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Simply Love (Simply Quartet #2) What a great book I believed it would be depressing, because of the hero s disfigurement, but it was simply emotional and heartwarming I loved every single page of it and Sydnam was an awesome hero But what I sorely missed was an epilogue I so felt it needed one in order to be simply perfect I think I ll go on with the rest of the Simply series after all, as soon as myself imposed prohibition is over I ve given this an A for narration and an A for content, so that s 4.5 stars, rounded up.Simply Love is the second book of the four that make up theSimply Quartetof stories about a group of young women who teach at a girls school in Bath We met Anne Jewell in the previous book Simply Unforgettable and learned that she has a young son, David, who lives with her at the school Anne is an unmarried mother whose family turned their backs on her after her disgrace , and it is made clear quite I ve given this an A for narration and an A for content, so that s 4.5 stars, rounded up.Simply Love is the second book of the four that make up theSimply Quartetof stories about a group of young women who teach at a girls school in Bath We met Anne Jewell in the previous book Simply Unforgettable and learned that she has a young son, David, who lives with her at the school Anne is an unmarried mother whose family turned their backs on her after her disgrace , and it is made clear quite early on in the book that David is the result of a rape that took place when Anne was around nineteen David s father is long since dead, but his relation, Joshua Moore has been a good friend to Anne over the years, and it is thanks to him that Anne and David find themselves spending the summer at the Welsh estate of the Duke of Bewcastle.You can read the rest of this review at AudioGals Anne Jewell y Sydnam Butler son dos almas rotas, la primera marcada por un incidente que no es bien vista a ojos de la sociedad como es ser madre soltera y la segunda por las heridas que sufri en la guerra que lo hacen abandonar sus sue os y refugiarse en s mismo.Su encuentro fortuito los llevar a mantener una relaci n que quiz s les ayude a superar mutuamente sus males.Simplemente amor As ha sido esta novela donde nos encontramos con dos personajes rotos de alguna manera y que mutuamente, Anne Jewell y Sydnam Butler son dos almas rotas, la primera marcada por un incidente que no es bien vista a ojos de la sociedad como es ser madre soltera y la segunda por las heridas que sufri en la guerra que lo hacen abandonar sus sue os y refugiarse en s mismo.Su encuentro fortuito los llevar a mantener una relaci n que quiz s les ayude a superar mutuamente sus males.Simplemente amor As ha sido esta novela donde nos encontramos con dos personajes rotos de alguna manera y que mutuamente, primero gracias a su amistad y luego al amor logran recomponerse Sin duda la autora ha sabido conquistarme con esta historia m s que entra able y con unos personajes con trasfondo, muy bien caracterizados Anne y Sydnam son una pareja que se complementa muy bien, m s que nada son buenos amigos y esa es una buena base desde la que partir, lo que le falta a uno el otro se lo compensa y viceversa y creo que eso es importante en una pareja La autora me ha sorprendido de muchas maneras, por darnos unos personajes que van m s all de una relaci n rom ntica, por darnos un Sydnam que es capaz de llorar como un cr o, escenas entra ables a m s no poder, momentos para reflexionar en suma una novela en la que prima la aceptaci n y superaci n Si tengo que ponerle alguna pega quiz s es que me falt m s emoci n en los encuentros ntimos por lo menos para tratar encauzar el tema de Anne pero bueno quiz son cosas de cada uno La novela es muy especial y merece una alta puntuaci n.Pd apunte para el que hizo la portada y el del t tulo es que no os fij is, nop Qu bonita historia Precioso I enjoyed this until the end, basically 2.5 stars.Anna is an unwed mother and teacher She meets Sydnam, who is a war veteran and painter THEY RE LONELY AND FALL IN LOVE Although it takes them a ridiculous amount of time to address their love because they re both too busy thinking they re not wo man enough for the other Which was all well and good because both of them had things to work through And the development of their friendship and subsequent relationship was pretty ace Except there s I enjoyed this until the end, basically 2.5 stars.Anna is an unwed mother and teacher She meets Sydnam, who is a war veteran and painter THEY RE LONELY AND FALL IN LOVE Although it takes them a ridiculous amount of time to address their love because they re both too busy thinking they re not wo man enough for the other Which was all well and good because both of them had things to work through And the development of their friendship and subsequent relationship was pretty ace Except there s this Anna has a family she doesn t want to talk about thing, and Syd cannot let that stand I see how Balough tried to parallel it with Syd s feet dragging on the painting thing, but it just didn t work for me trigger warning rape victim blaming view spoiler ESPECIALLY when they show up at her family s and her father basically tells her that she could have stopped her own rape that she led the man on that she s responsible for what happened to her I don t care if it s a holdover of the times or any of that it s disgusting is what it is, and the fact that Anna has to sit through it with her entire family in the room there with her AND THEN APOLOGIZES TO THEM FOR ANY EMBARRASSMENT SHE MAY HAVE CAUSED THEM is so frustrating I m