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Venus, make her fair . . . Though not a superstitious man, Lord Dearborn humors his mother by going to her fortuneteller, who informs him that he will meet his Destiny --a beautiful blonde --this very Season. He scoffs, until he meets Miss Rosalind Winston-Fitts, an absolute vision of blonde loveliness. Entranced, he believes the fortuneteller may have been right after all Venus, make her fair . . . Though not a superstitious man, Lord Dearborn humors his mother by going to her fortuneteller, who informs him that he will meet his Destiny --a beautiful blonde --this very Season. He scoffs, until he meets Miss Rosalind Winston-Fitts, an absolute vision of blonde loveliness. Entranced, he believes the fortuneteller may have been right after all and pursues the new beauty with an eye to making her his wife. To be sure, Miss Rosalind is not as witty or lively as her small, dark cousin, Miss Elinor O'Day, but Dearborn's tastes have always run to statuesque blondes. Besides, who is he to question Destiny? Perfect, but unattainable Ellie O'Day lives on sufferance in her aunt and uncle's household, but she is truly fond of her cousin Rosalind. So surely it is the height of disloyalty to find herself so strongly attracted to Lord Dearborn, Rosalind's most eligible suitor! Still, Ellie cannot deny the thrill she feels when she dances with the Earl . . . nor when she trades quips with him and bests him at cards. Since her life would be a misery were she to stay on as Rosalind's companion after her inevitable marriage to Lord Dearborn, Ellie would be much better off to instead immure herself in Ireland, on her grandfather's estate. If only the call of love were not so insistent . . .


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Venus, make her fair . . . Though not a superstitious man, Lord Dearborn humors his mother by going to her fortuneteller, who informs him that he will meet his Destiny --a beautiful blonde --this very Season. He scoffs, until he meets Miss Rosalind Winston-Fitts, an absolute vision of blonde loveliness. Entranced, he believes the fortuneteller may have been right after all Venus, make her fair . . . Though not a superstitious man, Lord Dearborn humors his mother by going to her fortuneteller, who informs him that he will meet his Destiny --a beautiful blonde --this very Season. He scoffs, until he meets Miss Rosalind Winston-Fitts, an absolute vision of blonde loveliness. Entranced, he believes the fortuneteller may have been right after all and pursues the new beauty with an eye to making her his wife. To be sure, Miss Rosalind is not as witty or lively as her small, dark cousin, Miss Elinor O'Day, but Dearborn's tastes have always run to statuesque blondes. Besides, who is he to question Destiny? Perfect, but unattainable Ellie O'Day lives on sufferance in her aunt and uncle's household, but she is truly fond of her cousin Rosalind. So surely it is the height of disloyalty to find herself so strongly attracted to Lord Dearborn, Rosalind's most eligible suitor! Still, Ellie cannot deny the thrill she feels when she dances with the Earl . . . nor when she trades quips with him and bests him at cards. Since her life would be a misery were she to stay on as Rosalind's companion after her inevitable marriage to Lord Dearborn, Ellie would be much better off to instead immure herself in Ireland, on her grandfather's estate. If only the call of love were not so insistent . . .

