Book Reviews of Yours Until Dawn (Fairleigh Sisters, Bk 3)

Yours Until Dawn (Fairleigh Sisters, Bk 3)
Yours Until Dawn - Fairleigh Sisters, Bk 3
Author: Teresa Medeiros
ISBN-13: 9780060513658
ISBN-10: 0060513659
Publication Date: 8/1/2004
Pages: 373
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 304 ratings
Publisher: Avon Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 19
Lovely, deep sigh... that's all I could do as I finished this book by Teresa Medeiros.

Gabriel Fairchild has returned from the Royal Navy a scarred, hard man. Thinking that his "love" ran away from him upon seeing his wounds and loss of sight, HE runs away to the country, denouncing all civility, family and friends.

Samantha Wickersham is determined to nurse Gabriel back to the proud, honorable, dashing young man he was before the war. Her fortitude, wit and integrity help her to heal his wounds, salve his soul and teach him to live (and love) again.

Together Samantha and Gabriel prove that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, even a blind beholder. And that love conquers all.

This book is intensely passionate, with strong characters, a tender story-line and a touch of mischief. By the end of the first chapter, I was so captivated by the hero and heroine that I couldn't put the book down.
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Helpful Score: 12
I read this book in one day and enjoyed every minute of it. It has the classic "Beauty and The Beast" theme which happens to be a favorite of mine. Samantha was a spunky heroine who's quick wit and spunk made her the perfect match for her impatient patient. Gabriel was a hero to be adored. Unlike most "wounded" heroes who choose to sulk and mope about - Gabriel's defense was witty sarcasm and a beastly temper. He was a complete ass and I simply adored him!

I found myself laughing out loud several times throughout the book and even came close to shedding a tear or two.

Highly Recommended!
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Helpful Score: 10
Re-read again and found my self drawn to each character as if it was my first read. Beautifully done. Really enjoy the story builds up, a beautifully and unexpected surprise.

a MUST read
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Helpful Score: 7
A good read. The twist in the middle will surprise the unwary. Love is blind would be a good sub-title for this story.
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Helpful Score: 7
Such a great love story - makes you sigh and your heart smile. I have recently discovered Teresa Medeiros and I have yet to find a story that I don't like. A wonderful writer - you truly feel the love the characters have for one another. These two characters, Gabriel and Sammantha are absolutely wonderful - the romantic tension was unbearable at times, but truly a story worth reading. The story has a kind of Beauty & the Beast and Jane Eyre feel to it - but with a twist! I highly recommend it!
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Helpful Score: 3
Great book, it's the first one I've read by this author and am looking forward to reading more by her. This story hooked me from the very beginning, and I finished it in record time. Gabriel's injury has turned him into a beast to all around him and wanting to wallow in his own misery. Samantha comes into his life to help him find the light and help him learn to live again. I found myself laughing outloud quite a few times while reading the dialoge between Samantha & Gabriel and found myself getting a little impatient with them at times because of their own stubborness. All the secondary characters are well written and only add to the story and plot. The few twists in this story kept me going and wanting to see how the HEA could happen.
This book is definately a keeper
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Helpful Score: 1
After Naval Officer Gabriel Fairchild is injured in battle, leaving him blind and scarred, he is abandoned by his fiancee. Retreating to his family's mansion, Gabriel locks himself away from those he loves. Prim Samantha Wickersham takes the position of nurse when she arrives at Fairchild Park. After meeting Gabriel who acts like a beast toward her, Samantha knows she has her work cut out for her. As Gabriel and Samantha engage in a battle of wills, she tries to drive him out of his self pity and give him back his independence.

This is a wonderful Beauty and the Beast story. Both Samantha and Gabriel are characters you want to root for. In addition, the secondary characters are well-rounded and a great addition to this story. My rating: 4.5 Stars.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is the first book I've read by Medieros and I loved it! The story plot was pretty original and the writing was great. There didn't seem to be any dragging, she kept the plot moving along, and I wanted to keep reading. If life didn't intrude, I would have read this in one sitting:)
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Helpful Score: 1
Loved it!!!
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Helpful Score: 1
I am a hard judge on romances. They need humor, good story line, engaging characters, and well-written romance. This one meets all the criteria. Enjoy the story; I definitely did!
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Helpful Score: 1
romance....nice easy reading
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I loved this book!
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gabriel fairchilds valor during battle earns his reputaion of a hero,but costs his both his sight and his hopefor his future. abandoned by the fiancee he adored the man who once walked like a prince among landon 's elite secludes himself in his familys mansion, cursing his way through dark days and darker nights. great book!!
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very enjoyable. the author is good with her dialogue..interesting plot
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Good book - quick read!
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This one was a good read.
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This author never fails to deliver a touching love story, with an ending that will bring you to tears.
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Her books are always just such a fun, great read. This is no exception.
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I LOVE this book, is keeper for me. I loved both the H/H. They were strong and very loveable characters. I can totally understand why the heroin did what she did and said to the hero for him to prove her that he was worthy of her. Later when she realizes how foolish it was of her to say that to the hero, she owns up to it and help the hero out.

