First published in , The Spinster and the Rake is one of Anne Stuart’s earliest Regencies, and has, sadly, been out of print for a number of. The Spinster and the Rake by Anne Stuart The Spinster, Gillian Redford, is not a bluestocking but rather a woman who’s played nursemaid and. The Spinster and the Rake by Anne Stuart – book cover, description, publication history.
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The sex scene seems a little odd and out of place to me in this book. She was thirty–old enough to know better.
It was proven as much, when Derwent vehemently asked Gillian to never, ever talk to or acknowledge Ronan ever again in her life. The heroine had wpinster feisty, wanton side to her that made me like her.
It felt like an homage to Georgette Heyer’s classic romances, and it had all the bickering and fun! It seems like what IMO it is – a rather watery, poor imitation.
I’ve the Rohan series and the Ice series But his past sins were forgiven now with his title. Since then she’s written more gothics, regencies, romantic suspense, romantic adventure, series romance, suspense, historical romance, paranormal and mainstream contemporary romance for publishers such as Doubleday, Harlequin, Silhouette, Avon, Zebra, St.
This is a standalone. I liked Gillian take though she was a bit of a victim in the beginning. The despair started with the use of the word “fat” to describe a character flaw and utter undesirability at the very beginning. Gillian Redfern has reached the age of thirty never having even been kissed. It felt to me like it was added at a later date? But I still enjoyed the book.
Miss Bradshaw’s Bought Betrothal. Here, not wpinster much. The story itself was not badly written or edited, but the logics of it were all wrong, character’s actions were not suited for the time period, very over the top, and not in a nice, funny way.
For some reason, nearly everyone in the family, including Gillian, believe that is spnster way it should be. When Ronan rescues her on the road she is drawn to him, despite his unsuitableness and her being firmly on the shelf. She learns to reach out for what she wants in life rather than letting things happen to her. This is a reissue with a bit of new material of a s Candlelight Regency romance.
Gillian is a caring and honest woman who realizes that life can be much more than she has been allowed and it leads her on a new path. Notify stuatt of new posts via email. Sooo different from AS’s usual books. We Help Books Succeed.
Oooh, did anyone say Derek Craven? Since then she’s written more gothics, regencies, romantic sus Anne Stuart is a grandmaster of the genre, winner of Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, survivor of more than thirty-five years in the romance business, and still just keeps getting better.
But Gillian and Marlow come to the rescue and help smooth the way for each of them. I have read far worse.
And while I liked How bored does the cover model, the Rake aka the hero, look in the clutches of the heroine, the Spinster? Gillian the heroine finds herself coming out a rut by her spinste with Ronan.
The Spinster and the Rake – Anne Stuart
The Spinster and the Rake by Anne Stuart, Mar 22, Angel Hatfield rated it really liked it. This romance was originally published inbut was re released in the summer of with some added material. Gillian is a 29 year old intelligent, sweet, sacrificing, and under appreciated woman living in a world where youth, title, money, and reputation mean more than substance. I know she is beloved and I think she writes extremely well but I must pass. Now I look closely I see exactly what they meant.
It hit all my pet peeves and then some. It felt new and modern. But in between, when someone is willing and has no other expectations, then why not?
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It didn’t really fit with the rest of the story for me, it sort of threw everything off balance for me. But Lord Marlow is about to discover that Miss Redfern is more siren than spinster. Rather a decent romance. At the end, Gilly decided to take matters on her own and convinced the foolish rake that she is willing to be with him. I wanted groveling, damnit! His sins will be overlooked because of his new status. The straight-forward title intrigued me and I liked the blurb cause spinsters and My review contains spoilers and they’re mostly my thoughts Spark 14 May Children’s Fiction.