PDF/EPUB Lorraine Heath ✓ When the Maruess Falls Hellions of Havisham #35 Epub ✓

The long anticipated and utterly extraordinary tale of the Mad Maruess that proves love truly does last foreverThe Maruess of Marsden always follows the rules Expected from birth to adhere to decades of tradition he plans to marry a proper young woman from a good family But when a beautiful and completely unsuitable woman snags his heart he begins to realize that to get what you want sometimes you have to break the rulesLinnie Connor dreams of the independence of running her very own bakery And while she may be allowed to be a maruess’ childhood companion the baker's daughter never ends up with the handsome nobleman Determined to achieve at least one of her dreams Linnie makes plans to leave her sleepy village for London intent on purging him from her heart And yet when an invitation to the Marsden annual ball arrives she can't refuse her one chance to waltz in his armsIt will be a night that stirs the flames of forbidden desires and changes their lives forever

10 thoughts on “When the Maruess Falls Hellions of Havisham #35

  1. says:

    This story was one of the most depressing I've ever read In the end it kind of had a happy ending but still fucking depressing If you've read the series you know what I mean

  2. says:

    I've given this a B at AAR so that's 35 stars rounded upI knew when I picked up this coda novella to Lorraine Heath’s Hellions of Havisham series that I was going to be reduced to a uivering wreck by the end of it I suppose that’s a considerable achievement on the part of the author – zero to sobbing in under 100 pagesIf you’ve read the final book in the trilogy The Viscount and the Vixen then you’ll know where When the Maruess Falls is going to end up but I nonetheless appreciate the fact that Ms Heath decided to tell the story of Marsden and his Linnie which is very sweet and very sad – although don’t despair there IS an HEA albeit a slightly different sort of one In terms of the structure it’s of a series of vignettes than a cohesively plotted novella but that format works well hereBy the time we met George St John Maruess of Marsden in Falling into Bed with a Duke he had already lost the love of his life following the birth of their son six years earlier He stopped all the clocks stopped caring about anything very much and acuired the sobriuets the “mad maruess” or “mad Marsden” because the few remaining servants at Havisham Hall often heard him talking to his dead wifeBut it wasn’t always that way – and in this novella we get to see George and Linnie’s first meeting when he’s twelve and she’s eight and how in spite of the massive differences in their stations he’s a peer she’s a baker’s daughter they forge a friendship that remains steadfast as they grow older By the time they’re in their twenties friendship isn’t all they want from each other – but nothing else is possible and in any case Linnie has plans to move to London and set up a bakery of her own and George must find a suitable lady to marry The strength of the connection between them is impossible to deny – but finding a way to be together might be just plain impossibleMs Heath paints George and Linnie with broad brushstrokes but they’re both warm and engaging characters and you are just rooting for them to be together The glimpses we got of Marsden in The Viscount and the Vixen as a man capable of great charm and warmth are borne out here as George emerges as an honourable kind man who is prepared to fly in the face of convention for the woman he loves And Linnie is well she’s a bit too good to be true to be honest but she’s lovely; brave intelligent and loving it’s easy to see why after a few years of marriage she won over all but the biggest sticklers in the neighbourhoodI enjoyed the story but given that Lorraine Heath is one of those authors who usually finds a way to rip out my heart and stomp on it I had to make sure I had the Kleenex handy If you haven’t read any of the books to which this novella is related then it won’t make much sense to you – and please take note that even though it is set partly before the Hellions series begins it’s NOT a preuelA uick read and a nice way to round out the series When the Maruess Falls really is one for the fans If you’ve read the series and want to find out a little about Marsden then I don’t think you’ll be disappointed but you can leave the series at The Viscount and the Vixen without missing anythingNB The final 10% of the Kindle edition is a preview of Ms Heath’s forthcoming novel An Affair With a Notorious Heiress

  3. says:

