Edwardian society flocks to Sally's club, but dangerous Jack Kestrel is the most sinfully sensual rogue she's ever met. How has your work in the manor home influenced your writing? F or those unfamiliar with your work, how would you describe your novels? Jack, discendente dei duchi di Kestrel, si sente attratto da Sally, proprietaria del night club Blue Parrot, sin dal primo incontro a una mostra d'arte, ma quando erroneamente crede si tratti della donna che sta ricattando suo zio, si dimostra pronto a tutto pur di difendere la propria famiglia. The machinations are plentiful, the fashions are sumptuous, and the characters, all of whom are extremely life-like, flit about as Kestrel thinks he will never fall in love again he lost his first wife. In 2006 she was awarded a Masters degree with distinction from Ruskin College, Oxford, where she wrote her dissertation on heroes. And Jack wants her to warm his bed — at any price! In 2006 Nicola was awarded a Masters degree with distinction in Public History at Ruskin College, Oxford for her dissertation on heroes. It is well written, with the right blend of a humour and drama to match the engaging story and well-developed characters.
She left her portrait collection to William Craven as a thank you for the devoted service he had given to her. She works as a historian and guide in a seventeenth century house. Intrigued he ups his ante and offers her a daring proposal. Under a blaze of chandeliers, in London's most fashionable club, Jack Kestrel is waiting. Under a blaze of chandeliers, in London's most fashionable club, Jack Kestrel is waiting. What has been your experience as a British writer of British-set historical romance? Shut the front door there were no cars in the Regency Era.
Both eras are known for the dazzling opulence of high society, the lavish country house parties and the glittering London Season but beneath that seethes layers of poverty and violence and deprivation. She also spent hours walking on the moors that inspired the Brontes and devoured a diet of costume dramas and historical novels. Summary Under a blaze of chandeliers, in London's most fashionable club, Jack Kestrel is waiting. What resources did you find most helpful for this period? Nicola lives near Oxford and loves reading, writing, history, music, wildlife, travel and walking her dog. I liked Jack and Sally, they were real people within the pages of the book and Connie, Sally's sister is a thoroughly marvellous bitch.
Under a blaze of chandeliers, in London's most fashionable club, Jack Kestrel is waiting. Chiarito l'equivoco, i due si abbandonano alla passione che li infiamma fino a che qualcosa va inevitabilmente storto e Sally commette un'imprudenza, un errore fatale. So it's no surprise that every rake in the ton lusts after her. But first he has to get past the ice-cool owner: the beautiful Sally Bowes. My all time favourites are Jane Austen, Dodie Smith and Robert Neill, whose wonderful historical Mist Over Pendle was hugely influential on me when I was in my teens and is still on my keeper shelf. A book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition. June 1908 — A man notices a young, beautiful woman at the Wallace exhibition in London.
He hasn't come to enjoy the rich at play, he's there to uphold his family name. But first he has to get past the ice-cool owner: the beautiful Sally Bowes. Edwardian society flocks to Sally's club, but dangerous Jack Kestrel is the most sinfully sensual rogue she's ever met. Reading in the Italian sun is great. Nicol International bestselling author Nicola Cornick writes romantic historical mysteries and witty and passionate Regency romance. They see a few paintings, also of his family.
Let the scandal of the season begin…. It is an amazing experience for me to be able to show visitors around the house and the portrait collection, and to talk to them about the Craven family. Nicola Cornick's latest novel The Last Rake in London is a novel for any historical romance reader looking for a sweet love story. Edwardian society flocks to Sally's club, but dangerous Jack Kestrel is the most sinfully sensual rogue she's ever met. And Jack wants her to warm his bed--at any price! As Paris erupts in Armistice celebrations, she stands on the precipice of her past and her future, and the arrival of a handsome, charming Harlem Hellfighter stirs her spirit. It is one of the great passions of my life, along with my writing and my family not necessarily in that order! He was a cool reserved character, with an egotistical charm determined not to love another woman again. I read The Last Rake in London in one sitting, just couldn't put it down.
Beautifully developed characters added to the charm of the book. Inexperienced with men, the wicked glint in Jack's eyes promises he'll take care of satisfying her every need. And Jack wants her to warm his bed--at any price! So I headed back to page one and suddenly I noticed that I am in complete different time. She is currently researching the history of the National Trust property Ashdown House, in Oxfordshire, where she works as a guide. Dauntsey Park: The Last Rake in London If you liked Downton Abbey, you'll love this book! They all end up at a country house party at Dauntsey Park where Lady Ottoline, a great old character, holds sway.
Would've been able to finish it in one day if I hadn't been so busy. But first he has to get past the ice-cool owner: the beautiful Sally Bowes. The more I read up on the Edwardian period, the more similarities I noticed. And Jack wants her to warm his bed at any price! I would read a page, then put down for a few weeks, then try again. I enjoyed One of the best Edwardian period romances I have read. I just ordered those reference books Nicola mentions from Amazon. Notorious Teresa, Dowager Marchioness of Darent, is rumoured to have exhausted her four deceased husbands with her insatiable needs.
But first he has to get past the ice-cool owner: the beautiful Sally Bowes. But when he is brought into the room, he realizes that he is standing in front of the woman he talked to the day before. Toronto, Ontario : Harlequin, 2008. And Jack wants her to warm his bed--at any price! She also loves hearing from her readers and chatting to them on her blog at She can also be found on Facebook and Twitter NicolaCornick. The characters were well-drawn and the conflict was believable.
I also like looking at themes such as celebrity, which sound so modern and yet have parallels throughout history. In the Prologue the author does a wonderful job of establishing Jack Kestrel and Sally Bowes as a perfect match, worldly, independent and determined not to let each another disrupt their well-established lives. Description: 273 pages ; 17 cm. Edwardian society flocks to Sally's club, but dangerous Jack Kestrel is the most sinfully sensual rogue she's ever met. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. But first he has to get past the ice-cool owner: the beautiful Sally Bowes. The history of the house and the era in which it was built fascinate me.