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A Time For Roses
A Time For Roses
Author: Elaine Coffman
ISBN-13: 9780449148624
ISBN-10: 0449148629
Publication Date: 11/30/1994
Pages: 472
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 27 ratings
Publisher: Ivy Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Book good - slow in places. Ending of book non-climactic, predictable.
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Determined to convince his brother Tony to see the error of his ways in wanting to marry Natasha Simonov, the old Earl of Mashham's ward, Kird Trevor Hamilton arrives at home.

It is not Trevor's intent to kidnap Natasha and secret her away on his ship, but the pending arrival of Tony's fiance calls for drastic measures. It is not long before Trevor's plan to seduce Natasha leads to a love beyond measure. When at long last they surrender to their heart's desire, betrayal and tragedy wrest them asunder. With her heart aching, Natasha and her twin brother sail for their homeland, oblivious of the devious plot that luyres them to St. Petersburg. Is it too late for Trevor and Natasha or will destiny prevail so that two lost souls will be reunited?

A TIME FOR ROSES is a rare and poignant glimpse into the shadowed realms of the human heart. With an elowquent pen, Ms. Coffman weaves words into a tapestry of beauty beyond measure. With the lyrical prose of a bard, you are drawn into the midst of her tale, captivated with the realism of her creation until you are completely consumed. With the repartee and humor much akin to that found in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, and the heart-wrenching woe of Romeo and Juliet intertwined with a love that is all encompassing, A TIME FOR ROSES will have you laughing and weeping as you share the love, adventures and sorrows of the beloved cast of characters.
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A really good historical romance read. Poignant author. 472 pgs
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She gave him love...and he betrayed her. Then a shocking tragedy left Natasha Simonov shattered. Suffering and loss only made her stronger...until, years later, the life she created came crashing down around her. Drawn into an exotic world of danger, intrigue, and adventure, she never dreamed that the man who betrayed her, the man she vowed to forget, would be the one to risk all, the one to show her the power of love and the magic of forgiveness.

He taught her heartbreak...and losing her almost destroyed him. Lord Trevor Hamilton discovered too late that he could not live without her. His all-engrossing passion for her doomed him to spend the remainder of his life in torment, haunted by the memory of a woman he could never have. Though he became a wealthy duke in the House of Lords -- a man of great influence and power -- tragedy made him driven and bitter. But then a voice from the past called out to him, forcing him to choose between all he possessed and a memory. Only Natasha's forgiveness and love could save him .... Only then would they have what they had too long been denied ....
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Loved this book - couldn't put it down!!
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Driven apart by the very passion that brought them together,neither of them knew love could be so powerful or so painful

She gave him love and he betrayed her. Then a shocking tragedy left Natasha Simonov shattered. Suffering and loss only made her stronger ... until years later the life she had created came crashing down around her. Drawn into an exotic world of danger, intrigue and adventure she never dreamed that the man who betrayed her, the man she vowed to forget, would be the one to risk all, the one to show her the power of love and the magic of forgiveness.

He taught her heartbreak ... and losing her almost destroyed him. Lord Trevor Hamilton discovered too late that he could not live without her. His all-engrossing passion for her doomed him to spend the remainder of his life in torment, haunted by the memory of a woman he could never have. Though he became a wealthy duke in the House of Lords -- a man of great influence and power -- tragedy made him driven and bitter. But then a voice from the past called out to him, forcing him to choose between all he possessed and a memory. Only Natasha's forgiveness and love could save him ... Only then would they have what they had too long been denied ...

A Time for Roses
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This book isn't as good as most of Elaine Coffman's novels. Contrary to some other reviews, I did not have a problem with Natasha. At the opening of the story, she was 17 and did not have any couples to learn from or even to talk to about her situation (with Trevor and Tony).

When Trevor took Natasha away for two weeks, and it got out (in the community), he was obliged to offer marriage to Natasha (for ruining her reputation). He did not do so. Later, when he wanted to marry Natasha, he could have brought that up and forced her hand; he did not. I thought there were times, in the book, that Natasha and Trevor could have resolved their problems, but the author wanted otherwise. At the end, the resolution was finished in a very few pages, which seemed rushed.