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En busca de refugio

(Haven Manor #0.5)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  1,051 ratings  ·  157 reviews
Margaretta Fortescue necesita desesperadamente desaparecer de la sociedad de Londres, y su única esperanza es seguir los pasos de otra joven que recientemente se hizo una vida lejos de la mirada de la sociedad londinense. Su búsqueda la lleva a la ciudad comercial de Marlborough, donde, a pesar de sus esfuerzos por evitar la atención de la gente, parece que no puede eludir ...more
Kindle Edition, 122 pages
Published October 25th 2018 by Libros de Seda (first published March 2018)
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Aug 26, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2018
A Search for Refuge is the novella that starts off the new Haven Manor Series. While I enjoyed parts of the story, some pieces including the romance were rather abrupt.
A Search for Refuge is a lovely little story. Margaretta is an endearing character, and I found myself empathetic to her plight. I appreciated the realism that Hunter portrays in this story. Women had so few options without the care of a husband, brother, father, etc., and when those options weren't available to them, it was difficult indeed. Though his change of heart seemed a bit abrupt, Nash's protectiveness of those he cares about drew me in, and I ended up enjoying the romantic thread, espe ...more
sydney elaine
I feel like this story may have done better as a full-fledged novel, because the plot seems pretty interesting and something that I would enjoy reading.

However, while I liked it well enough at first, the more I got into it the more I just couldn’t get into it. I didn’t really feel invested into the two main characters so their romance really did nothing for me.
I don’t know. There are some historical inaccuracies that bother me a little, as well; little things such as language and manners.

I want
I loved this book! It piqued my interest about the main characters in the following books, along with giving a satisfying romance between Nash and Margaretta. I was charmed by the town and characters, but eager to finish due to the lingering questions about Margaretta's past and the people she's searching for. Overall, a great introduction to the series and one I encourage you not to miss! ...more
Hallie Szott

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3.5 stars
Some parts were confusing to try to read through, but overall this was a really enjoyable little story. Nash and Margaretta were an interesting couple and made a sweet pair in the end. I liked the exchange Nash and Mr. Fortescue had...also I'm looking forward to Katherine's story this summer.
Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
Loved the characters, the setting, and the lead-in to the first book in the series! I love prequels that really add to the backstory and depth of a series.
Mar 09, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Newly widowed Margaretta needs to escape from her late husband's brother. Traveling round-about routes to throw off anyone who might be following, and with only a modest amount of money, she takes mail coaches as far away from London as she can.
The first woman she befriends, and my favorite character, Mrs. Lancaster, offers her a room above her store. But what Margaretta really wants is to find Katherine, a woman who also went into hiding, believing Katherine can help her with her predicament.
Sarah Monzon
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A nice introduction to a new series. <3
Cara Putman
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An absolutely delightful novella. I enjoyed each page.
Fiction Aficionado
I love the premise behind this new series: Haven Manor—a place for young women who find themselves in ‘a delicate situation’, as they might say, where they can escape the scorn of society and receive the support they need. This novella is set about ten years before the first full-length novel in the series takes place (due to release 5 June 2018) and tells the story of how Haven Manor comes to be. There’s a little bit of intrigue, and I enjoyed the development of Margaretta and Nash’s friendship ...more
Mar 31, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: need-to-post
An interesting prequel to the series. It definitely has me intrigued now to continue the series and see what the full-length novels are like. I liked the characters and the romance was okay.
Andrea Boyd
Mar 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I look forward to the rest of this series. I hope to see more of my favorite character, Mrs. Lancaster!
I was pretty excited to see Hunters new series. Maybe I made it too big in my head. It was a good little story. I was lost in a couple parts, the writing seemed rushed. This is the starting book to a series called Haven Manor and this in no way puts me off reading the rest of the series. I know they will be good books, this one just did not hit the spot for me. Squeaky Clean with a Christian element, and adult subjects of unwed mothers.
This one was just ok for me...I didn't connect very well to the main characters. Nash had a lot of baggage to deal with and Margaretta...I don't know...

Moral Note: Mild talk of pregnancy outside of marriage.
Paula Shreckhise
A Search For Refuge is another delightful tale from Kristi Ann Hunter.

In 1804 England, Margaretta is fleeing for her life and trying to find her friend Katherine, who disappeared under questionable circumstances. Can she find the answers and refuge in Marlborough? Are Mrs Lancaster, a local shopkeeper, and Nash Banfield, a solicitor, people she can trust or will they reveal her whereabouts to her father and unscrupulous brother-in-law? Margaretta is out of her element. Having grown up in wealth
Sheila Holmes
May 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars.

A novella. Under 100 pages, so it was a quick read.

