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
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.
Again, the additional scenes were a bit flat for me, but not as bad as Vol. 1. I suppose that volume was more setup than anything and that could be expected. Again, as with Vol. 2, I felt that the added scenes were not always very plausible given the characters involved. Still, I did manage to make it through all three volumes. But that is down to the fact that I love Gaskell's original material so much and not because of the added scenes. The additions in all three volumes as a whole just didn't work for me. As I've mentioned before, there is better John/Margaret fanfiction available.
Did not enjoy it. To much direct for me. I prefer the "romantic" approach. Haha if you like easy "romance" "sex" stuff... this is for you and you will enjoy it haha