by Claudy Conn, Karen Babcock

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Witty and refreshingly candid, lovely Serena has been capturing hearts young and old alike. Her guardian uncle worries, though, that at twenty-three she will soon become a spinster. He wants a better life for her than that, but she doesn't want to make a match without her heart being in it.

And none of the men courting her have touched her heart--not Warren, the old friend who woos her even as he eyes other women; certainly not Eustace, the minister concerned more with appearances than compassion; not even Freddy, perhaps the most ardent of her suitors but at nineteen still a puppy.

Then Freddy's uncle, the handsome Lord Pendleton, arrives to extract his nephew from the woman he expects Serena to be--one interested only in wealth and a title. When he refuses to believe that, far from trying to ensnare Freddy, she has been urging him to return to Oxford, her ire gets the better of her. She decides to let his lordship stew in his own juices. And when it becomes clear Lord Arrogant's plan is to get her to change her course from Freddy to himself, feisty Serena sets her own course.

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BN ID: 2940149368679
Publisher: Claudy Conn
Publication date: 03/29/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 477,039
File size: 585 KB

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Serena 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Jutzie More than 1 year ago
Serena by Claudy Conn Lord Daniel Pendleton travels to the New Forest to speak with his nephew on his sister's behalf. Seems the young pup is determined to marry some older gold digging beauty rather than return to Oxford for his schooling. No doxy was going to use and discard his flesh and blood, not on his watch. When he arrives, he is astounded at just how beautiful the minx is. Too much so for anyone's good, especially his. Serena Moorely has plenty of suitors, but none her heart wants. Her uncle is concerned about leaving her unwed if he should pass away. How can she get him to understand that she wants more than just marriage. She desires to have a marriage with someone she loves and have that love returned to her. Is that too much to desire? There are great secondary characters as always, like Daniel's nephew Freddy who is determined to win Serena's heart. The story includes adventure, mystery and romance. There has been a robbery and a murder and somehow the unconventional Serena has entangled herself into the whole mess along with young Freddy. **Sexual content
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the reviews and seen they were high so i was excited it sounded good........they said it was funny....not my kind of funny...didnt even laugh.. as for sexy.....well.....u call drop ur pants grab a boob and grunt sex....and the words they use like oi and whot... way to many charictors chasing after serena.. not to mention a plot to kill with more charictors.....all i can say ls wow to the reviews..... if u like ur historical romance like me witty, passion, sex.....this is not the book... its not the worst i read. Sure not a 4 or 5 star.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The plot is a blatant rip off of Georgette Heyer's Faro's Daughter without the elegant writing and autheticity. Shame.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lady Serena Moorely, who has been raised by her uncle, is an unwed maid and her uncle would like to see her married before he dies. She has three suitors but doesn't love any of them and that is the only reason she will wed-to love and be loved in return. Lord Daniel Pendleton, at his sisters request, goes to New Forest to talk his nephew Freddy (who is one of Serena's suitors) out of wanting to marry Serena and going back to university. Unbeknownst to Daniel, Serena has turned down Freddy's proposal and is only friends with him. When Daniel meets Serena, he thinks her beautiful but a woman after money and position. When Serena meets Daniel she thinks he is a very handsome, arrogant Corinthian. What a delightful romp of a story with sexy romance, robbery, murder and even some humor. This is a terrific Historical Romance and I just loved it and so will you!!(BO)
Anonymous 16 days ago
Not the best but not the worst. I have read several of Claudy Conn's books but just can't seem to put her at the top of my list. I did enjoy the two main characters uncle Danny and Serena.
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Never disappointing. Always fun to read Claudy Conn books! This one was no exception.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an okay read. The main characters 1st intimacy did nothing for me, nor the main character repeatedly not 'listening' and being obnoxious.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This a decent book, but some of the interactions annoyed me greatly. Daniel has come to break off the (supposed) relationship between Serena and his nephew. Although she tells Daniel many times that she believes nephew Freddy should be back at Oxford Daniel ignores this and persists in thinking the worst. It seemed as if he lacked the ability to hear her. Why hasn't Freddy spoken up on the issue? Riders know that tying one's hair securely is the only way to avoid the rat's nest of tangled hair that would otherwise result. Flying hair can obscure vision which is paramount if one rides hell for leather. Sounds romantic, but the reality isn't. Lots of "oi"s which sound much more cockney than country. Sometimes colloquial language bogs the tale down. For me this was the case. Overall a good idea to combine mystery and adventure. Just didn't capture me and hold me.
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WHiggins More than 1 year ago
