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An Arrangement of Sorts

(Arrangements #1)

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He was intrigued...

Nathaniel Hammond, Earl of Beverton, is working to restore his new estate and aid his tenants. But everything changes when he meets the beautiful and mysterious Moira Dennison, a bold young woman who offers to hire him, unaware of his title, to help her find her fiancé. Curious and unable to resist, Nathan accepts her offer, keeping his true identity a
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Paperback, 255 pages
Published June 15th 2015 by Phase Publishing
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Melissa
Jan 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Can I give this ten stars!!! I loved this book and it goes to my top favorite book list! Wow what a fun read, I laughed and giggled and hurt for these two amazing characters. What a fun story and a GREAT romance. WOw! The banter between these two is something very few writers can pull off and Connolly does it beautifully! I would have paid 16 dollars for the book do not let the Kindle 2$ price make you think this is a silly cheep book. I have already bought her other and plan to start it as soon ...more
Kathy * Bookworm Nation
I read this series completely out of order. Started with Book Three, then read Book Two, Four, Five and then the first. I had actually started the first a long time ago, but had a hard time getting into it. After reading and loving the third book, I decided to give the series another try. Not sure why I didn't connect with this one when I did with the other, I guess I just didn't care for Moira all that much. I don't mind her in the rest of the series, but I didn't click with her here. I know a ...more
Matia
Jul 18, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I purchased this book for Kindle, after hearing the author being interviewed on the MormonChannel for writing clean romance fiction. Rebecca Connolly shows promise as a new author. I say that because I wanted to finish the book and by the end, I felt I cared about the characters. There were a few things that were disappointing. First since this was supposed to be clean fiction AND historical fiction, I was uncomfortable with the male and female characters settling right into traveling ...more
Mara
Jan 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is my first novel by Rebecca Connolly and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Nathaniel Hammond is the new Earl of Beverton since his uncle died. There's so much to do to restore the estate and help his tenants because his uncle chose to ignore what needed to be done. While he and his friends, who had been helping him help his tenants, are at a nearby pub when Moira Dennison comes in looking for Nathaniel. She wants to hire him to help her find her fiancé, Charles Allenford, who she hasn't heard from
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Heidi
Such a fun lighthearted read

It took me a bit to get into this one but once I did I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN! I absolutely fell in love with the characters and their fun banter. The ending definitely will go down as a favorite among endings. So cute. Fun, clean, enjoyable Regency!
Diana
Jan 10, 2017 rated it did not like it
This was terrible. I'd like to meet anyone who made it past chapter 4. The heroine is so b****y to the guy during his point of view sections and then when we see the story through her eyes in the next chapter, her internal dialogue is nothing like who she is to the guy. I couldn't stand her. And the Regency setting is arbitrary and was probably chosen to cache in on niche readers. Her riding alone on a horse by herself traveling from town to town searching for someone is better set in the Wild ...more
Daisy_walden
Dec 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A regency romance in its best form! Moira is a strong willed woman and Nathan is a sweet gentleman that is intrigued and annoyed by her....For example, throughout the story, they are traveling companions who have to pretend they are married for propriety sake, so when they go to their room for the night, Nathan climbs out the window to go sleep in the stables. Moira insists on taking her turn doing the same the next night! It makes for a perfect story of falling in love.
Brooke -Brooke's Books
Apr 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very enjoyable historical romance. Moira was a hoot.
Lesr Kew
could not finish. too cheesy.
Donna
Feb 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Spunk

The heroine is a spunky young lady who is used to doing things on her own and has yet to understand the power in being a lady. The hero is strong yet hesitant. I wish he would have spoken about the value to being a lady instead of only why it was important for him to be the gentleman. (I felt this story tipped a bit towards the woman's lib agenda and missed the point that being honored and held in high regard is shown through these tiny actions of gentlemen like holding doors.) I liked how
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Cyndib
Aug 09, 2016 rated it it was ok
Sometimes you just want to read a light, regency romance. But I couldn't get into this one. It all seemed so implausible that I couldn't even get swept along for the ride.
Tenille Berezay
May 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
There is nothing I would change about this romance. Sweet without being over the top cheesy and really likable characters!
Patricia
Oct 09, 2015 rated it liked it
I wish I knew more about how to write a true review so I could fly by on more than the seat of by pants.

Anyway, my primary issue with this book was that it was comprised of at least 75% dialog--conversation between the main characters and others. There was some inner dialog as well. This seemed an odd device to me. In the beginning of the book, I was just dropped down into a group conversation that seemed to go on and on without any explanation. Then the two main characters took a week-long
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Pamela
I got this book for my love of all things Austen, as the writer professed to be. This to me was way off the Austen period, I understood she was raised by an unfeeling, and at time very cruel aunt, but she rebelled in so many ways as to be nonsensical, as Jane would say. Travelling alone by horse, and going into public houses, or taverns in search of a man again alone. Refusing to wear bonnets or ever tie her hair back, and ride full straddle across the horses back, and cussing in front of a man. ...more
Cathy
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I purchased a few of Rebecca Connolly's books last year when she held a Facebook party. I’m ashamed to admit that it took me this long to get around to reading them.

This book is great! I loved Moira and Nathaniel!

