There was a lot of info about the Charge of the Light Brigade that I didn't know but it wasn't a heavy handed info dump. But even as Alexandra fights her growing desire to reveal herself—and her heart—to the determined Garrett, she cannot shed the fear that the cost of her alliance with the earl may be a price too dear: her own secret betrayal. I felt that the reason she left home could have been stronger and her trials and tribulations during her year away could have been made more of. When hiding to cool off, Alex overhears two men speaking about arranging the murder of Garrett. There she juggles with differing degrees of priority a part-time job, writing, watercolor classes, her husband, two teen-agers, and a mini-golden doodle with a Napoleon complex. The assassination plot drives the story forward, but this is no adventure romp, because the real heart of the novel is the growing friendship and romance between Garrett and Alex.
This is a lovely romance with an intricate plot. Which is why, when she later accidentally overhears two men plotting to kill him, she feels obliged to warn him. Morgan creates two very likable and believable characters in Captain Garrett Sinclair, the Earl of Kendall, and Lady Alexandra Langdon alias Alex Daniels. The villain of the piece seemed a bit unnecessary, too. And this also annoyed me.
And she reaches out to this man, despite his bad reputation, because she believes in her heart it's the right thing to do. But Garrett has also made powerful enemies who want him dead… Desperate and down to her last pound, Lady Alexandra Langdon has disguised herself as a man for a place at the gaming tables. Coming from an established writer, For the Love of a Soldier would have been quite something. He has been fighting his sense of guilt at surviving and has not really healed from the damage to his psyche. When Alex then hears of a plot against his life, she can do no less than warn him of the devious plot.
As a survivor of the legendary Charge of the Light Brigade, he has spent months as a remorseless rake and dissolute inebriate in order to forget it. His background and experiences in Crimea are pretty complex and realistically portrayed. I fell madly in love with Garrett. Il m'a semblé aussi que Kendall montait assez vite en grade dans l'estime de la jeune femme. But things don't work as planned, when notorious war hero Garrett Sinclair, the Earl of Kendall joins the table and wins all of Alex's money. Army, especially under white officers, but with prominent individuals, such as Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison and Wendell Phillips, acting as recruiting agents, by the end of April the ranks of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment 54th were filled.
The weakest part of the story is the heroine's back history. When you love someone in the military, erotic opportunities can few or far between. That being said, there are wonderful moments throughout and I enjoyed watching Garrett and Alexandra fall in love. Alex handles the moment perfectly, and it becomes a turning point for Garrett's healing. As the book opens, we know that Alexandra is in dire straits financially, and that she has fled a tyrannical uncle.
Oui, on y croit, surtout avec les réminiscences du héros sur la désastreuse bataille de Balaklava, traitée avec justesse et humanité. Yes, lack of food does help you stay skinny. These authors, veterans of the erotica and romance writing world, turn their pens to the subject with insightful and sizzling portrayals of those in and out of. She is destitute and starving and has pawned her last piece of jewelry so that she can join in the game. Cat Johnson, Victoria Janssen, Lucy Felthouse, Sidney Bristol, and 12 other talented writers reflect on the lives, loves, and sacrifices of men and women in uniform and answer the provocative question: What would you do for the love of a soldier? For The Love of a Soldier manages to do it all. Captain Garrett Sinclair, the Earl of Kendall, has returned to England a changed man. Carney had actually begun his religious training in a covertly-held school growing up in the South.
As the book opens, we know that Alexandra is in dire straits financially, and that she has fled a tyrannical uncle. There was a preview of the next book, but it didn't particularly catch my interest. Captain Garrett Sinclair, the Earl of Kendall, has returned to England a changed man. There was an actual, wonderful romance. I thought I'd found a good new author.
Although I enjoyed it, I'm not sure it will stick with me like others that have become personal classics. Edited by award-winning author Kristina Wright, who is married to a Lieutenant Commander in the U. To get it, she decides to dress up as a man and gamble. She knows her cards and knows how to win. Ce roman est un pur bonheur qui présente bien peu de défauts.