BOOKS ✯ Miss Prestwick's Crusade Author Anne Barbour – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk


10 thoughts on “Miss Prestwick's Crusade

  1. says:

    A dnf at page 247 Don t think I can handle another 200 page of this long drawn out story It started out ok and then bogged down.


  2. says:

    Set in 1808, Miss Helen Prestwick has recently arrived from Evora, Portugal seeking to establish her nephew s rightful place as Earl.Edward Beresford is the reluctant 12th Earl of Camberwell The story involves art forgeries and theft.


  3. says:

    Miss Helen Prestwick has journeyed from her home in Portugal to England to crusade for her newborn nephew William to take his rightful place as the Earl of Camberwell She is convinced that William s father s cousin will not want to give up the title and wealth he has inherited When she, along with the baby and her duenna, show up at Camberwell Castle, they are welcomed by Edward if not his aunt and cousin Edward Beresford is a quiet, scholarly gentleman who never wished to become Earl When h Miss Helen Prestwick has journeyed from her home in Portugal to England to crusade for her newborn nephew William to take his rightful place as the Earl of Camberwell She is convinced that William s father s cousin will not want to give up the title and wealth he has inherited When she, along with the baby and her duenna, show up at Camberwell Castle, they are welcomed by Edward if not his aunt and cousin Edward Beresford is a quiet, scholarly gentleman who never wished to become Earl When he sees the beautiful Helen, he is instantly smitten and invites her to stay while he investigates baby William s claim to the title When he learns that Helen is an art expert and her father is a noted art dealer, he invites Helen to stay and catalog the family s collection of art and objects d art Helen is suspicious of the faux Earl s motives Surely he can t be as nice as he seems Edward s Aunt Emily William s grandmother and cousin Artemis are kind if a bit silly but Aunt Emily s brother Stamford Welladay positively loathes Helen and mistrusts her every move As Helen and Edward become close friends, the friendship threatens to turn into something deeper Helen feels she must put a stop to that before her dark secrets become known and Edward turns from her forever meanwhile, come of the treasures seem to have gone missing and Helen is certain she ll take the blame Can she trust Edward to do what is right and fair or will he turn Helen, Miss Barnstaple and baby William out onto the street The plot of this book is fairly simplistic and very predictable It moves along very slowly since the hero and heroine pretty much fall in love and first sight and become friends quickly The plot actually gets a lot better AFTER the kiss misunderstanding plot point This is not a spoiler I liked that the hero and heroine became friends based on mutual scholarly interests and respect I liked Helen because she is mature and responsible I also liked how she is flawed and has issues that prevent her from achieving happiness I did not like how long it takes her to get over those issues because it made the story repetitive and a bit boring I wanted to love her but by the end of the story I felt she was too self sacrificing and a bit annoying because of it I did like how the hero comes to broaden his thinking and realize what he has done wrong The quiet hero makes a change from the usual rakes but personally I love to read about rakes and spirited heroines because it makes for a better story My biggest pet peeve about this book is the dialogue The characters often utter um and uh which is realistic but difficult to read The romance is clean but a bitsensual than chaste kisses The hero dwells a bit on how the heroine looks and how she makes him feel This story would have made a better short story or novella If you like improbable stories, clean slightly sensual romances, quiet heroes and art, I highly recommend this book I found this book a bit too slow and repetitive for my enjoyment I didn t love it but I didn t hate it I bought it for 50 cents at a library book sale and it was worth the price but this one will not be staying on my bookshelf


  4. says:

    Edward Beresford, the twelfth Earl of Camberwell, is unmarried and lives at Whitehouse Abbey with his aunt, the Dowager Countess of Camberwell, her daughter, Artemis, 18, and the Countess s brother, Stamford Welladay Edward became the Earl when his nephew, Christopher, was killed in military action Miss Helen Prestwick and her duenna, Miss Barnstaple, have journeyed from Portugal with Helen s 6 month old nephew, William Helen s sister, Beatrice, married Christopher and gave birth to William a Edward Beresford, the twelfth Earl of Camberwell, is unmarried and lives at Whitehouse Abbey with his aunt, the Dowager Countess of Camberwell, her daughter, Artemis, 18, and the Countess s brother, Stamford Welladay Edward became the Earl when his nephew, Christopher, was killed in military action Miss Helen Prestwick and her duenna, Miss Barnstaple, have journeyed from Portugal with Helen s 6 month old nephew, William Helen s sister, Beatrice, married Christopher and gave birth to William and died soon after Helen is heading to Whitehouse Abbey to meet Christopher s family and introduce them to William Christopher Beresford, the real twelfth Earl of Camberwell.When Edward and his family encounter Helen and William, they are shocked at her claim However, they all immediately fall in love with William and agree to let them stay at the Abbey until it can be proven whether William is indeed the true and legitimate heir The problem is that Beatrice must have hidden the marriage certificate that would prove that she had married Christopher However, they were married by an English minister who has since returned to England The next step is to find this man to attest to the fact that he did indeed marry Christopher and Beatrice.Helen has an extensive background in identifying and repairing artwork As the Abbey is rich in exquisite pieces of art, Helen agrees to fill her time cataloging the art and making any repairs as needed It may take some time to locate the minister and she prefers to stay busy.Edward and Helen spend time together and as they get to know one another better, they find themselves attracted to each other Yet Helen is hiding a dark secret When some objects d art go missing, some assume that Helen may have stolen them But did she or is there someone else with a greedy heart This started out as a good story but it tended to slow down and the hot one minute, cold the next interactions between Helen and Edward became somewhat wearing However, I would certainly not be against readingnovels by this author


  5. says:

    All in all, a fun read with a small mystery to keep things interesting for the full review please refer to Romance Reader at Heart All in all, a fun read with a small mystery to keep things interesting for the full review please refer to Romance Reader at Heart


  6. says:

    Regency


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Miss Prestwick's Crusade Miss Helen Prestwick S Mission To Prove Her Nephew Is The Legitimate Heir To The Earldom Of Camberwell Hits A Snag When She Finds Herself Attracted To Edward Beresfordthe Current Earl Of Camberwell

  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • Miss Prestwick's Crusade
  • Anne Barbour
  • English
  • 28 November 2019
  • 0451209621

About the Author: Anne Barbour

Anne Barbour developed an affection for the Regency period while living in England She now lives in the Black Hills of South Dakota with her husband, a retired lieutenant colonel She is the mother of six children, all grown, and she loves to boast of her five grandchildren.