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Loving Lieutenant Lancaster

(The Lancaster Family #4)

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4.17  ·  Rating details ·  1,213 ratings  ·  270 reviews

Orphaned as a child, Arabella Hampton was the unwanted and unloved charge of a cruel aunt and neglectful uncle. The only light in her young life was the kindness of the Jonquil family, and she clung to the childish dream of someday living with them at Lampton Park. Now, years later, that opportunity is presented to Arabella in a most unexpected way: she is to be the lady’s

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Kindle Edition, 256 pages
Published April 30th 2018 by Covenant Communications
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Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
3.5 stars. Loving Lieutenant Lancaster is a charming, sweet and clean Regency romance by Sarah Eden, a well-known author in the clean romance genre who usually gives her main characters personal issues that make her novels a little deeper than the norm for this genre.

Arabella is a sweet but previously emotionally abused young woman who’s been taken in by the Jonquil family (from one of Eden's longtime series) as a companion to their elderly mother. Linus Lancaster (from Eden's other multi-book
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Kathy * Bookworm Nation
I had to jump into this one when I learned it would bring together the Lancaster series and the Jonquil series. Can you imagine being able to attend that houseparty?? So fun! I loved seeing these two families come together, it was like a reunion of sorts. As much as I loved seeing all these characters together, I did think it took away from Linus and Arabella's story a bit. I would have liked to see them together more. Overall, it was a fun addition to the Lancaster/Jonquil series.


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Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
Oh my heart! I loved this one! Arabella and Linus find something special in each other, but their quick friendship develops into something more so slowly that I was filled with anticipation the entire book. New readers might be a little overwhelmed by all the characters in the Jonquil and Hawthorne families and their connections, but fans of the author will absolutely love seeing more about all their favorites, and it's more than just cameo appearances. There are significant scenes and subplots ...more
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
Ahhhh...Loving Lieutenant Lancaster is a dream come true for fans of Sarah Eden. To have the Lancasters and the Jonquils in the same home... perfect escape novel.

I love Sarah Eden's writing style. She has a way of creating as story with humor. I loved the dynamics of this book. Bringing the brooding Duke of Kielder and the flamboyant Lord Lampton in one story is sure to have tempers boiling. I love both of them for very different reasons.

But in this story, they are both secondary characters. T
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Katie W
Jun 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you love the Lancaster family and the Jonquil family, you're going to love this book, because the families collide in a house party. Some of my favorite Sarah Eden characters make significant appearances in this story and it's so much fun to revisit them and see what's going on in their lives after their own stories.

I've always been of the opinion that true love should know no bounds, no social classes, and no limits. Arabella and Linus develop a sweet friendship that quickly blossoms and spa
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Jacob Proffitt
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: unfinished
This is fourth in a series and characters from the others (particularly the first) are almost overwhelmingly present in this one, bogging it down more than a little. You definitely want to read these in order.

Slow. Slow. Slow. Slow. Slow. This is competently written and with engaging protagonists. I very much enjoyed seeing them respond to one another and to see their affections engaged. It was very sweet and since I liked them both immensely, fun.

Unfortunately, this book is populated with appro
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Annette
May 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked Linus. He may be my favorite Eden hero so far. I love how he understands and interacts with those around him. He challenges them just enough, but not so much that it’s obnoxious. Arabella was understandably quiet, and I liked the balance she had of keeping to herself but allowing conversation when she was at ease.
There romance was so sweet and it was fun to see so many characters from previous books.
Lucinda
May 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4 1/2 stars.

Really cute. Loved seeing all the characters together.
Julie Carpenter
I absolutely love the Lancaster family! This series as well as the Jonquil family are go to reads for me. I love that the author has continued on with the different family members and letting us readers keep having fabulous books to read. My favorite part is that previous characters are still showing up in each subsequent book. I've grown connected to these characters and it makes me so happy to see that their lives are still continuing on and that they're happy. I know they're fictional. But I ...more
Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
I always, always look forward to Sarah Eden's books. My heart and mind have come to know exactly how her books feel because Sarah Eden's book definitely do have a certain feel to them. It's so gentle and the words flow effortlessly.

