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In For a Penny [NOOK Book]

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Grand Passion…or epic disaster?

Lord Nevinstoke revels in acting the young wastrel, until his father is killed in a drunken duel. Never one to do anything halfway, Nev throws off his wild ways to shoulder a mountain of responsibility—and debt—vowing to marry a rich girl and act the respectable lord of the manor.

Manufacturing heiress Penelope Brown seems the perfect choice for a wife. She’s pretty, proper, and...

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In For a Penny

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Overview

Grand Passion…or epic disaster?

Lord Nevinstoke revels in acting the young wastrel, until his father is killed in a drunken duel. Never one to do anything halfway, Nev throws off his wild ways to shoulder a mountain of responsibility—and debt—vowing to marry a rich girl and act the respectable lord of the manor.

Manufacturing heiress Penelope Brown seems the perfect choice for a wife. She’s pretty, proper, and looking for a husband.

Determined to rise above her common birth, Penelope prides herself on her impeccable behavior and good sense. Grand Passion? Vulgar and melodramatic. Yes, agreeing to marry Nev was a rare moment of impulse, yet she’s sure they can build a good marriage based on companionship and mutual esteem.

But when they arrive at the manor, they’re overwhelmed with half-starved tenants, a menacing neighbor, and the family propensity for scandal. As the situation deteriorates, the newlyweds have nowhere to turn but to each other. To Penelope’s surprise, she begins to fervently hope that her first taste of Grand Passion in her husband’s arms won’t be her last.

First published by Dorchester in March 2010.

Warning: Contains kisses in the breakfast room, account books in the bedroom...and murder in the garden. Featuring a heroine who’s used to settling, a hero who’s used to getting what he wants without trying, and a love for which they’ll both have to fight tooth and nail.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781619219908
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 6/3/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 382
  • Sales rank: 43,917
  • File size: 959 KB

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

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    A wonderful historical

    In 1819 Lord Nevinstroke learns his father died leaving the family broke and in overwhelming debt. His sister Louise offers to marry a wealthy man even odious Lord Jasper, but Nate chooses to be the sacrifice. He is already attracted to the daughter of an affluent brewer Penelope Brown so he asks her to marry him, but is honest about his need. She accepts as long as he abides by her list and he agrees to her terms.

    At his family estate Loweston, Nate and Penny are stunned with what they find as the situation is even bleaker than they thought. The tenants are angry and their neighbor Lord Jasper stalks Louise. Worse his mom treats her daughter-in-law like dirt. Still even with his break up with his friends (Thirkell and Percy) and his mistress Amy, Nev seems happy as does Penny, but the past has a way of interfering with the future.

    In For a Penny; in for a zillion pounds stars two delightful lead characters from different walks of life and a strong support cast who enhance the class differences that is the prime theme of the tale. Regency romance readers will relish Rose Lerner's wonderful historical.

    Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 23, 2010

    Highly Recommended

    This is a Regency that heightens the romance by giving the reader a keen sense of some of the realities faced by people in the that era. There's more at stake here than a voucher to Almack's. This is well worth any reader's time, both for the romance and the history. A really, really good read---and, definitely, 'off the beaten track.'

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2012

    Don't judge a book by it's cover

    This is one of the best books I've read in a long time. Penny and Nev are the most lovable people in a romance, because they seem like real people not the fabulous, perfect H & H of historical romances. And please read Rose Lerner's other book A Lily Among The Thorns.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2012

    Very enjoyable.

    This was a well written romance, and two characters that were likeable and real. I read this in a couple hours.

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  • Posted August 11, 2011

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    Loved it!

    I've read reviews that compared this book to those of Georgette Heyer's, and I have to say I very much agree. It definitely shares the period "feel" of her books--with a little (ahem) extra. The extra bits are nicely done and tastefully written--it doesn't at all read like modern heroes and heroines who are merely performing in a period drama, as some books do. I was completely drawn into Nev and Penny's world and didn't want to leave--I would have been tempted to try to slow down and make it last longer, if it hadn't been so intense toward the end. I just couldn't bear to put the book down and leave them in the situations they were in! I hope to read more from this author soon.

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