First the reader meets Nathaniel. He’s helping fix the roof of one of his tenants with some friends at the beginning of this book. That’s not something you usually see the earls doing in Regency Romances, but it endears him to the reader from the beginning. He’s relaxing with his
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Casey Hamilton
I didn't connect with this book at all. I felt like the main character rebelled in ways that were inappropriate to the Regency Era, and she was basically a modern girl stuck into the time period to make a point. I also felt like the premise of the book was shaky - that Moira needed someone to go get this Fiance she hadn't talked to in several years who maybe didn't like her much to begin with.
I didn't understand why she just didn't presume he had found someone else after that length of time.
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Shash
Jan 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Moira Dennison searches out Nathaniel Hammond and asks his help in finding her fiancé. What she doesn't know is that Nathaniel Hammond is the Earl of Beverton. Nathan agrees to help her, but keeps his title a secret.

This book was delightful! I thoroughly enjoyed it! I loved the banter between Nathan and Moira, the stories they came up with each night at the inns, and the way her determination to be independent and his desire to be a gentleman clashed. And the chemistry between them...wow! The
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Jessie
Dec 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After Moira's aunt dies, Moira needs help tracking down her fiancé. After asking around, Moira finds Nathan and asks for his help, thinking that he is just a former soldier, not realizing she's petitioning a lord. What follows is an interesting journey full of quick wit, and humorous moments, as Nathan and Moira travel together as "husband and wife".

I loved the story, and I loved the characters, especially Nathan's friends (who I hope will each get their own books)! The only complaint I have is
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Kristy
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was ok
I didn't love this. I'm not really a huge regency novel reader, so I usually struggle to get through them. I had a really hard time trying to convince myself that the story takes place in 1800s England...the writing and dialogue just kept screaming American West to me, so that was really distracting. There are a few more books in this series, but I'm not sure if I'll read them or not.
Jenn
Nov 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: clean, ebook
Rereading these books has made me realize how much I actually love them. Call me a silly school girl but these are the absolute best kinds of books. Romance with humor, and clean. I call that Jane Austen approved!
Angelina
Apr 21, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: regency
I have a personal problem with heroes/heroines whose attitude is "Well, if I really love them, I'll never tell them because that's what real love is, and I don't even know if they love me back." This attitude doesn't come across to me as noble and long-suffering: it comes across as stupid. If you can solve all the problems by actually being honest with each other, then you're creating your own drama and you more or less deserve what you get.

Personal problem aside, Rebecca Connolly has some
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Tracy T.
This was a cute fluffy story. Decent narration by Jessica Elisa Boyd. (audible review)

Totally rated G for sure. I enjoyed the main characters Nathan and Moira quite a bit. I enjoyed their witty banter and conversations. They actually got to know each other and it wasn't just insta lust.

The storyline and plot was good. Traveling around to find her fiancee. They had some good talks and she had no clue Nathan was an Earl. The story flowed well and was easy to follow along. Just a nice light
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Lauren
Dec 29, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. I liked this book for several reasons but couldn’t fully enjoy it for several more. I found some plot devices lacking and some quite improbable and hard to believe even though, I did enjoy some of the fun banter between the main characters. My only problem was that a majority of the book was dialogue which i usually like, but in this instance I needed more mystery to plot and backstory and also something to propel the story forward. I also felt like a large majority of the book felt ...more
Ali~may
Oct 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love, love this book! Reminds me of one of my favorite movies "Leap Year." This is my first book from this author and I'm excited to read more
Vikki Vaught
Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a delight romance with engaging characters and a heartwarming plot. I also enjoyed the excellent narrator. Happy reading/listening!
Megan Cusumano
Aug 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable Leisurely Read

Just a fun book to read in some down time. Nothing deep just a cute love story that will make you smile from time to time.
Maria Thomas
Mar 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: clean
This book made me laugh. I love books where the female flouts conventions of society. And she definitely does so. And after living with her aunt it is amazing that she has the ability to be happy in life at all.

I found the banter between Moira and Nathaniel entertaining. I was only slightly disappointed in the end. I so wanted to see Moira flounce back into the tavern and have her re-meeting with Nathaniel there in front of all his friends as had been their first meeting. But I guess I can live
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Plainbrownwrapper
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mf
So sweet! So poignant!

This one had great banter and great emotion. Yes, it's sappy; yes, their adventures together are probably quite anachronistic. Yes, for a while Our Heroine was entirely TSTL. I don't care. This is just the sort of mac-and-cheese romance that's so satisfying to read when you need an untaxing break from reality.

And I like this one much better than book 2, which I read out of order. Thumbs up. I'm gonna keep it on tap for a reread.

Oh, and as for the narrator -- this is
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Isabel
Jul 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I hope I find more books like this one. It has been a while since I had stumbled on a truly sweet, naive, classic romantic novel like this one. Books like this one were a huge part of why I fell in love with reading.
However, this one has a twist I found wonderful and very different from books I read 25 years ago, yikes! I'm old!!! Anyway, although a gentleman comes to the aid of a lady in trouble, this lady is unique. Moira is independent and although scared of what she has decided to do,
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Patti
Feb 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a fun story! Not anything complicated or deep, but just fun and funny.

Beautiful young Moira Dennison has just come into an inheritance, which solves a big problem. But then the other problem surfaces, her fiancé left long ago to seek enough work so they could marry. There haven’t been any letters for a long time so Moira’s bold idea is to hire someone to help her find him. Sounds like a forthright plan and she hires Nathan Hammond to travel with her.
She thinks he is a commoner, but in
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