Once Upon a Tower
To win her love. . . As an extremely wealthy laird, Gowan Stoughton, Duke of Kinross, can have any of the maidens at the ball he attends. The only problem is they are all English and Gowan is not so certain they are suitable. He is accustomed to the hard-working lasses from his Highlands, not... show more
To win her love. . . As an extremely wealthy laird, Gowan Stoughton, Duke of Kinross, can have any of the maidens at the ball he attends. The only problem is they are all English and Gowan is not so certain they are suitable. He is accustomed to the hard-working lasses from his Highlands, not these dainty noblewomen who spend their days drinking tea or some other such nonsense. But then he makes the acquaintance of Lady Edith Gilchrist. Utterly bewitched by the emerald-eyed beauty with lush golden locks, he knows he must have her.He must free her from her tower. . . "Edie" had the misfortune of being dreadfully ill at her debut ball and barely remembers what Gowan looks like. Even worse, she accepted his proposal the following day. Edie's only true passion is playing music—until Gowan writes a scandalous letter and stirs the most irresistible desire. Yet when they marry, Edie realizes her husband needs a lesson and locks herself in a tower. Somehow Gowan must find a way to enter the tower and convince his new bride that she belongs in his arms.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: May 28th 2013
Pages no: 404
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Fairy Tales
, Historical Romance
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
Series: Fairy Tales (#5)
Eloisa James is truly a master novelist when it comes to witty and intelligent dialogues. As to prove this, this story starts with her trademark humor: The moment he was announced, a flock of young women swiveled toward him, each face flaunting a gleaming array of teeth. To his mind they all looke...
Slow to start, and then resolved too quickly and easily in the end. Perhaps a bit better than the last few in this series, but nowhere near as good as the first. I may have to let this series go.
The first half of this story is inspired by Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, while the second half--or maybe just the last few chapters--is inspired by the Rapunzel story. Gowan is a Scottish duke with immense wealth and responsibilities, inherited when he was just fourteen. (He's all of twenty-two, ...
I liked this story of Gowan and Edie. Both were well described characters with whom one can identify. It always frustrates me in stories when the main characters don't communicate and as a result a lot of misunderstanding happens, but of course, that can happen in real life. It is an exciting att...
3 Stars This is my first read from Eloisa James that i did not liked and couldn't connect with the characters and the subject. A very poor subject in my opinion and i wouldn't recommend it.