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An arrogant lord cut-off by his family. A penniless widow in desperate need. In their reduced circumstances, can love save them both?  Lord Neil Duncan, third son of the Marquess of Alderton, finally angers his father enough to be cut off from the family. Neil believes it is only a matter of time before he is reinstated, but time is passing slowly and he needs to An arrogant lord cut-off by his family. A penniless widow in desperate need. In their reduced circumstances, can love save them both?  Lord Neil Duncan, third son of the Marquess of Alderton, finally angers his father enough to be cut off from the family. Neil believes it is only a matter of time before he is reinstated, but time is passing slowly and he needs to eat. His so-called friends have abandoned him, no one else trusts him, and it is not until he comes upon a young widow that he finds someone who needs his help as badly as he needs hers. Teresa Clapham has been without a husband's provision and protection for over a year. Supporting her mother and daughter on the pittance her brother-in-law provides has required her to stretch every farthing. When Lord Neil arrives at her doorstep proposing he work for her to earn his keep, she sees possibility in the man everyone else has deemed an arrogant good-for-nothing. As Lord Neil works for the first time in his life, Teresa sees in him a tender heart long repressed by his family's expectations - a heart that causes her own to open once more. But her brother-in-law John Clapham is less charmed by Teresa’s new servant. When Lord Neil discovers the secret Mr. Clapham has been keeping, he must decide whether to embrace the man Teresa believes him to be, or fall back on the privileged lifestyle he’s always known.


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An arrogant lord cut-off by his family. A penniless widow in desperate need. In their reduced circumstances, can love save them both?  Lord Neil Duncan, third son of the Marquess of Alderton, finally angers his father enough to be cut off from the family. Neil believes it is only a matter of time before he is reinstated, but time is passing slowly and he needs to An arrogant lord cut-off by his family. A penniless widow in desperate need. In their reduced circumstances, can love save them both?  Lord Neil Duncan, third son of the Marquess of Alderton, finally angers his father enough to be cut off from the family. Neil believes it is only a matter of time before he is reinstated, but time is passing slowly and he needs to eat. His so-called friends have abandoned him, no one else trusts him, and it is not until he comes upon a young widow that he finds someone who needs his help as badly as he needs hers. Teresa Clapham has been without a husband's provision and protection for over a year. Supporting her mother and daughter on the pittance her brother-in-law provides has required her to stretch every farthing. When Lord Neil arrives at her doorstep proposing he work for her to earn his keep, she sees possibility in the man everyone else has deemed an arrogant good-for-nothing. As Lord Neil works for the first time in his life, Teresa sees in him a tender heart long repressed by his family's expectations - a heart that causes her own to open once more. But her brother-in-law John Clapham is less charmed by Teresa’s new servant. When Lord Neil discovers the secret Mr. Clapham has been keeping, he must decide whether to embrace the man Teresa believes him to be, or fall back on the privileged lifestyle he’s always known.

30 review for Reforming Lord Neil

  1. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

    I love when you finish a book and you just sigh in happiness. I actually paused halfway threw this book and thought about it while I did other things, I just didn't want it to end too soon! Neil is a character we met a couple a books ago and man did we think he was a jerk or what. Then you get this little hint at the end he might not be. Ahhh the complex character. No cookie cutter characters in these books. Then we see him in the next book grow and change a little more and you begin to see he i I love when you finish a book and you just sigh in happiness. I actually paused halfway threw this book and thought about it while I did other things, I just didn't want it to end too soon! Neil is a character we met a couple a books ago and man did we think he was a jerk or what. Then you get this little hint at the end he might not be. Ahhh the complex character. No cookie cutter characters in these books. Then we see him in the next book grow and change a little more and you begin to see he is not a bad guy but his whole family is full of people who just treat him like he is less and he has been surrounded by immorale behavior his whole life! It's a wonder this guy has goodness left in him. These are the kinds of people who fasinate me, who rise from what they have been taught and learn better. I was so looking forward to this book. It started out slow and in a way I did not expect at all. I loved meeting the leading lady and her sweet family and I loved watching Neil learn what a good man he was. Such a good ending to the Inglewood series.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Julie Carpenter

