Too Long A Sacrifice

Too Long A Sacrifice➽ [Reading] ➿ Too Long A Sacrifice By Yvonne Whittal ➲ – Heartforum.co.uk What chance did she have to renew their love Only days before their wedding, Julia had sent Dr Nathan Corbett from her life She d lived with her deed for five long years years filled with pain and gui What chance did she have to renew their love Only days before their wedding, Julia had sent Dr Nathan Corbett from her life She d lived with her deed for five long years years filled with pain and guiltNow suddenly Too Long MOBI :Ä he was back, and Julia still couldn t tell him the truth behind her rejection It was tearing her apartBut then, why should she let it For the handsome Dr Corbett had a new woman in his life the beautiful, possessive Marcia And she made it clear that Nathan was now her property.

Yvonne Whittal was born and raised in South Africa, the setting of most of her romances She started writing stories at a young age, but didn t really get serious about writing until after she married and had children She Too Long MOBI :Ä got many rejection letters from publishers, until a friend who loved romances gave her to encouragement to continue.

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  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • Too Long A Sacrifice
  • Yvonne Whittal
  • English
  • 21 November 2017
  • 0373111495

10 thoughts on “Too Long A Sacrifice

  1. boogenhagen says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Re Too Long A Sacrifice Angst junkies rejoice YW is back with an angsty avalance of angst The words in the title actually come from a poem titled Easter, 1916 by W B Yeats Too long a sacrifice Can make a stone of the heart These words were written in response to the Easter Uprising staged in Ireland against British rule and resulted in several Irish leader executions Yeats driving point in the poem is that continual exposure to violence and pain may decrease society s sensitivity Re Too Long A Sacrifice Angst junkies rejoice YW is back with an angsty avalance of angst The words in the title actually come from a poem titled Easter, 1916 by W B Yeats Too long a sacrifice Can make a stone of the heart These words were written in response to the Easter Uprising staged in Ireland against British rule and resulted in several Irish leader executions Yeats driving point in the poem is that continual exposure to violence and pain may decrease society s sensitivity and increase indifference or callousness YW uses them in this book in a very similar context to illustrate that the h may be rendering herself incapable of returning affection and inviting love and companionship into her life because of her continual pain over a sacrifice she made five years earlier Unfortunately our h doesn t ever actually get to the callous stage and her pain is almost palpable The teaser blurb for this one really tells the story The h was engaged to the H five years earlier She was a operating theatre nurse and he is a brilliant neuro surgeon The H had a big opportunity to further specialize his training by doing a three year stint in Europe, they were set to marry before they left for the H s new post Then the h s grandmother was diagnosed with cancer The h was told that with a great deal of care, the grandmother could live an extra two years rather than several months and now the h has a real dilemma The h was orphaned at a young age and her grandmother raised her, she loves her dearly and can t abandon her The h also knows that this opportunity for the H is huge and she wants him to take it, as it will put his career at a new level The H is wildly ambitious and determined to be a surgical star The h talks to the H s boss friend about her conundrum After listening to his advice, she decides to write the H a letter, terminating their engagement by telling the H she doesn t love him enough to marry him, and then she takes her grandmother off on a trip until the H leaves the country.Two years later, the grandmother passes and the h is a mental and physical wreck She is told it would be detrimental to her health to continue working in a large demanding hospital, so she sells the childhood home that she shared with Grandma and finds herself a quiet country town with an undemanding General Practice run by a kindly physician and sets about establishing a peaceful life for herself She is still hurting from losing her one big love, but she is satisfied that she made the best decision she could at the time and she even has a very good male friend, who is hinting that he would like to take their relationship to an engagement ending in marriage The doctor she works for and his wife are also very close friends, and they know all about her past heartbreak But they and the H s former boss all tell her she made the right choice, cause the H is truly gifted and an international neurosurgical star Then the h finds out that the H has bought a country home in the area She is petrified she is going to run into him and there is a lot of angsting over that meeting She is driving home one day when a pricey red European sports car runs her off the road A woman is driving but it is the H s car and when he goes to check on the h, he is instantly hostile as soon as he recognizes her The OW is mad that the h is there, she knows all about the h s jilting and starts warning the h off right away The H is also very nasty and calls her vicious names and a teasey tart He keeps demanding answers about why the h broke up with him and it is really obvious he is furious, but it isn t clear why He seems to feel the h owes him something and we can all infer that what the H is angry about is that the h broke things off before they consummated their love The h is and was virgo intacto and the H feels he has been denied and now he wants compensation Of course a lucrative career and multiple women and professional prestige aren t enough to compensate his bruised ego, because the h dumped him before he exercised his mighty lance of lust The h quickly assumes his harassment and belittling treatment are all parts of a plan to bed her for revenge and take what she did not give tho the H doesn t realize that she is still a chaste and virtuous girl Knowing YW of old, we aren t sure that forced seduction lancings aren t on the H s agenda I am pretty sure the h is right on target in her assessment here, the H is truly rotten and nasty with punishing kisses and insults and there was really no need to be Ultimately tho the h did disappear for a bit when the H first left, she stayed in the same house for two years They also have lots of friends in common and the medical community isn t that large in the area The H could have looked her up at any time in the past five years if he wanted some