Love in the Afternoon
St. Martin's Press, Jun 29, 2010 - 352 pages
Love in the Afternoon continues the Hallaways series by Victorian romance author Lisa Kleypas.
As a lover of animals and nature, Beatrix Hathaway has always been more comfortable outdoors than in the ballroom. Even though she participated in the London season in the past, the classic beauty and free-spirited Beatrix has never been swept away or seriously courted...and she has resigned herself to the fate of never finding love. Has the time come for the most unconventional of the Hathaway sisters to settle for an ordinary man—just to avoid spinsterhood?
Captain Christopher Phelan is a handsome, daring soldier who plans to marry Beatrix's friend, the vivacious flirt Prudence Mercer, when he returns from fighting abroad. But, as he explains in his letters to Pru, life on the battlefield has darkened his soul—and it's becoming clear that Christopher won't come back as the same man. When Beatrix learns of Pru's disappointment, she decides to help by concocting Pru's letters to Christopher for her. Soon the correspondence between Beatrix and Christopher develops into something fulfilling and deep...and when Christopher comes home, he's determined to claim the woman he loves. What began as Beatrix's innocent deception has resulted in the agony of unfulfilled love—and a passion that can't be denied...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Lauren2013 - LibraryThing
Love in the Afternoon 4 Stars Wonderful beginning but sort of fizzles once the "I Love You's" come along. The opening sequence with the exchange of letters between Beatrix and Christopher is original ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MyaB - LibraryThing
I was really looking forward to Beatrix's story and I guess perhaps that is why I was a bit disappointed. It was good, and I read it all up till about the last couple chapters and it just didn't give ... Read full review
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