Christmas Awards 2011

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Favourite books 4

Gentle Rogue by Johanna Lindsey

Publisher: Avon

December 1990

ISBN: 978-0-380-75302-4

Pages: 426

1818 London, England & Bridgeport, Connecticut

Georgina “Georgie” Anderson is desperate to leave England far behind and get back home to Connecticut. After the heartbreak she has received she has decided to hate all things English. That would go much better if she doesn’t have to disguise herself and work her way home as a cabin boy to the captain of an English gentleman’s ship. Now having to work for an English captain she is starting to change her views especially as things start to heat up. Now Georgie is going to have to decide just what she really wants. Though she is changing how she feels about all things English, her family will be another matter. She isn’t sure that she can ever get them to give the English a chance or at least one particular English man a chance.

James Malory is an English lord and ex-pirate. Now that he has decided to settle down back in England he has to tie up some loose ends so that he can stay at home. What he never expects is to find his new cabin boy to turn into a beautiful free-spirited woman that is a match for him. James has sworn off marriage but with Georgie he is starting to rethink how he feels about many things in his life.

Now James and Georgie are going to have to overcome some misunderstandings if they want a chance to have a life together and to take care of the obstacles in their path. First Georgie is going to have to find a way for her family and James to meet each other half way if she is to have any chance at the happiness she desperately wants with James. Only time will tell if she will get what she wants, time and knocking together some heads.

This story will have the reader laughing out loud at the antics of the characters. With all the misunderstanding between the characters it will have the reader enjoying the lengths the characters have to go to get over the problems they have managed to create between themselves. Once they clear up one mess they promptly get into another one. This story will have the reader hating to put down the book because they will want to see what happens next. This is a fast paced book that will keep the reader captivated until the very last page.

I give this one 5 red roses

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