The Fall of Lord Drayson

The Fall of Lord Drayson

by Rachael Anderson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941363164
Publisher: HEA Publishing
Publication date: 08/20/2016
Pages: 294
Sales rank: 595,660
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

A USA Today bestselling author of clean romance, Rachael Anderson is the mother of four and is pretty good at breaking up fights, or at least sending guilty parties to their rooms. She can't sing, doesn't dance, and despises tragedies. But she recently figured out how yeast works and can now make homemade bread, which she is really good at eating.

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The Fall of Lord Drayson 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
blueyz1962 More than 1 year ago
This is a book by a new-to-me author, Rachael Anderson. I truly enjoyed this book, at times a little aggravated with the H/h both. I was drawn into the story from the very beginning. If I were faced with the situation our heroine, Lucy Beresford, was faced with, I would probably do the same thing she did. Lucy and her widowed mother were granted permission to live in the dower house on Tanglewood Manor by the owner. However, when the owner died, his son decided to sell the place and the Beresfords would have to leave. He was giving them a month to pack up and leave. His steward refused to be the one to give the ladies the bad news, so the new Lord Drayson agreed to do it himself. What ensued is something you will have to find out for yourself by getting your hands on the book. I know I will be reading the rest of this series and probably many other books by Rachael Anderson in the future. If you like clean historical romance, you will love this one. Check it out for yourself and Enjoy!
clarkws More than 1 year ago
The Fall of Lord Drayson is book one in the Tanglewood Series. Anderson is a new author to me. I absolutely loved this sweet clean romance. I enjoyed the heroine Miss Lucy Beresford. She is a vicar’s daughter and quite a different character. I also enjoyed Colin Cavendish, the fifth Earl of Drayson’s character. I read this book in just a few hours. It has humor and romance in it. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the books in the Tanglewood Series.
Nicole Santana More than 1 year ago
This novel is a quick and highly engaging read. I love Lucy and Colin. They are excellently written characters, flaws and all. The premise for this book is excellent! I was a little worried at first, and towards the middle, because Colin is a Duke. The prank that Lucy pulls on Colin could very well have seen her thrown into jail. So, I kept reading because I had to know how this would all play out. And, I am very happy by how it all played out! My inner 15-year old girl enjoyed greatly the sweet, endearing ending. There is a lot of character growth in both Colin and Lucy that is fun to watch. Their interactions are very playful and romantic. Their squabbles are hilarious. And, the dialogue is often very witty! Never a dull moment in this book. This is the first novel I have ever read by Ms. Anderson, but it most definitely will not be the last. She is an excellent writer. The descriptions of character and place are so vivid it felt like I was there with Colin and Lucy. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel, and cannot wait to get started on book number 2!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a big historical romance geek, especially regency era ones. So I was pretty excited to read this one for a honest review. Overall a super great read just a few things: I loved Collin but I felt he accepted her lie much too that I wanted more drama or anything, so I mean it wasn't a huge deal that he forgave her right away, but his whole character changed from one thing to another I felt much too quickly. I still honestly adored him though. Lucy was a good person at heart, and actually made me laugh a couple times with her comments. I enjoyed the plot and the setting and the romance. Good read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Before I begin, I should state that I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from I absolutely love this book!!! I love the quirky characters, the intensity of some moments and the humor in others. I could feel every emotion-the author did an amazing job. Lucy Beresford and her mother have been living in the dower house of a neglected estate. Upon the death of her father, the owner of the estate vowed that Lucy and her mother will always have a home there. Unfortunately, the owner passes away and his son-Lord Colin Drayson has decided to sell the manor. He was unaware of his father’s arrangement with Lucy’s mother and decides to evict the family regardless. Her mother is away, leaving Lucy to fret over this situation alone. An accident leaves Lord Drayson with a bout of amnesia and in Lucy’s care. Lucy decides this is the best time for a little sweet revenge. Informing Lord Drayson that his name is Collins and that he is actually her servant, Lucy challenges him-but he always complies with a smile. The longer this goes on, the more Lucy is regretting it. Feelings begin to grow, for both of them, and Lucy has no clue how she will ever explain all of this to Colin. Will he ever regain his memory? Will Lucy confess to what she has done? Will Colin forgive her? Please read this book!!! I promise you that you will not regret it!