    This novella tells the beautiful but bittersweet love story of George Maruess of Marsden and his beloved Linnie and having read The Viscount and the Vixen I knew it was going to be an emotional rollercoaster of a journeyGeorge and Linnie are childhood friends who fell in love and despite their very different social positions in life it is obvious they are meant to be together I admire how George respects and protects Linnie and I can see why he falls in love with her She is such a lovely person – optimistic courageous caring kind and just plain fun It wasn’t hard to believe that in time she would have won over the TonThroughout the series George has always been considered mad but often his actions are far from those of a madman especially in his relationships with his charges and his son He has not only raised them but helped each one in various waysSeeing the depth of his love for Linnie and his intense feelings of grief and despair when he lost her made me think that perhaps he wasn’t mad at all but suffering from bouts of depression I like to believe that Linnie did watch over him through the years as she promised and it was heart warming to see a kinder gentler happier George in The Viscount and the VixenThe story is so emotionally moving and even now thinking about certain scenes brings tears to my eyes I think it is a testament to Ms Heath’s writing that she can evoke such strong feelingsI love how she made me believe in an everlasting love that transcends even death and gave me a Happy Ever After which although unconventional left me with a tearful smile on my face Note I do recommend that you read The Viscount and the Vixen before reading his novellaMY VERDICT Such a beautiful emotional story that will tug at your heartstrings Hellions of Havisham series click on the link for details review is also posted on my Rakes and Rascals Blog

  4. says:

    I should’ve known this would be a life ruining read from my book club’s responses to it Lesson learned

  5. says:

    45 StarsWhen The Maruess Falls' by Lorraine Heath is book 35 in the The Hellions of Havisham series This is a novella covering how George who is the Maruess of Marsden and was the 'Mad' guardian who took care of the kids that became men in the Hellions of Havisham' series This shows us how George and Linnie meet and married Through out the series you understood that George was taken care of his son and the boys that were left to him in a guardianship but at the same time was missing his wife that had past This book was a sad story but yet a happy one that I am glad I went forward and read

  6. says:

    If you’ve read The Viscount and the Vixen you know how this story is going to end And if you haven’t you really need to because without it you’ll miss the perspective that is part of what makes this so compelling It’s a love story that you know ends in tragedy at least in a way But what a lovely story it is One that made me cry buckets for the last 10 minutesThis is a preuel to the Hellions of Havisham trilogy and tells the story of how the Maruess of Marsden meets the love of his life We know him as an old man driven mad by the loss of his wife in the other books but here we see George as realizes his feelings for Linnie the baker’s daughter and struggles with the seeming impossibility of them being togetherI loved how these two nurtured their bond as they grew up childhood friends I loved how they loved each other even though a future was forbidden Each stolen moment was precious And I had so many feels when they finally bucked convention and chose a life with each otherThe final few chapters take us through heartbreak but the end is bittersweet Big kudos to Lorraine Heath for taking me on such an emotional journey in such a short timeI would definitely recommend this one but only if you’ve read the book before it and only if you’ve got a box of Kleenex handy You’re going to need itRating A ARC provided by Avon

  7. says:

    i cried

  8. says:

    That was the perfect ending to this series Even though I knew how it would all end with me in tears it was nice getting to know Linnie 3

  9. says:

    3 Unbalanced StarsThe Maruess of Marsden in other books referred to as the Mad Maruess and Linnie Connor the daughter of the village baker are childhood friends there social stations are a wrench that keeps their relationship one of friendship once they reach adulthood yet both are clearly in love with one another What I liked was that the Maruess loves Linnie enough not to take advantage of her he feels he cannot make her promises of marriage and so appeases himself with an unwavering bond of friendship What I didn’t like is the fact they were both ready to part ways as friends I know their thoughtsactions were probably realistic but the romantic in me wanted them to fight to be together That brings me to an issue I had with how things progressed – the Maruess deciding view spoilerto hell with the Ton and what they may say and do when it came to Linnie he wanted her as his wife and so he proposes – this event didn’t feel seamless and I wanted depth and progression leading up to the proposal occurring as well as Linnie’s acceptance hide spoiler

  10. says:

    What's with these ridiculous book covers? When the Maruess Falls takes place throughout all three The Hellions of Havisham books It starts before them and I knew it's going to be hard to go through some of the happiest moments in this story because I know what happens nextThen it moves on to the first book when the three boys came to live with their guardian and his son The last part though the most heart breaking was the easiest to read because everything that was supposed to happen did At first I thought it would have been better to read it as a preuel but I changed my mind It is right where it should be