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Is it a crime to steal a heart?Hounslow, 1768. Jack Blythe, heir to the Earl of Lampton, is a man with great expectations.So when his stagecoach is held up by a masked woman, brandishing a pistol and dressed as a gentleman of the road, he wholly expects to have his purse stolen. And when he senses something strangely familiar about the lovely little bandit, Jack also expecIs it a crime to steal a heart?Hounslow, 1768. Jack Blythe, heir to the Earl of Lampton, is a man with great expectations.So when his stagecoach is held up by a masked woman, brandishing a pistol and dressed as a gentleman of the road, he wholly expects to have his purse stolen. And when he senses something strangely familiar about the lovely little bandit, Jack also expects to win his cousin Rupert s wager by tracking her down first.But as Jack and the highwaywoman enter into a swashbuckling game of cat and mouse, uncovering an intricate web of fiercely guarded family secrets, the last thing Jack expects to have stolen is his heart.Henriette won the 2011 New Talent Award from the UK Festival of Romance for her debut Up Close....

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The Highwayman's Daughter Reviews

  • Ian
    2019-04-18 14:32

    Cora lives with her ill father. As a woman from the lower classes her days are spent working as a farm labourer for a pittance. But in order to make enough money to buy the medicine her father so desperately needs she disguises herself as a man and spends her nights as a highwayman robbing the wealthy. Then she robs Jack and his half brother Rupert one night. Relieved of their purses and pride, they enter into a wager to catch the highwayman and deliver her to magistrate. But upon cornering her, Jack realises there is much more to Cora than he first thought.The Highwayman's Daughter is great fun. Imagine Pretty Woman set in the mid 16th century. There is a plucky heroine, a dashing hero and a dastardly villain. I imagine historical purists will be able to poke holes in this book but that's not me and I loved it.

  • Caz
    2019-03-27 10:44

    By the looks of it, The Highwayman’s Daughter has all the ingredients one would need to make an exciting romantic romp – a resourceful highwaywoman heroine, a handsome, noble hero, a dastardly villain and a well-drawn cast of supporting characters to contribute colour to the story. But somehow, the novel taken as a whole turns out to be somewhat less than its constituent parts, and never really delivers in terms of either excitement or romance.Cora Mardell lives with her father, Ned, a former gentleman of the road himself. Ned is ill, and the only way Cora can find the money to purchase the medicine he needs is to take to her father’s old profession and rob the rich travellers who pass through Hounslow Heath. One night, she gets a little more than she bargained for when she holds up the carriage containing Jack Blythe, Viscount Halliford and his wastrel cousin, Rupert. She gets away with the robbery, but only just, and leaves behind two very disgruntled men who are determined to hunt down their attacker, whom they have both realised is a woman and not a boy.Jack and his cousin are on the way to his father’s home at Lampton. While Jack is the earl’s son and heir, the earl shows a decided preference for Rupert who, along with the latter’s sister, was left orphaned in childhood and is under the earl’s guardianship. Rupert idles most of his life away in London engaging in the dissolute pursuits favoured by the young men of the time, and Jack, who is becoming increasingly worried that Rupert’s debts will eventually bankrupt the estate, stays in town to keep an eye on him and tries to curb his worst excesses.After the robbery, they make a wager as to who will find their mysterious highwaywoman and bring her to justice first.It doesn’t take long for Jack to find her, and before she escapes him, he is struck once again by her unusual eyes, which he is now sure he’s seen somewhere before. His investigations lead him to suppose that Cora is in fact the illegitimate child of a relative of his, and he decides that it is only right that she be restored to her rightful station. It’s arrogant of him, of course, and he later comes to see the error of his ways in trying to force Cora into an unwelcome and unfamiliar situation.While Jack and Cora are playing their game of cat-and-mouse, Rupert is making plans of his own. He has long been resentful of Jack’s position as Lampton’s heir, and that resentment is now boiling over into a full-blown hatred.Add in the twenty-year old mystery surrounding the death of a well-born lady and her child, Rupert’s search for Cora among the dregs of society and his spiteful allegations as to Cora’s parentage, the strained relationship between Jack’s parents… and the story gets bogged down in too much plot.That being the case, the author does tie all the strands together at the end in a satisfactory - if somewhat confusing – manner. But the multiple plot strands have a negative impact on the pacing, which is uneven, and the romance, which isn’t very well developed. Jack and Cora are physically attracted to each other from the outset, but because Cora seems to be forever running away from Jack, they spend quite a lot of time apart and we never get to see them actually getting to know each other and falling in love. The characterisation of the leads is lacklustre, and the action is frequently slowed down by large chunks of internal dialogue or descriptions.Ms Gyland’s writing style is enjoyable and easy to read without being overly simplistic, her research into the period and the area in which she has set the story is evident (sadly, that area of west London is now pretty much buried under Heathrow Airport), and she makes good use of historical detail and background. Overall, The Highwayman’s Daughter is a decent read, but the problems I experienced with the pacing, the overly complex plot and under-developed romance prevent me from rating it more highly.

