- Title: Marrying The Captain
- Author: Carla Kelly
- ISBN: null
- Page: 420
- Format: Kindle Edition
Ever since her father tried to sell her as a mistress to the highest bidder, Eleanor Massie has chosen to live in poverty Her world changes overnight when Captain Oliver Worthy shows up at her struggling inn Despite herself, Nana is drawn to her handsome guest.Oliver planned to stay in Plymouth only long enough to report back to Lord Ratliffe about Nana But he soonEver since her father tried to sell her as a mistress to the highest bidder, Eleanor Massie has chosen to live in poverty Her world changes overnight when Captain Oliver Worthy shows up at her struggling inn Despite herself, Nana is drawn to her handsome guest.Oliver planned to stay in Plymouth only long enough to report back to Lord Ratliffe about Nana But he soon senses that Lord Ratliffe is up to something, and Oliver will do anything to keep this courageous, beautiful woman safe even marry her
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Carla Kelly has done it again. I read my second book by her and fell in love with her characters and her writing. Oliver Worthy was completely sigh-worthy. What an honorable man. He was very down to earth, and, at his heart, a really good, decent man. The Navy was his life, and he had convinced himself that marriage was not for him, because it wouldn't be fair to his wife. But, Nana Massie slipped past his defenses. It wasn't quite love at first sight, but darn close. This young woman had the po [...]
4 1/2 starsThis was only my second book by Carla Kelly, but I can already say for sure that she is one of my favorite authors now. I love her writing and the way she fills her books with accurate and realistic historic details without turning them into a textbook Well, that's how I feel after reading only two books, but I doubt they're exceptions to the rule. :)Marrying The Captain is the first book in the Channel Fleet trilogy. The story takes place during the Napoleonic Wars and, unlike what I [...]
Hope you all are ready for this.Right away I have distinct feelings for Nana (yeah wish her name was different) and Oliver and like them a lot. I have only read two chapters and already feel attached to these characters and can not wait to see how they come together.The way the author writes Oliver's private thoughts was a huge boost to this story. An example of this and a part which made me laugh out loud was when Oliver was sick and woke up having to pee and thought Nana was still in the room: [...]
I loved this book!It was well detail on the life of a navy officer in the early 1800's from sickness to daily life.The heart of the book was two people- Nana and Oliver finding love and each other in war.I did cry in some parts as I couldn't help but think of the many men and women who go off to war leaving they're love ones behind to wait for them. Just being with they're family and love ones- ever second is dear to them.Oliver just stopping by to hold and kiss Nana on his way to report news of [...]
A cute, sweet novel.What can be appreciated here is that there's no Ton, carriages or balls in sight! :)
4.5/5.0A How wonderful it is to experience a sweet, quiet, emotion-filled romance reminiscent of the classics! There are no loins burning desperately the moment the characters meet or wild dangerous intrigues with villains lurking behind every door. There is, however, instant attraction that over time blossoms into deep and passionate love, the kind of love that the reader can believe will truly last forever. The premise is also delightfully different. An illegitimate daughter of a Viscount, wor [...]
This charming Georgian story is a must-have for anyone who enjoys historical romances. It is what I refer to as a 'workhorse'; it has it all. It is an enchanting love story with a wonderful hero and heroine: Captain Oliver Worthy and Eleanor 'Nana' Massie. There is a villain, Lord Ratliffe, who is Nana's father. There are also some great secondary characters: Gran, Pete, Mrs. Fillion and Matthew to name just a few.The story itself grabbed me from the get-go. I started it in one evening and was f [...]
This is a re-read for me, 4.5 stars. This was one of the first romance books I read in 2014 and it's lost nothing for the passage of time. Kelly writes lovely, sensitive, wonderfully romantic books which nonetheless deal with serious themes and issues. This one is no different. I loved Nana - young and optimistic and kind. Captain Worthy is, like all Kelly's heroes, decent and strong. It's adorable to watch his conviction not to marry crumble away as he falls head over heels for Nana. This CK ha [...]