momisreading More than 1 year ago
When Lucy Bereford’s father died, the Earl of Drayson promised her mother the use of the dower house at Tanglewood for as long as needed. Now the earl has passed away, and his son, Colin Cavendish, has inherited the title. Colin decides that he wants to sell the unused estate of Tanglewood. When Lucy is informed that she and her mother must vacate the dower house as soon as possible, she is furious with the new earl. That night, she finds the earl unconscious in the middle of the road. When he wakes up with no recollection of who he is, she decides he needs to learn some humility. So, she tells the earl that he is her servant. I read the description of this book and started laughing. An earl being a servant? I couldn’t wait to read it! I loved it from the beginning and was captivated throughout. As I read, I kept wondering when Colin would find out, how he would find out, how he would react and what Lucy would do. I loved the way it all unfolded! I was smiling, laughing, swooning, and sighing through the whole book. This is one I will definitely re-read! I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
DMGP More than 1 year ago
Colin Cavendish, the new earl of Drayson, is determined to sell off one of his newly inherited properties. However, he's surprised when he learns that his father had allowed the widow and daughter of the local vicar to move in to the dower house. When he arrives at the dower house to tell them of their need to move, he's unprepared for the reaction of the vicar's daughter. Then, matters get worse when his horse stumbles and he hits his head. Unfortunately, when he wakes up later in the dower house, he has no idea who he is! Is he a servant, or a lord? And, who is this young woman who declares she's his employer? Lucy Beresford prides herself for always telling the truth. However, when the new earl announces that she and her mother will have to move, she starts to panic since she has no idea where they would go. Then, when she and her maid find him half frozen along the road, she knows she must save him. However, when he wakes up without his memory, she seizes upon the opportunity to teach him a lesson. Unfortunately, as time progresses, she realizes how tangled up in the lie she has gotten. What will happen when he learns the truth? Personally, I loved this story. I thought the plot was creative and quirky in a fun way. I'm not sure how often this plot device is used, but I wasn't familiar with it. So, for me, it worked. I also liked the characters. Lucy is young and impetuous, but not malicious. So, even though she might think about something bad happening, she would never act upon it. Her antics were like that of a child getting into mischief. Colin, on the other hand, has recently come into his title and is working overtime to fulfill his role - maybe too hard. He thinks he's doing the right thing, but has to learn the hard way that a little humbleness goes a long way. And, maybe seeking advice isn't all wrong. I also enjoyed the dialog and found myself laughing throughout. There's a strong theme on honesty / telling the truth. Secondary themes would be family and propriety. Romance - PG - several scenes involving kissing Language - clean My rating - 5 stars
Heidi_Reads More than 1 year ago
Utterly charming. Totally hilarious. I loved how self-aware Lucy is. She is very observant of how her conflict over her deception grows as she comes to know "Collins"... and she is the one who learns a lesson as well as he. She is a bit of an odd duck, not conforming to society's standards and perfectly willing to live her life as a spinster because of it. The root of her rebelliousness however is her thoughtful and accepting nature, which makes her easier to sympathize with. Colin does make a rather bad impression on her, but he surprises her with his work ethic and hidden compassion. Their developing friendship and attraction is sweet and the sassy banter between them feels natural to their characters. Lucy's maid, mother, and various neighbors make up a well-rounded cast that enhances the story. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of this book! Highly recommend to fans of Regency and sweet romance. (Thank you to Ebooks for Review for a copy of the book; this is my honest review)
Jennifer_L_Thompson More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. I loved the characters, I loved the way they interacted, I loved the setting, and I loved the story. It took me in and swept me away. I especially enjoyed the way the author was able to envelop me in the story, and yet take me into the character's mind. I felt Lucy's anxieties, with the daily life she'd known now in jeopardy. I had horses for a good number of years, so I also felt Colin's exuberant joy of riding and the way he knew horses. Each character was depicted in such a way. Tensions, thoughts, and emotions were transmitted through my being. The tension was such that it kept me reading until the wee hours of the morning, yet it was not overdone. This was one of those books that I just couldn't put down. I am definitely looking forward to reading more in this series! Disclosure: I received this book in exchange for my impartial review. All opinions are my own.
