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by Lisa Kleypas

  • Author: Lisa Kleypas
  • ISBN: 0749953098
  • ISBN13: 978-0749953096
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  • Language: English
  • Category: Historical
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group (2001)
  • Rating: 4.3/5
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Love In The Afternoon: Number 5 in series (Hathaways) ePub download

TITLE: Love in the Afternoon AUTHOR: Lisa Kleypas SERIES: Hathaways, Book 5 SETTING: Mid-Victorian, Hampshire .

TITLE: Love in the Afternoon AUTHOR: Lisa Kleypas SERIES: Hathaways, Book 5 SETTING: Mid-Victorian, Hampshire, Crimean War THEMES/TROPES: hidden identity (Cyrano), war, trauma/PTSD, epistolary quirky and enjoyable characters and strong relationships that help one another rise above the trying circumstances of life.

In Love in the Afternoon Beatrix Hathaway came into her own, and she proved to be an intuitive, charismatic, engaging, compassionate force to be reckoned with!

In Love in the Afternoon Beatrix Hathaway came into her own, and she proved to be an intuitive, charismatic, engaging, compassionate force to be reckoned with! She was the kind of girl who you would want as your best friend (although why she was ever friends with shallow Prudence Mercer is beyond me!)

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Home Novel Series Love in the Afternoon (The Hathaways Love in the Afternoon (The Hathaways Written By: Lisa Kleypas. Love in the Afternoon (The Hathaways Lisa Kleypas. Captain Christopher Phelan. Although Christopher Phelan was the last man Beatrix would ever want to defend, she couldn’t help pointing out, He is away fighting in the Crimea, Pru. I’m not sure there are many pleasant things to write about in wartime. Well, I have no interest in foreign countries, and I’ve never pretended to.

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Love in the afternoon. After six years the Hathaways had managed to learn just enough to accommodate themselves in good society. Sketch of dog by Hillary James. Through a series of unexpected events, Leo had inherited a viscountcy for which he and his sisters hadn’t been remotely prepared. They had moved from their small village of Primrose Place to the Ramsay estate in the southern county of Hampshire. However, none of them had learned to think like the nobility, nor had they acquired aristocratic values or mannerisms. Author : Lisa Kleypas. Genres : Romance, Historical. As a lover of animals and nature, Beatrix Hathaway has always been more comfortable outdoors than in the ballroom. Series : The Hathaways Published : June 29th 2010. and she has resigned herself to the fate of never finding love. Has the time come for the most unconventional of the Hathaway sisters to settle for an ordinary man-just to avoid spinsterhood? He is a world-weary cynic.

Lisa Kleypas is the author of numerous historical romance novels. In 1985, she was named Miss Massachusetts, competed in the Miss America pageant and published her first novel at twenty-one

Lisa Kleypas is the author of numerous historical romance novels. In 1985, she was named Miss Massachusetts, competed in the Miss America pageant and published her first novel at twenty-one. Lisa is married and has two children. item 1 Love In The Afternoon 'Number 5 in series Kleypas, Lisa -Love In The Afternoon 'Number 5 in series Kleypas, Lisa. by Kleypas, Lisa 0749953098.

Love in the Afternoon continues the Hallaways series by Victorian romance author Lisa Kleypas.

Author(s): Lisa Kleypas. Title: Love In The Afternoon: A Hathaway Novel. The next novel in the Hathaway series by NEW YORK TIMES bestselling historical romance author Lisa Kleypas. Condition: New. Read full description. See details and exclusions. See all 12 brand new listings.

