[PDF] When Love is Blind ↠ Mary Burchell
33 starsThis was recommended to me Minesha thank so much First off I want to say for being first published Minesha thank you so much First off I want to say for being first published 1967 the lack of sexist or racist remarks I irded my loins for was amazingly absent So bravo But he s inclined to be mocking and a little sardonic about any display of feeling Moving on if this hasn t been made into a Lifetime movie I m willing to bet it s been the inspiration for one or two A very uick rundown heroine is aspiring to be a professional concert pianist but hero fails her at her college final and says some soul shattering comments to herHero is a master pianist who heroine loved Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved going to listen to but starts to sort of stalk him after his comments continue to eat at herIn a serendipitous way she learns where he lives and while walking the road by his house he almost hits her with his car and crashes The crash makes him blind and he now needs a secretary with musical knowledge Don t be uite so reverential he protested amusedly I m afraid you only know me in a somewhat chastened condition When I m under the nervous tension of a professional career I m uite insufferable according to many of my acuaintances I m afraid it soing to be a shock for anyone as The Prime Minister of Paradise good and civilized as youI m notood protested Antoinette I m perfectly horrible sometimes And and I ve done some things I m ashamed ofWhat for instance he enuired with teasing interestI couldn t possibly tell you she exclaimed agitatedly As bad as that You excite my wildest curiosity he said laughing If ever I recover my sight the first thing I shall do is dig into your interesting past Our heroine became a secretary after having her dreams crushed by him so she takes the job They Charlie O. and the angry A's grow closer as she pushes back against his arrogant attitude all that artistic passion don t you know and tries to hide her identity as theirl who caused his accident So the The Sisters of Sinai girl he blames for his accident is also the one bringing him back to life Play he shouted at her once Play You veot it in you to make music haven t you And all you do is push down the keys You drive me crazyYou drive me crazy too She was surprised to find that she too was almost shouting I m not the soloist I m just the useful hack pretending to be an orchestra And stop shouting at me anywayI m sorry he said stiffly No I m sorry too And then suddenly she laughed at the sheer absurdity of the scene and as the tension relaxed she impulsively put her hand over his The pov is all from the heroine and as usual I missed the hero s perspective but his thoughts and personality were still represented He s a master at his craft and with that comes arrogance and an artist s temperament I m saying he can et a bit harsh and sassy It never crossed a line for me and the heroine had a tendency to nip it in the butt The heroine s adoration was a bit hero worship she s twenty and the hero is 36 but as she worked with him they began to develop of a balanced relationship Love is declared by the hero around the 50% but again written in 1967 can t have too much than some scandalous kissing without declaring yourselfThere was a neighbor lady anyone else think it was alluded to that maybe she had taken care of her husband by nefarious methods and he didn t just skip town I have a diabolical mind who obviously wanted the hero I think they had a previous relationship The neighbor lady and heroine engaged in some truly inspired classy subtle not so subtle cat fighting And frankly because I can t help myselfNothing remotely like that happens in the book but Dynasty y all She told herself this was the prerogative of anyone under reat nerve strain and remained unshakably calm and ood tempered which earned her no however than an irritable Do you have to be so insufferably sweet and spinelessNo not really Were you spoiling for a fightThere was a moment of astonished silence Then he laughed suddenly and asked Is that a smile that I hear in your voiceYes of course You re being rather funny you knowHe drew a long rather odd sigh of something like relief at that and simply said I m lad you re here You ll be backstage all the time tonight won t you I m not sure how much of a spoiler this is I did mention the Lifetime movie thing but the hero has another accident that Dark Passage gives him his sight backSo our heroine decides to disappear forever so he doesn t learn that she is in fact theirl he has been loathing and searching for With help from a main couple from a previous Antoinette Burney a than promising music student is disappointed and furious when the famous concert pianist Lewis Freemont fails her in an exam To make matters worse he tells her forthrightly that she will never make the rade as a professional pianist Her hopes and dreams of success and notoriety are all destroyed in a single blow She doesn’t think she’ll ever be able to forgive himBut it would.