30 review for Lord Dearborn's Destiny

  1. 4 out of 5

    Sabrina (Soter) Sally

    3 e 1/2 "Forrest guardò nel profondo degli occhi di Ellie. “Che la sorte o le stelle c’entrino o meno qualcosa, sono enormemente felice di aver trovato la mia anima gemella,” disse. Poi, di fronte a tutti, diede un lungo e dolce bacio a Elinor, la contessa di Dearborn… il suo destino." Sebbene non raggiunga il livello del primo della serie, per fortuna questo terzo capitolo non sprofonda nemmeno nella noia che mi aveva ghermito nel secondo libro...diciamo che è un'onesta via di mezzo XD Forse lo sv 3 e 1/2 "Forrest guardò nel profondo degli occhi di Ellie. “Che la sorte o le stelle c’entrino o meno qualcosa, sono enormemente felice di aver trovato la mia anima gemella,” disse. Poi, di fronte a tutti, diede un lungo e dolce bacio a Elinor, la contessa di Dearborn… il suo destino." Sebbene non raggiunga il livello del primo della serie, per fortuna questo terzo capitolo non sprofonda nemmeno nella noia che mi aveva ghermito nel secondo libro...diciamo che è un'onesta via di mezzo XD Forse lo svantaggio più evidente è la testardaggine del nostro conte nell'inseguire la bionda Rosalind quando è chiaro a tutti, e dico proprio TUTTI, che i due non sono proprio fatti per stare insieme! So che questa era la trama di base del libro, ma speravo ad un certo punto (prima della fine diciamo XD) di superare questa fase e mettere magari qualche altro ostacolo sulla strada della nostra coppia d'oro (anche se Forrest dimostra una grande abilità nel districare la matassa verso la fine....diciamo appena le fette di prosciutto gli cadono dagli occhi XD). Se il nostro bel conte pecca di stupidità, la nostra Ellie invece incarna perfettamente il prototipo dell'eroina fin troppo intelligente per la sua epoca, di scarse prospettive, bella in modo ordinario, ma dalla mente vivace e arguta e dal fascino sottile che incanta chiunque venga a contatto con lei ;D Molto simpatica la contessa madre, con le sue superstizioni e i suoi piani, ma il lavoro migliore l'autrice l'ha svolto con la dolce e bionda Rosalind; Mantenendo un equilibrio sottile è riuscita a schivare i due cliché in cui spesso si incappa in queste trame, ovvero di rendere la "rivale" una perfida strega tanto bella quanto gelida, o un'ochetta stupida da prendere a calci sulle gengive XD Rosalind invece non è nulla di tutto ciò: è bellissima ma non vanesia, vuole sinceramente bene ad Ellie e si dispiace della sua condizione di povertà e dipendenza e, sebbene non arguta e sveglia come la cugina, si rende conto prima ancora della nostra eroina di quanto Forrest sia perfetto per lei; Seppur non osando sfidare apertamente la perfida madre (ma si riscatterà alla fine, non temete ;D), cerca in ogni modo di lasciarli soli e di non incoraggiare il bel conte, aiutata ovviamente anche dal suo carattere naturalmente timido e remissivo (tranne con l'uomo giusto ;D). Soddisfacente anche il doppio happy ending finale, sono curiosa di leggere il prossimo della serie ^^

  2. 4 out of 5

    Sue Gosland

    What a sweet triangle romance. Lord Dearborn is given a prediction by a friend of his mother's who says he will meet his soulmate and she'll be tall, blonde and willowy. When he meets Rosalind Winston-Fitts, he thinks she is the girl of his dreams, but he can't seem to get her to say more than a word or two at any one time. He starts talking to her cousin, Elinor O'Day, only to find her a much more interesting person, and more fun to be around. but Ellie lives with her cousin and her Aunt and Un What a sweet triangle romance. Lord Dearborn is given a prediction by a friend of his mother's who says he will meet his soulmate and she'll be tall, blonde and willowy. When he meets Rosalind Winston-Fitts, he thinks she is the girl of his dreams, but he can't seem to get her to say more than a word or two at any one time. He starts talking to her cousin, Elinor O'Day, only to find her a much more interesting person, and more fun to be around. but Ellie lives with her cousin and her Aunt and Uncle, and her Aunt is determined to have her daughter marry the Earl. Too bad Rosalind is actually in love with the local Squire, and not interested in the Earl. Can the Earl find what's right in front of his nose before he makes a big mistake? Will Ellie's loyalty destroy her chance for happiness? This was a wonderful story.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Virginia Tican

    Superstitious Lady Dearborn, needing her son to marry and noting her son's preference for blondes, concocted a scheme with her astrologer friend that he would propethically meet his Destiny~all tall and willowy fair~haired and blue~eyed within the year and marry her. And so he did meet her (and her cousin, too) at a ball ... but is the fair Rosalind really Forrest's soul~mate? This tells of the conflict between preference and need for a successful and lasting marriage... the obvious flash in the Superstitious Lady Dearborn, needing her son to marry and noting her son's preference for blondes, concocted a scheme with her astrologer friend that he would propethically meet his Destiny~all tall and willowy fair~haired and blue~eyed within the year and marry her. And so he did meet her (and her cousin, too) at a ball ... but is the fair Rosalind really Forrest's soul~mate? This tells of the conflict between preference and need for a successful and lasting marriage... the obvious flash in the pan attraction in contrast with the more enduring ability for liking the same things and kindred affinity as well as the ability to match wits added to the warm affection of friendship and later on passion. Which Lord Dearborn definitely feels conversely for the 2 cousins (willowy dumb blonde Rosalind and petite witty dark~haired Elinor) and Forrest was able to choose his soul~mate following his heart.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Betty Sotherland

