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Forever Ruined

Ruechari

Series: The Bentley Family Series

Story about:
true love, romance betrayal heartbreak, romantic suspense

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Ranking:
#1 in Historical Romance
#72 in Romance


Ongoing: 09 Aug 246 pages

Publication: 28.11.2019 — ...


Description of book "Forever Ruined"

Benjamin McAllister's past was riddled with intrigue, war, and death. It was no place for a woman, such comforts as marriage, family and love were not meant to be his but one woman changed all of that for him.

Clara Bentley had won Benjamin McAllister's heart but the prize came with a price. He loves her, he married her but he cannot be with her. His responsibilities to King and Crown are too great, leaving her often alone.

Once she left him hoping he would follow. Hoping to get his attention, but his world caught up to hers and left her altered (see From the Ashes). Now she's leaving for a completely different reason.

Will they find their way back to one another, or will they both remain... Forever Ruined.

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ZARA 10.08.2020, 10:11:38

Thank you for this beautiful update Rue :) Can't help wonder what's going on inside Clara's head.. Feels like she wants to be with Benjamin but at the same time not go back to her old life, which I honestly don't want her to :/ I loved empowered and freed Clara and the way Benjamin puts his duty to the Queen above everything else really irritates and disturbs me.

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ZARA 11.08.2020, 08:44:24

Ruechari, Yes I hope they do find a way to work it out and I hope whatever it is doesn't make Clara hollow and a living dead again.

elizabeth 10.08.2020, 23:20:26

Wow this chapter was intense
Clara leaving Lord Fitton and Sturgis behind is so hard for her a d I understand but she needs to go back. I just hope Benjamin can do better this time. Thanks for the update Rue

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Ruechari 11.08.2020, 00:04:10

elizabeth, You're welcome.

ZARA 04.08.2020, 10:28:54

Beautiful chapter.. And when Clara told Benjamin all she went through and survived, I got chills! She made me realise we are more powerful and capable of far much more than we can possibly imagine :) Thank for this beautiful update Rue :)

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Ruechari 09.08.2020, 17:10:44

ZARA, You're welcome, Zara! Thanks for reading : )

elizabeth 30.07.2020, 12:41:02

wow I was expecting a fight or an argument between Benji and Clara not love making lol. I loved it though. Thanks for the update Rue

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Ruechari 30.07.2020, 16:04:53

elizabeth, I like giving you the unexpected. Besides, right now, neither of them want to argue with one another. They are practically walking on eggshells around each other knowing they are both guilty of inflicting damage and not wanting to further that divide.

elizabeth 27.07.2020, 19:24:24

things are going to be more interesting now. can't wait for the next update. Thanks Rue

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Ruechari 28.07.2020, 00:47:16

elizabeth, Thank you!

ZARA 27.07.2020, 13:41:13

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! OMG This is soooo better than I expected!! Thank you for this way beyond nice chapter and please update this one ASAP! Don't leave us on this cliffhanger!!

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Ruechari 28.07.2020, 00:47:07

ZARA, Update coming soon!

ZARA 21.07.2020, 09:23:02

Thanks for the update Rue!
Benjamin's playing tough with all the "Majesty Orders, return at once or you'll be charged with treason" gets me so mad at him! Is it really the time to doubt the fidelity of a woman who faced storms because of and for you? Would it be that hard to let out what you truly feel, express your fears and tell the truth about who you are, instead of unnecessarily threatening Lord Fitton's life?!

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ZARA 22.07.2020, 10:44:50

Hahaha xD

To Rue: Nooo..! Yes the Queen sent him to get Fitton back but there is more than just his mission here.. Well I thought or rather I'd hoped he was going after Fitton to get Clara back.. Noo.. Don't tell me he will again focus on another one of his missions that cost him his home? *gasp* *aghast* Dear Lord he gotta be kidding me! It's their relationship and lives at stake here, not to mention Clara's agony.. Human relationships got to outweigh "orders" in the balance, right?! I'd expect him to go find her as Benji and not the Emissary sent with orders. Or maybe if Clara didn't faint then we would've seen Benji emerge and talk it out with her? But in front of Fitton he just remains as "The Queen's Emissary"..

