Someone to Believe In [NOOK Book]

Overview

(Formerly THE LOVES OF LEOPOLD SINGER)

A novel of infinite longing...

Susan Gray, daughter of a gentleman, never expected to be a housekeeper - even if the house is the Duke of Gohrum's fabulous London mansion. A good marriage will be her only path back into society, but she carries a secret that makes that seem impossible.

Marta Shonreden is the most beautiful girl in ...
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Someone to Believe In

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Overview

(Formerly THE LOVES OF LEOPOLD SINGER)

A novel of infinite longing...

Susan Gray, daughter of a gentleman, never expected to be a housekeeper - even if the house is the Duke of Gohrum's fabulous London mansion. A good marriage will be her only path back into society, but she carries a secret that makes that seem impossible.

Marta Shonreden is the most beautiful girl in the village. It's the only thing anyone ever says about her. Leopold Singer married her because she was perfect, but will he still love her when he discovers her devastating flaw?

Delia, the Duchess of Gohrum, burns with resentment toward the man who rejected her for a provincial nobody. Ruining his pretty new wife will be a perfectly delicious way to exact revenge.

This sweeping family saga follows the Singers and the Ashers as their lives intertwine over two generations between Shermer's Landing in Massachusetts and the English village Carleson Peak.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
"Kathryn Shay is an awesome talent who gets better, if possible, with each new story. SOMEONE TO BELIEVE IN is a wonderfully written, emotional and extraordinary read and truly deserves a five star rating."
Fresh Fiction
"Shay's writing trademark is taking seemingly impossible relationships with almost insurmountable obstaxles and delveloping them into classic tales of true love, which is exactly what she does here. SOMEONE TO BELIEVE IN is another highly complex, compelling and thought-provoking novel written by one of the best."
Melissa Nix
"Once again, Kathryn Shay delivers a romance that is steeped in realism. Both Clay and Bailey feel like real people, who live in the same world that we do.Clay and Bailey, like all of Kathryn Shay's heroes and heroines, are not perfect, but you love them anyway. Someone To Believe In is a wonderful story of two people who's lives are different, and how love brings them together in spite of that. Kathryn Shay is quickly becoming an author whose books I can count on placing it on my keeper shelf."
Marilyn Weigel
"Shay has produced a smooth, evocatively written novel that tackles big issues and has substantial conflict. The believable characters and the complex, haunting plot deepen the story on every level. Because the hero and heroine have significant differences in their beliefs, the attraction between them results in an intense sexual tension that propels the reader through the novel."
Romance Reader
"Given their radically different viewpoints, I was worried that Shay would cop out and soften Bailey too much in order to keep her with Clay. But if she becomes a little more conservative, Clay becomes a little more liberal by the end of the book, and the epilogue shows that they’re both fighting the good fight in their own way. You’ll be rewarded with a powerful love story."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452420172
  • Publisher: Beastie Press
  • Publication date: 8/23/2012
  • Series: O'Neil Family Trilogy
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 153,512
  • File size: 996 KB

Meet the Author

LK Rigel lives in California with her television-watching cat, Coleridge. (His favorite show is Castle, but he was enthralled by Game of Thrones.) Rigel wrote songs for the 90's band The Elements, scored the independent science fantasy karate movie Lucid Dreams, and was a reporter for the Sacramento Rock 'N Roll News. Her work has appeared in Literary Mama and Tattoo Highway. Rigel writes the postapocapunk "Apocalypto" series about the end of the world and the new reality in which the gods return to save humanity from itself and end up fighting with each other. Her short story "Slurp" about an author with muse problems on Halloween is included in DEADLY TREATS, Anne Frasier's Halloween anthology published by Nodin Press.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2012

    Vulgar

    It would be better without the vulgarity. Did not finish. I hate dirty language.

    13 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    insightful contemporary romance

    Bailey 'the Street Angel' O¿Neil has dedicated her life to rescue youngsters from gang violence. She does right on the mean streets risking her life every time she tries to save a child, but that does not stop her from being convicted as an accessory for hiding a teen in her home. The case serves as a springboard for then DA Clayton Wainwright to become a senator. Clay feels change is needed in the neighborhoods to lesson the influence of gangs on youngsters. He disagrees with what he feels is Bailey's ardent caring but insane efforts. They have a public dispute going on as to what is best to save the next generation as each argues in the media and whenever they meet. However, one night their war changes to passionate kisses. Each realizes the attraction they have for the other, but is that enough when fundamentally they disagree on how to deal with gangs? --- This contemporary romance is built off a real social issue involving how to best deal with the influence of gangs. The lead couple is a wonderful pairing of seemingly opposites though when love intercedes they begin to realize how much in common they truly have, which is the typical case in societal problems. Clay and Bailey are superb characters, who want to help people, but disagree on method making their love for one another so much more fun to follow. --- Harriet Klausner

    10 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2012

    Really good story

    All 800+ pages contributed to making this a great almost impossible to put down read. Can't wait to read more...

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2012

    Someone to Believe In

    A good read. Would still have been a very good book minus the explicit sex scenes. Kept my interest right to the end. Would certainly recommend this Author and will read more of his books. Thanks B & N for another great free book. HM


    9 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2012

    Believable

    Leads were mature adults, emotionally stable making plot believable and highly entertaining. great love connection.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2005

    Someone To Believe In

    Eleven years after being sent to jail, Bailey O'Neil is known as the Street Angel, having formed a network to rescue kids from gangs. Her work brings Clay Wainwright back into her life. Once upon a time, the ambitious attorney sent her to jail, but things have changed. A strange attraction draws them together time and again, but his life is very public, and becoming more so. In contrast, hers must be hidden, for safety's sake. As they explore meshing two worlds, a horrendous crime threatens their love. ........................ **** As always, Katherine Shay's compelling writing draws you into the scenario she creates. More about Bailey's past might have been good to know, but this does not really detract from the fast paced, yet warm plot in the least. Brava, Ms. Shay. ****

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2013

    too much sex

    not a good enough story to lend

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2012

    Good book.

    Although the language was very hard to take the book was one of the best I've ever read. The issue of gang violence is a crucial one and was addressed realistically while at the same time being intriguing and entertaining. Highly recommended.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2012

    Great book..

    A great book...

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2013

    Great book!!

    Great book story was so intense. It covered so many areas of life like, trust,respect,passion for your beliefs and love. I think this story showed that if we love enough, there is very little we can't either overcome or learn to find an acceptable middle ground.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 22, 2013

    Heartwarming

    Heartwarming love story.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2013

    Absolutly amazing

    Hard to put down

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2013

    Lots of sex and little romance, no mystery, gang prevention, teen rescues, rich people.

    800 pages. No mystery, teen gang violence and lots of sex, which became boring fast. The usual stuff for a bodice ripper, even if set in current era. Needed some editing, some words were even misspelled. ( morw for more) me and I not used correctly and so on. For adult readers.

    AD

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

    Five stars

    I loved this book. I read the other reviews and the language was not half as bad as other books were. I would recommend and can't wait to read the next book

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

    Great

    Lots of exciting adventure with true love mixed in.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2013

    I loved this book! You weren't sure what was gonna happen next.

    I loved this book! You weren't sure what was gonna happen next. I stayed interested throughout & hated putting it down! I will read more from her!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2013

    Loved it

    It was like those cliches.....there's a thin line between love and hate!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 3, 2013

    Must Read!

    Great Read!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2013

    Nice romance

    Learned about gangs. So glad my kids arent around that

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2013

    Good

    Loved except there were very explicit sex scenes which I'm not a fan of.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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