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Oh, Cherry Ripe

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Cherry Elton was beside herself! Her own mother had arranged a marriage for her to a man she had never even met. She had no choice but to run away.

Sky Westbrooke had no wish to marry, but his mischievous siblings sorely needed a firm maternal hand. Yet, how could he court his unseen bride, when into his employ had come the most remarkable, enchanting governess?

And Cherry,
Kindle Edition, 194 pages
Published February 23rd 2012 by BC Publications (first published 1988)
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Jul 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This story by Claudy Conn, is a beautifully written Historical Regency of two people drawn together under unusual circumstances.

Our Hero, Sky, has betrothed himself to an unknown woman in order to have a wife to care for his young rambunctious siblings.

Our Heroine, Cherry, is being forced to wed by her Step-mother. To avoid this unwanted marriage, Cherry runs away. During her escape she meets up with Sky on the road (neither of them aware that they are each others intended) and things between th
Claudy Conn
Feb 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Want everyone to know that this is now free and avail. free at Barnes/all romance/SW/kobo and apple.
Hope you get your copy and enjoy.
Laura Young
Jun 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Title: Oh Cherry Ripe
Author: Claudy Conn
Page count:
Genre: historical romance
My rating: 5/5
Publisher:BC Publications
Published: February 23rd 2012
Summary: Cherry Elton was beside herself! Her own mother had arranged a marriage for her to a man she had never even met. She had no choice but to run away.
Sky Westbrooke had no wish to marry, but his mischievous siblings sorely needed a firm maternal hand. Yet, how could he court his unseen bride, when into his employ had come the most remarkable, enc
Jul 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Oh Cherry Ripe by Claudy Conn
Cheryl "Cherry" Elton is twenty-one and fancy free. She enjoys doing what men do only she lives in a world where her station frowns on such things as riding astride or racing a man through Hyde Park. Her step-mom jumped on the opportunity of excepting a marriage proposal for Cherry. Cherry was not excited and chose to run away. She ends up as the governess for a set of twins that she quickly falls in love with and vice versa. What she don’t know is that the very hand
Jul 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this historical! :) I normally am a paranormal only girl but occasionally I like to throw in a Highlander or Historical one and helps refresh me for my paranormals again :)

This is a great short story (about a 4 hour read or so?) but very well written and I liked how the story played out.

You've got Cherry who's stepmom basically betroths her to a man she's never met before. Cherry is very much against this as she wants to marry for love and even if she's getting past her marryin
T.M. Payne
Nov 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Book: Oh, Cherry Ripe
Author: Claudy Conn
Publication Date: 2/23/2013
Reviewed by: Tammy -
My Rating: 5 Stars
In this story we have Cherry Elton and Lord Skylar Westbrooke

Cherry is sort of a wild child for the times. Her stepmother is beside herself on how to curb Cherry.
She decides to marry off Cherry as she is of age and needs to calm down. Cherry however wants no part of it and decides to take off in the middle of the night on her horse. While riding in t
Jul 04, 2012 rated it liked it
This was a quick and cute Historical Romance read. Some might find the plot a little cliche but I am willing to forgive a lot in the name of romance. As the description says, Cherry's stepmother has arranged a marriage to a man she hasn't met. This does not go down well because she has always dreamt of marrying for love. She decides her only escape is to run away to her nanny in the country.

Lord Westbrooke has been neglecting his siblings by spending too much time in London. He learns that his
Jul 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book!!! The story was amazing and I found it impossible to put down, once I started it. Claudy is an amazing author and I know that you will enjoy experiencing the wonderful story that unfolds. She will pull you in with the first sentence and you will be unable to stop. She is a true talent and I recommend that you read this and her other books as well. You will definitely be grateful that you did.
Aug 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
What a fun time I had reading this enchanting period piece . The characters of Cherry (Cheryl) Elton and Skyler Westbrooke (Sky) two charming individuals that through many twists and turns find what both wanted in the end though did not really believe they would have and that is TRUE LOVE what a gift . Pull up a chair for a fun time .

