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A Rogue for Emily

(Lady Lancaster Garden Society #5)

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3.78  ·  Rating details ·  40 ratings  ·  30 reviews
Emily Moss cannot stand the roguish Alexander Bredon. As this season's most desired debut, she could have any man she wants. Unfortunately, Lady Lancaster pairs her up with none other than the incorrigible man himself.

With mutual dislike and contempt, Alex would rather be doing anything other than escorting the high and mighty Emily, until a secret about her falls into his
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ebook, 315 pages
Published July 9th 2018 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Scandalous)
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Addie H
Jul 16, 2018 rated it did not like it
I received this e-ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

This book did not work for me.

Children having the language of of adults.
Characters acting and speaking foreign of the book's setting. As if the author took modern characters and dressed them up for the period.
Not once did I lose myself in the story, and only completed it because I got the book from NetGalley.
Petula
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lady Emily Moss is part of a very exclusive group of women. They have each had exciting or dangerous missions and some have found men to love. Our heroine is hoping the same will happen for her. She is a little distracted by a new pen pal.
Alexander Bredon has changed his attitude to life since an incident a year ago. He realized he was still acting out like a young boy. It became obvious it was past time for him to grow up and be responsible for himself. Unfortunately some people can't see that
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Candace N
Jul 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Catherine Hemmerling is a new author to me and I throughly enjoyed her writing style. I really liked this story and am going to have to go back and read the previous books in the series. She paints such a vivid picture with her words and I could imagine every character and everything as it happened. This story has wonderful characters! The secondary characters were just as interesting and as fun the hero and heroine. My favourite trope is enemies to lovers, so I really loved that this story had ...more
Kelly-Jo Sweeney
I tend to find that historical romances come in one of two types, there are those that are highly researched and really have a feel of the time and those that are essentially modern people who happen to travel in carriages. This was the latter. The book was littered with modern language and Americanisms. At one point a 'Mom' even picked up her child. Combined with the action, ladies dressing up as working people and going out to help out some of these poorer families. Which, just wouldn't have h ...more
Lori D
Jul 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
A delightful story that touches up the meeting of two youths at a tragic event that have them coming together later. Lady Emily, the only child of a Duke, was growing up with the best of everything. until her best friend dies when they are young. She meets Alexander at the tomb of her friend and they get into a terrible argument. Fast forward years later, Emily is the toast of society but inside she is not really happy. She becomes a member of the Garden Society to do good deeds, turn around wro ...more
Carol Bisig
Jul 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Love this story, I need to go back and buy the others. Thank you Netgalley! What a wonderful feel good, do good love story! Being the young daughter of a Duke, life is beautiful, until her best friend dies while they are very young. Lady Emily, an only child of loving parents, grows into a diamond of the first water. She joins the Garden Society, to do good, right wrongs, develop friends that will last a lifetime! Most of her friends have married, they are divinely happy, something Lady Emily ha ...more
Omg.kacie.reads
Jul 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book! I thought it was a sweet romance between Alexander and Emily. I love enemies to lovers storylines. Even though you know someone your whole life, do you really know them? We find that out in this story! I loved how they wrote letters to each other but didn't know who the other was until Alexander figured it out. And now he had to find a way to let her know without seeming like he was lying the whole time. Alexander is written as how a man should act, as gentleman. I liked the ...more
Bec

4.5 Star Review Posted at HarlequinJunkie.com

Emily Moss and Alexander Bredon have always been at odds ever since they met when they were younger. However, when Lady Lancaster brings the pair together for a mission, Emily has no choice but to accept that he’s been assigned her partner. Yet, the more time they spend together, the more Emily begins to see Alexander in a different light. Will Emily and Alexander fight for their shot at happy ever after or will the pair walk away from each other? Rea
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vaneeta naik
Jun 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
A Rogue for Emily was the first book I've read from Catherine Hemmerling ...it was a sweet Romance ...This is the 5th book in this series & can be read as standalone ... as i ve not read the previous books in the Garden society series , after reading this book i am very inclined to read other books penned by Catherine ...

