Love in the Afternoon

Love in the Afternoon

Paperback - 2010
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Love in the Afternoon continues the Hallaways 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...

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Paperbacks, c2010
ISBN: 9781250143907
125014390X
Branch Call Number: PB ROM KLE
Characteristics: 339 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm

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bvc3
Sep 21, 2018

Best Hathaway book of the series in my opinion. Loved the focus on the male instead of the female and Beatrix is hilarious. Definitely read this last in the series to get a good grasp of all the characters first as they all play an important role in Beatrix' final decision.

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martha_w
May 21, 2016

I love this series, truly, and this was a lovely conclusion to it. I also think this series is greater than the sum of its parts -- each book in the series has been a solid 4-star read for me, and yet when I consider all five books taken together, I feel even more strongly about how wonderful they are. This is Kleypas at her absolute best -- there's wit and humor, lots of chemistry between well-matched people and, at the center of each book, a family full of people who love one another more than anything. Highly recommended for all historical romance fans.

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nidofito
May 09, 2016

An incredibly adorable story that very nicely concluded the Hathaways series. It was not what I expected but it was very lovely, nonetheless.

This series is a must read for HR fans!

booklady1 Jan 14, 2014

Romance at it's best!!!!!

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