{download pdf} Country CousinAuthor Jacqueline Gilbert – Z55z.co

He proposed but it was to her sister And Eleanor was devastated, because she was in love with him, too Never again, she vowed, would she let herself become so vulnerableBut then she met Edward Mansel, who was too handsome, wealthy and experienced to look twice at a poor parson s daughterWell, why should she care if he thought she was a straitlaced goody goody It wasn t as if she was attracted to him Anyway, she wasn t about to make the same mistake again


10 thoughts on “Country Cousin

  1. Naksed Naksed says:

    I found most of the characters in Jacqueline Gilbert s Country Cousin horrid and I was not invested in the protagonists Happily Ever After The heroine is my least favorite kind of character, a martyr who valiantly keeps her lips from quivering and remains mum, and is happy to self sacrifice in order to protect and enable completely worthless people, from her selfish, airhead sister who ruthlessly moved in on her boyfriend regardless of hurting her feelings, and then quite callously ruined her I found most of the characters in Jacqueline Gilbert s Country Cousin horrid and I was not invested in the protagonists Happily Ever After The heroine is my least favorite kind of character, a martyr who valiantly keeps her lips from quivering and remains mum, and is happy to self sacrifice in order to protect and enable completely worthless people, from her selfish, airhead sister who ruthlessly moved in on her boyfriend regardless of hurting her feelings, and then quite callously ruined her reputation because she was feeling spiteful, and then expected that same sister to pull her out of horrendous debts she incurred while buying her extravagant trousseau to the rude, thoughtless host s daughter who begrudgingly welcomed her into her house then proceeded to ignore and mock her as an unwanted, country bumpkin stray she was forced to endure.The hero is an arrogant, haughty commitment phobe manwhore who fights his attraction for the heroine with cruel and crushing words and actions, and blows hot and cold with her Another detestable prototype give me an obsessed, mine mine mine Alpha instead please You are asking me to believe he went into the other girl s room at nighttime after everybody else went to sleep to discuss an antique This worldly, smooth operator, ladies man had NO IDEA what type of invitation he was accepting from a girl who kept throwing herself at him and was determined to break his engagement to the heroine Even if you are asking me to be dumb enough to swallow this whopper that he was extremely interested in viewing an antique in his ex girlfriend s bedroom in the middle of the night, he didn t at least wonder at the impropriety and repercussions of his actions, with his purported fiance sleeping practically in the room next door Puh leeeeeeze Then, when he is confronted, he takes the TYPICALLY male defense mechanism of turning the tables on the righteously outraged heroine by accusing HER of pre judging him and having no faith in him He compounds that by confirming he spent the night in the ex s bed and taunting her that she must be so mad because she wished he chose her bed instead Wow, what a class act He had absolutely no respect for her and to be honest, she did nothing to earn respect for herself.One of those stories where you gotta be happy that the heroine is happy with her lot He is surely going to give her lots and lots of opportunities to martyrize herself as he goes on his nighttime quests to examine Victorian snuffboxes and French vases in the bedrooms of all his girlfriends from Tirane to Timbuktu


