Gallant Waif ended up being one of those books that I had a somewhat difficult time rating. The writing itself is excellent and well-deserving of having been a. Read “Gallant Waif” by Anne Gracie with Rakuten Kobo. Kate Farleigh was absolutely stunned when her refusal to accept Lady Cahill’s offer of “charity” resulted. Gallant Waif [Anne Gracie] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers . The story of Major Jack Carstairs, recently returned from the Peninsular.

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Jack is a flabbergasted, stammering, gaping marshmallow. All of this has left him understandably cynical, so when Jack’s grandmother brings Kate to his home, he is trying to hide away from the world and drink himself into oblivion. Kate’s mother had been Lady Cahill’s goddaughter, and when the kind lady hears of Kate’s plight, she insists that Kate come live with her. Overall, this was an engaging albeit angsty way to pass the time.

Gracie, but I will definitely be checking out some of her others as soon as I can. It was just too formulaic for me. Kidnapped by an elderly member of the peerage! Very Good with no dust jacket. It just left me high and dry!!!

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The Duke of Desire. Feb 29, Shelly rated it it was ok.

I did appreciate the lack of physical intimacy in this book. Whereas Heyer has the gift of bringing to life the people, the clothes, the jewels, the carriages, the balls, the opera, DNF The only romances I read these days are those by Georgette Heyer. Miss Bates Reads Romance. Showing best matches Show all copies. I liked the dichotomy of her struggling to face what she believed was the reality of her future and still dreaming of getting a Cinderella-style HEA. When Jack’s grandmother, who was godmother to Kate’s mother, hears of her plight and comes to whisk her away, Kate resists, only to find herself thoroughly tricked and kidnapped by the old lady.


Semua plot ceritanya jadi terasa dipaksakan dan didramatisir. Then his shallow fiance broke off their engagement because of his scars and near-penniless state. I don’t know how my mother managed, really, because both she and Dad taught full time, but she came home and cooked on a wood stove and did all the laundry by hand, boiling the clothes and sheets in a big copper kettle. The Book Garden Published: Text block is slightly shaken, hinges are solid, pages are bound tight.

World of Books Ltd Condition: I think that having three, prominent, hardheaded, alpha-type characters in one story was perhaps a bit too much, but fortunately, I still liked them all anyway. For a moment, before she had taken in what he had said, he had glimpsed the shyest, sweetest glow in her eyes as they had blinked up at him The writing itself is excellent and well-deserving of having been a finalist for the Rita Award, but the push-and-pull relationship wasn’t entirely to my liking.

I really loved the ending. Hero, also victim of war, his loss quite visible as the damages are physical and is actually broke financially and has been jilted. Jack is a mess. I wrote my first novel on notebooks bought in Quebec, Spain, Greece and Indonesia.

I still felt like shaking both of them on occasion though, because most their problems boiled down to a lack of communication and sheer stubbornness on both their parts. May 19, Crista rated it really liked it Shelves: Situations occur, she becomes involved with the heroine, Kate, and she decides to kidnap her.

Sometimes their quarrels are laugh-out-loud funny, sometimes they are merely heated disagreements, and still other times they actually say things that are emotionally hurtful, occasionally deliberately although usually not.

Immediately had to reread it. Butting heads at every turn they slowly realize they love one another. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The Hope Chest Reviews on Facebook. But the real reason behind the older woman’s antics became stunningly clear upon meeting Lady Cahill’s enigmatic grandson, Jack Carstairs.


Gracie is definitely one of my “must buy” authors. Tanto en su narrativa como en su historia. It is very clear that she has done her research and the quality of her prose is excellent. I felt bad for bad for both the hero and heroine, but the girl more so and all my bouts of tears were because of her.

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Yg sudah jelas Kate itu tidak cerdas dan sering ditipu kaum pria, dan yg terakhir Kate menjadi korban perasaannya pd Jack Carstair.

Maybe Jack loved her spunk.

I’m all for asshole heroes, they’re my favourite kind! Want to Read Currently Reading Gallannt. They’ve both been jilted, both endured horrors of the war and both are penniless.

I still felt like shaking both of them on occasion though, because most their problems boiled fallant to a lack of communication and sheer stubbornness on both their parts. I did like his character in the beginning, with the exception of the fact that he felt it was all right to talk about the lowly female help as play things, but would never extend that belief to women of quality. My parents had itchy feet.

Kate then meets Jack and the sparks fly. I thought this was a beautiful story. Jack returned from the Peninsular War scarred and disabled. Sosok mirip Kate yg kekanakan tetapi haus pujian? And the hero isn’t necessarily the beast here, neither is the heroine beauty. He was severely wounded during the Peninsular Wars and came home with his once handsome face now seriously scarred and a bum leg that prevents him galoant dancing or riding.