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Lessons in French EPUB Lessons In French Author Laura Kinsale Polishdarling.co.uk It Was Quite Settled By Now She Was Born To Be A Spinster The Gentlemen Would Have To Declare Their Undying Devotion To Other Ladies Callie Would Be Too Much Occupied With Developing A Delicate Constitution And A Dependable Recipe For Tapioca Jelly.She Is, After All, Lady Callista Taillefaire, Jilted Three Times In Spite Of Her Fortune And Her Father S Best Efforts To Find Her A Husband Now Her Greatest Desire Is To Win The Silver Cup At The Agricultural Fair With Her Gigantic Prize Bull, Hubert But When Callie S Only Old Flame Returns From His Long And Mysterious Absence In France, Her Quiet Spinster Life Turns Upside Down.Dark Eyed, Elegant And A Magnet For Trouble, Trevelyan D Augustin Has Given Callie Lessons In Than His Language In The Past Her Father Put A Harsh And Humiliating End To Any Dreams Of Romance With A French Migr Scoundrel, However, And Callie Never Thought To See Him Again Swallowing His Pride, Trev Has Finally Come Home To Care For His Failing Mother, But His Secrets And Misdeeds Follow Him.Callie Soon Remembers That Nothing Is Ever Peaceful With Trev Around The Enormous Hubert Vanishes Into Thin Air, One Of Her Former Jilts Comes Back To Woo Her In A Most Determined Manner And Her Bull Takes The Town By Storm In The Midst Of These Misadventures, Callie Finds Herself Falling In Love Again With The Worst Possible Man For Her


10 thoughts on “Lessons in French

  1. says:

    Laura Kinsale is back.finally And this book was a breath of fresh air I felt as though I was watching one of my beloved BBC period historical movies when I was reading this book hint, hint Instead of writing a historical romance in the modern style, Ms Kinsale wrote a romance that reads like historical fiction There is a strong romance here, but it is well integrated into a story about two people who have led full lives, although their hearts have always been entwined since they were teenagers.Callie and Trevelyan love each other They always have But, that doesn t mean that their road to true love runs smoothly Trev has a lot of secrets, and he s a wanted man He doesn t believe that he s worthy of Callie Callie s heart is wary of love, because she s been jilted three times, four if you count Trev running off and leaving her Callie is a rich spinster with a serious avocation for cattle breeding That in itself was a refreshing touch Usually you will read about a heroine in historical books who is horse mad, but Callie is into livestock, particularly cattle She has a nearly encyclopedic knowledge about animal husbandry Her beloved prize winning bull Hubert plays a fairly large, and humorous role in this story, and the things that Trev does for Callie regarding Hubert show his devotion, although hi...


  2. says:

    I ve given this an A for performance and a B for content at AudioGals.I m a sucker for a good second chance romance, and given that Lessons in French is the tale of two lovers reunited after a decade apart, it was bound to be right up my street Throw in the words narrated by Nicholas Boulton and not only is it right up my street, it s got its boots off warming its toes in front of the fire at the pub round the corner Lady Callista Taillefaire, daughter of the Earl of Shelford, and Trevelyan Davis d Augustin, descended from a family of French aristocrats who fled the Terror, fell in love as teenagers, but were separated by the earl, who didn t believe an impoverished Frenchman was worthy of his daughter You can read the rest of this review at AudioGalsNote from August, 2014 I will try to write a full review at a later date But for now, ladies, if you haven t heard Nick Boulton reading this I want ...


  3. says:

    Lo deje al 46%Creo que mi encantamiento duro los primeros dos cap tulos pensaba que iba a ser una de esas lecturas de 10 por tan buenas recomendaciones Es una l stima que no pudiera disfrutarla igual.Me aburri demasiado y cuando menos lo pens ya iba por el 40 y tantos por ciento y me hab a saltado un mont n de hojas as ...


  4. says:

    Started out promising, but I got very tired of the story I would have renamed the book THE FRENCHIE S BULL FIASCO instead of Lessons in French.How much can one withstand reading about bulls in a historical novel Bleh I was expecting so much Oh well I have read other books by La...


