The Lord Next Door Gayle Callen
  • Title: The Lord Next Door
  • Author: Gayle Callen
  • ISBN: 9780060784119
  • Page: 419
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Lord Next Door Gayle Callen The Lord Next Door The handsome deceiving lord was not the man Victoria believed him to beVictoria must wedd immediately To rescue her family from financial ruin lovely Victoria Shelby has no choice but to marry Her o
    The handsome, deceiving lord was not the man Victoria believed him to beVictoria must wedd immediately To rescue her family from financial ruin, lovely Victoria Shelby has no choice but to marry Her options for a bridegroom are limiteduntil she remembers the shy servant boy next door Then she discovers that her childhood friend is actually Viscount Thurlow ruThe handsome, deceiving lord was not the man Victoria believed him to beVictoria must wedd immediately To rescue her family from financial ruin, lovely Victoria Shelby has no choice but to marry Her options for a bridegroom are limiteduntil she remembers the shy servant boy next door Then she discovers that her childhood friend is actually Viscount Thurlow ruthless businessman, future earl, and a man whose family is shrouded in scandal After two rejected marriage proposals, David Thurlow needs a wife who will give him an heir, someone who will not only overlook his past but also be above reproach Victoria is the ideal candidate quiet, unassuming, and in desperate need of funds But even as she strives to be the perfect wife, her calm demeanor masks a shocking secret that is overshadowed by David s slow, heated lessons in the art of seduction that threaten to transform a convenient marriage into a torrid and passionate affair.
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    About Gayle Callen


    1. USA Today Bestselling author Gayle Callen writes historical romances for Avon Books Her twenty second novel, The Wrong Bride, was published in November 2015 Gayle s novels have won the Holt Medallion, the Laurel Wreath Award, the Booksellers Best Award, and finaled in the National Readers Choice Awards She was a nominee for RT Book Reviews Magazine s Reviewers Choice Award Her books have been translated into eleven different languages She also writes the contemporary romances as Emma Cane.Gayle resides in central New York with her husband Now that her three children are grown, she has time to read, sing, and delve too deeply into historical research A past President of the Central New York Romance Writers, she is also a member of Romance Writers of America and Novelists Inc Visit her website at gaylecallen


    384 Comments


    1. A little torn on how I feel about this book It had some things I just loved, but some of it just felt off.The story is started off with 10 year old Victoria secretly writing to her neighbor, Tom He found her journal hidden outside, so he began the correspondence by teasing her He tells her he is the cooks son and they write in this journal back and forth until they are 16 They share all their secrets and get to know each other well although they never actually meet Her parents have aspirations o [...]

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    2. Wow David and Victoria are such great people that it was so sad to read about all the hardship that they had to deal with This book shows how cruel people can be and how love can help turn that around David was so sweet and I loved how they started writing to each other when they were just 10 But Victoria didnt know she was writing to David she thought it was a cooks son named tom what a great read

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    3. Callen s Tudor romances are much better this book failed to engage me and was lacking spark 1844, England I have liked Gayle Callen s books in the past most recently His Scandal, Book 2 in her His Series but I did not enjoy The Lord Next Door I found myself wanting to skim parts of the book which I NEVER do , especially the end and the last scene between Victoria and David where they go on and on, resolving every last thing that s been popping up throughout the book There were some promising mom [...]

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    4. This book was a weird one for me While I did finish the novel and somewhat enjoyed it, I found numerous issues that made the reading of this story somewhat difficult.For starters, the hero of the story, David, was a bit difficult to understand Essentially, he is a very stoic man, extremely rigid in his demeanor and not at all expressive at large While I do love diverse character types, to some degree, I find characters that are given this personality can sometimes seem one dimensional This was t [...]

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    5. Victoria is desperate Her family is on the brink of poverty after her father s financial ruin and then death, she is barely holding the household together, and with a looming deadline for their eviction from her home she is running out of options Her only option seems to be marriage, but her prospects have always been non existent, now with no dowry or good name it seems even less likely Until she remembers her childhood friend and next door neighbour who she had a secret correspondence with Alt [...]

