A Night to Surrender (Spindle Cove Series #1)

A Night to Surrender (Spindle Cove Series #1)

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by Tessa Dare
     
 

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“An engaging love story with strong, believable characters. I can’t wait to read the sequels!”
—Mary Balogh

“Prepare to fall in love.”
—Julia Quinn

Presenting the winner of the Avon FanLit contest, the immensely talented Tessa Dare! Tessa’s first Avon historical romance, A Night to Surrender, is a

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“An engaging love story with strong, believable characters. I can’t wait to read the sequels!”
—Mary Balogh

“Prepare to fall in love.”
—Julia Quinn

Presenting the winner of the Avon FanLit contest, the immensely talented Tessa Dare! Tessa’s first Avon historical romance, A Night to Surrender, is a love story to remember—kicking off her wonderfully inventive Spindle Cove series, set in England’s Regency Era in a small seaside resort town that caters specifically to ladies “of good breeding and delicate constitution.” Fans of Lisa Kleypas, Christina Dodd, and Liz Carlyle will delight in the passionate chaos that ensues when a dashing British officer, under orders, “invades” this community of strong-willed “spinsters,” only to discover he’s met his match in Miss Susannah Finch!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Dare (Three Nights with a Scoundrel) pairs up an educated spinster and a wounded hero in this delightful Regency, the first in the Spindle Cove series. Lt. Col. Victor "Bram" Bramwell is traveling with fellow soldiers when a flock of sheep stalls them. They set explosives to scatter the sheep, but Susanna Finch, a woman living nearby, gets too close. Fortunately, Bram knocks her out of harm's way just in time. The instant attraction between Susanna and Bram is complicated by Bram's having just inherited a title, a crumbling castle, and the right to summon a militia. The last will be nearly impossible in the peaceful woman-dominated community of Spindle Cove, where few are thrilled by the military newcomers. Enticing romantic encounters are matched by witty conversations that slowly and seamlessly reveal deep truths about Dare's endearing one-of-a-kind characters. (Sept.)
Library Journal
Furious that a militia is being recruited in her beloved Spindle Cove, a tiny seaside town that she has turned into a haven for young women, Susanna Finch takes on the arrogant commander, Victor Bramwell, a protégé of her inventor father and the new Earl of Rycliff. But the earl is not quite what she expected, and while her goal to keep her women's retreat safe from outside influences remains the same, her opinions of Bram do not. VERDICT Lively and sexy, this funny, enjoyable battle of the sexes ensnares readers in a delightful adventure that is another charmer in Dare's growing list and the first in a new trilogy. Dare (Three Nights with a Scoundrel) lives in Southern California.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062049834
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/30/2011
Series:
Spindle Cove Series, #1
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
162,369
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Tessa Dare is the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of more than a dozen historical romances. A librarian by training and a book-lover at heart, Tessa makes her home in Southern California, where she shares a cozy, cluttered bungalow with her husband, their two children, and a pair of cosmic kittens.

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Night to Surrender 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 117 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a book you will want to reread! I somehow read the second book first and loved it! Thought this one couldn't be better, was wrong! You will fall in love with spindle cove and all the inhabitants. Loved Bram. Susana and Dinner!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy Tessa Dare's writing. It's so refreshing to find romance novels that are well written with enjoyable, consistent characters. Nothing feels rushed or fake. Dare lets her characters develop naturally. This and the next Spindle Cover novel, Once Upon a Winter's Eve, are two of my favorite romance novels.
AAR More than 1 year ago
A NIGHT TO SURRENDER by Tessa Dare is an exciting historical romance set in Spindle Cove,England. Book #1 in the "Spindle Cove" series. It is the story of Spindle Cove,where the ladies are unconventional,the men are in their prime and eagerly brave at times. It has witty banter,romance, sweet sensuality,ladies who are shy,geology hunters,disenchanted wives,easily enchanted with young men,have medical issues or a disfigurement. In "A Night to Surrender" we meet the leader lady of Spindle Cove, Susanna Finch, who is determined to keep this little village free of unruly men.She is fiesty,high spirited,scarred but beautiful.And Victor Bramwell,the new Earl of Rycliff,a wounded war veteran and who is ordered to gather a militia in Spindle Cove.While, Bram is building his militia with a makeshift Army he is also fighting his attraction to Susanna,who is also is father's best friend's daughter.The characters of Spindle Cove will capture your heart.A must read that will have you turning pages,and laughing out loud with their antics.Received for review from Good Reads. Details can be found at Avon,an imprint of Harper Collins Publisher and My Book Addiction Reviews. ***Spindle Cove Christmas novella! Once Upon a Winter's Eve will be released as an e-book on November 15, 2011*** ***COMING IN 2012 A WEEK TO BE WICKED***
EllaGracen More than 1 year ago
Tessa has a flair for wit and spice, and this book doesn't disappoint. I highly recommend all of her books (two previous 3-book historical series and a paranormal e-book), but I think this one was my favorite. I love the premise of Spindle Cove. Definitely looking forward to the next two books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is only my second book from Tessa Dare, but it won't be my last! I just love her writing and her stories are very sweet and had me laughing out loud. She has a way of making her characters jump off the page at you.
SuperBookish More than 1 year ago
Good story line. Very well written. A great summer read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Tessa Dare! This is a great beginning to a new series about Spindle Cove. Spindle Cove is a place where women go when they are not able, prepared or want to find a husband. Or...they have a husband and want to escape! This is the story about Susanna and Victor. She is a happy spinster and he is the new Earl of Rycliff. Victor is in charge of forming a militia to protect the Spindle Cove area. This story had sexual tension, humor and a budding romance. I look forward to reading the other Spindle Cove books! I originally wrote this review for another e-book website.
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Anonymous 5 months ago
Common, it starts with English officers setting off an explosion to move a flock of sheep! Great fun, great dialogue, and great passion. Another good one by Tessa Dare
skelley55 More than 1 year ago
This series by Tessa Dare is set in Spindle Cove - where young ladies who do not "take" in the Ton are sent by their families to regroup. The characters are charming. In this book, our hero is a wounded soldier determined to return to his military position. The only life he has ever known. However, he finds more than he can handle in Spindle Cove.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm doing something with this book that I practically never do - I'm quitting in the middle - just can't take one more page, paragraph or word! HATE it. Shame on you Ms. Dare.
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camaibarb More than 1 year ago
I actually read the third one first and then bought the rest of them. I really liked this one. Bram and Susanna are a delight. Susanna had a lot of things to over come and she did with flare. She was admired and loved by the entire Village of Spindle Cove. Her idea for the village for women was awesome. Bram a flawed hero but came about in the end. I loved him and how he dealt with his issues. All the sub characters were great. I am reading the second in this series now, and have finished the third. Love them all.
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I read the most recent book in this series first, because Amazon has it as one of the best romances of the year, and it was a much better book. I liked it so much that i decided to go back and read thru the series. This book was disappointing. The characters were pretty bland, storyline never really caught me, not nearly as funny as Any Duchess Will Do. I'll try the next one in the series and hope for better.
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A bit corny at times, and watch out for the sexy scenes. As all of Tessa Dare's books, it's a good read. I'll be reading them all. JS
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