  • Beadyjan
    2019-04-02 11:28

    PERFECT romantic escapism!Sometimes you want to read something intellectual and urbane, which will spark deep literary discussion. Then sometimes you just want to escape from the 21st century of hustle and bustle and hi tech lifestyles. What better place to escape to than 18th century England when men were, rich, good looking hunks and women were .... Highwaywomen ??Yep, take this with a pinch of salt and your tongue lodged firmly in your cheek and enjoy it for exactly what it is, pure romantic historical fiction at its very best with a story to warm the coldest heart, enough twists and turns to keep your feminine heart a flutter and a pinch of hot forbidden love to raise your eyebrows.I don't need to summarise the storyline, as that's been done ably above. It's the skill of the author which lifts this way above the run of the mill bodice ripper to the cleverly constructed fiction which makes you suspend disbelief in the unlikeliest scenarios and coincidences and just go along for the ride (on horseback of course) Henriette Gyland has already proven her skill as a romantic fiction author with 2 commendable previous books, also published by the lovely people at Choc-lit, both, inventive contemporary romantic mysteries. With this her latest she departs into the realms of historical fiction and with an adept hand creates a fabulous and likeable hero and heroine, in as romantic a setting as possible, yet introduces some superb red herrings and a touch of dark and gritty realism (life inside an 18th century prison, executions at Tyburn to name just two)If you want a feisty and slightly different heroine, a hunky hero to make your heart beat faster and a story clever enough to hold your interest yet easy enough to follow to make it sheer reading enjoyment from start to finish, this is the book to read when you want to make your escape. Another passionate triumph from Choc lit (who kindly provided me with an advance copy - thank you Choc Lit) and a charming detour by the author. Delicious!

  • Macayla Fryc
    2019-03-22 14:25

    Completely and utterly eye-rollingly unnecessarily complicated. Yet again we see an original plot with a plenty of RomCom potential go down the drain, being pulled under by obsessively repetitive thoughts that will make you want to bang your head against a wall, multiple gag-inducing scenes, and moments where readers, if you're like myself, will stare slack-jawed before exclaiming, "HOW ARE YOU THIS STUPID?" You could quite literally fill 3 chapters of Cora pining for "the life she knew she'd never have" (though of course, it's grossly obvious she'll get that life in the end). Other instances include - She loved him so deeply and knew she'd never love another the same way.- Our circumstances are different and we can never be together.- We're from such different social spheres, it's impossible for us to even hope we could marry. - She realized the futility of her wishing they could be together. - He's just toying with me; after he's done playing games then he'll marry someone of his own status. - She just needed to leave because all the happy moments they spent with each other would just make her heart ache more when they have to part ways because, of course, they could never be together.....We all know you're FREAKING GOING TO GET TOGETHER, so for the love of all that's good in the literary world, PLEASE cut the crap. The only star is for at least a semblance of originality in plot, even though saturated with overused clichés like, "our fingers brushed and I felt sparks," "I shivered, and he gave me his coat," and "He looked at me and said, 'You bewitch me.'"

