Devil's Daughter: The Ravenels meet The Wallflowers

Devil's Daughter: The Ravenels meet The Wallflowers

by Lisa Kleypas

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ISBN-13: 9780062371935
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/19/2019
Series: Ravenels Series
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 577
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas graduated from Wellesley College with a political science degree. She’s a RITA award-winning author of both historical romance and contemporary women’s fiction. She lives in Washington State with her husband Gregory and their two children.

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Devil's Daughter: The Ravenels meet The Wallflowers 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
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I loved everything about this book except there was no epilogue.
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Anonymous 25 days ago
Characters are very appealimg. Book is written with humor and wit- everyone is well-dtawn and loveable. You will enjoy it: it is hot without being crass.
Sailon 27 days ago
DEVIL'S DAUGHTER has lots of proper angst along with some great humor, meddling, okay LOTS OF MEDDLING, a bit of betrayal and some serious CHEMISTRY! I received this ARC copy of DEVIL'S DAUGHTER from Avon - HapperCollins. This is my honest and voluntary review.
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Always fab
Shelley Murray 16 hours ago
Finally! OK, fair warning and for starters: Lisa Kleypas is one of my favorite historical romance authors, and her Wallflowers series and Ravenels series are two of my favorites of her works. So this coming together of two of my favorite series, and then West, my favorite side character from The Ravenels, meeting up with Pheobe, the daughter of my favorite couple from The Wallflowers, is just SO MUCH SQUEE. ♥ Swoon. The lines at the outer corners of his eyes deepened with amusement. "If the hero hasn't turned up, you may have to settle for the villain." "If the villain's the one who turns up, he is the hero." I mean, how are you not going to swoon at that? West is so thoroughly convinced he's the bad guy because of his past (which if you've read any romances, historical or otherwise, is a pretty common trope). And while it's true that he did do some pretty crappy things in his past, he's also living his redemption story, which shows on every page in his interactions with the farmers he deals with, with his family, and with Phoebe and her sons. As a mom as two small boys myself, it just KILLS me the way West is with her boys - he clearly loves them a lot, which makes West pretty impossible not to love, completely and utterly. And I super love when Phoebe's father steps in, because he's basically shaking his head like "Oh kid, you have no idea..." Like, I want to give West a copy of Devil in Winter so he can read about Phoebe's dad, and then maybe he wouldn't worry quite so much, haha. Phoebe is also a really amazing woman. She gives her heart fully to her first husband, Henry, knowing that he is ill and that their life together will be difficult and likely all too brief. I love that she married her childhood sweetheart and first love and that they have all these stories and history together, but now that he's gone and she's out of mourning she basically needs to find herself again as her own person. There's a little bit of an enemies to lovers flair to her relationship with West because of West's past with Henry, which I really adore - especially when the story behind the book comes out (and that's all I'll say about that, because I don't want to spoil anything!) As charming and wonderful as the blooming romance and growing friendship between Phoebe and West is, Devil's Daughter is as much about the growth of West and Phoebe as individuals and them learning to love and trust themselves as it is about them learning to love and trust each other. This is the fifth book in The Ravenels series, and while it can be read as a stand alone there are a LOT of characters from both The Ravenels and The Wallflowers coming together in this one. There are also some spoilers for The Ravenels book 4, Hello Stranger, so watch out for those!
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Samantha1020 6 days ago
Whelp! I read my first book by Kleypas and now I'm completely hooked! I started this book only knowing that I had previously heard tons of high praise for Lisa Kleypas and her historical romances. Let me tell you that I can honestly join in on singing this author's praises now! I was hooked on this book from the very beginning. I was so completely invested in the relationship developing between West and Phoebe. What I really liked about this book is that the author took a difficult situation with the recent death of Phoebe's husband, whom she genuinely loved, and still managed to create a believable romance between her and West that I could't help but root for. West was delightful to read about and not at all what I expected him to be from reading the summary of this book. He was just perfect for Phoebe in every way even if neither of them knew it right away! I literally could not stop reading this book! I found myself sneaking in pages every free second that I had (and that's no exaggeration). That feeling of anticipation and would they be able to get their happy ever after kept me reading long after I should have gone to bed. And I enjoyed every minute of it! I also have to say that I really appreciated that Phoebe's husband was remembered in a positive way. I think this comes from me reading so many thrillers where the deceased spouse may not have been the best type of person but I didn't feel like this author went there at all. She kept the love between Phoebe and him as something separate but important all the same. I also felt like it opened Phoebe up to an even deeper relationship with West which I adored. If all of the books in this series are this good, I am certainly in for a treat! I feel like I say this every time but with books this good, I really, really need to add more historical romances to my reading life! Overall, I enjoyed this book immensely and will certainly be reading more by this author! I have a few of her other romances already on my shelves but I think that I would like to start at the beginning of this series first and catch up. I've heard such good things about the earlier books so I want to read the rest of the books before trying anything else. Plus, the covers for this book and the rest of the series are absolutely gorgeous!! I am so glad that I've finally read this author and will not be waiting long before reading more by her. I would recommend this book to fans of romance and historical romances alike. As will most historical romances, you don't have to read these in order. I certainly didn't and it didn't effect my enjoyment in the slightest. Highly recommended! Bottom Line: A book that I couldn't help but fall a little bit in love with! Source: I received a copy of this book thanks to the publisher. All thoughts are my own.