To Benjamin: I do understand your point Sir but honestly could you blame your wife here? Even If she did find that somebody else that filled the void and sadness you left? Plus in your case she even left a letter and you know how she stayed by your side all these years despite you leaving her lonely and hollow. In your place I would hurry to make amends!

elizabeth 19.07.2020, 19:51:44

wow how is Benjamin able to control himself so well? I admire his strength
Thanks for the update Ruechari

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Ruechari 19.07.2020, 19:53:35

elizabeth, He comes from a military background and lineage and he's been a spy for the crown for several years. That doesn't happen without some discipline. Plus, he knows revealing who Clara is now would only serve to cause conflict for them all, and that is something he would wish to avoid.

Beata Gos 15.07.2020, 09:44:30

Thank you very much, the long wait is over, Benjamin and Clara have finally met

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Ruechari 15.07.2020, 12:55:18

Beata Gos, You're welcome.

ZARA 14.07.2020, 13:33:48

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!!! What happens next?? WHAT HAPPENS??!! Finally!! FINALLY!!!!
Was annoyed at Benji's thoughts specially knowing how much Clara loves him and he on the other side despite loving her was almost never there for her. I just hope everything works out fine now and that they both have a good talk. I'm so happy Benji finally made it to them :D At last he did:''') Thank you for the update Rue :')

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ZARA 15.07.2020, 09:29:35

Ruechari, Looking forward to it!

elizabeth 14.07.2020, 15:37:41

the much awaited encounter is finally here. What happens next Rue? Thanks soo much for the update

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Ruechari 14.07.2020, 16:27:32

elizabeth, Next update will be coming soon. Hang in there!

ZARA 06.07.2020, 15:07:45

Owh.. I'm feeling a mixture of "Wth was that attitude? But at the same time Redgrave was too quick to judge and Benji doesn't have to justify anything" and "Oh Benji is sooo near! Woohoo!".
Thank you for the update! Can't wait for the encounter!

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ZARA 07.07.2020, 09:23:47

Ruechari, Ha ha! Indeed! xD

elizabeth 06.07.2020, 18:58:54

That encounter was so massive, Redgrave couldn't hide what he feels for Clara even in the presence of Benjamin. Benji was really hurt by Redgrave's comment but I think he deserves it somehow lol. I hope he finds Clara soon. Thanks for the update Rue

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Ruechari 06.07.2020, 21:18:01

elizabeth, You're right he did deserve it. Just a little. Getting to see Clara through the eyes of others, I think may open his eyes quite a lot.

Patricias Mwirigi 23.06.2020, 21:23:13

we need a speedy update we want to know whether Benjamin will find answers to his questions or not

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Ruechari 26.06.2020, 15:58:25

Patricias Mwirigi, Any time : )

ZARA 26.06.2020, 09:11:04

Thank you for this update Ruechari.. I feel so sorry for all the pain Clara went through, especially after the stillbirth of her baby and being left on her own to deal with the immeasurable grief..Oh Benji, you have so much to fix!! Make it all right!

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ZARA 26.06.2020, 14:37:51

Ruechari, Haha xD

elizabeth 25.06.2020, 21:04:37

Thanks for the update

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Ruechari 26.06.2020, 02:56:16

elizabeth, You're welcome : )

Patricias Mwirigi 18.06.2020, 20:20:36

how romantic this is

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Ruechari 18.06.2020, 21:20:47

Patricias Mwirigi, Thank you : )

Beata Gos 16.06.2020, 07:45:15

At last, I have been reconnected to this story, thank you for the update

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Ruechari 16.06.2020, 18:17:43

Beata Gos, You're welcome more to come. Thanks for reading : )

ZARA 15.06.2020, 10:51:34

AAAAAHHHH!! THE LETTER!! He finally decided to open it!!! What does it say?! WHAT DOES IT SAY?!!
That was such a nice chapter! I'm so happy they arrived at the centre. I hope Sturgis recovers his eyesight and also that the lie Lord Fitton came up with won't affect the outcome for Clara. Thank you for the update Rue, can't wait for the next part!!

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Ruechari 15.06.2020, 17:27:11

ZARA, You're welcome. You'll learn about the letter soon enough. I promise.

