Shame because it was soooooooo brilliant <3 OMG I can not describe how much I loved it, I really can't, it was going straight to the best historicals I have ever read, and then...
Es la primera novela que leo de esta autora y de seguro no será la última.
I loved the beginning of the story with the introduction of Samantha Wickersham to Gabriel Fairchild, which was both heartbreaking and heartwarming. Personally, I think he believes that if he accepts help, if he tries to adjust to a life without sight, hes accepting defeat and he refuses to give up hope. While I quite liked Gabriel, and ached over his struggle to make everything be the same as it was before he went blind, I was also frustrated at times with his stubbornness. His fears and frustrations with the injury that caused his blindness are only a small part of the story, really, and as I was reading along I felt like we were given the pieces in exactly the right doses. Sam played such a great role in helping Gabriel adjust and was just so adorable! Now, all that said you might be surprised to hear that while I found this to be quite enjoyable and Im looking forward to reading more by this author, there was something about it that didnt quite grab me the way I expected it to. (view spoiler) I had a discussion with a Goodreads buddy while reading this book and she mentioned that it might have been nice had Gabriel not regained his eyesight. While Ms. Medeiros story, as she wrote it from the beginning, would require Gabriel to regain his sight in order for it all to play out as she had planned it, Ive decided Id like to read a book with an amazing happily ever after where not everything is exactly perfect.
Samantha nuestra protagonista es contratada para ser la enfermera de Gabriel, al conocerlo él no la trata muy bien la despide un montón de veces pero ella es bastante decidida y se propuesto hacer de la vida de Gabriel más fácil, que se pueda adaptar a su ceguera pero sobre todo que vuelva a tener la alegría de vivir.
I liked this book quite a bit. It was very good, and I liked both the hero and the heroine. Samantha really did help Gabriel to come to terms with the loss of his sight, his disfigurement, and his loss of his place as 'golden boy' in his society world. She offers herself to him, and he takes what she's offering, but comes right out and coldly says, "I'll never love you." It made me wonder if he really had changed. If you don't think too hard and don't expect too much evolution and change in your heroes, you'll probably be fine with this book.
I understood Gabriel's change slightly better, but Samantha's new attitude made me wonder where the spunky and daredevil heroine from the first part of the book had gone. Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book and I'd gladly reread the first part (before the plot twist) and the epilogue, leaving the small intermission in between "buried" and forgotten.
This book has a The Beauty and the Beast type of feel to it with our main character, Gabriel Fairchild getting injured and going blind during the war. You end up wanting the household staff and Gabriel to become happy again. There was a plot twist at the end and Im not sure how I feel about it.
Yours Until Dawn is the third book I read from Teresa Medeiros and it is about how a governess named Samantha Wickersham tries to help Gabriel Fairchild, who had lost his sight during the war, to cope with his blindness while loving him every inch of the way! Teresa Medeiros has certainly done an excellent job with describing her characters here as she goes into great detail about each character's personalities. I think the two characters that truly stood out the most in this book were Samantha Wickersham and Gabriel Fairchild, since both characters had secrets that will shock anyone who read this book! I love the way that Teresa Medeiros realistically portrays Gabriel's hardships with coping with his blindness because that is the trait of Gabriel that makes him a truly believable character and I usually found myself sympathizing with his condition, especially when he confesses to Samantha that he lost someone very dear to him because of his blindness and I just found myself feeling sorry for Gabriel at that point of the book. All in all, Yours Until Dawn is definitely a book that will shock, warm and touch you all at the same time and I am sure that this book will definitely be an instant treat for Teresa Medeiros fans and romance novel fans everywhere!
I have to admit that I bought it quickly and didnt realize that the hero was blind. What an excellent story this turned out to be in the end. Shes supposed to work as a general helper of sorts to Gabriel Fairchild who was blinded in the line of duty. The heroine is very determined to get him to lead an independent life and to try to be like he was pre-accident but I cant say much more without giving away too much of the story shes not one to give up well say and neither is he (**swoon swoon**) ;) The writing is very good, vivid and the tension building is upheld for quite a while.
Acabe el libro odiándola igual que al principio o más, no concilie los dos personajes en uno me fue imposible porque al presentarlos diferentes a una la ame y a la otra la odie a muerte. El epílogo, esa carta final (yo seguía pensando en que era Samantha) fue preciosa de verdad.
New York Times bestseller Teresa Medeiros wrote her first novel at the age of twenty-one and has since gone on to win the hearts of both readers and critics.