You will fall in love with the whole family I promise
Jul 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book, and couldn't put it down. I just wish it was longer. I fell in love with Cherry (Cheryl) as soon as I met her! I can totally relate to the need to fight for one's beliefs. The twins, absolutely adorable, they reminded me of my own siblings.

I am so glad I found Claudy Conn's books. I can't seem to get enough of her!
Dawn Sullivan
Aug 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Claudy Conn’s books continue to amaze me. I am wow’d with every book I read of hers.
I was taken back in time with this book. Claudy writes details that bring you to that time and place.
I found this book to be well written. I couldn’t put this book down. I cant believe it was for free.
The passion the main characters shared was very sensual. The secondary characters were very lovable and unforgettable.

Cherry, is a high spirited, witty and beautiful woman of this time. Not wanting to be married
Jun 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Just finished this book and I loved it. Claudy knows her stuff and It showed in this book. I loved the characters as you were introduced to them and I could picture them in my mind.

I know in this Era women were suppose to be elegant and soft spoken but Cherry Elton is not the normal lady of the times. She likes to rock the boat and does many times which has put her in a bad situation. Her mother has offered her hand in marriage to a man she has never met( Cherry will not be able to marry due to
Laurie Garrison
Oh, Cherry Ripe is spicy historical read. I really enjoyed the characters, plot and the heat between the hero and heroine, but what I didn’t like and I know people will hate me for saying this, but it was the way the story ended. I was enjoying myself until all the sudden it just ended, poof gone, needless to say it left me speechless. I felt like I was somewhat left hanging because I wanted more. I hope one day Claudy will come back to this story and write a better ending. Not everything is co ...more
Jul 25, 2012 rated it did not like it
Sometimes I am surprised when I read a really good free book offered for Nook. Often I enjoy some "brain candy" in the form of historical romance. Sadly this book didn't meet either of the previously stated criteria.

I noted some grammatical errors and really thought that the copy editor whomever he or she may have been... was really overpaid.

Also, did the author just throw these pages together in a hurry to get started on her next bestseller? At one point she apparently forgot that her heroine
Heather Alexander
Jul 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
I was given this book in return for an honest review. Normally I won't read any kind of historical book but I was, as I said, given this to review. I was actually really suprised, because I liked it. Cherry is a modern woman not in modern times. She has been told she is to marry a man she has never met and runs away to find her nanny. She wants to marry for love. On the way she meets Sky, a man on his way to meet the woman he needs to marry so she can care for his younger siblings. They have an ...more
Melanie Tikalsky
Sep 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book from Claudy Conn that I ever read, needless to say, I am now truly hooked. This is a great story with perfect comedic timing. The characters are well thought out and written very well. The background for the story is solid as well. Conn looks to the past to create characters that stand out during ominous times. Her heroines are strong, sassy and smart. The villains are perfect villains and the alpha males.. well watch out because they will make your blood boil!

Once I start
Stephanie Lambeth
Dec 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A very good book. A head strong young woman tired of all the restrictions society places on women. She keeps getting into trouble and in order to save her reputation, Cherry's stepmom arranges a marriage for Cherry. This sends Cherry on the run. She gets a job as a nanny to a set of twins. They are the young brother and sister to our Lord Sky. There's instant attraction and he means to make her his mistress. Cause guess what? He's engaged to be married. Guess who that is? Such a wonderful happy ...more
Jul 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Really good book. I would go crazy falling in love with someone and thinking he was promised to someone else. Just imagine finding out that she's the one that he is supposed to marry. I'm so glad that didn't happen to me.
Real nice fast read love story. Not at all what the cover and title may hint to.
Liked Cherry (Cheryl) a lot very unconventional.
Witty, funny easy loving heroine. Sky wasn't bad either.

