Blackmoore

Blackmoore Kate Worthington knows her heart and she knows she will never marry Her plan is to travel to India instead if only to find peace for her restless spirit and to escape the family she abhors But Kate s

  • Title: Blackmoore
  • Author: Julianne Donaldson
  • ISBN: 9781609074609
  • Page: 224
  • Format: Paperback
  • Kate Worthington knows her heart and she knows she will never marry Her plan is to travel to India instead if only to find peace for her restless spirit and to escape the family she abhors But Kate s meddlesome mother has other plans She makes a bargain with Kate India, yes, but only after Kate has secured and rejected three marriage proposals.Kate journeys to the statKate Worthington knows her heart and she knows she will never marry Her plan is to travel to India instead if only to find peace for her restless spirit and to escape the family she abhors But Kate s meddlesome mother has other plans She makes a bargain with Kate India, yes, but only after Kate has secured and rejected three marriage proposals.Kate journeys to the stately manor of Blackmoore determined to fulfill her end of the bargain and enlists the help of her dearest childhood friend, Henry Delafield But when it comes to matters of love, bargains are meaningless and plans are changeable There on the wild lands of Blackmoore, Kate must face the truth that has kept her heart captive Will the proposal she is determined to reject actually be the one thing that will set her heart free Set in Northern England in 1820, Blackmoore is a Regency romance that tells the story of a young woman struggling to learn how to follow her heart It is Wuthering Heights meets Little Women with a delicious must read twist.

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    1. Word count of "Bird" within this book: 167."Cage": 71"Trapped": I give up.Insipid. Silly. Sappy. Predictable. The main character is so insufferably uptight you'd think she had a stick permanently up her ass (on which a bird has perched). There is not a single instance of true female friendship in this book. All the other women in this book are stupid, slutty, or bitches. Even the heroine's own mother and sister.How DARE this book fucking compare itself to Little Women? It is a fucking travesty. [...]

    2. "I wonder what you will do with your wings once you have found them. I wonder how far away they will take you. And I fear them, for my sake, at the same time that I hope for them, for yours." †infinite stars. How is it possible, that among millions of books ever published, I have found the one that butchers my heart? Stabs my chest? Takes out my lungs? And pieces my broken self back together again with skillful, deft fingers, leaving no crevice unfilled, and no crater unfulfilled? Okay, you ma [...]

    3. I was so excited when I saw this was available for review on Netgalley (what a great website!), but I admit I was a tiny bit nervous as well. Would it be as good as Edenbrooke? Well, I was not disappointed. Right from the start I knew I was going to like this one, especially our hero Henry. He was perfect, I loved everything about him. He has the best lines; I had to re-read a few of the scenes between him and Kate. I thought Henry and Kate had great chemistry, I loved them together. You do wond [...]

    4. I really liked Edenbrooke, and while I enjoyed the overall storyline of Blackmoore, I found a few things irritating. Unlike some of the other reviewers, I was not moved to tears by the main character's many tears. I think I felt impatient with her presumed ignorance of Henry's super-obvious feelings. And there were some phrases used so repeatedly that they began to grate. I found myself saying, "If Henry 'rakes his hand through his hair' one more time, I'm going to have to stop reading." He did. [...]

    5. 3.5 stars of mixed feelings as you’ve rarely seenAh, Julianne Donaldson. She has such a power for weaving stories that throw you in a complete whirlwind of emotions, whether good or bad; her writing is so elating, vivid, and beautiful, it makes the simplest characters and plot points really stand out and come alive. She is really talented, and so far all the books I've read by her made me feel strongly.Unfortunately, in the case of Blackmoore, I found myself equal parts enraptured and annoyed [...]

    6. PHENOMENAL! Add this one to your to-read list!Review to come.OH I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS ONE!!The wait is over! It's on Netgalley!

    7. Review written September 10, 20164.8 Stars - Absolutely perfect, thoughtful and grandly romantic. A novel to love.I listened to the 9:51 hrs audiobook narrated by Cassandra Campbell. Bought by impulse and chance on a $6 sale. — There are a lot of happy reviews for this "clean" Regency historical (m/f) and I crossed my finger.Oh yes, this was delicate, beautifully told, utterly well narrated and a spellbinding audiobook adventure. Simply great. **********************************************Engl [...]

