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The researchers recorded the sessions to observe the interactions between parent and toddler. These could include discussing the story, asking questions, collaborative reading, positive directions, and negative directions. The old, gold standard The study found that print books made the reading experience more collaborative for toddler and parent.
They employed more book-related verbalizations and collaborated more in the process. This goes for parents, too. The adults engaged in more dialogue, asked more questions, and showed greater signs of bonding and sharing the experience with their child. Tiffany Munzer, the study's first author and a fellow in developmental behavioral pediatrics at the University of Michigan C.
However, ebook did show more collaboration in format-specific directions — as in, "You have to swipe it like this" or "No, don't touch that button. I could really feel how much McKenna and Aline loved each other, how hard it was for her to send him away and how devastated he became. I wish LK had written Aline's and Livia's stories separately. As it was, both romances fell short and slightly rushed to me. I believe I'd have been more lenient towards Aline if I had spent more time with her.
Well, I think that explains why this book didn't wow me. I liked it, but I didn't love it. Interesting tidbit: Harry Rutledge, the hotel owner and a close friend of Westcliff's, is mentioned but doesn't show up in this book.
Years later, he becomes the hero in Tempt Me at Twilight. View all 38 comments. Jul 11, Anna rated it it was amazing Recommended to Anna by: Since the day that John McKenna had been brought to the estate at the age of 8, he and Aline had been constant companions for ten years, climbing trees, swimming in the river, and running around barefoot. But eventually things had begun to change between them. No healthy young man could fail to be stirred and set off-kilter by Aline, who at the age of 17, had become the loveliest girl on God's green earth.
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Lady Aline Marsden Warm, high-spirited, and beautiful in all ways. Aline's looks were the kind that caused the heart to stop and the breath to catch. Aline was his curse, his fate, his consuming desire. You think you want me now. Someday you'll find it damned easy to forget about me. A servant This story was so damn beautiful.
Young forbidden love. It captured me completely and I was in love! I found myself gripped from page one and I kept bawling my eyeballs out! I love second chance epic love!!! Their forbidden relationship was discovered and they are forced to separate. The way things ended at this point broke my heart. Their paths will not cross again for 12 years. McKenna comes back to the estate where he was once a servant, as a completely successful and rich businessman.
He finds Aline still there He has a plan in action to prove his worth once and for all. She has a personal secret as to why she cannot give herself to him completely. They both put each other through the sweetest of hell. I was right there with them!!!!! I could not stop swooning. There is just something about historical romances that grip me in a different way then modern-day panty ripping swooning.
This story had my mouth watering and my heart in a tight grip. When you reach the happily-ever-after in this type of book you can literally hear the violins playing in the background and you can envision the couple running towards each other in a field of flowers This is epic love!!!!
You're the only man I'll ever want, McKenna. As if you love me with every part of yourself. I'll do whatever you ask. No matter where I go, I'll never stop loving you.
And there must be something about me worth loving. If you would just try I would never leave unless you told me to go …" Aline was his curse, his fate, his consuming desire.
He would never stop wanting her, no matter what she did, no matter how many oceans and continents he managed to put between them. His voice was husky with wonder. A Wonderful read. I know I said in one status update that I did not want McKenna to be mean to her but I thought he could have been a bit more of an ass! I do like them to be like that but all in all it was a lovely read. View all 45 comments. The emotional impact of this powerful and moving love story never diminishes no matter how many times I read it.
Aline Marsden and John McKenna are young and passionately in love, but it's a forbidden love. Aline is the eldest daughter of the Earl of Westcliff while McKenna is a mere stable lad on her father's estate.
Their happiness comes to an abrupt end when Aline's father discovers their liaison. The only way is to convince him that she has never really loved him: Go, please. Shortly after McKenna's departure, Aline is injured in a terrible accident, which almost claims her life and leaves her badly scarred. Marcus is entertaining Gideon Shaw, a wealthy American businessman, and his party with a view to investing in Shaw's business ventures. Aline enjoys her role as hostess for her brother's guests but when she finds an old handkerchief left on her bed, she knows there is only one person who could have left it there — McKenna!
