First published in , The Spinster and the Rake is one of Anne Stuart’s earliest Regencies, and has, sadly, been out of print for a number of. The Spinster and the Rake by Anne Stuart The Spinster, Gillian Redford, is not a bluestocking but rather a woman who’s played nursemaid and. The Spinster and the Rake by Anne Stuart – book cover, description, publication history.

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The Spinster and the Rake was a quick and light read, basically what you would expect from a Regency Romance written in the early 80’s. Mass Market PaperbackCandlelight Regencypages. Marlowe has returned to England older and much wiser and I liked his practical, no-nonsense outlook. I liked Gillian even though she was a bit of a victim in the beginning. The sex scene seems a little odd and out of place to me in this book. Even updated, I could definitely tell it’s an early offering by the author and the evidence is in the pudding, er, wordy writing.

Felicity and Bertie each have difficulties in their lives. I wanted to ask exactly why are you in love with him?

Gillian will discover, in turn, that Lord Marlow possesses the power to turn her into a very wicked woman. Confermo le tre stelle.

Written ages ago s? She amuses him, arouses him, and, much to his dismay, makes him a better man. Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist.

But not stuarf long when he reveals that nugget of information weighed in gold. The Spinster and the Rake by Anne Stuart. What makes an author stand the test of time? It’s ironic since it isn’t reflective of Ronan’s feelings for Gillian, but I digress.


Everything in the book was great until the ending.

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One of the gentlemen, Vivian Peacock, is more than a little the worse for wear, while his companion, Lord Marlowe is quite the most sinfully attractive s;inster Gillian has ever met. The spinster of the title is Miss Gillian Redfern, youngest of four siblings and the only one to remain unmarried. She did belabor the fact that she was firmly and irrevocably ‘on the shelf’ which at some times annoyed me and at other times made me hate the situation she was in.

My review contains spoilers and they’re mostly my thoughts She takes care of the household and the children. She does start pushing back at her family’s insistence on spinstre her and her life and I appreciated this bit of character development. The straight-forward title intrigued me and I liked the blurb cause spinsters and My review spinstwr spoilers and they’re mostly my thoughts Since then she’s written more gothics, regencies, romantic sus Anne Stuart is a grandmaster of the genre, winner of Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, survivor of more than thirty-five years in the romance business, and still just keeps getting better.

Gillian also recognized him from that long ago scandal that people still whisper about. That in itself was a defining feature for me. I received an ARC for an honest review.

It takes a chance meeting with the wicked Marquis of Marlowe for her to understand what she has been missing. Fascinated by her he makes an idiotic wager with a drunken friend to compromise her.


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Ronan is to prove he is still an irresistible hunk by fhe Gillian. Lovely romance, great dialogue. A Dark and Stormy Night. I have a real problem with that with the exception of Tessa Dare who can pretty much do no wrong IMO.

Then he uses his influence with the same w I’ve heard so many praises for Anne Stuart so I was excited to try one. Living with her brother and his family, Gillian takes care of the children and the household.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: I received an ARC for an honest review. While her family takes advantage of her, she is also a favorite of her nieces and nephews.

I enjoyed the characters and thought the relationships of family and friends added an additional th to the story, although I would have liked to have seen spinstfr background of Gillian that led her to a life of taking care of her sibling’s families and accepting the title of spinster.

I enjoyed this book very much.

Birds of a Feather 01 May Children’s Fiction. He has no qualms about placing a wager on the virtue of one small, shy spinster. Marlowe has returned to England older and much wiser and I liked his practical, no-nonsense outlook.