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Love And Joy [Kindle Edition]

Virginia Henley
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Love And Joy is a novella set in Restoration England.
Joy Ashley lost her ancestral home when Cromwell came to power, forcing her to take a position as a maid.
When King Charles II regains the throne, she mistakenly believes that Ashley Hall will be restored to her. When her dream is shattered, she becomes the governess of Lord Noel Huntingdon's precocious daughter. The little tyrant rules the roost, and that's when the fun and games begin.
Not only does Joy transform Amanda from a petulant child to a happy, loving hoyden, she teaches her new master a few things about "Love and Joy".
This heartwarming story sweeps you back to 17th Century England. It moves from the magnificent estate of Lord Huntingdon, who is a personal friend of the king, to the glittering Whitehall Court of King Charles and his new bride, Queen Catherine.
The playhouses in the City of London have been reopened and the people who had suffered repression are more than ready to indulge themselves in fun-loving, risque entertainments, and close their eyes to the loose morals of the Royal Court.
This is a tale of miracles, and the tender love story will touch your heart.

Product Details

  • File Size: 247 KB
  • Print Length: 92 pages
  • Publisher: Virginia Henley (July 14, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005CX92K4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #155,002 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A heartwarming, steamy holiday historical July 18, 2011
By Ann
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I love Virginia Henley's books! Somehow I missed this novella which was first published as part of an anthology. I'm sorry I did, because I've seldom found a more heartwarming story! Noel and Joy fall in love despite the odds against it, against a richly woven setting of the end of the Cromwellian era and the restoration of the Stuart monarchy in England.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Writer February 26, 2013
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She wrote a very interesting book that brings you to brink of tears in some parts it is so heart warming. Would recommed it to anyone who like romance novels.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book December 26, 2012
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All of Virginia Henley's books are great. I've read all of her books (I think) and every one of them is just as good as the last one I read. PLEASE WRITE FASTER, VIRGINIA!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Virginia Henley Classic November 28, 2011
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Typical of Virginia Henley's heroines, Joy Ashton is a spunky spitfire of a girl in 17th Century England. She may have lost her ancestral home but not her backbone. No one does sweeping historical romances the way Ms. Henley does. I highly recommend this novella.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love Virginia Henley April 8, 2013
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I have read almost all of Virginia Henley's books. The ony ones's I haven't read are a few on kindle that are short stories. Would recommend this book for anyone who enjoys a good romance story.
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More About the Author

New York Times best-seller Virginia Henley is the author of 30 lush and lusty historical romances and 5 short stories. Her books are published in 16 languages around the world. She is the recipient of a dozen awards including a Lifetime Achievement Award from Romantic Times, A Maggie Award for Excellence from the Georgia Romance Writers, and a Waldenbook Award for top-selling long historical for 1994.

The St. Petersburg Times calls Henley "The Queen of Steamy Romance."

Kathe Robin, RT Book Reviews says: "Henley's gift for bringing remarkable women to life in colorful, turbulent times is what turns her romances into keepers. Henley heats up the pages with her love scenes, and her skill at portraying actual historical personages with humanity while maintaining historical accuracy wins our minds. Henley knows what historical romance is all about and always gives the readers what they want."

Henley says: "My hero is always dark, dominant and dangerous. Then I create a woman who is a match for him...or more than a match!
Men come up to me at conferences and thank me for writing my books. One man said, "I don't read them, but I always know when my wife is reading a Henley!"

My last book The Dark Earl is now available in a mass market edition and is the third in my Peers Of The Realm series following The Decadent Duke, and The Irish Duke. The fourth and last book Lord Rakehell will go on sale in November.

I have just turned two of my backlist books into Kindle ebooks. Wild Hearts and Bold Conquest are historical romances. My novella Hot As Fire, also available on Kindle, is my only contemporary. I have a short story up on Kindle called Letter of Love that is always FREE. I also have a historical novella ebook called Love And Joy.

I also have a new ebook that is a Southern family saga that has never been in print. MASTER OF PARADISE tells the story of Nicholas Peacock who is disinherited of his title and wealth in England. He sails to Charleston, South Carolina, and starts a cotton plantation just before the Civil War disrupts everyone's life.
As well I have an historical novella A Rough Wooing, set in the Scottish Borders that has never appeared in print.
I am presently writing a scandalous Regency novella.

I love to hear from my readers. email: or view my website: or leave a message on my Facebook page:

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