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After an uneventful season in Bath, Miss Charlotte Rosebury returns home to Warwickshire, looking forward to a visit from her mother’s friend. Their expected guest, Mrs. Worthington, has promised that her son will be accompanying her, and as Charlotte has only ever heard stories of the gentleman who rarely leaves his Yorkshire estate, she is most pleased to meet him. Howev ...more
Paperback, First Edition, 284 pages
Published October 20th 2016 by Draft Horse Publishing
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Kathy * Bookworm Nation
I've enjoyed Ms. Hathaway's other books and was excited when she wrote another regency. And isn't that cover pretty?!?!?!

Our heroine Charlotte is kind and spunky and was a likable lead. Gabriel has his issues, but was likable in his own way. He spends a good chunk of the story avoiding his feelings for Charlotte, which can be entertaining at times. Charlotte and Gabriel get off to a rocky start, he's broody and standoffish and she is friendly and kind. A kindness he misinterprets as her wanting
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Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
I've found a new author to follow! I'm a fan of Regency romances so I loved the setting and the details of the time period which enhanced but didn't overshadow the story. It actually had tones of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice with the negative first encounter of the main characters, and the somewhat formal language transported me to the era but couldn't hide the story's foundation of heart and emotion and a light dash of humor.

Charlotte and Gabriel had a rough start with the assumptions he
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Katie W
Dec 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
There are many reasons why a heart turns cold. Gabriel is determined to never marry, but his choice was made long before he met Charlotte, the daughter of his mother's good friend. I love the first encounter between these two--full of assumptions, sass, and pride. The stage is set right away for some entertaining friction between two opposites.

Charlotte is so kind and cheerful in all that she does. She seems to entrance Gabriel and he can't resist forging a friendship with her, against his bette
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Kathy Jo

Charlotte is happy to be home from their season in Bath. She is even happier when she discovers that her mother's long time friend, Mrs. Worthington, is coming for a visit. But what's even better? Mrs. Worthington has somehow convinced her son, Gabriel, to accompany her. Charlotte has only ever heard stories of Gabriel and is definitely looking forward to meeting him. But when they finally arrive and Gabriel is far from agreeable, Charlotte finds herself trying to work extra hard to be his frien
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Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
Deborah Hathaway is a new author for me. I haven't read any of her books before now and I'm so glad I got the chance! This book was so good and after finishing it, I went right to Goodreads and Amazon to see what else I could find by her. I'm excited to read the next book I picked up. I've already started it! Yay for finding new authors to follow!

Charlotte is the kind of person I would want to be around. She is kindness personified. I love how sincere and good Charlotte is and how hard she tries
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Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
There is something about the Regency time period that I love. This book is set during that time so it made it a "want to read" when the author contacted me and asked me to read her book.

Charlotte is a young woman with an independent mind. She is full of love and compassion to those around her. She smiles through her afflictions. One of the main affliction is Gabriel, the son of her mother's dear friend. They find themselves spending time together when he and his mother come to visit. Their frost
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Crystal (Books Are Sanity!!!)
To Warm a Wintered Heart by Deborah M. Hathaway

I am a huge regency fan so I was very excited when this book was offered to me to review!
The cover is absolutely gorgeous and I couldn't wait to dive right into the story!
Hathaway does a beautiful job setting the stage, describing the surroundings without going
overboard and helping the reader to get to know the characters. We really get to know and
follow Charlotte's story in the book with an occasional look into Gabriel's point of view.
Charlotte
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Donna
Apr 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vintage-romance
Thaw

Sometimes our fears can paralyze our future and the joys that could be had. Melting a frozen determination can take great patience... But be worth it.
Jessie
Oct 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Sweet Regency Romance

I enjoyed Deborah Hathaway's two previous western books. I am very impressed with her switch to the regency era!

Mr. Gabriel Worthington has promised himself that he would never marry. When he goes with his mother to visit her dear friends, the Roseburys. He is dismayed to find that he was misled about the age of their daughters. Miss Charlotte Rosebury is not the young child he expected, but a beautiful and kind young woman.

Mr. Worthington's rudeness rivals that of Mr. Dar
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Ru4repeat
Oct 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This will warm you through and through

I absolutely loved this story! The budding romance was so realistic and sweet. I really liked that even though there was an almost kiss at one point (or two) things didn't jump into kissing at the very next opportunity, rather the relationship took a step back, developed deeper, and then progressed.
The parry of insults and arguments was amusing and shocking. The forgiveness unforgettable. This is a story that stays with you long after the last page!
On a stea
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Mylissa Demeyere
Apr 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book is a true find for lovers or the Regency find and fans of Pride and Prejudice, as I feel this tale has a lot of similar elements to its’ story.
Charlotte is sweet, kind young girl, eager to welcome Gabriel into her home for a visit with is mother.
Gabriel on the other hand, is not in the mood for another setup with an eligible female, and takes it upon himself to set her straight right from the start. Charlotte, who genuinely was only offering him friendship, is taken aback by his bluntn
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Donna Campbell
Jan 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great love story.

