La farsa (Dinastía de Warenne, #7)
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La farsa (deWarenne Dynasty (Publication Order) #7)

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La tímida Elizabeth Anne Fitzgerald se queda atónita cuando, en su primer baile de máscaras, Tyrell de Warenne le propone al oído una cita en el jardín a medianoche. Desde hace años, Lizzie adora en secreto a aquel lord inalcanzable. Finalmente, el destino da un vuelco sorprendente que le impide ir al encuentro de Tyrell, pero lo que Lizzie no puede prever entonces es que...more
Mass Market Paperback, 464 pages
Published October 2007 by Harlequin Ibérica (first published 2005)
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Maureen Feeney
I loved this book.
I dont want to go into the plot as there are plenty of twists and its full of sexual tension.

Its not often that you get a hero and heroine you truly like, or a story that grips you from the first few pages, but this book grabbed my attention and kept me up until the small hours of the morning to finish it.

This is my first book by BJ and not my last. I did not read any reviews or plot descriptions beforehand so maybe that enhanced my enjoyment of the book as I had no idea whi...more
How have I never read this author before? Thanks to my GR friends for introducing me to this one. A lovely story and even though it's not typical regency fare, it was very grounded in its time period. The emotions and actions of the characters seemed realistic and believable. Each character remained true to him/herself even though they changed and grew. Lots of lovely angst and I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
Maskeli Balo-Brenda Joyce

Sanırım yeni favori yazarımı buldum ki, Brenda Joyce ile tanıştığım için çok ama çok mutluyum..Kimi beni bu yakıştırmamı abartılı bulabilir ama sanırım yeni bir historical kraliçesi ile karşı karşıyayız..Özellikle arka arkaya Bir Avuç Aşk son olarak da Maskeli Balo'yu okuduktan sonra bu yazar için Pegasus Yayınlarının kapısını çok aşındırırım gibi gözüküyor..
Bu nasıl bir yazar ki Devlin O'Neil'den tüm benliği ile okuyucuyu nefret ettirirken Tyrell de Warren'e hayran bıra...more
There will be spoilers here I'm sure, so be warned!

I like to borrow books from the online library. A lot of times, I have been on the waiting list for so long that by the time I am able to read the book, I don't remember why I wanted to read it.

This was one of those books. A few chapters into the book, I got very very mad. Almost put the book down mad, but dangit, I had waited for a whole month to read it and read it I was.

With that said, it was okay. I mean, it was an easy read and everything...more
This is the story of Tyrell de Warenne, the next Earl of Adair and Elizabeth Anne Fitzgerald (Lizzie). Lizzie has loved Tyrell since she was a child and he not only took up for her when an obnoxious boy was bullying her, but he also saved her from drowning when she tried to rescue the book she was reading, when the bully threw it in the lake. It was at this time Lizzie put Tyrell on a pedestal. He was a prince in her eyes, and she fell in love with him. Lizzie was also extremely shy and felt her...more
Ellen W-S
Ok, I just devoured this 500 pager in two nights! Thank you Eva for the recommendation! I loved this story and it made no difference that I hadn’t read the previous books in the series. The books are mostly spread apart in generations/centuries. Elizabeth is an amazing heroine. She is inherently good, generous, forgiving, sincere and above-all self sacrificing. Lizzie and Tyrell living on neighboring estates however Lizzie is not in the same socially elevated circles as Lizzie’s parents are not...more
Rebecca (everyday reader)
Lizzie loved Tyrell for years. At a Masquerade ball he invites her to meet him at midnight in the garden, but by a strange turn of fate her sister goes instead. A child came of that evening, and to save her sister from ruination Lizzie raises the child as her own. Misunderstandings and realizations abound, a new love is found for one sister, a short affair releases love that's been there for awhile, and Lizzie finally marries her love. I hate Anna! Great read!!
E.R. Baine
I love-love-love this novel. I read this book on and off all the time on a whim regularly.

In the early 90s there were a lot of novels where the woman would fall in love with a rake. Sleep with him without him knowing and then have his child and then years later the guy would meet the woman and fall in love with her and then lo and behold, they have a ready made family.

That was the funniest trend in Historical Romance Genre's I had read. This book puts a comical, bitter sweet, romantic twist on...more

Ah nasıl içim ezildi nasıl ? Okuduğum kitaplarda uzun zamandır böyle bir duygu bombardımanına rastlamamıştım . Benim biricik yazarım yaptı yine yapacağını . Bir de sevinerek belirtmek isterim ki Devlin'im , bahriyeli sevdiceğim , asabî yârim baba olmuş hatta ikinci çocuğunu beklemekte .

