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Eliza Dauntry was infamous. Most people assumed she was a wanton because she supported herself and her son by painting portraits of courtesans. Yet Eliza hadn't been tempted by a man since her husband's death...until she met Patrick Felham. An old friend of her husband and a one-time rake, Patrick awakened a yearning in Eliza that demanded to be satisfied at once....

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Published January 1st 2010 (first published December 15th 2009)
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Silver James
Sep 09, 2012 Silver James rated it it was amazing
Notorious Eliza by Barbara Monajem I'm not a huge fan of Regency romance but the premise to this novella by Barbara Monajem caught my eye. Once a respectable widow, Eliza Dauntry paints nude portraits of rake's mistresses in order to support her son. Commissioned to paint over some rather lewd murals at a lord's estate, she meets her husband's best friend. Patrick Felham is Lord Loundsdowne's steward and heir. A widower, he's looking for a wife to mother his daughter. This romp through Regency England was a refreshing breath of ...more
Mishka Jenkins
Mar 24, 2014 Mishka Jenkins rated it it was amazing
**I won this book in a blog competition**

I’d never read any of Barbara Monajem’s stuff before this one, but I will be an avid fan now.

This book was a great short read, something you can sit down and enjoy on a Sunday afternoon, just don’t let the kids see.

The writing flowed smoothly, and the story, though short, was well paced and believable. I liked the build up of the relationship between the two characters, and it was a quite an original plot, which was refreshing.

The characters were a nice
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Callie Hutton
Aug 08, 2012 Callie Hutton rated it really liked it
Even though Eliza Dauntry dresses in unattractive clothes while she’s working, she still finds it difficult to convince her clients that she’s no light skirt. Perhaps because the widow supports her son by painting nudes for a living.

Patrick Felham is in the market for a wife. He wants someone upstanding who would be an excellent example for his daughter. So why is he attracted to the woman with the notorious reputation?

Notorious Eliza was a satisfying and enjoyable story. The characters were we
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Toni
Oct 10, 2011 Toni rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful Regency romance in a compact package. Love, passion, conflict, a terrible secret, and the hope of a happy ending about to be thwarted…all in 68 pages! There’a tremendous amount of narrative and characterization in such a short space, from Patrick and Eliza to the elderly, but still lecherous Lord Lansdowne who appears quite the Voice of Reason in this short piece. Each player in this little drama is acutely drawn, even minor ones.

If you like Regency romances, you’ll enjoy Notorious
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Pepper Phillips
Jul 03, 2012 Pepper Phillips rated it it was amazing
I thought this a delightful read. I love the Regency period, and this one filled the bill. It was short, but it didn't need more length. The author told the story and finished when it was done. I liked both the characters and the plot was something new. Very satisfying read. I'll be reading more of this author's work.
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I can't wait until I see the next Barbara Monajem book on the list of upcoming books! Very well written and shows lots of skill. Definitely a new HH author to watch for!
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Dec 07, 2015 03:09PM  
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Barbara Monajem wrote her first story in third grade about apple tree gnomes. After dabbling in neighborhood musicals and teen melodrama, she published a middle-grade fantasy when her children were young. Now her kids are adults, and she's writing historical and paranormal romance for grownups. She lives in Georgia with an ever-shifting population of relatives, friends, and feline strays.
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