The Honorable Heir

CATHERINE VanDORN IS NO THIEFCatherine, Lady Bisterne, returns to Tuxedo Park cloaked in scandal, the widow of a nobleman who d loved only her fortune As she sets out to repair her family s reputation, another Englishman in her midst is seeking reparations of a different sort While Lord Tristram Wolfe may suspect that Catherine has stolen the Bisterne jewels, he looks atCATHERINE VanDORN IS NO THIEFCatherine, Lady Bisterne, returns to Tuxedo Park cloaked in scandal, the widow of a nobleman who d loved only her fortune As she sets out to repair her family s reputation, another Englishman in her midst is seeking reparations of a different sort While Lord Tristram Wolfe may suspect that Catherine has stolen the Bisterne jewels, he looks at her in a way her husband never had As Tristram s investigation continues, one thing becomes clear the only thing Lady Catherine has ever stolen is his heart But can he convince her to trust another English nobleman and take a second chance on love
The Honorable Heir CATHERINE VanDORN IS NO THIEFCatherine Lady Bisterne returns to Tuxedo Park cloaked in scandal the widow of a nobleman who d loved only her fortune As she sets out to repair her family s reputation

  • Title: The Honorable Heir
  • Author: Laurie Alice Eakes
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 189
  • Format: Kindle Edition
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    1. I just could not get into this one. And Catherine is an idiot for still wanting Tristram even though through most of the book he accused her of being a thief and of assaulting him. I would have told him to fuck off long ago.

    2. The Honourable Heir had an interesting premise and setting- the region around New York in the so called ‘Gilded Age’. The historical details were, for the most part handled well, and I would say this was one of the better books I have read from this author. That said, it did have some of the short-comings of her other titles- British characters using Americanisms (some of which were not even common in America at the time). Words like ‘pants’, and ‘someplace’ just weren’t right comi [...]

    3. I was pretty disappointed in this book. It had a lot of potential. I was pretty excited to read it based on the synopsis. However, the further I got into it, the less interested I was. Had this been an actual book instead of an ebook, I would have skimmed through it, found out how it ended and then been done. There was not enough interaction between the two main characters to make them falling in love believable. I guess I could see how Tristram could fall in love with Catherine, but not the oth [...]

    4. I really hate writing a review where nothing stands out on a book. Yes I enjoyed reading THE HONORABLE HEIR but that was for the time period then the characters. I enjoy reading how many constraints society placed upon people in the past. There were some beautiful descriptions of surroundings which makes sense as New York can be beautiful in the winter.What I found lacking in this books were the characters. We do get to learn a bit about the main characters but there are hoards of secondary char [...]

    5. Romance, clean, Christian elementsThis was a fun read. The mystery surround the jewels, Catherine's return to her family in NY, and Lord Tristam Wolfe's following his family jewel's to NY to find out what had happened to them, solving the mystery of the thief, and who was the real culprit made for a lovely read. The setting, with all the manners, of course the beautiful descriptions of the society and the styles and manners of the time, was so detailed and beautifully described. LAE crafted a cl [...]

    6. There were a few things which confused me about The Honorable Heir. One was the beginning, which had too many characters to the point I found it difficult to work out who was who (and who was related to who). It also wasn’t immediately clear who Catherine’s love interest was to be, as there seemed to be good reasons why it shouldn’t be Lord Tristram Wolfe. I was pleased to find it was, as he made a lovely hero.(view spoiler)[But the number of character wasn’t the only thing which confuse [...]

    7. Initially I was concerned that I would not be able to relate to, or even like, Catherine - knowing from the description that she had eloped with her best friend's fiancé. However, as it turns out, it is immediately obvious that "this" Catherine (5 years later) is a much different person - a woman who has been humbled and rejected and hopes to make amends and be able to enter back into the society she spurned. Fortunately her best friend is a kind and forgiving young woman who is secretly in lov [...]

    8. Compelled by HonorBoth Tristram and Catherine had past mistakes to redeem. Lord Tristram Wolfe, the rightful Bisterne heir, needed to regain the missing Bisterne jewels in order to prove himself to his father and regain his favor. Lovely Catherine, former Lady Bisterne, left England after the death of her profligate husband. Unfortunately, the Bisterne jewels also disappeared about the same time. What happened to this fortune in gems? Had Lady Catherine turned thief? Or was another the culprit? [...]

