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Lord Esterleigh's Daughter

(The Serpent's Tooth #1)

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As a child, Anne Fairfield dreams of the father she never knew, the hero who died fighting the French and their Indian allies in a land across the sea. Her mother’s stories, and fantasies of her own devising, sustain and nurture her through a poor and lonely existence. Until one winter night, a strange man comes to call, and the life she has known comes crashing down like ...more
Kindle Edition, 346 pages
Published June 13th 2012 by Books We Love, Ltd.
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Juliet Waldron
Aug 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A very well researched historical, the first of 3 books, set in England just on the verge of the American Revolution. Anne is brought up poor and hard-working by her "fallen" mother, who tells her tales of a long-lost, heroic soldier father who never came home to marry her. As her mother lies dying, Anne finds out that none of this is true, and that the man at her door has come to take her to her real father--a wealthy local lord, who has finally decided to acknowledge her. Anne's shock and ...more
Noemi Betancourt
Aug 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Sabrina
Apr 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
In the late 18th century, Anne Fairfield is an only child growing up under her mother’s love and care. She is led to believe that her father was killed in a battle long ago. The stories are told to her by her mother and family friend, Uncle Francis. Anne dreams of her father constantly and creates an image of him as a hero to be worshiped. When Anne is sixteen years old she is crushed to learn that her father is alive and has come to take her home with him. You see, he is Lord Esterleigh – a ...more
Dalene
Aug 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed-2013
First, I would like to thank the author Kathy Fischer-Brown for giving me this book for an honest review. Anne has been brought up to believe that her father is dead-dying a heroic death in war. When her mother is on her deathbed, she discovers that not only is her father alive but lives close enough he has been able to keep up with the family. He wants to make amends and bring the whole family back together. Anne has a hard time forgiving her father for his neglect of them for years. Other ...more
Susan
Aug 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished
Kathy Fischer-Brown pens "Lord Esterleigh's Daughter" the first book in 'The Serpent's Tooth Trilogy' in a very well written plot filled with romance, suspense and danger. The author's characters were developed well and believable. This historical romance, which started out a bit slow but really picked up towards the middle, will surprise you with it's unexpected ending and I really can't wait to start the next in the series. Recommended for all suspenseful historical romance fans.

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A.M. Westerling
Aug 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
A well written, suspenseful story with an unexpected ending. This story had it all - family secrets, scandal, and forbidden love. Not a traditional romance per se, however, the author draws you deeper into the story page by page. I can't wait to read the next book in the series! :)
Lauralee
May 16, 2014 rated it really liked it

Lord Esterleigh’s Daughter is the first novel of The Serpent’s Tooth trilogy. This book portrays the darker side of aristocratic England in the 19th century.The novel reads like a gothic fiction style of a story. The background is centered in the rural countryside of an English manor in London’s high-class society. It also focuses on the beginning of the American Revolution.

The heroine is Anne Fairfield. She has a mother, and believes that her father is dead. Eventually, her mother becomes ill,
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Caroline Wilson
I enjoyed the Ms. Fischer-Brown's style. Her writing sets the tone and scene for this novel, which is set in England in the mid-eighteenth century. I will admit that I had a hard time liking Anne at first--she is childish, headstrong, and completely selfish. Her upbringing was obviously hard, but was filled with love, and while discovering the truth about her father may have been traumatic, she seems bent on punishing everyone around her as a result.

As she digs deeper into the past, she becomes
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Margaret
May 05, 2014 rated it it was ok
I really surprised myself with how much I enjoyed this book. The synopsis does not go into great detail with 'this, that and the other thing' that happens in this book, which I gotta say I like. Nothing worse then a scene by scene breakdown and leaving nothing to the imagination. The beginning of The Serpent's Tooth trilogy this book is full of mystery, suspense, romance, deception and family drama.

Everything 16 year old Anne knew as a child is dashed away one cold winter night. I thought the
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Melodi Mance
Aug 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. I like books set back in medieval times. Not for the fantasy aspects of it but for the way of life. This book is very accurate with the times. I appreciate the historical correctness the author included. The plot was phenomenal, kept me on the edge of my seat. I wasn't expecting it to be a mystery of sorts but I loved it. It was very well written and I’m looking forward to the second book in the series. I really like Anne as a character, she has grown so much in the ...more
Patricia Schuette
Nov 06, 2016 rated it liked it
Truly a horrific story

I honestly have no desire to read any of the following books. This story is about a young girl who lives with her mother and is treated horribly by neighboring children until her father shows up. The rest is not for the faint vat heart.
Amy
Sep 07, 2015 rated it did not like it
I could not even finish this one. Boy did this main character really PISS me off! I mean how stupid can one girl be?
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As a child Kathy wanted to be a writer when she grew up. She also wanted to act. After receiving an MFA in Acting and playing the part of starving young artist in New York, she taught theater classes at a small college in the Mid-West before returning home to the East Coast, where over the years, she and her husband raised two kids and an assortment of dogs. During stints in advertising, children’ ...more

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