A Tangled Inheritance
Nora Ellsworth, darling of London society, has her choice of eligible suitors, but since childhood, she has been expected to marry Jonathan Browning, a gentleman whose wealth and stability will someday secure the futures of Nora and her mother and sister. The family estate will pass to an odious male cousin upon the death of Nora’s father, and when he suddenly takes ill, her need to marry well becomes vitally important.As Nora struggles with the idea of marrying without love, she finds herself increasingly drawn to Devlin Fausett, a man with dark eyes and intriguing conversation. But Devlin’s reputation as an indebted gambler is difficult to ignore. Despite the rumors from the ton and the marriage decision before her, Nora is determined to befriend the dashing Mr. Fausett, and his charms soon make it all but impossible to remember her duty. Until she learns the truth of her fortune. There is a way to keep her family’s estate, but the price is high: Nora must wed, as soon as possible. Torn between two very different men, she must make the ultimate decision. Will she be guided by her head or her heart?

A Tangled Inheritance Details

TitleA Tangled Inheritance
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ReleaseFeb 1st, 2018
Rating
GenreHistorical, Regency, Romance, Historical Fiction, Clean Romance

A Tangled Inheritance Review

  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
    January 1, 1970
    A lovely Regency romance with nods to Austen! The most obvious similarity is the "odious male cousin" expecting to inherit the entailed estate a la Mr. Collins from Pride and Prejudice and Mr. William Elliot from Persuasion. More subtle is the similarity of the author's writing style to Jane Austen's in that the narrative is rich with details of daily life and the manners of society. It's not a book that can be read quickly but needs to be savored. I enjoyed Nora and her friendly relationship wi A lovely Regency romance with nods to Austen! The most obvious similarity is the "odious male cousin" expecting to inherit the entailed estate a la Mr. Collins from Pride and Prejudice and Mr. William Elliot from Persuasion. More subtle is the similarity of the author's writing style to Jane Austen's in that the narrative is rich with details of daily life and the manners of society. It's not a book that can be read quickly but needs to be savored. I enjoyed Nora and her friendly relationship with Devlin which balanced on the edge of something more throughout the book, complicated by Devlin's gambling addiction and Nora's mother encouraging a courtship with Mr. Browning. Nora exhibits a good deal of compassion for her friend even after learning of his scandal, and also for her sister when she develops a mysterious illness. I appreciate when the heroine of the story is unselfish and caring, I find it inspiring for me in my own life. Devlin's perspective was fascinating since he doesn't fit the usual gambling rake persona. He's troubled by his relationship with his father and there are deeper issues that he's battling at the table. It created a level of anticipation as I read, wondering if Nora could motivate him to change what he needs to in order to find peace in his life. This is the second book by the author and ties into her first, but can be read as a stand alone.(I received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions expressed in this review are my own)
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  • Katie W
    January 1, 1970
    I can't even imagine what it would be like to have the man I was to marry arranged for me from my birth, but that's just what happened to Nora. As a mother, yes, I would like to choose which family my kids marry into, but you can't always arrange for who you will love.I like that this story is told in alternating points of view--we are treated to Nora's thoughts, as well as to Fausett's. Nora and Fausett have an undeniable chemistry and attraction, but he's not the one whom she is promised to. H I can't even imagine what it would be like to have the man I was to marry arranged for me from my birth, but that's just what happened to Nora. As a mother, yes, I would like to choose which family my kids marry into, but you can't always arrange for who you will love.I like that this story is told in alternating points of view--we are treated to Nora's thoughts, as well as to Fausett's. Nora and Fausett have an undeniable chemistry and attraction, but he's not the one whom she is promised to. He's such a nice guy--so handsome, caring, and strong--but his fatal flaw is that he's a gamer, of Regency sorts (which means, he's into gambling). With each point of view, the reader is able to delve deeper into the character's minds and come to understand them better. I must admit, when Jonathan (the betrothed) showed up, I wondered how in the world Nora was ever going to choose. This story is full of fun characters with highly entertaining situations, none of which I would want to find myself in. Yes, they are great to read about, but no thanks in real life.This is a companion book to An Inconvenient Romance, but I don't feel they need to be read in order.Content: mild romance*I received a copy, which didn't influence my thoughts or opinions*
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  • Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
    January 1, 1970
    I love this cover! It feels so romantic to me.This story had me completely engrossed. I didn't want to put it down and I was so glad I had a few hours of quiet to read uninterrupted. It doesn't always happen like that!I loved the characters in this book and the return of some that starred in a previous book. Devlin is flawed but good. Characters that pull you in despite of their flaws, or maybe because of their flaws, are my favorite. Devlin was fantastic and I so enjoyed his attraction to Nora I love this cover! It feels so romantic to me.This story had me completely engrossed. I didn't want to put it down and I was so glad I had a few hours of quiet to read uninterrupted. It doesn't always happen like that!I loved the characters in this book and the return of some that starred in a previous book. Devlin is flawed but good. Characters that pull you in despite of their flaws, or maybe because of their flaws, are my favorite. Devlin was fantastic and I so enjoyed his attraction to Nora and the way he continued to shift in his attitude until he was fully facing her and his growing love. My romantic heart gives a sigh of contentment at his desire to protect her and do anything he could to see her safe and happy.The story took some little twists that kept me interested and not completely able to predict everything exactly. I mean, I thought I knew at the beginning what the ending would look like and I was right, but it was the getting there that took some unexpected turns. I liked that a lot.This was a great regency romance! I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves this genre and even to those who aren't convinced they do! :)Content: Clean, mild peril- I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own.