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    6. I ve been on a bit of a marriage of convenience kick of late, and this book definitely fed my craving It s well written with consistent characterisation, although I have to say that I think David s father did come around rather quickly considering the way he d been represented throughout the beginning of the book.Victoria is an appealing heroine, initially rather gauche in society principally due to the fact that her father persistently ran her down but she blossoms after her marriage and shows [...]

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    7. Ik heb de Nederlands talige uitgave gelezen Candlelight Historische roman 790 Liefde op papier.Het is erg moeilijk om een objectieve beoordeling over dit boek te geven omdat ik net hiervoor de Survivers club serie van Mary Balogh heb gelezen en zij is mijn absolute favoriet in dit genre en tja dan valt alles erna een beetje tegen Misschien komt het ook door de vertaling of doordat het verhaal hier en daar ingekort is dit boek heeft 318 pagina s terwijl het origineel er ongeveer 50 meer heeft.Ik [...]

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    8. I loved how utterly SWEET this story was Victoria and Tom David grew up next door to one another And they never meet in person they forged a friend ship by writing to one another in a journal Years latter Victoria remembers her old friend in her hour of need and seeks him out Imagine her shock when she discovers that Tom is not the cooks son but rather the son of an Earl, and what s this His name is not Tom but David After explaining his Duplicity David asks Victoria to marry him, and though she [...]

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    9. A story with an interesting premise that somehow failed to engage me as much as I expected.Victoria and David had been writing to each other as children, but the familiarity one would have expected between people who share that kind of history, was mostly lacking For reasons of their own that have nothing to do with affection, the two decide to marry, but David is determined to keep living his life as he has been, consumed by his business and political efforts Victoria on the other hand strives [...]

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    10. The blurb sounded so promising but unfortunately the book did not quite live up to the promise Not that it was a bad book, just not very exciting or worldrocking, but still entertaining Secrets, misunderstanding and scandal rule their worlds but Victoria and David find each other in a nice average story Their childhood fascination with each other, getting to know each other just by secret entries in a journal, grows into love despite all the scandals Scandals which are made bigger by themselves [...]

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    11. General gist not bad of two neighbouring children who developed a friendship through a shared journal, yet kept physically apart as her father was a commoner banker whereas he was the only child of the earl although pretending at the time to be the cook s son Her family fell on tough times after her father s suicide and in desperation she sought out her old friend to ask for his help not knowing his true identity Although shocked and initially betrayed by his lies when she found out, she agreed [...]

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    12. This book really grabbed me I didn t want to put it down.I loved how this heroine WORKED for her marriage She wanted it to succeed, and she put the work into it to see it happen.Wonderful.Sweet story.4 stars.

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    13. Not very good the main characters seemed awfully daffy when they weren t wildly inconsistent When the hero said he married her for her spirit I actually wondered if the author was thinking of someone else One or two good lines elevate this above one star.

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    14. Interesting but a bit drawn out for me I lost interest and had to force myself to finish, but overall a cute story.

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    15. A very enjoyable romance that kept me interested throughout Beautifully written.

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    16. I am not sure where I bought The Lord Next Door by Gayle Callen but it could have been in London I rarely read paperbacks at the moments, mostly ebooks, except for the Nicola Cornick and Kate Pearce books, but somehow I grabbed this one before I went to the bathtub a few days ago and just finished it The Lord next door is the 1st novel in the Sisters of Willow Pond series Firstly I want to say that I think this cover pretty trashy and unworthy the novel, also the backside It s not a book I d rea [...]

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    17. Victoria is desperate Her family is on the brink of poverty after her father s financial ruin and then death, she is barely holding the household together, and with a looming deadline for their eviction from her home she is running out of options Her only option seems to be marriage, but her prospects have always been non existent, now with no dowry or good name it seems even less likely Until she remembers her childhood friend and next door neighbour who she had a secret correspondence with Alt [...]

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    18. Victoria must wed and immediately To rescue her family from financial ruin, lovely Victoria Shelby has no choice but to marry Her options for a bridegroom are limited until she remembers the shy servant boy next door Then she discovers that her childhood friend is actually Viscount Thurlow ruthless businessman, future earl, and a man whose family is shrouded in scandal After two rejected marriage proposals, David Thurlow needs a wife who will give him an heir, someone who will not only overloo [...]