  • Janell Sutherland
    2019-03-22 11:44

    This is the story of a peasant girl who robs stagecoaches to pay for her sick father’s medication, and the nobleman who vows to bring her to justice. Along the way, he learns that there’s an entire spectrum of women between nobility and whores, and his mind boggles.The story opens as Cora robs Jack’s coach at gunpoint. Her mask — along with the fact that she’s robbing a coach — leads people to think that she’s a young boy (because in Romancelandia, all full-grown women resemble young boys once they don a pair of trousers); but Jack sees something in her eyes that proves she’s a woman. Jack’s cousin Rupert, also being robbed, notices the same thing, and so they make a bet to see who can find the mysterious woman first.This is a delightful setup, but I felt that the story was bogged down by too many plot threads. Rupert’s parents are dead so he and his sister have been raised by Jack’s parents, but Rupert always feels inferior and bitter. On a neighboring estate, the first wife died after giving birth and then running off in a carriage. Cora’s mother is dead. All of these dead people tie together, sort of, and the unraveling of the mystery was somewhat confusing.Cora is a lovely, virtuous woman who happens to have been trained in the art of robbery by a family friend. She would have gotten away with it, too, if Jack hadn’t been so persistent. But Cora is resourceful and doesn’t trust anyone. When Jack catches her, she runs away. When he catches her again, she runs away again. After he kisses her, she runs away, twisting her ankle in the process and robbing his purse before knocking out the stable master with a bucket. After Jack has sex with her, she runs away again, stealing his clothes. For practical reasons, she was very smart. But for romance reasons, she was really dumb.Jack is doggedly determined to find Cora for several reasons: first, because of the bet with his cousin. Second, because when he sees lust in her eyes, he decides that he wants her in his life forever. Third, because he believes that Cora’s parentage is not what she believes, and he would love to rescue her by granting her a bloodline. I’m not sure how smart he is, either, continuing to want a girl who runs away all the time. Plus, he finds her amusing when she vomits, and he feels amorous while watching over her sickbed.A few instances almost tilted this book over the edge into crazysauce territory for me: when Jack marveled at the idea that a woman could be a physician, when Cora begged him to honor her by making love to her, and when the villain monologued about how he planned to get away with murder. Plus all the who-slept-with-whom twenty years ago and who-fathered-whom mystery. But then it ended and I was kind of happy with the characters. I think if this book was half as long, it would be a zany fun adventure. As it is, I give it a C.Review copy provided by the publisher.This review originally posted on Red Hot Books at:

  • Tara Chevrestt
    2019-04-18 15:44

    This was a super fun historical romp. I love me some highway-women/bandit ladies.Cora is a such a lady. She holds up the rich folks' carriages and takes their fancy baubles to buy her ailing father some medicine. But of course, it's only a matter of time before she gets caught and back then, robbery was a hanging offense...It's all going to come down to who gets to her first: Jack, who figures out who she really is and knows more about her than she does (you'll have to read the book to figure that out) and has only good intentions, or his horrid, somewhat OTT cousin who def does not have the best of intentions, not towards Cora, not towards Jack...As I said above this was fun. I love how Cora does little humorous things here and there, taking his pants, leaving only a yellow dress. She's in a time (1700s) when women were not respected or allowed to be this way and she breaks all the rules. And though Jack has to come to her rescue more than once, in the end, she comes to the rescue too. It's like 50/50. I like that.There's secrets from the past dredged up, some realistic scenes in Newgate prison, a hanging, lots of horsemanship, and it really had a strong historical feel. Sometimes with these historical romances, there's a story that could really occur just about whenever and I find that disappointing. That is not the case with this story. The streets, the horses, the manors, the labor life, the clothing...exceptionally done. I felt transported.And I really really like the hero in this story. He doesn't try dominate the heroine. There's no "I must be mega alpha and prove how manly I am over this wench" nonsense. Thank goodness. The hero is comfortable and confident with himself. He accepts Cora for who she is.Full review:

