Lady Ella Myerston can always find a reason to smile - even if it's just in hope that tomorrow will be better than today. All her life everyone has tried to protect her from the realities of the world, but Ella knows very well the danger that has haunted her brother and their friend, and she won't wait for it to strike again. She intends to take action, and if that happens to involve an adventurous trip to the Cotswolds, then so much the better.
So as audiences we are to believe everyone was so afraid of one man and his accomplice that they were crippled by fear? Really? When we have two Dukes and an Earl? The entire premise was not supported by logic and hence it made the hero and the Duke appear as weak men. The logic was definitely in short order and I am sorry I got as far into the story as I did hoping it would turn around for the better. Do NOT waist your time with this story.
Lady Georgina Hawthorne has worked tirelessly to seal her place as the Incomparable for her debut season. At her first London ball, she hopes to snag the attention of an earl. With money and business connections, but without impeccable bloodlines, Colin McCrae is invited everywhere but accepted nowhere. When he first encounters the fashionable Lady Georgina, he's irritated by his attraction to a woman who concerns herself only with status and appearance.
I think the reading would have been better by a teenager than CAD. It was so poorly done that I could not get into the book. I also did not like how easily the issue got fixed by introducing religion. I can not recommend this story at all. Poor narration, slllllow storyline and silly romance.
When the dashing Jack Carstares is unfairly accused of cheating at cards, he leaves the country in disgrace. Returning some years later disguised as a highwayman, his reappearance heralds a dramatic chain of events that includes a Duke, a damsel, a duel, and not one, but two kidnappings. Written when she was just 17, The Black Moth was Heyer’s first novel, but it bears many of the hallmarks of her later romances, being vivid, witty, and peppered with historical insight.
I was about to give up completely when the story finally took a turn for the better. Would have liked to see the book continue with a romance for the Duke. Loved the lazy voice given to him by Julian Rhind-Trutt. Excellent performance and character development although not sure such lengthy and long character development was necessary for so many prior to the start of the romance.
Young Kitty Charing stands to inherit a vast fortune from her irascible great-uncle Matthew - provided she marries one of her cousins. Kitty is not wholly adverse to the plan, if the right nephew proposes. Unfortunately, Kitty has set her heart on Jack Westruther, a confirmed rake, who seems to have no inclination to marry her anytime soon.
Aside from the annoying music I liked all else. GREAT performance by Clare Wille completed this historical romance.
When Arabella first arrives in London, she has only one mission: to snare a rich husband. With a mind to beat the competition, she pretends to be a rich heiress and soon finds herself the talk of the town, pursued by the most eligible bachelors in the city. But she has her sights on one man only: the much-hunted Mr Beaumaris. Our feisty heroine puts up a fight and deals the worldly-wise Beaumaris a deft hand in the game of love; at first grudgingly charmed, he soon becomes smitten.
The hero’s character seems ali most identical to some other books. The heroine resists him and does not trust he wants her for herself (again as some other heroines in GH books). A good book if you are not reading GH back to back to back.
Horatia Winwood is the youngest and the least attractive of the three Winwood sisters. She also has a stammer. But when the enigmatic and eminently eligible Earl of Rule offers for her oldest sister’s hand – a match that makes financial and social sense, but would break her heart – it is Horatia who takes matters into her own impetuous hands. Can she save her family’s fortune?
What a fabulous writer/performer combo. Absolutely engaging. The love growing between the hero and heroine and character developments were not as strong but overall a good read.
The accomplished Corinthian Sir Richard Wyndham is wealthy, sophisticated, handsome ,and supremely bored. Tired of his aristocratic family constantly pressuring him to get married, he determines to run away after meeting the delightful, unconventional heroine Penelope Creed. Penelope - literally - falls into his life late one night as she hangs from the window of her aunt's house - she too attempting to escape the pressures of forced marriage.
Loved almost everything. Only hesitation in not giving it a 5 stars was that mysteries seemed to solve themselves without much effort. The hero could within seconds figure out and put together what had taken place so no complicated mystery. However overall I still loved the book. Very witty comments sprinkled throughout as well. Highly recommend.
Oliver York returns from war to find his father dead, his finances in arrears, and himself the new Earl of Carlisle. If he doesn't marry an heiress - and fast! - he and his tenants are going to be pitching tents down by the Thames. He definitely shouldn't be trading kisses with a penniless debutante...no matter how captivating she is!
Story was uninteresting. Story predictable and characters were not well developed. The 180 degree turn on the grandparents was very romance bookish as well. Overall glad it was a short book.
After her estate is entailed away, Jessamine Foster has no choice but to live with relatives who detest her. When her aunt gives her an ultimatum to leave, Jessamine accepts a position as companion to Lord Kirkendale's sister - even though she's been warned her predecessors can't seem to resist the earl's exceptional good looks. Can Jessamine manage to hold on to her job without losing her heart?
Basis of the story is almost identical to other two books I just read by SR however the general story is different. One character is of the nobility but questionable background, a rival female, Cinderella background for the heroine and a hero that does not give two figs for the questionable background of his heroine. This story became too predictable. I feel the story baseline should vary more for those of us that are fans of SR so that when we read one book after another we don’t confuse books since they all kind of sound similar.
When she was a poor country girl in a hand-me-down dress, Rosamund saved the Duke of Swanhaven from the brink of despair, only to fall in love with him. Now a celebrated mannequin for an exclusive London dressmaker, her glamorous life is empty without the man to whom she gave her heart. Can a beastly duke and a beautiful mannequin ever find a fairy tale ending?
Another great book by SR. Although storyline mimics SpinsterI still enjoyed reading it. Both stories have one character from the nobility although not accepted in that world, a rival the hero becomes friends with, the couple gets accepted into the Ton’s bosom after clearing their names and in both books the issues get solved at the end of the book in a matter of about 5 minutes. Here there are a couple of evil Cinderella sisters thrown in as the rivals as well. Looking at all the similarities one may say why should I read it the? Well because although there are similarities the story is still completely engaging. Two thumbs up for me.