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Honoring a deathbed promise, Kailey Hewett must marry dark, forbidding Simon de Marchand--the king's sheriff, an intimidating mystery of a man. Simon views this marriage as reparation for his part in her father's long-ago death; nothing more. But Kailey's generous heart soon has him longing for the one thing he believes he doesn't deserve--her love. And when Simon's past i Honoring a deathbed promise, Kailey Hewett must marry dark, forbidding Simon de Marchand--the king's sheriff, an intimidating mystery of a man. Simon views this marriage as reparation for his part in her father's long-ago death; nothing more. But Kailey's generous heart soon has him longing for the one thing he believes he doesn't deserve--her love. And when Simon's past involvement is revealed, only Kailey can decide if love and forgiveness can heal all.


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Honoring a deathbed promise, Kailey Hewett must marry dark, forbidding Simon de Marchand--the king's sheriff, an intimidating mystery of a man. Simon views this marriage as reparation for his part in her father's long-ago death; nothing more. But Kailey's generous heart soon has him longing for the one thing he believes he doesn't deserve--her love. And when Simon's past i Honoring a deathbed promise, Kailey Hewett must marry dark, forbidding Simon de Marchand--the king's sheriff, an intimidating mystery of a man. Simon views this marriage as reparation for his part in her father's long-ago death; nothing more. But Kailey's generous heart soon has him longing for the one thing he believes he doesn't deserve--her love. And when Simon's past involvement is revealed, only Kailey can decide if love and forgiveness can heal all.

30 review for Her Secret Guardian [UNABRIDGED CD] (Audiobook)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Lover of Romance

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance Summary  Kailey Hewett, promising her foster father to marry Simon de Marchand, she starts a new chapter in her life. Kailey is overwhelmed by Simon, who confuses her at times. Simon is the king's sheriff, and he upholds the law. He has a dislike for his father, where Kailey loved him. He raised her and loved her, but there are secrets that Simon is keeping from Kailey. Kailey wonders how she can love this complicated man, This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance Summary  Kailey Hewett, promising her foster father to marry Simon de Marchand, she starts a new chapter in her life. Kailey is overwhelmed by Simon, who confuses her at times. Simon is the king's sheriff, and he upholds the law. He has a dislike for his father, where Kailey loved him. He raised her and loved her, but there are secrets that Simon is keeping from Kailey. Kailey wonders how she can love this complicated man, and make him her 'family'. Kailey lost her parents at a young age when her father was accused of being a traitor and hung, and her mother followed soon afterward. Kailey was passed around to different foster parents until she came under the care of Simon's father. She created her own sense of family, and would do anything for them. Now she has a new life with Simon, a life that is unfamiliar to her. But Kailey is curious more about her past, and what Simon has to do with it. Soon her investigation will cause past hidden secrets to become revealed, but will their love for each other to stand against the truth? Plot and Story Line  Her Secret Guardian was such a wonderful story and I couldn't get enough of this book. I decided to listen to this one. Especially when the narrator was Anne Flosnik. This narrator is one of my favorites when listening to historical romances because she does the accents so well and I am always impressed when listening to her. Many aspects and the tone of the story seemed familiar to Julie Garwood. So if you are a fan of Garwood, than Linda Needham is an author you need to try. I have been waiting to read this book for quite some time and I am so glad that I was able to finally get to it. This story is set in the medieval era, around the 1100's I believe. This is such a fun setting to read or even listen to books that are set in this particular time period. What I found most intriguing were the aspect of the "law" and the sheriff. We see the culture of the time, the way people back in this time period viewed laws and law breakers. Simon was quite interesting because he upholds the law to a high standard, has a firm spiritual belief that tie to it, but he also has an another reason. Simon was a character that was very mysterious through most of the story. We see how much he cares for Kailey, and from the beginning he is drawn to her. Simon has watched over Kailey most of her life, he is protective but also confident in her abilities. When we learn the truth behind both of their past and how much they are tied together, it just about breaks your heart. Kailey was quite spunky at times, impulsive and stubborn, but I liked her despite how naive she was at certain times in the story. She does have this certain innocence about her, but in many ways I found it endearing instead of annoying. She is quite protective of those she calls "family" and I really liked the friendship she strikes up with a accused thief. That was an interesting plot twist in the story and the lengths so goes to, to make sure her friend is proved innocent. Other supporting characters I really liked were the "jester" and the "squire" they both added humor and a familial closeness. The actual romance that develops between Simon and Kailey is slow going. Its not an insta love connection, it takes a bit of time for them to develop affection and trust. They don't actually "consummate" their marriage for a while. Simon is a bit elusive, but Kailey...she is bold when it comes to the bedroom. This aspect of her character did surprise me at times, but to be honest I don't know why. She is a bit headstrong, and she practically seduces him, which was very amusing. The tone of the book was a mix of facets that really intrigues the reader. It is amusing and entertaining, lively at times but also has serious tones as well. It has depth and a beautiful love story I couldn't get enough of. I was quite put out when the book ended because I just didn't want it to end. The Cover  Not my favorite of Needham's cover, but it has an older style I have always liked. What I really love is the bold stance which totally fits with Simon's character. I love the background, though, so vivid and bright. Overall View  Her Secret Guardian is a story that takes you back in history, vivid in historical detail, rich in the love story, and bold in the development of characters. Packed with mystery, passion, and hidden secrets.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Melissa Blanchard

