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The Book of Scandal (The Scandalous Series #1)

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Putri Wales membuat daftar yang mengejutkan tentang tindakan memalukan Pangeran pewaris takhta dan banyak teman bangsawannya dalam sebuah buku yang membuat seluruh London tidak tenang...

Nathan Grey, Earl of Lindsey, dikenal dengan reputasi buruk sebagai Libertine of Lindsey karena hidupnya yang penuh skandal dengan para wanita. Namun, saat ia mendengar gosip bahwa istrinya
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Paperback, 536 pages
Published September 13th 2011 by Oaktree (first published August 19th 2008)
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Zoe
Mar 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ahhh this book is missing an epilogue!!!

A couple losing a child is an emotional plot line, and I think Julia London has done the plot line justice. I am relieved that the grief was properly addressed, for Nathan and Evelyn.

The book opens with Nathan's friend paying him a visit, telling him that he must find a way to bring his wife Evelyn home, after 3 years of living part. Evelyn left Nathan because they were both struggling with losing their son. They had not been able to reconcile until that
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Michelle
The story begins with Evelyn and Nathan living very separate lives... Nathan living in their country estate and Evelyn in London in high society. Evelyn is currently a companion to one of the royal princesses and contemplating having an affair of her own. When Nathan gets word that Evelyn is up to her eyeballs in one of the most outrageous scandals for some time, he decided enough is enough and comes back to take her to their country home. Naturally, she tries to avoid by going all the way to th ...more
Daneesha
Apr 14, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a quick read while sitting in a chair for 10 hours getting my hair done! I loved the hero Nathan. His wife annoyed me because she blamed him for the rift in their marriage, when she was probably 60 percent responsible. Anyway, you know they manage to mend things. It's a rocky road and I like getting to their happy ending. Ms. London does not disappoint!
Lover of Romance
The Book of Scandal is the first in the Scandal series by Julia London. The only other book I have read from this author is "Ruthless Charmer" which was some time ago, and I lost track of this author. But after finding a review of this one on goodreads from a fellow friend, I decided to pick this one up at my local library. After reading the synopsis, I was very fascinated with the hero dragging his wife home to protect them from scandal. Definitely drew me in. The story begins with Nathan Grey, ...more
Amy
Sep 09, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, read-in-2008
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Faltu Fully
Hero-Heroine both cheats in it. Hero physically and Heroine emotionally. So i guess ...
Noelle
THE BOOK OF SCANAL was a very emotional book. Nathan (H) and Evelyn (h) had married young, infact their marriage was arrainged by both of their parents at an early age. Both of them wanted the marriage and all seemed to be fine until they lost their young son due to illness. Evelyn, lost in her own grief couldn't see that Nathan was greiving just as much. Nathan, trying to cope with his own pain, couldn't find a way to reach or help Evelyn. Soon they drifted apart, the marriage failed and Evelyn ...more
Jessa
Loved this one. It was super angsty and made my heart hurt more than once, but the reconciliation between these two was hard-won and satisfying. I just wish there had been a long epilogue or something because I feel that it was deserved and necessary after all that turmoil and pain. I want to see them playing with like five of their children on a Christmas morning.
Desi
Jun 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Leído en Dic 2010

Ohh me encantó este libro... muy buena historia con buenos personajes!!
Está en mi lista de favoritos de este genero...
Victoria
In Julia London's The Book of Scandal, we meet Lord and Lady Lindsey, trying their best not to be entangled in a royal scandal, while also trying to rebuild their tattered marriage - which crumbled greatly after the death of their fifteen month old son; Robbie. Whom was a sickly child from birth. After the death of their son, Evelyn - Lady Lindsey, traveled to London alone to mourn his death, where she ended up spending three years waiting on Princess Mary. But when a scandal arises prompting a ...more
Leya
Feb 09, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-book
Can you imagine what losing a child could do to a couple? I can't, and I hope that will never happen to me.

When Nathan and Evelyn lose their son, instead of reaching out to each other they fall apart. Nathan loses himself with drink and gambling while Evelyn withdraws within herself. Evelyn leaves Nathan when she spies him with another woman, whom she thinks is his mistress. But three years later Nathan forces Evelyn to return home, for the good of the family - he doesn't want her involved in t
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Jeanne
Oct 03, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
I did not enjoy The Book of Scandal. Here's why:

1. The title has nothing to do with the main plot of the novel.
2. The blurb on the back of the book has nothing to do with the main plot of the novel.
3. The main plot of the novel is a silly, melodramatic tale of estranged parents who lost a child. Since when is this the plot of a sexy historical romance?

