• Title: Mannerby's Lady
  • Author: Sandra Heath
  • ISBN: 9780451144393
  • Page: 414
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Second Lady Southvale Ulverscroft Sandra Heath This is a decent Heath, but no than that Among her earlier works, I prefer MANNERBY S LADY and THE MAKESHIFT MARRIAGE, which both combine superb travelogues or descriptions of scenery a Heath trademark with a thoroughly believable story.

    Mannerby s Lady SHE REFUSED TO BE A BARTERED BRIDE AND BECAME A CAPTIVE IN AN ARISTOCRATIC CAGETo some the great manor of Mannerby might have seemed a lovely country retreat To beautiful Sarah Jane Stratford it was
    SHE REFUSED TO BE A BARTERED BRIDE AND BECAME A CAPTIVE IN AN ARISTOCRATIC CAGETo some, the great manor of Mannerby might have seemed a lovely country retreat To beautiful Sarah Jane Stratford, it was a hateful prison to which she had been consigned for the crime of spurning the odious boor whom her noble father had ignobly chosen to be her husband.Always close at hand wSHE REFUSED TO BE A BARTERED BRIDE AND BECAME A CAPTIVE IN AN ARISTOCRATIC CAGETo some, the great manor of Mannerby might have seemed a lovely country retreat To beautiful Sarah Jane Stratford, it was a hateful prison to which she had been consigned for the crime of spurning the odious boor whom her noble father had ignobly chosen to be her husband.Always close at hand was her captor, the infuriatingly arrogant Paul Ransome, who clearly believed every scandalous rumor about Sarah Jane Frustratingly far away was the handsome, gallant Jack Holland, to whom Sarah Jane was eager to give her hand, her good name, and anything else he chose to desire.Sarah Jane vowed to brook no obstacle of social censure nor pitfall of prudish propriety on her path to true love only to discover what sinister snares passion could set, and how treacherous a guide the heart could be.

    One Reply to “Mannerby's Lady”

    1. Heath is a hit and miss author for me. I always open her books with a lot of expectation and sometimes they end being a bit a letdown. Fortunately that was not what happened with this one although I did find it to have some problems. The blurb is also a bit misleading as I thought that what happens before Sarah Jane goes to Mannerby is as important as what happens there and Ransome is not exactly a captor. Sarah Jane is an illegitimate daughter that her father recognised when she was already an [...]

    2. Very Gothic for a Regency - a madwoman, the moors, a pile of corpses, both human and canine. Too many silly twists and turns for my taste, and very little development of the central romance plot. The reasons why the main characters love each other is not exactly clear - they spend most of the book avoiding each other.

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