Forgotten & Remembered (Love's Second Chance, #1) by Bree Wolf

Forgotten & Remembered (Love's Second Chance, #1)

A grieving widower. A strong lady. And a little girl who needs them both.After losing his wife in an accident, GRAHAM ASTOR, DUKE OF KENSINGTON, decides that love is not worth the risk of having his heart broken all over again. Even his little daughter he keeps at a distance, afraid to hurt her with the darkness that now lives in his heart. Since he is unable to be the father she deserves, he vows to find her a mother who will heal her little hea...

Details Forgotten & Remembered (Love's Second Chance, #1)

TitleForgotten & Remembered (Love's Second Chance, #1)
Release DateNov 22nd, 2015
GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Historical, Historical Fiction, Regency

Reviews Forgotten & Remembered (Love's Second Chance, #1)

  • Pearl Angeli 💕
    3.5 StarsIt's been a while since I've read Historical romance and I'm so glad to have read this book. It makes me miss my very early reading days when all I've ever devoured were romance books where dukes and duchesses were being highlighted as characters. I enjoyed most parts of Forgotten & Remembered: The Duke's Late Wife. It has a very original and emotionally-driven storyline that absolutely pulled my heartstrings!This story is set in the 18t...
  • Vicki
    This book held so many emotions. The hero has been married before and lost his wife in a riding accident. Graham Astor who is the Duke of Kinsington was leftto mourn with his daughter Georgiana. After much prompting Graham decides to marry in order to have a mother for his child. Graham grieves the loss of his wife so deeply that he refuses to acknowledge his new wife with even the most basic conversation. Rosabel does not expect to be loved afte...
  • Cheesecake
    Graham the self pitying coward and Rosabel, oh yeah... and Leonora his dead wife.... AND her ghost.Rosabel's life is tainted by her mother's (now deceased) marriage. Then one day, a duke with cold eyes obtains her uncle's permission to marry her. Nobody ever thought she would even marry. His reasons are entirely selfish and he sees her NOT as a person, but as a servant, who happens to be his wife. He doesn't even 'allow' her to meet him til the a...
  • Vintage
    I hated this book so much. Hated it! I would leave it a one star, but it was overall well written, and I hate to denigrate a book when I just don't care for the choices the author made. For starters, the book starts off with a brother and sister racing on horses. The girl is pretty spunky and wild at heart and dies promptly. Okay. That was a bummer. Shaking my head I go the rest of the story.(view spoiler)[ The heroine lives with her aunt and unc...
  • Melissa
    This is the beginning of a series and was free on Amazon, I was hooked when it was an arranged marriage story and so are most in the series. The author does warn that these two are hurting and broken people so I knew this book would not be a quick light read, and it was not. It had a lot of drama and sadness but the ending made it all worth it. I thought I would get upset with how long this lasted but it fit with all they had been threw and addin...
  • Kathy * Bookworm Nation
    England, 1802I had to sleep on this one and I'm still not sure what I want to rate it. This was my first book by Ms. Wolf, I have been wanting to try her books for a long time now and I'm glad I finally did. Overall, I did like this and it definitely kept me turning the pages, but I didn't love it. I did feel it was a little wordy in parts and would have tweaked things a bit. I have mixed feelings about Rosabel, overall I liked her character and ...
  • Bree Wolf
    Oh, what can I say? I loved it! Yeah, that sure isn't a surprise considering that I wrote it!Well, here is how this book came to be: In many stories you find the dead first wife, dearly remembered but ultimately irrelevant for the story. In a way that always made me sad because after all, she too was the protagonist in her own story. A story without a happy ending, but with dreams crushed and love lost. And a part of me felt like she deserved to ...
  • AvidReader
    4.5 stars ⭐. After a month long break- in which I decided not to read any book but still ended up re-reading old ones- this was my comeback book...And what a treat it was!This is a slow burn book where hero a widower with young child, marries heroine only for his daughter. She came to know he had a daughter after their marriage. They truly were total strangers. Heroine was this unwanted niece who didnt know how to say no. Her uncle and aunt was...
  • Joanne
    I received this ebook free from the author, so a great big thank you for her generosity.2.5 stars, but as always, I've rounded up. I'll start with what I liked without giving away any major spoilers.I liked the premise of the story. A few hundred years ago, this scenario would have been a possibility since widowers (and widows) often remarried fairly quickly when there were children to be looked after.I liked Rosabel's character for the most part...
  • Tonya
    Very cute historical romance, nice quick read. Love the depth that the characters are showing and that Bree Wolf uses in her writing. I like how finding a happy ever after isn't always an easy road and how opening up to love someone else is not always easy either.
  • Kristin Davison
    This is an entertaining and fun read! Wolf's style of writing is engaging and pulls you into the story. There are elements of Rebecca evident and I really enjoyed the twists and turns. Available for free via:
  • Bess
    This was my first novel by Ms. Wolf. The writing was fine.However, the content was irritating. I don't enjoy books with profanity, no matter the appropriateness of the time period or not. This book was very conservatively sprinkled with brief profanity. That took a star away.The banter between Graham and Rosabel was infuriating. They never seemed to be on the same page and were always battling "ghosts." Minus a star.The sexual tension was prevale...
  • Jaclyn
    I'm not really sure why I finished this book considering that I had issues with it from the get go. The audiobook narration was engaging and I can only conclude that this kept me motivated to finish. Quite frankly, having finished the book I'm left with a complete lack of understanding for how Rosabel and Graham apparently fell in love. The majority of the book kept these two principle characters separated and when they did interact nothing meani...
