1813, Regency England Miss Ruth Grainger’s coach jolts to an abrupt halt when it is stopped by a highwayman. Fearing for her life she is surprised when this highwayman seeks only to retrieve papers carried by a fellow traveller, her guardian, Mr Robert Grentham’s business associate, Mr Archibald Upton. Ruth abhors thievery, but she is even more disgusted by the cowardic 1813, Regency England Miss Ruth Grainger’s coach jolts to an abrupt halt when it is stopped by a highwayman.Fearing for her life she is surprised when this highwayman seeks only to retrieve papers carried by a fellow traveller, her guardian, Mr Robert Grentham’s business associate, Mr Archibald Upton. Ruth abhors thievery, but she is even more disgusted by the cowardice of the man, Upton, as he uses her as a shield. Released unharmed, she is haunted by the dark blue eyes of the stranger. What is his connection to Upton? And what is in the papers he was so intent on stealing? Ruth returns to Grentham’s home, and along with his silly, young wife Eliza, prepares for an upcoming ball. Little does she know that Grentham is orchestrating events so that the despicable Upton will become her husband. As Ruth starts to suspect the truth, another stranger steps into her life, and once more she is bewitched by a pair of blue eyes … Headstrong and independent Ruth is determined to marry for love, and on her own terms.But everyone around her has other ideas ... Will Ruth be forced into a match she doesn’t desire? Or will she end up with the man who has stolen her heart ...? A Stolen Heart is a charming regency romance about mistaken identities, and following your heart’s true path. Valerie Holmes has had thirty-five titles published, both historical and contemporary. Two of which have been shortlisted for awards by the Romantic Novelists' Association. Valerie is an experienced creative writing tutor of manuscript appraisals for the RNA or independently. She also works as an online tutor for the London School of Journalism and Writing Magazine. As well as being an author herself she enjoys being a reviewer of books for the Historical Novel Society and is also member of the Crime Writers Association and the Society of Authors. Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent digital publisher. For more information on our titles please sign up to our newsletter at www.endeavourpress.com. Each week you will receive updates on free and discounted ebooks. Follow us on Twitter: @EndeavourPress and on Facebook via http://on.fb.me/1HweQV7. We are always interested in hearing from our readers. Endeavour Press believes that the future is now....
|Title||:||A Stolen Heart|
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|Number of Pages||:||91 Pages|
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A Stolen Heart Reviews
Amazon - 02/02/2016
A fun romp with some serious issues for people to overcome. I liked the main character. Mr. Upton proved who he was with his cowardly actions during the holdup. And his personality and character went downhill from there. Everyone has their plans on how they want to use Ruth but she really is smart and isn't going to give up without a fight. Eliza is a twit and I can see how her gossiping and pettiness gets on Ruth's last nerve. Ruth's guardian, Robert Grentham is so used to things going his way because he makes things happen. He doesn't care about Ruth's feelings about Upton, just as long as he benefits from it. Ruth's blue eyed stranger was a better man than she thought at first. He had self less reasons for his being a one time highwayman. There will also be several unexpected allies in this story too.
I enjoyed this short historical romance. It is well-written with interesting characters and enough of a story to keep me engaged. I particularly liked the main characters - the heroine is a very strong, outspoken, and smart woman. Will probably read more from this author.
I found this story too short. it could be a great read as the plot is interesting, but sadly it was not developed to its fullest potential... but if you're looking for a quick read, and love historical romance than this is definitely a book for you.
A Stolen HeartI love novellas and I am sure you will love this one. It's a story about a young lady who is involved with a man she believes is a highway thief.
The writing was pretty good, but the plot was sometimes confusing and the romance went at light speed. It was a clean read but not very romantic IMO.