He was twice married. His first wife, who died in , was Amy, daughter of L. Penman of Broadwood Park, Lanchester; they had one son and one daughter. In he married Henrietta Margaret Rita , daughter of James Grant Fergusson, of Baledmund, Scotland died ; they had two sons and two daughters. Lord Davies died 16 June They had 2 sons. But of course, she never expected to be put in a compromising situation by the very owner of her affection, who was totally unaware of the lady he had in his arms.
And of course, when this unfortunate incident ends in a marriage proposal someone might think that Billie has been granted her most longed desire, and although that someone would not be completely wrong, it is not as she had dreamed his proposal. And here begins the problems with the story.
And although it does not become neither tiresome nor irritating nor anything like that, the author has the couple separated more time than interacting, and the one that should be the hero Lord David shifts to the background in favor of his brother Myles Lord Hayden who is the one who spends more time with the heroine. After the midway of the story, David returns to Brussels to fight against Bonaparte, recently escaped from Elba, and stops being part of the romance to embark on a long, rushed and shallow description of the battle he has to fight, while Billie stays at London with Lord Hayden by the way, he is the protagonist in the third book of the series Merely A Mister.
So no, I did not love it. I would have liked to see more scenes shared by them, more dialogues, more interaction between them, after all they have been a really charming and lovely characters and their story could have been epic IMHO, of course View all 4 comments. May 05, Leona rated it did not like it Shelves: regency.
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I am so done with this book. Negatives: - Two of the most annoying protagonists in regency romance you will ever encounter. My head started hurting - Cardboard characters. Mar 07, Jen rated it it was amazing. A good meshing of the historic battle with sweet romance. What's portrayed of Hougoumont is believable. And the heroine Billy wasn't just another headstrong beauty.
Nov 23, Lu rated it it was amazing Shelves: owned-paperback , bought-and-not-read-yet. The problem is he was forced to propose due to a small indiscretion, and she loves him too much to hold him responsible and marry him against his will. To make matters worse, he is a major and Napoleon had just escaped from Elba, which caused our hero to go to Brussels and fight the battle of Waterloo. Great read! A p 4,5 stars rounded to 5 Lovely story about a girl Billie that had forever been in love with her neighbor Lord David and ends up having granted her wish to have him proposing to her.
A pity there is no Kindle version of this series. I have just ordered the other two books and I have to wait a few days to be able to read them. Newly returned home from the wars, David and his father do not see eye to eye about his future. David wants to relax and settle down into a peaceful, bachelor existence, but the Duke wants to marry David off to the Squire's daughter.
David doesn't even remember the Squire HAS a daughter! He is enchanted with a chestnut haired beauty at his family's New Year's masquerade ball. He longs to be alone with her and touch her glossy cu Major Lord David Trent is the younger son of the Duke of Broughton. He longs to be alone with her and touch her glossy curls. One moment of slight indiscretion finds David in a bit of a pickle; it seems the chestnut haired beauty is none other than Miss Wilhelmina Caswell, the squire's daughter. David is outraged! Billie Caswell has had a crush on David as long as she can remember.
She used to run after him with her brothers and she has worshiped him from afar all these years even after several years of finishing school have made her more ladylike. She would jump at the chance to marry him - if only he'd give her his heart. David really doesn't want to marry this hoyden but his grandmere counsels him to wait out Billie's puppy love and so he agrees to go forward with whatever the young lady wants to do. Are they engaged or not? David is confused by Billie's reaction. It's up to her whether he stays or rejoins his Wellington in Vienna. The Season brings unexpected changes and David must return to Brussels and await Napoleon's return while Billie is left in London to worry about her love.
In addition, her beloved but wayward brother Kit is giving her Billie when or if he returns to London. I have mixed feelings about this story. It's sweet but it's complicated. I don't usually like stories about girls who loved their neighbors and suddenly the man wakes up and sees his neighbor as a woman and not a girl. It's also the same because I feel like she never really gets to know him. He knows her but as he continually reminds himself, she's very young. Billie knows who she is and doesn't want to lose herself. David understands this so I think he would be a good husband, but I don't know if he's necessarily her true love.
David is a complicated character. He falls in love when he's not even in the story. I'm not really sure why or how. When he's told no, he still persists, at the urging of his friends who can see the true picture.
I am conflicted in my feelings about that. I want true love to prevail but I didn't get much of a sense of true love in this story. The other big problem with the story is that the Waterloo scenes are too dull. They're not as bad as An Infamous Army but there's a lot of telling going on.
I skimmed for David's name to see where he was in the action and that's it. The conclusion comes way too close to the end of the book and I feared it would be rushed, but it wasn't too bad.
