Captives of the Past

Captives of the Past Jennet was sure of one thing There d be no welcome for her at Te Puriri Station especially not from her stepbrother Rafe Hollingworth To Rafe she would always be an amoral scheming troublemaker Stil

  • Title: Captives of the Past
  • Author: Robyn Donald
  • ISBN: 9780373109524
  • Page: 481
  • Format: Paperback
  • Jennet was sure of one thing There d be no welcome for her at Te Puriri Station especially not from her stepbrother, Rafe Hollingworth To Rafe she would always be an amoral, scheming troublemaker Still, she had to try She just couldn t let her half sister, Melly, marry Derek Compton.Jennet s own marriage to Derek Compton had ended four years earlier for reasons she Jennet was sure of one thing There d be no welcome for her at Te Puriri Station especially not from her stepbrother, Rafe Hollingworth To Rafe she would always be an amoral, scheming troublemaker Still, she had to try She just couldn t let her half sister, Melly, marry Derek Compton.Jennet s own marriage to Derek Compton had ended four years earlier for reasons she d never disclosed to her family But now, to save Melly, she d have to risk her own chance for future happiness And risk Rafe s continued hatred and contempt If only she didn t love him.

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    1. Re Captives of the Past - There is a lot of debate on this one as the book is actually the prequel to Long Journey Back but is published later. There IS a valid reason for this. If we had gotten COTP first, we would have totally hated Melly (the h's half sister and h of LJB) and would have been hoping for the h of COTP and the H of LJB to get together instead of the nematode slime she winds up with - which is her half sister's half brother.RD was giving Anne Mather a run for her money on keepin' [...]

    2. There's a whole sub-series that branches off this one book. So if you ever wonder "what happens to?", check out these stories:"Long Journey Back" (Harlequin Presents, No 936), featuring the hero's sister, Melly Hollingworth and family friend, Trent Addison, who are featured prominently in this one. Yes, this story was written (or at least released) before "Captives of the Past" - it is a much more enjoyable story (not to mentioned, it makes more sense) to read "Captives of the Past" first, then [...]

    3. Dislike the hero intensely as he condoned domestic violence. A case in point: Jennet had left Derek as he had been physically abusing her during their marriage. When she later told Rafe about those severe beatings, Rafe said that he knew as Derek had already told him and that she deserved it as she had been cheating during her marriage.

    4. "Captives of the Past" was one of those nostalgic grabs I made, having remembered this distinctive cover and that it was an angsty read. I do like angsty books, and I like how the old school HPs had a lot of emotional payoff.Robyn Donald is known for her cruel, jerky heroes, and Rafe is definitely one of them. His treatment towards Jennet was reprehensible throughout the book. Yes, he does apologize and feel genuine remorse at the end, but he didn't quite feel redeemed to me, consider the pain a [...]

    5. I liked the story line but how many times does someone have to call someone a slut or whore or call them stupid or a bitch. I cringed every time. Personally I thought she would've backed away from him. Yes she wanted to help her sister but. I came to the conclusion, at the end of the story, that he was trying to protect himself and by saying those things he was pushing her away. But still his attitude was not nice at all. Three stars because I thought the story was good.

    6. This was a very emotional read. There was not one person in Jennets entire life who loved or cared about her.Rafe(the stepbrother/h) was pleased that her husband was hitting her, he thought she deserved it!

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