    If you've been following this Inglewood series then you'll know that Lord Neil isn't the most sought after and loved character. But in Engaging Sir Isaac, I started to have a different perspective of Lord Neil and wondered if there was more depth and goodness to him than first meets the eye. I was very excited to listen to this audiobook and dive into Neil's story. I loved seeing deeper into his character and personality and what makes him tick. Let me tell you that I was not disappointed at all If you've been following this Inglewood series then you'll know that Lord Neil isn't the most sought after and loved character. But in Engaging Sir Isaac, I started to have a different perspective of Lord Neil and wondered if there was more depth and goodness to him than first meets the eye. I was very excited to listen to this audiobook and dive into Neil's story. I loved seeing deeper into his character and personality and what makes him tick. Let me tell you that I was not disappointed at all! I loved it. It all made me so happy. Ok, there were some other emotions involved, as is usually when I read and listen to books. Lol! Some frustration, a few "grrrrrs" were heard out of my mouth, many giggles, a few sighs and possibly a few other emotions and sound effects. What can I say other than I am an involved reader. I get invested in my characters and can't help but cheer them on and tell them what I think and react emotionally while reading/listening. Teresa's story pulled at my heart and made me feel several of the above mentioned emotions as well. She was such a great character. I appreciated her goodness and strength and fierce loyalty and love for her family. I loved that she took a chance on Lord Neil and accepted his help and offered help in return. Their sweet story of friendship and finding love was tender and sweet. There were moments of sadness too but overall I just adored these two. I was so happy to learn that he was more than what he appeared to be in the previous books. I find that's so true in real life as well. We only see and perceive certain things about each other but when we really truly take the time to learn more about each other we have a greater understanding and better perception. There's some sleuthing and lots of character growth throughout this story as well as the budding friendship and romance. How the book finished and everything was tied up just made me smile and cheer for these characters! Loved it! The narrator was wonderful. I've loved how she's brought Sally Britton's characters to life and takes me back to Inglewood every time I hear her voice when I start each book. Well done! Content: Clean. Happy Reading!!!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)

    Even though Lord Neil played the villain in the first book of the series, Rescuing Lord Inglewood, in the fourth book, Engaging Sir Isaac, he started to grow on me when he proved himself a friend to Millicent. I was thrilled to learn that he'd get his own story where he is the hero! He experiences a jarring transition from total dependence on his father to complete independence- and all the responsibility that comes with it. At first glance he doesn't seem like he would be able to provide for hi Even though Lord Neil played the villain in the first book of the series, Rescuing Lord Inglewood, in the fourth book, Engaging Sir Isaac, he started to grow on me when he proved himself a friend to Millicent. I was thrilled to learn that he'd get his own story where he is the hero! He experiences a jarring transition from total dependence on his father to complete independence- and all the responsibility that comes with it. At first glance he doesn't seem like he would be able to provide for himself, but his newfound humility combined with memories of manual labor as punishments in his youth give him the determination to be useful and no longer a freeloader. I appreciated that while he discovers the satisfaction of a hard day's work, the author realistically portrayed his mental and physical struggles as he becomes accustomed to the lifestyle of a farmhand. The compassion and friendship Teresa and her family offer are priceless to him and his self confidence grows with Teresa's belief in him and reassurances that he is a good man, that this is his true nature despite who he was before. Even with the lovely attraction that blooms between them, Teresa doesn't feel ready for a romantic relationship, especially with someone who is only a temporary presence in her life. She is still working through complicated feelings of grief for her beloved husband, who her brother-in-law claims drained her resources with a secret gambling problem. I loved the protective nature of Neil when he becomes the champion of Teresa against her brother-in-law. His character goes through a complete 180 with what he values in life and that change in perspective opens his future up wide to something he never would have imagined. A wonderful story of redemption and my new favorite villain-turned-hero! (I received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions in this review are my own)

  4. 4 out of 5

    Alisha

    I enjoyed this latest addition to the Inglewood series because the characters were heartfelt and the plot felt refreshing. It's not strictly necessary for someone to have read the preceding 4 books in this series, but they do add a lot of context for Lord Neil and his need to reform. In the past, he's been selfish and indolent. But in this book, he's sunk about as low as he can when he's suddenly cut off by his family. In order to merely survive, he becomes dependent on the kindnesses of others, I enjoyed this latest addition to the Inglewood series because the characters were heartfelt and the plot felt refreshing. It's not strictly necessary for someone to have read the preceding 4 books in this series, but they do add a lot of context for Lord Neil and his need to reform. In the past, he's been selfish and indolent. But in this book, he's sunk about as low as he can when he's suddenly cut off by his family. In order to merely survive, he becomes dependent on the kindnesses of others, most particularly Teresa Clapham, a widow eking out a living for herself, her mother, and her daughter on their inherited farm. There's a villain, of course, in the shape of Teresa's greedy brother-in-law. Although that part of the plot was essential for resolving Teresa's situation, it felt a bit unbelievable that her brother-in-law would continue to meddle in her life when it was so much to his interest to let sleeping dogs lie. Fortunately, his appearances are few and his presence doesn't clutter up the story too much. I enjoyed the reappearance of two of the other couples from the Inglewood series, and there was a nice resolution to the relationships from the very first book. I liked that this Regency romance was a step removed from the ballrooms and game-playing between men and women so often seen in this genre. Poverty, hard work, and difficult family dynamics strip away all the facades in this story and create room for feelings that are genuine and important. I sped through the second half, eager to see how the author would create a happy ending for two characters that deserved it. I would recommend it!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Mandy