Emily Moss & Alexander Bredon hate each other since childhood but they come together to work on a case ...Unknown to them they both r secret pen pals exchanging letters
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Connie Fischer
Jul 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Emily Moss, age 9, and daughter of the Duke of Torrington, is at the funeral of her friend, Meg, who died of hunger. Emily is furious that this could happen as Meg’s father, Johnns, is the Duke’s chef. Having gotten caught up in preparation for a large dinner party, he failed to ensure that his ailing daughter was being fed and cared for. Unable to feed herself, she died. Emily then declared that her mission in life would be to prevent hunger and neglect from taking any more lives. In addition, ...more
Fizza
Jul 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
This story is quite delightful, a perfect novel for those who love historical fiction and also for those who love enemies-to-lovers romance. I enjoyed reading it a lot. It grasped my attention right from the beginning until the very end.
Lady Emily is the kind of person who wants to make a difference in the world. She has been born to privilege, but that doesn't mean that she should close her eyes to the sufferings of others. So, this is her life's mission to help as many people as possible and i
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Lisa
I was able to read the ARC of this book via Net Galley.

I loved the plot of this book: a proper English young lady and a roguish English gent can't stand each other. Then they accidentally began exchanging anonymous letters with each other and gradually fall in love. It sounded great. But the actual execution fell flat for me. The dialogue was stiff and also too modern. That wasn't a lot of that witty banter that I associate (right or wrong) with Regency romances.

Also, I never felt like I really
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Carol | tilthelastpage
Jun 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Massive thanks to the author and publisher through netgalley for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my ow


As mentioned before while reading this I’ve felt that there are many flares of historical fiction that I adore. Enemy-to-lovers trope? Check. Mysteries to solve with the characters pairing up? Check. Secret forbidden letters ? Check.

And then there are some that don’t work enough. Like
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
A Rogue For Emily by Catherine Hemmerling is book Four in the Emily Moss and Alexander 'Alex' Bredon. This is the Fifth book in the Lady Lancaster Garden Society Series. I have read the previous book, but feel this is a standalone book.
Alex and Emily have known and hated each other for a while. Both seem to have a misconception about the other which seems to keep their hate alive...until it is slowly broken. When Lady Lancaster pairs these two up they have to learn to attempt to get alone it wo
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Janet
Jul 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Emily Moss cannot stand the roguish Alexander Bredon. As this season's most desired debut, she could have any man she wants. Unfortunately, Lady Lancaster pairs her up with none other than the incorrigible man himself.
With mutual dislike and contempt, Alex would rather be doing anything other than escorting the high and mighty Emily, until a secret about her falls into his lap.
This is the fifth book in the series & is the first I’ve read by the author. Whilst the book can be read on its own
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Cheryl
Jul 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
This was an interesting read and I liked the camaraderie amongst the friends. I found Emily to be quite a contradiction, on the one hand she seemed mature in the way she helped others but immature in her relationship with Alexander. Alex was a likeable character and had a good nature. I hadn’t read any of the previous series and this can be read as a standalone. Just a few little niggles, calling the children ‘kids’ and the mother ‘mom’, surely mama in the time of this story and litres
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Jill
Jun 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The main part of the story revolves around Emily and Alex who have never cared about the other person for about the past ten years and how over time they suddenly see the other person in a different light. Several mishaps occur and Alex comes to Emily’s rescue and things change between them. The story also includes the great flood of beer that occurred in London during this time period and the sabotage that occurred and the possible return of a French spy. There are a lot of little side stories ...more
Angela
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It has been a long wait for this next story in Lady Lancaster's Garden Society and was worth the wait. My favorite part of the story is the anonymous letters exchanged between Emily and Alexander. They are sweet and so romantic. Alexander is one of my favorites in this series. He matured a great deal from book one. As with all the books in this series, there is a little mystery. These characters are great and I enjoy reading their stories.

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher throu
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Amy Alvis
Jun 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed Emily and Alex's story!

After years of hating each other, Emily and Alex must work together on a case. Something happens (don't want to spoil it for you) to make Alex see Emily in a new light. He then wants her to see him the way others do and changes the way he is treating her. Can these two get it together enough to see what everyone else sees, that they are perfect for each other?