I would highly recommend this book to historical romance lovers.
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This was my first book by Mederios that I tried, and I have to say (even loving vampires and the paranormal) that this was the best I have read so far. It was not your typical nurse-the-hero-back-to-health-with-love story, and that made it well worth the time.
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There is something familiar about his nurse. Gabriel Fairchild has gone blind in the service of his country, but he is hardly resigned to it. He blunders through his house like a bull in a china shop. He has chased off nurses by the score, but Samantha Wickersham is different-- she seems un-scareoffable. And there's something familiar about her that Gabriel just can't quite put his finger on. And she's very soft and warm... and did Gabriel mention familiar?
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great read!
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This book is a bit different. A story line of a man who loses his site and his love. Without giving away a HUGE twist in the story, which rocked.... I will say that it that is an extreemely romantic story, that you do not want to miss!!!! In case you don't like h/h seperations, the h/h do get seperated at the end.
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This was another of Teresa Medeiros's books that kept me up many a night reading it! Tender, funny, loving, and wonderful ending.
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This book was absolutely wonderful. First read by this author, and I will be reading more of her in the future. It was heartwrenching and beautiful. I've been trying to pick books from the All About Romance top 100 list. This one wasn't on it, but I picked it up at a thrift shop. And am I ever glad I did. :) I'm not sure if I'm posting this one, it may have to go on my "keeper shelf"! (sigh)
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sweet read. triumph over tragedy.
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Fairly entertaining read. Medeiros tells the story of a scarred military hero and his nurse who helps him find life worth living again. It was predictable but the love story developed in a believable manner. Teresa Medeiros writes kind of tepid love scenes which is a bit of a disappointment. A pleasant book but nothing memorable.
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Good book!
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Summary:
Gabriel Fairchild's valor during battle earns him the reputation of hero, but costs him both his sight and his hope for the future. Abandoned by the fianceehe adored, the man who once like a prince among London's elite secludes himself in his family's mansio, cursing his way through dark days and darker nights.

Prim nurse Samantha Wickersham arrives at Fairchild Park to find her new charge behaving more like a beast than a man. Determined to do her duty, she engages the arrogant earl in a battle of both wit and wills. Although he claims she doesn't possess an ounce of womanly softness, she can feel his heart racing at her slightest touch. As Samantha begins to let the light back into Gabriel's life and his heart, they both discover that some secrets-and some pleasures-are best explored in the dark....
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A very good book set in old England about a war hero who lost his sight, his fiancee', and his hope for the future. His new nurse engages the arrogant earl in a battle of both wit and wills. She puts the light back into his world.
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One of the best romance stories I have ever read.
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Earl and naval hero Gabriel Fairchild lost his sight, fallen-angel good looks and fiancée after the battle of Trafalgar, only to acquire tart-tongued nurse Samantha Wickersham, a young woman with a shadowy past who refuses to let Gabriel sink into self-pity.

I enjoyed the book but not as much as her earlier novels.
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Typical Regency Historical Romance. Nice, light reading, fun characters. I enjoyed it.
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Great read!
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Kept me guessing there was more to the story until the very end. Loved it!!
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I really enjoyed this story. It was a great read.
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The whole book was good, but the last few chapters were great.
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This book was good. Set back in the 1800. Love, war, self pity, lost love and found love. I liked this story very much. Great ending!!
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hero returns from war blinded, fiancee deserts him, young nurse comes to care for him. mostly predictable, but there is a curve ball in this story that i didn't expect. it was an enjoyable story.
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A great read!
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Both hero and heroine were intriguing in this twisted tale, similar to Beauty and the Beast. a storyline as old as time, but Medeiros gives it uniqueness in it's script. The secondary characters from servent to family add depth to this story also. A good read!
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Enjoyed reading this book very much.
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A quick read, just when you thought you knew the ending, there's a twist!
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A wonderful romance. Perfect.
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I really enjoyed this book. Very well written characters and an enchanting story.
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Sad tale involving a naval officer that lost his sight and a woman that is hired as his nurse.
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Not as good as her paranormals but still a good read.
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A great read. Could not put it down.
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Quick easy reading romance. Again, strong heroine, tortured hero. Favorite set up of mine.
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LOVED LOVED LOVED this book!! I read it twice. I just fell in love with the story and the characters. It is a must read and I would recommend it to anyone!
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I enjoyed this book very much, and truthfully, didn't think I would when I first started reading it. But I was intrigued by the idea of a blind hero and wanted to see how it would play out. There's a nice plot twist I didn't see coming, and Medeiros kept the characters believable throughout the story.

