Tapestry

Tapestry

by Karen Ranney

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Overview

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Karen Ranney tells a beauty and the beast story of true love.

Alex Weston returned from the Seven Years War knowing that he was the beast. His next door neighbor, Laura Blake, never saw him that way. Instead, she'd always secretly adored the man, enough to do something scandalous - pretend to be a maid in Alex's home.

Laura was determined to coax Alex from his hermitage and demonstrate that love can overcome any obstacle. Through sheer determination she did exactly that.

Fate, however, stepped in to change their lives again and this time it was Alex who had to show Laura the power of love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781987030495
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 02/10/2019
Pages: 370
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Karen Ranney wanted to be a writer from the time she was five years old and filled her Big Chief tablet with stories. People in stories did amazing things and she was too shy to do anything amazing. Years spent in Japan, Paris, and Italy, however, not only fueled her imagination but proved she wasn't that shy after all.

Now a New York Times and USA Today bestseller, she prefers to keep her current adventures between the covers of her books. Karen lives in San Antonio, Texas.

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Tapestry 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
J-Rae More than 1 year ago
This book is so very moving. Laura and Alex's story is felt in each word so beautifully. You will laugh and cry with them as Karen Ranney takes you through their story. This is well written and one you will read over again.
theshadowknows on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I stopped reading after book one of the Tapestry, about half way through. The book is all telling no showing ¿ an awful beauty and the beast story and such a disappointment after reading Lord of Scoundrels. There¿s no character or depth to the hero or heroine. She loves him. That's it. End of story. He's her true love, has always been her true love since she was a child, and he will always be her true love no matter what happens. Such blind devotion is not only childish, but not remotely interesting. The hero is badly scarred from war wounds ¿ and these are serious disfigurements on his face and body, not some pockmarks that gradually fade under the adoring eyes of the heroine. He¿s locked himself away, is suicidal, and wears a mask. To ¿save¿ him, she sneaks into his estate disguised as a maid. He doesn¿t recognize her. She loves him. He mistakes her for a loon/simpleton at first, and that estimation proves apt for the rest of the book - that I've read so far. She pesters him till he beds her. The hero has a stroke of conscious/honor. We find out he¿s betrothed to another and has to give the poor besotted girl the boot. But he¿s very grateful to her for breaking him out of his self-imposed prison of shame and despair. She runs away and is very sad. At this point the book has been merely boring. It becomes ridiculously contrived once we find out that *gasp* he¿s actually betrothed to the heroine. This ensures a bit of conflict, the overblown drama of betrayal and rage when he finds out the identity of his bride. But this doesn¿t daunt our heroine. She keeps pestering him ¿ it's basically her job, and smiling like an idiot the whole time. Seriously, if I had to read about her ¿simple smile¿ one more time, I was going to scream. They love each other now. Yay. My guess is that the seeds for some political intrigue and espionage sown in the first half will come to fruition in the second. She deceives him in the first half. He'll deceive her in the second. I can¿t care enough, about either the characters or the plot, to find out if this hunch is right. The Tapestry was a big disappointment. I picked it up because I¿m on the hunt for beauty and the beast type stories, and this might fit the formula, but it¿s a very poor rendition of the theme.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Find wonder,faith,love,determination,courage,honor, Duty,envy,manipulation,salvation,tears,joy. You will not be disappointed.
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It was a good read. I enjoyed this book...but probably won't read it again. Well written story with lessons in life thrown in for good measure.
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Lvtworead More than 1 year ago
took me several days to get through this book...wish I could get my time & money back
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't finish it