He can t recognise her now he s blindSounds like a stalker horror flick right Wrong This unbelievably sick and ghastly scenario is in fact a romance If you re not unnerved nough by the above he later asks her You aren t just a persistent fan pretending to be a good secretary in order to push your way into my private life and make a nuisance of yourself are you Yes That s The Day Christ Was Born exactly what she is Lewis and you should run RUN FOR THE HILLS Except you can t can you Because you re blind and your freaky stalker is worming her way into your life lying and dissembling forging documents and you can tscape You can t 5 Nights: Sinful Delights Boxed Set everscape Because you and she and this plot are all so fucked up that The Seventh Witch even when you get your sight back you decide you love her This is a good addition to the Warrender series Anthea and Oscar play a prevalent role here than in other books in the series Except of course for their very own story in A Song Begins Their chemistry is alwayslectric Every time I get a glimpse of them together I can t help but smile Though this is a very compelling read that had me on tenterhooks for most of the book I only gave it 3 stars I just couldn t forgive the hero view spoiler and his obsessive compulsive hatred for a girl who was simply crossing the road and happened to freeze when she saw his car barreling towards her He was the one driving He was the one going too fast He was the one that lost control She could have left his sorry as% to rot but instead she took responsibility to help him accomplish the impossible Even though he admitted to loving her he still blamed her for his This is the third in the Warrender series and not a re read for me I don t And the Miss Ran Away with the Rake ever remember reading this one It s a tale of the heroine s lies causing her harm than good Since I really have a hard time with lies I was nervous throughout the whole story which took away mynjoyment of the budding romance Still it s an intriguing set up and one I won t forgetHeroine is a pianist who is told uite brutally by the master pianist hero at her school Trickle Down Tyranny: Crushing Obama's Dream of the Socialist States of America examination that she played like an automation and she would never make it on stage Heroine is crushed and throws herself into a secretarial course About six months after uitting music the heroine starts to go to concerts and she finds herself seeking out the hero s concerts She uietly stalks him andventually goes to his manor house out in the country It s while she is crossing the road that the accident happens Hero s distinctive white car comes down the lane She freezes He swerves to avoid her skids on a patch of oil and hits a tree He is blinded by the impact Heroine runs for help and then runs away full of guilt When her secretarial agency says that the hero will need a secretary who knows about music to help him she nervously goes to himview spoiler Hero is obsessed with finding the girl who he failed and who caused his accident He goes so far as to ask for the list of names he failed Heroine retypes the list that had her name on it Besides lying the heroine does actually help the hero She coaxes him to play again and once he realizes he can continue on with his career he s a lot less moody and a lot interested in the heroine personally There s an OW next door who guesses the truth and blackmails the heroine into promising she won t get personal with the hero and will leave as soon as his career is back in order To do this the heroine has to lie again and say she s married Oscar Warrender turns up to offer a series of concerts to the hero and to look penetratingly into the heroine s The Pocket Wife eyes and uncover the truth Her secrets are safe with him and hencourages her to pursue her career in music because now that she has suffered she is a better pianist The hero does some concerts runs into a door blindness is reversed He realizes who the heroine is it s okay because he loves her and he s glad she s not really married HEA hide spoiler Mary Burchell is almost always a good read Her heroines are always capable talented and worthy Altho often as in this case they give in to an impulse to deceive the H for a very worthy cause and then have to deal with the guilt and conseuences Which of course provides the obstacle to the HEA and a reason for the story This is a great romance It has just The Color of Our Sky enough angst it has a marginallyvil OW and has a tender love story with a major obstacle to overcome her deception Old school romances have such a delightful wit and charm to itSuch sophistication and maturity to the characters Ah When Hero realizes who the Heroine really is view spoilerhe lets go of the past focusing on what all good she has done for him rather than holding on to accidents and misunderstandings hide spoiler 33 starsThis was recommended to me by Minesha thank you so much First off I want to say for being first published in 1967 the lack of sexist or racist remarks I girded my loins for was amazingly absent So bravo But. Seem that fate has other ideas and the tables are uickly turned making Antoinette the innocent cause of the accident that in destroying Lewis Freemont’s sight destroys his career as well Subdued by his debilitating condition and the knowledge that he will never play the piano again Lewis uickly becomes a shell of his former self Horrified and remorseful when Antoinette gets a chance to make some sor.
