New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh weaves a sensuous spell of romance that brings together the unlikeliest pair of lovers in the unlikeliest. Read “A Precious Jewel” by Mary Balogh with Rakuten Kobo. BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Mary Balogh’s The Secret Mistress. “A Precious Jewel,” by Mary Balogh. The Chick: Priscilla “Priss” Wentworth. When the deaths of her father and brother left her destitute, she fled.

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And none of the wiles, either—at least, not yet. There he meets, Priss, a prostitute.

But due to a large amount of spam attacks, had to make commenting a lot harder. He is a lousy communicator and she is self-sacrificing. My problems are easily stated.

Gerald is slow, but far from stupid. Ablogh A Precious Jewel: I’m going to have to go against popular opinion on this one.

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The heroine is a prostitute working in a brothel, the hero a beta of average intelligence and looks, and, get this, the sex is initially quite uneventful for her. Looking for beautiful books? Sep 28, Kagama-the Literaturevixen rated it did not like it Shelves: Outraged, he immediately arranges to make her his mistress, setting her up in her own house.

Gerald gets his safe, passionless sex, and Priss gets her independence and the ability to be Priscilla the lady again. The story is simple enough: But she is not crushed by her fall. Her skin was creamy with a blush of color high on her cheekbones. Read more Read less. As for me, I finished this book glowing with the warm feeling of having read about two unforgettable people. Despite both their efforts to the contrary, these two form a tight bond.


This feeling is how I feel after I’ve read something special, something “other”, something unique, something unforgettable!

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. The book evolves as do the characters within it and by the end you will be cheering and crying His face was pleasant even if not startlingly handsome.

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These two lovers can’t stay apart. Average in all accounts, intelligence, looks, personality, etc. One Night for Love. Another slight issue I had was the brief time we had with them in love. One cannot read this book without a sigh and perhaps a tear at the pathos of the story. She was small and dainty and dressed in a pretty green muslin dress, the neckline in a high frill beneath her chin, the sleeves puffed at the shoulders and then extending straight to the wrists.

MB really pushes balogu line of discomfort when she makes him slow enough that it takes him a couple of days to go through his estate books that Prissy can see are fine from a few glances. This is Mary Balogh as we love her with a highly emotional preciojs and a very satisfying ending.


All of the characters in the book were likeable, even if one feels like slapping the hero on the head a few times. I cannot count the number balgh occurrences, as I read it from a paperback, but I would estimate each between 5 and There’s a problem loading this menu right now. La stessa Balogh ammette di averlo scritto quasi in uno stato di grazia, nel giro di soli quindici giorni, e di essere rimasta stupita che fosse pubblicato subito, senza neppure una revisione, incontrando dal un successo ininterrotto tra i lettori.

Unfortunately there were many repetitions, especially in the lead characters’ dialogues, Priss repeating ad nauseam that she just wanted to give Gerald pleasure and him telling her that she was a good girl. The conclusion of a marriage between these two, in the hands of a lesser writer, would be unbelievable.

I thought he was too selfish and self-centered to conduct a loving relationship with anyone. Those who prefer passion and desperate declarations of love would probably be bored with this book. Mass Market Paperbackpages. Her mother died when she was young. April 12, Publication Date: