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    Love Story at the Time of Waterloos

    This novel is set in Brussels when Napoleon has escaped his exile on Elba and is on his way to Belgium with an army, where the Duke of Wellington is gathering his men in preparation for a battle. Helen Whitely is devastated when the man she loves, Viscount Langley, a Peninsular War veteran doesn’t propose due to his father’s gambling away the family money. Her new suitor is the gentle Captain Dalrymple and although she encourages him, she still longs for Langley. Helen throws open the house she has inherited from a kindly benefactor for injured soldiers, in a well-researched novel which moves between the drawing room and the chaos of battle, at a time when gently born ladies were forced to become hardened nurses to horribly injured and dying men. Ms Morris has a unique feel for the times, with authentic manners, customs and the famous Ball thrown by the Duchess of Richmond that took place on the eve of Waterloo.
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    Filled with emotion and Regency details

    In Brussels, Belgium, Helen Whitely expects a proposal from the man she adores, Viscount Langley, a Peninsular War veteran. Langley rescued her from the dastardly Lord Pennington in the previous book in the series Sunday’s Child. However, Langley has returned to his family estate and discovered his father has gambled away their fortune. What little money he has, he vows to use for his sister’s London Season. Now he can’t afford a bride. He’s heartbroken. Helen is devastated when the viscount doesn’t offer for her. But the kind and honorable Captain Dalrymple pays her court, and she’s drawn to him, despite her yearning for Langley. When the viscount’s situation changes, will Helen desert Dalrymple for her first love? In the meantime, Napoleon escapes his exile on Elba, invades France and now marches north. The Duke of Wellington arrives in Brussels, and war is imminent. More POV from Langley and Dalrymple would have enriched the story and informed on military maneuvers and background. Helen is a painter, and I would have liked to have seen more of her using that kill. She shows her kindness by opening a soldier’s hospital in a house she’s inherited. The ugliness of war is depicted through these scenes. Ms. Morris knows her Regency dress and customs and it shines through her writing.
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    A Charming Regency Romance Series

    This novel is set in Brussels when Napoleon has escaped his exile on Elba and is on his way to Belgium with an army, where the Duke of Wellington is gathering his men in preparation for a battle. Helen Whitely is devastated when the man she loves, Viscount Langley, a Peninsular War veteran doesn’t propose due to his father’s gambling away the family money. Her new suitor is the gentle Captain Dalrymple and although she encourages him, she still longs for Langley. Helen throws open the house she has inherited from a kindly benefactor for injured soldiers, in a well-researched novel which moves between the drawing room and the chaos of battle, at a time when gently born ladies were forced to become hardened nurses to horribly injured and dying men. Ms Morris has a unique feel for the times, with authentic manners, customs and the famous Ball thrown by the Duchess of Richmond that took place on the eve of Waterloo.
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    Regency Romance Addicts Rejoice

    Everything for the Regency addict here, with a heroine of great beauty but small fortune, all the strategies required for keeping one's place in the "ton," and plenty of interfering relatives. Taking it a little further afield than Jane Austen did, this story is set in 1815 Brussels where all the eligible young men are soldiers in Wellington's army, awaiting an attack by Napoleon. Despite the wartime tension, there's still plenty of time for balls, visiting, and morning gallops. The author knows her stuff--from clothes, to the many strictures of proper behaviour, which seem to us today as limiting as the ladies' underwear. Not only the detail but dialogue too shows a lively understanding of the period; I didn't see a single teacup laid out of place. While this book is a Regency delight, it's no fantasy confection. Class differences and gender relationships are portrayed realistically, sometimes jarringly so, with no candy-coating. I was particularly pleased by the marital choice made by Monday's Child--aptly named "Helen." It left me with no doubt about her HEA. Juliet Waldron
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    A Poignant Tale!

    In the uncertain world that is 1815 Brussels, with the Battle of Waterloo looming, Helen Whitley, a creative young woman of little fortune, lives with her sister and brother-in-law, Major Tarrant. In love with Langley, she yearns for her own home. But nothing is certain. Will he return from the war? And if he does will he marry her? I very much enjoyed this beautifully described world where fear underlies the forced gaiety. Soon, the women must watch their men go off to war. Many will not return. Morris' wonderful descriptions and well-drawn characters bring this story to life.
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