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by Anne O'Brien

  • Author: Anne O'Brien
  • ISBN: 0263839656
  • ISBN13: 978-0263839654
  • ePub: 1296 kb | FB2: 1345 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Publisher: Harlequin Mills & Boon; New Ed edition (June 4, 2004)
  • Rating: 4.6/5
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The Runaway Heiress Hardcover – Large Print, 1 Oct 2004. by Anne O'Brien (Author). I'm 60% into the book and hating the relationship between the H and h. He is cold and distant towards her even though he knows how much she suffered in her uncle's house. When their carriage is attacked and the h shoots and kills one of the attackers, the H doesn't even come to comfort her that night. He is aware of all her past hurts and pain, yet he does nothing to support her.

And, of course, the Marquis of Aldeborough and the new Marchioness would be present. For Frances, fashionably turned out in her favourite jonquil silk with cream and gold ribbons, decorated with knots of silk primroses, it was an occasion that combined pleasure, fear, satisfaction and jealousy in a subtle but complicated weave.

book by Anne O'Brien. Her eye for historical detail (she was a history teacher) seems quite good and her writing talent is light years ahead of the "popular" writers. Yes, it is about "the misunderstanding" which so many decry as overused but the author gives solid reasons why the two protagantists don't resolve it easily.

The Runaway Heiress Mistaking Miss Frances Hanwell for a runaway kitchen servant, Lord Aldeborough only realises his grave error the next day. With scandal imminent, a reluctant marriage seems the only course of action. Reluctance turns to respect when Hugh uncovers the brutal marks of the unhappy life she's been leading.

To George: who encourages me with humour, wit and understanding. Running away, si. It would be safer, Frances decided, to stick to the truth as much as she was able. Miss Hanwell, my lord. Akrill bowed stiffly and stood aside to allow the young woman to enter the room. She hesitated momentarily, aware of being the focus of attention from those awaiting her. In spite of her fiercely beating heart, she walked forward and willed herself to appear calm. Her voice held a touch of exhaustion, which she could not disguise, strained with other tensions that he could only guess at.

As a prolific reader and ex-history teacher, Anne O'Brien has been lucky to fulfil her ambition to write historical romances

As a prolific reader and ex-history teacher, Anne O'Brien has been lucky to fulfil her ambition to write historical romances. Her first success was a 400 word love story about a garden for Mills & Boon - an auspicious start! Anne lives with her husband in an eighteenth-century cottage. It is a place that gives her much inspiration and many sources for her writing. Anne often makes time to visit old houses, gardens and priories to absorb atmosphere for her novels.

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Mistaking Miss Frances Hanwell for a runaway kitchen servant, Hugh only realises his grave error the next day.

Zicelik
***Spoilers****

I didn't like the way he treated her when they first married. She was an innocent and he slept with her twice and she was unresponsive. So of course he ignores her for 2 weeks until he gets jealous when other men pay attention to her at a ball. He, meanwhile is paying lots of attention to other women at the same ball. There is the sense that he has a mistress and his wife knows about it. We know that he slept with the widow before he got married and is seen with her after the marriage. Anyway I didn't enjoy the implications.

Like one of the other reviewers, I can't finish the book without putting down some comments now so that I don't forget. I'm 60% into the book and hating the relationship between the H and h. He is cold and distant towards her even though he knows how much she suffered in her uncle's house. When their carriage is attacked and the h shoots and kills one of the attackers, the H doesn't even come to comfort her that night. He is aware of all her past hurts and pain, yet he does nothing to support her. He then has a fight with her the next day when she unknowingly says something that hurts him, he knows that she doesn't know what she said wrong and he ignores her for weeks on end.

From a little after 80% into the book, things begin to improve but with more misunderstanding along the way. I will agree with the other reviewer that the author does wrap things up really well in the last part of the book.

I'd say you'd have to be in the right mood to read this book.
Datrim
In a desperate attempt to get away from her abuse relatives and the prospect of a forced marriage, Frances hides in the coach of the Marquis of Aldeborough. The drunken Marquis discovers the girl and mistakes her for a common kitchen wench. In his inebriated state, he makes advances towards her without the thought of any reprecussions. In the morning he is shocked to discover the girl is in fact a gentlewomen whom he unfortunately compromised by bringing her to his home. Frances wants nothing but to get to her relatives in London and beg for their assistance, certainly not to stay here with the Marquis and accept his ludicris marriage proposal. The Marquis sees no other option, he unwilling compromised the girl by having her unchaperoned in his presence for the night and will not besmirch his honor. Thus the only possible conclusion is marriage. Frances is vehemently against this and after many agruements and an attempted escape does she resign to her fate of marriage to the Marquis.

This is only the first fifty pages, what follows involves a story of lies, attempted murder, jealously (LOTS!), betrayal and many interesting twists and turns.

I liked this book, just didn't love it. I just couldn't love the Marquis or Frances for that matter. Their relationship was a bit cold and stayed that way till almost the very end. I actually would have rated the book 3 stars if not for the last 20 pages. The way they acted towards eachother gave me no indication that they were actually in love other than to state the fact in their own minds. Many of the actions of the H/H were not ones that one would ascribe to two people who were in love. They totally neglected to take into account on how the other party would interpret their actions. The loves scenes were lacking as well and I don't mean in frequency. They weren't described in detail enough and mostly lacked female satisfaction (this doesn't make any sense since the Marqius is supposed to be know as a great lover).

Overall, I recommend the book. Not a great one, but worth reading.
Zbr
How can you fall in love and not know it?

According to Hugh the Marquis of Aldeborough and Miss Frances Hanwell it was easy.

Hugh is living with a lot of guilt over the death of his beloved but rascally brother, Richard. He was a soldier brought home to take over the estates and welfare of his family.

He has a younger brother, Matthew and sister, Juliet and of course an obnoxious mother who wishes to run everyone's lives.

This leads to his immoderate indulgence of drink and a cynical attitude. Which of course leads to his introduction to Miss Frances Hanwell, the niece of one of his neighbors.

Miss Frances, who is treated like a servant and poor relation receives abuse from her "guardian" uncle. She hopes to inherit a small pittance to live on when she attains her majority.

Well one thing leads to another causing her to hide away in the Marquis carriage and to suffer his drunken advances.

Oh yeah, a marriage of convenience is in the offing for one reason or another, [grin] you gotta hear their reasons!

Marriage, danger, eventually the begetting of an heir and scars lead to a tale of Regency romance that is heart warming - intrigueing and oh yes, the scurvy villans - hilarious escapes and too much protection of female sensibilities and lack of communications that always lead to trouble.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - very enjoyable read with tender sex.
Mightdragon
I couldn't even get through the book without wanting to write a review. The relationship between the H/H was very cold. This is a frustrating book because it could have been something. The lady is quite blah, supposedly plain, catty, and frigid. Even if there was a reason for her actions, the book is not written in a way to make you root for the lady. I really felt sorry for the guy because he was trying to be nice, but without response from the lady.

Yes, there is the typical great misunderstanding, but the author should have set it up so that you had an understanding of the lady and could feel empathy. The author could have had a brief scene where some of the lady's emotions about her tough life were displayed - maybe with her talking to someone like the Rector. Alternatively, the author could have just let the lady's dialog bring more of feelings to the forefront. In any case the book is dry - and like I said, I felt really sorry for the guy.

I didn't finish the book - it was a waste of my time.
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