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Almost Taken (Almost Series Book 1) Kindle Edition

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Length: 348 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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  • File Size: 997 KB
  • Print Length: 348 pages
  • Publisher: Highland Press Publishing (January 6, 2007)
  • Publication Date: January 6, 2007
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002C1ABQS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #452,820 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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ISABEL MERE, pen name for POLLY MCCRILLIS, is the author of historical romances. She grew up in an air force family, earned some college degrees and then spent years keeping up with manic work schedules before moving to "cow-growing" country in Missouri's SW Ozarks. No street lights, no traffic jams - nary a stoplight! - equals plenty of solitude and silence to write her historical romances, and contemporary romances under her given name. If she's not writing or mowing or taking care of dogs, a chunky kitty and loquacious parakeet she's at her secondhand bookshop, Bookmarks, LLC.

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Jaquelin Lorin on August 21, 2007
Format: Paperback
Ava Fychon has enough fire and spirit in her Welsh blood to get her in trouble on any ordinary day, but there is nothing ordinary about the ordeal she has gone through, nor her tenacious determination to save her family from an unsavory fate.

Deran Morissey, Earl of Atherton doesn't know whether he should believe Ava's outrageous tale. And even if it were true, should he help this unconventional woman who is so determined to run headlong into trouble for her cause?

This Regency set book was hard to put down. Ava is a heroine whose story you want to follow long after the story ends. And Deran Morissey is her perfect match. I know I'll read this book more than once. A highly recommended read and a true keeper.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Gerri Bowen on May 26, 2007
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Isabel Mere writes a solid, well researched, wonderful tale in Almost Taken. The story is a page turner even without the romance, but it's the romance I remember best. The characters are so well written, I'd have enjoyed a novel based only on their conversations, interactions and private thoughts.

Ava Fychon, along with her younger sister and brother are taken from their home in Wales, and sold. Yes, sold. In London. In 1825. Ava escapes her captors, vowing to find her siblings and return with them back to Wales. Plucked from the Thames, she's brought to the home of Deran Morissey, Earl of Atherton. Informed she's a thief, Atherton hesitates in sending for the constable, deciding to hear her story before he acts. He initially disbelieves her, but comes to find she's telling the truth. To his disgust he learns about the very profitable selling of children to work in mills and other unsavory places.

The search begins for her sister and brother, the attraction grows between Ava and Deran. Unfortunately, both know there can never be a relationship between them, certainly not a marriage; he's an earl, she's the daughter of a Welsh miner. While maintaining historical accuracy, the author brings the story to a satisfying closure. I do hope there is a sequel to this wonderful book. A very talented writer. This book is a keeper, one I'll read over and over.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kristi Ahlers on April 3, 2007
Format: Paperback
Deran Morissey, Earl of Atherton's stares at the dripping and smelly young woman who was plucked from the River Thames and when he hears the dramatic story she weaves he's not sure what to do with her. Well, that's not entirely true, he'd like to kiss her senseless but first he needs to help her in order to force her to tell him the truth. He has no idea how badly he's misjudged Ava or what she'll do in order to reunite with her family.

Ava Fychon on a mission to find her siblings and she will stop at nothing until they're all together again. When she is plucked from the River Thames after taking the plunge in order escape those that would hurt her and taken to handsome Deran Morissey she doesn't know what will happen. What she does know is she's drawn to the man and yet he doesn't believe her. There is the added problem that they come from such different places. Can something happy come from such a sad and scary start?

This was a fast paced read that will grab the reader from page one. Ava and Deran are interesting characters and the romance that builds between them is sensual and touching. Ms. Mere manages to take the two different storylines that of finding Ava's family and the romance between Ava and Deran and doing right by both. The romance is one story that entertains from cover to cover. I look forward to reading this talented author again in the future.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bettyboop..."easy reader" on September 12, 2012
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This is the first book I have read by this author, Isabel Mere. There are a lot of 5 star reviews and I could have given Almost Taken 5 stars but..... is no one curious as to who is doing the searching for these missing children.
Everything seems to be done by people in the background. There is a lot of talking or thinking, the two main
characters spend an absorbent amount of time worrying about should they stay together, why not and the
difference of their status in society. Is it possible someone could come in and sell the children after their father dies? There is some great writing in this book but could have more true feeling. I did not get a great feeling
between any of the characters. I felt something missing. But it did cost only 99 cents.
Loved the ending.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Le-Anne Shirley on September 10, 2012
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The plot was strong and interesting, the main characters deeply developed and very likeable. The depth of plot was far better than the standard romance novel. My problem was that I wanted it to hurry up. Perhaps I have become lazy and used to quick reads but 600 pages covering three weeks was way too much. I tried scanning, but the characters were too interesting and I didn't want to miss anything. In the end I skipped descritors of places and rooms etc. I'm unsure if I will read the remainder of the series, who am I kidding, of course I will, the characters and plots will ensure that. I will have to practice patience when reading them, should do me some good.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mickey on November 15, 2007
Format: Paperback
Almost Taken is a wonderful, romantic tale that keeps you wanting more. The heroine, Ava, is strong and courageous and you definitely root for her during the entire story and rejoice when she ends up with her dreams, which she does with Deran. The plot is involved and has more depth than some other romantic novels that skim the surface of a story. The novel ended with my looking for more-what happened to Hayden? I hope more of the story unfolds.
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