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Lacybourne Manor

(Ghosts and Reincarnation #3)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  8,491 Ratings  ·  502 Reviews
In 1522, the very night they were wed, Royce Morgan and his new bride, Beatrice Godwin, were murdered on their way home to Lacybourne Manor. After the cruel deed was done, a local witch came across their bodies, witnessing firsthand the tragedy of star-crossed lovers. Vowing that Royce and Beatrice would someday uncross those stars, using magic mixed with murder as well as ...more
Kindle Edition, 543 pages
Published August 5th 2011
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May 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing

4.5 Stars

This is the story of the purest, purest form of magic, true love.

It is a story about all kinds of crazy magic, mixed up in a crazy mystical mess.

This story centers around Lacybourne Manor.....


It also centers around the owner of this property, both past and present...


And a five hundred year old curse separating true love....


The only way to break the curse was to consummate true love and, If Sybil and Colin didn’t do it, then there would be two lovers down their line to whom this task
Dec 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
5 Good goddess stars.

And the purest magic is love.
And the purest purest magic is true love

In 1522, the very night they were wed, Royce Morgan and his new bride, Beatrice Godwin, were murdered on their way home to Lacybourne Manor. Now arrogant, forbidding Colin Morgan lives at Lacybourne, knowing, from lore (as well as the portraits of Royce and Beatrice that hang in Lacybourne’s hall and the small fact that he looks exactly like Royce Morgan), that he is the reincarnated soul of his ancesto
Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more
3.0 stars . . . Maybe 3.5

WELP. This one was a little bit disappointing. Again, it's KA, so it's better than most . . .

But this time, rather than finding Sibyl quirky and adorable, I just thought she was ridiculous. A mostly likable ridiculous, but occasionally . . . more baffling than winsome.

I might need to stew on this one for awhile. Full RTC.

10/26/15: Buddy (Re)Read with Robin , Joanita and Stephanie !


5 Crossed Fate Stars!

Welcome to Lacybourne Manor, England. Where star-crossed lovers, Royce and Beatrice, lost their lives after being tragically murdered at the end of their wedding a few hundred years ago. They never made it home.


Luckily, a good local witch enchanted them after their death so when their re-incarnated couple were bound by true love, they would be able to change their destiny and what happened on that dark day. The past would be finally be possible to change and Royce and Beat
Lady Heather
Jun 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: KA fans, paranormal romance, kick-ass domineering alpha lovers
WOW! This was certainly an interesting read!

For a good part of the beginning of the book I really DID NOT LIKE Colin (the lead male). He was by far (in my opinion) the darkest, edgiest, cruelest of all Kristen Ashley's Alpha's so far (even Knight).

There were parts in the book where Sibyl felt she was powerless (there was a situation where she actually believed Colin would rape her) and there wasn't a damn thing she could do about it because he was bigger, stronger, intimidating, and extremely ov
May 23, 2013 rated it really liked it

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WHEW!!!! I felt like it took me for-freaking-ever to get through this book!!!! I loved it. But for some reason it felt like the chapters kept multiplying while I wasn’t looking. What a twilight zone experience that was. It felt like I was turning the pages in S L O W M O T I O N.

The up-side of this was I got to experience the delightful Colin Morgan that much longer. And let me tell you, he was definitely worth the time!

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Tall, dark, sexy as hell, and an arroga
Robin (Bridge Four)
Why? Cuz it is October and something haunty is required and we can. the impromptu buddy reading continues.

Also....cuz My Enabler Jessica and fellow KA lover Joanita said they would buddy read the entire series with me.

3.5 Let's Live It Again Stars

This is a story of reincarnated lovers and curses. You would think that once you meet your reincarnated love it would be smooth sailing right. But if some of the blood of your killer was used in the binding of the spell to bring you back together ye
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
I just love this story, and I'm so glad I finally read it. There's action, adventure, magic, murder, spells, revenge, romance, passion........loads of passion! Lordy, I love Kristen Ashley's stories!!

Just $0.99 on Kindle!


