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He gives her one month to prove him wrong. Growing up in the Highlands, Shannon is much tougher than she appears. The children are stubborn and willful, but Shannon is sure that she can turn them around. Eight-year-old Molly and six-year-old Tobey simply need a bit of attention, discipline, and guidance.
As everything begins to settle into place, Shannon realizes that her father has not given up chasing her. Angus has sent two clansmen to America with orders to bring Shannon home, whether she wants to come or not. However, Luke has changed his mind about Shannon, in more ways than one, and the clansmen will have to go through him if they want to reach his fiery-haired lass. The story of Shannon and Luke was so much fun to read! I knew upon first meeting the character of Shannon that she was going to give the hero a run for his money — and I was not disappointed.
As for Luke, the way the author introduces him shows that there is more to this man than meets the eye. His past experience makes him the perfect match for Shannon. The two are a lot alike and that means you the readers are in for a special treat as this romantic adventure unfolds. Author Brenda Jernigan paints a vivid portrait of the early West that almost made me feel as if I were there. Romance, adventure, and some historical bits thrown into the mix make this story just too good to miss. I cannot recommend this tale highly enough! Author: Kathleen E. Heather Simmons had it all, until her father made poor decisions.
Destitute, Heather had to live with Aunt Fanny who forced Heather to do all the chores, wear oversized rags, and all but beg for crumbs to eat. So when William Court, offered her a respectable position, Heather jumped at the chance. She is still in shock when she is approached by two men and ends up in the cabin of Captain Brandon Birmingham.
Having asked George, his man servant, to locate him a lady to spend the evening with, Brandon never expects Heather to be anything but a prostitute. When it becomes clear that the lady is not acting shy and coy, it is too late. Not only has Brandon taken her virtue, but he refuses to let her go.
Skipping much to shorten my synopsis and not give away spoilers. He blames Heather for everything. Of course, the two women are instantly enemies. His brother, Jeffrey, is delighted that his new sister-in-law is not only nice and sweet, but will never be the shrew named Louise. Now if only Heather and Brandon can earn the love and trust of each other. This was one of the first adult romances that I read as a teen and I am delighted that the publisher is bringing it back for a whole new generation to enjoy. The only downside to this story is the various misunderstandings because the main couple refuses to communicate with each other.
I just wanted to pop them upside their heads a few times. As for Louisa, now there is a bad girl that readers will just love to hate! This story is one of the classics of the Historical Romance genre and one that every young lady should read at least once. The year is It has been months, but Maddie has finally settled in Seattle and sent for her siblings. Ciara and Aiden were supposed to be accompanied by a female companion, who Maddie had hoped to hire as help in her newly established bakery. Instead, the children are escorted by Michael Haggerty and her siblings expect Maddie to wed him.
Maddie allows Michael to work off his passage by assisting in her bakery and helping care for her siblings, but she will never risk her newfound independence by marring the handsome Irishman. In New York, Michael ran afoul of a notorious Irish gang called the Dead Rabbits; therefore, traveling west was best for his continued good health. Michael has grown fond of his two charges. Upon meeting Maddie, he firmly states that he will abide by her wishes for him to be on his way, but only after he has repaid her for his traveling expenses and he is sure the children are well cared for.
The longer Michael is around Maddie the more fond he becomes of her. So when danger rears its head, threatening Maddie, Ciara, and Aiden, he will do anything to protect them. All the stories I have read by Regina Scott have been well written and inspirational. The characters are fully developed, the plots are situated on strong foundations, and the stories remain true to their time periods.
This story is no different from those facts. I opened the book to its first page and was swept away to a time long ago. The only character that I never came to care for was Ciara. Though to be honest, I have no doubt that many eleven-year-olds act too regal for their own good; however, I just never seemed to connect with the girl.
If all goes well, Rina would become a teacher at Lake Union School. Upon reaching her destination, Rina finds out that the school is brand new and she would be the only teacher. There are only a few students, but the community is growing, as would her class size. Rina fits the bill perfectly. The problem is how he would convince her to accept the position. Just as the new teacher is settling in, one drunk, threatening parent has Rina reconsidering the position.
