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Read eBook Ì Beguile Me Not Kindle Edition Ú Odelia Floris × He came She saw He conueredIt happened one hot moonlit midsummer night at a ball in Auckland New Zealand 1884 Miss Anna Brown walked out onto the terrace and into arrestingly beautiful Russian artist Sasha Ivanovsky He is unconventional unfettered advD Her rebel heart must be subdued and all thoughts of doomed dangerous loves locked away But is forgetting such a man such a love impossible The flame of love he ignited in her heart will not extinguish Drop by drop she can feel herself melting away Soon there might be nothing left of her But the sea has a gift for Anna Something dangerous Something forbidden Something that threatens to wreck her Content A sweet romance with no strong language or graphic sexual content This is a lively and satirical look at three main characters Anna the spinster with a spiffily upturned nose Sleighman the troglodyte intended as her groom after many failed social campaigns in the city and the impossibly romantic Russian Ivanovsky Written in a 'slashing' style these three characters strike me as caricatures of the types Of Anna herself I must say it is impossible to believe that she loves Ivanovsky She propositions him with calculation and in desperation but with no apparent emotion or passionBetween the Anna who was “too aghast at the thought of her own high class blood mixing with that of peasants and gypsies” to the one who says “I am a nomad now my home is where my heart is and I shall lay down to sleep wherever love is there to watch over me” there seems an impossibly broad gulf What character development the author intended must now be compressed into the remaining forty pages out of two hundred and ninetyOnly the country twins appear genuinely alive although they use language that does not ring true to me for late nineteenth century New Zealand

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He night away with him When dawn breaks it brings with it the cold light of reality Ivanovsky is not wealthy not well bred not respectable not suitable not safe Anna’s carefree exhibition on the dance floor has set the tongues of society wagging and she cannot bear it With one glance from his dark eyes he stole her heart away on that fateful midsummer night But she is desperately determined that he will not steal away her body and soul too A resistance must be mounte I have to admit that when I first started this read I thought Oh noI'm not going to like Anna the main character She appeared to be a spoiled stuck up snob and I feared it would take a miracle to endear her to me Wellit happened I soon began rooting for Anna liking her even and before I knew it I loved her and the miracle that allowed my change of heart was this author's incredible writing I am in awe I think Anna written by any other hand would have easily remained the annoying unlikable young woman I first mistook her for Ms Floris was able to weave a beautiful historical romance while remaining TRUE to historic themes that other HR authors tend to avoid or glaze over like the true weight of familial pressure the crutch of substance abuse the prevalence of sexual discrimination etc This story much than a simple romance entailed an honest realistic struggle for courage and strength These attributes are not easily come by and the journey is not typically very pretty The ability of Ms Floris to tell an honest tale of character growth while simultaneously gifting us with a touching love story in a setting described with the adoring touch of a poet is all testament to her superb writing ability I particularly appreciated Sasha's character and his ever patient tender love for Anna There were a few occasions when I found myself growing weary of Anna's faltering strength and it never failed that Sasha's calm careful response to her antics would remind me of the massive obstacles Anna was working to overcome Then I'd be right back to cheering for her success As a side note the epilogue offered me a good laugh out loud with the battle of The Stove vs Table Brilliant Thank you for the laugh but a heartfelt thank you for the lessonreminder offered in the most beautiful way that women in years past and even some today strong independent intelligent women hadhave to overcome the very real and challenging obstacles of societal expectation and family obligationand that patient understanding love was and still is the best weapon

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Beguile Me NotHe came She saw He conueredIt happened one hot moonlit midsummer night at a ball in Auckland New Zealand 1884 Miss Anna Brown walked out onto the terrace and into arrestingly beautiful Russian artist Sasha Ivanovsky He is unconventional unfettered adventurous dangerously bohemian everything she is not everything she fears But she is bewitched His eyes dark mysterious smoulderingly passionate burn into her mind into her heart into her very soul Unthinkingly she dances t This was a nice little romance with a society miss and a Russian artist But the best character is the country of New Zealand itself In describing the land Ms Floris does for colonial NZ what Margaret Way did for Australia and the descriptions are beautiful and fascinating