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The Handmaiden's Necklace

(Necklace Trilogy #3)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  1,571 ratings  ·  74 reviews

Five years ago Rafael, Duke of Sheffield, believed he was betrayed by the woman he loved and the pain haunts him still. When Rafe discovers that he was cruelly tricked, and that Danielle Duval was never unfaithful, he's desperate to win her back. But Dani is already on a steamer bound for America to marry another man
Paperback, 407 pages
Published December 27th 2005 by MIRA
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Bambi Unbridled

This is the third and final book in the Necklace Trilogy that revolves around an ancient necklace with its own folklore that it will do good things for those who have true hearts. I have not read the earlier books, which I regret because I felt like I didn't have the full story of the necklace. There were allusions to the necklace helping earlier couples in the series, so it made me curious about their stories. This is a second chance romance featuring current possessor of the necklace, Rafael -
Chelsea Tahimic
Dec 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Made me cry..very heart warming :)
Zel Polev
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was ok
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Jul 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I greatly enjoyed this book. I had been wanting to read it for awhile, so I bought it one day on the Harlequin site along with a slew of other ebooks. It was few months before I actually read it though.

The premise is an interesting one. Rafe believes that his betrothed betrayed and he leaves her for five long years. When they meet again it's a function and they still have that undeniable attraction between them.

Unfortunately Dani has become engaged to an American business and she travels with he
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was ok
Uhhhhh okay. The first paragraph in the synopsis barely is true. There was so much...too much going on in this book. Nothing had time to develop. Two boat trips, a lot of betrothals, 'I will not fall in love again'...but the person you loved didn't do anything wrong, loser, soo much necklace movement, two murder plots, buying ships from America....ahhhh just relax and streamline.

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Dec 08, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Love Kat's books!! She always has a lot going on in her books, page turners.

There are 3 bks to this Necklace story, but I missed one, which I will buy very soon.

Rafael, Duke of Sheffield, felt he was betrayed 5 yrs ago by a woman he loved with all of his heart . But Rafe finds out he was tricked into believing that Daniell Duval was unfaithful to him, but is it too late for him. She's now sailing on a ship to America to marry a wealthy American. Rafe sets out to find her and pressures her into
Dec 14, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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I'm enjoyed more of this book than the first two series. im so glad that the finale of trilogy had repaid the whole of trilogy.
Aug 31, 2011 rated it liked it
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Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved it! Although... I find it nearly impossible that Danielle that is pregnant in the end... I mean, a riding accident, plus a carriage accident, PLUS a gunshot wound? Her reproductive organs should be pretty much destroyed by now!
Jun 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

The first two were better than this one but I really like Kat Martin. She’s a great author and I’ll try a different series from her
Karen Darling
Aug 13, 2018 rated it did not like it
Just did not like it.
Kathy Rodgers
Oct 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Elis Madison
The necklace now passes to Rafe, Duke of Sheffield, the jaded friend of the gents in the previous books in the series. We learn that he's jaded because, years ago, he loved a woman and planned to marry her, but then one night he found her in bed with a friend of his. Now he's going to marry a nice, biddable, beddable girl he can't possibly care too deeply for.

And wouldn't you know it? That's when Danielle, his former fiance, who was pretty much exorcised from society after The Scandal, decides
R.L. Martinez
Sep 06, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: scrubbed
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Deborah Vespo
Dec 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
The final book in the Bride's Necklace trilogy. In the first two books we become acquainted with the Duke of Sheffield, Rafael. We know he is determined to never love another woman again because we know that he was deeply hurt by a woman with whom he had fallen hard. This is his and Danielle Duval's story. Rafael quickly discovers in this book that Danielle was never unfaithful to him. That it was his conniving friend who was determined to ruin his happiness and tricked him into believing that h ...more
Linda Walters
Jan 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book; great characters and a good story. Emotional, with some twists and turns.
A story of two people so passionately in love and then had 5 years brutally stolen from them by a selfish person. Each hating each other, not willing to move an inch to trust each other until the startling truth of Dani's innocence comes out. But then they are struggling to open their hearts to each other again. But that doesn't stop Rafe from forcing the marriage. The fight is on and so is the se
Zeee  (I Heart Romance & YA)
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FINALLY, the last book in the series, The Handmaiden's Necklace. I am absolutely a sucker for second chance romance and this one is a classic! I mean, it still brought me to tears! Danielle was wrongly set-up by their friend and as a result, Rafe thought that she was unfaithful to him.

