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The Darkest Summer ❴Read❵ ➵ The Darkest Summer Author Rebecca J. Greenwood – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Lady Cora Winfield s life has always gone according to plan her mother s plan That s why Cora is so fascinated when she meets the dark Duke of Blackdell Knowing his dangerous reputation, Cora s mother Lady Cora Winfield s life has always gone according to plan her mother s plan That s why Cora is so fascinated when she meets the dark Duke of Blackdell Knowing his dangerous reputation, Cora s The Darkest Kindle - mother flatly forbids the match, and the duke decides to take matters into his own hands Kidnapped and facing a scandal, Lady Cora must now decide whether love will be her downfall or the beginning of a new plan, one she never dreamed possibleSet in the stormy summer of , this Regency romance is a retelling of the myth of Hades and Persephone.


10 thoughts on “The Darkest Summer

  1. Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...) Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...) says:

    FREE e book 5 24 20 Loved it The details of Cora and Adam, the duke, really made the story for me, as well as their mutual yearning for unconditional and affectionate love Cora is passionate about horticulture and loves plants and flowers, even trying to rescue the plants that are getting waterlogged in Hyde Park and worrying over the wheat crop of England Adam is struggling with a lingering injury from Waterloo and the sorrow and grief he has over losing his entire co FREE e book 5 24 20 Loved it The details of Cora and Adam, the duke, really made the story for me, as well as their mutual yearning for unconditional and affectionate love Cora is passionate about horticulture and loves plants and flowers, even trying to rescue the plants that are getting waterlogged in Hyde Park and worrying over the wheat crop of England Adam is struggling with a lingering injury from Waterloo and the sorrow and grief he has over losing his entire company of soldiers to the violence there The initial attraction they feel for each other is unexpected and Adam s infatuation with Cora leads him to seek her out and discover her true characteristics beyond the ballroom niceties.Cora s controlling mother is a complex character at times seeming the villain in her treatment of her daughter, but also had me curious if her motivation was merely selfish or if she truly had deeper concern for her daughter s future well being While the pace at the beginning of the book is a bit slow, once Adam and Cora are off on their adventure the plot really spices up and emotions are brought to the surface and forced to be dealt with Adam s closest servants that accompany them provide humor anddepth as their loyalty and regard for him reveals his true nature A wonderful Regency novel with sweet romance and excitement I received a complimentary copy of the book all opinions in this review are my own


  2. Katie W Katie W says:

    4.5 Stars This is one story that almost took me byof a surprise than it did the characters After a semi slow start, this book whirled me away into a captivating story of the unexpected and charmed the socks off of me I often wonder if the world was made up of book characters, how many inhabitants would be perfectly perfect and gorgeous individuals I loved that Cora and Adam weren t the most handsome of characters, but they each had intriguing qualities that really made them seem like 4.5 Stars This is one story that almost took me byof a surprise than it did the characters After a semi slow start, this book whirled me away into a captivating story of the unexpected and charmed the socks off of me I often wonder if the world was made up of book characters, how many inhabitants would be perfectly perfect and gorgeous individuals I loved that Cora and Adam weren t the most handsome of characters, but they each had intriguing qualities that really made them seem like your normal, average human being Of course, their unique personalities really complemented one another and make them absolutelyattractive, especially because of their interactions with servants and each other.It seems that many Regencies have young ladies who are under their parents thumbs and Cora isn t an exception You would think her mother would be happy with any match, especially to a titled man, but that s not the case She has foolish reasons for turning Adam away and really comes across as the bad guy in this book I found Cora s fascination with horticulture endearing and Adam s dark, lurking ways appealing, especially when he makes up his mind about what he wants and the lengths he goes to in order to get it The secondary characters really add to the plot and although it s slightly darker in nature, it s still very compelling and a book worth reading, as it s not your typical Regency romance Content very mild violence mild romance I received a copy to review, which didn t affect my opinion or thoughts in any way


  3. Kim Kim says:

    I loved this Regency era romance retelling of the Greek myth of the kidnapping of Persephone by Hades I was caught on the edge of my seat in suspense with the constant action filled events that kept happening one by one non stop once we got past that calm beginning It is only after I finished and could stop gasping in surprise at all the thrilling antagonistic forces that kept trying to physically smack down the characters, that I then could be able to reflect on the similarities between both I loved this Regency era romance retelling of the Greek myth of the kidnapping of Persephone by Hades I was caught on the edge of my seat in suspense with the constant action filled events that kept happening one by one non stop once we got past that calm beginning It is only after I finished and could stop gasping in surprise at all the thrilling antagonistic forces that kept trying to physically smack down the characters, that I then could be able to reflect on the similarities between both this storyline and its characters in the aforementioned myth It was so seamless and subtle sometimes that I had to facepalm myself in disbelief afterwards that I didn t see it as I was reading it I love the mind of this author There were some other things I really loved There were no 21rst century American colloquialisms in a British Regency time period novel I loved the spotlight on the sociological ills of that time period including the treatment of wives and children as property which also included the still contemporary social problem of domestic violence and child abuse I was also impressed there was a prominent though not main character of another race included in the story and the discussion of the racial social issues of that time period in an accurate believable way I also was impressed to find this originated as a NaNoWriMo challenge novel.Language No profanity that I remember.Sensuality Clean A proper traditional regency romance with only kisses.Source My purchased library I got it when it was 90% off Yay


  4. Aimee (Getting Your Read On) Aimee (Getting Your Read On) says:

    4.5 starsThis is a regency romance unlike any I have read before Of course there were plenty of similarities too, but this story took an unbeaten path when the brooding, dark Duke becomes a bit desperate and takes matters of love into his own hands.The story actually starts out a bit on the slow side with the Duke doing a lot of lurking which sounds sort of creepy but I just dare you not to fall in love with the Duke of Blackdell Once the story picks up, it s a surprising and fun ride to the 4.5 starsThis is a regency romance unlike any I have read before Of course there were plenty of similarities too, but this story took an unbeaten path when the brooding, dark Duke becomes a bit desperate and takes matters of love into his own hands.The story actually starts out a bit on the slow side with the Duke doing a lot of lurking which sounds sort of creepy but I just dare you not to fall in love with the Duke of Blackdell Once the story picks up, it s a surprising and fun ride to the end I loved it Cora is a unique young lady with a curious mind and a passion for horticulture Her mother is quite severe with her and when Cora has a chance to choose her own path, she takes it I love how Cora thinks things through She isn t too quick to judge, forgives quickly and has such a pleasant nature about her I loved how both she and the duke were kind and respectful to those around them no matter their station.The Duke He is passionate but so controlled Well, most of the time As the story progresses and you get to know the Duke better, his longings and desperation makesense No matter what is happening, he is respectful of Cora and all the people around them A true gentleman.I loved the growing romance, the unveiling of personalities along with the situation and the genuine fondness I developed for these characters The secondary characters were fantastic as well and really helped round out the story So good There is a novella that goes along with this story The Darkest Hour and I m reading that next month I m really looking forward to that Content kissing, mild peril I received a copy of this book from the publisher All opinions expressed are my own


  5. Lisa (Bookworm Lisa) Lisa (Bookworm Lisa) says:

    What a fun book This book has adventure, danger, a kidnapping, and romance There are many things to keep the attention and interest of the reader The Darkest Summer takes place in the regency era, but is not your typical regency romance Adam Douglas, the Duke of Blackwell, is known as the Black Duke I thought it was a play on his name, but there isthat could be considered in the name He is brooding, good looking, dark brown hair, and keeps himself apart from society His family also What a fun book This book has adventure, danger, a kidnapping, and romance There are many things to keep the attention and interest of the reader The Darkest Summer takes place in the regency era, but is not your typical regency romance Adam Douglas, the Duke of Blackwell, is known as the Black Duke I thought it was a play on his name, but there isthat could be considered in the name He is brooding, good looking, dark brown hair, and keeps himself apart from society His family also has a dark past In spite of the characteristics ascribed to him, he is a good guy, that I couldn t help but like He has had much to overcome and Cora Winfield just may be the woman to help him through his struggles.What can you say about Cora Only wonderful things She is not your typical Lady She wants to dig her hands in the dirt and care for plants They are her passion She cares for a plant throughout most of the book., It should have been discarded and left behind, but Cora is not that kind of a caregiver She put everything she had into the plant, and in spite of it s trials, it survived That is the way that I view Cora and Adam They have both had some trials, an abusive father and an over controlling mother, yet they are good people who persevere and bloom.There is a side romance going on at the same time as Cora and Adam s It is a fun book with a few detours and unexpected bumps It s clean with some references to past scandalous behavior of some of the characters There is sweetly described kissing.Source I received a complimentary eBook from the publisher All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own


  6. Melissa Melissa says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here So much good in this story Isn t everyone fascinated by the story of Hades and Persephone, I couldn t wait to see how this author pulled it off Creating two characters who would be believable in these rolls was a challenge and she did very well This story was very entertaining and well done There were a couple issues I had with it tho, but overall I didn t want to put it down and it was a great book to keep me in bed and resting my knee Reading The Darkest Hour first was a good intro to So much good in this story Isn t everyone fascinated by the story of Hades and Persephone, I couldn t wait to see how this author pulled it off Creating two characters who would be believable in these rolls was a challenge and she did very well This story was very entertaining and well done There were a couple issues I had with it tho, but overall I didn t want to put it down and it was a great book to keep me in bed and resting my knee Reading The Darkest Hour first was a good intro to Adam and his back story It helps so much to understand him Cora was a complex character that I just loved at the end of the story This author gives you bits and pieces of there character as you read It s fun to unravel there story The issues I had were the amount of unnecessary drama That was the longest carriage ride I have ever read SPOILERS 3 near death experiences was a little much and Adam turning cold at the end lasted too long This is a clean romance It had some sweet kisses I would let my teen read this