Anonymous 11 days ago
Lovely romance. Wanted more.
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Anonymous 13 days ago
Phoebe, Lady Clare, the daughter of Sebastian and Evie is a widow to Henry who was tormented by West Ravenel in school. When she attends her brother's marriage to a Ravenel, she meets West for the first time and finds instead of being a despicable wastral, he is the extremely attractive, hard-working estate manager of his brother's estate. Wow, this was beautiful. These were two completely fleshed-out adults with wit, intelligence and insecurities. West had to overcome a horrific past with neglectful parents who died early, then neglectful relatives. He built a wall of anger and drunkness until his brother inherited an earldom and gave him the responsibility of managing the estate. Phoebe on the other hand had a wonderful childhood raised in a large vibrant loving family by parents who truly loved and respected each other. however she married a very ill man who was quiet and reserved and old fashioned. She truly loved him but spent her married life caring for him. West is Henry's opposite, he lived a very debauched life for a while and now is a very hard working, robust man who respects his tenants and treats little boys like the rough and tumble boys they are. I usually don't like children in books, but these children were a good mechanism to show us how much West has grown and change. It was so nice to see Phoebe and West get to know and trust each other and love each other. The love scenes were also exquistly hot and romantic. My only disappointment was that it ended abruptly. I really wanted to see more of their life together once West got over his insecurities. Oh, and I loved Sebastian's role in getting West and Phoebe together. It was lovely to see him as a doting father, but still with his super dry wit and his love and respect for Evie.
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SW57 16 days ago
Can we have more than 5 stars? West was everything I wanted in a hero and more! So utterly romantic and not afraid to say it, even with his feeling of unworthiness and his self-mocking humor. It took Phoebe some time to bring him around, though. And maybe a little help from family, on both sides!
Anonymous 16 days ago
The direction West had my thoughts going was definitely south! I loved the book. Witty, romantic and steamy!
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baerro 24 days ago
I devoured this book in 2 days! This is it - the long-awaited, eagerly anticipated story of Weston "West" Ravenel and Phoebe, Lady Clare. For us longtime Kleypas readers, we were first introduced to Phoebe St. Vincent as a baby early in the Hathaways series, the first child of much beloved couple Sebastian & Evie. Now she is the widowed mother of two small boys, with a failing estate to look after and condescending in-laws left and right who she fends off with her mother's compassion and father's precise wit. West, meanwhile, is a reformed ne'er-do-well. When we met him in "Cold-Hearted Rake" (where his brother Devon was the titular rake), he was a bonafide alcoholic who dried out at Eversby Priory. The countryside has had a healing influence on him. Except it's difficult for him to reconcile his destructive past with the concept that he deserves to love and be loved. And that past includes being a school bully who terrorized one sickly kid named Henry, who eventually grew up and became Lord Clare. Phoebe's late husband, whom she loved very much. This is no insipid romance. These are adults with responsibilities and wounds, old and new. Sure, the betrayal of Phoebe's late husband's cousin can be seen coming a mile away (why else would he be keeping the estate accounts from her?), but the heart of this novel is Phoebe & West's convincing of one another to seize a brighter future. Equally charming is West's assumption of a father-like role for five-year-old Justin and two-year-old Stephen. We rarely see adults playing with children in these kinds of novels, but there was a strong family bond in this one that is refreshing (Sebastian & Evie are doting grandparents, too). For longtime Kleypas readers and fellow Wallflower fans, we see the four of them reunited briefly. Simon & Annabelle apparently have three children total: Isabelle (who was born during that series) and twins Ashton & Augustus. We already learned of Sebastian & Evie's five in "Devil in Spring" (Phoebe, Gabriel, Raphael, Seraphina, and Ivo). And apparently, Marcus & Lillian had five more kids after Merritt (though we don't know their names)! However, from the Wallflowers' conversation it appears that Matthew & Daisy did not have any children, possibly by choice. Another refreshing choice in a historical novel. We get another tease of Tom Severin's personality toward the end of "Devil's Daughter." So far he is the most mysterious of his group of friends (him, the Ravenel brothers, and Rhys Winterbourne), as well as the most amoral. I would go as far as to suggest he might have a personality disorder, because I know of no sane, healthy person who would be so willing to swindle his own friends, in ways readers have witnessed, and claim that it's just business. Nothing ever seems to perturb him, and when Sebastian asked if he needed anything, Severin replied no, saying, "I have everything I could want." This immediately provoked a *We'll see about that!* response from me, which I believe was Kleypas' intention - which leads me to believe he will be a main character in the next novel. Possibly with Cassandra Ravenel? When Devon and West were talking before Pandora's wedding, Devon mentioned that she was the last unmarried sister, so I took that to be foreshadowing (and likely the end of the Ravenel series). All in all, buy this book. That is my recommendation. For me, it's tied with "Hello Stranger" (both phenomenal) for being the best of the series.
jerichat 24 days ago
Huge fan of this author, and once again she does not disappoint. Redemption and forgiveness are major themes. The hero is flawed, but a truly good man at his core. The heroine is strong and fiercely loyal, but with the ability to be open and not allow prejudgement to cloud her ability to see and hear, understand and accept people as they are. I loved these two, and I was beyond thrilled to have my all-time favorite leading man (Sebastian) return in a supporting (and supportive) role. The time reading this book was well-spent. I can't wait til it pops up on my "must re-read" list!
Anonymous 24 days ago
Good read