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English Heiress
     

English Heiress

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by Roberta Gellis
 

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First in the Heiress series.

Leonie de Conyers' life had been destroyed by the French Revolution. Her mother and brother died in the prison where she had been raped and starved for no greater crime than her father's title. And her father died in an escape engineered by a stranger who claimed he had come to bring her to England where she would inherit the property

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First in the Heiress series.

Leonie de Conyers' life had been destroyed by the French Revolution. Her mother and brother died in the prison where she had been raped and starved for no greater crime than her father's title. And her father died in an escape engineered by a stranger who claimed he had come to bring her to England where she would inherit the property and wealth of an uncle. Did Leonie dare to believe in such altruism?

Roger St. Eyre's life had been destroyed by the girl he fell passionately in love with. Solange did not love him; she was selfish and vicious and extravagant. By the time she died, Roger felt dead himself. Perhaps he was hoping for the peace death brings when he set out to wrest his old friend Henry de Conyers from the murderous grip of the French Revolution.

Instead, Roger and Leonie found love and reasons to live-if they could escape exposure to the revolutionary fanatics and their favorite toy, the guillotine.

Publisher Note: This book was originally published elsewhere in 1979.

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ISBN-13:
9780440121411
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/15/1980
Pages:
379

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English Heiress 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 82 reviews.
Sagitarianmommy More than 1 year ago
The first 900 pages was about the history of France. With too much details of insignificant material regarding riots, executions and escape plots. Doesn't really express much details on the main characters. After the first 900 pages the English Heiress finally gets to England just to be betrayed emotionally by her savior. She forgives him the end.... Completely disappointing I would not be reading any more books from this author.
ldekalb2 More than 1 year ago
There is a review about this book which says that all it talks about for 900 pages is the French Revolution. Not So. This book is set during the Revolution and uses the atmosphere and some actual events of it, as it should since that is the setting and it is a historical. I never like books that are set in a particular setting and then don't use that setting to make them different from every other time period. I am glad I now have this on my Nook. The only problem I have with this copy is that the table of contents are useless. There are no chapters listed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little over 1000 pages with an interesting story line.
j2smith79935 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. It involves a lot of history, but it was good. I will read more by this author.
Dianne More than 1 year ago
In the last month I have read six of Ms Gellis's books and I have highly enjoyed everyone of them. I even go back and read her earlier books to savor the colorful, well written words and plots.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There was a TON of history in the book and not much of any character development. The book ended very abruptly. I felt that at 1000+ pages the story had drug on and on with the history. It was kind of like a history lecture with fictional characters thrown in to give us something to hold on to and care about. It kinda failed at that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too much of this book unnecessarily dragged on and the story ended too awkwardly to feel any satisfaction at finishing the 1009 pages. The story was slow to start, the historical context was entirely too drawn out (and at times felt almost copied from history books), grammatical error rampant and prime moments overlooked while insignificant ones rambled on. Probably one of the worst romance novels I've read, it felt more like a rough draft than a finished, carefully edited, polished product.
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I absolutely loved this book, but i need to find book two.
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I have read some of her other books and each one is like a special gift. Oustanding.
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