Summer Campaign

Summer Campaign

by Carla Kelly


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Miss Onyx Hamilton is about to make what everyone agrees is a perfect marriage—until handsome Major Jack Beresford comes galloping into her life. Charming and humorous, this romantic tale is positively addicting.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781462112258
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Incorporated/CFI Distribution
Publication date: 03/10/2015
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,144,203
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 3.30(d)

About the Author

Carla Kelly is a veteran of the New York and international publishing world. The author of more than thirty novels and novellas for Donald I. Fine Co., Signet, and Harlequin, Carla is the recipient of two Rita Awards (think Oscars for romance writing) from Romance Writers of America and two Spur Awards (think Oscars for western fiction) from Western Writers of America. She is also a recipient of a Whitney Award for Borrowed Light and My Loving Vigil Keeping.

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Summer Campaign 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
rsstick on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It is not an easy thing to maintain suspense in a Regency romance, but Carla Kelly had me turning pages all night with Summer Campaign. It is 1813 and Major Jack Beresford, formerly of His Majesty's 45th Foot, is a veteran of a series of ghastly sieges in Spain while serving under Wellington. While all his physical wounds have healed, he is an emotional wreck. He is back in England after selling out, and can not return to his home fast enough.Miss Onyx Hamilton is practically invisible at the beginning of the story. In fact she has worked hard to protect herself from hostile circumstances by detaching herself from them. Now she has been forced by those circumstances to accept the marriage proposal of a suitor she finds repulsive. Her fiancé has ordered her to go to the vicarage that will be their home to begin massive repairs (without the means to affect them) while he is attending a meeting elsewhere.Major Beresford and Miss Hamilton meet on the road under dramatic circumstances. From the moment their lives intersect, their compatibility and complementary needs begin to manifest as each begins their healing journey with the support and caring of the other.Their paths are littered with significant problems that force Jack and Onyx to face intimate feelings that would normally remain submerged. While their mutual feelings for each other grow, the obstacles to a union between them are real and significant. Will they marry? Will each suffer a lifetime of loss and regret? You will not know for sure until the last few pages.Regrettably this book is out-of-print, but I echo Mary Balogh¿s commendation on the back cover, ¿Summer Campaign is more than just a good Regency. It is a good book¿one after my own heart.¿
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this book might be tame in comparison to her other books, but, while there was less action it was very fast paced. Fascinating adressment of cancer in the Regency time - I'd only read one other before and it was contemporary Georgian. Fairly original story with parallels and explicit references to Pride and Prejudice. And a fiesty 'Lady Catherine' - more like the Olivier's Aunt Catherine than Firth's. Highly recommend. Only kissing - no erotic language.
BooksandBenches More than 1 year ago
Carla Kelly never fails to deliver. I enjoy all of her books, but I make it no secret that her Regency books are among my favorites. This one did start out a little slower for me than most of her Regencies, but soon picked up and reminded me why I love Kelly's writing. Often the heroine in Kelly's books draw me in first, but Onyx didn't manage to do that. However, Major Jack Beresford, like most of her heroes, is utterly charming, and by far one of my favorite of her heroes. He's flawed, too! Yes, the dashing hero stutters. In Jack's case, he also suffers from PTSD, but these are all elements which only add to Jack's likability. Kelly's characters are real with a great deal of heart. They struggle for what they have and for what they most desire. With strong characters, and interesting plot, laughter, sweet romance, and very clean, I highly recommend Summer Campaign to anyone who enjoys historical romance.
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
4 stars This is a good clean regency romance. I liked the characters, liked the banter, lots of drama. Dealing with PTSD but they did not call it that, drug use, about judging others by their birth. It is good at keeping my attention. Miss Onyx Hamilton had a good life till her adoptive father died. She was not accepted by the rest of her family. She is sweet , smart, and kind. She is engaged to marry a man of the cloth. Onyx is in a coach to go and set up her future home when she was being robbed and worst when she is rescued. Major Jack Beresford is on his way home after being away four years to war in Spain. He takes a hand rescuing Onyx. He is wounded. Onyx than rescues him. I like Jack and Onyx together they are struggling with different issues but get along really well and enjoy there make believe life. The setting takes place in England during the Regency era. I was given this ebook to read by Cedar Fort Publishing. In return I agree to give a honest review of Summer Campaign and be part of its blog tour.
Heidi_Reads More than 1 year ago
The synopsis of this book makes it sound more light and fluffy than I found it to be. Onyx is an illegitimate child, being bullied by her foster mother into a loveless marriage with an obnoxious reverend- who could give Mr. Collins from Pride and Prejudice a run for his money. I rather pitied Onyx as she woodenly gives in and goes along with plans that others make for her life. My interest in the book was dwindling until Onyx experiences independence from her family as she travels to her future home and begins to realize the value of the person she really is. She meets Jack through a harrowing experience that tests her mettle and establishes her as the strong and spunky female lead I always enjoy reading about. Jack is a wounded soul, just trying to get home and recover from the nightmares of war, but Onyx brings joy and laughter into his heart again- I found his wicked sense of humor a fun element to their relationship. For a regency romance, this book is a little more gritty than the norm, which I appreciated as the author explores themes of death, sickness, grief, war, societal bounds, and family loyalty. Highly recommend to fans of Jane Austen, Julie Klassen and Julianne Donaldson. (Thank you to Cedar Fort Publishing for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoughtfully deals with class and the legacy of war
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great story by Carla Kelly!