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A SUMMER TO REMEMBER MARY BALOGH A DELL BOOK 1 London's Hyde Park was decked out in all the splendor of a May morni. Matchless storyteller”(Romantic Times) Mary Balogh weaves a tantalizing web of wit and seduction in her new novel—an irresistible tale. why customers keep coming you need a a summer to remember bedwyn prequels 2 mary balogh, you can download them in pdf format from our website.

Look Inside. Mar 04, Pages Buy. Mar 04, Pages. Enter Miss Lauren Edgeworth. A year after being abandoned at the altar, Lauren has determined that marriage is not for her. When these two fiercely independent souls meet, sparks fly—and a deal is hatched. When summer ends, she will break off the engagement, rendering herself unmarriageable and leaving them both free.

In a number of cases I found myself having to write that sequel readers had asked for. There is, in fact, a whole network of relationships among the more than sixty books I have written. Readers love related stories.

So, thankfully, do writers! When I wrote A Summer to Remember , I needed to create a family—aristocratic, powerful, snobbish, even obnoxious—to give my heroine, Lauren Edgeworth, a rough time when she "steals" the hero, Kit Butler, Viscount Ravensberg, from one of them. And so were born the Bedwyns, four brothers and two sisters headed by the cold, enormously toplofty Duke of Bewcastle.

I recognized early that they were the sort of characters who would have taken over the book if I had given them half a chance. I also realized that each of the six was going to have to be given a story. When I mentioned this to my editor at Dell, she agreed with me and within just a few days she had asked me to write all six over a two-year period.

Now it just so happens that readers ask me for something else just as often as they ask for sequels—they ask for more frequent books. Here they are, then, A Summer to Remember itself and the first three Bedwyn books, all to be published over a four-month period: And there are minor characters within the Bedwyn books….

Writing related stories could well become addictive. Read An Excerpt. Historical Romance Regency Romance Category: Historical Romance Regency Romance. Paperback —. Buy the Ebook: Add to Cart. Also by Mary Balogh. Product Details. Inspired by Your Browsing History.

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I love the convincing that takes place, and even more than that, I love the moment of inevitable surrender. Beautiful story. View all 3 comments. Sep 02, Joanna Loves Reading rated it really liked it Shelves: This book nearly had it all. My love and hate. I very nearly did not finish, and I am so glad I did.

It was touching and lovely.

Lauren was a lovely heroine. I felt so much for her. She had recently been jilted- at the altar. How humiliating for her especially when she prided herself in following the rules and doing the right thing, especially when her bridegroom was as close to her as a brother as they grew up in the same house.

Her friends and family were his friends and family, equally wanting This book nearly had it all. Her friends and family were his friends and family, equally wanting to share in her former bridegroom's happiness and not distress Lauren. Wanting to find a happy ending for Lauren and going about it in the wrong way.

And here comes Kit. Kit is a rascal, a rogue. He is so much in disgrace with the ton that even as a Viscount and heir to an Earldom, most daughters of the ton are warned away. Kit and Lauren's first contact occurs when he is fighting in broad daylight, shirtless in Hyde Park. Lauren is warned away, but she learns defiance and finds herself drawn to the danger, to Kit. Lauren needed a Kit to help her live, but she needed a Kit without despicable ulterior motives. Here was my biggest problem.

Kit, not having seen his family in 3 years, is told he is to be married to his neighbor and former flame. The mess surrounding the former flame bit is a big part of why Kit is estranged from his family. I thought him so unworthy of her at this point, and I was on the path of hating this book. Lauren, of course, calls him on this, after he nearly convinces her that she is special to him, and they move forward with a fake betrothal.

This is when I set the book down. For two months. I have very rarely cried in a touching or sad scene of a book, but I believe that angry tears were a first for me in this book. I told myself that the fact that I was moved to angry tears meant it was a good book because it was making me feel, but it didn't make me want to pick it up again.

