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The Robber Bride

(Daring Debutantes #1)

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  463 ratings  ·  54 reviews
Daring Debutantes, Book 1...

When Victoria Barclay, privileged daughter of the Viscount Grantham, has a life-altering experience as a young girl, it sets the course for the rest of her life. She is determined to make a difference in the world, no matter the consequence, and becomes a highwayman—or woman, as it were—robbing the rich and donating her pilfered gains to the poo
Kindle Edition, 122 pages
Published May 2nd 2011 by Night Shift Publishing
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Suzie Grant
Aug 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Firmly on the shelf, Victoria Barclay had a little more freedom than most of the young ladies and after witnessing her mother's abuse toward "the poor" she swore she would find some way to make things right. Her determination to do the right thing really endeared her to me and though she was often naive in her beliefs she was adorable.

How could I not fall in love with one, Phineas Dartwell, the third earl of Leyburn. Finny was her brother’s best friend and when her older sibling took off to pla
Aug 28, 2011 rated it liked it
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I love stories of women who defy traditional gender roles but novels of female highwaymen are a dime a dozen and a large portion of them aren't worth the time it takes to read the covers. After reading Celia Rees' Sovay, I've avoided these titles like the plague. Still, something about this novella said take a chance.

I was pleasantly surprised by The Robber Bride. The characters aren't as polished a
I really fun little Historical Romance. This is the first book in a series with feisty gals and delightful rogues. This book sets the tone for the series and is terrific. These are clean romances, no steam, but they do have some lovely heart-stopping kisses.

Victoria is a great character, I am always a fan of a girl with courage and pluck. She thumbs her nose at typical things young ladies in London obsess over. A truly engaging and dynamic character. Although, she was a bit slow on the uptake wi
Oct 31, 2017 rated it it was ok
I didn't give this much chance but I really liked how it began. The writing was good. The characters could have been more developed but it wasn't a long novel more like a novella. When the characters started to fall in love you could tell the author tried to keep it clean but maybe wasn't used to. So it is cleanish, some sexual innuendo. There was some swearing also. The end got a little silly and fantastic and just rolled up too perfectly. ...more
Jan 07, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was part of my continued effort to branch out into new genres and to pick up books that I would not normally read. I have been hearing a lot of good things about Regency Romance and it really piqued my interest. I am really glad that I picked up The Robber Bride because I really liked it!

The Robber Bride is a short novel (120'ish pages) about Victoria Barclay. Victoria is from a good family and naturally she is shielded from the plight of the lower classes. But one moment changes all o
May 13, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: regency, kindlefire
It was o.k. 3☆
Trish R.
Mar 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
I just bought this a while ago and enjoyed it immensely. There wasn’t any sex but there was a touch of sexual tension on Finn‘s part so anyone who wants to read a really cute love story this one is for you. As cute as the story was I don’t see where the title of The Robber Bride comes from. I almost considered not getting it for that reason but then my daughter read it and said it was so cute that I decided to get it. Victoria was definitely a robber but she was a Highwayman and she was not a br ...more
Tracy T.
Mar 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this story. Loved the heroine, Victoria, she was cute and sassy with a mind of her own. The hero, Phin was awesome. He was charismatic and sexy. There was no sex in this book so it is rated G. There is attraction and the mention of "breeches tightening" LOL so there is that.

The story line and plot was good. This book was full of great dialogue, lots of it. Since it was fairly short it wasn't full of filler nonsense. Always a plus not have to read or listen to all that filler non
Sep 02, 2017 rated it it was ok
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Apr 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great novel! Love A Story Where The Heroine Helps The Poor, Downtrodden

I like that the heroine saw a need despite what her mother did. It was wrong of her to decide to become a highway robber of the rich but her heart was in the right place. I love how a friendship turns into a forever love.
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Now that's what I call a marvelous proposal!
Such an amazing climax to a beautifully written story with caring characters and a fascinating theme, this book held me captive and I loved every second of it.
Of course I am recommending it! Enjoy!
Kathy Brickert
May 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Inspiring story

Such a lovely read and one to encourage all of its readers to acts of charity. Vickie may have done things wrong, but her heart was in the right place. Good story!
Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Robber Bride Book 1

I loved this story, I recommend everyone to read this book. I look forward to reading more of her books. Kattie.
Margaret Taylor
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing

nice easy read. Sad in parts and the love story is nicely written. I felt it could have been more exciting though.
Brenda Passmore
Jan 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good read
Jun 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Hero & heroine are pretty charming & likeable. Cute, nice enough quick read.
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book had me hanging on from the first page, it is the standard love story but it was very well written and enjoyed it very much.
Thom Swennes
Jun 20, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: free-e-book
Robin Hood fueled on estrogen, stealing from the rich and giving to the poor.

