Margaretta Fortescue desperately needs to disappear from London society, and her only hope is to follow the rumors of another young woman who recently made a life for herself away from the glare of society. Her search leads her to the market town of Marlborough where, in spite of her efforts to avoid attention, she cant seem to elude local solicitor, Nash Banfield. All Nash wants is a quiet, sedate lifeno risks or surprises. When Margaretta, clearly on the run and unwilling to answer questions, interrupts his solitude, his curiosity and his principles wont let him leave this determined woman without assistance.But will the truth of what Margaretta is running from be worth finally opening his heart up to a chance at love?...
|Title||:||A Search for Refuge (Haven Manor 0.5)|
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A Search for Refuge (Haven Manor 0.5) Reviews
Characters from an American Western people this Regency novella that serves as a prelude to Hunter's coming novel, "A Defense of Honor". Margaretta Fortescue's husband has died and her brother-in-law presents a danger to the child she carries. Desperate to escape London and her in-law's reach, she follows a slim lead about an old friend to the town of Marlborough. She believes the young woman she once knew, who fled town to avoid scandal, has set up a home there. Margaret's hope is that the lady ...more
As a prequel, this was a good set up for the first book coming out this summer. Margaretta is searching for her friend Katherine who has disappeared 8 months ago from London after a big scandal leaving her ruined. She hopes to find her to help her with her dilemma. Her only clue is the last letter she received from her.
I did enjoy this book. In truth, I had hoped to see her “villain” get some justice but nope. It was still a sweet ending/beginning to the series. Along the book is centered a dif ...more
Happy to start a new series from Kristi Ann Hunter! I found this novella to be entertaining, but not my favorite of her writing. I think being kept in the dark as a reader to Margaretta’s secrets and how her past connected with her missing friend Katherine for so long into the story made me feel disconnected from the characters. I couldn’t truly empathize with what they were dealing with because I had no idea for the reasons she was in hiding. I really enjoyed the sample chapter of the upcoming ...more
This one was just ok for me...I didn't connect very well to the main characters. Nash had a lot of baggage to deal with and Margaretta...I don't know...
Moral Note: Mild talk of pregnancy outside of marriage.
The perfect story to introduce the series. Just enough to wet your appetite before the grand story begins but also enough to feel satisfied that a true story took place introducing and knowing the characters. I hope this couple plays big roles in each of the following stories while the other characters get their own story.
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I always love a good story, but I really appreciate it when a prequel sets up a series--and this book does a perfect job. Not only is it a different spin on why a girl might find herself alone and on the run, but it also sets up a haven for others in desperate need, and hence the series. As such, it has a bit heavier subject matter than the author's previous books, but it promises to be both intriguing and moving. I just wish we didn't have to wait until June for the first full-length novel! And ...more
Interesting characters that draw you into their story from page one. The women in this narrative are strong, with big hearts facing big situations.
I think it's always a little tricky to get the right balance of plot, character arc, and chemistry in a novella. The brevity of the format requires providing information and detail quickly in order to get the story told, while still allowing for development to keep the reader's interest. A Search for Refuge is a solid example of how a novella can be d ...more
I love the premise behind this new series: Haven Manor—a place for young women who find themselves in ‘a delicate situation’, as they might say, where they can escape the scorn of society and receive the support they need. This novella is set about ten years before the first full-length novel in the series takes place (due to release 5 June 2018) and tells the story of how Haven Manor comes to be. There’s a little bit of intrigue, and I enjoyed the development of Margaretta and Nash’s friendship ...more