Five years later, Rafe is now in possession of the necklace and he finally hires a detective to find out what truly happened on that night. When he finds out th

May 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
L'ultimo capitolo della trilogia, anche qui c'è la collana di perle e diamanti che appare e scompare, ricompare, chi l'acquista e chi la regala...
I protagonisti si sono amati, poi hanno interroto i rapporti perchè lui non le ha creduto quando lei si proclamava innocente, l'ha pensata una traditrice e hanno passato cinque anni d'inferno... si rincontrano, lui rinsavisce e dopo varie traversie torna il sereno...
Certo l'inizio non è troppo credibile, lui si impunta per cinque anni poi una frase di
♥ Miss Jennifer ♥
Sep 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Ok this one was definately my favorite of the trilogy. It's about Rafe and Dani. Five years ago Rafe believed Dani betrayed him with one of his friends. Well he sees her again and she still proclaims her innocence in the ordeal. Well now Rafe decides to investigate the matter. Nonetheless, Rafe finds out that he had indeed been duped by Oliver(the supposed friend). He now wants to make things right with Dani but she is already on a ship headed to America to marry another man. Well Rafe follows D ...more
Nov 14, 2011 rated it liked it
I enjoyed all three books in this series but was not head over heels for Rafe. Danielle finds herself married to Rafe after living in seclusion for five years following a scandal. Danielle was originally engaged to Rafe and she finds herself in a compromising situation with another man. She is innocent but Rafe doesn't believe her and he breaks the engagement. Five years later he finds out the truth of the situation and tries to rectify it but Danielle is engaged to another man. Rafe looks into ...more
Kait Byrnes
Jul 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This was a good one. It is different then most of the historical romances out there. I loved Dani's character as well as Caroline. Didn't much care for Aunt Flora or Rafe or Rafe's mother. I had to warm up to Rafe because I haven't read the first two books in this series and when you start this book Rafe is still upset with a scandal that happened five years ago an d I had a feeling right off the bat he was wrongfully accusing Dani. But I loved Dani though I wished she was more outgoing in her a ...more
Carrie Olguin
Nov 22, 2012 rated it liked it
This is the third book in the series but the second one that I've read. I enjoyed the first book. With this book, I never emotionally connected with the H or h. Near the end , the story became far to melodramatic for my taste.

There's plenty of story and a mystery to be solved and a secondary romance which could have been written as an independant story (and might have been more interesting if the action was on screen instead of reported second hand by investigators).

Then there is the part of the
Jessica Alcazar
Jul 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic end to a great series! The writing in this book flowed MUCH better than the second, but I hate to say that Cord and Victoria's story was by far my favorite of all three. With Rafe coming second and Ethan coming third.
Kat's writing style is very easy going for me therefor allows me to just get into the characters and stories and not get all bogged down. After all, this is a just a funny, fictional romance novel, not The Great Gatsby and should be read as such. Ive seen too many reviews
Jun 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was a very good book and deserves more than 5 stars. It is the enchanting love story of Danielle Duval and Rafael, the Duke of Sheffield. Due to vicious rumors set in place by a man spurned by Danielle, the engagement between her and Rafael was ended and she left London. Five years later, she is back and Rafael still loves her even though he doesn’t admit it. He goes to her but learns that she has left for America to marry another man. He can’t let her go so goes after her. They marry in Am ...more
CriCra CriCra
Jun 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: prestito
Terzo capitolo e finale di questa splendida trilogia, che questa volta vede come protagonista il Duca di Sheffield, Rafael Saunders e la bellissima Danielle. Una storia travagliata la loro, ricca di avvenimenti drammatici che hanno reso le loro vite distanti, fino al momento in cui, tutta la verità viene a galla.

Bello, movimentato e appassionante, anche se forse nel finale non c'era bisogno di aggiungere la tanto agognata maternità miracolata, rendendo a parere mio, la storia un pò inverosimile
Shirley kendall
Jul 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Heartwarming story

This book is easily a 5 rating for a deep emotional impact. The character of Rafe was adequately described in the first two books so that made a feeling of personal attachment as the book began. I have to say I quickly determined the ending but I do not think it would have been good to have had a different ending. Loved the against books and certainly would recommend this trilogy.
Jane Stewart
Sep 10, 2010 rated it did not like it
Shelves: regency-romance
Boring story and unlikeable heroine. Too predictable. No interesting character development.

I was so bored that I skimmed much of the book. I hated the heroine's actions and lies. I was not drawn to the hero. This was my first Kat Martin book and will probably be my last. Sexual content: moderate.
May 23, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
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Apr 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
Although I still have issues with the author's inability to re-create the times she is writing about, this book was by far the best of the three in this trilogy, so I give it four stars. There was no choppiness in the writing as there was in the second book of the trilogy and the story flowed smoothly to its conclusion, predictable as it was but then I love a happy ending and expected it.
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Kathleen Kelly was born on 14 July 1947 in the Central Valley of California, USA. She obtained a degree in Anthropology and also studied History at the University of California in Santa Barbara. She was a real estate broker, when she met her future husband, Larry Jay Martin. A short time after the two became acquainted, Larry asked her to read

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