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The Reunion An inconvenient engagement turns a marriage of convenience into so much in this sparkling new series from award winning author Sara Portman Lady Emmaline Shaw s reputation was irreparably damaged when

  • Title: The Reunion
  • Author: Sara Portman
  • ISBN: 9781516100491
  • Page: 167
  • Format: ebook
  • The Reunion By Sara Portman, An inconvenient engagement turns a marriage of convenience into so much in this sparkling new series from award winning author Sara Portman Lady Emmaline Shaw s reputation was irreparably damaged when her fianc , John Brantwood, disappeared immediately after their engagement four years ago Since then, she s grown from a shy, uncertain girl to a woman who knAn inconvenient engagement turns a marriage of convenience into so much in this sparkling new series from award winning author Sara Portman Lady Emmaline Shaw s reputation was irreparably damaged when her fianc , John Brantwood, disappeared immediately after their engagement four years ago Since then, she s grown from a shy, uncertain girl to a woman who knows her own mind And what she knows is that London society holds nothing for her Rumor has it that John ran off to war and died in battle Now, as the new Duke of Worley, his shocking resurrection throws the ton into a tizzy and makes him one of England s most sought after bachelors except that he s already engaged John needs a wife capable of smoothing his beloved sister s introduction into society But though Emma happily grants him his freedom, her fiery beauty and resilient spirit hold him captive In fact, John has no intention of letting her go Her fate is now in his hands, but will her heart be safe there as well

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    1. 4.5 stars What I loved 1 The premise provided great tension right from the beginning.2 The heroine3 The writing4 Story setting immersion What I maybe didn t love quite as much Of note, my criticism section is longer than my praise because criticism deserves proper explanation where as GOOD JOB is perfectly appropriate for praise It s hard for authors of today to write in the regency world and provide a story realistic FOR THE TIME PERIOD specifically, I m talking about the enlightenment and enti [...]

    2. The Reunion by Sara Portman was a very enjoyable book I m not a huge reader of regency historical but every now and then have a craving for a good one This is a good one The characters were thoroughly enjoyable and I loved the plot There was even a secondary romance that took place, though I was hoping to have a full story for those two This author gave me everything I want in a regency romance feisty heroine, broody hero with a loving heart, and some beautifully written love scenes for our inno [...]

    3. Check out all of my reviews at avonnalovesgenresE REUNION Brides of Beadwell, 1 by Sara Portman is a wonderful character driven historical romance that had me hooked from the first chapter Lady Emmaline Shaw has grown from an uncertain girl into a strong, independent woman She had to face the disappearance of her fianc e, John Brantwood, four years ago and not so long after that the death of her parents She ignores the gossips, has a close circle of friends, and is living happily in the small vi [...]

    4. I loved this book From the opening chapter I was hooked Lady Emmaline is a wonderful heroine She s publicly jilted by an unfeeling Duke Her marriage options dry up as the gossip swirls She s shunned by the ton, through no fault of her own, but instead of wringing her hands in worry, she shuns them right back, moving to the country for a quiet, scandal free life The inhabitants of Beadwell, the village she takes up residence in, were all interesting, fully fleshed out characters, not background t [...]

    5. BlurbLady Emmaline Shaw s reputation was irreparably damaged when her fianc , John Brantwood, disappeared immediately after their engagement four years ago Since then, she s grown from a shy, uncertain girl to a woman who knows her own mind And what she knows is that London society holds nothing for her.Rumor has it that John ran off to war and died in battle Now, as the new Duke of Worley, his shocking resurrection throws the ton into a tizzy and makes him one of England s most sought after bac [...]

    6. This is the first novel that I have read by Sara Portman and I now have another author that I will be following From the beginning, the characters had me entranced, particularly the central character Emmaline The story begins with Lady Emmaline Emma who was jilted by her fianc e, John Brantwood, four years ago His father and Emma believed that he was killed in battle but his arrival but to London, finds her once again at the mercy of the gossiping ton Emma has endured the years since his departu [...]

