Editorial Reviews. Review. Praise for Madeline Hunter and Her Novels “Hunter seamlessly marries seductive wit with smoldering sensuality.”—Booklist “Smooth . I recently read The Surrender of Miss Fairbourne by Madeline Hunter. I’ve read quite a few of Madeline Hunter’s books, and generally at least. A woman defies expectations—including those of an arrogant earl—in the first regency romance in New York Times bestselling author Madeline.

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First, unbeknownst to her, her father had a partner. Nov 29, Hannah Fielding rated it it was amazing. I’m disappointed and as I write this review I have about 80 pages to the end of the book and I don’t care. This book is loaded with suspense, humor, drama and sizzle and will keep readers glued to this book.

I hope that you will look favorably on my proposal that we marry. Her characters take their time to fall in love and frustrate one another, but the ending is more satisfying for it.

Emma may not be a great beauty, but there is something about her that people cannot pinpoint. A note about Steamy: Emma’s inability to see herself as more than his mistress was believably handled, at least hunger the terms you require for a successful Regency Romance.

The Surrender of Miss Fairbourne (Fairbourne Quartet, book 1) by Madeline Hunter

Nope, did not buy it. Except for the stupid sneaking around she resorts to because, well, reasons. Please review your cart. Nightingale had always struck her as a walking fashion plate.

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He half expected a spear to appear in her hand and for her to bellow a Celtic battle cry. He too is tenacious in his plans for madelien auction house. Petals In the Storm. The scene with her brother made no sense to me. Of course, she’s not addlepated enough to do it openly and scare away her wealthy collectors.


She disliked when people spoke this way, explaining the obvious to her. I’m not saying she needed to be an experienced active lover, it was the descriptions that just reinforced my perception of her as a passive object. You appeared surrenxer when you walked in here.

The Surrender of Miss Fairbourne By: We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. She wrote the favorite of my favorite books, By Arrangement, therefore, she is kind of my role model in the literature world. Darius wants her to sell it.

It held bins for paintings at one end, and hunher and large tables for other objects. Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment. Mar 13, Virginia rated it really liked it.

Your father left you a business here. Wicked and the Wallflower. But skrrender headstrong Emma is like no other lady he has ever encountered, faifbourne to follow his dictates.

It might make for uncomfortable reading, but I love how Hunter approaches feminism from a different angle, showing how dependent a woman was on marrying a man who would allow her freedoms. You do not feel her desperation or his betrayal.

In fact I am not. Madelinf tries several different tactics to delay Darius from taking any action that would gainsay her wishes. Marquesses at the Masquerade. Seven Minutes in Heaven. He could not really expect an affair, however. But there’s this silent, noble partner of her father’s. It’s All About the Duke. I understand that’s how women were raised in that time, but it wasn’t that she was weak-willed or spineless. The Surrender of Miss Fairbourne is a slow-building book, with much more history and depth than most historical romances, and this is the reason it has very mixed reviews.


Usually, Emma does not hold back in telling the earl what she thinks. Anything surrener a Gentleman. Of course, she is not addlepated enough to do this openly and scare away her wealthy collectors.

Once again Madeline Hunter has given us a woman of the working or merchant classes, one who has learned her father’s art auction business well enough to run the place after he dies. Despite the limits of her sex, Emma Fairbourne intends to run her late father’s prestigious London auction house.


The Surrender of Miss Fairbourne

Yes, the author writes in a competent manner, the plot seems interesting enough. If the Duke Demands. A man could not look like this and not know just how perfect his face appeared. It was never the wonderful Miss Fairbourne. Fairbourne Quartet 4 books. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Hunetr any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

She got better once they had sex, but I was never very impressed by her. The class distinctions between Darius, an earl, and Emma, a woman from a family in trade, are portrayed credibly. Ms Hunter has given us a well-written book. She can’t sleep, etc.