Simplemente inolvidable (Simply Quartet #1)
Una fortuita tempestad de nieve ha dejado aislados, en una hospedería de montaña, a dos personas que de otra manera nunca tendrían nada que ver. Lucius, vizconde de Sinclair es un aristócrata altivo y acostumbrado a imponer su voluntad. Frances es una profesora sencilla, inteligente y audaz. Contra todo pronóstico, crece entre los dos una atracción irresistible. Lucius des...more
Simply Unforgettable is the first installment in the Simply series, a quartet of ...more
The first in the Simply series by Mary Balogh, was a good start for the series, but along the way it ended up being flat a ...more
Francis Allard is a teacher at Miss Martin's school in Bath. If you have read the Slightly series you will recognize this as the school that Freyja Bedwyn patronizes. She is mentioned in this book but only as the anonymous patron who supports the school.
Francis meets Lucius Marshall during a snowstorm and they spend two passionate days together at an inn waiting for the snow to melt. After the storm is over, he takes he ...more
Wow! Hard to rate this book. So what I decided : 5 stars for the first 40%, and 3 stars for the rest.
3.5 Stars for this first book in the Simply series.
Here's the dilemma: This book has the most charming beginning. I adored the way the couple met and fell in love. I was so sure this would be a quirky, passionate love story.
But Mary Balogh turned it into an historical soap opera. The number of anticlimactic revelations was underwhelming. The heroine's past was so complicated with nonsense that ...more
The first in Mary Balogh's Simply Quartet, SIMPLY UNFORGETTABLE was unfortunately not so for me. I am a huge Mary Balogh fan, but this is my least favorite book of hers and I actually had to stop myself from skimming parts at the end (which is just unheard of for me). Meanwhile, I have continued on to the second book of the Quartet, Simply Love, and found that book highly enjoyable - I recommend just skipping to that one.
I loved the way Lucius did not give up on Francis even though he should have. She was a bit much on the good byes however. I loved the way Lucius (again with the stupid names) set down the woman everyone thought he was supposed to marry. I wanted to applaud him and yell HAH! take that beotch!
Well at last now I can finally read the one I had been waiting for.. Simply Love It all has to do with my o ...more
Simply Unforgettable is the first book in Mary Balogh's Simply Quartet, which follows four teachers at Miss Martin's School for Girls in Bath. I didn't realize until I'd already started reading it that this series is essentially a spin-off of her Bedwyn Family Saga, which I probably should have read first. I didn't have any trouble following Simply Unforgettable, but I have a strong feeling that Miss Martin herself was likely introduced in the Bedwyn books and there may h ...more
This book was so disappointing in so many ways. It's full of cliches and ridiculous behavior. You have the virgin schoolmarm who is beautiful but doesn't know it and the high society rake who must marry a high born lady to pacify his granddaddy. These two conveniently get stranded together (without chaperone) during a snowsto ...more
Length: 343 pages
Setting: London, Bath. Regency.
Sex: Not frequent. Explicit.
Heroine: Teacher. Singer. Orphan.
Almost Cheating: Lucius is intending to ask Portia Hunt to marry him.
I was going to DNF. I was struggling to get into it and I wasn't enjoying the premise: He has to marry someone else but he really, really wants her.. But I am waiting on some holds at the library so persevered.
And in the end I enjoyed it.
It's certainly likeable.
The charact ...more
Lucius has been a bachelor for years but his grandfather is dying and now is the time for him to find a wife and get on with becoming an Earl. He has been well matched with a woman named Portia but that is before he meets Francess. Francess is a sch ...more
Their time together there quickly develops into a mutual liking of one another and passion ignite ...more
Man and woman are desperately attracted to each other and in love, but they act like they hate each other for a while. Then one thing leads to another a ...more
Parting ways once the snow clears, Frances returns to her job in Bath as a school teacher while Lucius retu ...more
A wonderful story, though it did take a bit too long for Frances's past to be revealed. All of the Simply series have in common heroines who have risen above their pasts to make fulfilling lives for themselves as teachers at Miss Martin's School for Girls in Bath. This gives these women and these stories a kind of depth that is harder to create in a story with a typical daughter-of-an-aristocrat heroine. Rereading these books has made being laid up with a bad leg this weekend almost a p ...more
It must be the month for these kinds of stories for me, which is not a good thing.
I might have loved these characters at another time, when I hadn't just read 3 other books where the hero and/or heroine kept huge, life-altering secrets from each other until approximately the 85% mark in the story, when they come out due to a disclosure by a villain.
Good Lord. I thought these people were supposed to be falling in love. That means telling all the bi ...more
Semplicemente indimenticabile è il titolo in originale e così è anche il mio giudizio. Un libro che ho adorato e che ho riletto già due volte. Un incontro, per caso o, forse, per destino (lo capiremo solo nel finale) immerso nella neve. Una lei, Frances, cocciuta e aggrappata alla propria autonomia lavorativa d’insegnante (una rarità per quei tempi), ma anche una giovane donna che ha dimenticato nell’amarezza e nell’apparente serenità di come il padre le avesse inse ...more
Ma passiamo a noi.
Frances Allard è una ventitreenne che di lavoro insegna in una scuola femmini ...more
SIMPLY UNFORGETTABLE is the first book in the Simply Quartet that is also related to the Bedwyn series. This series is the story if four teachers at a girls school in Bath. This book is about Francis Allard, the music teacher at the school. Coming from from Christmas holidays, Francis ends up stranded with Lucius Marshall, Viscount Sinclair. The two have a wonderful two days together but there seems to be no way that a Viscount and a schoolteacher could ever have a relation ...more
Viscount Sinclair or Lucius Marshall and Frances Allard made a convincing couple and I was soon drawn into their story. We were also introduced to the other teachers at the girl's school in Bath.
A very good start to the Simply series.
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