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The Legend of Lyon Redmond

Pennyroyal Green - Pennyroyal Green Series

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Bound by centuries of bad blood, England's two most powerful families maintain a veneer of civility . . . until the heir to the staggering Redmond fortune disappears, reviving rumors of an ancient curse: a Redmond and an Eversea are destined to fall disastrously in love once per generation.

An Enduring Legend

Rumor has it she broke Lyon Redmond's heart. But while many a man has since wooed the dazzling Olivia Eversea, none has ever won her—which is why jaws drop when she suddenly accepts a viscount's proposal. Now London waits with bated breath for the wedding of a decade . . . and wagers on the return of an heir.

An Eternal Love

It was instant and irresistible, forbidden . . . and unforgettable. And Lyon—now a driven, dangerous, infinitely devastating man—decides it's time for a reckoning. As the day of her wedding races toward them, Lyon and Olivia will decide whether their love is a curse destined to tear their families apart . . . or the stuff of which legends are made.

From Publishers Weekly

Aug 17, 2015 – Long's ardent 11th Georgian-set Pennyroyal Green romance (after It Started with a Scandal) is vivid and tender but lacks historical verisimilitude. Lyon Redmond and Olivia Eversea are meant to be together; from the moment their eyes meet at the Sussex Christmas Eve Assembly, their connection is intimate and powerful. They know fate is against them the Eversea and Redmond families have been at odds since before Lyon and Olivia were born but their innocence, passion, and youthful optimism drown out the obstacles preventing their happiness, until Lyon's father hands down an ultimatum: Lyon must abandon all thought of marrying Olivia, or be disowned and left penniless. Can their love survive such a choice? Long's take on young lovers torn apart by circumstance has a conventional sweetness, but modern language and mannerisms jar the reader out of the period on more than a few occasions.

Customer Reviews

Loved it!!! Amazing

Amazing!!! Absolutely loved Lyon and Olivia! What a fantastic way to bring it all in. I could picture every single line and emotion that passed through these characters. Lyon truly is such a legend of a character and it was great to see what actually happened between him and Olivia that drove him to leave all behind. Their love felt so deep and Julie Anne Long, gives all us women out here hopes and dreams of finding a love this deep and true :) really, loved it! I do hope it's not the end of Pennyroyal series; I'd love to hear about Evie's brother! Please continue writing stories of this era.

Julie broke my heart with Isaiah Redmond and Isolde Eversea. All of her books have had a happy ending and I truly, truly felt torn by the incomplete love they had. Although Isolde loves her husband, it seemed like her true love was Isaiah. Ah I wish she'd reincarnate them in another life and unite them :)

Best book in the series

This is the best book I've read in a very long time. Cannot say enough good about it. Read it!! Just don't have anything else on your to-do list because it won't get done!


This was incredible. I've just completed this beautiful love story and my emotions are all over the place.

I'm not really going to go into a review on the synonymous of the story but just my what my thoughts and feelings about this incredible book.

Olivia and Lyon's story is one of forbidden love, in as both families have been rivalries for what seems like forever. The story is interwoven with past and present.B]It begins in the present with Olivia the heroine preparing for her wedding to a man she just likes. Lyon the wonderful hero who's been gone for five years, is being told that Olivia's getting married. We have the past part of the story on how they first meet, fall in love and the heartbreaking split which last five years. It's done so well and seamlessly that the story flows beautifully. We see and feel (trust me you will be immersed into what they are feeling) the beginning of their first meeting and the blossoming of their love/romance. You'll also be transported into the heartbreak and agony of their lost love and separation. And then the journey of hurt, anger and healing. Relationships of Father's and Mother's are relevant and significant in their love story. Siblings are interwoven throughout the story and how they impact and affect hero and heroine. And the end is a crescendo of emotions and feeling of one of the top most beautiful love stories I've read in a long time.

This story touched my emotions in such a way I was crying at certain parts (rarely happens when I read) of the book. I was pulled into Olivia's and Lyons world in such a way that I was living every wonderful, agonizing and heartbreaking moment of their relationship. It's so clear to the reader that these two are made for each other, compliment each other, and know each other like know one else. The characters are living, breathing people that come to life in the span of this book. The secondary relationships are just as vivid and real. Drawing emotions of anger, frustrations, empathy and sadness. You had a major epic love story and interwoven are other beautiful secondary love stories with some that are tragic (one of the tragic love stories surprised me at the end). I liked Olivia the heroine but absolutely loved her when she was with Lyon, she became a beautiful person with him, if that makes sense. And Lyon, wow what can I say but what an epic hero who I absolutely loved. His love for Olivia and total devotion was incredible to behold.

This one goes on my keeper shelf and goes on my list of best historical's I've read (Violet and The Earl Ardmay are up their too, Book 4 -I kissed and Earl).

Just a couple side notes. I wish it was a longer read and felt there was more to add to their story to write about and their reconciliation. Their scene of finally confronting their pain and hurt could/should have been longer. Haven't read the epilogue yet, relishing in their story because a lot of disappointed reviews on it not being about Olivia and Lyon. And with that being said how about a novella on Olivia and Lyon five years later and where their lives are at. Okay 2 AM and I'm hoping this review makes sense. VERY happy with Oliva and Lyons story. (less)

The Legend of Lyon Redmond
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  • Category: Historical
  • Published: Sep 29, 2015
  • Publisher: Avon
  • Seller: HarperCollins
  • Print Length: 384 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Pennyroyal Green
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