The English Lily

The English Lily

by Kae Elle Wheeler

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Overview

Lady Kendra Frazier is devastated. The love of her life just married another, and now all she desires is to be as far away as possible. Viscount Lawrie, Joseph Pinetti Gray, is facing financial ruin and needs a wealthy heiress. Luckily for him, Kendra's impetuous nature has handed him the fortuity he requires to save his family's downfall. But Joseph's carefully cultivated plans come to a grinding halt when he finds himself falling in love for what should have only been a marriage of convenience. And how can an old cursed doll help?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150894617
Publisher: Kathy L Wheeler
Publication date: 09/21/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 865,322
File size: 344 KB

About the Author

Kathy L Wheeler / Kae Elle Wheeler, authors both contemporary and historical romance. She was born in Presque Isle, Maine. She grew up in Dallas, Texas but migrated to Boulder then Longmont, Colorado where she attended high school. Her college degree from the University of Central Oklahoma is a BA in Management Information Systems and vocal music minor.
Kathy is an active member of the Oklahoma Romance Writers. Kathy also belongs to The Beau Monde and DARA chapters. She loves the NFL, holds NBA Thunder season basketball tickets and Celebrity Attractions Broadway season tickets as she also adores musical theater. Reading and writing, of course—and just to round things out and to scratch the singing itch—karaoke.
Kathy lives in Edmond, Oklahoma with her musically-talented, attorney husband, Al. They have one grown daughter and one bossy cat, Carly, who acts as if she was the rescuer rather than the rescue-ee!

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The English Lily 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
lily-rose1 More than 1 year ago
Well written short sweet and romantic, what more could you want. Hope she writes another one..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What happened in this book? It felt so rushed and too many loose ends were left! What happened to everyone on the ship? Did Niccolo die on there? What of Joseph's father and cousin? Was he trying to kill him or what? I don't feel this was her best work at all but I did wind up liking Lady Kendra once you understood her background, she ceased from being a spoiled brat, to someone worth taking a second look at. This book was also a lot shorter than her other four books in this series, and I am bummed if Niccolo did die, because I was hoping he had his own story coming. I hate to say it, but I feel as if she was just trying to get this book finished so she could move on to something else.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
Lady Kendra can’t believe that the one man she’d ever loved had just married another lady. Distraught over the loss, she buys her way onto a boat, using a fake name, and sets sail for America. Once aboard the ship, none other than Joseph, Viscount Lawrie, a known illusionist, appears and announces that Kendra’s father has sent him to see her safely returned to English soil. What Kendra doesn’t know is that Joseph plans to bring her back to England as his wife. Finding that Kendra isn’t as simple minded and impulsive as he believed, Joseph discovers that convincing Kendra to marry him won’t be as easy as he thought. When mysterious and unexplained things start to occur Kendra and Joseph find themselves thrown together in a marriage of convenience, but what Kendra really wants is love. How can a doll help Kendra get all she truly desires? While this is a very short, quick read, it still manages to have well developed characters and a plot that keeps you interested. This is an easy story to read and can be read in an afternoon. I loved having a main character that had a disability. All too often the main characters seem almost too perfect, but in the case of Lady Kendra, her disability is referred to often and shows how debilitating and frightening it can be for someone who suffers from a reading disorder. I loved how Joseph didn’t balk at the idea of having a wife who struggled with reading, but instead accepted her uniqueness and focused on her strengths. The Scrimshaw Doll adds a humorous, yet mysterious air to the story. This is my first novel in the Scrimshaw Doll series and I look forward to reading the others. There were a few events in the book that I wish would have been tied up a little better than they were. At one point in the story, the ship Joseph and Kendra were aboard was seized by pirates. Just as the pirates were coming into Kendra’s room, they wake up to find themselves in Gretna Green, a destination point for those who wished to be married quickly. It is eluded to that the doll is responsible for this magical journey but it never states the fate of the others who were aboard the ship, such as Kenra’s faithful maid, and the brother to Kendra’s previous love interest. I would have liked the story to have had some type of closure to this event, however, maybe another book in the series will provide this detail. Overall, I enjoyed reading this book and feel that it is a book worth reading and can certainly be read as a stand-alone. This book was received from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review. Rating: 4 Heat Rating: Sweet Reviewed by: AprilP Review Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More