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Lord Somerton's Heir by [Stuart, Alison]
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Can the love of an honourable man save her from  the memory of a desolate marriage?

From the battlefield of Waterloo to the drawing rooms of Brantstone Hall, Sebastian Alder’s elevation from penniless army captain to Viscount Somerton is the stuff of dreams. But the cold reality of an inherited estate in wretched condition, and the suspicious circumstances surrounding his cousin’s death, provide Sebastian with no time for dreams — only a mystery to solve and a murderer to bring to justice.

Isabel, widow of the late Lord Somerton, is desperate to bury the memory of her unhappy marriage by founding the charity school she has always dreamed of. Except, her dreams are soon shattered from beyond the grave when she is not only left penniless, but once more bound to the whims of a Somerton.

But this Somerton is unlike any man she has met. Can the love of an honourable man heal her broken heart or will suspicion tear them apart?


'Lord Somerton’s Heir is a heartfelt historical romance, which combines heartbreak and mystery, with friendship and just enough seduction.' — Love Reading Romance

'A sweet love story, Lord Somerton’s Heir by Alison Stuart takes its cues from Cinderella with a fairytale geared towards the hero’s perspective.' — Romantic Historical Reviews

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1079 KB
  • Print Length: 446 pages
  • Publisher: Escape Publishing - Harlequin Enterprises, Australia Pty Ltd (1 May 2014)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JD7EYW6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #182,325 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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I've read Alison Stuart's books before and enjoyed them, but Lord Somerton's Heir is definitely my favourite. Sebastian is a memorable hero with a complex character - in fact, almost all the characters felt real and human. If I picked the villain early on, I forgave that because I really liked the storyline and characters. Looking forward to her next book.
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I like the way this author, Alison Stuart writes in her unique way. This story is about trust. Can they trust each other or not.

Highly recommended for all lovers of historical romance.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lord Somerton's Heir is a distinctly deceitful historical romance piece. 26 May 2016
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Lord Somerton's Heir is a distinctly deceitful historical romance piece. The splendor and opulence of the balls and propriety from the 1800s abounded and danced alluringly with the grit of wartime soldiers.

Sebastian Alder, a soldier, wounded in numerous ways, plays the male lead, alongside Isabel Somerton, the late Lord Somerton's widow.

There is a raft of supporting characters, ranging from Sebastian's siblings, to best friends and war-time buddies, to young stable hands. They create a delightful supporting cast to the romantic dance Isabel and Sebastian take together.

The plot progressed slowly, twists and turns abound, some obvious and others not. The mystery and intrigue within this tale was masterfully weaved into larger and smaller plot and character arcs, and added additional layers of complexity to an otherwise tried-and-true historical romance plot.

An enjoyable romp through the 1800s, Lord Somerton's Heir will take readers on just as much of a journey as Sebastian and Isabel take.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended! 14 June 2014
By Brenda Telford - Published on
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When Lady Isabel Somerton was summonsed with the dreadful news that her husband was dead, killed when thrown from his horse, her thoughts were in turmoil. What was she to do now that she was a widow? Learning of a cousin to her late husband, she set about finding him – near death in a hospital from wounds he received in the battle of Waterloo, she had him removed and placed where he would be cared for in a more suitable and caring manner. As the weeks passed, Sebastian Alder came to realize that Isabel had saved his life, and also that his life had taken an unexpected turn – it seemed he was now heir to Brantstone Hall and all that it encompassed. Unable to believe his good fortune, he was further astounded to find he had a family he knew nothing about. His sister Connie and brother Matt had been his only family for as long as he could remember…

But as Sebastian was to discover, the estate he had inherited had many debts – his cousin, the previous Lord Somerton, had deep, dark secrets and slowly but surely these were coming to the surface. With the help of the man who had controlled the finances and been by the original Lord Somerton’s side, Sebastian was coming to a realization that he needed to do something, and do it quickly. Those past secrets were beginning to unravel – there was danger – someone didn’t want the past uncovered; was there a murderer out there who wouldn’t hesitate to strike again?

As Sebastian found himself moving from gratitude and friendship with Isabel to something he hadn’t let himself feel in many years, he knew he had to tread carefully. And Isabel knew Sebastian was a completely different person to the man her husband had been – could she trust this man with her feelings and her future?

I absolutely loved this historical fiction novel by Aussie author Alison Stuart. She is an accomplished writer, one I have read before and have no hesitation in reading again. Highly recommended.
4.0 out of 5 stars Well crafted escapism, with a little bit extra 5 May 2014
By Sara in Australia - Published on
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Have read a few from Alison Stuart now and have found her to be a reliably good author. You'll get a compelling story that holds together (no gaping plot holes or characters suddenly doing odd things in order to move the story along), people who behave like real people and who are consistent in their character, a setting that makes sense and really comes to life,, and nothing in the plot pops up out of nowhere with no warning. So a well crafted bit of escapism, but it's not your average Regency romance, because we also get a murder mystery. And that holds together well too. All in all, I read it in almost one sitting. So if you're looking for a Regency romance with a little bit extra then this is for you, as it was for me.
4.0 out of 5 stars consistency 9 May 2014
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I really appreciated the consistency of Ms Stuart's Regency setting and markers. The story is pacy and the characters are likeable while the storyline holds together well. I like that her female protagonist is not a total wall flower even in the restrictive hothouse of the era in which she is constrained. From a harsh and difficult relationship to love and forgiveness, this story is a delightful romance.
5.0 out of 5 stars It was a very good story and I like it 26 September 2015
By Just Carol - Published on
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It was a very good story and I like it . He wasn't so Black after all. It kept you on you toes so to speak.

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