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The Charitable Baron (A Regency Romance) [Kindle Edition]

K.L. O'Keefe
2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Book Description

When she was a child, Alice Edwards thought her hardships would never end. Having escaped her abusive father, she found herself living on the streets. She was eleven years old when her mother died in her arms.

A chance encounter lands her in the company of Leander Hawkins, "The Charitable Baron." After that day, Alice's life will never be the same. As a baron's ward, she now has everything her heart desires.

Several years later, Alice readies herself for the inevitable husband hunt. She moves in social circles she never thought possible, and she's sought after by countless beaux. But what if her childhood came back to haunt her? Little does she know, there is something in her past that could threaten to destroy the life the baron has given her.

Product Details

  • File Size: 441 KB
  • Print Length: 263 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005CFEF3Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #350,864 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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26 of 33 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars An Uncharitable Review. August 10, 2011
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I thought this and the other O'Keefe book, SENSELESS SENSIBILITIES, would be enjoyable little Regency romances, somewhat like the Signet Regencies put out in the 1980s and 1990s, so I downloaded both onto my Kindle. But after reading them I'm at a loss as to how to categorize them. Are they written for adults? Was the author seriously trying for a romantic and heartfelt story? I feel like I must have been reading them with the wrong attitude to have such a radically different opinion from the other reviews here. But they were not my cup of tea and I didn't enjoy them as much as I would have liked. The characters were unidimensional, the dialogue was not very inspired, and the plot was underdeveloped.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Garbage November 28, 2011
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Terrible editing, poorly realized characterization, no historical references and anachronistic language meld together to make a thoroughly disappointing waste of money. I don't normally make an effort to squelch the creativity of any author, but please...spare us more of this mindless drivel. None of the characters had any character at all, and every one of them was fickle and foolish.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars OMG - Could it be any worse June 12, 2012
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I read thousands of books each year and I can say that this is one of the worst books I have every picked up. Even though it is free I wouldn't waste my time. It is so slow with too many characters trying to figure out who they love. It is horrible.

I can't even finish the book and that says alot for me because I will trudge through to the end.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Kind of creepy January 29, 2014
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The premise of the book is that a man takes in an orphan, who grows up and they fall in love. Unless you think Woody Allen and Soon-Yi had a romantic story, skip this one.
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