This is my second selection in the Regency Romance Reading Challenge , our celebration of Regency romance author Candice Hern. A Change of Heart (Proper Companion, book 2) by Candice Hern – book cover, description, publication history. Read “A Change of Heart” by Candice Hern with Rakuten Kobo. Fans of the traditional Regency Romances of Georgette Heyer and the more.

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As his sole heir, she inherited this estate affording her the freedom of independence so rare in a Regency lady—and she rather likes it that way—since she believes that as an ugly, insignificant and unmarried lady she can do as she chooses. Now as the Marquess of Pemerton, he has inherited six heavily mortgaged estates and all the responsibility thereto.

Thanks for the recommendation. He goes on a substantial bender. He finds her not only quite clever, but her knowledge of sorting out the eligible misses is indispensable to him—but what is her real motive for her generosity? He believes that Mary should be very happy and thankful for the opportunity he’s giving her by marrying her.

Jul 03, ohmybookreview rated it really liked it. Anyone with a grain of common sense would have done a little digging and thinking. This story has great potential. The end is really sweet, even if a bit rushed. Kindle Editionpages. And the eavesdropping trope.

A Change of Heart

Jack, Lord Pemerton, is a cynical rake forced by family circumstances to seek a bride. Feb 27, Hopefulpuffin rated it really liked it Shelves: Quotes from A Change of Heart.

A delightful Regency romance with all the right characters and personalities. A sheltered but impetuous young beauty, Lindsay Somerset would risk anything for a succulent taste of wild adventure–and Jared Giles, the dashing Earl of Dovercourt, is chanve answer to her prayers.

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This is all very by the book but it went off the rails for me. The trope of one character not revealing everything to another to “protect” them, but that lack of information causes bad decisions to be made.

Lord Pemerton is looking for a bride but not any lady will do just the ones with a big dowry; he doesn’t want to be categorized as a fortune hunter that’s why he’s keeping it under water, the ton only knows that Lord Jack is in the market for a wife to get the next generation of Rabeurns.

I loved the first chapter. A Match Made in Mistletoe: Can Jack and Mary learn to trust each other before it is too late? He realizes candife in love.

A Change of Heart – Candice Hern – Google Books

Word gets out around the ton that he is on the hunt for a wife, but only Jack knows the true reason why. His life recently changed dramatically when his father, two candide brothers, and nephew all died in a boating accident a year ago.

While I admired the strong, complex characters that Hern crafted and their troubling back story, Lady Mary was by far my favorite and Lord Pemerton not so much. The two have no idea that they were meant for each other but that becomes clear for the reader, along the way.

Our heroine is rich and emotionally vulnerable can I get an amen from the unscrupulous males out there? But when her friendship with London’s most eligible bachelor takes a surprising turn, it’s either a cruel game or her wildest dream coming true. Since she’s run away without talking to Jack a couple days before their wedding he is incredibly hurt and runs to london where he sleeps with everything in sight.


Before he rides off to Scotland to apologize for being a fortune hunter. Further crimes of miscommunication ensue followed by bouts of truly reprehensible behavior that would have many a modern day man becoming quite familiar with his living room couch apparently, we have lost our appreciation for rakes somewhere along the way, ladies and, another suitably fun, though not, to be fair, spectacular, novel takes its due course. Those sober, proper gentlemen more often than not harbor cold hearts and dark secrets.

Yes No Thanks for your feedback! The hero could be jerk at times, but Mary, the heroine, completely made it up to me. We will be reading all of her traditional Regencies over the next nine months, discussing her characters, plots and Regency history.

A Change of Heart (A Regency Romance)

I was surprised with the HEA with this one. The journey was full of angst but the end result was worth it. Jack finds Mary to be so friendly and easy to talk to. For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now. It is the only author website listed among the online resources for the Jane Austen Centre in England. I would have liked this so much better if he had almost taken that step but found he no longer had a desire to do It despite his hurt and anger.