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Rebel Heiress

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Henrietta decides to leave Boston in search of her father in England. Her father believes that she died at birth. Once they are reunited, her stepmother is afraid that Henrietta will ruin everything for her.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published 1980 by Hodder & Stoughton Publishers (first published 1975)
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Henrietta makes an unexpected discovery upon the death of her aunt - it turns out her father is very much alive and a powerful Lord at that. With nothing to keep her in Boston, she packs her belongings and proof of her identity and despite the rumors of war looming between England and the States, manages to get herself passage to England. She eventually finds her father after a few ups and downs along the way, and Lord Marchmont is happy to find a daughter (and heir!) that he never knew existed. ...more
Helen Satterlee
Sep 29, 2011 Helen Satterlee rated it did not like it
Enjoyed Ms Hodge's books in the past. However 'Rebel Heiress' is not up to par...Ridiculous plot, characters and dialogue. Disappointing...
May 31, 2014 Allison rated it really liked it
I picked up this book because the author was supposed to be similar to Georgette Heyer. While I thought this book was pretty good, it was not Heyer. But I'll just keep looking.
Susan Lorenz
Nov 12, 2016 Susan Lorenz rated it really liked it
Haven't read a Jane Aiken Hodges book in years. Very good Regency romance with more than a little treachery involved. Although I must admit I had most of the plot twists figured out well ahead of time. Enjoyable read.
Jane Mercer
May 20, 2013 Jane Mercer rated it it was ok
Shelves: going-to-ebay
I usually like Jane Aiken Hodge this one seemed a little lacklustre.
The heroine Henrietta is American just before war with England, she finds out that her father in England thought her dead and sets out to meet him.
She meets a romantic young man Captain Charles Gilbert (who coincidentally is a ward of her father's as is his younger brother) on her trip to London and falls for him.
She meets her father who had married again, has a step brother and she's to be her father's heir.
So far it seemed ok,
Jan 25, 2008 Sue rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Henrietta sails from the USA to England amidst the threats of war. Embroiled in a new family she hears of scandals and eventually learns who her real friends are. Moving and fast-paced, well-written and enjoyable.
I'm glad Henrietta was dumb, although I wish she was much less naive. And whats with the random inputting of another love interest?? After the first half, everything went kinda flat.
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This wasn't a page turner, but it was a pleasant read and not entirely predictable.
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Jane Aiken Hodge was born in the USA, brought up in the UK and read English at Oxford. She received a master's degree from Radcliffe College, Harvard University.

Before her books became her living she worked as a civil servant, journalist, publishers' reader and a reviewer.

She has written lives of Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer as well as a book about women in the Regency period, PASSION AND PRINC
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