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The Wedding Journey (Signet Regency Romance) [Mass Market Paperback]

Carla Kelly
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  • Mass Market Paperback: 231 pages
  • Publisher: Signet Book (Dec 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451206959
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451206954
  • Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 10.7 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,374,539 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Captain Jesse Cameron Randall, assistant surgeon of Marching Hospital Number Eight, was no lover of paperwork, but he had no trouble declining an invitation from his brother officers to drink up the dead ration that always signaled the beginning of a retreat. Read the first page
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars loved it! 30 Sep 2013
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I love the books by carla kelly. i have not read one which i did not like...i only wish there was more...i felt that this was cut short and there was a chapter or two missing!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superbly Written 27 Sep 2013
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Having recently travelled some of the areas this book mentions and with an avid interest in the Peninsula war, I thought it would be interesting to read a book set mostly in the Autumn/Winter of 1812 during the retreat to Portugal. To be honest I was expecting some piece of holiday fluff as per the norm with regency romances, as I love a happy ending but never take them seriously!!

This book blew my preconception out of the water as it was gritty and made sure the reader understood war was not pretty and that as I had suspected there were quite a few injustices and depravities committed by both sides as they trotted around Spain and Portugal.

Amongst all this, the budding romance between the main characters was really nicely written and I felt for each of the main cast in different ways - Elinore was sweet but strong inside; calm and shy Jesse was never arrogant or top lofty; Dan a great right hand man; Major Bones the epitome of evil; and the two army scamps Wilkie and Harper were loyal without question. The other characters such as Sheffield and the mad Count meant the book was rich and varied.

The book is not generally fast paced but then I wouldn't expect a 200 mile journey mostly on foot and full of hardship to be particularly easy and this comes across very well. It has some emotional pieces that aren't just your usual 'awww sweet' moments, meaning the book was not a typical romance and reaps the rewards of such a distinction.

