Valentine's Change of Heart [NOOK Book]

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Valentine's Change of Heart, A Regency romance
Valentine Wharton is on a quest to slay the dragons of a troubled past, and requires a governess to teach his daughter all that he cannot. Elaine Deering must choose between the seductions of past and present to cure her wary heart, and perhaps, in the process, to help Valentine in the valiant changing of his.

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Overview

Valentine's Change of Heart, A Regency romance
Valentine Wharton is on a quest to slay the dragons of a troubled past, and requires a governess to teach his daughter all that he cannot. Elaine Deering must choose between the seductions of past and present to cure her wary heart, and perhaps, in the process, to help Valentine in the valiant changing of his.

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Editorial Reviews

on original book cover - Mary Balogh
"Add Elisabeth Fairchild to my list of must-read authors! I couldn't put this one down. Mesmerizing. Romantic fiction at its best . . . exquisitely written, heartwarming, utterly satisfying."
www.roadtoromance.ca - Rashmi Srinivas
"This uplifting tale of love and redemption will long live in the reader’s memories and is one of the best Regencies I’ve ever read. Elisabeth Fairchild is truly awesome!"
American Library Association - John Charles
After playing the role of the drunken, bitter best friend in Captain Cupid Calls the Shots (2000), Valentine now struggles with the demons of his past, including the temptation to drink, as he searches for redemption in this beautifully written classic regency. Readers will want to savor every word of Fairchild's gorgeously poetic, elegantly distinctive writing, which neatly complements this richly emotional, superbly satisfying romance.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016311906
  • Publisher: Donna Gimarc
  • Publication date: 2/13/2013
  • Series: Valentine and Cupid series , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 681,016
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Elisabeth Fairchild is the critically acclaimed, theme driven author of seventeen Jane Austen era romances, and novellas awarded the Golden Quill, the HOLT Medallion, the Bookseller’s Best Award, a Waldenbooks Bestseller of the Year Award, and a Career Achievement Award in Regency romance.

With one foot firmly fixed in the past Elisabeth avidly explores cathedrals, castles and country houses as a historical mentalist with old soul insight, a phenomenal floor-to-ceiling research library, two brilliant, mind-reading, magical Border collies and a wild, one-eyed black cat.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2002

    Not nearly as great as her previous books, IMHO.

    Valentine "Val" Wharton had once been a drunken rogue. His love, Penny, had married his best friend many years ago. He had tried to commit suicide (but Cupid shot him in the leg to stop him) and he almost killed his daughter, Felicity. Everyone had heard of him. Rumors had spread, as they often do. Valentine was ready to assume his responsibilities! He picked up his now ten-year-old daughter and was going to Wales, to St. David's. Needing a governess for Felicity, he hired Miss Elaine Deering, who reminded him much of Penny. Elaine did not really want to accept the position with Wharton. However, Lord Palmer, who had been her previous employer, had tried to take liberties with her and she ended up leaving the position. Lord Palmer chose that moment to travel to Gatehouse only for revenge. He intended to ruin her reputation and have her tossed into the streets. He would have succeeded if not for Wharton. Even hearing Palmer's claims, his offer of employment remained. Elaine accepted. Together they would learn about out another, visit Penny and (in a way) the past, and take a giant "leap of faith"! ** This one is a bit too slow, for my personal Regency taste. I kept getting the impression of the two main characters circling each other warily, though neither really had any reason to. I do not consider this story to be even half as good when compared to the other novels I have read from this same author. If this is the first time you have read a book by Elisabeth Fairchild and feel about it as I do, please do not write this author off. Purchase one of her earlier titles and give her another shot. Because Elisabeth Fairchild IS a very talented woman in the Regency Romance field. This story though, in my own opinion, just could not capture the attentions of readers. ** REVIEWER: DETRA FITCH.

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