  7. Mindy Mindy says:

    I really enjoyed this book This regency themed book was different than the norm I instantly loved Cora I appreciated her knowledge and passion about plants and how that passion was pivotal in some of her decisions about her future I also loved Adam He was a wonderful, brooding mystery I thought it was very well planned of the author to have Cora and Adam acquainted before the abduction don t worry, it s on the back cover I kept thinking to myself, how is this going to work out and end I really enjoyed this book This regency themed book was different than the norm I instantly loved Cora I appreciated her knowledge and passion about plants and how that passion was pivotal in some of her decisions about her future I also loved Adam He was a wonderful, brooding mystery I thought it was very well planned of the author to have Cora and Adam acquainted before the abduction don t worry, it s on the back cover I kept thinking to myself, how is this going to work out and end up Good thing I already liked Adam I enjoyed how Adam and Cora s relationship developed Malcolm and Kate were also delights At times I thought there were too many POV changes Some were necessary, but some were not And Cora s mother was too much at times, but I was very happy with the ending and resolution with the characters.I received a complimentary copy from the publisher All views and opinions expressed are my own


  8. Jessilyn Peaslee Jessilyn Peaslee says:

    Beautifully written, real, romantic like, hello while still being clean and sweet , and exciting I thought Cora and Adam s relationship grew beautifully I loved how the original story the mother, Cora s love of plants flowers, Adam s sometimes dark nature is weaved in effortlessly I loved the characters The descriptions and emotions are real The pacing was great, especially considering how long they had to travel The cover is breathtaking and the title is perfect.


  9. Andrea Andrea says:

    I love getting books in the mail, and there are times when I know a few books are coming during the same time period In these instances, I love the surprise and discovery when I open these packages I was very happy when I opened The Darkest Summer I didn t recall the description, but I loved the cover It would definitely catch my attention in a bookstore or library.I was very happy that my good feelings from the outside held while I read the book It was a very enjoyable, fast read I ve bee I love getting books in the mail, and there are times when I know a few books are coming during the same time period In these instances, I love the surprise and discovery when I open these packages I was very happy when I opened The Darkest Summer I didn t recall the description, but I loved the cover It would definitely catch my attention in a bookstore or library.I was very happy that my good feelings from the outside held while I read the book It was a very enjoyable, fast read I ve been reading a lot of Regency books, and after awhile a lot of them start feeling very much alike I appreciated how The Darkest Summer has a different take on the genre Cora has a huge inheritance coming her way and doesn t need to marry well just to survive She is passionate about plants, of all things, and just wants to get back home to tend to her gardens The Duke of Blackdell wasn t like the other Dukes I ve read about, and being from Scotland added some extra adventure to the story.My feelings about Cora s mother went back and forth She seemed pretty awful initially, but as the story went along you could see that although selfish and misguided at times, she was trying to put Cora s best interests at heart.There were many adventures on the road to Scotland The story brought up several issues slavery, masters taking advantage of their servants, overbearing parents, abuse, aftereffects of war, loyalty, etc It was deep on some levels, while still having a fast pace I d readfrom this author I received a complimentary copy of this book All opinions express are my own


  10. Camille Camille says:

    The Darkest Summer is a retelling of Hades and Persephone set in Regency England during the year 1816 where the United Kingdom faced an unusually cold summer I thought this was a very creative setting for such a classic story, so I was eager to see how it turned out For the most part, I felt the story worked and was cleverly done, but that being said, unfortunately, I didn t particularly enjoy my reading experience To begin with what I did like I loved our Heroine Cora, especially her passio The Darkest Summer is a retelling of Hades and Persephone set in Regency England during the year 1816 where the United Kingdom faced an unusually cold summer I thought this was a very creative setting for such a classic story, so I was eager to see how it turned out For the most part, I felt the story worked and was cleverly done, but that being said, unfortunately, I didn t particularly enjoy my reading experience To begin with what I did like I loved our Heroine Cora, especially her passion for horticulture It was such a delightful hobby and watching her tend to her plants were some of my favorite moments in the story The Dark Duke Adam was also overall likable, and I thought the two went well together However, I felt that so much of their romance was too sudden and focused on physical appearances Especially considering the Duke kidnaps Cora, for her to still fall in love with him despite his horrible action, she needed to focuson his good characteristics rather than how attracted she is to him and her physical desires for him Even though there was an attempt at this additional depth, the romance still felt shallow to me In addition, the plot was just too slow I had no problem with the beginning, but once the kidnapping plot point occurred, the remainder of the book was nothing but an endless carriage ride where not much was happening except for three extreme crises that felt unrealistic Maybe including only one would have worked for me, but three felt overdramatic The endless traveling was extremely tedious, and I was left caring less how the characters got together and wanting the book and with it the dull road trip to end I hate traveling stories, so perhaps this is just a personal preference While overall The Darkest Summer wasn t badly written, I found I didn t particularly enjoy it, hence my two star rating stating that it was merely okay


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