Love's Promise

Love's Promise

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by Cheryl Holt
     
 

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New York Times bestselling author, CHERYL HOLT, will sweep readers away with the first novel in her new and breathtaking ‘Lord Trent’ trilogy… With the death of his older brother, Michael Wainwright, Viscount Henley, has become heir to his father, Duke of Clarendon. The Wainwright men are renowned cads, and as his brother’s will is read,

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New York Times bestselling author, CHERYL HOLT, will sweep readers away with the first novel in her new and breathtaking ‘Lord Trent’ trilogy… With the death of his older brother, Michael Wainwright, Viscount Henley, has become heir to his father, Duke of Clarendon. The Wainwright men are renowned cads, and as his brother’s will is read, it’s discovered that he sired an illegitimate son and has left the eight-year-old boy his entire fortune. Michael decides to bring the boy to London so he can be showered with all the wealth and status guaranteed by his inheritance. But first, he has to gain custody from the boy’s aunt, who is determined to keep her nephew away from Michael’s dissolute family. Frances “Fanny” Carrington has always lived in a small village in the country. As a newborn, she was left in a basket on the church steps and raised by the vicar and his wife. But they’ve died, and Fanny is in dire straits, struggling to raise her nephew, to keep food on the table and a roof over their heads. When she begins to receive correspondence from Michael, asking for custody, she can’t help but be suspicious. For years, the Wainwrights have refused to claim her nephew or provide financial assistance to him. She’s alarmed by their sudden interest. What can it mean? As Michael finally meets Fanny, their attraction is swift, blatant, and dangerous. He can’t fight the need to have her at any cost, and gradually, he lures her into his decadent life of affluence and privilege. But she’s never possessed the callous nature required to thrive in the cut-throat world of the aristocracy, so she could never understand the peril she faces from those who would do anything to keep them apart…

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ISBN-13:
9781626753662
Publisher:
BookBaby
Publication date:
05/01/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
430
Sales rank:
227,395
File size:
828 KB

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Love's Promise 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Michael Wainwright, Viscount Henley, goes to the country to fetch his illegitimate nephew and bring him to London to be raised by his noble family. The boy's aunt Fanny Carrington objects. Of course, they're attracted to one another, but her social class is well beneath his and he has to marry an heiress to save the family from bankruptcy. I really wanted to like Michael, but he repeatedly lied and broke his promises to Fanny, leaving her in a worse predicament each time he was around her. He didn't deserve her at all. Fanny frustrated me because she allowed him to treat her poorly. I really wanted her to tell him off and mean it! I did, however, enjoy the villains all getting their comeuppance in the end.
NavyWave62 More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars. Just know Michael is one of the worse H I have read of Cheryl Holt's. Like other reviewers have stated, he lies, gets what he wants from Fannie and treats her awful through 3/4 of the book. Fannie is to trusting and lets him walk over her over and over. It was a hard book to finish! Just be warned! The second story about Phillip and Anne was worth the read. The secondary character's especially The Duke and Rebecca are also horrible. The only nice person is Phillip and Thomas. As another reviewer stated, all the bad people get what they deserved. There isn't an epilogue, so I guess if you want to know more about Michael and Fanny you will have to read the second book of the trilogy. There is lovemaking outside of marriage, that is mild compared to other romance novels, just somewhat descriptive. (ljb),
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book. I thought it was delightful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have found yet another good writer after reading over 800 books I must say that this is a must Thanks for a wonderful tale you have a gift and I will read all you have to offer
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i havent read this yet..i am relying on its promise...i read the other two.last first.i like to read endings to see if i want to spend time with the books.i loved the stories enough to want to know how it all started.its hard not to dislike the heros but the author always provides good reasons for their actions.usually it is a truly a awful person who messes things up causing misunderstandings...the only fault is that the heros believe these people with not much thinking...but this is a romance...so know that who we love will always stay loved and those hateful people will get it in the end....
romanticatheartTR More than 1 year ago
Love's Promise was a good read. It does start off a little slow but picks up on in the book. I would recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read.
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Michael was a self centered jerk with no redeeming qualities and Fanny was repeatedly a gullible fool. This does not make for good reading even for 99cents! delete
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*What a wonderful romance...
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I Loved This Book! I can't wait to read the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't wait until next month when the next one comes out!!!!!
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