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the heroine does actuallyheroine does actually help the hero She coaxes him to play again and once he realizes can continue on with his career he s a lot less moody and a lot interested in the heroine personally There s an OW next door who uesses the truth and blackmails the heroine into promising she won t et personal with the hero and will leave as soon as his career is back in order To do this the heroine has to lie again and say she s married Oscar Warrender turns up to offer a series of concerts to the hero and to look penetratingly into the heroine s eyes and uncover the truth Her secrets are safe with him and he encourages her to pursue her career in music because now that her career in music because now that has suffered she is a better pianist The hero does some concerts runs into a door blindness is reversed He realizes who the heroine is it s okay because he loves her and he s lad she s not really married HEA hide spoiler ARRGHH Read this That s the strangest and most macabre thing It started oh months ago when I adjudicated at a big music exam Among the candidates was a The Vanishing Man: In Pursuit of Velazquez girl her techniue was uite outstanding but beyond that there was nothing Absolutely nothing She had no real music in her I told her so frankly and advised her not to flatter herself that she would ever be a concert performer in a million yearsAnyway I forgot all about her after that And then one evening she turned up at a concert I didn t recognize her at first I mean I couldn t think who she was I just knew that I knew her I think I smiled at her Anyway she smiled at me Then she began to haunt me She was at every concert at which I appeared sometimes in the front sometimes on the platformAnd then I was driving home perhaps a little too fast for country roads There s a crossroads near here I came round the bend full tilt and you ll hardly believe it she was standing there bang in the middle of the road I avoided her by a miracle but the car went into a spin And then I crashed into a tree and that was it She d had her revenge all right The hero Lewis Freemanot blinded in this accident And to whom is he telling this weird and disturbing taleTo Antoinette Burney the very Easy Breezy Miracle girl in uestion who is currently posing as his nursesecretary as he can t recognise her now he s blindSounds like a stalker horror flick right Wrong This unbelievably sick andhastly scenario is in fact a romance If you re not unnerved enough by the above he later asks her You aren t just a persistent fan pretending to be a ood secretary in order to push your way into my private life and make a nuisance of yourself are you Yes That s exactly what she is Lewis and you should run RUN FOR THE HILLS Except you can t can you Because you re blind and your freaky stalker is worming her way into your life lying and dissembling forging documents and you can t escape You can t ever escape Because you and she and this plot are all so fucked up that even when you et your sight back you decide you love her It s a beautiful love story For all Lewis s fault he s a fair man And it showed in the way he handled Toni s truth Too bad we didn t Get Fast!: A Complete Guide to Gaining Speed Wherever You Ride get to read his point of view Maybe he s always been fascinated by her and his love for her was stronger than anyrudges he hadI like how strong Toni was Yes she made mistakes and her spiralling down her own web of lies was saddening but she trudged on first because of her The Pleasant Light of Day guilt then because of her loveI really like them as a couple I uite enjoyed this one even if the hero was at one point a little rougher than I would like uite mild compared to the some of the later by later I of course mean 1975 1983 I make it aeneral rule to never read any Harleuin originally published after 1983 books I think he was The Doctors 5-Minute Health Fixes: The Prescription for a Lifetime of Great Health grabbing at the heroine s wrists to prevent her from leaving the room or something that s all Such scenes always make me raise my eyebrows a bit but not too much in this case In any event after all these months of spice I find that I m in the mood for some sugar and that Ienerally like a little spice with my sugar not a little sugar with my spice So after oing off of bodice rippers I am now oing off sex oriented Harleuins I am in the mood for a few books like this one books so clean you could eat off them secular books that is and trying to discover some of the older books as well No doubt I ll being dutifully diving into FORBIDDEN FIRE within the next week or so however I can t The Go-Between get enough of jealous heroes. T of amends by becoming Lewis’s secretary she seizes it with both handsJust when she thought life couldn’tet any complicated Antoinette soon finds herself falling in love with the man that only a few weeks ago she despised But what will Lewis do when as inevitably he must he discovers who she really isFull of hope and broken dreams When Love is Blind is a heartfelt tale about never iving up. Ook in the series they have their big climatic But why I love you anyway Again for being written in 1967 this aged magnificently well If you re looking for a change of pace that centers around music talented arrogant hero a heroine that feels like she is 20yrs a mash of naive sweetness needing emotional rowth and obliviousness then this would be an out of the box pick up I liked their little interactions and how the heroine and hero communicated even if their relationship felt a little rushed but at 192pgs that is to be expected I ve never read a Mary Burchell beforethe hero coaxes him to play again and once he realizeshelp the hero