One of the things I love best about Sarah Eden's books is how she makes characters come alive. They are real to me; flawed, hurting and sometimes broken but no matter how they come, I always end up loving them. By the end of the book I feel as though I know these cha
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Kelly
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I can’t get enough of the Lancaster’s and the Jonquil’s!! Putting the two together had me laughing! The Dangerous Duke and Lord Lampton are so opposite and oh how they go at it! Now given the brother-in-laws the job of making sure they do not kill each other just makes me giggle even more inside!

This book is about Linus. He has retired from the Navy and really doesn’t want to do the job that his older brother, who passed away 11 years ago should be doing. Linus is a wonderful person who truly ca
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Mara
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
I was late to the Jonquil party and I'm late to the Lancaster party too, but it's not because I didn't want to join in on all the fun. So when I saw this on NetGalley I wanted to request it, but knowing it was #4 in a series I was hesitant because I thought I'd be lost. I asked a good GR friend, if she thought I'd be too confused jumping in by reading book #4 and she said no, the author does a good job of reminding the reader who the other characters are. So, I requested the book, was approved a ...more
Amy
May 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Most readers of the Jonquil & Lancaster family series will by now be eagerly awaiting every release, loyal fans, waiting for a chance to be back amongst friends. With 9 books between the two families, we know them intimately, and it truly feels like going home. Back to Falstone Castle, Lampton Park. Even though we usually get some kind of cameo appearance in each book by members of either family - 'Loving Lieutenant Lancaster' spectacularily intertwines both families on a grand scale like we ...more
Mindy
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is an absolute dream come true for Sarah Eden fans! The Lancasters and the Jonquils in one glorious book. I absolutely loved this book. Every page is a treasure. The writing is flawless, the characters are fantastic. Each of these characters holds a special place in my heart, and to have them in one book was wonderful. There is a particular paragraph on page 55 that shows how well the author truly knows her characters and what a talented author she is. Arabella was fabulous and instant ...more
Sami
May 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is everything!! Phillip and Adam, perfect!! Charlie and Artemis, perfect! Linus and Arabella, perfectly perfect. Nothing could have been more perfect than joining these two families together. I ship Charlie and Artemis so hard and super super hope that my hopes and dreams for them wont be shattered!! I am gushing but I loved this book SO. MUCH.
Shash
The Lancasters and the Jonquils together! Yay!! I have read all of the books in the Lancaster series and in the Jonquil series, and I love these two families! Having them come together in a book was a dream come true. And it lived up to the dream!

At the heart of the book is the story of Linus and Arabella. It was wonderful to get to know Linus better! He is intuitive, unselfish, hard working, and great with kids. He is quite a catch! Arabella is unassuming and kind. She has such a tender connect
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Book Chick (Tori)
Linus was awesome. I seriously love his character. Arabella was really likeable too. The love story was sweet. I loved that so much of this story included the Jonquil family, as well as Persephone, & Adam. It was great to "catch up" with them, & to get to know Charlie Jonquil & Artemis Lancaster.
Lorraine
Dec 02, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those who enjoy Ms. Eden’s series.
Loving Lieutenant Lancaster (The Lancaster Family #4) by Sarah M. Eden is a Regency romance where Ms. Eden has the two families (Lancasters & Jonquils) whose individual series are written by Ms. Eden gather for a two week house party! Included in this house party are a young retired Naval officer, Lt. Lancaster, and a lonely young woman, Arabella Hampton, who being “the unwanted and unloved charge of a cruel aunt and neglectful uncle” has now become the lady ‘s companion of the dowager count ...more
Tandie
DNF 50%, no star rating.

Calling it quits. Too much focus on couples from previous books. The H and h are boring and there’s no spark between them.