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  • Kelly
    January 1, 1970
    What struck me the most with this book was that moment of certain clarity when Nora and Devlin knew they were truly in love with the other. The author described everything so that we could see it clearly and as deeply as they felt. What that love was like, what it meant to them personally and how the other person made them better. Those moments happened to them at separate times and I was grateful that the author shared that in such a way as to make it very real for the reader and showed the dep What struck me the most with this book was that moment of certain clarity when Nora and Devlin knew they were truly in love with the other. The author described everything so that we could see it clearly and as deeply as they felt. What that love was like, what it meant to them personally and how the other person made them better. Those moments happened to them at separate times and I was grateful that the author shared that in such a way as to make it very real for the reader and showed the depth of the characters and make me sigh and fall in love too!!I placed my hand on his face, leaned over, and placed a single kiss on his cheek. Mr. Fausett deserved nothing less. Her presence calmed me. Soothed me. Assured me that no matter the difficulty, I could triumph because she believed in me.I was very disappointed in our hero, Mr Devlin Fausett, in the beginning. He was a gambler. But he knew it wasn’t the winning that he was at it for. But you have to read the book to find out his reasons for his addiction and his many debts. It isn’t until he is at his worst and with Nora’s anger that he can pick himself up and move forward. But I was also easily charmed by him and couldn’t stay disappointed for long. He is a gentleman after all!Nora learns secrets as time goes on. She thinks through things. She is not impulsive. She knows she is supposed to marry Jonathan Browning. But there would be no love there. He is a good man. Devlin Fausett is also a good man and a gentleman who comes from a good lineage, but his reputation has her parents not wanting her to think of him for marriage. Devlin is also thoughtful and caring and is able to help in matters that Mr. Jonathan Browning can not! Devlin is more matched to Nora. Devlin knows how to save the day!! Yes, I am swooning over him. I admit it!There are other little subplots in the story and the story is well developed and kept me reading until I was finished! There is the evil villian in the story. I loved the bits of humor in the turmoil at the end as well. Devlin did make one last wager at the end and he won. Nora was glad he did win that one! You will have to read it to find out what that one was! It was absolutely perfect!If you like reading about gambling, bad guys, arrogant guys, entail, inheritance, realizing that you love someone very deeply, horses, timepieces, doctors, family then this might be for you! As for me, I’m still swooning!
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  • Chalon Linton
    January 1, 1970
    It's fabulous! Of course I may be a bit bias, but I kinda love Mr. Fausett.
  • Lisa (Bookworm Lisa)
    January 1, 1970
    "A Tangled Inheritance" takes place after "An Inconvenient Romance". The main characters are new, but it has some of the characters from the first book, which is an aspect that I loved. This book is a stand alone book, it's just fun to be reacquainted with familiar characters.Nora has a quandary. He mother has long held hopes that she would wed the son of her friend, but Nora loves to use her mind and discuss the issues of the day, something that is not applauded in polite society. Devlin challe "A Tangled Inheritance" takes place after "An Inconvenient Romance". The main characters are new, but it has some of the characters from the first book, which is an aspect that I loved. This book is a stand alone book, it's just fun to be reacquainted with familiar characters.Nora has a quandary. He mother has long held hopes that she would wed the son of her friend, but Nora loves to use her mind and discuss the issues of the day, something that is not applauded in polite society. Devlin challenges her, he accepts her personality for what it is, rather than what others think it should be.Devlin has his demons to conquer to become the man that Nora needs in her life. He really is a good guy with some bad habits. Unfortunately, those habits are destructive and if not taken care of, will ruin a family and his life. Nora is a person that makes him want to be better and move his life in a positive direction.This is a great book told from Nora and Devlin's perspectives. It helped me to get to know them better and understand their decisions. The book explored unreasonable expectations and the impact of a family. (Positive parenting vs Negative Parenting) Does Nora choose a life living up to expectations or does she choose a life of love and happiness? This book contains kissing and non-graphic violence. I would consider it a good fit for any lover of Regency Romance.Source: I received a complimentary copy of the book to review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
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  • Crystal (Books Are Sanity!!!)