I uite njoyed this one ven if the hero was at one point a little rougher than I would like uite mild compared to the some of the later by later I of course mean 1975 1983 I make it a general rule to never read any Harleuin originally published after 1983 books I think he was grabbing at the heroine s wrists to prevent her from leaving the room or something that s all Such scenes always make me raise my Obsession eyebrows a bit but not too much in this case In anyvent after all these months of spice I find that I m in the mood for some sugar and that I generally like a little spice with my sugar not a little sugar with my spice So after going off of bodice rippers I am now going off sex oriented Harleuins I am in the mood for a few books like this one books so clean you could Cabaret: A Roman Riddle eat off them secular books that is and trying to discover some of the older books as well No doubt I ll being dutifully diving into FORBIDDEN FIRE within the next week or so however I can t getnough of jealous heroes 35 starsIt has a bit angst and drama than other books in this series Still an njoyable read I wondered about his obsession with the girl who caused his accident and if he was attracted to her like a moth to the light as it seems she was He was seeking her in all his concerts unconsciously afterall It s a beautiful love story For all Lewis s fault he s a fair man And it showed in the way he handled Toni s truth Too bad we didn t get to read his point of What can I say I fell in love with the story as well as with the author I can t believe that I was lucky nough to find this book I was looking for another authors book when I typed in the wrong title and found myself staring at the cover Hmmsomething new I guess I had thought to myself and decided it would not hurt to give it a go The short summary sold me and I found myself ndlessly looking for a copy of the book I will say it was one of the best romance story that I have ver read Toni short for Antoinette has always admire Lewis Freemont from far as a fan of his musical talent as she herself plays the piano Upon meeting him the for the very first time in person Lewis fails Toni in her music All Roads Lead Home exam telling her she has nomotion whatsoever in her music but that does not stop Toni from idolizing Lewis as one of the best pianist although she decides to give up on her music career As luck would have it the table are turned when Toni somewhat caused Lewis to lose his yesite and Toni nds up with an offer to become his secretary for Toni felt it was only right for her to make amends ven though she was not to blame for the accident that caused Lewis to lose his yesite Slowly Toni and Lewis finds themselves drawn together in way than just their love for music Although Toni knew that Lewis blames her for the accident which he does not know that she is his secretary she falls in love with him while trying to bring him back from the depth of despair Lewis who has lost his The Mephisto Threat (Paul Tallis eyesite relys heavely on his sense of hearing and feeling to decide who is truly cares for him and for whom he cares for most I did not cry nor laughed out loud but I found myself falling in love and when a story is able to make me fall in love in such subtle waywell it is a story worth keeping foreverMary Burchell did a beautiful job with this story by touching upon what Toni felt and how such love can come from a something as delicate as a small touch to the voices of a person This is a beautiful story and I have no objection to giving it 5 starsMy favoirte line in the story from Lewis to Toniit s a poor day when I don t have you somewhere around me ARRGHH Read this That s the strangest and most macabre thing It started oh months ago when I adjudicated at a big musicxam Among the candidates was a girl her techniue was uite outstanding but beyond that there was nothing Absolutely nothing She had no real music in her I told her so frankly and advised her not to flatter herself that she would ver be a concert performer in a million yearsAnyway I forgot all about her after that And then one vening she turned up at a concert I didn t recognize her at first I mean I couldn t think who she was I just knew that I knew her I think I smiled at her Anyway she smiled at me Then she began to haunt me She was at very concert at which I appeared sometimes in the front sometimes on the platformAnd then I was driving home perhaps a little too fast for country roads There s a crossroads near here I came round the bend full tilt and you ll hardly believe it she was standing there bang in the middle of the road I avoided her by a miracle but the car went into a spin And then I crashed into a tree and that was it She d had her revenge all right The hero Lewis Freeman got blinded in this accident And to whom is he telling this weird and disturbing taleTo Antoinette Burney the very girl in uestion who is currently posing as his nursesecretary as. Antoinette Burney a than promising music student is disappointed and furious when the famous concert pianist Lewis Freemont fails her in an xam To make matters worse he tells her forthrightly that she will never make the grade as a professional pianist Her hopes and dreams of success and notoriety are all destroyed in a single blow She doesn’t think she’ll ver be able to forgive himBut it would.