out of words hide spoiler You know, sometimes a person doesn t want to deal with their family, and sometimes that decision needs to be respected because it s important It matters It s valid and should not be ignored This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceMary Balogh is a classic romance author, and I have been wanting to pick her upandIn Simply Love we have a story of two lonely people who need each other Our heroine, Anne Jewell, teaches at a girls school in the country, and has a nine year old son she has had to raise on her own after being forced years ago Then the cousin of the father of her son, invites Anne and her son to a house gathering for a month, many are relativ This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceMary Balogh is a classic romance author, and I have been wanting to pick her upandIn Simply Love we have a story of two lonely people who need each other Our heroine, Anne Jewell, teaches at a girls school in the country, and has a nine year old son she has had to raise on her own after being forced years ago Then the cousin of the father of her son, invites Anne and her son to a house gathering for a month, many are relatives of her son So she agrees, planning on keeping to herself and letting her son enjoy being with boys his own age But there she meets the Duke of Bewcastle s steward Sydnam, is a man who once was a talented artist, but sought out to prove himself So he went to fight in the war, he came back after being tortured, scarred and damaged He has built a new life for himself, but he still feels alone until he meets Anne who fills a space inside him that has been empty Sydnam and Anne form a friendship which slowly turns into something.can Anne and Sydnam find a future together I was really overwhelmed in some ways by this story, but not quite in the way that you would expect Simply Love is a powerfully written story that is beautiful and one of the most poignant stories that I have ever read There is so much you want for both of these two people Anne and Sydnam both deserve to find happiness especially when you see how much they have dealt with and overcome However both of them are pretty stubborn as well Their friendship is what is the primary focus of the story, I did feel that the actual romance was lacking That is really the only reason for the lower rating, I was expecting the romance to bestronger than this story turned out to be But it was wonderful seeing characters from the Bedweyn series being connected to this story Life so often becomes a determined, relentless avoidance of pain of one s own, of other people s But sometimes pain has to be acknowledged and even touched so that one can move into it and through it and past it Or else be destroyed by it Simply Love is a romance that will inspire and elighten, leave you happy and cravingstories just like this one SIMPLY MEMORABLE Have you read Mary Balogh before What are your favorite titles What is there to love about friends to lovers romances foogallery id 44018 My life is crazy and I can t string two thoughts together so the reviews will be short this month I think this is my favorite Balogh book to date I just loved everything about it The two wounded characters who find love and healing within each others arms, simply perfect It was a beautiful, engrossing, angst filled read and I have no nits to pick It totally captured my attention and will be one I save to reread. Every Balogh book is well crafted she spends time setting up her characters and situations, the choice of hero for a particular heroine is carefully calculated, and the endings are properly calibrated you know when you ve got there, and they re usually satisfying Simply Love is no exception I enjoyed the gentle pace, and the damaged characters mending each other and themselves The slowly forming relationship between Sydnam and Anne s son David was especially touching there s also a delig Every Balogh book is well crafted she spends time setting up her characters and situations, the choice of hero for a particular heroine is carefully calculated, and the endings are properly calibrated you know when you ve got there, and they re usually satisfying Simply Love is no exception I enjoyed the gentle pace, and the damaged characters mending each other and themselves The slowly forming relationship between Sydnam and Anne s son David was especially touching there s also a delightful appreciation of the Welsh countryside There were a couple of things, though, that made this just another well crafted Balogh There are a LOT of Bedwyns in this from the Slightly series in fact, ALL the Bedwyns appear, together with their sisters and their cousins whom they reckon up by dozens and their aunts They can t quite be passed off as wall paper in the story since each is presumed known to the reader , but the time taken for each to have their few minutes in limelight did take away from Sydnam Anne s story Perhaps that was why I never quite identified with the Hh, that they weren t front of stage enough I m inclined though to think it s equally because Balogh consciously reins in deep emotions in her writing this story would score a 4 10 on an Angstometer, with most of that packed into a harrowing scene between Anne and her parents Balogh never lets the angst ratchet too high, though it s one of her stylistic strengths that even dramatic scenes end realistically, with people walking away before everything is resolved It s a strength, in that I recognise the realism of it, but at the same time particularly in this book it can be a weakness because it halts my own emotional involvement