Once an Angel [NOOK Book]

Overview

Orphaned and cheated of her inheritance, Emily finds herself stranded on a New Zealand beach, where her only companion is Justin Connor, who is fiercely protective of his island paradise.

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The author of Heather and Velvet weaves a captivating historical tale full of exciting plot twists, sweeping from the wilds of an exotic paradise to the prim elegance of Victorian England. "From humor to adventure, ...

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Overview

Orphaned and cheated of her inheritance, Emily finds herself stranded on a New Zealand beach, where her only companion is Justin Connor, who is fiercely protective of his island paradise.

From the Paperback edition.

The author of Heather and Velvet weaves a captivating historical tale full of exciting plot twists, sweeping from the wilds of an exotic paradise to the prim elegance of Victorian England. "From humor to adventure, poignancy to passion, tenderness to sensuality, Teresa Medeiros writes rare love stories to cherish."--Romantic Times. Original.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Orphaned at 11 in 1865 when her father dies on an island off New Zealand where he has gone to search for gold, Emily Claire Scarborough is, at 18, bent on revenge. She has survived the last seven years at the Foxworth Seminary for Young Ladies in London, learning to fend for herself without benefit of a steady allowance from her absentee guardian. Bitterness and longing mingle in Em's heart, and sustain her until she is summarily sent packing by the school's surly mistress to New Zealand, in search of the man responsible for her miserable existence all those years. Washing up on the beach like so much driftwood, Em soon finds that serendipity has dumped her practically into the lap of her errant guardian, a dark, swarthy Robinson Crusoe-type who has spurned London society. What ensues is an idyllic interlude in a beautiful, untamed paradise, shattered when both heroine and hero are rudely awakened by the arrival of reality and the outside world. Though laced with evocative descriptions of the exotic wilderness, this romance ultimately sours, beleaguered with a plot whose logic is as farflung as New Zealand is from London. Medeiros wrote Heather and Velvet. (Apr.)
Alice Joyce
The rugged coast of New Zealand's North Island sets the scene for romantic adventure between a headstrong young woman and her appointed guardian, Justin Connor. In adversity and humor, the love affair--circa 1865--is launched when Emily Scarborough is thrown overboard at sea by a couple of urchins from boarding school. Arriving naked on a moonlit beach, the castaway and her unknowing guardian embark upon a course with more twists and turns than an alpine roadway. From New Zealand's wilds to London's ballrooms, and including a Maori wedding ceremony, the tempestuous attraction never abates. Even considering the genre, Medeiros could win an award for countless numbers of steamy episodes and scenes of romantic intrigue.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307785367
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/27/2011
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 193,789
  • File size: 3 MB

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  • Posted June 11, 2011

    Wonderful%21

    This+book+has+just+the+depth+and+description+that+I+crave+in+novels.+I+loved+every+character+and+couldn%27t+bear+to+put+the+book+down%21+If+you+love+enjoyable+characters+and+laughing+within+every+chapter...+then+this+is+the+book+for+you.+

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2012

    Ok

    It is a good book however the ending is dragged out. It could have ended about four times before it did

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  • Posted October 14, 2011

    LOVE IT!

    Great story. Could not put my nook down. Love it.

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  • Posted May 2, 2011

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    This is not her best.

    This is a bad take on The Little Princess. It was so bad that I just skimmed the last 100 pages. It just went on and on. The main characters were unlikeable and stupid. I love most of her books but NOT this one. Save your money unless you like being frustrated with a neverending story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2010

    Awesome

    I have read the book 3 times and fall in love more with each one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2005

    duplicate names between books?

    Okay book & would have given more stars but she had a horse in 'Whisper of Roses' named 'Pookah' that got shot by its owner saving the lady in distress. The same name (but spelled Pooka) is used in this book(page 19) and is referred to as a hermit. I have thought she had used other names in duplicity but because this was such an unusual name, it struck home. It's hard to believe she cannot come up with original names for her books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2001

    Romantic, Funny, and beautiful

    This was the first book i read from teresa medeiros and since then i've been a huge fan. The characters are great and the woman is going after the man which we rarely see. It's a really beautiful story and i suggest you read it.

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