Alas, library renewals are not endless, and I decided to give it one more go with about as much pessimism possible. And then, amazingly it started to work. Kit made Lauren have fun and live. Lauren helped Kit mend fences. They both grew as people and grew to love each other.

There were words and phrasing that at times felt off to me read my updates if you're curious , but they didn't bother me overly much.

I thought the Love scenes overall better in this one than the other Baloghs I have tried, not great because but better. I do think reading as I did here is the way to rather than listening as I have done with all the others despite the excellent narrator.

View all 35 comments. Jan 22, Jan rated it really liked it Shelves: Reread Feb 22 Enjoyable reread. Original review 22 Jan A lovely prequel to the Bedwyn series. It sets things up well for some of the Bedwyn books aka the 'Slightly' series , especially for Freyja's story. We see the other side of Freyja's failed romance with Kit Butler, and it gives more of an insight into Freyja's background.

We also see a bit of Wulf and Ralf. Well worth reading before the other books. I unfortunately read it after the rest of the series, LOL, but I still enjoyed it anyway. Aside from being a prequel, the book stands up well on its own.

Kit has been through some terrible experiences at war, and also with his family. One brother has died and the other Sydnam, who gets his own story in 'Simply Love' is bitter after surviving horrible injuries at war. Lauren has also had her own challenges in her life, which have led her to hide her real, natural self deep inside while on the surface seeming like a perfect lady. Lauren is the one who got dumped at the altar when Neville's supposedly dead wife reappeared in 'One Night For Love', which is really a prequel to this book.

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But again, it can easily be read as a standalone. Lauren and Kit slowly fall in love, the barriers start to fall, and they help each other face their pasts and heal. Aly is so frigging bored. Buddy read with Aly I felt quite sorry for Lauren when I was reading One Night for Love , after all it wasn't her fault that the man she was about to marry already had a wife and being left at the altar would be rather humiliating for anyone!

So, I was glad when I found out we were getting to read her story next and I think I ended up enjoying A Summer to Remember even more than the first book. After having her heart broken Lauren has pretty much given up on the idea of love and marriage, instead s Buddy read with Aly I felt quite sorry for Lauren when I was reading One Night for Love , after all it wasn't her fault that the man she was about to marry already had a wife and being left at the altar would be rather humiliating for anyone!

After having her heart broken Lauren has pretty much given up on the idea of love and marriage, instead she's decided she's going to remain a spinster and she's making plans to move forward with life on her own terms which I thought was incredibly brave of her. Before she moves to a little cottage of her own in the countryside somewhere she is facing one last season in London, blithely ignoring the gossips and playing the part of a perfect young lady because a friend is relying on her.

As the second son Kit never expected to inherit the family title and he's been happy with his carefree life able to do what he wants when he wants. Then the unthinkable happens and his brother dies and now Kit is faced with returning home to pick up the reigns as his father's heir and even worse be forced into an arranged marriage with the woman who rejected him so long ago. Kit may not have a choice about his duties but one thing he absolutely will not budge on is marrying Freyja, she chose his brother over him once and he's not going to let her come back to him now that she knows he'll inherit everything.

So, Kit decides it's time to choose his own bride and on a dare from his friends he picks Lauren since she has a reputation as a bit of an ice maiden and he can never resist a challenge. I have to admit I was fully prepared to dislike Kit from the moment he made the bet but thankfully he comes clean to Lauren about it very quickly.

After discussing his situation like the adults they are Lauren offers him a deal, she'll accompany him home and pretend to be his fiance for the summer if he gives her a few weeks of adventure and passion before she settles down to a quiet life on her own.

Kit is more than happy to agree but his plans soon change when he starts to fall for the fun loving woman who has been hiding behind her frosty facade. I really loved both Kit and Lauren, their relationship builds slowly and was very believable and I enjoyed seeing Kit push Lauren out of her comfort zone.