too.That harnessing of emotions means that I can pick up most Baloghs there are some glorious 5 exceptions, of course knowing that I ll appreciate another well crafted Balogh, but that I m not likely to become too heavily invested in the story Simply Love meets that expectation perfectly Simply Love is the second book in Mary Balogh s Simply series and it continues with many of the characters in her Slightly series In fact, characters from 11 at least MB books appear in this book I have to start off by saying that I loved everything about this book It s one of those books that you just can t put down and although it s over 400 pages, you wish for another 400 because you just don t want it to end Did I mention that I loved it Sydnam Butler was terribly tortured and maime Simply Love is the second book in Mary Balogh s Simply series and it continues with many of the characters in her Slightly series In fact, characters from 11 at least MB books appear in this book I have to start off by saying that I loved everything about this book It s one of those books that you just can t put down and although it s over 400 pages, you wish for another 400 because you just don t want it to end Did I mention that I loved it Sydnam Butler was terribly tortured and maimed during the Peninsular Wars Although his family wants him near so that they can protect him and shield him from the prying eyes of people who would regard him as a monster, Sydnam chooses to take charge of his own life He accepts the position as steward to the Duke of Bewcastle at his Welsh estate Sydnam makes a life for himself there, but he is terribly lonely He accepts that he will never have the love and companionship of a woman because who would want him with his scarred body and missing arm He could never subject a woman to being with him He accepts what life has to offer and tries to make the most of what he has left.Anne Jewell is just as scarred as Sydnam, although her scars are on the inside Raped and forced to bear a child as an unwed mother, Anne is an outcast among society and her family After several years, she takes a position at Miss Martin s School for Girls in Bath where she tries to make a life for herself and her son She knows that she will never marry because although she is very beautiful, what man would want her Sydnam and Anne meet when she travels to Wales with Joshua Moore and his family for a visit with the Bedwyns Although she finds it very difficult to even look at Sydnam at first because of his scars, Anne eventually realizes that there s muchto the man than what she sees on the outside Watching Sydnam struggle with his desire for Anne and his certainty that no woman could ever want him in a romantic way was heartbreaking It took Anne s acceptance and love for Sydnam to finally accept himself and stop seeing a monster when he looks in the mirror Anne felt just as untouchable as Sydnam but with him she found the man she had always dreamed of but never believed would be hers.This book is a definitely a keeper for me I would recommend reading A Summer to Remember and the Slightly series before reading this book New York Times Bestselling Author Mary Balogh Returns To The Elegance And Sensuality Of Regency England, Weaving A Captivating Tale Of Four Remarkable Women Friends And Teachers At The Exclusive Miss Martin S School For Girls Anne First Spied Him In The Deepening Dusk Of A Wales Evening A Lone Figure Of Breathtaking Strength, His Handsome Face Branded By A Secret Pain For Teacher And Single Mother Anne Jewell, Sydnam Butler Is A Man Whose Sorrows And Passions Run Deeper Than She Could Have Ever Imagined As Steward Of A Remote Seaside Manor, Sydnam Lives A Reclusive Existence Yet He Senses In Anne A Kindred Soul, And Between These Two Wary Hearts, Desire Stirs Unable To Resist The Passion That Has Rescued Them Both, Anne And Sydnam Share An Afternoon Of Exquisite Lovemaking As Scandal Looms, Suddenly The Unwed Mother And The War Scarred Veteran Must Make A Decision That Could Forever Alter Their Lives


About the Author: Mary Balogh

Mary Jenkins was born in 1944 in Swansea, Wales, UK After graduating from university, moved to Saskatchewan, Canada, to teach high school English, on a two year teaching contract in 1967 She married her Canadian husband, Robert Balogh, and had three children, Jacqueline, Christopher and Sian When she s not writing, she enjoys reading, music and knitting She also enjoys watching tennis and curl Mary Jenkins was born in 1944 in Swansea, Wales, UK After graduating from university, moved to Saskatchewan, Canada, to teach high school English, on a two year teaching contract in 1967 She married her Canadian husband, Robert Balogh, and had three children, Jacqueline, Christopher and Sian When she s not writing, she enjoys reading, music and knitting She also enjoys watching tennis and curling.Mary Balogh started writing in the evenings as a hobby Her first book, a Regency love story, was published in 1985 as A Masked Deception under her married name In 1988, she retired from teaching after 20 years to pursue her dream to write full time She has writtenthan seventy novels and almost thirty novellas since then, including the New York Times bestselling Slightly sextet and Simply quartet She has won numerous awards, including Bestselling Historical of the Year from the Borders Group, and her novel Simply Magic was a finalist in the Quill Awards She has won seven Waldenbooks Awards and two B Dalton Awards for her bestselling novels, as well as a Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award


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