A Well Favored Gentleman
Where has she been? The rumors fly throughout the Scottish countryside about Lady Alanna, the beautiful and mysterious displaced mistress of Fionnaway Manor. And now she has emerged from hiding, only to find her beloved estate besieged by greedy relatives. . .and coveted by a darkly handsome... show more
Where has she been? The rumors fly throughout the Scottish countryside about Lady Alanna, the beautiful and mysterious displaced mistress of Fionnaway Manor. And now she has emerged from hiding, only to find her beloved estate besieged by greedy relatives. . .and coveted by a darkly handsome Englishman. Ian Fairchild knows that Fionnaway belongs to him alone. For years he yearned for the cherished place where he passed his childhood. He can secure his rights to the manor only through marriage with the enigmatic Alanna, but the exquisite hellion has warned him at knifepoint to leave her house. Now with skill and charm, Ian must penetrate the lady's defenses, and boldly lay claim to her body and spirit. But first he must prove himself worthy, and he holds the power to enchant and delight, inflame and inspire. . .and to convince this lady her true home is in her lover's heart.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: March 1st 1998
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
Series: Fairchild Family .5 (#2)
Anything to do with the sea will generally entrance me. This one is a mix of selkie and Scottish lore. I enjoyed it and can only wish there was more of a selkie presence. This was a sweet story of Ian and Alanna coming together for a happily ever after. The sacrifices from those in the book were...
Confusing paranormal elements.Bizarre and somewhat squicky ... seduction.Felt like it could have been much shorter.Vague bad guys with a nefarious plot that makes little sense.Deus ex machina ending.For all that, some of it was charming. Too much weighing it down, though. I will try Dodd again, but...
Very disjointed story did not flow or really make sense until the end and then it left you hanging
What a great story! I laughed and cried many times! Such wonderful writing and really engaging characters!! I love this authors work!!I am currently on a Regency kick and this one was terrific!!