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(Lady Archer's Creed #3)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  74 ratings  ·  39 reviews

Everything changed for Jasper Benedict, the Earl of Ailesbury, the night his family died in a tragic fire—the same fire that left him disfigured. Now, his scars have given him the name the Beast of Faversham. But when he stumbles upon a damaged carriage during a tempest, the beautiful woman inside reminds him of the man he wishes he could
Kindle Edition, 260 pages
Published August 29th 2017 by La Loma Elite Publishing
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This is a delightful regency romance with well crafted characters that has elements of Beauty and the Beast entwined throughout but with many twists! The hero is Jason Benedict, the Earl of Ailesbury, who was badly scarred by the fire which killed his parents. He lives in relative isolation, hiding himself from strangers and, despite his endeavours to improve the lot of the people living nearby, he is known locally as the Beast of Faversham.  

The hero has a damaged outward appearance
Aug 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Adeline is the third book in the Lady Archer's Creed series by Christina McKnight. I haven't had the opportunity to read the other books prior to this one, but it wasn't necessary in order to enjoy this one.

Jasper Benedict is the Earl of Ailesbury. He is terribly scarred after trying to rescue his parents and workers who were caught in a barn fire when he was just 12. Jasper blames himself for not being stronger, not being able to rescue them. He has been treated like a pariah ever since, partly
Isha Coleman
Aug 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An impressive slight of hand. She flipped the script on me. Adeline pays homage to a classic tale while reversing the roles of the main characters. The hero has a beautiful soul trapped inside of a damaged shell, while the heroine is beautiful on the outside and scarred by ugliness within. Adeline marks the first character of Ms. McKnight's that I did not like at first sight. She was rude, mean spirited and judgmental. Yet to love her is to understand her and through the eyes of a broken man and ...more
Meghan Lloyd
Aug 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beauty and the Beast is my all-time favorite fairy tale, and this book did a great job blending the traditions of the story with a unique twist and entertaining characters. While the Beast is scarred and Beauty is beautiful, the story was about much more than Beauty taming the Beast. It was about Beauty learning that she is not perfect and she can change to be the person the Beast sees in her. It was about the Beast realizing that he is not confined by his scars but rather his fear of what other ...more
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Everything changed for Jasper Benedict, the Earl of Ailesbury, the night his family died in a tragic fire—the same fire that left him disfigured. Now, his scars have given him the name the Beast of Faversham. But when he stumbles upon a damaged carriage during a tempest, the beautiful woman inside reminds him of the man he wishes he could be: free of his past, and able to love.


When her carriage breaks dow
Caitlyn Lynch
Aug 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Third in the Lady Archer's Creed series, Adeline can absolutely be read as a stand-alone, though I do recommend reading the others in the series (Theodora and Georgina) first.

Returning to London after an errand to deliver her younger sisters to the school she herself attended, Adeline is caught in a storm and when her carriage is damaged, forced to accept the offer of hospitality extended by a passing stranger. Jasper Benedict, the Earl of Ailesbury, seems a strange sort - he won't even show hi
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

The strong-willed Miss Adeline Price finally meets a man that challenges her to be more than she is. Not much means more to her than her own selfish or driven desires. But when she meets Jasper Benedict, she finds that her feelings about things important to her change. Could it be she has finally met a man that can make her more than she is? Will she realize it before it's too late?

Jasper Benedict, the Earl of Ailesbury, and lord of Fabershame Abbey, has lived his whole life remotely, hiding fr
Candy Briggs
Aug 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Adeline Price, some see as spoiled but I think she is vivacious and very lively, not quite grown up enough yet. Jasper Benedict, Earl of Ailesbury, is a tortured soul. He tried to save his parents, but couldn't and got badly burned himself. I don't think the man has a bad bone in his body.
The main characters fall in love, how can she not. The plot is on the line of beauty and the beast but reversed. I enjoyed the best friends she had, Josie, Georgie and Theo, they protected and were loyal to eac
Aug 30, 2017 rated it liked it
"Received an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for a fair review"
A reclusive wounded hero finds his soul mate in a somewhat spoiled and independent young lady.
I liked the hero, his kindness and compassion to his people and to the heroine. I found the villagers avoidance of “The Beast” an unnecessary cruelty, their fear often stressed but never quite thoroughly explained. Jasper is a tortured soul with physical and emotional scars and a tendency to chastise himself and worrying for things beyond hi
Debra Martin
I've read quite a few of Ms. McKnight's books and really enjoy her stories, but this retelling of "Beauty and the Beast" didn't quite capture me the way I had hoped it would. Ms. Adeline Price is a feisty heroine bordering on brattiness who always wants to have her own way. When she is rescued by Jasper, Earl of Ailesbury from a broken down carriage in a terrifying thunderstorm, he takes her back to home. She is further delayed from returning to London by a series of circumstances. During the 1. ...more
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Adeline (Lady Archer's Creed #3) by Christina McKnight
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AHHHHH Beauty and The Beast!! This book is totally a retelling of Beauty and The Beast!!
So our girl Adeline is a bit of a spoiled brat right?? She pouts a lot ad gets her way a lot with her brother and new sister in la
Aug 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars

Everything changed for Jasper Benedict, the Earl of Ailesbury, when he was twelve & the stables caught fire leaving him disfigured & also claiming the life of his parents, several servants & some horses. Now, his scars have given him the name the Beast of Faversham. Adeline Price is returning to London after leaving two of her sisters at the boarding school she attended when there is a storm & her carriage is damaged. Luckily for her Jasper passes & offers hospitalit
Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-s
I loved this book and actually fell in love with Adaline. Even though I have read all the other books in this series, I never liked Adaline. I felt like she was such a spoiled brat, really selfish and a thorn in her brother's side. Growing up and maturing made her someone I would like to get to know.

Who couldn't fall in love with Jasper, the Earl of Ailesbury? After being burnt and disfigured when he was twelve and losing his parents in the same fire he has lived a life of seclusion as the Beast
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great story. Scarred hero, selfish heroine. The characters are great. They have so much personality and loveable characteristics. The plot and story line are interesting and captivating. The secondary characters where just as well written as the main characters. The author has an amazing ability to grab your attention and not let it go.
Pamela Flowers  Jolly
I've read many of this author's books, but not this particular series. It is well written and the h and H are both lovely, but there really didn't seem to be any real passion. The book is sweet and the romance charming, but not as heated a romance as her other books that I have read. I would consider this a clean romance. I received a free arc in exchange for an honest review.
Sophie Koufes
Sep 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Description: Lady Archers Creed Book Three

Regency Era Historical Romance Novel
Jasper Benedict - Earl of Ailesbury
(Beast of Faversham)
Miss Adeline Price
A perfect addition to this wonderful series. A fabulous twist on the classic tale Beauty and The Beast. A beautifuly crafted novel with a perfect blend of supporting characters that accentuate the story. A engaging sweet read with characters that will capture your heart. I cannot wait to read the last book in the series.
She shone brightest in the sun, while he was mostly hidden amidst the shadows.

Adeline is book three in Christina McKnight’s Lady Archer’s Creed series. It’s a well-written adventure of what happens when a society miss is stranded with a secluded and scarred hero.

Miss Adeline is traveling back home to London when a severe storm leaves her stranded along a country road with a broken carriage. Luckily for her, Jasper, Lord Ailesbury, finds Adeline on his way to his country estate. He’s not used to
Alicia (aka Rozzie) Chamberlain
Adeline by Christina Mcknight was a sweet story but one I have read before, sort of. The story isn't bad, it just introduces you to a snobby young lady who is full of attitude right before she goes to an etiquette school. Then it cut scenes to her as an adult and who has grown-up mature. I just feel like it almost wasn't even worth reading the first part. Now, this is part of a series. So maybe the introduction ties with the previous books of the series, I don't know I have never read them. I gu ...more
Nikita (NjKinny's World of Books & Stuff)

Adeline by Christina McKnight is the third book in Lady Archer's Creed series but despite being part of a series, this book can be read as a standalone story. Adeline is a retake on the classic "Beauty and the Beast" and I just loved reading this book.

Adeline is saved from a storm by a Duke who always hide his face and who, the villagers refer to as the "Beast". Scarred by a fire in his childhood, Jasper has lived alone with only a handful of his loyal ser
Adeline by Christina McKnight is #3 in her exhilarating "Lady Archer's Creed". While, it can be read as a stand alone, I'd suggest reading the entire series, but not necessary to enjoy ADELINE.

