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Stranger in My Arms by Lisa Kleypas

Stranger in My Arms

by Lisa Kleypas

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Not my favorite of her books and the intrigue dragged on a bit but I liked the characters. ( )
  PNRList | Aug 15, 2018 |
good book about a husband that comes back from the war when everyone thought he was dead. He actually ends up being the bastard son/brother of the dead guy. ( )
  afarrington | Jan 3, 2018 |
This wasn’t as good as the Ravenls or Bow Street Runner Series. Hunter the Earl of Hawksworth is presumed dead after having gone missing for 3 years. Lady Lara Hawksworth is not unhappy about being a widow since she likes being independent and was in a loveless marriage to a brute. He turns up but she doesn’t believe it’s really the Earl even though he looks like him and has knowledge only that he could have. He claims to have changed by his experiences in India. He’s loving, agrees to let her adopt an orphan she fond of, is managing the estates finances better, and rescues her sister from an abusive husband.

She still has doubts about his authenticy and is falling in love with him; but when she hears evidence from a neighbor of his real identity and believes him, she goes to the authorities because it’s the right thing to do even though it would be sentencing him to life in prison.

Spoiler: The Dowager has a long talk with her the night before the trial. ( )
  Kathy89 | Aug 30, 2017 |
the return of Martin Guerre
  Kaethe | Oct 17, 2016 |
Lara Hawksworthová, krásná mladá vdova, má za sebou několik let nevydařeného manželství. Trpně snášela manželovo sobectví, nevěru i společenské výstřelky, ale pak se nevrátil z dlouhé obchodní plavby. Svým způsobem se jí ulevilo, ale...

Jednoho dne dorazí zpráva, že její manžel není mrtev. Lařina nově nabytá duševní rovnováha se bortí jako domeček z karet. Překvapením však ještě není konec - do Indie odjel sobecný násilník a vrátil se pozorný milenec a dvorný muž, který pozvolna dobývá její duši i tělo a získává její lásku. Lara však neustále přemítá: Je to on, není to on? Stejnou otázku si kladou i přátelé a všichni, kdo ho před odjezdem znali. Obrovské zklamání přivodil jeho návrat zejména příbuzným, které připravil o titul a bohatství. Pouze matka může u soudu potvrdit synovu totožnost, ta je však na cestách... ( )
  nellay83 | Mar 19, 2016 |
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Kleypas, LisaAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Godward, John WilliamIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Košnarová, ViktorieTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Landor, RosalynNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lavedan, DeliaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vlčková, JanaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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"Lady Hawksworth, your husband is not dead..."

With those words, Lara's life turned upside down. Hunter, Earl of Hawksworth, had been lost at sea. Or so she'd been told. Their unhappy marriage -- with its cold caresses and passionless kisses - was over. But now a powerful, virile man stood before her, telling secrets only a husband could know, and vowing she would once again be his wife in every way. While Lara couldn't deny that this man with the smoldering dark eyes resembled Hunter, he was attentive and loving in ways he never was before. Soon she desperately wanted to believe, with every beat of her heart, that this stranger was truly her husband. But had this rake reformed -- or was Lara being seduced by a cunning stranger?
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One year after Lara thought her husband was dead in a shipwreck, he returns home to her. But is he really her husband or an impostor? Although the evidence is inconclusive, this new Hunter Hawksworth is very different, and much improved, from the first. Not given to introspection, Lara is willing to put her doubts aside for this man who embodies all her dreams, and desires her with a ruthless and seductive persistence that overcomes her considerable sexual fears. Inspired by the French movie The Return of Martin Guerre and the original court case on which it's based, this late-Regency historical romance, notable for its compelling sexual tension, spare but evocative dialogue, and deftly drawn characters, asks the intriguing question "Can you ever really know the man you love?" One of the superlative romances of the season. --Ellen Edwards

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Lara, Lady Hawksworth, is sure her husband died in a shipwreck off the south Indian coast, but three years later someone answering to the name of Hunter, Lord Hawksworth, reappears. He's accepted by everyone save his uncle, who'd claimed the earldom in his absence, and Lara, who had hated being married to him. How Hunter wins Lara with his exquisite lovemaking and becomes a better husband than the man who left her is the heart of this sweetly sensual, character-driven Regency historical.… (more)

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