Gallant Waif ended up being one of those books that I had a somewhat difficult time rating. The writing itself is excellent and well-deserving of having been a. Read “Gallant Waif” by Anne Gracie with Rakuten Kobo. Kate Farleigh was absolutely stunned when her refusal to accept Lady Cahill’s offer of “charity” resulted. Gallant Waif [Anne Gracie] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers . The story of Major Jack Carstairs, recently returned from the Peninsular.

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The word destitute might not the only one I wanted to use here because she was a lot more other things too.

But in fact we are a family of gxllant Australian slang for teachers – and Dad was a school principal during most of my life. Anne Gracie tells Kate and Jack’s story in such an engaging, humorous and insightful way that I have no doubt I will read this again.

I am a sucker for the hero who doesn’t look perfect and Jack Carstairs was it. Although the main characters didn’t get beyond kissing throughout the story, I felt their passion very clearly. Sign In Register Help Cart. Jul 10, Ira rated it really liked it Shelves: In case you imagine we were a filthy rich horse-owning family, let me assure you we weren’t. My Own True Duchess.

Her education was more one of experience, but she was a strong young woman who didn’t shy away from hard or difficult work. He also comes fallant, gains strength in his leg and puts a song in his heart. And the 4 stars, because of the beautiful adaption of the beauty and the beast.


Jan 12, M. In one magnificent scene, in a rage, she smashes all his liquor. Five star seller – Buy with confidence! Lady Cahill finds Kate alone and in poverty, her father and brothers all dead in the war. Not recommended for under 18 or sensitive readers.

Aug 01, Linda rated it liked it Shelves: Sounds worse than it is. I find it tiring.

Gallant Waif (Harlequin Historical #) – Book Review – The Hope Chest Reviews

I enjoyed this book. A Sensuality Subtle Book Type: Whatever they happened to be wrangling over though, it all seemed to be a carefully choreographed dance to keep each other close while still holding each other at arms length and stubbornly denying their feelings.

When they arrive at Sevenoakes, Kate collapses from starvation in the driveway unseen by anyone but Jack who had been watching their arrival from the window. Feb 16, Ilze rated it really liked it Shelves: The Spy Who Seduced Her.

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Gallant Waif (Harlequin Historical #557)

The romance was cute and funny. The bantering and what happens because of it is funny in many respects. Thanks for telling us about the problem. To add to this injustice, he went to war because of his future-wife and was waaif by his father. He was grumpy and I didn’t mind it much until his grumpiness turned to meanness. I felt bad for bad for both the hero and heroine, but the girl more so and all my bouts of tears were because of her. Once I learned to read, I spent my days outside playing with the animals I include my brother and 2 sisters here and when inside I read.


Ships with Tracking Number! Drowning in both self-pity and drink he comes to the attention of his grandmother.

Gallant Waif by Gracie, Anne

The witty banter soon turned into bitter arguing. This book has a valiant, fierce little heroine whom I could not help but love and root for.

Who looks behind the facade of ugliness, in his case the temper. The softer moments are rather few and far between and didn’t last long enough for me, but are very romantic when they happen. I could see each character’s Yallant clearly, and so often they were on a completely opposite track. I wrote my first novel on notebooks bought in Quebec, Spain, Greece and Indonesia. It was pretty epic and made me cry. I did a little joyous jig all around the house after I read your mini-review.

I really think Jack was lost to Kate after their first meeting, but it takes him a very long time to realize it. It was just too formulaic for me.

Oct 11, mad4rombks gallat it it was amazing Shelves: It was a 3. You submitted the following rating and review. Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment. This is me and my classmates in Scotland. This is a great comfort read: Content PG13 for language and mild sexual content Romance: