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Captain Amberton's Inherited Bride

(Whitby Weddings #2)

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“Marry me…

and you’ll have your freedom.”

Her father’s will dictates Violet Harper must wed or be disinherited—yet she’d rather face the wilderness of the wintry Yorkshire moors than be bound to cynical, damaged soldier Captain Lance Amberton. Lance promises a marriage of convenience that will grant Violet her independence. In exchange, she must put her faith in Lance and
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Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published April 1st 2018 by Harlequin Historical (first published March 19th 2018)
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Frankie (Chicks, Rogues and Scandals)
Firstly, let me say that if I was one of those reviewer’s who rates books with star’s then this would be a huge ten star book, but as I’m not I’ll just overly gush about how much I love this book instead.

I am an avid reader of Jenni Fletcher’s work, everything from her Medieval’s to this Victorian and I have to say that this is the finest I have read, Captains Amberton’s Inherited Bride is a beautifully written story with some well-crafted and defined character’s, which portrays a wealth of know
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Shell Cunliffe
Mar 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adored this book, from start to finish and I make no apologises if its gushing or if the review is long.

When we was younger our parents made we was secure and loved and then at a certain age we was allowed to fly the nest and was encouraged to make friends.

So imagine a life were you had no friends and had never walked in snow or was never allowed to read certain books. No I can't imagine a life like that either, but this was the life of Violet Harper, since her mother passed away wh
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Lu
3,5 rounded to 4
Lance is a rake and now that his father and brother have died he realizes he wants to be a better man and make amends. He decides that the best way to do that is to marry the woman his father wanted for his brother (as now he is the heir and the estate needs her money).
Violet was almost a prisoner of her father and wasn’t allowed anything. When he dies she finds out he conditioned her inheritance to her marriage to the heir of the Amberton Estate. She is less than thrilled by thi
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Suze Lavender
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Violet has never known any freedom. Her father dictated her life and made sure her world was very small. Unfortunately his death doesn't bring the release she seeks, her father still doesn't want her to make her own choices and has limited her options through his will. Violet is forced to either marry the man of his choosing or become entirely penniless and alone, which means she has to marry the insufferable Captain Lance Amberton. If they'd exchange vows he would gain plenty of money and Viole ...more
AnnMarie
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Jenni Fletcher is a new-to-me author, this is the first book I have read of hers and it definitely won't be the last.

Violet Harper is kept under the thumb by her father. Supposedly he keeps her from having any kind of social life because he cares about her safety. On one occasion he allows her to attend a ball where unknown to her she is to meet her future husband. Between his and her father, they have come up with a plan where after her father dies she is to marry Arthur Amberton if she is to i
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Rose Blue
Jun 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
As reviewed at Roses Are Blue: https://wp.me/p3QRh4-LS

Captain Lance Amberton is returning home to accept the conditional title of Viscount, now that the heir, his beloved twin brother, Arthur, has been lost at sea and presumed dead. Lance is bearing the guilt of not responding to Arthur's pleas for him to come home to help him, as well as his own less than honorable actions while serving as a soldier. In addition to the title, it seems that Lance has also inherited Arthur's betrothed, as the con
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Summer
Nov 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Early on in this one, the hero locks the heroine in a tower, and I had some concerns that he would be a little too alpha for my liking, but fortunately, things turned around fairly quickly and this ended up being a genuinely sweet, respectful relationship.

Violet’s spent much of her life hidden away from the world, and her father’s death seemingly offers no freedom, leaving her with the choice of destitution or marriage to hold on to her inheritance. Lance doesn’t like their predicament anymore t
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Rachel
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The characters of Violet and Lance were just perfectly developed within this story with both of them at times pulling at my heart strings. There is so much more to the characters than first appears and Jenni Fletcher's writing brought their personalities out in a way that made the story such a pleasure to read. Violet has a big heart with an inner strength even after everything she has been through that made her so very likeable for me. Then you have Lance who has hidden depths that were reveale ...more
Rose
This is the first book I have read from author Jenni Fletcher and I absolutely loved it! I will definitely be reading her other books!

Our hero Captain Lance Amberton first met heroine Violet Harper at a ball in his Father's home. It seens Violet and Lance's fathers have arranged a marriage between Violet and Lance's older twin Arthur. Arthur is not happy about this arrangement and Violet is unaware. Lance dances with Violet at the ball and although there is an attraction, misunderstandings happ
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Rhoda Baxter
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. I read it in about a day, which is pretty fast for me.
Lance Amberton is trying to do the right thing. He's lost his father and his brother and got injured all in the same week and he's having trouble adjusting.
Violet Harper has been controlled by her father all her life and even in his death, he's trying to marry her off like she's a possession. But if she refuses, she will be penniless.

Both Lance and Violet are attracted to each other, but manage to talk themselves
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Jo-Ann Elizabeth Toth
Nov 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was kinda neat. At the beginning we get to meet the players Violet Harper and her father, then Albert, Lance Amberton and their father. Then we move ahead five years and the fun starts. Albert is presumed dead and both parents are dead. I loved Violet. She had a very strong will and stood up for what she felt was important. Lance is now a Captain home from the war and trying to recover from many things. I love how the story goes. It is set at a time when women had no rights. Yet there ...more
Therese Beharrie
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
I've read all of Jenni Fletcher's books, so I knew that I'd enjoy this one even before I started reading it. Yet still, Jenni managed to surprise me. She created a thoroughly unlikeable hero and placed him with a heroine on the opposite spectrum, so that as you're reading the book, you're shouting about why such a lovely woman needs a marriage of convenience to such a brute. And almost immediately after you do, the tone begins to shift, we see the hero redeem himself slowly but surely, and the h ...more
Jackie
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am quite new to reading Historical books but I was recommended by a friend to read a few and was lucky enough to read this one. I loved it and the story between Violet Harper who must marry or be disinherited by her father who was wanting to arrange a marriage between her and Captain Lance Ambertons brother Arthur. I was hooked from page 1 as Jenni Fletcher brings the characters to life. Also this book is probably the first historical book where I haven't had to look words up to understand but ...more
Vana
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Well what can I say. Well written with good character development. Although I found the plot somewhat predictable (maybe I have just read too many historical romances) it was still an excellent read. Lance who has had a misspent youth is still intrinsically honourable and Violet is seeking her freedom after having brought up by an over-controlling father. Together they struggle to overcome their pasts and find love.
Highly recommended.
Eilidh Lawrence
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book and I loved the first in the series, The Convenient Feltstone Marriage. Can't wait for Book 3.

Note: The author kindly provided me with an ARC copy of this book to help me prepare for a Twitter Q&A with her.
Elizabeth
Apr 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
The plot was marginally okay (too predictable) but the dialogue was just silly. This is a quick, light read. Personally, I would never reread this book.
Rachel Burton
Jun 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another exciting and twisty Victorian romance from Jenni Fletcher, full of atmosphere and authentic dialogue. I can't wait for the next instalment!
Harlequin Books
"Fletcher takes fans on another gratifying journey through the gothic Yorkshire landscape, this time with a couple forced to wed under dire consequences. A bit of mystery and eventual triumph over past emotional abuse make for a satisfying read, and fans will adore the Beauty and the Beast theme as both Violet and Lance battle deep scars in order to win their own HEA" (4 stars @RT Book Reviews).
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