    7. I really enjoyed debut author Sara Portman s book, The Reunion Smart, mature characters well, one immature side character I grew to like , a sexy hero, and a heroine who I adored.Four years prior to the book starting, seventeen year old Lady Emma, was forced into an engagement to a man whom she barely knew This man, our hero John, took one look at the very young Emma, sneered, and made some not so nice remarks To everyone s confusion, shortly after this, John disappears Time passes and everyone [...]

    8. John Brantwood, now the Duke of Worley, has been missing for four years and presumed dead Now, he s resurfaced in England, speculations were rife as to his whereabouts This was indeed a shock to Lady Emmaline Shaw, who s betrothed was resurrected and has no recollection of her nor their engagement four years prior.John needs to find a suitable bride His Duchess would be instrumental to his sister Charlotte s introduction to polite society Charlotte grew up in poverty in Boston and resists all th [...]

    9. 4.5 stars What a lovely story There is much to like about the hero and heroine Both are honorable, faithful and loyal to those whom they call friend or family They both long to take charge of their futures and be than either of their fathers gave them credit for This is no insta love story We, the readers, are allowed to see acceptance transform to a sort of unconventional trust This trust leads to exploration in the bedroom, which gives birth to passion We also see this trust secure the future [...]

    10. I received this book from net galley for an honest review Thank you This novel was an enjoyable read The plot flowed and there was also a little side story in additional to the two main characters Sometimes in life, you need to accept the situations you are given and adapt However, you should still be able to be your own person without giving up who you are.Lady Emmaline Shaw had her reputation destroyed when her finance left her She was a young debutante and was deeply hurt by the words from hi [...]

    11. A delightful new author This is an innovative story with quirky well drawn characters I could not put it down I already have the next one on my wishlist.

    12. I won a kindle copy of this book as a Giveaway.This book was definitely a cut above many romances It has some familiar tropes marriage of convenience, I must marry so my spouse can help my family member a trope I run across surprisingly often, tortured past, etc but they are done with just enough of a twist that they don t feel trite.Emma is the daughter of an earl and a spinster due to her former fiance s astounding rejection of her before running off to join the war in Spain But now he s back, [...]

    13. I received this book via a Giveaway.Four years ago, Lady Emmaline Shaw got engaged to John Brantwood, future Duke He said some mean things and then disappeared into the night, leaving her at the mercy of London s gossips Now he s back from outer space and they get married And fight their emotions and secrets and boners like married people do 1 Emma wasunderformed She allegedly loves gardening, which is mentioned approximately thrice She likes sex with her husband She loves the people that her lo [...]

    14. The Reunion by Sara Portman is a very good book, with likable characters and an interesting plot Emma was engaged to John when she was just barely out of the school room John only agreed to marry her to keep his father off his back and, if the gossip is true, he ran off to war to die rather than marry her Emma hasn t had a true suitor since and believes she will be a spinster.John didn t run off to war, he ran off to America to help his mother and sister who he thought died years ago John was a [...]

    15. I enjoyed this book I like a book with the lovers being at odds until the end of the book This is not a book with I love you every other sentence which gets tiresome very fast If you are looking for a book with hot sex every other page then this is not for you So I enjoyed the characters and the story.

    16. I received a free kindle copy of this book from a giveaway I really liked this book I tend to read contemporary romances than historical, so I don t have much to compare it to I thought the story was good and really liked all of the characters.

    17. Plot 3 5Characterisation 4 5Prose 4 5How much I enjoyed it 4 5I quite like the start of the story where instead of the main characters giving the backstory, we get the backstory from the gossiping matrons of society.

    18. 4.25 5 Thoroughly enjoyable debut novel by an author to watch Lady Emmaline Shaw last saw her fiance, John Brantwood, four years ago when he angrily reacted to being forced into an arranged union by insulting her looks and her integrity and then promptly disappeared Humiliated by his rejection and the subject of cruel gossips, she chose to retreat to her country cottage haven, which she inherited after losing her parents soon after her reluctant betrothed left England Society gossips did not spa [...]