L_Lindsey More than 1 year ago
The Fall of Lord Drayson stole my heart. In typical Rachael fashion, the dialogue was witty and guaranteed to make you chuckle. The characters were beautifully crafted—they had measured faults and enduring growth through till the end. The romance between Lord Drayson/Colin and Lucy had the perfect elements of pushing each other to become their respective best and a tenderness that bloomed into deep love. Lord Drayson’s amnesia was played out well, showing grace on his part rather than anger. A beautiful read.
WhatsBeyondForks More than 1 year ago
The Fall of Lord Drayson by Rachael Anderson is the first historical fiction book written by this author. Lord Drayson was quite a butt head in the beginning, and I have to say Lucy puts him in his place nicely. This is one of those romances where you can watch the relationship grow from two people who didn't like each other very much at all to more, and I really enjoyed that. I was so excited to find out that this will probably be turned into a series. I will definitely be watching for more! The ARC of The Fall of Lord Drayson by Rachael Anderson was kindly provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.
Brookes_Books More than 1 year ago
This was an unexpected read. When I read the summary I immediately thought I knew where the story was going to go. Thank you, Rachael Anderson, for writing something different than expected. In this story, Lucy put Lord Drayson in the position of being her servant after he lost his memory. There were many funny scenes as Lord Drayson tried to do tasks that he was unfamiliar with. And the banter that ensued between Lord Drayson and Lucy was great to read. There were times I was frustrated with Lucy. We, as readers, have a broader vision and I so wished she would make different choices. However, in life, one doesn't have the broader vision and these two characters made mistakes like we all do. Lord Drayson began the book as one person. During his memory loss, he evolved. It was pleasant to read his thoughts and watch his discoveries about himself. The development of the relationship of these 2 main characters was lovely. It was slow and friendly to start and then there were times of great passion as well. I appreciated the way this story resolved. Again, the story took unexpected turns and I liked that the ending wasn't completely predictable. The one thing you could count on though was a happy ending. Warnings: None I would let my 15 year old read this book. Received an ebook in exchange for an honest review
hmgreen More than 1 year ago
I love this author so I was really excited to see a new book from her. What made it even better was that it was a Regency. I think this is her first book from this time period and she nailed it. The cover is darling. I love it. I laughed so much the first 1/3 of the book. It was cute, sassy, and witty. I fell in love with the characters and their shenanigans. I loved that Lucy set out to teach Collins a lesson, but she learned many herself along the way. There was lots of self discovery. I loved the stories she shared about Ben from her childhood. It was fun and lighthearted. I couldn't put it down. At the 1/3 way mark however, the tone of the book changed or something and it wasn't as interesting as before. It started to drag for me a little bit. I don't know. Maybe I was tired. I didn't understand Collin's feelings for Lucy, and if he loved her, what was he waiting for? It was resolved, of course, but it dragged to get to the resolution. That's why I give this one a 4.5 instead of a 5. It is clean and appropriate for any age. I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
Anna Barclay More than 1 year ago
This was a cute, clean read. I've been in an off reading mood and I've started but not finished several books lately, but I couldn't put this one down and I read it in a day. I really liked the interaction between the characters- cute, funny, and awkward-, the the different story line, and the fact that the characters were likable even though they weren't perfect. Lucy is a good person, but also a a bit impulsive and fiery and it was cute to watch her boss around Colin even while struggling with guilt of deceiving him. I definitely enjoyed the first half of the book where Colin was Lucy's servant the most, after the "official reveal" I didn't feel like I understood what was going on in Colin's head as well as I did in the beginning. But I still really enjoyed this book :) I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.