Book Boyfriends & On a Desert Shore

Posted March 31, 2016 by Whitney in Friday Memes / 34 Comments

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Weekly Prompt:

3 Favorite Book Boyfriends, books they’re in, and why you’ll always love them.

A:

  1. Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice, He is proud yes, but genuinely cares about people and does not back down from opinions.
  2. Severus Snape, Through all seven Harry Potter novels he is the character you love to hate only to find out he is a valiant knight.
  3. Rhett Butler from Gone with the Wind, every girl loves a bad boy and that scoundrel is mine and wouldn’t mind if he took me out unchaperoned.  Scandal aside, like Darcy despite his quips at Scarlet truly cares for her and shines when needed.

On a Desert Shore by S.K. Rizzolo

On a Desert Shore by S.K. Rizzolo

Protecting an heiress should be an easy job for Bow Street Runner John Chase. But the heiress—daughter of rich London merchant Hugo Garrod and a slave-housekeeper on his Jamaican property—is no conventional society miss. Educated to take a place among Regency England’s upper crust and marry well, she has failed at London’s social scene and lives isolated among the Garrod family in Clapham. And someone is playing her malicious tricks, some of which recall her island heritage of Obeah.

John Chase needs to determine whether Marina is indeed a victim—or is herself a delusional and malicious trickster. If the trickster is real, is it her rejected suitor and cousin Ned Honeycutt? His demure sister? Their devoted aunt who acts as the Garrod housekeeper? A clergyman friend? Everyone around Hugo Garrod has a stake in how he disposes of his immense wealth.

Meanwhile Mrs. Penelope Wolfe, an abandoned wife, flouts convention by earning her living with her pen. She’s in love with barrister Edward Buckler and hesitant to further scandalize society by breaking any more rules. Hugo Garrod invites her to join his household and put her pen to work. Her assignment takes her into an exotic world where menace lurks at every turn of the garden path and the façade of propriety masks danger.

To solve the case, Chase must grasp the enigma of Marina, an expert in self-concealment, who challenges his assumptions and confronts him with difficult truths. And, with the aid of Penelope and Edward Buckler, reveal a clever killer.

On a Desert Shore stretches from the brutal colony of Jamaica to the prosperity and apparent peace of suburban London. Here a father’s ambition to transplant a child of mixed blood and create an English dynasty will lead to terrible deeds.

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The Beginning:

Epigraph

At enrance Theotormon sits, wearing the threshold hard
With secret tears; beneath him sound like waves on a desert shore
The voice of slaves beneath the sun,
and children bought with money,
That shiver in religious caves beneath the burning fires
Of lust, the belch incessant from the summits of earth.
–William Blake,
Visions of the Daughters of Albion,
1793

Friday 56

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Location 56

Jamaica, 1796

The Baby cried for hours, a thin wail that grated on the nerves. He wished the crying would stop,but it would not let him rest when all he wanted to do was float untethered to the earth.

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34 responses to “Book Boyfriends & On a Desert Shore

  1. AnneBennett

    What does the quote mean that he wanted to float untethered to the earth? where was he? On a plane? In a tree? On drugs? I am intrigued. My TTT

    • Your guess is as good as mine. Considering the bookis taking place in 1793 I doubt it is a plane or drug induced but I still love the quote.

    • Alan Rickman makes the character and I love his voice. As for Mr. Darcy, he has set the ultimate standard for me and completly swoon-worthy!

      • Marcilia Loubach

        I completely agree with you on both. So sad that Alan Rickman has passed…such a talent…and totally swoon worthy on his own. 🙂

  2. Amber @ Fall Into Books

    I’ve seen Mr. Darcy a lot. I love Pride and Prejudice, so good choice! Following via BlogLovin

  3. Whitney Martin

    I really need to read P&P and Gone with the Wind, but I haven’t done that yet. Maybe one day. I’ve only read a few books in the Harry Potter series, but I’ve seen the movies. I totally get why you do like him.

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    Whitney@Shooting Stars Reviews

    • P&P and Gone with the Wind are fabulous, I’d highly recommend them. As for Snape, Alan Rickman totally makes that character and is the real reason why I have a book crush on him.

  4. Katiria Rodriguez

    Great choices of book boyfriends! I haven’t read Pride and Prejudice or Gone with the Wind but I heard amazing things about the books. And I absolutely love Severus Snape as well! Thank you for stopping by and following my blog. Old Follower.

    • Pride & Prejudice and Gone with the Wind are both great classics, and if you like the genre are worth the read. As for Snape, he is a fantastic character on his own by Alan Rickman really makes him for me.

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