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The Guardian
     

The Guardian

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by Joan Wolf
 

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Annabelle and Stephen have loved each other since first they met as children. When Stephen gets into trouble with the law and is sent to Jamaica by his family, Annabelle marries his elder brother, the Earl of Weston. The book opens with the death of Gerald and the naming of Stephen as guardian to Annabelle�s son, Giles. Annabelle has vowed never to forgive Stephen

Overview

Annabelle and Stephen have loved each other since first they met as children. When Stephen gets into trouble with the law and is sent to Jamaica by his family, Annabelle marries his elder brother, the Earl of Weston. The book opens with the death of Gerald and the naming of Stephen as guardian to Annabelle�s son, Giles. Annabelle has vowed never to forgive Stephen for leaving her, but his return rekindles all the old feelings. As the plot develops, attacks are made on Stephen�s life and Annabelle determines to find out who among the family members living in her house is responsible.


Some Reviews of The Guardian ...

Publisher�s Weekly. Starred review
Gripping, suspenseful first-person narrative from top-ranked Regency historical author Joan Wolf will remind readers why they love the genre.. Cool, self-possessed beauty Annabelle Grandville�s privileged world is shaken when her first love, Stephen Grandville, returns to Weston, the family estate on the Sussex Downs, as guardian to new earl Giles, his nephew �and her young son. Stephen�s five-year Jamaica exile had sent Annabelle into his now-deceased brother�s arms. Can their once-passionate love affair be rekindled? Annabelle barely has time to ponder the possibilities before murder attempts are mind on Stephen�s and Giles�s lives. Suddenly, every Grandville family member stands suspect, and Annabelle�s no longer sure whom she can trust. Smartly plotted, with funny, believable dialogue and a large, consistently well-drawn cast of characters, this is romance writing at its best.


Romantic Times
Ms. Wolf writes a spellbinding tale of a couple thrown together and protective of one another since childhood as their love grows to an all-encompassing passion, a love that overcomes all adversity�.a luscious treat.
4 stars

The Belles and Beaux of Romance
�Joan Wolf always delivers a stellar reading experience. � The latest treasure by Joan Wolf is The Guardian. Set in Regency England it is a tale about an extraordinary woman and how she deals with family secrets, deceit, and the great love of her life.


Some reviews on other of Joan Wolf''s Regency novels ...

The Arrangement ,,,
Another winner�wonderfully written�.Whether your favorite Joan Wolf story features Regency heroes, strong heroines, or marvelous Regency era settings, you'll find it all here in The Arrangement.
Sherry Crane � Compu-Serve Romance Reviews

The Deception �
What with the resurgence of interest in Jane Austen, Regency romances are enjoying a renewed popularity. Veteran novelist Wolf (best known for her prehistoric The Reindeer Hunters), turns in her own delightful addition, one that combines sensuality and passion with a spirited first-person narrative. When Kate Fitzgerald's horse-trader father is killed, she's placed with her malicious uncle, who spitefully maneuvers her into marriage with Adrian, Earl of Greystone. Waterloo hero Greystone accepts the unfortunate situation, but Kate falls deeply in love. Against the colorful racetrack background of the running of the Guineas at Newmarket, she schemes to entrap the aristocrat who murdered her father.
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY


Editorial Reviews of Joan Wolf's Regency Titles ...

�Joan Wolf never fails to deliver the best.�
NORA ROBERTS

�Joan Wolf is absolutely wonderful. I've loved her work for years.�
Iris Johansen

�As a writer, she's an absolute treasure.�
Linda Howard

�Joan Wolf is back in the Regency saddle! Hallelujah! �
Catherine Coulter

�Strong, compelling fiction. �
Amanda Quick

:Joan Wolf writes with an absolute emotional mastery that goes straight to the heart.�
Mary Jo Putney.

"A master storyteller."
Publisher's Weekly

Product Details

BN ID:
2940149340637
Publisher:
Ten Talents Press
Publication date:
03/28/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
327,266
File size:
525 KB

Meet the Author

Joan Wolf is a USA TODAY bestselling author, whose acclaimed Regency romances have earned her national recognition as a master of the genre. Her many historical and contemporary romances have been highly praised by reviewers and authors alike. Publisher's Weekly reviewed one of her novels as "historical fiction at its finest." Joan was born in New York City but has lived most of her life in Connecticut with her husband, two children and numerous pets. An avid rider and horse owner, she enjoys featuring horses in her novels.

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The Guardian 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
LadyHester More than 1 year ago
I like Joan Wolf's stories because she always writes in interesting hobbies or behavior that I don't usually read about. In this one, the heroine trains dogs and horses for the fox hunt.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite authors.
jslJS More than 1 year ago
The story is engaging and the characters sympathetic, though I don't see myself going back to read it again and again as I've done with some other Joan Wolf books (eg Fool's Masquerade, Lord Richard's Daughter). I do recommend it if you like books with beautiful heroines with expert horsemanship and multiple men who want her.