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Forbidden (Hqn) [Mass Market Paperback]

Nicola Cornick
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21 Aug 2012 Hqn
London, April 1817 ‘Dance with me,' her dark gentleman said. ‘You were meant to dance with me.' Trial by Seduction From the moment Lord Henry Wardeaux heard that the missing heiress to the Templemore fortune was working as a lady's maid, he travelled to London to verify Margery Mallon's true origins- by seduction if necessary... Innocent Margery is shocked by the wicked passions Henry has roused within her. Unable to resist his sinner's eyes, Margery finds herself tarnishing her virtuous reputation and falling for her mysterious seducer. Nevertheless, Henry's secret must be revealed and, when the maid becomes a countess, how can the richest heiress in England forgive his deception?
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  • Mass Market Paperback: 345 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin; Original edition (21 Aug 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780373776672
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373776672
  • ASIN: 0373776675
  • Product Dimensions: 3.4 x 10.8 x 17.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 820,602 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Nicola Cornick is a historian and historical romance author. She studied at London University and Ruskin College Oxford and works for the National Trust as a guide at the seventeenth century hunting lodge Ashdown House in Oxfordshire. Her award-winning books are international bestsellers and have been translated into 26 languages.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Just do it. ( Purchase the series) 5 April 2013
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I got the first book in this series as a free title and couldn't put it down. I read through the other four and waited impatiently for this book, the last in the series. I eventually purchased a hard copy and have just downloaded it on my Kindle. If ever you want a good read the here it is. Absolutely fabulous and highly recommended. I do suggest you read them in running order as the stories are extremely entertaining and run in order. Enjoy.
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By Marshall Lord TOP 500 REVIEWER
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This entertaining Regency Romance is number six, and according to the author's introduction the last, of the "Scandalous Women of the Ton" series of light regency romances, which consists of:

1) "Whisper of Scandal"
2) "One Wicked Sin"
3) "Mistress by Midnight"
4) "Notorious (Scandalous Women of the Ton)"
5) "Desired" and
6) This book, "Forbidden."

The heroine of this book is Margery Mallon who appeared in several of the previous books in this series as maid to their heroines Lottie Palliser, Lady Tess Darent and Joanna Grant to whom she is in service at the start of this volume.

Margery believes that she was born to a poor and disreputable family in London. She has earned a position as lady's maid (one of the upper servants) through hard work and honesty: she has been told that she might rise to the highest possible position for a female servant, that of housekeeper, but the height of her ambition would be to open her own sweet shop.

But then, while on an honest errand in a very direputable establishment - she is providing some of the excellent sweets she cooks to the girls at Mrs Tong's brothel in exchange for disgarded gowns - Margery meets a tall and handsome aristocrat who addresses her by name.

How does this man, who introduces himself as Henry Ward, know who she is?
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By cat3
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Bought Book 1 on Kindle 99p Deal of the Day and was hooked. Great read - best if you read the series in order as, whilst they are individual books, they intertwine with the characters. Will definitely read more of her books.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Forbidden 10 Jan 2014
By Stella
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On my kindle, not got around to reading it yet, am sure it will be very enjoyable as are all her books.
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4.0 out of 5 stars easy read 6 Nov 2013
By Hazel
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A book to pick up when you want. A no effort book to lose yourself in. Set in days gone by.
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4.0 out of 5 stars GOOD READING 25 Oct 2013
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I CHOSE THIS BOOK BECAUSE I LIKE THE AUTHOR AND THE WAY SHE WRITES . THE STORY INTRIGUES ME AND I ENJOY ROMANTIC HISTORICL NOVELS
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This is a good read and mainly well written and i enjoyed it very much. The only criticism is that it occasonally seem to repeat the essence of previous chapters
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3.0 out of 5 stars OK 23 Aug 2013
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Not more than OK I'm afraid. Maybe not just my sort of book but it bored me and I haven't bothered to read the others to be honest.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read
Book ok and enjoyed the read, but not sure I would recommend. Good story, but not sure about recommending it.
Published 11 months ago by MS M. SHEPHERD
3.0 out of 5 stars Not read the rest of series
Encouraged by the good reviews I had high hopes. It was well written but the rags to riches story wasn't my cup of tea. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Mrs K B
4.0 out of 5 stars Good relaxing read
I like Nicola Cornick. Unlike other authors she has avoided the trap of writing the same story over and over again. Easy, relaxing read.
Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars romantic novel
This is a romantic novel that you can loose yourself in and would make a good holiday read.
Not a book for the serious readers .
Published 12 months ago by tangotart
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
Very well written, great character's and the sexual tension between the 2 lead character's was palpable. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Cynthia
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent end.
A fitting end to the Scandalous series of books. Ms Cornick has managed to imbue a secondary character from the previous stories, whom we thought we knew and understood, with... Read more
Published 14 months ago by C. Fontenelle
4.0 out of 5 stars Another enjoyable story in a great series
I've enjoyed all the 'scandalous women of the ton' novels and Nicola Cornick is now on my favourites list along with Mary Balogh, Mary Jo Putney and Julia Quinn. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Susan
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