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: Standish (): Erastes: Books. Standish and millions of other books are available for instant access. view Kindle eBook | view . Posted by girluknow Standish is a lush, intensely romantic love story between scholarly Ambrose Standish and worldly Rafe Goshawk. Though. by Erastes A great house. A family dispossessed. A sensitive young man. A powerful landowner. An epic love that springs up between two men. Set in the.

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This was not an easy read, hard to put down, and kept me thinking. To view it, click here. His grief and self-abasement would have made more of an impression on me if he had denied himself pleasure instead. That was very nicely done, I thought. Just when I thought I had it all figured out, I was proven wrong more than once. Unfortunately, life for Fleury and Ambrose on the outside is not likely to be easy or simple – they are both, after all, impoverished and it seems to be an unwritten rule of romantic fiction that at least one of the partners has to be rich for happiness to be assured.

I also forgave the typos, though due only to not having paid for the book. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Is a man led by the passion, and sometimes the passion guides him to the wrong path. Does not have a happily ever after ending, but a good read. This site uses cookies. A satisfying, happy ending is NOT a cop out or a childish popular balm.

I loved this book up until a certain point. Having said that, I feel that without these painful elements, it would I always love a book that makes me feel a whole spectrum of emotions and this novel did all that and more.


An epic love that springs up between two men. The reality that author had shown here was so much worst to imagine because now at what environment we are living are still much better before that time, and I’m grateful for it.

Look for the Kindle MatchBook icon on print and Kindle book detail pages of qualifying books. He gets entangled with the immoral Italian Count Alvisi who, staneish the way, despite or, perhaps because of, being evil with a capital Eeeeeee is as hot as mustard and Ambrose flees. The writing style was different, a bit loose, with varying POVs that flowed throughout each other. Finally, Standish is a heartbreaking emotional tour de force. eraxtes

When Standish opens on the quintessential historical romance set-up and characters, I was relieved. English historical novelists English women novelists births Living people Erastws educated at Southend High School for Girls English romantic fiction writers Women romantic fiction writers Women historical novelists. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. What’s not to love? Then again, this was a different time, so that could have something to do with why their issues were so difficult for them to resolve.

I’ll start off with the things I didn’t like.

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I was a little wary of Fleury and then pleasantly surprised by him. To Rafe kisses him and there are no doubts Ambrose falls into the bed and goes, ‘Oh I’ve loved you since I first saw you sort of crap. The writing was too simple, the plot predictable in some parts yet unpredictable in Trenberry, Alvisi and Fleury’s characters and actions. It was nice and romantic and sweet for the ‘s and then it was ruined for me. Not your typical love story, and so heartbreaking through much of the book.


In this instance, I actually had to read the last few pages over again twice, and I was still left scratching my head and saying, “Wait? And Ambrose, the other hero, is sometimes fragile, sometimes strong, but always human.

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Though simple, overly over the top and unsubtle, the writing is good enough to produce some tears, Rafe’s pain and love especially heartbreaking. The author included the right amount of description and all the emotion needed to make such scenes erastfs. The effects and how individually they survive and standisy kind of person they become. Things eventually reconcile themselves appropriately, on staandish depending on whether you think Rafe even remotely deserves to get Ambrose.

There are only two things that I really didn’t like about the book, but they play a huge part in the book so that’s why my rating isn’t as high as it would’ve ot I was surprised by this book. I can understand leaving the readers to fill in their own blanks in a epilogue sense, but it would be nice if the author could at least tell us which side of the street the damn blanks are on!

Erastes describes in great detail setting of ninteenth century England, their saga travels from the affluence of the centerpiece of the story, the English country house Standish, to the other end stanxish the specturum and awful conditions one of the MC’s had to survive in England. February 6, Sold by: