Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Title- Love in the Afternoon (the fifth book in the Hathaway series)
Author- Lisa Kleypas
As a lover of animals and nature, Beatrix Hathaway has always been more comfortable outdoors than in the ballroom. Even though she participated in the London season in the past, the classic beauty and free-spirited Beatrix has never been swept away or seriously courted, and she has resigned herself to the fate of never finding love. Has the time come for the most unconventional of the Hathaway sisters to settle for an ordinary man - just to avoid spinsterhood?
Captain Christopher Phelan is a handsome, daring soldier who plans to marry Beatrix's friend, the vivacious flirt Prudence Mercer, when he returns from fighting abroad. But, as he explains in his letters to Pru, life on the battlefield has darkened his soul - and it's becoming clear that Christopher won't come back as the same man. When Beatrix learns of Pru's disappointment, she decides to help by concocting Pru's letters to Christopher for her. Soon the correspondence between Beatrix and Christopher develops into something fulfilling and deep, and when Christopher comes home, he's determined to claim the woman he loves. What began as Beatrix's innocent deception has resulted in the agony of unfulfilled love - and a passion that can't be denied.
(description from Fantastic Fiction)
First I just want to say that that Lisa Kleypas is one of my favorite authors. There isn’t a book of hers that I haven’t liked. This is the last book in the Hathaway Series. I have loved this series and I am sad that it has come to an end and that Ms. Kleypas is going to be concentrating on writing contemporary novels for the time being. I do lover her contemporaries!
This is Beatrix’s story she is the youngest of the Hathaway family. I really enjoyed this story. I love how Beatrix and Christopher fell in love through the letters they wrote to each other while he was fighting in the war. When Christopher comes home and realizes that it was Beatrix writing to him and not Prudence I love that the author didn’t drag out the story. Overall it wasn’t my favorite in the series, but it nicely wrapped up the Hathaway series.
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Royal Reviewer Angela Renee at 10:08 AM