The Secret Pearl
Mary Balogh has no equal when it comes to capturing the complex, irresistible passions between men and women. Her classic novel, The Secret Pearl, is one of the New York Times bestselling author’s finest–a tale of temptation and seduction, of guarded hearts and raw emotion…and of a love so... show more
Mary Balogh has no equal when it comes to capturing the complex, irresistible passions between men and women. Her classic novel, The Secret Pearl, is one of the New York Times bestselling author’s finest–a tale of temptation and seduction, of guarded hearts and raw emotion…and of a love so powerful it will take your breath away….He first spies her in the shadows outside a London theatre, a ravishing creature forced to barter her body to survive. To the woman known simply as Fleur, the well-dressed gentleman with the mesmerizing eyes is an unlikely savior. And when she takes the stranger to her bed, she never expects to see him again. But then Fleur accepts a position as governess to a young girl…and is stunned to discover that her midnight lover is a powerful nobleman. As two wary hearts ignite–and the threat of scandal hovers over them–one question remains: will she be mistress or wife?
Publish date: November 29th 2005
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Fairy Tales
, Historical Romance
, Regency Romance
, Beauty And The Beast
Tour de force, indeed. A story that breaks your heart. Adam and Fleur's story made me sigh. It is almost too real. Similar scenarios I have witnessed in life. People struggling with important life decisions they made and trying to come to terms with those decisions that trap them, willingly or unwil...
A rather unconventional HR and yet, has more than a few tropes. Does that make sense?
The book was not so bad, no. Especially as the book for practising Spanish. However at times I did wish I could just grab the oh-so-romantic hero by, hmm, whatever part of his body and shout it into his ears: "Stop being an idiot!". Really, just how far one can go in being "noble" and "loyal" and ot...