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Into the Regency era where England is still reeling from the Napoleonic wars and so many men were irrevocably damaged by their experiences Sebastian Alder is one of these badly injured at Waterloo with a tragic history I fell for him the second he shrugged off Isabel Lady Somerton s shake of his shoulder and GRUFFLY DEMANDED WHO SHE WAS SEBASTIAN IS THE UNWITTING demanded who she was Sebastian is the unwitting at first unwilling heir to the Somerton estate that of Isabel s late husband Sebastian has to break it to this self contained woman reluctant to display any emotion that her husband has left her penniless and him the master of a ruined estateNot a good start to a romance but Miss Stuart s Sebastian Alder is an absolute gem and a hero to fall for Although Isabel is not strictly his responsibility the valiant soldier cannot abandon her nor the two cuckoos in the nest that come with Brantstone his country estate When blackmail murder and other dark secrets emerge and affect their present the situation goes from bad to worse for Sebastian the slightly na ve soldier and Isabel an emotionally damaged widow determined to walk away from a life that brought her only unhappinessA character driven story this is a real page turner that delves into the darker areas of human nature and tests the mettle of the players It may be a well used formula but an effective one which takes the reader on a roller coaster ourney with a very satisfactory ending I look forward to in the same genre from Alison Stuart Lord Somerton s Heir is a distinctly deceitful historical romance piece The splendor and opulence of the balls and propriety from the 1800s abounded and danced alluringly with the grit of wartime soldiers Sebastian Alder a soldier wounded in numerous ways plays the male lead alongside Isabel Somerton the late Lord Somerton s widowThere is a raft of supporting characters ranging from Sebastian s siblings to best friends and war time buddies to young stable hands They create a delightful supporting cast to the romantic dance Isabel and Sebastian take togetherThe plot progressed slowly twists and turns abound some obvious and others not The mystery and intrigue within this tale was masterfully weaved into larger and smaller plot and
arcs and added additional of complexity to an otherwise tried and true historical romance plotAn enjoyable romp through the 1800s Lord Somerton s Heir will take readers on God Is in the Crowd just as much of aourney as Sebastian and Isabel take There is nothing I enjoy than a murder mystery encased in a historical backdrop and this Regency period drama is delightful What could you need for the perfect time out from this world than a handsome hero wounded at Waterloo waking in hospital to discover he is the heir to the recently deceased Lord Somerton a beautiful mourning widow an evil blackmailer a murder or two a kidnapping and a mad chase across the countryside with a little romance thrown in for good measure Alison Stuart delivers all this and With a delightful cast of extras she brings to life the times of Regency England with its manners of polite society lavish balls and lifestyle but also the extreme poverty of the lower classes and the struggle of the landed gentry to keep up with the costs of running a large estate Most enjoyable Alison Stuart is well on her way to becoming one of my favourite authors She had me with this book from page one as soon as I realised it was set in the Regency period I seriously love Georgette Heyer and this read Attracting Songbirds to Your Backyard just like one of her books except for the scene where they go a little further than kissing and we know Miss Heyer s characters never went further than kissing Sebastian and Isobel made a lovely couple the goodies were all very good the baddies were very bad and got theirust desserts All very satisfying and written in a very readable style A real pleasure to read. The memory of her unhappy marriage by founding the charity school she has always dreamed of Except her dreams are soon shattered from beyond the grave when she is not only left penniless but once bound to the whims of a Somerton But this Somerton is unlike any man she has
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Summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Alison StuartA stunning Regency romance from the enormously talented Alison Stuart who has the ability to spin historical stories which will draw in a reader who will simply never wish to return LORD SOMERTON S HEIR is an ESCAPE publicationThere are some secrets which we will carry to our grave Isabel Lady Somerton doesn t intend to ever share the truth about her unhappy marriage with anyone She will Take Her Small Inheritance Move her small inheritance move the dower house and set up a school for young girls spending the rest of her existence doing philanthropic works But will her dream be realized Or will her late unlamented husband manage to ruin her dreams of a simple worthwhile life even from beyond the graveWounded at Waterloo Sebastian Alder is stunned to learn that he is the new Lord Somerton The memory of the dreadful events he s witnessed on the battlefield haunt him as does the memory of his lost love But he has no time to grieve His Somerton inheritance is mostly debt The late Lord Somerton s life was a shambles of unpaid bills and useless relatives hanging on and draining his estate Then there is the uestion of Lord Somerton s beautiful widow How can Sebastian shatter her dreams tell her that her late husband simply suandered her inheritance in useless livingA beautifully told story set in a bygone age where life for some at least was leisurely and unhurried this will certainly please readers of historical romance particularly Regency romance And anyone wishing to try out historicals Regency or otherwise would be well advised to start with Alison Stuart She s a magical storyteller I really appreciated the consistency of Ms Stuart s Regency setting and markers The story is pacy and the characters are likeable while the storyline holds together well I like that her female protagonist is not a total wall flower even in the restrictive hothouse of the era in which she is constrained I appreciated the realism of the potential outcomes for her character especially when dealing with scandalous and taboo subjectsFrom a harsh and difficult relationship to love and forgiveness this story is a delightful romance Lord Somerton s Heir by Alison Stuart is a 2014 Escape Publishing release I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewSebastian goes through some pretty heavy duty life changes and events in a short period of time First of all he is wounded in
