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Blackmoore Download é 4 Æ [PDF / Epub] ☁ Blackmoore By Julianne Donaldson – Kate Worthington knows her heart and she knows she will never marry Her plan is to travel to India instead—if only to find peace for her restless spirit and to escape the family she abhors But Kate Kate Worthington knows her heart and she knProposalsKate journeys to the stately manor of Blackmoore determined to fulfill her end of the bargain and enlists the help of her dearest childhood friend Henry Delafield But when it comes to matters of love bargains are meaningless and plans are changeable There on the wild lands of Blackmoore Kate must face the truth that has kep. 35 stars of mixed feelings as you’ve rarely seenAh Julianne Donaldson She has such a power for weaving stories that throw you in a complete whirlwind of emotions whether good or bad; her writing is so elating vivid and beautiful it makes the simplest characters and plot points really stand out and come alive She is really talented and so far all the books I've read by her made me feel stronglyUnfortunately in the case of Blackmoore I found myself eual parts enraptured and annoyed for most of the story If it weren't for the sigh worthy Henry Delafield and the beautifully enthralling romance which completely saved the face of this book I would rate this 1 star without preamble I suspect my reasons for disliking certain aspects of the book are purely personal; ultimately Blackmoore is an excellent novel It only happens to feature one too many of my literary pet peeves First of all although a lover of the Gothic atmosphere in Regency romances I was never one for serious over the top dramatic theatricals à la Wuthering Heights and this book was a little too much on the wildly angsty side to suit me I loved the old mansion against the sea setting and the secret passages the moors and the overall darker atmosphere than in Edenbrooke but the tendency of certain characters to act like they were cast in a Shakespearean tragedy and breaking into emotional fits over nothing grated on my nerves a lot I like emotional books I don’t mind a certain turmoil I can even tolerate crazy depending on the book but all things in moderation I beg of you Intense theatricals and endless wailings did not suit this book which is supposed to be an engrossing Regency romance and not Emily Brontë’s second novel But really the major thing that didn't work for me in Blackmoore was the heroine At seventeen Kate Worthington is a lost young woman seeking liberty and self realization who feels misunderstood by her entourage because her goals and dreams are different than other young women's She has vowed never to marry for reasons and instead wishes to travel to India for other reasons I hadn't met her for than five pages than I was already feeling an irresistible urge to slap some sense into her Kate is moody immature and completely irritating When things don't go according to her plans she throws a hissy fit When someone acts in a different way than she would herself she complains When her childhood friends invite other people to stay in their house with them she automatically hates them When she is told to remain in her room she whines I thought Marianne Daventry was annoying in Edenbrookebut forget it Marianne is bloody awesome She may have been silly twirling and dazzlingly blind but boy I'll take a dozen Mariannes over Kate any day The fact that Miss Worthington is the narrator made everything worse because there was no getting rid of her No break here and there to read just about Henry Nope you're stuck with her the whole time And man is her life ever difficult She has a family a house servants to tend to her every need good looks and wonderful friends So what's the difference between her and any other seventeen year old Regency miss of her position Kate is trapped Oh no how awful she's never allowed out of the house or something She's been grounded for something terrible She has an evil step mother who is keeping her locked upNo no She only feels trapped Caged you know Like a bird There was such an overuse of the words “bird” “trapped” and “cage” that Kate did not just feel like a bird she dashed well near became a bird She’s trapped she’s caged she can’t fly she needs to find her wings she finds a bird people call her “little bird” she loves birds she has a bird room she reminds people of a bird she knows bird songs she loves listening to birds she goes outside early every morning to listen to birds she thinks Blackmoore looks like a big bird EVEN HER EYEBROWS LOOK LIKE THE SLANTED WINGS OF A BIRDBIRD BIRD BIRD ‘TIL YOU’RE UTTERLY SICK OF THE WORDNow look here I understand the imagery and feeling trapped disoriented and unsure of life I understand the fear of the unknown and the fear of not realizing your dreams And ultimately I can even understand feeling like a bird in a cage But despite the abusive imagery it’s not the fact the we have a caged heroine as the main character that bothered me it was the total lack of reason she had to feel caged What was there to feel caged about Her father was indolent and unconcerned and did not govern her with an iron hand She was not married to a tyrannical husband or even engaged to some decrepit