Book Reviews of All a Woman Wants

All a Woman Wants
All a Woman Wants
Author: Patricia Rice
ISBN-13: 9780451202895
ISBN-10: 0451202899
Publication Date: 6/1/2001
Pages: 372
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 39 ratings
Publisher: Signet Book
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Historical Romance. Lachlan MacTavish is on the run, and needs a nanny fast. He's kidnapped his sister's small children to save them from neglect and abuse. Beatrice Cavendish is helpless to make sense of the near bankrupt estate she inheirited from her father.Mac makes her a deal, and she'd be a fool to accept this ill tempered man into her home....
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Good book. It keeps you involved emotionally that you don't want to put it down til the very last page is read.
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an exhilarating story of a gently bred victorian woman and the roguish american who wins her heart - spellbinding
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Really enjoyed reading this book.
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a new tale of a victorian lady and the American who wins her heart and soul.
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A wonderful romantic read
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When Victorian spinster Bea Cavendish crosses paths with burly Lachlan Warwick MacTavish, a coarse Scottish-American seafarer, Bea realizes that he may be just the man who can teach her about estate management. Having lost her domineering father recently, dependent and unworldly Bea feels ill equipped to run the heavily mortgaged estate she's inherited. Fortunately, Mac has a good business mind, and he's willing to assist Bea if she agrees to find a nanny for his four-year-old nephew and infant niece. What Mac is reluctant to tell Bea is that he has kidnapped the children from their dissolute father, the Viscount Simmons, after learning of his sister's death and the Viscount's neglect. An unlikely yet heartening romance blooms between Bea and Mac as they work to repair her estate. The only factor that threatens to keep them apart is Mac's determination to sail back to America with his two charges. Rice (Nobody's Angel) does a fine job developing complex, sympathetic characters, but her plodding narrative lacks march.
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Spinster Bea Cavendish has a problem; her father has died, leaving a heavily-mortgaged estate to his only daughter. She has no idea how to run things because her domineering father felt women were to be dependent and cloistered away from the world. Things are spiraling out of control quickly and Bea has no idea how to stop it.

Scottish-American Lachlan Warwick MacTavish, while on leave from sea travel, went to see his married sister. Instead, he found two children being abused and neglected; Lachlans sister had died and her debauched husband had left the children in the care of others. MacTavish promptly took both children from the home, looking for a nanny to care for them until he could take them to Virginia.

Instead of finding the nanny he was seeking (she had recently died), MacTavish met Bea. Bea and MacTavish agree to help each other; she will help with his four-year-old nephew and infant niece. In exchange, MacTavish will teach Bea what she needs to learn about running an estate. Mac and the children will reside in a small house on the property until he sets sail again.

Mac neglects to tell Bea that he has kidnapped the children from their self-indulgent father, the Viscount Simmons. As Bea and Mac work together, their romance begins. However, there is a huge block to any real attachment: Mac intends to sail back to America and Beas intends to live out her life on her estate.

This is a charming story that moves a bit slowly; the main characters are life-like and complement each other. Their conflict mirrors the changes taking place during that time: The difference between the way things had always been done vs. the wave of the future.
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When Victorian spinster Bea Cavendish crosses paths with burly Lachlan Warwick MacTavish, a coarse Scottish-American seafarer, Bea realizes that he may be just the man who can teach her about estate management. Having lost her domineering father recently, dependent and unworldly Bea feels ill equipped to run the heavily mortgaged estate she's inherited. Fortunately, Mac has a good business mind, and he's willing to assist Bea if she agrees to find a nanny for his four-year-old nephew and infant niece. What Mac is reluctant to tell Bea is that he has kidnapped the children from their dissolute father, the Viscount Simmons, after learning of his sister's death and the Viscount's neglect. An unlikely yet heartening romance blooms between Bea and Mac as they work to repair her estate. The only factor that threatens to keep them apart is Mac's determination to sail back to America with his two charges.