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The Reluctant Heiress

by Dilly Court

Books of the Month Family Drama Historical Fiction Relationship Stories Sagas and Romance

LoveReading View on The Reluctant Heiress

Another truly lovely and heart-warming romantic saga from the award-winning Dilly Court. When Kate arrives back in London from India in 1858, she determines to help the poor and opens a soup kitchen however rival gangs place her life in danger. Dilly Court opens up a world and allows entry for your reading pleasure as the settings come alive under her pen. Kate is bright, courageous, and determined to do the very best she can. There are several potential matches for Kate, who will you warm to? Romance is also on offer for a number of other characters which creates a delightful will-they-won’t-they atmosphere. Each character adds depth, even if only on the page for a moment. The tension is high with scoundrels and out-and-out villains trying to outwit each other. This novel really does fulfil all the requirements of a romantic saga. The Reluctant Heiress contains wonderful courtship, dastardly deeds, and plenty of family drama, ensuring a riveting read.

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The Reluctant Heiress Synopsis

The brand-new unforgettable romance saga from the No.1 bestselling author.

Taking deep breaths of the cold city air, Katherine whispered, 'This isn't the London I know.' East-End London, 1858. In London's twisting streets, it's hard to tell friend from foe. And for Katherine Martin, arriving back in London after years away, the city is far crueller than she remembers. Her eyes opened to the plight of London's poor, Kate is determined to do what she can to help - even if it means defying her parents. In secret, she opens a soup kitchen. But there is a world of criminals within London's poorest alleys. Catching the notice of Harry Trader and his gang, Kate is out of her depth. Until she begins to discover that her true enemies might not be who she thought...

The Reluctant Heiress Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

Dilly Court's stories always have lots of layers and this book was no exception. Full of detail with a very heart warming story. Full review

Dawn Vanstone

A very enjoyable read based in the East End of London in 1858. Full review

Alison Bisping

Having left her first love in India, Katherine Martin soon becomes a wealthy woman. She tries to help the poor and finds herself involved in a battle between rival gangs. Full review

Teresa Thomas

The Reluctant Heiress was pure escapism from the realities and cruelties of modern times. Full review

Katie Levers

The Reluctant Heiress Press Reviews

Praise for Dilly Court:

'Feisty female characters to fall in love with in a spirited, adventurous novel' Sunday Express

'Dilly Court's latest novel is another page-turner that will keep you gripped to the end - 5 stars' The People's Friend

'As always Dilly keeps you absorbed right to the end' Choice

'A rollicking, fast-paced adventure with a hint of romance!' My Weekly

'Spellbinding . . . you just keep turning the pages' Daily Mail

'A fast-paced, riveting read' Sunday Express

'A heart-warming, fast-paced story that will keep you gripped till the end' The People's Friend

'Feisty female characters to fall in love with in a spirited, adventurous novel' Sunday Express

'Atmospheric, vivid and compelling' My Weekly

'An excellent, well-researched read' People's Friend

'Perfect for Downton Abbey fans ... heart-tugging' Peterborough Telegraph

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780008287917
Publication date: 04/02/2021
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008287917
Publication date: 4th February 2021
Author: Dilly Court
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 512 pages
Genres: Books of the Month, Family Drama, Historical Fiction, Relationship Stories, Sagas and Romance,
Collections: 2021 Preview - Exciting New Books on the Horizon,
Categories: Historical romance, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Romance, Sagas, Historical fiction,

About Dilly Court

Dilly Court is a Sunday Times bestselling author of over thirty-five novels. She grew up in North East London and began her career in television, writing scripts for commercials. She is married with two grown-up children and four grandchildren, and now lives in Dorset on the beautiful Jurassic Coast with her husband.

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