ZARA 09.06.2020, 12:51:27

Beautiful chapter! Thanks for updating Rue :)

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Ruechari 09.06.2020, 15:32:51

ZARA, You're welcome.

elizabeth 07.06.2020, 21:29:22

thanks for the update Ruechari

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Ruechari 07.06.2020, 21:43:57

elizabeth, You're welcome.

elizabeth 03.06.2020, 16:02:59

Benjamin is near, I hope he doesn't misinterpret what he will see.Thanks for the update Ruechari

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Ruechari 06.06.2020, 23:58:11

elizabeth, You are most welcome.

ZARA 03.06.2020, 11:07:25

The letter came! Yes! It's just a matter of time before the "ambassador" and Clara finally meet now! No chance of missing each other again! Thanks for the update Rue :)

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Ruechari 03.06.2020, 13:30:48

ZARA, You're welcome.

elizabeth 27.05.2020, 21:31:22

Thanks Rue, it was a nice chapter

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Ruechari 27.05.2020, 22:12:23

elizabeth, You're welcome!

ZARA 27.05.2020, 14:27:02

Thank you for this update Ruechari, pls upload some more :D

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Ruechari 27.05.2020, 15:09:48

ZARA, Working on it.

ZARA 21.05.2020, 11:08:45

That was a really beautiful chapter. I am happy that Commander Redgrave and Clara had another talk, following the previous one and parted on good ends. The way Redgrave rises above his own pain and uplifts Clara is really admirable. I love that a more empowered Clara is leaving for this new adventure that will unfold. Thank you Ruechari for this amazing update :D

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Ruechari 21.05.2020, 17:53:43

ZARA, You're welcome! More to come. : )

Beata Gos 20.05.2020, 08:50:00

So much adventure has been experienced in reading this story which is of rare set up, am so anxious to know what further adventure would this bring to Clara, Lord Fi,tton and Sturgis, what about Commander Redgrave, will he now belong to the past?

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Ruechari 20.05.2020, 21:43:11

Beata Gos, You'll just have to keep reading to find out ; )

ZARA 13.05.2020, 12:47:17

Thank you for this beautiful update. I feel sorry for Commander Redgrave but the help and support he's brought to Clara despite this hurting him knowing she won't be his, this man deserves a huge respect! I hope she finds the cure she seeks there and even if she doesn't, I hope she surmounts her insecurities and realise that she is no less of a woman and Benjamin does really love her. I hope they are able to cure Sturgis as well. I love how they've been taking care of and been there for each other. Ahh!! Love this story!

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Ruechari 13.05.2020, 18:39:19

ZARA, Thank you Zara! I plan on it.

Beata Gos 13.05.2020, 11:19:53

Once again, thank you very much for the update, admire so much the courage and firmness of Clara to reach her goal

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Ruechari 13.05.2020, 14:35:40

Beata Gos, You're welcome. She is a very strong woman. One of my favorite heroine characters I've written so far.

elizabeth 12.05.2020, 11:18:00

so interesting and yet very sad at some point. I really feel sad for commander Redgrave. Hope he's able to heal from this heartaches
thanks for the update Rue

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Ruechari 12.05.2020, 13:54:09

elizabeth, You're Welcome!

Beata Gos 08.05.2020, 10:13:04

So nice, cannot described the feelings of a love-stricken one knowing that the beloved has made an adventurous great story of herself. May the story leads to the meeting of Benjamin and Clara, and to their final happy life together

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Ruechari 12.05.2020, 02:57:12

Beata Gos, Thank you! I sure it will.

adepeju-a o-israel 03.05.2020, 22:03:38

Wow! So Benjamin is going to meet his wife after all sonner than expected. Can't wait for the next update.

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Ruechari 03.05.2020, 23:04:33

adepeju-a o-israel, Well, he still has to get to India to find her but he will get a chance to talk to Mr. Richards the ship's carpenter who was there when was taken by the impressment gang. So it should make for an interesting evening for him.

ZARA 03.05.2020, 19:43:21

Another amazing update! This book is a real treat, my favourite so far, from the Bentley series.

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Ruechari 03.05.2020, 23:03:21

ZARA, Thank you so much!

