Read The Darkest Summer Online Free - Lady Cora Winfield's life has always gone according to plan--her mother's plan. That's why Cora is so fascinated when she meets the dark Duke of Blackdell. Knowing his dangerous reputation, Cora's mother flatly forbids the match, and the duke decides to take matters into his own hands. Kidnapped and facing a scandal, Lady Cora must now decide whether love will be her downfall or the beginning of a new plan, one she never dreamed possible.
Set in the stormy summer of 1816, this Regency romance is a retelling of the myth of Hades and Persephone.
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November 13, 2017
Loved it! The details of Cora and Adam, the duke, really made the story for me, as well as their mutual yearning for unconditional and affectionate love. Cora is passionate about horticulture and loves plants and flowers, even trying to rescue the plants that are getting waterlogged in Hyde Park...
November 14, 2017
(4.5 Stars) This is one story that almost took me by more of a surprise than it did the characters. After a semi-slow start, this book whirled me away into a captivating story of the unexpected and charmed the socks off of me.
I often wonder if the world was made up of book characters, how many i...
December 11, 2017
I loved this Regency era romance retelling of the Greek myth of the kidnapping of Persephone by Hades. I was caught on the edge of my seat in suspense with the constant action filled events that kept happening one by one non-stop once we got past that calm beginning. It is only after I finished a...
November 28, 2017
This is a regency romance unlike any I have read before. Of course there were plenty of similarities too, but this story took an unbeaten path when the brooding, dark Duke becomes a bit desperate and takes matters of love into his own hands.
The story actually starts out a bit on the slow...
November 19, 2017
What a fun book! This book has adventure, danger, a kidnapping, and romance. There are many things to keep the attention and interest of the reader.
"The Darkest Summer" takes place in the regency era, but is not your typical regency romance. Adam Douglas, the Duke of Blackwell, is known as the Bl...
November 15, 2017
I really enjoyed this book. This regency themed book was different than the norm. I instantly loved Cora. I appreciated her knowledge and passion about plants and how that passion was pivotal in some of her decisions about her future. I also loved Adam. He was a wonderful, brooding mystery. I tho...
November 17, 2017
Beautifully written, real, romantic (like, hello! :) ...while still being clean and sweet), and exciting! I thought Cora and Adam's relationship grew beautifully. I loved how the original story (the mother, Cora's love of plants/flowers, Adam's sometimes "dark" nature) is weaved in effortlessly....
November 10, 2017
I love getting books in the mail, and there are times when I know a few books are coming during the same time period. In these instances, I love the surprise and discovery when I open these packages. I was very happy when I opened The Darkest Summer. I didn't recall the description, but I loved t...
November 22, 2017
Readers will immediately fall in love with Rebecca J. Greenwood’s novel The Darkest Summer. This is a sweet regency era romance filled with adventure, danger, and excitement, as well as fun and delightfully charming characters. Although the story starts out a little slow, readers will not be disa...
November 18, 2017
She got the year right
I have read several Regency novels set in 1816, but this novel got the details right about this particular year. It became known as the year without a summer. Although the inhabitants of Europe did not realize it at the time, the eruption of Mount Tamora in the Dutch East In...