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by Marilyn Harris

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ISBN:
0399118446
Author:
Marilyn Harris
Category:
Historical
Language:
English
Publisher:
G. P. Putnam's Sons (January 24, 1977)
Pages:
448 pages
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1723 kb
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1179 kb
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Rating:
4.3
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393


All rights reserved The secret of the entire world is whispered here at Eden Point in the tumultuous union of sea and land, cliff and air.

This book or parts thereof may not be reproduced in any form without permission. Pubhshed simultaneously in Canada by Longman Canada Limited, Toronto. Printed in the united states of america. For Judge and Karen and John. The secret of the entire world is whispered here at Eden Point in the tumultuous union of sea and land, cliff and air. And for a very brief space, every heart is touched and melted with the sense of things divinely fair, immeasurably great, immeasurably sa. .

Marilyn Harris is a master of description and the exploration of the human heart and soul. This is not a typical romance. She delves into historical fact and throws in her imagination in a seamless manner. It's a well-told tale of cruelty, deception, dishonor and treachery-and, yes, it's emotionally wrenching. I also thought the ending was melancholy. There are a few other negatives that I will point out that might turn away readers who would prefer a more sedate historical romance. This Other Eden (late 18th century) The Prince of Eden The Eden Passion The Women of Eden Eden Rising American Eden (Civil War) Eden and Honor. 5 people found this helpful.

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Since time out of memory, Eden Castle had ridden the storm-swept Devon cliffs like a ghostly figurehead On a ship of the damned. He was the last Lord of Eden Castle, Thomas Eden, a man of brooding desire and sudden passion. The free online library containing 450000+ books. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading.

The cliffs veered sharply southward from this point, fronting the unbroken force of the Atlantic winds and waves, and were shattered by them into a grim array of jutting points. But atop the cliffs of Eden Point, supremacy resided in human hands, and the command for the Public Whipping, considered barbaric for the civilized late eighteenth century, had been issued by Thomas Eden himself, Thirteenth Baron and Fifth Earl

Since time out of memory, Eden Castle had ridden the storm-swept Devon cliffs like a ghostly figurehead On a ship of the damned

Since time out of memory, Eden Castle had ridden the storm-swept Devon cliffs like a ghostly figurehead On a ship of the damned.

About Marilyn Harris: Harris was born on June 4, 1931, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the daughter of John . an oil executive . Discover new books on Goodreads. See if your friends have read any of Marilyn Harris's books. an oil executive, and Dora (nee Veal) Harris.

by. Harris, Marilyn, 1931-. Sequel: The Prince of Eden. no table of contents in book. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana.

Book in the Eden Series). This other eden - no nudity. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 17 years ago. Something of a Wonderful mindless treadmill read. But, there are lots of issues that spark thought. Select Format: Paperback. Mass Market Paperback. Whippings by the master of the castle, reversals, revenge, betrayal by sex, family, society, sex, children. Very Thought Provoking romantic delicious trash.

Having brought about a public lashing for the beautiful girl who rejected his advances, Lord Eden follows her to London
  • Wenyost
I read these books many, many years ago when they first came out. I'm so happy they are on Kindle now. I have all the hard cover books and have read, and re-read them many times through the years. I won't go into detail about the book, as others have done this already. I remember waiting for each book to come out when I first read them. I can't wait to start reading them on my Kindle now.
This was a series that held your interest from the the first book to the last one. I can't say enough about these wonderful books.
  • Jieylau
This is the second time I have read this book and am going to enjoy the entire series again as I did the first time. Marilyn Harris is a master of description and the exploration of the human heart and soul. This is not a typical romance. She delves into historical fact and throws in her imagination in a seamless manner. If the book interests you, read it. You will most definitely want to continue and finish the series.
  • Umrdana
It's hard to see how this book could be rated anything other than 5 stars just for the effort it is. The writing is meticulous, the plot intricate, the characters well drawn and the story enthralling. It's a well-told tale of cruelty, deception, dishonor and treachery--and, yes, it's emotionally wrenching. I also thought the ending was melancholy. There are a few other negatives that I will point out that might turn away readers who would prefer a more sedate historical romance. Just so you know, this was my first by Harris, and it's the first in the Eden series (see list below). I've already got book 2 waiting on the shelf to be read though I may take an emotional break before I come to it.

Set in England, beginning in 1790, it tells the story of Thomas Eden, the Fifth Earl and Thirteenth Baron, lord of the stone monolith, Eden Castle, on the Devon coast, and the servant girl, Marianne Locke.

Marianne is no ordinary servant, being both beautiful and taught by a well-educated tutor to young ladies. She is smart and, for the most part, quite a reflective thinker. However, she is naïve and too trusting, and thus taken advantage of by those who would manipulate her, including her sister and Lord Eden. Somehow, through all the betrayals (and there are many), she maintains her kind heart. That I wanted to slap her at times was a reflection of how easily she was misled.

As the story begins, 16-year-old Marianne is being publicly flogged for rebuffing Lord Eden's advances. The event scars her for life and nearly kills her. (It also drives her father to madness.) All that changes her. Once a spirited beauty, she is now a shell of a young woman, sent to London by friends of her father to see if she can be revived. There she lives with her conniving sister who is jealous of Marianne's beauty. Jane is the kept mistress of a journalist named William who quickly falls in love with Marianne.

Alas for Marianne, Lord Eden has not forgotten her. No matter he is more than twice her age (she is 16, he is 40), he lurks in the background plotting to have her and willing to do any unethical thing to achieve his goal. Thomas Eden is a man who sees himself above all those who serve him, who thinks he is entitled to take any young girl's virginity simply because she is "low born." To their shame, most of his acquaintances aware of his dirty dealings either enable him or look the other way. He goes from one "heinous deed" (his words) to another. I was 3/4ths of the way through the book when I decided this man was beyond redemption. I so wanted to see him fall, and fall hard. In the end, he did not fall hard enough for me.

If you don't like stories where the hero and heroine are separated for a time, or a "hero" who seems truly evil, this may not be the book for you. Still and all, it kept me up to the wee hours of the morning reading---two nights in a row. So, for the brave among us, I do recommend it!

The Eden series: (All are Victorian save for the first)

This Other Eden (late 18th century)
The Prince of Eden
The Eden Passion
The Women of Eden
Eden Rising
American Eden (Civil War)
Eden and Honor
  • Unde
first book in series of seven novels I found the story addicting and I am so glad I found this series after all had been published I hate waiting for the next book in a series!!!
  • Kecq
I first read this book when I was 17 or 18 years old and I loved it. I never thought I would be able to find it again because I knew it was no longer in print. When I found it used on Amazon I was so thrilled. It was like reading it for the first time. I couldn't put it down. I believe I read it in 2 days and it only took that long because I had to sleep. No matter what time in history you may favor, when you read this you will fall in love with the late 1700's just as I did.
  • Andromajurus
Her book was fair. I was not as happy with this one as I was with the The Prince Of Eden now that book was 5 stars.As I have said before her books are great.Bur I know you cant have all good ones.
  • Xwnaydan
This book was very well written, but gosh, the hero seemed like a cowardly imbecile most (3/4) of the book. The heroine was written well. It was not believable how these two finally came together. This is not a book for the avid romance reader. This reads like the romantic Victoria Holt without the mystery. I can read a book very quickly, this one took me over a week to read. After reading the reviews, I thought it would be better than it was, kind of disappointed.
I did not care for the main characters in the least. He was an ass....and not the kind of ass that is sarcastic, but romantic and brooding and you love him for it. He was hateful and weak in character. She was fine, but a little too gullible and forgiving. I love historical romances, but this is not one I would ever recommend. In fact, I usually pass them on to my friends to read....this one went to the Goodwill.