The Portrait of Lady Wycliff

· The Lords of Eton Book 1 · Harper & Appleton
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For the past decade Harry, the Earl of Wycliff, has worked feverishly to reclaim all that his father had lost. Only one item remains elusive: the Gainsborough portrait of his beloved mother. And the impossibly young, stunningly beautiful widow Louisa Phillips holds the key to finding it. If only he can persuade her to help him . . .
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64 reviews
Lori Dykes
May 15, 2018
A classic tale of something lost and something found which will bring our hero and heroine together. Louisa Phillips has lost her husband and as is the case sometimes, she finds herself left with little to nothing to live on and does not really know who owns the property she resides in. The house she inhabits was once owned by the family of Lord Harry Wycliff, but was lost by his parents along with a lot of other family property. Harry is determined to regain by fair or foul means all that was gambled away and restore his family name. As they meet, Harry is captivated by Louisa and tries to balance his attraction to her with his desire for her property. Louisa's sister Elle has also had a very hard time of it and they both just want security. Thus begins a search to find the answers to secrets held by her deceased husband and trying to unlock the mystery of who owns the home A little suspense, adventure and intrigue leads them on a journey to find the answers they seek. Can they uncover the truth as well as form a bond between them? An entertaining story that will keep you turning the pages. I read this book through NetGallery
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Janet B
May 10, 2018
For the past decade Harry, the Earl of Wycliff, has worked feverishly to reclaim all that his father had lost. He still has to buy back the London townhouse where there was a Gainsborough portrait of his beloved mother. However the impossibly young, stunningly beautiful widow Louisa Phillips now lives in the house. Louisa is opinionated & fights for a number of causes, Harry is desperately trying to restore his family fortunes & thinks ‘a lord’ is behind his father’s misfortunes. I struggled at the beginning to like both Harry & Louisa, he lied to win Louisa’s help & she hates men after a disastrous marriage. The pace does lag to begin with but gradually increases as they set out to find the portrait. I also gradually liked Harry & Louisa more & by the end of the book they had certainly grown on me. It was an enjoyable read with an adventure & a secondary romance, I look forward to more in the series as Sinjin & Alex deserve their HEAs My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read
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Terry Shaputis
July 4, 2020
was excellant in every way! Witty, not vulgar or violent! I found myself so involved I was writing text as if I was living in that time. Most enjoyable and look forward to next book in series.
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About the author

Cheryl Bolen is a former journalist and English teacher turned author with her first book in 1997, A Duke Deceived. Since then she has published over 20 books. She has made the New York Times and USA Today Best Seller Lists several times. She has earned several awards for her writing such as: Second Place Best Short Historical Novel 2015 International Digital Awards, Winner Best Historical Novel 2012 International Digital Awards, and First Place Best Short Historical, Holt Medallion Contest 2006.

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