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by Cathy Maxwell,Jo Beverley

eBook In Praise of Younger Men (Signet Historical Romance) epub
  • ISBN: 0451203801
  • Author: Cathy Maxwell,Jo Beverley
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Short Stories & Anthologies
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Signet (March 1, 2001)
  • ePUB size: 1772 kb
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Dentro de la Antología In Praise of Younger Men Argumento: La chispa de la juventud. Four Novellas by Jo Beverley, Cathy Maxwell, Jaclyn Reding and Lauren Royal, in which the heroines are a bit "age-advantaged" over the men. Well, not quite to that extreme, though when you see how the women view it at first, you wonder. synopsis: anthology of 4 historical stories about older women and younger men. imaginary heaven: maria, a widow just out of mourning, feels that she owes van something, because her late husband is the reason van is in the depths of despair. she arrives on the night that he plans to kill himself and proposes to pay him to play her betrothed for 6.

Cathy Maxwell - the complete book list. in In Praise of Younger Men. Mar-2001. New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell continues the her popular historical romance series, the Chattan Curse, with The Devil’s Heart The Bride Says Maybe. The thrill of desire.

pretty much anything actually. Maxwell is a character in The Royal Romance and The Royal Heir series. He sponsors Your Character for the chance to become Prince "Liam"'s bride. In Book 2, he becomes one of Your Character's love interests. He is first seen in Book 1, Chapter 1. Maxwell has brown hair, tanned skin and blue eyes. He wears a black long sleeve shirt and black jeans.

Jo Beverley was the New York Times bestselling author of the Rogue series and numerous other romance novels

Jo Beverley was the New York Times bestselling author of the Rogue series and numerous other romance novels. Widely regarded as one of the most talented romance writers today, she was a five-time winner of Romance Writers of America’s cherished RITA Award and one of only a handful of members of the RWA Hall of Fame. She also twice received the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. She had two grown sons and lived with her husband in England. Jo Beverley passed away in May 2016. Series: Signet Historical Romance.

Mary Josephine Beverley (née Dunn; 22 September 1947 – 23 May 2016) was a prolific English-Canadian writer of historical and contemporary romance novels from 1988 to 2016.

Romance author, bon vivant, lover of life, of laughter, and of all good indulgences. 22 August at 06:14 ·. 28,542,028 Views. New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell returns with a delicious new series, The Brides of WishmoreWhat happens when a bride says no?He is the bastard son of a duke, arrogant, handsome, a little bit dangerous, and, of course, one of the most sought-after bachelors in London.

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Four popular romance authors celebrate the vigorous appeal of the younger man in a quartet of novellas--Jo Beverley's Imaginary Heaven, A Man Who Can Dance by Cathy Maxwell, Written on the Stars by Jaclyn Reding, and Lauren Royal's Forevermore. Original.
Comments: (7)
Уou ll never walk alone
Great to have four great authors in one book!
I love Jo Beverley books came in good condition.
must read
This anthology theme of younger men falling in love with older women was a fun. All the authors wrote interesting stories for this theme and I'm glad to have added this book to my collection. Sometimes it's nice to have a quick read (or re-read)!
Rating for all four stories: 3.5 stars.__Contains some graphic sexual content.
Note: Each stands alone, but two (by Royal and Beverley) are related to other books.

EASY READ. Stylized writing, strong characters, engaging storylines, diverse secondary cast. HOWEVER, these are all SHORT stories, so there is little time for complex storylines or character development.

3.0 stars __A MAN WHO CAN DANCE by Cathy Maxwell. Newly graduated doctor, Graham NcNab, stupidly accepts a bet to win the heart of a local beauty at a ball. If he loses, he will spend years in servitude to his uncle's family. To learn to dance, he turns to his mature friend, Sarah Ambrose, who knows that if she succeeds she will lose Graham, the love of her life.

