There was a problem adding your email address. In many ways Goodwin had a typical '50s girlhood.
Apr 26, Auntee rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Fans of LK's Wallflowers series; historical romance fans Shelves: Well I had my doubts, but if the first book, the wonderful Mine Till Midnight, is any indication of how this series will play out, my answer is a resounding Yes!
This book just flew by for me--I never once wanted to put it down! I loved the Hathaway family, with all their eccentricities, although other than young Beatrix with her love for critters and her 'sticky fingers', and of course eldest sibling Leo with his Can The Hathaways series compete with Lisa Kleypas's fantastic Wallflowers series?
I loved the Hathaway family, with all their eccentricities, although other than young Beatrix with her love for critters and her 'sticky fingers', and of course eldest sibling Leo with his boozing and carousing and I-don't-give-a-damn attitude they seemed like a typical family to me.
There's the broken hearted year-old Leo, the early ish frail young beauty Win, the something young Gypsy named Merripen who has lived with the Hathaways as sort of a pseudo-brother for the past 15 years, the two teenage sisters, Poppy and Beatrix, and the one holding the whole family together, the ultra-responsible and protective 26 year-old beautiful spinster Amelia.
The nearly poor Hathaways have recently lost their parents, and Amelia has sold the Wait till next year book review home in London. Leo Hathaway has just inherited the family viscountcy, complete with crumbling estate in Hampshire, and he is now Lord Ramsay. But the new title doesn't bring much money--the estate is small and in disrepair, there's few tenants to bring in any income, and the title is thought to be 'cursed'.
But Amelia who herself is recovering from a broken heart brought on by a betraying fiancee feels that the family needs a fresh start away from the sad memories of London, so off to Hampshire they go. But first Amelia and Merripen have to track down the wayward Leo, who they feel may be at the gambling house known as Jenner's.
And that's where Amelia meets her future in the darkly mysterious, half-gypsy Cam Rohan. Cam is part Irish, part Romany, but had lived the first 10 years of his life with his gypsy family. But then a relative dumped him in London as a year old, and eventually the late Ivo Jenner employed him at his club and treated him as a son.
Cam, with his keen mind, rose through the ranks at Jenner's, and now he's working as the right-hand-man to the club's new owner, Sebastian St. Cam has a knack for making money, and has more than he can ever spend.
And even though society looks down on him for his gypsy heritage, he's a huge financial success, has the respect of a few influential friends, and doesn't lack for the company of women. But Cam is restless and is thinking about returning to his gypsy roots.
He's tired on living within society's restrictions, and longs for the open air and the freedom to do as he pleases. But then he meets Amelia Hathaway, and she throws a curveball into all his plans, and what he thinks he wants for his future.
Let me say I adored the character of Cam Rohan! What a sexy, sweet man! Loved his interesting, colorful back story although I'm sure there's more to comeloved his struggle for his feelings for the sometimes too independent, responsible Amelia, loved his acceptance that he and Amelia were 'fated' to be together.
I loved how he snuck that ring on Amelia's finger after their 'first time'! I loved how he got Amelia to loosen up and think about her own happiness for a change, and how he got her to accept him as a shoulder to lean on. This girl took on way too much responsibility within her own family.
I also loved that he wasn't deterred by what society would think of his pairing with Amelia. As long as Amelia would accept him, that was all that mattered to him. He didn't spend much time thinking the typical "I'm-not-good-enough-for-her" thing, which I appreciated.This memoir by the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian (No Ordinary Time) is a moving ode to her father and to their shared love of baseball.
The word recollections in . Wait Till Next Year A Memoir by Doris Kearns Goodwin available in Trade Paperback on iridis-photo-restoration.com, also read synopsis and reviews. By the award-winning author of Team of Rivals and The Bully Pulpit, Wait Till Next Year is Doris 5/5(1).
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'Wait Till Next Year' was my required summer reading book. I'm not intrested in reading, but once I began the book I couldn't put it down. Being a teenage girl and loving baseball, I could relate SOOO much to the book/5(42). Jan 01, · Mine Till Midnight has 50, ratings and 2, reviews.
Navessa said: Someone sprinkled crack onto the pages of this series. I have no other explanati. The result is Wait Till Next Year, wherein she has By Doris Kearns Goodwin (Ann Hulbert, NY Times Book Review) -REVIEW: of Wait til Next Year (Larry Schooler, Yale Review of Books) -REVIEW: of Wait till Next Year by Doris Kearns Goodwin (Tom Faucett, CNN)Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin.