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    Meagan McKinney
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Gentle from the Night - Ok McKinney, Meagan. Ruth Leslie Goodman Roberson, well-known as Meagan McKinney gave up a thriving career as a biologist to become a full-time romance writer

Gentle from the Night - Ok McKinney, Meagan. A young governess, Alexandra Benjamin, encounters a darkly seductive master, his simple-minded, mute brother, and a whispering ghost at ominous Cairncross Castle. Ruth Leslie Goodman Roberson, well-known as Meagan McKinney gave up a thriving career as a biologist to become a full-time romance writer. She is author of over 20 critically acclaimed novels. Divorced, she lives with her two children in in New Orleans, Louisiana. Books by Meagan McKinney

Meagan McKinney is the pen name of Ruth Goodman. She was born in 1961 and worked as a biologist before becoming a full-time romance author.

Meagan McKinney is the pen name of Ruth Goodman. She has written over 20 books including No Choice but Surrender, My Wicked Enchantress, A Man to Slay Dragons, The Merry Widow, Still of the Night, Moonlight Becomes Her, and the Matched in Montana series.

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Seth Morgan was sophisticated, sensual, sinfully wealthy-and completely out of Kirsten Meadows's reach. Although the powerful playboy tycoon took her breath away, Kirsten didn't mix business with pleasure, so Seth was off-limits to his personal assistant. From the glittering mansions of the Astors and the Vanderbilts to the gas-lit streets of New York, this passionate novel by award-winning author Meagan McKinney brings together a desperate woman and a handsome stranger who could expose her scandalous secret New York heiress Alana Van Alen has everything-beauty, wealth, and status.

Meagan McKinney firmly establishes herself as an exceptional storyteller, holding the reader enthralled to the . Without further prompting, the barkeep decided to retire. He skittered from the room and dashed for his quarters.

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Gentle from the Night is a not to be missed read. I enjoyed every word of this book and read it with much more care than I would another novel, because I was hooked from the first page. This is one book guarenteed to keep you up at night! 0. Report. Recently Viewed and Featured. Religions of the Past and the Religion of the Future.

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Meagan McKinney (born 1961) is the pen name of Ruth Goodman, an American writer of 20 romance novels. In 1961, McKinney was born as Ruth Leslie Goodman. Goodman studied Biology at University. Goodman's career began as a biologist for several years as a biologist. Goodman became a writer professionally and used the pen name Meagan McKinney. Goodman is divorced and resides with her two children in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Meagan McKinney is the author of numerous romantic novels, including Till Dawn Tames the Night, Lions and Lace, Fair Is the Rose, and The Ground . McKinney is a winner of the Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award.

Meagan McKinney is the author of numerous romantic novels, including Till Dawn Tames the Night, Lions and Lace, Fair Is the Rose, and The Ground She Walks Upon. Her historical romance, No Choice But Surrender, won the Romantic Times Award for Best Historical Romance by a New Writer and her second novel, My Wicked Enchantress, was a finalist for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA Award. Bibliografische Informationen. Till Dawn Tames the Night.

Journeying to York after the death of her father, a famous doctor who worked with the deaf, Alexandra becomes the governess to a boy who has not spoken since he was a child and begins to have suspicions about the house's darkly seductive master.

It has all the elements of a great gothic romance: a castle on the moors near York, a “brooding, melancholy and emotionally distant” British lord, and a mysterious ghost that may not be a ghost at all.

Set in 1858, this is the story of Alexandra Benjamin, whose Jewish father left her with little in worldly goods but a love of science and an ability to help the deaf hear. Under the ruse of being her dead father, she travels to York to accept a position with John Damien Newell at Cairncross Castle. Damien has lived in darkness for a very long time, haunted by an evil governess who at one point scared his younger brother, Samuel, speechless. He is not pleased to discover “Alex Benjamin” is actually a woman. But he keeps Alexandra on thinking she may be their last hope to restore Samuel’s speech.

Alexandra spent five years loving a man who didn’t love her and the fact her new employer looks a lot like that golden man from her past makes her wary. She is undeniably attracted to Damien but sees the darkness in his eyes. She has heard the talks of he evil governess who tormented the brothers and perversely desired the older Damien. But she cannot bring herself to believe the woman she has seen appearing at odd times is actually a ghost.

This is a well-written, suspenseful story that draws you in and won’t let you go. Damien is a dark hero albeit he is a blond who wears spectacles. He is torn between wanting to seduce and destroy Alexandra and wanting to claim her as his redemption. To add to her great story, McKinney has used snippets from IVANHOE, the book Alexandra treasures, to bring to mind the lovely Jewish woman Rebecca from that tale.

