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Reckless Angel

3.37  ·  Rating details ·  268 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
She turned his life into chaos even as she melted his heart…

The injured “boy” Sir Daniel Drummondrescues from a British battlefield is no boy at all,but a vivacious young enchantress fleeing hertyrannical father. Moved by her plight, herspirit, and her mesmerizing beauty—and his own young daughters’ need for a mother—the dashing nobleman impulsively offers towed Henrietta
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Paperback, 384 pages
Published November 29th 2011 by Avon (first published 1989)
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Naksed
The adage that you should not judge a book by its cover was very relevant in the case of Jane Feather's Reckless Angel, a book that I decided to try even though both the cheesy female Fabio book cover and blah title made me cringe. Said cover and title hid a highly entertaining, swashbuckling, never a dull moment, just fun, fun, fun, historical romance very much in the fun-loving tradition of Skye O'Malley, but without any bodice-rippery, or trip to the Harem (though the author flirted with the ...more
Melanie
Jan 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I reviewed this novel for Romance Reader At Heart website (http://romancereaderatheart.com/)


RRAH's THOUGHTS AND PONDERINGS:


The only reason I chose to review this novel is the low, and I mean a very, very low score it received from the readers on Amazon. I’ve just recently discovered this author and from only a handful of books read so far, that score bothered me.

Here is the original 1989 Book Blurb:

She turned his life into chaos as she melted his heart...

Sir Daniel Drummond had amazed himself b
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Noël Cades
Dec 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: historic romance fans
A wonderful, well-researched historic romance with an age-gap frisson.

Reckless Angel deserves a far better blurb than the vague, generically florid one here. It's a surprisingly interesting and moving book set in a very eventful historical era (English Civil War/Roundheads vs Cavaliers).

Fifteen-year-old Henrietta "Harry" Drummond is rescued by 29-year-old widower Sir Daniel Drummond. He ends up marrying her partly to save her from her abusive father and being sold in matrimony to some horrible e
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Desi
Jan 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed the history lesson. I was mildly disturbed by the "normal for the period" age gap between the leads but my modern sensibilities in no way took away from my enjoyment of the story. Especially when I remembered people tended to die by the age of forty in the 1600s. So one had better hop to it early o'clock. Both main characters were well fleshed out and interesting. Henrieta was charming (when she wasn't being annoying and incredibly asinine) and Daniel certainly had the patience of Job. T ...more
Nina Ivanova
Full review/Цялото ревю - Bla bla bla

Книгата предимно ме отечи, най-вече заради главната героиня, която намерих за изключително досадна. Сър Даниел не беше зле, което още повече подсилваше чувството ми за съжаление към него, особено след като се ожени. Като история също не можа да ме заинтригува, с изключение на първата, и на последните няколко глави.
The book reather bored me, especially the main female lead, which I found quite annoying. Sir Daniel, was actually not a bad call, but you can't he
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♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
This is one of the more "unconventional" historical ones where a lady masquerades as boy. Although honestly, weren't there more women that did this? I find it hard to believe an entire society is filled with women all following the party line. Then again with them completely financially dependent on a man with no way to support themselves w/o selling their body, I should be more understanding.

In this one, "Henry" is cute and it's easy to see why the hero falls for her and saves her. Sweet uncomp
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Shirlene
15 yr old Henrietta Ashby ran away from her abusive father and stepmother following her neighbor and friend, Will Osbert, into a battle. She was found wounded and unconscious on the battlefield by Daniel Drummond and Tom. They carried her off the field and took her to the nearest cottage they could find. The woman their cared for Henrietta, who was called Harry, until Will arrived and told them all her true name. Harry had thought Will dead.
They left the woman's house and headed to London. Dani
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Haven Hart
It was suggested to me when I first search on book based on certain theme.

I find it surprisingly freshing although not really giving me wow effect but I enjoy it immensely :)

I love how strong-headed the heroine is and how kind-hearted, compromising, considerate the hero is.

