Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Mid Summer's Eve (6/21-24)

Temptation by Jude Deveraux
Temperance O'Neil is a women's rights activist in New York City at the turn of the 20th century. At the age of 29, she had given little thought, time, or attention to her love life and thrown all of her energy into helping the city's poor and downtrodden women. But when Temperance's widowed mother shows up with her new husband, Angus McCairn, everything changes. Angus has control over the O'Neil money and uses it to force Temperance to move to Scotland, where he's determined to make a "proper" lady of her. This results in a brief but amusing battle of wills that culminates in a blackmail deal: If Temperance can make Angus's nephew, James, take a wife within the next six months, then she can have her money and her house back.

The Long Road Home by Danielle Steel
At age 6, our heroine, lovely Gabriella Harrison, a rich kid on Manhattan's Upper East Side, "looked startled much of the time, like an angel who had fallen to earth, and had not known what to expect here." What Gabriella gets is a mother like Lucifer and a father who slips out to sleep with Italian prostitutes while Mrs. Harrison is busy breaking Gabriella's spirit--and sometimes her bones. Gabby's tormentor makes the real-life moms in Mommie Dearest and Mommy Dressing look sweet.
Gabriella gets a better break when her parents divorce and dump her in a convent. She meets a sensitive, older man with a deep, dark secret, and pretty soon they've got some steamy erotic secrets in common.

These are gently used previous summer read from me.


  1. Thanks for your generosity, and for participating in this blog hop! :) I absolutely love your choice of books, and I especially love "Danielle Steele" :D

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  2. THANK YOU for this amazing chance to win! I LOVE JD's books! I had a bunch of hers, but sadly lost them all in a house fire, so this chance to win is truly appreciated!


  3. Thanks for the giveaway :)
    THE LONG ROAD HOME is one of my favorites by Steel. It was heart-breaking and unforgettable. I read it before my daughter(6 yrs old) was born. It was hard to read then and I imagine it would be even more so now.

    I became a fan of Deveraux's after reading her A KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR, one of my all-time favorites.


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