    A story that detailed life in early 1100 England. This adventure is a mystery with a strong loving woman in the center of all the drama. Kailey Hewett is young but knows how to provide for a family. Even though she had lost her family shortly after birth she recognized what family means in the relationships she formed throughout her life. Simon is mysterious and finds Kailey a challenge at every turn. Very well done. Seeing Kailey's love for her "family" of misfits as Simon called them, is heart A story that detailed life in early 1100 England. This adventure is a mystery with a strong loving woman in the center of all the drama. Kailey Hewett is young but knows how to provide for a family. Even though she had lost her family shortly after birth she recognized what family means in the relationships she formed throughout her life. Simon is mysterious and finds Kailey a challenge at every turn. Very well done. Seeing Kailey's love for her "family" of misfits as Simon called them, is heart warming and helps the reader see how much more there is to "family" than a connection through blood. I enjoyed Anne Flosnik's narration. She brought personality and a voice to go with all the characters. Very well done by both the author and the narrator. I checked out this audiobook from the Hennepin County Library through OneClickDigital and was able to listen to it on my iPhone.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Maura

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. One of my favorite parts of this book were the Hero himself. Despite his Alaska-sized bag of guilt he carries around with him, he's pretty likable. I also really enjoyed the major dose of angst there towards the end, when Simon, the hero's secrets are revealed and the heroine has to deal with what is revealed. It wasn't devastating or heart-wrenching, but it was enough to get my emotions kicked in. What I liked least about this story was the heroine. Linda Needham has a tendency to write irritat One of my favorite parts of this book were the Hero himself. Despite his Alaska-sized bag of guilt he carries around with him, he's pretty likable. I also really enjoyed the major dose of angst there towards the end, when Simon, the hero's secrets are revealed and the heroine has to deal with what is revealed. It wasn't devastating or heart-wrenching, but it was enough to get my emotions kicked in. What I liked least about this story was the heroine. Linda Needham has a tendency to write irritataing heroines. This woman is TSTL. She's overly innocent, given the environment she grew up in, way too trusting, gullible and worst of all, she collects orphans. Her band of merry followers that she has taken under her wing serve to show us, the reader, just how kind-hearted she is, I guess. This heroine, Kailey, is so sweet I could go into a sugar coma. She also tends to get herself into trouble defending her loved ones. No matter how many times the hero has to tell her not to do something, she completely ignores him and then gets herself into a jam. Which then only pisses him off (naturally). I hate heroines that perpetually do that (once or twice is fine, but when she keeps doing it, it tells me she's too stupid to learn!) Try to find one of this author's stories in which the heroine doesn't attempt to collect people...those are the worst.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Trina

    Ok, so I randomly picked this one up as a book on cd at the library. It had a different cover (not the hunky guy) so I figured it was just going to be a simple fiction story. About halfway through, I realized how much of a "romance" novel it was when the "love" scene got a little steamy. Of course, I was already into the story so I had to finish the book. The rest of the "love" scenes weren't as descriptive so not too bad. I really enjoyed the story itself, I just didn't care for the steamy "lov Ok, so I randomly picked this one up as a book on cd at the library. It had a different cover (not the hunky guy) so I figured it was just going to be a simple fiction story. About halfway through, I realized how much of a "romance" novel it was when the "love" scene got a little steamy. Of course, I was already into the story so I had to finish the book. The rest of the "love" scenes weren't as descriptive so not too bad. I really enjoyed the story itself, I just didn't care for the steamy "love" scene and the first couple chapters.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    I liked this book. It was a fast read, but satisfying. I usually like much longer books but this one I would reccommend. It wasn't corny or boring. I liked this book. It was a fast read, but satisfying. I usually like much longer books but this one I would reccommend. It wasn't corny or boring.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Puna

    About 50 pages in I had to start skimming. The heroine was naive, sickeningly sweet idiot who was able to forgive anything because the people that did it were 'family'. Several times in the book the hero thinks that life should have made her bitter. You know what, he was right it might have made her tolerable. As it is she was just TSTL. On the other side of this relastionship we have the hero that over acts his way through the role of tortured hero. Now that I think about it, they were perfect About 50 pages in I had to start skimming. The heroine was naive, sickeningly sweet idiot who was able to forgive anything because the people that did it were 'family'. Several times in the book the hero thinks that life should have made her bitter. You know what, he was right it might have made her tolerable. As it is she was just TSTL. On the other side of this relastionship we have the hero that over acts his way through the role of tortured hero. Now that I think about it, they were perfect for each other, she was an idiot that would make anyone miserible after a while and he liked to be tortured...

  7. 5 out of 5

    Anita Abigail

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Annoying heroine... She helps prisoner escape, put herself in prison instead, and thinks that it's natural that nepotism should be applied to her as the sheriff's wife. Frankly, I don't buy the author's effort to convince reader that she's actually a smart woman. She is simple and naive to a point that it is annoying. Annoying heroine... She helps prisoner escape, put herself in prison instead, and thinks that it's natural that nepotism should be applied to her as the sheriff's wife. Frankly, I don't buy the author's effort to convince reader that she's actually a smart woman. She is simple and naive to a point that it is annoying.

  8. 5 out of 5

    KYReader

    Did not like. Too preachy.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Zita

  10. 5 out of 5

    Becca

  11. 5 out of 5

    Tara

  12. 4 out of 5

    Maryann

  13. 4 out of 5

    Yati

  14. 4 out of 5

    Mrs Diane

  15. 4 out of 5

    Michele

  16. 5 out of 5

    Veronika

  17. 4 out of 5

    Tini Hansen

  18. 4 out of 5

    Melmesee

  19. 4 out of 5

    Stacey

  20. 4 out of 5

    Linda Winters Vallee

  21. 4 out of 5

    Anne

  22. 5 out of 5

    Clara

  23. 4 out of 5

    Vickie Knight

  24. 5 out of 5

    Paula

  25. 4 out of 5

    Mary

  26. 5 out of 5

    Amel Touami

  27. 4 out of 5

    Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)

  28. 4 out of 5

    Brad Needham

  29. 5 out of 5

    Carol

  30. 4 out of 5

    Elvire

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