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An Excellent Wife? Wanted A Wife Of ConvenienceJames Had Never Been In Love He Intended To Marry A Woman Who Didn T Make Demands, Or Wouldn T Change His Life So Why Did He Find Patience Kirby So Attractive She Certainly Wasn T His Idea Of Marriage Material For One Thing, She Was A Sparky Redhead, While He D Always Preferred Cool Blondes For Another, He Was Used To A Peaceful, Elegant Lifestyle, And Patience S Home Was Full Of Kids, Old People And Animals Noise, Warmth And CaringBut In Order To Have Her In His Bed, Did James Have To Make Patience His Wife


About the Author: Charlotte Lamb

Sheila Ann Mary Coates Hollandaka Sheila Holland, Sheila Coates, Charlotte Lamb, Sheila Lancaster, Victoria Woolf, Laura HardySheila Ann Mary Coates was born on 1937 in Essex, England, just before the Second World War in the East End of London As a child, she was moved from relative to relative to escape the bombings of World War II Sheila attended the Ursuline Convent for Girls On leaving school at 16, the convent educated author worked for the Bank of England as a clerk Sheila continued her education by taking advantage of the B of E s enormous library during her lunch breaks and after work She later worked as a secretary for the BBC While there, she met and married Richard Holland, a political reporter A voracious reader of romance novels, she began writing at her husband s suggestion She wrote her first book in three days with three children underfoot In between raising her five children including a set of twins , Charlotte wrote severalnovels She used both her married and maiden names, Sheila Holland and Sheila Coates, before her first novel as Charlotte Lamb, Follow a Stranger, was published by Mills Boon in 1973 She also used the pennames Sheila Lancaster, Victoria Wolf and Laura Hardy Sheila was a true revolutionary in the field of romance writing One of the first writers to explore the boundaries of sexual desire, her novels often reflected the forefront of the sexual revolution of the 1970s Her books touched on then taboo subjects such as child abuse and rape, and she created sexually confident even dominant heroines She was also one of the first to create a modern romantic heroine independent, imperfect, and perfectly capable of initiating a sexual or romantic relationship A prolific author, Sheila pennedthan 160 novels, most of them for Mills Boon Known for her swiftness as well as for her skill in writing, Sheila typically wrote a minimum of two thousand words per day, working from 9 00 a.m until 5 00 p.m While she once finished a full length novel in four days, she herself pegged her average speed at two weeks to complete a full novel Since 1977, Sheila had been living on the Isle of Man as a tax exile with her husband and four of their five children Michael Holland, Sarah Holland, Jane Holland, Charlotte Holland and David Holland Sheila passed away on October 8, 2000 in her baronial style home Crogga on the Island She is greatly missed by her many fans, and by the romance writing community.



10 thoughts on “An Excellent Wife?

  1. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Re An Excellent Wife Charlotte Lamb kicks off a very short HP mini series called Man Talk There are actually eight books in this series, four set in HPlandia of 1998 and four that are published in the Silhouette Desire line the Silhouette HP equivalent six years later in 2004.The tag line for then entire series is There are two sides to every st


  2. says:

    Fan freaking tastic I don t know if I have ever read a Harlequin comedy before, at least not in an intentional way, but An excellent wife , by Charlotte Lamb, was just that the Harlequin version of one of those classic romantic comedies starring Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn It was charming and delicious, fluffy and unabashedly goofy and romantic I loved it.James Ormond the Third has been reared since birth to follow in the foot


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Awww this is just the fluffiest story, told entirely from our emotionally buttoned down hero s POV There are other great reviews so I won t go into the plot details The writing is exquisite The dialogue snappy The hero s unspoken longings and fears are so well done He could have come across as a whiny man baby, but CL rounds him out nicely His poor secretaries,


  4. says:

    Funny and cute story Hero was clueless when it comes to love He was also inexperienced and so endearing He was so in love with the heroine poor guy Entertaining book.


  5. says:

    3.75 stars The book was quite enjoyable and I liked itbecause it was written from the hero s point of view It was a classic HP romance with the exact amount of comedy and love, very refreshing.


  6. says:

    A rare hero s POV, and what a hero James, our stuffy stuffed shirt was abandoned by his mother and raised by the cold father that drove her away He s slowly slipping into his father s life rude to his employees, an eye to what s proper, and a non sexual dating relationship with a icy blonde cold stick named Fiona.A spunky redhead named Patience literally jumps into his life as intermediary for the mother who was dead to him Not only is Patience raising her pretty


  7. says:

    Reading the story from H s POV was different and this H was special it made it all thelovely.


  8. says:

    When it comes to originality, CL doesn t disappoint and this book is testament to her skills Told from the H s perspective, this M B is the romance equivalent of the Christmas Carol H is Scrooge, a rich and powerful man with very little grasp of feelings and emotions His ghosts include his mother aka Ghost of the Christmas Past a woman he tries to forget and confine to his mental box of bygones Then there s Fiona ghost of the Christmas Present , a cool, arctic blonde who values


  9. says:

    More like 3 to 3.5 stars, but rather unique in that it is told entirely from the hero s point of view One day, a successful financier is rudely interrupted when a young woman comes barging into his office to explain that his long lost mother is back in town and desperately wants to see him The young woman runs a boarding home for the elderly and has decided to help one of her boarders by contacting the woman s son Hero is not too happy to have this red headed bundle throw herself at him


  10. says:

    I had to check midway through this book to be sure it was indeed Charlotte Lamb who wrote it she surprises me every now and then with outlier stories but this was still a first What a happy, charming, silly book This story was told entirely from the Hero s perspective He s supposed to be a cold, austere, emotionless businessman, but we get full on descriptions of his heart crashing and his mind spinning and the world exploding in dazzling light every time the sweet, clumsy young heroine bumbl I


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