Now Shaw's business partner, McKenna is not the young stable lad she had loved all those years ago and has never stopped loving, but an arrogant, self-confident and brooding stranger with all the trappings of wealth.
But what she sees in his eyes is not love but hatred, and Aline knows he intends to seek revenge for the way in which she scorned him twelve years ago. Seduction will be a sweet revenge for McKenna: He was going to make her suffer, weep, scream, beg. He was going to bring her to her knees. Break her.
And that was just the beginning. Aline wants to experience a taste what might have been with McKenna and becomes his willing victim. Despite everything, McKenna accepts that he has never stopped loving Aline and, when he discovers the real reason why she sent him away from Stony Cross Park, he begs her to marry him.
Can Aline find the courage to trust in McKenna's love enough to tell him the truth about her accident? Or will she watch McKenna walk out of her life again -- forever! Lisa Kleypas has the extraordinary ability to draw me into her books and I always feel a deep connection to her characters. They have each been through so much that I desperately wanted them to have their happy ending.
Some scenes are so heartrending that quite often I found tears streaming down my face. Their passion positively melts the pages and Ms Kleypas definitely increases her normal heat level in the love scenes.
Oh, McKenna -- "how you devastate me" -- to steal Aline's words. In my opinion, Ms Kleypas writes some of the best heroes ever and McKenna is undeniably one of my favourites. He is the embodiment of a hero — powerful, brooding, handsome, and passionate but also tender and caring. I love the fact that he is not afraid to show genuine emotion: Turning, she Mrs Faircloth held her arms out to him in a maternal gesture.
McKenna went to her at once, his black head lowering to her soft, round shoulder as he wept. I knew that he couldn't have stopped loving Aline in spite of what he says to the contrary. Why else would he have kept her handkerchief for twelve long years? When Aline tells him she wants a certain amount of finesse in his seduction -- serenades, flowers and poetry -- would a man, who is not head over heels in love, concede to all her requests, even the poem?
I empathize with Aline because not only did she suffer the anguish of losing McKenna but the accident then left her both emotionally and physically scarred. I appreciate why she has a lack of self-worth because of her scars and therefore why she acts as she does. It is only when McKenna declares his unconditional love for her that I really wanted to shake some sense into her and say: Here's a guy that loves you more than life itself.
Do you really think those scars will matter to him? It is an unusual pairing of characters and the issue of Gideon's drinking adds an interesting edge to the romance. It also has one of my favourite quotes: She smiled at him, though her hazel-green eyes were wary beneath the brim of a sodden hat. Right at that moment, staring at her across the hall, Gideon Shaw, cynic, hedonist, drunkard, libertine, fell hopelessly in love. I adore Aline's brother, Marcus, for being fair and open-minded, so unlike his father, and caring so much about his sisters even though, at times, he can be a "self-important interfering clod", to quote Livia.
He is so cynical about love that you know when he falls for someone, he will fall hard: Me too! The secondary characters all add depth to the story: Mrs Faircloth, the housekeeper, always ready with soothing words and a warm shoulder to cry on; Susan Chamberlain, Gideon's bitchy sister, perpetually looking down her nose at everyone; Adam, Lord Sandridge, Aline's friend and confidante, with a secret or two of his own.
So bring a little magic into your life and read it soon http: This review was originally written for The Romance Reviews View all 18 comments. Having been a history major in college it really grinds my gears when the suspension of disbelief gets to be too much.
That was not the case with this book. I was easily able to take a step back and enjoy this angsty romance for what is was: When Aline and McKenna were kids, they fell in love. By their late teenage years they both realized it was the forever kind and not a childhood fancy.
download McKenna is a stable boy and Aline is a lady and it can never be, especially when Aline's father finds out and threatens to ruin McKenna. Aline strikes a deal with him, and McKenna is sent away with prospects, but never to return.
