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The English Heiress (Regency Nobles Series, Book 3)
     

The English Heiress (Regency Nobles Series, Book 3)

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by Patricia Rice
 

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An Irish rogue and an English heiress should have nothing in common. But two years after the disastrous fire that brought Lady Blanche Perceval into Michael O'Toole's life, he is saddled with another orphan in need of a woman's understanding.

Except the once generous Lady Blanche now despises Michael for keeping his distance when she needed him the most.

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An Irish rogue and an English heiress should have nothing in common. But two years after the disastrous fire that brought Lady Blanche Perceval into Michael O'Toole's life, he is saddled with another orphan in need of a woman's understanding.

Except the once generous Lady Blanche now despises Michael for keeping his distance when she needed him the most.

Following the fire, Blanche inherited the wealth of a dukedom, but her cousin holds the power. Forced to rely on her men of business, she is at constant odds with the new duke, who insists upon marriage for sake of the estate.

When the irresistible and unreliable Michael O'Toole re-materializes in her life to enlist her care for another orphan he's rescued-as he once did for her-Blanche doesn't know whether to kill him or kiss him. But when her carriage is attacked, running off with a rogue seems the wisest choice of all.

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"Michael and his delicious duke's granddaughter demonstrate why bad boys are best!" ~Mary Jo Putney, NYT Bestselling author of Sometimes a Rogue

THE REGENCY NOBLES SERIES, in order
The Genuine Article
The Marquess
The English Heiress
The Irish Duchess

ABOUT PATRICIA RICE:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Patricia Rice is married to her high school sweetheart, has two children and is a firm believer in happily-ever-after. Her emotionally-charged romances have won numerous awards. A native of Kentucky and New York, and a past resident of North Carolina, Patricia Rice currently resides in Southern California. Visit her website at www.patriciarice.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781614175407
Publisher:
ABN Leadership Group, Inc, dba ePublishing Works!
Publication date:
02/25/2014
Pages:
370
Sales rank:
1,362,779
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.82(d)

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English Heiress 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
MoRWAReviewsSTL More than 1 year ago
After a fifteen year delay Patricia Rice finally brings us the story of Blanche and Michael that was begun in The Marquess (recently re-released). English Heiress picks up two years later. During this time Lady Blanche Perceval, daughter of a duke, has successfully avoided marriage and is less successfully managing the affairs of the dukedom. The enigmatic Michael O’Toole re-enters Blanche’s life with a desperate young Irishwoman in tow. Blanche, who has been attracted to Michael for years, is tired of Michael’s constant disappearances and irresponsibility. Little does she know, but Michael often disappears as a means to fight his intense attraction to her. This star-crossed couple does not seem to be destined to fulfill their passions. Blanche is a deeply entrenched daughter of the aristocracy. Michael may or may not be related to the marquess brother that claims him. Michael needs to discover who he really is. They both need to discover where they fit into the world. Blanche and Michael embark on a series of adventures which involve Irish revolutionaries, disgruntled mine workers, and a plot to destroy the aristocracy. Through it all they find that love and trust may be the only things that matter. Michael O’Toole (or whatever the real name) is a delightful character, full of charisma, humor and charm. He is a master of sleight of hand, juggling and disguise. Rice’s descriptions lead us to believe that he may even have Attention Deficit Disorder. He lives by his wits, but has a soft heart for the difficulties of others. We readers so passionately want him to find his identity along with some stability and peace in his life. Blanche is kind and good. She demonstrates great concern for the situations of those for which she is responsible. However, she is not nearly as effective at looking out for herself. Blanche had an instinctive understanding of Michael’s character, but struggled with trust issues. It was such a pleasure to see Blanche’s character emerge and take charge of her life. English Heiress was a wonderful read. Patricia Rice’s writing truly shines in her development of interesting, multidimensional characters. The only problems were some pacing and plot issues that slowed the movement of the story and caused the reader to be occasionally bogged down by secondary characters and subplots. Rice concludes the book with a nice setup for a subsequent book featuring characters Neville and Fiona. It is not absolutely necessary to read The Marquess first, but it is certainly recommended since the two stories are very much intertwined.
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MBowen More than 1 year ago
I was anxious to see how this book would play out. Once again, I don't really feel this is a stand alone story and in order to really appreciate the complexity of the characters the prequel (Ebook format only) and the first book the Marquess will help you better understand the story. Michael is a wonderful character who true nature is only appreciated if you have at least read The Marquess. A devil may care type persona who is really all about saving the down trodden and protecting his family he is a novelty in a Regency romance, where we tend to see only the aristocracy who only seem to think of their own pleasure. Lady Blanche is a delight as she comes into her own and realizes that she does not want to sit back and allow the men of society to "order" her live for her. Although the storyline is unusual for the time period, it is refreshing to see the different take on what could be. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the story and can't wait to finally have the Duke's (Neville's) story in the next book. And, isn't it poetic for those that have followed the series that he end up with the Irish Fiona ;)
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