My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: Received from publisher to review.
Book Description: While British high society primps and plays, the impoverished citizens of London languish. But there are those fighting for the freedom of common citizens—including two members of the aristocracy who secretly champion revolution. In the drawing rooms of the upper class, Lady Amanda and Lord Nathaniel flirt and tease with the best of them as she pretends to win every heart in London for sport, and he, to conquer them. But in truth, their flirtation is merely a facade designed to keep their clandestine actions hidden from the ton—and from each other. When Nathaniel presents himself as a potential suitor, the attraction between the two is undeniable—but the faces they portray to the world are not enough to win each other's hearts.
While their crusade for London's poor unites them more deeply than they could imagine, Amanda and Nathaniel struggle to trust one another with their true ideals and identities. But when the call to action leads Amanda into the path of danger, she can only hope that Nathaniel will see through her frivolous pretense. Because now, only the aid of the suitor she loves most—but trusts least—can save her.
My thoughts: "The Nobleman's Daughter" is an amazing Regency romance. It was far from what I expected. When I think of the Regency period, of course, I picture the balls, banter, and the ton gathering for the season. I do not picture the impoverished people who were dependent upon the gentry for their living. This book gave me a clearer picture of the time period.
This book has romance, political intrigue, suspense, and a very bad man who makes many people's lives miserable. All of the elements combined gave me a book to read that captivated me, taught me, and made me want to know more.
The characters are well written and developed. I enjoyed my time spent with them. This is a clean book with kissing and non-graphic violence.
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About the Author: (Taken from Goodreads) Jen Geigle Johnson once greeted an ancient turtle under the water by grabbing her fin. Other vital things to know: the sound a water-ski makes on glassy water and how to fall down steep moguls with grace. No mountain is too steep for her to climb, yet. During a study break date in college, she sat on top of a jeep's roll bars up in the mountains and fell in love. She discovered her passion for England while kayaking on the Thames near London as a young teenager.
Now an award-winning author and mother of six, she loves to share bits of history that might otherwise be forgotten. Whether in Regency England, the French Revolution, or Colonial America, her romance novels are much like life is supposed to be: full of adventure. She is a member of the RWA, the SCBWI, and LDStorymakers. She is also the chair of the Lonestar.Ink writing conference.