    9. (Note – The cover illustration pictured is pending approval and may not match final copy)Published By Waterfall Press October 4, 2016Genres: General Fiction (Adult), Religion & SpiritualityPages: 192Rating: 4 out of 5 stars___________________________________________________________________An American heiress and widow of a rakish English earl, Catherine has returned to New York high society determined to make amends for the scandal she caused when she crossed the Atlantic to elope with her [...]

    10. Four stars because the research is excellent and no modernism! Enchanting story. Of course, the story has been told before countless times, but Eakes gives this one a nice flair. The story has a bit of mystery, a handsome love interest who just happens to be part of the family of Catherine's late husband. Intriguing supporting characters are cousins, the wronged fiancee, and Catherine's sister. Eakes weaves the stories together beautifully from Catherine's point of view for the most part. She do [...]

    11. The synopsis of this book drew me in, as I am a major lover of historical novels. Especially anything to do with England any my fair city of New York. And the Gilded Age of New York City happens to be a particular favorite period of mine. So, therefore I was extremely disappointed with this book. It was hard for me to read and finish it. I found myself annoyed with Catherine a lot. And Tristram? no words. not my cup of tea.

    12. I enjoyed The Honorable Heir but I have to admit I found parts of it a bit hard to get through. The plot is a breath of fresh air as so many historical romance plot lines are recycled over and over and this one is not like that.The beautiful heroine is a young widow and a pariah to many of her set for stealing her best friend's fiance, marrying him and then as it turned out, being absolutely miserable until he dies a few years later. She has now come back home but relatives of her late husband's [...]

    13. I really wanted to love this book. The story had the potential to be interesting with a mystery behind it. But it just fell flat for me. I had a hard time believing Tristram and Catherine were in love. I never felt their characters were well-developed. The dialogue was also kind of blah for me. I did, however, enjoy the Emily Price Post etiquette snippets at the beginning of every chapter! And it was a short, easy read. Others may enjoy this regency read more than I did.*I was provided with a co [...]

    14. I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.Much as I hate to say it, I did not really enjoy The Honorable Heir. I always feel bad when I ask for an advanced copy and then end up not liking it. I mean, I know, who could have predicted that, but it still makes me feel bad.Enough about that, though.This book was a series of situations thrown together to hopefully make a good plot. There was a plot, but I don't believe that it was a good one. And then, everything [...]

    15. She returns home from England, the titled widow of an unrepentant wastral Lord, to face the scandal she created in stealing her best friend's fiance. He has followed, determined to recover the heirloom jewelry taken from his family estate and redeem himself in his father's eyes. But Catherine and Tristan never could have predicted what would happen when they met. This was an interesting bit of romance and intrigue that I won in a giveaway in exchange for an honest review.

    16. I was recently in a bit of a reading slump (as you may have noticed by the absence of new book reviews that I have posted recently). So I went on NetGalley again, to find some inspiration. That's when I stumbled upon this American romance novel by Laurie Alice Eakes which I downloaded in exchange for an honest review. The story sounds very good, but I was a little disappointed by the execution. I liked the story well enough, but would not read it again - which is probably just as much due to my [...]

    17. Tuxedo, New York - 1900The widowed Catherine VanDorn, Lady Bisterne, is attending a soiree with her sister, Estelle. Just 13 months after his husband, Edwin, the Earl of Bisterne passed away, she has decided to eschew her mourning colors. Her parents and her brother, Paul, are also attending the event. Many people feel that Catherine had stolen another woman’s fiancee when she married the Earl but she realizes now that she had done the girl a favor. The young lady in question is the granddaugh [...]

    18. Lady Catherine eloped with her best friend’s English suitor because she wanted a title. Catherine soon realized her new husband only wanted an American heiress to repair his moldering estate with her dowry. Four years later, he dies. She returns home, hoping to make amends with Georgette and her family.Lord Tristram Wolfe follows her. The Bisterne family believes she made off with the family jewels. Lord Tristram’s father, best friends with Catherine’s late father-in-law, orders Tristram t [...]

    19. The Honorable Heir, written by Laurie Alice Eakes, is the first book I've read by this author in a very long time.In reading some of the other reviews, I was somewhat surprised at the negative comments about this book. I think I find myself more lenient with historical fiction when it comes to storylines. I often tend to allow authors more leeway in the storylines of historicals because I feel we really don't know what could happen back "then" and since it is fiction, the author can take liberti [...]

    20. The Honorable Heir is the first book I have read by Laurie Alice Eakes. I can honestly say I enjoyed it. I was able to finish the book in one day, which was nice. I was drawn into the story right away and couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen next. The story is set in New York in 1900. I found it interesting to learn about that period of time, and how life was back then. It was still a time where many married for titles or money and not for love. This story follows Catherine and Tri [...]

    21. This was a lovely period romantic piece, and if you like that kind of piece you will love this, and I love this kind of story so I am going to gush on it. It is about some of those fighting against social conventions in society all in the name of freedom and conventions based on morality for the British government in the Boer War.railing against social conventions in the name of ‘freedom’, and moral condemnation of the British government over the Boer War. You also have romance between Lord [...]

    22. The Honorable Heir was a great story about a young widow who has returned home to try to apologize for her misbehavior five years ago. Lord Tristram Wolfe has followed Catherine to the states to find the jewelry stolen from the Bisterne safe. Catherine's family, the VanDorme family and her best friend, Georgette Selkirk's family have not spoken since Catherine stole Georgette's beau. A Title and money is very important among the families. As the story developes, Tristram begins to have accidents [...]

    23. I really enjoyed this book and as I got near the end I didn't want to put it down until I found out the "whodunit." Sadly the battery in my kindle died and I had to wait until morning to find out the end of the story. I said that to say this: The story was well written and the plot was well thought out. I enjoyed getting to know the characters even though they were so restricted by Emily Post rules of etiquette which was in full force during that time period. Catherine Van Dorn, aka Lady Bistern [...]

    24. This small (182 page) novella was a treat, taking me to the exclusive world of Tuxedo Park, New York. As usual, Laurie Alice Eakes does a tremendous job of researching her setting. She makes her readers feel transported to this elegant time and place. Her primary characters, Catherine and Tristam, were easy to like and cheer for as they battled their attraction for one another in the midst of the search for some missing heirloom jewelry. I also enjoyed the conversations between Catherine and her [...]

    25. Where to begin, and not sound horrible. I received a copy of this book on NetGalley in exchange for an honest opinion.This is a Historical Fiction, I love historical fiction, I didn’t love this book. It felt like the second book in the series, but it’s stand-alone, trust me I went back and checked on several instances. If it wasn’t that I wanted to know who stole the jewels I would’ve given up at 40%It follows Catherine who had married an English earl a couple of years before, she return [...]

    26. This was a solid read featuring romance, mystery, and redemption set in 1900 New York. It highlights the movement of land-rich/cash-poor English peers who needed to marry wealthy American heiresses (very Downton Abby-esque!). It was also interesting to learn about the Tuxedo Park area. Catherine is trying to make up for her past mistakes but Tristram keeps dogging her with his belief that she has stolen the Bisterne family jewels. Although I was interested in the mystery of the stolen jewels, th [...]

    27. **I won a digital copy through **Let me say that I would not have entered this drawing if I had known it contained a "Christian" meta genre tag (lol sorry not sorry.) I may be too harsh on this book. The Good: Great pacing; Without having to write about sexual tension, the 200 pages went by quickly with the right amount of exposition, action, and dialogue. Descriptive scenes; I felt like I was with them in Tuxedo Park. Wonderful language describing clothing, jewelry, and surroundings. Very immer [...]

    28. Catherine Bisterne returns home surrounded by scandal. She must overcome some past mistakes and try to prove her innocence. She is a regal, loving, strong woman. When another Englishman enters her life, will he be nothing but trouble or can more develop? Will Catherine find the forgiveness she seeks from others and within herself?Tristram Wolfe must prove to his father he is worth being proud of. Yet, when his heart gets involved will he be able to find out who stole the jewels? Can he also find [...]

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