Love in the Afternoon - Lisa Kleypas

Love in the Afternoon

Author: Lisa Kleypas


  • Publication Date: 2010-06-29
  • Category: Historical
4.5 Score: 4.5
(From 537 Ratings)

Summary

Love in the Afternoon continues the Hathaways series by Victorian romance author Lisa Kleypas.

As a lover of animals and nature, Beatrix Hathaway has always been more comfortable outdoors than in the ballroom. Even though she participated in the London season in the past, the classic beauty and free-spirited Beatrix has never been swept away or seriously courted…and she has resigned herself to the fate of never finding love. Has the time come for the most unconventional of the Hathaway sisters to settle for an ordinary man—just to avoid spinsterhood?

Captain Christopher Phelan is a handsome, daring soldier who plans to marry Beatrix's friend, the vivacious flirt Prudence Mercer, when he returns from fighting abroad. But, as he explains in his letters to Pru, life on the battlefield has darkened his soul—and it's becoming clear that Christopher won't come back as the same man. When Beatrix learns of Pru's disappointment, she decides to help by concocting Pru's letters to Christopher for her. Soon the correspondence between Beatrix and Christopher develops into something fulfilling and deep…and when Christopher comes home, he's determined to claim the woman he loves. What began as Beatrix's innocent deception has resulted in the agony of unfulfilled love—and a passion that can't be denied…

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  • Love in the Afternoon

    3
    By Armik B
    Good book I love this series I love all of Lisa's books hard to put down.
  • Love in the afternoon

    5
    By Megalard
    Loves it!!! Finally a great story, great romance without having to live through a tragedy!! It just builds happier and happier. None of that "what if, I don't believe this". Strong characters people you like. No one outshines the other. Amazing!! And only 1 or 2 "throttles" in the book. Throttle, loins and boneless are the bane of romance novels.
  • Half and half

    3
    By JadetheReader
    The first half is good, but the second half feels like it was written to fill the rest of the pages.
  • Awesome book!

    4
    By CrownPrincess
    I couldn't put this book down! Great writing from Ms. Kleypas. You won't be sorry you bought this.
  • Funny, romantic and a definite buy!

    5
    By Maddy 1
    I absolutely fell in love with this book the more I read. It's not only romantic but very smart and funny. A must read!
  • Page Turner

    5
    By HatesToRead
    This novel captured me from the beginning. I am notorious for buying books and never reading them. This one was fabulous, cover to cover; it is the first book I have finished reading in five years.
  • Fun, but

    4
    By Frederika2
    I have to agree, starts strong, but the author seemed to tire of the characters, and it was a little flatter than the rest of the series. some plot opportunities seemed missed. Still readable, but not the best.
  • Beatrix and Christopher

    3
    By Roxicodone
    The last grown Hathaway to fall in love, Beatrix finds a sweet but tortured hero to do so with, Captain Christopher Phelan. I liked this book as a whole, liked the dialogue and romance, but the ending dragged which was disappointing. Still, it was fun to read about Beatrix and her animals--and the man who would be able to love her and them.

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