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Loving Protector

3.17  ·  Rating Details  ·  93 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
En route to London for the Season, Calista Haywood and her family are saved from a highwayman by the dashing Brook Windebank. Later, when he valiantly steps in to prevent an unpleasant earl from claiming Calista as his wife, she fears that Brook is only being chivalrous and will never love her as she loves him. When there is a threat to Brook’s life, she is forced to pit h ...more
Kindle Edition, 151 pages
Published October 24th 2013 by Sally Quilford Pocket Novels
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Katrina Passick Lumsden
Dec 02, 2013 Katrina Passick Lumsden rated it did not like it
Well. This just isn't at all good.

I was immediately on my guard when I read a mistake in the first chapter; the stepmother of the heroine first curtsies to two gentlemen, but later "bows". No. Not only is it inconsistent, it's wrong. But I trudged on. Sometimes people make mistakes, but the story still turns out fairly enjoyable.

This one could have been enjoyable, despite its many typos and inconsistencies. And it probably would have been good...had not the heroine, Calista, been the dumbest t
Miriam Drori
Aug 07, 2015 Miriam Drori rated it really liked it
Sally Quilford has done it again. With this new novel, she has transported me to another world. It's a world in which good people might go through hardships, but they win in the end, while the villains receive their just deserts. A world in which true love is always rewarded. A world in which romance is the only thing that really matters.

In short, Quilford has taken me on a pleasant trip away from the stark reality of real life. This time the setting is Regency London. The heroine is troubled by
Aug 20, 2014 Aspoon rated it liked it
This was a nice quick read. I found the heroine Calista a little TOO reserved for my taste. Talk about someone with SEVERSE insecurity and self-esteem issues. Gee wiz…it was starting to sound not just annoying but pathetic. I don’t like when the heroine is too awkward and insecure that she can’t even stand up for herself. Then all of a sudden she finds her backbone and turns her wrath upon a Duke…her husband father…so now it just doesn’t really seem right…it seems completely out of character for ...more
Apr 02, 2015 Kathy rated it liked it
Calista, her step-mother Evelyn, and step-sister Blanche are traveling from their home in the country to London. Calista and Blanche are going to come out for their first season. A highwayman holds up their coach and they are rescued by the dashing Colonel Brook Windebank and his friend Mr. Benedict. Blanche sets her cap for the Colonel. Evelyn and Mr. Benedict are old friends who haven’t seen each other for many years. Calista and her family stay in London with a family friend who turns out to ...more
Jan 16, 2014 Sue rated it liked it
Sally Quilford has done her research well; this is not her usual genre of fiction, and while this Regency romance novella does not quite have the natural authenticity of (say) Georgette Heyer, it reads realistically, on the whole.. The characters are very nicely drawn, and the conversations believable.

My biggest problem with this book is that it’s too short. There were, I felt, sufficient subplots and themes to have made this a full-length novel; as it was, some plot threads are resolved too qui
Shelli Rosewarne
Jan 21, 2014 Shelli Rosewarne rated it liked it
This was a very sweet regency romance. Could have benefited from a bit more editing, some typos/mistakes but not bad enough to spoil the story. I must admit I did find the heroine, Calista, came across a bit too insecure/self-deprecating - a bit of doubt was obviously necessary for the story but by the end you were kind of wanting to shake her! It was nice to finally see her grow a bit of backbone at the end though and stand up for herself. I also found the step-sister a little too one-dimension ...more
Sally Hannoush
Aug 18, 2014 Sally Hannoush rated it really liked it
A little bit of poison. A little bit of mystery. A little bit of confusion. And of course it had a little bit of love. It all started with a highway man to set off a chain of events. Something good can come from something bad regardless of the bumpy road along the way. Worth reading and well written.
Elizabeth Johnson
Jan 07, 2014 Elizabeth Johnson rated it really liked it
Ok, so 4 stars is generous, but I don't want to discourage everyone from reading it. It was sweet. The editing was terrible--as in, I don't think anyone edited it. At all. (I read the Kindle version.) But the story was good, and if you're looking for entertainment in the form of a Regency romance, it will do the trick.
Mar 20, 2014 BIRGIT rated it did not like it
Silly book for teenagers to love!
Feb 12, 2014 Debbie rated it liked it
short and sweet.
A shallow bit of fluff.

$.99 on Amazon for Kindle.
Dec 27, 2013 Barbara rated it liked it
I thought the story was sweet. It was an entertaining book--just what I look for when I'm wanting to "escape" for a few minutes or even hour or two. My biggest complaint are the many typographical errors--some were inconsistencies in the story, but most were just mistyped words. (I purchased as an e-book.) I would be interested to read another book by this author.
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Sally Quilford has had stories published in most of the major women’s magazines, and had seven pocket novels (to date) published My Weekly Pocket Novels. They have subsequently been sold to Ulverscroft Publishings Linford Romance Library, for large print publication. She has also won and been placed in many competitions. As well as running a popular competition calendar (linked to her column in Wr ...more
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