2.5 stars __FOREVERMORE by Lauren Royal. Recounts the tale of Cameron Leslie, a young Scottish Baronet, quite taken by sweet, hard-working, single mother of an orphaned child, Clarice Bradford. Badly abused by her first husband, Clarice is frightened of entering into another marriage, until Cam persuades her that their love can overcome her fears.

4.0 stars __WRITTEN IN THE STARS by Joclyn Reding. An entertaining tale of dashing Tristan Carmichael and Harriet Macquair Drynan, only daughter of Sir Drynan and the victim of a curse that dictates she must marry a man younger than she. Unfortunately, her childhood friend and longtime secret love, Tristan, is one-day older. Mix-ups, prospective suitors, mystical events, and stubbornness rule until a twist of time allows them to be together.

4.0 stars __THE DEMON'S MISTRESS by Jo Beverley. Engaging story about penniless debtor, Baronet Demon "Van" Vandeimen, and wealthy widow, Maria Celestin. Van has returned from war, bereft of family, and self-destructive. But Maria's is determined to save Van from himself and hires him to pose as her fiancé for just six weeks, but falling in love changes everything.

OVERALL, strong characters, engaging storylines, but they lack complexity because they are in the end, short stories.

You may also enjoy the complex characters and storytelling of N. Bruhns or A. Stuart. For sweet, funny, romance with great descriptive imagery, try Susan Fox or Cara Colter.
I bought this anthology solely for the Jo Beverley story, The Demon's Mistress - and I only wanted that because it's the first in Beverley's new series about the Three Georges, continued in The Dragon's Bride and The Devil's Heiress. And it's just as well that this is the only story which interested me, because it was the only one worth reading in this anthology. On its own, Beverley's story would have received four or five stars, but since the others are barely deserving of any, that brings the book as a whole down to two.
The first story, A Man Who Can Dance (Maxwell), suffered first and foremost from being far too short; approximately 60 pages is not long enough to develop characters to the point where I could care what happens to them. Besides that, the story was unconvincing and badly written. Since the hero was Scottish, Maxwell seemed to feel the need to ape Scottish inflexions in her dialogue - this chiefly manifested itself by use of 'Tis here and there, which felt extremely false. She compounded this irritant by using 'Tis and 'Twas in *narrative*, which made me want to stop reading the story. One star.
Moving on rapidly. The second story, Forevermore (Royal), is actually the second in a series by this author, thus putting at a disadvantage anyone who has not read the first book. Besides that, it also suffered from 'anthology-itis', in that it was too short and the characters and plot insufficiently well developed. Again, I didn't really care whether the characters got together or not. That apart, I found the ending very unsatisfying. One star.
The third story, Written in the Stars (Reding), was better written than either of the first two, and actually a little more interesting. The plot - young woman has been in love with her brother's best friend almost all his life, and now that he's home from the war he realises that he loves her too - was good and interesting. However, the 'magical' elements which surrounded it: dreams, 'signs', storms and portents, were very off-putting. Two stars, perhaps.
And then we have Beverley's The Demon's Mistress. I wanted this story because it's actually the first in her Three Georges series, and I'd read The Dragon's Bride a few months ago without realising that there was another story preceding it. This one is about George Vandeimen, known as Van, who returns from Waterloo to find his father having committed suicide and his estates in ruins. In an attempt to recoup his fortune, he loses a fortune at the gaming tables, and attempts suicide. However, the widow of the man who was chiefly responsible for Van's father's misfortunes wants to help, and in order to do so in a manner which she knows Van will accept, she offers him a bargain. Act as her fiance for six weeks in order to deter fortune-hunters, and she will pay him twenty thousand pounds...
This, in typical Beverley fashion, is a beautifully-written story, with compelling plot and excellent characterisation. My only complaint is that I think it would have been better as a full-length novel instead of a 100-page novella; I would have liked to see much more exploration of both Van's and Maria's feelings as they fell in love, and more history of the three George's friendship would have been good. Four/five stars.
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