The Rake And The Recluse : REDUX

Rated 4.00/5 based on 1 reviews
Great Britain, 1880

A woman out of time.
A man stifled by propriety.
A nemesis determined to take her away.
A brother to the rescue.

How will a powerful Duke deal with a woman who doesn't know her place? How will a woman used to the 21st century survive in time where she is considered property?

The original edition was VOTED BEST HISTORICAL ROMANCE BY READERS for the 2012 Bookie Award! More

Available formats: epub

About Jenn LeBlanc

Jenn LeBlanc has several constants in life that define her:

Colorado, Canon, CJ, kids and curls.

Born and raised in a household of other people’s children in this beautiful state —very nearly with a camera in hand— she never left. She talked about escaping; but that never happened. She started her own family, got used to the curls, went to college, built a CJ, and started a business, all with a camera in hand.

She always had another passion. Storytelling, born from daydreams and nightmares. Her fingers were not as quick as her mind, and no amount of practice got them there. Then her second daughter was born, and her inherent traits kept Jenn pinned to the spot, her only escape the keyboard. Spending her days in parenting chat rooms, she can still type fast with just one hand. She recently finished her first novel— this novel. The problem was, Jenn was born a photographer.

From the realization that someone ELSE would be shooting the cover of HER novel her control-freak took over. What started as an easy cover shoot ballooned into this completely new kind of media, designed specifically for digital book readers.

Jenn lives and thrives off chaos and the constant flow of the creative process. She iscurrently working on the illustrations for her second novel.


Review by: Susie FT on Feb. 24, 2013 :
I quite liked this book. The plot was interesting and, apart from the time travel aspect, believable. A gal from the present finds herself in the body of an 1880 ancestor whom she resembles and feels connected to. The time period is well represented and it is fun to experience the heroine's adjustment to Victorian attitudes. I particularly appreciate that mundane details such as who what and where were introduced within the interesting plot instead of appearing as boring lists. The love story was quite believable and moved at a reasonable pace. I read this book all the way through in one sitting. It is an excellent historical romance and well done time travel novel. I cared about the characters and will probably read the book again. The pictures were not vital to understanding the novel, but added a nice ambiance to the whole book.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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