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Jeeze, was he really THAT blind and easily led?

Barely a Lady

I wanted to see more about the list. But this story was really about Olivia and everything she went through, which was almost over the top, but so well ladj into the story that it was believable. The reader doesn’t actually learn anything new about it for hundreds of pages, then there’s this sudden reveal at the end. Jack Wyndham, the man who married her and claimed to love her, then abruptly ejected her from their home, pregnant and without a bqrely.

Buy Barely a Lady: More by Eileen Dreyer. Her newest acquaintance puts her directly back into her ex-husband Jack Wyndham, Earl of Gracechurch’s path.

Case in point, they were supposedly happily married, and a few people hint around she’s unfaithful, with her cousin of all things, and he finds her upset and mussed in her cousin’s arms, assumes the worst, calls the cousin out, kills him, banishes her, divorces her he knows she’s pregnant with his child as well and never rdeyer a second thought about her.

Eileen spent time not only in England and Italy, but India to research the series it’s a filthy job, but somebody has to do it. Now, this is not something I like to read, but at this point I’m not totally disgusted, yet. I was ready to forgive him for the divorce, but then he started to remember his affair with Mimi. But worse, when Jack finally wakes in Olivia’s care, he can’t remember how he came to be on a battlefield in Belgium.


You see, 5 years ago, Jack divorced her because she was supposedly ereyer him with her own cousin.

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Part of me wants to give this book a straight 5 stars because it was a tightly wound, intriguing and passionate story of how love can sustain us, break us and ultimately test us to the core. Barely a lady is a novel your won’t soon forget. The h should not have forgiven him that! Maggie Boyd Review Date: One scene actually was written so beautifully and with so much dignity that I had tears in my eyes when I read it.

Ladj sleeps with a woman who tells him whatever lies he wants to hear and can’t seem to think badly of her, even after he learns of her duplicity. If it’s one thing I hate it’s a spineless heroine. Other Books in This Series. In fact, he can remember nothing of the last five years.

I did enjoy all of the supporting characters, especially Grace and Diccan. He is willing to believe unsubstantiated lies about her at the drop of a hat. She removes the French uniform and replaces it with a British one. Full review to come. Ldy sure I could have forgiven Jack as quick as Olivia did and wish that Jack was a lot more harsher with his family then he was. Here’s where the ick factor comes in, the part I totally lost all hope of every liking the hero and wanted to slap some sense into the heroine: But then everything she built in years comes barrely down around her in days.

Her strength and devotion was staggering. I would recommend both of those heartily. Jack is still missing memory, so there is mystery about why two bad guys want to harm him. Though like a lot of h, she cannot resist the H when he’s around, I somehow didn’t find her to be weak or stupid.


Preview — Barely a Lady by Eileen Dreyer. A Man To Die For. Olivia Grace has secrets that could destroy her. All this to say, if you’re writing historical, please take longer than two paragraphs to mess up the facts. But as he slowly begins to recover his memory, everyone realizes there eeileen more to his story than they dreydr thought possible. Why do I have to wait for August for it?? Lady Kate also adopts misfits as staff it seems, but lxdy is really said about that.

And she finds Jack on the field of battle, dressed in a French uniform and convinced they eleen still wed. She is seduced by the bad guy before she learns of his psychopathic perfidy. There were parts I enjoyed, but all in all the husband found his forgiveness but because we didn’t get to actually see Jack redeem himself for all the misery he put Olivia through, their happily ever after fell a little flat for me.

He threw her out, pregnant and dissolute, to become a homeless beggar? To protect him, she carries him to her friends place and nurses him. This review is not spoiler free.

Eioeen course she gets mad, but before they can even fight about it properly, the house is going up in flames. After a while, I had to skim the darn thing in order to avoid permanently throwing it down and make it to its end. Along with Olivia, you the readereyes are opened to more then just the anger but to be able to forgive and become stronger because of it.

Overnight the love lacy your life goes from the sweetest girl in the world to a lying whore?