final closure The fact that he did not even drop a postcard to the h until he had seen her with another man and thought that man was getting what he did not, really implies that his whole motivation is for some bedroom exercise and some punishing humiliation Cause how dare the h reject him and then go on a build a life for herself, instead of sniveling in a corner in utter shame over her disgraceful behavior The H s old boss calls the h up He has received an invitation to visit the H s new home for a barbecue and he bullies the h into going with him He wants the h to explain to the H why she dumped him five years earlier and the h doesn t want to The h does her best to get out of it, but this YW s HPlandia and she has very few h s that aren t pimped out and pushed hither and yon by most every male character and a few female characters in her provinces The h and the former boss go to the barbecue and the H either snubs or makes snide comments about the h the entire time The former boss actually apologizes for putting her thru the ordeal He figured that the H and h would take one look at each other over the hot coals and be right back five years earlier and together again The former boss soon realizes that the changes he had noticed in the H of insufferably demanding arrogance, egotism, avarice and narcissism were not just superficial reactions, but real character traits that have been growing in the H over the last five years He and the H argue over the h s supposed tartyness and when the h asks him to take her home, the former boss quickly agrees They make their escape from the Barbie from Hades, but not without the H s new lady cornering the h The OW tells the h that the H and OW are engaged and the H will become the Chief of the OW s father s fancy new big city surgical center The h calmly rebuts that she wants nothing to do with the H, but the OW tells the h she needs to keep sacrificing herself for the H s career The OW is chancing that the h is still in love with the H and she scores a hit, tho the h doesn t show it Eventually the h tells her very good male friend that she can t accept his proposal and she allows herself to be bullied into acting as the H s surgical nurse at the local hospital on a young athlete who will otherwise be paralyzed The operation is a success and the h gets all awestruck and feels validated for her decisions because of the H s magnificent surgical skill The h and H wind up doing the horizontal mambo in celebration of the H s godlike surgical powers and then the h remember s the H s new fiance She kicks the H to the curb and has herself a huge mopey moment for the next few chapters The h figures the H has gotten his revenge and she is trying to piece herself back together, especially when the H flaunts his fiance over tea at the h s kindly doctor employer s house The doctor s wife does her best to comfort the h, by saying the H s character has sadly deteriorated and the h can t help but defend the H, even tho she knows the doctor s nice wife is probably right Then the H forces his way into the h s house and she finally explains the circumstances that led up to the breaking of their engagement The h also tosses his engagement to the OW into verbal fray and the H angrily denies he is engaged and accuses the h of not crediting him with enough decency to not sleep with one woman while planning to marry another The h responds that she had no reason to believe the OW wasn t telling the truth, and again scores a direct hit, cause the H certainly had no problems cheating on the OW even if they weren t engaged the H made it very clear the woman was his lover and his girlfriend for close to a year So H s little ego rant that he is decent is pretty much blown apart, because he was sleeping with both of them and the h is sharp enough to realize it The H makes all kinds of protests that HE should have been given the choice and told the full situation, but the h tells him that if he had stayed he would have resented the h for life and the relationship would have been destroyed anyways and also that if he had gone ahead and gone while the h stayed back, well distance and absence would have also destroyed what ever relationship they had I think the h was very accurate in her assessment The H would be furious and bitter over losing his big chance and would have done his best to make the h s life miserable I also think that if they had tried to make a long distance deal work, the H would have found companionship closer to home in a heartbeat He himself said he wasted no time in sampling the lurvely lady buffet I also think that one of the reasons the H was so astoundingly persistent in harassing the h to explain her termination of the engagement was that he probably WAS getting a bit on the side during their engagement Since the h wasn t putting out, and he wanted to know if he got caught with the goods and the h was maybe too ladylike to call him on it, she just wrote a note saying it is me not you instead Realizations of the H perfidy aside, the h starts feeling horribly guilty and starts to chastise herself for not letting the H chose his own path and so she winds up apologizing to the H He storms off and the h is back to moping Then the OW calls the h up and berates her for making the H give up the chance to run the big surgical center her father is building The OW tells the h that she needs to make the H realize that the best thing for him is the surgical center and the OW I did admire the OW s chutzpah here, it is the rare HP OW who tries to guilt and bully the h into making the H chose the h s rival for the sake of his own happiness Finally the h tells the OW that if the H wants to give it another go, the h will take the chance and run with it and the OW slams the phone down after predicting the H will never marry the h The h has FINALLY has had enough of the drama and martyrdom and goes to see the H She tells the H about the OW s call and they both eventually declare their love, the h says it first, and decide to resume the engagement and lurve it up for the big HEA Whether they actually make it to the altar is anyone s guess I wasthan halfway believing that the H plans a big jilt scene at the ultimate I Do But either way the h can move on and if the wedding does proceed, at least the h got her dearest wish and reunited with her only love tho how many OW scenes she will have to endure over the years is widely open for speculation This one is interesting and an angst lover s goldmine The HEA is doubtful but possible to buy into with enough help from the adult beverage of choice, I called on the Captain, so HP voyagers who like the wrecki drama or just like to read in fascinated horror, should keep this on a back burner for a possible HPlandia venture

