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Portrait Of My Heart (Rawlings #2)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  671 Ratings  ·  40 Reviews
They parted in disgrace...But desire would bring them back together.

Years ago, in one explosive instant, childhood rivalry turned into wild passion for Jeremy, handsome young Duke of Rawlings, and Maggie Herbert, the object of his affections. Unfortunately, the ensuing scandal found them banished to separate corners of the world.

Now fate has joined Jeremy and Maggie again-
Paperback, 359 pages
Published January 15th 1999 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published 1999)
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Jul 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Estava à espera deste livro desde 2012. Não desiludiu :)

Neste tipo de romances muitas vezes é difícil encontrar diferenças em tantas histórias parecidas e com
estrutura mas a autora soube introduzir alguns elementos que, mesmo não muito profundos, sempre dá para dar algum contexto social e histórico ao livro. Aqui é notório com a situação de Maggie que quer ser uma pintora, uma artist independente mas que não tem o apoio da família pois o pensamento é que as mulheres não podem criar nada, po
Isabel  Almeida (Os Livros Nossos)
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"(...) Margaret continua secretamente apaixonada pelo Duque de Rawlings, mas perante um silêncio total durante cinco longos anos onde apenas soube das suas façanhas militares através de esparsas cartas à tia - Lady Edawards - ou pelas notícias publicadas no The Times, rendeu-se às evidências de o destino de ambos ser percorrido por caminhos díspares.

Um sem número de peripécias, muita acção, p
Joana V.
review em breve
Carla Marques
Jan 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gostei imenso deste livro pois a Maggie não é a típica menina/Senhora feminina que estamos habituados a ver nestes livros.
Opinião completa em:
Andreia Silva
Nov 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Muito bom , esta autora nunca me desilude . Apesar de ser um romance muito cor de rosa , achei que tinha um personagem masculino muito fora do vulgar por roçar a criminalidade . Gostei imenso .
Amy Watt
Mar 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
This book is a sort of continuation of 'Where Roses Grow Wild'. Ten year old Jeremy has grown up (he's 21 at the beginning and the 26 for most of the rest of the book) and has assumed the role of seventeenth Duke of Rawlings. A title which he despises. He falls for his childhood friend/rival, Maggie,(she's 5 years younger than him but beat him in everything). They then have a 'moment', where they're caught. Jeremy tries to do the right thing, Maggie doesn't want to know, so Jeremy joins the army ...more
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
1.5 stars

Well, Portrait of My Heart was better, but um it still wasn’t good. Cabot’s still trying to right romance novels like the ones that were popular at the time, rather than writing like she eventually comes to, aka with the primary goal of FUN and secondary goal of SHIP.

The ship in Portrait of My Heart was much better, which admittedly meant I got through the book really quickly. Like, there were definite Swan Princess relationship vibes. Only with sexy times. However, the whole thing is p
Jan 14, 2012 rated it it was ok
Ellos jugaban juntos desde peque��os, pero cuando ��l vuelve porque lo echaron de la Universidad se encuentran con que ambos cambiaron mucho y se sienten muy atra��dos. ��l est�� acostumbrado a que las mujeres caigan rendidas a sus pies y como Maggie no lo hace, se enamora de ella. Le pide matrimonio, ella le dice que no y le pide que si cambia de opini��n le escriba una carta. Pasan los a��os, ��l se va al ejercito donde es condecorado, ella se va a Paris a estudiar arte. Pero cuando ��l se ent ...more
Fernanda Leite
Dec 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
For a moment, I thought that maybe I was right about the end, but no! Meg, as Patricia, knew how to make things up! I love it!
Titinha Scaeiro
Gostei... Gostei... :D
This was a fun, flirty, lighthearted escape read. I think this one has topped Lady of Skye as my favorite Patricia/Meg Cabot historical romance. I really liked both Maggie Herbert and Jeremy Rawlings. Maggie's painting hobby added an interesting dimension to the plot, and even though the ending is predictable (as all romance novels are) the story is satisfying. Lord Edward Rawlings and Pegeen from Where Roses Grow Wild make several appearances throughout the story, and that was fun, though this ...more
Jun 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dei umas boas gargalhadas!
Valeu a pena ler!
Gostei bastante!
Aug 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: meg-cabot
Confesso ter ficado um pouco chocada por a Record publicar um livro da época que a Meg Cabot assinava como Patricia Cabot, mas ao mesmo tempo eu achava estranho o fato da Essência não ter continuado a série Rawlings, pois ela publicou A Rosa do Inverno que é o primeiro e depois pulou para os três últimos livros que ela publicou com o nome Patricia. Independente, estou muito feliz que esses livros estão sendo publicado, pois, assim como tudo da Meg, amo demais os romances históricos dela no estil ...more
Sara ♥
This is a pretty cute book...

