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One Sweet Moment

One Sweet Moment [Kindle Edition]

Maggie Craig
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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'Ladies, set aside a whole evening because stopping isn't an option for this incredibly evocative, heart-wrenching story that asks whether love can conquer all' Shari Low, Daily Record

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A romantic tale of young love and old Edinburgh from the pen of a consummate storyteller and acclaimed Scottish historian.

It's 1822 and Scotland's capital is a city of both splendour and squalor. Kate Dunbar is worked like a slave all day and preyed upon at night in the gloomy vaults that lurk under the Old Town's South Bridge but never gives up hope of a better life for herself and her beloved young brother Andrew.

When wealthy young medical student Richard Hope walks into her life, Kate knows that his interest in her could lead them both into danger. Yet it's not long before the two of them have fallen head-over-heels in love.

Others are watching the young lovers. Radical booksellers Peggy and Nathaniel Henderson have Kate and Andrew's best interests at heart. Their greedy and grasping uncle doesn't, and he soon soon starts laying his own evil plans.

Kate and Richard's passionate and poignant romance intertwines with the richly-imagined colour and pageantry of King George IV's historic visit to Edinburgh in 1822, and culminates in the heart-stopping drama of the Great Fire of Edinburgh of 1824.

Can their love affair have a happy ending or will fate, the evil that threatens them and the rigid rules of class and society allow them only one sweet moment of happiness?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 560 KB
  • Print Length: 452 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0749079398
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006R6MIWE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #20,982 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Maggie Craig is a Scottish writer. Author of the ground-breaking and acclaimed Damn' Rebel Bitches: The Women of the '45, her latest novel is Gathering Storm, a tale of Jacobite intrigue and love across the political divide set in the tense Edinburgh of the 1740s.

She is also the author of six family sagas set in her native Glasgow and Clydebank during the first half of the 20th century. These combine her love of working-class history with a page-turning story. All these novels have a passionate love affair at their heart, featuring a hero and heroine with their own journeys to make and their own battles to fight.

Set in 1820s Edinburgh, One Sweet Moment has been described as "Dickensian in the richness of its storytelling." All her books have been highly praised for their convincing and engaging characters and vivid sense of place.

If you would like to read more about Maggie and her books, please visit her website at

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4.8 out of 5 stars
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5.0 out of 5 stars Be sure to have the Kleenex at hand 23 Feb 2009
I've been waiting for a new book from this writer for ages, and Ms Craig doesn't disappoint. It's certainly different to the sagas I've grown accustomed to from this author, but my word is it good. I defy anyone not to finish this book in a single sitting - I did, because I quite simply couldn't put it down. The reality of life in the 1820's in Edinburgh, the sights, the sounds, the smells... It takes great skill to make the reader feel she/he is there and Maggie Craig has that skill. I don't want to put spoilers in this review, so all I will say is that it is one of the best, most heart-rending, stories I've read in a long time, but stock up on the paper tissues before settling down with this book because you'll need them!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Glorious light romantic read 8 Nov 2012
By Herby
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A glorious light romantic read, based on solid historical research. I learnt about the dungeons of edinburgh, while crying my eyes out!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Memories 31 Mar 2014
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I'm a fan of Maggie Craig and liked One Sweet Moment because it described Edinburgh as it must have been like a hundred or so years ago.
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3.0 out of 5 stars One Sweet Moment by Maggie Craig 23 Sep 2013
By tommy5
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Didnt enjoy this book as much as her others, found myself skipping pages, not a very strong story, a bit wishy washy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 7 Sep 2013
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Highly recommend maggie Craig ....wonderful writer fantastic story ..totally caught up in the book couldn't put it down loved it .....
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5.0 out of 5 stars one moment by Maggie Craig 25 Aug 2013
By moira
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I am enjoying this novel by Maggie Craig. I have enjoyed all Maggie Craig's books. This book is set different to the others.

The previous books that I've read by Maggie Craig have been around the Clyde - Yoker, Clydebank, Partick. Mainly pre war and during the war I hope Maggie Craig continues writing these magnificent books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best books ever 9 July 2013
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This is the third time I've read this book. It is a wonderful vivid book - bringing to life Edinburgh. My sister told me of the vaults years ago and this story just brings it to life. Read and enjoy - it's a superb read, sad but happy.
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4.0 out of 5 stars one sweet moment 24 May 2013
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Yes I enjoyed this book as it was not too sentimental, and I learnt things about Scotland I did not know before ie how the poor people lived underground.
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