This was a great conclusion to an awesome series!!
Denise Van plew
Jul 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Dipping into this one with the characters-Emily and Alexander takes you along with them latching onto you. The way they did things has you on full curiosity mode most times to see how they will go with what they are given. Do not know who they were fooling but the fine line they walked haha. Then it takes a turn with you following along closely with the dash of humor that is interjected. The duels of personalities brings this one alive with the swashing romance of the day it is set in.
Suzette
Jul 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Engaging page turner of a story. The characters are funny and charming. I love it when authors do series and you are able to see characters develop and grow. The series of notes passed back and forth in the cemetery was genius. Wonderful wrap up to a great series.
GONZA
Jun 17, 2018 rated it did not like it
I didn't like this book because I found it absolutely false, There was something in the interaction between the character, the childish way they were acting around each other and the story of the messages that sounded to my ears absolutely unbelievable and that was enough.

Questo libro non mi é piaciuto perché non solo la trama era piuttosto scontata con tutti quei messaggini, ma soprattutto le interazioni tra i due personaggi ed i loro puerili atteggiamenti ogni volta che stavano assieme in qual
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Patrica Liebe
Jul 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book through NetGalley and the publishers for an honest review.
'A Rogue for Emily by Catherine Hemmerling is the fifth book in the Lady Lancaster Garden Society.
I really enjoyed reading this book. The Hero, of Alexander Bredon and the Heroine, of Emily Moss were just delightful to read about. They have a very more hate than love relationship and the I found myself laughing out loud at the wonderful conversations between them. I have not had the pleasure of reading the o
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Angel Hatfield
Jan 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Emily Moss cannot stand the roguish Alexander Bredon. As this season's most desired debut, she could have any man she wants. Unfortunately, Lady Lancaster pairs her up with none other than the incorrigible man himself. With mutual dislike and contempt, Alex would rather be doing anything other than escorting the high and mighty Emily, until a secret about her falls into his lap. Suddenly, he realizes there may be more to the lady than he originally thought.
This was a really fun story. I really a
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Brenda
Jul 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Publisher's Description:

Emily Moss cannot stand the roguish Alexander Bredon. As this season's most desired debut, she could have any man she wants. Unfortunately, Lady Lancaster pairs her up with none other than the incorrigible man himself.

With mutual dislike and contempt, Alex would rather be doing anything other than escorting the high and mighty Emily, until a secret about her falls into his lap. Suddenly, he realizes there may be more to the lady than he originally thought.

Perhaps the only
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SH
Jul 02, 2018 rated it liked it
A great start to this novel sees the two main characters of Emily and Alex, meet as children, and form an instant dislike for each other. Several years later, the animosity between the two does not appear to have waned. However, the two begin to exchange letters without realising that they are writing to each other. The letters give them an opportunity to become friends and share their innermost thoughts. Thrown into this romance is the true events surround a flood of beer, as explained in the f ...more
Sharon Moritz-rosenthal
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book so much. It seems to be the conclusion of this series which I truly loved. Each book stands alone. Its about a women who are in garden. This story is about Emily and Alexander who we met in other books. They have a long standing hatred of each other. They become a sort of victoria type of secret pen pals and when Alex figures out it is Emily he realises he loved her. But she has no clue.

once he realises it, he starts to open to her and let her finally see him. It was a really f
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Pat
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a new author for me, and I was not disappointed in the least. The story was fast paced, well written with great characters and it had some suspense, humor and romance. Totally awesome story! I was very quickly pulled into the story and had a hard time putting the book down right up until the end. Loved it! I'm looking forward to reading more from this author.
Sara
Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy from Netgalley for an honest review. A Rogue for Emily was the first book I've read from this author and I thoroughly enjoyed the story. This book is the fifth in the series and while there is mention of plots from another story this can be run as a standalone. I really enjoy the story a historical take on classic You've Got Mail story. There's love their spies and two characters who start off hating each other but inevitably get their happily ever after.
Ann L
Jul 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
High and mighty Emily Moss and the roguish Alexander Bredon are paired together at her season debut, problem is they dislike each other, that is until he finds something out about her that just may turn the tides
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Catherine Hemmerling has been a technical writer in the software industry for nearly twenty years and has published many user manuals and technical documentation in that time. She has always had a love of writing fiction but has never pursued publication in that genre until recently.

Hopefully it is the beginning of a long new journey with Lady Lancaster and the Garden Society girls. Certainly hist
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Lady Lancaster Garden Society (5 books)
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  • Romancing His English Rose (Lady Lancaster Garden Society, #2)
  • Tempting Her Reluctant Viscount (Lady Lancaster Garden Society, #3)
  • Enticing Her Unexpected Bridegroom (Lady Lancaster Garden Society, #4)