When Rina and James end up stranded in the wilderness together for a few days, James offers his hand in marriage to protect her reputation. The character of James is unlike most I have read. He is a tease and jokes often. He can take any dark situation and show you there is still light to be found somewhere. These are the types of characters that Regina Scott has become a master at crafting. Her characters have multiple layers.
They do not fall into any set template. Each is well developed and has their own personality. At the same time, the author keeps the people, their situations, and the world around them true to the time period. Even minor background characters, such as Robert McKenzie who runs an out of the way hostelry, are memorable. Now there is a character I would live to see again someday! If you love Romance, you will love this tale by Regina Scott. It is May Catherine Stanway has traveled from Boston to use her nursing skills to save lives, not to find a husband.
When a man enters and asks the doctor to come with him to care for his mother, Catherine cannot help but compare his to a knight. But the clinic has too many patients for the doctor to make a long distance house call. Shortly after the man leaves, a younger one enters. Before she knows what is happening, Catherine finds herself gagged, tied, and kidnapped. Eighteen-year-old Levi is the one that gives the most trouble.
Yet Drew never imagined that Levi would kidnap the lovely nurse. By the time Drew finds out, it is too late to return Catherine before dark. This means Drew has to return the lady to Seattle tomorrow, taking away time from his busy schedule. After tending to Mrs. Wallin at Wallin Landing, Catherine decides to stay until her patient is well. But who is it and why?
Meanwhile, Catherine is doing her best to keep herself from becoming too attached to the Wallin family; especially from Drew. But the longer Catherine must reside in their home, the more her heart begins to melt for Drew. As much as I enjoyed the first title of this series, I love this one even more. For me, this tale was like watching an episode of Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman. I would also dub this book as a Christian Romance.
The characters often call on God for guidance. It seems to have something for everyone. The character of Catherine is a strong one. No simpering miss here! She is intelligent, brave, and knows what she wants. Family is very important to him. This gentleman is brave, skilled, and has much honor. I cannot express how great this story is, nor can I recommend it highly enough. Absolutely wonderful! When he spies a lovely lady playing the cello in a dreadful musicale, he thinks he has struck gold. Iris Smyth-Smith is witty and intelligent. She tends to blend into the background, which suits her just fine since that means she may do what she enjoys most, watch people.
This has made Iris a very observant person. So when Sir Richard demands an introduction, she is suspicious. As he courts her with a cheerful briskness, Iris cannot help but wonder just what he is hiding from her. In less than two weeks Sir Richard proposes to Iris. Just as she is giving her answer, the proposal turns into a compromising position — and she believes that was exactly what Sir Richard wanted to happen.
But why? The first half of this story is the introduction, whirlwind courtship, and wedding of Iris and Sir Richard in London. I feel unable to tell much about that portion for rear of giving away spoilers. The two sisters are not exactly inviting because they know why their brother married Iris so fast.
However, Iris has five siblings and thirty-four first cousins, so she is more than able to handle them. I have always enjoyed a story in which neither the hero, nor the heroine, are idiots. The author consistently creates likeable and believable characters and dumps them into intriguing situations. She can easily teach a young girl all she would need to know.
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Marcus, the Duke of Rutherford, never expected to inherit the title. He knows nothing about how to manage an estate or his new responsibilities. When his illegitimate daughter, Rose, is dumped on him, Marcus is shocked to understand that he knows even less than nothing about caring for a four-year-old girl; however, he is determined to care for Rose. To this end, Marcus hires a governess but fails to check out her references or lack thereof.
Megan Frampton has crafted a humorous romance with a child that I often found to be more interesting than the adults. The hero came across to me as a lazy waste of flesh at first; yet the devotion he shows in being a decent father went a long way toward redemption in my eyes. The story has a humorous undertone and watching the two main characters clash was pure delight! Megan Frampton seems to know what her readers enjoy in a romance. After her parents died, she has watched helplessly as her brother, Robin, was torn away from her and placed in an asylum because he was slower than others his age.
The group fled to Indian Territory so the authorities would not take Robin away again. The group planned live in hiding until their grandfather found them. It is not , eight years later. Shane Latimer is a United States Marshal. He is on the verge of solving the Merry Men case. Little John, having seen what happened, takes Shane to Mary. Once awake, and seeing that he is vulnerable, Shane pretends to have lost his memory.
