Marrying Winterborne

Marrying Winterborne

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Achieving wealth and success through his savage ambitions, tycoon Rhys Winterborne resolves to marry shy, aristocratic Lady Helen Ravenel, who in spite of her gentle upbringing responds to Rhys' seductions with her own unexpected passions.
Published: New York, NY :, Avon Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780062371867
Branch Call Number: F KLE
Characteristics: 343 pages ;,24 cm


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Jun 29, 2017

This book is immeasurably improved by listening to Mary Jane Wells read it. Find any audio copy to hear Rhys' sexy Welsh accent!

May 17, 2017

I loved this book enough to add it to my re-read in the future shelf. Great escape.

Sep 24, 2016

Since I discovered Kleypas, I've been amazed by her writing style - absolutely stunning and save for some of her earliest works, completely grammatically perfect, which is quite a feat these days since even some of the most popular and editor scrutinized works have grammar, spelling and development flaws. From her early (not earliest) works like Lady Sophia's Lover to her Wallflower series to this current set started with Cold Heart Rake (Marrying Winterborne is the second in this 'set'), I have never been disappointed.

I personally found this one as one of her best, and adore Helen as one of the more pluckier heros because she's more like you and me, overlooked, shy, made to feel like she is second rate and just an ornament when she is noticed at all...and I found the storyline as one of the most touching as well, Helen's growth and bravery (with Rhys and in general) is amazing and touching. And the other characters introduced like the doctor, Garrett, Mr. Ransom, Severin, and Fernsby are rich and interesting in their own right. The historical details are amazing (and while I'm sure she is stealing large portions of Seffridges and Harrods as well possibly, for her version of Winterbornes, I know it's a normal writer trick...I just wish she would have tried to make it more a realistic contemporary of those two great stores, versus trying to usurp one...rather like usurping the real people of Bow Street and replacing them with her own characters...not my personal choice...but still makes for wonderful characters and rich backgrounds.)

Also, I love that in each book she brings up real issues facing society during that time period, in this particular one, the plight of the poor, orphaned children and child labor at the hands of the government.

So frankly, I'd say this is one of her best..surpassing many if not most of her others, and probably surpassing the next in line in this set of stories, but I'll still read them anyway!

Aug 18, 2016

Great story line , characters lived up to and exceeded expectations. Funny, poignant, Loved it!! Truly liked the historical facts snuck in between.

Jul 11, 2016

I loved these characters when they were introduced in book 1 (Cold-Hearted Rake) so I had very high expectations for this book. Kleypas succeeded in living up to those expectations. Great story!

Jun 08, 2016

The continuing saga of the characters is very era centered. It was not one of her best but still enjoyable.

Apr 12, 2016

This is the second installment in Kleypas' Ravenels series, and while it more or less stands alone, readers who have read the first book in the series will probably appreciate this one more, since that's when the characters first meet. Anyway, like all Lisa Kleypas books, this is full of interesting historical details and lots of class politics (the hero -- gasp! -- made his own money, rather than inheriting it), and I loved the supporting characters, especially the other Ravenels. Kleypas' fans, and historical romance fans in general, won't be disappointed.


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Cathie1216 Jun 13, 2017

What a great book! Helen and Rhys are a great couple. She felt that it was a deal, for him, but he did love her and wanted to protect her.
I loved when he found her at the train station and told her that wherever she ran, he would find her. That was so romantic!


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