Lord Jason Cummings, Duke of Rayne 30 becomes involved completely by chance. Her cousin, George, her secret fiancé, of the past 15 years has put a halt on her inheritance, arguing that it belongs to Oxford - of course George is only trying to further his career, but that is neither here nor there. Love how he has a pet name for her and that he's a redhead. As the unlikely pair journey across Europe in search of letters that will prove the painting's provenance, confidences are shared and trust is earned, and Jason, determined to follow-through and be the respectable, reliable duke, finds himself losing his heart to the unconventional academic. Noble leaves regency England behind for Germany and Austria. If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Follow My Lead? Winn has lied to get out from under the thumb of George.
But when the only proof she possesses that she and Marks are one and the same is destroyed, she stands in danger of losing her shot at independence and being forced to marry her overbearing cousin George, she proposes a daring gamble: prove that the Adam and Eve painting donated by her father to the Society is not an Albrecht Durer as long supposed, and should she fail, return to Oxford and marry. I just loved reading about these places! Their relationship develops throughout the book much, much further than I would have liked. Just as he seems to have found a promising lady of suitable temperament, his wooing is temporarily derailed because of bluestocking Miss Winnifr Jason Cummings, the Duke of Rayne, has worked diligently for years to be responsible and take care of both his sister and estates. But as their adventure turns dangerous, can Jason keep this headstrong bluestocking safe? And when the romance starts it is so darn cute: She giggled — Winn Crane giggled! But Winn has something else up her sleeve. That passion is what first draws Jason to Winn as a moth to a flame, for while he was a good student he nevertheless pursued academia as first and foremost a hobby, never connecting with his studies with the depth and passion evidenced by Winn. And so a tentative friendship develops as the duo races across Europe, striving to stay one step ahead of Winn's odious cousin, and from that comes the promise of something more, a something more that threatens both of their firmly-laid plans regarding what comes next in each of their lives. I know from other readers and from mentions in this book that he was not as much of a charmer when in , however not having read the book myself I cannot really speak to the change except for what I know from this book.
I cannot recommend any other action. Ever since I got a license and started driving Mom to doctors between college classes, I've fixed the problems. I loved the cover, but not the story. It wouldn't do for Winn to be the acknowledged and lauded one. A pleasant book but it didn't grab me as much as some of the others by this author. Marks is very important to her. However, all of this criticism aside, it is not a novel I would not recommend.
She was such a strong woman, that I wish she had grown a backbone in this area a little earlier. I've spent the last twenty minutes trying to get a straight answer out of him. But the thought of love and losing her shot at independence terrifies Winn -- can she learn that love, the right love, though she may lose her heart might just empower her and give her the wings to fly higher than she'd ever dreamed? I was so impressed by the latter's back-cover description that I bought it instead of The Summer of You, which actually comes first and which I'm buying next. He boards the ship to find out what's going on, is bonked on the head by an overenthusiastic sailor, and wakes up on a ship bound for Germany instead. George has waited far too long to claim Winnie as his own and will do whatever he can to sabotage her.
As they journey, they fall in love. He apparently used to always run from his responsibilities and could never finish a thing he started, but he has undergone a change in the last 5 years and really tried to reform his ways. This is one book that shines in every possible way. For sometime I've had this on my kindle sitting unfinished for almost two years. This particular edition is in a Mass Market Paperback format. Her books are all of these things- delightful, delicious and lovely.
En cuanto a la relación de pareja, priva la amistad por encima del amor. For reasons that elude her, bookish, bespectacled Olympia is supposed to marry a gorgeous rake of a duke. She's 30, which is significantly older than most romance heroines, however she has no experience with society or the outside world and before traveling to London to assert her claim of being C. Now there's a new item on the list. However, in or This is the third book in The Blue raven series, and I loved the first two books.
Jason does love this adventure. While at times I found myself agreeing with Jason, frustrated by her naivete, it's in keeping with her sheltered upbringing, and learning curve aside one cannot help but admire Winn's passion for her quest and endless reservoir of gumption. Thankfully he has his sister Jane who is somewhat orchestrating his quest for a wife because Jason is drowning in the sea of eligible women. Having accepted his role as duke and mastered its attendant responsibilities, he knows the next step is to acquire a wife and in due course produce an heir. But as their adventure turns dangerous, can Jason keep this headstrong bluestocking safe? Now I could have let all this slide if not for 2b. Little do they know that Winn has a plan to trick her cousin and travel on her own.
And he's become rather good at it. She's climbing out of a window, bent on a getaway. The hero, Jason Cumming, Duke of Rayne made quite a splash in The Summer of You. And the plot was fun too - the adventure story was great! Winnifred, or Winn, as she prefers to be known, is the daughter of one of Jason's old art historian professors from Oxford not that he remembers her much and claims to be the author of several very insightful and interesting historical essays. I do plan to read another Kate Noble book to see if another book will work for me. Winn, the heroine, wants admission to the royal art and architecture society. So, one point that I would wish to argue is Winn's desire to see the world, which is one of her reasons for wanting a life of her own.
George has waited far too long to claim Winnie as his own and will do whatever he can to sabotage her. Following his recent death, she decides that after spending her life in the library and recent years caring for her increasingly sick father, it is finally time for her to be independent, have an adventure, and be in control of her own life. But Winn has something else up her sleeve. Follow My Lead is a great example of this trend. And so commences the adventure that changes the lives of both the protagonists.
There would be stops to change horses, feed the passengers. El amor nace o se descubre en el camino, un camino muy entretenido, por cierto y a la vez nos muestra a unos personajes vulnerables por sus condiciones, por sus respectivas situaciones y que se van ayudando hasta ser fundamentales en la vida del otro. Being the most sought after bachelor in London can be trying, so who can blame him if he seeks refuge from the voracious hordes of young debutantes at the decidedly female-free Historical Society? Phoebe wants nothing more than to keep her head down, teach her students, and go unnoticed-especially by the Earl of Ashby. Oh yes, this is because Winn clearly needs his help. The point I am trying to make is that just one year of financial confinement should not be enough to stem Winn's irritating desire for independence, especially when she meets a man like Jason, so completely different from George. But duty trumps desire, and so Jason plots the course of his life -- and while most of the debutantes are, frankly, terrifying, he's pleased to find a potential match with the daughter of the Historical Society president, membership in that hallowed institution being one of Jason's most prized indulgences.