While recuperating, Shane watches and learns about the odd group taking care of him. Then his idol and friend, Marshal Sam Weathers, shows up. Sam is on the tail of another criminal, Buck Landen. While with Mary and Robin, Sam teaches Shane that crime is not always black and while. After all, Sam had once saved Shane from being hanged unjustly. This title was previously published under the name Stolen Wishes. My synopsis hardly scratches the surface of what this story entails.
There is a lot more action, danger, and drama than I tell. I never found myself growing bored. And when Mary and Shane finally admit their feelings for each other, the bedroom scenes become spicy. However, that does not happen until around mid-novel and Stover does not get so kinky that I end up blushing. Deb Stover has an eye for details too. She explains why everyone is named after characters from the tales of Robin Hood. She even adds little touches such as the sign near their isolated cabin that welcomes travelers to Sherwood Forest.
This is a fantastic story that I am sorry to have missed years ago and very happy that it has been republished! Ravenna ran free and had a wonderful way with animals. She learned all she could about how to care for them. Of course, Mr. Pettigrew had no idea that his new employee was to be a woman and he could not allow a lady to reside with him for the sake of her reputation.
Thus Pettigrew and Sir Beverley came to care for Ravenna as if she were their own. The two men had the pleasure of watching the lady continue to grow and bloom. Her talent of caring for animals also continued to grow. The house party is set in the remote mountains of France in early March. Ravenna has no interest in the prince but is drawn to the animals. While visiting the stables at night, she is caught by an unknown man. The man tackles her and then he kisses her.
She hits him with a door and then a pitchfork and bites him. This is how Ravenna and Lord Vitor Courtenay meet. Vitor has known battle for so long that all he now wants is to dash off to another dangerous mission. Instead he is playing babysitter to his spoiled prince of a half-brother and his international cast of potential brides. Even if Vitor were allowed to leave he could not, because the castle is now snowbound.
And when Ravenna comes across a corpse in a suit of armor, the need to protect her is strong. This story may be wrapped in the form of a historical romance, but is actually a challenging who-dunit mystery with a large cast of suspects. I did not know which part I was enjoying more, the unusual romance or trying to figure out who the murderer was based on the clues before the main characters managed to. Katharine Ashe writes with an eloquence that kept me enthralled with the story and begging for more once the last page had been turned. Author: C. Having been through the humiliation and hideous gossip due to a man she trusted, Patience now finds it impossible to trust any man.
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Patience is selfless. She never thinks of herself. She has a good, pure heart and goes out of her way for those in need of assistance. Her biggest problem is that she acts without thinking things through first, especially when it comes to caring about how Society will view her after her actions. This is how Patience came to be on the field one early morning when her dear friend, Oliver Higginbotham, was to duel a viscount. Phillip Carrington, Viscount Rexley, is stunned to see that he has shot the wrong gentleman. When Rexley realizes that the wounded person is actually a lady, he is horrified.
The lady left quickly and he was unable to ask about her identity. The more time he spends with Patience, the more Rexley becomes enamored of her.
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Once wed, he could lay down the law to Patience. For now, Rexley is too busy trying to figure out why his father recently tried to commit suicide, who is blackmailing his father and why, and who is out masquerading as him Rexley and accosting ladies. Admirand has crafted a brilliant love story, filled with action, humor, and drama, that often had me sitting on the edge of my seat. The heroine, Patience, does not have a selfish bone in her body, but the red head is prone to obstinacy and to rushing into action whenever someone needs help — especially if it is someone she cares for.
As for the hero, Rexley, I admired his honor and the dedication he has for his family; however, once the pair are wed, Rexley makes the HUGE mistake of demanding Patience to change simply by telling her to obey him. Needless-to-say, that does not work out well for him. It seems to me that C. Admirand gets better with every story she writes — and I believe this is the best yet!
Michael Flynn had only two shillings in his pocket when he had left Ireland five years ago. The hardest part was leaving Meg, the love of his life, to wait for his return. During those five years apart, Michael worked hard and saved all he could. He wanted to return to Meg with a small fortune so they could have a good start as they began their lives together.
