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Lady Beauchamp's Proposal

(Scandalous Regency Widows #1)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  1,279 ratings  ·  146 reviews
A runaway countess finds love when she least expects it…but she can’t hide from her past forever.

Elizabeth, Lady Beauchamp, fears for her life. When she discovers her dissolute and long-estranged husband has syphilis—and he wants to beget an heir no matter the cost—she flees to a remote part of Scotland to begin a new life as the widowed governess, Mrs. Beth Eliott at Eile
Kindle Edition, 299 pages
Published August 6th 2014 by Secret Cravings Publishing
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Oct 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical
A solid historical romance!

I liked it, but didn't loved it. I really don't know why... It IS a very well written book, with nice characters and a very complicated situation, but there was something about it that bothered me.

The heroine, Beth was a woman in a very thorny situation and I could understand her actions: who wouldn't run in order to save its own life?! And it wasn't because of physical abuse, like in so many romance novels, but because it was a dire health threat. If she remained I do
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Lynne Connolly
Feb 29, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I wanted to enjoy this, but the book was historically inaccurate, and with far too many typos and anachronisms. It is badly in need of a professional edit, and fact-checking. It has one editor and a proof reader credited, but even then quite a lot of grammatical and spelling errors crept through.
The cover shows a woman in the clothes of around 1880, but this book is supposed to be set in 1815.
The heroine is TSTL, running away from her husband instead of applying for a legal separation. But the
N.N. Light
Feb 17, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lady Beauchamp's Proposal is an unexpected Regency romance. Fleeing the past can be a tricky thing, especially for a woman in the Regency period. I give huge credit to the author for an original, well-written romance. I just found myself skimming about halfway through and that is why it is only worthy of four stars.

My Rating: 4 stars
Originally posted at Bunny's Review

I am a sucker for anything historical, romance, fantasy, mystery does not matter. I will read it. I am deeply drawn to anything set before 1820. Some people have tried to tell me I still have memories or feeling from a past life coming thru. I honestly do not know I just think it is because some much happened along with so many different ways people think and act. When this book came up for tour I quickly stated I would read/review. I am not sorry I requested t
Tina Williams
Oct 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Gothic Inspired Regency Noir par excellence!

I LOVED this powerful and emotionally charged dark and angst ridden Regency romance – it is full of secrets and suspense and brimming with raw sensuality and has a real taste of the gothic about it. It is an excellent Regency Noir read and if you enjoy books by authors such as Anna Campbell and Anne Stuart you will also revel in reading Lady Beauchamp’s Proposal, a deliciously dark, dangerous and erotic foray into this genre. The author, Amy Rose Benne
Oct 26, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A better title for this would be "The Boinking of Lady Beauchamp". There's very little actual story here. I calculate that more than half the pages are sex scenes between H and h. Now, I have nothing against sex. It's a very important part of life. It's just that if I'm reading a bunch of it in a book I also want a bunch of pages of real, interesting plot to round it out. Otherwise, I feel as if I've wandered into mild erotica. (Not that there's anything wrong with that, if it's what you like.)

Cocktails and Books
Jan 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
I couldn’t put this book down. There were several plot twists and two in particular that had my jaw dropping open. I was immediately vested in Lady Elizabeth Beauchamps’ character. Any woman that has ever dated, let alone married, a loser knows what it’s like to realize that you must get out. I admired her tenacity and courage. She was able to go on and grab at a chance at happiness with the reclusive Lord Rothsburg aka James Huntly.

I think James’ character was the sweetest alpha male hero I’ve
Dec 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
A sizzling debut from Amy Rose Bennett!
It's refreshing to read a story with a new take on life in a particular historical period and also to find an author unafraid to tackle a more serious issue; in this case, syphilis or the pox which was, at this period in history, incurable.

James and Beth are left untrusting and unwilling to try another relationship after their respective spouses have betrayed them. In the wilds of Scotland, in an isolated island castle, they must work together and learn t
Elizabeth Carter
Oct 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
A touch of Rebecca, a dash of Jane Eyre, a sprinkling of Vanity Fair all wrapped up in a delicious package by Amy Rose Bennett.

