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A Lady in Need of an Heir She needs an heir But not a husband Gabrielle Frost knows that marrying any man would mean handing over control of her beloved family vineyard in Portugal to her new husband She won t take that risk But she needs an heir So when Nathaniel Graystone, Earl of Leybourne, arrives to escort her to London, Gabrielle wonders what if this former soldier, with his courage, strength and dangerous air, could be the one to father her child Minu arvamuse leiab blogist Minu arvamuse leiab blogist Nathaniel Gray Graystone, 28, Earl of Leybourne, is visiting Portugal He remembers how it was during the war when he fought here as a Colonel He has arrived at Quinto de Falcao which is a port wine making estate There he is greeted by Miss Gabrielle Gaby Frost, 25, and her companion, Miss Jane Moseley Gaby is not happy at Gray s arrival She knows he has been sent by her aunt and his godmother, a woman who can be quite abrupt and bossy Gaby is the last of the Frost family and with her b Nathaniel Gray Graystone, 28, Earl of Leybourne, is visiting Portugal He remembers how it was during the war when he fought here as a Colonel He has arrived at Quinto de Falcao which is a port wine making estate There he is greeted by Miss Gabrielle Gaby Frost, 25, and her companion, Miss Jane Moseley Gaby is not happy at Gray s arrival She knows he has been sent by her aunt and his godmother, a woman who can be quite abrupt and bossy Gaby is the last of the Frost family and with her brother lost in the war, has no one to leave the Quinto to Her aunt wants Gaby to leave the Quinto, go to England for a season, and find a man to marry.Gray is a widower with 5 year old twins and is not interested in getting married again Gaby would like to have a child to whom she can leave the Quinto but does not want to marry and have to be under her husband s jurisdiction.After a few days spent at the Quinto, Gray gains an appreciation for the estate and for the excellent Port that Gaby is producing As the harvest has just been completed, Gray convinces Gaby and her companion to accompany him to London There, against her aunt s wishes, she decides to rent her own house for a couple of months to enjoy the season and the sights of London.A beautiful woman, Gaby is very popular and as he has promised to chaperone her, Gray is drawn to her despite his vow to never marry again Will their times together spark into somethingand convince them to change their minds about marriage The descriptions of the places in Portugal and of the soirees in London are the saving grace of this book for me I found the cat and mouse games between Gaby and Gray to be a bit overdone and wearisome at times, but I m sure that readers will enjoy their story.Copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review Forthcoming review. Gray Nathaniel Graystone, Earl of Leybourne is sent to Portugal to bring back Gabrielle, his godmother s niece, to London Since she is a woman alone running the family business of producing port, everyone thinks she needs a husband except her Because of the laws at the time, all property belongs to a woman s husband and Gabrielle is not willing to give up her work and heritage She s independent and unconventional for the time I had to keep reminding myself that Gray is a product of his tim Gray Nathaniel Graystone, Earl of Leybourne is sent to Portugal to bring back Gabrielle, his godmother s niece, to London Since she is a woman alone running the family business of producing port, everyone thinks she needs a husband except her Because of the laws at the time, all property belongs to a woman s husband and Gabrielle is not willing to give up her work and heritage She s independent and unconventional for the time I had to keep reminding myself that Gray is a product of his time as he insists she come with him to London and that Gabrielle is an anomaly in her belief she needs an heir but no husband They immediately were attracted to each other and the slow development of friendship, respect and change in perspective was well done A enjoyable leisure read I was really unsure what to expect from this read but am very happy with what it turned out to be This is an author that is known to me by her works previously I have always enjoyed her stories and way of writing So for this one, I had some expectations and was happy to say they were met and exceeded The only down side on this book was a little too much game between the characters From one continent to the other the characters are strong and interesting I thought A enjoyable leisure read I was really unsure what to expect from this read but am very happy with what it turned out to be This is an author that is known to me by her works previously I have always enjoyed her stories and way of writing So for this one, I had some expectations and was happy to say they were met and exceeded The only down side on this book was a little too much game between the characters From one continent to the other the characters are strong and interesting I thought the story line was a little unique in this one I found from page one I actually enjoyed it enough to read it in one sitting So if you want a good book that will hold your attention and just be nice to relax with then you need to buy this one I was given this arc via NetGalley All opinions expressed in this review are my own Regards, Anna Louise Allen can always be counted on for a good story A Lady in Need of an Heir is particularly interesting because it deals with an injustice faced by women of the time When a woman married, everything she owned automatically belonged to her husband The heroine, Gabrielle Frost, owns a vineyard in Portugal dedicated to producing port She cannot bear to put her beloved property into the hands of a man who might decide to sell it Therefore, she doesn t intend to marry but she needs an heir Louise Allen can always be counted on for a good story A Lady in Need of an Heir is particularly interesting because it deals with an injustice faced by women of the time When a woman married, everything she owned automatically belonged to her husband The heroine, Gabrielle Frost, owns a vineyard in Portugal dedicated to producing port She cannot bear to put her beloved property into the hands of a man who might decide to sell it Therefore, she doesn t intend to marry but she needs an heir How can she and the man she falls in love with, an English earl from Yorkshire, reach their HEA It s well worth reading this story to find out A marvellous comfort read on a sick day Louise Allen has created two characters who are instantly drawn to one another for their independence and moral spirit the same factors that keep them apart, bringing instant conflict Romance how it should be written. I m just going to copy paste what I told a friend on Twitter Hero arrives at her house to drag her back to London so she can be properly married and she s just like Mmm, no thanks fam I m a badass winemaker Get on board or stay out of my way Also I like sex Byeeeee And, basically, if that doesn t appeal to you, I don t know what to say We all stan a sexually liberated, competent businesswoman who falls in love with an open minded and thoughtful war hero The only downside was the Dark I m just going to copy paste what I told a friend on Twitter Hero arrives at her house to drag her back to London so she can be properly married and she s just like Mmm, no thanks fam I m a badass winemaker Get on board or stay out of my way Also I like sex Byeeeee And, basically, if that doesn t appeal to you, I don t know what to say We all stan a sexually liberated, competent businesswoman who falls in love with an open minded and thoughtful war hero The only downside was the Dark Moment, in which the heroine gets pregnant the lady needs an heir, folks but the hero is convinced the fetus couldn t be his because they used the infallible pull out method both times they had sex Like Okay, Bob Suuuuure I ve decided this author is not for me.


About the Author: Louise Allen

Librarian Note There isthan one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread forinformation This author also writes under the name Francesca Shaw I have had my nose buried in a history book fact or fiction for as long as I can remember, but evenimportant to me are the places and the objects that conjure up the past My first attempt at historical fiction at the age of eight was three pages of improbable medieval drama set in the local castle.With a degree in geography and archaeology I love to try and read the landscape and the buildings in it for clues about the past Virtually any place can trigger ideas for plots, but I am particularly inspired by Venice, Burgundy, Mediterranean islands and the Hertfordshire and Norfolk countryside.I live in England in a village in Bedfordshire with my long suffering husband He is not sure whether to be flattered or alarmed to be told he is the inspiration for all my romantic heroes Whenever possible we escape to our cottage on the North Norfolk coast where Percy, the bossy pheasant, allows us to share the garden.My resolution every time I start on a new plot is to plan it carefully, make copious notes first and write lots of drafts in a disciplined and orderly manner What inevitably happens is that the story starts to write itself in my head until it gets completely out of control meanwhile my study floor becomes a sea of open books, prints and maps and I am found sitting in the car at traffic lights, muttering dialogue At that point I have to start writing, knowing full well that the hero and heroine are going to take over and sabotage all my attempts at discipline It is, after all, their story.


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