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Shunned No More, A Lady Forsaken Book One - Christina McKnight | Historical Romance Author and Novelist

Shunned No More Lady Forsaken Book One

Shunned No More - Book 1 - A Lady Forsaken Series by Regency Romance Author Christina McKnight

A lady shunned by all…

Lady Viola Oberbrook only wanted to forget the ill-fated early morning duel that took the lives of two young, wealthy, promising men of the ton and sent her fleeing for her father’s country estate. Eight years later, she has her life in order: a fulfilling business, a few trusted friends, and no plans to return to London society. What she doesn’t expect is to come face to face with her past.

A lord betrayed by one…

Brock Spencer, Earl of Haversham, only wants vengeance. Recently returned from his military service to the King, his plans include repairing his family estate, finding a bride, and destroying the girl responsible for the untimely death of his twin brothers. What he doesn’t anticipate is falling in love with the only woman who should never be part of his future.

An impossible match, destined to be…


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  • Christina McKnight has written a truly captivating book. This book has naivety, tragedy, remorse, revenge, mystery, redemption and a love story that will lift your heart. Lady Viola Oberbrook is partially responsible for the duel that caused the death of Brock Haversham’s twin brothers. She goes into seclusion and builds a new life breeding horses and providing funds for an orphanage that takes care of injured children. Brock has sworn revenge but when he learns of the betrayal already surrounding Lady Viola, he has to decide if he can follow through.

    – Julie

  • A delightful historical romance filled with tragedy, guilt, deception and mystery. A well written story that flows nicely and has remarkably detailed characters that have great interactions. Viola and Brock both ran away, each for different reasons. They must both face their past fears before they can move forward to find peace and contentment. She is full of guilt, he is full of hatred and seeks revenge but they are attracted to one another! Can they deal with the past tragedy to find happiness in the future? Very enjoyable story.

    – Linda

  • This was a really great book, I couldn’t put it down. I was disappointed when I got to the end because that was it, no more pages. All that anguish that was heaped on Viola could have been avoided if she had not left London the way she did. I think it would have blown over quicker if she had stayed but to haul butt to the country the same day to potentially avoid scandal only created one that would not go away. She was only doing what had been drilled in her head, so who was to blame her or Society? The same goes for Brock. He was confusing his feelings of guilt for having not been in his brother’s lives and not being there when his father’s death. He put all the feelings into hating Viola and wanting revenge. Really funny how that worked out for the both of them. I look forward to reading about Ruby and Harold.

    – Gwen

  • Great mix of romance and mystery! I always enjoy the classic style of historical romance…and this one is definitely written along the same lines as the romances I grew up reading. I didn’t want it to end and I look forward to book 2. I do hope some of my favorite characters return, even if only for a cameo. As far as I can tell this is the first historical written by this author and I hope there are many more to come!

    – Danielle