Secrets (Delanza Family, #1),

Secrets Delanza Family A breathtaking tale of duty and desire from one of romantic fiction s most sensuous voices Brenda JoyceInjured during a train robbery Regina Shelton the daughter of a British earl awakens with no m

  • Title: Secrets (Delanza Family, #1),
  • Author: Brenda Joyce Harry Burman Roy Volkmann
  • ISBN: 9780380771394
  • Page: 465
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • A breathtaking tale of duty and desire from one of romantic fiction s most sensuous voices Brenda JoyceInjured during a train robbery, Regina Shelton, the daughter of a British earl, awakens with no memory of who she is and in the arms of the most handsome man she has ever seen The dangerous stranger calls her Elizabeth, and his touch sets her blood racing, impellingA breathtaking tale of duty and desire from one of romantic fiction s most sensuous voices Brenda JoyceInjured during a train robbery, Regina Shelton, the daughter of a British earl, awakens with no memory of who she is and in the arms of the most handsome man she has ever seen The dangerous stranger calls her Elizabeth, and his touch sets her blood racing, impelling her toward a romantic destiny not rightfully her own.Slade Delanza has finally found the missing heiress who was meant to wed his brother James But now James is dead and the rugged loner is expected to marry wealthy Elizabeth Sinclair himself in order to rescue his family from ruin Though he aches to possess his innocent young bride, Slade s honor demands that he deny his own desires And he vows to resist temptation, unaware of the stunning secrets that, if revealed, could seal their love or tear them apart forever.

    One thought on “Secrets (Delanza Family, #1),”

    1. 1 StarI didn't like it at allI really hate to give Brenda Joyce a 1 Star rating considering she's one of my all time favorite authors, but "Secrets" just wasn't good. I never embraced or got attatched to any of the characters, which is totally weird because usaully Joyce brings her people to such vibrant lifeSo to me the story was very bland, like reading a script or something. Just Blah!

    2. It is very hard for me (almost impossible it seems) to be objective when it comes to Brenda Joyce. See I'm not such a big fan of historical romances, but I adore every one of Joyce's books read so far, and I think that says a lot, it says it all actually. I think she might easily be my favorite historical romance author. So when I saw this book having mixed reviews I had no clue what to expect But for me personally, Brenda Joyce once more delivered. I enjoyed this book very much. I read it in a [...]

    3. Regina Shelton had come to America for the wedding of her cousin Lucy and Shoz Savage. She left a former beau in England and was in no hurry to return home because he was now engaged to someone else. Her plan was to return to home to her parents in September to find out who her father arranged for her to marry. Regina was on a train bound for San Francisco to visit relatives there because she'd had enough of Texas. The train was held up and people were being shot. Regina jumped off the train. Th [...]

    4. Regina is on her way via train, with her chaperone, to Paso Robles Resort to take the baths there. She’s in America from England to attend a family wedding and her parents have returned to England. During the ride the train is boarded by thieves and they’re not nice, gentle ones either. When one of the bandits gets a good look at Regina she decides that not only will she save her pearls, she’s going to save her virginity as well. She manages to leave the train car and jumps off the slow mo [...]

    5. Not a huge fan of this book. The beginning was promising. But it lagged quite a bit in parts. Regina jumped off a train to escape a robbery, she lost her memory when she hit her head. She is found by a cowboy, Slade (we all know I love cowboys). They think she's Elizabeth, who had been James's fiance, James is Slade's brother. James has since died. Slade's father wants Slade to try to marry Regina to save their property. At first Slade refuses, but then realizes how much Regina's fortune would h [...]

    6. This story was maybe ok at first, but soon it started to annoy me. It became boring to read Regina's desperate, naive and confusing thoughts. It was ok when she had amnesia, but after she remembered, I couldn't believe that she was always going after Slade. And he was horrible to her most of time. I didn't feel any chemistry between them. They were attracted to each other, but other than that, they haven't had a single meaningful conversation. Slade was always angry and cold and no matter the re [...]

    7. I liked this story, but I thought the other books in the series were better.From the moment Regina lays eyes on Slade she loves him. Slade also feels attracted to her at first sight. But of course there are a lot of misunderstandings because Regina and Slade love each other, but they're afraid to admit it. Also Slade loves his father and the other way around, but again they're afraid to admit it so even more misunderstandings! So many of them it started to irritate me a little.However it did lik [...]

    8. Just not a fan of stories where amnesia is the plot device. If you like or at least do not mind stories where someone has amnesia, you'll probably like this one. I love Brenda Joyce and the Bragg series in particular, but this story is one of my least favorites. Also, the hero got on my nerves. I wanted to scream at him: "How many times and how many different ways does someone have to tell you they love you before you believe it???" It was frustrating!

    9. DNF @ 48%The heroine was always crying or in need of rescuing. The hero was okay but a little bit too alpha male taste, he was always deciding what was best for the heroine without consulting her.Also all the women in this novel are portrayed as either manipulative and sexually active or innocent damsels in distress. None of which really works for me. I like my female characters to be multifaceted, then again this book was originally written and published in 1993.

    10. This book takes place in California in the last months of the 19th century. There is deception and some mystery. You know through the whole book that they will end up together, but the journey there is interesting. Another good book by this author, although it leans to the romance side of her books.

    11. Benda Joyce portrayed Regina Shelton as a girl grown to woman very well! I love how the story ended up and how she described a couple's life and their issues. Although those things seems laughable, there should be understanding between family. Secrets--any secret, whatever its size--and fears can become the very thing that can break any kind of union.

    12. From all part of The Bragg Saga stories I read this part was most wonderful teary lovely one. How love can unite everything. The loves of Slade to Regina Bragg, and his reunited with his father went through well. Good bookThanks to the Author of this series, Brenda Joyce. Thanks for the wonderful tale you put in them.

    13. While I enjoyed this book I found it lacking at certain points making it hard to say that I trully loved it. For me I didn't feel that there was enough character development, espcially in their relationship. I love Brenda Joyce but Secrets kept me wanting.

    14. Pretty cute and sweet, fun storyline. It's a bit annoying that their relationship is all based on assumptions and misunderstandings, or they would have been happily ever after on page 2.

    15. SecretsLove it!!! Unexpected ending with possibilities is several new books in the series. James's and Edward's stories a must. Please!!

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