    4.5 Stars, this is a great story of redemption and a fabulous ending to the Inglewood series! I am so glad that author Sally Britton gave us Lord Neil's story. From the first book in the series, Rescuing Lord Inglewood, Lord Neil came across as a villain and definitely a character to dislike. Throughout the series, particularly by the fourth book Engaging Sir Isaac, readers could sense something was changing within the man and I am so glad this book showed us what that was. I had a huge compassi 4.5 Stars, this is a great story of redemption and a fabulous ending to the Inglewood series! I am so glad that author Sally Britton gave us Lord Neil's story. From the first book in the series, Rescuing Lord Inglewood, Lord Neil came across as a villain and definitely a character to dislike. Throughout the series, particularly by the fourth book Engaging Sir Isaac, readers could sense something was changing within the man and I am so glad this book showed us what that was. I had a huge compassion for Lord Neil as his backstory was revealed and appreciated that he worked hard to change and learned to love. His story didn't come together as I would have expected, but I enjoyed being surprised throughout the story. Teresa and Caroline were wonderful characters and I love the use of animals to also help the plot unfold. Neil's story teaches us the power of love and forgiveness and what it means to truly be happy. I was also super happy that Silas and Esther were in this book and I feel like there was a great resolution to their history I just loved. In fact, this book left me wanting to revisit the entire series. I definitely enjoyed reading this clean, sweet Regency romance, and recommend this and the entire series.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Annette

    This one was lovely! For Neil's transformation was awesome and felt realistic. Her heroine was easy to like, and the conflict felt genuine and was woven throughout very well. A sweet and clean romance. This one was lovely! For Neil's transformation was awesome and felt realistic. Her heroine was easy to like, and the conflict felt genuine and was woven throughout very well. A sweet and clean romance.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Karen

    Ever since reading the first book in the series I wondered if Lord Neil would get his own story. And while I loved the story I had no idea that the change in Lord Neil would be this drastic. His whole personality changed for the better. It was hard to see the lazy Lord in him. However, the change in him did start gradual through the other books in the series. Teresa and her daughter Caroline we’re both sweet characters as well as Teresa’s mother. They are the perfect examples of kindness and goo Ever since reading the first book in the series I wondered if Lord Neil would get his own story. And while I loved the story I had no idea that the change in Lord Neil would be this drastic. His whole personality changed for the better. It was hard to see the lazy Lord in him. However, the change in him did start gradual through the other books in the series. Teresa and her daughter Caroline we’re both sweet characters as well as Teresa’s mother. They are the perfect examples of kindness and goodness. They rescued Lord Neil as surely as he helped to rescue him or as surely as the other characters in the rest of the series saved others from death or ruination. Over all this was another great book by Sally. I read this when it was first released and just listened to it. I enjoy this narrator. It made the story as enjoyable the second time as the first. Lord Neil was a character I wanted to see have his own story nearly from the start of the series. And Mrs Clapham was such a wonderful character.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    There’s nothing I love more than i character doing a complete 180! That’s exactly what we’ve seen Lord Neil begin to do in the last book, and the full transformation complete right here. I enjoyed everything about the story, all of main characters are endearing. I would have loved to see just a little bit more of a threat from Frederick, it almost didn’t seem quite concerning even after the truth is revealed. There is a certain level of security knowing that whatever Frederick might be bringing, There’s nothing I love more than i character doing a complete 180! That’s exactly what we’ve seen Lord Neil begin to do in the last book, and the full transformation complete right here. I enjoyed everything about the story, all of main characters are endearing. I would have loved to see just a little bit more of a threat from Frederick, it almost didn’t seem quite concerning even after the truth is revealed. There is a certain level of security knowing that whatever Frederick might be bringing, that Lord Neil can handle any of it - so it could have been explored a bit more. Overall, a touching tale and a nice way to bring happiness and acceptance to his character.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Stacey

    Oh wow! Can it be possible?! I think this might actually be my favourite book out of the Inglewood series yet! I had an inkling that I was going to enjoy Lord Neil’s character from the last book but Britton exceeded my expectations! I love how well done this book was. You DEFINITELY have to read the previous books in the series... ALL of them! Because Lord Neil first appears right at the beginning and each book he appears in is referred back to in this one. Honestly, it fills out the background Oh wow! Can it be possible?! I think this might actually be my favourite book out of the Inglewood series yet! I had an inkling that I was going to enjoy Lord Neil’s character from the last book but Britton exceeded my expectations! I love how well done this book was. You DEFINITELY have to read the previous books in the series... ALL of them! Because Lord Neil first appears right at the beginning and each book he appears in is referred back to in this one. Honestly, it fills out the background for his character and how his reform starts well before this one, so you won’t regret it - plus they are fantastic stories! I loved them all. I know I go on a lot about character development with all of my reviews but seriously people, this is important! If the characters aren’t developed properly they appear as very 1-dimensional. Like the words just written on the page. But a well developed character, comes to life in any receptive imagination! They start to feel like friends and acquaintances. I love it when this happens. Britton does an excellent job of this. Plus - clean and wholesome with still all the joy and excitement and suspense a romance can bring. Perfectly balanced humour and wit throughout. Sigh. What’s not to love in a reformed bad-boy who is actually, secretly, very kind and caring along with a lady who is spirited and strong-willed despite having trials thrown at her constantly and villains trying to crush her at every opportunity? I can definitely recommend this book... Along with the entire series! Plus, I’m hoping that one day we’ll also get to read Cara’s story 😉😁

