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The Road to Winterhill

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  114 ratings  ·  18 reviews
In the silence of St. George's Cathedral, the clergyman's voice rang out unnaturally loud: "Do you, Richard Branston, Earl of Berrington, take this woman, Belinda Presleigh, of Hunsley Manor, as your lawful wedded wife, to love and honor until death do you part?"

The few wedding guests crowding around them waited for Berrington's response which was long in coming. Belinda
Kindle Edition, 214 pages
Published January 10th 2016
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Oct 26, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was free. As I was reading it, I was wishing someone would pay me to keep going. But no one offered any monetary rewards, so I did the speediest speedreading in the history of speedreading to get this finished. The exposition is slow and repetitive...and slow and repetitive...and slow and repetitive...and slow and repetitive. (Got the idea?)

The heroine is a drab and spineless creature, who ends up married to the hero through the unscrupulous machinations of her mother. (They are locked up t
Oct 02, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Mar 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Road to Winterhill by Gloria Gay is truly a 5 Star read, one that you will not be able to put down! I absolutely loved this story and felt drawn into it from the first paragraph. Our heroine of the story Belinda Presleigh is conned by her mother into a scheme involving Richard Branston, Earl of Berrington. Lord Berrington is drawn into the wine cellar by his mistress or so he thought, but instead and to his surprise he sees Belinda Presleigh. He goes back up the stairs and finds the door loc ...more
What is with this freaking ending??

I totally adored this book! Really, I felt with the characters, especially our heroine, and was se enraptured with the story and the plot. And then this ending… Ahhh!!! This book would have deserved a wonderful ending, especially because our Lord Berrington is such an idiot...
Seriously, she does not deserve to be treated thus.

Okay, let me start with a short intro:
Lord Berrington is tripped into marriage – Belinda is horrified that her mother could go to suc
Historical English romance with two neighbors finding love, although never meeting until they are forced into marriage.
I liked that Richard Branston, Earl of Berrington and Miss Belinda Presleigh grew up in the same small countryside, but never officially meet, until Mrs Presleigh manipulates them into a forced marriage. I once lived four years in an apartment building where I knew no one....ah, modern city living!
There is an age gap of perhaps ten years between Richard and Belinda, but the real
Hilda Etherton
Mar 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I loved the book. From the minute I started reading the book I had a hard time putting it down, but read it anytime I had free time. I also enjoyed Ms. Gay kept me wanting to read more of her books.

The book is about a young shy girl who never received love from her parents and found enjoyment from reading, listening to music, and walking around the neighbors woods. AT a very young age she enjoyed her own company until she is forced into a marriage to save her reputation. Knowing her love is not
Apr 19, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The Road to Winterhill is a historical romance by Gloria Gay.Belinda Presley has always had secret feelings for Richard Branston, the Earl of Berrington, but being the type of woman men never notice made it impossible to get his attention, or any other man for that matter. Then her mother goes and does something dreadful and now a man who has never even given her the time of day is forced to marry her. She may have the man she always wanted but will she ever be able to earn his love? This was an ...more
Kathy Dalquist
Jun 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and enjoyed it very much. Belinda is the neglected younger daughter who has understood since she was small that she would never be the beauty that her older sister was. But her beautiful sister has died and only Belinda is left to bring the family back into the prominence that it once had. Belinda has been secretly in love with the Earl of Berrington for years. When her mother discovers this, she finds a way to force the Earl to marry Belinda. Although the ...more
Mar 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book as part of Good Reads First Reads

Although the book flittered about a bit on the whole I thought it was quite good and would love to read more of Gloria Gay's books
It is the story of 2 people - neighbours who have never met - but are put together in an arranged marriage. With history and romance it's a book that got me caught page after page wondering what would happen next
Sandra R
Feb 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
A very interesting story - quite engrossing at times. Some steamy moments and I really hated the women that made Belinda's life such a misery. I wanted to see a little more of Richard in the story and felt parts at the end were a little rushed, but all in all a good book. I will be reading more from this author.
Apr 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was a good read. It was easy flowing, had some nice plot twists. I couldn't forgive the husband for the way he treated her in the beginning, and I honestly don't think they suited each other very well. She should have ended up with Lord Wilbur.
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Laura J
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this romance, I could not guess where it would go! So many twists and turns....kept me not wanting to put down. I loved the ending!
May 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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This was a complementary copy in kindle format from the Author Gloria Gay.
I really enjoyed this adventure in romance. I loved the ending.
Jerry Minchew
Aug 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Well written!

The story was easy to follow but not easily to guess were it was going. The characters and the situation they were in were believable.
Emiley Allen Bowes
It's hard being the ugly duckling. It takes a long time for appreciation of a heart of gold.
Mar 21, 2016 rated it liked it
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Meet Belinda. She's rather plain, forgettable, and in love with a neighbor she's never met. (Sounds weird but the differences in their social status kept them apart.) She's the victim of a mother's desperation and schemes. She's the unwanted new wife of the neighbor she's loved.

Richard, the neighbor, is an Earl. He had no plans of marrying (ever) and the fact that he ends up married doesn't sit well with him. At. All. He's furious that he's been tricked, downright disdainful at tying himself to
Sep 25, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Typical villainous female reaching beyond herself. One of the weakest and most pathetic lead female character I've read before. Silly notions of love that have no realistic basis for such a claim, especially from such a sheltered, shy, weak willed woman at such a young age as well. And to drag it all out and force the idea of the hero falling in love with a girl he never noticed, was about 10-12 years his junior in addition the the resentment and anger he held for her because of her witch of mot ...more
Feb 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Is a great book to read
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