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The Blanchland Secret

3.37  ·  Rating details ·  87 ratings  ·  8 reviews
The Blanchland Secret by Nicola Cornick released on Sep 24, 2002 is available now for purchase.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by Harlequin Books (first published October 2000)
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This was a very convoluted story about a girl who is a companion to another cousin. She finds out some mystery about her brother and decides to go to her old home. Her admirer who turns out to be her godfather's son follows her and her friend to this home and then they fall in love. However they don’t trust each other and at the end of long boring misunderstanding they finally admit their love for each other.
Carrie Olguin
Oct 22, 2012 rated it liked it
I have trouble tolerating impoverished, untrusting heroines in historical novels when they are hell bent on solving dangerous problems (caused by men) without the help of men. How does a gently reared lady who has no money, no self-defense training, expect to confront licentious men to rescue her niece from a house of ill-repute?

Worse than that, when she receives news that her niece disappeared while visiting that house, does she set off right away, since she is at least one day's journey from t
Jul 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
Wow! I ripped through this one in a steady day of reading. Cornick had definitely found her strengths by this point in her career, and the story is emotionally riveting. Hero is a bit of an alpha-jerk, and I was angry with him a good part of the story, but without giving anything away, the resolution is satisfying.
Sep 03, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2010, paperback
I read this in the German edition by Cora publishing (Historical Lords&Ladies #10, 06/2008)

A nice read but nothing really special.
It was clear from the beginning who would end up marry who and sometimes the characters seemed a little bit flat, but entertaining nonetheless.
Jun 04, 2008 rated it really liked it
made me cry. which is unique, since romance novels nearly never make me cry.
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International bestselling author Nicola Cornick writes romantic historical mysteries and witty and passionate Regency romance. She studied History at London and Oxford and was awarded a distinction for her dissertation on historical heroes. It was a tough study but someone had to do it. Nicola has a “double life” as a writer and guide at the stunning 17th century hunting lodge, Ashdown House.