A Change of Heart (A Regency Romance)

A Change of Heart (A Regency Romance)

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by Candice Hern
     
 

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Fans of the traditional Regency Romances of Georgette Heyer and the more emotional Regencies of Mary Balogh will enjoy this unforgettable romance from New York Times bestselling author Candice Hern. Jack Raeburn, a longtime pleasure-seeking rakehell, is now unexpectedly the Marquess of Pemerton, a title inherited after the tragic deaths of his father and older

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Fans of the traditional Regency Romances of Georgette Heyer and the more emotional Regencies of Mary Balogh will enjoy this unforgettable romance from New York Times bestselling author Candice Hern. Jack Raeburn, a longtime pleasure-seeking rakehell, is now unexpectedly the Marquess of Pemerton, a title inherited after the tragic deaths of his father and older brothers. Unfortunately, he inherited a mountain of debts along with the title, and believes his only option is to marry an heiress. He finds a surprising champion in Lady Mary Haviland, a spinster of unremarkable looks and a charming personality, who has decided to help him find a bride. When Jack discovers that Mary has a large fortune, their comfortable friendship takes an unexpected new direction. By turns witty and emotional, A CHANGE OF HEART follows the path of two wounded souls from friendship to betrayal to redemption. The ballrooms of London and the rugged cliffs and coves of the South Devon coast come alive in this poignant tale of the healing power of love.

"Ms. Hern mesmerizes us with the blistering emotional intensity of an unforgettable love story. A powerful and compelling romance. A keeper, by the most discriminating of definitions." � Romantic Times

"This book is an exquisite journey. A joyous, passionate tale full of life and laughter." � The Romance Reader

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012349057
Publisher:
Candice Hern
Publication date:
03/31/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
74,308
File size:
831 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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Change of Heart (A Regency Romance) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 68 reviews.
Emma_Skye More than 1 year ago
Ok, I'll admit it, I often judge a book by its cover. The sexy, dashing, dark hero standing over the lovely, innocent maiden is usually what attracts me first to a book, I then read the back and see what the story is about. I'm so very glad that I took a chance and listened to the reviewers about this book instead of judging it by its cover. It is very well written. The story flows, its not overly descriptive and the characters come alive. It is not steamy in the least, no hot passion or secret trysts, but by the end of the book I realized that I didn't even miss them. Im anxious to read the rest of this authors books.
vanessasgram More than 1 year ago
This book is very good and you first meet the hero who you're not too sure if you want to like him and soon find that you really care what happens to him. The heroine is one that has "hidden" charms that no one ever plumbed to discover! She was taken at face value and found "wanting" by the males of this era. Out hero soon discovers to his surprise, her warm and caring personality. They have to go through trials and problems but it makes for a wonderful, emotional ride! Anyone who wants a book with real three-dimensional people who have defects but try to over-come them--this is the book for you. It is a very good read and one of my favorites of Hern's books.
Rosemary0 More than 1 year ago
Fantastic book! I read it in one sitting last night, and it took a few turns I wasn't expecting. If you are not made of stone, you will have at least welling eyes by the time you read the last page.
lisat96 More than 1 year ago
A hardened rake must marry an heiress to save the debt-riddden estates he inherited from his father and brothers, so who better to wed than his friend, who is also secretly an heiress. This book has such wonderfully damaged, but redeemable main characters and a host of other great secondary characters. It also has one of my favorite opening scenes as the heroine helps the hero "rate" the curent crop of debutantes and then agrees to help him find a bride. It's a witty and poignant story--definitely not to be missed.
Dianne More than 1 year ago
I very much liked this book, so much that I read other books by Hern.
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This is a good romance without having to resort to explicit sex.
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horribilis More than 1 year ago
This novel is full of interesting, unusual characters and situations while still satisfying that need for a happy ending to a love story. The plot centers on a man who must marry to recoup his fortunes and a woman who believes she is unable to marry because of the traumatic circumstances of her upbringing. Very sensitively done. An unusual and very enjoyable read.
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I have read several of Candice Hern's books and this is one of my favorites! I loved getting to know Jack and Mary - they are great characters! Very enjoyable book!