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  • Title: A Secret Disgrace
  • Author: Penny Jordan
  • ISBN: 9780373130719
  • Page: 373
  • Format: Paperback

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About "Penny Jordan"

  1. Penny Jordan

    Penelope Jones Halsallaka Caroline Courtney, Annie Groves, Lydia Hitchcock, Melinda WrightPenelope Penny Jones was born on November 24, 1946 at about seven pounds in a nursing home in Preston, Lancashire, England She was the first child of Anthony Winn Jones, an engineer, who died at 85, and his wife Margaret Louise Groves Jones She has a brother, Anthony, and a sister, Prudence Pru.She had been a keen reader from the childhood her mother used to leave her in the children s section of their local library whilst she changed her father s library books She was a storyteller long before she began to write romantic fiction At the age of eight, she was creating serialized bedtime stories, featuring make believe adventures, for her younger sister Prue, who was always the heroine At eleven, she fell in love with Mills Boon, and with their heroes In those days the books could only be obtained via private lending libraries, and she quickly became a devoted fan she was thrilled to bits when the books went on full sale in shops and she could have them for keeps.Penny left grammar school in Rochdale with O Levels in English Language, English Literature and Geography She first discovered Mills Boon books, via a girl she worked with She married Steve Halsall, an accountant and a lovely man , who smoked and drank too heavily, and suffered oral cancer with bravery and dignity Her husband bought her the small electric typewriter on which she typed her first novels, at a time when he could ill afford it He died at the beginning of 21st century.She earned a living as a writer since the 1970s when, as a shorthand typist, she entered a competition run by the Romantic Novelists Association Although she didn t win, Penny found an agent who was looking for a new Georgette Heyer She published four regency novels as Caroline Courtney, before changing her nom de plume to Melinda Wright for three air hostess romps and then she wrote two thrillers as Lydia Hitchcock Soon after that, Mills and Boon accepted her first novel for them, Falcon s Prey as Penny Jordan However, for her historical romance novels, she adopted her mother s maiden name to become Annie Groves Almost 70 of her 167 Mills and Boon novels have been sold worldwide.Penny Halsall lived in a neo Georgian house in Nantwich, Cheshire, with her Alsatian Sheba and cat Posh She worked from home, in her kitchen, surrounded by her pets, and welcomed interruptions from her friends and family.

422 thoughts on “A Secret Disgrace”

  1. 3.5 5 StarsThis being Penny s last book as sadly she died from breast cancer on 31 December 2011 I have been reading Penny s books for many years and easily recognize her name with Harlequin Mills Boon It is very sad that there will not be any new titles from Penny but wish that she rests in peace, and my sincerest condolences go to her family and friends.This had a slow and confusing start, several times I had to stop and try and process what I had read I will be honest and say I was sorely tem [...]

  2. The hero and heroine met when the heroine was only eighteen After being neglected by her mother and father, she was doing bad things to get attention from her dad Only it backfired when she met the hero and spent the night with him, giving him a precious gift, her virginity When it was found out, she had brought shame to her whole family But the hero did give her a gift, just one she didn t know about yet A pregnancy, her son Move forward almost ten years and the hero and heroine meet again Only [...]

  3. Caesar and Louise meet and fall in love in Sicily when heroine is only 18 years old After their one night together heroine is left pregnant and alone Back to England she is rejected by her parents because of the shame she has brought them She faces the stigma of single parenthood and she is scorned by society She raises her son all alone and 10 years later she is back in Sicily Hero and heroine meet again and he discovers he is the father of her son Now he is determined to marry her and finally [...]

  4. 3.5 starsThis is Penny Jordan s final book, such a legend of romantic fiction, she will be missed.I had to work myself up to read this book As much as I love Penny s classic books, I haven t really enjoyed some of her recent ones, but I knew that I couldn t not read it She proves, in this book, that she is truly a master at weaving a deep and fulfilling romance into a wonderfully deep story When it comes to story flow and descriptive writing she really can t be beaten Yes, she s overly fond of [...]

