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Camilla author Jane Aiken Hodge free read ´ 106 download Ü PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB » Jane Aiken Hodge E with her husband And they had agreed that theirs was to be a marriage in name onlySuddenly Leominster was sent to Lisbon on a diplomatic mission Or. Surprisingly good When I was looking through Unlimited trying to find my next read I stumbled on this little gem Believe it or not I was actually drawn in by the cover It was republished in 2018 with a really beautiful cover When I went to Goodreads I had to laugh when I saw the the cover from the original published version in 1969 It really is hideous and I probably would have skipped over this book had it still had this cover I am so glad I didn t because this was a really good book I absolutely adore marriage of convenience stories but this had so much The historical details woven throughout the plot and the uniueness of the storyline made this one so much better than your average book I also enjoy occasionally expanding my horizons and reading something that was written during a different time Wonderland uniueness of the storyline made this one so much better than your average book I also enjoy occasionally expanding my horizons and reading something that was written during a different time

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Camilla author Jane Aiken Hodge free read ´ 106 download Ü PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB » Jane Aiken Hodge Camilla Forest a lovely young refugee from France had married the proud and sardonic Lord Leominster There was only one problem she was falling in lov. I used to love Jane Aiken Hodge way back when but this book makes me wonder why The storyline was silly the romance lacked depth the characters were nondescript and there really didn t seem to be much reason for the romance other than gratitude and propinuity The heroine Camilla begins falling in love with the hero almost instantly apparently for no reasons other than physical attraction and because he rescues her from governess hell The hero Lavenham takes a little longer because he doesn t trust women Emphasis mine because we re told over and over that he doesn t trust women In fact the story occasionally dips into his point of view just so he can mutter to himself about how much he doesn t trust women The episode from his childhood is certainly traumatic which makes his attitude at least somewhat understandable but after a while I just wanted to say for god s sake grow up and get over it The plot revolves around Lavenham s mission to Portugal which is comically vague The author includes a lot of history about Portugal s role in the Napoleonic Wars but skates over minor details like the hero s reason for being there His one brush with danger seems included only to provide a romantic interlude He spends the rest of his time dancing attendance on the Portuguese royals to absolutely no effect It is this life or death non mission that also leads to his abandoning the heroine for close on 50% of the novel leaving her and his own sister to fend for themselves as war erupts in Portugal This is hardly heroic behavior but is not even the worst of what he does to the heroine Happily for the romance she s willing to forgive him than I was on her behalf All in all a forgettable romance Enlightenment Now The Case for Reason Science Humanism and Progress used to love Jane Aiken Hodge way back when but this book makes me wonder why The storyline was silly the romance lacked depth the characters were nondescript and there really didn t seem to be much reason for the romance other than gratitude and propinuity The heroine Camilla begins falling in love with the hero almost instantly apparently for no reasons other than physical attraction and because he rescues her from governess hell The hero Lavenham takes a little longer because he doesn t trust women Emphasis mine because we re told over and over that he doesn t trust women In fact the story occasionally dips into his point of view just so he can mutter to himself about how much he doesn t trust women The episode from his childhood is certainly traumatic which makes his attitude at least somewhat Lost Souls understandable but after a while I just wanted to say for god s sake grow

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Camilla author Jane Aiken Hodge free read ´ 106 download Ü PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB » Jane Aiken Hodge So Camilla thought until she discovered that he was really a spy Now both their lives depended on the success of a masuerade that she alone could play. I love gothic fiction It could be full of clich s and the strangest and the most unbelievable twists but still I enjoy reading it There is something alluring about foreboding malicious atmosphere of these kind of books and about dark brooding heroes with hidden depths and horrible secrets that the lonely heroine has to discover Unfortunately Marry in Haste was a bit of a disappointment for me There were some things that I really liked about it I liked the beginning the novel started very promising I enjoyed dry humour and practical approach to marriage shown by Miss Camilla Forest Romance I begin to see is something of an expensive commodity and I am not sure that I can afford it Camilla in her dire circumstances decided to accept an offer of marriage made by Lord Leominster called Lavenham by his family He had to marry in haste for his grandmother s money Also he declared that he hated women Of course he had some clandestine reasons for that The character I liked the most in this book was Lord Leominster s grandmother She was funny practical and could bear no romantic nonsense You ll do far better for Lavenham than one of those milk and water society misses who think marriage is just another kind of nursery game Unfortunately the promising start led to convulsed plot This novel was published for the first time in 1969 and it felt badly dated Even for me an enthusiast of gothic fiction the intrigue in this book was too far fetched Honestly when I read it I was like WHAT But the most annoying thing about this novel was the way the characters treated foreigners and how they viewed Portugal Only the English way was the right way for them The English breakfast was the best breakfast in the whole wide world The Portuguese houses were dirty the foreigners were annoying and their customs pointless I was hoping to discover the beauty of Portugal and its atmosphere with the characters and was badly disappointed in this regard But I am not giving up on this author and I ve decided to read a different novel written by her Maybe I will enjoy it than this one I received Marry in Haste from the publisher via NetGalley I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the advance reader copy of the book