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3.84  ·  Rating details ·  3,734 ratings  ·  554 reviews
They were inseparable in their youth, the very best of friends, two halves of a whole. For four years, Miles Linwood, the Marquess of Grenton, has felt incomplete without her. When a carriage breakdown leaves him temporarily stranded in a tiny town, Miles makes an unexpected discovery that will alter the course of his life, and rewrite the pages of his past.
Paperback, 236 pages
Published November 7th 2008 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Courtney i think so but i'm not quite sure i'm sure ive read it somewhere along the road. try what section it was in on your recomendations.
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Kathryn
Sep 08, 2014 rated it it was ok
I was really looking forward to this book because I have loved several other of Sarah Eden's books. However, this one just didn't work for me. The entire story revolved around a plot point I just found very unbelievable and frustrating. I just can't imagine turning on someone I really, deeply knew and loved and trusted that quickly. If someone in my family treated me like that, I would be hurt for sure, but I wouldn't think, "Oh well. That ends that relationship. Clearly they can no longer be tr ...more
Julie Carpenter
I am a huge fan of Sarah Eden and really enjoy reading her clean romance novels. Especially the regency era ones! "For Elise" definitely had a plot twist that I wasn't completely expecting from what was written in the synopsis. As I was reading I kept trying to figure out what happened to Elise from the small clues that were given like a bread crumb trail. Eventually I did decide who I thought was the bad guy before the big reveal and I guessed right! Though the author did a good job making you ...more
Anne Osterlund
May 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Elise disappeared four years ago. Before that, she was Miles’s constant companion. His best friend. Then suddenly she was gone, and he was left to grapple with his father’s death and debts without her.

When she reappears, a widow now and a strange shadow of her former self--with a young daughter in tow--he is compelled to bring both of them home to the estate he has since inherited. But Elise is not as he remembers. Underneath her quiet countenance lies real anger. At him.

Miles has no memory of t
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Kathy * Bookworm Nation
I'm still not sure what I'm going to rate this one. This is a hard reveiw to write because I want to talk about the plot, but don't want to give anything away either.

Elise and Miles were tragically separated four years ago. For Elise she had to leave, but Miles never knew why and to him she just vanished into thin air. They had grown up together and were extremely close. When they are randomly reunited he is overjoyed at finding his childhood playmate, but Elise feels the complete opposite. She
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Miss Clark
Nov 04, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: historical
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Hannah
This is a new favorite! I will have to figure out a way to get my hands on a print copy of this so I can reread at leisure!
There were definite elements of mystery; while it was not a murder-mystery in the traditional sense, there was a girl's disappearance and a double murder to find the culprit for. I loved everything about this book, especially how Miles is so tender toward his wounded friend. I would love to have some sort of sequel!
Terrah
Sep 27, 2014 rated it it was ok
This is the third of Eden's books that I have been disappointed in. I would rather read a book where the plot advances because events happen, not because details explaining a past situation are wrenched out slowly one by one. The books are clean and entertaining enough for a quick read, so I'm sure I'll try out more of her work again though.
Ashley (Bound to Love YA)
I was really enjoying this book for about the first half. We meet Elise, who has, for mysterious reasons, been hiding away from her legal guardian and best friend, Miles, for the past four years. When Miles finds Elise living in poverty with her child, he whisks them away to live with him on his estate. However, Elise is not the same as the childhood friend Miles knew - she is harboring dark secrets and deep wounds and (for awhile) it was fascinating to watch her unwind and reveal them little by ...more
Katie W
May 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
I've been wanting to read this one for awhile now and finally found some time to do so. As with all of Sarah Eden's books, I found the characters endearing, even when they were frustrating.