  • Nancy
    Rosabel has been living with her aunt & uncle since her father died. She loves her cousins but never feels her aunt or uncle care about having her with them. Just doing their duty so when the Duke of Kensington asks for her hand in marriage after having barely spoken to her they are happy to say "yes" to the marriage. They are barely married when he sends her to his estate to care for his daughter. His first wife has died and he needs a mother fo...
  • Deborah Andreasen
    This was an interesting regency romance. It had potential. I enjoyed the story line. There were some parts about half way through that required a bit of trudging to get through. I felt like the hero didn't do much but run away from the heroine. And once she finally cornered him, it was like all of a sudden they were battling attraction to each other, even though the Duke didn't have much to recommend him except his ability to slip away in the mid...
  • Anna Maria
    what to say? this book has fascinated me from the very first pages. A truly romantic story, reading I became Rosabel and felt her emotions, the love that she started feeling for little Georgiana and for Graham, and I became mad when he didn't want to realize how lucky he was to have such an adorable daughter and a woman so in love with him. Bree in this book has done it again and has kept me stuck to the book without making stop to read as I want...
  • Abby Lewis
    Goodreads Giveaway Win. Wow. I absolutely loved this book. It makes you think and relate to each character. Well it did with me. Each in a different way. Their experiences made me think of mine. But it was so brilliant and well written too... got me hooked right away, and now I'll probably read every book by this author eventually. Love my romance books. And I love them when they're set in older times too... and this has both!
  • Kristina Brownell
    Definitely a slow paced romance....and I feel like I'm being generous by even calling it a romance. It felt more like reading the life story of two people that had been completely miserable their whole lives with a touch of love thrown in on the last 10 pages. I still liked it and wonder if the rest of the series gets better. I'd be willing to give it one more shot.
  • Linda
    The premise of this story is a good one but the ending is disappointing; there doesn't seem to be one.I really like historical romances but left me hanging. Sorry
  • Natasha
    hero was irrational and i started to dislike him.
  • Becky
    Graham lives in isolation following the death of his wife. He needs a new mother to raise his six year old daughter. His best friend Edmond takes him to a house party were Graham see's a young woman playing joyfully with her nieces. Rosabel was taken in by her aunt and uncle only by obligation after her father dies and she was left alone. They always remind her how her mother shamed the family marrying someone out of their class. Her uncle is too...
  • Sonia189
    Just barely a 3.5Until practically half way I was confident this would be a 5 star for me but the slow burn romance was more on the slow than on the romance and not just because this is labeled clean.The hero has an attitude I could understand for a while (and I did) but from a certain point on, it got too annoying. I liked the heroine and her evolution, tough.
  • Elsbeth
    A wonderful story! A bit like Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. There is the young woman, raised by her, uncaring, aunt and uncle. There is the grumpy, rich man, wanting her to raise his daughter. And there is the secret in the attic. But here, there also is the best friend/cousin and the best friend/brother in law. And the grandmother. Lovely characters, all three. And the young woman doesn't become a governess to the young girl, but her mother. F...
  • Jessica
    I really enjoyed this book. The storyline pulled me in and I could not wait to finish it. It was well written and clean. I will look for more from this author.
  • Robyn Echols
    A Good StoryThis was a good story once it got to a point where the plot started to reveal itself. In spite of a start I felt moved too slow, I enjoyed the source of conflict behind the emotional turmoil. It dealt with a difficult situation that had the potential to ruin reputations and devastate some of the characters. Our heroine found herself in the position of trying pull out the truth and put together a family bound by love. Keep reading.
  • The Daydreamologist
    Sorry...It's just that Rosabel's constant shivers and infinite trembling have grated mightily on my nerves. And it seems I'm out of second chances for anybody today. How Ironic.Reading it has felt to me like looking through dirty, stained glasses, everything has felt obscure and vague. And Believe me when I say I know exactly how that literally feels. But that cover!!!!
  • Debbie
    This was a nice clean read with a little steaminess to it. The frustrating thing was that the H seemed bent on self-destruction. He wouldn't be honest with the h and that in turn frustrated her. Graham Astor, Duke of Kensington, sees Rosabel playing in the park with her young cousins and is taken with the way she treats them with tender loving care. He decides that he needs a wife to raise his young daughter and that Rosabel was the woman he want...
  • Avis
    Rosabel wanted to be loved and give love. She knew that her life was not destined for much, because she had nothing. She was just a poor relation living with her mothers brother who thought very little about her or her deceased mother. She knew that her uncle only tolerated her. Rosabel was thinking about finding a job as a Governess, until the Duke entered her life. Why does the Duke want her? What is will RosabelS life be like as a Duchess? Ros...
  • Seema Khan
    3.5* to this one...Another freebie on Kindle. I found it quite intriguing, interesting, sometimes frustrating but in the end, endearing <3On the story front, it is a complex play of emotions, feelings, human psychology, misunderstandings, the past, the present and love. The author has done a nice job in depicting all the complexities of a relationship and the insecurities one faces. What I found lacking was an empathy on part of Graham for Rosabl...