  10. 5 out of 5

    Ashlee

    While this can be read on it's own as a standalone, I personally don't recommend doing so. I think I enjoyed it so much because of the history I have with Lord Neil throughout the series. He's that character pictured as both a villain and a friend in the first four books, depending on the perspective. He's slyly heroic and searching for happiness in not quite the right places. At the beginning of Reforming Lord Neil, he is as one would expect his character to be from reading the others: self-abso While this can be read on it's own as a standalone, I personally don't recommend doing so. I think I enjoyed it so much because of the history I have with Lord Neil throughout the series. He's that character pictured as both a villain and a friend in the first four books, depending on the perspective. He's slyly heroic and searching for happiness in not quite the right places. At the beginning of Reforming Lord Neil, he is as one would expect his character to be from reading the others: self-absorbed, lackadaisical, and intentionally dependent on his father's title and money. When he's cut off, Neil finds himself with nowhere to go and no one to champion his cause, at the mercy of a widow with her own set of financial woes. Teresa Clapham has little prospects beyond a dilapidated farm to manage with her mother and daughter after her brother-in-law coerces her to leave the life she has for over 10 years. When Neil Duncan arrives on her doorstep, she accepts his help in exchange for room and board. I love redemption stories and big opportunities for character growth. I also love that Neil's transgressions and actions from Rescuing Lord Inglewood are addressed. As much as I wish this series would continue, it ends very satisfactorily.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Brown

    As the third son of the Marquess of Alderton, Lord Neil Duncan has lived a life of leisure, without purpose, never taking a thought to his future and living off of his allowance, that is, until his cruel father casts him out with only the clothes on his back. Penniless and without any friends willing to risk the wrath of the Marquess, Neil finds himself at a farm in the English countryside, owned by Mrs. Teresa Clapham. Teresa has a hard story of her own, as when her husband died, he left she an As the third son of the Marquess of Alderton, Lord Neil Duncan has lived a life of leisure, without purpose, never taking a thought to his future and living off of his allowance, that is, until his cruel father casts him out with only the clothes on his back. Penniless and without any friends willing to risk the wrath of the Marquess, Neil finds himself at a farm in the English countryside, owned by Mrs. Teresa Clapham. Teresa has a hard story of her own, as when her husband died, he left she and her daughter with no funds left to live on, and so along with Teresa's mother, the three of them have tried to eek out a living on an inherited farm. Gentlewomen, having never had to lift a hand for themselves before the change in their circumstances, Neil is incredibly impressed with how hard they work and how little they complain. He and Teresa then make an agreement for him to work for her in exchange for room and board. And it is through hard work, that Neil's heart and life is changed for the better. Such a great story of redemption, and a sweet and clean romance. It was a great conclusion to the series. (Also, to really understand his transformation, you really need to read books 1 and 4.)

  12. 5 out of 5

    Candy Briggs

    Reforming Lord Neil by Sally Briton Teresa Clapham's husband died. She could not stand her brother-in-law. He rude and said awful things about her husband to them. She had inherited a small farm from an aunt. The three ladies lived there. They had given everything up and hoped to live on what they made. Lord Neil had a fight with his father and had been kicked out. He left his mother and sister there. His father was the Marquess of Alderton and quite an unlikeable man. Neil was the third son and Reforming Lord Neil by Sally Briton Teresa Clapham's husband died. She could not stand her brother-in-law. He rude and said awful things about her husband to them. She had inherited a small farm from an aunt. The three ladies lived there. They had given everything up and hoped to live on what they made. Lord Neil had a fight with his father and had been kicked out. He left his mother and sister there. His father was the Marquess of Alderton and quite an unlikeable man. Neil was the third son and did not plan to inherit. His father wanted him to seduce a married woman so he could increase his political power. Neil and Teresa meet at her farm. He is wondering, trying to find a place to hang his hat. He has been rejected by all. So he comes up with the idea that he can help Teresa on her farm for only a bed and food. She agrees. A lovely story about the Clapham family and Lord Neil. How they help each other and start to heal the lies and deceit that has come their way. The characters are warm and friendly. The tale has a strong plot. So many things happen, but Their struggles are far from over. I highly recommend this wonderful book. I received this ARC from the author and voluntarily reviewed it.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Emily Flynn

