The Honorable Heir  -     By: Laurie Alice Eakes
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The Honorable Heir, by Laurie Alice Eakes

Lady Catherine Bisterne scandalized New York society when she eloped with her best friend's English suitor. Now widowed, she returns hoping to make amends. But rightful heir Tristram Wolfe follows, convinced that she's stolen priceless family gems. When his quest takes a dangerous turn, will Catherine choose to follow the rules or save his life?

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 182
Vendor: Waterfall Press
Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: 1503937658
ISBN-13: 9781503937659

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An American heiress and widow of a rakish English earl, Catherine has returned to New York high society determined to make amends for the scandal she caused when she crossed the Atlantic to elope with her best friend’s suitor and win the title of Lady Bisterne. But a ruined reputation isn’t the only thing that’s followed her home: Lord Tristram Wolfe, the rightful heir to the Bisterne estate, has vowed to track down his family’s stolen jewels—gems he’s certain Catherine stole.

Catherine has more to think about than charming, handsome Tristram and his accusations, even if he’s beginning to change her mind about never returning to England. Back at her family’s Tuxedo Park estate, she resolves to restore her honor by earning the forgiveness of her best friend and protecting her younger sister from other fortune-seeking Englishmen with dubious titles, all while abiding by the etiquette of the Gilded Age.

Yet when Tristram’s quest takes a dangerous turn, she must decide whether to follow the rules or save her accuser’s life.

Author Bio

Laurie Alice Eakes lay in bed as a child telling herself stories and dreaming of becoming a published writer. She is now a bestselling, award-winning author with nearly two dozen books in print. Romantic Times writes: Eakes has a charming way of making her novels come to life without being over the top. Laurie Alice has a degree in English and French from Asbury University and a masters degree in fiction writing from Seton Hill University. She lives in Texas with her husband and sundry pets. She loves watching old movies with her husband in the winter and going for long walks along Galveston beaches in the summer. When she isnt writing, shes doing housework, which she considers time to work out plot points, and visiting museums as a recreational activity. For more information about Laurie Alice and her books, visit www.lauriealiceeakes.com.

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  1. Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Fun one day read
    November 29, 2016
    Jaquelyn
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    The Honorable Heir is the first book I have read by Laurie Alice Eakes. I can honestly say I enjoyed it. I was able to finish the book in one day, which was nice. I was drawn into the story right away and couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen next. The story is set in New York in 1900. I found it interesting to learn about that period of time, and how life was back then. It was still a time where many married for titles or money and not for love. This story follows Catherine and Tristram as they both try to figure out what happened to the Bisterne jewels.

    Catherine endured a very unhappy marriage and is ready to be home with her family. Little does she know Tristram followed her home, and intends to prove she stole her late husbands family jewels. Proving her innocence isn't going to be easy, especially when someone wants nothing more than to prove she is guilty. Being attracted to each other was not part of either of their plans. Can they uncover the real culprit before more lives are ruined?

    I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical fiction. It was interesting to read about some of the things that young people did for fun, and about the parties they attended. Customs are sometimes funny things. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions expressed are my own.
  2. New Zealand
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Better than average
    November 17, 2016
    Iola
    New Zealand
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    There were a few things which confused me about The Honorable Heir. One was the beginning, which had too many characters to the point I found it difficult to work out who was who (and who was related to who). It also wasnt immediately clear who Catherines love interest was to be, as there seemed to be good reasons why it shouldnt be Lord Tristram Wolfe. I was pleased to find it was, as he made a lovely hero.

    But the number of character wasnt the only thing which confused me. Catherine said she hadnt seen the pictures in the safe, but I thought she meant the jewels. At one point she said she hadnt seen all the jewels, but later she said shed watched as her husband had gone through them. She said shed missed the snow while living in England, but later complained how cold it had been in Kent. Each of these things can be explained, but each gave me pause and pulled me out of the storynot good.

    I also wasnt sure whether this was meant to be Christian fiction or not, despite being published by Waterfall Press, Amazons Christian imprint. No, The Honorable Heir didnt have any content that Christian readers might object to, but nor did it have any content that made it Christian. Yes, you could argue that the underlying themes had Christian undertones: honesty, honour, staying true to yourself, not taking the easy path, being prepared to stand up for your beliefs. But themes such as these could just as easily have been a general market novel.

    Despite that, I did enjoy the developing romance between Catherine and Tristram, and I was relieved to find that the American setting meant I didnt notice historical glitches (I have little patience for American authors writing English characters who read as American). The result was I enjoyed The Honorable Heir a lot more than I enjoyed previous novels Ive read by Laurie Alice Eakes.

    Overall, its a sweet romance set in the Gilded Age, where nouveaux riche Americans fight for English titles and find that while they might get what they want, they might not actually want it. The writing was solid, the characters interesting, and the suspense plot provided a nice foil for the romance.

    Thanks to Waterfall Press and NetGalley for providing a free ebook for review.
  3. FL
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    We are joint heirs with CHRIST
    October 24, 2016
    joyful334209
    FL
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This was a lovely period romantic piece, and if you like that kind of piece you will love this, and I love this kind of story so I am going to gush on it. It is about some of those fighting against social conventions in society all in the name of freedom and conventions based on morality for the British government in the Boer War.railing against social conventions in the name of freedom, and moral condemnation of the British government over the Boer War. You also have romance between Lord Tristam and Catherine - Lord Tristam is looking for a lost jewel so you have a mystery going on in there - so how could this book fail you have a mystery, morality, romance - man ya'll how could you miss out on all of this and a bag of chips? Lord Tristam is sent to follow Catherine because the family believes she is the one who stole the jewelry. Is she the culprit? If she isn't then who is? what will happen to Catherine when everyone and everything points to her? Will anything happen with Lord Tristem or is he just using her? What a fantastic book......I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
  4. S D CA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    THE. JONORABLE. HEIR
    October 4, 2016
    Ellen/oceanside
    S D CA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 0
    Value: 0
    Meets Expectations: 0
    THE HONORABLE HEIR, by Laurie Alice Eakes. Catherine first husband, a rakish earl, married her for her fortune. Amidst the scandal she caused by marring him, she returns to New York society, now a widow. Jewels are missing and Tristram is investigating if she did It.Only to lose his heart to her. Both trying to find exception, for her in society, and him approval of his father. Can love come for this two. Enjoyable read.

    Given book by Net Galley for my honest opinion of which I have given.
  5. Wisconsin
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: Female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Quick, entertaining read
    September 30, 2016
    Rose Blue
    Wisconsin
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Lady Catherine eloped with her best friends English suitor because she wanted a title. Catherine soon realized her new husband only wanted an American heiress to repair his moldering estate with her dowry. Four years later, he dies. She returns home, hoping to make amends with Georgette and her family.

    Lord Tristram Wolfe follows her. The Bisterne family believes she made off with the family jewels. Lord Tristrams father, best friends with Catherines late father-in-law, orders Tristram to bring her to justice as a means of punishing him for resigning his army post after disobeying an order.

    As he seeks to determine her guilt, someone tries to stop him. He no longer wants to believe ill of Catherine, but everything points to her.

    The Honorable Heir is a quick, entertaining read. Catherine doesnt quail before her naysayers. Shes humble before Georgettes bitter grandmother but doesnt cower. She stands up to Tristrams accusations. She tries to protect her younger sister from making the same mistake in marrying that she did.

    Tristram is intent on winning his fathers approval, to the extent that he doesnt explore the possibility someone is framing her. I had a suspect in mind early on, but Laurie Alice Eakes kept the true villain under wraps.
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