Winter Garden A celebrated beauty Madeleine DuMais cleverness is her greatest asset one she puts to good use as a spy for the British Assigned to help break up a smuggling ring in the south of England she arrives

  • Title: Winter Garden
  • Author: Adele Ashworth
  • ISBN: 9780061905896
  • Page: 228
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • A celebrated beauty, Madeleine DuMais cleverness is her greatest asset one she puts to good use as a spy for the British Assigned to help break up a smuggling ring in the south of England, she arrives at the quaint resort town of Winter Garden and meets her partner in subterfuge Thomas Blackwood.Unlike any man she has ever met, Blackwood s quiet confidence and mysteriouA celebrated beauty, Madeleine DuMais cleverness is her greatest asset one she puts to good use as a spy for the British Assigned to help break up a smuggling ring in the south of England, she arrives at the quaint resort town of Winter Garden and meets her partner in subterfuge Thomas Blackwood.Unlike any man she has ever met, Blackwood s quiet confidence and mysterious intensity send shivers of pleasure coursing through her And, despite the danger, as duty gives way to desire, Madeleine aches for Thomas gentle touch on her body on her heart on her soul.For surrender holds its own sweet reward .

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    1. This book was hard to find. Finally ordered from ebay from GB. It is very very good. Hot love scenes. Madeleine DeMais is a spy for the crown. Thomas Blackwood is also a spy (but alot more than that). He is at Winter Garden and hires her undercover to be his french translator for the supossed memoirs he's writing. They are a mission to find out who is stealing opium and then reselling it and suspect the owner of the the largest estate with it's underground tunnels. Love the end where he tells he [...]

    2. **2.5 stars**Now I know why the investigation made no sense whatsoever! If only the reader would have been in on it from the beginning, that whole part of the story wouldn't have been so pointless!Switched from audio to print at about 35%.RTC

    3. This was a wonderful book. It was very emotional, and had such a fantastic hero. His love for the heroine was so very sweet and touching. The hero, Thomas Blackwood, and the heroine, Madeleine DuMais, both work for the British government. They are sent to Winter Garden, where they investigate opium smuggling. As they work together and get to know each other, they slowly begin a relationship together. I enjoyed reading about the progressing relationship of the hero and heroine, and I thought they [...]

    4. DNF. The social mores of the time period are pretty much disregarded from the get-go (Handsome scholar living alone with a gorgeous female "secretary"? Noooooo, of COURSE polite society won't think anything scurrilous is going on THERE, and of COURSE she'll be accepted to tea with the good ladies of the town.) I could've dealt with it if the whole set-up of the H/h as covert spies was even remotely believable (see above setup, when they're suppose to be "blending in"), but nope. (For that matter [...]

    5. Now this is what defines the word "keeper". So often romance novels get so redundant that you can't tell one from the next. Not so with this one. Ashworth weaves together a love story of epic proportions with characters so real, likeable, and wounded that they will haunt you long after you finish reading it. Thomas is a wounded, disfigured spy who is living in Winter Garden, England trying to find a opium smuggling thief. Madeleine is also a spy sent to help Thomas in his pursuit of the criminal [...]

    6. Oh How I adore this book I finished this one in matter of hours and absolutely in love with it. The story is a bit different than tipical historical romance. It's not just about romance and aristocracy life. In fact, it almost has no scene that contain a real aristocracy lifestyle. Both the hero and heroine work as British Spy that were working together on a smugging/stealing opium case. The heroine was also a illegimate child of an addict French actrees with common English man. While the hero w [...]

    7. Love expands your soul with something inexplicably fulfilling. If you die without ever having experienced it, you will miss life's only true joy.Good advice. This statement pretty much sums up this book. Learning to let go and love was the hardest thing Madeline has ever donebut once she did, the experience was fulfilling and rewarding. Thomas and Madeline had great chemistry. They outright set the pages on fire at times during this book. There were many intense scenes and a one so emotional tha [...]

    8. I'm leaving my 5 star rating in place for this wonderful book. Narrator Heather Wilds is one who employs oddly timed pauses. I'm not sure if this is deliberate or the result of inadequate preparation. I just know that I notice it and it distracts me. 3.5 stars for the narration.

    9. Loved this book in print when I read it ten years ago. I was totally swept up in the audio as well. It's definitely on my relisten shelf now.

    10. Another review in Polish. This was written long time ago, when I was reading F/M books :) My opinion could be slightly (or maybe very) different right now :)(view spoiler)[O pozorach,lęku,pożądaniu,tęsknotach,miłości.Południowa Anglia, zima, a właściwie koniec listopada, rok 1849.Angielski szpieg, Madeleine DuMais, dotąd mieszkająca we Francji, a konkretnie w Marsylii, przybywa do małej miejscowości o wdzięczniej nazwie Winter Garden, czyli Zimowy Ogród. Jej zadaniem jest znalezie [...]

    11. Ahwhat should I say about this book, 5 star is not enough, it should be PERFECTION!I love love this beyond many books I adored, I savor every words to come. I love the Hero, I love the pretty gorgeous Heroine. Seldom I read book where the Heroine "took charges" in many part ofhehe (* the love making*) which I adore, adore so muchVERY SEXY INDEEDI remember after I read "Untouched" of Anna Campbell which I love so much, I stumble to "Honour Splendour" of Julie Garwood which I can't even finishd I [...]

