The Spinster and the Rake

The Spinster and the Rake

by Anne Stuart

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ISBN-13: 9781611947090
Publisher: BelleBooks
Publication date: 08/11/2016
Pages: 162
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.37(d)

About the Author

Anne Stuart (b. 1948) is an American romance novelist who has written more than 100 books and is the recipient of the Romance Writers of America Lifetime Achievement Award, among other honors. Her first book was Barrett's Hill,a gothic romance published in 1974 when she had just turned 25. In addition to numerous stand-alone novels, she is the author of the series House of Rohan, Ice, and others. A native of Philadelphia, Stuart lives with her husband in Vermont.

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The Spinster and the Rake 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Jess_at_From_Me_to_You More than 1 year ago
2.5 out of 5 stars. This was an okay novel. But I could NOT stand ANY of the secondary characters and it just tampered with my liking of the rest of the novel. At 75% of the way through this novel, I almost gave up on it because of my dislike for everyone other than Gillian and Ronan, but I’m glad I plowed through because the best part of this novel is how Ms. Stuart wrapped up the ending. Though the ending was charming enough to put a smile on my face, it couldn’t make up for the bratty secondary characters which is why the rating is what it is. I’m sorry I cannot, in good conscience, recommend this novel. Nevertheless, if you do read it I hope you’ll enjoy it more than I do! Review By: From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews -- read more of this review and TWO TEASERS on my blog: frommetoyouvideophoto.blogspot.com --
Books6565 More than 1 year ago
I was generously given an ARC for an honest review. The book was a short read but very enjoyable. I've the Rohan series and the Ice series........loved them both. I think this is one of her older books but it did not feel dated. Gillian the heroine finds herself coming out a rut by her interactions with Ronan. The hero is classic Stuart......falls in love with the heroine yet is too stubborn to admit it and does things he will regret later. Gillian is a strong and sweet heroine. She truly comes out of her shell and self-imposed spinsterhood as she falls in,one with Ronan. Her family is annoying but I liked the fact that she became stronger with her brother.
MiekeReads More than 1 year ago
The Spinster and the Rake was a quick and light read, basically what you would expect from a Regency Romance written in the early 80's. When I read this book I did not realize that it was a reissue of an earlier book. This totally explains why there was no point in the book when Ronan considered killing Gillian. Ronan is a good old fashion rake. A romance and leave 'em hanging type of rake and not really a probable sociopath like most of the love interests in Stuart's later books. To be honest, I kind of missed the edge of a dangerous and unpredictably violent hero. But I still enjoyed the book. I liked Gillian (even though she was a bit of a victim in the beginning). She does start pushing back at her family's insistence on controlling her and her life and I appreciated this bit of character development. I also liked Ronan (even through he wasn't exactly evil). I liked that he was honestly interested in Gillian as a person and did want to protect her from his own past mistakes. The Spinster and the Rake was an entertaining book and I would recommend it to anyone who likes lighter romantic stories. I received an ARC for an honest review.