  • Rosemary Morris
    2019-03-23 17:33

    I enjoyed reading about the swashbuckling highwayman’s daughter, a bold but vulnerable heroine, and an earl’s son, an intelligent, considerate hero, who expects to have his purse stolen when she holds him up on Hounslow Heath.The shocking event in the prologue takes place in 1749. Its repercussions, in 1768, held my interest throughout the story, and so did the cast of good and bad characters.At first, I queried Henrietta Gyland’s choice of Cora for her heroine’s first name, which seemed unsuitable for the era. However, the explanation given was surprising and satisfactory. The author has captured the ‘flavour’ of the period without burdening the reader with too many historical facts.The novel is an escapist, satisfying romance.

  • Angela Britnell
    2019-03-28 17:29

    I thoroughly enjoyed this fast-paced historical with a good dash of humor threaded all the way through the story. Cora becomes a highwaywoman only to pay for her sick father’s medicine but when she holds up Jack’s coach is when the trouble really starts. Jack and his odious cousin both realize she’s a woman and make a bet to see who can track her down first – both for very different reasons. The setting drew me in and the story moved at a good pace as it always does with this author’s work. This is a good read and perfect escapism.

  • Karyn Mitchell
    2019-04-13 16:40

    So I read this on audiobook and whilst it was a good book to read when I was busy crocheting. It dragged in some parts and there were one to may revelations that made it hard to keep up with what was going on. and at point got to the ridiculous stage. However that being said it did keep e entertained and my mid off my aching fingers as I worked. The characters were diverse and I enjoyed the narrator's voice.

  • Claire Menge
    2019-03-25 13:42

    It was on my bucket list to read one novel in one day, and it just so happened that I chose the perfect novel to do so with! I loved it; the story, the settings, the characters, the themes. It was interesting and exciting, with drama and lust, and ended in a way that made my heart happy. Would recommend!

  • Jamie
    2019-04-19 16:32

    If you would have told me two years ago that I would be reading and enjoying a book about 18th century England, I would have lied to you. This is just an example of how much my reading tastes have changed the past few years.

  • Liana
    2019-04-01 16:51

    The book isn't bad, but the twists/histories of the characters get convoluted, fast.

  • Brit
    2019-03-21 13:33

    ...Not what I expected. Lots of insta-lust, and insta-love and shallow foundation for a relationship as well as extraneous mis-direction in the story for the kind of ending I expected...

  • Rosie Ritorto
    2019-04-11 13:51

    This is a fabulous book, the story takes you back to the times of Highwaymen, yet this one is a woman! As you read along you may think at some points in the story that you know what is going to happen next, but the author, Henriette Gyland throws some nice little surprises into the mix, which just make the story even better than you imagined. I am definitely feeling the loss of having finished this book. Loved it, loved it, loved it! 5 stars guaranteed!