    12. This may have been the first perfect historical romance I've ever read. It's THAT good. The hero feels alpha, strong and sexy, then turns beta - in the bestofways - the moment the physicality gets going. Smart, self-possessed-but-far-from-cold heroine, and a hero you're rooting for from the time you meet him (he's damaged, but not in the usual stupid, dissolute, or self-indulgent ways). British-French intrigue keeps the story moving nicely, and a goodly dose of judgy-small-town English social mo [...]

    13. Another great, emotional and sizzling romance by Adele Ashworth. The sexual tension that builds from the moment the h/h meet is intense. A twist on the beauty and the beast plotline, Madeline, a great beauty working as a spy for the British Crown is half French and is sent to England to work with Thomas to solve a smuggling case. Thomas has a few secrets. Somehow he knows Madeleine from years before-how? And what is the extent of his injuries from the war to his legs? Living together undercover, [...]

    14. Winter Garden had such a beautiful ending it would have been a winner with me as long as I got that far. Since the rest of the book was also really good it gained one of my rare 5/5. The only negative thing I found with the book was the small mystery plot-line included where the main characters used their spy skills (there were two mysteries in the book). The mystery was so predictable I figured it out within the first few chapters. Since it's a romance novel I don't expect these types of side p [...]

    15. I bought this book because it was a daily selection from "Book BudS" e-books, thinking it was another book titled "WInter Garden." I jumped at it so fast, I didn't notice that it was not from the author that I so enjoy! So it automatically went onto my Nook, and when I opened it, I soon discovered it was not at all what I thought it was. I read it anyway and discovered it was a very "sexy" romance novel! I used to like these years ago, but had not read one in quite so time. Now I remember why I [...]

    16. This book has been out of print and unavailable for a while, so I was delighted when I saw this has been reprinted. I have, of course, read the subsequent two books in the series so it was great to finally read where it all began. Very passionate book, with some really love depth of feeling. Well paced and while there was a background plot with smuggling, it was centred around the development of the romance and emotion between the two characters which is what I feel a romance should be. Wonderfu [...]

    17. I loved this audiobook, Heather Wilds is great with the french accent for Madeleine and engligsh accent voice for Thomas. I was completely taken by the story, Thomas and Madeleine are spies for the british government and have the task to find out who is the opium smuggler within the aristocratic town of Winter Garden. Madeleine and Thomas have a terrible attraction for each other, and although Thomas is taken with her from the beginning, Madeleine doesn't believe in love but little by little fal [...]

    18. I loved this book. I am reading them out of order, but I believe we met Madeline in the first book in the series, "Stolen Charms". I read the last one first, found this at the library and am waiting for #3 from . This was such a wonderful love story with a really happy ending!! I am now on the lookout for all her books, but I am trying to read through all the A's on my bookshelf, so after I read the 3rd book, I will go on to Victoria Alexander.

    19. Me ha gustafo mucho. Thomas es un personaje masculino que te atrapa tiene el punto justo de misterio, encanto y pasión y Madeleine también me ha gustado mucho, independiente y decidida. La historia del misterio es tan solo una excusa para juntar a estos dos personajes, porque el libro realmente te hace disfrutar de su relación. La descripción y la forma en que la autora te va desvelando a los personajes me ha parecido muy buena y sin olvidar el alto contenido erótico.

    20. Not overly engaging and terribly overwritten. It has so many nonsensical moments, and not in a whimsical sense, and the characters actions don't suit their personalities as described on more than one occasion - not to mention the side plot from the Baron's perspective that doesn't go anywhere. Plus after the long, ridiculously slow buildup the resolution happens almost instantaneously within a single chapter. Meh.

    21. Throwing in the towel on this one. Not what I expected. Had hoped for some interesting cultural background and history, but there's none. Too bad, as it sounded interesting. The characters are blah, plot lacks interest.

    22. EL protagonista es muyyy tierno. Se dejan las cosas claras practicamente desde el principio, asique no son los tipicos con el tira y afloja. Es una novela bastante romantica aunque con poco movimiento, quizás un pelin sosa incluso, pero se lee bien.

    23. Me gustó mucho esta pareja y esta historia, que se sale bastante de lo habitual dentro del romance histórico.

    24. 5 stars for the hero's confession and 3 stars for everything else balances this out to a 4 star book that confession is definitely in my top 5.I feel so gooey inside now:)

    25. Too slow moving and didn't draw my emotions enough.There is a lot of description going on. For example: within conversations, one person says something. Then there are one or more sentences describing body language, internal thoughts and/or emotions. Then the next person says something. It's an interesting style of writing. Sometimes this was good but other times it slowed things down too much. I wanted the story to move forward more quickly. This book is about uncovering some mysteries. It was [...]

    26. Despite the story revolving around arresting an opiate smuggler, the book spends little time actually doing that. I found the book to drag on and on. It wasn't until later in the book did the pace pick up. The book can be summed up very easily in two people falling for each other. One is disfigured and the other is absurdly beautiful. There isn't much to the story really. It was actually really boring. It had some good parts but not enough to justify a great rating, hence, the middle-ground. It [...]

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