The Heir of Brownlie Manor

by Anita Stansfield

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After a medical discharge from his duties in the Napoleonic War, Thomas Quincy Fitzbatten has returned home. Disoriented, burdened by guilt for his wealth, and disillusioned with life's injustices, Thomas longs for a chance to make a difference in the world. But he keeps himself a mystery to those around him, and another motive for his charity gnaws at the back of his mind: to seek redemption from the traumatic demons of war.

Then everything changes at the arrival of Ruth Dawson, the niece of Thomas's butler, a stunning woman with a secret of her own. Thomas graciously offers to assist Ruth in her predicament, but a surprise instinct prompts Thomas to handle the case a little more personally—through marriage.

As their love blossoms, it appears that all will be well—until Thomas receives a mysterious letter from an old friend in trouble, compelling him to the rescue. But what will Thomas do when nothing is as it seems? And why can't Ruth shake the feeling that her destiny is intertwined with Thomas's in a way they could never have imagined? Audio Book Narrator: Stephen Coleman

Product Details

PublishedCovenant Communications 2016
Pages288
Size6 x 9
ISBN9781524400132
NarratorStephen Coleman

About the Author

Anita Stansfield

Anita Stansfield began writing at the age of sixteen, and her first novel was published sixteen years later. Her novels range from historical to contemporary and cover a wide gamut of social and emotional issues that explore the human experience through memorable characters and unpredictable plots. She has received many awards, including a special award for pioneering new ground in LDS fiction, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Whitney Academy for LDS Literature. Anita is the mother of five, and has two adorable grandsons. Her husband, Vince, is her greatest hero.

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The Heir of Brownlie
By , Submitted on 2018-12-11

Delightful!!!


By , Submitted on 2018-09-07

Why is the heroin always made to be so foolish!!! I know that the women were not independent and as resourcefulas we are today, but come on! I was enjoying the book...even managing to suspend disbelief in a few things that were very hard to swallow. Readers of romance must often suspend disbelief...but I just could not continue rooting for characters who make stupid choices. I could not finish the book.

What a delight!
By , Submitted on 2018-03-12

I love how kindness, faith, and forgiveness are a central focus of this novel. What a delight!

In love ❤️ with this beautiful story!!!
By , Submitted on 2017-08-08

I was deeply interested in the story only after a few paragraphs!! I really really love this masterpiece!! I wish I could have given this book 10 ⭐️'s!! Quality reading at its finest I assure you!!

This is a must purchase book!!
Worth every cent!!

Very repetitive. Too much tell, not enough show
By , Submitted on 2016-12-14

Though the characters are likable, maybe a tad too good to be true, the author indulges in too much exposition, telling and narrating rather than showing or having the character's act and speak for themselves. The repetition of known information made me feel I needed to have my memory refeshed continually as if I were reading a second or third installment of the story. It is a disappointment.

The Heir of Brownlie Manor
By , Submitted on 2016-10-11

Thomas arrived home from war prematurely due to an injury he requested his parents not to be informed of. Instead of surprising them, it was he who was surprised to find they had taken a trip abroad and would be gone for at least another month. Their dear and trusted butler, Dawson, was aptly running the estate. Thomas had been raised to treat the servants as family. He had rejected the many women perusing him, wanting to be a part of his wealth and station in society, because of their snobbery and lack of awareness of real life. He had no desire to seek a wife among those he knew. The horrors of the inhumanity of war haunting him, and the emptiness in the estate caused him to feel so alone. Energetically he tried to occupy his time by riding and participating in the menial labors alongside the servants, but he grew increasingly agitated. He needed meaning in his life!
Dawson approached him, distraught over a serious matter concerning Dawson's niece. Thomas formulated a plan to aid him and his niece without any one the wiser. Once Thomas met with Dawson's niece, plans changed and Thomas life took a whole new direction.
Thomas formulated a plan to successfully deceive the Manor's staff. He would be living in the Cottage  in the country for awhile. He left a note for his parents, telling him of his early return, then of his decision to go to the Cottage for a long visit. His time at the Cottage was very memorable, but of course, when his parents returned, they immediately insisted on joining their only son at the Cottage. After they received a surprisingly delightful homecoming with their son, they all returned to the Manor to continue life and responsibilities there. Little did anyone know what turn of events would happen next.
The characters were very realistically developed. The reader felt a part of the various scenes . Each chapter led into the next in a manner, the reader found very difficult to put the book down before continuing on to the next one. It kept the reader engrossed as the plot steadily moved along and grew in momentum, with a surprise ending.
This was a very well written novel, as is the case with most all of Anita Stanfield's books.
Hopefully, this is a first in a series. Although it is written in a fashion to be a stand alone, it also leaves the reader wanting this story to continue.
*This book was gifted to me but I am in no way obligated to offer a positive review.This is definitely a Five Stars rated story.