    January 1, 1970
    I love a good regency novel and this one did not disappoint! Nora was a delight and a breath of fresh air! I loved her desire to truly connect with someone and find love for her marriage. Her loyalty to her family was important as well but she really wanted to find love and fulfill her family duty. I could feel her turmoil and unsurety as she struggled with her head and her heart. Devlin on the other hand, he was a hot mess! He wanted to reform himself but man he just could not seem to stay away I love a good regency novel and this one did not disappoint! Nora was a delight and a breath of fresh air! I loved her desire to truly connect with someone and find love for her marriage. Her loyalty to her family was important as well but she really wanted to find love and fulfill her family duty. I could feel her turmoil and unsurety as she struggled with her head and her heart. Devlin on the other hand, he was a hot mess! He wanted to reform himself but man he just could not seem to stay away from his vice! I wondered if he could ever be reformed! And then there was this whole mystery element to the story from Nora's sister to her father, I wanted to know what the heck was going on? And the crazy creepy cousin, his character was brilliantly done! Seriously there was so much going on there was never a dull moment but it was never too much that I couldn't keep up! This book is definitely a keeper and I would recommend it to my friends! I received a copy via the publisher; all thoughts and opinions are my own.
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  • NaDell
    January 1, 1970
    LOVED this book! Just the right amount of suspense and plot twists that kept it moving, and just long enough to make you really fall into the characters and the regency time period.The characters had real flaws and challenges which was refreshing and made them more relatable. Clean, but romantic in some parts (love it!)
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  • Sydney
    January 1, 1970
    Author Chalon Linton has written an engaging and delightful regency romance in her A Tangled Inheritance. Told from the perspectives of two different characters, Nora and Devlin, helps readers better understand what is taking place throughout the story. Both characters and the story will draw readers in as they come to life and readers get to know the characters. This is a fairly easy, light, and quick read that those that enjoy historical, regency, romance will definitely want to pick up and fa Author Chalon Linton has written an engaging and delightful regency romance in her A Tangled Inheritance. Told from the perspectives of two different characters, Nora and Devlin, helps readers better understand what is taking place throughout the story. Both characters and the story will draw readers in as they come to life and readers get to know the characters. This is a fairly easy, light, and quick read that those that enjoy historical, regency, romance will definitely want to pick up and fall into. This is definitely a sweet regency romance that readers will adore!Series: Companion novel to An Inconvenient RomanceGenre: historical, regency, romancePublisher: Covenant CommunicationsPublication date: February 1, 2018Number of pages: 261A review copy of this book was provided by Covenant Communications. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
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  • Kathy
    January 1, 1970
    This is a stand-alone romance but for those who have read Chalon's previous book An Inconvenient Romance, you will appreciate the appearance of characters from that novel. This is a fun Regency romance with several twists and turns. It has a few story elements that are quite original and I appreciated that this story was memorable because of those elements. Devlin in a flawed man yet still likable. Overall a very enjoyable read that I can recommend to any who enjoy clean Regency romance.Content: This is a stand-alone romance but for those who have read Chalon's previous book An Inconvenient Romance, you will appreciate the appearance of characters from that novel. This is a fun Regency romance with several twists and turns. It has a few story elements that are quite original and I appreciated that this story was memorable because of those elements. Devlin in a flawed man yet still likable. Overall a very enjoyable read that I can recommend to any who enjoy clean Regency romance.Content: Clean
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  • Cathy
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed reading this one! It's a Regency Romance and the author did such a great job with it! I loved the way the story line really draws the reader in and makes them not want to stop reading until the very end. And doesn't the cover make you just want to pick it up? I love the cover on this one!Nora is the heroine of the book. She's a young woman who is beloved by all. She's known pretty much her whole life that she is supposed to marry Jonathan Browning, her mom and his mom had decide I really enjoyed reading this one! It's a Regency Romance and the author did such a great job with it! I loved the way the story line really draws the reader in and makes them not want to stop reading until the very end. And doesn't the cover make you just want to pick it up? I love the cover on this one!Nora is the heroine of the book. She's a young woman who is beloved by all. She's known pretty much her whole life that she is supposed to marry Jonathan Browning, her mom and his mom had decided they would marry when they were both very young. But the Brownings moved to India and Nora doesn't even know him. And there's a secret that no one outside of Nora's parents know as well. I loved Nora, I loved the way she wanted to be able to choose with her heart, not what her parents told her to do. I loved her courage and the way she chose to be friends with Mr Fausett, even with the bad gossip about him.I liked Mr Fausett as well. You see the book through his eyes, as well as Nora's. I loved the way that balanced the book out. I love the way it makes it so the reader knows things before the characters. This is one of those books where I wanted to yell at the characters to watch out! I liked that even though Mr Fausett thought he was a coward, he really wasn't, he just needed someone to believe in him...someone like Nora.The plot of this one is great! I loved that there was some tense moments. And that I didn't know how the book was going to turn out until I'd finished reading it. Make sure you grab your own copy of this one!