    8. Even though I profess not to like romances, it's not really that I don't like them. I'm just really picky and get irritated easily by certain plot devices - and they get old if I read too many. But sometimes I really need a brainless comfort read after a draining week at work. Some people might go to the pub with friends, but antisocial being that I am, I simply want to go home and bury myself in a book. And that's when I am likely to pick a quick romance and not be irritated by it.I'm much less [...]

    9. 4.5 pero como luego no le doy a ninguno los 5, pues hala, jajajaTiene sus fallos. Al principio la historia cuesta arrancary la metáfora de los pájaros resulta muy cansina, en serio, cansina hasta decir basta.Pero esta mujer me atrapa, no sé porqué. Quizás porque son historias sencillas en las que se habla de amor. Y para algo soy lectora de novela romántica. Es una historia más compleja que la anterior, en la que hay más riqueza en los personajes secundarios que ayudan a la autora a crea [...]

    10. 3,5Me ha encantado sumergirme en el Londres y la India de 1920. Desde mi opinión, lo mejor de este libro es la gran ambientación que tiene y sus personajes. Nos encontramos con unos personajes muy diferentes: están aquellos que han querido los pensamientos de la época y también encontramos a algunos que se niegan a aceptar el funcionamiento de la sociedad, como es el caso de la protagonista. Kate me ha encantado por su lucha por librarse de aquello que está destinado para ella por el hecho [...]

    11. Gah! This author. Take all my money. Just take it. :) I'm super impressed on how on the edge of your seat she can keep you through an entire book with just repressed emotions and yet you never feel the need to yell at the characters for keeping it bottled up. (You want to, but you don't actually, because they can't and Oh my goodness, I sat and read the whole thing straight through. That's why I'm writing this at 3am) And the one POV trick again where you can tell what the hero is thinking and y [...]

    12. Yep! This book I finished at five in the morning! Bad decision to start this one before bed because you won't actually go to bed! Then I took 10 minutes to reread all of my favorite parts! I will consider myself Blackmoored! Yep-made that phrase up right along with the phrase Edenbrooked. When I first started reading this I had a moment of fear. What if I put my expectations too high for this book because Edenbrooke was so good?! I am super happy to report that my fears were needless! It may be [...]

    13. Me declaro fan incondicional de esta autora. Qué historias *-*Henry y Kate me han enamorado aún más que Philip y Marianne, y eso que ellos fueron taaaaan OTP. Cada palabra, cada página, destila tanta sencillez, delicadeza y sentimientos a flor de piel, que me ha hecho leerlo con un nudo y una angustia, aunque buena, a cada uno de los pasos que daban sus protagonistas. Y la narración, impecable una vez más y perfectamente contextualizada en la época. En este ocasión además, los capítulo [...]

    14. When you have to force yourself to finish a romance--which, c'mon, should be like scarfing down chocolates; it's not like it's great for your intellectual development--you know there's a problem with that book. Keep in mind that this is coming from a reviewer who enjoyed Edenbrooke. My main issues were too many dislikeable characters and a heroine constantly dancing on the edges of being TSTL (too stupid to live). When I'm cringing in embarrassment for the way the main character is acting, that [...]

    15. Oh my heart! Why do these books have to be so irresistibly sweet?? And heart-wrenching, and lovely, and touching, and just so all around, pretty much, perfect? *smiles*I think Edenbrooke, and now Blackmoore, by Julianne Donaldson, are two of the cutest love stories I have ever read. Blackmoore had a little darker theme to it than the previous. Hurt and betrayal and shame that went far beyond what people could see. But Kate's story of letting go and embracing life was beautiful. (I only wish it c [...]

    16. Like a dancing crystal in the sunlight with it's many angles of clear and dark, catching a ray of light to a dance of many colors. Julianne Donaldson create such a fascinating tale with Blackmoore with it's pure tale of love and heartache, a play on dark and light, catching that happiness to shine color on the reader with it's story. Blackmoore introduced such an heartfelt and true heroine in Kate Worthington. She sometimes acted her age but carried an old soul with sad, jaded, eyes. Kate has se [...]

    17. Donaldson has this amazing ability to make me feel while reading her stories. They never cease to move me in one way or another. They are simultaneously both sweet in romance and drastic in heartache, with heroes that are easy to fall in love with.I loved her debut novel and was in doubt that I would be able to love this as much as I did her first but I was wrong, so wrong. I fell in love with this from the very beginning and it didn't take me long to be hopelessly in love with the characters an [...]