Twelve years later McKenna returns a changed man, a wealthy one. And he seeks revenge on Aline for breaking his heart. This was a nice break from reality. I love angst so I ate that all up, but the steamy scenes not so much. Historical sex seems to be a bit too cheesy and romancey for me shocker. I found this book to be very character driven which is why I liked it so much. I loved seeing the changes in them over the years and the whys and hows. Pretty much fantastic writing all around.
Thanks for the rec Christine!
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View all 12 comments. Jun 22, Daniella rated it it was amazing.
What made this so impressive was the fact that almost all the characters were so beautifully written and well-developed. They were so alive. Even the secondary characters had depth. They weren't simply there to support McKenna and Aline, but they also had a lot to offer. I appreciated Livia's forthright and no-bullshit attitude.
She knew what she wanted out of her relationship with Gideon, and she told him so. And while I did not find Gideon to be as interesting as others claimed, I liked his good nature.
There's no doubt in my mind that Livia was perfect for him; he needed her to finally get the strength to face his own demons. And when he finally did, I couldn't help but give a small victory dance. Livia and Gideon's honest and open relationship was a good contrast to McKenna and Aline's romance, which was filled with secrets. McKenna's definitely one of the best heroes out there.
His love for Aline had all but consumed his soul, and losing her had left him hollow. Yes, he was intense, dark, selfish and bitter. But he loved Aline more than anything in the world. He loved her the way a man should love a woman. As for Aline, I have to admit that I found her hard to like.
My knee-jerk reaction to her was to throttle her. I wanted to slap her senseless when she still refused to admit the truth to McKenna, even after he bared his heart and soul to her.
But after thinking about what she's gone through view spoiler [ her legs were disfigured because of a fire hide spoiler ] and taking into account the social realities during that time, I think that she was justified in her actions. It's easy to label her as stupid, but if you really consider it, living with that kind of a burden in that type of a society would have severely damaged your self-esteem.
It would have forced you to do the same thing. And that's why I can't hate Aline. On the contrary, I've grown to like her because she clearly sacrificed a lot for McKenna as well.
And she deserves to be happy with him. Overall, this was an amazing read. I highly recommend it to fans of the Wallflower series out there. This will make you appreciate Marcus' character more, I'll tell you. He was adorable here. View all 23 comments.
Jan 13, Stacia the club rated it really liked it Shelves: The only thing which kept me from holding back on a 5 star is that I missed the frequent humor which I've loved in other books by this author. The reason I consistently recommend Kleypas to friends of mine who don't read historical romance is because many of her books have it all: That said, this is still probably my favorite Kleypas to date.
I had tears come to my eyes quite frequently while reading. From th 4. From the very beginning, I was drawn into Aline and McKenna's story. The normal Kleypas romance formula of a slow-building relationship was ignored in Again the Magic.
Within the first couple of chapters, we were witness to a strong and consuming love affair, told from the perspective of two childhood friends turned love interests.
As would be the case for a full-length book, it's rarely possible for true love's happiness to be obtained so easily. Circumstances forced this pair apart, and McKenna was only brought back in search of Aline to impart revenge for his broken heart and the bitter spirit he was left with when she shattered his world over 12 years earlier. So often, misunderstanding and lack of trust is the main reason for couples in romances to ignore the truth right in front of them.
I would like to assure you that this was not the case but then I would be lying. However, I was too caught up in anticipation of what was to come to even care. Aline carried fear in her heart that her former love would not be able to see past the scarred and burned body hidden underneath her clothing, so she kept the truth about her former rejection of McKenna a secret, in order to keep him at arm's length you can guess how well that goes!
It's a shame when people can't trust in love, and I wish sometimes that characters would have more faith in the people who claim to love them, but then again, it would shorten the story by more than half, wouldn't it?
The reward of seeing Aline and her love find a sweet reunion made everything better. In the case of this couple, they were one of the better matched pairings I've read in a book.
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Not once did I think one of them was better than the other. I love seeing two people become become such a perfect fit together. There was also a side story of Aline's sister finding her own happiness. The story was pleasant enough to read, but I felt it an unnecessary addition. View all 17 comments. Jun 17, Duchess Nicole rated it it was amazing Shelves: Lisa Kleypas is simply a master Historical Romance writer!!