  5. 3.5 starsStarts out a little slow but hang in there Your patience will be rewarded with an emotional, character driven romance exploring the familiar themes of betrayal, unrequited love and redemption It s not until we are given insight into Caesar and Louise s shared past and the circumstances shaping their psyches that the story reaches an emotional stride.Both Louise and Caesar were so well drawn that I couldn t help but sympathize with them I especially felt for Louise, who starved of her fa [...]

  6. A decent enough story This was pretty slow moving and was mostly introspection as both the hero and the heroine spent enormous amounts of time in their own heads thinking stuff over Very little actually happened in the book Seriously Interesting in how the former relationship between the H h caused the heroine to grow up and become a social worker And I did enjoy that they were both around the same age and were much mature when reuniting than is usually the case with HPs.I received this free fr [...]

  7. From the very first paragraph this book throws you into its drama and keeps you there The tension between the h and H is palpable You don t know their history, but you know it s there, hidden by the politeness, and it s intense As the story slowly unfolds you learn the history and realize that the h has been abandoned by the people who are supposed to love her Her search for love and acceptance led her to make mistakes, the biggest with the H The H was young and arrogant He way he treated the h [...]

  8. This is an odd book If you remove the pages and pages of psychoanalysis about how the heroine is trying to attract her father s attention by being bad and this concept is repeated so many times it s like being hit over the head with a cast iron skillet 473 times until you get a severe concussion and need to be hospitalized there is not much left to the book.Most of the book is a convoluted backstory However, the story that is hidden in all of this stuff is actually pretty sweet.Not sure how to r [...]

  9. Not sure what happened with this book, because Penny Jordan s are usually pretty good Was oddly written, with an extremely high amount of inner monologue that made it often read like a textbook.The first chapter was quite confusing, right up until the last line where suddenly you got a glimmer of what Caesar and Louise s conflict was But then everything is resolved quickly and without any fuss or angst at all, so no escalating stakes to speak of Very disappointing.Really sad this was her last bo [...]

  10. It s what I call a brooding book, where the characters spend a lot of time narrating their feelings and thoughts, and not so much dialogues The up side of these kinds of books is we get to know what s inside the characters minds But the down side is if the author not careful it can get a bit boring For me at least But it s a nice book with lovable characters and the ending is very touching RIP Penny Jordan.

  11. Just couldn t get into it the first chapters had only about three sentences of dialogue hidden amongst pages and pages and pages of backstory and repetitive internal angst.

  12. This is the last ever book from Penny Jordan for Harlequin Mills and Boon and as such, I wanted to save it for a special occasion therefore, I waited until I was on holiday from the call centre to savour it, and this one did not disappoint at all This is the story of Louise, a former wild child who has had a bit of a holiday fling with Caesar in the past and paid the price for it Not only does she feel that she has brought shame on her admittedly, rather old fashioned family but she also feels t [...]

  13. The heroine, Louise, has returned to her grandparents home in Sicily, on a mission to lay their ashes to rest there But first she must get permission from the local patronne, Caesar, which opens a whole can of worms, given that the last time she saw Caesar she was a rebellious teenager who slept with him, was rejected and then disappeared to secretly bear his child As the story unfolds, we see Louise and Caesar trying to untangle the past, their secrets and their sense of duty to family and vill [...]

  14. Agak sebal dengan paragraf paragrafnya Terlalu nembok Dan terlalu banyak pergumulan hati yang dibahas berulang ulang It s ok, jika hanya satu atau dua kali, tapi kalau sepanjang buku Astaga, aku sampai menskip semua bagian itu dan membaca hanya bagian yang dikasi tanda petik yang artinya adalah bagian bagian dialog saja , itu pun aku bisa menangkap apa yang dimaksud oleh si penulis koq Hanya bagian klimaks ending saja yang membuatku tidak memberikan satu bintang Yah, kalau klimaksnya tidak begit [...]

  15. Pensavo che fosse una vecchia edizione ristampata e invece del 2013 L idea anacronistica, piena di pregiudizi e luoghi comuni che l autrice ha degli italiani demolarizzante Non viviamo pi nel medioevo neanche in Sicilia.

  16. I just re read this, not with the memory of the last moments of Ms Jordan s life in mind, and it is of a 3.5 this time around Here s my original review I purchased then read this book for two reasons The first being because Penny Jordan is the author I have been reading her books since my childhood and still cart some old, old, old Harlequin Presents with me whenever I move The second reason was because I had read somewhere that Ms Jordan had passed away and this was her last book Sadly, she cr [...]

