A Gift of Daisies

A Gift of Daisies[Download] ➺ A Gift of Daisies ➽ Mary Balogh – Heartforum.co.uk The impossible Mr GowerLady Rachel Palmer was quite used to men falling helplessly in love with her Every gentleman in aristocratic society, including her devoted fianc , Lord Algernon Rivers, fell a The impossible Mr GowerLady Rachel Palmer was quite used to men falling helplessly in love with her Every gentleman in aristocratic society, including her devoted fianc , Lord Algernon Rivers, fell a willing victim to Rachel s dazzling beauty and bewitching charmEvery gentleman, that is, except Lord Rivers closest friend, the studiously unfashionable and splendidly A Gift PDF or handsome Mr David GowerMr Gower made it clear that the ravishing Rachel represented everything he scorned, and that he was the very last man in the world she could ever ensnare It was a challenge Rachel could not ignore from a man she could not resist.

Mary Jenkins was born in in Swansea, Wales, UK After graduating from university, moved to Saskatchewan, Canada, to teach high school English, on a two year teaching contract in She married her Canadian husband, Robert Balogh, and had three children, Jacqueline, Christopher and Sian When she s not writing, she enjoys reading, music A Gift PDF or and knitting She also enjoys watching tennis and curlingMary Balogh started writing in the evenings as a hobby Her first book, a Regency love story, was published in as A Masked Deception under her married name In , she retired from teaching after years to pursue her dream to write full time She has writtenthan seventy novels and almost thirty novellas since then, including the New York Times bestselling Slightly sextet and Simply quartet She has won numerous awards, including Bestselling Historical of the Year from the Borders Group, and her novel Simply Magic was a finalist in the Quill Awards She has won seven Waldenbooks Awards and two B Dalton Awards for her bestselling novels, as well as a Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award.

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  • A Gift of Daisies
  • Mary Balogh
  • English
  • 02 June 2017
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10 thoughts on “A Gift of Daisies

  1. Ev. says:

    A week ago, if you had presented this book to me, I d have said, What Me read and enjoy this Never Well, maybe I wouldn t have said so in such precise terms this is Balogh, after all, whose works I ve enjoyed for a long time but I definitely would ve been scratching my head and racking my brains as to why I d like such a premise I mean, a hero who s a vicar A man of religion Religion I have nothing against the Christian religion, of course It s the proselytizing that gets to me T A week ago, if you had presented this book to me, I d have said, What Me read and enjoy this Never Well, maybe I wouldn t have said so in such precise terms this is Balogh, after all, whose works I ve enjoyed for a long time but I definitely would ve been scratching my head and racking my brains as to why I d like such a premise I mean, a hero who s a vicar A man of religion Religion I have nothing against the Christian religion, of course It s the proselytizing that gets to me The message of Christianity, of love and charity, has always rung true with me And this is certainly one of the overarching themes of this book It s apparent in everything the two characters do their agonizing, their pining, their frustrations Their complete selflessness when it came to the fate of their beloved And, frankly, it was tiring about 75% of the way through to read about how they loved each other so much that they daren t not be together Yet I still enjoyed this bookthan I ve enjoyed any other book I ve read in the past couple of weeks Because the characters were refreshing And, gasp , while there was a case of love at first sight, it was handled in a very realistic, very human way It wasn t presented as true love at first sight, of course, no matter how the characters chose to describe it It was lust, madness, and desire and just generally confusion And I loved every bit of it I loved reading about it I even appreciated this writing style, which was clearly a production of Early Balogh So yeah I really liked this book I blew through it with surprising fanaticism, even though it had 2 features that d usually turn me off from certain stories Maybe my tastes are changing Or maybe Balogh just knows how to write a story which she totally does, by the way most of her tales are unique, delicious, and seriously steeped in dramatic irony which make them hilarious

