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Dangerous Works by [Warfield, Caroline]
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" Bravo! You gave me a day of happily absorbed entertainment."
Mary Balogh, New York Times Bestselling Author

" I cannot say how much I enjoyed this book. The characters and the setting outshone my expectations and I cannot wait to read more from this author because if they are as pleasing as this story I have found someone to add to the top of my must-read list. "
    Five Stars-Top Pick Night Owl Romance Reviews

". . . the historical references were spot on, and the use of ancient Greek poetry in the plot, and as a mechanism for character development, was inspired."
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  • File Size: 1661 KB
  • Print Length: 286 pages
  • Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing (September 1, 2014)
  • Publication Date: September 1, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00N9KHDWQ
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,356 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Struck gold! This is a new author to me and I really loved this book. I just downloaded the only other book (DANGEROUS SECRETS) that Amazon has by this author. I hope there are more coming by her.

I liked both the hero and heroine. The heroine is especially well written. She is a little older (mid thirties) and a scholarly, intelligent woman who is out of step with the times and her class (aristocratic) - and has suffered because of it - much at the hands of her own family.

I love romance and I love it presented in an historical setting. I read a LOT of these books. So many of the modern authors write heroines that you would think had been born in 1978 rather than 1798. They are strong, independent women who seem totally oblivious to the mores of the time.

Well I think strong, independent women have existed since the beginning of time. So has sex, married or otherwise. I think the difference is in how it is presented. The presentation in this story seemed much more realistic to the times. There is sex but it did not seem gratuitous to me.

I look forward to reading more by this author.
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I have to be honest, I found it difficult to rate this book. On the one hand, the pace was quite slow, the desire-masquerading-as-animosity theme too prolonged, and the actions of the characters sometimes confusing. For example, Lady Georgiana portrays all the classic traits of a strong-willed woman, yet in the face of her aristocratic parents she reverts to uncharacteristic helplessness. On the other hand, the historical references were spot on, and the use of ancient Greek poetry in the plot, and as a mechanism for character development, was inspired. In the end, I was glad I persisted in reading through to the conclusion, despite the reservations I had.
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I bought Dangerous Works a few days ago so that I would be able to read it before the next in the series was published, and I devoured it in two bites (going and coming on my commuter train). It is one of those books where the writing is so good you don't notice it. I was immersed in the story, and time flew by. I dragged myself from the world of Andrew and Georgiana with difficulty, and couldn't wait to plunge back in.

Georgiana is a woman in her mid-30s living alone because the only man she ever wanted (and the only man who ever wanted her) left without explanation years earlier. She lives for her scholarship - translating and giving a voice to the women poets of ancient Greece. When she finds that her suitor - the only person ever to encourage her work - has returned, she seeks his help with her translation.

Andrew joined the army many years earlier because he couldn't marry Georgiana. Scarred and still suffering from his most recent injury, he is unhappy to find that the old feelings are still there, stronger than ever.

I sympathised with Andrew, I understood Georgiana, and suffered with them both as they faced gossip, scandal, her powerful family and their own misconceptions. Thank you, Caroline, for a thoroughly satisfying read. Now for Dangerous Secrets!
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As a romance this book frustrated me at times since the H and h were often too stubborn and too inconsistent in their behavior. Yet I still feel it's a 4-star book because of the more unusual academic setting in Cambridge and the love of two scholarly people, united by their interest in the classics. (Not to mention I do like the way Warfield writes.)

Lady Georgiana Hayden is a duke's daughter and the sister of Richard Hayden, a young marquess with a bit of a stick up his aristocratic you-know-what. Long ago Georgiana had been close to Andrew Mallet, one of Richard's friends. Andrew was the son of a Cambridge scholar and he and Georgiana had their love of Greek and Latin in common. But when Richard saw their friendship turning into something more serious, he strongly "encouraged" middle-class Andrew to enlist in the army and leave upper-class Georgiana alone.

So for more than eleven years Georgiana, ignorant of Richard's part in Andrew's leaving, has felt resentment toward Andrew, not just for having lost his love but also his encouragement and help with her academic pursuits. Certainly no one, neither her family nor anyone else in the rarefied strata of the Upper Ten Thousand, believes that a woman should pursue knowledge.

Now Andrew is back from the war, scarred and badly wounded, finding walking difficult and painful and he's in need of more skilled medical treatment than he has received so far. He's living now in Cambridge and who should he meet up with but Lady Georgiana. Not good. He still loves her and knows, just knows, knows, knows that he must keep her away from himself.
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A book I actually finished – and totally enjoyed. This was a thoroughly engaging, interesting and delightfully different story that kept my interest through to the last satisfying page. I do love to discover a new author with a new voice. Speaking of new voices, that was the theme of this book.

Lady Georgina, daughter of a duke, finds herself 35 years old, unmarried, remarkably solitary and relatively unsatisfied with her life. She has discovered that she is practically invisible and does not have, nor ever has had a voice in the direction of her life. Her cold and distant family has ignored her, except for one brother who has manipulated her, and she has been relegated to the fringes of their lives.

When the story opens, it seems she has slipped from the powerful family’s immediate notice and has moved to an establishment of her own in Cambridge, where she intends to pursue her unorthodox scholarly research of translating poems of unpublished Greek women. Except she can find no resources to assist her and, while she is supported in financial comfort by her imperious father, she attempts in vain to gain use of a library or a tutor.

Her life seems unfulfilled – she is somewhat unhealthy, lonely, bored and frustrated – until she meets Andrew. I loved Andrew – he was a quietly competent hero, not a rakish bone in his body. He also wasn’t a member of the nobility, but he was most definitely noble. The son of an eminent scholar and a reluctant military man seriously wounded at Waterloo, we meet Andrew when he is at a very low point. He has returned from the war financially enriched by his service, but physically scarred and is attempting to pick up the threads of his life.
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