The House In Grosvenor Square, London Regency Series #2
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During a tour of her future home-the house in Grosvenor Square-Ariana makes plans to redecorate according to her tastes. But when Philip arrives home later, he is informed that an expensive silver candlestick and a miniature portrait of George III have gone missing. Moreover, each time Ariana visits the house, accompanied by a friend or relation, another item disappears.
Shortly thereafter Ariana is abducted as she leaves a performance at Covent Garden Theatre, leaving Philip to unravel the pieces of the mystery. Where has his future bride been taken, and by whom? For what reason? How does Ariana's faith play a role?
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Harvest House Publishers
Publication Date: 2009
|Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches)|
Series: Regency Inspirational Romance
A Lady of High Regard, Ladies of Liberty Series #1Tracie PetersonBethany House / 2007 / Trade Paperback$11.99 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 24 Reviews
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Readers who loved the authors first book, Before the Season Ends, will delight in this charming sequel set in Regency London.
As Ariana Forsythe plans her wedding to Philip Mornay, she must adjust to the realization that she is soon to become the wife of an extremely wealthy man. She wonders if its wrong to rejoice that her future husband is rich. But she promises herself to use her new position to do what she can to aid the numerous street waifs she sees all too often in London.
During a tour of her future homethe house in Grosvenor SquareAriana makes plans to redecorate according to her tastes. But when Philip arrives home later, he is informed that an expensive silver candlestick and a miniature portrait of George III have gone missing. Moreover, each time Ariana visits the house, accompanied by a friend or relation, another item disappears.
Shortly thereafter Ariana is abducted as she leaves a performance at Covent Garden Theatre, leaving Philip to unravel the pieces of the mystery. Where has his future bride been taken, and by whom? For what reason? How does Arianas faith play a role?
Finally, after the safe return of his intended, how does Philipa man of intense discrimination in his tastesfind the many alterations in his house? And what on earth is behind the sudden influx of bills from every charity in London, all thanking him profusely for his uncommon generosity? Will he have second thoughts about his future bride?
Readers will find romance, intrigue, humor, and inspiration in this new book of spirited romance for the Jane Austen soul.
sweetieSacramento, CAAge: 55-65Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 52nd of the Series by L.R. BurkardAugust 11, 2016sweetieSacramento, CAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 2This is the 2nd book in the Series following - Before the Season Ends and was about 100 pages too long. I found myself skimming much of the description detail as it did not add to the story line that had been set up in the first book. There were some interesting points in this book, but the detail description and additional characters were not necessary. I felt the 2 books could have been one by adding about 50 pages to the first book. If you have read the 1st book you may want to skim through the 2nd for the end of the story.
dianaFlowW Columbia, SCAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Riveting Regency Romance!February 25, 2012dianaFlowW Columbia, SCAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5In this endearing sequel, The House In Grosvenor Square, Linore R. Burkard reintroduces all the delightful characters we so fell in love with in Before the Season Ends! Set in Regency London, it is a time of coming out balls, lords and ladies, magnificent gowns, beautifully architectured mansions with finely manicured grounds, and of course...romance in the air!
*Spoiler alert if one hasn't read Before the Season Ends* Our heroine, the lovely and compassionate, Miss Ariana Forsythe, has captured the heart of Mr. Phillip Mornay, the wealthiest and most sought after bachelor in town. In Ariana, Phillip finds an unpretentious young lady, as beautiful on the inside as she is on the out, and has fallen in love with her AND her God, quite in spite of himself.
In the two weeks before they are to be joined in holy matrimony, dastardly happenings begin to occur, putting a blight on the couple's newfound happiness. Expensive objects begin to disappear from Mr. Mornay's house, Grosvenor Square, and someone tries to abduct Ariana on her way home one evening. What insidious, sinister force has reared its ugly head against Ariana and her betrothed?...and why? Will they finally make it to the altar or will darkness prevail against them?
I was blessed to be able to read these two books back to back, and what a wonderful journey it was! Ms. Burkard's extensive knowledge of the regency era; the customs, architectural designs, the aristocrat's "lingo", clothing designs, etc., is astounding! With an exciting storyline full of twists and turns, and a beautiful, spiritual thread throughout, this novel is a must read! Very impressive, Linore Burkard!
JeanRussell, PAAge: Over 65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Glad this won an awardJanuary 13, 2011JeanRussell, PAAge: Over 65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A wonderful, fantastic, well written story packed full of
love and forgiveness. I was so glad to learn it won an
award. "The House in Grosvenor Square" was as
wonderful as its sequel, "Before The Season Ends". I will
now be getting into its next and last sequel, "The Country
House Courtship". Why does this series have to end with
this third one? I would love to see at least one more
and on Lucy, the younger sister.
Carol S5 Stars Out Of 5June 4, 2010Carol SExcellent Book!! I loved it so much, I had difficultyputting it down once I began reading it. Just as good as the first novel of Linore Rose Burkehead,"Before theSeason Ends". I do hope she writes more very soon,she is a fantastic author.
Cindy GreenNorth CarolinaAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5February 9, 2010Cindy GreenNorth CarolinaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleI must commend the author on a job well done. The way she writes in the style and language of the Regency era is uncanny. Her descriptions of clothes and places sets you right in the midst of early 19th century London. The story enthralls right from the beginning.Its great starting a new book with a group of characters you already love and that was exactly the experience as I got back into the story of Arianna Forsythe and Philip Mornay. Now as they prepare for their wedding, trial after trial seems to beset their walk down the aisle. Adversity attempts to separate the pair but with God and the perseverance of their love they just might make it. It was refreshing to see the continued sincere Christianity of Ariana. Shes even witnessing to her abductor. Imagine that! And Mr. Mornay, who became a Christian in book one, is growing in his faith and understanding. I quite enjoyed reading in Mr. Morays pov as his love for Ariana deepens and becomes apparent to just about everyone he knows. It just about makes your heart melt.This 2nd book although enjoyable and entertaining does not have the same flavor of a romance as did the 1st since the main characters are already engaged to be married, but it has a terrific plot that will have you reading into the wee hours of the night. I might even venture to say that it has a Gothic feel with a woman in peril by an evil villain and the hero coming to her rescue. So though I say this has a different flavor and not in essence a true romance, it is still romantic in nature. In summation: The House in Grosvenor Square is a satisfying conclusion to the romance of the characters from Before the Season Ends. Lovely story, lovely writing. Ms. Burkard has a knack of writing intriguing prose and outstanding historical details that draw you in completely. I enjoyed reading it and recommend this book and this author highly.