Gentle Deception
Frances Roding
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Gentle Deception

4.33 of 5 stars 4.33  ·  rating details  ·  15 ratings  ·  4 reviews
How could she prove they were wrong?

Rosy Seaton, alone in the world, was only too delighted to become acquainted with her distant Cousin Elliott and his wife, Bea.

Unfortunately, Bea's younger brother and sister misinterpreted Rosy's newfound happiness and thought she was setting her cap at Elliott.

To convince them it wasn't true, Rosy had to find herself a man--and Callum...more
Published (first published January 1st 1989)
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There was something so sweet about this book. The heroine has led a very sheltered life when she discovers some relative and then it turns out some of them have mistaken her motive, which hurts her. She meets the hero at a party and at the start he is not hero like. He is an economist who was injured badly and is frail. I loved how they were friends and colleagues at first before anything else. Their romance was gradual and sweet. The heroine was inexperienced and embarrassed because of that and...more
4.5 stars. Another great read by this author. Although the hero isn't very swoon worthy at the outset because he's been wasted away by tropical fever, he quickly becomes attractive through his personality. Very sweet story, good angsty tension in the middle, and a happy resolution. Great read.
Aww this story was so sweet it gave me a toothache. The heroine Rosy is alone in the world, so when she finds out she has a distant cousin, Elliott she is thrilled. She befriends Elliott and his wife, Bea but ppl think she is smitten with Elliot and that she'll seduce him.

In reality Rosy is just a lonely very sweet and innocent girl who only seeks warmth and a family. When she meets the hero she takes pity on him and considers him a nice but highly unattractive man.

Hero is an economist who afte...more
I absolutely loved this book. Not only was the story very nice - no other woman or past bitterness or any interference as such. The whole story revolves around Rosy overhearing a conversation and deciding that something has to be done. This mild-mannered girl finds herself a pretend lover, who has been severely ill and agrees to help. Callum Blake is attracted to Rosy from the very beginning, but it takes Rosy time to adjust to him and in time she comes to be attracted and falls in love. It's ju...more
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