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Number of Pages: 352
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: Cliffs of Cornwall
A Flight of Fancy: Daughters of Bainbridge House Series #2Laurie Alice EakesRevell / 2012 / Trade Paperback$0.99 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 21 Reviews
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On the cliffs of 19th-century Cornwall, a spirited, impetuous young woman is torn between the honor of her family and the longing of her heart.
A tarnished reputation. A distant home. A forced engagement to a dangerous man. When Elizabeth Trelawny flees London, she has more than one reason to run. And when her carriage, pursued by her would-be fiancé, is caught in a storm, she quickly accepts the help of a dark stranger. Anything to get back to Cornwall.
But Rowan Curnow is not exactly a stranger. Hes not quite a gentleman either. Class disparity once kept him from courting Elizabeth . . . even if it didnt keep him from kissing her.
The couple elude their pursuers and reach Bastion Point, Elizabeths future inheritance and the one place she calls home. But in the very act of spiriting her to safety, Rowan has jeopardized Elizabeths inheritanceif her grandfather ever learns she spent the night, however innocently, in the company of a man.
When smugglers unite the pair in a reckless, flirtatious alliancean alliance that both challenges the social norms Elizabeth has been raised to revere and rattles Rowans fledgling faith in God. Elizabeth must choose between the obedience of a child and the desires of a woman: cling to the safety of her home or follow the man she loves.
i blog 4 books4 Stars Out Of 5An Intriguing NovelSeptember 2, 2014i blog 4 booksInitially, I found A Lady's Honor a little difficult to get into. For me, I felt like too many characters with too many twisty plot details were introduced in quick succession. However, once I started piecing together who everyone was (does anyone else get confused by the way people during this time period were often referred to by multiple names?!) and what was going on, I quickly got caught up in the story and was turning pages as fast as humanly possible.
It's not often that I've read a true suspense novel set during a historical period, but Eakes does a great job combining suspense, history, and romance to create an intriguing novel. I enjoyed reading this book from the perspective of Elizabeth, who is bold and courageousdefinitely living outside the expectations for women during her time. I'm looking forward to see how this series will continue. [4 stars]
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my fair and honest review.
KavRCanadaGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Awesome!August 27, 2014KavRCanadaGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Gothic meets Regency and sends me into a frenzied reader's tailspin. Eakes is one of my favourite authors. She knows how to take her readers on an exquisitely tense journey. I lost myself in the pages of A Lady's Honor. Thank goodness I was on holidays and could read straight through because, believe me, there's no good place to leave off until the very end and even then I was put out because it was over. :-)
Hello -- Cornwall in 1811. Cliffs. Moors. Smugglers. Villainous cads. Dashing heroes. And a heroine struggling to find a balance between following duty and spreading her wings. A tight plot propels Elizabeth into one harrowing ordeal after another and Rowan is swept right along with her. He's made a pledge to keep her safe. She wants nothing to do with him...most of the time. He's rude. Arrogant. Totally unsuitable. Even if he's handsome and charming and tender at all the wrong times. Be still my heart. There's nothing left to say except -- awesome!
Marty4 Stars Out Of 5A Lady's HonorAugust 22, 2014MartyLoved the book!
KaraAge: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5May 29, 2014KaraAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4A Lady's Honor, by Laurie Alice Eakes, is the first in the "Cliffs of Cornwall" series. Set in Cornwall, England in April 1811, it is an action-packed historical novel that holds the reader's attention to the very end.
Elizabeth Trelawny is rushing to escape an arranged marriage. On her way from England, she is aided by Rowan Curnow, a man she has never met. Risking her reputation by spending most of the night with him, they travel toward her grandparents' home to find safety for her. After her arrival, she is thrown into a dangerous situation involving smugglers, murder, and an unwed cousin's pregnancy. Rowan, secretary to her neighbor, rescues her time and again. But Rowan is keeping his own secrets, which could jeopardize his relationship with Elizabeth forever.
I enjoyed this book very much and look forward to reading more in the series. The characters were easy to relate to, with problems and flaws that many people today display daily. Elizabeth's discovery that faith in Jesus and a willingness to put the needs of others before oneself was one that everyone needs to learn.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical fiction set in Old England.
I received this book free from the publisher and was not required to write a positive review.
gracefulAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Regency--4.5 StarsMay 26, 2014gracefulAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5Cornwall, England 1811
I was drawn from the very beginning of the book. It starts out with Miss Elizabeth Trelawny fleeing from Lord Romsford. During the pursuit, she meets with her brother(or a least assumes it is him) who is saving her from a forced marriage to the dangerous Lord Romsford. Elizabeth finally returns safely to her beloved home, Bastian Point, with her grandparents.
Some readers may be put off by the heroine's untruths and prideful ways but I loved to see how she began to accept God's love for her over time. Even her grandparents, who are believers, made mistakes in dealing with other family members and they realized it in the book. They tell her that if she finds this treasure Elizabeth will inherit Bastian Point.
The mystery, suspense and twist and turns made this book very interesting and darker then your typical Regency books. Well written and with an engaging cast. There is also a nice description of the Cornwall coast.
Strong inspirational message and I loved how the author weaved in the books bible verse found in Matthew 6:21 into the story. Clean Christian Regency. Eager for the next book in the series!