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Seducing Mr. Heywood (Regency Duo #2)

3.47  ·  Rating Details ·  38 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Upon her husband's death, a shocked Lady Sophia learned that custody of her children went to a humble country vicar. Although he knows of her tarnished reputation, the clergyman believes children need their mother-and soon, he needs Lady Sophia too.
Hardcover, 248 pages
Published June 1st 2002 by Five Star (ME) (first published May 2001)
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Aug 03, 2016 Kathy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was one of those books that I needed to be in the right "mood" to read apparently. I picked it up a few weeks ago, but put it back on the shelf after one very short chapter. When I began again a few days ago, I had a different perspective on Seducing Mr. Heywood. This book shines in many ways. One of most engaging ways was how this writer flips the tried and true trope of rake and virgin, with the woman taking the role of seducer of innocence and giving the heroine her "redemption of the ra ...more
Content: Sex (fairly explicit), violence, depravity, poetry, a few Bible passages, a sermon.
(No major spoilers, but a long review, sorry)

3.75 stars for this Regency Romance, sequel to The Reluctant Guardian, and originally published in 2001 (I got the kindle version for just under $3). Seducing Mr. Heywood is set in Yorkshire in 1811. The writing is descriptive but I wasn't expecting something so sad, dark, and serious, albeit with nearly profound themes of redemption, forgiv
Nov 01, 2011 Gayle rated it it was amazing
The heroin is a beautiful woman who has been sold by her family who have fallen on hard times. Her last marriage was to an older gentleman who needed a heir. They led separate lives. After his death the local vicar is named a guardian to her two young sons. She is attracted to the vicar and makes it clear she would take him as a lover. The vicar see's through the disillusionment and the indifference she displays to society. He works to reach the tender loving person who is burried after being ...more
Apr 21, 2009 Delene rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, romance
I was disappointed that it wasn't like Jane Austin's novells. The story took place in 19th century but actions more like 20th century male female relationships.

I gave it three stars because the young lady became a heroine and changed her life for the better. I didn't enjoy the sexual undertones of the story. I would rather the writers leave it up to my imagination.
Mar 12, 2008 Jennifer rated it really liked it
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This was a sweet Regency with a villain to hate and a hero to love. Short and cute, it was just what I needed.
Anne Glover
Great character arcs in an otherwise confusing mash up of genre subtypes.

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Wow...she actually managed to redeem a pretty bad character from the previous book.
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Jul 12, 2008 Desirée rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A thrice-widowed woman who sets out to seduce the local vicar - what's not to love?
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Jo Manning was born in New York City and received all her schooling through undergraduate level there. In 1961, she applied to the Peace Corps where she met her husband who makes documentaries and independent feature films. Manning has degrees in English and Library Science, and was the founder and Director of the Reader�s Digest General Books Library for over twenty years.
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