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Her Choice (A Gentleman's Daughter #1)

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The first book in A Gentleman’s Daughter series, traditional Regencies for fans of sweet period dramas.

Regency England: rakes and radicals, poets and patriots, the hardy and the hedonistic. What is a gentleman’s daughter to do in these changing and challenging times? She will skirmish for love, ever polite, though sometimes her white kid gloves must come off.

Cecilia Wilco
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Paperback, 316 pages
Published January 2012 by Create Space (first published December 6th 2011)
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Tara
Jan 08, 2012 Tara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun clean read. I love the time era and have a hard time finding good clean love stories in it, so WAHOO this is a good one!!!
Kathryn
Jan 27, 2012 Kathryn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars but rounded up because I am so happy to have found a clean regency romance. And it was a kindle freebie!
Ashley Mayer
Feb 01, 2012 Ashley Mayer rated it really liked it
A Gentleman's Daughter: Her Choice is a wonderful story! Cecilia is a great character. She's a young woman with the chance to marry for love. Her mother has a habit of pushing her towards all the available men, making it hard for her to choose. When her childhood crush comes back into the picture Cecilia is no longer sure she knows what love is. I was glued to this book! Everytime I thought I had figured out who Cecila was best suited with something would happen to change my mind. I loved the en ...more
Beeface
Jan 29, 2012 Beeface rated it did not like it
Shelves: never-again
This was a free Kindle download and I paid too much.
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Life is not all "breezes and birdsong" for Cecilia Wilcox, although, at the start of the nineteenth century-era novel, it does seem like it must be. She's grown up in the country and looks forward to a visit to London. Her home is particularly lovely - and lovingly described - as a largely "luminescent landscape." Best friend (and soon relative) Polly is admirable, and reveals to us that this is not the typically-envisioned wealthy fa
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Jeannie Lee
Mar 13, 2012 Jeannie Lee rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
I am loving this book! So reminiscent of a Georgette Hyer!

I adored this book! My best friend pointed me in the direction of Georgette Hyer, and I can't wait to point her in the direction of Reina Williams!

This was a wonderfully heartfelt tale of a naive 18 year old girl on her first season in London. I realize a lot of people don't believe in the innocence that Miss Cecelia portrayed, but they are wrong. I loved her sheer innocence and naivety simply because I was there when I was 18 as well. I
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Susanne
A Regency romance, A Gentleman's Daughter: Her Choice follows eighteen-year-old Cecelia Wilcox as her ever-matchmaking mama and aunt take her and her cousins to London for the Season. Long imagining herself in love with her older brother's friend whom she has not seen in two years, she enjoys the young man's attentions along with that of other young men of the ton. But it is the serious Mr. Thornhill who is always looking out for danger in Cecelia's path. One obstacle after another impedes the s ...more
Caprisha Page
Jan 17, 2014 Caprisha Page rated it it was amazing
Lovely Regency period piece, in the vein of Jane Austen. Though this book has more action and sub-plotting than Ms. Austen, she definitely influenced the style and subject matter. The romance is very alive though the 'heat' level is calm and refined to a 'sweet' level, much like the original novels from which this draws its inspiration. The reader gets to meet a myriad of characters with a wide range of life experiences in the Regency period of British history, which sets the reader up for more ...more
Ashley Farmer
Jun 27, 2012 Ashley Farmer rated it really liked it
I did like this book a lot, but it was hard for me to keep track of all the characters being introduced... there were a lot that could have been weeded out who really didn't have a role. I also did not like how a lot of the "noble" young men were flirts and had intimate relations while away then return like it was no big deal to deceive and court naive young girls then marry them and continue to have a mistress (thankfully it did not expound on these actions, just incorporated it with the story) ...more
Englishrose
Oct 10, 2012 Englishrose rated it really liked it
This was a very Austen-esque regency in its composition and story. With a large cast of characters there was a lot of sub-plots creating a slow-moving world of social restrictions. The story, much as Austen's works, was slow and drawn out. Though despite the intricacies of the elongated plot, the romance was a bit heart-wrenching as the characters strolled along on their story. Though I will admit to many times I wanted to yell at them to grow a back bone and go after what they wanted. Few regen ...more
Frankiejohnny
Feb 21, 2012 Frankiejohnny rated it did not like it
I hate to write bad reviews, but…
This reads like a giant run on sentence. There is no pause between scenes or even between perspectives. Also, feelings and mood lack in description, while environments and visual descriptions are over used. I found both the H and h boring, but this was due to the very little description of their character and personality.

