Gabriel Fairchild's valor during battle earns him the reputation of hero, but costs him both his sight and his hope for the future. Abandoned by the fiancée he adored, the man who once walked like a prince among London's elite secludes himself in his family's mansion, cursing his way through dark days and darker nights.
Prim nurse Samantha Wickersham arrives at Fairchild Park to find her new charge behaving more like a beast than a man. Determined to do her duty, she engages the arrogant earl in a battle of both wit and wills. Although he claims she doesn't possess an ounce of womanly softness, she can feel his heart racing at her slightest touch. As Samantha begins to let the light back into Gabriel's life and his heart, they both discover that some secrets -- and some pleasures -- are best explored in the dark ...
Title: Yours Until Dawn
Author: Teresa Medieros
Published: July 27, 2004
Publisher: Avon Books
Genre: Historical Romance
Yours Until Dawn by Teresa Medeiros is a wonderful historical romance that I loved so much; I could hardly put it down! The book has a Beauty and the Beast feel to it but still manages to be unique too. Mainly because Medeiros' is such a talented writer. Her settings are always places that I'd like to visit and because she describes them in such rich detail you can almost see them. She does the same with her characters. These are as close to flesh and blood people as you can get out of a book. They are always unforgettable, even down to the most insignificant individual.... or puppy!
First Paragraph: My dear Miss March,
I pray you'll forgive me for being presumptuous enough to contact you in this rather unconventional manner...
"So tell me, Miss Wickersham, have you any experience?"
~I highly recommend this book and all other books by Teresa Medeiros.
Songs Samantha and Gabriel waltz to:
Barbara Allen & Come Live With Me
Click here to read about the ship on which Gabriel lost his sight: The HMS Victory
Source: My personal collection, paperback