Miles and Elise were the best of friends growing up...until Elise suddenly disappears. Years later, he makes a discovery about her, but the events surrounding her sudden departure are a little mysterious and that mystery weaves its way throughout the whole story. And what a fun mystery it was to try and figur
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Emily
Sep 25, 2014 rated it liked it
So this is the deal with Sarah Eden books--I like them, or I like their premise, or at least I like the idea of them. This creates a situation where I appreciate their memory, and anticipate their release. The problem comes in the duration of their actual reading. She takes this great (ok, maybe more cute) premise, adds a problem to make it interesting, and then proceeds to bash you over the head with said problem, until your battered and bloody. In For Elise for example, she and whatever his na ...more
Mara
Feb 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
This proper romance is also a mystery. A mystery about who killed Elise and Miles' fathers, why they were killed, why did Elise run away 4 years ago, and who's sending her threatening notes.

I find it hard to review this one without giving anything away that might spoil it. Elise and Miles grew up on neighboring estates and were constant companions and the best of friends until both their fathers were murdered and Elise was shot. Shortly afterwards Elise left; she vanished and Miles couldn't fin
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herdys
Apr 03, 2017 rated it liked it
I don't know what really happened in this book. Everything was vague and when it was finally explained, I still didn't get it.

The romance was sweet though full of missunderstandings once again. I loved Miles so I was happy he got his book after he showed up in Drops of Gold, but I wish it had been a better book.

I also wish I had liked Elise as much but the author chose not to explain the circumstances of her leaving clearly and so I felt like she was bipolar at times. Plus I wished she had been
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Tiffany
Apr 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: regency, romance
One of my favorites of Sarah's. Dealt with more serious topics, but still done cleanly. Loved.
Elise
Apr 02, 2015 rated it did not like it
Please forgive me for being so harsh. Even though my pre-reading expectations were set at a default 3 stars (I liked it), this book lost ground quickly. After waffling between 1-2 stars, I have to go with only one. This was painful for me to listen to. First of all, my name, Elise, was so over-used I couldn't stand it. Could the author not find another word to use ("the girl," "the woman," "the young lady", even "she" and "her" would have relieved about 1000 uses of "Elise.") Next, the book feel ...more
Kristen
May 01, 2015 rated it liked it
2-20-18 -
Still wasn't my favorite Sarah Eden book - it was a little too heavy and had a lot of issues to deal with. Miles is a great Hero.

5-8-15
3.5

Alas, this one sort of fell flat for me. Not sure if it was my mood, but the romance wasn't enough for me. It was all about the past, and their childhood, "do you remember when...". Not enough build up in the now for me. I really had to push myself to read it and that's not at all what I want from a book. I usually love long lost love stories, but th
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Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
Sarah M. Eden always writes a compelling and beautiful story. I don't think I have read anything of hers that I haven't loved. She accomplished the same level of writing that I have found in all of the books of hers I have read. In fact, I pretty much try to read everything she writes! :)

Elise in the story has been broken. There is a mystery to her past that controls her thoughts and actions. The people she once loved and trusted she holds at arms length away.

While passing through a town, Miles
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Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
I finally, finally got an extra minute to read this book. I feel like I've been waiting forever to catch a break in between scheduled reviews to fit this in with enough time to enjoy it. Savor it. I don't know why I bother because I never take more than a day to read any Sarah Eden book. I devour them.

I love this book. There is something about Sarah Eden's book that just pull you in, in the most gentle of ways. Her characters are strong yet imperfect and I always feel like I know them so well. B
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Patti
Oct 06, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked “For Elise”. Sarah Eden doesn’t t turn her books out assembly line fashion – which I appreciate. I can tell she plots her stories carefully, letting just enough important tidbits out along the way to unfold the story and keep my attention to the very end.