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AS A LOVER OF ANIMALS AND NATURE, BEATRIX HATHAWAY HAS ALWAYS BEEN MORE COMFORTABLE OUTDOORS THAN IN THE BALLROOM. EVEN THOUGH SHE PARTICIPATED IN THE LONDON SEASON IN THE PAST, THE FREE-SPIRITED BEAUTY HAS NEVER BEEN SWEPT AWAY OR SERIOUSLY COURTED AND IS RESIGNED TO NEVER FINDING LOVE. CHRISTOPHER PHELAN IS A HANDSOME, DARING SOLDIER WHO PLANS TO MARRY BEATRIX'S FRIEND, THE VIVACIOUS PRUDENCE MERCER, WHEN HE RETURNS FROM FIGHTING ABROAD. BUT LIFE ON THE BATTLEFIELD HAS DARKENED HIS SOUL - AND IT'S BECOMING CLEAR THAT HE WON'T RETURN THE SAME AS WHEN HE LEFT. WHEN BEATRIX LEARNS OF PRU'S DISAPPOINTMENT, SHE DECIDES TO HELP BY CONCOCTING PRU'S LETTERS TO CHRISTOPHER FOR HER. SOON THE CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN BEATRIX AND CHRISTOPHER DEVELOPS INTO SOMETHING FULFILLING AND DEEP AND WHEN CHRISTOPHER COMES HOME, HE'S DETERMINED TO CLAIM THE WOMAN HE LOVES. WHAT BEGAN AS BEATRIX'S INNOCENT DECEPTION HAS RESULTED IN THE AGONY OF UNFULFILLED LOVE - AND A PASSION THAT CAN'T BE DENIED.
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Love in the Afternoon is like a Victorian version of "You've Got Mail," with elements of Beatrix Potter thrown in for good measure. The aptly named heroine, Beatrix Hathaway, is in a wee spot of trouble. Beatrix is the most peculiar member of the very peculiar Hathaway family. With an exotic menagerie and a fondness for wearing trousers, Beatrix is considered too eccentric to ever marry.

For nearly two years, Beatrix has been exchanging love letters with Captain Christopher Phelan while he fights for England in the Crimea. Problem #1: Christopher thinks the woman he's corresponding with is Beatrix's friend Prudence. Problem #2: In real life, Christopher and Beatrix can hardly stand one another. Realizing that the situation is untenable, Beatrix abruptly ends all communication. When a shell-shocked Christopher returns to London, he struggles to reconcile the Prudence he fell in love with via letter to the shallow woman who parades him around like her own war prize.

Christopher returns to the countryside and finds himself unwillingly drawn to the strange Hathaway girl. Beatrix, an expert at healing wounded animals, is determined to cure Christopher's deep unhappiness even if it kills her, and it very well might. Be prepared for Kleypas' steamy scenes, but trust me that the emotional payoff is genuine. Love in the Afternoon is the fifth book in the very entertaining Hathaway series, but it stands alone very well. If you're a stickler, though, and want to read the series from the beginning, start with Mine Till Midnight (The Hathaways, Book 1) and keep reading from there.
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TITLE: Love in the Afternoon
AUTHOR: Lisa Kleypas
SERIES: Hathaways, Book 5
SETTING: Mid-Victorian, Hampshire, Crimean War
THEMES/TROPES: hidden identity (Cyrano), war, trauma/PTSD, epistolary

OVERVIEW:
Charming, eccentric, animal-obsessed Beatrix Hathaway has about given up on finding a man who can appreciate her and spends her time trying to find contentment with her family and pets in Hampshire. When her beautiful friend Prudence receives a letter from gorgeous, arrogant Captain Christopher Phelan, away fighting in Crimea, Beatrix can see that the man is in desperate need of some friendly words, no matter how disdainful he may have been to her the few times they’ve met. Unfortunately, Prudence doesn’t wish to respond—so Beatrix agrees to do it in her name.

The correspondence becomes much more than Beatrix expected, and when Christopher finally comes home, it breaks her heart to find herself once again an object of scorn to him and know that she’s not the woman he wants. Christopher’s heart aches even more when he finds that Prudence isn’t anything like the woman he corresponded with, not only because it dashes the hopes that carried him through hell, but because he knows that the woman he fell for was purposefully deceiving him. They become stuck in a web of lies, trauma, and pain that can’t be resolved all at once, but Beatrix is determined to untangle it all to help the man whose letters opened her heart.

PROS:
This book is just delightfully heart-wrenching…is that a thing? I think it must be because this story is so touchingly full of heartbreak and pain, both in terms of the romance and from Christopher’s memories and trauma from the war. It’s particularly touching and refreshing to see a male lead experience a feeling of being fooled and spurned, which is so often the purview of jilted or misled young women.

Beatrix is the sweetest, loveliest heroine. Her love of and adeptness with animals shows a gentleness and a cleverness that is incredibly endearing, and it also gives her a great ability to read and manage people because she can see how they relate to animal behavior. I also enjoy that her preference for animals is used as a way to explain her problems and insecurities rather than just her positive traits. Christopher, on the other hand, can be very harsh and rude, but his experiences in the war both changed his way of looking at life and illustrate his strength of character.

One of the best things about how Christopher is written is how thoroughly his PTSD is represented and incorporated. I’m certainly no expert on PTSD, but I have found in other books I’ve read with war-traumatized characters that the effect is written very one-dimensionally as one or two dramatic symptoms, like nightmares or flashbacks. Christopher, very realistically for someone who has only just arrived home form war, has nightmares and flashbacks and anxiety and depression and jumpiness, which are incorporated both explicitly and subtly into the plot and his character.