He s inclined to be mocking and a little sardonic about any display of feeling Moving on if this hasn t been made into a Lifetime movie I m willing to bet it s been the inspiration for one or two A very uick rundown heroine is aspiring to be a professional concert pianist but hero fails her at her college final and says some soul shattering comments to herHero is a master pianist who heroine loved going to listen to but starts to sort of stalk him after his comments continue to at at herIn a serendipitous way she learns where he lives and while walking the road by his house he almost hits her with his car and crashes The crash makes him blind and he now needs a secretary with musical knowledge Don t be uite so reverential he protested amusedly I m afraid you only know me in a somewhat chastened condition When I m under the nervous tension of a professional career I m uite insufferable according to many of my acuaintances I m afraid it s going to be a shock for anyone as good and civilized as youI m not good protested Antoinette I m perfectly horrible sometimes And and I ve done some things I m ashamed ofWhat for instance he nuired with teasing interestI couldn t possibly tell you she xclaimed agitatedly As bad as that You xcite my wildest curiosity he said laughing If ver I recover my sight the first thing I shall do is dig into your interesting past Our heroine became a secretary after having her dreams crushed by him so she takes the job They grow closer as she pushes back against his arrogant attitude all that artistic passion don t you know and tries to hide her identity as the girl who caused his accident So the girl he blames for his accident is also the one bringing him back to life Play he shouted at her once Play You ve got it in you to make music haven t you And all you do is push down the keys You drive me crazyYou drive me crazy too She was surprised to find that she too was almost shouting I m not the soloist I m just the useful hack pretending to be an orchestra And stop shouting at me anywayI m sorry he said stiffly No I m sorry too And then suddenly she laughed at the sheer absurdity of the scene and as the tension relaxed she impulsively put her hand over his The pov is all from the heroine and as usual I missed the hero s perspective but his thoughts and personality were still represented He s a master at his craft and with that comes arrogance and an artist s temperament I m saying he can get a bit harsh and sassy It never crossed a line for me and the heroine had a tendency to nip it in the butt The heroine s adoration was a bit hero worship she s twenty and the hero is 36 but as she worked with him they began to develop of a balanced relationship Love is declared by the hero around the 50% but again written in 1967 can t have too much than some scandalous kissing without declaring yourselfThere was a neighbor lady anyone lse think it was alluded to that maybe she had taken care of her husband by nefarious methods and he didn t just skip town I have a diabolical mind who obviously wanted the hero I think they had a previous relationship The neighbor lady and heroine ngaged in some truly inspired classy subtle not so subtle cat fighting And frankly because I can t help myselfNothing remotely like that happens in the book but Dynasty y all She told herself this was the prerogative of anyone under great nerve strain and remained unshakably calm and good tempered which arned her no however than an irritable Do you have to be so insufferably sweet and spinelessNo not really Were you spoiling for a fightThere was a moment of astonished silence Then he laughed suddenly and asked Is that a smile that I hear in your voiceYes of course You re being rather funny you knowHe drew a long rather odd sigh of something like relief at that and simply said I m glad you re here You ll be backstage all the time tonight won t you I m not sure how much of a spoiler this is I did mention the Lifetime movie thing but the hero has another accident that gives him his sight backSo our heroine decides to disappear forever so he doesn t learn that she is in fact the girl he has been loathing and searching for With help from a main couple from a previous book in the series they have their big climatic But why I love you anyway Again for being written in 1967 this aged magnificently well If you re looking for a change of pace that centers around music talented arrogant hero a heroine that feels like she is 20yrs a mash of naive sweetness needing motional growth and obliviousness then this would be an out of the box pick up I liked their little interactions and how the heroine and hero communicated ven if their relationship felt a little rushed but at 192pgs that is to be xpected I ve never read a Mary Burchell before but her writing style will have me on the lookout for of her books from here on out Enjoy the weekend veryone. T of amends by becoming Lewis’s secretary she seizes it with both handsJust when she thought life couldn’t get any complicated Antoinette soon finds herself falling in love with the man that only a few weeks ago she despised But what will Lewis do when as inevitably he must he discovers who she really isFull of hope and broken dreams When Love is Blind is a heartfelt tale about never giving up.
Ida Cook was born on 1904 at 37 Croft Avenue Sunderland England With her eldest sister Mary Louise Cook 1901 she attending the Duchess' School in Alnwick Later the sisters took civil service jobs in London and developed a passionate interest in opera The sisters helped 29 jews to escape from the Nazis funded mainly by Ida's writing In 1965 the Cook sisters were honored as Righteous Gentiles by the Yad Vashem Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Authority in IsraelAs Mary Burchell she published than 125 romance novels by Mills Boon since 1936 She also wrote some western novels as James Keene in collaboration with the author Will Cook aka Frank Peace In 1950 Ida Cook wrote her autobiography We followed our stars She helped to found the Romantic Novelists' Association and was its president from 1966 to her death on December 22 1986