The Rejected Suitor

The Rejected Suitor

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by Teresa McCarthy
     
 

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Book 1 - The Clearbrooks: A Regency Romance of star-crossed lovers with spies, secrets and second chances. Tender, humorous, and captivating.

The only daughter of a duke, Lady Emily Clearbrook was seventeen when she fell in love with the Earl of Stonebridge, but one day, he left her without a word. Now, three years later, the man mysteriously reappears and…  See more details below

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Book 1 - The Clearbrooks: A Regency Romance of star-crossed lovers with spies, secrets and second chances. Tender, humorous, and captivating.

The only daughter of a duke, Lady Emily Clearbrook was seventeen when she fell in love with the Earl of Stonebridge, but one day, he left her without a word. Now, three years later, the man mysteriously reappears and battles Emily's four brawny brothers to woo her again. But the bigger battle seems to be with Emily!

The Clearbrooks - This historical romance series about a duke's family includes delightful, heartwarming love stories that bring the Regency period to life.
Book 1 - The Rejected Suitor
Book 2 - The Wagered Bride
Book 3 - The Convenient Bride
Book 4 - The Mischievous Bride
Book 5 - The Duke's Bride

Colorado Clearbrooks - Look for this series by Teresa McCarthy, including sweet contemporary romance with the Clearbrook descendants!
Book 1 - Almost Midnight
Book 2 - Almost Sundown
Book 3 - Almost Daybreak

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Editorial Reviews

RT Book Reviews
4 1/2 stars!!! "Debut author Teresa McCarthy captivates with this amusing story replete with plenty of fun spying scenes and intrigue."
Writing and reviewing clean fiction - Kathryn Cooper
"I love a wonderfully clean historical romance! This book (and whole series) was so pleasant to read."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016758701
Publisher:
Teresa McCarthy
Publication date:
05/11/2013
Series:
THE CLEARBROOKS , #1
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
27,320
File size:
917 KB

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Award-winning author Teresa McCarthy writes Regency Historical romances and contemporary love stories. The author is known for her tender romances sprinkled with humor.

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The Rejected Suitor 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I have read by McCarthy and I was hooked from the start. with a mixture of 4 insufferably loving brothers, an arrogant guilt ridden Earl, and a interfering aunt, made this book a page turner. I look forward to reading other works by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read! Love this author! Read this on the plane. Couldn't put it down. Looking forward to reading more Regency novels from this author.
Cannes More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this Regency romance! Set in the time period of Jane Austen, the story is about Lady Emily. Her brothers want to arrange a marriage for her, but she has other plans - throw in the dashing Lord Stonebridge and a little mystery, and you have a fun read! If you enjoy Regency romance, historical romance, or clean romance in general, you will like this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a fun romance story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the read.
BaileyGF More than 1 year ago
Very good read.. You will enjoy
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Coulnt put it down.
lilacqueen75 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely adored this story! I love great characters with subtle humor in a fun setting. Emily and Jared have a past. They once wanted to marry, but when Jared left without a word and married another, Emily was left heartbroken and devastated. Years later, their paths cross again and neither of them are sure they can handle it. I love a good lost love story. It was written in a way that was easy for me to sympathize with Emily--I could feel her pain and sorrow. Emily is a strong character, not willing to sit back without a fight while her four brothers try to find her the perfect match. She has a mind of her own and pushes the limits of what is acceptable for a lady in this time. Jared has many secrets. He can't quite resist Emily, but for many reasons, he has to try. I wish he would've (or could've) been more trusting. Roderick, the oldest brother, has secrets as well. It almost seems like it's okay for him to do something, but Emily can't do the same thing without a big deal made. The brothers and different encounters with potential suitors had me laughing and smiling throughout; the romance was toe-tingling and sweet; and the aunt/cousin were great, too. A very enjoyable and purely fun story! Content: clean romance; mild language; mild violence. Clean!
MTSmith More than 1 year ago
Jared and Emily's past is fraught with love, loss, betrayal, broken promises, broken trust, and secrets. Their present is filled with the same. With so many issues between them coupled with present issues that are just as dire, I wondered how these two would resolve their past and gain a future together. But they did, though the road to happily ever after wasn't without its fair share of twists and turns. It was interesting to watch Jared and Emily's hearts soften toward each other, to see those carefully erected walls come down brick by brick until each was ready to profess, without hesitation, their love for one another. It was annoying, to no end, her brothers' highhandedness throughout the story. Oh, I know the practice of marriages arranged by male relatives for the females in their family were commonplace but it doesn't make Emily' brothers' approach any less irritating. Still, it made for some interesting battles of will and words between them and her. Trust, the lack of it really, was a major theme in this story. The trust Jared and Emily once shared had been lost when he left because he had to. Though fragile at first, it gained strength as they spent time together and overcame the obstacles in their way only to be shattered almost at the end. While I understand Emily's argument that Jared should have told her about his daughter, I also understand Jared's reasons for keeping her a secret. He apologized for withholding that from her, but I felt she should've been more understanding toward him, especially once he explained it was for his daughter's safety, not to hurt Emily. A lovely story of love lost and found, of lovers reunited, of dreams finally coming true. Ms. McCarthy's characters are memorable and relatable, the plot well thought out and believable, the dialogue a direct reflection of the characters' emotions and feelings. I was in the mood for a good historical last night, and I found it in the pages of "The Rejected Suitor."
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Will look for more of hers to read!
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I should have been paid to read this book. What a waste of time!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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