    I have read all the books in this series thus far and I do believe this is my favorite. I am finding that I really like redemption stories and this is definitely a story of redemption. Having met Lord Neil in previous books, I saw that there was more to him than was let on by the other characters, but he definitely deserved his redemption. Teresa also deserved a bit of redemption and Lord Neil helped her to it even before she fully knew who he was. She and her mother and daughter were put in thei I have read all the books in this series thus far and I do believe this is my favorite. I am finding that I really like redemption stories and this is definitely a story of redemption. Having met Lord Neil in previous books, I saw that there was more to him than was let on by the other characters, but he definitely deserved his redemption. Teresa also deserved a bit of redemption and Lord Neil helped her to it even before she fully knew who he was. She and her mother and daughter were put in their position due to the “generosity” of her late husband’s brother. The story was captivating, I could hardly put it down, and the characters were enchanting. I love the way Sally Britton weaves her stories. It was wonderful to see loved characters from earlier books and see the relationships develop. I would recommend this for a beautiful escape.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Heather (The Book Squirm)

    5 ⭐️ What a reformation! There is a difference between reformation and redemption— it’s rare to find a book in a series that transitions a side character into a main character that has previously been defined. It was a true joy to reconsider Lord Neil and to see all the edges and angles of his character. I would highly recommend this book but you really should read it last! Don’t do Lord Neil the disservice of skipping his appearances in the previous books of this series. I really believe his st 5 ⭐️ What a reformation! There is a difference between reformation and redemption— it’s rare to find a book in a series that transitions a side character into a main character that has previously been defined. It was a true joy to reconsider Lord Neil and to see all the edges and angles of his character. I would highly recommend this book but you really should read it last! Don’t do Lord Neil the disservice of skipping his appearances in the previous books of this series. I really believe his story is made better by first glimpsing him through the other books. You may find you like him, hate him, or love him. You may find yourself curious about him. Maybe you will find yourself agreeing with other the characters opinions.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Laura

    This novels marks the end to Britton’s Inglewood series and provides more insight into Neil who readers met in the first book. This book was a thoroughly enjoyable read that chronicles Lord Neil’s banishment by his father and growth as a character. It was nice to see the evolution of the character who served as a villain figure in the first book.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Karen

    Very enjoyable story about self realization and change. Lord Neil was a scoundrel in the previous series of books and it was satisfying as we follow his journey in becoming a better man. Great characters had me enthralled in the story and rooting for a hopeful outcome. Sally Britton writes wonderfully engaging people who are relatable and real.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

    Another wonderful happily-ever-after from Sally Britton! After reading the other books in the Inglewood series, I didn't think I would care for Lord Neil as a romantic hero, but I really liked him by the end. Although hints of his good nature start coming through in some of the earlier books, in this story we learn more about his background and come to appreciate the difficulty of choosing different priorities than his family. I also admired Teresa's character and thought they were a well-matche Another wonderful happily-ever-after from Sally Britton! After reading the other books in the Inglewood series, I didn't think I would care for Lord Neil as a romantic hero, but I really liked him by the end. Although hints of his good nature start coming through in some of the earlier books, in this story we learn more about his background and come to appreciate the difficulty of choosing different priorities than his family. I also admired Teresa's character and thought they were a well-matched couple. Both needed each other to progress.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    I think this was my favorite in the series. I felt there was a little more substance to this one than the other stories that came before it. I loved Neil he was perfectly imperfect.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Sonya Wasden

    *Spoiler Alert* I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I have looking forward to reading Neil's story. In the previous book in the series, I got the impression that he wasn't the man he "pretended" to be; that there was more good to him than he wanted to let on. This book certainly confirmed that idea. Lord Neil Duncan's family was dysfunctional and horrible. He was never good enough for his father, the Marquess. His older brothers were self-absorbed and his younger sister was mean and spiteful and dece *Spoiler Alert* I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I have looking forward to reading Neil's story. In the previous book in the series, I got the impression that he wasn't the man he "pretended" to be; that there was more good to him than he wanted to let on. This book certainly confirmed that idea. Lord Neil Duncan's family was dysfunctional and horrible. He was never good enough for his father, the Marquess. His older brothers were self-absorbed and his younger sister was mean and spiteful and deceitful. He played the protector for his mom, although she was pretty messed up, too. His father finally kicked out of his family home and gave him fifteen minutes to get out. He left with only the clothes on his back, and a jeweled necklace and earrings that his mother gave him as he left. His friends turned against him and he literally had no one who dared to come to his rescue. Then he came upon a widow who needed his help as bad as he needed hers. Teresa was a widow who had been left penniless by her gambling husband. Her mother and young daughter lived with her in their cottage and she was worried about what would happen to them when winter came. They had no means to support themselves and the garden barely kept them fed. Neil needed a dry place to sleep and a way to be fed and Teresa needed work done on the farm. They needed each other. Neil had never worked a day in his life but he began to see the value that hard work could bring. The love story that develops between Teresa and Neil is so sweet and romantic. I was cheering for them both, but especially for Neil. He deserved to find true love and Teresa and her daughter were the perfect family for him to help him forget the dysfunction of the one he had been raised in. I borrowed this book from the Kindle owners Lender's Library and I didn't want this story to end. It was a clean, romantic, beautiful story of true love and being enough for the perfect companion.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Melissa Hayford

