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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin (June 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373295480
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373295487
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.8 x 6.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,623,676 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

You will like this book if you like regency romances...and I do.
Amazon Customer
Such a change from superficial romances - this book includes supporting characters that are as completely developed as the hero and heroine.
Bookworm
Sadly, I will have to wait a bit longer than that for Elizabeth Roll's next book but I am already looking forward to it most eagerly.
Susan Smith

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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Susan Smith on May 14, 2009
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Elizabeth Rolls moved onto my keeper shelf some while ago and I have waited for this book to be released with great anticipation. As a lover of the trad Regency, it is increasingly difficult to find new authors who can give me a satisfying read that ticks all of my boxes. Elizabeth Rolls has matured into a terrific writer of Regencies that nod to the older style yet contain sexual scenes that are moving, poignant and genuinely part of the story.

Briefly, without wishing to reveal too many spoilers, this is a novel with a hero who appeared in two of her previous books, Viscount Braybrook, and Christy Daventry, the daughter of a scandalous relationship between a gently-bred woman and a duke. Braybrook's own background contains some real surprises as we learn about him and he has four half-siblings, some of whom are young enough to be his own children. He is surprisingly believable and admirable as a father figure to them and his love and care for them is truly touching. His step-mother, Serena, is a pivotal character and I really liked her.

The author writes with a wonderful feel for the period, her dialogue is smooth and flowing and she creates characters of great dimension. You truly care about what happens to them and want to cheer them on as they make mistakes, misjudgments and misinterpretations but eventually come togther in love and harmony. Rolls uses illigitamacy, class divides, moral standards and forgiving and all-encompassing love to create a story with a dark undertone that takes into account the less forgivable attitudes of the past but lets her characters rise above it all in a totally believable way.

I truly enjoyed this book and sometimes wish that my keeper authors were like machines and could bash out their books on a monthly basis. Sadly, I will have to wait a bit longer than that for Elizabeth Roll's next book but I am already looking forward to it most eagerly. Highly recommended to all lovers of the Regency genre. Enjoy!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Rachel Holland on January 24, 2010
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I have fallen in love with Elizabeth Rolls, I first caught on to her fabulous writing with a free kindle book and have been hopelessly hooked ever since. After reading this book I'm dying for some more! Well written with very ingenious situations. Sucked me in and kept me reading until the very end. I even shed a tear!

Definitely for those who love romantic novels, a keeper for sure!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Austen Ardor on September 9, 2009
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In my opinion, this is the best effort by Rolls to date. Enjoyable, believable characters with a unique plot. I always think a book's especially good when I with there was an epilogue to read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 26, 2009
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I am becoming a fan of Elizabeth Rolls. I have just finished this book and enjoyed it as much as another one I have just read "A compromised lady". The strength in Roll's stories is that they are not the usual sweet, bland nonsense that so often is found in this genre. Yes, I agree that some areas of the story were a little hard to swallow, but I loved the developing romance and happy ending. Recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By JTC on September 8, 2010
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I have read several of Ms. Rolls books lately and this has been by far my favorite one! Christy is a strong, believable character whose forth-right manner is quite a revelation. I really liked that she did not keep her past from Julian throughout the book and the misunderstandings between these two characters were not long, drawn out affairs. The other characters in the book played great supporting roles, including the children. Seeing a warm, loving regency era family was a nice change of pace!
A great weekend read!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M. DETWILER on July 24, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I was very pleased with this book. "Lord Braybrook's Penniless Bride" was a little gem of a book. I hadn't read Elizabeth Rolls before, but am searching out her backlist. Julian, Viscount Braybrook, was a riveting character. He could have been the typical rake of the peerage, but he had depths to him that were brought out by Christi Daventry. She had been engaged by Julian to show his younger sister the life she might lead were she to run off with Christi's brother. It would be a life without money and all the luxuries Alicia had grown up with. It was rather eye-opening for her. Naturally, sparks flew between Christi and Julian. I won't say more about the plot only that we read all the time about rakes of this period. This book dealt rather frankly with what can result from a rake's behavior and how those involved must deal with the situation. Very very charming little book. Really can tug on your heartstrings.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bookworm on November 29, 2010
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Everytime I re-read this book I linger over every word as I am again so drawn into the passages of this well-written story. Such a change from superficial romances - this book includes supporting characters that are as completely developed as the hero and heroine. This book has become a standard against which I measure other romance books.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By booknut on February 22, 2010
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The best historical romance I read in years. Touching, romantic, steamy. I liked the new twist on the old governess storyline. Both the characterisation and dialogue make this book one that I will remember.
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