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The Courting Campaign (The Master Matchmakers #1)

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The Nobleman and the Nanny

Emma Pyrmont has no designs on handsome Sir Nicholas Rotherford -at least not for herself. As his daughter's nanny, she sees how lonely little Alice has been. With the cook's help, Emma shows the workaholic scientist just what Alice needs. But making Nicholas a better father makes Emma wish her painful past didn't mar her own marriage chances.

Paperback, 288 pages
Published August 1st 2013 by Love Inspired
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Jul 04, 2013 Alice rated it really liked it
Shelves: regency
This weekend I took the time to finish a trilogy which I had started awhile back (with the second book..because I didn't know there was a first and third...#blondemoment) and I wish I hadn't put these on hold!!!! They were wonderful!! "Love Inspired Hostoricals" quickly became my favorite source for clean Christian regencies when I read "Engaging the Earl" by Mandy Goff, and Regina Scott quickly became one of my favorite regency authors when I read "The Wife Campaign". These novels are full of w ...more
Emma Pyrmont has escaped a terrible childhood with her foster family to join the household of the noted natural philosopher Sir Nicholas Rotherford as nanny to his small daughter Alice. Emma adores the sweet young girl in her charge and wishes her employer would feel the same. With the help of some meddling servants, she sets out to court Sir Nicholas - not for herself, as the servants wish, but for his daughter. She also hopes to show him the valuable lesson she learned, that everyone is loved ...more
Jan 13, 2014 Ruth rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars. Three months earlier orphaned Emma Pyrmont fled London and her foster father's abuses for a position in the secluded Derbyshire countryside as a nanny. Entering service is a step down in the world, but the sacrifice is worth it, allowing Emma to determine the course of her future, free from her foster family's abuse and manipulation. Like her foster father, the master of the house and father of her young charge, Sir Nicholas, is a natural philosopher -- and while lacking the former's ...more
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Aug 09, 2013 ASC Book Reviews rated it it was amazing
Simply Charming! This is the First Love Inspired book I think I have read and I really enjoyed it! When I first came to find out about the Love Inspired books I was afraid they would be all lovey dovey with no meat to the stories. Then I read the book description about The Courting Campaign. I was greatly intrigued and I was not disappointed in the least! I LOVE the way Regina writes and the pace of her story is fabulous; with scenes seamlessly flowing in to others! I love the way she entwines t ...more
Aug 20, 2013 June rated it really liked it
Emma is a nanny for four year old Alice. Her father, a scientist, doesn't seem to have time for Alice so Emma decides its up to her to get his attention for Alice. She finds ways to manipulate him to spend time with Alice.

Nick has made it his mission in life to invent a safety lamp for England's coal miners to use that won't cause explosions when they hit pockets of flammable gas. With a little help from Emma and a few walks to clear his head, he's able to come up with a solution along with spen
Jul 22, 2013 Sydney rated it it was ok
Shelves: first-reads
The Courting Campaign was very nearly what I expected--no more, yet also no less. The novel is by no means a masterpiece--it is not written well, it is very predictable, and the emotions, reactions, thoughts, and speech of the characters could be over the top and bordering on ridiculous. However, it served its purpose as a light, warm-hearted afternoon read, with just enough excitement/surprises to keep the pages turning.
May 13, 2017 Michelle rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, historical
This fell short in the chemistry department for me, because Nicholas was so stuck in his work that he couldn't see anything else. He would interact a little and then go hide in his workshop. Just not a very enjoyable hero dynamic for me, it might not bother someone else at all.
Tena Rees
Slightly dull

The hero Nick was an extremely dull character. Don't see what
Emma saw in him. The sister-in-law Charlotte was annoying. Not enough romance.
Mar 08, 2017 Christi rated it really liked it
I would rather give this book 3.5 stars but as I can't, I will err on the side of mercy. While it had it's flaws, I am thankful for a good, clean romance with a good, moral storyline, regardless of how well the story flowed. I was glad to read of a young woman who refused to be a victim of her circumstances and, instead, did what she could to make the most of her life and be a force for good in the life of the little girl entrusted to her care.
Nancy Hillyard
Mar 01, 2017 Nancy Hillyard rated it really liked it
Mar 02, 2017 Megan rated it liked it
Enjoyed the story and the interesting aspect of The development of safe lighting for coal miners.
May 12, 2013 Rhonda rated it really liked it
The Courting Campaign touched me in different ways. Reminds me how many simple things we take for granted that people did not have a 100 years ago. Their are lot of coal miners in this area and yes it's still dangerous but so much safer than before. Orphans are easy prey still in the world but they should not be. That fathers spending time with their children can make a big difference in there lives.