This was an amazing romantic story. I loved the characters and the intensity of the storyline. I hung onto the words as I read page after page. I wanted to keep reading but also didn’t want to finish. Serena and Daniel Lord Pendleton the two main characters are different but the same. They want to fall in love but are not sure if love is real. After many bad situations and some very good situations they finally realize they do both feel the same about each other but the trick is , how to tell Daniel's nephew Freddy who thinks he is in love with Serena? The romance is a big part of the story but there is also some investigating going on with some stolen gold and a few murders to solve. This book will keep you interested and earn a place on your bookshelf !
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MHOON1 More than 1 year ago
I like this book about a spirited young woman who enjoys her life for the most part. She has a lot of gents at her neck and call but she's not interested until the right one shows up. This is a well written story with likeable and unlikeable characters that sometimes make you want to scream. If you'd like to read a murder mystery along with a passionate love story, this is for you, Enjoy, I did!
Babsygirl More than 1 year ago
Lovely Serena's uncle is afraid she'll be a spinster, her 3 suitors hold no interest for her. Along comes Lord Pendleton, ready to pull his nephew out from the grasps of the gold digger Serena. Upon meeting her, he realizes Serena is a beauty but still doesn't believe she isn't after wealth. Yet the sparks between Serena and Lord Pendleton are undeniable. With a tale of robbery and murder, this story has you turning the pages so quickly that you can't put it down
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queenbee68 More than 1 year ago
This is my favorites. You will love it, SEXY, SEXY!!
booknooknuts More than 1 year ago
This is the newest release by Mrs. Claudy  Conn and all I can say SHE has done it again.  The book to me was Funny, Romantic , Witty, and Action packed as well.   Had  me laughing out loud in many spots of the book.  In this book we have Serena     who is a young woman who has yet to find a man to marry. She has many suitable suitors however she has not found the one who she loves and of course Love is everything to  her. There is one young man who has taken a fancy to Serena but he is a bit young and still needs to be in school. Lord Daniel Pendleton Uncle to the young man Freddie  is on his way to collect his nephew.   Once he however sees the beautiful vivacious Serena all bets are off and he is in hot pursuit.  But Serena may be a bit much for the Lord and he is soon to find out just how high strung and stubborn she can really be.  But will that stop him? HAHA I think that’s likely not going to happen but I am not going to tell you so  Go pickup this fantastic book and find out for yourself. 
Dawn88 More than 1 year ago
I love how Claudy writes her regency romances. They are light and fun with love and passion and a bit of mystery and suspense. You are easily pulled into the story. This book had it all sweet romance, passion filled love making, mystery and suspense that will keep you turning the pages to see what happens next. Serena, a beautiful young lady who is happy with her life. She takes care of her uncle and he wants her to find happiness and marry but she is holding out for a love match. She knows that none of the men she has met will do. Well that is until she meets Lord Pendleton. Lord Pendleton has come to save his nephew from a marriage to a woman who he thinks is only after his title and money. Serena and Lord Pendleton meet and the sparks fly right away. This is a must read!!! Loved everything about this book. You will have to read it to see what is going to happen :)
NicoleGarcia More than 1 year ago
Another Amazing Historical!!!What can I  say Claudy has done it again. Her talent and beautiful writing never cease to amaze me. What I love most about her writing is her ability to bring you into the story as if you are livng it. Claudy's realistic descriptions allow you to escape into another place and time. Beautiful Serena has many men both ypung and old interested in courting her. Though she is only twenty-three, her uncle is worries she will never get married and be a spinster for the rest of her life. But, Serena doesn't want to just marry anyone. She only wants to marry for love, and none of the men qho hve been courting her hold her interest. That is until shs meets Freddy's uncle, Lord Pendleton. Freddy wants to marry Serena and have her as his bride, but she is much more concerned with Pendleton. Pendleton thinks Serena only wants to marry wealth and have a title, but that is far from the truth.  This book is another winner from Claudy Conn. Each book I read is better than the last. If you love romantic historicals with a bit of humor, and fiesty women, then Claudy's books are for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great story!  Absolutely loved it!  Lady Serena Moorely want to marry for love and won't settle for anything less.  She has three suitors vying for her affection, but can any of them win her heart? This is a fun story you don't want to miss
StaciBeagleSB More than 1 year ago
Serena is a very stubborn, independent woman. She was raised by her uncle and now was  taking care of him. She is unwed and he's trying to get her to marry before she becomes a spinster. Serena refuses to marry for anything less than love. She has several suitors vying for her attention.  Who will win her heart, if any? Grab your copy today to find out!  I absolutely loved this story. Much romance, mystery and adventure! Claudy Conn definitely knows how to keep you interested. I have spent many nights up way past my bedtime reading her books.  Once you start reading them, you are addicted instantly. If you have never read her work, I suggest you do so as soon as possible. You won't be sorry, I promise you that!
Windy30 More than 1 year ago
This was such fun. The characters were fully developed and thoroughly loveable.