Becoming Lady Lockwood

Becoming Lady Lockwood

by Jennifer Moore

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Overview

Amelia Beckett is delighted to be a widow. Married by proxy to a man she'd never met, Amelia recognizes that a fortuitous entry into widowhood frees her from meddlesome chaperones and matchmakers. Heiress to her mother's sugar plantation in Jamaica, she happily anticipates working in a man's world, with the additional credibility of her new title: Lady Lockwood. But with the arrival of Captain Sir William Drake, her plans quickly go awry . . .

William has traversed the Atlantic with one purpose. If he cannot prove that Amelia's marriage to his brother was a fraud, she will be entitled to a sizeable portion of his family's estate. He is determined to return this duplicitous “Lady” to London for an official hearing, and he carries with him a letter that will ensure her cooperation . . .

Left with no choice, Amelia joins the captain on his return voyage to England, and the two quickly find that ship life does not allow for evasion. Amelia and William are ceaselessly thrown together, and amidst fierce storms and ocean battles, what began as antipathy seems to be evolving quite unexpectedly. But as they draw ever closer to their destination, will the impossibility of their circumstances shatter any hope of a future together?

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ISBN-13: 9781621086895
Publisher: Covenant Communications, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/30/2014
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 767,681
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Becoming Lady Lockwood 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
PegGlover 3 months ago
Amelia Beckett was ordered by her father to come to London from Jamaica, via the warship, Ventura. Amelia couldn’t understand why her father, Admiral Beckett, insisted that she attend a meeting in London, where her opinion would mean nothing. Amelia’s father, however, had a hidden reason for wanting his daughter, to travel to London, on Captain William Drake’s ship. William had no intention of handing over his deceased brother’s inheritance to Amelia until he confirmed the validity of their marriage. Amelia’s father insisted that even though his daughter married by proxy, her marriage was legal. William wasn’t so sure. His brother never even met his so-called wife before he died. Although the Captain was furious and abrupt with Amelia, his hidden actions towards her on the ship, proved that he had a tender heart. Becoming Lady Lockwood is an outstanding read, filled with action, drama, and romance. I loved getting to know Amelia, the Captain, and his military crew. There are so many likable characters in this book that I was utterly caught up in their stories. Jennifer Moore is one of my favorite authors. I’ve read and loved many of her books, and Becoming Lady Lockwood is one of her best. I absolutely loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Adored this book - very engaging author and the ship portion of the story was fascinating. I now have an unprecedented desire to read more naval books. Loved the main character - I wish that I was as strong and kind as she. Well written and clean - nothing beyond minimal kissing. Highly recommend and can't wait to read more of her works. I thank her for the gift of her efforts.
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
5 STARS I was kept up to early this morning finishing Becoming Lady Lockwood. I loved the time spent on the ship. It was interesting and well told. We learn a lot because Amelia was so curious and wanted to be useful. The time in England was the weakest part in my eyes. It felt a little rushed. Amelia Beckett is a strong character, brave, caring and a hard worker. She is also beautiful inside and out. Amelia grew up on a sugar plantation in Jamaica. She was married by contract to Lord Lockwood but never met him. Captain Sir William Drake believes that Amelia and her father the Admiral conspired to cheat his estate. He is bringing her to England to find out. The setting for most of the book is sailing from Jamaica to England in a time when France and England are at war. They are traveling in a military ship. There orders were to go in Frances water. There was lots of drama, action, romance and interesting characters. It is also a clean read. I did not put the book down till I had finished. I like how the story was told it got your attention from the first chapter and kept it. The story seemed to just flow. Of course there were a lot of the story you knew would happen and some things were a surprise. Based on this book alone I would read more by Jennifer Moore in the future. I was given this book to read so I could give my honest opinion of it and be part of its blog tour.
lovingthebooks More than 1 year ago
This book is AMAZING! Surely the NEXT BEST SELLER in REGENCY ROMANCE! Take all of the fun bantering and serious propriety of the high society and place in on a ship... out on the open ocean... with an impending war... And you the the makings of a GREAT STORY! Amelia Beckett, (Lady Lockwood) is married...on paper at least. But now she is a widow without ever meeting Lord Lockwood. Her father has sent for her to come to England... And who should be the captain of the ship she will be traveling on? None other than Captain Sir William Drake, the brother of her deceased husband. Not only is he taking her to England, but once there, he will be taking her to court to contest the marriage and her inheritance of "a sizable portion of his family's estate." But Amelia is not the faint-of-heart kind of woman. She will win your heart just as she does the shipmates... But can she win the heart of the captain as well? YOU WILL LOVE THIS BOOK! SO. SO. SO. GOOD! Give in to love and romance and the open sea!
Its_Time_Mamaw More than 1 year ago
A Regency Romance You Must Read. Amelia Beckett is an independent woman running her sugar plantation in Jamaica.  Yet, she still seeks the approval and love of her uncaring father.  She went so far as to agree to marry a man in hopes of pleasing her father. Amelia had never met the man she married by proxy. She became a widow before she even met her husband.  She now carries the name Lady Lockwood, but there seems to be discrepancy in the legality of the marriage. She is ordered by her father to come to London for a hearing on the case.   Captain Drake Lockwood no sooner learns of his brother's death when he finds his brother had married by proxy. He is determined to prove this so called widow joined  into marriage with his brother by fraudulent means.  He is ordered to bring Miss Beckett to London on his ship, during wartime, to prove whether she entered into the union legally. To Drake's confusion the woman seems to be more than just a black widow. Now he feared whether he could get her safely to London without his ship being fired upon. I found this story intriguing due to strong will and fortitude of Miss Beckett.  I found it was so sad that her father was so disconnected from his daughter not holding any affections for his only child.   Captain Drake was not very kind until he got to know the real Miss Beckett.  He was very much an honorable gentleman loved and respected by many. I could not, did not put this book down until I had read the very last page.  I was sad for it to end.  Loved it from beginning to end.  A true romantic swashbuckler!  The author has written a real winner. She gave many interesting facts as to Captain Drake's warship.  It gave me the feeling of actually how it must have been to be aboard his ship.  I am very much looking forward to reading more from Jennifer Moore. I highly recommend this book. Disclosure:  I received a free copy of this book from the author for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jennifer Moore tells a wonderful story that captured my attention from the very beginning. This story was refreshingly original with an entire crew you will come to root for. I could not put the book down.