    I have loved this series and this was a beautiful ending. Lord Neil was a very unlikable character from the beginning of the series, but in book 4 we were able to see there was hope for him yet. After that I was excited for his story, but did not expect this storyline. I loved it. It was so unexpected and so against who I thought Lord Neil was that it made his redemption even better. I loved Teresa and her family. They were so strong and seemed to handle their change in circumstances really well I have loved this series and this was a beautiful ending. Lord Neil was a very unlikable character from the beginning of the series, but in book 4 we were able to see there was hope for him yet. After that I was excited for his story, but did not expect this storyline. I loved it. It was so unexpected and so against who I thought Lord Neil was that it made his redemption even better. I loved Teresa and her family. They were so strong and seemed to handle their change in circumstances really well. I was so impressed. I loved this story and the changes that came over both of them. They deserve a HEA.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Charissa

    I’ve loved this series. It features Lord Neil, who has been a real scoundrel in the past to the Inglewoods. He is cut off and cast out by his father, the Marquess, in this book, to be taught a lesson. As he wanders about, coming to the conclusion that he has not a friend in the world to turn to for relief or housing, he runs into widower Teresa and her mom and daughter, who put him up for the night in their barn. When he realizes they are in dire need of manly help to do tasks they know nothing I’ve loved this series. It features Lord Neil, who has been a real scoundrel in the past to the Inglewoods. He is cut off and cast out by his father, the Marquess, in this book, to be taught a lesson. As he wanders about, coming to the conclusion that he has not a friend in the world to turn to for relief or housing, he runs into widower Teresa and her mom and daughter, who put him up for the night in their barn. When he realizes they are in dire need of manly help to do tasks they know nothing about, he offers to do those chores in exchange for lodging in the barn for the foreseeable future, when hopefully his father will relent and let him back into his inheritance. In the process, the two come to know each other and the “magic” happens. It’s a romance, right? This was a fun one to read. I was intrigued to read Neil’s story, since I kind of hated him in earlier books. But his redemption story is touching. A well done conclusion to this series.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Holly Bleggi

    I really liked this book! I liked that this story was one of redemption. I loved the Lord Neil wasn’t as bad of a guy as we thought he was in the other books. I liked seeing him learn about hard work and helping others and that he found value in it. I love how both he and Teresa didn’t want to fall in love with each other because they didn’t think it would ever work but then how they came together. I have loved the other books in this series but I think this might be my favorite. I loved the cha I really liked this book! I liked that this story was one of redemption. I loved the Lord Neil wasn’t as bad of a guy as we thought he was in the other books. I liked seeing him learn about hard work and helping others and that he found value in it. I love how both he and Teresa didn’t want to fall in love with each other because they didn’t think it would ever work but then how they came together. I have loved the other books in this series but I think this might be my favorite. I loved the characters and I loved how everything worked out for them in the end. I received a complimentary book from publishers, publicists, and or authors.  A review was not required and all opinions and ideas expressed are my own.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Ashley

    Unique Clean Regency Romance Another great book by Sally! This one was so different from other regency novels. I loved its unique story. It was so fun to watch Neil change and become a better person. It was fun to get a different glimpse into the way people loved then.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Lori

    Great! Lord Neil’s story was such a heartwarming and endearing ending to a great series.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Dawn Pearson

