The Colonel and The Enchantress
An Enchantress Novel, Book 4
by Paullett Golden
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Pub Date 14 Feb 2020 | Archive Date 11 Apr 2020
Lady Mary Mowbrah, daughter of a duke, fell in love with a man beneath her station. When he leaves for war, determined to earn her hand as a hero, she promises to wait for him, never dreaming the man who returns will be different from the man who left.
Colonel Duncan Starrett returns from war with honors, accolades, and a debilitating injury. As much as he still loves Lady Mary, he fears a future between them is now impossible.
This is the love story of Mary and Duncan as they forge a future from the shadows of the past.
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I was impressed when I started reading this book. I enjoy Regency Romances and am also somewhat of a history buff for this time period. Having spent 27 years in the Army I am somewhat familiar with the trauma of war. The story seems to be more true for returning soldiers, especially wounded ones. Most regency romances have a lot in common with Cinderella or Snow White.
I am one for all the texture I can get and there was a lot. But this book could also be considered Sweet and Clean, or even YA or even Teen Romance.
This is the first book by this author that I've read. I'm adding her to my TBR list. Duncan is injured in a war and struggles with still feeling like a man. I liked that it was different from other books. Duncan isn't nobility and has a serious injury. He and Mary love each other but she's a duke's daughter and he's not going to be permitted to marry her. I loved Mary and Duncan. They were well-developed and likeable. This author writes beautifully. I feel I can't do her any justice. I can't wait to read more by this author. I don't usually start in the middle of a series, so I'll start at the beginning while waiting for the next one to be released (bright side). I volunteered to read an ARC of this book and this is my honest opinion which I'm voluntarily leaving.
The wonderfully written storyline and the well created characters made this book a very enjoyable and entertaining read! I look forward to reading more from this author!
"The Colonel and The Enchantress" is in a series of books,but can be read alone! Read,you must! You have young love that goes through so many tests,will they finally be together? War separates them and Mary waits for Duncan's return only to find he is hurt. You will fall in love with Duncan and Mary,and go through all the adventures in their relationship and it will pull on your heart strings so hard! Make sure you have the tissues handy! Again,never fails,you will be there with these two on their rocky love story and will they make it? You will just have to read,and you so will enjoy the story and think of Mary and Duncan often!Received from Net Gallery!🙈🙉🙊
Worthy of a Duke's daughter.
Duncan Starrett followed the drum in hopes of making himself worthy of marrying a Duke's daughter. He returns years later as a Colonel, but severely injured. Mary still loves Duncan and she won't give up until she has him for her husband. A very emotional love story that's sometimes uplifting, sometimes not, but compelling nonetheless.
This was an enjoyable book to read. It had two main characters who were interesting especially Mary who was very strong. It was a love story written well. There was plenty to learn about the training of War horses and the war. I recommend that you read this book.
Lady Mary Mowbrah, daughter of a duke, fell in love with Duncan Starrett son of a youngest son of a retired army colonel, a man well below her station in life. Mary and Duncan ran away to Gretna Green and married. He went off to war only to return a changed man both physically and mentally. He returns home a very broken man and Mary rushes to his side and refuses to think Duncan might die. He fears a future is impossible for them and Mary is fighting both him, his stubbornness and their love. An excellent story I loved and I voluntarily wrote a review.
Lady Mary is the daughter of a duke and Duncan is the son of a colonel and beneath her station. They fell in love while young (Mary was 16); Duncan joins the military in order to prove that he is worthy of her. Five years later, Duncan returns from the war disabled and with an uncertain future. Mary and Duncan need to know each other as mature adults, rekindle their love and overcome some severe obstacles. The story was realistic, the two leading characters were admirable and it was wonderful getting to know them and their families (even Catherine, Mary's mother). Many romances end at the wedding and thankfully this did not. The ups and downs of their romance and the marriage were well written.
The book is very detailed which at times was fascinating and at other times, made me a bit impatient. Overall a wonderful romance set in the 1790's.
Thanks to Net Galley and the publisher for an ARC.
An absolutely enchanting spin on the classic Persuasion tropes. This story was absolutely heart-twisting and so beautifully written. I have never read this author and would love to read them again! 4.5 stars!
such a heart wrenching story. the pain, love and longing these two go through. such a great book. wonderful characters and a great story line.
This was a lovely addition to the series, fourth in the series. Mary and Duncan fell in love when they were young but when they meet again, Duncan in particular is a different person emotionally. I loved watching them grow together and overcome obstacles. In particular, I did like Mary and Catherine making peace with their relationship. I loved seeing the other very well liked characters from the previous books and seeing how their families have grown. This is a really nice series for anyone who likes historical fiction with a romance that actually has character development/growth.
This is another delightful addition to the Enchantress series. Duncan Starrett and Lady Mary Mowbrah fell in love in their youth, yet found their relationship doomed, by parental disapproval. In an attempt to gain approval from Mary’s parents, he buys a commission in the army, in the hope that he can earn a rank and approval. Yet his actions, ultimately lead to his downfall. Several years later, he returns a broken man. Fearing that he will not survive, Mary returns to his bedside, determined that he will survive and return to his former self.
This is a touching second chance romance. The intensity of the romance and the determination of both Duncan and Mary, had me reading late into the night. This story has stayed with me, long after the last page.
I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
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