Book Reviews of Virtue

Virtue
Virtue
Author: Jane Feather
ISBN-13: 9780553588606
ISBN-10: 0553588605
Publication Date: 10/25/2005
Pages: 448
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 28

3.6 stars, based on 28 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
Reviews: Amazon | Write a Review

6 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

reviewed Virtue on
They called it their "double act." And in Europe's most exclusive gaming halls, Judith Davenport and her brother Sebastian used the technique to dupe unwary noblemen out of their pocket money. First, Judith lured them to the card tables with her ravishing smile. Then, employing her fan in an elaborate code, she made sure that Sebastian's luck never ran out. It was a dangerous game played in preparation for one desperate purpose: to avenge their father's tragic death.
reviewed Virtue on
Lovely historical details of society and married life interwoven into a story of high stakes gambling, con artistry, and lush romance.
reviewed Virtue on + 809 more book reviews
Very good as always with Feather's books.
reviewed Virtue on + 3389 more book reviews
From Library Journal
In this novel by historical romance writer Feather ( The Eagle and the Dove, Avon, 1991; Brazen Whispers , Avon, 1990), skilled gamesters Judith Davenport and her brother, Sebastian, live to take revenge on the man who ruined their father. Their plan is endangered when Judith becomes involved with Marcus, Lord Carrington. Forced into marriage after one night of passion on the eve of Waterloo, Marcus considers Judith an adventuress, but he is determined to curb her gaming and make her into a respectable wife. Judith will not give up her plan of revenge but walks a fine line between achieving her goal and losing her love. The outcome is evident early in the story, but the characters and the Regency setting are competently handled. Fans of more sensuous romances will appreciate this Loveswept offering.
-
reviewed Virtue on + 1217 more book reviews
In this novel by historical romance writer Feather ( The Eagle and the Dove, Avon, 1991; Brazen Whispers , Avon, 1990), skilled gamesters Judith Davenport and her brother, Sebastian, live to take revenge on the man who ruined their father. Their plan is endangered when Judith becomes involved with Marcus, Lord Carrington. Forced into marriage after one night of passion on the eve of Waterloo, Marcus considers Judith an adventuress, but he is determined to curb her gaming and make her into a respectable wife. Judith will not give up her plan of revenge but walks a fine line between achieving her goal and losing her love. The outcome is evident early in the story, but the characters and the Regency setting are competently handled. Fans of more sensuous romances will appreciate this Loveswept offering.
reviewed Virtue on + 22 more book reviews
One of my "Keepers" that i'm finally letting go of.