  • Tangerine
    2019-04-04 13:24

    Tremendo.Scrittura pessima, personaggi mediocri, trama a tratti anche interessante ma, in definitiva, deludente (però, dopotutto, è anche vero che gli ultimi due punti sono legati strettamente al primo: se è brutto lo stile, difficilmente il resto viene fuori decentemente). A pagina 70 i due protagonisti (un lui mieloso x una lei irritante) erano già follemente innamorati e pronti a gettarsi nelle braccia l'uno dell'altra. Oh, e se si esclude la rapina che li fa incontrare, nella quale lei è il brigante e lui l'allocco che si fa rapinare, a pagina 70 si sono visti solo altre due volte (una, appunto, in cui si vedono e basta, l'altra in cui lui la riconosce come la bandita della rapina -volete sapere come fa? Non siete i soli).Bah.L'antagonista, cugino povero del protagonista maschile e che poi si scopre essere in realtà suo fratellastro, è sembrato in un'occasione leggermente più arguto degli altri personaggi (ha impiegato 5 righe scarse per capire il segreto che univa la sua famiglia e la protagonista, laddove suo cugino c'ha messo sì e no mezzo romanzo), ma poi si è rapidamente ripreso anche lui quando ha orchestrato la morte del cugino/fratellastro, omologandosi alla mediocrità di tutti gli altri. E no, non sono una persona particolarmente arguta o cosa, ma persino a me non verrebbe mai in mente di ingaggiare due assassini per fare il lavoro sporco al posto mio e poi recarmi sul luogo del delitto con tanto di panciotto e sorrisone arguto. Doppio bah.Ovviamente alla fine è stato lui ad avere la peggio e a morire.C'è stato poi un capitolo in cui la trama sembrava aver preso una piega più interessante, quando i due protagonisti credevano di aver intrapreso una relazione incestuosa. A questo punto già pensavo che, se l'autrice avesse tolto da mezzo almeno uno dei due (entrambi mi sembravano sull'orlo del suicidio, ma più lui in verità) avrei potuto dare 1,5 stelline al romanzo, quantomeno per il coraggio di narrare una storia con incesto (e per aver tolto da mezzo o lui o lei). Ma anche io mi sono dovuta ricredere perché, in realtà, la protagonista non era figlia del padre del protagonista ma di quello dell'antagonista (e quindi anche lei di sangue nobile).Triplissimo bah.Sono riuscita a finirlo senza sapere neanche io come, forse proprio perché tutto è accaduto rapidamente e per caso. Letteralmente per caso.Appena l'ho terminato, l'ho subito cestinato.

  • Tahieuba Chaudhry
    2019-03-23 16:27

    Gyland has published two novels; The Elephant Girl and Up Close, the latter won the 2011 New Talent Award from the UK Festival of Romance. So it is safe to say, she can write a romance novel.So... Is it a crime to steal a heart? This Georgian historical romance sets place in the 1798, Hounslow. Jack Blythe is heir to the Earl of Lampton and a man who is ready to go far in life. But one late evening his stagecoach is held up by a masked highwaywoman, who disguised as a gentleman but flaunting a pistol in her hand. Although Jack expects his purse to be stolen, she takes much more than that. He recalls something strangely familiar about her and soon finds himself trying to win his cousin Rupert’s wager by tracking her down first. Throughout the story we see Jack and the highwaywoman enter into a game of cat and mouse and uncovering a complex sticky web of fiercely guarded family secrets. The Highwayman’s Daughter is an exciting adventure story with an authentic feel of the Georgian period and developed characters. The main protagonists Jack Blythe and Cora Mardell are desirable and likeable characters who are good-hearted, strong and loving. Cora choice to become a highwaywomen derives from her sincere devotion to her father. Rupert is a villain in disguise and yet the reader sympathises with how he feels and know the reason why he chose that path.What I liked about the story was the chemistry development between Cora and Jack. Gyland didn’t chuck two people in a scenario and forced them to fall in love. The fact that they were so well matched was refreshing. My favourite part has to be every time Cora manages to wrong foot Jack so many times. She escapes him, only to see him again. And I favoured Jack’s personality. He wasn’t this alpha male, trying to dominate Cora every time, as expected in the genre and setting. Rather he is a character that is comfortable, confident and aspects Cora of her past.To read the rest of my review go to Publihed Book Reviews by TLChaudhry