    Lord Neil Duncan is thrown out of his home with only the clothes on his back. He eventually happens upon an young widow who might actually need his help. So, he suggests to her that he work for her as long as she is willing to feed him and allow him a place to sleep. Teresa Clapham has been reduced to living the life of a farmer after her husband died. When a handsome gentleman approaches her, she has compassion on him and offers him a place to sleep. And, when he offers to work for only food an Lord Neil Duncan is thrown out of his home with only the clothes on his back. He eventually happens upon an young widow who might actually need his help. So, he suggests to her that he work for her as long as she is willing to feed him and allow him a place to sleep. Teresa Clapham has been reduced to living the life of a farmer after her husband died. When a handsome gentleman approaches her, she has compassion on him and offers him a place to sleep. And, when he offers to work for only food and shelter, she can't turn him down. What follows is both uplifting and bittersweet. I loved how Neil rises to each challenge and learns to appreciate a job well done. He also learns to recognize and seek restitution for his past mistakes. And, I loved how Teresa saw the good in him when no one else did. They each meet a need for the other. Neil is able to solve the secret of Teresa's brother in law and Teresa provides a place of belonging to Neil. She is also a positive role model in his life, never complaining about her situation. However, my heart broke for Neil. So much life altering news was dumped on him all at once. Then, he has to literally start over in life. It's also certainly not the ending that I expected, but I have to admit it's a good ending and it works. I believe he became a better man as a result. He was able to escape the dysfunctional life he'd grown up in and make a new, better life with love involved. I'd love to see another book where Neil and Teresa are in it and follow up with them. Finally, the romance is just about perfect. Yes, there's the initial attraction, but the author expertly develops everything else that blossoms into real, lasting love. They are a perfect match for each other. Romance - PG / kissing Language - PG / clean My rating - 5 stars.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Connie

    1815 Lord Neil Duncan’s father, the Marquess of Atherton, is a hateful tyrant. He demands that his family never steps out of line. He is politically ambitious and hopes to take over as the leader of his party. Lord Neil has led an easy life with no real purpose which irritates his father. While his father once again berates his family, Lord Neil steps in to defend his mother and sister. This infuriates his father to the point that the man demands that he leave the house in 15 minutes and not take 1815 Lord Neil Duncan’s father, the Marquess of Atherton, is a hateful tyrant. He demands that his family never steps out of line. He is politically ambitious and hopes to take over as the leader of his party. Lord Neil has led an easy life with no real purpose which irritates his father. While his father once again berates his family, Lord Neil steps in to defend his mother and sister. This infuriates his father to the point that the man demands that he leave the house in 15 minutes and not take anything with him. However, his mother secretly slips him some jewelry for him to sell. Teresa Clapham, 30, has been widowed for over a year now. She lives in a small cottage which is part of a tiny farm with her daughter, Caroline, 11, and her widowed mother, Louisa. When her husband died, his brother told her that the man had gambled away every penny they had leaving Teresa and Caroline penniless. She is shocked because this is not the man she had married. However, they have worked hard to try to raise a little food to keep themselves fed. One day, a man comes by asking for water for his horse. Teresa graciously complies and also invites him to dinner. He ends up working for them for just his food and a place to sleep in the barn. Since he has always been a man of leisure, he has to learn what it is to work hard. But he perseveres and helps the family immensely. He quickly befriends them and they do not know that he is gentry. As expected, he and Teresa spark an attraction. When they learn the horrible secret her brother-in-law has been keeping from her, everything changes. But will it change the way they feel about one another? Copy provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Pris

    Who knew one could root so much for Lord Neil of all people? Sally Britton has managed to pull off what no one could have imagined after reading Rescuing Lord Inglewood, that is, to reform and redeem Lord Neil. And oh, what a journey it was. Granted, that's why it's necessary to read the series in order, or at least, Engaging Sir Isaac before this one, (in order to start seeing his change of heart), but still, getting to read about his thoughts and motivations, as well as having him face a new s Who knew one could root so much for Lord Neil of all people? Sally Britton has managed to pull off what no one could have imagined after reading Rescuing Lord Inglewood, that is, to reform and redeem Lord Neil. And oh, what a journey it was. Granted, that's why it's necessary to read the series in order, or at least, Engaging Sir Isaac before this one, (in order to start seeing his change of heart), but still, getting to read about his thoughts and motivations, as well as having him face a new set of challenges in his circumstances made for a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Of course, the reader wouldn't have been able to see/experience much of this change were it not for Mrs. Teresa Clapham's character, as well as her family. I loved how these two found each other when they needed it the most, and how they were able to help each other in different ways throughout the book. Their love story was definitely swoony, and I definitely loved the pace of it as well as the warm feelings it evoked. Of course, having some of the previous couples in the series make an appearance was definitely great :). Now, this being an audiobook upped the enjoyable factor by a thousand since, once again, Marian Hussey delivered a wonderful performance of each and every one of the characters. It doesn't matter if it was as young as Caroline (Teresa's daughter), or as old as a magistrate, or if, on the other hand, the characters were having a heated argument, were being threatening to others, or were having a tender moment, she nailed every single one of them 🙌. Thus, if you love Sally Britton's work, or if you're just a fan of Sweet Historical Romance books, I can't recommend this audiobook and this series enough. Go and grab your copy! ~ 5 stars

