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The Nobleman's Daughter

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  499 ratings  ·  146 reviews
While British high society primps and plays, the impoverished citizens of London languish. But there are those fighting for the freedom of common citizens—including two members of the aristocracy who secretly champion revolution. In the drawing rooms of the upper class, Lady Amanda and Lord Nathaniel flirt and tease with the best of them as she pretends to win every heart ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published November 1st 2017 by Covenant Communications
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Julie Carpenter
Move over Scarlet Pimpernel...hello English Red Eagle (ok that's not his exact name but my own mashing of names for him) and hello Sparrow.

From the opening chapter to the final page, this was a novel that had me hooked. Lady Amanda is instantly found in a situation that places her in danger and that really sets the stage for her for the rest of the book. But I loved that she had someone who was always there to protect her. Reformation is the call for many of the characters in this book and Lady
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
***4.5 stars***

"The Nobleman's Daughter" is an amazing Regency romance. It was far from what I expected. When I think of the Regency period, of course, I picture the balls, banter, and the ton gathering for the season. I do not picture the impoverished people who were dependent upon the gentry for their living. This book gave me a clearer picture of the time period.

This book has romance, political intrigue, suspense, and a very bad man who makes many people's lives miserable. All of the elements
Lisa Swinton
Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is Ms. Johnson’s first published work and she has set the bar high for herself. I have no doubts she will meet it novel after novel.
Ah, Regency romance. Sigh. Mixed with the cause for freedom for the unheard, unseen masses. Add in a hero and heroine who see the need for change in the world, and a horror bent on the destruction of the aristocracy, targeting Lady Amanda specifically, and you have a recipe for a page turning, don’t-want-to-put-it-down novel.
Without being lengthy, the descrip
Dec 11, 2017 rated it liked it
What grabbed my attention with this book was the revolt of impoverished citizens of London fighting for their freedom and dignity against established aristocracy. The story starts interesting with Lady Amanda one night receiving a message attached to a rock and smashed against her bedroom window. “Freedom for all or none.” This gave a strong beginning to the story. However, soon after the story is filled with long descriptions of romantic scenes, resulting in my loss of interest in this story.

Dec 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is such a fun and sweet read, even set on the bloody heels of change in England. The ending really ramps up, make sure you have a tissue!
With intrigue and mystery from the first sentence of the story, The Nobleman’s Daughter by Jen Geigle Johnson immediate springs to life off the pages. Johnson has a way of writing that will instantly capture the attention of readers so they will not want to put down this somewhat intense, exciting, and somewhat suspenseful story. And to tie into the mix of the action, there is even a bit of romance. Readers will become invested in the characters and will want to know what will happen next. This ...more
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book and the idea around it. The characters were well written. I loved Amanda. I loved her passion and her ideals. She didn't care about the consequences of her actions at times and I felt she rushed into some situations without thinking, but she truly wanted to make a difference. Nathaniel, wow, he was an intriguing and amazing characters and I really loved how the author kept his true motives and true personality a mystery for awhile. I also enjoyed the POV switches to th ...more
Dec 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
As the daughter of a duke, Lady Amanda has been born to all the privileges of the upper class. But when she learns about the impoverished state of many of her fellow countrymen, she feels compassion for them and is moved to action. She secretly draws cartoons and publishes them under the name "The Sparrow."

As the son of a duke, Nathaniel must keep his work for the reformation a secret. He plays the part of a rake perfectly, even though his true character is the exact opposite.

We go back and fort
Read to 20% and CNF. Not a good fit for me, unfortunately.
Jan 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
I bought this book for myself for Christmas based solely on the upbeat buzz about it at Deseret Book. Yesterday I picked it up, ready to read and I've squeezed reading into every nook and cranny of my day that I could. I did not want to put this down! I'll agree with other readers who note that on occasion the pace slows considerably. Yes there are frustrations with Amanda's hot headedness and rash decision making. Huge irritation with the lack of accurate use of titles throughout this book. Las ...more
Dec 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-books
Wow! For anyone who loves regency period novels AND historical-fiction then this is a MUST read!

I give you fair warning that as this story is based on actual historical events (and of course the author has poetic license) this story will likely make anyone who has a heart cry! I rarely cry in movies & have only done so for a handful of books but this one has made the list.

I loved the characters for this novel. Although initially I wasn’t so sure I would “get on” with them, I grew to truly love
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book. I liked the plot, the characters, and I really liked that it was based on events that actually happened. That made the whole thing even more real to me.

