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She made them so real. When her childhood friends invite other people to stay in their house with them, she automatically hates them.

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I loved the scene with the grandfather. Maybe I’ll put a grab button so that people can put it on their sites and show their Adam support. You Might Also Like. There is sisterly love in Little Women. I will have to read it blacjmoore with no preconceived notions.

Kitty is being unkind again! I loved the scenes with Kate and Henry, they made me smile. Busy, busy, busy, I guess. There on the wild lands of Blackmoore, Kate must face the truth that has kept her heart captive. Checking Out Clair M. I am wise to shun the idea of it, just blackkoore wise as if I were to avoid a plague.

Adding it, adding it, adding it. Like a dancing crystal in the sunlight with it’s many angles of clear and dark, catching a ray of light to a dance of many colors. But this is Blackmoore I’m talking about, about a young lady named Kate Worthington who desires with all her heart the freedom to come out of her restrictive cage, to explore everything the world has to offer her, and so in this case, I am going to say you are wrong.


She may have been silly, twirling and dazzlingly blind, but boy, I’ll take a dozen Mariannes over Kate any day. I took a dozen steps toward the house before I stopped and turned around. As with EdenbrookeJulianne Donaldson has written absolutely beautiful prose. What Kate wants most in the world is to go to India. I swooned over this book, and I swore over this book. She knows her characters intimately and exposes their emotions with a skill I’ve seen in few authors.

The story didn’t end at all how I thought it would. Newer Post Older Post Home. Her terrifyingly dramatic hatred of love is completely ludicrous.

You feel like you are sitting in the same room experiencing everything with them. And pieces my broken self back together again with skillful, deft fingers, leaving no crevice unfilled, and no crater unfulfilled? I found myself sad, getting angry and laughing at some of the characters. Oh yes, this was delicate, beautifully told, utterly well narrated and a spellbinding audiobook adventure.

Read more Read less. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I liked Henry as well; he was a really nice, stable, kind and considerate love interest. Pages 23 and There is using an imagery to reach an effect, and then there is taking that imagery and beating the reader to death with it.

I really enjoyed that Julianne used chapters revisiting Kate’s life. When Henry finally escorts Kate to his ancestral home, where he is expected to propose to the lovely Miss St. She was not married to a tyrannical husband, or even engaged to some decrepit old man twice her age. I am ashamed that I can’t comment on that but I surely want to read Austen if that is the case. I’m super impressed on how on the edge of your seat she can keep you through an entire book with just repressed emotions and yet you never feel the need to yell at the characters for keeping it bottled up.


No break here and there to read just about Henry. I love the idea of a large estate on the ocean with tons of secret passages to hide in.

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But really, the major thing that didn’t work for me in Blackmoore was the heroine. I think I may have ended up a little more on-the-fence on this one than you, but I think you nicely articulated both the strengths and weaknesses of the book.

There is no donaldosn of other women blackmoode because you don’t fucking like them. Claire a match made by his mother. Want to Read saving…. I did not realize this was the same author as Edenbrooke but both are on my list my seemingly always growing list to read; I’m more of an Austen girl so I may prefer that one but I want to check out both. BUT they’re both lots of fun.