Item description for Bruma Blanca / White Mist by Jaclyn Reding...
Hace mucho tiempo que la alegra ha desaparecido de la vida de Gabriel MacFeagh, vizconde de Dunevin. Se consume en su remoto castillo escocs, acosado por el viento y la bruma, la misma maldita bruma en la que desapareci para siempre su mujer tres aos atrs. Su hija permanece muda desde ese da, y su silencio no hace sino aumentar los rumores sobre lo que sucedi realmente. Por eso se sorprende cuando aquella joven refinada y culta, que no quiere confesar su verdadera identidad, llega de quin sabe donde y se ofrece como institutriz de la pequea. La recin llegada devuelve la vida al castillo y hace renacer en Gabriel la esperanza de un nuevo amor, al que podra aferrarse si tan slo no pesara sobre l esa oscura maldicin...
SE ADENTR EN LA NIEBLA HUYENDO DEL PASADO... Eleanor lo tena todo en la vida: hermosa, joven, educada en la alta sociedad y con libertad para elegir a quien quisiera como marido... o eso crea ella. Una noche, su hermano le hace una terrible revelacin sobre su pasado que echa por tierra todos sus planes de futuro. Desolada, la joven abandona Londres y huye sin rumbo hasta ir a parar a una remota isla escocesa. All encuentra trabajo como institutriz en un lugar que est impregnado de secretos. Descubrirlos pronto se convierte en un reto para la inquieta Eleanor, especialmente interesada en averiguar qu se esconde en el alma del enigmtico y atractivo dueo de aquellas olvidadas tierras.
Y SE ENCONTR CON UN MISTERIO IRRESISTIBLE... Los lugareos lo conocen como el diablo de Dunevin, y Gabriel MacFeagh no hace nada para desmentir su siniestra reputacin. Recluido en s mismo desde la misteriosa desaparicin de su mujer, se tortura diariamente con un secreto que no debe salir nunca a la luz. Un misterio que le obliga a mantenerse alejado de todos, incluso de su propia hija, a la que adora pero con la que apenas mantiene contacto. Pero la llegada de esa mujer parece trastocarlo todo: bella, decidida e inteligente, una extraa sin pasado ni identidad, quizs sea ella la nica que pueda levantar la losa de silencio que pesa sobre la familia...
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 5.7" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2004
Publisher Ediciones Urano
ISBN 8495752336 ISBN13 9788495752338
Availability 0 units.
More About Jaclyn Reding
Jaclyn Reding lives in Rutland, MA.
Jaclyn Reding currently resides in Chandler, in the state of Arizona.
Reviews - What do customers think about Bruma Blanca / White Mist?
Could have been so much more... Jul 17, 2005
Things I loved about this book: 1) The hero: Not a rake or womanizer. (I hate the "Duke of Slut" that so many readers seem to prefer.) He's kind and sensitive, my kind of guy. 2) No long big misunderstandings between hero & heroine: I REALLY hate "The Big Misunderstanding".
Problems with this book: 1) The characters seem one-dimensional, not well-rounded 2) There is not much spark between hero & heroine. 3) This is a big one - things are wrapped up way too quickly, in a way that is not believable at all. I feel this author insulted the intelligence of her readers. There is a difference between a good writer and someone who wants to make money by cranking out mediocre products. I feel this author clearly falls into the latter category.
A lovely ending to the series Aug 7, 2004
White Mist is a warm, engrossing read with strong characters and an enchanting setting. The Isle of Trelay is almost a character itself; Reding does a remarkable job of bringing the place to life. No wonder Eleanor falls in love with the place.
There's just enough tension in the mystery, and it is nice to not have the romantic leads antagonistic towards each other. Eleanor's innocence is of the charming variety and is tempered by a kind heart and a good deal of wisdom and bravery for one so young. Gabriel is a good, noble, simple man faced with a centuries-old burden he hates having to bear. Eleanor shows him how to drop that burden and live as he longs to, while his island provides her with a place to belong and be needed.
Although the device of Julianna's friend being able to read her mind is too convenient, Gabriel's daughter herself plays a pivotal role. Her silence is well-grounded and effectively utilized. Leftover questions from book 3 are answered, effectively wrapping up the quartet.
One thing that really bugs me about Reding's book (and came to a head in this one): both she and her editor need to better understand the structure and usage of the English language. She repeatedly misuses words and parts of speech (For example, using "effects" instead of "affects" and repeatedly using adverbs when adjectives are needed--just because the word is in the predicate doesn't mean it's an adverb.) Sometimes her phrasings are convoluted, too. I enjoyed the story & the characters, but her style and grammar need improvement.
Not a keeper Jun 9, 2002
Although this book kept me interested until the last page, it's not a 5-stars book. Many actions/scenes/sentences seemed full of romance-cliches, and the attraction between the hero & heroine wasn't portrayed in an effective way. Besides, there was not enough dialogue between them (to me, dialogue is one of the essential elemements that make a couple real and believable).
EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT Nov 14, 2001
I loved this book! The lead character, Eleanor, embodies everything I look for in a heroine -- strength, intelligence, pride, resourcefulness. She doesn't whimper when she's up against a wall...doesn't once stomp her foot when she gets angry. She is mature and multi-faceted. And the hero, Gabriel, is the quiet, silent type -- her perfect other half. If you like mysteries, there's a good one in this story that involves the disappearance of Gabriel's first wife. It's all set on a remote Scottish island that is cloaked in atmosphere so well, you'll feel you are there. A great read altogether.
Inspiring... Feb 10, 2001
White Mist is the conclusion of Jaclyn Reading's White Series. White Knight, White Magic, and White Heather are the first three in the series that travels the misty western isles of Scotland. Jaclyn Reding is known for her historical romances. Her books take the reader to a far and distant land for a time of intrigue and romantic celebration. It's a wonderful opportunity that all romance readers should endeavor to experience.
In the prologue, we are introduced to Lady Eleanor Wycliffe, heiress of the Westover dukedom. It's September 1820 and things aren't going the way Lady Eleanor had hoped so she decides to leave home. She ends up at the Isle of Trelay in the Scottish Hebrides and takes on the job as governess for Gabriel MacFeagh, Viscount Dunevin. His daughter experienced a tragedy three years ago and hasn't spoken since. Nor has the devil of Dunevin, as he is known, shown any affection or support for the child or her condition. Mystifying reasoning is the cause of all this mayhem in the Dunevin castle, and hopefully the concerns of one wayward, unhappy woman, who instantly feels emotionally attached, can set them all to rights.
White Mist is an inspiring read. Sometimes it takes getting away from an everyday routine and existence to really witness life. This is what Eleanor does, and it leads her to a child in need of support and a man most clearly misunderstood... or is he? It also leads her to emotions she has yet to experience or understand, and most likely would not have discovered at home. The characters are well developed, compassionate, and sooo romantic. The historical setting with the Gaelic information is sound and impressive: I enjoyed learning from it. I found it to be a wonderful read and am quite sure fellow historical romance readers will love the fourth title in the White Series.