The Rebellious Ward

  • Title: The Rebellious Ward
  • Author: Joan Wolf
  • ISBN: 9780451127693
  • Page: 380
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Rebellious Ward Only a girl as captivating as Catriona MacIan could have overcome the scandal of her birth to shine as the most sought after lady of the London season Only a girl as daring as Catriona would have play
    Only a girl as captivating as Catriona MacIan could have overcome the scandal of her birth to shine as the most sought after lady of the London season.Only a girl as daring as Catriona would have played with the fiery attentions of suitors as different as the eminently eligible, handsome and proper Lord Wareham and the notoriously worldly and wicked Marquis of Hampton.OnlyOnly a girl as captivating as Catriona MacIan could have overcome the scandal of her birth to shine as the most sought after lady of the London season.Only a girl as daring as Catriona would have played with the fiery attentions of suitors as different as the eminently eligible, handsome and proper Lord Wareham and the notoriously worldly and wicked Marquis of Hampton.Only a girl as stubborn as Catriona would have persisted in adoring the one man she could not have the brilliant and iron willed Duke of Burford, the guardian who saw her every fault and was blind to all else.

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    About Joan Wolf


    1. Joan Wolf is a USA TODAY bestselling American writer, whose acclaimed Regency romances have earned her national recognition as a master of the genre Her many historical and contemporary romances, some of which have been chosen as Literary Guild selections, have been highly praised by reviewers and authors alike.Joan was born in 1951 and she grew up in the Bronx, New York A former English teacher, she obtained a Bachelor s degree in Mercy College and Master in English and Comparative Literature at Hunter College An avid rider and horse owner, Joan lives in Connecticut with her husband Joe and two grown children, Jay and Pam.


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    1. After some clunkers I read lately and being on the verge of a reading slump, I took the only remedy I know - re-reading some of the authors I loved/liked in the past. Reading/re-reading Joan Wolf’s earlier traditional regencies is such a cure for me. Her character-driven stories don’t rely on inner monologues and there is more tell than show but somehow it works beautifully in bringing undercurrent tension and emotional buildup.This guardian-ward story is no exception. It was fun to watch aw [...]

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    2. The reader is hammered on the head with the proposition that heroine is a speshul snowflake that every man, woman, child, and a couple of squirrels think is incomparable, witty, wonderful, kind, honest, perfect, sexy,loyal, etc. though she is also a wee bit too rambunctious, headstrong and hyper to really be the perfect Regency Mary Sue. In truth, I found her to be a sniveling, annoying coward who actively deceived a poor reformed rake into believing she loved him, made him give up all his mistr [...]

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    3. I love how Joan Wolf does intense connection between her hero/heroine. I've said this about this author before but she packs a lot of story in a relatively short word count. The romantic connection just jumps off the pge.

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    4. Contains spoilers!Catriona has always known her own heart.Her guardian knows his, but denies his desire -- as it is totally inappropriate.Catriona meets a handsome rake (immensely wealthy, desirable, attractive, young).She agrees to marry the rake (who has fallen deeply in love with her).Then her guardian confesses his love.Catriona ditches the rake.Poor rake.

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    5. I should give this one star for the terrible prologue! It made me nervous and didn't fit the book at all! Eh, I'll spoiler-cut the reasons, but it's probably safe to read. (view spoiler)[So the prologue involved the heroine--who is married with kids--discovering she's not illegitimate after all. And reflects that it doesn't matter now, but it would've made ALL THE DIFFERENCE back then. So that leaves me thinking, wait, did she marry the wrong guy then? What kind of romance is this??? And then I [...]

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    6. This story is surprisingly vivid for its lack of length. It was an engaging and satisfying read - except that it ends without dealing with the supposed main issue between the couple: we're told they marry, without anyone mentioning her possible illegitimacy as a roadblock once they've declared their love. I'll admit the opening drove me nuts and I went looking for spoilers before I could continue. Found this intriguing review: sycoraxpine/2010/0AnywayI also felt crushed for the rake-fiance left [...]

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    7. You know a book is really good when you read it more than once, and every time you feel all those strong emotions you did the first time. This happens to me here. Edmund and Catriona only declare their love and kiss just at the end of the book, before the epilogue, but to me, this doesn't take anything away from the story. Facts speak aloud here and every scene is full of undercurrent love, emotion, desperation . This is an example of what I love to read and a reason of why I cherish deeply some [...]