  2. Pamela Shropshire Pamela Shropshire says:

    This old school 1978 Harlequin is still truly delightful Other than my cherished Betty Neels collection, I culled most Harlequins and other OSR books about 20 years ago, keeping only a handful of favorites although I haven t read any of them in years This one, I m happy to say, has held up well except that the hero is a chain smoker ick and I enjoyed it immensely.Eleanor Ferrers name borrowed modified from Jane Austen is the daughter of a Yorkshire vicar She is in London to stay with This old school 1978 Harlequin is still truly delightful Other than my cherished Betty Neels collection, I culled most Harlequins and other OSR books about 20 years ago, keeping only a handful of favorites although I haven t read any of them in years This one, I m happy to say, has held up well except that the hero is a chain smoker ick and I enjoyed it immensely.Eleanor Ferrers name borrowed modified from Jane Austen is the daughter of a Yorkshire vicar She is in London to stay with the Mansel family Mrs Mansel being an old friend of Eleanor s mother Eleanor had fallen in love with Guy Slade, who, when he was introduced to her family, promptly fell in love with Eleanor s younger sister, Kate Hence the sojourn in London to soothe her bruised heart.The Mansel family are in the antiques and arts business and consists of the Mr and Mrs as well as Edward and Vanessa Edward has a reputation as quite a playboy and is tall, dark, handsome and sardonic Vanessa is younger, just slightly older than Eleanor, and at first seems rather flighty, but turns out to be quite nice Also, there is a good friend of Edward s who is often around, named Hugh.Kate comes to London with her future in laws to purchase her trousseau Not only does she overspend her allowance by 80, she drops hints that Eleanor is rather permanently ensconced in the Mansel family as a potential bride if Edward When she panics about the money, she runs to Eleanor to fix everything.So Eleanor secretly gets a waitress job to earn the money, but Edward becomes suspicious and has her followed He insists on paying Kate s bill and when Eleanor is determined to pay him back, suggests she work in the antiques shop.Then at Vanessa s birthday ball, Mrs Mansel suggests that Edward and Eleanor make their announcement Like in the game Telephone, the hint has grown into an engagement Edward and Eleanor agree to a pretend engagement, to be broken off at some future date, so as not to embarrass their families.Since the reader sees Eleanor s POV exclusively, we know that she is in love with Edward although she hasn t admitted it to herself yet We also get some hints that perhaps Edward isn t entirely play acting either he gives her a ruby engagement ring in an antique setting and comments that rubies seem appropriate and proverbs about rubies In the meantime, Vanessa is involved in a plane crash small private craft and injured, although not seriously Just enough to cause Hugh to declare his intentions toward Vanessa and they become engaged Eleanor, while working at the shop, has adopted a stray tortoiseshell cat that she calls Henry When Henry goes missing, she searches for him and falls down the cellar steps, knocking herself out Edward finds her there And Henry turns out to be Mrs Henry, because she is found hiding in a cupboard with 6 kittens.Both couples have been invited to a house party by a wishes she wasn t former flame of Edward s While trying to sleep, Eleanor decides to get some water to take a sleeping pill and happens to see Edward going into Felicity s bedroom She is distraught and slaps Edward She tells him she doesn t want him to accompany her to Yorkshire to attend Kate s wedding and he agrees.But he shows up anyway And when someone lets it slip that he had been to visit her parents 5 weeks ago, she is evenpuzzled He sends her a message to meet him in her father s study, where he tells her that he loves her and wants to marry her for reals And he was only in Felicity s bedroom to appraise an antique clock I ve left out lots of delightful details, mainly concerning Eleanor s youngest sister, Dodie, who is really adorable Eleanor could very easily be a Betty heroine, except for one scene with Edward where they acknowledge Brighton s existence whilst remaining quite a distance away Or to use a baseball metaphor, they linger around first base and probably near the vicinity of second base they get caught in a rundown the telephone rings and interrupts them.I m glad this one was on my keeper shelf all these years


  3. Lili Lili says:

    My very best favourite in romance witty, charming, challenging loved it I ll always love it best of all


  4. SallyB SallyB says:

    By the way, I think you ll have to make the effort and call me Edward for the look of the thing He lifted a brow It shouldn t be too difficult, after the first time Not difficult at all, said Eleanor, with wide eyed innocence I once had a pet toad called Edward I m quite used to the name, and giving him a bright smile, she swept past.This is a story about a country bumpkin going to visit a family who lived by the city, except I don t think there was any relation as the title sugge By the way, I think you ll have to make the effort and call me Edward for the look of the thing He lifted a brow It shouldn t be too difficult, after the first time Not difficult at all, said Eleanor, with wide eyed innocence I once had a pet toad called Edward I m quite used to the name, and giving him a bright smile, she swept past.This is a story about a country bumpkin going to visit a family who lived by the city, except I don t think there was any relation as the title suggests This writing and setting almost had a Heyerish feel to it and did not fail to disappoint in entertainment value After Eleaner s love interest gets engaged to her sister, her mother sends her off to her friend s family to stay with and there she meets Edward, the son of said friend Automatically, they are wary of each other because of H s awareness of matchmaking mama s glint in her eye and h s awareness of H s cynical, playboy status Throughout the story, the Hero fights for his bachelor rights and refuses to go down without a fight, while at the same time getting deeply involved in heroines character The h, being aware of this, struggles with her growing feelings and in defense tries to repel him Between fantastic chemistry and entertaining bickering and bantering, I was fully invested in their HEA I liked every one of the characters, from the Hero s mother and sister to the potential OM Even the OW added just the right amount of friction I thoroughly enjoyed this author s style and sense of humor and her characters growth was paced well


  5. Clier Daved Clier Daved says:

    a wonder full book i read it in Arabic copy it was my first romance book a wonder full book i read it in Arabic copy it was my first romance book


  6. Usagi Tsukino Usagi Tsukino says:

    3,5 stars.This book is so funny and delightful I can t believe I liked it as much as I do.It can t help that I was imagining a modern day Elizabeth Darcy, whenever Eleanor and Edward were talking to each other or just in the same room Silly me xDI must admit I were in aww s at some parts of the book.


  7. Lori Baldi Lori Baldi says:

    Finally finished This was pretty light weight but made for a change.