily, the woman he'd wed, loved, and lost on the battlefield
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Anna D.
Jan 08, 2013 Anna D. rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: hr
More review to come, but my initial comment is that this book really showcases strong women (Lily and Elizabeth.)It also sends a message that what strong women need to flourish is not the protection of a good man, but education, freedom, support, and of course love.
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For a love story, this one has such a dark and tragic undercurrent because of what happened to Lily. Because of that, I found this story a little difficult to read. I know it wasn’t Nevi
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tacitus
I liked this one even though I felt like there wasn't much character development with the hero. This is one of the few instances (especially in historical romance) wherein the hero pales in comparison to the heroine. This usually isn't the case, as female roles are harder to write and usually end up being some kind of intolerable extreme. In this instance, we KNOW the heroine. Her story is compelling, organic, and makes her a real person to us. The hero is kind of like Prince Charming from Cinde ...more
Rutee
Neville Wyatt, o conde de Kilbourne, é compassivo e responsável.
A história começa, com ele no altar, prestes a casar com a sua noiva, Lauren Edgeworth. Eles foram amigos afetuosos desde pequenos, e Lauren tem tudo o que uma condessa deve ser: elegante, culta, educada, generosa e gentil.
No entanto, antes de a cerimónia continuar, aparece uma mulher, Lily Doyle, com as suas roupas esfarrapadas, afirmando ser mulher de Neville.
À um ano e meio atrás, Wyatt juntou-se ao exército, onde se apaixonou p
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Sandra
Até à página 208, pareceu-me ser uma história igual a tantas outras e ainda por cima um pouco "morna".

A partir da dita página as coisas melhoraram imenso... muito mesmo!
Mesmo assim a antipatia que senti nas primeiras páginas do livro com a personagem principal masculina, prevaleceu até ao fim. Que homenzinho mais inconstante. Ora ama uma e vai-se casar com ela, como no dia seguinte já decide que ama a outra.


Mas a "rainha" de todo o livro é sem dúvida Lily! Um potento de coragem, integridade e fo
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Loralee
I really enjoyed this book much more then I thought would. lol I had read A Summer to Remember first(years ago), so I didn't think I could like the this one. So I was very surprised at how easily I ending up liking this book. It was full of emotion in true MB style, and left you feeling quite happy for the H/H. And I must say the secondary romance stole my heart and I loved it. I have to admit Neville is not a favorite of mine, but I understood him, it was the Duke of Portfrey that stole the sho ...more
Joy (Cheery♡Reads)
So perfect! This was a very emotional and engrossing read. On to the next one.
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Mary Jenkins was born on 1944 in Swansea, Wales, UK. After graduating from university, moved to Saskatchewan, Canada, to teach high-school English, on a two-year teaching contract in 1967. She married her Canadian husband, Robert Balogh, and had three children, Jacqueline, Christopher and Sian. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading, music and knitting. She also enjoys watching tennis and curl ...more
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