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The Longing (Grayson Brothers Book 2)
     

The Longing (Grayson Brothers Book 2)

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by Wendy Lindstrom
 

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From New York Times bestselling author Wendy Lindstrom comes a "deeply emotional, quietly captivating" story about a marriage of convenience and the hard choices two passionate people must make.

"An emotionally powerful and heart-tugging story... impossible to put down." ~Kathe Robin, RT Bookclub
"Totally addictive read. Loved every page and did not want

Overview

From New York Times bestselling author Wendy Lindstrom comes a "deeply emotional, quietly captivating" story about a marriage of convenience and the hard choices two passionate people must make.

"An emotionally powerful and heart-tugging story... impossible to put down." ~Kathe Robin, RT Bookclub
"Totally addictive read. Loved every page and did not want the book to end." ~ Patt Grotenhouse
"This was bought for my wife, She cannot put it down and would rather work on finishing the book instead of almost anything else..." ~ benjamin

BOOK DESCRIPTION:
The last thing Amelia wants is to marry her father's business competitor, Kyle Grayson, the man who rejected her youthful flirtation. But dire circumstances force her to marry Kyle, a man she knows little about. She knows he has been wounded and he guards his emotions as closely as she guards her secrets. Can she ever trust him enough to share the truth? Can she break through Kyle's staunch business demeanor and show him that laughter and love are possible?

• Each book in this series is a standalone, complete novel featuring a different couple and their journey of falling in love, but the books can also be read and enjoyed as part of the series about the Grayson family.

CONNECTING BOOKS

Grayson Brothers series:

Book 1: SHADES OF HONOR - RITA Winner!
Book 2: THE LONGING - Romantic Times 4-1/2 star Top Pick!
Book 3: LIPS THAT TOUCH MINE
Book 4: KISSING IN THE DARK
Book 5: SLEIGH OF HOPE
Book 6: LEAVE IT FOR THE RAIN
Book 7: WHEN I FALL IN LOVE
Book 8: THE PROMISE IN YOUR EYES

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:
"This author's talent shines through on every page!" ~Detra Fitch
"Deeply emotional, quietly captivating" ~John Charles, American Library Association.
"Engaging!"
"Totally addictive read."
"Impossible to put down."
"A page turner! I couldn't wait to finish it."
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Themes: This Victorian historical romance series is set in 19th century – 1800s. Each book is a standalone complete novel featuring heartbreaking emotional romance, weddings, brides and grooms, a marriage of convenience, a love triangle, a sheriff romance, stories about hidden identity, amnesia, true gentlemen alpha heroes and beta heroes, love and laughter, stories that make you cry, and much more. These popular romance novels make up a bestselling family saga romance series about heartwarming romance and second chances.

Editorial Reviews

Amazon - Denise M. Clark
Ms. Lindstrom's fantastic characters are a treat, as is her rare ability to immediately develop conflict while introducing characters with enough depth and dimension to instantly captivate the reader in their dilemma. Her plots are expertly rendered, forging a relationship that compels urgent, can't-put-down page turning. With The Longing, the author has proven her writing skills, and as such, this reader knows Ms. Lindstrom will never disappoint.
Denise M. Clark
Ms. Lindstrom's fantastic characters are a treat, as is her rare ability to immediately develop conflict while introducing characters with enough depth and dimension to instantly captivate the reader in their dilemma. Her plots are expertly rendered, forging a relationship that compels urgent, can't-put-down page turning. With The Longing, the author has proven her writing skills, and as such, this reader knows Ms. Lindstrom will never disappoint.
Betty Cox
THE LONGING is a beautifully written relationship story that is a joy to read. Wendy Lindstrom does an outstanding job of delving into the hearts and minds of her characters and making them people that we can care about. This is a wonderful book written with love.
Amazon - Betty Cox
THE LONGING is a beautifully written relationship story that is a joy to read. Wendy Lindstrom does an outstanding job of delving into the hearts and minds of her characters and making them people that we can care about. This is a wonderful book written with love.
Romantic Times BookClub - Kathe Robin
4-1/2 Stars - TOP PICK! - Romantic Times Book Club
Readers who enjoy deeply emotional reads will find THE LONGING impossible to put down. The dark and brooding nature of the hero and the horrible pain Amelia carries are very real, but it is the surprising plot twist that makes this a fresh and innovative read. It delineates Lindstrom as one of romance's finest Americana writers.
Kathe Robin
4-1/2 Stars - TOP PICK! - Romantic Times Book Club
Readers who enjoy deeply emotional reads will find THE LONGING impossible to put down. The dark and brooding nature of the hero and the horrible pain Amelia carries are very real, but it is the surprising plot twist that makes this a fresh and innovative read. It delineates Lindstrom as one of romance's finest Americana writers.
Tracy Farnsworth
Wendy Lindstrom is a fantastic author, and one that readers will not want to miss. She has a knack for creating dynamic characters, vivid settings, and tender passion. Though THE LONGING is the second in the series, it succeeds as a stand-alone, however I wouldn't have wanted to miss Radford and Evelyn's story.
Amazon - Tracy Farnsworth
Wendy Lindstrom is a fantastic author, and one that readers will not want to miss. She has a knack for creating dynamic characters, vivid settings, and tender passion. Though THE LONGING is the second in the series, it succeeds as a stand-alone, however I wouldn't have wanted to miss Radford and Evelyn's story.
Amazon - staff reviewer
Fans of tortured and brooding characters will love this book. The catharsis, when it comes, is quite satisfying...left me wanting to read the next book in the series, about the youngest Grayson brother, Boyd. Wendy Lindstrom gives me hope that the Americana romance is in good hands, and I hope all readers who like this period will give her a try. She is an author to watch.
staff reviewer
Fans of tortured and brooding characters will love this book. The catharsis, when it comes, is quite satisfying...left me wanting to read the next book in the series, about the youngest Grayson brother, Boyd. Wendy Lindstrom gives me hope that the Americana romance is in good hands, and I hope all readers who like this period will give her a try. She is an author to watch.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012065964
Publisher:
Rustic Studio Publishing
Publication date:
12/26/2010
Series:
Grayson Brothers , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
62,884
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

