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The Defiant Miss Foster and A Highly Respectable Widow

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2-in-1 special: A brand-new Regency romance...plus a bonus classic
Valentine Debenham must find a match for his ward, but it never occurs to him that he might be the best man for the job...
A pompous Earl's ego is shattered-when a wise widow keeps her heart in check...
Mass Market Paperback, 437 pages
Published August 5th 2003 by Signet
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Ana T.
Dec 08, 2007 Ana T. rated it liked it
THE DEFIANT MISS FOSTER


My love for traditional regencies leads me to pick them here and there, sometimes without any references. Such was the case with this 2 in 1 book. I have to say, though that I don't particularly enjoy guardian / ward romances and The Defiant Miss Foster did nothing to change that.


The ward in question, Miss Foster, was childish, impulsive, and rude and I just couldn't see how her guardian could feel attracted to her. Even if she, and her brothers, were mad at being deserted
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Lynne Tull
Sep 30, 2012 Lynne Tull rated it really liked it
Shelves: regency-romance
I dug into my stash for a 'beach' read and came up with one of my 'Goodwill' finds. It was a good choice. I really like this author. The books are not connected in any way. The Defiant Miss Foster was not my favorite of the two books. I thought the heroine was tiresome with her immature 'defiance'. She finally comes around, but honestly I am not sure how the Hero stuck with her. Now, I loved A Highly Respectable Widow. Ms. McRae actually wrote a story without any extras...teaching me something o ...more
Judy
Jun 25, 2010 Judy rated it it was amazing
2/23/2011 Read The Defiant Miss Foster.

Valentine finds out he has wards seven years after his fathers death. He quickly goes to see the state of these children. When he arrives at the Foster's it is to a run down home and weeds and overgrown bushes. Not to mention a shotgun and getting tied in a chair. Four boys and a what he thought was a fifth brother in the breeches but it was Kat, a sister.

As guardian he quickly decides to send the young ones to school, the older one to the military and mar
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Laurie Gold
Oct 04, 2010 Laurie Gold rated it really liked it
Shelves: trad-regency
Highly Respectable Widow - B+
Defiant Miss Foster - B
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miss foster was just foolish, widow was fun
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Melinda McRae is the award winning author of 10 Regency novels, 4 historical romances and 6 regency-era novellas, all for Signet. She fell in love with the Regency period after reading her first modern regency and has since devoted most of her attention to this very elegant period in British history.

Melinda holds an MA Degree in Modern European History and delights in unearthing obscure historica
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