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A Compromised LadyLord Braybrook's Penniless Bride

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Uickly forgets how scandalous it would be to give in to the mounting attraction for his penniless governessTwo classic and delightful Regency tales This collection includes A Compromised Lady and Lord Braybrook's Penniless Bride books 2 and 3 in the Blakehurst Braybrook seri. Regency Marriages is a reissue of two of Elizabeth Rolls’s Harleuin Historicals under a single title A Compromised Lady Harleuin Historical #864 September 2007 and Lord Braybrook’s Penniless Bride Harleuin Historical #948 June 2009 I first read Rolls in a Christmas anthology in 2006 As often happens with anthologies I bought Mistletoe Kisses 2006because it included a novella “A Twelfth Night Tale” by Diane Gaston but I also loved Rolls’s story “A Soldier’s Tale” and began looking for her novels While I like some of her books better than others I have found her consistently to give her readers enjoyable stories that tweak some of the cherished conventions of the genre I enjoyed rereading these connected novelsSee full review at Just Janga

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Something had a wrought a change in Thea Winslow As a girl Thea had been bubbling over with mischief As a woman she seemed half lost in shadow Richard Blakehurst couldn't mistake the desire between them But Thea must tame her wayward thoughts because she could never secure R. This review is for the ARC from NetgalleyHarleuin UK has republished two Elizabeth Rolls titles in a single volume They are A Compromised Lady and one of its companion books Lord Braybrook's Penniless BrideIn A Compromised Lady heroine Thea Winslow is burdened by secrets and past trauma When childhood friend Richard Blakehurst reencounters her he is taken aback that the spirited girl he fondly remembers has been replaced by a drab woman who is just a pawn in her father's schemes Richard determines to help Thea and comes to realize that in her goodness and reason she is his perfect mate However Thea repeatedly refuses his proposals of marriage because of the mystery and hints of scandal that dog her When a threat to Thea arises accepting his assistance will reuire revealing her past to him but will it mean losing his high regard foreverThis story intertwines to good effect some serious themes with its genre tropes Details unfold slowly only gradually forming a complete picture of Thea's past Rolls also challenges the genre by casting her characters against type Richard is a uiet bookish man of modest means an untitled second son who even walks with a limp He is not a bravely injured war hero or dashing duke He's not a rake He's just a nice guy Thea also engages the reader's sympathy but is wrapped so tightly in her own secrets that she is difficult to know This appears to be a deliberate choice by the author that makes Thea a believably damaged and intriguing heroine but also a somewhat detached oneIn Lord Braybrooke's Penniless Bride Rolls presents Richard's good friend Julian who made appearances in A Compromised Lady as a typical Regency hero He is a wealthy somewhat rakish peer responsible for an invalid stepmother and several half siblings In the course of discouraging his sister's infatuation with a young man lacking in connections or means Julian ends up engaging the boy's sister Christiana as a companion and governess in his household Christiana is an endearingly outspoken woman who soon turns all Julian's preconceived notions and inbred prejudices on end Her innate good sense is compromised only by the hidden shame and the grudge she bears as the illegitimate offspring of a duke Her life has been a difficult one while Julian's has been secure and respectable and yet they do have a meeting of minds on many issues Christiana and Julian are both very likable their romance enjoyable while the story nevertheless exposes the plight of women and the unjust and false moral codes of the day The secondary characters are uite distinct and provide depth and color to the narrative

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Ichard's good opinion of her if he ever learnt the truthMarrying the governessLord Braybrook urgently needs to hire a governess and companion and the beautiful headstrong Miss Christina Daventry is conveniently available There is something so endearing about her that Julian. Very bleh 1st story but I really got myself immersed in the 2nd and most of this grade is for that one


6 thoughts on “A Compromised LadyLord Braybrook's Penniless Bride

  1. says:

    This review is for the ARC from NetgalleyHarleuin UK has republished two Elizabeth Rolls titles in a single volume They are A Compromised Lady and one of its companion books Lord Braybrook's Penniless BrideIn A Compromised Lady heroine Thea Winslow is burdened by secrets and past trauma When childhood friend Richard Blakehurst reencounters her he is taken aback that the spirited girl he fondly remembers has been replaced by a drab woman who is just a pawn in her father's schemes Richard determines to help Thea and comes to realize that in her goodness and reason she is his perfect mate However Thea repeatedly refuses his proposals of marriage because of the mystery and hints of scandal that dog her When a threat to Thea arises accepting his assistance will reuire revealing her past to him but will it mean losing his high regard forever?This story intertwines to good effect some serious themes with its genre tropes Details unfold slowly only gradually forming a complete picture of Thea's past Rolls also challenges the genre by casting her characters against type Richard is a uiet bookish man of modest means an untitled second son who even walks with a limp He is not a bravely injured war hero or dashing duke He's not a rake He's just a nice guy Thea also engages the reader's sympathy but is wrapped so tightly in her own secrets that she is difficult to know This appears to be a deliberate choice by the author that makes Thea a believably damaged and intriguing heroine but also a somewhat detached oneIn Lord Braybrooke's Penniless Bride Rolls presents Richard's good friend Julian who made appearances in A Compromised Lady as a typical Regency hero He is a wealthy somewhat rakish peer responsible for an invalid stepmother and several half siblings In the course of discouraging his sister's infatuation with a young man lacking in connections or means Julian ends up engaging the boy's sister Christiana as a companion and governess in his household Christiana is an endearingly outspoken woman who soon turns all Julian's preconceived notions and inbred prejudices on end Her innate good sense is compromised only by the hidden shame and the grudge she bears as the illegitimate offspring of a duke Her life has been a difficult one while Julian's has been secure and respectable and yet they do have a meeting of minds on many issues Christiana and Julian are both very likable their romance enjoyable while the story nevertheless exposes the plight of women and the unjust and false moral codes of the day The secondary characters are uite distinct and provide depth and color to the narrative


  2. says:

    Very bleh 1st story but I really got myself immersed in the 2nd and most of this grade is for that one


  3. says:

    Regency Marriages is a reissue of two of Elizabeth Rolls’s Harleuin Historicals under a single title A Compromised Lady Harleuin Historical #864 September 2007 and Lord Braybrook’s Penniless Bride Harleuin Historical #948 June 2009 I first read Rolls in a Christmas anthology in 2006 As often happens with anthologies I bought Mistletoe Kisses 2006because it included a novella “A Twelfth Night Tale” by Diane Gaston but I also loved Rolls’s story “A Soldier’s Tale” and began looking for her novels While I like some of her books better than others I have found her consistently to give her readers enjoyable stories that tweak some of the cherished conventions of the genre I enjoyed rereading these connected novelsSee full review at Just Janga


  4. says:

    A Compromised LadyIt's a very sweet story with a lot of very good moments but it gets drawn out into the slightly tedious and the ending doesn't really fit with the rest of the story It's too bad really it could have been greatLord Braybrooke's Penniless BrideVery much in line with 'a compromised lady' The story is stretched for all it is worth though this time with a better result A good story though


  5. says:

    This is actually two complete novels reissued into a single edition A Compromised Lady and Lord Baybrook's Penniless Bride I had read A Compromised Lady before but hadn't had the chance to read Lord Baybrook's Penniless Bride Full review to follow but in the meantime Here's my previous review for A Compromised Lady


  6. says:

    Two of the best E Rolls Novels in the Regency period I love this writer and my favourite of her novel is His Lady mistress and even if this two can't compare is always nice reading something written by herTHANKS TO NETGALLEY AND MILLS BOON SO FOR THE PREVIEW


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