Ah Elizabeth , ben sana ne desem ki kızcağızım ,sen nasıl da sevdin bu adamı böyle ? Bir çocukluk aşkı nasıl bu kadar büyür insanı kemire kemire ? Ama Tyrell'ın da hakkını yemedim değil , adam meğerse ne zamandı...more
Büşra Bal
Heralde Judith'in yokluğunda onun yerine koyabileceğim tek yazar bu kadındır.Aslında 5 yıldızı da hakediyor ama Bir avuç aşk bundan daha iyi olduğu için, 4 yıldız verdim. Dün başladım ve elimden düşüremedim.Yer yer o kadar sinirlendim ki sayfaları yırtmama ne engel oldu bilemiyorum.

Şİmdi olay şu ki esas kızımız Lizzy küçükken kendisini gölde boğulmaktan kurtaran Tyrell'a çocukluğundan beri aşık,bir gün Tyrell'ın sahibi olduğu evde bir maskeli baloya katılır ve hiç ummasa da Tyrell da ona ilgi gö...more
Ayça yılmaz
Maskeli Balo- Brenda Joyce dün saat 1.30 civarı bitti =) Kitabı iyi ki bekletmişim diyorum çünkü en azından yeni kitap için o kadar fazla beklemeyeceğim..Bir de araya süre koymak Brenda Joyce’a olan tutkumu tekrardan tetikledi :D…Valla öncelikle şunu söylemek istiyorum…Ben okuduğum Tarihi-Aşk romanları yazarları arasında böyle mükemmel bir yazar görmedim!...Çok usta!.. Brenda Joyce’un kitaplarının en güzel yanı KALIN olmasıı!..Okumaya doyamıyorsunuz bu şekilde =)…Ve o kadar çok olay oluyor ki..K...more
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Elizabeth, Lizzie, has loved Tyrell de Warrenne ever since she was a little girl and he came to her rescue. It didn't matter that her family was way below his in the Ton, she still couldn't stop her foolish heart.

When 16, Lizzie's family goes to the annual de Warrenne masquerade they have for the neighborhood and friends and she actually flirts outrageously with Tyrell. He even sets up a meeting in the gardens with her. Alas, she isn't able to join him and shortly after, she goes for an extende...more
The funny thing about this book…I didn’t actually mean to read it. I was looking for a book I had read several years back that basically started out at a masquerade and after briefly reading the synopsis, I thought that this must have been the book. I was wrong.

It had been so long ago that I read the book (which I now know for sure which one it is – and it is already loaded on my Nook, to be read), that even though the first few chapters didn’t seem familiar like they should, I still was a bit u...more
I just discovered Brenda Joyce and her "de Warenne Dynasty" seriess and this is the 3rd book I have read. This is one of the best books I have read all year. Ms Joyce is able to capture the depths of love, joy and despair that a well written romance novel should have. I am looking forward to the rest of the books in this series.
Uzun zamandır okuduğum en harika romandı,yazar duyguları o kadar iyi hissetirdi ki...
İlk romandan daha çok beğendim bence bunun konusu çok daha iyiydi...
Bu kitap kesinlikle ana yemek!
Ayrıntılı inceleme
This is obviously not the opinion of the majority, but this book failed to suck me in. The language was too flowery and melodramatic - I made it through the first couple of chapters and ended up skip reading the rest.

Just a side comment, one reviewer made a comparison to Pride and Prejudice; a connection I didn't really make (and still don't in terms of Elizabeth and Darcy) but here's a quote that reads like Mrs Fitzgerald was either related to or possessed by Mrs Bennet:
"Handsome? Clever? You
A very emotional book about first love, devotion and sacrifice. I can only admire Lizzie, an unusually brave and unselfish young woman. I'm glad she finally got her happy ending after all the suffering & blames she has been through.
A este libro lo odié profundamente porque también lo amé profundamente. Había momentos de esta novela que de verdad me hicieron llorar, algunos de amor, otros de compasión, y otros de pura rabia. Lo peor es que en verdad llegué a amar a sus protagonistas, y después, sus actos, fueron como una auténtica puñalada en el corazón.

Hay cosas en esta novela, y en estos protagonistas, y en los secundarios, que yo no puedo perdonar. Para empezar, que él, ese chico maravilloso (que lo era), le ponga los c...more
This is the first book I've read by Brenda Joyce and I loved it! I loved Lizzie's character and how she wasn't interested in high society things and fashion but instead wanted to stay in and read all day. So many people can connect with her personality and her crush on someone she has barely even talked to. Oh yes, her crush on Tyrell is COMPLETELY understandable. He is so charming, good looking, and an overall prefect guy. He's always there to save Lizzie, even though she won't admit to him her...more
Tonya Warner
Elizabeth has been in love with Tyrell since he saved her from drowning when she was 10-years old. Forever with her heart on her sleeve, she finds it difficult to overcome her shyness and can only dream of a love that can never be. Under the disguise at the masquerade ball, she is approached by her prince.