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  • Heidi
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoyed this book quite a bit. Mr. Fausett and Nora are both quite sympathetic, likable characters. Nora is a bright, cheerful sort of person, who dearly loves her family, but wants a husband who doesn't mind talking about subjects other than fashion and the Ton. She's quite shocked when she discovers just how desperately her family needs her to marry. And her parents choice is Jonathan Browning, a young man she likes, but isn't so sure she can love.Mr. Devlin Fausett is a pleasant, kind man w I enjoyed this book quite a bit. Mr. Fausett and Nora are both quite sympathetic, likable characters. Nora is a bright, cheerful sort of person, who dearly loves her family, but wants a husband who doesn't mind talking about subjects other than fashion and the Ton. She's quite shocked when she discovers just how desperately her family needs her to marry. And her parents choice is Jonathan Browning, a young man she likes, but isn't so sure she can love.Mr. Devlin Fausett is a pleasant, kind man with a gambling addiction. He really likes Nora but knows that his bad habits and debts make him an unworthy choice for her. But he can't help taking advantage of her friendship when she offers her help in overcoming his addiction.A sweet love builds as Devlin and Nora start as friends and slowly become more than that. Nora's troubles with her sick sister and desperate parents combine with Devlin's gambling struggles to create a believable set of circumstances.
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  • Tarah
    January 1, 1970
    What a fun enjoyable read. It moved along well, and even though I didn't get the chance to read it as fast as I would have liked (kids and chores kept calling my name and needing things...rude, right?) it is a quick read.I think my favorite thing about this book was Nora. She's just a great character. I enjoyed her loyalty and her friendship. I enjoyed her determination to not be bullied and to do it all with grace.The thing I disliked most was the gambling aspect. I just kept thinking about how What a fun enjoyable read. It moved along well, and even though I didn't get the chance to read it as fast as I would have liked (kids and chores kept calling my name and needing things...rude, right?) it is a quick read.I think my favorite thing about this book was Nora. She's just a great character. I enjoyed her loyalty and her friendship. I enjoyed her determination to not be bullied and to do it all with grace.The thing I disliked most was the gambling aspect. I just kept thinking about how that could/can really ruin a marriage, and I'm not sure it was completely flushed out in the end. I can't say more without spoilers, but it was kind of a hang up for me. Devlin is a great character though. The guy on the cover has a beard, and I did not picture him with one, but honestly, I never do even if it says they have one. Random, but there it is.I will look forward to more from this author.* I received a copy in exchange for a review.
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  • Andrea
    January 1, 1970
    A Tangled Inheritance is a very enjoyable story. It is well-written with great characters, and has just the right amount of intrigue with the scheming relations. The romance is sweet. I felt that the message of the book was about trying to be true to oneself, especially while dealing with familial pressures. For some reason the use of the word addiction throughout the story seemed too modern. I wondered if there was another term they would have used. But the inclusion of a gambling addiction by A Tangled Inheritance is a very enjoyable story. It is well-written with great characters, and has just the right amount of intrigue with the scheming relations. The romance is sweet. I felt that the message of the book was about trying to be true to oneself, especially while dealing with familial pressures. For some reason the use of the word addiction throughout the story seemed too modern. I wondered if there was another term they would have used. But the inclusion of a gambling addiction by the main character seemed unique for this genre, and I enjoyed reading about Devlin finding something he wanted more than gambling.If you are looking for a clean Regency romance, that's also a fast read, I recommend A Tangled Inheritance. I'm looking forward to reading more from this author. *I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.