In 1522, the very night they were wed, Royce Morgan and his new bride, Beatrice Godwin, were murdered on their way home to Lacybourne Manor. After the cruel deed was done, a local witch came across their bodies, witnessing fi
SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
★Book Basics★

Genre : - Contemporary Paranormal Romance
Series : - Third in the series - can be read as a stand alone.
Writing - Third person dual POV
Love triangle? - (view spoiler)
Cheating? - (view spoiler)
HEA? - (view spoiler)
Would I read more by this author? - Yes
Rating - 5


"Colin Morgan had been born with a broken heart, the heart of a long-dead warrior, a warrior who lost his love and his life at near the same e
Review written March 7, 2017

4.2 Supersweet Stars - Another lovely audiobook experience with a great feelgood KA romance

Added this $2 WSfV newly published audiobook to my (since January 2013) owned, and sorry to admit, still unread Lacybourne Manor ebook. — Narrator Abby Craden and it was 16:52 hours listening time to find time for.

Happydance mood after a Kristen Ashley book once again. Good stuff. My style and my kind of a nice romantic m/f read (... without overly much smex scenes - o
Jan 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reread, tpam-br
Reread May 1, 2018

Love, love, love!!! Happy reading!

Re-read March 2017

5"True love conquers all!!" Stars!

Loved even more the second time around. Super hot alpha male, sweet corky, slightly infuriating, but endearing female. Classic KA at her best! Upgrading the rating from 4 to 5 Stars! Happy reading!

Originally read in April 2014 rated 4 stars.
Lyndy Ann ♫
Apr 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
WOW So much happens in Lacybourne Manor. Sybil and Colin's relationship started off on the wrong footing but hate turns to love by the end. Read if you like a bossy man a kind hearted woman, funny oldies, mad parents, cute pets loved Mallory, magic and the last 2 chapters WOW what an imagination Kristen has. LOVING THIS SERIES
Mar 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
I am very torn over the rating for this book. I thought it was a fabulous story. Loved the plot. Most of the time I even really liked the MCs. But there were some things I did not like so I had to mark down a bit.

Overall though, the "paranormal" aspect of the story was awesome. Although maybe a bit too much back and forth. There were tons of secondary characters that I adored and really enjoyed. Mallory was probably my favorite. Especially his thoughts about how hard he worked at sleeping and na
Sep 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I like this. A lot.
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio, 2017
4.5 Stars!

Narrator Review: For the most part, a really good narrator. My only complaint would be when she impersonated some of the side, female characters. They sounded like 80 year women with a smokers voice. I loved her female lead voice and she didn't do a too bad of a job on the male lead voice.

Story Review: This was an enjoyable read. I struggle with some of this authors leading men because they can be A-wholes but I never got mad at Collin. He was still "my way" only but he didn't stamped
IMO this is the best of the series so far - If I was in any doubt at what to rate it by the time I got to the end, then the epilogue would have tipped it from 4/4.5 straight to a 5 stars!
Mitch Castro
Oct 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rant-and-rave
That epilogue... Fantastic!
~ Becs ~
A pair of star crossed lovers reincarnated and reunited centuries after being torn asunder show that true love really does conquer all.

Of the first three books in this series, this one has the most paranormal elements fully enmeshed within the main characters’ story – it’s the driving force between what is happening and it works far better. In the previous two, you have the romance story and also a haunting. In this one, the paranormal storyline drives the contemporary romance.

Beatrice and Royc
Jul 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
*Another re-read*
It's official Kristen Ashley can write anything, any subject and it's spun into Gold. This is book 3 in The Ghosts and Reincarnation series and this is our first reincarnation story of the series. We really get two stories in one in this story and I loved that we got both timelines of the two stories.Royce and Beatrice were in love 500 years ago but were saddly killed on there wedding day and it is told that until these two can make it back together there souls will be cursed an
Oct 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
A whimsical tale of destiny, magic and true love.

People try to explain magic in a variety of different ways.
They use the excuse of science, miracle, divine intervention, luck, fate and coincidence.
It’s all just magic in one form or another.
* * * * *
And the pureset magic is love.
And the purest,
purest magic is true love.

Book 3 in Kristen Ashley’s Ghosts and Reincarnation series, and she has delivered yet another all-consuming romantic read which, unlike the last book in this series, is heavil
Oct 29, 2012 rated it liked it
I really wanted to love this book, as KA can do no wrong in my literary world, but alas, I wasn't feeling this one. I loved the story line (would have given that 4.5 stars), couldn't stand the main characters (gave them 2 stars), the inconsistencies was another issue for me.