She had been through so much but she was tough as steel and I was really proud of her for the way she stood up for herself, particularly around Freyja. These two books have been a prequel for the Bedwyn Saga but I have to admit it they haven't really shown the Bedwyn siblings in a particularly great light. Freyja in particular is a nasty piece of work but her brothers haven't been much better and it's not really making me want to dive into the rest of the series.

Friends keep telling me I'll be pleasantly surprised when I get to know them though so I'm going to give them a chance and if they end up being as good as the prequels then I'll have discovered a new favourite historical romance series.

View 2 comments. Por outro gosto do cuidado com o enredo que a autora demonstra, assim como a profundidade tridimensional das suas personagens. Vale a pena dedicar-lhe umas horinhas. Nov 14, Aly is so frigging bored rated it really liked it Shelves: Buddy read with Maru and Sarah I loved it! I can't wait to continue the series. Jan 09, Sophia rated it really liked it Shelves: I couldn't say specifically when I first picked up this author's books, but it was about ten years ago.

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Even so, I missed many fabulous backlist titles. I have chosen this year to focus specifically on the Bedwyn Saga series because I've always been a softy for a family group finding their chance at romance. The author's description of setting and background, fully developed characters, and romances that grow organically through the story had me in no doubt that this would be a fun project from I couldn't say specifically when I first picked up this author's books, but it was about ten years ago.

The author's description of setting and background, fully developed characters, and romances that grow organically through the story had me in no doubt that this would be a fun project from start to finish. Now then, A Summer to Remember is one of two Bedwyn Prequels that focus on non-Bedwyn characters, but still introduced this colorful and quirky family of siblings.

This particular prequel is the follow-up to One Night of Love. Now, it is Lauren's turn to leave off hiding and hold her head high- take back some of her own. Lauren is turned off of matrimony forever, but she doesn't appreciate being treated like a delicate flower either so when the rakish Kit, Viscount Ravensberg offers her a summer pretending to be his affianced to fool his family and give her one blazing summer to remember, she joins him in their mad scheme.

Kit has been exiled from his family for some time and is only important to the Earl now because his older brother died and he is the heir. Kit was hurt by the past and feels some responsibility toward some members of his family so, while he is pleased to rub his father's nose in it with his own choice of bride, he is still planning to do his duty.

That duty got more palatable when he persuades the strait-laced Lauren Edgeworth to be his for the summer. The pair are pretending and enjoying their mutual friendship and support, understanding and healing from separate past hurts until love sneaks in. At first, one is introduced to a rake who cares little for reputation and a prim lady who is all about toeing the line, but, as with many of the author's characters, the layers start to appear and things are more than they seem so that the reader gets the why behind the behavior and the motive behind the conflict.

Even though I read this to meet the Bedwyns, and they are there and charmed me well, I found Kit and Lauren a fabulous couple. I cheered them on over the course of the summer even though certain things set in motion early on had me worried for when the truth came out. Let's just say making the 'winning a woman's hand' as a bet is never conducive to retaining your prize. But, that was not more than a blip for me compared to other elements that were the real story conflict.

Family has a way of doing a number on people whether it is Kit who has gone wild to hide his pain or Lauren who desperately tries to measure up her whole life.

As to the prequel aspect that has this book introducing a series about the Bedwyns, it did a great job. Loved meeting them and also got a pleasant surprise when I realized that Lauren is actually the cousin to a heroine who got her story in the later The Survivor's Club series. I am greatly anticipating the stories of each Bedwyn finding their match. Meanwhile, I'm still basking in my satisfaction of seeing Lauren tame the wild Viscount and Kit helping Lauren start to really enjoy life.

A classic style Regency romance that has depth and heart which I have no worries recommending to other historical romance fans. Nov 11, sraxe rated it liked it Shelves: I'd been avoiding reading this novel for some time because I really didn't want to read about Kit. I felt really bad for Frejya when I read her novel and I totally didn't want him getting his HEA which is ridiculous, I know, because he got his novel first.

