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Athena's Ordeal (The Haberdashers #2)

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  773 Ratings  ·  53 Reviews
The Duke of Beloin mistakes a Viscount’s daughter for a fallen woman, an error he can hardly afford while trying to divine which of his enemies is blackmailing him.

Sabrina “Sabre” Bittlesworth has practiced the sword since she was eight years old. When a mysterious visitor in her brother’s house offers to make her his mistress, she challenges him to a duel, even after she
Kindle Edition, 290 pages
Published August 31st 2013 by Graythorn Publishing
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Jun 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Nice read

Sue London does an excellent job of writing.
Wonderful characters, H/h, friends, family and villains. Some danger, levity, and of course love and HEA.
Tracy DeNeal
Jan 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Quince and Sable

A mention on OSRBC sent me one-clicking away to read this story. I enjoyed it and I believe that I will move forward with reading the entire series.
Amanda Ryan-Romo
Dec 12, 2013 rated it it was ok
I very much enjoyed "Trials of Artemis." I knew going in that this book was much darker, but I was still prepared to like it based on enjoying Sue London's craftsmanship in character development.

I did not. It was too dark, and it was too unbelievable on a number of levels.

First, I didn't care for the characters. What sort of duke lies around all day and doesn't do anything about his estates? He was a major depressive. In "Trials of Artemis," Quince was somewhat plugged as Gideon's match in Parli

Well, this was not what I expected.

I am no historian, and I am usually most forgiving and tolerant when it comes to historical accuracy, but this was too much of a stretch even for me.

I'll try to be brief.

My issues with this book are many. But like other reviewers have said.. the total lack of propriety of the heroine and her brother were completely unrealistic and left me wondering why the author even bothered making this a historical read.

That said, I also found the characters flat
Jan 21, 2017 rated it really liked it

OUR HERO is a Duke who has been receiving threats from some unseen member of his father's old cult group yet not unknown. There are a few distinct members in the group and one of them is also the heroine's father, thus the reason why Quince vows never to make her his bride despite the attraction. I love how they met, so sudden yet so magnetic despite his offense towards h
Sandra G. Coffey
Sep 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Good Read!

This book is indeed a good read, except my only problem with it was it was too long. As good as it was, I am not interested in reading the others because the author may have dragged them out as well.
Oct 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Read this and other reviews at A Lust For Reading. I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review.

Sabrina "Sabre" Bittlesworth is easily the leader of The Haberdashers trio. She may be petite and beautiful, but she is also extremely outspoken and can wield a sword better than most men. Quincy "Quince" Telford, Duke of Beloin, a fairly level headed man who is not driven by his baser desires. But when his eyes fall on the lovely Sabrina while visiting her older brother, he mistakes her for som
Nov 10, 2013 rated it liked it
A good read. Athena's Ordeal was an enjoyable historical romance. I had high expectation for it, since I liked book 1 so much. It didn't quite meet them all, but I still enjoyed the book.

I'm going to start with the good, since the bad are several minor problems that became a major one when put together.

I liked how Sabre was so bold. Normally, impulsiveness in a character would annoy me because it results in the character getting him/herself in a stupid situation. But, in this case, it worked for
Elizabeth Sintes
Sep 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Athena's Ordeal

Yes, this novel was seriously a crazy mixed up story. The Arthur really knows how good keep you guessing what will be happening next. Yes it is a story that I would recommend some readers but not my children.
Jun 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Athena's Ordeal is book two in the Haberdashers series by Sue London. It's easily read as a stand alone novel, but if you have read the previous book you will already know some of the characters and it's nice to hear more about them in this book.

The story this time is about Sabrina Bittlesworth, also known as Sabre. That's the name given to her when she was a young girl and joined with 3 of her friends to make the Haberdashers club. It's a perfect name for her because not only is it similar to h
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