Miss Winters Proposes

Miss Winters Proposes

by Frances Fowlkes


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An unseemly proposal... Juliet Winters has come up with a wonderfully devious plan to avoid marrying her vile cur of a cousin. First, she'll propose marriage to her handsome, reclusive neighbor, Lord Colwyn. Then, once she has both name and financial support, she'll be able to pursue her true (if rather unladylike) passion -- breeding dogs. But when Lord Colwyn rejects her proposal... Juliet must take matters into her own hands. The last thing Benjamin Colwyn expected was for the spirited Juliet to blackmail him into marriage -- especially not by kidnapping his beloved canine companion. Yet despite his yearning for peace and isolation, he finds himself wanting to help her, if only to protect her from a marriage to a disreputable scoundrel. He certainly doesn't expect the woman who pilfered his dog to steal his heart, as well...

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ISBN-13: 9781511585200
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/09/2015
Pages: 194
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.45(d)

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Miss Winters Proposes (Entangled Scandalous) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want to preface this review by admitting to the fact that this book peaked my interest because I am currently addicted to Downton Abbey and wanted to read something similar. Am I ever so happy I did! This book (even though it is set about 100 years pre-Downton timeframe) was a perfect fit for my addiction, I mean enjoyment.  Juliet is a 24 year old noble woman (almost “spinster” age in those days) who is about to be married off to her cousin who is to inherit her family’s estate. That is, she will be married off if she doesn’t find another suitable partner before her cousin has time to propose and she is forced by circumstance to say yes. She is a stubborn individual that feels alienated by her love of dog breeding which is considered a man’s hobby and not something any lady should have a part in. All she wants to do is be left alone to do her own thing, and she really does not care for her cousin. At all. In her haste to fix her problem she visits her neighbor, who is a single Viscount, and notifies him that she has kidnapped (dognapped?) his favorite and most cherished canine companion and will only return the dog once he has agreed to be her husband.  The Viscount, Lord Benjamin Colwyn, is a reclusive man who has absolutely no interest in marrying anyone. This is especially the case for a forward woman who has the audacity to propose to him, comes uninvited before lunch, AND steal his prize dog who is pregnant and due with her first litter of puppies. Puppies that are critical to the financial stability of his sister and her family. After some fun banter Juliet explains that she wants a marriage on paper but to be left alone in a country house (that is part of her dowry) where she can do her dog breeding thing and he can do whatever it is he does in his estate without her interfering. Benjamin still isn’t feeling the whole marriage idea until he finds out she is to marry her cousin if he doesn’t help her, and let’s just say Benjamin loathes her cousin. He may not want to marry Juliet, but he has no desire to throw her to the wolves by having to be tied to such an awful man. He reluctantly accepts Juliet’s proposal and the story of them as a “them” begins. I really enjoyed this book. It was written very well, was paced perfectly, and had just enough tension and drama to keep the pages turning but not enough where I got frustrated (and I can get frustrated pretty easily). The character of Juliet was my favorite. I found it refreshing that she had such a strong backbone for a woman in that era but was still written very believably. The dialogue was written so true-to-time (from what I can imagine). There was a few short steamy scenes but they were not the focus at all of this book. The dogs and their relationships with their humans is such a large part of the story as well and added that something extra that made this a stand out for me. If I could change one thing I would have loved to have seen just a few more scenes with Juliet and Benjamin before the epilogue. That is just me selfishly wanting to spend more time with them because I liked them and their interactions so much. If you enjoy historical romance, a sweet doggie-filled story, or just want an easy read that is entertaining and well written check this out. I’m glad I did!  ~ This book was kindly provided to me via NetGalley for an honest review. ~
FizzaYounis More than 1 year ago
Amazing historical fiction! I loved it and recommend to all book lovers. It is a story about a recluse viscount, who never wants to get married and an unconventional Miss, who is desperate to do just that. After the death of his first wife, Benjamin decided not to get married again. Because he feared the loss and think it is better to stay alone forever. Juliet's father is sick and decided to arrange her marriage with a cousin who will inherit his title and estate one day. But Juliet knows that if she married her cousin she will never be able to live a life she so desires. Therefore, there is only one thing to do, marry a man who doesn't want a wife so that she can live as she pleases. That is why she proposes to her neighbour... The book is well written and all the characters are interesting, especially Miss Winters. I loved the beginning of the book. It was epic and once I started reading I couldn't put it down. It is light hearted romance which is ideal to read this winter.
Cheryl-S More than 1 year ago
Juliet Winters did not want to marry.  All she ever wanted to do was to breed hunting dogs like her father.  When she found out her father wished her to marry her cousin, Frederick Winters, she went out and found her own choice for a husband.  Then she proposed to him.  the very handsome Lord Benjamin Colwyn, Viscount, was sort of a recluse, a loner and the perfect man to be her husband.  They would marry, he would continue living as he is now and she would go and live at the property that is part of her dowry and raise her dogs.  Now all she has to do is convince him of that. I absolutely loved it!  A fantastic story that kept my attention from start to end.  Juliet is an independent, smart, witty, spitfire, who impresses me with her aspiration to breed dogs in a man's world.  In 1818 England, women did not do this sort of thing.  This story was very well written.  Great read!  I look forward to reading more from this very talented author. Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
