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Venus (V #1)

3.44  ·  Rating Details ·  371 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
From the New York Times bestselling Jane Feather, author of To Kiss a Spy and Kissed by Shadows, comes a deliciously sensual tale of intrigue and temptation…

The last thing Lord Nicholas Kincaid expected to see in the gloom of a London tavern was a vision of loveliness. And when she led him to a bedchamber with a come-hither smile, there was no question of resisting—until h
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Paperback, 400 pages
Published August 26th 2003 by Bantam (first published 1988)
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Liv
Jan 09, 2014 Liv rated it it was amazing
OMG! Jane Feather--where have you been all of my life??? LOL

Wow, this book was a nonstop, exciting listen for me. Upon reading the publisher's summary and noticing that Gemma Dawson was the narrator, it was an automatic buy for me. There is something about the quality & texture of Gemma's voice that I really like, and I was pleased to know that she has narrated the complete series (which I'm dying to devour)!

Feather gives us two leads, who are remarkably interesting and who feel real. And, o
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Lin Stepp
Nov 17, 2012 Lin Stepp rated it really liked it
This was one of Jane Feather's older regency romances - published in 1988 - but I loved it. I liked how Lord Kincaid first met Polly Wyatt - down on her luck and needing to get by on her wits and looks - stuck with a despicable aunt and uncle in a low-life London tavern. But the tables turn ... and Polly makes an escape with Nicholas Kincaid ... and gets catapulted into a new and different lifestyle. Nicholas, involved in a little espionage on the side, decides that Polly's obviously fine acting ...more
Koki
Mar 29, 2016 Koki rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Námet pre knihu bol dobrý, ale autorka niektoré scény zbytočne rozvláčňovala, čím sa stávali jednotlivé pasáže nudné a podľa mňa zdržiavali dej, iné zasa príliš skracovala. Začiatok bol veľmi dobrý, ako som postupovala v čítaní ďalej musela som iba sucho konštatovať, že z veľmi dobrého sa stáva celkom dobré, z celkom dobrého dobré a z dobrého obstojné a po obstojnom už bol našťastie koniec.

Čo musím ale autorke uznať je, že zakomponovala do deja históriu, vďaka čomu som sa dozvedela pár zaujímavý
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Elle
The setting is King Charles II's court. Feather has picked one of my favorite kings, so this one is a winner from the get-go. And she homes right in on Charles' worst traits. This is a guy who saw his father deposed and then executed by Cromwell's courts. He lived in exile for decades. When he finally comes back as king, does he recognize the people's concerns? Does he consider Parliament's counsel? Nope. This guy wants what he wants, and after all, he's the king, right? It's really kind of a mi ...more
Margaret
Apr 17, 2016 Margaret rated it really liked it

From the *New York Times* bestselling Jane Feather, author of **To Kiss a Spy** and **Kissed by Shadows**, comes a deliciously sensual tale of intrigue and temptation…

The last thing Lord Nicholas Kincaid expected to see in the gloom of a London tavern was a vision of loveliness. And when she led him to a bedchamber with a come-hither smile, there was no question of resisting—until he realized the lying wench meant to render him senseless so the landlord could rob him blind! That’s how the han

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Gabriela Chacana
Feb 21, 2012 Gabriela Chacana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jane Feather is my all-time favorite historical novel author. I've liked all the books I've read of her so far and "Heart's folly" was not the exception. Polly's character is so charming that you can't but forgive all her mischievousness and simple ways. The book's plot is revelaed in the early beginning, so there's a sort of tension in the following chapters as you wait for the impending unfolding of significant and twisting events. However, the relationship built between the main characters is ...more
Andita
Jul 17, 2016 Andita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think...

I can not wait for the next book in this series. I just enjoyed the characters. The beginning seemed slow to me but it did set up the story. Thank you Jane for another good read.
Elle
Sep 10, 2013 Elle rated it it was ok
Plot makes little sense, slightly offensive, characters unendearing
Jennifer
Apr 25, 2012 Jennifer rated it liked it
This book was originally published as Heart's Folly in 1988 and is actually book 1 in the V series.

A little slow starting but a good book.
Nancy
Nov 08, 2014 Nancy rated it really liked it
This was a very good book, how ever I do wish the author would have done more to make it more interesting. I look forward to reading more of this author's work.
Amy
May 25, 2013 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enormously complex but compelling and fully realized. The history and drama are just as fascinating as the romance - perhaps even more so.
Amy
Oct 23, 2015 Amy rated it it was amazing
Written with a very thespian, old english wording.
A great read, slow going in parts but a fantastic story.
Mary
May 05, 2010 Mary rated it liked it
Wouldn't rate this as one of JF's best books. Took me a while to become engrossed and the story was a little flat line with no real dramatic feel to it. But I felt it did get better towards the end.
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Feb 28, 2009 Verity rated it really liked it
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Jane Robotham was born on 1945 in Cairo, Egypt, where her British parents were stationated. She grew up in New Forest, in the south of England. She earned a Master’s Degree in Applied Social Studies from Oxford University. In 1978, she, her husband and their three children moved to New Jersey. There, she worked as a social worker. She began writing in 1981 after another move, this time to Washingt ...more
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