The Rogue's Return

The Rogue's Return

by Jo Beverley

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451217882
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/07/2006
Series: Company of Rogues Series , #12
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 527,217
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jo Beverley was the New York Times bestselling author of the Rogue series and numerous other romance novels. Widely regarded as one of the most talented romance writers today, she was a five-time winner of Romance Writers of America’s cherished RITA Award and one of only a handful of members of the RWA Hall of Fame. She also twice received the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. She had two grown sons and lived with her husband in England. Jo Beverley passed away in May 2016.

Date of Birth:

September 22, 1947

Place of Birth:

Morecambe, Lancashire, UK

Education:

Degrees in English and American Studies, Keele University, Staffs, 1970

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Rogue's Return 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
cyderry on LibraryThing 25 days ago
This book started out really well with an interesting plot/premise but didn't carry through as well as I would have hoped. It was still very entertaining, but the abrupt ending, seemed to be forced rather than really thought through.
jjmcgaffey on LibraryThing 25 days ago
Perfectly good, but not exciting. The characters were interesting and well-presented, the situation was interesting - a clever way to force a marriage. Jancy's great secrets annoyed me, mostly - if she didn't care about him or believed he didn't care about her, she'd have reason to keep quiet, but as it was she should have told him much earlier. And she got off way too easily. The blackmail attempt was almost funny - blackmail him right back! The one wrong note was Simon's father's reaction to his offer - crying just seems out of character for him and in that situation. Whatever. Not bad but it didn't catch me. I'll look for others by her, though - another story may ring the right bells and she certainly can write.
Darla on LibraryThing 5 months ago
In the Rogues series, Simon has been in Canada in search of adventure, and finds it--he's in the middle of a duel instigated because he accused a man of corruption, when Jane, the niece of the friend with whom he's been residing, interrupts, saying that her uncle is dying. Uncle Isaiah, on his deathbed, begs the two to wed, for his niece's protection. Unfortunately, Jane isn't really Jane--she's her illegitimate sister Nan, also known as Jancy. They plan to settle Isaiah's estate, then return to England, but there's the matter of the aborted duel and the associated corruption, the secret hanging over Jancy's head, and the impending death of Simon's uncle and cousin, putting him unexpectedly in line for an earldom. Lots of romance and adventure, and a really nice portrayal of how keeping a big secret (Jancy's true identity) can eat at you.
kafkat on LibraryThing 5 months ago
It was nice to revisit the Rogue's -- especially to see how Hal was doing and to visit Dare. While I liked the relationship, Canada scenes, etc. The "drama" of the story is, for lack of a better word, lame. What is it with these historicals when the main character has some horrible secret that she can't tell anyone. She just can't!!!! It would ruin everything!!!! And then you find out that it's a tiny tiny mole on the bottom of her big toe. Like I said lame.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1816 York in Upper Canada, British aristocrat Simon St. Bride feels he has enough evidence to see that Lancelot McArthur goes to jail for embezzling money and goods intended for the Indians. He needs to bring his proof to England. Currently, Simon plays whist when Lancelot makes a nasty insinuating comment about Simon¿s friend Isaiah Trewitt and his prudish eighteen years old niece Jane Otterburn. Simon challenges Lancelot to a duel, which he accepts.----- The next morning, Jane busts in on the duel screaming that Isaiah is dying and wants to see Simon. Lancelot fires, but misses. Simon leaves without a shot. Apparently, the ailing Isaiah learned of the duel and was planning to fight Lancelot when his gun discharged. He begs Simon to marry Jane right now in front of him. Simon agrees as honor calls for him to do so. A reluctant Jane and Simon marry just before Simon dies.---- - Simon¿s friend fellow rogue Major Hal Beaumont promises to take Jane and the evidence to England if his pal dies in the duel. Meanwhile Jane mourns her loss, but also worries her true identity as Jane¿s half-sister Nan will make Simon hate her. Still she owes him the truth. After dispatching Lancelot but hurt in the duel, Jane and Simon journey to England. On the trek, they fall in love, but a scoundrel plans to use her secret to save his hide from prison and gain wealth through blackmail.----- - The eighth Rogue tale stars an incredibly courageous heroine whose bravery will touch the audience as few characters do. Simon¿s adjustment to falling in love handled over time is a response to his admiration of his intrepid beloved. Though the villain proves too weak, fans will cherish this strong historical romance thanks to a wonderful lead pair. Jo Beverly pens another winner.----- Harriet Klausner