This was my first book from this author and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a great clean romance with interesting characters.
Saffron
This was a nice read that had me quite interested from the preview I read, so I bought the book to read the rest of it.
Someone already mentioned Gabriel’s resemblance to Darcy, and I also got that impression at the beginning, though it didn’t last. I think his behaviour had a bit more extreme bend to it, besides, the reasons for it were his own and quite different. Meanwhile, Charlotte’s kindness brought to mind Jane Bennet a lot, but unlike Bennets, we see how her family’s guidance and influen
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Lillian Cummings
Mar 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Charlotte Rosebury believes in love but she fears that she might never find it. Gabriel Worthington made himself a promise never to fall in love but will he changes his mind. The last thing that is wants is to visit with his mother but he knows that he just needs to do this for her. He has made it clear that she is not to try and marry him off. So when he gets to the Rosebury's he is disappointed as one of the girls is the very thing that he wants to avoid. Charlotte can't understand why he trea ...more
Miriam
Dec 05, 2018 rated it liked it
There was a lot that I liked about this book--the writing was good overall, and I thought the characters were interesting. However, I felt that it could have been quite a bit shorter, particularly because the hero spent way too much time vacillating. I will definitely read other works by this author.
Helen
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have just finished reading this delightful story. The characters are easy to love and you can't help but be drawn in. This authors books keep getting better and better. Would definitely recommend it.
Karen Szabo
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can’t quit smiling!

Wow! Lots of emotional ups and down. Great story. Characters with lots of depth and character. I will be following Deborah so I can read more of her work. You will enjoy reading this!
Paula Mosher
Friendly story

I enjoyed this warm and gentle story. I only wish the parents weren't such no it alls. Made the story a bit contrived. The language was awkward in the beginning, but I am sure that will disappear as she writes. And I hope she will.
Debbie
Oct 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review

This is a awesome read! This is the first time I have read a book by Deborah ! Looking forward to reading more of her books!
SM
Jan 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
2.5

Lost my patience by 60%. Hero’s wintered heart was impossible 😐
Barbara Munson
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A beautiful love story

I love the interplay between Mr Worthington and Miss Rosebury. They face many challenges in their relationship. Can it survive?
Valerie Waters
Mar 20, 2017 rated it liked it
It was cute but frustrating!!! He was so playing her. So messed up.
Rachel John
Nov 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Charlotte Rosebury, a friendly and kind eligible lady of means, meets Gabriel Worthington, a grieving man who has closed off his heart to love. After the death of his elder brother and father, he cares for his matchmaking mother and their estate. He wants nothing more. His mother, of course, wants nothing more than for him to fall in love and marry.

This had an interesting premise and I enjoyed the back and forth between the two characters, I just hoped for a little more growth on Gabriel's part.
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Sandra Olshaski
Dec 02, 2016 rated it liked it
This novel is very Jane Austen-esque. The heroine, Charlotte, is a lively, kind, pretty young woman. Enter dour, but tall, dark and handsome, Gabriel Worthington. Mr. Worthington had "a grim countenance…..his jaw twitched with irritation, and his gaze narrowed……" The description reminded me of Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice. True to form, there are many marriageable daughters who are attracted to the rich, handsome master of a Yorkshire estate. After many misunderstandings between Charlotte an ...more
Alexis
Jan 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love the characters in this book and you love Charlotte right away. And you’re curious about Gabriel and to see how his character develops throughout the book. There’s a natural flow and the little twists and turns make the story interesting.

The writing, descriptions, and imagery are great! Both Charlotte and Gabriel are also witty and enjoy teasing each other which makes it fun to read. Oh and there’s also suspense in this book! Another aspect of the book that makes it interesting. I love tha
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Marinda Moss
Oct 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This author just does not disappoint! I've loved every single one of her books, but this one was the best of them all, they just keep getting better. The characters are endearing and so real, the love story is believable and sweet, it kept me hooked. There were some funny parts that made me literally laugh out loud, and other parts (pretty much the rest of the book) that made me smile. I loved it!!
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Deborah M. Hathaway graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor's degree in English and an emphasis in Creative Writing. As a young girl, she devoured Jane Austen's novels while watching and re-watching every adaptation of Pride & Prejudice she could, entirely captured by all things Regency and romance.

Throughout her life, she wrote many short stories, poems, and essays, but it was no
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