#1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens brings you the opening story in a series of romances touched by magic as old as time. A gentleman fleeing the bonds of loveless marriage and a lady in desperate need of a champion join forces to defend an ancient legacy.Jacqueline Tregarth, lady and guardian of Nimway Hall, is devoted to protecting her people, the Hall, the estates wood, and its farms. She yearns for a husband to help her meet the challenges, but all those seeking her hand are interested only in controlling her lands. With the estates stream running dry and summer looming, she sets men digging to reopen an old spring. Her workers discover a dirt-encrusted ornament buried at the spot; once removed, water flows and fills the old lakeand Jacqueline realizes the ornament is some kind of ancient orb.Meanwhile, Lord Richard Devries, overly-eligible darling of the ton, fights free of kidnappers seeking to force him to offer for some ladys hand. But on escaping into the countryside, he gets lost in Balesboro Wood and stumbles on a covert scheme to divert a stream. Later, he finds his way to Nimway Hall, where the household is celebrating a spring running again. Richard is welcomed and meets the fascinating Miss Tregarth. That his youthful hostess is disinclined to bat her lashes at him piques his interest, yet after his recent experiences, he feels safe in her companyfor him, an unusual and comforting experience. Indeed, everything about Nimway Hall is calming and soothing.Then Richard makes the connection between what he saw in the wood and the Halls recent water shortage and leads Jacqueline and her men to the diversion in the wood. Subsequently, he learns of the various men pursuing Jacqueline, and recognizes the danger to her and to the Hall. Although self-protective instinct presses him to travel on, his lamed horse has yet to recover, and despite all inner warnings, Richard feels compelled to step into the role of a supportive protector.Aided and abetted by the household, the estate community, Balesboro Wood, and the ancient orb, propinquity works its magic, seducing Richard with a role into which he and his talents fit perfectly, and tempting Jacqueline to hope that her champion has finally found his way to her side. If the tales told of those snared by Balesboro Wood and sent to the Hall are true, thenYet true love never runs smoothly, and both Richard and Jacqueline must search within, embrace their destinies, and find the courage to seize their hearts one true desireall just in time to foil a dastardly plan that would wreck all they and the Halls people hold dear.First in series. A historical novel of 73,000 words interweaving romance, mystery, and magic....
|Title||:||The Legend of Nimway Hall 1750: Jacqueline (The Legend of Nimway Hall #1)|
|Number of Pages||:||200 pages|
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The Legend of Nimway Hall 1750: Jacqueline (The Legend of Nimway Hall #1) Reviews
A very enjoyable read. The story was sweet and kept me involved. The H & H were easy to love, which is one of my measures for a good book. The story felt very much like Stephanie Laurens earlier books. I look forward to the next in the series.
Could not put this down
This is book is part of a six piece series with six different author. However this has the growing love of two people, the Rake and the stubborn leading lady, there is a mystery of the woods, unsuitable suitors, sixpence and thrill of a kidnapped all standard in A Stephanie Laurens book. It is fast pace and I could put it down. Brilliant 5 stars
A little on the magic side and not her usual Regency style, this first in a series by multiple authors is endearing and well told. She prorcts the hall and herbpeople and lands A true suitor for ger hand must assist her instead of look for the usual selfish property rights of the time or merely her wealth and beauty. Enter our hero who is reluctant to get permanently involved, but he too comes under the magical spell of Nimway Hall. Delightful cast of characters and a plot with some tense moment ...more
This is a multi-author series penned by some of the most well-known historical romance writers around.
This first book by Stephanie Laurens introduces Nimway Hall and one of the female guardians of the Hall, the surrounding woods and lands during the mid 1700s. The H/h are SL archetypes, unflappable, devoted to their duty and their sense of noblesse oblige. The romance and their recognition of their connection to the Hall and each other is a slow-burn one, with a bit of a push by a mys ...more
Rating 7 0f 7
*sighs* Another masterpiece from Stephanie. I'm having a hard time in life and when I realise it was available I went basically running for it. And I had a great time reading it and it helped me for a while so I could recharge my energies a little. Sweet and unstoppable.
On a side note, I'm having a little trouble with accepting the other won't be written by her and to be honest I don't even know these other authors so you can say that I'm afraid I won't like it that much but I'm al ...more