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Preview — Valentine by Jane Feather
Valentine (V #5)
From beguiling New York Times bestselling author Jane Feather comes this classic tale brimming with intrigue and passion.
A quirk of fate has made Sylvester Gilbraith the heir of his sworn enemy, the earl of Stoneridge. But there’s a catch: To claim his inheritance, he has to marry one of the earl’s four granddaughters. The magnetically handsome nobleman has no choice but
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As in all marriage-of-convenience plots, he comes to care for her as well and she for him, although she soon learns it was her money that made him marry her. But she also can't deny the passion between them. However, when she tries to get nearer her husband, he pushes her away (or under him!), refus ...more
Reread after many years. Jane Feather writes of a long ago England, many during the period following the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo.
This novel involves a former officer, Major Sylvester Gilbraith, of the British Hussars that was wounded at a battle. The French army captured the unit's colors, and it was whispered that the major surrendered the colors before he was injured. An army court failed to convict the major of cowardice, however the major still suffere ...more
I'll start by saying this is a pretty good story. As with most of this series, it's a bit light on the history, which i missed. Feather has a real talent for weaving historical fact in with a subtle hand, so that you gain knowledge of the period even while you're reading a fun story, but again, this was more of a straightforward Georgian romance.
Sylvester Gilbraith has inherited an earldom from a distant relative, a member of a branch of the family that has been at odds with his (bit fuzzy here ...more
I enjoyed this book enough to keep reading, even though 90% of the problems could have been solved by the hero just telling the truth to his wife, but it was a nice leisurely romance.
Quisiera una historia sobre Rosie :3
Cinco estrelas pelos momentos engraça ...more
Has also written under pseudonym of Claudia Bishop (books written in 1984)