  2. Bill says:

    Mary Balogh s A Gift of Daisies is a 1991 book that is different from her other books The hero is a vicar who wants to live a life of service to the poor and the heroine is a very beautiful woman who seems to be into a life of gaity and frivolity at the beginning of the book She pretty much throws herself at the hero He loves her but can t believe she would ever be happy living his chosen lifestyle He has to learn to let her make that decision for herself and she has to learn that she needs Mary Balogh s A Gift of Daisies is a 1991 book that is different from her other books The hero is a vicar who wants to live a life of service to the poor and the heroine is a very beautiful woman who seems to be into a life of gaity and frivolity at the beginning of the book She pretty much throws herself at the hero He loves her but can t believe she would ever be happy living his chosen lifestyle He has to learn to let her make that decision for herself and she has to learn that she needs a purpose in life and that isimportant than the life of the idle rich she was raised to expect.This isn t my favorite MB book by any means but it is interesting to see her writing a different kind of book

  3. Aneca says:

    started this book with great expectations So far I have always enjoyed Balogh s traditional regencies and I was planning on loving this one too.But this book is very different from all the others I ve read before by her First of all it has a strong religious side The hero is a vicar and extremely dedicated to his good works and helping his poor parishioners And then there s the fact that the heroine is rich and noble and the hero is poor and a second son and it s the heroine that asks the h started this book with great expectations So far I have always enjoyed Balogh s traditional regencies and I was planning on loving this one too.But this book is very different from all the others I ve read before by her First of all it has a strong religious side The hero is a vicar and extremely dedicated to his good works and helping his poor parishioners And then there s the fact that the heroine is rich and noble and the hero is poor and a second son and it s the heroine that asks the hero to marry her and he is the one who refuses.Lady Rachel Palmer is beautiful, wealthy, and frivolous as well as betrothed to someone else when she meets and falls in love with the high minded Reverend David Gower, who is devoted to a life of service and poverty It seems like an impossible match, especially when David is so set against it.Rachel and David meet in London during the heroine s season They fall in love with each other but keep those feelings to themselves till eventually the heroine proposes believing her feelings returned The hero refuses because he thinks she wont be happy as a poor clergyman s wife This leads the heroine to ask a childhood friend to marry her Eventually she accepts that David loves her but wont marry her and that she must be true to her feelings breaking the betrothal to the friend she doesn t love and dedicate herself to good deeds Although the blurb mentions she is betrothed to someone else when they meet that is not true.The second half of the book is about how both of them are dedicated to helping others, that they are happy and fulfilled and that they are resigned not to marry Then David receives an inheritance that allows him to think of marriage to Rachel, but accepting it however will force him to give up his life as a poor vicar When he proposes it s Rachel s turn to say no because she loves him too much to accept such a great sacrifice from him It took a compromising situation for them to come to their senses and decide to marry.Well I never quite understood why they couldn t marry, yes the hero was poor but he was also part of the nobility and so an acceptable party And in the end he is still poor when finally the marriage is arranged so I ended up thinking they could have saved all that useless self sacrifice and just get on with it from the beginning Or Rachel could have let him accept the inheritance and they could be both rich and do good deeds even if in a different place I m afraid that instead of being moved by their actions I was annoyed And I kept thinking Rachel could have ruined Algie and Celia s happiness.Looking forward to hear other opinions from Balogh fans And thank you I for lending me yet another HTF oldie For me this was a C

  4. Jacqueline J says:

    My least favorite Balogh I don t like stories of people giving up money to somehow become a better,Christian person All giving up money gets you is poverty I don t like having religion shoved down my throat So if those things are what floats your boat, you ll probably love this one.

  5. Amarilli Settantatre says:

    Non tra quelli da ricordare Non scritto male, ma non amo i personaggi redenti sulla via di Damasco Per fortuna, un Regency, altrimenti Rachel e David avrebbero donato anche l ultimo vestito ai poveri per imbarcarsi per qualche missione in AfricaTroppo poco spazio alla seconda coppia Algy Celia che era invece la mia preferita.

