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Set on the Williamson Farm in 1897 Wisconsin we are introduced to Olivia and Spencer on their wedding night  Spencer's life has been beset with tragedy; Olivia is his second wife and a poor consolation prize for a man whose family wa. This was an angst fest or less the whole way A bittersweet story that tugs at your heart sueezes out some tears and pulls you in deep even as you despair and fume at the H s blind callousness This h deserved a wonderful first rate romance not a second hand leftover I loved and admired her for being so loving so giving so optimistic a bit too incredibly so but she got to meAnd he too was a nice guy A nice guy who was a louseBut he was a nice guy He was always kind He never lost his temper with her A widower who married her as he couldn t manage the farm alone but withheld love sex the impregnating kind and she was none the wiser and motherhood from her He silently incessantly grieved and remembered the love of his life and comparedThe poor h had loved him her whole life even when he knew of her love but picked another to marry Longed for his love and even for children and was wracked with guilt for being a barren wife who couldn t even replace his dead children He knew all that and let her suffer and be pitied by the whole town while she idolized him for never rebuking her for being barren Oh yes he was a very nice guyHe kept on the grieving martyr act and I wondered how could he not see how easy to love the h was Maybe because she was too close too familiar too taken for granted I ve read plenty of books with unreuited love in mocs but this h tried the hardest to please to be lovedand this scumbag was just too blind to appreciate her And comparing such mocs one wonders what could be worse and cruel you think non consummation sex without love or a charade of sex with the wife being cheated out of knowing any better The most unnatural tooThe entry of the kids her motherless nieces and nephew in the plot slowed and skewed things a bit But then they settled in the story well and I could see the purpose of their being in the story to show him the human capacity to love again and to move on without guiltNot that the book was all heavy handed and gloomy It had its lighter moments I especially loved the trip back from Milwaukee when the om feeds her liueur filled chocolates and she becomes mildly stoned and he does a bit of seducing I was so sorry for the poor cheated outa sex woman that I thoroughly enjoyed this mild hanky panky I so hated the H and wished the om had gone the whole way Okay now for the grovel rantI ve read grovels of shorter duration in time and words which are healing and heartwarming This one here may have been long but was completely off and dissatisfyingHe had made her beg and be grateful for crumbs all through their marriage but now that he s happy and sorted he expects that she should be happy and eager too already Few measly tears newly discovered possessiveness and tenderness suddenly finding her beautiful and irresistible dint do it for me He went 180 from the moping depressive phase to a cheerful whistling maniac oneI also would have liked an all out earth scorching rant from her where she lets him have it not just few lines here and there They never even hash out the pastIt was not just her hurt and disappointments of these past 3 years but my heart broke for the girl who had loved and lost all those years ago the girl who never forgot a stolen kiss behind the barn while the d bag went on to other things So yes I wanted shame guilt and suffering but this smug sob was too sure of her love and ultimate capitulation to really suffer One could tell that he and the circumstances were wearing her down and no satisfactory conflagration was going to happen And it dintHe should have on his knees bare kneed on a hard floor for 3 years at least to be forgivenThe length could have shorter especially the last few chapters seemed dragged outLouisa s view spoilerhorrible secrets were hinted at but never really confronted or the perpetrator held accountable hide spoiler

