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Ours is Just a Little Sorrow [NOOK Book]

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The colony of New Geneva has risen from the ashes of her dying mother planet, Earth, by rebuilding a society based on a time before everything went horribly, horribly wrong...the Victorian Era...

Violet Merriweather first sets eyes on Colonel Winston when he purchases her at auction from Witherspoon Academy, the orphanage where she’d been raised after her rescue from Earth. Dutifully, as she was taught, Violet pushes away her fear of the ...
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Overview

The colony of New Geneva has risen from the ashes of her dying mother planet, Earth, by rebuilding a society based on a time before everything went horribly, horribly wrong...the Victorian Era...

Violet Merriweather first sets eyes on Colonel Winston when he purchases her at auction from Witherspoon Academy, the orphanage where she’d been raised after her rescue from Earth. Dutifully, as she was taught, Violet pushes away her fear of the monstrous, forbidding Thornfield Abbey, and throws herself into her work as governess to the Colonel’s youngest son.


But the Colonel's elder sons have other ideas.

John and Gideon Winston are as different as night and day, and each wants to claim Violet for his own. John immediately charms her with his intelligence and cordial demeanor, while Gideon, the dark rogue, delights in flustering her at every opportunity, awakening a yearning she doesn't understand and most assuredly does not want. She tries to deny her pull to both men, but an uneasy midnight bargain with one forges a new alliance as she’s dazzled by an underground New Geneva she hadn't known existed. And temptations she cannot resist.

But something is preying on the women of New Geneva, something that threatens to unleash the ghosts of Thornfield and drag them all into hell. And that something wants Violet most of all.
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Editorial Reviews

Goodreads - Jeannie Lin
There's so much to appreciate in this novella - the Gothic mystery, the romance, the dystopian sci-fi elements. A great twist on many beloved tropes across several genres.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015523362
  • Publisher: Gwen Hayes
  • Publication date: 9/28/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,170,113
  • File size: 466 KB

Meet the Author

Gwen Hayes lives in the Pacific Northwest with her real life hero, their children, and the pets that own them. She writes stories for teen and adult readers about love, angst, and saving the world.

Gwen's first novel, Falling Under, was released in March of 2011 by NAL/Penguin and followed up by the sequel, Dreaming Awake, in January of 2012.

She is represented by Jessica Sinsheimer of the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2013

    Very good, stempunk genre

    Not alternate history, but a science fiction premise to this steampunk novella. Reminds me a bit of what Christopher Stasheff did in his Warlock books based on a group of medieval recreationists. If it were a film, I'd cast Robert Downey Jr. as Gideon!

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  • Posted January 1, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    In a time when the Earth is no longer inhabitable, the remaining

    In a time when the Earth is no longer inhabitable, the remaining humans are taken in by a sister planet. The catch, the survivors are now serving class.

    Violet Merriweather is purchased by Colonel Winston to be a governess for his youngest son. But is seems both his older sons have plans for a relationship with the new governess.

    John Winston is charming and respectable while Gideon Winston is rude and combative. Different as 2 can be, they are both intrigued by Violet. 

    Young woman of the working class are disappearing and the governing body doesn’t seem to care. When an orphan and friend to Violet disappears and is assumed dead, Violet realizes the precarious position she and her fellow refugees hold in this society. 

    This was a very unexpected, dark steampunk fantasy. Ours is Just A Little Sorrow was an extremely unexpected gem packed into a novella length plot. The extremely descriptive book held a surprisingly sinister storyline with intense romantic scenes, nefarious circumstances and mysterious society. What a captivating short read!

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  • Posted December 24, 2012

    Highly Recommend!!

    This New Adult novella is well worth your time and money! It has an unusual twist on the dystopian plot line but also incorporates a mystery and a juicy love triangle!
    I adored the main characters and as usual Gwen Hayes writing style was impeccable.
    This book does have some mild sexual scenes and violence so I would recommend it for over 17.

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  • Posted January 11, 2013

    Good

    I really liked the plot and characters. I loved the setting. She should write more books with different characters as spin off books about it.

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