But greed caused Michael to lose everything to a card shark named Eli Banning. Tired of waiting and worrying, Meg traveled across an ocean and then half of the rugged country to find him. But once she arrived in Emerson, she learned that Michael had left town the previous night. This is the fifth in C. If you purchase the electronic format priced low then you will receive only this short novella.
However, if you purchase the paperback, you will also be able to read large sections from the first four novels in this series. As with all the stories that I have read by Admirand, this one is fast paced and very entertaining. It begins with conflict, as Michael realizes that he has lost everything to a dangerous card shark, and the tension remains high until the very end.
Though I enjoyed the characters, I especially could not help but love the character of Meg. She is a strong-willed, red-headed lady with the famous Irish temper that takes no nonsense from bullies. Sounds like a few other female characters from the previous tales. There are no hot bedroom scenes and no fluff or filler; just action and drama from cover-to-cover. Adam Trent, Duke of St. Ives, had to return to England, and take over Briercliff when his grandfather died a year ago.
His twin sister, Elizabeth, is still in New Orleans. Though Adam currently resides in Cornwall, England, he is still half American and believes that the United States should be allowed to govern themselves. This means he must be careful so as not to be labeled as a traitor by England. While on the coast with his close friend, Jonathan Hird, Adam finds an unconscious lady who has been washed ashore. At Briercliff, Adam and his staff care for the young lady. But who would even think of doing such a thing?
And why? Once the lady wakes, she has no memory. Clues provide her name, Jewel; however, her last name remains a mystery to all. Flashbacks prove that her memory will return in time, but until then Jewel would remain at Briercliff. Meanwhile, Jewel, Adam, and Jonathan are amazed at the skills she possesses. The lady is an excellent swordsman and a certain knife never strays far from her thoughts. Why she feels the urgent need to locate the knife is unknown to her though. The attraction between Jewel and Adam sizzles, threatening to flare into an inferno.
But both of them have unfinished business to attend to first. Nothing else really needs to be said. This story has mystery, suspense, action, and of course romance. I honestly do not see how the author managed to put all of that and more in one novel, yet she has! Both the hero and heroine are strong characters who complement each other. The more I learned about each, the more intrigued I became.
I cannot recommend this title highly enough. Twelve years ago he was accused of murdering Mara Lowe on the eve of her wedding. At the time, he had not known that the lady he was about to take to his bed was supposed to become his newest stepmother. His father was three times her age. With no memory of that fateful night, Temple had been exiled by his father and shunned by the rest of the aristocracy.
Though he is wealthy and powerful, he is still considered to be beyond redemption. Until one night, Mara comes out of hiding, offering the one thing he has dreamed of … absolution. It had been a young, desperate Mara that had disappeared twelve years ago. Mara well knows that Temple would not care what had happened that night long ago, nor why she had framed him for murder.
Though she deserves his anger, Temple soon finds that it is difficult to resist the pull of the mysterious and maddening woman who often smells of lemons. Yet he would give her no mercy. He would ruin her, return to his rightful place, and never look back. As I read, I could not help but wonder why Mara would frame a man for her murder on the eve of her wedding and then disappear. Where did Mara hide? What has she been doing for twelve years? I had so many questions. Temple was an innocent. He was collateral damage.
Sarah MacLean has given her main characters dark and difficult backgrounds, so when they finally meet again the emotions run high; volatile. MacLean does not simply toss an ordinary main character to her readers. She makes them unique, such as giving Mara miss-matched eyes. This makes the people more believable. The pair are forcing Becky to wed a much older man for their own selfish gain.
They are, in effect, auctioning her off to the highest bidder. His uncle, the current Marques, has finally decided to put his foot down. Daniel must abandon his rakish ways and get wed quickly. But no family in Society would ever consider allowing Daniel to approach them, much less court one of their daughters. Yet everything changes when he spies a stunning woman across the ballroom. This rake must convince an insane lady to marry him. Of course there is more to it than I say, but I refuse to give spoilers. I can say that I enjoyed this story so much that I read the entire novel in one sitting.