I loved the letters shared between Beatrix and Christopher toward the beginning of the book. Not only were the letters very sweet, but a correspondence like that also serves to create a strong basis for the romance before the story gets in full swing, which helps avoid the hard-to-believe speed at which many couples in romance (particularly historical romance) fall in love.

CONS:
I can’t think of anything that I disliked much about this book—and not for lack of trying. If anything, I had the slight sense at some points that there should be more acknowledgement that love can’t cure everything. This is not to say that love was a “cure” for Christopher’s PTSD in this book, but rather that there’s too much “you would never hurt me.” I think I would have liked a little more understanding on Beatrix’s part that Christopher wasn’t being paranoid or over-careful about how dangerous he could be to her.

RATINGS:
Writing: 5/5 Top notch as always from Kleypas.
Characters: 5/5 Well rounded and believable.
Plot: 5/5 Compelling and believable for characters.
Setting: 5/5 Vibrant animals and countryside; good war details.
Romance: 5/5 Very sweet and heart-wrenching.
Sexiness: 5/5 Well integrated with emotional story.
Humor: 4/5 Funnier than you would expect for all the emotional turmoil.
Average: 4.86 Sweet and Heart-Wrenching

OTHER INFO:
This is the last of the five-book Hathaways series, but I think this is the one of the series most able to stand on its own because it is the farthest removed in time from the other books, and there isn’t a lot we learn about Beatrix in the previous books that we don’t see in this story. The other books are certainly worth reading though, both because they’re each fabulous individually, and it’s more fun to see all the other siblings in this book after reading their romances.
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I don't often award five stars to historical romances. I enjoy them a lot, but they rarely distinguish themselves from one another. If you've read one, you've read them all, for the most part. But Love in the Afternoon rises above the others. I adored this book. After falling a bit in the fourth Hathaway book and relying on cliched physical encounters to drive the story, Lisa Kleypas finally came back to the thing that makes her books so enjoyable to me ... quirky and enjoyable characters and strong relationships that help one another rise above the trying circumstances of life.

This was Beatrix's story, and I loved her to death. Beatrix is an overwhelming eccentric in a family of eccentrics. She collects a menagerie of animals, caring for the weak and afflicted animals that come around her. She has an innate understanding of animal nature, and for this she seems to be destined to never marry. While the men she meets love talking to her, they are not interested in bringing her eccentricity into their lives.

Until Captain Christopher Phelan arrives. Beatrix has met Christopher before when he told a friend that she was better suited to the stables than proper society. He seemed rude and arrogant and totally foreign to anything that Beatrix would want in a man. But then he purchases a commission in the military and heads to a brutal war in Crimea that hardens him in some ways and humbles him in others. In the midst of the horrors of war he writes to Beatrix's beautiful friend, Prudence. He was interested in her before the war, but Prudence isn't interested in him at all. She thinks his tale of war is boring and has no desire to write him back. But once Beatrix reads his letter she is transfixed. She has to write him, so Prudence allows Beatrix to send a letter pretending to be her. Thus begins a series of absolutely beautiful letters between the two. I LOVED these letters. I could have read chapter after chapter of the letters between the two of them. Wonderful! Through these letters Christopher and Beatrix fell in love, except for one GIGANTIC problem ... Beatrix was pretending to be Prudence. Christopher was going to be sadly disappointed when he returned to find that Prudence wasn't the same person he thought he was falling in love with.

The love between Beatrix and Christopher in this story was absolutely beautiful. Christopher is a very damaged man. He is suffering from severe PTSD in an era where no one talked about such things. Fortunately, he fell in love with the perfect woman, someone who could handle his mood swings and panic attacks with patience at times, firmness at others, and a humor that could push through his walls in many instances. The quirkiness that made others shy away from the Hathaway family perfectly matched what Christopher would need as he recovered from his emotional war scars.

The Hathaway family shines in this story, and we get the chance to spend a bit more time with Cam and Amelia than we have in the last few books. That was nice. I loved reading about the humor of this family as well as their open love for one another. In so many historical romance series it seems as if the stories progressively decline with each book, but I think that this story may be my favorite of the Hathaway series. It perfectly encapsulates the best parts of the series, and I felt totally satisfied at the end after seeing everyone get their well deserved Happily Ever After. This one is a story that I will definitely add to my favorites shelf. Five stars!
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