Master of Wyndham Hall

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When her father suddenly dies, pretty young Katherine Eldridge feels her world has come crashing down, with only her impending marriage to look forward to. But when that family realizes that Katherine is, in fact, penniless, Katherine’s fianc? abandons her. And to make matters worse, she’s pregnant.

Labeled incorrigible, Katherine and her tiny son are sent to live with a wealthy family friend, Forrest Wyndham, a dashing entrepreneur whose own personal loss has hardened him to the foolishness of others. Determined to "reform" Katherine from her "disobedient" ways, Forrest Wyndham imposes a framework of strict rules and consistent discipline on his female charge. Over her guardian’s knee, Katherine quickly learns it is his way or no way.

But both are in for a few surprises. As Forrest comes to know his young charge, he comes to realize that his initial assumptions about her character may not be correct while she discovers that he has a few secrets of his own. Throw in a meeting between Katherine’s opportunistic mother and Forrest’s sadistic, manipulative brother and a plot unfolds that threatens to shake Wyndham Hall to its very foundation.

Set in late 19th century America.

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24 reviews for Master of Wyndham Hall

  1. Magbeam (verified owner)

    This is a different sort of story than I usually read; sex is almost entirely absent, and it focuses much more on romantic developments between the main characters, and the drama and struggles that keep them apart. Nevertheless, I’m glad I ventured outside my comfort zone for this. In tone, subject matter, and language, it reminds me of Victorian romance novels – the innocent, suffering main woman; her elder, strict, but tragic guardian; his rakish, untrustworthy younger brother; her cruel mother; and of course the kindly maid. The tropes continue with the linked topics of discipline and propriety. And while the setting is in the Pacific Northwest, it is largely an ancillary detail. Therefore, if you prefer a more ‘old-school’ work, focusing on domestic discipline and budding love and hearkening back to Victorian society, I would highly suggest this.

  2. Magbeam (verified owner)

    This is a different sort of story than I usually read; sex is almost entirely absent, and it focuses much more on romantic developments between the main characters, and the drama and struggles that keep them apart. Nevertheless, I??m glad I ventured outside my comfort zone for this. In tone, subject matter, and language, it reminds me of Victorian romance novels ??? the innocent, suffering main woman; her elder, strict, but tragic guardian; his rakish, untrustworthy younger brother; her cruel mother; and of course the kindly maid. The tropes continue with the linked topics of discipline and propriety. And while the setting is in the Pacific Northwest, it is largely an ancillary detail. Therefore, if you prefer a more ???old-school?? work, focusing on domestic discipline and budding love and hearkening back to Victorian society, I would highly suggest this.

  3. SH

    Great storyline and believable characters. Lots of drama, conflict and eventually love. Loved it!

  4. SH

    Great storyline and believable characters. Lots of drama, conflict and eventually love. Loved it!

  5. Alicia

    This is a true victorian novel with lots of character development and a slow budding innocent romance. Between a manipulative mother and a schemming brother you start to wonder if these two love birds will ever get there HEA. The spankings are plentiful and the plot is very enjoyable to follow along.

  6. Alicia

    This is a true victorian novel with lots of character development and a slow budding innocent romance. Between a manipulative mother and a schemming brother you start to wonder if these two love birds will ever get there HEA. The spankings are plentiful and the plot is very enjoyable to follow along.

  7. Anni

    Great exciting storyline filled with adventure and discipline. I loved the growing chemistry between the main characters. Very entertaining read!!

  8. Anni

    Great exciting storyline filled with adventure and discipline. I loved the growing chemistry between the main characters. Very entertaining read!!

  9. TG (verified owner)

    This was well written. The characters exceptional. The spankings intense. My only complaint is I wish was longer!

  10. TG (verified owner)

    This was well written. The characters exceptional. The spankings intense. My only complaint is I wish was longer!