  2. Aou says:

    Although H was wronged by heroine s sacrifice for his career, he was not as cruel as I ve wanted him to be Lol I liked the angst It was a good oldie And finally, the moral of the book can be summarized as don t be a matry even if you re a saint and crazy with love Lol

  3. Preeti ♥︎ Her Bookshelves says:

    Too Long a Sacrifice so says the reader.Sometimes the title can be so sweetly or not ironic.This h is a super annoying martyr saint who likes to wallow in her sacrifice and makes sure everyone knows it too Except the poor H, who bangs his head against her stony silence but she refuses to reveal the big truth about her past rejection of himDo you relish the thought of making a martyr of yourself But wwhhhyy All the reasons for her hesitation to tell him the truth ring completely Too Long a Sacrifice so says the reader.Sometimes the title can be so sweetly or not ironic.This h is a super annoying martyr saint who likes to wallow in her sacrifice and makes sure everyone knows it too Except the poor H, who bangs his head against her stony silence but she refuses to reveal the big truth about her past rejection of himDo you relish the thought of making a martyr of yourself But wwhhhyy All the reasons for her hesitation to tell him the truth ring completely hollow Except page count reasons.As much as I liked how the h finally asserted herself in the last h ow conversation, I disliked her He s mine as I sacrificed connotation Another sweet, supportive, in love om is kept hanging around on a leash for just on the off chance reasons I certainly hate how these ow om and their feelings are regarded as superfluous, maybe shallow and certainly unimportant If the H had any sense, he d grab the vampy but practical and stable ow and rush her to the altar And never look back

  4. Tia says:

    The hero and heroine were engaged, then the heroine discovered her grandmother had cancer and needed her The heroines wedding was coming up when she made her decision, she must take care of the woman that raised her, after he parents died So the day before her wedding, the heroine wrote the hero a letter and broke it off because she couldn t stand in his way of going to Europe and developing his doctoring craft Five years down the road they meet again, now the hero is with someone else and th The hero and heroine were engaged, then the heroine discovered her grandmother had cancer and needed her The heroines wedding was coming up when she made her decision, she must take care of the woman that raised her, after he parents died So the day before her wedding, the heroine wrote the hero a letter and broke it off because she couldn t stand in his way of going to Europe and developing his doctoring craft Five years down the road they meet again, now the hero is with someone else and the heroine is still in love with him After a battle of fighting their feelings, they finally gave in Then the truth came out and the hero was furious, could they have a future after all the lies I really enjoyed the novel I have no clue why it is so lowly rated, it has awesome amounts of angst, you easily feel the emotion in the book from all the characters The writing was top notch as well

