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Smuggler's Lady

3.45  ·  Rating details ·  319 Ratings  ·  34 Reviews
Deceiving Appearances

Her auburn hair tucked into a severe chignon, dressed in a shabby brown bombazine, Merrie Trelawney was the picture of dowdy widowhood and sober respectability. No one would guess that those demurely lowered eyelids hid a sparkle of pure adventure. Or that the white hands so modestly folded in her lap could handle a sword as well as any man. Certainly,
Mass Market Paperback, 460 pages
Published October 1st 1999 by Zebra (first published October 1986)
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I've wanted to try Jane Feather for a while. I bought this one as an impulse buy one evening at Target. It is a reprint of an older novel, so it is not available as an ebook.

Lord Damian Rutherford, is an heir to a dukedom, a son to one of the most powerful families in London. However, he is a multi faceted character. As a wounded soldier in the Peninsula War, Rutherford is bored and moody. He inherits a crumbling estate in the wilds of Cornwall from a slothish cousin. Needing a distraction from
Nov 23, 2014 rated it liked it
2.5 stars

I loved the first half, it was worth 4 stars. I hated the second half except the last chapter, it was worth a one star.

The main characters turned into two selfish, lame, unreasonable, arrogant, childish jerks. I couldn't stand Merrie in London, she transformed into a full fledged brat and a bitch. Her reasoning for not wanting to marry Lord Rutherford was idiotic. It wasn't that she didn't love him, it wasn't that she found him a controlling arrogant ass, it was that she didn't want to
Sep 09, 2011 rated it it was ok
I do not resent a 2 star book, I do resent a two star 460 page book that can be summed up in six words "Arrogant ass tames willful widow."
3.5 Stars! This was picked for me for my March Pick-It-For-Me read. It hadn't been on the TBR for too awful long. I'd previously only read the author's Bride trilogy before, but I really liked them, so I was kind of looking forward to this one. I'll admit the idea of heroine as smuggler was intriguing, so that and the pretty cover is what caught my interest. Going in, I could tell it was an older romance, the whole tone reminded me of the ones I used to read when I was younger. I liked the setti ...more
Author: Jane Feather
First published: 1986
Length: 460 pages
Setting: Cornwall. Regency.
Sex: explicit and purple first time, closed door other
Hero: Duke of Keighley's heir and ex-Colonel.
Heroine: Young widow with care of three younger brothers and many debts. Head smuggler.

In 1984, Feather published five contemporary books under the name Claudia Bishop. In 1986, she started using the name Jane Feather, publishing Love's Charade and then Smuggler's Lady (both standalones). And has gone on to publish
Jul 12, 2008 rated it really liked it
This book was first published in 1986. It's set during the Regency period, and it has plenty of the usual clichés of a historical romance novel: The heroine acts in a way entirely unsuited for a woman of her social status and upbringing, she runs around in pants, blah blah blah. The usual rigmarole.

What is most astonishing book, and which made me want to stand up and cheer, is that the cliché it skips entirely is the "punishing kiss" and its attendant gender-relations miseries. They are both wil
Aug 27, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: harlequin
An older Jane Feather, somewhat disappointing, ending forced as the author seemed to struggle to work up the predictable ending.
Shanyn Hosier
I got this book at my local library's "Friends of" bookstore, where I bought a grocery bag full of books for less than a buck apiece. Score!

Smuggler's Lady was first published in 1986, so I was prepared to cut it a lot of slack where my modern, feminist sensibilities were concerned. The first half of the book, set in the "wilds" of Cornwall, was great, with engaging characters, lively yet realistic period dialogue, and an interesting plot that clipped along at a fun pace. To my delight, Merrie
Jan 10, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Have you ever been angry--REALLY angry-- at someone, only to have them laugh in your face and belittle your feelings? Have you ever had someone manipulate and manhandle you so that you're forced at every turn to do things you don't want to do? Most of us remember that powerless anger at least from when we were children, and our parents didn't take us seriously and forced us to do what we were told.

Now, imagine MARRYING someone like that, and you imagine Merrie's love life. Rutherford was so com
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Jane Robotham was born on 1945 in Cairo, Egypt, where her British parents were stationated. She grew up in New Forest, in the south of England. She earned a Master’s Degree in Applied Social Studies from Oxford University. In 1978, she, her husband and their three children moved to New Jersey. There, she worked as a social worker. She began writing in 1981 after another move, this time to Washingt ...more
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