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The Resource Simply love, Mary Balogh, (overdrive ebook)

Simply love, Mary Balogh, (overdrive ebook)

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Simply love
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Simply love
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Mary Balogh
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Mary Balogh's The Secret Mistress. New York Times She spies him in the deepening dusk of a Wales evening-a lone figure of breathtaking strength and masculinity, his handsome face branded by a secret pain. For single mother and teacher Anne Jewell, newly arrived with her son at a sprawling estate in Wales on the invitation of an influential friend, Sydnam Butler is a man whose sorrows-and passions-run deeper than she could have ever imagined. As steward of a remote seaside manor, Sydnam lives a reclusive existence far from the pity and disdain of others. Yet almost from the moment Anne first appears on the cliffs, he senses in this lovely stranger a kindred soul, and between these two wary hearts, desire stirs. Unable to resist the passion that has rescued them both from loneliness, Anne and Sydnam share an afternoon of exquisite lovemaking. Now the unwed single mother and war-scarred veteran must make a decision that could forever alter their lives. For Sydnam, it is a chance to heal the pain of the past. For Anne, it is the glorious promise of a future with the man who will dare her to reveal her deepest secretsbefore she can give him all her heart
Title
Simply love
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Summary
Anne Jewell, a favorite teacher at Miss Martin's School for Girls, is forced to confront the tragedies of the past in order to build a new life for herself and her son after she meets Sydnam Butler, a quiet and gentle hero of the Peninsular Wars
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  • Balogh crafts a Beauty and the Beast tale, bringing together lovely Anne Jewell, a teacher at Miss Martin's School for Girls in Bath, and Sydnam Butler, the horribly disfigured steward for the Wales estate of the Duke of Bewcastle. Anne and her son have been invited on holiday with the Bedwyn clan. Neither Anne nor Sydnam is comfortable in company, he because of the injuries he sustained in the Peninsular Wars and she because as a rape victim she is the unwed mother of a nine-year-old. The two connect, and Anne soon discovers that she is pregnant. They marry, but that is only the beginning of their story. Both have had so much pain in their lives, neither one feels worthy of love. Balogh has once again crafted a sensuous tale of two very real people finding love and making each other's lives whole and beautiful. Readers will be delighted to see, once again, members of the Bedwyn family and the characters from A Summer to Remember (2002). -- Diana Tixier Herald (Reviewed 07-01-2006) (Booklist, vol 102, number 21, p39)
  • With more than her usual panache, Balogh returns to Regency England (Simply Unforgettable ) for a satisfying adult love story. Twenty-nine-year-old beauty Anne Jewell is an independent woman: an unwed mother who has found contentment, if not happiness, in her life as a teacher at a girls' school. Sydnam Butler, an aristocrat who lost his eye and right arm in the Peninsula Wars, has achieved a similar peace as the reclusive steward for the Duke of Bewcastle. Through her son's father, Anne is related to the Bewcastle family, which includes her friend Joshua Moore, Marquess of Hallmere, who wants to acknowledge her and her nine-year-old son, David, as kin, despite her stubborn independence. Joshua invites Anne and David to spend the summer at the Bewcastle estate in Wales, where she meets Sydnam. The kindly Bewcastle clan have matchmaking in mind, but with scars both surface and deep, will Anne and Sydnam be able to open up to each other? And if so, can they hope for any real happiness? The maturity of the novel's protagonists—who grow from their difficulties and triumphs—distinguishes this romance for the genre. (Aug.) --Staff (Reviewed June 19, 2006) (Publishers Weekly, vol 253, issue 25, p41)
  • /* Starred Review */ Raped by a callous young aristocrat and abandoned by her family and fiancé when she becomes pregnant, gently bred Anne Jewell accepts a generously offered teaching position at a prestigious Bath academy and begins the process of rebuilding her life and raising her son, David. But despite her convictions, Anne's destiny is not disgraced spinsterhood. She and David are invited to spend two weeks in Cornwall, and there she finds a kindred spirit in maimed and badly disfigured war hero Sydnam Butler and a friendship and understanding that quickly become a passionate love. The second in Balogh's new series involving Miss Martin's School for Girls (following Simply Unforgettable ), this superbly written, emotionally wrenching story of two wary people resigned to loneliness but surprised by love is classic Balogh and one of her best to date. A Welsh native, Balogh now lives in Canada. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 4/1/06.] --Kristin Ramsdell (Reviewed June 15, 2006) (Library Journal, vol 131, issue 11, p52)
Award
Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, 2006.
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TEFOD
Dewey number
823/.914
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Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
Series statement
Simply quartet (Mary Balogh)
Series volume
0002
Target audience
adult
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Mary Balogh
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Simply Love
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<p>BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Mary Balogh's <i>The Secret Mistress.</i><br><i><br>New York Times</i> bestselling author Mary Balogh returns to the elegance and sensuality of Regency England as she continues the enthralling story of four remarkable women--friends and teachers at Miss Martin's School for Girls. At the center of this spellbinding novel is Anne Jewell, a teacher haunted by a scandalous past...until she meets a man who teaches her the most important lesson of all: nothing is simple when it comes to love....<br><br> She spies him in the deepening dusk of a Wales evening--a lone figure of breathtaking strength and masculinity, his handsome face branded by a secret pain. For single mother and teacher Anne Jewell, newly arrived with her son at a sprawling estate in Wales on the invitation of an influential friend, Sydnam Butler is a man whose sorrows--and passions--run deeper than she could have ever imagined. <br><br> As steward of a remote...
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<p>BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Mary Balogh's <i>The Secret Mistress.</i><br><i><br>New York Times</i> bestselling author Mary Balogh returns to the elegance and sensuality of Regency England as she continues the enthralling story of four remarkable women--friends and teachers at Miss Martin's School for Girls. At the center of this spellbinding novel is Anne Jewell, a teacher haunted by a scandalous past...until she meets a man who teaches her the most important lesson of all: nothing is simple when it comes to love....<br><br> She spies him in the deepening dusk of a Wales evening--a lone figure of breathtaking strength and masculinity, his handsome face branded by a secret pain. For single mother and teacher Anne Jewell, newly arrived with her son at a sprawling estate in Wales on the invitation of an influential friend, Sydnam Butler is a man whose sorrows--and passions--run deeper than she could have ever imagined. <br><br> As steward of a remote seaside manor, Sydnam lives a reclusive existence far from the pity and disdain of others. Yet almost from the moment Anne first appears on the cliffs, he senses in this lovely stranger a kindred soul, and between these two wary hearts, desire stirs. Unable to resist the passion that has rescued them both from loneliness, Anne and Sydnam share an afternoon of exquisite lovemaking. Now the unwed single mother and war-scarred veteran must make a decision that could forever alter their lives. For Sydnam, it is a chance to heal the pain of the past. For Anne, it is the glorious promise of a future with the man who will dare her to reveal her deepest secrets...before she can give him all her heart.
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