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The Diamonds Of Welbourne Manor: Justine And The Noble Viscount\Annalise And The Scandalous Rake\Charlotte And The Wicked Lord Mass Market Paperback – May 1, 2009
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The reality is far more heart-warming, quarrelsome, loving and fun! With cheeky servants, a gorgeous home, squabbling siblings, entertaining guests and two dogs that steal the show and anything else that isn't nailed down it's a wonderful read for a Sunday afternoon.
The heart of this anthology is the Fitzmanning family. They are rowdy, independent and they adore each other. Not the done thing in 1818 English society. I loved every minute I spent with them.
While each novella is a separate love story, the thread that runs through each of them is the genuine affection these young people have for each other. A close knit family, when they have every reason not to be, they give the reader someone to root for at every turn, someone to conspire with, to laugh with, to cry with and to fall in love with.
In Justine and the Noble Viscount, the ever sensible Justine teaches the British lord with the stiffest upper lip I've ever seen how to smile and how to love and that love and understanding - not to mention patience! - is what makes a family.
In Annalise and the Scandalous Rake, the artistic Annalise learns to accept the woman she really is, she must be that woman outside of the four walls of her studio.Read more ›
Diamonds truly are a girl's best friend, especially when said diamonds are specially made for her wedding day! In The Diamonds of Welbourne Manor, we have stories about three sisters who are as different as night and day, and the legacies bequeathed to them by their mother in the form of three one-of-a-kind diamond necklaces, to be worn on their wedding days.
Justine, eldest daughter of the Duke of Manning, is the rock that holds her family together and keeps her younger siblings in line, relatively speaking anyhow. However, her world is upended the day Gerald Brenner shows up at their door with the devastating news that the Duke and Duchess died on their wedding trip to Italy. Now trying to get affairs in order after the death, Brenner and Justine find they are unable to resist each other's allure. But can there ever be marriage between Justine and the Noble Viscount?
Brenner is put in a very awkward position when he is expected to settle the estate of the Duke and Duchess of Manning, and break the news to their family of their deaths. Things are made even more uncomfortable for him when he meets Justine, his stepsister. She is the practical one in the family, which makes her the ideal candidate to help Brenner with his duties. These two are thrown together so much that is was a guarantee tender emotions would develop between them. They have their own struggles to overcome though, not the least of which that technically, they are related, if not by blood. This causes them to fight the relationship brewing as long as possible. I loved seeing them get past their differences and preconceived notions to find happiness and love together.Read more ›
Book 1 -
Diane Gaston: "Justine and the Noble Viscount."
Rating: 3 stars Grade: C+ Status: Pleasant read
Many in society were very critical of the Duke of Manning's boisterous, carefree household. And Gerald Brenner was a firm worshiper in that criticism. When he was ten, his mother had made a choice -- the waiting arms of the Duke of Manning or the loving arms of her frighten, little boy! His mother had become a duchess! And Gerald Brenner had learned to hate.
As he entered the Fitzmanning manor, a glorious house party was in full swing. However, soon all the festivities would come to an abrupt end; the deaths of one's parents could do that! Gerard Brenner was the Fitzmanning's guardian and trustee. It was his duty to help them; to show them what to do, and to tell them what to say. Responsibilities Gerald Brenner did not want! He did not want to have admirable feelings for this motley crew. And to make matters worse, the duke's eldest daughter, the lovely Miss Justine Savard, was suddenly stirring up Gerard's cold, neglected heart.
AFTER I grasped the familial connections, I settled into JUSTINE AND THE NOBLE VISCOUNT. Overall, the story was enjoyable, although the childish, adolescent behavior of the Fitzmanning brood did spoil some sections.
". . . Brenner recognized the Duke's legitimate sons . . . whom he had glimpsed in society a time or two . . ."
From that statement the new Duke of Manning, Nicholas Fitzmanning, is a man!Read more ›
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I have always love reading of family ties, how they may be apart, but would go up in arms when one needs help. This is one such story. Read morePublished 9 months ago by rushie86
Excellent book, I just found Deb Marlowe and I can't get enough of her books. The only problem is once you start reading this book you will not be able to put it down. Read morePublished 11 months ago by JanNelson
This is a really good author. Her books are hard to find except through Amazon however.Published 15 months ago by luvroamance
Nice twists and surprises and laugh-out-loud funny. Eccentric parents, gifted children and a lovely house. A great mini-vacation and good for the mood.Published 21 months ago by Rose one of the best , heartfelt, and realistically portrayed stories I have read.
I picked this collection up some time ago but decided to read through it again recently. The stories were interesting and revolve around the natural and legitimate children of the... Read morePublished on January 18, 2014 by Sandy Milan
This where really cute stories. Fisrt one Brenner and Justine. Second Annalise and Ned. Third Charlette and Drew. All three wonderful and cute stories. Read morePublished on December 2, 2011 by Gi
After reading Stephen and Mae's as h/h in "How to Marry a Rake," I looked forward to reading this sort of prequel but was left disappointed. Read morePublished on July 10, 2011 by Jessantonia
As a concept I think it was intriguing and full of possibilities. Its also possibly one of the more outlandish premises I've read in any historical novel. Read morePublished on February 6, 2010 by Lexie
Well, I didn't want to like the family in theses tories because I like my Regency ladies prim and proper, but I couldn't help it. Read morePublished on October 1, 2009 by Booklover