Well, except for that bedroom scene, which I've never read before in a Regency. The problem is that once you have gotten your nifty new product, the the beleaguered earl lane allison gets a brief glance, maybe a once over, but it often tends to get discarded or lost with the original packaging. As an adult, books offered a respite from the strain of daily living. Unfortunately, the Devil of Coventry has little use for Christmas and even less for proper young ladies. Desperate for funds, Max gambles and wins the Redrock property not realizing that the property is leased to Hope Ashburton and her mother.
When I read Arietta's review, I was determined to purchase the book and even though I had purchased several other books to read this week, I dove right into this one. In fact, he lacked confidence in many areas, made poor decisions, was stubborn to a fault, and so forth. Now, the author does a good job of getting us to see the good in him and his character does improve considerably, but I just couldn't get those two details out of my head. She is a Holt Medallion Winner and the 2005 Romantic Times Career Achievement Award Winner, as well as National Readers' Choice Awards Finalist for three books. Call me crazy but that one little sentence set me up to not like Bridgeport very much. He was a real piece of work - or, perhaps, one could say he was a true work in progress. In the never-in-print Star of Wonder, Lynn Kerstan brings her special brand of magic to the page when an exotic and dangerous stranger arrives to disrupt the meager Christmas of Stella Bryar, who has struggled to support the family retainers in the wake of her father's death.
The Beleaguered earl was beleaguered due to his own actions and in-actions. Last comment, Hope Ashburton is a true wonder. Richard upon learning his father lied to him all these years, finds out his sister is still alive and comes to bring her home. Author: Mysteries of LoveChloe Fields has been employed as a companion, housekeeper, and lady's maid since her father's poor investments and her brother's reckless gambling drained the family coffers. . From here it turns dark. The rumor mill had Bridgeport cheating at cards, poisoning the tip of the sword he used in the duel, and just in general having run totally out of money.
Captain Andrew Seabrook has never forgiven himself for making romantic advances toward Chloe before joining the army eleven years earlier. Allison Lane is the author of 20 Regency novels and 6 novellas. I loved the fact that the h found the strength at age 17 to make a life for herself on her own terms rather than throwing it away. The problem is that once you have gotten your nifty new product, the the earl s revenge lane allison gets a brief glance, maybe a once over, but it often tends to get discarded or lost with the original packaging. They meet again when Bridgeport is forced to rusticate to one of his country estates because of gossip, lies and scandals someone is putting out in London.
So when he wins Redrock House and its tenant farms while gambling, he seizes the opportunity to make his dreams come true. I felt very strongly for both the hero and the heroine. But, it was a difficult decision - for most of the book, I felt in the mood to give it 3 stars. After being injured at Waterloo, Andrew is recuperating at Seabrook Manor when he is asked to help investigate the mysterious death of Sir Nigel Fields--and finds his passion once again ignited by the woman he believes he so wrongly dishonored. Estranged from her family, she hopes to earn enough money to live independently in a cottage of her own.
The Earl of Bridgeport plots the perfect revenge for Elaine Thompson, the insignificant chit who left him standing at the altar, tarnishing his reputation. Hardwicke, Lord Wainwright and his wife, Elaine Thompson and her friend Anne Becklin, etc, etc. The savagely puritanical background was new and interesting. It has been quite a long while since I read a book from cover to cover, well into the night - and I am paying the price today! When prodigal son Alex Northcote returns from a six year absence to take control of the family estate, he must run a gauntlet of. Hope Ashburton was living with her invalid mother at Redrock House when she learned that her home had been gambled away to the rake Maxwell Longford, Earl of Merimont.
We meet a Lord Grimfield, his sister Miss Thompson, his daughter the Honorable Mary Thompson, a Viscount Stayne, a poet named Mr. Thornton, a book illustrator named M. Maxwell's ambitions lie in agriculture and estate management, but his father would never trust him with such a responsibility. As much as I sympathized with Hope, her characterization felt off. Divide the house, of course. It is well worth owning: I just enjoyed reading it a second time.
Our H, the beleaguered son of a Marquess, after a lifetime of contention with his father, is cut off by him in a most public and humiliating manner. These days my spare time is limited. The heroine is a voyeur, listening and peeking whenever possible, getting excited and wondering how she would enjoy it. For now, I write Regencies. A must for me is that the hero must be able to take a strong stand when push comes to shove. That clears up things nicely. Mr Thornton is a pseudonym for a member of the ton who doesn't want the public to know he's a published poet.