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The Resolute Runaway Knowing the risk of running away to find a new life Joanna heads for Brussels where young ladies are fair game for officers looking for love before facing the foe at Waterloo When Joanna meets the heir to a dukedom the only thing she has left to offer him is her heart Original Regency Romance

  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • The Resolute Runaway
  • Charlotte Louise Dolan
  • English
  • 10 February 2016
  • 9780451171696

About the Author: Charlotte Louise Dolan

Charlotte Louise Dolan earned a bachelors degree from Eastern Illinois University and a masters degree in German from Middlebury College She has lived throughout the United States and in Germany the Soviet Union Canada Taiwan and Austria A bookworm since the age of four she fell in love with Regency England when she read her first Georgette Heyer book Besides writing she has worked as a h



9 thoughts on “The Resolute Runaway

  1. Amy Amy says:

    I find this book difficult to rate It contained some truly brilliant moments almost Heyer level in their ability to convey a scene But then the next moment falls into the general cliches of the genre The main heroine is mousy though thankfully not as terrible as the one from Fallen Angel When she does show pluck it comes from within and not in reliance on the hero The hero starts off strong I really liked himinitially But he falls in love with the heroine and doesn't DO anything about it for far too long He kept whining that she viewed him as a brother but I never felt he did much to get out of the brother zone In general though I think the criticism can be leveled against the whole book Initially I really liked it I like the pace of it and the description of Waterloo for all her accurate research Heyer can be uite boring with her battle scenes a fault this book does not share But as soon as the heroine goes from ugly duckling to pocket Venus or in other words as soon as the hero discovers he loves her the story drags on for far too long In an attempt to pad it the author introduces a second romance between the hero's willful cousin and a Highlander baron I felt like I ought to like their romance but it never felt uite right with the story Every POV from those two came out of nowhere and I felt heartily sick of both of them by the conclusion Far from rescuing an otherwise dull plot with a strong secondary heroine the cousin's deliberate willfulness came across spoiled and irrational And I know this author can do better She presents a strong heroine in Three Lords for Lady Anne I do not understand why all the other heroines I have met are soweak in comparison

  2. Kathy Kathy says:

    35I liked this one I thought it was a fun story Joanna is a likable heroine She has had a very hard life and lost all those that were close to her Alone in the world she is rescued by the very dashing Nicholas who unfortunately only see’s her as a “sister” I liked how the book starts out and was excited to see their story unfold Unfortunately about halfway through their story is pushed to the background and Dori Nicholas’ cousin and Alexander a Highland Lord start to take center stage While I like Dori although her reckless nature drove me nuts I really would have preferred for the story to have stayed focused on Joanna I was frustrated that there were two different stories going on They both distracted from the other and should have just had their own books Dori’s story in some ways made Joanna’s seem boring while Joanna made Dori seem totally irresponsible When Dori entered the picture the book kind of took on a life of its own and her story just sort of took over Overall I still enjoyed the book I would have preferred less POV changes but I still liked all the main characters and thought it was an enjoyable story Content CleanReading Order Book One The Substitute BridegroomBook Two The Resolute Runaway

  3. Angelyn Angelyn says:

    She reminds me of Georgette Heyer Fun book

  4. Susannah Carleton Susannah Carleton says:

    A charming story in which two young ladies find love and another receives a much deserved comeuppance

  5. MrsMascara MrsMascara says:

    This started well but I got annoyed at the constant bemoaning of Joanna being a coward and meek Nicholas started off as a great hero but then spent too long pining for Joanna once she blossoms into a ‘pocket Venus’The secondary romance also dominated the last half of the book and made Joanna seem a poor weak spirited creature

  6. Kate Maxwell Kate Maxwell says:

    She's strong and runs away She's meek and can't figure out what to do She puts on a brave face and tries to be strong It was good escapist reading

  7. elstaffe elstaffe says:

    25 stars rounds up to 3 Heroine was a little too wet blanket for me It was fascinating seeing the author's voice in each of the four main characters though like different facets of the same stone

  8. Stephanie Shaw Stephanie Shaw says:

    Got way too choppy and the introduction of a secondary plot annoyed me

  9. Susan Susan says:

    Loved the history and the characters are all delightful

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