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AUDIOBOOK: Read September 6
6hrs 13min

Narrator: Valerie Gilbert was ok
Christina OW
Jul 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: regancy-romance
great book although some scenes felt thrown together, like the sex scene.

wonderful read with a great flow in the writing
Sep 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the story of a girl of the ton who has yet to succumb to their ways. Cherry is ever embroiled in scandals of her own making and when she's dared to behave less than feminine her stepmother accepts an offer of marriage. It sends Cherry off on an adventure and Sarah becomes her new identity. Love and misunderstandings make this book a whirlwind adventure as Cherry leaves behind the boisterous young girl and finds womanhood and responsibilities that she adores. When adulthood becomes more t ...more
Nicole Garcia
Mar 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Romantic and funny historical!!!!
I just have to say that I am addicted to Claudy Conn's historicals. Her writing and attention to detail always make for an amazing read. Claudy is one author who never disappoints.
Cherry is a very headstrong woman who has been told by her mother that she is promised to a gentleman whom she has never met. Cherry doesn't want anything to do with marrying this man and instead runs away. She bumps into Sky, a wealthy man in need of a wife to help raise his unruly you
Peggy N
Feb 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Barnes and Noble, Like Claudy Conn Books
Recommended to Peggy by: same recommendations
Oh, Cherry Ripe by Claudy Conn is one of my favorite books by this author. It is fast paced and a quick read. It is a romance novel about two people who have no desire to get married except for love. One Lord Sky Westbrooke is in a marriage contract to marry a woman he has never even seen so that his nieces and nephews can have a "mother figure" to tame their wild ways. Cheryl Elton "Cherry" is running away from an arranged marriage because she is determined to marry for love. These two people a ...more
Amanda Smith
Feb 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: free, love, kindle
My review from dated 2/22/2014

Title: Such an awesome book!

I accidentally opened this book on my Kindle and decided to go ahead and read it. I remember description from when I got it for free in December, so I knew it would be great. Within the first 15 pages I read an awesome line. Favorite line I've read in a while: He would be a good husband, and if a pretty ankle turned his head, he would be discreet...

I didn't know how it would go, but I really enjoyed how the author made everythi
Aug 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Cherry Elton is a handful and very impulsive. Her stepmother does not know how to handle her, so she has arranged a marriage. Of course Cherry doesn't agree with that and runs away. She meets Sky (Lord Skylar Westbrooke) who is engaged to someone (and has never met) to help raise his siblings. He has no idea who Cherry is since she gives him another name. Unbeknownst to either of them, Cherry's stepmom has arranged Cherry to marry Sky. Cherry agrees to become the governess to Sky's siblings and ...more
Tracy T.
Oct 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great Story, great narration.
What a fun read. I really liked the heroine Cherry, she was strong, funny, witty, didn't take any crap from anyone. I liked the story line and the all the secondary characters. The chemistry between Cherry and Sky was great, there was some great sex and lots and lots of dialogue. (I love dialogue in books).

This story was fairly short so it wasn't full of fillers, moved along very nicely and flowed very well.

As for the narration, She did a fantastic job. All the men
Sep 17, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle-read
Ok so I like the book right up until the last chapter. The end did not flow with the rest of the book. When Cherry comes clean to Sky he just says ok and the end...I felt like there could have been more to it, that the situation could have been played out a bit more. I felt the ending left the story hanging between the characters.
Patty Beaty
Mar 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Yet another reason why I love Claudy Conns books. Hot steamy and excellent writing. Her characters are well written and very believable. You can tell by reading one of Claudy's books she puts a lot of thought into her characters. It's as if they are old friends of hers that become new friends of the readers. A must read!!
Jul 13, 2012 rated it liked it
Dislike the too-romancy title, but the book itself was fine. Formulaic Conn.
Michelle [Helen Geek]
Jul 04, 2012 marked it as to-read
Shelves: tbr-kindle, free
Free on Amazon 07/04/2012.
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