Funny thing is, I ended up liking him a lot more and this book actually made me dislike Frejya. She came off extremely petty and annoying and childish, and I'm just glad I read her book first because I don't think I would've wanted to read i I'd been avoiding reading this novel for some time because I really didn't want to read about Kit. She came off extremely petty and annoying and childish, and I'm just glad I read her book first because I don't think I would've wanted to read it after this.

Oh, and Rannulf, too, for what he did during the birthday thing view spoiler [when he just happened to take Lauren for a stroll while Kit and Frejya were talking privately I was waiting for him to own up to it with Kit but I was disappointed that it never happened.

I ended up really liked both Kit and Lauren. Their pairing was pretty reminiscent of Christine and Wulfric, with one being cold and proper and the other being all fun-loving even right down to the laughter-in-their-eyes business. Kit, who I started off not even wanting to read about, actually ended up being my favourite part of the entire book. A sunrise or a sunset can be ablaze with brilliance and arouse all the passion, all the yearning, in the soul of the beholder.

Although he's not likable in the beginning, when he makes the bet with his friends in regards to Lauren, but I ended up being won over. I was a little apprehensive because he's a rake and I've gotten sick and tired of reading about rakes. But in this book? I loved that the author actually used it well. If Kit hadn't been a rake, and instead had been a proper and respectable gentleman, he wouldn't have had to be as careful or cautious in his approach and pursuit of Lauren.

It would've been easy for him to ask for her hand and marry her. This was an instance in which the author used it as part of the story rather than making him a big whore Lauren was also rather likable, despite being rather stand-offish.

She came off rather intelligent, and not at all tstl imo. When it came to Kit, she was suspicious and wasn't won over by his flattery or flowery praise. I absolutely loved that she called him out on his BS and refused to be taken in. She was suspicious, suspicious, suspicious and didn't stop until she got answers.

I will say, however, that I didn't like her stubbornness in the end. I didn't like that she didn't communicate with Kit and chose the martyr route instead. She also annoyed me at times when she acted indecisively, by saying one thing and then feeling completely differently. At one point, he says he's going to kiss her.

She says no, and he agrees not to. And then she feels disappointed?? It wasn't bad the first time or two, but it got annoying pretty quickly. I get what the author was trying to do, showing inner conflict in what she desires and how she feels she should act, but it was still rather annoying. Anyway, I read the other books a little while back so I don't remember if it was like this in the others, but this felt like a whole lot of telling and not showing.

It happened a lot so that was rather annoying. And although I enjoyed the novel, parts of it felt recycled.

There were also some similarities in scenes. In Frejya's book, along with the horse race and kiss reward, there's also the fake betrothal. As with Kit and Lauren, Frejya and Joshua also have a fake betrothal although the circumstances are different. And, as I was reading, I felt like I was reading the exact same thing when it came to the rolling-down-the-hill scene, which is present in both this novel and Wulfric's. Nov 26, Juliana Philippa rated it really liked it Shelves: Kit and Lauren are a wonderful match - the laughing rogue and the prim stickler 4.

I read it in one day and loved it as much as the first time I read it. Watching Kit be scandalous and tease Lauren in the first half of the novel Kit and Lauren are a wonderful match - the laughing rogue and the prim stickler 4.

Lauren Edgeworth 26 is seen as prim, proper, respectable, and utterly dull and likened to an ice queen; this is how much of society perceives her and this is what she fears she may actually be. Christopher "Kit" Butler, Viscount Ravensburg almost 30 is an ex-military man, but is known in London as a rogue, a rakehell, and a constant scandal-causer. Although these reputations accurately portray a side of each of the characters, both Lauren and Kit wear a mask that efficiently hides their pain and suffering.

The hero and heroine were wonderfully complex characters and complement each other extremely well - Kit's devil-may-care attitude and his laughing eyes are a perfect contrast with Lauren, a stickler for propriety whose cool dignity seems impenetrable. They are able to help one another, opening the other's eyes to new sides of themselves and aspects of the world that they had not before discovered.

