An Unexpected Encounter (Half Moon House Novella 1)

An Unexpected Encounter (Half Moon House Novella 1)

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by Deb Marlowe
     
 
This novella was previously found in the anthology, An Encounter at the Museum.
It has been altered slightly. An epilogue has been added.

Tall, practical girls might not be worth much in a man's world, but Lisbeth Moreton knows she's worth more than the squire's prized heifer. To changer her fate, she's run off to a date with destiny at the British

Overview

This novella was previously found in the anthology, An Encounter at the Museum.
It has been altered slightly. An epilogue has been added.

Tall, practical girls might not be worth much in a man's world, but Lisbeth Moreton knows she's worth more than the squire's prized heifer. To changer her fate, she's run off to a date with destiny at the British Museum. Her would-be swain never shows, but an unexpected encounter with Lord Cotwell and his lonely ward might lead to altogether new prospects . . . and perhaps to love.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148384847
Publisher:
Deb Marlowe
Publication date:
09/09/2013
Series:
Half Moon House Novella , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
68,701
File size:
313 KB

Meet the Author

Deb Marlowe loves History, England and Men in Boots. Clearly she was meant to write Regency Historical Romance.

A Golden Heart winner and Rita nominee, Deb grew up in Pennsylvania with her nose in a book. Luckily, she�d read enough romances to recognize the true modern hero she met at a college Halloween party�even though he wore a tuxedo t-shirt instead of breeches and tall boots. They married, settled in North Carolina and produced two handsome, intelligent and genuinely amusing boys. Though she spends much of her time with her nose in her laptop, for the sake of her family she does occasionally abandon her inner world for the domestic adventure of laundry, dinner and carpool. Despite her sacrifice, not one of the men in her family is yet willing to don breeches or tall boots. She�s working on it.

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An Unexpected Encounter (Half Moon House Novella 1) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Mirabelle8 More than 1 year ago
Charming I read this was a short novella titled An Unexpected Encounter by Deb Marlowe of her Half Moon series. This novella was originally published as part of an anthology. I loved her characters nicely blended into this charming story. It's a rollcoaster of emotions! I have read her first book The Love List and again, her novella kept me interested until the end. I recommend her book! I really enjoyed this intriguing romance!
caitlinallycesmum More than 1 year ago
what a great book, this story is about an orphaned little girl, a young woman, a recluse and a woman named Hestia who reminds me of a fairy godmother. The story starts in a museum where Hestia has noticed and been watching the little girl and young woman for a while and with her insight she realises that they would be good for one another, so she takes steps to ensure they meet. Next the recluse arrives to find his ward (the little girl) who has disappeared once again to be at the museum where she feels closest to her parents and he finds her with Lisbeth ( the young woman), the attraction is instant between them and due to a lie from Aurelia, Lisbeth becomes her governess. The story then goes on to how Aurelia, Lisbeth ( who has also ran away from home) and Edmund all come back to life in a story of love and hope. Great short story, if you like historical feel good romances then this is a must read.
gaele More than 1 year ago
A novella length tie-in to Deb Marlowe’s Half Moon House series, An Unexpected Encounter was sweet Regency Romance, perfect to the time in feel.  I haven’t read the first book in the series, but I will be picking it up, since the premise is too good to resist.  Reminiscent of Heidi Fleiss and her notorious black book, the heroine in this story meets one of the fallen women at the museum, and is convinced to keep watch over a child that appears to be without supervision or family. Lisbeth is at a crossroads herself, and is perfectly delightful in her manner and approach, while not having a solid sense of her own place in the world at the moment, she is at loose ends but not so self-involved as to be callous to the needs of others.  When she encounters Lord Cotwell, and their dynamic starts to turn into one that is more than simple employer / employee, the story is sweetly romantic.  There are no great plot twists or turns, this feels like a ‘filler’ story to set more pieces in place for the series, and give a moment to characters that may not be fully explored in the series length books.  Delightfully sweet and light, this story will convince you, as it did me, to explore the series and this author’s work.  I received an eBook from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sweet regency story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Liked it