  5. says:

    Kinsale is the gold standard in historical romance Funny, sad, witty, and deeply sensual, LESSONS IN FRENCH is an exquisite romance and an instant classic Laura Kinsale s writing is such a pleasure I know that I ll be rereading LESSONS IN FRENCH for years to come.


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    I think my constant status updates say it all, but I really enjoyed this book There were some absolutely adorable and sweet moments between the hero and heroine, as well as some extremely funny ones Kinsale is a talented writer and she really excels at character creation both Callie and Trev seemed like people you know or could know in your everyday life They re complex, yet completely accessible and believable What I Loved The hero Trev is a delicious hero and I thought he was really, really well written I completely got a sense of him, of how he would was somewhat of a rebel, always feeling the urge to thumb his nose at authority or cause a little trouble, sometimes act out and be mischievous I could imagine it every time He never seems immature because of this rather, he seems like an actual, real person, which our heroes rarely do, with their fake flaws that so really are not ones His tendency and need to rebel get him into trouble sometimes and he needs to reign it in something Callie helps him with but it s part of who he is and shows that he s not perfect I loved that his fe...


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    Lady Callista Taillefaire is described as a gifted wallflower , who at the age of twenty seven is a spinster who blends very well into the wallpaper that people don t even notice she s there Callista knows she doesn t have much to recommend to herself because she is plain with red hair, very stiff and shy with gentlemen and has such fair skin, that when the wind blows, she becomes splotchy She s been jilted three times by men she was engaged to, but for some reason or another, gave an excuse and decided not to marry her Callista has a fortune, left to her after her father s death, and enjoys her small town life, waiting for her younger sister, Hermione to marry so she can move way with her and her husband because they live with their cousin and his wife, Dolly, who is a very shrewish woman with her nose in the air Other than being at odds with these relatives, Callista loves to raise livestock, including her favorite bull, Hubert, who she treats like a pet than a farm animal.Callista s staid life is about to become topsy turvy, when her very sick French neighbor, Madame de Monceaux s son, Trevelyn d Augustin returns home from France to England after being away for almost a decade Callista and Trev used to be teenage sweethearts She was given French lessons from the Madame Trev taught Callista very different lessons in French that i...


  8. says:

    My March local reading group selection I haven t read a Laura Kinsale novel in years She hasn t written one in years either Her book Flowers from the Storm was one of my favorite reads back before I overdosed on long, angsty, historical romance novels I ve taken a very long break from historical romance but I think I m ready to slowly delve back in with this here book.Lady Callista Taillefaire Callie is cute and has a tremendous fortune but because she is painfully shy she s been left at the altar three times She has always had a problem making chit chat with men and now at 27 she has given up on marriage and is content to remain a wallflower, move in with her younger sister and continue her quiet life contentedly breeding her prized bulls As she s doing her best to disappear into the woodwork at a society event in walks her childhood friend crush Trevelyan Davis D Augustin I m calling him Trev from here on out who she hasn t seen since they were young teens and her father scared him away He s been off in Paris attempting to secure the family dynasty or at least that s what he ...


  9. says:

    Really delightful A solid 4 rating, I d say It s much lighter in tone than the other Kinsale books I ve read, but many of her hallmarks are still there depth of characterization, lovely and insightful prose, and a story that grabs me emotionally and stays with me after I ve shut the book There s a lot of humor in the story, but also a vein of melancholy and loneliness as the hero and heroine, both of whom are quite lovable, finally find their way to each other.I typically expect a novel by Laura Kinsale to rip my heart out and stomp on it with its dramatic plot and tortured hero and heroine, and to tell the truth I love being put through the wringer like that But there s also something to be said for having a book where there are some genuine laughs, and where the characters have problems, but not ones that leave the reader prostrated in a teary heap on the floor Sometimes y...


  10. says:

    Well, Laura Kinsale does it again I loved these characters and Hubert the bull Narrator Nicolas Boulton has ruined me for any other narrator I want him to narrate all the romances I listen to What difference a male voice makes.On another note, I d have enjoyed this book just as much if I had read ...