Beguiled (Volume 1) [Paisley Smith] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Civil War has torn Isabelle Holloway’s world apart. Now she has. Beguiled by Paisley Smith I really wanted to like this book, but I wasn’t impressed by the first few pages. I gave up shortly after, so this isn’t a. Beguiled By Paisley Smith – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Beguiled by Paisley Smith. Now she has little help to manage her vast Georgia plantation.
And when the Union Army leaves a brash Yankee Zouave behind, Isabelle is inexplicably moved to nurse this gravely wounded, startlingly beguiling soldier. But Alice has been in love with a woman before, and fears risking everything for her enemy lover.
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Beguiled by Paisley Smith – FictionDB
I first must say, this book was recommended to me. Now you can imagine my hesitance at first. I approached this book with the mentality– I might be something, but I am not dead. With that in mind, I truly enjoyed the book. I can only speak from my experiences in life and the knowledge I have gained from those experiences. Throw my education in there, and I would like to thin I first must say, this book was recommended to me. Throw my education in there, and I would like to think I have a healthy stew of educated opinions.
But then again, I am biased. I noticed Uncle Hewlett caused a bit of a stir with the reviews. Such an interesting character and a hard one to write, especially for white people. We tend to apply our modern terminology and our modern way of thinking, to the terminology and way of thinking during the Antebellum Period, and so-on.
It cannot be done, but more often than not, it is. In the modern world, we Black Americans use it to describe someone as a sell-out, etc.
We were wet-nurses, ironed beghiled clothes, cooked for them, emptied their chamber pots, held them when their hearts were broken! We earned those titles of endearment!
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The olden days and the titles used in that time should be respected in the modern world, not resented! The story, from a historical perspective, was well-rounded. A few things I did not like, Uncle Hewlett quoting Shakespeare. How many white or black could quote Shakespeare? Not many people had that type of reading selection back then.
Would he read in front of his master? But none of this took from the story- for me at least. But if I had, that would not be offensive to me. I am not one.
It is a historically accurate word for that time. Gone With the Wind used it. I am more offended to read historicals and the N-word is ignored, and not in it. We cannot erase history. We cannot change it as hard as we may try. I am offended by romanticized history where everyone loved their negros!
I will say, this genre has no paosley for that particular word. I am grateful, as a friend of mine pointed out to me the lady who recommended this book, that romance, erotica, etc.
But, then again, who reads erotica for that? I read it for paisleu sex. For this genre, I highly recommend this book. Now, where is a fan, pacemaker, and my iced tea? Mar 07, CLo rated it really liked it Shelves: A decent read I would give this one 3. After that its not a secret anymore really. Anyways, the story is actually pretty good but I wouldnt have minded a love scene being cut short or not included for more of story regarding the world outside the bedroom so begkiled speak i dont know if that makes sense.
The ending is what threw me off completely. I wont giv A decent read I would give this one 3. I wont give anything away but to me it was too easy and it smiith fit the era or the story. Overall, it was a story i more than liked but didn’t love.
After sending an email off to a few folks in the industry whose reading tastes are similar to mine and who I know read lesbian romance, I was recommended this author and book to read. Loved this quick, historical romance and am so grateful to the several people who recommended this book to me. Am picking up more of Paisley’s books for sure!
I haven’t read the entire book, just bits and pieces while I was formatting it, but what I read I liked very much. Lesbian erotica isn’t necessarily a huge seller for us, which is a shame.
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If the book is good, the gender really shouldn’t matter. This was so sexy!!!!! I had to put it down once or twice to cool pzisley One thing that didn’t sit right with me was her new love interest wearing her missing view spoiler [later revealed dead hide spoiler ] husbands clothes. This had nothing to do with gender but more a respect issue. I would have felt the same way had she dressed another male in her hubby’s clothes. The sweet nectar she’d milked from my cunny Cream gathered in my Sheath.
This might be a 3. Most importantly, Belle and Alice are a beautiful couple who made my heart ache. Each physical encounter between them upped the ante so much that it hurt to read, and yet I couldn’t stop and read the whole thing in two sittings. My biggest issues came from the telegraphing in the writing style, but either it stopped after the first two This might be a 3.
My biggest issues came from the telegraphing in the writing style, but either it stopped after the first two chapters, or I got over it because I wanted them to be together so bad. Either way, I count that a win. Alice and Belle smoth a memorable, sweet, and erotic couple.
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What I particularly like about “Beguiled” is Smith’s ease in creating a solid relationship between the two heroines prior to their sexual involvement.
I think sometimes authors writing erotic romance have it so rough because if they invest too much time in developing emotional intimacy and sexual tension, readers seeking erotic titillation feel their time is wasted. I enjoy the tension leading to consummation and this book doesn’t disap Alice and Belle make a memorable, sweet, and erotic couple.
I enjoy the tension leading to consummation and this book doesn’t disappoint. The historical content is accurate and believable. I wish more civil war romance fiction was available, and this one was a rare treat because it’s so well done. Set towards the end of the Civil War, Belle must do the best she can to ensure that she and her mother have a roof over their heads and food.
When the Yankees come she makes a bargain to house two of their wounded. One man is mortally wounded, the other is not a man but a woman. Belle is fascinated by Alice. At first neither trusts the other but their feelings build. Together they fight off bushwackers and more Yankees who want to destroy Belle’s home.
A realistic portrayal of a world gone mad where nothing is as it was and chaos reigns. I liked Belle and Alice and liked the love scenes. May 28, lov2laf rated it really liked it Shelves: I thought this was a really interesting, erotic and enjoyable book.
I read the revised version which is in novel form vs its original format as a short story.
From what I understand, there are several changes so I’ll get those out of the way. The story is no longer straight up porn.