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The Best Intentions (A Regency Romance)
     

The Best Intentions (A Regency Romance)

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by Candice Hern
 

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Customers who enjoy the traditional Regency Romances of Georgette Heyer, Barbara Metzger, and Carla Kelly will enjoy this witty Regency romp by New York Times bestselling author Candice Hern. The Earl of Strickland is a handsome widower in search of a new wife to be a mother to his two young children. Having lost his one true love, he is determined on a practical,

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Customers who enjoy the traditional Regency Romances of Georgette Heyer, Barbara Metzger, and Carla Kelly will enjoy this witty Regency romp by New York Times bestselling author Candice Hern. The Earl of Strickland is a handsome widower in search of a new wife to be a mother to his two young children. Having lost his one true love, he is determined on a practical, dispassionate match with a mature woman. Young girls in their first Seasons, their heads full of romantic notions of love, are not for him. When his sister comes to visit bringing along a beautiful widow, Miles thinks he may have found the perfect match. But the widow is chaperoning her gauche, much younger sister, an artless girl who causes Miles's best intentions to go awry as he finds himself falling in love with precisely the sort of woman he sought to avoid. Set at a grand country estate in the Midlands, this sweet love story of the reserved and dignified Miles and the delightfully guileless, clumsy, outspoken Hannah is sure to charm readers.

"With fresh, crisp characterization and unerring romantic sensibility, Ms. Hern brings to joyous life all the wonder of falling in love in this deceptively simple, impeccably crafted keeper for the heart." � Romantic Times

"This is one Jane Austen herself would enjoy!" -- Rendezvous

"Don't miss THE BEST INTENTIONS. Candice Hern has crafted a joyous, passionate tale full of life and laughter, one that readers will savor long after the cover is closed." � The Romance Reader

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012408563
Publisher:
Candice Hern
Publication date:
05/09/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
121,506
File size:
732 KB

Meet the Author

Candice Hern is the award-winning, bestselling author of historical romance novels set during the English Regency, a period she knows well through years of collecting antiques and fashion prints of the period. She travels to England regularly, always in search of more historical and local color to bring her stories and characters to life.
Her books have won praise for the "intelligence and elegant romantic sensibility" (Romantic Times) as well as "delicious wit and luscious sensuality (Booklist).
Candice's award-winning website (www.candicehern.com) is often cited for its Regency World pages, where readers interested in the era will find an illustrated glossary, a detailed timeline, illustrated digests of Regency people and places, articles on Regency fashion, research links, and much more. It is the only author website listed among the online resources for the Jane Austen Centre in England.
Visit www.candicehern.com for more information on all Candice's books, including excerpts and a look "behind the scenes" of each novel.

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Best Intentions 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 114 reviews.
Phyllis_L More than 1 year ago
Hannah is not interested in getting married - she just wants to explore the ancient church. Miles wants to marry an experienced woman who knows how to get on in society and who likes the country and who will love the daughters of his first marriage. Miles definitely isn't interested in someone like Hannah who will expect to be loved and expect attention. I love this book. I had it a few years ago from the library and was really happy to rediscover it in an ebook. The romance was believable and the characters realistic.
SJMusk More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this story. Candace Hern invites you into the Regency world and gives you a delightful visit. Her characters are likable and you find yourself engaged in their lives, wanting to know more when the book is finished. This book is part of my permanent library and I look forward to reading it again.
Sara_Smiles More than 1 year ago
It was a little sad to realize, at the end of the Garden Foley, that the Earl fo Strickland was not going to get his woman. Thank goodness for The Best Intentions. I couldn't wait to read this book, because I liked him. I do have to admit that, half-way through the book, I wanted to reach in and choke him. I thought for sure, he was going to pick the wrong sister. You know a book is good, when you want to choke someone that doesn't even exist. FYI - you don't have to read the Garden Foley, bot enjoy this, but you should.
pocketgirl More than 1 year ago
This one will make you laugh and cry and sigh at the inevitable happy ending. Hannah is now one of my all time favorite heroines. Funny, smart, clutzy, and insecure, she is so well-written, so alive on the page that she practically breathes. She was the perfect foil for the dignified earl. His character is equally well-drawn, but it was Hannah who stole my heart. Kudos to Candice Hern on a truly brilliant book.
Margaret_Long More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this book. While being terribly romantic it is also very funny. Hannah, the irrepessible heroine, completely steals the show, and her inability to curb her tongue had me laughing out loud several times. The hero, Miles, starts out as a still-grieving widower but his transformation into a man ready to love again is credible and moving. I loved this when I first read it years ago, and just had to buy this new ebook version (with the stunning new cover) and re-read it. Still loved it!
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This is one of favorite book by Candice. You can go wrong reading one of her Regency Romance books
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I skimmed half of it-been there, done that plot
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Ag_lilium More than 1 year ago
This story was so much fun. I have read "tons" of regencies and this one is a real standout and will hold a "keepers" position on my shelf.
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Janie_tx More than 1 year ago
I loved this story. Miles, the Earl of Strickland in "A Garden Dolly" he was in search for a wife since his wife had died two years ago and he has two little girls. His intentions are not to marry without love until he meets Hannah a twenty year old. He tries to ignore the feelings he is having but to no avail. Hannah finds she has fallen in love with Miles but after a kiss decides she can't hurt her sister so when she hears Miles talking to his wife about how he has fallen in love and he is going to ask her to marry him. Hannah thinks its her sister and runs off with Miles brother to her brother's estate. Any all ends great with Miles finding Hannah, tells her he loves her and she returns his love. His brother and Rachael finally decide to get married as well. Great story. Love all of Candice Hern books.
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