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The Forbidden Innocent

New bride at Blackwood Manor? . Having spent her childhood in care, Ashley Jones has no one. She desperately needs her new live-in job as an author’s assi... read more

ISBN: 9781408925232
Published: January 2011


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New bride at Blackwood Manor?

Having spent her childhood in care, Ashley Jones has no one. She desperately needs her new live-in job as an author’s assistant. But she is filled with trepidation when she arrives at isolated Blackwood Manor and meets the formidable Jack Marchant.

Ashley thinks she is just a drab nobody…but her heart goes out to anguished, tortured Jack. She has no idea what troubles him. But one day a private kiss becomes a passionate affair…an affair that is as secret as it is forbidden…

The Powerful and the Pure When Beauty tames the brooding Beast…

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Rating By Lesley,02/01/2011

I love m&b for what they are, If I wanted a classic there are plenty well written out there. Reading the story was like reading Jane Ayre, so why bother, I kept seeing Orson Wells, the story was so close. I enjoy Ms Kendricks books normally but I would, if I was able to, ask for my money back. I would have loved a story young girl/ older man like the old m&bs, blinded, go for it. But in an original story line not borrowed from someone else

Mixed Feelings

Rating By Karen,17/12/2010

Had mixed feelings about this book. Wasn't conscious of the age difference particularly but wasn't terribly impressed with parts of it, and yet strangely enjoyed others!

Modern day classic!

Rating By R,01/12/2010

Mrs Kendrick has taken one of the great classics - Jane Eyre - and transformed the plot to a modern-day setting and it works successfully. Jack is a brooding but fascinating hero and Ashley a rather self-effacing but eminently likeable heroine in an entertaining story. However, I do have reservations at the age-gap of almost 20 years between them - (they are from different generations) and I have to question Jack's integrity in not revealing to Ashley an important facet of his life which was central to their relationship. Notwithstanding this I really enjoyed the book. 8.5 out of 10.

The Forbidden Innocent

Rating By Rachael,04/12/2010

I loved this modern-day Jane Eyre and thought it was wonderfully written. Despite knowing the classic well, I was soon drawn into Jack and Ashley's story and was able to imagine them on the moors and in the Blackwood Manor.


Rating By Susan,02/12/2010

where do I start? she is young, he is old enough to know better. He is married and during the book has a girlfriend. He asks her to keep their relationship a secret!! Need I go on. I am a fan of Sharon kendrick but morally this book made me uncomfortable

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