What a Lady Most Desires

What a Lady Most Desires

by Lecia Cornwall

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ISBN-13: 9780062332400
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/26/2014
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 654,164
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Lecia Cornwall lives and writes in Calgary, Canada, in the beautiful foothills of the Canadian Rockies, with five cats, two teenagers, a crazy chocolate Lab, and one very patient husband.

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What a Lady Most Desires 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
kydirtgirl68 More than 1 year ago
Lady Delphine could marry many men but she has turned them all down. She will not marry without love and her heart is set on Major Lord Stephen Ives. Stephen doesn't look at her the same way. He has had his heart broke. The call to go to war send the men to the battle field but Delphine sends Stephen away with a goodbye kiss. It is a kiss that makes him look at her different. Stephen is injured in battle and Delphine helps nurse him back to health but he is blind now. He is also facing a scandal but he has one bright spot in his life Delphine. She makes him see the beauty that is all around without his vision. As the two fall for each other Stephen believes he will never be good enough for her and pushes her away. He may have pushed her to far and into the arms of another man. Now he has to see if she is what he truly wants forever. Delphine is a great character. She won't be rushed into marriage and even if she is a Lady she is willing to get dirty to help others. She follows her heart and tries to help many. I like her she is spunky and outgoing. Stephen I have to say took almost 80 percent into the book before I liked him. From the start he is moody and sullen and I really couldn't see what Delphine saw in him. He had some moments where he seemed sweet and caring but they were in-between his bipolar like attitude. He did turn it around and was a nice guy but I never got to feeling more than a like for him. If you like romances with a great female character you will really enjoy this one. Delphine made this book for me. She was simply amazing the whole book. There is a mystery going on that I figured out pretty quick but it still didn't take anything away from the book. I enjoyed seeing Delphine bring Stephen out of his funk and how passionate she is with him. She only seems to want the best for him. Seeing do whatever she could to clear his name even after he hurt her showed how great she is. I am sure many historical romance fans will enjoy this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A damaged man falling for someone he thought was shallow. Romantic. A good read.
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jdh2690 More than 1 year ago
I really, really loved this story about Stephen and Delphine.  Delphine was a courageous soul for the time she lived in, not caring what her parents wanted for her and going after what she wanted for herself in her work and men…no matter the cost.  It was hard for Stephen to understand and believe in such courage because he knew what the cost might be in society’s eyes. So, despite his love for Delphine, Stephen kept trying to push her away and the push/pull of their courtship made my heart hurt in exasperation and impatience. The mystery to be solved about Stephen’s record during the Napoleonic war was woven throughout their story masterfully by the author, and the suspense kept me flicking the pages more rapidly every chapter…until the end.  This romance has convinced me to read all that Lecia has written and will write as I love her style!
WorldsCollide More than 1 year ago
Deeply emotional and delightfully romantic, What a Lady Most Desires was a wonderful historical romance. I really liked this lovely book. It was a sweet and enjoyable read. Delphine was a great heroine. Though she was courted for her wealth and family connections, she wanted to marry a man who wanted her for herself. And, when she found one who did, she was determined to get him. I really liked her character. She was stronger and cleverer than most gave her credit for. I thought she was a lovely heroine. Stephen was also wonderful. He went through a lot of emotional turmoil throughout this book as he dealt with his injuries, all of which were perfectly portrayed. To add insult to injury, he was falsely accused of cowardice and theft and few people believed his innocence, and even some of them had doubts. But, he was an imminently honorable man and a very sweet one at that. A little frustratingly stubborn, but otherwise utterly adorable. The romance was good. Delphine and Stephen were so great together. They both understood each other implicitly and their feelings for each other were always clear. It was frustrating, though, that they had a hard time admitting them, first to themselves, then to each other. A few times, I just wanted to shove them together and force them to get past their issues. But, I still thought they were sweet together, and the chemistry between them was steamy and sensuous. Overall, I thought they were a lovely couple. The plot was fast paced and I was kept interested the entire way through. I was on the edge of my seat with the constant worry of Stephen's court marshal hanging over everything. I really enjoyed the story and the ending was perfect. What a Lady Most Desires was a fantastic historical romance. I really enjoyed reading this lovely book. Romance lovers, this is a book you'll want to check out. *I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
def618 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book very much. I have previously only read the 2 Highland novels by this author but will definitely read more. I do not write plot spoilers as I do not like to read them. I will say I thought this book well written with interesting characters. I recommend it.
JensReadingObsession More than 1 year ago
What an emotional historical romance! I can't tell you how many times I had to read for a tissue while reading. There is so much more than meets the eye when it comes to Delphine. Everyone sees her as a prize to be won and not for the intelligent, compassionate and caring woman she is. She became infatuated with Stephen the first time she him, but right after their first meeting he looked at her is disdain. They meet again at a ball on the same night that he is about to go to war. Stephen saves her from a gentleman's unwanted attentions and shares a dance with her. Delphine is not sure if she will see him again, so she makes a bold move and sends him off with a flower, a passionate kiss and a whispered command that he will come back. Stephen is captivated by Delphine when he first meets her, but seeing her charming dukes and other gentlemen at the ball gives him the wrong impression of her. He is severely injured while at war and is brought the the makeshift hospital where Delphine is helping her sister tend to the wounded. Just a few days after he arrives, he receives news that he is being accused of fleeing from the battle and stealing from his fellow soldiers. Delphine is the only one whose faith in his innocence never falters. She decides to help him with his recovery even if he will never return her feelings. As she helps him recover from his injuries, he begins to see the real Delphine and falls in love with her. These two had a lot against them, but their love was enough to eventually find their HEA. eARC from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review as part of a blog tour.