    A sweet story of love fulfilled. The intricacies of the plot of this book are carefully unfolded within the thought processes of the main characters. They work at cross purposes to try to bring the other ultimate happiness. Which what we romance lovers expect. Another enjoyable book by Ms. Hiatt.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Tiffany

    I liked this one better than the others in the series. It was nice to have an “insta-love” experience end differently. I thought the ending was very out of character for the H/h but I guess it solved everything. Kisses only

  6. 5 out of 5

    Katerina

    solid. again a bit sugar sweet for my taste. unique plot with the cousins

  7. 4 out of 5

    Susan Sieger

    A must read I thought it was a good and romantic story. It was a cute way to bring into the story but a fortune teller.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Giornata_di_sole

    2 e mezzo

  9. 4 out of 5

    QNPoohBear

    Forrest, Lord Dearborn's Mama believes in all manner of superstitions. To please her, he goes along with having his fortune told by one of her friends. The fortune teller predicts he will find his soul mate this season; a woman who is tall, blond, composed, graceful and demure. So Lord Dearborn enters the marriage mart in search of his destiny. He sets his sights on the incredibly beautiful Rosalind Winston-Fitts, a girl in her first Season. Rosalind and her cousin Elinor O'Day have come to Lond Forrest, Lord Dearborn's Mama believes in all manner of superstitions. To please her, he goes along with having his fortune told by one of her friends. The fortune teller predicts he will find his soul mate this season; a woman who is tall, blond, composed, graceful and demure. So Lord Dearborn enters the marriage mart in search of his destiny. He sets his sights on the incredibly beautiful Rosalind Winston-Fitts, a girl in her first Season. Rosalind and her cousin Elinor O'Day have come to London with Mr. and Mrs. Winston-Fitts in search of a titled husband for Rosie. Ellie understands her cousin is painfully shy in the company of gentlemen, with the exception of their neighbor, Sir George Bellamy. Ellie tries to draw her cousin out without much success. She truly wants her cousin to be happy, but fears what her aunt will do if Rosie defies orders. As the cousins spend more time with handsome, golden-haired Lord Dearborn, Ellie begins to realize she really enjoys his company. She realizes she could never be her cousin's companion after she weds Lord Dearborn for it would be too painful. Instead, Ellie will go to Ireland, to her grandfather's estate where she spent some of her happiest times. There's a little matter of the fact that she hasn't heard from him in a long time and his heir wrote to say he'd been ill. No matter, Ellie will go anyway for running away is preferable to facing her feelings. Lord Dearborn is a boring hero. He's a bit of a rake and a misogynist but he loves his mother and he's good to her, even though he thinks her superstitions are nonsense. Other than that, I don't know much about him, or I can't remember, which amounts to the same thing. Rosie is a bit more than an insipid debutante. She's very sweet and loves her cousin. There's more to her than meets the eye. She's a bit more shrewd than Jane Bennet but seems to have been modeled after Jane. Ellie is more appealing. She's forthright without being rude, witty and charming. At least we're told she's witty. I thought she was a bit too mean at one point. She let go of her temper and rose to someone's bait, which she should not have done. She's a little too perfect to be a really wonderful character. She doesn't really have any flaws. Forrest's mother is also a fun character. She's a bit silly but she loves her son and wants what's best for him. I found it a little creepy than Forrest falls in love with a girl who physically resembles his sister and has the same personality and some of the same interests as his mother. Rounding out the characters are Rosie's hen-pecked father and social climbing mother. Mrs. Winston-Fitts is a typical Regency social-climber without any redeeming qualities. She gives Mrs. Bennet a run for her money. Mr. W-F is left out of most of the story. He does appear briefly and shows a glimpse of his true personality. The plot of the story is incredibly predictable, as most romance novels are. I kept waiting for the hero to wake up and stop being so stupid. The story advances pretty slowly before it gets to that point and then it's rather rushed. The story is rather forgettable but a pleasant read.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Brigitte Faux