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Billie's family are a bunch of stereotypes. I'm not sure what's wrong with her mother or why she indulges Kit, but I think maybe they're the most alike and they both suffer from depression. It's not stated that Billie's mother is melancholy, just ill, but they never say what's wrong with her except the last time she went visiting was 8 years ago. What happened?
I need to know these kinds of details. I'm really curious about the enigmatic Myles. I think he's more shrewd and not as lazy as he appears.
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I think he's had his heart broken a few times. I want to read his story. View 1 comment. I really liked this book. I never read a book about the Battle of Waterloo, so it was something new and interesting. At first, when reading the book, I thought to myself that this was going to be the type where the couple was would just create their barriers.
However, when Napoleon comes back to France and Major Lord David goes back off to battle to help, it took a new turn that kept my interest. I think if you like the Jane Austin characters' own stubbornness that either makes or breaks them o I really liked this book. As a side note for winning the book: Sherry Lynn Ferguson was very prompt with sending my signed copy. I'm glad I won! View all 6 comments. Dec 11, Melissa rated it it was ok Shelves: history , regency-romance.
I would not call this a romance. The book does revolve around two people and they do eventually get married. Falun Gong, Uyghur Muslims, Tibetan Buddhists and, possibly, Christian dissidents along with prisoners of conscience are all said to be victims. The Tribunal held public hearings in December, with 30 fact witnesses, experts and investigators appearing before the Tribunal in London. Pakistan was founded on principles of equality and justice. What has been done to its own citizens, and done with impunity, makes a mockery of those high ideals. That is why we should never forget the sacrifice of Shahbaz Bhatti who gave his life for his people — accepting political office even though he knew it could cost him his life.
Red Wednesday was commemorated in the UK on Wednesday November 28 th when churches, schools and public buildings were lit red — to express solidarity with those persecuted for their faith.
Now, she has been forbidden to leave Pakistan and the UK has declined to offer her asylum. Links to his remarks and those of the Patriarchs of the Eastern churches:.
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Sign the petition calling for this innocent woman to be allowed to leave Pakistan:. On whose side do we stand — the side of an innocent woman and the rule of law or on the side of the lynch mob? Saved from death row — Parliamentarians worldwide support Asia Bibi. Despite conflicting media reports, sources indicate that she has not yet been allowed to leave the country. Lord Alton of Liverpool CB. My Lords, notwithstanding the Indian legislation, the caste system and untouchability predate partition. Scavenging and degrading labour have persisted right across the Indian subcontinent, including in Pakistan.
Is the Minister aware that, only last week, a 13 year-old was excluded from a classroom because he had touched the water supply in that classroom? He was beaten and his mother was told he had no place in that school because he was only fit for menial and degrading jobs. Is not this issue of untouchability also to be seen in the case of Asia Bibi, who has spent nine years in prison having touched the communal water supply in her village?
She has been exonerated by the courts in Pakistan, yet is still held in custody and not allowed to leave that country. What difference is that money making to the treatment of minorities and the abolition of things such as caste? Lord Bates. It is making a big difference. I am certainly aware of these cases, because the noble Lord has made me aware of them, and I am grateful to him for that.
We are looking at them and following up. That has some very specific language in Article 18, which talks about recognising that all people are equal and that discrimination is against the law. It is also against their constitutions. We need to work with the Governments of these countries to ensure that they uphold the very laws they have—and we will continue to do that.
David Richards, Baron Richards of Herstmonceux
My Lords, as the Minister looks at future markers for development, with the approaching 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, will he look particularly at Article 18 and what it has to say about the right to believe, not to believe or to change belief? Professor Brian Grim says that those countries which respect those things become the most prosperous. My Lords, that is the reason why that funding predominantly goes to the education of young girls in Pakistan which, we hope, will contribute to change in future.
That shows how clear and committed the Government are from the very top. I do not think I or the House would disagree with the noble Lord in the examples that he cites, particularly those in Pakistan of certain religious groups being persecuted under blasphemy laws. Sadly, the laws in Pakistan are quite different from the laws here; unpalatable though we might find them, they are the laws there.
Nevertheless, each application to our asylum system should be dealt with in terms of the persecution that people might face. The Genocide Convention at Speakers considered the legacy of the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide the Genocide Convention , scrutinised the lessons learned over the last 70 years and considered lessons yet to be learned. November Debate on Cameroon — as refugees flee to Nigeria — which faces its own challenges.
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Two months ago, the Rakhine advisory commission established by Aung San Suu Kyi, and chaired by the former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, published a report that offered a way out of this morass. However, within hours of its publication, a small militant group attacked police posts, precipitating a grossly disproportionate response by the Tatmadaw, the Burmese army, leading to this current crisis. As one journalist put it, the Burmese army,.