Book Reviews of The Hidden Heart (Aincourt, Bk 2)

The Hidden Heart (Aincourt, Bk 2)
The Hidden Heart - Aincourt, Bk 2
Author: Candace Camp
ISBN-13: 9780373771615
ISBN-10: 0373771614
Publication Date: 1/1/2006
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 27 ratings
Publisher: HQN Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Excellent read. England 1800s. the story flows quickly and keeps your attention. Twists and turns throughout move the story along without neglecting the attraction between the hero / heroine. Relationships develop nicely while the "mystery" unfolds. A little predictable, but doesn't take away from the overall picuture. Recommend.
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Helpful Score: 2
Richard is a fabulous hero--very deep, emotional, and responsible, intelligent. His depression over his wife's & daughter's deaths leads him to contemplate suicide. But along comes brave, stalwart Jessica who, in her determination to protect Gabriella, is willing not only to battle his unwillingness to be the girls' ward, but also to bring him back from the brink of self-extinction. They are superb together.
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Helpful Score: 1
Richard is a fabulous hero--very deep, emotional, and responsible, intelligent. His depression over his wife's & daughter's deaths leads him to contemplate suicide. But along comes brave, stalwart Jessica who, in her determination to protect Gabriella, is willing not only to battle his unwillingness to be the girls' ward, but also to bring him back from the brink of self-extinction. They are superb together.

Secondary characters run the gamut: Richard's sister-in-law Rachel (who stars in the next book), Jessica's ex-fiance, a Bow Street Runner, a mystery woman, and a murderous villain, among others. Several are not what they seem. The mystery is a bit convoluted, but nothing in it turned me off the book.
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Helpful Score: 1
Second book ina trilogy. Continues the story very well. Mystery nd romance.
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This was a wonderful book, the storyline was so interesting and kept your interest throughout the whole book,coming together to reveal the killer at just the right time. Lots of twists and turns with tension sprinkled in. Can't wait to continue the series.
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This is a fun book to read. I enjoyed the mystery and the romance!
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I am a huge fan of all of candace camp books. this was great book with mystery, a killer, and romance all wrapped up in to one. I love that this is a book that has more than just sex as a plot.
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A strong plot filled with action, love, and emotions. A well written historical romance.
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I liked this better than So Wild A Heart, the first book in the series, and certainly Richard was a better hero. The slow build to the love story was OK but not memorable and frankly, I had to go back and read my own review to remember anything about So Wild A Heart, which I read less than a month ago.

Overall I felt let down by this book. Richard was a great wounded hero but Camp just doesn't have the writing chops to tell this kind of story in a way that hits home. The hero and heroine were likeable enough but I never really cared about them or the things they've suffered. When Richard finally talks about the death of his wife and daughter, and breaks down, I felt unmoved.

I like the ideas of these characters better than what you find when you read the books. I want to read about Rachel and Michael, but I suspect I'll be just as disappointed in their story as I have been with the first two.
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good read, camp soes not disappoint
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With his life in ruins, Richard, Duke of Cleybourne, returned to his country estate to deal with the tragic loss he had suffered four years ealier. His plans, however, were interupted by the arrival of Miss Jessica Maitland. The feisty, flame-haired governess had come to present her charge, Gabriella, as his new ward.
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Great series!
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Another great love story from Candace Camp!
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Great Read!
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reall good read.
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With is his life in ruins, Richard, Duke of Cleybourne, returns to his country estate to deal with the tragic loss. His plans are interrupted by the arrival of Miss Jessica Maitland.
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Fate, it seemed, had done its worst.
With his life in ruins, Richard Duke of Cleybourne, returned to his country estate to deal with the tragic loss he had suffered four years earlier. His plans, however, were interrupted by the arrival of Miss Jessica Maitland. The feisty, flame-haired governess had come to present her charge, Gabriella, as his new ward.

Until love exposed much more to the story.

As if their unwelcome presence weren't bad enough, Jessica also revealed that Gabriella was in danger. Someone was after the girl's fortune -- perhaps someone the duke knew only too well.

Now fate and a raging snowstorm have brought together an odd assortment of guests at Cleybourne Castle. And when murder strikes, Richard and Jessica must catch a killer and unravel a dark mystery, even as they are plunged into the most passionate mystery of all -- the secrets of the hidden heart.
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Excellent book. Good mystery.