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(South Landers #4)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  29 ratings  ·  13 reviews
The lady’s maid meets her match…
Wenna Chenoweth’s future is secure, until dashing Devon Courtney’s illicit flirtation gets her dismissed from her job as a lady’s maid. With nowhere to turn, Wenna is forced to accept Devon’s bold proposal: To be his bride. To enter society on the handsome aristocrat’s arm. To give him the heir he requires. It’s a foolproof plan. Except Wenn
Published January 31st 2017 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
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Stacey is Sassy

The red-haired hussy strikes again…

I find it extremely funny that in a lot of historical romances a red-headed lady is considered a hussy, fast or loose. I can honestly say that when I look at a lady with red hair, hussy is not my first thought. Maybe it’s because the first person I think of with red hair is Anne…of Green Gables. She is the LAST person I would think of as fast or loose. Wenna, the redhead in this story is not a hussy but she does have a trait that seems to be attached to the col
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WENNA: SOUTH LANDERS..... this short series, WENNA, ELLA, CHARLOTTE and STARLING are the best Historical Romances I’ve read in a long time. My favorite female is Starling and favorite male Nick. Every woman needs a Nick !
The stories are interesting, the ladies are feisty and the men are loving men..... I gobbled the books up in 4 days.
Suze Lavender
Jan 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's 1865 and both men and women in Australia have the opportunity to make something of themselves. Wenna works as a lady's maid and has a secure business plan for her future. Unfortunately Devon messes things up for her. Because of him she loses her job and her reputation. Devon loved a fiery redhead in his past and decides to help the red haired Wenna by marrying her in exchange for an heir. Devon is the son of an earl from Cornwall. He needs to go back to England and they plan to travel toge ...more
Nov 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an advance reading copy of Wenna from Net Galley for my fair and honest review. I loved this book, the characters and the setting. Well-written and well worth your reading time.
Mandi Schreiner
A little slow and had some problems with the hero - review coming
Theresa Smith
Jan 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I have long been a fan of Australian historical fiction set in the colonial era. I particularly enjoy those novels which examine the social history of our country's early days, the stuggle between old country manners and new world ideas and the development of a national identity where anyone, man or woman, can get ahead if they are willing to work hard. Virginia Taylor captures this perfectly within the pages of Wenna, a truly enjoyable novel. Wenna herself is a worthy heroine, ambitious and hon ...more
Lynn Spencer
C+ on AAR, so 3.25 stars? I initially picked this book up because of its unusual setting. While Wenna provides a vivid picture of life in colonial Australia, I often found myself frustrated with both the hero and heroine. The book is well written, and definitely has some strong scenes, but much of the tension comes from a series of big misunderstandings and secrets, and those are just not my favorite plot devices.

Wenna Chenoweth is a bright, determined lady’s maid in the employ of the wealthy Br
Kelly  The Sassy Book Lover
*I received a copy via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

This was my first time reading a book set in Australia and it was a nice change. I loved their meeting and how opposite they were of each other. The back and forth between them was good entertainment and at times I didn't know what would happen next with them because they weren't always on the same page. the ending wasn't what I expected with his letter from home. I wish there had been a bit more back story for both of them.

Robby Dennis
Aug 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love that the female characters in Virginia Taylors books are always admirable, feisty and determined. I had to laugh out loud in the middle of the night when Devon was off to buy a mattress and meets up with a slightly drunk character from another one of her books. I enjoy travelling back in time to the historical past of my own home town. Well done!
Carol Potenza
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read any and all of South Landers books.

The South Landers books do not disappoint. I have loved every one I have read, and Wenna is no exception.
Kelly Tyree
Wenna is a book about a Lady's Maid that attracts the attention of Devon, a son of an Earl. She captures his attention because of her red hair and Devon's desire to be intimate with her. He also wants to get back at his father for decisions his father made about Devon's future that cost him the love of his life. Devon's attention got Wenna fired from her job as a Lady's Maid. It also cost her any references she would have gotten and makes her unemployable as a Lady's Maid. Devon takes responsibi ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
'Wenna' by Virginia Taylor is book Four in the "South Landers" series. This is the story of Wenna Chenoweth and Devon Courtney. I have read some of the other books but feel this is easily a standalone book. Wenna is a ladies maid but also does other things for the family she works for. The family's daughter is spoiled and hateful to Wenna. Wenna is just a hard working women who is trying to keep her promise to departed parents that she will take care of her Grandparents. Devon had come to visit ...more
I received this book from net galley for an honest review. Thank you!!

This book was a decent read. Wenna is a lady's maid and Devon believes he is currently his father's heir to the earldom in England. Wenna loses her job due to a misunderstanding with a dress with Devon. The daughter of Wenna's employer told a false tale which caused her to lose her job. Devon wants Wenna the moment he sees her. He proposes marriage so Wenna can travel to Cornwall to see her grandparents and he to handle his re
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Virginia is a full time writer who used to be a nurse/midwife, a scenic painter and designer, a renovator of heritage houses, and still is an avid gardener. She is also a bad driver, an unenthusiastic cook and a reader of all things bookish.

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