The Unwanted Heiress

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She’s an American heiress nobody wants; he’s a Duke every woman is after…and neither is prepared for romance or murder.
When Nathaniel, Duke of Peckham, meets Charlotte, he’s suspicious of her indifference. Too many women have tried to catch him. However, Charlotte is more interested in dead pharaohs than English dukes and laughs at both him, and his suspicions. More

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About Amy Corwin

Award-winning author Amy Corwin is an insatiable reader and writer. She joined the Romance Writers of America at its inception and Mystery Writers of America after her first hardcover mystery, Whacked! was published. She writes Regencies, paranormal romances, and mysteries, although to be truthful, most of her books include a bit of murder and mayhem since she discovered that killing off at least one character is a highly effective way to make the remaining ones toe the plot line.

Amy’s books have received numerous writing awards. Her first Regency, SMUGGLED ROSE, received a 4-star review by “The Romantic Times” and her second Regency, I BID ONE AMERICAN (recently republished as THE UNWANTED HEIRESS), received a perfect score of 5 from Long and Short Reviews. Her list of mysteries, romance, and paranormals has increased to over a dozen works.

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Review by: Tabby on June 19, 2013 : star star star star star
This historical romance/mystery is delightful, witty, and full of suspense! The characters are smart and likeable, from the MCs to the supporting characters. One of my favorites is John Archer, who is similar to many of Jane Austen's matchmaking characters. The female lead is strong and intelligent without being obnoxious and the Duke is downright comical at times in his avoidance of persistent ladies. Absolutely adorable novel!

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Review by: Chazz Arcturus on June 12, 2013 : star star star
I really like Regency romances and mysteries so I elected to read this book. John and Victoria Archer are delightful characters (and the central figures in the series), but I found the stars of this story--Nathaniel Archer and Charlotte Haywood--to be a bit lacking in depth. Nathaniel, the Duke of Peckham, is an avowed bachelor who just wants to enjoy the entertainments society has to offer. Charlotte is an American heiress and head-strong woman who just wants to become an Egyptologist. Their paths cross when Miss Haywood becomes the ward of Mr. Archer (the Duke's uncle). The Duke has the unfortunate luck to be too close to a pair of high-society murders and his very life may depend on Charlotte ... if he can just figure out who has kidnapped her and where she has been hidden away.

The characters are very likeable and I want very much to like the book; however, the plot is just a bit too thin and predictable. The most jarring note is how such an independent woman who despises the British social system makes absolutely no effort to control her finances and has kept no real contact with anyone in the States. There are also a few too many minor typos to interrupt the flow of my reading.
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Review by: Janice Hougland on April 27, 2013 : star star star star
Wow! Ms. Corwin certainly knows how to take a difficult topic and turn it around for the reader. Who in the world wants to be unwanted? I was drawn to this heroine because of her "unwanted" status and was rooting for her all the way through to the end. And I also kinda "felt" for the hero who was reluctant at first to give this heroine a second look. I was cheered and definitely did cheer when Charlotte and Nathaniel took gradual, little steps toward a loving relationship that ended happily. I was thrown off a bit with Charlotte's uncle's shenanigans to bring the two together, but I soon realized that the love relationship he and his wife had was the reason he tried so hard to bring Charlotte and Nathaniel together...and all's well that ends well. I intend to read the next book in this series!
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