  17. A Secret Disgrace by Penny Jordan 4 stars It s sad that this is the last Penny Jordan novel I have read her books for years She passed away on Dec 31,2011 She will be missed Louise Anderson is trying to get her grandparents ashes buried in the graveuard of the church of Santa Maria It was thier last wish Louise has not been back to Santa Maria since 10 years ago she had shamed her family and they were asked to leave thier rental Her father whos attention she has always tried to get said he was d [...]

  18. A SECRET DISGRACE is the last title by author Penny Jordan for Mills Boon Modern and Harlequin Presents releasing in 2012.Ceasar Falconari, was the new duke and in his early twenties when he had succumbed to external pressures and didn t stand by the new fun loving girl in the village He just had one night of passion but believed others when told that he was not the only one.Louise Anderson had a nine year old son now She hadn t come back to ask Ceasar anything for herself or her son She was fie [...]

  19. This book tell the story of Louise who went back to Sicily to seek the consent from Caesar to bury her grandparent s ashes just like what they have wish for This is because of the history between them and to make thing worse, she was accompany by their son, whom Caesar has no knowledge about Due to the scandal that erupted resulted her family s name being tarnished, Louise wishes only for a smooth burial for her grandparent but Caesar s presence make it harder for her to be composed This is the [...]

  20. Reviewed at Over A Cuppa TeaReview date 29th June 2012Review link cleffairy p 7802I ve been a fan of Penny Jordan s work for quite some time now, and I usually adore her masterpiece But this one in particular is quite a disappointment, I have to say Frankly speaking, the pace is way too slow and the plot is too predictable The only saving grace for this novel is the steamy scenes between the hero and the heroine I was expecting from Ms Jordan, but it seems that this particular work os hers simp [...]

  21. British girl has a steamy teenage affair with the young hero who is a Sicilian lord of the village He is tied to his customs and is also reluctant to admit to his passion for the girl So in a moment of weakness, he consents for her to be thrown out of the village by the village elders for amoral behavior Enter the same girl back to the village 10 years hence She is not an insecure bimbo any , troubled her father s indifference to her She is a professional family counsellor, with a 9 year old son [...]

  22. I ve read than 100 books like this and this has got to be one of the worse ones I ve ever read i am confused on how an 18 year old girl can be naive and then when Oliver first meets Caesar who was a complete stranger to all it took to gain his trust were the words you played well and the boy was putty in his handse i read into the story the i was tempted to put it down but i felt that i had to see how the story played out to the very end the story feels rushed to me and unorganized the charac [...]

  23. Eh, it served its purpose in entertaining me for a day it was decent for that but otherwise there really isn t anything memorable about it The hero is kind of a douche bag or at least he used to be The heroine is nothing too special in my eyes The happy ending in this story basically lies in her fear of thunderstorms While I can understand why she doesn t like them, I feel that resting their HEA on that is a little shaky Also not a fan that the crappy father is brought back into her life with no [...]

  24. Penny Jordan s last book and it s not a Sheikh hero for which she s so famous Story is full of angst and emotional ups and downswith maturity both were able to look back at the painful past and come to terms with it With better understanding came forgiveness and the bravery to declare their love for each other This book is all the poignant as Penny Jordan has since passed away I ll be keeping this book

  25. Hmmmgi lagi milih harlequin berdasarkan sinopsisnya Tapi kayaknya pilihan bacaanku kali ini salah banget Duuuhhh.r bener full narasi dan minim dialog Readers dijejali segala hal yang dirasa dan dipikirkan dua tokoh utamanya Ceritanya flash back melulu, mana chapter 1 nya bener bener bikin pusing Ceritanya njujug alias ujug ujug, readers disuruh nebak nebak sendiri masalahnya apa, karena apa, bla bla bla Untung ni buku cuma minjam, tapi tetep aja nyesel buang duit buat nyewa.

  26. This is the last book that Penny Jordan wrote before she died of cancer December 2011 From her first book to this last book, Penny s books have been really good and a name that has been a must read for most of her readers.I hope that you enjoy this book like I have, and will go back and read some of her previous books.

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