I enjoyed it. The protagonists were super-nice and could have been dull/annoying from all the sugary sweetness, but Kelly knew the limit and didn't cross the line. Usually such "good" characters make me throw a book at the wall, but Kelly has obvious talent for dodging the pitfalls of such positivity because I read great chunks of it at a time without getting a cavity.
oh Captain Oliver Worthy, I am so in love with you.I have heard about Carla Kelly for a while, lots of positive things, but this is my first book from her. I think her style is a little too innocent for me. But there is no denying it: she is a great writer. What I love about this book is Captain Worthy and his internal dialogues. Haven't we all been there, where the characters' internal dialogues drove us nut? Not in this Kelly novel. I wouldn't call her novel funny. It is not that. It is how po [...]
You can find this review in English below.3.5 stars.Siempre puedo contar con la Sr. Kelly para encontrar una historia que me guste. Romántica, con sus protagonistas que no pertenecen a la nobleza, que pasan por malos tiempos y los superan y que consiguen un HEA más que merecido.En esta ocasión no ha sido diferente. Quizás la única pega ha sido ese poquito de aventura con el que la autora se ha atrevido que no me ha convencido demasiado.Por lo demás, como siempre, cumple con mis expectativa [...]
Carla Kelly's The Wedding Journey is one of the best books I've read this year. This novel hits a lot of the same notes that one did, but much less successfully, I'm sorry to say. Where The Wedding Journey's story of two gentle, decent people falling in love was balanced by their experiencing some truly dark and grueling circumstances along the way, Marrying the Captain was just about all sweetness with almost no hard edges to be found.(view spoiler)[The heroine, Eleanor "Nana" Massie, is the il [...]
Synopsis: Eleanor "Nana" Massie's father, Lord Ratliffe, recruits Captain Oliver Worthy to spy on Nana at the small inn she runs with her grandmother. As soon as he meets Nana, he realizes Ratliffe is up to no good.What I liked: I am a fan of Carla Kelly. I have read some of her older traditional Regencies and I LOVED them. I liked this one but not quite as much. The characters are likable, the plot is believable and the historical detail is just enough to put you in the time period without maki [...]
A very enjoyable story. A navy romance with the backdrop of the Napoleonic wars, some knowledge of the period would be helpful in understanding all that is going on. This is the first Harlequin I've read in well over a decade, and I was entirely unprepared for the graphic pornography. It is only in one scene, the wedding night. Call me a prude if you will, but had it been necessary to further the plot, or even because it was a natural inclusion of a regular part of the story, I would not complai [...]
It’s not the kind of book I would say “you have to read.” But it’s nice.It’s what I expect from Harlequin. Nothing really special or unusual, but ok. I was pleased there were no contrived conflicts or stupidity.A captain falls in love with a woman while he waits for his ship to be repaired. She loves him but feels they cannot be together because she would hurt his reputation. Her parents did not marry. She and her grandmother don’t have enough money for food. The captain helps them o [...]
So I'm a wee bit disappointed. While I liked the story, and am glad to read about someone who doesn't have a title as a hero, I found it mostly unsatisfying. It wasn't bad, but it didn't thrill me.Nana (Eleanor) is a bastard daughter of a Viscount whose maternal grandma was such a good gramma she got the Viscount to put in writing that he would educate Nana and set her up for a good position in life. He sends her to school, all right, but the position he has in mind makes Nana furious and she ru [...]
This is a very well-told story with all the ingredients needed to keep the reader engaged. Yes, it's a romance but there are other elements to make this a well-rounded read. Eleanor Massie (Nana) is the by-blow of William Stokes, Viscount Ratliffe, aptly referred to by some as Lord Rat, and Rachel Massie, who died in childbirth. Rachel's mother, Mrs Massie, somehow brings Lord Ratliffe to task and he agrees to educate Nana at Miss Pym's Female Academy in Bath. At the age of 16, she is sent for a [...]
