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A Matter of Duty

3.05  ·  Rating Details ·  57 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Handsome and wealthy, Lord Christopher Highclare made it painfully clear why he was asking a virtual nobody like Miss Louisa Cherington to be his wife. He had made a promise to her dying brother to do so, and was honor-bound to keep that vow. Proud and beautiful, Louisa made it just as clear why she was accepting this man who not only made no pretence of loving her, but ma ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by Robert Hale (first published 1988)
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Ana T.
Jun 12, 2008 Ana T. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A proud beauty weds a handsome lord who promises her everything but love

ALTAR-BOUND

Handsome and wealthy Lord Christopher Highclare made it painfully clear why he was asking a virtual nobody like Miss Louisa Cherington to be his wife. He had made a promise to her dying brother to do so, and was honour-bound to keep that vow.

Proud and beautiful Louisa made it just as clear why she was accepting this man who not only made no pretence of loving her, but made no secret of the ravishing woman who was
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Mary - Buried Under Romance
I don't feel justified in providing my usual diplomatic review, so here is the breakdown:

1. Instead of one, there are two Big Misunderstanding tropes; one is credible, the other not. My reading journey was fraught with frustration at the hero and the heroine.

2. It is quite sad that the one character with any perspicacity is a secondary character - the hero's grandfather. In fact, if it were for him pushing the heroine to declare her love at the end, there would be no HEA. And might I add this e
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Luv
This one wasn't as exciting as Lady Jane's Ribbons even though the other woman triangle kept things lively for a while. The misunderstanding was very annoying. I hated that the hero thought the heroine was having an affair with another man for practically the whole book and didn't believe her when she told him she wasn't. Especially since she was being mistreated by the guy. Instead of protecting her from the jerk, he was too busy discrediting her virtue. 2.5 stars.
Susannah Carleton
Nov 27, 2011 Susannah Carleton rated it really liked it
Wonderful! I have read this book before, but I enjoy it every time I read it.
Ms Em
Oct 03, 2015 Ms Em rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just okay

Was expecting a good drama, a gut wrenching plot and see how H work hard to redeem himself after all this book on the list of 'Heroes who grovel and heroines that make them work hard for h forgiveness". And after seeing solid 5 stars so here I am writing feeling unfulfilled.

Our H is in love with OW but since he cannot marry her so he agreed to marry h, MOC. The OW tries to win him back and h won't have it. Our H is not really a cheater both H/ h just try to make their union work based
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Sandra Heath is the ever-popular author of numerous Regencies, historical romances, novellas, and short stories. Among other honors, she has won the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Awards for Best Regency Author and for Best Regency Romance. She lives in Gloucester, England, and can be contacted at sandraheath@bluey onder.co.uk.
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