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England, 1815. Beautiful, intelligent Ivy Sinclair is the illegitimate daughter of a duke and his Parisian mistress. After the unexpected death of her parents, Ivy journeys to England to live with her paternal grandmother.

While adjusting to the rigors of a new life, Ivy meets the Earl of Stanton, Cyrus Corbin Archibald. As Ivy and Cy begin to fall in love, they are thrown
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Kindle Edition, 5th, 308 pages
Published (first published May 12th 2011)
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Lucinda
A richly evocative, sensual story containing authenticity in abundance

In-depth historical research and wonderful descriptive passages present a rounded, vivid backdrop to this sublime story. The well-written narrative contains all the elements that you would expect to find within a classic literary novel, including rounded characters that are highly believable and interesting. I really felt for the two lovers/ hero & heroine of this story and fell ‘under their spell’ as to speak! This trul
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Skyril
Five words can describe the entirety of this story: passion, passion, sex, passion, passion.

To be perfectly honest, I had never before read a..., I suppose it would be called, a romance book, and if others are at all like this one, then I never ever never ever ever want to again.

1. The writing.
I was very aware of the writing the entire time. I can tell that the author tried, but I'm afraid she didn't succeed very well. The writing style was a bit awkward, and either too old to be modern or too m
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Jennifer Hampton
A Defiant Lady gives us a glimpse into the world of nobility in 1815 England. Two sisters, Ivy and Willow, young women born in France to a woman who was the lover of a wealthy and titled man from England, find themselves desperate enough after their mother dies to ask their paternal grandmother for a place to live. The duchess is not at all pleased at the plight of the two sisters, but takes them in and begins to educate them in the ways of the genteel. Ivy, being the oldest and of marrying age, ...more
Jennifer C
This is a wonderful, typical, Historical Romance with all the elements of a classic story. The characters are well developed and you really feel for them. You feel the genuine love between the hero and heroine, as well as the supporting characters right down to the grandmother. This is a story rich in family, love, jealousy, secrets and the ever sought after Happily Ever After.

I recommend this book to lovers of early 19th century historical romance who wants a story focused on the romance and a
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I Craize Books
One reading was all it took to finish this beautiful, gorgeous, amazing book
Abigail
Downloaded this on the recommendation/ad on Smart Bitches/Trash Romance. For the price ($1?) it wasn't bad. It's not one that I would read again but for commute reading it was okay.
Marya
This book includes some aggravating incorrect word useage, has some editing issues, and the writing
is blah.
Samantha Garman
Aug 21, 2014 Samantha Garman rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Exciting plot, fun characters, with mystery and deceit!
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i am feeling like this
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absolutly amazing and so cute
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Samantha Garman has a B.A. in Playwriting from the College of Charleston. Her playwriting professor lovingly nicknamed her "a female Woody Allen" due to her witty, snappy dialogue. After college, she moved to New York and has lived in almost every borough before settling in Brooklyn with her husband. She has written two historical romances and two contemporary romances. She loves golden retrievers ...more
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