If you've read her, then you know what I mean. You're missing out on some of the most heartfelt, swoony, so-romantic-your-eyes-fill-with-tears stories. Seriously, I teared up at least three times while reading Again the Magic. My chest actually hurt. And these aren't sad tears. They're over the top girlie tears that only happen when I gain a new book boyfriend. McKenna is a classic LK hero in that he rides the razor's edge of unlikeable for quite some time.
But he just never quite inches his way across. And when he redeems himself, Aaah! He's been in love with Aline since childhood. And she with him. As they become young adults and more mature feelings arise, they both know that Aline, as an upper class lady, has no chance of marrying the hired hand.
But their passion knows no limits To save McKenna, Aline must make him go away. She is cruel and heartless in her execution and McKenna is crushed. His sorrow turns to bitter anger throughout the years. How does your heart break when something isn't even sad? Cue those sloppy, girlish tears!!! You know how certain authors words just speak to you?
This author does that for me. I feel as if I'm not just an observer. I feel like I'm right there. Here is a part in which McKenna just holds Aline. Nothing more If you've ever been held by someone that you know without a doubt loves you, there is such a comfort in that, and these words are that feeling on paper.
I just think it's beautiful. It went far beyond sexual pleasure, standing there with his hands on her, one at her back, one at her nape. It was bliss. The heat of his touch sand through her skin and leaked down into the marrow of her bones. His thigh pressed between her legs, nudging so gently, as if he know of the urgent fullness that was gathering in her tender flesh.
And he held her, just held her, with his mouth against her temple and his hot breath blowing over her skin. Their bodies were so close, and yet not close enough.
She would gladly give away the rest of her life in exchange for one night of pure intimacy, to feel the naked skin of his body, skin to skin, heart to heart. It's slightly spoilerish, so I won't put it here. Suffice it to say that she doesn't trust that McKenna can love who she is, the way that she is. She just doesn't understand what love is, and how it overlooks all physical flaws.
And my GOSH! Does McKenna prove it to her! When he finally realizes why she's kept him away from her all of these years, the utter RAGE in him is magnificent! Rage is a passion, after all One more quote, and I'm done. It is taken from close to the end of the book, so if you don't want the HEA spoiled, don't read on: I want you for a thousand reasons I want you for no reason at all, other than the fact that you're you. I want to shove myself deep inside you and stay for hours I want morning and noon and nightfall with you.
There were just so many moments that I want to remember, moments that moved me. I can't recommend this author or this series enough. If you want a HR recommendation, read the Wallflowers series, starting with this book. It is one of my top favorite series of all time! And it segues into the Hathaway series, which is another favorite. So, so fabulous!! View all 14 comments. Mar 27, NMmomof4 rated it liked it Shelves: This is a hard one to rate tbh.
It has two couples and two different storylines. Both Aline and McKenna made some choices towards the end that was really off-putting to me. The ending was also lackluster in that I didn't get the closure I wanted, but I get that this is the beginning of a series so I'm sure these characters will show up in the later books. I wouldn't sa 3 Stars Overall Opinion: I wouldn't say I disliked the book, because I definitely enjoyed some parts, but I also didn't love it or think it'll be all that memorable in the long run -- so I'm going to go with a middle of the road 3 star rating here.
Brief Summary of the Storyline: Aline is a lady and McKenna is a stable boy, but that doesn't stop them from growing up best friends and eventually falling in love.
An event separates them and breaks both of their hearts. About 12 years later, McKenna returns a new man with a plan for revenge along with his wealthy business partner Gideon. Gideon and Livia Aline's sister have a few encounters that prove that even though they are both broken they can still find live in each other.
There are some big secrets revealed, some sad moments, and some sexy times This alternated between focusing mainly on Aline, McKenna, Livia, and Gideon in 3rd person narrative.
Overall Pace of Story: Good except for the abrupt ending. I never skimmed and I thought it flowed well otherwise. Not for h1 and H1 as they've known each other since they were children, but for h2 and H2 I'd say it all happened pretty quick so it was kind of instalove.
