This sounds lovely. I will have to look for this at my library when I return home. It's a wonderful story. Like Janga, I've read all of Anne Gracie's books and this remains one of my favorites.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Gallant Waif by Anne Gracie. Kidnapped by an elderly member of the peerage! Kate Farleigh was absolutely stunned when her refusal to accept Lady Cahill's offer of "charity" resulted in her being swept away in her sumptuous carriage.
But the real reason behind the older woman's antics became stunningly clear upon meeting Lady Cahill's enigmatic grandson, Jack Carstairs. Wounded in the Peninsular War, di Kidnapped by an elderly member of the peerage! Wounded in the Peninsular War, disowned by his father and dumped by his fiancee, Jack had shut himself up in his country estate, but Kate had no patience with such behavior. Suddenly, Jack found himself with a purpose, trying to steer clear of Miss Farleigh's attempts to interfere with his chosen lifestyle.
Why, if he wasn't careful, Kate just might succeed in her attempts to make him want to rejoin the human race! Get A Copy. Paperback , Harlequin Historical , pages. Published April 1st by Harlequin first published More Details Original Title. Jack Carstairs , Kate Farleigh. London, England , Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Gallant Waif , please sign up.
Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Gallant Waif. Oct 25, Kathleen rated it it was amazing Shelves: romance-historic , beauty-beast. Call me a sap, but I loved it from the first read, years ago. I love it each time I re-read it. SUCH a tearjerker scene, at the ball. SUCH a tender moment, in the old cabin. Such a happy ending. The letter! Satisfied sigh. I know it's not really a 5-star lovestory, but I loved it.
The writing isn't glorious, but it's fine, with good dialogue, some witty banter, camaraderie among the guys, some stormy kitchen fights that raised a chuckle, and a real sense of chemistry and sexual Call me a sap, but I loved it from the first read, years ago. The writing isn't glorious, but it's fine, with good dialogue, some witty banter, camaraderie among the guys, some stormy kitchen fights that raised a chuckle, and a real sense of chemistry and sexual tension.
Smexy, but "clean" for all that. It's sappy, yet not. The author pulls on my heartstrings with obvious emotional manipulation, creating such horrible wounding for Jack and Kate — wounds of the heart and soul. I knew I was being manipulated. Loved it anyway. But the hot-and-cold routine gets old, and Jack was a bit immature more than once. He jumps to conclusions, especially when drunk. So does Kate, but she has more cause, IMO.
That jilting scene alone! From page one, chapter one. Even shed a tear. View all 6 comments. May 14, Mou rated it really liked it Shelves: medieval-historical-regency-romance. My first book of this year and it was good.
A wounded soldier, Jack, and a destitute Kate. The word destitute might not the only one I wanted to use here because she was a lot more other things too.
I absolutely loved Kate and I admire her. Jack was a jerk and jackass, but he was good also. Both of these have their own share of darkness, but how they fight their darkness is what mattered most here. Definitely a good read. The debut of this yearbook was good so I hope more goodness is yet to come My first book of this year and it was good. The debut of this yearbook was good so I hope more goodness is yet to come.
Mar 26, Bark rated it liked it Shelves: romance. Can you blame her? Jack was scarred and wounded so badly in the war he is unable to ride his horse and can no longer hunt. But he keeps on eating. She has had an unconventional upbringing but is a gently bred, pretty young lady and granny has ulterior motives. Kate is hiding secrets and is headstrong and bossy. They butt heads from their very first meeting to almost the very last page. I should have despised this book from the very beginning for many reasons.
Here are a few: 1. He drinks his sorrows away, acts like an ass and lashes out at Kate to keep love at a distance. She deserves better than to be besotted to the likes of him. Yep, he acts like a child and kisses angry. Le sigh. I liked it. The writing was cute and witty and Kate was a charming character, very well developed, caring and a real sweetheart. Loved her. I wanted to love Jack too. After a hundred or so pages of this my love affair came to an end and it became a bit of chore to slog my way to the end which is a shame because it had such promise.
The drama! And, oh the angst! It goes on for hundreds of pages but the endless fighting continued for too long and he was a pretty rotten drunk. Kate does stand up to him and throws some stuff at him, good on her, but she always forgave him too quickly and I tired of the repetitive antics long before the book ever thought of being over.
It ends with everything all nicely tied up and the last few pages are much better but I fear theirs will always be a tumultuous relationship. Two likable mcs and an entertaining romance. For a change, the past did not make for tortured complicated personas! I liked the h for being strong and pragmatic despite her sufferings. No prolonged asshattery and cruelty from him.