ZARA 02.05.2020, 18:26:24

I thought she went away because she felt unloved and not cared for since Benjamin was always working but the real reason caused my heart to pound and my eyes to sting.. These two really love each other. I hope fate brings these two back to their other half :')
Thank you for such a beautiful update.

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Ruechari 02.05.2020, 18:28:25

ZARA, They really do. And I'm sure they will. Thanks for reading : )

Fatima Usman 29.04.2020, 23:32:53

very interesting, love it

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Ruechari 30.04.2020, 02:34:48

Fatima Usman, I'm glad to know you are enjoying the story, there is more to come.

Beata Gos 29.04.2020, 07:08:07

Thank you for the update

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Ruechari 29.04.2020, 18:24:40

Beata Gos, You're welcome : ) Thanks for reading.

elizabeth 29.04.2020, 13:11:42

wow I love the way everyone wants to protect Clara, but I hope she goes back to Benjamin whether or not she gets healed. Benjamin loves her, he'll be broken without her.
thanks for the update Rue.

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Ruechari 29.04.2020, 18:24:25

elizabeth, You're welcome. : )

elizabeth 22.04.2020, 16:17:00

this is soo sad, love really hurts sometimes, especially when it can't be reciprocated. I'm glad both Lord Fitton and Redgrave know the truth now. Thanks for the update Ruechari, you're a great writer

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elizabeth 22.04.2020, 16:58:14

Ruechari, you're most welcome

ZARA 22.04.2020, 13:18:27

The secret's... out.. I'm glad she still has their support. I feel bad for the hurt it caused to both men though..

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Ruechari 22.04.2020, 15:05:17

ZARA, This is true but love hurts sometimes, especially when it's from afar.

Red Heart 19.04.2020, 01:30:48

I read almost all your books but this is the one that made me cry.

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Red Heart 19.04.2020, 06:26:23

I love dramas

Beata Gos 17.04.2020, 06:38:20

Nice story looking forward to finishing it, thank you

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Ruechari 17.04.2020, 16:42:54

Beata Gos, Thank you so much for reading. I hope you continue to enjoy the story.

elizabeth 15.04.2020, 13:47:00

wow I realized Redgrave had feelings for Clara but was suppressing it because he thought it was inappropriate, now knowing he's actually a woman changes everything, nice chapter Ruechari, thank you and pls update soon

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Ruechari 16.04.2020, 02:10:42

elizabeth, Will do! Thank you so much for you comment. Love hearing from my readers.

ZARA 10.04.2020, 18:57:46

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!! What happens? What happens next???!!!

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ZARA 11.04.2020, 21:22:03

Ruechari, Haha! xD Waiting for it!

ZARA 01.04.2020, 20:41:12

Getting more beautiful each time! I wonder what Clara scribbled in that note she gave to Redgrave.. And I so hope Benjamin gets her back..

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Ruechari 02.04.2020, 02:09:59

ZARA, Thank you more to come so you'll be finding out more soon.

adepeju-a o-israel 31.03.2020, 15:09:42

Hmmm, the suspense is getting too much, please.

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Ruechari 31.03.2020, 23:40:30

adepeju-a o-israel, LOL! But that's what makes the book exciting : )

elizabeth 27.03.2020, 00:57:12

hmmm interesting as always Ruechari.
did Clara just disclose who she is to Redgrave? suspense, suspense

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Ruechari 27.03.2020, 03:24:55

elizabeth, Gotta keep you guessing Elizabeth so you have a reason to come back for more. ; )

ZARA 13.03.2020, 13:54:41

Ooohh... Suspense! Love it!

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Ruechari 16.03.2020, 13:16:55

ZARA, Thank you! It's readers like yourself that keep me writing.

ZARA 03.03.2020, 12:50:01

Beautiful! Another masterpiece of yours! I love it :D

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Ruechari 03.03.2020, 14:55:47

ZARA, Thank you Zara!

Farhana Asim 21.02.2020, 15:35:43

Good story.

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Ruechari 21.02.2020, 16:48:40

Farhana Asim, Thank you!

Farhana Asim 21.02.2020, 15:34:45

Good story.

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Ruechari 21.02.2020, 16:48:36

Farhana Asim, Thank you!

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