I won't go into the plot suffice to say that the author has given us a richly drawn tale of love overcoming deceit and lies, of a heart's desire unrequited but eventually fulfilled. We get richly described scenes of Scottish landscape and Edinburgh landmarks along with a poignant love story of two wounded souls who take a chance at finding everlasting love.

There is plent
InD'tale Magazine
Set in London and Scotland in 1815, this beautifully crafted tale has all the feels!

Read full review in the 2015 February issue of InD’tale Magazine.
Kah Cherub
Sep 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
*I received an e-copy from the author in exchange for an honest review*

I first saw this title on a Book Tour, and the minute I read the blurb and excerpt, I just knew I had to read it. I have never seen a historical romance even mention the great pox, or syphilis, before, let alone use it as such a big and important part of the plot. And that is how we first meet our heroine, Elizabeth, Lady Beauchamp. Freaking out about her (drunk) husband's (unexpected) visit to her bedchamber, after a loooon
Nov 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Harcourt House, London - September 1815

Lady Elizabeth Harcourt, is preparing to flee from her husband, Hugh de Lancey Harcourt, the Earl of Beauchamp. During the few years that they have been married, Hugh has treated Elizabeth with complete disdain and has ignored her. Elizabeth has just received a letter from Hugh’s lover warning her that Hugh has the pox, or syphilis, and he has given it to her. Then, Hugh tells her he wants to make a rare visit to her to get an heir upon her. She realizes sh
Jude Knight
Oct 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book had me from the first page. The author beautifully captures Beth's desperate courage, and when her sleazy husband enters (on the next page) the atmosphere ratchets up another notch.

Elizabeth is the neglected and ignored wife of the dissolute Lord Beauchamp. When she escaped from him before he can infect her with syphilis, she runs as far as she can, applying for a job as governess in a remote castle in Scotland. There, she meets James, the Marquess of Rothsburgh, and the attraction be
Evelyn Nathalia
Dec 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: must-re-read
Oh WOW! This book is truly amazing. It had a perfect blend between love, betrayal, secret lover, devilishly handsome man and lady-in-disguise.

Lady Beauchamp ran away from her fear of being infected by syphilis from her husband. She decided to go immediately and disguised herself as Mrs. Beth Elliot, the widow of Liutenant Elliot to work as governess in Eilean Tor Castle. What she didn't expect was that there was no longer a child in that castle, but instead the enigmatic father who wanted her se
Mary Yarde
Jun 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lady Elizabeth Beauchamp has it all. A fabulous title, respect, wealth, and a husband who is handsome. Her life should be perfect.

Elizabeth was swept away by Hugh Beauchamp, and she married for love, but very soon she realised that her husband wasn’t who she thought he was. He is an adulterer and has many mistresses. He belittles her at every opportunity and their marriage is far from happy.

But one day Elizabeth receives a letter from one of Hugh's mistresses. This anonymous woman informs Eliza
Nov 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A sweetly emotional, truly lovely historical romance, Lady Beauchamp's Proposal was a wonderful read that I really liked.

Elizabeth was a great character. She was put in a difficult situation but found a way to escape it. She was an honorable person at heart and that made her struggle to stay true to her heart or her marriage vows intriguing. I thought she was a lovely character.

James was an absolute sweetheart. He was kind, loyal, and just overall adorable. I wish we had been able to see more
Nicole Laverdure
Dec 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Sizzling erotic love story! A real page turner! 6 stars
I love historical romance set in the Regency era and written with a touch of eroticism! Beautiful debut for Amy Rose Bennett's Regency novel! Sizzling love scenes written with tenderness, passion and beautiful words, that flew on the pages. I could not put it down, as soon as I, started to read LADY BEAUCHAMP'S PROPOSAL, I got pulled into the story and kept me wanting more. It's the pure love story of Elizabeth and James, two wounded charact
Susana Ellis
Dec 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
…sizzling second chance love story with a touch of the Gothic

Desperate to escape her pox-ridden husband, Elizabeth seeks a position as governess as far away from London as she can. Lord Rothsburgh's island fortress off the Scottish coast is a perfect retreat…except for the fact that there is no longer a need for a governess.

