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eBook Speak to Me of Love ePub

by Dorothy Eden

  • ISBN: 0698104625
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Dorothy Eden
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Putnam Pub Group (June 1, 1972)
  • Pages: 384
  • ePub book: 1711 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1540 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 296

Description

Dorothy Eden opens the door into marriage long after the glorious wedding day of Beatrice and William is a thing of the past.

Dorothy Eden opens the door into marriage long after the glorious wedding day of Beatrice and William is a thing of the past. She exposes the devastating repercussions of one-sided love against the backdrop of Beatrice's other love, Bonnington's, the store she inherited from her father and which she runs as efficiently as she does the Overton mansion. I've probably read it 3 or 4 times and have it in HC AND Kindle. As another reader said, her characters are not good or bad, just people with flaws.

If the baby cried or Florence grew restless they were sent off at once.

I have always been a fan of Dorothy Eden. Not so much her earlier gothics, but the later stuff like Melbury Square, Time of the Dragon, and so on. But nothing I'd ever read before perpared me for Speak to Me of Love. It's the story of Katherine O'Shea and Charles Stewart Parnell. It truly was hard to put down from start to finish and I'vr reread it more than 30 times over the years.

Report an error in the book. Set in England from the 1880s through World War I, this enthralling romantic saga tells the story of a remarkable woman who defies London’s aristocratic society and attempts to build a department store that will rival Selfridge’s The plump, plain daughter of a successful shopkeeper, Beatrice Bonnington has no illusions about her looks-or her marital prospects.

Eden, Dorothy, 1912-1982. New York, Coward, McCann & Geoghegan. urn:acs6:n:pdf:b40-cfce70352ae6 urn:acs6:n:epub:66d-cf32a43dc3f8 urn:oclc:record:1036869360. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (PZ). Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by LineK on February 4, 2010.

Dorothy Eden (1912–1982) was the internationally acclaimed author of more than forty bestselling Gothic, romantic suspense, and historical novels. Born in New Zealand, where she attended school and worked as a legal secretary, she moved to London in 1954 and continued to write prolifically. Eden’s novels are known for their suspenseful, spellbinding plots, finely drawn characters, authentic historical detail, and often a hint of spookiness.

Books related to Speak to Me of Love. More by Dorothy Eden. Voices in a Haunted Room. The Time of the Hunter's Moon. The Vines of Yarrabee.

Siege of the Sun. Dorothy Eden. The American Heiress.

ISBN 13: 978-1-4804-2977-2. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. 1. Speak to the Wind.

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Comments

Cobandis Cobandis
Speak to Me of Love bears witness to why Dorothy Eden remains the Grand Dame of fiction. Set in the 1880s and published a hundred years later, the saga spans over 50 years and at the helm is a surprisingly modern protagonist, Beatrice Bonnington, a shopkeeper's daughter who has wealth and sensibility, but no illusions about her lack of beauty or marital prospects. So when she receives a proposal from a man she secretly adores, the handsome William Overton--who must marry for money to save his family estate, it is a dream come true. But her dreams of reciprocated marital devotion are soon shattered. Ever the gentleman of leisure with impeccable manners and poor physical health, William has plans of his own, which for the most part do not include Beatrice.

Realizing her husband's affection will never belong solely to her, Beatrice turns her energies to her other great passion of her life: her family's department store. As she endures tragedy, infidelity and the travesty of the Great War, she defies social convention for women and builds Bonnington's Emporium in to a titan of commerce that rivals London's Selfridges. Through the years of family drama and heartache, there is one battle Beatrice is desperate to win, the battle for her husband's heart.

This is a timeless novel, the ultimate vacation read and the well-developed characters will seize your attention from the start. The plump and headstrong Beatrice is an atypical heroine, one whose strength of character and determination make up for her lack of physical beauty and ultimately becomes a testimony to the enduring power of love.
Lbe Lbe
Although this book was satisfyingly long I found it to be a downer. Beatrice marries her dream man and begins what turns out to be an extremely frustrating life with him. Beatrice's life is interesting as she is the owner of a department store which she grows into a huge success and which frankly reminded me of Harrods in London. No sexual scenes.
Captain America Captain America
I first read this when I was a teenager. It's still a great read! I would recommend this to anyone who likes historical fiction.
Cordanius Cordanius
Hands down one of the best books I've ever read. Just ordered it and can't wait to read it again! I've since lost all my collection of books, and am so glad to find this one here.
Konetav Konetav
Another entertaining story. Eden is always good, but this is a little different to the others I've read. While I enjoyed it, it wasn't one of my favorites.
Dangerous Dangerous
This book was so good I had trouble putting it down to go to sleep and couldn't wait to pick it up to read more of this story it was so moving and interesting!
Adrierdin Adrierdin
Very interesting family saga. Kept my attention from beginning to end. Many interesting characters. Enjoyed following characters from childhood to older age. Would recommend.
I have always been a fan of Dorothy Eden. Not so much her earlier gothics, but the later stuff like Melbury Square, Time of the Dragon, and so on. But nothing I'd ever read before perpared me for Speak to Me of Love. It's the story of Katherine O'Shea and Charles Stewart Parnell. It truly was hard to put down from start to finish and I'vr reread it more than 30 times over the years. Later in life, I wondered how much of this might be based on true facts and how much was imagined. After doing research, I found that most everything in the book was as reported in history books. This book is beautifully written, making me both smile and cry. I have to wonder if this might be a love story for the ages, perhaps mostly because it really did happen. Read it!!