A Lady's Secret (Mallorens & Friends #8)
When Robin Fitzvitry, the fun-loving Earl of Huntersdown, encounters a cursing nun in a French inn, he can't resist the mystery. He offers to help Sister Immaculata reach England, expecting amusement on the tedious journey home from Versailles.
Petre d'Avernio is not exactly a nun, though she has spent years in an Italian convent with her mother, whose death has left her
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At a little inn in France, Robin Fitzvitry comes upon a young nun who is cursing a blue streak. Instantly intrigued, he discovers that she's been pressed into service as a nanny/companion to a shrill, neglectful mama and her ill-behaved brats. He also suspects she's not really a n ...more
Petra D'Averio or Sister Immaculata, aforementioned nun, is at wits' end. Rejected by Milanese society since she is the bastard of an English lord, she has no friends to support her after her mother's death. ...more
As always, her stories are chockful of witty repartee and a true s ...more
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It is a light and nice read about a nun on the run and the nobleman who helps her. Of course, Petra is not really a nun but she is on the run from an Italian duke who wants her to be his mistress. When we meet her, she is decided to travel to England in search of the father she never knew, having been raised by her mother and acknowledged by her mother’s husba ...more
A Lady's Secret met all my requirements of historical romance. I especially enjoyed the interaction between Robin and Petra because Robin was not a typical romantic hero. His sense of humor made the book a fun read.
I should say that I really don't have a good grasp on this particul ...more
Robin is my type of hero, generally careless and seemingly self-serving, yet very protective and lovable. Petra is a wonderful heroine. It has been a long time to come across a heroine who was not virginal or previously married. I think, her foreign background also made her ...more
This is number 8 in the Malloren family series by Jo Beverley and as far as I can tell it did not matter that I had not read any of the other books in this series so it's fine as a stand alone historical romance. Good characters, I liked both the H&h they are very likable and you want them to get their HEA. Add that to a fun storyline and it made for 13hrs and 13 minutes of time well spent.
I will defini ...more
Another one of the freebies I picked up from RWA (I don't actually read t ...more
Jo Beverly's research and attention to detail has created a great road trip adventure and the people that Petra meets along the way makes you feel good about the world even though you learn to look out for evil at ...more