The position Lord Rothsburgh has in mind for the lovely "widow" has nothing to do with teaching children. But she's still in mourning for her soldier husband and after his di
Joy D. Fanning
Dec 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
*I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review*

I enjoyed this novel greatly. The historical aspect of this novel was great! You could really feel for Elizabeth and wanted her to find happiness. I'm not used to reading adult romance in a historical setting but this book was so good in how it was written I will be willing and eager to try others like it in the future.

The plot is a great concept, and reminds me a bit of Jane Eyre. There were some parts where I wondered why Eliz
Susan K
Aug 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
If you are looking for a Regency romance, steamy love scenes, with a Gothic undertone, this book is for you. I fell in love with the hero, James and the heroine, Elizabeth aka Beth. The book draws you in right from the first page. Elizabeth, The Countess of Beauchamp, is on the run from her husband Hugh, The Earl Of Beauchamp. She has found out that her husband, Hugh, has syphilis and he now wants Elizabeth to have his heir. Elizabeth knows that she has to escape so she runs to Scotland and masq ...more
Amy ~ Love At 1st Read
Elizabeth, Lady Beauchamp, needs to disappear. Her estranged, syphilis inflicted husband has decided he needs an heir. Assuming the name of Beth, Lady B. flees to Scotland to obtain a governess position. The handsome, widowed Marquess of Rothsburg, James, no longer needs a governess but proposes a different position. Can Beth become James' mistress and keep her heart in tact knowing she can never truly be his?
This was my first book by this author. What a delight! A true Regency romance with a t
Jan 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this story it is moving and emotional as the hero James Huntley Marquess of Rothsburgh and the heroine Lady Elizabeth Beauchamp become involved in a very sensual affair when Beth arrives on his doorstep in the wilds of Scotland to apply for a governess position there are many twists and turns in this story and it will keep you turning the pages as they have a very hot and steamy journey to a HEA.
Christine Woinich
Feb 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this story. Elizabeth had the strength to run from her cheating husband. She found herself on the doorstep of James, Lord Rothsburgh. Both are wary of the other but their hearts and souls win out. There is a lot of grittiness to this story but their struggle to realize how strong their love is kept me interested. I recommend this book.

I had a chance to read this in exchange for an honest review.
Tamara Martin
Oct 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oh my!

I couldn't put it down, I forgot to eat as I devoured every page. What a fun, brilliantly written, sexy escape that I didn't want to end. Amy Rose Bennett is yet to disappoint, her work is just fabulous!
A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)
5 stars

Set in London and Scotland in 1815, this beautifully crafted tale has all the feels!

Read full review in the 2015 February issue of InD’tale Magazine.
Dec 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lady Beauchamp’s Proposal, by Amy Rose Bennett. Have you ever read a Novell and you didn’t want it to end? If you haven’t, ooh do I have a treat for you. Pull up a seat. Pour some wine.
Get comfortable and listen to this. Amy Rose, writing in this book was “amazing”. This romance novel was beautifully written. Amy Rose didn’t hold anything back. Her writing I feel was very powerful in this love story.
My impression from her writing is this, “you rocked my world, you know you did it”. First the b
Cathleen Ross
Apr 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What I loved about this novel is how well Amy Rose Bennett plots. It had interesting twists and turns, and while I knew how it would end as it's a romance, I was horrified as poor Lady Beauchamp was chased around by her horrid syphilitic husband. Just love a heroine in peril novel and Bennett delivers in spades. ...more
Laura Boon
Jul 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Lady Elizabeth Beauchamp and James Hunt, Marquess of Rothbury have both been betrayed by their spouses. However, Elizabeth's husband is still alive and he wants an heir despite being riddled with syphilis. In fear of her life, Elizabeth writes herself a reference as war widow Beth Elliot and flees to Eileen Tor in a remote part of Scotland. The Marquess of Rothbury is not what she expected. Blunt and haunted by war but also kind, compassionate and fun. The attraction between them is instantaneou ...more
Feb 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Elizabeth, aka Lady Beauchamp, is a countess who faces a terrible choice. She could stay and have a child with her dissolute and long-estranged husband who has syphilis, or run away from her life to hide where her husband won’t find her.

At Eilean Tor Castle, the runaway countess hopes to find new life as a widowed governess called Mrs. Beth Eliott. The Marquess of Rothsburgh has a different position in mind for Mrs. Eliott than that of a governess. Elizabeth must endure the lie of being a govern
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