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Publisher's Summary

The Woodfall and Hayes families have been bitter rivals for nearly a century. Now, after eight years, Kenneth returns home and realizes his underlying love for Miss Moira Hayes. For her, he is willing to forget the past. But can she?

©2016 Mary Balogh (P)2016 Recorded Books

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Heroine is a bit difficult to like

I love Mary Balogh, and I enjoyed this book, but I had a really hard time with the heroine. She was unreasonably obstinate. The Hero was a very nice guy, actually....
Ms. Landor did a fantastic job, as usual.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Davida
  • BUFFALO, NY, United States
  • 12-06-16

worst in the series!

I love love love Mary Balogh but this was the first time I have ever found one of her stories tedious and didn't enjoy it, Rosalyn was awesome like always!!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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    1 out of 5 stars
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Long and goes nowhere

Ugh. If you like a book full of silly arguing and an ending that barely resolves anything go ahead. As usual Rosalyn Landor great in narration.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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All angst to the end

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Noone

What could Mary Balogh have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Read or listen to all her book & love them & relisten or reread them BUT this one did not even seem like she wrote it.

Which scene was your favorite?

None

What character would you cut from Unforgiven?

None

Any additional comments?

This was filled with irritating angst. There is enough of it in the real world. I read romance to escape from such..give me love & tenderness with good story not constant bickering!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Should have taken heed

Would you try another book from Mary Balogh and/or Rosalyn Landor?

yes

What was most disappointing about Mary Balogh’s story?

Heroine...she was so annoying... she have to defy the hero at every turn...every turn...take it down a notch.

What about Rosalyn Landor’s performance did you like?

Rosalyn was great per usual.

What would have made this romance irresistible?

More of a prelude to the 3rd book...

Any additional comments?

Since i like to complete series i am glad i listen to this but it is the weakest book in the trilogy.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Not her best

At the risk of a spoiler, a critical plot element in this book relies on the stupidest excuse for having sex I've about ever read.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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My Musings

At about the half way mark, I wondered if this book would not live up to the high standards I expect from Ms. Balogh. I really struggled with liking the heroine and at times wished I could shake some sense into, but with her unfailingly talented way, Mary turned her around and had me sighing at the end. So glad i read/listened to this one. As always Ms. Landor was fabulous. Happy reading!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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    3 out of 5 stars

An Impossible Heroine

I would give this book 4 stars normally, I usually give Mary Baloghs books 5 stars but I could not tolerate the heroine! The reader was perfect!

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I just can't make it through this story

I haven't been able to tolerate this storyline. The story is slow and the characters resentful and family members are mean spirited. I LOVE Mary but this is just dragging... The romance is forced

1 of 3 people found this review helpful