Abigail Moor

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Abigail Hammond has been raised as a lady by her guardian, Lord Edmund Hammond. However, her sheltered life ends when he falls ill. His heir, Frederick, returns to force her into a marriage of convenience. Abigail has to flee to York with her lifelong maid, Martha, at Lord Hammond’s insistence. Captain Rusk, an injured rifleman, helps her and together they discover love and who she really is.

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Published: Sep. 02, 2012
Words: 52,000
Language: British English
ISBN: 9781476159973
About Valerie Holmes

Valerie writes sweet romances and mysteries, both historical and contemporary. Two of which have been shortlisted for awards by the Romantic Novelists’ Association.
She is a previous winner of Writing Magazine’s, ‘Annual Ghost Story Competition’. This illustrates her love of writing under the genres of ‘Romantic Adventure’ or darker ‘History Mystery’.
Valerie is an experienced creative writing tutor working for The London School of Journalism, Writing Magazine and independently.
As well as being an author herself, she enjoys being a reviewer of books for the Historical Novel Society and is also member of the Crime Writers’ Association and the Society of Authors.

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Review by: MargaretJamesAuthor on April 12, 2014 : star star star star star
I love historical fiction set during this period, and the North of England is one of my favourite locations, so I was really looking forward to reading this book. I wasn't disappointed! Abigail is a wonderfully feisty heroine who overcomes all kinds of setbacks to find her happy-ever-after. The setting is very vividly realised and, as I read, I felt I was there in Whitby. I'll look forward to reading more by this talented author.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Carole Burnett on April 11, 2014 : star star star star
This book interested me greatly, I love the area it is set in (Whitby, York) and the author has evoked the period details very nicely. It has an interesting plot and you see Abigail mature into a more independent and adult heroine. The plot is a balance between the romance and the adventure and the reader is easily involved in the relationship that develops between Abigail and Joshua. I would happily recommend the book.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: quizzini on April 11, 2014 : (no rating)
There is a story in here somewhere, but it seems to have been written down in a trance. The writing is confused and confusing, sometimes repetitive and sometimes downright unintelligible. Abigail, the titular heroine is a sensible girl one moment, a giddy child the next, I couldn't make head or tails of her character and emotions. Part of the problem may be the short length; if it had been a full length novel, there would have been more time for character development. All characters would have benefitted from a better backstory, but especially the hero.
(reviewed long after purchase)

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