They are both very thoughtful, kind, and intelligent people and watching their arrangement turn into genuine feelings is a real treat! The book really is near-perfect, though I would have liked to see Kit feel a little more passion for Lauren in addition to his quiet desire. There is a great emotional connection, and although the chemistry is well-written and noticeable, it could have been emphasized a little more. I know that some other reviewers have said they didn't think Lauren was interesting or passionate enough - although I strongly disagree with the former, I do understand the source of the latter complaint, but found her a strong and engaging heroine nonetheless.

A definite must-read and a great introduction to the Bedwyn family series starts with Slightly Married , so read A Summer to Remember and then start on those!

Also note: Mar 20, jenjn79 rated it liked it Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I don't have a strong opinion one way or another about this book. There wasn't anything I adored, but also nothing that made me want to throw the book across the room. It was pretty much just average. The book as a whole was one of those historicals where characters basically just flit about each other.

There's nothing going on in the story aside from the characters various interactions and personal dramas. Those kind of historicals always seem to bore me a little bit. I like a meatier story. The I don't have a strong opinion one way or another about this book. The romance was average.

A little too I just didn't quite feel the love or the passion. That could be because I wasn't entirely enamored with the characters. Lauren was a bit dull, and I found Kit to be kind of At times I just felt his personality didn't match the image the author was cultivating. I don't really know how to explain it. Something about his character as a whole just irked me. An interesting aspect of the book was that it was the prequel to the Bedwyn family series - which is six books I have them and will review as I read them.

So in this book, the family is introduced for the first time. I found Balogh's use of them a bit odd. She doesn't make any of them particularly likable. Frejya Bedwyn is portrayed as a complete bitch, Wulfric a heartless bastard, Alleyne and Rannulf leacherous creeps The way they were in the book didn't particularly make me all that interested in reading their own stories.

In my personal opinion, the future series would have been better served if she'd written even just one scene to soften the image just a little, to make the reader care a bit more about them. I already have all the Bedwyn books, but if I'd read A Summer to Remember before I bought them, I probably wouldn't have cared enough about the characters to go out looking for the books. Anyway, to sum it all up, the book was average. Nothing special, nothing all that awful.

Siempre se ha dicho que segundas partes nunca fueron buenas. En el primer libro, ella es la novia a la que dejan plantada por "cul Siempre se ha dicho que segundas partes nunca fueron buenas.

Aunque como en todo, no todo el libro es color de rosa; la ex prometida de Kit y miembro de los Bedwyn, Freyja, ha sido un grano en el trasero desde que ha aparecido y espero por su bien que en su libro cambie, porque me preveo una serie muy larga con un personaje como ella. May 16, Linda rated it really liked it Shelves: Almost 4. His looks could charm most women. His high jinks had followed a fun-loving lifestyle. Money was never a problem.

Until now. His father expected him to marry. So as far as he was concerned, it was a necessary wager. He needed a bride, so what would it hurt if he made some money at the same time? He bet his friends that he could win Miss Edgeworth's hand in marriage by the last week in June.

That gave him less than six wee Almost 4. That gave him less than six weeks. As far as he was concerned it was a done deal. Lauren Edgeworth always did what was expected of her. Unfortunately, her soon-to-be husband literally left her at the altar when his first thought-to-be deceased wife showed up unexpectedly.

Talk about embarrassing moments! That was over a year ago and now most of her relations were trying to set her up with another man. So when Ravensberg came along she wasn't sure what his game was. Except he was different from the others and almost no one in her family cared for him.

So she accepted a ride with him in his open carriage. Breaching the formidable defenses of Miss Lauren Edgeworth was going to be a challenge worthy of his best efforts. He must hope, perhaps, that all of her relatives and friends would come to his assistance by persistently warning her against him and attempting to shield her from him- the idiots.

