Kate Farleigh was absolutely stunned when her refusal to accept Lady Cahill’s offer of “charity” resulted in her being swept away in her sumptuous carriage. Gallant Waif By Anne Gracie – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period. Desert Isle Keeper. Gallant Waif. Anne Gracie. Buy This Book. I don’t often have insomnia, but when I do, I look on it as an opportunity to read.

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Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Kate is considered by society to be a gently bred lady, but having traveled with the army on the Peninsula, she has seen and experienced the darker side of life. I guess I wanted her to see what she missed out on. After a hundred or so pages of this my love affair came to an end and it became a bit of chore to slog my way to the end which is a shame because it had such promise.

I read it right through in a single sitting and wanted to read it again right after I had finished. Sounds worse than it is. Now tallant is romantic!

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Don’t get me wrong, they have a totally swoony romance and the underlying love is pretty palpable. World of Books Ltd Condition: No one will want me I’ll stay unmarried forever” blah blah blah. They butt heads from their very first meeting to almost the very last page.

Once she is safely ensconced in Jack’s country home, she energetically throws herself into righting not only Jack’s household but Jack himself. We spent a lot of time driving from one part of Australia to another, visiting relatives or friends or simply to see what was there.


BOOK REVIEW: Gallant Waif/Tallie’s Knight by Anne Gracie

It kind of reminded me of the books I used to read back in the beginning of my fascination with romance. Sometimes their quarrels are laugh-out-loud funny, sometimes they are merely heated disagreements, and still other times they actually say things that are emotionally hurtful, occasionally deliberately although usually not. I liked the dichotomy of her struggling to face what she believed was the reality of her future and still dreaming of getting a Cinderella-style HEA. They go to visit the old lady’s grandson, who is back from fighting Napoleon with a scarred face and bad leg, living without servants and refusing company.

Kate and Jack have a lot in common. I can see how his character might rub some the wrong way, he can be gruff and say mean things, but I thought it was believable for men of the time period. Sounds like I was raised by gypsies, doesn’t it?

Very slight shelf wear. Lady Cahill finds Kate alone and in poverty, her father and brothers all dead in the war. It’s exactly the kind of story I like, with a grumbling, bad-tempered cynical hero and a persistent, sweet heroine who does everything in gracje power to make him better. It involves Jack, his soldier friends, and even Wellington himself.

But the real reason behind the older woman’s antics became stunningly clear upon meeting Lady Cahill’s enigmatic grandson, Jack Carstairs. gallanf

Totally like her, that excessive show of kindness made me weep. I taught English and worked as a counsellor and helped put on plays and concerts and supervised camps and encouraged other people to write but never did much myself. Sosok mirip Kate yg kekanakan tetapi haus pujian? This book is why I read romances. The last 4 years, however, were in the same high school and I still have my 2 best friends from that time. I really liked her. It’ll be added to my favorite regency shelf for sure. This author does a pretty good job with the time period.


Anne Gracie now has my admiration. To add to this injustice, he went to war because of his future-wife and was disowned by his father. The author gives a lot of insights into why they think the things they do about each other, which in context, made a lot of sense to me. I will continue to work through Anne Gracie’s backlist. Sometimes if the book is sufficiently dull, it puts me right back to sleep.

I can’t seem to warm up to either Jack or Kate. It also kept them apart until the very end of the story, and diminished some of the emotional connection for me. In fact, some unfortunate things happened to her during that time which make her believe that she is un-marriageable and have made her prefer a reclusive life away from society as well. Books by Anne Gracie.

The Gallajt Garden Published: I loved Jack’s cynicism, I loved how he still didn’t give up on riding and I loved his hard-headed stubbornness even though it sort of irked me once or twice. Here are a few: There was one silly misunderstanding at the end that was a bit trite but pretty well done overall.