Thursday, November 7, 2013

Beloved Review & Giveaway

Diana Brennan came west on the orphan train and was given a home with a loving couple who cherished and spoiled her. At 17, she fell hard for Tyson Applegate, the son of a wealthy mine owner. After a whirlwind courtship and marriage, Tyson took off for adventures around the world, including fighting with the Rough Riders in Cuba. Receiving no word from him in years, Diana's infatuation with her dashing husband died an ugly death, and she is ready to move past the old pain and marry again, just as soon as Tyson is declared legally dead.

But when Tyson returns, claiming to be a changed man, he wants to reunite with his wife and run for the senate. While Diana suspects the election is his real reason for wanting her by his side, she agrees to maintain his home and to campaign with him, but when it is over, win or lose, she wants her freedom.

He agrees with one condition---she must give him a chance to change her mind about him.
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When I first started this book, I didn't think I liked it very much. It seemed like a cliche story, well-written enough, but the same tired, old story. But I kept reading. And eventually, it caught my attention, and I ended up enjoying it. A few new elements were thrown in that held my interest, and what can I say, I'm a sucker for a sweet romance story. Sure, it was predictable, and sure, I rolled my eyes at parts (like a certain villain who continuously vows his revenge), but it was a cute story, good for a light read, maybe even one sitting, curled up in a nest of blankets (which was how I read it!). I also enjoyed seeing the development of the cast of characters (with the exception of Brooke--I found him shallow and shapeless throughout the story), especially Tyson and Diana, and I loved Ned, the little orphan boy the couple took in--he was a darling. Oh, and it had a very satisfactory ending. I love those. So, in the end, I did enjoy it--it redeemed itself as I continued to read. I didn't love it, and I probably will not read it again, but I liked it, and I do recommend it if you're looking for a quick, easy, and heartwarming read.

2/5 stars.

This book was sent to me by Litfuse in exchange for my honest review. 

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  1. Thank you for reviewing this.It sounds like a sweet book.
    I"ll have to put it on my (long) reading list:)

  2. looks like avery nice book.You make me want to read a romantic novel too.I love thrillers myself, but will definitely give romance a try.
    P.S:I wish the giveaway was open to Kenyans too! *sob*sob


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