I liked both Miles and Elise, and her sweet little daughter Anne. Their characters were will developed throughout the story, enough that I truly cared for them. The plot had intrigue, mystery, and edge-of-your-seat anxiety the last seve
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Brooke
Jan 22, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya
I’m always optimistic when I begin Eden’s books, but so far I’ve been disappointed every time. Most often it’s because the story has promise but the editing is terrible. This one is one of the worst editing I’ve seen.
There were so many details left unattended that would have added to the depth and believability of the whole story. For instance, when Miles had his sister order dresses for Elise, yes, he may have forgotten the gloves and shoes, but there is no way that his sister would have. No s
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Book Chick (Tori)
Jun 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a hard book to rate. I was seriously frustrated in the middle of it because it was so mysterious and we are only given bits and pieces at a time to try to piece together. After a while I was wanted to yell "JUST TELL ME ALREADY!!!" Elise irritated me at first, but later I came to understand her actions. Miles was fabulous. So patient, and compassionate, and just so sweet. Overall, a really good book. Do I think it needed to be dragged out THAT long? No. I think it could have been shorter ...more
Rachel
Oct 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book was interesting. It was about Miles and Elise. They were extremely close until four years ago, when Elise mysteriously disappeared. This book is all about their reunion. It is about again gaining trust and friendship. It also has another very interesting mystery element which I will not talk about(spoiler alert!) This makes it more entrancing and interesting.

For Elise is a regency romance book, and it is also very clean. Do not read it if you don't like romance. I liked it, although a
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Rosanne
Oct 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: clean-romance
I think this is my favorite Sarah Eden book. It was perfect for my mood. Maybe it was because I had a long week with Parent Teacher Conferences. Maybe I enjoyed it because it kept me from cleaning the kitchen or doing laundry or making homemade apple juice with my new steam juicer. Whatever the reason, I really loved this book. The title character is the same name as my daughter(spelled differently and wrong according to Elyse), and Elise's daughter's name in the book is Anne which is close to A ...more
Whitney
May 07, 2015 rated it did not like it
The jacket description made this book seem like an intriguing and exciting mystery. However it was a thin plot line with an easy mystery to solve. She dithered back and forth between miles and Elise for pages on end saying the same thing. Rather than advance her plot line she filled her writing with questions, a cop out for actual writing. Either her writing needs to improve or she needs a better editor because this book was boring and poorly written. I was excited to read this based on the desc ...more
Alison
Jun 23, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2015
I don't pick up these types of books expecting the unexpected but, man oh man, this one was tough to get through. Pages 1-125 contained the same narration and scenarios playing over and over again - but in different settings. After that, we started getting a few answers and explanations but they were so improbable and utterly predictable that it was almost insulting to me, as the reader. I love that this author writes clean, whimsical romances but I'm not sure I have the patience for another.
Chesney
Jul 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Usually when a new book comes out I hurry through cause I am so excited to read it. This time I savored it. So glad that I did. I fell in love with Miles from the beginning. I took my time in really understanding where and how their story came together. There is some suspense and it had me guessing all the way to end. Literally. Sarah Eden is just amazing. Wish the redesigned cover was shown. 4.5 stars.
Erica T
I've liked some of her other books but this one was not my favorite. I just wanted to shake both of the main characters and tell them to just speak up and say what they really felt. Too much miscommunication causing too many issues.
Sandy
Feb 03, 2013 rated it liked it
I love Sarah Eden's books, but this is not one of my favorites. There is a darkness pervading the story that is central to the plot, and it leaves a cloud of sadness over the entire book. Not something to read if you're looking for a pick-me-up!
Heather
Sep 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical, romance
Another great Regency Romance by Sarah M. Eden. I love how she sweeps you away into another time period. Sweet & clean with plenty of romantic tension.
Shanda
*contented sigh*
Lyssa
Apr 11, 2017 rated it liked it
The story was unique and interesting and I liked that their falling out wasn't a misunderstanding, but was legitimate; someone said things they didn't mean because of other things going on their life.

However, I had a few major issues with the story. *Spoilers*

Elise was witness to a double homocide and the murderer was at large. Elise disappears soon after and when Miles happens upon her 4 years later, the first thing he learns is that she has changed her name and speaks with a very different acc
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