June comes, then goes. Lauren becomes aware of what Kit has done. And Kit comes to terms with his deception. Then things change. And an agreement is made. Balogh is known for writing vividly complex characters. They are often content to turn a blind eye to the world around them; it is easier to bury their wounds. I loved the slow pace of this novel with all of the secondary characters that made up the back story. But mostly I enjoyed watching Kit and Lauren fall in love.

They just didn't know it yet. I found myself smiling while reading. Then my eyes were misty. I loved that they talked, laughed, and listened. There were light touches, smiles and questions. It suddenly became important that the other was happy. It was one treasure that his memory would hoard for future comfort.

A Summer to Remember

He must do nothing to spoil it. I was sad to see it end. View all 4 comments. E eis que conhece Kit e os dois elaboram um plano: Lauren apresenta-se com uma mulher ainda magoada com tudo o que lhe aconteceu e com receio de se tornar uma solteirona e motivo de chacota na sociedade londrina.

Gostei muito das cenas finais entre a Lauren, a Lily e o Neville. Aguardo ansiosamente pelo terceiro livro. View all 5 comments. Jul 24, Jennifer rated it it was amazing Shelves: Re-read in January 5 Stars One of my goals in is to re-visit some of my favorite books and review them for the blog. I know that I am a very different reader than I was when I originally read these books and I am intrigued to see whether they hold up.

I am also going to use re-reads to help me get through a reading slump rather than just slogging through books that I am not interested in. A Summer to Remember focuses on Lauren Edgeworth whose life was turned upside down when she was jilte Re-read in January 5 Stars One of my goals in is to re-visit some of my favorite books and review them for the blog.

A Summer to Remember focuses on Lauren Edgeworth whose life was turned upside down when she was jilted at the altar during the events of One Night for Love. But, a chance meeting with the scandalous Kit Butler provides her with an opportunity she can't pass up. Kit has lived in exile from his family for years and is finally being summoned home. He decides that, in order to fully be embraced by his family again, he needs a fiancee, a perfectly respectable fiancee.

So, Lauren and Kit hatch a scheme where she will pretend to be his betrothed for the summer in exchange for him providing her with one last adventure before she begins her new independent and proper existence. The strength of this book is the character development and the overarching theme of freedom.

Readers get to see both Lauren and Kit learn more about themselves and each other. Lauren has spent much of her life trying to be the perfect lady for reasons that stem from her mother's abandonment of her as a child and then being jilted at the altar. Her experience with Kit allows her break free and finally find happiness on her own terms. Kit, on the outside, acts like the typical Regency rake, but, as expected, there is so much more to him.

He feels major guilt over his younger brother's war injuries and the fact that he never got to say goodbye to his older brother. His facade hides deep pain, but Lauren is the perfect person to sooth those wounds and help heal the rift between Kit and his family. Pretend relationships are always an entertaining plot point for me especially in historical romance.

They allow for so much character growth and provide two strangers usually the opportunity to be forced into proximity enough to fall in love despite their best efforts to avoid such a scenario. This book works because of Lauren and Kit as characters and as a couple. They meet in London and immediately have a connection though it takes time for it to truly develop.

I loved the way that Balogh depicted them growing as friends and then eventually moving into love all in a smooth, gentle manner. This book is considered to be a prequel for Mary Balogh's famous Bedwyn Family saga. The Bedwyns are introduced in this book and make such an impression that it was obvious they would be getting their own stories.

If Lauren and Kit weren't such strong characters, I think the Bedwyns could have easily stolen the entire book. There are also other interesting side characters who will later get their happy endings, in particular Kit's war-injured brother, Sydnam Simply Love and Lauren's widowed cousin, Gwen The Proposal. There is so much more I could say about why I love A Summer to Remember , but I think it really needs to be experienced for itself.

Mary Balogh is an expert at gentle, character-driven romances that know how to make a reader feel the whole gamut of emotions. I am glad that I re-read this book and am happy that it is just as wonderful as I remembered it to be. View 1 comment.

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