LOVED IT!
By , Submitted on 2016-08-21

This is by far one of the best regency romance books I have ever read!
LOVED. LOVED. LOVED. IT!
Filled with tenderness from a man who wants to use his wealth for good you will find yourself reading above doing anything else you are suppose to be doing. This book is definitely a must-read!

Another great one by Stansfield
By , Submitted on 2016-07-14

This story is set in 1808 in England. Thomas has just returned from serving in the Napoleonic wars and is haunted by what he has witnessed the last three years away from home. When his butler comes to him to ask for help for his niece who is in a bad spot, Thomas decides to help. Ruth is not what he expects though, and as they are thrown together in very unique circumstances, sweet, true love blooms between them. This story made me smile and also gnash my teeth in terror or frustration at times. It was well written, rich with an awesome hero and heroine, interesting side characters, a riveting plot, and lots of twists and turns that kept me guessing all the way through. It was hard to stop once I began turning pages. I highly recommend this one.
***I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my fair and honest review.

Good book.
By , Submitted on 2016-07-12

Thomas and Ruth are two characters that are unlike many of the MC's of a typical regency romance.

Their marriage begins on unconventional grounds. Ruth is pregnant with another man's child. Thomas gets the impression that he needs to marry her so she can keep her child. He truly is a rarity among the British upper class. He treats everyone he meets with respect and kindness. He is friends with his servants. Truly a remarkable character to read about and respect.

Ruth has a contrite heart. She knows that she made a mistake and is willing to take the consequences. Thomas comes in and saves her. He is unlike any man she has met and she immediately trust him.

The attraction between the two happens quickly. Their romance comes after a hasty marriage. They have mutual respect and fondness for each other.

I liked the characters in the book. I liked the regency setting. I liked that the characters are unconventional and unpretentious. For me the story lagged. There are some great twists that kept interest in the outcome of the story. It is a solid and good book. It is clean with strong Christian values.

Heir of Brownlie Manor
By , Submitted on 2016-07-12

Thomas arrived home from war prematurely due to an injury he requested his parents not to be informed of. Instead of surprising them, it was he who was surprised to find they had taken a trip abroad and would be gone for at least another month. Their dear and trusted butler, Dawson, was aptly running the estate. Thomas had been raised to treat the servants as family. He had rejected the many women perusing him, wanting to be a part of his wealth and station in society, because of their snobbery and lack of awareness of real life. He had no desire to seek a wife among those he knew. The horrors of the inhumanity of war haunting him, and the emptiness in the estate caused him to feel so alone. Energetically he tried to occupy his time by riding and participating in the menial labors alongside the servants, but he grew increasingly agitated. He needed meaning in his life!
Dawson approached him, distraught over a serious matter concerning Dawson's niece. Thomas formulated a plan to aid him and his niece without any one the wiser. Once Thomas met with Dawson's niece, plans changed and Thomas life took a whole new direction.
Thomas formulated a plan to successfully deceive the Manor's staff. He would be living in the Cottage in the country for awhile. He left a note for his parents, telling him of his early return, then of his decision to go to the Cottage for a long visit. His time at the Cottage was very memorable, but of course, when his parents returned, they immediately insisted on joining their only son at the Cottage. After they received a surprisingly delightful homecoming with their son, they all returned to the Manor to continue life and responsibilities there. Little did anyone know what turn of events would happen next.
The characters were very realistically developed. The reader felt a part of the various scenes . Each chapter led into the next in a manner, the reader found very difficult to put the book down before continuing on to the next one. It kept the reader engrossed as the plot steadily moved along and grew in momentum, with a surprise ending.
This was a very well written novel, as is the case with most all of Anita Stanfield's books.
Hopefully, this is a first in a series. Although it is written in a fashion to be a stand alone, it also leaves the reader wanting this story to continue.
*This book was sent to me in exchange for an honest review, of which I have given.

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