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Chelynne [Kindle Edition]

Robyn Carr
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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Book Description


Orphaned and raised by her uncle, the feisty sixteen-year-old Chelynne resolves to show her gratitude by marrying the man of her uncle's choice. Bracing herself for a graying, sickly noble, the last man she expects for a husband is the dashing future Earl of Bryant, Chadwick Hawthorne—suddenly, being a loving wife doesn't seem too hard a task. But he spurns her affection and remains her husband only in name, never in deed. Tormented by unfinished business from his past and an uprising threatening his land, Chad resolves to keep his distance from everyone, including his young wife.

Chelynne will go to any lengths to ignite her husband’s passion and save their marriage. But when she finally goes too far, the Earl must share his dark secret before Chelynne loses her reputation—or worse, her life.

Set during the English Restoration, CHELYNNE is filled with political conspiracies, family secrets, and shocking affairs, creating a deliciously complicated plot. Fans of VIRGIN RIVER are going to love this historical novel written with Robyn's trademark zest for life.

Robyn Carr is the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Virgin River Series and The Thunder Point Series, published by Mira. CHELYNNE is the first of her nine historical novels, which will be reissued as digital editions in the coming months.

“A delightful book…Robyn Carr is absolutely marvelous.” —Danielle Steel

“Adventure, danger, derring-do, as well as doings at the glittering anything-goes court of Charles II ....Carr tells an entertaining yarn.” —Publishers Weekly

“A fast, gripping story...The reading public can anticipate good books from an imaginative new author.”—Best Sellers

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About the Author

Robyn Carr is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of many novels, including The Virgin River Series.

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  • File Size: 635 KB
  • Print Length: 457 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005NLSQ66
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #77,651 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book !! Great Story September 1, 1999
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This was a wonderful book !!! Highly Recommended- 5+ ***** One of my all time favorites !!!! I loved Chelynne and Chad. They were great characters !! Great storyline, writing and character development. A Brief Synopsis: Chad's father, Earl of Bryant is old and in failing health. He wants to secure the future earldom and inadvertently 'forces' Chad to marry Cheylnne, who's consenting family consists of a loving Uncle, an Overbearing Aunt and Devious cousin. There are circumstances, misunderstandings, past hurts and fears which causes Chad to feel pressured and resentful of his marriage so he does all he can to prevent himself from happiness, love and getting close to Chelynne, including avoiding 'consumation' of the marriage... which frustrates her to no end !!! You laugh, you cry... It has everything you want in a romance novel........ There are misunderstandings and bittersweet moments, alot of interesting characters and plot twists.... There is even Another Woman who still pursues Chad even tho he is wed ! .... She is his former mistress whom Chelynne suspects still is his lover.... I couldn't put it down the first time I read it and I have read this book many times over. It's definitely worth reading again and again!
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars VERY DEPRESSING STORY!!! October 2, 2011
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This story left me totally depressed. It is not even worth $1.99. Chelynne is married off at the age of 16 to the son of an Earl, Chad is 17 years older than Chelynne and he is mean and cruel to this beautiful kind and gentle soul. Chad was forced to marry her by his father and poor Chelynne marries him because her beloved uncle has asked her to. She is obedient, because she want to honor her uncles wishes. Chad married the maid (wash women) years before and his father did not honor or acknowledge the marriage, his wife Anne died after giving birth to his son. They were very poor because Chad father disinherited him. So he seeks his revenge daily on poor unsuspecting Chelynne. She has no idea why Chad hates her rejects her and refuses to consummate their marriage. This is a long miserable story. Chad realizes about 20 pages before the end of the book that Chelynne would be a good choice as mother to raise his son Kevin and now heir, to the earldom. Even in the end of the story he only wants to use this kind and gentle soul and she was physically beautiful too. Chad never loved her and Chelynne's HEA is to only be the mother of Chad's beloved dead wife Ann's son. If that is all I could get in the way of happiness I wouldn't want it. I just wanted Chelynne to leave this B Don't waist your $1.99 or time on this book.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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If you rate this book by how many words you get to read for the $1.99 paid out, this is a tremendous bargain. But if you factor in the time you spent reading that you'll never get back again, well, you have to ask "Is this book worth it?" I'd say 'no'.