old man twice her age Um hello this book is set in 1820 if you’ve checked “none of the above” to all three statements YOU ARE PRETTY DARN LUCKY AND SHOULD BE HAPPY TO BE SO FREE Yes her mother is a slut her sisters are stupid her friend Sylvia is a little vapid and yes every single female character in this book was unbearable but girl Seriously You’re seventeen free to roam about unmarried and unengaged and you complain about feeling trapped Trapped from whatOh that’s right India How could I forget when we were beat up over the head continuously with that name Because Miss Kate has put it into her head that India is the only means to get out of her cage she will go to any lengths to achieve her goal even if it means playing with men’s affections to receive and reject three proposals per her mother’s bargaining conditions to let her go on her God forsaken trip See what I mean by having problems with the plot Why would a trapped heroine try to get un trapped by positioning herself in the most awkward position of having to flirt with and encourage men to propose only to reject them after Can she not foresee the disastrous conseuences her actions could have No she doesn’t Because all Miss Kate can think about is India India is salvation India is liberty India is freedom India is the key INDIA IS EVERYTHING But why I kept asking myself Why India Why do you think you’ll be free if you go to India Why do want to go to India for anyways Missionary work Helping the poor Building a school Teaching less fortunate children Nurse infants Well guess what y’all Kate just wants to go to India PERIOD Besides the fact that she wants adventure and wants to travel there is no legitimate reason for her to want to get there No reason why she’d pick India in particular No reason why she’d be any freer in India than she is in England And above all no plan at all no goal to even accomplish something even remotely useful in IndiaSo I repeat WHY THE HECK DO YOU WANT TO GO TO INDIAIf it had been just a passing fancy you know a faraway dream something she’d hoped to get to one day it would have been perfectly fine But it wasn’t that at all Oh no It was a serious all consuming obsession And the fact that it had no fundamental reason to have become such an obsession drove me completely up the wall So we’re off to a really bad start with a birdie heroine in a cage who wants to go to India and whines and complains about everything and anything I don’t mind telling you that I was ready to DNF this many times but something here has to be said about Ms Donaldson’s undeniable talent because I forged on and the I went the I was able to oversee the birds and the cages and Kate and her India Don’t get me wrong they were still there and still annoying but as the romance unfolded and Henry uite literally started to make me swoon I was able to forget them momentarily or convince myself that it didn’t matter any Guys I have to be honest as annoying as this book could be sometimes it’s one of the best romances I’ve ever read I still melt a little bit inside when I think about it It was just so romantic and beautiful and vivid and heart wrenching sighI admit it I’m a sucker for perfect moonlight fantasy romance full of impossibly fairy tale like scenes of impeccable kisses and sublime love declarations We all need the stuff of dreams sometimes And I don’t know how Julianne Donaldson does it but she is definitely an expert at creating that sort of romance She wrote those parts so skilfully and beautifully that I often found myself uite loving the book Her writing is just gorgeous and her choices of romantic scenes are incredibly well thought And I don’t know how she does it either but she seems to have a knack for creating annoying heroines but absolutely perfect sublime heroes that are sure to make you dream Henry Delafield is no exception and I’d do anything to marry him tomorrow Even study a bird manual or take a trip to India ;I loved this book I was annoyed beyond measure with this book I hugged this book I also threw it violently on my bed I swooned over this book and I swore over this book It was wonderful exhausting and settling on a rating has never been so difficult

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T her heart captive Will the proposal she is determined to reject actually be the one thing that will set her heart freeSet in Northern England in Blackmoore is a Regency romance that tells the story of a young woman struggling to learn how to follow her heart It is Wuthering Heights meets Little Women with a delicious must read twis. Review written September 10 201648 Stars Absolutely perfect thoughtful and grandly romantic A novel to loveI listened to the 951 hrs audiobook narrated by Cassandra Campbell Bought by impulse and chance on a 6 sale — There are a lot of happy reviews for this clean Regency historical mf and I crossed my finger Oh yes this was delicate beautifully told utterly well narrated and a spellbinding audiobook adventure Simply great England 1820Kate Worthington is seventeen and has two big dreams The first one is to at last get the privilege to visit her childhood friends Sylvia and Henry Delafield's talked about family castle Blackmoore in the north of England Kate's second longing is to join her aunt