There were parts of this one that were a bit hard, not really hard to follow or understand, but the situation or how things really would have been were a bit hard or maybe harsh. The way that Charlie was treated when he was discovered with Amanda made me sad, yet I know that's how things really would have been. I loved C
Jes Drew
Dec 13, 2017 rated it liked it
This book was quite charming, if a bit slow in some places. Like a good historical romance, it brought forward lesser known chapters of the past. Our heroine is very relatable and Nathaniel was a quite romantic as an innocent rake. I wish we could have seen more of the Red and more charades, but the romance was unique nonetheless. A must read for all historical fiction romance fans.
Nov 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
One of my favorite reads in this genre as it was filled with many elements of interest and solid characters. The romance is clean and believable. The plot is compelling - my stomach was in knots more than once as I read as quickly as possible without missing details. I never knew about this episode in British history as the fight for the rights of the common people to have a voice in their government threatened both the nobles and the commoners. The interplay between minor and major characters w ...more
Jan 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was very well written and overall a good book, but there were things about it that bothered me enough I just can't give it 5 stars. I think part of that is my own fault- after reading the book summary on the back I couldn't wait to read it. It seemed like a sweet regency romance with some extra depth to it, and I was thrilled. I guess I feel a little left down because the romance in it (while clean) was definitely not the writer's focus and the book focuses mostly on social and politic ...more
Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a really good read. It was a reminder of the sacrafices people are willing to make for things they truly believe it. It shows what how one person can make a difference. The relationship between Lady Amanda and Lord Nathaniel is fun to see develop and how they learn to trust each other. It's an amazing story that anyone would love. ...more
Nov 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great Recency that deals with all classes of people. Adventure, reform, danger, witty comments, and memorable characters.
Bethany Swafford
Jan 15, 2018 rated it liked it
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Lady Amanda's father instructs her to choose between two men during her Season, men he is certain will protect her from the past that continually creeps into their lives. However, Lady Amanda has other ideas.

The Novelman's Daughter was, in my opinion, an annoying and boring character. She was hailed as being clever but acted without thinking on almost every occasion. Lord Nathaniel, the man she is attracted to but says she wants nothing to do with, is forgettable. He, like Amanda, plays the flir
Jan 06, 2018 rated it liked it
*3.5 stars, but it wouldn't allow me to choose a half star. I truly did enjoy this book!

I received a free ARRC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I picked it up the day I got it and tried to start reading it, but couldn't get into to so I set it aside. I decided to pick it up again yesterday so that I could complete my review before I forgot about it and I'm very glad I stuck it out. While the story starts out a little slow and a little bit lacking in the beginning, by the time
Nov 02, 2019 rated it liked it
3 stars
Cheryl Searle
Jan 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book! I loved that is was more historical fiction than romance. The author is a good friend of mine and I think she did an amazing job with her first book! Highly recommend!
Kerrific Kerr
Jan 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this! A great read. I loved that I could easily hand this to younger readers (teen) and not worry about the content. Wonderful story with great characters and a fun story line. I will be looking for more!
Mary Gray
Dec 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book touched me in a personal way. About four years ago, I was living in a big house in a fancy neighborhood with a pool, about ten rooms, and a beautiful curved staircase. My first book was out with a great publisher, and I was scrambling around for what to write next.

As a child, I’ve always held a sick fascination for the guillotine, and since I needed a new book to write, I began researching the time when the guillotine was most frequently used—the French revolution.

I began learning more
Dec 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: vintage-romance
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Dec 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a great book. The history was interesting, the story was compelling and the characters had character. It was so nice spending time with them and a treat to read.
Jan 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
As a daughter of a duke, Lady Amanda enjoys all the comforts and privileges of being a gentleman's daughter. However, as she becomes aware of the struggles of the lower class--of their desires for better options for there lives, including education and a voice in the political system--she is sympathetic to their cause and determined to find a way that she can help. As a cover for her activities, she acts like an empty-headed flirt at society events. Nathaniel, the son of a duke, is all too happy ...more
Dec 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
What sets a novel apart is when an author can make you feel that you know the characters quite early on in the story. The character development of both Nathaniel and Amanda are well established from the first few chapters. I particularly felt that Nathaniel and Amanda’s childhood friend Charlie, were depicted as noble men, fighting for the cause of equality for all classes in England but from opposing classes. The story is played out with events such as the Peterloo Massacre well explained. The ...more
Jody Hadlock
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I don't read much romance, but I love historical fiction and found the premise of The Nobleman's Daughter very intriguing. I didn't know much about the Regency period in England, and I loved how the author involved the fictional main characters in the true events of the revolution. And, as another reviewer mentioned, I also loved the reference to the Percy Bysshe Shelley poem, which he wrote after the Peterloo Massacre. The fiction and actual history are woven together seamlessly. This book has ...more
Fenley Grant
Nov 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love Regency romance, but I especially love Regency with an added historical twist. Loved the addition of the push for equal rights alongside the book's romance. Amanda is an inspiring heroine who wishes to use her wealth and station to promote good works, at great personal risk. Nathaniel is handsome and devilish on the exterior, but has a true heart and noble character. Great couple and great start to future books. ...more
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent and engrossing read. Romance, not the genre I usually read, meets history in this well crafted tale of the Peterloo Massacre. The characters are fleshed out, including the dastardly villain, and the motives behind their actions make sense.
A definite recommendation for a true Goodread.
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An award winning author, including the GOLD in Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards and LDSPMA Praiseworthy's top award for Romance, Jen Geigle Johnson has more stories circulating in her brain than can possibly be told. She discovered her passion for England while kayaking on the Thames near London as a young teenager. HIstory is her main jam. Her literary heroes include the greats: Jane Auste ...more

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