Jasper Benedict, the Earl of Ailesbury, was disfigured in a tragic fire that took his family and left him horribly scarred. Miss Adeline Price, has had many misadventures in her life. Her beauty hides her many flaws, she's arrogant, judgemental, and rarely, if ever, sees behind the surface to the person wi
Teri Donaldson
Aug 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have read and loved all of Christina McKnight's book, but this one was extra special. The heroine, Adeline, and the hero, Jasper, were beyond wonderful.
Adeline has many responsibilities taking care of her younger siblings. Her older brother would like to see her married as they are like oil and water. No man has yet to turn her head or make her heart sing even though she is a beauty. Her inside does not always match her outside.
Jasper, scarred from a fire on the outside, has a good heart and
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished
I have loved the Lady Archer's Creed series and this 3rd book is no exception. This book is a great addition to the series. Of the 4 women, Adeline is the most feisty and prickly of the bunch. But what can you expect from a girl who has 8 brothers and sisters and was sent off to school at the age of 12 on a mail coach. She was lucky enough to find life-long friends at school as well as a love and talent for archery.
Jasper, the Earl of Ailesbury did not have such a lucky childhood. At the age of
Aug 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an emotional and deeply introspective retelling of the Beauty and the Beast trope. We've met Adeline in the two previous books of this series, and she was pretty difficult to like. She thinks very highly of herself and likes to be in control within her clique, a throwback to the days of battling her eldest brother, I would guess. In this installment, Adeline finds herself in a stranger's home and totally out of her element, but still can't seem to stop herself from doing whatever she ple ...more
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2017
Jasper Benedict, Earl of Ailesbury, has been known as the Beast of Faversham since he was scarred in a fire that killed his parents. He does everything he can to make life better for the people of his estate and village, but still fear and shun him. Adeline Price is a quite a beauty, on the outside. She is outspoken, selfish, gossipy, and judgmental. The two of them meet when he rescues her from her broken carriage during a fierce storm. During her short stay at his estate, she begins to like Ja ...more
Aug 27, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Adeline Price has her story told in the latest of Christina McKnight’s series “Lady Archer’s Creed). Having been sent away to a finishing school for girls from a young age, Adeline is on her way home when she is caught in a vicious storm. Jasper Benedict, the Earl of Ailesbury, rescues her and takes her back to his home. Unbeknownst to Adeline, Jasper is hiding the scars of a fire that he barely escaped from. After losing his parents and many staff, Jasper has become a recluse and is treated lik ...more
Debbie Glenn Brown
Everything changed the night his family died in a tragic fire for Jasper Benedict, the Earl of Ailesbury. One story night Jasper rescues a woman when he stumbles upon a damaged carriage carrying Miss Adeline Price. Adeline has been rude, mean spirited and judgmental in other words beautiful on the outside, but not on the inside. Jasper has a wounded soul, he’s the beast with the heart of gold trapped in his scarred body, but when he meets the beautiful Adeline he wants to forget his past and be ...more
Kelly  The Sassy Book Lover
*I received a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review.

This is my favorite book in this series! They were what each other needed and didn't even know it. I loved seeing both of them change and fight their feelings at times. His servants knew what they were doing and didn't care what he thought. I was afraid in the end what would happen, but loved how different it was.

Adeline has always been at odds with people. She is one of my favorites because she speaks her mind even though at ti
Anna Swedenmom
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Now...... many will argue the five star rating however.............................It deserves that and more in my own opinion. A fairy tale twist with dashes of human fallacy showing through. I had such a time reading this wonderful romance that it made me stop and think about a few things along the way. A wonderful romance with so many real life actions and reactions of real humans! My heart hurt. Being a fan of the fairy tale, I did not expect to like this story. Was I ev
Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Holly heck what a book! Well the whole series is wonderful.
So expertly written and thoroughly thought out. I have been
hooked since book one. And I cannot wait for Lady Josie’s

This is Adeline's story and how she met he love Jasper. Or
the beast of haversiom. But this is not beauty and the beast.
It is far from it even though he is disfigured. But I love his
character. Such a wonderful man for such a lovely young
woman. You could say it was love at first push for them. You
could tell ever
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finally! Adeline's story! This book tells the story of Jasper Benedict and Adeline Price. Jasper has a tragic past that continues to haunt him even in the present day. Adeline is a feisty and adventurous lady whose carriage breaks down in a storm one fateful night, and that is how they meet. Foul weather and a broken carriage forces her to stay at his residence, and she gets a glimpse of the man. Will she realize that he is a good man? Will she recoil when she finally discovers he is scarred? Re ...more
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USA Today Bestselling Author Christina McKnight writes emotional and intricate Regency Romance with strong women and maverick heroes.

Christina enjoys a quiet life in Northern California with her family, her wine, and lots of coffee. Oh, and her books...don't forget her books! Most days she can be found writing, reading, or traveling the great state of California.

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Lady Archer's Creed (4 books)
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