Jeremy Rawlings is a Duke, but he's basically been screwing around his whole life—getting in trouble, getting kicked out of school, etc. He's 21 or 22 when he is kicked out of Oxford and sent home. There he is reacquainted with his childhood playmate, Maggie Herbert, nearly 17. It's been 5 years since they've seen one another, so you can imagine that there are some big differences. He's grown like a FOOT and is all muscular and hott now. She's all womanly-like now..
Oct 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book was not without flaws- honestly it could have been a lot shorter if the main characters did not repeatedly find reasons to not be together- but overall it was an enjoyable read. I liked Maggie a lot, and Jeremy became better as the book progressed, beginning as a stereotypical "rake" that didn't seem to have a lot of good qualities. I wasn't sure at first if I'd get into this one, having already read "Where Roses Grow Wild" and thinking of Jeremy as a 10-year-old, but that was quickly ...more
Jan 14, 2012 rated it it was ok
Ellos jugaban juntos desde pequeños, pero cuando él vuelve porque lo echaron de la Universidad se encuentran con que ambos cambiaron mucho y se sienten muy atraídos. Él está acostumbrado a que las mujeres caigan rendidas a sus pies y como Maggie no lo hace, se enamora de ella. Le pide matrimonio, ella le dice que no y le pide que si cambia de opinión le escriba una carta. Pasan los años, él se va al ejercito donde es condecorado, ella se va a Paris a estudiar arte. Pero cuando él se entera de qu ...more
jeremy and maggie were childhood nemesis and when jeremy returns home after a prolonged absence, he finds that maggie has grown up, even if she hasn't become a lady. maggie wants to go to paris and become an artist, and jeremy dreams of joining the horse guards. when they are caught in a compromising position, maggie refuses to marry jeremy. years later, they both return to england, having realized their ambitions and meet up again.

what i liked: the first time jeremy sees maggie again,
May 15, 2015 rated it liked it
Probably my least favorite of the books Cabot has written under the Patricia Cabot name. While I liked Kate, the heroine, and loved her intelligence, guts, and insecurity, I absolutely detested the Marquis of Wingate (Burke) and his daughter Isobel. This is one of the few romance novels where I was advocating against the guy getting the girl because I just couldn't see what she saw in him. Cabot's love scenes can be a bit formulaic, and this book was no different. Educating Caroline, An Improper ...more
Dec 08, 2012 rated it it was ok
This is such a modern version of a Regency romance... The characters all act a little out of character, and a little over the top with the problems they face. I can't believe I'm saying this about a Meg Cabot book, but after the first half of the book, I just could care less about the main couple. And seeing childhood/best-friends-to-lovers is one of my favourite themes in romances, this is just a big fat disappointment.
Nov 08, 2016 rated it liked it
This was a decent read. You could definitely tell Meg/Patricia had done some research into the time period, which I appreciated. The characters themselves were not my favorite... Jeremy was arrogant and not-too-intelligent and Maggie was constantly jealous and stubborn. Mostly I wanted the two of them to successfully finish an entire conversation... this book would have been done much more quickly! But it was a cute book and I enjoyed seeing glimpses of Peg/Edward.
A good guilty pleasure historical romance book.
If strong and masculine (and hairy I might add) male character is what you are looking for, search no more my friend. Jeremy Rawlings is the personification of the romance hero, swooning the reader the same way he does the heroine.
What surpised me was the level of historical detail in this novel. Really well done.

Nov 02, 2010 rated it it was ok
I don't know why but I really don't like Meg Cabot's early works. At least not this series. Something about the men being overly-pushy-bordering-on-inappropriate. And how they are way too obsessed with boobs. Yeah, its a romance novel. I want fantasy people, not real life! If I wanted real life, I'd go to a bar.
apesar de tudo a historia é passivel. satisfaz algum romantismo mas nem sempre faz passar a mensagem de uma verdadeiro amor.
as cenas "hot" se fosse nos dias de hoje mas se comparam a uma tentativa de violação :P e abuso do poder "masculino".
sendo a sequela e terminus de "rosa selvagem" não me despertou a emoção de viver um amor juvenil e reencontrado.
Deranged Dreamer
Jul 20, 2016 rated it liked it
Half of the book the hero and the heroine spent arguing over silly misunderstandings.
You have to take into account Cabot mocking tone. Especially concerning those chests full of hair.
Its an easy read not to be taken seriously.
Jun 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
I liked Maggie a lot as a character, but Jeremy often came off as a bit self-important and forceful. I do like Cabot's writing and her stories (even if they are often a bit predictable). 3.5 stars.
Carol Procaccini
Sep 19, 2014 rated it liked it
Omg. So slow, nothing like the previous one. I kind of didn't like the whole middle of the story.
Part one very nice! And the end just ok!
May 12, 2010 rated it liked it
Sexually explicit.
Rosely Medina
Feb 17, 2015 rated it liked it
Cute book... Both caracheters are enjoiable. .. lightly funny.
A nice reading.
Diandra Fernandes

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Pseudonym of Meg Cabot

Meggin Patricia Cabot was born and and raised in Bloomington, Indiana, USA, daughter of Barbara and C. Victor Cabot, a college professor. She also lived in Grenoble, France and Carmel, California (the setting for her bestselling Mediator series) before moving to New York City after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Indiana University.

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