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Rivals of Fortune / The Impetuous Heiress ✬ Rivals of Fortune / The Impetuous Heiress Books ✮ Author Jane Ashford – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Two classic Regency romances from beloved bestselling author Jane AshfordWhen London society debarks to their country estates the courtships are no less heatedRIVALS OF FORTUNE Joanna Rowntree thought Two classic Regency romances from beloved bestselling Fortune / Kindle Ó author Jane AshfordWhen London society debarks to their country estates the courtships are no less heatedRIVALS OF FORTUNE Joanna Rowntree thought she would die of a broken heart when her one true love Rivals of PDF \ married another until not one but two fascinating newcomers appear on neighboring estates As the roughhewn Jonathan Erland and the polished Sir Rollin Denby engage in a heated competition for her hand Joanna realizes her heart is alive and well but of Fortune / Kindle × to whom will she give itTHE IMPETUOUS HEIRESS When spoiled Lady Alicia Alston privileged daughter of a duke is accidentally tossed into a ravine after a wild gallop with Ian MacClain Earl of Cairnyllan she expects a proposal as soon as of Fortune / The Impetuous PDF or is convenient The stubborn Scot has other ideas It takes a headlong journey to prevent an elopement to give Alicia and Ian a chance to clear up misunderstandings and figure out what they find so damnably passion inducing about one anotherDeft writingan engaging cast of charactersa charming plot and a just the right amount of sensuality RT Book Reviews stars for The Bride InsistsMarvelousthe perfect blend of interesting emotionally complex and openhearted protagonists Publishers Weekly Starred Review for Married to a Perfect Stranger.


10 thoughts on “Rivals of Fortune / The Impetuous Heiress

  1. eyes.2c eyes.2c says:

    dashed hopes and daunting gossipA pair of stories that both start of with what seems like very shallow minded ladies as the heroines who fortunately develop into than thought at first glance Gossip at both the village level and within tonnish circles certainly comes to fore in some way in both novelsRivals of FortuneThe story of a young woman whose marriage hopes are dashed in no uncertain terms when her childhood sweetheart goes to London Town and very uickly marries another A uite superior and sure of herself wealthy woman Broken hearted and convinced that this is the end of the world Joanna Rowntree is positive that she will never recover Can she survive the village gossip surrounding her dashed hopes? As time goes on she eventually does particularly with the advent of an attractive new neighbour but perhaps not so compelling as the man of style and tonnish manners Sir Rollin Denby the brother of her true love's wifeAdd a delightfully recalcitrant younger brother and rumours of treasure to be found on Rowntree's inherited Abbey property a ramshackle ruin and the story gets better further along once all the wailing has stoppedThe Impetuous HeiressLady Alicia Alston is mean sprinted and misunderstood High in the instep and yet incapable of feelings beyond her own satisfaction Spurned by Ian MacClain Earl of Cairnyllan she determines to make him suffer and leads his younger sister into a devastating situation Not well done Alicia It was at that moment that I did not like you and wondered how on earth your behaviour was going to be redeemed?Fortunately Jane Ashford is able to just that I ended up uite liking Alicia once I'd seen past her unthinking and reprehensible behaviour towards a young woman she really had no grudge against And yes old stories can provide new flesh for gossips Certainly the resolution to the challenges we are presented with are convincingA NetGalley ARC


  2. Sissy& Sissy& says:

    I received an eARC from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest reviewThis is actually two books in one making it about 480 pages With that said this is by Jane Ashford who is a classic Romance Writer that you can never go wrong with her books The tow books areRIVALS OF FORTUNE Which is about a girl who thought she had a broken heart when her love married another but now she finds two other men in a headed competition for her THE IMPETUOUS HEIRESS This one is about a spoiled Lady and a stubborn Scot


  3. Brittany Brittany says:

    I received this from Netgalley Publisher in exchange for an honest review I had a hard time finishing thisBook 1 Rivals of FortuneThis was just ridiculous The story was okay I guess but I absolutely hated the characters Joanna was just an annoying whiny child She just got on my last nerve I almost put the book down repeatedly but knew that I needed to finish it but I just did not like it Book 2 The impetuous heiress The story was good I guess it definitely was better than the first but then again I hated one of the characters in this as well Ian was a jerk and I couldn't stand him I just couldn't get over how much of a jerk he was Just I did not like the characters but a good story


  4. Amy Amy says:

    Loved both stories for different reasons Reviewed them separately under their own titlesBoth are clean and well writtenThe first is a slow paced romance with some mystery where the female main character does some growing before reaching a happy endingThe second story is uickly paced and revolves around two obnoxious characters that I uickly loved to hate The two are forced to evolve and eventually deserve their happy endingLots of great side characters in both stories


  5. Robin Marwick Robin Marwick says:

    RIVALS OF FORTUNE is very much an old school Regency plus an archaeological dig The heroine is very young and acts like it It doesn't have the depth of character development or relationship development you tend to get nowadays but it's fun Be warned though a dog dies I DNF'd THE IMPETUOUS HEIRESS; it was taking too long to get anywhere