New York Times & USA Today bestselling Author Wendy Lindstrom is known for the riveting
emotional power of her work. Romantic Times has dubbed her “one of romance’s finest writers,”
and readers rave about her enthralling characters and “masterfully crafted” stories. She is the
creator of the “original Grayson Brothers” series that begins with RITA award-winner Shades of
Honor. This critically acclaimed series is available in ebook, paperback editions, and audiobooks
For more information about Wendy Lindstrom’s other books, excerpts, and behind-the-scenes scoop at her private Rustic Studio, please visit the author’s website. (www.wendylindstrom.com)

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Longing 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 69 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1871 Fredonia, New York, angry sawmill owner Kyle Grayson accuses his friend and mentor Tom Drake of trying to ruin his business by failing to make payments. Suddenly, the upset older man collapses and dies from a heart attack. Feeling guilty that he caused the fatal cardiac arrest, Kyle buys Tom¿s lumberyard so that the man¿s widow and daughter are taken care of, as he promised Tom just before his former guide died. However, the lumberyard is in disarray and heavily mortgaged making its value almost worthless. Kyle goes to stop the deal, but is not only too late, he is caught alone with Tom¿s daughter, schoolmarm Amelia. They are forced to marry, but she fears making love because she lost her virginity to attorney turned banker Richard Cameron years ago. As Kyle and Amelia fall in love, secrets between the newlyweds and his best friend slowly surface that threaten to end their relationship before it truly begins. THE LONGING is an engaging Americana romance that, though the story line contains too many secrets weighing down the plot, remains an exciting Americana tale that focuses on Kyle, who was jilted by his fiancée for his brother in the first book SHADES OF HONOR. Amelia is a wonderful protagonist who brings to life the place of the young single female in post Civil War society. Kyle is a workaholic with a conscience. Though his buddy¿s final actions seem out of character, fans of historical romances will appreciate this novel and long for the next stories starring a different single Grayson sibling. Harriet Klausner
CougarKat More than 1 year ago
Fantastic Read - Kyle and Amelia over come the obsticles that try to keep them apart, I loved the emotions they both have to overcome because of the heartache they both endured. Couldn't stop reading about Kyle and Amelia.
GmaStock More than 1 year ago
Wonderful story about Kyle Grayson, the 2nd son in the family, whose life was burdened with having to become the sawmill owner, and family bread-winner, after the death of his father. This story shows Kyle's growth, and education as to what life is really about, especially when he marries Amelia, to save her reputation, and 'do the right thing'. Another tale that keeps you rooting for Kyle, but shows his vulnerabilities, and reactions to what life has thrown at him. Can't wait to read about Boyd Grayson, the 3rd son. Very good read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book and all of the grayson series; they were the greatest. I loved them all, just waiting for the final chapter about Rebecca; thanx you wendy,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I long for a love like that!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Extremely good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a really great book and I enjoyed it very much, I just wished they'd have a child together before the book ended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Touching love story! I feel like I am getting a history lesson along with my love story while reading this series.
Shelly59 More than 1 year ago
This series of books about the four brothers is very good. When I read the 1st one I liked it so much I read the other ones. There are 4 brothers and 4 books. I really liked this writer and will purchase more of her books in the future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This one kept me up very late in spite of the fact that it's not the type historical fiction I usually read, so that says a lot . This is the second in this series but can stand alone . Kyle who is the older brother who manages the family lumber industry is forced into a marriage of convenience with the daughter of a beloved mentor, upon her father's death. Due to several misunderstands, on both their parts things begin badly and get worse. Ex girlfriends , a nasty ex boyfriend, extortion , meddling friends and just plain poor communication keep them apart throughout much of the narrative , but, don't despair , hang around to the end , it's well worth it . Some gentle sexual scenes and language , nothing objectionable to most but deeply emotional .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Believable characters and great plot lend to a wonderful experience