  • Dani St Clair
    2019-04-05 17:27

    2.5 stars Originally reviewed on Romancing the Social SciencesClass differences in historical romances alway pique my interest, and theThe Highwayman's Daughterhad a farm labourer heroine, while the hero was the titled son of an earl. The heroine, Cora, took to robbing coaches to pay for medicine for her father's rheumatism. When she holds up Jack and his cousin, they both notice that the highwayman is a woman rather than a lad, and make a bet as to who can track her down first. Only, once Jack finds her, he's not sure he wants to hand her over to the magistrate, both because she intrigues him, and because he thinks the that there is more to her story than she's letting on. The premise was good, but the reality was disappointing. It was like a snowball that just...kept gathering tropes as it rolled along: cross-dressing heroines, insta-love, old secrets, baby switching, unremittingly evil villians-slash-family-members and apparently unresolvable complications that are easily resolved. Combine the simplistic and unoriginal use of tropes with large doses of melodrama and convolution, and the result was like an early-Georgian Bold and the Beautiful. And don't even get me started on the characters. The heroine ran away from the hero about a bazillion times, and while this made for predictable and repetitive reading, it was the most sense she showed in the whole book. Jack was the 18th century equivalent of a spoiled loafer-wearing Ivy League boy:Oh, poor me, I have to accompany my cousin whoring and gambling because who else will keep him in check if I don't?The male characters' attitudes toward women - while undoubtedly realistic - were dealt with a bit heavyhandedly, although Jack did show some improvement in this area. To top it all off, I had trouble buying the ending. The class barrier between Jack and Cora, which had seemed so insurmountable and preoccupied all of the characters throughout the novel, just melted into thin air to allow for a HEA.

  • Robyn Koshel
    2019-03-29 10:32

    The moment I saw this book cover on Choc lit’s website back in Decemeber- I knew I wanted to read this book. It was well worth the wait.Cora is a cross between a Barbara Cartland heroine and Angelina Jolie’s Lara Croft. She certainly can stand her own in a time when women were treated like chattel. The romantic lead in the story, Jack, refers to her as Nemesis. I loved that because he recognizes her as his equal and not a conquest. There is a lot of electricity between them and a few sparks.Henriette Gyland recreates a part of London, Hounslow- as it was in 1768, which is more complicated than you think because nothing remains of that original location. It is now buried under runways as part of Heathrow Airport.The Highwayman’s daughter is a little hard to describe without spoliers- but I will give it go. It is action packed with a few twist and turns to keep you guessing. The historical details are so accurate it adds a deep rich atmosphere to a now forgotten part of London.With all Henriette Gyland’s work there is a dark vein threaded throughout, which adds a sense of menace and mystery. There is also a very delicious gothic element of lush green ancient forests and moonlit nights.Once you start reading, you won’t be able to put the book down. It is that good!The Highwayman’s daughter was a skillfully crafted read that will transport you to the world of Dandies and Gentlemen of the roads. I highly recommend this gorgeous read.

  • Nichola
    2019-03-21 12:24

    When her father's medicine is running low, Cora dresses up as a highwayman and holds up coaches, robbing the rich of their valuables in order to pay for more medicine. On one such night, she robs the coach of Jack, the son of the local earl, who becomes enamoured of Cora and her unconventional behavior, and so begins a fresh and fast-paced tale of adventure, passion and secrets kept hidden for years.I was invested in Cora and Jack's blossoming romance from beginning to end. Using long stares, heated blushes, and spine-tingling touches, Henriette Gyland creates a romance that is both sensual and affectionate, so that even though the story is set over a short period of time, their relationship develops gradually and is believable.Gyland explores the hypocrisies of the social boundaries that divided the upper classes and the lower classes, and emphasises the reactions of the eighteenth century public to issues such as, sex, gambling and human rights, in order to create a bustling and vibrant community that hides a vast and murky undercurrent of secrets and crime.I love a good historical romance and was hooked from start to finish by the the characters, descriptions, and pace of the book.

  • Kirsty (Book - Love - Bug)
    2019-04-16 10:41

    I don't usually read historical fiction, but the cover of this book was just too gorgeous to resist. The highwayman's daughter captured my heart from the cover alone, so it's no surprise she also captured Jack's heart despite the fact she is holding up his carriage, masked and dressed as a gentleman of the road and threatening him with a pistol.What follows is Jack's attempt to pursue the highwayman's daughter, firstly to win a bet against his cousin, Rupert, and to turn her over to the magistrates, but ultimately, after he lays eyes on her dressed as herself, because he has such an intense connection with her that he is entirely enamoured with her.As with all true chick-lit, the ultimate ending is obvious, but the path that leads you there is filled with twists and turns, which make you wonder how on earth this is all going to work out for the best.The Highwayman's Daughter also has a dark side, as it features an 18th century prison, public executions and loss of loved ones.

