This is not the kind of book you had in mind right now (if you are thinking about fairytales) because its even better than that.
Once upon a time, not...moreThis is not the kind of book you had in mind right now (if you are thinking about fairytales) because its even better than that.
Once upon a time, not so very long ago... A truly magnificent tale as old as time of love between the two opposite pole of humanity, The Beauty and the Beast, was written and told many, many times. The unlikely pair of two human being that been drawn by their tremendous love life can only offer.
Linnet Berry Thrynne aka "Beauty" was a demi-goddess in its literal sense, for she did not only possess a face so beautifully shaped that angels would weep with envy and a body of a temptress, she had also an intelligent mind that almost been lacking among the ton. As if Aphrodite had been crossed with Athena. One could say she was almost next to perfection...but she's not. As beauty enthralled mundane being, it's also prone to being hated by many. And Linnet didn't escape the tons wrath.
Piers Ylverton, Earl of Marchant, and heir to the Duke of Windebank aka "Beast" was a huge tall dark doctor, with an intelligent mind and spiteful tongue. Dark past engulfed his life. He became vicious, bitter and lost his faith in "love". He was not a charming man every girls would want to marry. But for Linnet, he had everything she wanted for a man.
They were engaged to be married but their own pride never let their heart fall for each other. "Half of each other's half", that's what they are. They didn't belong to the place they both lived, but they found their place in each others arm. Destined to be together, but bounded with their past...it will all be too late before they'll learned the greatest thing they always had.
A pure magical love woven by endless time. Inspired by La Bella Y La Bestia, and my favorite fairytale of all time. Be inspired, learned and travelled back into those childhood times, were naivety of love can put smile into our tender hearts. Kudos to Eloisa James for a magnificent retold of one of the most enchanting love story ever told. For the beauty, for the goodness of heart and for the faith to love.(less)
One of my first attempts in historical romance genre. Together with Knight in Shining Armor I am utterly and irrevocably attached to the era of rakes,...moreOne of my first attempts in historical romance genre. Together with Knight in Shining Armor I am utterly and irrevocably attached to the era of rakes, rogues and temptress.
Best hero of all time. A love story that will last for a life time.(less)
First novel of SEP and her first historical too. :) I like the plot with resemblance of the novel Gone with the Wind and especially her hero & her...moreFirst novel of SEP and her first historical too. :) I like the plot with resemblance of the novel Gone with the Wind and especially her hero & heroine. Worth trying, definitely a keeper. But I liked its first title "Risen Glory", it fits more perfectly than "Just Imagine". Well, just imagine. :D(less)
After three and a half hours of reading this sweet, emotional and without a doubt, a heart warming novel by Mary Balogh... I'm mesmerized and enthrall...moreAfter three and a half hours of reading this sweet, emotional and without a doubt, a heart warming novel by Mary Balogh... I'm mesmerized and enthralled once again with her witty stories.
I can't put the book down! I love how she webbed in a 200+ pages the twists and turns, and played it gracefully in a mellow and enchanting pace. I thought, with the length of the book, I will be disappointed but I still give it a try...and oh what luck I have to rummage on some old treasure box. I adored her heroine, Charity Duncan for her guts and witty and for also being a giver. A heroine that will surely can catch any mans heart.
It being not quite the thing to advertise in the London papers for a wife, Anthony Earheart ,Marquess of Staunton, eldest son and heir of the Duke of Withingsby , advertised instead for a governess.
Set around during regency era, positions and wealth was still a firm standards of the ton. Charity Duncan cannot escape the prejudicial mindset and ill tried to find a suitable job for the sake of her in-debt family. Her luck began on her 7th attempt to be a governess to Anthony Earheart's children...And thus, her life change irrevocably from then on.
With only small belongings, her morals, dignity and her pride. She was set to aflame the heart of Anthony in his lair, the Enfield. With a mind set only for revenge and hatred, they'll be take aback with their strong attraction to each other because neither of them were ready for a roller coaster fast ride of their emotions.
The book was definitely 'for keeps.' Recommended for those who admired sweet, innocent Cinderella love story.(less)