Book Reviews of The Nightingale Legacy (Legacy, Bk 2)

The Nightingale Legacy (Legacy, Bk 2)
The Nightingale Legacy - Legacy, Bk 2
Author: Catherine Coulter
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780515116243
ISBN-10: 0515116246
Publication Date: 9/1/1995
Pages: 464
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 169 ratings
Publisher: Jove Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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The first in a series of three. Not your typical romance novel, it is funny and quirky, and I actually laughed out loud in a couple of spots. Plenty of plot, with a spunky heroine.
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The second novel in Coulter's trilogy is a delightful Regency romance brimming with drama, sex and colorful characters. It's 1814, and the young, brooding Lord Chilton is on his way from his Cornish castle, Mount Hawke, to London when he stops at an inn for the night. There, he meets the feisty 19-year-old Caroline Derwent-Jones, who is en route to the Cornish home of her aunt, Eleanor Penrose. Coulter's witty dialogue and bawdy, eccentric characters add up to an engaging, fan-pleasing story nonetheless. Great love story of the 1800's.
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The first in a trilogy! I had to read one after the other...really hard to put down!
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Oh my goodness. I don't remember which of her books I read so many years ago, but I always remembered Catherine as one of my favorite authors - I used to laugh a ton with her dialogue. However, the last two I read, including this one were disappointing. This wasn't as bad as the last. I read the whole book. There was an awful scene at the end that just went too far with a character's speech. It ruined what good might have been in the rest of the book, and I felt I needed to wash my brain out with soap. Yuck. I have two more of Ms. Coulter's books that I actually purchased, and I'm not sure I'll even read them. Sad.
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This book had everything, a great love story, suspenseful plot - which was almost impossible to figure out - and lots of very real evil characters.
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Second book in a three book trilogy - follows The Wyndham Legacy and precedes the Valentine Legacy.
Carolyn Derwent-Jones is at the eve of her 19th birthday, chomping at the bit to get out from under the control of her smarmy guardian, the frieghtenly obsessive Roland Ffalkes. She escapes him to find herself in the fascinating company of Frederick North Nightengale, Lord Chilton.
Mysteries and murders old and new abound. Misogyny is rampant in Lord Chilton's house, Mount Hawke, filled with only men. But to heis surprise, Lord Chilton finds he wants nothing more than to have Carolyn Derwent-Jones in his life.
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Catherine Coulter, writes "do let me know if I derail you on the mystery. Do enyoy Caroline North two of my all time favorite characters."
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Dear Reader:

In THE NIGHTENGALE LEGACY, Caroline Derqet-Jones is at the ever of her nineteenth birthday. She's chomping at the bit to get out from under the control of her smarmy guardian, the frighteningly obsessive Roland Ffalkes. But Ffalkes has other plans for Caroline. She manages to escape him only to find herself in the fascinating company of Frederick North Nightengale, Lord Chilton.

As tragedy and mystery thicken the air, Caroline finds herself more and more drawn to Lord Chilton, a man who claims he's a lonely beggar, his soul suited for solitude and for walking his hounds on the moors.

Mysteries old and mysteries new abound. Misogyny is rampant in Lord Chilton's house, Mount Hawke, filled only with men. But to his suprise, Lord Chilton finds he wants nothing more than to have Caroline Derwent-Jones in his life.
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Second book in a trilogy. First book is The Wyndham Legacy. Third book is The Valentine Legacy.
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From the cover: In The Nightingale Legacy, Caroline Derwent-Jones is at the eve of her nineteenth birthday. She's chomping at the bit to get out from under the control of her smarmy guardian, the frighteningly obsessive Roland Ffalkes. But Ffalkes has other plans for Caroline. She manages to escape him only to find herself in the fascinating company of of Frederick North Nightingale, Lord Chilton.
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as tragedy and mystery ticken the air, nineteen year old Caroline Derwent-Jones fins herself more and more drawn to Lord Chilton, a man who claims he's a lonely beggar, his soul suited for solitude and for walking his hunds on the moors.
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I love Catherine Coulter. I have never read one of her books that I didn't like.
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Dear Reader:

In THE NIGHTENGALE LEGACY, Caroline Derqet-Jones is at the ever of her nineteenth birthday. She's chomping at the bit to get out from under the control of her smarmy guardian, the frighteningly obsessive Roland Ffalkes. But Ffalkes has other plans for Caroline. She manages to escape him only to find herself in the fascinating company of Frederick North Nightengale, Lord Chilton.

As tragedy and mystery thicken the air, Caroline finds herself more and more drawn to Lord Chilton, a man who claims he's a lonely beggar, his soul suited for solitude and for walking his hounds on the moors.

Mysteries olf and mysteries new abound. Misogyny is rampant in Lord Chilton's house, Mount Hawke, filled only with men. But to his suprise, Lord Chilton finds he wants nothing more than to have Caroline Derwent-Jones in his life.

-Catherine Coulter
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The second novel in Coulter's Legacy trilogy is a delightful Regency romance brimming with drama, sex and colorful characters. It's 1814, and the young, long-haired, brooding Lord Chilton, Frederick North Nightingale, who briefly appeared in The Wyndham Legacy, is on his way from his Cornish castle, Mount Hawke, to London when he stops at an inn for the night. There, he meets the smart, beautiful and feisty 19-year-old Caroline Derwent-Jones, who has just escaped Roland Ffalkes, her lecherous, inheritance-seeking guardian, and is en route to the Cornish home of her aunt, Eleanor Penrose. North protects Caroline from Ffalkes, who shows up unexpectedly, but she departs before the nobleman can tell her that her aunt, whom he knew, has been murdered. North and Caroline soon meet again, though, and before long he accepts her proposal of marriage-much to the horror of his three misogynist male servants, appalled that the union will break the long-standing tradition of no women living at Mount Hawke. Coulter complicates her story line with a couple of weak plot twists involving a search for local treasure and the murder of several other women (the killer's identity and motive, when finally revealed, strain plausibility), but her witty dialogue and bawdy, eccentric characters add up to an engaging, fan-pleasing story nonetheless.
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I love everything this author and Bertrice Small write.
At one time I had all their books in collection but time and space are now a premium so I must make room for the children and their needs.

These are excellent reads and like I said before Catherine Coulter really knows how to write to keep you titillated enough to speedily turn the pages and then sad when the story is over because you actually feel like you know the people or you were there too! Love this author!
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This book definetly has a lot going on. Very eccentric characters. Definetly different and refreshing. The dialogue was interesting and at times I found myself laughing out loud. I like pretty much any book that has me laughing out loud. Lots of twists and subplots.
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This book and the two following are a trilogy