  28. 4 out of 5

    Patti

    This is #5 in the Inglewood series. I’ve read four, and ‘Reforming Lord Neil’ is one of two that I have really enjoyed! This one pulled me in from the very beginning and my interest stayed strong until the very end. Teresa Clapham, her young daughter, and mother live a meager farming life in a small cottage granted to her by her dead husband’s brother. Tereasa and her little family lived a comfortable life before his death, however the brother-in-law and family lawyer sprung shocking news that Te This is #5 in the Inglewood series. I’ve read four, and ‘Reforming Lord Neil’ is one of two that I have really enjoyed! This one pulled me in from the very beginning and my interest stayed strong until the very end. Teresa Clapham, her young daughter, and mother live a meager farming life in a small cottage granted to her by her dead husband’s brother. Tereasa and her little family lived a comfortable life before his death, however the brother-in-law and family lawyer sprung shocking news that Teresa’s husband gambled away every cent. Now only a successful harvest from the farm’s cherry trees is their only salvation. Lord Neil Duncan, (a major character in #4) has been disinherited by his highly aristocratic dysfunctional family. He has been thrown out of the house with pretty much nothing to his name, except the high-class clothes he his wearing. As he wanders the area, Lord Neil comes across the widow Teresa, her charming mother, and young daughter. They grant him the barn to sleep in and meals if he labors on with the farm work, which they desperately need. The partnership proves to be advantageous for all and each member of the group comes to trust each other. The characters are all completely likable. I was on their team to succeed from the very start. Lord Neil and Teresa have been humbled in their own way and they all strive not to be beaten. I love the way author Sally Britton reveals the plot details throughout the whole story which enriches the plot, imo. Easy to name my favorites: Lord Neil’s story #5; and #3, ‘Saving Miss Everly’. I’ll always check out what Sally Britton has written!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Miriam

    The best in the series I absolutely loved this book! Lord Neil has been popping up on and off throughout the other books in this series, but we only got to see glimpses of him-most of which were unflattering. In Engaging Sir Isaac, a bit more of Lord Neil’s character is revealed and he’s not quite the man we expected. We begin to see more depth of character and that he isn’t always the self-serving slimy eel we thought him to be. Reforming Lord Neil takes place shortly after Engaging Sir Isaac en The best in the series I absolutely loved this book! Lord Neil has been popping up on and off throughout the other books in this series, but we only got to see glimpses of him-most of which were unflattering. In Engaging Sir Isaac, a bit more of Lord Neil’s character is revealed and he’s not quite the man we expected. We begin to see more depth of character and that he isn’t always the self-serving slimy eel we thought him to be. Reforming Lord Neil takes place shortly after Engaging Sir Isaac ends and brings about the end of the summer of 1815 and the beginning of Lord Neil’s transformation. I really enjoyed seeing the cracks appear on Lord Neil’s carefully carved facade and seeing his true personality ooze from them. I always had high hopes that he would turn out to be someone amazing despite the lazy, selfish, perpetually bored persona he tried so hard to cultivate. I was moved by this story of trust, hope, understanding, and love. There were so many lessons to be learned by this story that I can’t begin to address them all. Love, above all, has the ability to change us all. When one person believes in and sees the best in us it completely changes our lives-in the way we see ourselves, in the way we treat others, in the decisions we make-everything! Sally poured her heart and soul into this book! I have cherished the hours I’ve spent reading it and know I will come to love it more and more each time I read it-and I’m planning on reading it many times.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Cathy Morgan

    Lord Neil has earned his bad reputation - but the rest of his family are no better. So it's a surprise when his father kicks him out, and he expects it to be short-term. Meanwhile, though, he's almost broke and his so-called friends are too scared of his father to help. He finds himself at a rough cottage where lives a woman who needs his help as much as he needs hers, and helps her with odd jobs around the farm for his board. Teresa is a gentlewoman who came down in the world after her husband' Lord Neil has earned his bad reputation - but the rest of his family are no better. So it's a surprise when his father kicks him out, and he expects it to be short-term. Meanwhile, though, he's almost broke and his so-called friends are too scared of his father to help. He finds himself at a rough cottage where lives a woman who needs his help as much as he needs hers, and helps her with odd jobs around the farm for his board. Teresa is a gentlewoman who came down in the world after her husband's death left her almost penniless due to unexpected gambling debts. But though the two grow to care for each other, there is much in the way of a more permanent relationship - not least Lord Neil himself. Will he develop into the man he could be, or go back to his old ways to placate his father? I've been looking forward to Lord Neil's story since the last book in the series, where he started to change his ways somewhat. It's nice to get a 'bad guy' changing into a good guy, as long as (in this case) it's in a way that feels believable. As usual, the writing was good and I enjoyed getting to know the characters. It was also nice to see another couple from previous books - but the book could be enjoyed alone with no problem. All in all, a good story, quite different from your typical ball-and-soiree-based Regency, but nice to have a change (okay, strictly speaking probably none of this series really fit that mould, but this is possibly even less in high society). Enjoyable and satisfying. Note that I received a review copy of the book from the author. I was not required to write a positive review and this is my considered opinion of the book.

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