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eBook Somewhere I'll Find You ePub

by Lisa Kleypas

  • ISBN: 0380781433
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Lisa Kleypas
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Avon (October 1, 1996)
  • ePub book: 1297 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1240 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 289

Description

A classic tale of sensuous secrets and unanticipated passion,from the extraordinary New York Times bestselling author

The toast of the town ...

All London is at Julia Wentworth's feet—and anything she desires is hers for the asking. But the glamorous leading lady guards a shocking secret: a mystery husband whom she does not know, dares not mention ... and cannot love.

For years Damon Savage has been searching for the stranger his parents wed him to without his consent, hoping to legally free himself from matrimony's invisible chains. And he is astonished to discover his "bride" is none other than the exquisite lady he'd hoped to make his mistress! But though his wife by law, Julia will never truly be Damon's—until he conquers her fears, his formidable rivals ... and her proud, passionate, and independent heart.

Comments

Runemane Runemane
SOMEWHERE I'LL FIND YOU is book one in the Capital Theatre series and was originally released in 1996. I love Lisa Kleypas and wish I could say the same for this book, but its one of the handful written by her that I just thought was okay. The plot and setting are interesting and revolve around Lord Damon Savage searching for the stranger his parents wed him to as a child, and Julia Wentworth, a rising actress in the 1820s world of theatre. I understood the heroine's independent nature and ambition, which I could relate to. The hero on the other hand was the strong, silent type and kind of hard to read at times. While I liked them both neither ever really tugged at my heart. There's also a bit of insta-love since Damon pretty much falls for Julia at first sight, while she was a harder sell. In the end however this story never really pulled me in and I felt like it was missing something. It took me three days to finish instead of my usual one and I'm glad I read it, but sorry to say I'll not likely read it again.
DireRaven DireRaven
FINAL DECISION: A different type of story about child marriages, a marchioness turned actress and two people who have to learn to compromise. Don't read this if you are going to nitpick the story.

THE STORY: Julia is an actress who has finally gotten a position in a respectable theater. She is living her dream of independence. Her heart stays her own, and she has a big secret. Damon, Marquess of Savage is searching for the bride his father married him to as a child. The heiress has fled her family. Damon is shocked to find out that the woman he has been married to for years is none other than the actress he wanted for his mistress.

OPINION: I really enjoyed this book. Is it unrealistic? perhaps, but if you regularly read my reviews you should know that I will forgive a lot of historical inaccuracies, plot holes, grammatical errors, etc for a good story with characters that I fall in love with. Does it seem reasonable that a aristocratic woman would abandon her family, become an actress and eventually become a duchess. Maybe not, but this is one great story anyway.

Julia is a woman who wants to make her own independent decisions. If she was born in modern times, she would fit right in, but in her times, she is disinherited by her father and on the run from her "husband". Is she too obsessed with her independence? Perhaps it seems so to our modern sensibilities, but in her time, when men owned their wives, is it unreasonable to be worried about losing your independence when your husband could control everything that you could do? Or when your father could marry you off when you are a little child. I loved how Kleypas brings the opposing forces of Julia and Damon each wanting control. After both were stripped of control by their parents each wants to be in total control of their lives.

Damon has made himself into a completely responsible predictable gentleman because his father was irresponsible -- resulting in Damon being offered in marriage to Julia (when both were small children) in order to save the family coffers. The lesson Damon learned from that was that he needed to control his circumstances. He struggles with Julia who will not submit to his control. Even worse, he ultimately realizes that she would not be the Julia he falls in love with if she did.

The story of how Julia and Damon navigate their desire for control and their trust issues was what kept me turning pages. The characters sparkled off the pages, their pain and struggle and intense attraction to one another kept me interested until the very end.

The secondary characters also were full of life. The best story is one where I could imagine all the relationships and intrigues involved and this one does a great job at that.

I only took of a star because I have read better books by Kleypas, so I know that she has pushed these boundaries even further with even better characters. I can't wait for the next book about Logan Scott. He's got some story.

WORTH MENTIONING: I loved the epilogue which was necessary for this book to show how these two adapted to one another and continued to evolve their relationship.

CONNECTED BOOKS: SOMEWHERE I'LL FIND YOU is the first book in the Capital Theatre series.

STAR RATING: I give this book 4 stars.
Danskyleyn Danskyleyn
I love regency romances! I've read many of this author's books and liked most of them, even loved some. This book was very different from the usual regency, but likable and good. The premise was intriguing - young children of noble families are married young, raised separately, estranged as adults, then meet for other reasons. The heroine, Lady Julia Hargate, was quite compelling - beautiful, talented, charismatic, and fiercely independent. The hero, Lord Damon, Marquess of Savage, was also quite compelling - handsome, aristocratic, and loyal. They had good chemistry. The storyline was unpredictable and entertaining. I liked the author's writing style - plenty of action and dialogue, as always. I'm looking forward to Logan's story!
Cemav Cemav
I am a big fan of Kleypas and have read all Hathaway, Bow Runner and Wallflower series; but this book not only pales in comparison, it felt like a series of repetitions of the same scenes and character thoughts all the way to the end when suddenly, everyone changes dramatically and everything is hastily put together to achieve a Happy Ending. Mostly flipped through the pages and did not really care about any of the characters other than Damon's brother William, who apparently was the only one who did not all of the sudden experience a 180 degree turn in his character to provide the author we a way to tie up all loose ends. Not a fan of this one.