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Oh, Cherry Ripe [Kindle Edition]

Claudy Conn , Karen Babcock
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (161 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Cherry Elton was beside herself! Her own mother had arranged a marriage for her to a man she had never even met. She had no choice but to run away.

Sky Westbrooke had no wish to marry, but his mischievous siblings sorely needed a firm maternal hand. Yet, how could he court his unseen bride, when into his employ had come the most remarkable, enchanting governess?

And Cherry, playing at being a governess was smitten by the handsome, cavalier Lord Westbrooke. His stolen kisses left her breathless—yet, he was betrothed to another. Whatever was a love struck governess to do?

Editorial Reviews


5 Stars from Laura (Elf's reviews)

The Review: The characters were amazing and the chance of them meeting like this and falling in love was almost a fairy tale ending and set up. Cherry (Cheryl) was the female character of Oh Cherry Ripe, she disagreed with the way women were viewed in london during this time period. Sky is the man who needed compassion from the starts. Together the two characters create a bang that shake their universe. Claudy Conn threads another love story in ways that make it fun to read.

From the Author

I loved writing this, and if there are terms or expressions you would like to know the meaning of--here is a site that can give you that: - Z
I would like to point out that while this is Regency accurate, I took dramatic license in order to facilitate the tale. A reviewer pointed out that ladies did not behave this way during the regency period, and I am happy to contradict that view.
Women were always behaving out of character for their times. It is what makes us individuals . It is why we got the vote, it is why we are who we are today. In addition to that general statement, research showed me notable and historical women of the times, running away from home, burning love letters in park square, having children out of wedlock and thus, my heroines usually do something to buck their times. I write to entertain, and always try with great hope to do just that.
A reader wanted to know how I came up with the name Skyler for the hero and it simply was  derived from the name Skylark, which has been used for both men and women in historical England.
Claudy Conn

Product Details

  • File Size: 3012 KB
  • Print Length: 171 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: BC Publications (January 14, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #220,699 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Historical romance July 15, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I was given this book in return for an honest review. Ok, so normally I'm not a huge fan of historical fiction, however, once I got past my prejudice, I found that this was a well written, entertaining book. Cherry is headstrong, boyish, independant, and modern female. She would have done well in todays society. Her step mother tells her that she has arranged a marriage with a suitable gentleman and Cherry sees red as she wants to marry for love. She runs away, planning on going to her old nanny's for help. On the way, she runs into Sky, he is a well to do young man, who has requested a woman's hand in marriage, having never met her and needing help in caring for his younger siblings. They have an instant chemistry. I think you can tell where this is going. This book is chock full of humor, Cherry is entirely to headstrong for it not to be. Go check it out even if you aren't a huge fan of historical fiction. I enjoyed it.
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good romance, but it could have been more. July 4, 2012
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Four and half stars, but out of personal preference, not as a reflection of the writer's skill.

A sweet regal romance. Beautifully written, a little on the short side (Oh, Cherry Ripe is only about 70% of the Kindle book; then previews of other books). The main characters aren't necessarily unique, but they are well-developed and true to the time. The side characters are charming and easy to love.

The story centers on two people set to marry. The man, Sky, is marrying out of necessity. The woman, Cherry, is being forced into the marriage by her mother. To avoid the dire situation, she runs away before even asking who her betrothed is. That night, she meets Sky without knowing he is her intended fiance.

It is revealed at the very beginning that Sky and Cherry are engaged to each other. As they fall in love, they lament that they are each promised away to people they have never met. I felt like the author could have taken her readers for a fun ride with a nice twist if she hadn't let the reader know who they were promised to either at the beginning.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars With a Cherry on top :) August 27, 2012
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Sweet and tart as the main character's name implies. The romance was sweet and you felt for Cherry's situation and you wanted Lord Westbrooke to get the upper hand, too. The tension was not over much and the ending was great. Would love to have an ending so perferct. 4 1/2 stars
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Modern historical May 27, 2013
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I was quite enjoying this story up to the point where the h became a modern day miss and jumped into bed with the H. I cannot understand today's authors writing Regency romances. There is no chance in my mind, that a young woman of that period would have sex with a man after knowing him for a few days. Never mind give him a blow job the very first time she sleeps with him. After this point, I was just plain annoyed and struggled to keep going. We knew that the H was on the verge of being engaged to the h (without either knowing that it was to each other) and we know that he thinks of having affairs once he is married (the author lets us know his thoughts). What chance do we have of believing that the H is going to remain faithful to the h? I hate stories where the H sleeps with the h and then offers to make her his mistress. It cheapens the whole story and undervalues the relationship. Not for me I'm afraid.
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Blast!!! June 25, 2012
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From the beginning of this story to the very end, I was breathless! I am a sucker for books of the past! A time and place where men were dashing and ladies were...well just that... ladies! This is a very much 'coming into her' own book. The 'lady', or spirited girl (of sorts)is told that she will be forced to marry someone she doesn't know. Like all other girls that don't like to do what they're told, she runs away. This is where her story really begins and her adventure starts. Claudy has taken the twists of Emma, the innocence of Pride and Prejudice, and the passion of Jane Eyre and brought it into the 21st century. It was an amazing read that had me laughing out loud and cheering on the soon to be happy couple!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Short, Engaging, Historical Read :) July 17, 2012
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I really enjoyed this historical! :) I normally am a paranormal only girl but occasionally I like to throw in a Highlander or Historical one and helps refresh me for my paranormals again :)