H1 rating: I had a hard time with him and his revenge plot, but I'm just not a fan of revenge plots in general so that could be my problem.
I struggled a little bit with her especially towards the end , but I also appreciated how she cared for the H1.
H2 rating: I liked him. He was definitely a mess! I appreciated how he recognized that the h2 deserved better and became a better man for her. I liked her. I felt bad for her past, but I appreciated how she cared for the H2. Sadness level: Yes view spoiler [The h1 pushes the H1 away a good bit. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. site Edition Verified download. Aline's has stayed in love with her childhood friend, McKenna.
But 12 years ago she deliberately lied about her feelings to push him away for his own protection. After making his fortune abroad, McKenna is unable to forget the hateful words that sent him away and returns for revenge. Aline realizes his vengeful motive but cannot resist him. She is tempted to tell him truth of her feelings and reason for deceit. Unfortunately she is terrified of revealing another secret- an incident which left her scarred and insecure.
Livia younger sister plays pivotal role in both plotlines. From her, McKenna learned truth of Aline's hurtful actions that drove him to leave. However Livia will not reveal secret that keeps Aline from admitting her love. Aline struggles with the revelation due to insecurity. Her fears lead to her repeating past actions and driving him away with ugly words.
At last moment she pursues him, finally finding courage to be honest.
HEA shortly follows. Shortfalls of story are all related to Aline's character. Although to protect McKenna, she initiated separation with hurtful lies. Then she repeats past actions because of secret fears. Her angst, insecurities carry on so long that I lost sympathy for her plight.
In the end I wondered as did the hero how Alina could doubt his love. At his immediate forgiveness, McKenna's faith in Aline seemed to surpass her's in him. Unfortunately, I felt it also surpassed what she deserved. I do look forward to reading more about Livia's romance. In comparison, she seemed more honest, courageous, and likable than her sister. I can't stand when there is that one The premise and the beginning had so much potential I can't stand when there is that one issue that the heroine believes makes her incapable of being loved and it actually isn't THAT big a deal- not to risk all of your future happiness and that of someone you love.
The beginning was romantic, and I usually love a star-crossed lovers theme, but I feel like the sweet chemistry between the two is instantly destroyed by all the unrealistic trysts where she won't show her legs. I also disliked the side story of her sister- I personally feel like that's a cop out on the part of character development - you either have enough to say about the main couple to write a book about them or you don't.
I can see how some people would love this, but I've seen the wrong side of the tracks guy done much, much better. I also thought the brother's attitude towards his sisters' sexually doings was too progressive for the times to be believable. This was my second time around reading "Again the Magic "and it was still good, I don't remember if the first time I read the series I started with this one but if you are like me and you are getting ready to read the new Kleypas book the "the Devil in Spring" and you want to refresh your memory it's a good idea to start with this.
It was a very good read with a compelling story line because of it's characters, you have the romance of two sisters who for that time period were flawed it's great to see how they make their way to their HEA it is a bumpy road for them. The Heroes were dealing wth their own major demons.
Lisa Kleypas brings many real life issues to the story like death, discrimination, alcoholism, narrow mindedness, Family relationships, two wonderful and steamy romances.
So if you are in the mood for an emotional romance of second chances and redemption this should be your next read!
Mass Market Paperback Verified download. Really like this author. She reminds me of Kathleen Woodiwiss' work - a favorite author. I have read all of Ms. Woodiwiss' books, unfortunately she died a few years ago. Kleypas' books hold my interest and usually develop a story about a family that you are able to continue through several volumes. Really like the setting in Kleypas books in old England and the way Kleypas reseaches the locations, food, etc.
If you like historical romance books - read Lisa Kleypas books. One person found this helpful. When an author tries to tell two separate love stories within one book, one or both can feel diminutive. In Again the Magic, Kleypas manages to create two distinct romances that are both evocative and compelling.From Publishers Weekly. In addition to the set-up, Stebbins outlines four basic rules and five tricks; as well as a bonus mindreading card trick that can be done with any deck and does not require a prepared pack.
She put her hand into another compartment. So, so fabulous!! Romance, Historic