- Taschenbuch: 384 Seiten
- Verlag: Pocket; Auflage: 1 (10. Juni 2014)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 147677997X
- ISBN-13: 978-1476779973
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13,5 x 3 x 20,8 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 571.304 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Stormy Persuasion (Malory Novels (Paperback)) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 10. Juni 2014
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"The Malorys are the family everyone wishes they had, so returning to their world is like entering a bit of heaven. The way Lindsey expertly writes a seductive battle of wills love story is magic; love, laughter, adventure and passion collide as childhood foes become lovers."--Romantic Times (Top Pick)
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Johanna Lindsey has been hailed as one of the most popular authors of romantic fiction, with more than 60 million copies of her novels sold. World renowned for her novels of “first-rate romance” (Daily News, New York), Lindsey is the author of more than fifty national bestselling novels, many of which reached the #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list. Lindsey lives in New Hampshire with her family.
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Stormy Persuasion is a character and a plot driven read. The bulk of the story takes place on board James Malory's ship, as a good chunk of the Malory clan are sailing to the States for Jacqueline (James' daughter) and Judith's (Anthony's daughter) come out ball. Weeks before Judith embarks on the journey, she has an encounter with a stranger at a darkened manor behind her cousin's estate. Not having time to investigate who the stranger is and why he's hiding in the abandoned home, she tries to dismiss the matter, until she meets crew member, Nathan. His choice of words leads her to deduce he's the man she met that night. More importantly, she is certain Nathan is a smuggler. Nathan won't confirm or deny her suspicions, but he does need her secrecy. He strikes a bargain with her; if she keeps his secret he'll answer her questions. And she has plenty.
Nathan and Judith make for one of the sweetest, most romantic couples. He reminds me of James Malory; a little stubborn, a little reckless, and once he falls in love, he's loyal to the core. Judith is charming. At first a shy and cautious, when she is around Nathan, her confidence blooms, and so does her passion and love for him. Together, these two heat up the pages. They endear themselves to the reader's heart in pure 'Johanna Lindsey' style. Combined with a plot to involve a jewelry theft, ship thieves and possibly an old enemy, Stormy Persuasions has a great cast of secondary characters who light up the pages as much as Judith and Nathan, which has me eagerly anticipating Jacqueline's story. It's little wonder when I open a Johanna Lindsey novel I can't put it down!
I settled in to read, but the story just never took off for me. Plus, so much of it was just not really believable. The entire romance between Nathan and Judith bordered on childishness and there was never any real chemistry between the two of them. Perhaps this was due in part to the backstory which included a lot of characters. Some, like Catherine who could have been more interesting had any effort been made to turn her into a "true" character - same with the "gypsy" cousin, Andrew. The two of them were simply placeholders, making brief appearances so that the main characters could appear to be a bit more interesting. It just didn't work for me.
There is enough of a backstory with Jacqueline (Jack) and someone she only refers to as the Bastard to make me plan on purchasing her book when it comes out. In fact, she was by far and away the most interesting person in the book. Normally, I love the bits and pieces we have of the original characters like James and Anthony, but Anthony came across as comedic and James was simply on his best behavior.
2 1/2 stars - upped to 3 Stars.
At one time I pre-ordered every release by Johanna, but not for a number of years now. I’m not sure if her writing style has changed or it’s my expectations since what I read has expanded into numerous genres. But I haven’t been especially thrilled with her more recent releases.
This is about the daughters of two of my favorite Malorys, Anthony and James, who thankfully are on hand for much of the story. Part of the enjoyment comes from seeing the newer generation taking a leading role as the girls are now old enough for their first Season. And we get to see the Andersons since James had been made to promise at Jack’s birth that her first coming out would be at their home.
So a family trip overseas takes up a good chunk of the story. Judith and Jack are definitely interesting characters, as is Nathan, the story’s hero, the captain of his own ship that was stolen. We’re provided some action and apparently a set-up for Jack’s story.
But honestly, if familiar characters weren’t on hand, this book wouldn’t have been nearly as enjoyable. We do get the author’s trademark dry humor, drama and interesting characters. But the romance was aggravating. I wanted to knock a couple of heads together. And while Judith and Nathan do finally get it together, another part of the drama is left to continue when the focus is later on Jack.