A Reason for Being

  • Title: A Reason for Being
  • Author: Penny Jordan
  • ISBN: 9780373111800
  • Page: 205
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Reason for Being She d unleashed his fury with her jealous liesTen years ago teenage Maggie had fled her beloved Deveril House driven off by Marcus Landersby s savage outrage Her falsehoods an attempt to hang on to M
    She d unleashed his fury with her jealous liesTen years ago teenage Maggie had fled her beloved Deveril House driven off by Marcus Landersby s savage outrage Her falsehoods, an attempt to hang on to Marcus, her attractive older stepcousin, had backfired horribly.Now Maggie had returned to her home Reluctantly she d been drawn back by an urgent letter from Marcus s schooShe d unleashed his fury with her jealous liesTen years ago teenage Maggie had fled her beloved Deveril House driven off by Marcus Landersby s savage outrage Her falsehoods, an attempt to hang on to Marcus, her attractive older stepcousin, had backfired horribly.Now Maggie had returned to her home Reluctantly she d been drawn back by an urgent letter from Marcus s schoolgirl halfsisters, Susie and Sara.The two motherless girls desperately needed her But Marcus would never tolerate Maggie s presence.

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    About Penny Jordan


    1. Penelope Jones Halsallaka Caroline Courtney, Annie Groves, Lydia Hitchcock, Melinda WrightPenelope Penny Jones was born on November 24, 1946 at about seven pounds in a nursing home in Preston, Lancashire, England She was the first child of Anthony Winn Jones, an engineer, who died at 85, and his wife Margaret Louise Groves Jones She has a brother, Anthony, and a sister, Prudence Pru.She had been a keen reader from the childhood her mother used to leave her in the children s section of their local library whilst she changed her father s library books She was a storyteller long before she began to write romantic fiction At the age of eight, she was creating serialized bedtime stories, featuring make believe adventures, for her younger sister Prue, who was always the heroine At eleven, she fell in love with Mills Boon, and with their heroes In those days the books could only be obtained via private lending libraries, and she quickly became a devoted fan she was thrilled to bits when the books went on full sale in shops and she could have them for keeps.Penny left grammar school in Rochdale with O Levels in English Language, English Literature and Geography She first discovered Mills Boon books, via a girl she worked with She married Steve Halsall, an accountant and a lovely man , who smoked and drank too heavily, and suffered oral cancer with bravery and dignity Her husband bought her the small electric typewriter on which she typed her first novels, at a time when he could ill afford it He died at the beginning of 21st century.She earned a living as a writer since the 1970s when, as a shorthand typist, she entered a competition run by the Romantic Novelists Association Although she didn t win, Penny found an agent who was looking for a new Georgette Heyer She published four regency novels as Caroline Courtney, before changing her nom de plume to Melinda Wright for three air hostess romps and then she wrote two thrillers as Lydia Hitchcock Soon after that, Mills and Boon accepted her first novel for them, Falcon s Prey as Penny Jordan However, for her historical romance novels, she adopted her mother s maiden name to become Annie Groves Almost 70 of her 167 Mills and Boon novels have been sold worldwide.Penny Halsall lived in a neo Georgian house in Nantwich, Cheshire, with her Alsatian Sheba and cat Posh She worked from home, in her kitchen, surrounded by her pets, and welcomed interruptions from her friends and family.


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    1. I have read some pretty trashtastic fare from Penny Jordan so color me surprised by the somber, sensitive tone of Reason for Being. The author spent a lot of time developing the female protagonist and it was really moving and felt very authentic. We have an HPlandia heroine who has had ten long years to analyze herself back when she was a teenager and really have some self-insight into why she acted in the horribly misguided, obsessive, and hysterical way she did, accusing her older cousin of ha [...]

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    2. Re Reason for Being - PJ brings us her most neurotic, guilt ridden, martyred h in her impressive martyred h backlist and possibly in all of HPlandia. We never really get to know the H all that much, except he is tall, dark and grey eyed coupled with the HP male epitome mein of manly, competent and he managed to inherit the h's family home when he isn't even a blood relation. He is just SO GOOD at managing things.The h returns to the family homestead after her young cousin writes a letter to her [...]

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    3. I liked this a lot. The artist heroine spent ten years away from her home after she is convinced that she ruined the step-cousin hero's life by telling her grandfather they were lovers. In her vivid 17 year-old imagination, they belonged together and she lost it when she found out the hero was engaged. The hero turned on her, calling her a liar, wishing he never knew here, etc . . . The overwrought heroine escaped in the night, not even returning when her grandfather died and there were all kind [...]

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    4. Reading this book made the sadness of Penny Jordan’s so much sharper. She is my favorite Harlequin author and in my humble opinion, one of the best. This is one of her best works. It’s a story of a young girl whose intense love for the man in her life makes her make a rash decision that colors the next 10 years of her life and causes her unexplainable pain. The book starts with her return to her childhood home and meeting the cause of her pain all over again. Now as an adult she believes she [...]

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    5. 3.5 starsOk, first off I always enjoy a book were the H/h have history, which they have in this story and it is pretty good stuffThe h is filled with guilt and does not feel like she deserves to be happy. She comes home to help and thus the story revolves around her return. However, the H never makes any attempt to clarify the situation past or present and that never makes any sense to me. He claimed he has loved her all these years, but never made any attempt to find her, or fix the problems no [...]

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    6. Cute, but VERY dated, romance The heroine was a bit too annoying with the self-punishing and guilt, and the guy was overly brooding I feel like they wasted half their lives (well - 10 years!) over a stupid misunderstanding (view spoiler)[ And what about the whole fiancee thing (Isabel)?! He woke up after his accident to find out she told everyone they were engaged - when they actually weren't?!?! And he didn't deny this?!?! He just went along with it?! And where did she get the ring from, that s [...]

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    7. I just find it hard to believe that a man could go 12 years without sex for love. I'm not being cynical and my DH agrees it's not plausible. Suspending belief on that premise, it was a pretty good read.

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    8. Oh God,love the flavour of electric and lovely.is romance by Penny was mixed with both of them.Maggie Deverils and Marcus Landersby are step-cousins who are undenyable in love with each other.They haven`t seen each other in 10 years,and when Maggie returns for the sake of his young step-sisters,they get irresitable drawn to each other.There are many misunderstandings between them,which ignites the fire caused by angst,and how i LOVE it in PJ books.I knew that the stepsisters were trying to match [...]

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    9. A quick nostalgic read but a little too somber for my liking. Ms. Jordan is a great writer in the context of the Harlequin stable so I still read this quickly. However, there was too much time spent in the musing angst of the heroine. The hero final declaration was expecting but the romance was not too convincing. The realization that the heroine has that she was responsible for her isolation due to her obsession was completely undermined by his declaration in the end that he loved her all along [...]

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    10. Wanted to likeI like stories where the H is obviously in love with h but has to send h away for awhile to grow up more . exact premise of this book. The scenes between the H and h were hot but it was literally 90% of the way through the book before that happened. The rest of the time was basically inner monologue of h repeating the same thing over and over. Disappointing.

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    11. Lame. But I guess it was the time. Woman staying CELIBATE FOREVER because the ONE MAN she loves won't have her. Cue her punishing herself. Putting herself into the traditional role of home-maker. Admirable of course but also worrying in that her life is so focused on him, and making *him* happy. :s

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    12. Leído el 17/12/2009Lo tengo como "Una razón de ser"

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