The Present (Malory-Anderson Family Series #6)

The Present (Malory-Anderson Family Series #6)

by Johanna Lindsey

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Overview

As the entire Malory family gathers at Haverston to celebrate the season, a mysterious present arrives anonymously. The gift is an old journal -- a tender and tempestuous account of the love affair between the second Marquis, Christopher Malory, and a dark gypsy beauty named Anastasia, who seeks a love match with a non-gypsy in order to save herself from a prearranged marriage to a brute. Though the dashing English lord Anastasia sets her sight upon burns for the exquisite, exotic miss, Christopher could never consent to wed such a lowborn lady. But miracles have been known to happen in this season of peace and giving and love, as two extraordinary people seperated by cicumstance of birth begin a passionate dance of will and wiles. And in the miraculous blossoming of a glorious romance at a long ago Christmastime, there are wise and well-learned lessons that will enrich the hearts of the Malory descendants -- and, indeed, of everyone who has ever dreamed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780380804382
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/30/2001
Series: Malory-Anderson Family Series , #6
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 178,244
Product dimensions: 0.00(w) x 0.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

One of the world's most successful authors of historical romance, every one of Johanna Lindsey's previous novels has been a national bestseller, and several of her titles have reached the #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list. Ms. Lindsey lives in New England with her family.

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The Present 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 116 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A MUST READ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you will smile and laugh . just get you will love it
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was an appropriate ending to the saga of this family. I totally enjoyed the reading of the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent reading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is pretty typical Johanna Lindsey--not great literature but a fun, well-paced story. I enjoyed it as I really like Christmas romances. The blend of past and "present" was also interesting. It is part of a series but I do not recall reading any of the other books and that did not detract from this story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Part of a series about the very large Malory family. Tells the story of the grandparents of the 4 Malory brothers. Interesting family dynamic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was wonderful bringing surprise and intrigue. It brought out personalities of some of the Malory clan that were only touched on before. I don't suggest reading this book if you haven't read the others. You want to read them all in order to get the whole picture of this outrageous family, besides you will really enjoy each of them. Everyone I know who has read the series, loves them and has a different favorite (depending on their ideal sexy male character). Everytime a new Malory novel comes out, I have to read all the others before the new one to really get into the magic of the Malorys.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Present is an uplifting story full of fun and laughter. James and Anthony butt heads throughout the entire story, and other things are going on. Jmaes and Georgina are having a fight, Jason Malory, family head, cannot get his mistress and mother of his son Derek to marry him. And in the midst of this, a mysterious gift arrives that will change the life of every Malory in one way or another. The Present is shaped like a box, or is it a book? A journal? Is it about the so-called Gypsy grandmother, Anastasia Stephanoff Malory and her meeting and love for the Second Marquis of Haverston, Christopher Malory? All these questions will be answered and the greatest gift any of the Malory's could have expected is showered on them in the spirit of love and giving. All the Malory's are back, and ready for more. The men are here to butt heads, their strong and sassy wives are here to show they can handle their men! Way to go on this story, and write one for Jeremy! All the Malory's are back, like Regina and Nicholas, Anthony and Roslynn, James and Georgina, Warren and Amy, Derek and Kelsey, and all the other Malory's and the Anderson family. Read this, it will make you laugh, cry and wonder at the love shown.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Present is the best book I have ever read by Johanna Lindsey. The only problem I have with her is that you can barely find any of the Malory novels in the stores.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I HAVE READ EVERY BOOK YOU HAVE WRITTEN. I REED THEM AS SOON AS I FIND THEM IN THE STORE'S. EVEN WHEN I'M INTO ANOTHER BOOK,I PUT IT DOWN TO REED YOUR'S.THE MALLORY'S ARE THE BEST.PLEASE DON'T STOP WITH THEM. YOURS TRULY NELDA DELRIE P.S. YOUR BOOKS WERE THE FIRST NOVELS I EVERY READ
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wonderful! i can not say enough. the history of the malory family is enchanting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book and gives a simple explanation as to why exactly the Malory's are what they are. It gives a glimpse into the past and it has an effect on the future. Excellent book- truly a Johanna Lindsey novel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a great book if you like the malory's you will love this book. If you dont know the malory's you will get to know and love the whole family
StacyLHanson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is actually meant to give you a little history behind the Malory's. I loved it. I got the best of both worlds: A sweet romance from the past and present and the chemistry of this loving family.
onyx95 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Family coming together for the holiday season only to discover that while some are happy and content in their relationships, others of the Malory family still have some things to work out. Having all of the nieces, nephews and brothers around was good for Jason (the eldest of the Malory brothers), if only he could convince the woman he has loved for such a long time to finally marry him. With the arrival of the family, they also noticed of a present on the table that temps the whole family until one night, most of them congregate with the sole purpose of discovering what the present is, who it is for and who left it there. Opening it, they discovered a journal that is an accounting of how their great grandparents met, fell in love and married. The present may be just a good book to some of them, but for others it could change the way they look at their own lives. Book 6 ¿.. Yes, I read out of order and now remember why I don¿t like doing that. There are a lot of characters, and if I had read the previous 5 books I would have known them all I am sure. Even with the struggles to keep each of them straight from the other, I found that this was a very fun and interesting way of recounting a love from a previous generation. I did enjoy the little bit about the family gathering, the little disputes between siblings and the teasing of the In-Laws, but the story of the Gypsies and the good luck charms, while obvious, was still a good story. I am deffinalty interseted in reading more of this family, but I think the next one will be book 1 (Love Only Once).
SabrinaJeffries on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Okay, I'm cheating here, and I don't like them all equally, but I do love the Mallory's. They're all funny. I especially liked "Love Only Once" (the first book), "Gentle Rogue" (my favorite), and "The Magic of You" (where the heroine chases the hero shamelessly).
Lostshadows on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Overall, lacks in any real romantic tension. More a dull book, than a bad one. And the logic used in the ending is seriously flawed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The gypsy story would have been fine but.....derek didnt know who his mother was until 6year years ago? Also the sentences were so long that on occasion i had to keep backtracking to get what they meant. To be precise the extra long sentences made it rther boring...would not have finished it if i hadnt paid for it. I did however enjoy JL's other malory novels though.
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This is a Christmas present to al my RP friends. I know I cannot give you physical gifts, so this is the best I can do. <p> For my MLP friends, see res 2. <p> For my Warriors friends, see res 3. <p> For my Dragon/Rider friends, see res 4. <p> For my Camp Half-Blood friends, see res 5. <p> For all my other friends, see res 6. <p> And for the rest of you Nook world, I want to thank you for introducing me to this grand thing we love and know as RPing. Without you, I don't know how I could have survived my last year of middleschool and the first half of my year of highschool. :) <p> ~ NRM
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Loved the story which didn't reveal the mystery until the very end, kept me going.
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