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The Marriage Bed

S torn from him by Scarlet Fever  Olivia has been a friend and neighbor to him throughout his life and she has been in love with Spencer for as long as she can remember  Now she only wants to make him happy again and to help replac. Esta autora escreve muito bem e a hist ria me prendeu do in cio ao fimSe eu fosse a nossa hero na eu explodiria a casa toda e apagado todas lembran as da primeira esposa porue afinal ela vivia numa casa feita para a outra mulher e com m veis e utens lios todos da outra mulher e ele mantinha um santu rio nos uartos dos filhos Eu teria castrado o her i porue al m dele fingir transar ele nunca fez ela ter um orgasmo sendo ue a hero na era virgem e ela n o sabia nada sobre sexo Ele negou a possibilidade dela engravidar porue ele jamais ejaculou e a enganou durante todo o tempo porue ele n o ueria mais ter filhos Ele sempre comparava a esposa morta com a hero na e sempre achava primeira esposa melhor Ela n o passava de uma mera servidora ue ele despejava toda raiva e frustra o em cima dela e ela s aceitava tudo passivamenteFiuei com dio mortal do her i e a hero na mais parecia um capacho e uma empregada para eleMas fui lendo para ver o ue aconteceria e o final foi satisfat ria para o tempo hist rico This author writes very well and the story kept me from start to finishIf I were our heroine I would blow up the whole House and erased all memories of his first wife because she lived in a house made for another woman and with all furniture and fixtures of another woman and he kept a shrine in the kids rooms I would have castrated the hero because besides him pretending to have sex he never did she have an orgasm and the heroine was a Virgin and she didn t know anything about sex He denied the possibility of her becoming pregnant because he never ejaculated and fooled the whole time because he didn t want to have any children He always compared the dead wife with heroin and always thought first wife better She was a mere servant he vented anger and frustration all over her and she just accepted everything passivelyI was with intense hatred of the hero and the heroine looked like a doormat and a servant for himBut I was reading it to see what would happen and the ending was satisfactory to the historical timeHighlightsI waited a long time for this she said admitting uietly what he and everyone else in Maple Stand already knew To be your wife and have you love me Do you suppose we might have made a babyPeter and Margaret are dead remember My children are dead and so is my wife But I mHe could withhold his essence just as he was withholding his affection And Olivia need never knowNot at all like the fineness of Kirsten s tiny faceIt wasn t her fault she wasn t Kirsten didn t have Kirsten s long blond curls her sweet high voice fine bones girlish smileOh she knew he didn t love her the way she had always loved him She knew Remy had pushed him into it and she was a poor second choice not much than a housekeeper with whom he could well be a husbandHe forced himself to think of Peter and Margaret and tried to be proud that he had managed to contain himself He made himself imagine Kirsten standing beside the bed watching him kiss another woman s breasts sweat between another woman s legs and tried to be ashamed that he had nearly enjoyed himselfNot that he found her pretty but surely there were those that wouldGo inside dammit he swore at her And let me regret marrying you in peace Why can t you just go away and leave me aloneHe d have thought that three years of restraint would have prepared him well for just one night Lord they didn t come any dumber than himWhen was the last time he d satisfied a womanshe figured out what he had done what he d let her believe let the whole of Maple Stand believeLord he felt like an idiot married to the woman for three years and he didn t even know what she liked He felt worse than stupid for he hadn t even caredBut not before tonight she said just trying to be absolutely sure that she understood what a sham the past three years had been Is that rightThis from the man who lived with her for three years pretending to love her or if not that pretending to just the thought shamed and embarrassed her A grown married woman and she didn t know what was happening in her own bed She bet that doctor in Milwaukee had enjoyed a good laugh after she and Bess leftDo you think I enjoyed one minute of keeping my distance from you Tonight wasn t the first time I ever enjoyed myself Olivia I knew what I was missingAnd reminding me about the grand time you and Kirsten had in my bed is not likely to make me take pity on you Mr Williamsonhe owed her three years and as many children She didn t see any way he d be able to repay that debt No way at allI thought I wasn t a woman Spencer she said embarrassed by the admission Do you know what it feels like to think you can t bear a child That you have no purpose on earth That you re being punishedI m so tired of your pain Spencer Your loss Your choice Did you ask me Did you tell me Did you care that they all believed I was barren That I believed I was barren What was the pointHer life with Spencer had been a sham and it was over Every time she had let him use her had lain beneath him while he raised her gown had been a lieI wish I could kill him he admitted uietly Or that he d died along with the rest of his precious familyAnd I suppose that the problem with wishes is that our own are often in the way of someone else sI know you re sorry she said lifting his head so that his gaze locked with hers It doesn t matter Sorry doesn t erase the pain It doesn t give me back the love you stole the loyalty you tricked me into giving you the affection you withheld You made a fool of me Spencer and every time I look at you I see that fool reflected in your eyesI would I do I was never a wife to you Spencer And now you want something I don t even know how to give