  6. Jackie says:

    Balogh in an unusually religious mode David Gower, a second son of a viscount, was bitter as an adolescent that he wasn t the first born But after discovering God while at Oxford, he s given up not only his bitterness, but also his somewhat wild ways So when he meets giddy Lady Rachel Palmer while visiting London with his cousin before he takes up his first job as a minister, David is less than impressed Rachel, vibrant and vivacious though she may be, does not seem to have a serious thought Balogh in an unusually religious mode David Gower, a second son of a viscount, was bitter as an adolescent that he wasn t the first born But after discovering God while at Oxford, he s given up not only his bitterness, but also his somewhat wild ways So when he meets giddy Lady Rachel Palmer while visiting London with his cousin before he takes up his first job as a minister, David is less than impressed Rachel, vibrant and vivacious though she may be, does not seem to have a serious thought in her head.But when David takes up his job, in the same country village where his cousin and Rachel live, he learns that there isto Rachel than just parties and dancing It wasn t a question of mistaken appearances, though Rachel truly is rather naive in her outlook, and truly enjoys being with others and taking joy in life and in the world around her She s just acomplicated person than David initially gave her credit for.Even though the two fall in love, David doesn t believe that Rachel will be able to hack the life of a poor clergyman s wife, and refuses to marry Rachel when she declares her love for him Balogh is great at capturing Rachel s passionate, unthinking, yet utterly appealing personality I loved the way she kept proposing, first to David, then to her old friend Algie David s cousin , then to David again Her proposals weren t just there for laughs, for readers to laugh AT her in fact, they each are all quite poignant And I quite enjoyed David s final realization, that he needs to give Rachel the respect to allow her to make up her own mind about whether marrying him would be a mistake or a dream come true

  7. Sheri says:

    My grade B This is an older regency and different than other Balogh books because of the inspirational focus The book, as many of Balogh s are, is about the inner workings of a woman, Rachel Rachel doesn t really understand herself, doesn t know what she wants from life and doesn t understand why she feels so empty and dissatisfied She has a very best friend Algie and mistakes the love she feels for him as passionate love, when it isthat of a sister and brother She meets David who My grade B This is an older regency and different than other Balogh books because of the inspirational focus The book, as many of Balogh s are, is about the inner workings of a woman, Rachel Rachel doesn t really understand herself, doesn t know what she wants from life and doesn t understand why she feels so empty and dissatisfied She has a very best friend Algie and mistakes the love she feels for him as passionate love, when it isthat of a sister and brother She meets David who has dedicated his life to God and the poor and is the new vicar at his friend Algie s estate Although attracted to Rachel, David is certain they are too dissimilar to ever be a match.Both have some maturing to do Rachel must come to realize her happiness is dependent not on dances and possessions, but in doing satisfying, unselfish work Eventually she realizes it is God s work David must realize that he has been judgmental and prejudiced in his beliefs about the kind of woman Rachel is, what she is capable of and what will make her life happy For a time they reject each other, feeling they are doing the best thing for the person they love Eventually they see and welcome the change in each other and rejoice that they have noobstacles to their love.As with many of Balogh s stories, this is about the growth of both characters, and their growth enabling them to find and accept love It s definitely not may favorite as it seemed a bit slow, but I enjoyed it

  8. ARomanceLover says:

    Lady Rachel is the belle of the ball and slated to marry her lifelong friend and neighbor Algie But only one glance at his cousin David and she is in love while he thinks her shallow and frivolous. It turns out David is to be the rector on Algie s estate and is poor and unsuitable for Rachel who is the daughter of an earl and planned to marry comfortably Their love grows out of the meaning they both find in doing works of charity and as much as they resist each other, they cannot give up thei Lady Rachel is the belle of the ball and slated to marry her lifelong friend and neighbor Algie But only one glance at his cousin David and she is in love while he thinks her shallow and frivolous. It turns out David is to be the rector on Algie s estate and is poor and unsuitable for Rachel who is the daughter of an earl and planned to marry comfortably Their love grows out of the meaning they both find in doing works of charity and as much as they resist each other, they cannot give up their love I didn t enjoy so much the religious aspect of the book but that couldn t be avoided since David is a rector and Rachel finds herself through religion If not for that I would have given itstars

  9. tacitus says:

    This is a true love story with a very heavy Christian spiritual element to it, though that elements mostly deals with philosophical questions of ethics and life, and need not repel anyone who doesn t have a religious bend The steaminess level is quite low no sex , and there is no villain The hero and heroine must merely overcome themselves in order to find happiness, rather than some outside interference.

  10. Truusje says:

    DNF 50% I can t believe I didn t finish a Mary Balogh book, but it was just too boring to continue Both the hero and heroine were such good and lovely people, and there didn t seem much of a conflict between them The writing was very descriptive with little dialogue or action It was all just very dull I m very glad the first books I read by Mary Balogh arerecent because otherwise I may have missed out on a wonderful writer.

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