Sweet little story. Enjoyable read. Only downloaded it on a fluke, but really glad I did.

I can easily recommend this novel. And, I'm thinking about continuing in this series.
Alisha Grant
Dec 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great way to start the series.
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the beginning, but the love story was pretty weak. MC is a Mary Sue and very much the damsel in distress.

The hero, Nash, had a pretty flimsy reason (IMO) for avoiding relationships and children. I might be more sympathetic if it was his own wife who died in childbirth, the baby soon after, but it was his brother’s wife and child. Nash’s bro got super depressed and said the worst part was that he was responsible. He had caused her death by making love to his wife and getting her with ch
Mar 15, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excited for the new series from Kristi Ann Hunter, and this novella intro was a nice big step into the location and storyline. My major issues with the book, really stem from the fact that its a short story, which provides so many limits that, had this been a full novel, based on what I have read in the past by this author would have ironed out all of those details.

At times, it gets a little confusing. We are introduced also to Nash's really big difficulties with marriage and family. His reason
Rebekah Morris
This story was okay.

Some of the characters were likable. Nash’s manner in the beginning didn’t make me like him at first, and his whole reason for not getting married, while somewhat understandable, seemed a little odd when you think about all the other people he would have had to know.
I didn’t really care for Margaretta, though I also didn’t dislike her. She was just okay. But tell me, if you were wanting to hide and not be noticed in a town, would you travel with a bright yellow cloak and hid
Apr 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
" . . .worries belonged to the Lord since He stayed up all night anyway."

The Lord only knew how many worries Margaretta carried under the hood of her bright yellow cloak when she stepped off the mail carriage in Malborough, England. Following the trail of a months old letter from a dear friend, she found herself in Lancaster's store, nearly begging for food and dodging questions from a tall, dark and handsome local solicitor.

Nash Banfield's keen instincts told him that "traveling alone, travelin
A Search for Refuge (2018) by Kristi Ann Hunter is the first story in her soon-to-release series, Haven Manor. This novella was just released this past Tuesday, March 6, 2018, by Bethany House Publishers. This novella comes in eBook format, and is 129 pages in length. With a full-time job and a very busy five-year old at home, this story took me two days to devour! Currently, this novella is free through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and CBD. I downloaded a copy to read and review from Amazon on Mar ...more
Mar 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novellas
I always love a good story, but I really appreciate it when a prequel sets up a series--and this book does a perfect job. Not only is it a different spin on why a girl might find herself alone and on the run, but it also sets up a haven for others in desperate need, and hence the series. As such, it has a bit heavier subject matter than the author's previous books, but it promises to be both intriguing and moving. I just wish we didn't have to wait until June for the first full-length novel! And ...more
Dana Michael
May 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet Regency Novella

This was a sweet and clean novella about a young woman who had married for advantage and not for love. She was on the run looking for an acquaintance in a small town to get help. She meets an older widow
Lady who takes her in and also a handsome solicitor. I can't wait to start the first story in this series. I love the fact the novella had an excerpt in it for the first book
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this sample of Kristi Ann Hunters new series. I'm glad that there is more coming because I hated putting this one down.

What would you do to protect yourself and loved ones when danger loomed? I'm sure that there were many instances of unwed young mothers in history and the desperate measures they had to take for survival. This book opens up what I hope was a possibility for some of them and I can't wait to read more.
Mar 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well-written introduction for the next series. I wish it had been full length. Hunter has a way with words and characters and I thoroughly enjoyed all of these!
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
This book has made me excited to read the new full length book for this series by Kristi Ann Hunter.

The characters are facing some trials and need faith, love, friends, etc to help them get through it.

I "purchased" a copy for Free on my Kindle.
T. Rosado

5 Stars

After reading the story and some of the other reviews, I've decided that this novella was greatly enhanced by a stellar audio narration. I really enjoyed the story and the main characters. I also found myself anxious about the heroine's predicament and what or who she was fleeing from. Although a short novella lead-in to the Haven Manor Series, I think it did a splendid job showcasing this author's writing style, as well as introducing upcoming characters and story settings. I'm really lo
May 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a sweet story. I liked the characters and the romance. I also liked the ending. It took a few turns that I wasn't expecting. The "villain" is still on the loose, so I hope that is taken care of in the next book, but if it isn't, I am happy with what happened. I look forward to seeing how things work out for the other characters--Kit and Daphne. They deserve a bit of romance and a HEA. ...more
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Kristi Ann Hunter graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Computer Science but always knew she wanted to write. Kristi is an RWA Golden Heart contest winner, an ACFW Genesis contest winner, and a Georgia Romance Writers Maggie Award for Excellence winner. She lives with her husband and three children in Georgia. Find her online at ...more

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