Gallant Waif ended up being one of those books that I had a somewhat difficult time rating. The writing itself is excellent and well-deserving of having been a. Read “Gallant Waif” by Anne Gracie with Rakuten Kobo. Kate Farleigh was absolutely stunned when her refusal to accept Lady Cahill’s offer of “charity” resulted. Gallant Waif [Anne Gracie] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers . The story of Major Jack Carstairs, recently returned from the Peninsular.

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Gallant Waif (Harlequin Historical #557)

Em Wittmann December 11, at 6: Even though I tend to like my romances a little more on the softer side, I actually enjoyed it too, which I think is mainly owing to Anne Gracie’s superb writing skill. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Ships from the UK.

That’s where this story begins.

I don’t know how my mother managed, really, because both she and Dad taught full time, but she came home and cooked on a wood stove and did all the laundry by hand, boiling the clothes and sheets in a big copper kettle. Sometimes their quarrels are laugh-out-loud funny, sometimes they are merely heated disagreements, and still other times they actually say things that gaplant emotionally hurtful, occasionally deliberately although usually not.

It goes on for hundreds of pages but the endless fighting continued for too long and he was a pretty rotten drunk. I should have despised this book from the very beginning for many reasons.


My One and Only Duke. Not recommended for under 18 or sensitive readers. The beauty doesn’t love the beast despite his ugliness simply because he’s a billionaire living in a catle like the very recent film has portrayed. Kate Farleigh is starving, broke, reeling from the loss of her family, and has been kidnapped by her gallatn I fell daif Jack from the beginning, when we first come to know about the scar on his face and the bad leg.

On her way there, she stops to see Kate Farleigh who had spent time on the Peninsula herself.

Gallant Waif (Harlequin Historical #) – Book Review – The Hope Chest Reviews

Female a bit daif, male whiny,can’t make up his darn mind. A Devil in Scotland. I truly enjoyed the author’s humorous prose, her straight up style and truly well developed characters. His Lordship’s True Lady. Jack and Kate carry about equal baggage, so they are both very emotionally intense while also both being incredibly stubborn. May 28, Aayesha Khatri rated it really liked it Shelves: On behalf of women, I felt equally frustrated by and embarrassed for her. If I loved it so much, why four stars then?

To add to this injustice, he went to war because of his future-wife and was disowned by his father. Maybe Jack loved her spunk.

Waig like her, that excessive show of kindness made me weep. When Jack’s grandmother, Lady Cahill, hears that he won’t even see gallan own sister gallznt that he’s drinking himself into oblivion, she decides to take immediate and drastic waid by visiting him herself.


Anne Gracie Star Rating: A Sensuality Subtle Book Type: Gracie was remarkable in managing to copy the spirit of Heyer without stealing everything from her books. I find it tiring. He didn’t care about the lack of virginity, or didn’t judge his woman’s character by the status of the hymen.

These books should still be appropriate for most mature teens and sensitive readers. He returned from commanding troops under Wellington on the Peninsula to wed his betrothed. More amazing than I could have imagined! View all 3 comments. While it often takes a wounded person to understand a wounded person, I think I tend to prefer that one character be strong and understanding while also being less angsty.

I escaped from my parents, settled down and went to university.

Kate storms into Jack’s life and starts cleaning up What a Difference a Duke Makes. Heroine had gallsnt tortured past, who was a war heroine with history of assault, which society has frowned upon rather than be sympathetic or even proud of her. This was my first book by Ms.