When eight-year-old Victoria Barclay peered out of the carriage, against her mother’s express instructions, she saw the world through the eyes of a child. This London neighborhood wasn’t like anything she could imagine. The grimy streets were bustling with activity. Unkempt men and women noisily went about their lives while dirty urchins rushed about; nothing like the ordered world to which she belonged. The shock was
Historical childhood friends turn into more in this English aristocracy romance.
Lady Victoria Barclay is well born, beautiful, smart and the wealthy daughter of the Viscount Grantham who get the terrible idea to try the 'Robin Hood' steal from the rich to give to the poor in her small poorhouse hospital in the slums of London. Which is more then a little unrealistic that she could get away alone to run this place because young well born ladies are never left alone in this time. So it comes to no
Liloshadow (ReNee)
Jul 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Engaging story with a great plot...but poor character descriptions.

Pros: I really enjoyed this story about a young lady trying to right the 'wrongs' of the world. She is a brave heroine that knows her own mind and becomes the female version of Robin Hood. Her best friend the hero sets out to try and save her from herself. The ending of this story was spectacular, and the story as a whole was a thrilling page turner.

Cons: Even though I really like the story, it has TERRIBLE character description
Nov 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a cute and quick read with witty and engaging characters that don't conform to society's standards. I enjoyed not only the characters, but also the fact that the story revolved more around Victoria and her exploits to help the underprivileged than it did the romance. Sure, it was fun watching our two main characters figure out the depth of their feelings for each other, but for once the romance didn't overshadow the "meat" of the story.

Victoria was by far my favorite in this story (eve
Kelly  The Sassy Book Lover
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the second time I have read this book and love it. I can never pass up a book that has a Robin Hood feel to it! Victoria and Phineas have been friends forever and he looks over her like a brother until he notices she is up to something. Well planned out robberies, adventure, and new feelings pull you into this story.

Victoria is a female Robin Hood. She has been determined to help people since she was a little girl, but her parents don't share that opinion so she has to do it on her own.
Sep 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
This novella is simple so my review will be as well. There's not much to criticize. It is a cut-and-dry tale of a female Robin Hood. This was my first shot at anything I'd call
historical fiction. While I am not the most interested in that particular category, I did admire Victoria Barclay's acts, her relationships with other characters. This book is charming and humorous and I'm glad I gave it a chance and spent the $.99 for the box set via kindle. While I did not fall in love with the book, it
Jenn Green
It wasn't bad and I liked the concept, but it just did not seem to be set up in a plausible manner. I try to suspend my disbelief as much as possible when I'm reading, but the way everything happens just seemed a little ridiculous - especially the ending.

I liked the hero, but was not too much a fan of the heroine. She seemed arrogant to me, playing judge and jury, and acting morally superior to everyone, including the hero. She didn't even try to give anyone a chance to help her, despite the her
A lovely little Robin Hood type story, except that the story has a few little twists Robin and Maid Marianne never had to deal with.
The plot is summarized as that: Robin Hood with a twist to fit in Regency England. The characters are nicely developed, if a little stilted at times. The heroes are modestly heroic, being upstaged by the heroine, who is strong, wonderful, and totally unexpected. I enjoyed this story.
Kyra Dunst
Jul 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Victoria is definitely a daring young woman. After seeing the injustices of the poor, she decides to take up the life of highway robbery against her peers to find charity for the poor. Her neighbor and life long friend, Fin, discovers her activities by accident. Their friendship finally develops into romance as Fin realizes he dangers she is in and rushes to her rescue. I would read more from this author.
Natasha Scheffler
Apr 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Well written and enjoyable

This was a story full of true To the time period facts and details. The story is based more on the story line than the romance that it boasts to be about. The characters are well defined and intertwined early in the story together. The ending didn't have some huge plot twist but was perfect for the flow of the entire story line and ended it perfectly. Kudos to the author for this enjoyable story.
Mar 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Touching, amusing and dramatic. Loved this book and waiting for pay-day to download the next in the series. Believable characters, and the way Victoria and Fin's relationship changes over the course of the book felt genuine. I thought the way the events of the story and the romance element intertwined worked really well, as neither overshadowed the other.
Aug 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, regency
This was a super book. I loved the characters and their personalities. This was written well and took me in from the beginning. Sneakiness, emotions, some breath-holding, and a great ending that was just perfect. Amazing and gets the do-gooder in me going. A great story or anytime and leaves you wanting to know what happens with her brother... ;) Can't wait to see it. Enjoy! ...more
Feb 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Short and sublime

Jerrica Knight-Catania has done it again. I loved this book. There are no words to describe how good this book was. My only wish was that it could have been longer. I want more!
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After obtaining a degree in Vocal Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, and years of pursuing a career on the stage, Jerrica left the "glamorous" life of an actress in favor of writing romance. She continues to reside in the New York City area with her husband, cat and their precious daughter. ...more

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