omaMS More than 1 year ago
great book in this Series. but you can read them all by itself, I just prefer to read the series, in follow up. Enjoy the writing, Author and everything.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So glad Kyle finally found peace and love with Amelia. Great book 2...now on to Boyd
camille Killough More than 1 year ago
This was a good story. Little lengthy in some areas, as it took a while to get to the heart of the story but I loved it. It was a good read. It says 800 pages but some of the pages skipped through. It was more of a 200 page read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Reviews for The Longing: Ms. Lindstrom's fantastic characters are a treat, as is her rare ability to immediately develop conflict while at the same time introducing characters with enough depth and dimension to instantly captivate the reader in their dilemma. Her plots are expertly rendered, forging a relationship that compels urgent, can't-put-down page turning. Reviewed by Denise M. Clark for Road To Romance ***** REVIEW #2 -- With a fresh, new title, the second book in the "Shades" trilogy is another powerful romance. Wendy Lindstrom is a fantastic author, and one that readers will not want to miss. She has a knack for creating dynamic characters, vivid settings, and tender passion. Though THE LONGING is the second in the series, it succeeds as a stand-alone, however I wouldn't have wanted to miss Radford and Evelyn's story. Readers finds themselves reunited with them as well as learning more about the next brother, Boyd. Boyd is quite a character, particularly when it comes to describing how to attract a woman, I can't wait to see Boyd face off with his own significant other! Reviewed by Tracy Farnsworth for The Romance Readers Connection***** REVIEW #3 -- Lindstrom does an excellent job...Fans of tortured and brooding characters will love this book. The catharsis, when it comes, is quite satisfying...left me wanting to read the next book in the series, about the youngest Grayson brother, Boyd. Wendy Lindstrom gives me hope that the Americana romance is in good hands, and I hope all readers who like this period will give her a try. She is an author to watch. Reviewed by All About Romance
Guest More than 1 year ago
Amelia Drake was a twenty-one year old schoolmarm. It seemed as though every single man in her life had manipulated her or let her down. As a teen (17) she had given herself to a man she loved and thought they would marry. Instead she had been seduced, abandoned, and doomed to life as a spinster. When her father, Tom Drake, died, Amelia and her mother found out they were broke. They decided to sell their sawmill to a business rival, Kyle Grayson. When Kyle put Amelia in a compromising situation, they had to marry. Kyle married Amelia mainly out of guilt. Not only because the school board had caught him in her home, but also because he believed he had killed her father! Kyle had thought Tom betrayed him and confronted Tom. Tom was so distressed he went into cardiac arrest and died in Kyle's arms. Both Amelia and Kyle had secrets they felt unable to reveal to the other. In addition, secrets from outside sources make the new marriage rocky and trust hard to come by. It was all about to come to a head! **** I just gave a sample of what Amelia and Kyle were up against! Author Wendy Lindstrom gave this couple so many problems, suspicions, and betrayals that I could see NO WAY for them to have a happy ending! This author's talent shines through on every page! Recommended reading. ****
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I think you should always be honest. I guess this wouldn't be a story though with out the drama. Great read can't wait to read the others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really did not care for this book. Too much supposition and inuendo. Too much time spent on the evil, twisted, and warped villain, and too much slandering of everyone's character. I have seen salon gals and soiled doves treated with more respect, than this author did with her female characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have really enjoyed this book. So far each one is as good as rhe last. Wendy Lindstrom is a very good writer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who knew saw mills could lead to romance
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent,
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cat7308 More than 1 year ago
The Grayson brothers continue with their lives and loves, pulling you in and making you a part of their story. Don't miss this series.