Lets start with Colin, demand much? He DEMANDS (screaming in capital letters) that Sybil ALWAYS (in big screaming capital letters) capitulate to him, answer his questions, do what he says, when he says it and if he doesn't ge
Shari Kay
Sep 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.75 ✭

Not quite a 4 ✭ because of some ridiculousness ,but I'll round up because I still really enjoyed it.

K.A. can really tell a story. I don't know why her writing style clicks with me, I just know it does.
Even when her heroines' choices drive me batty! The deal Sibyl makes with Colin is so utterly stupid as to be offensive. And absentmindedness is not a reason why something sooooo dumb would occur. And btw, absentmindedness is not impulsiveness --it's forgetfulness/distraction. For this to be
100000 stars!!

One of my favorites! LOVE IT STILL!!

Still shining those 10 stars!! (re-read on 29 July 2017)

Was looking forward for this one, even knowing it's not the first re-read for me ;)

Loved Colin! Couldn't get enough of him! And kept me wanting to read more and more!

Looking forward to reading the next one!

Rock on!


A second re-read with a rating of 10++
(on 24 July 2015)
A story that holds a special place in my heart.. such dazzling plot and charac
Dorsey aka ❤️ Wrath Lover Reviews  ❤️
5 Reincarnated Lovers Stars!!!

Another fantastic KA read!!! I loved Sibyl and her huge heart, her passion, and the fact that she's willing to do whatever it takes to help those she loves and cares about!!!

And Colin.....what can I say....he's another yummy KA take no prisoners alpha!!!! He stubborn, doesn't trust women in general, and yet feisty Sibyl brings him to his knees!!

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Another KA must read!!!!

Originally read: April 2013
I am becoming a sucker for ghost stories,this is another keeper for me,though in the start i disliked Colin a lot but eventually after a while he starts redeeming,he does become a warm loving person.The story progresses really well.Loved all the oldies,these characters added extra spark to the story.Adored each and every other character.Enjoyed the end part very much,the identity of the murderer was kept hidden till the end,the twist n turns had me hooked to the story.Overall another good book i ...more
Aug 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Lacybourne Manor offers another fantastic escape into a mysterious and romantic world of historical England. The master of Lacybourne Manor (Colin) is confident, cocky, and all male! He has been brought up by a loving family and yet he is hard, aggressive, and frankly a bit full of himself.


He knows that many years in the past Royce (a knight) and his bride Beatrice were brutally murdered by evil magic in Lacybourne. There can be no happiness for the master of the house because love has never be
Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness (On Hiatus)
HOLY GODDESS ! THIS WAS DEFIANTLY ONE HECK OF AN HILARIOUS BADMINTON MATCH..i mean literally by the second half of this book, one paragraph would play with the preset while the next drifted back a 500 years...and for that reason ALONE i had to add an extra 1.5 stars ! :)  photo myphoto_zpsca14e3c8.gif

and the ONLY reason i deducted 1 star was because i did not like the way they tried to progress their relationship with half truths and a bucket FULL OF LIES.... seriously i found it to be absolutely unnecessary.!
bitch stop lying. .
Nov 22, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal
Lacybourne Manor by Kristen Ashley
Series: Ghosts and Reincarnation, book #3

Contemporary Romance / Paranomal Romance

Lacybourne Manor is centered around a curse and reincarnation. Its third book in the series but its actually standalone story.
Sibyl Godwin is the female lead in this story. She's one temperamental and beautiful lady. Colin Morgan is the current owner of Lacybourne and the spit image of it's proprietor of 500 years prior - Royce Morgan. He [Royce] and his brand new bride of only ho
5 True Love Indeed Stars

You will fall in love all over into story. So far this my favorite book of the series. I like everything in it. It was funny, hilarious at time, specially Sibyl. The mystery of story is really captured me. I want to go to page where they reveal who the dark soul is.

This is highly recommended book to everyone who believe that true love is real like me. *wink


No ghost in this book but two star crossed lovers reincarnated.

I love this theme and despite one or two flaws I really loved the first half of the book. Unfortunately, I can't say the same about the second one.

Not only have I found that the second part dragged on, but for me there were too many inconsistencies in the story. I also struggled with the heroin.
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