I know I am in minority here but I didn't particularly like the book. Although it was refreshing to read about everyday people as oppose to gentile ones, I find the story boring, predictable and too sweet. The characters were too saintly. The author swung the pendulum way over the other direction making gentry characters villainous and exuberated the virtue of the trade class. I could settle in a happy middle. I prefer stories where characters are more human with all their flows.
A real love story in the traditional, Regency sense of the word with an honourable hero and a genteel lady despite being born on the "wrong side of the blanket". Refreshing. 3.5 ★
Being on a Carla Kelly trip and still having two physical books of hers in my TBR pile - books that were recommended at DearAuthor, I believe - I straightaway jumped into this story, which I really enjoyed.Kelly seems to have a tendre for heroines who are well-educated but utterly down on their luck, because this is the third one of that kind I've read. Nana Massie was raised at a boarding school for ladies, but she's the illegimate child of her father, a lord working in Admiralty House. When sh [...]
Oliver Worthy is a Captain of a ship (and also pretty damn rich from the ~spoils of war). Eleanor "Nana" Massie is the granddaughter of an innkeeper (and also the illegitimate daughter of a Viscount). Because of said Viscount, Oliver goes looking for Nana and they fall in love! And get married! And some other plotty bits happen!1. This was enjoyable even though there was approximately zero romantictension? Like, Nana realizes she loves Oliver in Chapter Five. Oliver realizes he's in love a chapt [...]
Ever since her father tried to sell her as a mistress to the highest bidder, Eleanor Massie has chosen to live in poverty. Her world changes overnight when Captain Oliver Worthy shows up at her struggling inn. Despite herself, Nana is drawn to her handsome guest.Oliver planned to stay in Plymouth only long enough to report back to Lord Ratliffe--about Nana. But he soon senses that Lord Ratliffe is up to something, and Oliver will do anything to keep this courageous, beautiful woman safe--even ma [...]
I read Marrying the Captain by Carla Kelly. It's a romance where the heroine is a bastard and she's living with her grandmother and they are slowing starving. They own an inn and with the blockade of France because of Napoleon, they don't have any customers at the inn.The Captain (the hero) goes to their inn and has a bad cold. Heroine helps nurse him back to health and they fall in love.I just liked all the characters in the book. Everyone was very down to earth and I believed in the romance. T [...]
Marrying the Captain is the first book in a new series from Carla Kelly. I loved this book. The characters and the romance worked for me. I liked that the characters were just average people and I ended up caring about what happened to them. I also liked that the book was filled with enough period detail to make it believable. I look forward to the next book in the series, The Surgeon’s Lady, due out in June.
Absolutely one of my all-time favorites. Beautiful story, beautifully written and populated by characters who are so real you can almost reach out and touch them. The development of love between the hero and heroine feels totally believable and the descriptions of naval affairs adds a huge amount to the story without dominating. Lovely. Will stay on my Kindle for ling trans-Atlantic flights!!
I can't say I disliked this book, but it was easily forgetable and I felt could have been so much better. It just didn't grab me. It was a bit of a yawn and didn't hold my interest. I put it down often. I think this book would appeal to early teens.ktleyed/2009/02/m
I mostly enjoyed this story - the fact that it is involving the Royal Navy and characters that are not grand or titled - but I didn't love it.The only thing I can think that it was language and the way the characters talked that put me off, plus I did find the heroine's name a bit of a distraction.
Very sweet romance. I liked the heroine of this story alot. She wasn't "oh poor me" about her station in life and our hero, the Captain couldn't have cared less. He falls in love with her for all the right reasons. PG13 for limited sexual situation.
Loved it! Not your typical Regency, but the hero was an uber tough guy with a tender heart and I fell in love with him quickly.
This is not a clean readjust a FYI. I had to skip a few pages and would have skipped the end - but it was THE END. Anyhoo, it was a great story - bummer that it had the hoo-ha in it!
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