on a long adventurous trip to the far away India But as it says in the book blurb « Kate's meddlesome mother has other plans She makes a bargain with Kate India yes but only after Kate has secured—and rejected—three marriage proposals » “I can never look at a bird without thinking of you he said I wonder what you will do with your wings once you have found them I wonder how far away they will take you And I fear them for my sake at the same time that I hope for them for yours”I shall not pretend that I wasn't a bit annoyed about this heroine Kate or Kitty as they all called her against her will to start with Well well I know I must accept that she is only 17 years young then back in 1820 while I'm 52 surprised now 200 years later Maybe I have a tiny little bit experience of life about love about the whole wide world etc etc and that I also with the years got the ability to better actually hear listen to what others really are saying — Sigh all you young emotional dramatic girls Pretty please open up your ears and eyes Not important but Blackmoore should maybe not be labeled as a 'historical romance' More rightly a historical novel with a grand romantic love story The main topic could be summarized as the right to make your own decisions the ownership of your own future and at some point take charge of your own life To be honest it was hard to know guess how it all should end I was both scared heartbroken and feared the worst until the very end Blackmoore is in a unforgettable way filled with birds yes the flying singing kind and the huge dream of places like Blackmoore and India My everyday language isn't English and I have some lacks but I truly felt this is a novel told with almost poetical well expressed thoughts wrapped in lovely grand sentences“I feel caged Always I feel like I am this bird trapped and stifled and caged and I keep looking for a way to escape but I am barred at every turn” More thoughts# Shocking were those two almost frightening heartlessly cruel mothers Incomparable disgusting women — I just wanted to scream to them to start behave and show who always should be the mature adult person when dealing with children or young people as the main characters here # Best of all we get a stunning admirable young man A true to be hero — I loved this young innocent love The romance part in Blackmoore is without doubt heartbreaking sweet and worth to read about I have been lucky with good reads or audiobook listenings lately The mix with steamy romances cozy mystery crime and now and then also traditional clean romantic novels like this one may be the right recipe for me I just keep on smiling book after book right now Another high star rating once again — Blackmoore was a sincerely good audiobook choice Lucky me I LIKE immensely very much

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BlackmooreKate Worthington knows her heart and she knows she will never marry Her plan is to travel to India instead if only to find peace for her restless spirit and to escape the family she abhors But Kate’s meddlesome mother has other plans She makes a bargain with Kate India yes but only after Kate has secured and rejected three marriage. I wonder what you will do with your wings once you have found them I wonder how far away they will take you And I fear them for my sake at the same time that I hope for them for yours †infinite stars How is it possible that among millions of books ever published I have found the one that butchers my heart Stabs my chest Takes out my lungs And pieces my broken self back together again with skillful deft fingers leaving no crevice unfilled and no crater unfulfilled Okay you may be thinking I'm being melodramaticAnd were this another instance I'd say yes you are completely positively miserably right 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 wrongI read Blackmoore weeks ago and still the love of Kate and Henry leave a haunting impression on my mind How can we connect with a character How can we feel their love their emotions their anguish These are uestions that an author has to accomplish to connect the mind of a reader and the voice of the writer Julianne Donaldson may be The Best Historical Romantic Fluff Writer — as I've officially dubbed her — but be aware If Julianne Donaldson decides to write a tragedy she will butcher us all She is that good I felt the anguish of Kate's restrictiveness the hate for her mother the hopelessness of her fear of never reaching freedom I felt Henry's struggle to balance what the girl he loves wants for herself rather than keeping her with him and taking what is rightfully his — Blackmoore I felt the incredible deep longing these two characters had for each other despite their differences and the disapproval around them all In the end I read Blackmoore in four hours but those will be the most controversial fickle and capricious four hours of my life How can I go from elated to depressed to anguished to ecstatic to heartbrokenly broken and delighted in as little as four hours I don't know but I achieved it And no one will regret ever picking up this book Well done Donaldson Yet another amazing book An ARC of this book was provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review† uote taken from ARC Subject to change