The Runaway Heiress [NOOK Book]

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A Marriage of Inconvenience?

Dina’s only chance to keep her inheritance from going to pay her brother’s gaming debts is to marry before her twenty-fifth birthday. When her carefully planned elopement goes awry, in desperation, she travels to Gretna Green alone. There she finds herself rescuing a naïve young lady from a fortune hunter, which earns the gratitude of the young ...
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The Runaway Heiress

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Overview

A Marriage of Inconvenience?

Dina’s only chance to keep her inheritance from going to pay her brother’s gaming debts is to marry before her twenty-fifth birthday. When her carefully planned elopement goes awry, in desperation, she travels to Gretna Green alone. There she finds herself rescuing a naïve young lady from a fortune hunter, which earns the gratitude of the young lady’s handsome—and eligible—brother, who has come in hot pursuit. When he asks her to name her reward, she has her answer ready.

Grant Turpin, better known to his friends as Thor, is grateful to the girl who saved his sister’s honor, but is stunned when she demands marriage in repayment of his debt to her. She insists she will not infringe on his freedom in the least, but the more time he spends with her, the less attractive that freedom appears. Instead, he becomes increasingly determined to win her heart along with her hand. Surely spending Christmas with her at his parents’ estate will help him to do just that?
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015609394
  • Publisher: Brenda Hiatt
  • Publication date: 9/25/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 112,478
  • File size: 704 KB

Meet the Author

Brenda Hiatt is the author of six traditional Regency romances, one time travel romance and eight historical romances, most set in Regency England. She continues to write in these and other genres, to include contemporary women's fiction and young adult romance. In addition to writing, Brenda is passionate about embracing life to the fullest, to include scuba diving (she has over 60 dives to her credit), Taekwondo (where she achieved her black belt in 2010), hiking, traveling, and pursuing new experiences and skills. She is an active member of Romance Writers of America, the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and Novelists, Inc, an international organization of multipublished novelists, where she served as President in 2006. For the past dozen years, Brenda has also collected data on writers' earnings, which she shares at her website, http://brendahiatt.com . You can find Brenda on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/BrendaHiatt and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/Brenda_Hiatt
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2013

    Great

    Loved this sweet exciting love story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    very entertaining

    I love Brenda Hiatt! Have read all of her books. This one has some wonderful adventures in it. The delightful feelings of being in love and some wonderful sexual tension and dreamy sex!

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  • Posted December 30, 2012

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    Great beginning but slow in the middle

    The title The Runaway Heiress explains one of the major plot devices in this Regency romance penned by the talented author Brenda Hiatt, but this story also features a scheming relative, a marriage of convenience, and a heroine who frequently engages in vigorous exercise that most would consider rather manly pursuits for the time period. As I love plots that feature runaway ladies, and this heroine was rather unconventional and had a plan to save herself, I was delighted when a handsome hero felt obligated to marry the heroine after she helped him avert a family scandal involving his own sister. Sadly, as much of this plot information is contained on the cover blurb and teaser page and occurs early on, I can only lament that the this story seemed to lose momentum once the ink was dry on this couple's marriage lines. Then, for far too many chapters, there was no real attraction or spark between the couple, as they seemed set on avoiding one another. Thus, their unconsummated marriage of convenience, accompanied by a placid and rather predictable storyline, ambled along uneventfullly until darker circumstances required the hero and heroine to re-evaluate one another and fall in love.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2006

    ehh...

    This book was ok...it wasn't very exciting for me simply because it seemed that the characters were too unsure of themselves. The main female seemed to be strong and confident at the beginning...then seemed to have lost all confidence after her marriage to the hero. This book just didn't have that the extra ummmph needed to make you want to continue. I was bored while reading this book. I finished it simply because I've made it a rule to finish every book I start.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    fabulous regency

    In 1816 England, Dina Moore meets her fiancé Diggory Tallow so that they can elope to Gretna Green. In four days Dina turns twenty-five and fears the loss of her trust fund as her late father¿s will stipulated that if she remained unmarried by that birthday her brother Silas will mange her money. Silas has wasted a fortune gambling. Diggory tells Dina that they will not elope so she travels to Gretna Green alone. --- Grant ¿Thor¿ Turpin learns that his sister Violet eloped with a fortune hunter Gregory. In Gretna Green Dina meets Violet and Gregory; she realizes the man is a fortune hunter. The next morning Violet breaks off with Gregory when a screaming Thor arrives. Gregory flees and Violet explains all. Thor tells Dina he owes her so she says marry her. Dina explains her reasons; Thor agrees as he feels honor calls for it. They marry although they know nothing about one another. Soon they begin to fall in love while their siblings directly or indirectly cause problems. --- Dina is a terrific and unique heroine for the era as she works out with weights and a boxing bag though the audience will wonder why she waited so long to escape from Silas. Thor is her perfect partner though neither realize it when they first meet; that makes for a fine tale as they discover one another. Silas displays no honor as he mistreated his sister who he was supposed to protect and Violet¿s judge of men seems too naive for an obviously intelligent person. Still the lead couple make for a fabulous regency as they bring freshness to the sub-genre.--- Harriet Klausner

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