I will be reading more this author.
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4.0 out of 5 stars enjoyed her writing style 21 Mar 2013
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Excellent writer, Kelly evokes the nitty gritty of the battlefield in the Peninsular wars. Nice touch the underdog as hero really enjoy her books, closer to Georgette Heyer than others of this genre, without the erotica that I find so boring. Good work.
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2.0 out of 5 stars I have heard good things about this book 29 Aug 2010
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which was why I bought it, but it was really quite boring, neither the hero or heroine engaged me. The plot was so so too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Deeply moving 5 April 2003
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Captain Jesse Randall, surgeon for the Number Eight Army Hospital, knew Elinore Mason when she was just a little girl. Even as a little girl, she possessed a strong will and an admirable spirit. Now she's a young woman, and he has no doubt in his mind that he's in love with her. But Captain Randall has a problem: he's painfully shy. He's so shy that some of his fellow soldiers have teased him about it.
Captain Mason, Elinore's father, owes major debts to a man named Major Bones (one of the most despicable villains to grace the pages of a Regency). In exchange for Elinore, all debts would be paid.
In order to protect her, Jesse weds Elinore just before a retreat. And so begins Major Bones' revenge. Jesse, Elinore, and a few others (including some of the sick patients) are left behind, hoping to beat their enemies to the Portugeuse border. Hence, the title: "The Wedding Journey."
There are no words strong enough to describe how strongly I feel about this book. Jesse Randall was a welcome change from all the typical romance heroes. He's not arrogant, he's humble. He's not sure of himself. He's not nobility, and he's not incredibly attractive. He's sweet, but not saccarhine. Elinore Mason has more courage than 100 London ladies put together. The supporting characters are fleshed-out and memorable: Wilkie, Harper, Sheffield, Leger, "the count." The book wouldn't have been the same without them. There is so much adventure and power packed into such a small book. It's quite astounding. You feel the pain of the characters, you cheer for them, you share in their tragic laughter. It is SO much more than a romance novel. I don't know how Carla Kelly does it!
If you prefer a light-hearted book, this book may not be for you. Most of the time, it's quite depressing. If you're looking for fun & laughter, pick up a Barbara Metzger book. If you're looking for a deeply moving piece with complex characters, read this. You won't regret it.
35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Take yourself through this JOURNEY 10 May 2003
By H. Keanum - Published on
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I just literally finished reading this book and am ashamed that I allowed it to sit for weeks on end on my bookshelf before forcing myself to make time and read it. This was literally THE BEST signet regency book I've ever read and I truly loved and adored the characters that were fully developed and unique and every possible way. Despite the summary located on the back of the book that is NOTHING to what the book has in store.
The story all begins with Captain Jesse Randall, surgeon to the English army serving in northern Spain against the dreaded French. He has always loved the young Elinore Mason, a poor beauty with heart and soul. He is not your typical war hero with no fear and all about guts and glory. He is a new type of protagonist I've been waiting to read about. He's kind, shy and always thinking of others before himself. Ms. Kelly delves deep into his feelings and really brings readers to love him and want him to survive ALL that he goes through.
I cannot help but think to myself that this book would make the best movie of all time. It is a great war epic that has (of course) all the things that many love to read about: Romance (naturally), intrigue, drama, and action. There was not one character that didn't stop the even flow of the book and every point and detail given in the narratives only helped you understand situations more. I've never read a more "feeling" book than this and this is number one on my recommend list.
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Provocative and Compelling Read! 16 Mar 2004
By M. Rondeau - Published on
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Setting - Spain Napoleonic War circa 1816 --- Set during the siege as English troops retreated to the Portugal border is this most alluring, sensitive and evocative regency that I've read in quite some time. The story begins with a prelude and introduces us to a sprightly 10 year old daughter of a career soldier and his sickly wife. Elinore `Nell' Mason at the age of 10 is more the caretaker of the family than her father, the irresponsible sergeant Bertie Mason and his long suffering wife. She is taken in hand by the kindly Chief of the medical unit, Captain Sheffield, who gives her chores that she tackles with remarkable determination and perseverance of one so young.
Captain Jesse Randall, is a young intern who admires the young child then goes off, assigned to Canada for 8 years, returning battle hardened and then finding that Nell, the child, has grown into a beautiful young lady. Jesse, who is as renowned for his medical skill and dedication to his patients, is also renowned as well for his unassuming manner and intense shyness towards the girl he has come to love.
Upon the death of Nell's mother, her father is compelled to barter her off to the despicable Major Bones, if he cannot produce the monies that Bones advanced to him. In trying to save Nell from this fate, Jesse is somewhat (even though he's been in love with her for two years) coerced into a quickie marriage so that her father cannot trade her off to pay his debts. In response to Jesse upsetting his plans, the odious Major makes sure that Jesse and Nell's medical unit gets left behind, and on there own as the French advanced and the main English army retreated.
The `journey' then, was a remarkably written tale of the rag tag bunch of, physically and emotionally wounded men that made the journey, their various adventures and their individual growth so very outstanding. Not your usual bit of fluff regency but one with full body and fully developed characters whose lives all changed during the `journey'. Elinore "Nell" is a heroine who will certainly claim a piece of your heart as she claimed Jesse's. Jesse's shyness over the love he felt for Nell, that he couldn't believe would ever be returned was so sweet, you'll just want to cry. Harper and Wilkie, Jesse and Nell's self-appointed bodyguards were also a delight and you will cheer as I did, that the comeuppance for the odious Major Bones came to such a wonderful conclusion. Again, this was a very provocative and compelling read that I HIGHLY suggest be placed at the top of your reading lists! -- Submitted by Marilyn Rondeau, Official Reviewer for [...]
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Deeply Moving Regency! 2 Mar 2003
By Dierdre Lynn Watkins - Published on
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Never have I read such a book. I adore Mary Balogh and Joan Wolf, nothing can top their characterizations and plot development. I was wrong. I have read this book three times and I will read it again, and again. Like the reader in England, I was deeply moved and humbled as well. His shyness, and quite manner, his steadfast loyalty and love made him a believable and wonderful hero. The inner strength and integrity of the heroine was refreshing. I started crying right from the beginning of the book, and continued crying right down to the last page. The unassuming cover and title does not do justice to the powerful and moving love story that is written and unfolds between the covers of this book. Please, please, buy this book and read it! You will never regret it!
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Story of love, rather than a love story 26 May 2003
By Woodbuckley - Published on
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Carla Kelly always writes with compassion, understanding and depth; never glossing over the harsh realities of life during this period of history. Indeed, the pivot of most of her stories is usually a particularly hard fact of life - and often death as well (something not often emphasized in a romance novel per se).
Both hero and heroine are well drawn and the reader is soon definitely sympathetic to the feelings of each. The truth of war and its true cost are definitely underlying this tale.
Jesse's love for Elinore is obvious from the start, and throughout we are actually more shown his deep feelings and point of view, than hers. His strength of character is obvious, but his realization of it himself is a large part of the enjoyment of the story. Elinore's feelings are not so easily discerned by the reader, perhaps because she is resolutely not wanting to know them herself due to her hard life.
I was only prevented from giving it a top mark, by two things. First, the very melodramatic resolution of their return to the British Army. It just seemed a stroke too much. Second, the short conclusion of the story in a summation of Jesse and Elinore's married life in England. I wanted to be shown some of their happiness - to contrast with the wrenching suffering & the vale of tears through which they had passed.
Well written and an undeniably engrossing story.
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