"the war at "war at He will most likely always walk with a limp While burning with a fever he is discovered by the Dowager Lady Somerton and from that moment on his life will never be the same Shocking revelations about his heritage will thrust Sebastian into the role of being the new Lord Somerton He believes his fortune has changed but soon discovers things are not as they appearIsabel is still in mourning for her child who apparently passed away from SIDS The death of her husband Anthony has given her the hope of freeing herself from the Somerton duties so she can open her own school for girls So finding Anthony s heir is a must As soon as she finds Sebastian she takes him to his new home and begins to nurse him back to health The sooner he heals and adjust to his new title and responsibilities the sooner she can escape and begin her independent life Alas things don t work out uite as planned for Sebastian or Isabel It appears that Anthony suandered all of Isabel s money which ruins her plans for the school To put the cherry on the cake it becomes evident that Anthony did not die from an accident after all It seems he was murdered and Isabel is the only likely suspectThis story got off to a really slow start for me The first half of the book dragged along as Sebastian recovers from his wound meets relatives he didn t know he had and begins to realize the estate is in debt and he learns of Isabel s cold and loveless upbringing and he discerns Can the love of an honourable man save her from the memory of a desolate marriageFrom the battlefield of Waterloo to the drawing rooms of Brantstone Hall Sebastian Alder’s elevation from penniless army captain to Viscount Somerton is the stuff of dreams But the cold realit. ,
Er marriage to Anthony was one of duty and love was not a
"part of the "of the It wasn t until nearly half way into the book the plot picked up steam This is where the murder mystery really starts to become intriguing Many stunning revelations will come to light as Isabel will learn things about Anthony she didn t know While there is romance I think the book was along the lines of historical fictionmystery If you go into it knowing that upfront you will like this story a lot If you are expecting a lot romantic angst and steamy sheet twisting that doesn t happen in this one In fact the romance was really low key However the mystery part of the story makes up for that and I was really into the second half of the book There were lots of twist and turns in the murder plot and I also liked the super sweet and sentimental ending of the book Overall this is good effort and the author shows a lot of promise I m giving this on a 35 and rounding it up to four mainly because I love a good historical mystery You can read my other reviews at My Written Romance I was provided with an ARC of this book by Escape Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewI remember while reading another of Alison Stuart s books earlier this year being struck by how easy it was to imagine the words on the page leaping out at you like images on a movie screenWhen I opened Lord Somerton s Heir on my Kindle and saw this in the opening paragraph I knew that this would be another absorbing read In the light of the lanterns held up by the stablehands the glossy hide of the great black horse reflected fire The animal shivered breaking the fire into golden sparks Fantastic opening few lines hey It s not The Matriarchs (The Family just the detail that I enjoyed about Lord Somerton s Heir The emotion the suspense and the connection between Isabel Sebastian alloined it and came together to create a truly enjoyable storyIsabel Lady Somerton is another wonderfully strong Stuart heroine giving of herself and her time and wanting to make the best of where she has landed in life I loved that despite the sadness of her past and potential future roadblocks she doesn t lose sight of what she wants to achieve Sebastian s life is of what she wants to achieve Sebastian s life is into upheaval all of a sudden transformed from the soldier son of a small town minister to a position high in Regency society I loved his sense of honour and that he sought to maintain the relationships he had with his siblingsThese two were so beautifully suited and throughout the bumps and twists of the story I often found myself willing them along to their richly deserved happy endingAnother highlight for me with Lord Somerton s Heir were the characters on the periphery They helped to create a vivid and strong story With regard to the suspense element of the story this was so very well done There were a few moments where I thought I had things figured out but then suddenly suspicion would be directed elsewhereAs I understand the move to Regency romantic suspense is a new one for Ms Stuart and I have to say it is the move to Regency romantic suspense is a new one for Ms Stuart and I have to say it is excellent move on her part I m very much looking forward to When Lady Isabel Somerton was summonsed with the dreadful news that her husband was dead killed when thrown from his horse her thoughts were in Alison Stuart s writing caught my eye in a sample I downloaded What a lucky moment for meIt s been awhile since I found a new author that caught my eye in a free 26 page story So then I purchased the book last night about 10 pm and started reading Taking the hero from a Waterloo hospital to his new estate sets up a mystery and a romance that kept me turning pages until past 2 in the morning Glad to have a new author to read Whenever I pick up an Alison Stuart novel I know I am going to love her hero and admire her heroine and this novel did not disappoint In this her latest work the author moves. Y of an inherited estate in wretched condition and the suspicious circumstances surrounding his cousin’s death provide Sebastian with no time for dreams only a mystery to solve and a murderer to bring to ustice Isabel widow of the late Lord Somerton is desperate to bury.