Emily and the Dark Angel

Emily and the Dark Angel

by Jo Beverley

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ISBN-13: 9780451231253
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/05/2010
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 853,372
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jo Beverley was the New York Times bestselling author of the Rogue series and numerous other romance novels. Widely regarded as one of the most talented romance writers today, she was a five-time winner of Romance Writers of America’s cherished RITA Award and one of only a handful of members of the RWA Hall of Fame. She also twice received the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. She had two grown sons and lived with her husband in England. Jo Beverley passed away in May 2016.

Date of Birth:

September 22, 1947

Place of Birth:

Morecambe, Lancashire, UK

Education:

Degrees in English and American Studies, Keele University, Staffs, 1970

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Emily and the Dark Angel 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
bookcatcc More than 1 year ago
Plain but brainy Emily, underappreciated by her handicapped father, has developed some autonomy and emerged a bit from her placid shell while managing the family estate, set deep in the heart of fox-hunting country, while her brother remains missing in the war. Piers Verderan, our hero, has come to Melton for hunting season and is introduced to Emily by a dubious and contrived plot device-- a vulgar and public contretemps with a prostitute. Although Emily is attracted to him, the incident leaves her with grave doubts as to his character; she is slow, about 100 pages too slow, to trust her own heart. The backdrop of the story, fox hunting season, is not uninteresting as a sidelight but serves as an inapt platform for Emily to prove her devotion to Piers. He has familial conflicts, a soiled reputation, and a running conflict with a Bad Hat, not to mention a poor, tortured soul--but Emily feels they can work everything out if she can screw up her courage to ride in a fox hunt. Can she manage it? Can the reader manage to care? Emily has to be tutored, fostered, persuaded, and driven to every act that brings her closer to Piers, yet she is celebrated as brave and daring. Mighty bland reading-the romance has as much fire as a cold gas stove. If you must read it, find a moldering old paperback copy. The prices they're charging for GOOD e-books are too high; let's not encourage publishers to overcharge for these mediocre reissues.
bookworm2bookworm on LibraryThing 27 days ago
I reviewed this book for Romance Reader At Heart website:RRAH's THOUGHTS AND PONDERINGS: Our heroine, Emily Grantwich, is a spinster of twenty-six, intelligent, nice and witty. She has run her crippled father¿s house and property for three years in hopes of her brother¿s return from the war. She¿s a sensible woman who strives always to do the right thing and never crosses the line of respectability. Emily's innocence was refreshing, and that innocence let the author have fun with her character. I just loved the ¿pudding¿ scenes.Much of the book centers around Devonshire during the hunting season. Since I¿m not familiar with this subject, I just loved Ms. Beverley¿s background history of it. From this book, I gather that most Englishman of that era had a passion for it. It was very enjoyable and enlightening to find out about.Piers Verderan is there for two reasons: the hunting and his inheritance. He¿s inherited a property bordering Emily's home. With a nickname like Dark Angel, our hero is very much a rake. He¿s a man who is reputed to have abandoned his own mother to a life of poverty.I loved the way these two meet for the first time. It was such a fun scene. While walking home from a business meeting, Emily gets almost run over by our hero, who¿s leaving his lover's house. She¿s caught in the crossfire of the two bickering lovers, but instead of bullets flying, only Poudre des Violettes ends up covering them head to foot. Piers feels guilty and responsible for bringing this folly on Emily, so he offers to walk her home, and against her better judgment, Emily accepts.At first, Emily finds it hard to trust him as people around her worn her of him and his reputation. She¿s a bit baffled by those stories because he¿s been so helpful and kind to her. Piers is making her feel desirable and good about herself. Emily can¿t help but feel drawn to this very unique man. She struggles with her feelings for him, but eventually she realizes that her "Dark Angel" is not so dark at all. She can¿t help but fall in love with a man that helps her break out of the mold that the society of that time had put her in.Both Emily and Ver are very likeable, and the events in which they find themselves in are truly fun and full of laugh-out-loud moments. We also get to catch up with Lord Randal Ashby and his wife Sophie from THE STOLEN BRIDE as they make their cameo appearance. It is one of the few books which had me laughing out loud.EMILY AND THE DARK ANGEL is another of Ms. Beverley¿s well-written and well-plotted stories, with sharp dialogue and full of witty and fun characters. I found out that this book is part of a series which began with LORD WRAYBOURNE'S BETROTHAL, continued with THE STANFORTH SECRET and THE STOLEN BRIDE. Besides EMILY AND THE DARK ANGEL, LORD WRAYBOURNE'S BETROTHAL is the only other one I've read. I¿ll make it a point to get the other two, as I¿d like nothing better than to find out the love story of those characters as well.Melanie
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i read this book years ago and still have that old copy.i loved it and kept it because i loved it.this book caused me to buy as many books as i good by this author.dont let the only other review stop you from enjoying this book.by what i have gotten from the nasty review, the reviewer wouldnt enjoy jane austin or any of the brontes.please reader enjoy this author .she has gotten many well deserved awards for her work.give this book a try.it will be worth you time.
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