The Boundary Stone (The Stockbridge Series, #1)

The Boundary Stone The Stockbridge Series This is an alternate Cover Edition for ISBN Bound since childhood to an arranged marriage with the restless and irresponsible heir of Houghton Hall Viscount Miles Houghton Lady Cathe

  • Title: The Boundary Stone (The Stockbridge Series, #1)
  • Author: Gail Avery Halverson
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 213
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  • This is an alternate Cover Edition for ISBN13 978 0996905749.Bound since childhood to an arranged marriage with the restless and irresponsible heir of Houghton Hall, Viscount Miles Houghton Lady Catherine Abbott, now grown, finds herself torn between duty to her family and her smoldering ambitions Possessed of a nimble, curious mind, a love of science and the natural woThis is an alternate Cover Edition for ISBN13 978 0996905749.Bound since childhood to an arranged marriage with the restless and irresponsible heir of Houghton Hall, Viscount Miles Houghton Lady Catherine Abbott, now grown, finds herself torn between duty to her family and her smoldering ambitions Possessed of a nimble, curious mind, a love of science and the natural world, and a singular talent for illustration, Catherine desperately longs to accomplish something before she resigns herself to a loveless marriage and the idle, aristocratic whirl of parties and social gatherings within the confines of the palatial Houghton Hall Banished before his final year of medical training for pushing harder on the boundaries of scientific knowledge than any student at St Bartholomew s Hospital, the mysterious and driven Simon McKensie has blurred the lines between research and criminality and must now choose between exile to the rural country village of Wells, or the hangman s noose When the terrifying Great Plague of 1665 spreads from London to Wells, the town s very existence is threatened and Catherine must confront her fears, her place in the world and the burning passions she has long held inside.

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    1. I was given a free copy of this book by the author for an honest review. I thought this was a wonderful book. It takes place in 1665 during the Great Plague in London and surrounding area. There are two main characters - Catherine and Simon. Catherine or Lady Catherine is a strong intelligent character. She was been betrothed to Miles through an arranged marriage. The more she learns about Miles the more disillusioned with the prospective marriage she becomes. He has become a disappointment to h [...]

    2. 4 Star review of The Boundary Stone (The Stockbridge Series Book 1) by Gail Avery HalversonThis was a new author to me. I don’t usually read historical romance, but since 2016 is the year of challenges, I decided to take the opportunity to read a genre I have not read before. The story was well written and it was obvious that the author had taken the time to research the era in time that the story is set in. The characters had depth and I really enjoyed the heroine Lady Catherine Abbott.What h [...]

    3. Lady Catherine Abbott’s life course was set from the day she was born on the family estate of Abbottsford Abbey near the rural English village of Stockbridge in Buckinghamshire. She must marry another titled gentry, Viscount Miles Houghton, and be destined to spend her days as a dilettante aristocrat only concerned with parties and the latest fashions. Much to her Aunt Viola’s dismay, Catherine has a fascination with the natural world and science. She would much rather spend her time making [...]

    4. The Boundary Stone is an absolute Riveting Read! I became so engrossed with the characters and their lives. With every page, I wanted to read and devour each and every nuance of the characters and what they were going through. From the entitled to the impoverished. The Boundary Stone has it all.Great character development. And yes, I did shed a couple tears when you read who has succumbed to the plague.The detailing in this book is clear and so vivid, I could actually picture the scenes in my mi [...]

    5. The Boundary Stone by Gail Avery Halverson is a moving, well written story that draws you in from the first page. I cannot wait for Book 2!

    6. Such a beautifully written novel, so interesting to learn more about the great plague and about what life was like during that time period. I loved the layering of the different story lines and how they were seamlessly woven together. I found myself sad that I came to the end, I'm left wanting more

    7. When I first read the summary of The Boundary Stone, I was excited and wanted to start reading the book immediately. Being a huge fan of historical fiction myself, it piqued my interest.Click here for a spoiler-free summary of the book. Click here for reviews and recommendations of other romance novels.I'm glad to say that The Boundary Stone did not disappoint me. While it has its own strengths and weaknesses, I enjoyed it immensely. However, it took me quite some time to finish.The setting:The [...]

    8. The Boundary Stone by Gail Avery Halverson is the perfect example of why I accept requests for reviews and read authors that are new to me and/or debut authors. More than once I have found, as is the case here, a great story and fell in love with another author that I might have never known about. Ms. Halverson has done a remarkable job with her debut novel. The plot was well thought out and the scenes were true to the period. The characters are beautifully drawn and her descriptive prose was sp [...]

    9. Full disclosure says I have to say that historical fiction/romance is not my genre, but I made an exception for this book and am so glad I did. This is so much more than just a "period piece". Ms. Halverson's writing is beautiful with a narrative that tells a great story but doesn't dawdle as so many tend to do. Her descriptions of characters and scenery pull the reader right into the story. But the thing that makes this a great read more than anything, is the character of Catherine is not the b [...]

    10. It's hard to believe that this is Ms. Halverson's first book. What a great read! Well-drawn characters from all aspects of society combined with a backdrop of a truly fascinating period in England and Europe that we've all heard about. But I was so satisfied to actually learn so much about both the plague and 17th century life in Europe. Some really intriguing themes sure to provoke thought and discussion. I even plan to re-read it. Really well done and I look forward to more in this series.

    11. If you love historical romances you will absolutely adore this book.It is full of twists and turns and plot Suprizes.Catherine is a strong beautiful woman. Such an amazing character for sure. I feel for her and her internal struggle of doing the right thing and going through with the arranged marriage for her family. Or following her heart and her passions, and doing what her heart desires.This author did a splendid job developing the characters and the story. I am personally a very avid thinker [...]

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