And I love the children characters in it. Overall it's a good book although it could be better.
Linda
May 25, 2017 rated it it was ok
Couldn't finish it. This girl is more stupid than reckless. Too uncomfortably painful to read the escapades and since there were so many disasters, it started to seem pretty artificial. If I were the hero, I'd have strangled her after too long.
Melissa Mikush
Dec 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
Satisfying bodice ripper.
Ana
Jul 07, 2017 rated it did not like it
I'm sorry but I can't over the fact that Henrietta is only 16 :/ Plus the book borders on the ridiculous .
Julie
Mar 03, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Historical Romance Lovers!
Nicely written story full of adventure. The heroine, young Henrietta Ashby, AKA, "Harry", is found wounded on a battlefield by the handsome Sir Daniel Drummond. He nurses her back to health and with all good intentions escorts her back to London and her father, all-be-it against her will. He soon after understands the terrible treatment she has suffered at the hands of this father and heroically comes to her rescue with an offer of marriage. She is nothing like his deceased first wife in manners ...more
Angelyn Schmid
Feb 12, 2013 rated it liked it
English Civil War tale of adventure and sweet love. A true Feather romance with a well-researched historical background. From the 80s, I read the book when it came out again in the mid-90s. Modern romance readers typically do not like the age difference between the hero and the heroine.

A word on this: folks have made the valid point that society in the seventeenth century would not have looked in askance at a fifteen-year-old wedding a much older man. Readers as late as the 90s did not look in
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Nancy
May 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical, romance
Henrietta Ashby, known to her friends as“Harry”, dresses as a boy and joins a battle to escape her abusive father. On the battlefield she’s rescued by Sir Daniel Drummond who then feels responsible for taking her home. Escorting her to safety proves more hazardous than the war, however, as she works her charms on him. The only way he figures to save her is to marry her. Henrietta accepts, liking her champion and hoping she can live up to his expectations. But can she shed her impulsive nature to ...more
Elle
Jan 11, 2012 rated it liked it


This one is a little tame, to be honest. The man is so confident and easy going that he fails to be an arse, which makes him imminently likeable, but also keeps the fireworks from happening on any grand scale. That said, the story happens during the English Civil War and Parliament's/Cromwell's ruthless regime, so there's some interesting history going on in the background. And the heroine's complete inability to observe social proprieties keep things from being too easy. In all, a good early b
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Rebecca
Aug 06, 2013 rated it liked it
Overall I enjoyed this book. It was more focused on the historical time period, which was pretty fascinating, and the interpersonal relationships, which progressed in a satisfying way, than the bedroom, which made me like the book more. An entertaining read, but not the best I've read.
LemontreeLime
I really tried to finish this, but only got half way. I could not get past the age of the main character in this Commonwealth themed romance. She was just too young, it made me feel uncomfortable even though i knew that's how old girls were when they got married back then.
Eunice
Feb 19, 2012 rated it liked it
An okay historical romance of the early 1600's in England.
Wendy Clark
Mar 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
i really enjoyed this book!
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Jul 23, 2015 02:09PM  
  • You And No Other
  • My Reckless Heart (Thorne Brothers, #2)
  • My Lady Rival (Belgrave Square Affair, #1)
  • The Princess (The Bride Quest Book 1)
  • Seductive as Flame (Bruton Street Bookstore, #4)
  • Rules of Engagement
  • The Bride Wore Pearls (Fraternitas Aureae Crucis, #3)
  • The Tea Planter's Bride
  • Recklessly Yours (Her Majesty's Secret Servants #3)
  • The Runaway Heiress (The Odd-Sock Hunt Club, #2)
  • Border Fire (Border Trilogy I, #2)
  • Beyond Scandal (Saint Georges, #1)
  • Tender the Storm (Deveraux Trilogy, #1)
  • Someday My Prince (Princess, #2)
  • Waltz with a Stranger
  • Remember Summer
  • The Raven and the Rose
  • Too Tempting to Resist (Lords of Midnight, #2)
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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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