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    8. The girl on the cover looks like no seventeen year old I've ever seen, but the book was very good!

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    9. Amazing!!!! Short and sweet regency novel!!! Reminisce of Georgette Heyer!! Highly recommend escapism!!!!

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    10. Clean & Sweet RomanceThis was such a sweet romance. Nothing flashy, or even very original, but sometimes a delightfully typical regency romance is just what I need. I loved the prologue, I thought it was very clever to give the reader a glimpse of what the future might hold for Catriona. My one complaint is that the reader is given none of Edmunds thoughts or perspectives. Edmund was a rigid, strong, manly hero. Catriona was a sweet, fun, vivacious, and wholly likeable heroine. Their romance [...]

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    11. The cover is deceptive. It's not THAT kind of romance novel

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    12. I loved this story. The older Regency romances have more of a story line. They weren’t made to add sex wherever possible. More intrigue and a good plot. I liked that it was shorter also. A good read.

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    13. Whoever has designed the cover for this book has done the author a tremendous disservice. One would believe this to be a tawdry romance but it's wholly sweet and tame. Not the best regency romance I've read, I prefer Georgette Heyer, but this was a nice story with a sweet heroine and was a delightful way to spend a couple of hours.

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    14. 4.75stars - Lovely!!!, September 28, 2008This review is from: The Rebellious Ward (Signet) (Mass Market Paperback)My thoughts: Synopsis is the hero who is a cousin and also the guardian of the heroine, is in charge of making sure the heroine will marry and have a secure future despite her illegitimacy. But the heroine is in love with someone else - him ^_^ Yes, as the previous reviewer said, the prologue made me do something evil - skip to the ending!!! But they were right, I was not able to fin [...]

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    15. Have you ever started a novel and understood the entire plot after 3 pages?Thats what happened to me after I finished reading the prologue.Gah!!!!Joan, please understand - people like me have read tooo many romances not to understand that the heroine will always always always be with the hero by the end of it.So when you start a prologue by saying how George noticed Kate's eyes lighting up hearing Edmund's name and then show a scene where she is happy to see her husband and kids - well, duh! If [...]

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    16. The problem with not realizing this was the second book of a series, is not understanding the significance of when a past character is introduced, so I felt characters were placed in the plot for no real reason, thus dimming my enjoyment of the book. overall it was a simple read, the book was written simply, the characters acted a little simply. I think the author was going for suppressed emotions, but they just came out a little wooden. It was a little weird, that the heroine was so young when [...]

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    17. Hilary summarized it very well. Reproducing below her review for convenience :Jul 13, 2011Hilary rated it 2 of 5 stars falseShelves: romance, historical-fictionContains spoilers!Catriona has always known her own heart.Her guardian knows his, but denies his desire -- as it is totally inappropriate.Catriona meets a handsome rake (immensely wealthy, desirable, attractive, young).She agrees to marry the rake (who has fallen deeply in love with her).Then her guardian confesses his love.Catriona ditch [...]

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    18. Was very good. There was a nice depth to the characters and there was a bit of a surprise. I couldn't decided between 3 or 4 stars really. As I did wish that the story had been a bit longer as I was left with some questions regarding some of the other characters in the book. Perhaps i the story had been about three characters and was 3 times as long. The main characters were very nicely rounded out however. And there wasn't any of that horrid, going around in circles and hypocrisies as some nove [...]

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    19. I really enjoyed how this was written in a different style than other regency romances, starting from Catriona's arrival in England as a nine year old, then following her throughout the years as she grows into a lovely young lady. I just found it a bit off that she lusts after her "older brother/benefactor/guardian." but otherwise a sweet story.

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    20. For a non-native english speakek like myself, Joan Wolf is an easy, breezy read. Her style is straightforward, simple proses with not so much embellishment. Her story is entertaining enough. I don't remember much afterward, but hey that it's fun while it lasts is what counts.

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    21. not as good as other Wolf books.e characterisation of the hero was not very good didn't like the basic plot of the story

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    22. I thought The Rake in this story was outshone the Hero.Like Belesme (the villain) in Lady of Fire .

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    23. Two more stellar folk, both riveting and then riveted, as the parlance went, but a very nice book and a good read.

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    24. This is a wonderful regency romance that features real people who can actually think.

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