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  • Melia
    January 1, 1970
    If the cover doesn’t draw you into the book, I don’t know what else will. Excellent choice! This is a regency period book with a great clean love story woven throughout.This is not your typical hero being an exemplar male. His name is Devlin and he has a pretty big flaw or weakness. I think it takes awhile to warm up to him since you expect all leading men to just be well, pretty close to perfect when reading a novel. I mean, we get the real world right in front of us daily so to jump into a boo If the cover doesn’t draw you into the book, I don’t know what else will. Excellent choice! This is a regency period book with a great clean love story woven throughout.This is not your typical hero being an exemplar male. His name is Devlin and he has a pretty big flaw or weakness. I think it takes awhile to warm up to him since you expect all leading men to just be well, pretty close to perfect when reading a novel. I mean, we get the real world right in front of us daily so to jump into a book where things are a little more rosy is pretty normal. I enjoyed this approach to the main character and his ability to overcome his weaknesses when another person believed in him.I love the idea of change and how no matter what our circumstance may be, we can always change. It just takes a decision and a lot of hard work. Great clean romance and a fast read. Highly recommend.
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  • Tori
    January 1, 1970
    Super cute!
  • Chesney
    January 1, 1970
    I absolutely loved this one! This author has become a favorite and I bought this on the reputation of the previous novel. I loved how Nora and Devlin became friends before the romance blossomed. There is mystery, evil cousins, and definitely a happy ever after!
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  • Richelle ⭐⭐
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this book. It is the continuing story of the book An Inconvenient Romance. As much as I liked the previous book, which I really did enjoy, I believe this one was even better. I really like getting the story told from both the Hero and Heroines perspectives. Their weaknesses and struggles are very real, and you desperately wish they'd see what we see! Definitely have found another favored author that I can't wait to read more of.CONTENT Romance sweet and clean
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  • LAWonder10
    January 1, 1970
    This is a wonderfully predictable, yet, uplifting Historical Romance. There are afew twists which keeps the reader captivated.Nora and her family's financial situation was not unlike many others. Time was running out and she couldn't bear to marry someone she felt no connection to. Much of the dialogue is the "Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus" scenario.One chapter flowed smoothly from one to another,k although it was written from both Nora's and Jonathan's points of views. The reader will This is a wonderfully predictable, yet, uplifting Historical Romance. There are afew twists which keeps the reader captivated.Nora and her family's financial situation was not unlike many others. Time was running out and she couldn't bear to marry someone she felt no connection to. Much of the dialogue is the "Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus" scenario.One chapter flowed smoothly from one to another,k although it was written from both Nora's and Jonathan's points of views. The reader will feel so engrossed, he/she will not want to put the book down until the very end.That characters feel so real and the description of the scenes become very visual.The Book Title and Cover are both chosen well and depicts the story within.Four and a Half Stars ratingI was gifted this book with no pressure for a positive review. This is my honest review.
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  • Tessa
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed this regency novel! I liked how Linton added an extra twist into the story by providing the hero with a gambling addiction he has to try and overcome. It added an element of realness to the novel, because humans as a whole all have issues and it was refreshing to have that portrayed in the novel. There is a bit of adventure of intrigue included in here as well that I didn't see coming and thoroughly enjoyed. Overall, a wonderful read!
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  • Kathryn
    January 1, 1970
    Once I started, I couldn’t put it down. The regency time period is my favorite! There is the knight in shining armor, devlin fausett, with a weakness for gambling, but is willing to brave his heart for the damsel in distress, Nora, of losing her home to an entail. They build a mutual friendship, but will it be enough for a loving marriage? Will mr. Jonathon browning, her intended from birth be her true love? Will mr. Trenton take her home?
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  • Kirsi Johnson
    January 1, 1970
    Though this one started a bit slow for me, it definitely picked up. Romance, a smidgen of intrigue, and a happy ever after. Nora was engaging and just the right amount of headstrong. Devlin was dashing and in need of someone who could see his full potential. Together they were magic. The supporting characters also provided a good side story; plus, we had a chance to revisit old friends! All in, another enjoyable entry from Ms. Linton!
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  • Jenny
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 Star rating.
  • Lydia
    January 1, 1970
    A beautiful touching novel. I particularly loved Nora's strong character.
  • Anna
    January 1, 1970
    3 1/2 stars. I liked the main characters and that they had depth and developed an actual relationship. They actually talked about things rather than best around the bush or avoid. Pretty good story and characters but I felt like the writing still needs improvement.
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  • Cheri
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this book! The storyline is gripping and the Regency time period is among my favorite genre to read.
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