Anyway, Nathan Grey, the Earl of Lindsey, is estranged from his wife, Evelyn. Their marriage hit the skids when their young son, Robbie, died. For
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Pikolina
Apr 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Es la primera historica que leo de Julia London y debo decir que me he llevado una grata sorpresa. Me ha gustado un montón. Los protagonistas son muy buenos, con muchos sentimientos encontrados y con muchas tristezas y pesares. Me ha parecido una historia en algunas partes muy sentimental, muy tierna y muy triste. La recomiendo.
Neeuqdrazil
Yet another cheesy Regency romance, but I do so enjoy them.
Rachael  {Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again}
nathan is to funny and has a great heart
Katie
Nov 12, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book was way too much repetition of the same thoughts and even the same wording. It got really annoying and melodramatic.
Heather
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Vera
Oct 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
La lectura de esta novela me ha conmovido mucho. El estilo es diferente a otras novelas de la autora que he leído. Esta es la historia de dos personas que deberán reconstruir un matrimonio que estaba roto por el dolor de la pérdida de su hijo y de un amor que para poder sanar deberá romper la barrera del silencio y la distancia. Ambos protagonistas me han encantado. Evey es una mujer fuerte e independiente y Nathan, un hombre con un corazón enorme, pero incapaz de demostrar sus sentimientos abie ...more
Marianj
Oct 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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20012206
No tengo hijos así que no me puedo imaginar lo que debe ser perder uno, pero la verdad es en las malas cuando se sabe como son realmente las personas, en este caso Evelyn creyó su dolor único y no supo ver que Nathan a su forma también sufría, a la larga también era el padre del niño

Aunque el motivo por el que se unieron, evitar en escándalo, sobra en la actualidad es muy de la época, donde se vivía de las apariencias. Me gusto que una vez se reencontraron pudieron sanar el pasado y seguir adela
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Mari
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a story of a second chance. I loved this. If I could put Nathan and Evelyn’s story in a song... no, in three songs: The Scientist and Fix You by Coldplay and How Does A Moment Last Forever by Celine Dion. Those songs came into my mind when I read about Nathan and Evelyn’s story. ❤ ...more
Elizabeth Tai
This was okay, though I found myself a tad bored by all that back and forth the couple had with each other about how badly they treated each other in the past. Still, it's nice that the book tackled a rather heavy subject well: The loss of a child.
Paula
Aug 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Gostei bastante embora a protagonista feminina seja irritante.
Joni
May 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book but it was a little sad to see what happened between this couple after losing a child. Still a good read.
Artisa
Aug 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
lectura fácil y entretenida, pero con un final muy precipitado
Ana
Jul 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Finished this last year, 2016

It's a heartwarming tale of a second chance at love :)
3.5 stars
Ellen
Oct 14, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
2.5
LWB Marissa
Sep 14, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Earl of Lindsey, Nathan Grey, is also called Libertine Lindsey for he lives a flippant live in the country. When he hears rumors, involving his estranged wife Evelyn, that could destroy the good name of the Lindsey’s, he immediately takes action. He travels to London to remove his wife far away from all the gossip. When he finally lays his eyes on her after three years of separation he is in shock. The young and meek girl he once knew as his wife is now a bold and breathtaking woman. Against ...more
Sandy M
Jul 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
I’m finally on the beginning end of a series instead of in the middle or near the end. I have to say I like it. This is my first book by Julia London. Yes, apparently I’ve been hiding under a rock all these years. But I’ve made my way out and enjoyed my first foray into Ms. London’s book. So far it’s been a worthwhile trip.

I really enjoyed this couple who are thrown together after being separated for three years following the death of their young son. Though they’ve lived separate lives, one in
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Rebecca Minto
Apr 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Book of Scandal was a surprisingly poignant read. Where I expected to find a bit of fluff instead I found a book rich in historical detail, characters and plot. I quickly found myself swept into a world dangerous with greed, politics, scandal... and the the dangers of heartbreak. The realistic atmosphere only added to the story rather than overwhelming it. The rich historical details were perfectly balanced with the plot and did not detract from the story in the least little bit.

This book wa
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