Fast paced, hot passion, and overwhelming odds, make this novel absolutely stunning! Most gentlemen around her were charming. That was part of her dilemma. How could she separate charm from con? Grace turns to notorious childhood friend, the Duke of Lovingdon. After all, who better to identify a blackguard than another blackguard? He has been her unofficial protector for most of her life. He sees little harm in helping Grace find a suitable husband. All he needs to do is teach her all the ploys that scoundrels, blackguards, and fortune hunters would use. Demonstrating each ploy seems the easiest way to ensure that Grace would recognize any con a gentleman may try.
Lovingdon has had no interest in marriage since he lost his wife and daughter. Though the plot has been done before, Lorraine Heath has added her unique style to create an enchanting tale of love.
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The hero is scarred on the inside. The heroine is scarred on the outside — where no one can see. I really like how that author has given the main characters imperfections. This adds a touch of realism to the story.
The people become a bit more believable to me. More real. Heath has a bold writing style — perfect for her adventurous characters — that I found to be captivating. I never became bored. My attention never wandered off. If you are searching for a way to forget about your own troubles or pass a rainy afternoon, this novel is for you. The story begins in July, John, Lord Hascot, lost his ability to trust when his elder twin brother, James, stole the woman he had been about to propose to.
Since then John has devoted his life to his horses on Hollyoak Farm. A horse from Lord Hascot is coveted, but John will only sell a horse to one who meets his standards. In addition to his declining to sell to just anyone with money, John has a reputation for incivility. Needless-to-say, marriage is the last thing John is contemplating when he spies Lady Amelia Jacoby asleep in his stable. Bad weather has trapped the couple together and, to save her reputation, the pair soon wed. Lady Amelia understands that John does not expect any heirs. He only offers the shelter of a home, funds to furnish and decorate it, funds for clothing, and his utmost respect.
He would keep his wedding vows and she would manage the house, staff, and deal with unexpected guests. For Amelia, loves comes softly and unexpectedly. When the Dowager Lady Hascot arrives unannounced, with Major David Kensington on her arm, John realizes that the visit has all the makings of a disaster. The resident veterinarian, Dr. Regina Scott has written a story true to the Regency era.
The characters, as well as the circumstances, are totally believable and highly entertaining. As for Lord Hascot, John is not only loyal but honorable. He never lies to Amelia, even before they wed. His horses mean much to him. He cannot tolerate anyone who is mean to an animal. He also does not suffer fools, stupidity, or any person who does not prove they are honorable. She does not toss in a lot of rare words that would have readers reaching for the dictionary every few minutes. This story is easy to read and flows smoothly. My interest was captured almost immediately and I never found myself getting bored.
An excellent tale for all who enjoy a good Regency, Historical Romance, or just want a realistic love story. It is the middle of June, the year Burke is now a thoroughbred gambler; however, his mind is not currently concerned with picking his next target to con. She is using the family fortune as an incentive to reunite her sons. The fortune is close to six figures, but neither son could have any of the money unless both brothers claimed the entire sun, together and in person, within the next two months. Otherwise, all the money would be donated to her favorite charity.
Burke has tracked Patrick to Silverton, Colorado. Yet, according to the lovely lady shooting at him, Patrick is long gone. The brothers look a lot alike. If Burke thinks Lexie will tell him where Patrick said he was going, then Burke has another thought coming! Lexie is unlike most females. She is a genius when it comes to numbers and amazing at handling finances.
Lexie is also very logical. Since she has already shot at him, he really should have concluded that she would not hesitate to do anything drastic — such as knocking him senseless and forcing him to take her on his search for Patrick. As Lexie and Burke travel together, they come to know each other on a deeper level. Burke no longer tries to abandon the sensuous Lexie behind.
The lady has an outstanding mind and he is enjoying her company; perhaps too much. Lexie takes longer to trust the maverick, but with all the danger that seems to be stalking them she plans to keep him close. To me, this story is a riot. I had loads of fun watching Lexie and Burke outmaneuver each other. Once they became a team… Well, I do not want to give away any spoilers.
Lexie and Burke are the leading characters and the main focus is on them; however, there are several secondary characters that add some zesty spice to the tale. The pace is steady and the writing style is crisp and clear. Author Jacquie Rogers has yet to disappoint me with any of her stories; no matter its genre.