    19. Lady Emmaline Shaw never wanted to be engaged and certainly not to the rude and arrogant Duke of Worley, John Brentwood When he disappeared 4 years ago, she was relieved that she never had to think of him again, that is, until he showed up at the ball and informed her he intended to keep their engagement and marry her Thus begins an unlikely marriage where Emma would help tutor his sister Charlotte in the ways of society Ms Portman teases out the story of Emma and John s growing attachment for e [...]

    20. I was lucky enough to get an early release copy of this book, and I thoroughly enjoyed it As a male, I am somewhat of a unicorn when it comes to being a romance novel reader Truth is, I m new to the genre having only read a few Julia Quinn novels and, of course, Pride and Prejudice The author has a great talent for writing The book flowed very well and logically I enjoyed that the writing was not dumbed down I will admit I occasionally had to look up a word or two but that is just my shortcoming [...]

    21. The reunion What a cute romantic story It kept my attention and I liked the characters I recommend it very very heartily This was a win and I really appreciated it A real prize

    22. I received an eARC of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This appears to be Sarah Portman s first published novel Although her author page says that she has written multiple historical and contemporary romances, The Reunion won the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart award in 2015 which is only given to writers who have never published So this book seems to be her publishing debut, if not her writing debut.As a debut, this is a very impressive book Portman obviously [...]

    23. I WON A DIGITAL COPY OF THIS BOOK IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW This is the first book that I ve read from this author and I loved it As soon as I finished TR, I started looking for titles from Ms Portman The characters were well developed and the plot entertaining I highly recommend for historical romance fans to grab a copy of this book and to give SP s other titles a try too 4.5 stars

    24. I received this book from NetGallery for a honest review I thought this book was good and from the start I was intrigued on how Emmaline reacted with the duke s arrival back in town after publicly rejecting their engagement Her strong feelings against any reunion, his desire to reconnect The relationships between family members and friends kept everyone on their toes a great read I would recommend it to anyone.

    25. Once upon a time, I only read romance set in the pre 1900s U.S or Regency England This is probably because that s what my older sister had, and raided her stash when she wasn t home In recent years, I ve been reading mostly contemporary romance But I ve been slowly working in historical, and The Reunion is a great read The heroine is smart and sassy The hero s devotion to his little sister makes it easy to root for him And together, the two of them are so hotE REUNION is the first book in Portm [...]

    26. Quite the Novel Idea quitethenovelidea quitethenovelidea liza re Reunion was a satisfying read for the historical romance lover in me.This is the story of John, the new Duke of Worley that has come back from the death He returns to London to take a wife in a hurry since he needs one to help launch his sister into a season He s looking for a woman of character and not a simpering miss, and luckily he s still engaged to one On the other hand, Emma wants nothing to do with the man that disappeared [...]

    27. This was historical romance, very well written with equally well and interesting characters in used but very much tempting marriage of convenience plot line When I read historical usually two things happen I like it or I am bored to tearsThere are no gray areas Obviously boredom is not the case for this book As a matter of fact this was a page turner of a book.Things I loved heroine she is strong and smart plot line writting side charactersThings I DID NOT liked hero at times was very irritating [...]

    28. This is the first in a new series, The Brides of Beadwell by Sara Portman The story centers around Lady Emma and Lord John Brandwood The two were betrothed by their parents and shortly afterwards, John expressed what appeared to be his displeasure with the arrangement by leaving her behind and then dying in the war Oddly enough, he shows up 4 years later, very much alive After he had left Emma, she became the target of malicious gossip of the ton and slowly faded away from society, preferring to [...]

    29. njkinnysblog 2017 10 bI got attracted towards The Reunion because of the blurb which promised an intriguing tale of love, loss and second chances and I wasn t disappointed This is the first book by Sara Portman that I have read and I enjoyed her writing style The story is fast paced, characters believable and the settings realistic that take you back in time The fluid writing and well thrown turns had me engaged in the book throughout.All in all, I enjoyed reading The Reunion by Sara Portman and [...]

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