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E some of what he has lost  Fighting his growing love for Olivia Spencer makes terrible and hurtful mistakes pushing Olivia away before he is finally able to court his wife and to accept the love she offers and to give love in return. I really loved this book and I wish that I could give it 4 12 but we don t have that choice The only reason I didn t give it 5 was becauseimothe author left a major thread to the story hangingThe 11 year old girlLouisa had abviously been molested by her father There was many hints to this through out the whole book but it was never brought to lightThe issue was never delt with so we never got the feeling that Louisa could heal from her ordeal Other wise this was a great book The scene where Neil was tending to the weeds of Simons family and talking to themtelling then how lucky they were and he wished he could be so lucky was a real tear jerker I loved how Olivia didn t forgive Simon right away and that he had to do a lot of groveling to get their HEA


10 thoughts on “The Marriage Bed

  1. says:

    That inner snarky troll that I have has been sleeping uite comfortably for about the last 4 books that I have read All good things must come to an end and the troll woke up with a vengeance this morning after I finished this ridiculous bookWhere to start says the snarky troll How about the cover? Without a doubt the worst I have ever seen Creepy looking folks on the cover looks like an art class drawing Blech Tonight or Never ha

  2. says:

    This was an angst fest or less the whole way A bittersweet story that tugs at your heart sueezes out some tears and pulls you in deep even as you despair and fume at the H’s blind callousness This h deserved a wonderful first rate romance not a second hand leftover I loved and admired her for being so loving so giving so

  3. says:

    Between the poor pathetic Prologue and page 19 I already hate the heroDidNotLikeThisThe hero is a pity partying schmuck; the heroine is soooo much in love and is duped by the jackass The hero is still in love with his dead wife and in such mourning over the loss of his whole family wife three kids and his mothe

  4. says:

    The fact that he considers heroine poor consolation prize kills off any notion of romance for meWhatever he did after to retain her was for his benefit his heart may or may not have been involved but I'll bet my life it was dog in manger attitude rather than an epiphany that heroine deserves love in her life rather than a secondhand husband

  5. says:

    Esta autora escreve muito bem e a história me prendeu do início ao fimSe eu fosse a nossa heroína eu explodiria a casa toda e apagado todas lembranças da primeira esposa porue afinal ela vivia numa casa feita para a outra mulher e com móveis e utensílios todos da outra mulher e ele mantinha um santuário nos uartos dos filhos Eu teria castrado o herói porue além dele fingir transar ele nunca fez ela ter um orgasmo sendo

  6. says:

    Read this on open library in my browser my least favorite way to read a novel I've DNF'd many books because I didn't have the patience to sit a

  7. says:

    I really loved this book and I wish that I could give it 4 12 but we don't have that choice The only reason I didn't give it 5 was becauseimothe author left a major thread to the story hangingThe 11 year old girlLouisa had abviously been molested by her father There was many hints to this through out the whole book but it was never brought to lightThe issue was never delt with so we never got the feeling that Louisa coul

  8. says:

    This book has been on my TBR list for uite a while I finally tracked down a copy I enjoyed it and I think it lived up to its reputation It started out pretty angsty but moved on from that element fairly early The hero definitely done her wrong and then had to earn her trust again I expected to have description of

  9. says:

    An Open Library reread Initially read this when it was new 25 years ago Back in the day I would have given it 4⭐️ Now not so muchI understand grief but still striking out at your 2nd wife after 3 years of marriage not

  10. says:

    This book was just okay for me and it needed an epilogue