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After five Seasons, Ivonne Wimpleton has accepted she's a haute ton undesirable. Always a bit ungraceful, her suitors are men desperate to get their hands on her marriage settlement. Guarded and aloof, she's resigned herself to spinsterhood. She doesn't mind her fate, since Chancy Faulkenhurst, the man who once held her heart, left for India years ago without an explanation. When Ivonne's father, Viscount Wimpleton, refuses Chance's request for her hand in marriage, he transfers to the East India Troops. Chance's dreams of making Ivonne his wife are soundly dashed. Ignoring her letters, he closes the door on his heart and Ivonne and remains in India.

Six years later, severely injured during a battle, Chance returns to England physically and emotionally scarred. His love for Ivonne remains just as strong. When he learns that she must choose one of the despots who have offered for her hand, Chance is determined that none should have her but him. Except, not only is she infuriated he made no effort to contact her in all those years, in Chance's absence, his father arranged a marriage for him and fully expects Chance to honor the agreement.

©2015 Collette Cameron (P)2017 Collette Cameron

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  • Trish R.
  • JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States
  • 02-12-17

Great book and awesome narration..

I have to say I enjoyed every single word of this novella. I loved all the secondary characters, well I did hate Lord Kirkpatrick, and the sweet sensual love story. Of Falcon’s concern of Ivonne being disgusted because of the two fingers he’d lost during the war (he’d been gone for six years) and Ivonne’s ‘sometimes’ concern that she walked with a limp because of a broken leg that didn’t heal right. Theirs was such a wonderful love, yet neither of them knew how the other felt until the end of the book. There was only 186 pages in this but it told me a perfect love story, with no angst or misunderstandings. I can't ask for more than that.

There wasn’t any sex in this book but there was some touchy-feely stuff going on, that was perfectly written. Great sexual tension on Ivonne’s part. And there was no swearing.

As to the narrator: Fantastic! I swear Stevie Zimmerman is becoming one of my favorite female narrators. She laughs, cries, whispers, mumbles, everything that’s called for. And I love her male voices.

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Bride of falcon

I love a good story about friends to lovers/second chances. Beautiful story and loveable characters that you can't help but fall got. Five stars

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Bride of Falcon by Collette Cameron

What made the experience of listening to Bride of Falcon the most enjoyable?

The varying characteristics voiced by the narrator.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked that they each felt unrequited love for the other... no idea that the other returned their feelings just as sincerely.

Have you listened to any of Stevie Zimmerman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

unsure

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

no

Any additional comments?

BRIDE OF FALCON, the second novella in Collette Cameron's A Waltz with a Rogue series features Ivonne "Ivy" Wimpleton, the younger sister of Allen Wimpleton from the first novella in the series, A Kiss for Miss Kingsley. Ivy has been in love with her brother's friend, Chancy "Falcon" Faulkenhurst since she was a young girl. He went to India to work six years ago when she was only fifteen and has finally came back to England. She's had many suitors, but none she's interested in mostly because she's never gotten over her hope that Falcon returns her feelings.

There was a lot going on in this second chance love story. One of Ivy's suitors, the most repugnant of them all is quite aggressive, and causes trouble as her rejection disrupts his plans. Chance is back, but he's not the same man and isn't sure any woman will want him. There's the usual nattering gossips who are more than happy to spread rumors whether or not they are true. The biggest hindrance to their love seems to be their own insecurities and misunderstandings. Even Prinny gets into the mix. At last, true love prevails and this young couple are free to declare themselves. Sweet story and likable characters. 4 stars

*I listened to the audiobook version and was impressed with the narrator's ability to give individual voices to each of the varying characters.

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Very predictable, but very pleasant...

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

If you enjoy stereotypical, clean, regency pieces with dependable, reliable story arcs and story content, then this is what you get. It is a wonderful piece to laugh and fall asleep to. It is a feel good fairy story.

If you’ve listened to books by Collette Cameron before, how does this one compare?

This one follows the same predictable story arc.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

More feeling, but you can only do so much with such a story.

Was Bride of Falcon worth the listening time?

Yes, because I knew what I was getting into and I wanted it to be a feel good, lighthearted, soft romp.

Any additional comments?

I liked it.

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Falcon and Ivy finally find their love for each other.


This was a fully packed novella. It was full of chuckles in all the right places and love and compassion. Not to mention romance.

Yvionne Wimpelton has been in love with her brother Alan's friend Chancy Falconhurst since she was fifteen. Chance, too, has loved Ivy. When is asks Ivy's father for her hand in marriage with her only 15 her father tells him to make his mark in the world and then if he still loves her ask him again. Chance at that point enters the army for a six year tour in India where he suffers severe injuries losing several of his fingers.

Upon his return when he see Ivy he finds the attraction still as strong. Ivy, however, is angry that he never answer any of her many letters. Ivy knows she is only fooling herself cause she love him too.

After many twists and turns Chance asks her father again and he is very agreeable to their marriage. I really enjoyed the story. Ms Cameron brings her characters to life and you cannot help but falling in love with them.




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Loved it!

This is a heartfelt story. Every emotion can be felt! I loved this one and the narriator did a great job.