Emma is now a Nanny in the Rotherford house for three months. Sir Nicholas has not met with her y
Vidya Tiru
Jun 09, 2013 Vidya Tiru rated it liked it
The Courting Campaign – A Love Inspired historical set in the Regency era, ‘The Courting Campaign’ tells us the story of Emma and Nicholas, and little Alice too.

Nicholas is intent on building a lamp that will be safe to use in the hazardous atmosphere in the coal mines – to prevent accidents and injuries to workers everywhere – and more so because he feels responsible for the safety of the people who work in his family’s mines. His dedication to his work leaves him little time for family – mainl
Kathleen E.
Aug 06, 2013 Kathleen E. rated it it was amazing
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
The Courting Campaign by Regina Scott, ©2013

Emma Pyrmont has escaped servanthood in her own home in London to travel to the English countryside to take a position as nanny to a little girl. Alice Rotherford's mother died when she was an infant and Emma desires relationship for this little girl, neither of them previously received. Emma seeks to draw Alice's father to become aware of his daughter. In the three months that Emma has been Alice's nanny, he has not visited th
Jul 16, 2013 Amy rated it liked it
I won a copy of this book through the Goodreads Firstreads program.

Emma is a governess with a past, working for a gentleman in disgrace due to the failure of a recent scientific experiment.
Nicholas devotes nearly all of his time to his laboratory experiments, hoping to redeem his reputation and make working conditions safer for miners on his land. He neglects his young daughter. Emma decides to use her scientific knowledge (gained in the home of her evil foster father) to help repair the relatio
Aug 23, 2013 Janga rated it really liked it
The Courting Campaign is the first book in Regina Scott’s Master Matchmakers series. It is an Inspirational, and so it should be no surprise that it is a strictly sweet romance. Although faith is an integral part of the book, it is not preachy in any way, nor are faith elements ever intrusive or distracting from the story. However, readers considering the book should know that Emma believes in a God who has a plan for her life and prayer is a conversation she finds essential.

Scott has created a
Aug 08, 2013 Anne rated it really liked it
A classically written Regency romance laced with intrigue and witty dialogue, The Courting Campaign held my attention to the very end. The tale of Emma Prymont, abused orphaned turned nanny, and Sir Nicholas Rotherford, scorned scientist and uninvolved father, is a delightful tale of two people who are hiding from society and how they find their place, together.

Emma ran away from her uncle’s home to be employed as nanny to Sir Nicholas’ two young children and two nieces. Because of her uncle’s b
Emma is the nanny to an inventor’s daughter. She was raised by an inventor and has bad memories and wants nothing to do with getting involved with Nicholas but as she gets to know him she learns that he may be an inventor but he cares and his deep feeling of responsibility pushes him to work and not spend enough time with his daughter. When Emma’s character is questioned Emma and Nicholas have to work together to get to the truth and they both find themselves realizing they need each other.

Jun 07, 2013 Melanie rated it it was amazing
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The Courting Campaign is the sixth book I've read by Regina Scott and definitely one of my favorites! I loved how Nick was a scientist and in the midst of trying to make a new invention work - that whole aspect was very interesting! I also loved how in spite of Emma's background, she was able to overcome it and find a better life for herself. Another thing I adored about this book
Jul 03, 2013 Brittany rated it really liked it
The Courting Campaign was such an enjoyable read. Regina Scott did a great job of crafting a hero who was very scientific, but still approachable.

Sir Nicholas Rotherford is a driven man. He feels compelled to solve a scientific problem in order to assure the safety of the miner's who work on his land. He is so driven in his need to help them, that he has neglected the relationship with his four year old daughter.

Emma Pyrmont is his daughter's new nanny and she is determined to help Sir Nicholas
Mar 10, 2013 Jane rated it it was amazing
Book 1 in the Master Matchmakers Series
Set in 1815 in Derbyshire

Nicholas is determined to invent a lamp that will benefit the mine workers. His research and experiments take time away from his four year old daughter, Alice. Her nanny, Emma Pyrmont, longs for the affection missing in her childhood. Emma has never felt wanted or loved. She begins a campaign, along with some of the staff, to make Sir Nicholas Rotherford realize that he has neglected his daughter long enough. Of course, the staff ha
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
This book is perfect for romance lovers who like a good story that is kept clean. There is a Christian theme behind the book, the main character, Emma, has strong religious beliefs. They are a prominent theme in the way that she lives her life.