    Cet auteur est récemment apparu sur Kobo, et je dois avouer que j'ai dévoré cette trilogie avec le plaisir coupable des Harlequin de ma jeunesse. Ce dernier tome était de loin le plus abouti. J'ai aimé les longues introspections qui nous détaillent l'évolution des sentiments des protagonistes, et la multitude de petits exemples subtilement disséminés au fil de l'histoire, destinés à nous montrer que le comte n'est pas émotionnellement compatible avec sa promise initiale. Dois-je ajouter que la lan Cet auteur est récemment apparu sur Kobo, et je dois avouer que j'ai dévoré cette trilogie avec le plaisir coupable des Harlequin de ma jeunesse. Ce dernier tome était de loin le plus abouti. J'ai aimé les longues introspections qui nous détaillent l'évolution des sentiments des protagonistes, et la multitude de petits exemples subtilement disséminés au fil de l'histoire, destinés à nous montrer que le comte n'est pas émotionnellement compatible avec sa promise initiale. Dois-je ajouter que la langue est très belle ? On ne s'attend pas à trouver une telle qualité d'écriture pour ce genre-là. En bref, j'adore.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Sara

    A beautiful story about "the one that almost got away" that readers will enjoy. Lord Dearborn is like most of his peers avoiding the "parson's mousetrap". When he spots the tall, blonde, Miss Rosalind Winston-Fitts,at the first ball of the London season, he decides that she would be the perfect wife for him. Miss Winston-Fitts, a painfully shy debutante, is fearful of Lord Dearborn and most of the gentlemen relentlessly pursuing her favor. Elinor O'Day, Miss Winston-Fitts' poor cousin, is a witt A beautiful story about "the one that almost got away" that readers will enjoy. Lord Dearborn is like most of his peers avoiding the "parson's mousetrap". When he spots the tall, blonde, Miss Rosalind Winston-Fitts,at the first ball of the London season, he decides that she would be the perfect wife for him. Miss Winston-Fitts, a painfully shy debutante, is fearful of Lord Dearborn and most of the gentlemen relentlessly pursuing her favor. Elinor O'Day, Miss Winston-Fitts' poor cousin, is a witty and vivacious brunette secretly in love with Lord Dearborn. But he is not for her.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I really liked this classic Regency romance of two people who were clearly meant for each other but didn't realize it ... especially because the intelligent, spirited young woman wins the handsome matrimonial prize and not the acknowledged beauty. I really liked this classic Regency romance of two people who were clearly meant for each other but didn't realize it ... especially because the intelligent, spirited young woman wins the handsome matrimonial prize and not the acknowledged beauty.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Kira

    This is a sweet, clean and fun read. I'm glad the love interest all came figured it out in time. It is obvious who belonged with each other and I wasn't disappointed in the ending. I enjoyed this book and look forward to more. This is a sweet, clean and fun read. I'm glad the love interest all came figured it out in time. It is obvious who belonged with each other and I wasn't disappointed in the ending. I enjoyed this book and look forward to more.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Elsie

    I found it to be very amusing any thought that Lord Dearborn a clear mommas's was more fleshed out than other romantic interests other novels. Ellie was charming and while the plot is straightforward I really enjoy it. I found it to be very amusing any thought that Lord Dearborn a clear mommas's was more fleshed out than other romantic interests other novels. Ellie was charming and while the plot is straightforward I really enjoy it.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Little Red Readinghood

    Best of the lot.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Lindsey DeLost

    I got the set of three rather inexpensive in ebook form. This was probably my least favorite, but I did enjoy them.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Brittany

    I enjoyed this a great deal. This was a funny engaging read. I just have fallen in love with this series. I cannot wait for more.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Evelyn

    I found this an interesting story as it kept me interested in reading this story. It also helped that I'm ill and needed a distraction. I found this an interesting story as it kept me interested in reading this story. It also helped that I'm ill and needed a distraction.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Hendrikje Friedrich

  20. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Barry

  21. 4 out of 5

    Franzi

  22. 5 out of 5

    Mary Biagioli

  23. 4 out of 5

    Gabriele Sovers

  24. 5 out of 5

    relaxolibro

  25. 4 out of 5

    Emma-Kate

  26. 5 out of 5

    Martha Davidson

  27. 5 out of 5

    Richard Murray

  28. 4 out of 5

    Emme

  29. 4 out of 5

    Amishi

  30. 4 out of 5

    sandra rubin

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