  5. Diya says:

    If there ever was a title that was 100% accurate and not a misleading this was one of them Apt title and for the love God I wish the h did try to fight for her love She was too meek and I whisk she discovered her backbone sooner than the last chapter The ending was sweet.

  6. Chantal ❤️ says:

    A total waste of time I can t believe she would put her love for him away for those stupid reasons Come on I would not have wasted all those years For nothing

  7. Charlie says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I m not going to say too much about this one as boogenhagen has the definitive guide to this mess The h was a bit of a doylem it was always going to come back and bite her in the ass of dumping her fianc for sacrificial reasons.I m a believer of giving the other person a choice and if they don t like it then you do you he could choose to stay or go either way he s a big boy who can make his own mind up If it goes Pete Tong down the line because he resents his choice then at least they tried I m not going to say too much about this one as boogenhagen has the definitive guide to this mess The h was a bit of a doylem it was always going to come back and bite her in the ass of dumping her fianc for sacrificial reasons.I m a believer of giving the other person a choice and if they don t like it then you do you he could choose to stay or go either way he s a big boy who can make his own mind up If it goes Pete Tong down the line because he resents his choice then at least they tried their best.I feel sorry for the OM in this one he was a nice guy who deserved his own HEA

  8. Leona says:

    Not one of my favorites by this author The heroine s logic drove me batty.

  9. Saintlyjuliet says:

    Something has happened to me and I m getting tired of heroes who manhandle the heroines which eliminates about 99% of harlequin romances from my shelf I guess.The heroine is a wannabe martyr who decides she knows what is best for her fianc and dumps him when she thinks he would have to make a choice between marriage and career Our heroines never have personal ambition and only live to make decisions about their lover s livelihood No discussions and talking for our heroines She makes herself Something has happened to me and I m getting tired of heroes who manhandle the heroines which eliminates about 99% of harlequin romances from my shelf I guess.The heroine is a wannabe martyr who decides she knows what is best for her fianc and dumps him when she thinks he would have to make a choice between marriage and career Our heroines never have personal ambition and only live to make decisions about their lover s livelihood No discussions and talking for our heroines She makes herself a comfortable life in a remote village and the hero comes crashing into her life literally five years after she dumps him at the altar.Lots of misunderstandings between the hero and heroinethe hero is logically mad at the heroine It is obvious he loves her.He keeps demanding an answer from the heroine as to why he was dumped Frankly, he deserves that much He s a person, not just a statue onto which you sacrifice your dreams.The heroine stubbornly refuses to answer and primes herself for yet another sacrifice for the hero s career.The hero would look so much better than the heroine in my eyes if only he wouldn t force, kiss, push around and shake, manhandle the heroine during every meeting But then I guess physically rocking the heroine until she had a concussion and lost all filter was the only way to get answers Hey, it worked It s a good read to pass time but it doesn t offer anything new or engaging

  10. Gail says:

    Oh my Classic Harlequin Presents Plot Characters From 1989.Sweet heroine with guilts of deceiving hero 5 years before book begins.Arrogant, vengeful hero out to pay back for their broken engagement.God, can it get any better than Classic Presents Whittal was one of my favorite HQP authors back in the day well, she s still a favorite as I sacrilegiously haven t read all of her books yet I ve always loved her writing style and her lovely exotic settings In the good old days, this would be Oh my Classic Harlequin Presents Plot Characters From 1989.Sweet heroine with guilts of deceiving hero 5 years before book begins.Arrogant, vengeful hero out to pay back for their broken engagement.God, can it get any better than Classic Presents Whittal was one of my favorite HQP authors back in the day well, she s still a favorite as I sacrilegiously haven t read all of her books yet I ve always loved her writing style and her lovely exotic settings In the good old days, this would be a Keeper but these days I don t have the luxury of keeping very many books I read

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