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WorldsCollide More than 1 year ago
A sweet historical romance, Miss Winters Proposes was a lovely read. Not particularly memorable, but an enjoyable romance that I liked. Both characters were likable. There wasn't anything special about either, but I found Juliet to be determined and Benjamin to be sweet when he wasn't trying to push people away. So, I was fine with them both. The romance was okay. I wish there had been more of a transition from Juliet and Benjamin being strangers to being in love. As it was, we missed the whole falling in love with each other part. Also, I wish that they had actually tried to fight for each other more, rather than just being to scared to change the original terms of their marriage and running away at the first conflict. Despite these issues, though, I did think they were good together. The plot moved quickly and I was kept interested all the way through. The story was nice and the ending was sweet. Miss Winters Proposes was a good historical romance and I liked it. Romance lovers, you might want to check this book out. *I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I've read by this author, and I am happy to announce it will definately not be the last. It was well written, had believable characters, and I love how she portrayed the hounds throughout the book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*An enjoyable read about a woman with an independant attitude and a grieving viscount..
Bookworm2Bookworm More than 1 year ago
Surrey England, Winter 1818 Juliet Winters, age 24, is red-haired and freckled.  The daughter of a rich baron, Lord Roughton, all Juliet cares for is raising dogs that are part of an incredible line begun by her father.  Juliet is being pressured to marry her odious cousin, Frederick Winters, who enjoy politics.  He is a truly vile man and has played many dirty tricks to get information from some members of Parliament. As Juliet is adamant about not marrying Frederick and decides to turn to her reclusive neighbor, Lord Colwyn.  Benjamin Stephenson Colwyn, the sixth Viscount Colwyn is in needs of funds.  The owner of a prize dog, now expecting puppies, he needs the financial security he can gain from the sale of the puppies.   Juliet figures that if she marries her neighbor, she will be free to spend her days with her dogs.  When she drops in and frankly proposes to him, he is surprised and simply turns her down saying he has no need of a wife.  However, Juliet is ready for this and volleys that if he does not marry her, he will never again see Artemis, his prize English Pointer. Thus begins a cute story of a stubborn young woman and a man totally charmed by her.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
I was gifted a copy of Miss Winters Proposes for an honest review. This book proved to be a fun, quirky read. Loved the character of Juliet Winters. She was such a strong person that she was willing to do whatever she could to protect herself, no matter what. Not your average love story. Definitely worth the read.
celticmaggie More than 1 year ago
This was a good read. Frances pulled a very different story line while writing this story. I enjoyed reading this story. This book had some small spoilers. There were a couple of spots where the reader might need tissues for just a short walk away. Juliet is a female who breeds dogs. Totally unacceptable at the time. Benjamin needs a sale of pups from his dog to help his sister out. He has a trust and safety deal going on. He has lost his parents and 2 older brothers plus his first wife and baby. Juliet needs a husband so she won't have to marry her 59 year old cousin who keeps bothering her. The spoilers start about here so if you are curious about the story end you will need to grab up this book. This is a middle size read so it flows right up to the end. Enjoy!  I have this book for an honest review for NetGalley.
rabidreaderSR More than 1 year ago
Miss Winter Proposes is a sweet, charming historical romance, and I recommend it to lovers of the genre. I loved the opening of the book. It was intriguing, witty, and certainly entertaining. The rest of the story continued in the same vein, making Miss Winter Proposes a fast pace delightful read. Miss Juliet Winters was a great character. While she took a bold step to secure her future, it did not paint her in an overly silly or unconventional light. I admired her spunk, and her willingness to act for the sake of her own happiness, instead of letting others decide her fate. She displayed this strength throughout the book, and I enjoyed that. She was a sweet, refreshing, yet spunky lady. Our hero, Lord Benjamin Colwyn, was just as great. Very honorable, and while I was a bit thrown initially that he would commit to marriage so quickly, I understood. He was an honorable gentleman that had suffered pain and misery, partly because of the actions of the man Miss Winters was so desperate to escape. Of course Lord Colwyn had to step forward, and he did so in a manner that made me fell in love with his character. I tend to like edgy and intense romances, so this kind of surprised upon me. I mean I knew I would like it, because I enjoyed this author writing in her book The Duke’s Obsession. But I loved this story. The writing was beautiful, witty and light, and that made me truly enjoy watching Lord Benjamin Colwyn and Miss Juliet Winters on their journey to love. Overall this was a very satisfying read and I highly recommend it. Oohhh how could I forget to mention the dogs? I love dogs, I have seven, and with some wonderful dogs being the center of everything, with our leading lady and gentleman adoring their canine friends….well….I loved Miss Winter Proposes even more. Highly recommend this charming read.
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Waited patenitly for matt to return