A Search for Refuge

A Search for Refuge

Margaretta Fortescue desperately needs to disappear from London society, and her only hope is to follow the rumors of another young woman who recently made a life for herself away from the glare of society. Her search leads her to the market town of Marlborough where, in spite of her efforts to avoid attention, she can’t seem to elude local solicitor, Nash Banfield. All N...

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Title:A Search for Refuge
Author:Kristi Ann Hunter
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A Search for Refuge Reviews

  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)

    Loved the characters, the setting, and the lead-in to the first book in the series! I love prequels that really add to the backstory and depth of a series.

  • Paula Shreckhise

    A Search For Refuge is another delightful tale from Kristi Ann Hunter.

    In 1804 England, Margaretta is fleeing for her life and trying to find her friend Katherine, who disappeared under questionable circumstances. Can she find the answers and refuge in Marlborough? Are Mrs Lancaster, a local shopkeeper, and Nash Banfield, a solicitor, people she can trust or will they reveal her whereabouts to her father and unscrupulous brother-in-law? Margaretta is out of her element. Having grown up in wealth

    A Search For Refuge is another delightful tale from Kristi Ann Hunter.

    In 1804 England, Margaretta is fleeing for her life and trying to find her friend Katherine, who disappeared under questionable circumstances. Can she find the answers and refuge in Marlborough? Are Mrs Lancaster, a local shopkeeper, and Nash Banfield, a solicitor, people she can trust or will they reveal her whereabouts to her father and unscrupulous brother-in-law? Margaretta is out of her element. Having grown up in wealth and comfort, she now has to fend for herself. Will Nash be the one to help her and get to the bottom of who she is running from and who she is trying to protect?

    This is a very well-rounded novella, providing intrigue in a historical English setting.

    Kristi always portrays interesting, believable characters. The faith element is very natural to the story, giving depth and insight.

    I can’t wait for the next full length novel!

    * I purchased this free novella from Amazon. All opinions are my own.*

  • Hannah

    3.5 stars

    Some parts were confusing to try to read through, but overall this was a really enjoyable little story. Nash and Margaretta were an interesting couple and made a sweet pair in the end. I liked the exchange Nash and Mr. Fortescue had...also I'm looking forward to Katherine's story this summer.

  • Andrea Boyd

    I look forward to the rest of this series. I hope to see more of my favorite character, Mrs. Lancaster!

  • Beth

    A Search for Refuge is a lovely little story. Margaretta is an endearing character, and I found myself empathetic to her plight. I appreciated the realism that Hunter portrays in this story. Women had so few options without the care of a husband, brother, father, etc., and when those options weren't available to them, it was difficult indeed. Though his change of heart seemed a bit abrupt, Nash's protectiveness of those he cares about drew me in, and I ended up enjoying the romantic thread, espe

    A Search for Refuge is a lovely little story. Margaretta is an endearing character, and I found myself empathetic to her plight. I appreciated the realism that Hunter portrays in this story. Women had so few options without the care of a husband, brother, father, etc., and when those options weren't available to them, it was difficult indeed. Though his change of heart seemed a bit abrupt, Nash's protectiveness of those he cares about drew me in, and I ended up enjoying the romantic thread, especially because it's clear there is a distinct passage of time. For a novella, the secondary characters are quite endearing and well-developed. I especially loved Mrs. Lancaster and hope she is still around in the first book. This shows a lot of promise for the new series, and I can't wait to read more about book one's main character, Katherine. She seems to be a very uniquely determined individual. It will be fun to see Margaretta and Nash again, hopefully, too.

  • Fiction Aficionado

    I love the premise behind this new series: Haven Manor—a place for young women who find themselves in ‘a delicate situation’, as they might say, where they can escape the scorn of society and receive the support they need. This novella is set about ten years before the first full-length novel in the series takes place (due to release 5 June 2018) and tells the story of how Haven Manor comes to be. There’s a little bit of intrigue, and I enjoyed the development of Margaretta and Nash’s friendship

    I love the premise behind this new series: Haven Manor—a place for young women who find themselves in ‘a delicate situation’, as they might say, where they can escape the scorn of society and receive the support they need. This novella is set about ten years before the first full-length novel in the series takes place (due to release 5 June 2018) and tells the story of how Haven Manor comes to be. There’s a little bit of intrigue, and I enjoyed the development of Margaretta and Nash’s friendship. I thought Nash’s ‘problem’ was perhaps a little simplistic, and there were a few instances of Americanisms/anachronistic language that threw me out momentarily (I can’t remember them precisely since Kindle saw fit to somehow discard ALL my highlights) but overall, it was a quick and enjoyable read.

    And I loved the secondary character, Mrs. Lancaster—a woman with a big heart and a little bit of spunk. I’m not sure whether she’ll appear in future books of the series, but I’d love it if she did!

  • Kristen

    This one was just ok for me...I didn't connect very well to the main characters. Nash had a lot of baggage to deal with and Margaretta...I don't know...

    Moral Note: Mild talk of pregnancy outside of marriage.

  • Joleen

    Newly widowed Margaretta needs to escape from her late husband's brother. Traveling round-about routes to throw off anyone who might be following, and with only a modest amount of money, she takes mail coaches as far away from London as she can.

    The first woman she befriends, and my favorite character, Mrs. Lancaster, offers her a room above her store. But what Margaretta really wants is to find Katherine, a woman who also went into hiding, believing Katherine can help her with her predicament.

    Newly widowed Margaretta needs to escape from her late husband's brother. Traveling round-about routes to throw off anyone who might be following, and with only a modest amount of money, she takes mail coaches as far away from London as she can.

    The first woman she befriends, and my favorite character, Mrs. Lancaster, offers her a room above her store. But what Margaretta really wants is to find Katherine, a woman who also went into hiding, believing Katherine can help her with her predicament.

    The town solicitor, Nash, makes no bones about suspecting this new comer of ill-motives, and keeps his eye on her. As he observes and spends time with her, he realizes she may not be what she portrays, but she's not out to hurt Mrs Lancaster or anyone else. The day comes that two men from her past turn up in town, and Nash feels deeply the need to help her, to protect her from what she's never said she's running from.

    Fairly nice story, but could use a bit more development. Feelings change too rapidly without enough storyline to justify it. Someone's feelings about children (a huge issue in this person's mind) literally change overnight. The novella size makes it a bit difficult for proper story detail, unfortunately.

    3 1/2 stars

  • Sydney Elaine

    I feel like this story may have done better as a full-fledged novel, because the plot seems pretty interesting and something that I would enjoy reading.

    However, while I liked it well enough at first, the more I got into it the more I just couldn’t get into it. I didn’t really feel invested into the two main characters so their romance really did nothing for me.

    I don’t know. There are some historical inaccuracies that bother me a little, as well; little things such as language and manners.

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    I feel like this story may have done better as a full-fledged novel, because the plot seems pretty interesting and something that I would enjoy reading.

    However, while I liked it well enough at first, the more I got into it the more I just couldn’t get into it. I didn’t really feel invested into the two main characters so their romance really did nothing for me.

    I don’t know. There are some historical inaccuracies that bother me a little, as well; little things such as language and manners.

    I want to leave this review on a positive note, so I just have to note how GORGEOUS this cover is... I mean honestly, it’s just so elegant and pretty and I love how it pulls in an object of the story into it.

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