Also, listing out every person at a dinner party, when most of those people are irrelevant to the story, is just a boring list and not story te
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Marci
Jan 30, 2012 Marci rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, first-reads
I really liked this book! And I was lucky to receive it for free through the Goodread's First Reads Giveaway!

It is a period drama of sorts set in England and I quite enjoyed the games of the main character seeking a husband! I was also thankful to the author that there were not any love scenes and such - I appreciate a good, clean romance novel. Looking forward to reading the next book in the series!
Marik Berghs
Feb 19, 2012 Marik Berghs rated it it was amazing
This is a delightful Regency. Reminiscent of Jane Austin, so if you don't like the classics in this genre you won't appreciate this tale. Lots of period color and the right tone.
Melissa
Jun 22, 2012 Melissa rated it really liked it
This was an amazon kindle freebie and I quite enjoyed this regency period romance. It is a clean read with enough twists and turns to keep you interested.
Brandy
Jun 20, 2013 Brandy rated it it was amazing
Read the book, you won't be disappointed if you like a good historical fiction full of fun and family.
 Mummy Cat Claire
I got this ebook free from Amazon.
This regency novel was quite different from most every regency book out there. It was a nice change to have a clean novel in this genre.
I didn't really care for this book though. I ended up not liking many of the characters. I really wanted to punch her mother's lights out.
Cecilia pissed me off because one minute she was telling someone off then the next she was sulking and or choosing to be quiet while someone (usually her mother) chews her out.
It is one thi
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Jean
Apr 04, 2012 Jean rated it it was ok
If you enjoy reading sappy, over dramatic, historical romance novels, you will enjoy this book. Cecelia Wilcox has reached the age where marriage to a wealthy and upstanding gentleman is a must. Her mother and aunt are on the hunt for the right man for her. Cecelia is determined she will marry for love. After rebuffing numerous eligible suitors, she finds her love for Greyton Thornhill is real. However, trouble is brewing when Mr. Thornhill has some skeletons in his closet.
Elise
Jul 15, 2012 Elise rated it it was ok
It was too simplified writing and the author can't seem to make up her mind. I also found it depressing and I wish the girl would suck it up and tell her mother off. The girl really needed to grow a backbone. I did like her rip on life in town though; you don't see many of those. georgette Heyer had better plat twists and made you think more.
Karla
Feb 04, 2012 Karla rated it did not like it
Another kindle freebie. Skimmed the last half...
Doreen
Jan 30, 2012 Doreen rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2012
Tedious
Mary
Didn't like it. Didn't even finish it. Boring.
January
Parts of this book held my interest, but for the most part I was very bored with it! Did not care to finish it!
Rachel
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May 20, 2014
Alisa
Alisa rated it it was ok
Jan 30, 2012
Addie Mcgarity
Addie Mcgarity rated it it was ok
Jan 21, 2012
Emily
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Feb 06, 2012
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May 07, 2012
Heather
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May 03, 2012
Lauren
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Apr 17, 2014
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Reina M. Williams loves period dramas, reading, and baking. As a girl, she loved fairy tales, the Little House books, the Betsy-Tacy series, and history; now her favorites list has grown almost as long as her to-read list. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her two boys, who hope to someday take a research trip to England with their mom.


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