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Brothers are supposed to be kind... caring... supportive... protective. Catherine Walman's brother, however, is not. He has maligned her reputation until no honorable man will seek her company, wasted her dowry and endangered her home with his gambling and now his new wife has made it clear Catherine is no longer welcome.

The hand of fortune intervenes when a letter arrives
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Published September 10th 2013 by Corvallis Press (first published September 9th 2013)
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Diane Lang
Oct 14, 2013 Diane Lang rated it it was amazing
I LOVE this author! Her regency novels are excellent and her humor delightful. This one had a darker tone than Ridiculous with plenty of twists and turns in the plot line. Small wonder Catherine had difficulty learning to trust Sir Philip after growing up with her idiot brother and ineffectual parents.

Deb
Sep 11, 2013 Deb rated it it was amazing
I had to give this book one of my rare 5-star ratings. It has elements I love (i.e. white-knuckle suspense, twists, intrigue, romance to name but a few), and is a great story overall. I received an advance copy from the author in exchange for my honest review.
It’s the age of the Regency, and Jon Anglesby and his wife have not shared a table in years. He regrets marrying her, but not for any fault of hers. He wishes her only happiness, and since he is dying, he has made arrangements for any proge
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Tricia
Apr 22, 2015 Tricia rated it it was amazing
A cracking read! Strong, interesting characters; a novel (for a Regency) storyline, part romance, part mystery crime thriller, no insipid heroine for a change. Not too many Americanisms to make it annoying, being as it is set in Regency England ('fall' instead of 'autumn', 'vacation'- not sure if this was in common usage then). Overall, this was a great read; I think I've found another new author to follow - her other Regency: 'Ridiculous' was equally good and laugh out loud funny.
Ann Brookens
Apr 17, 2015 Ann Brookens rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent

D.L. Carter writes excellent historical romances. Crimes of the Brothers is engaging from the first page. The protagonist, Catherine, is a sweet character in a difficult situation and I rooted for her all the way! I highly recommend this book.
Mary
May 07, 2015 Mary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good! I love reading about the period manners and personalities.
Verity Brown
Oct 20, 2015 Verity Brown rated it really liked it

I don't give out a lot of 5-star reviews, because a book has to grab me by the throat and shake me in order to merit it. And although I've really, really enjoyed all of the author's other books so far (only one I haven't read yet--The Adventures of a Super Hero's Insurance Adjuster), none of the others grabbed me by the throat quite the way this one did. The suspense begins soon after Catherine arrives at her unexpectedly inherited home, and it never lets up until "who dunnit" is revealed at the
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Denise Keef
Sep 11, 2013 Denise Keef rated it it was amazing
In a time when women were the weaker sex and told what to do by their father or man of the house, Catherine has to be the strong one in her family. Shouldering the responsibilities of running the house and collecting the rents from the lands her family owns and trying to make ends meet when money is very tight that she and her mother have to make over there wardrobe to have decent clothes to wear and the daily tea is watered down. Catherine's older brother James is a scoundrel who gambles away ...more
Sarah
Feb 18, 2016 Sarah rated it it was ok
I did not enjoy this.

You know what this book reminded me of? Sitting on a bench. Except, the bench is stone. The stone is cold. It's getting dark. You start becoming paranoid and looking around. That is this book.

It's not a spooky book - I do not mean to imply that at all. I mean the circumstances of this book make our heroine into a cold, calculated, black and white, stern, paranoid young lady. She trusts no one, she has no empathy, she has been hurt and abandoned and wronged by the people who
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Bkwyrm
Aug 30, 2015 Bkwyrm rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The thing is, we read these Regency romances without recognising that women had no money. None. If their male relatives didn't provide for them, if there wasn't enough money for a dowery and there was no.one willing to marry them.without a bowery, they were screwed.
This book is a great story that actually ADDESSES that, shows just how much trouble women could be in if their male relatives were disinclined to take them in, or how many women.were abused as domestic servants to distant cousins beca
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Marcus Denton
Oct 14, 2013 Marcus Denton rated it it was amazing
Shelves: regency-romance
In the Regency Romance genre overflowing with Governesses to children of Widowers, Governesses and Fake-Rakes, Debutantes and Rakes, misalliances between untitled Misses and arrogant Dukes, Marquesses and Earls, Colonial Misses and members of the ton, over-bearing sisters and equally detestable brothers, and the usual mix of compromising situations, dark lords, envious relations - the plot of this book is most refreshing. Don't linger over the 'slightly' surreal mechanism that takes the heroine ...more
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Jun 28, 2014 Amanda rated it really liked it
Very good book, just a little slow. And why build up the romance that well if your sole sex scene is going to be only half a paragraph long?
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