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A Rumored Engagement (Siddons Sisters #1)

3.54  ·  Rating Details ·  74 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
Her Once And Future Fiancé

It was a bold plan—become engaged to one man to avoid marrying another. Three years ago, Susannah Siddons had little choice. But with no communication since, she considers her alliance with Daniel Hale entirely ended—and her heart well and truly bruised. Until new gossip jeopardizes the Siddons sisters' millinery shop, and Daniel proposes once mo
Paperback, 288 pages
Published May 6th 2014 by Love Inspired
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May 17, 2014 Alice rated it really liked it
Shelves: regency
I have discovered that no matter who wrote it or what the plot is, the Regency selection of these "Love Inspired Historical" books never fail to captivate me and make me laugh!
A Rumored Engagement is a sweet story of sacrifice, commitment, trust, and family. It has a nice semi-unique plot (I'm sure there are other novels with similar plots, but Lily George was able to bring a fresh and new style to it) that flows steadily -there really were absolutely no slow or boring parts. The characters were
Mar 24, 2015 Mary rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this story. Two almost children make a pact for a future marriage to help the young lady escape a planned marriage by an uncle who wants to rid himself of parent-less daughters. Only the young man is afraid of marriage and commitment after growing up in a home full of sorrow and anger. He sails off to a lonely future, only to come back home to an ill brother and dead parents. The young woman, Susannah, moved away and he never received any letters from her. One afternoon while taking a ...more
Aug 11, 2014 Pat rated it really liked it
I am not a fan of the romance genre, but when a friend asked me to read and review Lily George’s Christian historical fiction romance, A Rumored Engagement, I agreed as a favor. I found it, much to my surprise and pleasure, a delightful read which engaged me from start to finish!
Ironically, Susannah and Daniel became engaged to ensure their freedom: her from a tyrannical uncle and his from his family duties. Three years has passed with no communication between the two, and now situations have
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Mar 19, 2014 Mrs Hasmik rated it it was amazing
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads. The book arrived from the author with a beautiful photo of Tansley Village where the story was set. I enjoyed the story and was drawn into it very quickly. There were many details about the beautiful scenery of Tansley. The story was interesting throughout and overall a very enjoyable read. The story plot was interesting and the book was very well written. The characters were believable which I enjoyed. This book combined hope, compass ...more
Aug 23, 2014 Nenya rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
I never thought I'd rate a romance boring. But by the fifth or sixth time the heroine thinks about the hero's betrayal (got into a fake engagement, then he left to join navy or sth, and never wrote back), with the hero and his buddy drinking all the time, the story was plodding about predictably. There was just no depth to the characters or the story. Now, usually, I don't mind that. It's just romance. For the genre, one can be forgiving. But this novel takes itself too seriously. Also, I'd rath ...more
Jul 22, 2014 Elizabeth rated it it was ok
Shelves: regency-fiction, 2014
This was a Christian regency romance, a sub-genre I had never even contemplated.
I liked the hero, but was unsympathetic toward the heroine. I also found the scenes dealing with faith and religion to be anachronistic. I am pretty sure that early 19th century Anglicans did not talk about spirituality like 21st century Protestants.
Aug 29, 2014 Ali rated it it was ok
The last time I read a Harlequin romance that opened with a biblical quote, I rated it one star, but I didn't feel as if the writer preached at me. Unfortunately, I can't say the same of Lily George. More than half of A Rumoured Engagement read like a sermon on the evils of drink and the need for religious faith. If the author had spent as much time on character development as she did on religion, then perhaps I could believe that Daniel would turn to God for anything. His conversion struck me a ...more
Jun 15, 2014 Lyn rated it really liked it
A Rumored Engagment is the first book I've read by author Lily George, a relatively new Love Inspired Historical author.

I am a real fan of Regency romance, having cut my teeth on Georgette Heyer's Regencies as a teen.

I enjoyed Ms. George's sweet tale. Her heroine Susannah Siddons was sympathetic, which means I liked her and wanted to read about her. And I found the situation a bit different from other Marriage of Convenience stories in that the hero left for the sea after the sham engagement.

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Mar 19, 2014 Sara rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. If you enjoy historical romances I recommend this book.

Susannah became engaged to Daniel to avoided marrying another man that her uncle wanted her to marry. Daniel then leaves for the sea and they don't meet up again until Susannah and her sister move back to the town where they lived while their parents were alive and open up a millinery shop. Gossip starts when people find out that Susannah and Daniel were once engaged and the when girl's millinery shop's future is
Jennifer Norton
Apr 14, 2014 Jennifer Norton rated it it was amazing
I love books that have some history attached to them. Either in the form of actual events or customs, etc. This book has that in spades!! I loved the detail to language and descriptions of clothing. I also loved that she described the town and the surrounding country side in such detail that I could visualize it.

I recommend this book to anyone that loves Jane Austen. This feels as though it was written in the time of JA!

Susannah and Daniel are a couple you can really rally behind. I admired her
May 28, 2014 Nona rated it really liked it
I received this as a first reads giveaway from the author. Thank you for the chance to read and review this lovely book.

As always Lily George does a wonderful job with details. The countryside comes to life and you can almost see the pretty little chapel. The characters grow together nicely and even though they are at odd ends for a bit they are never rude or sarcastic towards one another. The story flows well and keeps a good pace without hurrying to the end. Christian but not overly preachy ei
Nov 28, 2014 June rated it really liked it
Susannah has to take care of her sisters after her parents and then an aunt and uncle all pass away. Her uncle spent their inheritance so they are starting over with next to nothing.

When they return to Tansley she is surprised to run into Daniel who has also recently returned. They have a little known past between them. Now they mist face the truth of why it turned out the way it did and discover that they both still have feelings for each other. And when their secret becomes general knowledge,
I received this book as a FirstReads book and unfortunately I have not enjoyed it at all. I have struggled to keep reading as I found the way it was written very 'clangy'. I found that there was an overuse of the term "'twas" that did not fit at all with the way the rest of the book was written. As such, every time it appeared (which is frequently) it really stood out and distracted me from the story.
Emily R
Mar 19, 2014 Emily R rated it it was amazing
Lilly George doesn't disappoint with her newest Christian Romance, "A Rumored Engagement." Though I personally don't like romance novels, I love all of Lily's. Her style of writing and subject matter draw me in every time. If you're a fan of the Classic women novelists, you'll adore and appreciate this book!
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Mar 20, 2014 Sarah rated it really liked it
I received this book for free through Goodreads first reads.
Even not being my first choice of reading, the author descriptions and her art of storytelling made me fall in love with the characters.
Aug 19, 2014 Tricia rated it really liked it
3 1/2 stars. Historical, regency romance, Christian. I enjoyed it. At times I felt like the author was repeating herself, but overall it was a very pleasant read.
Zach Baker
Apr 14, 2014 Zach Baker rated it it was amazing
Love this one by Lily George.
Farwa Zahra
Oct 15, 2016 Farwa Zahra rated it it was amazing
Simple, beautiful and very well written..
Loved it!
Katie Marie
Sep 19, 2014 Katie Marie rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars, more like 4. Really good book, recommended read!
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Mary Dulaney
Decent inspirational book with flawed characters who find strength in each other.
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Dec 17, 2014 09:06AM  
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