Margaret Hale’s life changes dramatically when her father quits his living as a parson in the idyllic New Forest in the South of England and moves the family to the northern industrial town of Milton, intending to become a private tutor. There, she is appalled at the poverty surrounding her and at first finds the local mill workers too rough, but soon she can’t help sympatMargaret Hale’s life changes dramatically when her father quits his living as a parson in the idyllic New Forest in the South of England and moves the family to the northern industrial town of Milton, intending to become a private tutor. There, she is appalled at the poverty surrounding her and at first finds the local mill workers too rough, but soon she can’t help sympathizing with their plight. John Thornton is a magistrate and owner of a prosperous cotton mill. Forced to become the head of the household at a young age and driven to keep his family from becoming impoverished again, he’s had no time for love. He certainly has no time for a lady who looks down on both him and the industry in which he earns his livelihood. Their beliefs lead them to inevitably clash, but their arguments over his treatment of his workers mask a deep attraction neither wants, and eventually, one that neither can deny.Although it is labeled as a social novel, North and South simmers with sexual tension. Through the backdrop of a labor strike and a riot, through a possible murder and its fallout, through the deaths of loved ones, and the rise and fall of fortunes, the romance between John Thornton and Margaret Hale still entrances readers as it did when first published in 1855. In this updated version, read the steamy scenes that Ms. Gaskell, a minister’s wife, could not include in the original work, from John and Margaret’s first desperate, yet tender, lovemaking to their sizzling reunion in London....
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North And South Reviews
REVIEW:5 StarsI got so involved in this book I was drawn back to the 19th Century. I could feel the era around me. I really loved the characters. This first book starts off with the relationship of Elizabeth Gaskell with Captain Lennox so much heat between them. Mrs. Shaw is Margaret's Aunt and Elizabeth is her only daughter. She wants both girl's especially her daughter to marry for love. Her advice is a good one most would of us should follow. "Marry a man you can love as well as respect and admire. Money can't be a replacement for cold places in your heart."This book is very fast paced in the sex department, if you are looking for a hot read you will not be disappointed.Margaret coming from an upper middle class household from southern part of England . She was uprooted to adapt to new surroundings. I truly enjoy to read how the relationship at first develops between Her and John Thornton two very opposite people. Elizabeth and Captain Lennox is a bonus read how they get together...always hot for each other. More action than a pair of rabbits.. lolThis book was well written. I am hooked. And you are going to love them as much as I did. Dual Author Brenna Chase and Elizabeth Gaskell brings back a story so uplifting and solid that will have you reading till the pages are gone . You will be craving for more like I am. Reviewed by: Ana
I received an ARC copy in exchange for and honest review.Brenna Chase does a fantastic job of mixing up some spice in a classic, without ruining the book. The erotic scenes that Brenna adds to the story make it feel livelier I think.With out giving too much away, you start off with meeting Margaret, and all the changes she has to experience in such a short amount of time. I feel that Margaret isn’t fully understood in the story, and that draws me to her, to figure out more about her. She is a strong woman who will put on a facade to make sure the people around her aren’t able see how much she is falling apart inside. Even her parents are dependent on her, they ask her to make the hard choices, and keep saddening secrets. But everyone around her thinks she is full of herself, they don't really see the pain that is inside.Soon she meets John Thorton after a move to a new city with her family, and oh is she instantly attracted to him. He is tall, dark and handsome and oozes sex. However, Margaret and John seem to think they hate each other, and this only builds to the passion between them I think. While John and Margaret think they shame the same hatred, what they don’t know is, is that they BOTH can’t stop thinking about the other. Even through all of their supposed hatred, they have very steamy dreams about each other, and this only adds fuel to the fire. It was interesting to read about the way they acted towards each other after one of those dreams.Margaret and John have many obstacles in their way, before they finally realize that what’s in front of them isn’t something they should be fighting. They have to overcome lies and what may feel like betrayal, but are they willing to look past all of that and give in to what they feel for each other? You’re taken through a journey with Margaret while she struggles with her sexual maturity during the 19th century. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves to read the classics, even if they have some added spice. Brenna Chase does a great job of adding some passion without taking away from the book, and I was so glad I got a chance to read this classic brought back to life.
I absolutely love North and South, and was practically drooling at the prospect of reading this spiced up version of such a beloved book. Even before Ms Chase added the new details,the book thrummed with passion, but with the hot new additions, the story just sizzles. I don't want to give too many details, but it's safe to say that John and Margaret both have hidden depths. Margaret in particular has some great inner thoughts, which I think truly reflect how a woman's budding sexual maturity was such a struggle to come to terms with during the 19th century. The way this is interpreted in the text is marvellous - mostly through dreams and fantasies - and it works really well within this time period. And, of course,John is passion personified. *swoons*There are some nice additions into Edith and her beau's relationship, and also the elder Mr.and Mrs Hale, so the main couple aren't the only characters who get some extra story-telling. And I can't leave a review with mentioning a certain bath scene. Again, no details, but... hoo ya!! Highly recommended, and I can't wait for the second half of this story. Very well done, Ms Chase!
I really enjoyed this book and got completely hooked. It’s a wonderful love story with a strong message behind it, as Margaret moves away from her protected, gentile life in London, to a far harder existence in an industrial town. Along with her own personal journey, and the waking of her mind to the issues of the people around her, she also finds love. Brenna Chase’s additional scenes add a wonderful depth and emotion to this already excellent book, written in a subtle and tasteful manner. I’m keeping this one on my kindle for re-reading, it’s a book that has so many layers it could be re-read many times. An excellent adaption!
Bring out the fans, its hot in here!The whole idea of bringing out the classics of historical romance and giving them a contemporary zing intrigued me. I loved North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell and was relieved to find Brenna Chase did not pollute the original presentation of this wonderful story but brought to life the unspoken sensuality of a young woman suppressed by the requirements of the day. She seamlessly inserted the hot, sexy scenes which heat up this respectable story while retaining the façade of decorum and innocence. Beautifully done!
Well done. This is my first read of a "Wild and Wanton" edition, in which new sensual scenes are added to a classic novel. Ms. Chase's scenes were seamless additions that enhanced my enjoyment of this marvelous tale. She did an outstanding job merging her writerly "voice" with that of Elizabeth Gaskell's, and I appreciated how the characterizations stayed true to the time period, but also added a sexiness that contemporary readers might appreciate. If you like steamy reads with a plot and great characters, you'll enjoy this book. But be forewarned--- you'll certainly need a fan to cool yourself! 4.5 stars.
I was so excited when I found this book! It sounded like exactly what I was looking for - the Gaskell story with some spicier moments added in and an expansion on the Margaret/John romance. However, I found the sex to be gratuitous and not well done. I was uninterested in the sex scenes of other characters (Mr and Mrs Hale, really??) and was expecting something more subtle. The random insertion of sex scenes made it obvious it wasn't Gaskell's writing and overall, I am very disappointed. Stopped reading very early on in the story.
The original part of Gaskell's novel is, of course, wonderful and worthy of a 5 star rating, but the erotic additions just fell flat for me. I didn't find the scenes, even those between John and Margaret, to be very sensual. In fact, they were mostly pretty bland and uninteresting - dare I say boring? I'm not sure if I will finish the other volumes. Maybe if I can get them on loan, but not if I have to pay for them. I can find better erotica than this for free from fanfiction sites.