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    19. This book was a nice read Not superb, but definitely worth the time I like regency romances without a whole lot of melodrama This delivers that One time childhood friends of unequal class meets years later and enter into a marriage of convenience Both harbor secrets, but neither secret is really a threat to their well being which was a nice change since it seems most writers of regency romance feel the need to through something like a kidnapping or murder in for some reason The characters are de [...]

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    20. Dear David TomI truly enjoyed being a spectator to your story I would have liked it better if you weren t so worried about such meaningless things I felt if you tried to raise your voice and stand up for yourself like you do everyday in the Parliament for countless other people your life would have been easier I also applaud your choice in a wife I am not sure I heard you say you loved her but I am sure you did thoroughly and deeper than even you realize Dear Victoria You are a lucky little thin [...]

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    21. Victoria must wedd immediately To rescue her family from financial ruin, lovely Victoria Shelby has no choice but to marry Her options for a bridegroom are limiteduntil she remembers the shy servant boy next door Then she discovers that her childhood friend is actually Viscount Thurlow ruthless businessman, future earl, and a man whose family is shrouded in scandal After two rejected marriage proposals, David Thurlow needs a wife who will give him an heir, someone who will not only overlook his [...]

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    22. Victoria is a companion and caretaker to her grieving mother her father killed himself after losing all the family s money to bad investments , and decides she needs to marry soon or get a job She approaches the house next door to speak to her childhood friend, but she finds out her friend whom she never met is actually the Viscount and not the cooks son as she was led to believe David needs to marry also, but he needs a bride who is above reproach to counter his reputation, that was tarnished b [...]

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    23. Most of the book felt like a non event with false tension created by people just not being honest with each other.With reference to the ton, I rather doubt that any group of people would be so enad with other people that they would remember and care about scandals from 5 years past.Both main characters seemed too absorbed with themselves what people would think say about them, how they could protect each other, the trouble with relationships within their families, etc There was reprieve from thi [...]

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    24. A good evening read that was light and delightful I loved how both were so friendly as kids The whole idea of the journal was adorable and I loved it Everything turned out great in the end and im so happy The romance was a little slow, but the story was enough for me to carry it While David was a little bland in character and passion, Victoria was enough to make him very likeable I hope in the next 2 books they are included, I hate to see their lives end.

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    25. Really enjoyed this one, slow burn and loved how the H h characters were captured and portrayed The heroine growing from shy young lady into a person who realizes her potential and the H, such a man absorbed in his own life thinking a wife would not change anything I m in a historical Romance mode at present and this one fit the bill, reminding me of Caroline Linden s Scandal series and just as enjoyable.Thanks Ms Callen, will be looking for books 2 and 3.

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    26. This is the first book by Gayle Callen that I have read, and I found it, if a touch slow in some parts, quite an enjoyable read Yes, Victoria and David had a time of it, but they seemed to proceed at a natural pace to me Both of them had to grow and open themselves up, and yes, the end might have been a touch rushed they finally did.

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    27. A sweet and simple but enjoyable story of Victoria Shelby and Tom what happens when Victoria finds about the lie told by Tom she was really in a fix to marry someone and the person chosen was Tom the servant next door ,who eventually turns up to be a Lordwhat happens next is intresting

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    28. This is the first book I have read by Gayle Callen I liked her stylery uncluttered This is the first book of the trilogy and a really fast read I will read the next books as if they are in an all in one edition The story keeps you involved and I liked all of the characters Not much angst, but your emotions are engaged in a good way Hope you enjoy it

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    29. Victoria has only 3 interests music, writing, and David The characters are flat and started to annoy me within the first few chapters I only plodded along because the writing itself was pretty good Unfortunately I didn t like the story enough to give this book anything than 2 stars.

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    30. Me super encant , la tem tica es muy clich uno que me agrada mucho y por eso es hermoso encontrar una novela que lo explore con intensidad, con unos personajes bellos que florecen ante el amor y el enamoramiento dentro de un matrimonio por conveniencia Bien Gayle Gracias

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