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The Troublemaker

The Troublemaker

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Sarah Palmer, a reckless beauty with a penchant for trouble, has enraged her family for the last time with her foiled plan to elope with a fortune hunter. Sent to stay with her married half-sister in the Scottish countryside, Sarah arrives there only to learn that her sister has gone away to Glasgow. With no one to chaperone her, she is immensely relieved at her

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Sarah Palmer, a reckless beauty with a penchant for trouble, has enraged her family for the last time with her foiled plan to elope with a fortune hunter. Sent to stay with her married half-sister in the Scottish countryside, Sarah arrives there only to learn that her sister has gone away to Glasgow. With no one to chaperone her, she is immensely relieved at her newfound freedom and vows to redeem herself in the eyes of her family by behaving for once. But she hasn't reckoned on Marshall MacDougal, the most irresistible and troublesome man she has ever met...

An American surrounded in mystery, Marshall MacDougal has come to Scotland searching for justice--and vengeance. He is captivated by Sarah and she by him, though she tried to resist. But then Sarah discovers that her own mother and half-sister are the target's of Marsh's vengeance. Old secrets, new scandals, and hocking revelations turn seduction into a devious game, where passion has a price...

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
A sequel to Becnel's The Matchmaker, this serviceable Regency-era romance offers up a charming heroine and a hero who's not as self-sufficient as he'd like to be. Sarah Palmer is the novel's troublemaker, but she doesn't really make trouble; trouble finds her. Having been packed off to Scotland after nearly eloping with a fortune-hunter, Sarah is determined to prove that she's changed. But no sooner does she arrive in sleepy Kelso than she meets handsome American Marshall MacDougal. Years ago, Marsh's mother emigrated to America to await his father, who never showed. Marsh is now searching for his birthright, and he finds Sarah and her family squarely in his way. Although sparks fly between the two, Sarah's determination to handle this problem herself complicates matters. Becnel's books are generally darker than the typical Regency fare this one revolves around questions of legitimacy but the novel's serious underpinnings provide grounding for Sarah's flighty nature. As the hero, Marsh is also flawed. His (admittedly justified) bitterness grows old quickly, and the negative feelings that simmer between Sarah and Marsh at times overwhelm their budding affection for each other. Still, the story is warm and well paced and will likely please new readers and longtime fans alike. (Nov.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
From the Publisher
"Rexanne Becnel is a marvelous storyteller."—Romantic Times

"Becnel creates the most intriguing characters and infuses them with fiery personalities and quick minds."—The Literary Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781250011169
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
11/19/2001
Series:
Matchmaker Series , #2
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
863,400
File size:
341 KB

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Meet the Author

Critically acclaimed romance author Rexanne Becnel has written eleven previous novels, including Dangerous to Love, The Maiden Bride, and A Dove a Midnight. Ms. Becnel is a multi-award winner-her work My Gallant Enemy won the Waldenbooks First Time Romance Author Award and the Romantic Times Best Award for Best Medieval Romance by a New Author. She lives in New Orleans with her family.


Rexanne Becnel's love of English history probably stemmed from the childhood years she lived in London. She now lives and works in New Orleans, another locale drenched in history and romance. She has won many awards for her historical romances. Her books include The Matchmaker, The Maiden Bride, The Bride of Rosecliff and many others.

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Troublemaker 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
From when I first began to read this book it drew me in a little at a time. Then the mystery between Sarah and Marsh got me really into it. It was a beautiful piece of literature with a wonderful ending. I would recommend this to anyone who wants an outstanding historical romance novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book left much to be desired, and could have been much better. I want to point out that this has great reviews, did we read the same book? Why is it that usually the ones with bad reviews becomes a favorite, while the ones with good are a disappointment?! I kept waiting for more... more laughs, more mischief, more passion, more, more, more! I was so excited to read this story, maybe even find a new "go to" author... Im cheap and the truth is Ive read free books better than this, more expensive doesnt mean its better. So much for splurging, I think ill stick with my bargain books :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1827 London Sarah Palmer knows she went too far this time with her aborted elopement with Lord Penley. When her irate brother caught up to them, he challenged the usurper to a dual to the death and only the intercession of her stepfather kept the scandal from turning ugly. Sarah has two options: marrying that fortune hunting Penley who dissolved into rancid pudding at the first sign of danger or visit her half-sister Olivia in Scotland. After having watched the spineless Penley perform, Sarah chooses Scotland.

Bostonian Marshal MacDougal learns that his father Cameron Byrde in 1798 abandoned the infant Marshal and his mother and married someone else. All these years he thought his father had died before he was born, but now Marshal vows to destroy the man if he still lives or his descendants if he does not. When he arrives in Scotland, he learns that his prime target is his half-sister Olivio. However, Marshal and Sarah meet and fall in love, but he cannot allow her to interfere with his plan.

The sequel to THE MATCHMAKER, THE TROUBLEMAKER is an enchanting historical romance starring a born troublemaker even in the first tale and an American seeking trouble. The story line is invigorating due to the ¿troubling¿ relationship between the strong lead charcaters. Though Marshal¿s behavior can become a bit irritating with his paramecium-like thirst for vengeance, readers will appreciate this Regency romance due to the deep emotions that the key players display (a two edged sword in the case of the male protagonist). Rexanne Becnel has written another jewel that will beguile sub-genre fans.

Harriet Klausner