Meh. Sarah Eden is hit or miss for me.
Melissa
I so enjoyed this story! Mixing the Lancasters more with the Jonquil family. This is not really a stand alone novel. Reading the Lancasters and Jonquil line of books before this one is a really good idea. I received a book mark from her signing that gives the reading order of each, I'll put that at the bottom of my review. This is the story of Linus Lancaster and Arabella Hampton. A very sweet story of two lost people trying to find there place in the family and world. The banter between them is ...more
Bonnie
Jun 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Two of my favorite families come together in this book, The Lancaster's and the Jonquil's. I had a smile on my face through out the entire book. Arabella is a wonderful addition to the characters that I love. Getting to know Linus better was a treat. Seeing how the two struggled to bridge their worlds was delightful. I would highly recommend this book to everyone. Once you read it, you'll want to learn more about the other characters that are involved. It's a fantastic addition to the Lancaster ...more
Jenny
May 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I saw this book at my local book store I wanted to do a happy dance. I didn’t know that Sarah Eden had a book coming out before her next Hope Springs installment in the fall. This book was great! The Jonquil family and the Lancaster family together. Yay!
Susan K
Romance, clean; period; Series, but standalone read
This was by far my favorite of all of Sarah Eden's period novels. I related well to the characters and their honest, genuine emotions. This novel features two series that are blended together, and loved how it pulled these two series together. S.E. really characterized these characters well and put me in their heads with their insecurities, foibles, faults, and of course, and more importantly for me, their thoughts and emotions. Pleasure to read
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Brook
Jun 11, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Where to begin? I liked this book. It was a cute, quick read. Linus and Arabella have a sweet love story, and I loved how they joked around with one another. I also loved how they gave each other the feeling of belonging. Eden is really good at describing how feelings develop and how insecurities get in the way. But after having read this entire series and the Jonquil series (obviously I liked them enough to read them all) I just felt like the same pattern was being used again and again... and t ...more
Cathy
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I would never want to read just one author for the rest of my life. But I think if I had to choose one, it would be Sarah M Eden. I love her books! I love the way she writes. Her books are so fun! I love her characters. I love the settings. Really just everything about her books are amazing! This one is just awesome!

As the Loving Lieutenant Lancaster by Sarah M Eden opens, you have Adam, Duke of Kielder calling a meeting of his brother in laws, Linus and Harry. He has a problem. Persephone is in
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To Catch A Falling Star
I've been trying to get my hands on this before it even came out, and it's been ages since I've felt this excited to start a book.

It certainly didn't disappoint, but neither did it really amaze or fascinate me. Seeking Persephone is still my favourite Lancaster, but this one is quite good too. I suppose I'm starting to prefer a little less romance and more focus on the family itself, which was there, but still not enough for me. I think this is what makes me more eager for Eden's next book. I ju
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M.A. Nichols
Another great read from Sarah M. Eden. This book is particularly fun because it combines so many of her wonderful characters into one place. As readers, we get to see the couples we love and find out more about what has happened to them since their story ended, which is wonderful. And do not get me started on the showdown between Phillip Jonquil and the Dangerous Duke. Hilarious. Really, laugh out loud.

As for this couple, I loved them both. You can't help but adore both of them and cheer when th
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Leah Feltner
May 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this series and was not disappointed by Linus’ story. This book is extra fun, though, if you’ve read all the previous books from both the Lancaster family and the Jonquil family. In fact, if you haven’t, you should go read all of those first.
It’s always exciting getting to catch up on the other characters but Linus and Arabella held their own and really had a great relationship and fun banter between the two of them.
I look forward to reading the next books about the other siblings...and
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Miriam Reeves
I ABSOLUTELY loved this book! I hurried and grabbed romancing daphne on my kindle before reading this one! I had read the others in the Lancaster family books over the years but knew I needed to read them in some kind of order and I LOVED IT! I found it heart warming and beautiful! So many had to come through their years old grief to be able to feel whole again and I found it very touching. A beautiful read from the lancaster family. And being a fan of Sarah Eden I can honestly say I love the La ...more
Lisa Johnson
Jun 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Title: Loving Lieutenant Lancaster
Author: Sarah M. Eden
Pages: 256
Year: 2018
Publisher: Covenant Communications, Inc.
My rating is 4 out of 5 stars.
Linus Lancaster has retired from his naval service at the ripe old age of 24 years of age. Now that he is back on land, he is bored and at loose ends as to how to fill his time. So, when an invitation to a two-week long house party in the country is received, he quickly accepts. He knows his duty will be to keep his brother-in-law, Adam, apart from the
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