The mystery persists until nearly the end…
I did not like this book. I love Meagan M, but this just didn't have the regular sexual tension. What it does have is a gothic mystery that leaves you wanting to find out what's going on. However, when you do finally find out it's rushed and everything is not completely explained. You just have to infer which is not very satisfying. The hero in this book is always talking about how dark he is, but you never really see too much of it. I think it would have been better to see more of it to make the book more believable. I agree with one of the other readers that it would have been better to see more time spent with the H and h in order to make the h's love believable.
Always a great book - awesome writer

SETTING: England, 1858

This is definitely a gothic romance. Very gothic and more of a ghost mystery. The synopsis says Alexandria was left penniless but that's not true. She was left a small inheritance and could afford `small luxuries' when her father died. The story spans at least four or five months.

Alexandria is twenty-five and has curly medium brown hair and hazel eyes. She had a lonely childhood. Her mother died when she was ten. Her father was into science and worked with deaf people. He never paid a whole lot of attention to her so she got involved with his work so she could try and bond with him. She was in love with Brian, a man who worked for her father but he didn't want to marry her so they parted ways.

Damien is thirty-four and has blond hair, blue eyes, and wears glasses. When he was fourteen he was falsely accused of rape by his governess and was banished from the house. He inherited his father's estate when he died and cares for his thirty year old brother, Sam, who looks just like him. Sam is mentally and speech impaired due to some incident involving Ursula. After finding out what that incident was I don't understand why he stopped talking. I'm real puzzled by it and wish I could ask the author about it but since she's in prison, I can't.

His old governess is red-haired Ursula Pole. She disappeared twenty years ago, soon after Damien was banished. She's haunting the castle and Alexandra is trying to uncover the truth about what happened to her for the course of the entire story. She's described as an evil person but I'm not sure why. She seemed to be sexually attracted and obsessed with fourteen year old Damien and even wrote about wanting his `seed and blood' in her journal. Damien wasn't interested in her in that way.

Damien is described as being very dark and seems to have a mental illness, based on him contemplating suicide with a gun twice in this story. I don't know why he's that way or if we're supposed to think that being lusted after by an older woman while a teenager and being kicked out of the house made him that way. What happened to him would surely have caused some anger but I don't think that explains his darkness. He says he doesn't enjoy life and has no heart or soul.

There was a disturbing incident where he was intentionally rough, and not in a playful way, while biting her chest. Another time he was sitting in a chair and very roughly grabbed her by the back of the hair and pulled her down to his crotch, exposing himself and telling her to look at the scar (bite mark) that Ursula left on his member. I really liked his character and wanted to see more of his darkness in action instead of just hearing about it.

Some things that bothered me were, for one, Sam stopped speaking when he was ten and all of a sudden, with Alexandra's help, began speaking some right after she began working with him. That wasn't believable. I think it would have taken him more time. Alexandra is half Jewish and we had to hear about it constantly. It played no part in the storyline and had nothing to do with anything so what was the author's point? The mystery as to what happened to Ursula wasn't much of a surprise and it got a bit tedious to read about.

Damien and Alexandra didn't spend too much time together so when I learned they were in love with each other I had to shake my head and ask myself when all these feelings developed. He got obsessed with her. I was sad for him yet loved the part when he told her no one would ever love her like he did. That was the best line in the book.

I absolutely loved the dark tone of the book but got tired of the ghost stuff and was glad when the book ended. This book needed a prequel novella, for sure. I wish the story had centered around their relationship a little more and centered less on Ursula. I have too many questions to be fully satisfied with the story and though I've graded this a B- I'm leaning more towards a C.
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Damien, a disturbed character haunted by his past and maybe even the ghost of a dead, very evil woman, cares for no one but his five years younger brother who cannot speak. He asks for a doctor specialiced in deaf people, but he did. His daughter, desperate to leave her home tome in need of money and to flee from the haunting memories of the man she once love who married another, shortens her first name to Alex so that Damien though she would be a male doctor.
But soon he realized that Alexandra may be the only one whol may help them. His brother declines to go to London. So they are bound to the dark, haunted castle.
The book is really full of tension and inward and outward danger. The hero is really on the dark side, but he never hurts her psysically and is a gentleman, at least most of the time ... A dark, mocking gentleman who finds weak spots and stabs a dagger throw these psychic wounds. He's blond and wears spectacles, but that doesn't make this towering viking any less threatening. Really an interesting, original read if you like that kind of novels