This one is no exception. I can hardly wait for the next book in the series. Whit knows this. Whit appreciates this. Whit values this. Whenever Whit is able to leave his duties behind and have some stress-free time alone, he travels to Fern Lodge, his fishing retreat. But this time Whit arrives at Fern Lodge to find his home being invaded by three eligible young ladies and their parents.
Unknown to Whit, his loyal valet sent each lady an invitation to attend a house party where or so the invitation eluded the earl would propose marriage to her. Each lady thought that she was the only one invited. Each lady was happy and ready to accept the proposal — except one. Ruby Hollingsford believes she will never find love with an aristocrat for various reasons. Yet, Whit is not the selfish aristocrat she envisioned. And with a little trust, two weeks may prove to be ample time for an unlikely couple to fall into love.
My synopsis of the story does not do it justice. To me, the author hits the nail on its head when she describes the snobbishness and drama that Society had back in the era for those lower in rank. This is, to say, no matter how rich Ruby is now, she still has no title and her father is in trade. There is also some danger involved in the tale, but I cannot discuss it without spoilers which I refuse to do. If the book has the name Regina Scott on its cover, it is sure to please. But the new duchess learns what type of man her husband is on their first night together, when Richard smothers her with a pillow and tosses her body over the side of the honeymoon barge.
Annalise is left for dead and would have perished were it not for the honorable earl that rescued her. Owen Crawford, the reclusive Earl of McDowell, does not like the man that the war has made him. He has spent the last five years in India attacking the sepoys and assassinating the people his commanders ordered.
The war has turned Owen into a killer. He cannot help but think that way. The lady is near death and he could not just leave her there. Owen reluctantly scrapes her up off the banks of the river. He will help her heal, teach her to protect herself, and then send her away. Anna claims to have no memory, but Owen feels the lady recalls more than she admits. He soon finds Anna to be as enchanting as she is mysterious. All the more reason to quickly be rid of her. After a horrid night of work, all I wanted to do was climb in bed with a good book. By the third page my world had dissolved.
I did not notice time slipping away. I did not notice my husband come home from work. I did not notice anything at all until the story ended. Author Sophie Jordan has an incredible writing talent that borders on sublime. Her characters are original, intelligent, and engaging. Her descriptions are vivid, easy to imagine, and believable. This book is going directly to my Keeper shelf. At balls she could be found chatting with the other wallflowers.
The closest Joan has come is reading the lascivious adventures detailed in each episode of 50 Ways to Sin , the most sought after publication in London. Of course, her family would be shocked if they ever learned that Joan delighted in such wicked reading. Not wanting Joan to miss the Season, he asks his sister to be with his daughter. Joan realizes Mother must be very sick to even consider allowing the renegade aunt to chaperon her.
Joan has heard several tales of her high-spirited, unconventional aunt. But what really surprises Joan is that her brother has asked his childhood friend, Lord Burke, to attend her. Every bit of wild gossip about the man is true. So Tristan is shocked when Douglas asks him to attend his sister for a month or so.
Joan Bennet is what Tristan would call a Fury and best avoided. In the end, Tristan agrees to treat her like his sister and perhaps ask her to dance once at a ball. It is the least he could do for Douglas. In the beginning he is mainly intent on besting the Fury. But then he notices her mouth, her bosom, and the way her eyes seem to gleam with gold sparkles when she delivers a stinging set-down. Before long all he can think about is her: laughing, teasing, somber, and breathless with desire. When had he stopped telling himself she was trouble?
This delightful story follows an average looking lady instead of an exquisite beauty. It is refreshing to read about a lady with a backbone and some intelligence. Caroline Linden has written a very believable drama that had me chuckling often. There is no physical danger, but being involved in even a minor scandal is akin to death for unwed ladies in the Regency Era.
I enjoyed watching as Joan and Tristan verbally clashed. I never knew which would win. This is an entertaining read for all fans of Regency Romance. It begins in June, During this time, Emma has seen how lonely the child has been. Her mother is deceased and her father is too wrapped up in his work to take notice. The cook, Mr. Jennings, believes Sir Nicholas Rotherford needs a new wife and that Emma would be perfect.
Emma refuses to wed a scientist; however, she agrees to do her best to bring father and daughter closer together. Ever since scandal destroyed his career, Nicholas has secluded himself in the Grange and has devoted all his time to his new invention. He is developing a special lamp that miners can carry into the ground so they can see their way safely.
Emma challenges Sir Nicholas to see things differently — Alice, his role as a father, even his work. But she does it with a general good nature and pragmatic approach he cannot refute. This is how the author ensures that the pair has the same interest of natural philosophy. Especially in the making of lamps for underground miners. The main characters are not above praying to the Lord for guidance.
If you are searching for a historical romance that does not have characters you would want to hit upside the head due to miscommunications or stupidity, then this story is for you. The sweet, intelligent, and lovable characters will warm your heart while the romance and suspense keeps your eyes glued to the pages. His mother has decided that it will be happen this season. Griffin chooses the serving girl. Not just any serving girl would have done either. This serving girl must be the clumsiest to be found. After all, when she enters the room she is a royal mess, covered head-to-toe in sugar.
She wants nothing more than to take her slow sister away with her and to open a bookshop where they could live together in peace. But in London, nothing goes as planned. Sometimes opposites really do attract. But when she is compromised, Merryn must marry her enemy. As I began reading this story, I had no idea that it was the third book in a series, Scandalous Women of the Ton.
The plot is not new, but still juicy enough to be interesting; however, I never came to really care for the heroine, Merryn. This is the type of heroine that I wish I could just slap upside the head. I actually liked the hero, Garrick. He is mysterious, yet honorable. But I feel that he fell in love with Merryn way too easily and put up with too much. After his wife died giving birth to Jamie, Will ran off with the diplomatic corps. Only the death of his older brother brought him home.
If he had not been called home to claim the title and assume its responsibilities, Will might never have seen his son grow up. Now he is William Wentworth, Earl of Kendrick, and his son, Jamie, is an impressive young man at seventeen years of age. But Jamie had grown up with Lady Samantha Everard as his best friend. Upon meeting the young lady, Will can easily understand why. Baroness Samantha Everard will lose Dallsten Manor and the bulk of her fortune if she does not wed by her twenty-fifth birthday. That fateful day is less than a fortnight away.
Until a few odd years ago, Samantha had not known that she had any living family members. But if she has learned nothing else, Samantha knows that those in her family feel their emotions stronger than most others. It would be a few years of false love, followed by a lifetime of misery. Therefore, Samantha is fiercely determined not to wed in order to keep her inheritance — even if that means losing her home and becoming the poor relative of the family. Will knows from his son that Samantha is under a great deal of pressure, yet Jamie refuses to divulge her secrets.
Even with his years of diplomacy, Will is unable to convince the lady to tell him what is wrong. But when Will notices that Samantha is being stalked, he becomes even more determined to solve the mysteries surrounding her. This is the final book in the Everard Quartet. There is not as much danger as in the previous titles of the series, but there is enough suspense to keep readers glued to their seats until the very end.
Those who have read the prior stories have seen Samantha grow into a lovely and intelligent lady, who is very good at horseback riding and fencing. Now we see the results of her unusual life. And I could not be happier. It is pretty obvious who the bad guy of this story is, but that does not lessen the suspense at all. Vaughn is the only one who plays an important role though. She is a strong role model. I would also like to mention to readers that this is an Inspirational Regency Romance, meaning that the main characters often say a short prayer or recall a Bible verse.
Do not fret if you are not a Christian though. It is one of the traits that I love so much about this author. Highly recommended reading! Verity refuses to wed Rory, preferring to be sent away until things blow over. But once settled in Derbyshire, Verity becomes so bored that she actually agrees to educate the children in the village while their teacher is away for a fortnight or so.
When Rory appears, Verity knows it is his intension to persuade her into accepting his hand in marriage. While Verity has always been fascinated by Rory, she has too much pride to wed a man against his will. In the end, she agrees to an engagement, which she insists that she will break off at the end of the season, even if it renders her unmarriageable. Not that it matters, as she never intends to ever wed.