  • Jo Barton
    2019-04-09 17:45

    This is an adventure story which combines the elements of deadly intrigue with the delicious thrill of illicit romance and long buried family secrets.When Jack Blythe, heir to the Earl of Lampton, is held up by a dangerous highwayman, he is ill prepared for the effect that this encounter will have on his ordered life. For the robber is no ordinary highwayman and beneath the mask lies a secret which if exposed could lead to deadly consequences.I was enthralled by the story from the beginning, the writing is really good, and the adventure is as bold as it is daring. The combination of mystery and history is beautifully reminiscent of a bygone era and for the romantics amongst us, threaded throughout like a silken thread, is the story of a burgeoning romance which aims straight for the heart and which goes on to show that good will overcome pure evil.Reviewed on behalf of Romantic Fiction Online in July 2014.

  • Blodeuedd Finland
    2019-03-26 10:30

    A little bit of drama, a little bit of suspense, a little bit of romance and a little bit of highway robbery and that is the mix of this book.Cora is the highwayman's daughter and she robs people too. Her father needs medicine so she puts her life on the line. She is brave and all in all a cool heroine.Jack is the man who gets robbed and he is obsessed with finding her. He, what to say, he was relentless in his search, but for good reasons in the end. The same can't be said about his cousin Rupert, oh I could not stand the guy!Romance blossoms, but they are different classes, there are secrets and then there is the whole oh I robbed you thing.A nice romance that I read fast.

  • Rhoda Baxter
    2019-03-28 17:21

    This is the first historical I've read by Henri Gyland. It was a galloping adventure that never flagged. I really enjoyed it. Jack is a really charming hero and Cora manages to be sparky without being annoying (sometimes 'feisty' heroines can come across as just awkward and annoying). The fact that they were so well matched was refreshing. I loved the way Cora managed to wrong foot Jack so many times. Henri's books are usually quite dark. This one is not as dark as The Elephant Girl or Up Close, but it's still brilliant. It's a very good read.

  • Christina
    2019-04-09 16:37

    The Highwayman’s Daughter is a swashbuckling historical novel with a very unusual heroine who is a highway-woman and a charismatic hero hell-bent on unmasking her. Neither of them is looking for love but both may be in for a surprise. Full of romance, adventure and suspense, this novel also shows some of the grittier aspects of the Georgian period, making it a satisfying read on every level. If you're looking for historical romance with a truly authentic feel, this story is for you!

  • Stacey
    2019-03-22 17:44

    The Highwayman's Daughter is a great historical read. Cora is a fearless heroine and Jack is just the man she needs in her life. This was a fun and fast story and I look forward to other titles by this author.

  • Liz Fenwick
    2019-03-23 12:33

    A delicious time warp... I thoroughly enjoyed this novel start to finish. I transported me back to the countless novels I devoured in my teens where the heroine was beautiful, the hero to die for and the villain dastardly. Loved the characters and the glimpse into the past including my own!

  • Liz Willoughby
    2019-04-10 15:31

    I'm a big Choc Lit fan and find myself simply reading all their books these days. This was a fabulous read from Henriette Gyland, I love her suspense novels but I was totally gripped with this historical. I hope she writes a sequel. A must read for all.

  • InD'tale Magazine
    2019-03-22 13:49

    3.5/5.0“The Highwayman’s Daughter” is a lively Georgian historical romance that will capture the reader’s interest!Read full review in the 2014 September issue of InD’tale Magazine.

  • Sam Rowe
    2019-03-28 12:32

    Cute and a clever story.

  • Holly Taylor
    2019-03-20 13:49

    I finished it......literally the only positive thing i can say about this book.