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Here On Out Enjoyon out Enjoy weekend everyone Mary Burchell is almost always a ood read Her heroines are always capable talented and worthy Altho often as in this case they ive in to an impulse to deceive the H for a very worthy cause and then have to deal with the The Prodigal Prophet: Jonah and the Mystery of God's Mercy guilt and conseuences Which of course provides the obstacle to the HEA and a reason for the story This is areat romance It has just enough angst it has a marginally evil OW and has a tender love story with a major obstacle to overcome her deception This is a Deal Maker (Mixed Messages Book 2) (English Edition) good addition to the Warrender series Anthea and Oscar play a prevalent role here than in other books in the series Except of course for their very own story in A Song Begins Their chemistry is always electric Every time Iet a Godmanstone Blues glimpse of them together I can t help but smile Though this is a very compelling read that had me on tenterhooks for most of the book I onlyave it 3 stars I just couldn t forgive the hero view spoiler and his obsessive compulsive hatred for a Ramp Rats: A Graphic Guide Adventure girl who was simply crossing the road and happened to freeze when she saw his car barreling towards her He was the one driving He was the oneoing too fast He was the one that lost control She could have left his sorry as% to rot but instead she took responsibility to help him accomplish the impossible Even though he admitted to loving her he still blamed her for his accident The fact that she would always carry that burden didn t bode well for the future hide spoiler What can I say I fell in love with the story as well as with the author I can t believe that I was lucky enough to find this book I was looking for another authors book when I typed in the wrong title and found myself staring at the cover Hmmsomething new I My Name is Abu Salem guess I had thought to myself and decided it would not hurt toive it 35 starsIt has a bit angst and drama than other books in this series Still an enjoyable read I wondered about his obsession with the irl who caused his accident and if he was attracted to her like a moth to the light as it seems she was He was seeking her in all his concerts unconsciously afterall Old school romances have such a delightful wit and charm to itSuch sophistication and maturity to the characters Ah When Hero realizes who the Heroine really is view spoilerhe lets o of the past focusing on what all Spitting Daisies Communicating Through the Sunset good she has done for him rather than holding on to accidents and misunderstandings hide spoiler This is the third in the Warrender series and not a re read for me I don t ever remember reading this one It s a tale of the heroine s lies causing her harm thanood Since I really have a hard time with lies I was nervous throughout the whole story which took away my enjoyment of the budding romance Still it s an intriguing set up and one I won t forgetHeroine is a pianist who is told uite brutally by the master pianist hero at her school examination that she played like an automation and she would never make it on stage Heroine is crushed and throws herself into a secretarial course About six months after uitting music the heroine starts to o to concerts and she finds herself seeking out the hero s concerts She uietly stalks him and eventually oes to his manor house out in the country It s while she is crossing the road that the accident happens Hero s distinctive white car comes down the lane She freezes He swerves to avoid her skids on a patch of oil and hits a tree He is blinded by the impact Heroine runs for help and then runs away full of uilt When her secretarial agency says that the hero will need a secretary who knows about music to help him she nervously oes to himview spoiler Hero is obsessed with finding the irl who he failed and who caused his accident He oes so far as to ask for the list of names he failed Heroine retypes the list that ha. Seem that fate has other ideas and the tables are uickly turned making Antoinette the innocent cause of the accident that in destroying Lewis Freemont’s sight destroys his career as well Subdued by his debilitating condition and the knowledge that he will never play the piano again Lewis uickly becomes a shell of his former self Horrified and remorseful when Antoinette Stumbling Giants: Transforming Canada's Banks for the Information Age gets a chance to make some sor.