Emma was an orphan. She recently escaped from the clutches of a foster father who misused the orphans entrusted to his care. She took employment as a nanny in a small village, far from London. She has fallen in love with her charge, Alice, and seeks to bri
Jul 02, 2013 Bari rated it it was amazing
I've read many of Regina Scott's books and I always enjoy seeing how she develops the characters in each story. They aren't ever just "cookie cutter" characters but have distinct personalities that make each book hard to put down! After reading The Courting Campaign I must say I'm impressed with Ms. Scott's research in the scientific realm. She beautifully worked into the story the dangers facing miners in the early 1800s and Sir Nicholas Rotherford's efforts to invent a lamp that would work saf ...more
May 23, 2013 Judy rated it it was amazing
The Courting Campaign by Regina Scott
Master Matchmaker’s Series Book 1
Sir Nicholas Rotherford was determined to find a way to help miners and redeem himself. He feels his daughter Alice is well taken care of, so he can continue with he his research and experiments. Her new nanny seems to have a different opinion then he does and she’s not afraid to let him know what she thinks.

Emma Pyrmont grew up as an orphan and when she did gain foster parents, her happiness was not their concern. Knowing lit
Oct 01, 2013 IrenesBookReviews rated it it was amazing
The plot of this story is typical for the style of book, a nanny and her boss fall in love. This book differs however, in that the characters are written with likable personalities and the conversations are exceptional. I gave this book 5/5 stars. The best part of the book was the setting. I thought the author did an excellent job of describing the time period and locations. You definitely felt like you were sitting right there with them. I also really enjoyed the minor characters. They played j ...more
Gina Hott
Jul 12, 2013 Gina Hott rated it it was amazing
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Silliness. It’s just silliness! The staff believing that she should angle for the master’s hand. Emma knows her place in this house is as the nanny & not as the master’s wife! and if she ever were to forget then the widowed master’s sister-in-law is surely there to remind her!
All Emma wants is to show Sir Nicholas Rotherford exactly what he’s missing by skipping out on his daughter’s life. Emma loves Sir Nicholas’s daughter so much she doesn’t want her to grow up an orphan as s
Jul 22, 2016 shay rated it liked it
This was a very predictable story. It was pretty easy to see what was going to happen throughout the book.

I was pretty disappointed when nothing happened with the child abuser or those children (or young adults now). Near the end there was some discussion as to what could happen, but that was it. The expectation for justice was why I kept reading the whole time, especially since there was so much discussion about what was suffered.

There was A LOT of inner thoughts dialogue. It got quite boring
Jul 01, 2013 Brenda rated it it was amazing
Score one for the Master Matchmakers.

Sir Nicholas Rotherford was on a mission. He was determined to create a light that could be carried into the mines. At one time, he had been on a team based in London. Yet he was falsely accused. So he moved his family to Derbyshire where he strove to find answers.

Emma Pyrmont obtained a position as a nanny to Alice, a spirited 4-year-old after she left London hoping never to return. Emma loved her position but it bothered her that Sir Nicholas did not pay at
Jan 25, 2014 Linda rated it really liked it
Another tour-de-force from Regina Scott, she does the most amazing job of combining Christian beliefs with a solid romance. The back story is especially good for this title, using the scientific research for miner's safety lamps as the connection between the two romantic leads.

Emma Pyrmont, orphan, hasn't been treated well, either at the orphanage or her foster family, but she still has the capacity to love, especially her charge, Alice, daughter of Sir Nicholas.

Sir Nicholas Rotherford, widower,
LaVerne George
The scientist as romantic hero. Hours spent working in a laboratory, not practicing martial arts or swordplay. Focused on the inner world of the intellectual problem to be solved and less on the world right in front of them. It takes a special kind of woman to draw such men out. Regina Scott shows us an accurate and intriguing portrayal of Nicholas Rotherford, a scientist on a mission, and pairs him with Emma, his daughter's nanny, who can see all Nick's father potential underneath the brilliant ...more
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Regina Scott started writing novels in the third grade. Thankfully for literature as we know it, she didn't actually sell her first novel until she had learned a bit more about writing such as vocabulary, sentence structure, and plot. After numerous short stories and articles in magazines and trade journals, she got serious about her novel writing. The Unflappable Miss Fairchild was her first nove ...more
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The Master Matchmakers (3 books)
  • The Wife Campaign (The Master Matchmakers, #2)
  • The Husband Campaign (The Master Matchmakers, #3)

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