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Meanwhile, a London newspaper begins to publish excerpts from a mysterious diary, detailing the most shameful exploits of the most scandalous bachelor party which was also attended by the Prince Regent. These stories could easily incite the country to riot, as they come so soon after the French Revolution. Should the truth be revealed, it could destroy any hope of happiness for Verity. But when a series of mysterious accidents takes place, Rory realizes he must face down his greatest fears not only to save Verity, but to win her hand and her heart.
Author Sophia Nash sharpened her claws on certain gentlemen during the previous titles of this series. Now, to my utter delight, Nash sinks those slender talons deeply into the lives of Rory and Verity. Unlike many other Heroines, this one has a backbone and can think for herself. She is not responsible for the stories printed, though they do come from her missing diaries.
And unlike other Heroes, this one is certain of his actions mostly and has no urge to flaunt his brave acts from during the war to prove anything. The author has created believable characters and taken strides to keep events true to history. I found myself curious at some points and laughing aloud at others. Mystery, suspense, and romance collide to give readers a fun and memorable story.
Shortly after their marriage, John founded the construction company of Garret and Tempest. The Mr. Because no one would hire a company run by a woman, Miranda let John take credit for her work. Win contracts Garrett and Tempest to do the reconstruction. Her clothing is years out of fashion, her hair is arranged in a stiff manner, and she wear the most dreadful shoes. Win quickly comes to realize that the lady knows much about architecture and construction and, with a bit of clever manipulating, manages to convince him to improve the plumbing and even Heaven forbid!
Though Win understands that a man Emmett will handle the construction crew and that the elusive Mr. Tempest will draw up the plans, he is still uncomfortable knowing that Miranda will be on site to oversee everything. After all, it is such a long way for a woman to travel daily. Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on whom you ask , his mother solves the problem.
For Win, charming women was almost a natural skill. Miranda is the first woman who did not easily fall for him. Every encounter with her leaves him frustrated. Miranda is annoying, argumentative, intelligent, and obviously hiding something from him. Perhaps that is why Win cannot seem to stay away from the lady. By the time Miranda meets Win, he has already had three broken engagements. I found myself curious as to what had happened.
Who was at fault? Was there something too wicked about Win? The novella is broken down into three sections. So with this book, you get a full-length story, as well as a novella. Both Miranda and Win love a good argument, ahem; I mean a good debate, so they are often challenging each other. This causes a lot of witty dialogue and utterly hilarious situations.
I laughed so hard at one section when the couple finally decides to hit the bedroom together that I marked the first three pages for my husband to read later. He laughed almost as much as I did. This is because the author has an outstanding writing style that allows the reader to easily picture the scenes in their minds. The secondary characters are entertaining as well. When the parents, siblings and their spouses all get together for dinner, things are never boring. All characters, be they main or secondary, have well developed backgrounds. The plot moves at a good pace.
And I cannot wait to read the story all over again. I feel very sorry for anyone who misses this fantastic tale. In Spain, Nicholas had lived by his wits, and has now returned to England a military hero. War has changed him. He is harder, stronger, and smarter. He had earned his name of Devil many times over — with his enemies on the battlefield and with his women in the bedroom.
A bride is the last thing Nicholas wants, but his grandmother demands that he provides and heir quickly. She has even decided on whom the bride will be, Rose Lynton. It is the only way to save her family from sure destitution. She takes care of everything for the family, even at great cost to herself.
By the time her wealthy groom discovers he has married the wrong sister, it will be too late to annul their vows. From the second Nicholas sees his bride he realizes that his wedding night will be a great pleasure indeed. The woman is lovely. Yet as he comes to really know his new wife, Nicholas begins to understand just how lucky he really is.
The diary of a young girl: Anne Frank ; translated from the Dutch by B. Mooyaart-Doubleday ; with an introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt ; and a new preface by George Stevens. Doctor Kate, angel on snowshoes; the story of Kate Pelham Newcomb. Emergency: The true story of a woman's faith and service as an emergency room volunteer. Following the Frontier with F. Jay Haynes, pioneer photographer of the old West. Forty Miles a Day on Beans and Hay. Frontier woman : b the life of a woman homesteader on the Dakota frontier : retold from the original notes and letters of Grace Fairchild, a Wisconsin teacher, who went to South Dakota in Gangs and Gangsters.
Good night, sweet prince: The life and times of John Barrymore.