This is a great short story (about a 4 hour read or so?) but very well written and I liked how the story played out.

You've got Cherry who's stepmom basically betroths her to a man she's never met before. Cherry is very much against this as she wants to marry for love and even if she's getting past her marrying years she has money and doesn't want to be forced to commit. When her stepmom tells her this Cherry decides to run away from home. She's going to go her route no matter what her mom says.

Sky is bethrothed to a girl he's never met because he has 4 siblings and 2 of those siblings are still at home and have basically frightened off all their other governesses. Two of the other siblings are at school though the oldest one (16-17?) comes home because he's basically pushing his teachers buttons and is sent home in disgrace.

When Cherry runs away she stumbles across Sky and they share a heated kiss but then she disappears on him. He wants to know more about Cherry but doesn't find out anything about her till later on.

I don't want to say too much because it will spoil the rest of the story but if you're looking for a nice, steamy, romantic historical you should give Oh Cherry Ripe a try.

I really enjoy short stories like this because I get a break from my normal stories AND I can read it in one day... and sometimes that is really nice don't ya think? I have a serious issue with picking up 300 page novels and staying up ALL night to read them and then I'm exhausted the next day so I really do enjoy Novellas :) Give Claudy a chance, you won't be disappointed. :)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok!
The story was okay even with some typos. I don't know how to explain my thoughts concerning this story but I will try. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Janie_tx
5.0 out of 5 stars A fun & sexy read!
Cherry Elton is a handful and very impulsive. Her stepmother does not know how to handle her, so she has arranged a marriage. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Betty Olsen
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
great book
Published 3 months ago by Rosemarie Hurtado
5.0 out of 5 stars sweet cherry
This was a really sweet, lovely story. I liked it so much I read it in two days. Go ahead and read it.. It's worth your time!
Published 4 months ago by Mary
4.0 out of 5 stars Needs more to the ending
Personally the book ended very abruptly for me. I felt it needed to see some more of the main male character's family. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Glorydolphin8301
2.0 out of 5 stars Trashy dirty novel. I was hoping for something clean and ...
Trashy dirty novel. I was hoping for something clean and period appropriate.
Published 6 months ago by chemie
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great read, cherry thinks women should have more rights ...
This is a great read,cherry thinks women should have more rights as in marrying a man of her choosing. Read more
Published 6 months ago by marsha brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Love and identities
This is the story of a girl of the ton who has yet to succumb to their ways. Cherry is ever embroiled in scandals of her own making and when she's dared to behave less than... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Random Musesomy
4.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed this story!
This is a fun light hearted romance, full of sweet, sexy fun! The heroine was spirited and very likeable, the hero ever so dashing.
Published 7 months ago by Missie Kurr
3.0 out of 5 stars Oh, Cherry ripe ... with Minor spoilers
Mixed feelings with this book: I really liked Cherry, she is a strong-minded and independent lady, and Sky and the secondary characters ( especially the twins and James ) are also... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Veronica
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More About the Author

Some may know Claudy Conn as Claudette Williams/Melanie Davis, two names she used when publishing her regency and historical romances, with Random House, Zebra and Doubleday.

Now as an Indie author, she has the freedom to step out of the formula and go with her characters wherever they take her.

We asked what does she do when she isn't writing and she tells us, she and her husband love hiking, swimming, traveling and playing with their variety of animals--wolf Cherokee and her now overgrown hybrid pup, Rocky the Man, included.

Her favorite things she says are, chocolate, fries and pizza.
She loves to hear from her fans, so visit her at:

She can also be found quite a bit at her author page on FB./!/pages/Claudy-Conn-Paranormal-Romance-Author/135826686471445

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