While not up to the caliber of Mary Balogh or Carla Kelly at their best, this was still an enjoyable read. Believe me, I'm VERY picky and take great joy in tossing across the room most badly-written Regencies. "Yours Until Dawn" was good enough to make me want to try more of her books.
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Gabriel Fairchild's valor during battle earns him the reputation of hero, but costs him both his sight and his hope for the future. Abandoned by the financee he adored, the man who once walked like a prince among LOondon's elite secludes himself in his family's mansion, cursing his way through dark days and darker nights.
Prim nurse Samantha Wickersham arrives at Fairchild Park to find her new charge behaving more like a beast than a man.
As Samantha begins to let the light back into Gabriel's life and his heart, they both discover that some secret-and some pleasures-are best explored in the dark.
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Loved it!
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Incredible romance. Read it in one sitting. You will not be disappointed.
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Medeiros doesn't disappoint!
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I really liked this book. From the back (paraphrased): Gabriel's valor during battle earns him the reputation as a hero, but costs him his sight and the fiancee he adored. He was one of London's elite but now he's secluded himself in his family's mansion cursing his way through days and darker nights. Prim nurse Samantha arrives to find her new charge acting more like a beast than a man but she's determined to do her duty and engages him in a battle of wit and wills. After some time together they both discover that some secrets and some pleasures are best explored in the dark...
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Staely mansions, Londons elite, a hero who has lost his eye site....
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A Victorian romance in which not everyone is exactly who they seem to be . . .

From back cover:
Gabriel Fairchild's valor during battle earns him the reputation of hero, but costs him both his sight and his hope for the future. Abandoned by the fiancee he adored, the man who once walked like a prince among London's elite secludes himself in his family's mansion, cursing his way through dark days and darker nights.
Prim nurse Samantha Wickersham arrives at Fairchild Park to find her new charge behaving more like a beast than a man. Determined to do her duty, she engages the arrogant earl in a battle of both wit and wills. Although he claims she doesn't possess an ounce of womanly softness, she can feel his heart racing at her slightest touch. As Samantha begins to let the light back into Gabriel's life and his heart, they both discover that some secrets -- and some pleasures -- are best explored in the dark ...
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Great book!
Blind from the war and feeling betrayed by his love, Gabriel hides away in his mansion. Nurse Samantha is determined to change this beast back into a man with new-found light in his darkness.
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Prim nurse Samantha Wickersham arrives at Fairchild Park to find her new charge behaving more like a beast than a man. Determined to do her duty, she engages the arrogant earl ina battle of both wit and wills. she has a secret that could destroy him and her.
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Gabriel Fairchild's valor during battle earns him the reputation of hero, but costs him both his sight and his hope for the future. Abandoned by the fiancee' he adored, the man who once walked like a prince among London's elite secludes himself in his family's mansion, cursing his way through dark days and darker nights. But prim nurse Samantha Wickersham arrives at Fairchild Park to find her new charge behaving more like a beast than a man. Determined to do her duty, she engages the arrogant earl in a battle of both wit and wills. Although he claims she doesn't possess an ounce of womanly softness, she can feel his heart racing at her slightest touch. As Samantha begins to let the light back into Gabriel's life and his heart, they both discover that some secrets- and some pleasures-are best explored in the dark...
A great read!
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Gabriel Fairchild's valor during battle earns him the reputation of hero, but costs him both his sight and his hope for the future. Abandoned by the fiancee he adored, the man who once walked like a prince among London'd elite, secludes himself in his family's mansion, cursing his way through dark days and darker nights.
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Gabriel Fairchild's valor during battle earns him the reputation of hero,but costs him both his sifth and his hope for the future, abandoned by the fiancee he adored the man once walked like a prince anomg london's elite secludes himslef in his famil's mansion cursing his way through dark days and darker nights,prin nurse Samantha Wickersham arrives at fairchild park to find her new charge behavin more like a beast than a man determined to do her duty she engages the arrogant earl in a battle of both wit and wills
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Gabriel Fairchild's valor during battle earns him the reputation of hero, but costs him both his sight and his hope for the future. Abandoned by the fiancee he adored, the man who once walked like a prince among London's elite secludes himself in his family's mansion, cursing his way through dark days and darker nights.
Prim nurse Samantha Wickersham arrives at Fairchild Park to find her new charge behaving more like a beast than a man. Determined to do her duty, she engages the arrogant earl in a battle of both wits and wills. Although he claims she doesn't possess an ouce of womanly softness, she can feel his heart racing at her slightest touch. As Samantha begins to let the light back into Gabriel's life and his heart, they both discover that some secrets-and some pleasures-are best explored in the dark...
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Gabriel Fairchild's valor during battle earns him the reputation of hero,but costs him both his sight and his hope for the future.Abandoned by the fiancee he adored, the man who once walked like a prince among London's elite secludes himself in his family's mansion,cursing his way through dark days and darker nights.
Prim nurse Samantha Wickersham arrives at Fairchild Park to find her new charge behaving more like a beast than a man. Determined to do her duty, she engages the arrogant earl in a battle of both wit and wills.Although he claims she doesn't possess an ounce of womanly softness, she can feel his heart racing at her slightest touch.As Samantha begins to let the light back into Gabriel's life and his heart, they both discover that some secrets-and some pleasures-are best explored in the dark.......
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A fast paced Medeiros - very interesting historical romance. Set in Regency England. Back cover has a small section of the upper left corner torn away.