Much before Robyn Carr was writing her very popular contemporary romance series such as Virgin River and Shelter Mountain, she was fascinated by the Restoration period in England and decided to write her first book with that setting. I definitely can admire that very young Robyn Carr (26 at the time), with two babies (1 and 3 years of age), who wrote this book at the table and had to clear off her typewriter at dinner time so her young family could eat together, but, honestly, sometimes an author's very early work should not be resurrected on Kindle. Sometimes these books are no longer in publication for a reason.

At that time Carr was inspired by Kathleen Winsor's FOREVER AMBER and Anya Seton's body of work. Unfortunately, she seems to have been inspired to compete in novel length, in addition to time frame, and this novel is much too long and wordy. To be fair, I have to say that the book has some good moments. If I hadn't already read so many historicals about the Restoration, I'd have found some bits of interest here. And she made her Charles II dissolute (as he was) but also very charismatic (which he also was).

Sadly, Charles II was my favorite character in the book, followed by hero Chadwick's friend John and by heroine Chelynne's uncle and these were all secondaries. The hero and heroine were not to my liking. Well, I'll cut some slack for the 16-year-old heroine. She's maybe too young to expect wise and mature actions from her. The hero, however, is 33. He gets no passes from me.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Chelynne November 6, 2011
By edscat
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I was extremely disappointed in this book and could hardly believe it was written by the same author as the Virgin River Series. It's a good thing I read that series first because if I had read Chelynne first, I would never have bought the Virgin River Series thinking they would have been as bad. I read for enjoyment and this is not a book that leaves the reader with a good feeling. I would certainly not classify this as a romance. There was nothing romantic about how the two main characters interacted.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting story May 28, 2014
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This book had a interesting story and a surprise who the father really was. Robyn Carr is a very good story teller
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1.0 out of 5 stars not that good May 22, 2014
By kootie
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This book wasn't up to Robyn's usual style. I was very disappointed and would have expected better from her efforts.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Keep up the good work May 20, 2014
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Robyn Carr is my favorite author. I read any thing she writes. Her books are fun relaxing easy to read
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Shoulda read the summary -- too much romance.
Published 1 month ago by Mari Y. Ragland
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
love this book
Published 2 months ago by xiomara dominguez
5.0 out of 5 stars Lord & lady
Good read
Published 2 months ago by ella
1.0 out of 5 stars This was easily the worst Robyn Carr book I have read
This was easily the worst Robyn Carr book I have read. I don't even know where to start. I forced myself to finish it. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Adyn
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting historical romance. It was interesting to learn more ...
Interesting historical romance. It was interesting to learn more about that historical period.
Published 3 months ago by M. Varney
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I like reading just about everything robyncarr.
Published 5 months ago by marie
5.0 out of 5 stars Love found for period novels
I'm not usually one for period novels, but thoroughly enjoyed Chelynne! I guess I'm just hooked on Robyn Carr books period!
Published 5 months ago by Robin Henderson
5.0 out of 5 stars Gets you hooked on the first page and does't let ...
Gets you hooked on the first page and does't let go until the last one, some 400 pages later! It is not a typical Robyn Carr setting (18th century London) but it's as intense as... Read more
Published 6 months ago by ike adams
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 7 months ago by Bonnie-Lee Simpson
4.0 out of 5 stars I liked
I enjoyed reading this book! Robyn Carr has certainly matured in her writing over the years. I always look forward to her books, and appreciate that her older books are being made... Read more
Published 9 months ago by J E Coble
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Robyn Carr is a RITA® Award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author of almost fifty novels, including the critically acclaimed Virgin River series. Her highly anticipated new series, Thunder Point, will be released March 2013. Robyn and her husband live in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can visit Robyn Carr's website at

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