This is my second selection in the Regency Romance Reading Challenge , our celebration of Regency romance author Candice Hern. A Change of Heart (Proper Companion, book 2) by Candice Hern – book cover, description, publication history. Read “A Change of Heart” by Candice Hern with Rakuten Kobo. Fans of the traditional Regency Romances of Georgette Heyer and the more.

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Lady Mary Haviland never thought she would marry. I was afraid of hating Jack, after all he was a fortune hunter, but the reviews I read pictured him as a cruel man. I love the idea of an independent-minded woman offering to steer a rake through through the trials of the marriage mart.

I really enjoy this book.

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Thanks for participating in the challenge. Here the hero is still gorgeous, although on the older side of bachelorhood and the heroine is not a head turning beauty.

So, unlike most heroine, La Of the trilogy Gern think I like this second story the best.

When Jack proposes Mary thinks that he doesn’t know about her money so it must be their easy friendship that makes him propose so she accepts. Thanks for the recommendation. Candice’s award-winning website www.

May 22, ms bookjunkie rated it really liked it Ueart Dec 24, Laurel rated it really liked it Shelves: Unfortunately, he inherited a mountain of debts along with the title, and believes his only option is to marry an heiress. She’s intelligent, self-assured and outspoken but she’s also psychological scarred from years of living with an heagt father. Mary’s desesperate runaway annoyed me more than all the secret bussines, because theres nothing I hate more in neart romance novel than the character that overheard something incompletely, because its always incomplete and dash to conclusions.

Its a nice story about two people afraid to trust and love, but they get around this pretty quickly. Thanks so much, everyone, for all the kind words about my book! He must quickly find a bride to assure the succession, and refresh the family fortune. Jun 05, Ritsky rated it really liked it Shelves: But the revelations about Mary’s past and Jack’s rage were just a bridge too far, and it took a fun romp into ridiculous territory really fast. Lists with This Book. Notorious rakes can be interesting heroes.


Heroine with low self esteem. Another thing is, the writer managed to make turn me from wanting to smack Jack on the head for being heartless in his seduction to Mary to rooting for him as my champion hero of the book.

Miss Lillian Carstairs who seems to fill the bill, namely she is rich and not too offensive. Hern has given us an amusing story with strong and unusual protagonists supported by excellent secondary characters.

He finds a surprising champion in Lady Mary Haviland, a spinster of unremarkable looks and a charming personality, who has decided to help him find a bride.

But when her friendship with London’s most eligible bachelor takes a surprising turn, it’s either a cruel game or her wildest dream coming true Leave a comment stating what intrigues you about this novel, or if you have read it, who your favorite character is by midnight PT, Wednesday, March 6, heat I had seen this somewhere???

Mary is a confirmed wallflower, hiding a healthy fortune, who offers to help Jack on his search for a wife. Of course he uses all of his finely honed seduction skills which Mary finds outrageous and laughs off. So, ehart one was hard to finish not because the story was bad, but because of a lot of bad reviews mame me wary. Lady Ann’s Excellent Adventure. She has no interest in him or marriage herself. The Girl with the Persian Shawl. Although, I have never given my assistance in a matter of marriage, I did once offer to help a gentlemen purchase a Christmas gift and it was an unmitigated disaster, which I hope never to repeat A Wallflower’s Christmas Kiss.

Probably the thing that intrigues me the most is this quote about rogues: Lady Mary Haviland is a 29 year old spinster, heaart considers herself comfortably on the shelf.


When Mary discovers why Jack wanted to marry her, she flees his estate and calls off the wedding. Of course he falls in love with her and she finds out the real reason he had asked for her hand.

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A Change of Heart (A Regency Romance)

A delightful Regency romance with all the right characters and personalities. Lady Mary Haviland is a plain, charming, but firmly on-the-shelf spinster who offers to help Jack by presenting him with suitable candidates. I realize Jack is less sympathetic, but I still love him.

So when lurks in the shrubbery and learns of Jack’s mercenary motivations from earlier, Mary’s utterly devastated and Jack, who hasn’t known he’s overheard and has no idea that she had been so badly treated in the past, can’t understand why she calls the wedding off and disappears.

No one knows this though, especially not Lady Mary who has decided to help him in his quest. A true change of heart I can’t remember the last time I was so moved by a story. Jack needs a bride, a wealthy bride, to help him continue the family line and save the family from the debts. The writing was also very good and that made it easy to keep going. It Happened One Season.

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Thanks for the giveaway!! Convinced that no man would ardently flirt with someone so ugly, she believes that being a rogue is so ingrained in him that he is seducing her out canidce instinct and not because he wishes to love her. I don’t like the dissolute rake, after finding love and reformation, turns back to drinking, gambling, and most aggravatingly, whoring at the first obstacle.