  6. Ellyn (Mrs. Darcy in my Dreams) Ellyn (Mrs. Darcy in my Dreams) says:

    DNF Boring and silly Not like recent books


  7. Sylvia Sylvia says:

    Couldn't finish either book Rather awful characters


  8. Maureen Wilson Maureen Wilson says:

    so enjoyed this pair of novellas


  9. Connie Connie says:

    “Rivals of Fortune”Miss Joanna Rowntree age 18 lives with her father at their small home in Oxford Joanna’s heart is breaking because Peter Finley has just married Adrienne Joanna is deeply hurt because she understood that she and Peter would marry When Joanna learns that Peter and his new wife will be coming to town soon she doesn’t know how she will react Hearing that Peter’s wife is older than he is and a bit of a shrew to boot is shocking When she actually meets Adrienne she finds the woman to be haughty When Joanna sees how arrogant the woman is she feels sorry for Peter while realizing that she never truly cared for him that much Adrienne’s brother Sir Rollin Denby is staying with is sister and Peter He catches Joanna’s attention with his good looks but he acts superior to everyone else as well When Joanna’s younger brother Frederick is brought home by a neighbor after injuring his ankle Joanna meets Jonathan Erland He has moved into the nearby Abbey that his uncle left him It is rud that the uncle had been uite wealthy and some think he has hidden treasure on the grounds Jonathan has moved from Canada where he had spent 10 yearsJoanna’s father is a scholar and enlists the help of a few other men to assist Jonathan in searching for the treasure that is supposed to be hidden on the man’s property In addition they are hoping to find an ancient crypt buried undergroundAs the digging ensues it appears that there is an unknown person who is also trying to find the treasure by searching at night Joanna becomes involved with the group by drawing sketches of different stages of the digging Soon the search becomes dangerous because someone is desperate to find the treasure and will stop at nothing to get itThis book had a good plot but there is way too much dialogue in the story It really could have used a good editor to crop it down However I do like the author and her newer books are a great improvement over this oneCopy provided by the publisher via NetGalley“The Impetuous Heiress”Lady Alicia Alston age 25 is the daughter of the Duke of Morland She is beautiful smart easily bored and somewhat spoiled She remains unmarried simply because no one she has met has yet to win her heart Her mother has passed away and her father is a busy diplomatThe Honorable Roderick Roddy Massingham age 26 is the second son of the Earl of Murne He and Alicia are guests at a house party hosted by their friend Viscount Perdon Perdy of Perdon Abbey Alicia has become bored at the house party but is intrigued when she finds that Perdy’s Aunt Sophia has insisted that Perdy invite his cousins Ian the Earl of Cairnyllan and his sister Lady Marianne MacClain along with their widowed mother Ian’s father was a very famous rake which makes Ian very protective of his mother and sister almost to the point of smothering them Ian comes across in an arrogant manner whereas Marianne is uite sweet and amenable She is also preparing for her come out Ian’s supercilious manner irritates Alicia who is determined to not let him best her He has become uite a challenge She soon finds that they are both horse experts After spending some time together riding and just chatting she realizes that she has met her match But as much as Alicia tries to get along with Ian his constant snubbing her results in her being even moody and she begins to wonder if she has fallen in love with himOnce again we have a good plot However the constant angst between Ian and Alicia became grating Ian is a total jerk and I never could find myself liking him But again I know that the author has since written some very good booksCopy provided by the publisher via NetGalley


  10. Jackie Jackie says:

    Book Info Paperback 480 pagesExpected publication May 3rd 2016 by Sourcebooks CasablancaISBN 1492631515 ISBN13 9781492631514Other Editions None foundSourceNetgalley EARC Book Buy Links BN BOOK SYNOPSIS Two classic Regency romances from beloved bestselling author Jane AshfordWhen London society debarks to their country estates the courtships are no less heatedRIVALS OF FORTUNE Joanna Rowntree thought she would die of a broken heart when her one true love married another until not one but two fascinating newcomers appear on neighboring estates As the roughhewn Jonathan Erland and the polished Sir Rollin Denby engage in a heated competition for her hand Joanna realizes her heart is alive and well but to whom will she give it?THE IMPETUOUS HEIRESS When spoiled Lady Alicia Alston privileged daughter of a duke is accidentally tossed into a ravine after a wild gallop with Ian MacClain Earl of Cairnyllan she expects a proposal as soon as is convenient The stubborn Scot has other ideas It takes a headlong journey to prevent an elopement to give Alicia and Ian a chance to clear up misunderstandings and figure out what they find so damnably passion inducing about one anotherDeft writingan engaging cast of charactersa charming plot and a just the right amount of sensuality RT Book Reviews 4 stars for The Bride InsistsMarvelousthe perfect blend of interesting emotionally complex and openhearted protagonists Publishers Weekly Starred Review for Married to a Perfect Stranger less My Thoughts Both books apparently were previous separate releases and have been bundled together to target a fresh audience of Historical Regency Romance readers In book 1 Rivals Of Fortune Miss Joanna Rowntree never really endeared herself to me and that did not change throughout the entire bookAs the story ended in the expected HEA for Joanna have to admit she did not manage to capture my sympathy or my empathy for her ongoing silliness despite her youth one would think that the warnings she was given about the nee'r do well villain would have caused her to exercise a bit circumspection but they did not However all ended as it should and the better man won the fair maiden as he should haveIn book 2 The Impetuous Heiress we meet another fairly typical of the genre leading lady that is not as hard to warm up to As a matter of fact Lady Alicia proves to be uite spirited and outgoing so she is someone that readers can honestly enjoy getting to know even those times one might want to shake some sense into herI thought as a whole the books were pretty typical plot wise but each one had their own twists to allow one to find something to savor about each story and it’s characters EArc from Netgalley in exchange for honest review


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