The Storybook Hero (Lessons in Love, Book 3)

The Storybook Hero (Lessons in Love, Book 3)

by Andrea Pickens

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ISBN-13: 9781614174172
Publisher: ePublishing Works!
Publication date: 04/23/2013
Series: Lessons in Love , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 192,529
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Andrea Pickens created her first book at the age of five—a neatly penciled story about cowboys—however she has since moved on from Westerns to writing about Regency England, a time and place that has captured her imagination ever since she opened the covers of Pride and Prejudice.

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The Storybook Hero 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
With Napoleon running loose, Alexander Sheffield was sent to fetch twelve year old Nicholas, the sole survivor of that particular family branch, from Russia. Easier said than done.

Octavia Hadley's father died, leaving her penniless. She survived by living with an ill-tempered cousin and acting as a nanny. However, her cousin's husband tried to force himself upon her. She ended up with no choice but to travel to Russia and accept the position as an English governess to the ward of a deputy minister at the embassy in Moscow. However, on the ship en route, she ran into Alexander.

**** This was an intriguing read! Octavia sure knew how to discourage unwanted attention from men! While Alexander was locating Nicholas, Octavia was helping Emma. Between the four of them I was entertained with many adventures and danger. An excellent book by Andrea Pickens. Recommended! ****

Reviewed by Detra Fitch.

Guest More than 1 year ago
This is not the usual drawing room flirtation. It is set in the midst of a Russian winter with added danger from Napoleons army. The hero and heroine have two children to protect as well saving themselves. It was a clever touch to bring in quotes from books that existed in the Regency era.Sheffield's resort to alcoholism was definiately overworked .
rsstick on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Alexander Sheffield has existed in an alcoholic haze for ten years, and his primary occupation has been chasing skirts. He hasn¿t always been this way. Before the death of his oldest brother in a boating accident, Alex was a serious, adventurous, resourceful, and rather studious young man. Guilt and alcohol, however, have about destroyed him. He is estranged from his noble, wealthy, well-connected family, but certainly not forgotten by them. When word comes to Alex¿s uncle that a young, orphaned cousin in Russia is in danger, it is exactly the sort of opportunity he has been searching for to get his wayward nephew reconnected with his true, better, self. Alex Sheffield, to the surprise of everyone¿including himself¿heads off alone to St. Petersburg to retrieve his cousin, Nicholas.Octavia Hadley has no options. Her loving, scholarly, head-in-the-clouds father died and left her penniless. Her only relative took her in as a governess, but when Octavia refused the improper advances of her charge¿s father, he retaliated by having her shipped to a post as governess to a young girl in Moscow. Octavia travels alone with little but strength of character, intelligence, and kindness.****Spoiler alert**** Octavia and Alex meet on board ship during a terrifying storm. A couple of months later, during Napoleon¿s invasion of Russia, they run into each other again, and join forces in a desperate attempt to get themselves and their charges to a port and onto a ship bound for England. It is here that Alex¿s redemption story takes off.As I read the story, I was rooting for Octavia and Alex, though I couldn¿t blame her when she tried to avoid him like the plague. Ms. Pickens has written an engrossing story that did not let me go when the last page was turned.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did not read this series, only this book, but it was a very good one! It shows how you can't judge a book by its cover!
Anon-M More than 1 year ago
A good read, entertaining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed all 3 of the books in this series, but this one had the most adventure and believable characters. The second book needs the last chapter rewritten to save the dignity of the hero.