Tyrell has saved Lizzie over and over. Something within him is drawn to this quiet beauty. Knowing he must marry another for his family, he is swept away when she presents him with his son. Hi...more
"The Masquerade" is my first romance by Brenda Joyce but after only a few pages, I knew it would not be my last. I was instantly caught up in the story of how Lizzie, at the tender age of 10, first met Tyrell during an unfortunate tumble into a lake at a social event and the events that led up to the fateful masquerade ball. Great story! And then there was Anna's confession....and the story just went downhill for me there. Don't get me wrong! I loved the relationship between Lizzie and Tyrell. T...more
Ed eccom qui, anche io riemersa dal mondo di Lizzie, la falsa-donnaccia (ma stupida veramente) di campagna. O forse volevo proprio un motivo per cui avrei dovuto farmelo piacere XD Come al solito, con aspettative alle stelle la delusione non tarda ad arrivare. Sarà che aspettandomi il meglio, vengo sempre influenzata in partenza...

Miss Elizabeth Anne Fitzgerald sin da piccola mostra un'innegabile passione per i libri, sognando di principi azzurri e zucche-carrozze (se solo gli anni in cui vive g...more
Recently, an unknown someone dumped a bunch of “bodice rippers” on the back counter at work with a sign “free books”. Not being one to pass up free books, I looked through the stack and grabbed a bunch. I’m definitely still stuck on a never-ending YA kick, but these make a nice diversion. And some are definitely better than others. This one was not one of the best. Lizzie falls in love at the tender age of ten when she is rescued from a pond by an older boy. (view spoiler)...more
Mιss •kαthєяίиє•  Τhε Emεrαℓd Pяίиcεss®
This was an excellent book! I don't know how but I have managed to not read the installments in their correct order and that messes with the suspense...

In this book, everything is evolving around Lizzie's and Tyrell's love. Elizabeth Anne Fitzerald fell in love with Tyrell de Warenne since she was ten and she fell in a lake and he saved her. Circumstances or rather fate brought them together again and now Lizzie has a child, Ned, Tyrell's son, an illegitimate affair with him and a secret that ha...more
Noémi nykyriana Molnár
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Lori Kurochkina
I just loved, loved, loved this book! This is my first book by Brenda Joyce and it is actually a few books into The de Warenne Dynasty series, but I didn't feel like I was missing anything at all by jumping in with this book first. I have had this book, and some of the others to the series, for a few years, but I just kept grabbing the other books with the more popular covers showing couples kissing or in ball gowns, etc to read next. I regret that now, this book was so wonderfully written, very...more
It was an engrossig read, and was very well written! Her characters are well written and they are with humor! (plus point). Loved her writing style and and the story line, though as usual it is predictable. I didn't give the other two stars because it was a typical romance story and was cheesy. Though I would recommend anyone who loves a good romance to read this :) cheers.
Tuba Özkat
Ne sevdim, ne sevmedim... Çok fazla entrika vardı bir kere. Her yerden bir şeyler çıkıp çıkıp durdu. Bir kadında nefret ettiğim ne kadar özellik varsa kadın karakterde toplanmış. Erkek karaktere gelince... Kısacısı ve kabacası; tabansız bir şey. Kimsenin güvenip de sırtını dayayamayacağı birisi. Ama yazarın anlatımına bakınca tüm o özelliklerine rağmen, güçlü, kuvvetli, lider...

Kitaptaki, özellikle bazı kelimeler, beni rahatsız etti. Göz zevkimi bozdu diyeyim. Bol bol haykırdı kelimesi vardı. No...more
Ash Ash
The heroine Lizzie is unattractive, fat she is often compared to her other two sisters who are gorgeous and slim and can get any man they want.. Finally one of the sisters catch the eye of Tyrelle De Warrene who is the heir to d Earldom.. She has an affair with him leaving her pregnant.. Tyrelle cannot marry her as she is not of noble birth and without any connections.. Lizzie being the fat ugly sister who is in love with Tyrelle raises the illegitimate child while her sister married another man...more
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Brenda Joyce is the bestselling author of forty-one novels and five novellas. She has won many awards, and her debut novel, Innocent Fire, won a Best Western Romance award. She has also won the highly coveted Best Historical Romance award for Splendor and Two Lifetime Achievement Awards from Romantic Times BOOKreviews. There are over 14 million copies of her novels in print and she is published in...more
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