Wer diesem Blog in den letzten Tagen beobachtet hat, der wird bemerkt haben, dass ich im Moment sehr gerne Regency-Romane lese (mach ich immer gern, wenn ich Stress habe und ein Buch lesen will, wo man nacher einfach glücklich ist :D). Aus diesem Grund gibt es einigen Nachschub in diesem Genre.
[U4-Text] Mary Balogh has no equal when it comes to capturing the complex, irresistible passions between men and women. Her classic novel, The Secret Pearl, is one of the New York Times bestelling author's finest - a tale of temptation and seduction, of guarded hearts and raw emotion ... and of a love so powerful it will take your breath away ...
He first spies her in the shadows outside a London theatre, a ravishing creature forced to barter her body to survive.
To the woman known simply as Fleur, the well-dressed gentleman with the mesmerizing eyes is an unlikely savior. And when she takes the stranger to her bed, she never expects to see him again. But then Fleur accepts a position as foverness to a young girl ... and is stunned to discover that her midnight lover is a powerful nobleman.
As two hearts ignite - and the threat of scandal hovers over them - one question remains: will she be mistress or wife?
Man muss Mary Balogh schon lassen, dass sie es auf unvergessliche Weise schafft, komplexe und tiefschürfende Beziehungen zu schildern, die ans Herz gehen. Mein Balogh-Favorit ist A Summer to Remember, aber sie hat noch einige weitere fantastische Geschichten geschrieben. Ich bin schon sehr gespannt auf The Secret Pearl, das mir wärmstens empfohlen worden ist.
[U4-Text] She stood at peril's threshold - then love beckoned her in ...
A prim, well-bred gentlewoman, Sara Fielding is a writer who puts pen to paper to create dreams. But now curiosity is luring her from the shelter of her country cottage into the dangerous world of Derek Craven - handsome, tough, and tenacious - and the most exciting man Sara has ever met.
Derek rose from poverty to become the wealthy lord of London's most exclusive gambling house. And now duty demands that he allow Sara Fielding to enter his perilous realm of ever-shifting fortunes - with her impeccable manners and her infuriating innocence. But there is a hidden strength and sensuality to the lady that captivates him beyond his better judgment. And in this world, where danger lurks behind every shadow, even a proper "mouse" can be transformed into a breathtaking enchantress - and a cynical gamber can be shaken to his core by the power of passion and the promise of love.
Interessante Nebeninformation: Sara Fieldings Buch "Matilda" wird in Julia Quinns Romancing Mr Bridgerton erwähnt - da liest es Protagonistin Penelope!
[U4-Text)] Welcome to a world of reckless sensuality and glittering sophistication ... of dangerously handsome gentlemen and young ladies longing to gain a title ... of games played for high stakes, including - on occasion - a lady's virtue.
A marquess's sheltered only daughter, Lady Roberta St. Giles falls in love with a man she glimpses across a crowded ballroom: a duke, a game player of consummate skill, a notorious rakehell who shows no interest in marriage - until he lays eyes on Roberta.
Yet the Earl of Gryffyn knows too well that the price required to gain a coronet is often too high. Damon Reeve, the earl, is determined to protect the exquisite Roberta from chasing after the wrong destiny.
Can Damon entice her into a high-stakes game of his own, even if his heart is likely to be lost in the venture?
Ich weiß noch nicht wirklich, was ich von diesem Buch erwarten darf. Aber ich werde es bald herausfinden. Wenn es auch nur annähernd an When Beauty Tamed the Beast herankommt, bin ich sehr glücklich!
[U4-Text] Honoria Smythe-Smith is:
A) a really bad violinist
B) still miffed at being nicknamed "Bug" as a child
C) NOT in love with her older brother's best friend
D) all of the above
Marcus Holroyd is:
A) the Earl of Chatteris
B) regettably prone to sprained ankles
C) NOT in love with his best friend's younger sister
D) all of the above
A) eat quite a bit of chocolate cake
B) survive a deadly fever AND the world's worst musical performance
C) fall quite desperately in love
It's Julia Quinn at her best, so you KNOW the answer is ...
D) all of the above
Seit The Duke & I bin ich JQ-Fan, und die restlichen Bridgerton-Bände konnten mich davon nicht kurieren!
[U4-Text] Anne Wynter might not be who she says she is ...
But she's managing quite well as a governess to three highborn young ladies. Her job can be a challenge - in a single week she finds herself hiding in a closed full of tubas, playing an evil queen in a play that might be a tragedy (or might be a comedy - no one is sure), and tending to the wounds of the oh-so-dashing Earl of Winstead. After years of dodging unwanted advances, he's the first man whoo has truly tempted her, and it's getting harder and harder to remind herself that a governess has no business flirting with a nobleman.
Daniel Smythe-Smith might be in mortal danger ...
But that's not going to stop the young earl from falling in love. And when he spies a mysterious woman at his family's annual musicale, he vows to pursue her, even if that means spending his days with a ten-year-old who thinks she's a unicorn. But Daniel has an enemy. one who has vowed to see him dead. And when Anne is thrown into peril, he will stop at nothing to ensure their happy ending ...
Ich bliebe allein schon die humorvolle Inhaltsbeschreibung!
[U4-Text] He thinks she's an annoying know-it-all
Hugh Prentice has never had patience for dramatic females, and if Lady Sarah Pleinsworth has ever been acquainted with the words shy or retiring, she's long since tossed them out the window. Besides, even if Hugh did grow to enjoy her company, it wouldn't matter. A reckless duel has left this brilliant mathematician with a ruined leg, and now, unable to run, ride, or even waltz, he could never court a woman like Sarah, much less dream of marrying her.
She thinks he's just plain mad
Sarah has never forgiven Hugh for the duel he fought three years earlier, the one that forced her cousin into exile, nearly destroying her family. But even if she could find a way to forgive him, it wouldn't matter. She doesn't care that his leg is less than perfect, it's his personality she can't abide.
But when the pair is forced to spend a week in close company, they discover that first impressions are not always reliable. And when one kiss leads to two, three, and four, the mathematician may lose count, and the lady may, for the first time, find herself speechless.
Des weiteren ist noch das hier ins Haus geflattert:
[U4-Text] Layken's father died suddenly, leaving her to gather every ounce of strength to be a pillar for her family, in order to prevent their world from falling apart. Now her life is taking another unexpected turn ...
Layken's mother gets a job which leads to an unwanted move across country. However, a new home means new neighbours ... and Layken's new neighbour is the very attractive Will Cooper.
Will has an intriguing passion for slam poetry, and a matching passion for life. The two feel an irresistible attraction but are rocked to the core when a shocking revelation brings their romance to a screeching halt. Layken and Will must find a way to fight the forces that threaten to tear them apart ... or learn to live without each other.
Und ein Buch, das jetzt zwar kein Roman ist, das man aber trotzdem lesen muss:
Ich esse seit fast einem Jahr vegetarisch (okay, manchmal kann ich Fisch nicht widerstehen) und hab mich vor ein paar Wochen entschlossen, clean zu essen. Da passt das Kochbuch dann natürlich gut.