  11. Inga

    Very well written but not romantic/sexy etc. There was more chemistry between Dora the Maid and Katherine than between Katherine and Wyndham. It\\\’s possible if they spent more time together the romance would have developed better. I also felt he was very harsh with her in the beginning, he believed her mother\\\’s views rather than letting her explain her own story – I understand why he acted as he did but I didn\\\’t like him very much, although he was (somewhat) kind and generous. It upset me that he didn\\\’t at least let her explain her horrible situation.

    When the two evil relatives arrived the book became a suspense. Although there is a HEA I didn\\\’t like this book – the evil relatives and their plans for Katherine and baby Ian were too horrible for me.

  12. Inga

    Very well written but not romantic/sexy etc. There was more chemistry between Dora the Maid and Katherine than between Katherine and Wyndham. It’s possible if they spent more time together the romance would have developed better. I also felt he was very harsh with her in the beginning, he believed her mother’s views rather than letting her explain her own story – I understand why he acted as he did but I didn’t like him very much, although he was (somewhat) kind and generous. It upset me that he didn’t at least let her explain her horrible situation.

    When the two evil relatives arrived the book became a suspense. Although there is a HEA I didn’t like this book – the evil relatives and their plans for Katherine and baby Ian were too horrible for me.

  13. Rae (verified owner)

    Oh my word, this was a sweet story. There was an honest sense of dduty and protection, a sadistic antagonist and a beautiful, evolving love.

  14. Rae (verified owner)

    Oh my word, this was a sweet story. There was an honest sense of dduty and protection, a sadistic antagonist and a beautiful, evolving love.

  15. Evelyn

    This is a wonderful Victorian romance novel that develops slowly and really keeps you on your toes with all the different characters and the roles they play, some good and some bad. Very good story for anyone who likes a story with plenty of discipline and a sensual romance.

  16. Evelyn

    This is a wonderful Victorian romance novel that develops slowly and really keeps you on your toes with all the different characters and the roles they play, some good and some bad. Very good story for anyone who likes a story with plenty of discipline and a sensual romance.

  17. DNF (verified owner)

    Good Victorian romance novel. This was well written and the plot is developed slowly and fluently, although the end is a bit rushed.

  18. DNF (verified owner)

    Good Victorian romance novel. This was well written and the plot is developed slowly and fluently, although the end is a bit rushed.

  19. jeanped

    This was the first book by Sullivan Clarke that I had read and it is still my favorite… How a young girl, innocent of much of the accusations against her, is able to win the heart of a strict disciplinarian who becomes her guardian and softens him up, really touched me…

  20. jeanped

    This was the first book by Sullivan Clarke that I had read and it is still my favorite… How a young girl, innocent of much of the accusations against her, is able to win the heart of a strict disciplinarian who becomes her guardian and softens him up, really touched me…

  21. Vicki (verified owner)

    Sullivan Clarke somehow always manages to create male characters that you hate to love. Brooding gentleman willing to take in unruly daughter of an acquaintance. Unwilling at first to believe she is anything but what he was told. However, as time passes, he begins to realize the original description of her was untrue.. of course always a little to late. ~Great read, great characters. If you can get past wanting to smack the mess out of the male lead, you might truly enjoy the story.

  22. Vicki (verified owner)

    Sullivan Clarke somehow always manages to create male characters that you hate to love. Brooding gentleman willing to take in unruly daughter of an acquaintance. Unwilling at first to believe she is anything but what he was told. However, as time passes, he begins to realize the original description of her was untrue.. of course always a little to late. ~Great read, great characters. If you can get past wanting to smack the mess out of the male lead, you might truly enjoy the story.

  23. Denise (verified owner)

    For the most part, this was a very good story. Her mother was absolutely awful. He was a little harsh, but they explain why. Would have liked to see her a little more feisty, but again understand why. The only negative i have are the typing and grammar mistakes. They became worse as the story went along. Other than that a good story worth reading.

  24. Denise (verified owner)

    For the most part, this was a very good story. Her mother was absolutely awful. He was a little harsh, but they explain why. Would have liked to see her a little more feisty, but again understand why. The only negative i have are the typing and grammar mistakes. They became worse as the story went along. Other than that a good story worth reading.

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