The English Heiress

The English Heiress

by Patricia Rice

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BN ID: 2940014739153
Publisher: Book View Cafe
Publication date: 06/01/2012
Series: Regency Nobles
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 34,224
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

With several million books in print and New York Times and USA Today's bestseller lists under her belt, former CPA Patricia Rice is one of romance's hottest authors. Her emotionally-charged contemporary and historical romances have won numerous awards, including the RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice and Career Achievement Awards. Her books have been honored as Romance Writers of America RITA® finalists in the historical, regency and contemporary categories.
A firm believer in happily-ever-after, Patricia Rice is married to her high school sweetheart and has two children. A native of Kentucky and New York, a past resident of North Carolina, she currently resides in St. Louis, Missouri, and now does accounting only for herself. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, the Authors Guild, and Novelists, Inc.
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English Heiress 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
MoRWAReviewsSTL More than 1 year ago
After a fifteen year delay Patricia Rice finally brings us the story of Blanche and Michael that was begun in The Marquess (recently re-released). English Heiress picks up two years later. During this time Lady Blanche Perceval, daughter of a duke, has successfully avoided marriage and is less successfully managing the affairs of the dukedom. The enigmatic Michael O’Toole re-enters Blanche’s life with a desperate young Irishwoman in tow. Blanche, who has been attracted to Michael for years, is tired of Michael’s constant disappearances and irresponsibility. Little does she know, but Michael often disappears as a means to fight his intense attraction to her. This star-crossed couple does not seem to be destined to fulfill their passions. Blanche is a deeply entrenched daughter of the aristocracy. Michael may or may not be related to the marquess brother that claims him. Michael needs to discover who he really is. They both need to discover where they fit into the world. Blanche and Michael embark on a series of adventures which involve Irish revolutionaries, disgruntled mine workers, and a plot to destroy the aristocracy. Through it all they find that love and trust may be the only things that matter. Michael O’Toole (or whatever the real name) is a delightful character, full of charisma, humor and charm. He is a master of sleight of hand, juggling and disguise. Rice’s descriptions lead us to believe that he may even have Attention Deficit Disorder. He lives by his wits, but has a soft heart for the difficulties of others. We readers so passionately want him to find his identity along with some stability and peace in his life. Blanche is kind and good. She demonstrates great concern for the situations of those for which she is responsible. However, she is not nearly as effective at looking out for herself. Blanche had an instinctive understanding of Michael’s character, but struggled with trust issues. It was such a pleasure to see Blanche’s character emerge and take charge of her life. English Heiress was a wonderful read. Patricia Rice’s writing truly shines in her development of interesting, multidimensional characters. The only problems were some pacing and plot issues that slowed the movement of the story and caused the reader to be occasionally bogged down by secondary characters and subplots. Rice concludes the book with a nice setup for a subsequent book featuring characters Neville and Fiona. It is not absolutely necessary to read The Marquess first, but it is certainly recommended since the two stories are very much intertwined.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Really loved this book. This is Michael and Blanch's story and a good one it is. Fast-paced, sad in places and made me giggle at times. Enjoy!
MBowen More than 1 year ago
I was anxious to see how this book would play out. Once again, I don't really feel this is a stand alone story and in order to really appreciate the complexity of the characters the prequel (Ebook format only) and the first book the Marquess will help you better understand the story. Michael is a wonderful character who true nature is only appreciated if you have at least read The Marquess. A devil may care type persona who is really all about saving the down trodden and protecting his family he is a novelty in a Regency romance, where we tend to see only the aristocracy who only seem to think of their own pleasure. Lady Blanche is a delight as she comes into her own and realizes that she does not want to sit back and allow the men of society to "order" her live for her. Although the storyline is unusual for the time period, it is refreshing to see the different take on what could be. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the story and can't wait to finally have the Duke's (Neville's) story in the next book. And, isn't it poetic for those that have followed the series that he end up with the Irish Fiona ;)
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