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Dancing at Midnight (Avon Historical Romance) Mass Market Paperback – 1 Jan 2000
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A fun Regency-set romantic comedy from Julia Quinn --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product description
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John, Lord Blackwood, was the youngest of seven children - neglected, ignored and assured that he would never amount to anything. But a highly successful career in the army has won him a title. A clear head and shrewd investments have finally paid off too, and he is now the proud owner of Bletchford Manor (he really must change the name).
While out walking his new property, he stumbles across Belle, but bad memories and personal failure make him abominably rude, and he hopes to have scared her off for good. John has achieved everything he has ever wanted, and he has no wish to dream for more.
Except that Belle is stubborn, and when she sees something good in a person she won't stop until all the world knows it's there too.
Haunted memories, mysterious notes, potential heartbreak, waltzes at midnight and a hilarious wedding bring out the best in this sweet, heartwarming tale. Emma, Alex, Ned and Dunford all return from 'Splendid' to add to the mix, but Belle holds her own in this step up from sidekick to heroine. John, too, is a hero worthy of her, even if he is a little confused, hesistant and stubborn at times.
However, the backstory of John's incident in Spain, that makes him unworthy, is some times a little disjointed. He seems to bounce between being a haunted man and a snob, with no real cohesion in the middle. By all accounts that's because this book was originally about class rather than demons, and it occasionally shows as a chunk of John's conscience rudely barges in without much need.
But this is all in the first half, and crops up rarely. Once John's reservations are forced aside all that's left is a trademark JQ gallop to the finish with John's past coming back in truth, a heartwarming confession of love and a bet that will surely come back to haunt Dunford (in 'Minx').
Another sweet, funny tale from JQ, and a worthy follow-up to 'Splendid'. Not her best, but even that makes it better than many, and always worth a read. Not to mention the poetry, which runs right through to an ending that can't do anything but make you smile.
Shortly after the Emma and Alex get married, bluestocking Bella is visiting for an extended stay whilst her parents sojourn in Italy. She trespasses onto a neighbour's land and is challenged by Lord John Blackwood.
I will 'fess immediately, this is another review for a Local Library read I recent borrowed.
I have to say that I immediately fell in love with him ......... I am just the kind of girl that simply cannot resist an injured and damaged war hero. Especially when you add in good looks, and social ineptitude ......... so much so indeed, that I finished the book during a late evening/early morning session.
My favourite scene was Belle's blister on her way to visit him, closely followed later in the book by John climbing a tree to her room, and even later on Belle climbing a tree to his room and ultimate de-flowerment (not sure if it's an actual word, but it should be) ~ notice I did not say ruin!
It was ummmmmmmmmm, more Splendid that Splendid was Splendid if you see what I mean. Although with tiny things like "block" cropping up again. We do not have blocks here in England, just a minor irritation though.
I have set a limit on here of 5 stars being the highest, but I am going to make an exception with a 5 star +, being the ultimate. All in all a lovely, frothy and delightful read - take it on a plane, train or auto-mobile ride .... better still, take an Cruise and snuggle up on a the deck in a cosy blanket and get a steward to keep bring coffee, alcohol and choccies to assist in your journey across these pages.
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