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eBook Hester Waring's Marriage ePub

by Paula Marshall

  • ISBN: 0373304560
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Subcategory: Love Story
  • Author: Paula Marshall
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Harlequin Books (September 1, 2004)
  • Pages: 296
  • ePub book: 1247 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1917 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 546

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Hester waring’s marriage. Paula marshall, married with three children, has had a varied life

Hester waring’s marriage. Paula marshall, married with three children, has had a varied life. She began her career in a large library and ended it as a senior academic in charge of history in a polytechnic. Sydney, New South Wales, 1812. Oh, but,’ said Tom Dilhorne, his face alight with amusement, ‘one thing is certain. No one is going to accuse me of furthering my own wicked ends if I promote the claims of Hester Waring to be the new teacher for Governor Macquarie’s little school. Have you seen her lately? Robert Jardine pointed her out to me yesterday. A more downtrodden grey mouse you never saw. She looks like a lost soul.

Mrs Cooke, taking pity on her, had agreed to Hester’s request that she help her in her little business as a sempstress. and underclothing for men and. Once she understood that Miss Waring’s request for employment was serious, she passed on the less fine work, and also instructed her in the more elaborate sewing

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Hester Waring's Marriage. Hester Waring's Marriage. Download (lit, 746 Kb). Epub FB2 PDF mobi txt RTF. Book in the The Dilhorne Dynasty Series). When Miss Hester Waring's father died, she was left destitute and near starvation. Her rescue came from an unlikely source - Mr Tom Dilhorne, an ex-convict and now the richest man in Sydney. He needed a lady for a wife, and Hester was undoubtedly a lady, even if her father had taught her to mistrust Tom.

Miss Hester Waring’s father was a wastrel and a drunkard, who had alienated most of Sydney society. Books related to HESTER WARING'S MARRIAGE. When he died, Hester found herself destitute and alone, with no one to rely on. Her rescue came from a most unlikely source-Mr. Tom Dilhorne, an ex-convict, now the richest man in Sydney. He engineered a teaching job for her, but knew that if he was to be accepted by society he needed a lady for a wife.

Hester Waring's MarriageMiss Hester Waring's father was a wastrel and a drunkard who had alienated most of Sydney society. Her rescue came from a most unlikely source – Mr Tom Dilhorne, an ex–convict, now the richest man in Sydney. Tom engineered a teaching job for her, but knew that if he was to be accepted by society he needed a lady for a wife. And Hester was every inch a lady.

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When Miss Hester Waring found herself destitute and near total starvation, her rescue came from an unlikely source - Mr Tom Dilhorne, an ex-convict and now the richest man in Sydney, who needed a lady for a wife. Hester was undoubtedly a lady...

Comments

Delan Delan
Awesome story by a new-to-me author. By choice I've read few novels about life in the penal colony settlements although I have read some of the historical happenings. This book focuses on New South Wales when Lachlan Macquarie served as Governor (1810-1821) during which period, there were great advances in social and economic developments primarily due to Macquarie's policies relative to his treatment of the convict settlers (Emancipists), whom he decreed should be treated as social equals to free-settlers (Exclusives).

Our Main Guy, Tom Dilhorne, embodies most of the character qualities I find most desirable in my heroes. He's an Emancipist who was not only brought to Sydney on one of the infamous prison hulks - decommissioned ships used by the British government as floating prisons - he has literally thrived in this new world after having served his time. He's the wealthiest man in Sydney with power, influence and the means to obtain the knowledge he needs about pretty much anything and/or anyone.

Our heroine, Hester Waring, is from the "Exclusive" group but she is a very sad, pitiful case bound by the rules of pride for genteel women who struggle with poverty. In fact, I found myself becoming angry at all those former friends of hers who conveniently refused to see how she was suffering. Her gentleman father - if he could be termed such - gambled away everything, then died leaving her all alone without a feather to fly with. She applies for the position of the new schoolteacher even as she slowly starves.

Everyone notices her, but the only person with the sensibilities and the gumption to help her is Tom Dilhorne. He's on the school board and is able to turn the other board members' opinions - who would have denied Hester the job -- so that they agree to give her a chance to prove herself. Tom is tasked with the oversight of Hester's performance in her new job. Problem is, Hester's father hated Tom and has turned her heart against him before she had a chance to know the real man behind the reputation.

So, that's the foundation from which the story goes forth. I loved the way Tom decides to take responsibility for Hester in such a manner that she receives help without really being able to refuse his efforts. Their journey together is fascinating as they ever so comfortably move toward some peace together, then friendship, then a marriage in name only - eventually resulting in a quite remarkable relationship. I won't give away the details, but Tom is the type of man who exemplifies the qualities many of us most desire in a partner. He was a giver, he had great insight, he was determined, he did not rush his fences, he was faithful - in short, he was amazing. Hester blossoms under his care and we are privileged to be along as she is restored to wholeness.

There is a villain in the book, but we know from the beginning, Tom has the goods and he will prevail. Very heartwarming story in so many ways.
Haal Haal
Review readers take note: don't allow yourself to be dissuaded from reading this lovely book by one negative critique. Consider carefully the criticism: could anything be more irrelevant as a criticism of a character's hair color???? Well, possibly the criticism of the cover to a Kindle reader. What makes a hero more heroic than cleverly humiliating a villain? And what would a story be without a conflict of some sort? It amazes me what some people criticize.

I would so much rather think about this book, which was simply a delight to read. The heroine, with the rather unlovely name of Hester, has a riches to rags to riches story - and it is oh, so satisfying to see her tale unfold. Buffeted by a drunkard father, unloved by a selfish mother and abandoned to a harsh, lonely hardscrabble existence, she is presented as a straggling, starving ugly duckling spinster. Yet, there's hope...

Tom is as rich as she is poor, but he has risen to his present position through his own industry, having been transported to Australia through England's harsh penal system. Money and success have not been enough to allow a former convict to be accepted by society, and he remains very much an outsider. Tom, however, simply doesn't care and virtually ignores society. He makes a delectable hero.

He somehow can't ignore Hester's plight and sets to help her a bit. He helps her get a job, which brings her more to his attention. Progressively his interest is piqued and therein lies our story. The VERY special, VERY romantic story of how the ugly duckling and the former convict fall in love - and are each transformed in the process.

Is there anything better than a thoroughly competent hero, one you can always depend upon to do the right thing and settle scores appropriately? One who falls in love so gradually that he hardly knows what hit him? One who never expected love? And, is there anything more satisfying to read about than the transformation of an ugly duckling into a swan? Well, I, for one loved reading about Mr. and Mrs. Dilhorne.

Enchanting. Easy to visualize. Vivid characterizations. Beautifully flowing storyline. Charming. Witty banter. Evocative romance. I don't have enough descriptive powers to express how much I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's one of those books that you read slowly, not wanting their story to end. I thoroughly enjoyed this author's imagination - she has the rare gift of creating delicate magic. As you may have guessed, I loved it.