    18. ¡Me encantó! ❤Aunque confieso que sufrí mucho por Kate y extrañé un poquito la dulzura de "Edenbrooke". La pluma de la autora MARAVILLOSA, sin fisuras.

    19. Julianne Donaldson is an up and coming author of regency books along the lines of Jane Austen."Blackmoore" is the first book I have read by Julianne Donaldson,but after reading this one I am eager to go back and read her first book "Edenbrooke". I think Mrs. Donaldson does a delightful job of writing about the regency era without trying to rip off Jane Austen stories as her stories are uniquely her own.Kate Worthington has two great desires in her life one is to get away from her troublesome fam [...]

    20. I tried to draw this book out as long as possible, simply because I did not want it to end. It was fantastic- I was so drawn into the story that I find it hard and sad to get back to my (truly great) reality. I loved this book just as much as Edenbrooke, in an entirely different way. Dare I say I loved it even more? Is that possible? I was nervous about the ending, and the direction it was going but my fears were laid to rest and now I'm just sad the book is over and I have to leave Kate and Hen [...]

    21. Maybe 2.5. I liked the author's other book, but this book seemed one-note. I didn't find the heroine's motivations believable, characters were cliche, and the writing hmmm. I did keep reading so that's something but mainly because it was a fast read and I wanted to see if what I thought would happen did. I know it's a "dessert" read, but even junk food needs to be tasty - this book felt like saving all of your daily calories for a decadent dessert only to find the dessert is a piece of store-bou [...]

    22. I loved this book! It's a bit darker and more angsty than Edenbrooke (the author's first beloved novel), but I liked how the story was told in an interesting and creative way, with some flashbacks and unfolding of the plot. High emotion and fabulous romantic tension make this another favorite to re-read!

    23. If you can get me to shed a tear, you get 5 stars. I was invested in these characters to the point where I got emotional for them. Loved the story, the writing, the innocence. I will read alllllll the Julianne Donaldson books so long as she keeps on writing them.

    24. Al igual que Edenbrooke, Blackmoore me ha conquistado por completo. Estamos ante otro romance histórico que sigue la estela de Jane Austen, sin embargo, Julianne Donaldson tiene un estilo propio, muy cuidado y cautivador que te introduce de lleno en la época, con sus normas y costumbres, y en seguida te hace simpatizar con los personajes de una forma brutal. De hecho, esta es una de las mejores cualidades de Donaldson como escritora, la forma en la que te hace conectar de manera casi inmediata [...]

    25. Donaldson has a great way of conveying sentiment without being too trite or cheesy. I really enjoy her writing style. Simple, clean and endearing. There are similarities between Edenbrooke and Blackmoore. Donaldson really understands love and knows exactly how to convey the emotions. She shows us how love develops from shared experiences, tragedies and friendship. Your heart will break or soar along with the characters'. This is not only about romantic love. One of the most endearing passages in [...]

    26. I loved it!!! Oh, how this story wrapped itself around my heart! It was captivating. I loved the setting and the mood of the story and the unique unfolding of the romance between Henry and Kate. Henry was an incredible hero to this story, my heart reached out to him and admired his great patience, strength of character, and undying love. And Kate. I loved her and related so much to her struggles. What an emotional journey this story took me on with her. One cannot even begin to compare this book [...]

    27. March 2015: Oh my heart. I was an emotional wreck reading this for the 2nd time. I just love it. LOVE it. Henry and Kate just have such an unselfish love for each other I'm gonna cry again. *sniff I was in the mood for a regency era romance and Blackmoore satisfied me 150%.Nov. 2013: I loved it. I can't really compare it to Edenbrooke because they are 2 different books. I cheered for Henry from the very beginning. I also wanted to drop kick a couple moms. A sweet, romantic read.

    28. I really liked this one!!! It was romantic and cute and I loved it! The only thing I didn't like was the quick ending and some open ended questions but other than that I thought it was a really great book!If this book ends up anything like edenbrooke I will die from happiness.

    29. You know those rare books that you keep glancing at the page number as you read, wishing it would magically stop increasing so that the story would never end? BLACKMOORE is one of those. Delightful. Consuming. Altogether a keeper on my shelf that I’ll pull down to read every few years or so because it’s just that good.At first I wasn’t sure I liked the way the story jumped between past and present. It seemed a bit disjointed. But after I got used to it, and as the story developed, I could [...]

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