A Search for Refuge (Haven Manor, #0.5) by Kristi Ann Hunter

A Search for Refuge (Haven Manor, #0.5)

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 Nash wants is a quiet, sedate life—no risks or surprises. When Margarett...

Details A Search for Refuge (Haven Manor, #0.5)

TitleA Search for Refuge (Haven Manor, #0.5)
Release DateMar 6th, 2018
PublisherBethany House
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Novella, Romance, Regency, Fiction

Reviews A Search for Refuge (Haven Manor, #0.5)

  • 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, belie...
  • Hannah
    3.5 starsSome 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!
  • Rachael
    I always love a good story, but I really appreciate it when a prequel sets up a series--and this book does a perfect job. Not only is it a different spin on why a girl might find herself alone and on the run, but it also sets up a haven for others in desperate need, and hence the series. As such, it has a bit heavier subject matter than the author's previous books, but it promises to be both intriguing and moving. I just wish we didn't have to wa...
  • Anne
    Well-written introduction for the next series. I wish it had been full length. Hunter has a way with words and characters and I thoroughly enjoyed all of these!
  • Nicole
    A Search for Refuge (2018) by Kristi Ann Hunter is the first story in her soon-to-release series, Haven Manor. This novella was just released this past Tuesday, March 6, 2018, by Bethany House Publishers. This novella comes in eBook format, and is 129 pages in length. With a full-time job and a very busy five-year old at home, this story took me two days to devour! Currently, this novella is free through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and CBD. I downl...
  • BlueJeansAndTeacups
    •°o•:*:•.A MOST ENJOYABLE REGENCY READ.•:*:• o°•Marlborough, England 1804Margaretta Fortescue arrives tired and dusty in Marlborough after 3 days of changing mail coaches to try and escape danger. She heads for a small grocer to ease her grumbling stomach, only to meet with Mrs. Lancaster who is the friendly and chatty proprietor. Little does she know she has been followed by the local solicitor, Mr. Nash Banfield who has promised t...
  • Vickie
    Margaretta Fortescue steps off the mail coach in Marlbourgh, England with the purpose of finding her friend Katherine. Katherine has disappeared from society and Margaretta has reasons to want to disappear as well. She walks with determination in the opposite direction of the inn in search of a less visible place to stay. She sees a woman sweeping in front of a store just as her stomach reminds her it's been hours since she has eaten, so she step...
  • Sandra
    I love this author. What ever she writes, I want to read. Kristi gives us just enough in this well written novella "A Search for Refuge", to wet our appetite. This novella is Margaretta's story. The first book of the Haven Manor Series, "A Defense of Honor" is Kit's story, coming out in June. I'm not sure I can wait until then. We will also learn about Daphne and Jess later on, not sure when they will be coming out. From Kristi's web page : "The ...
  • Michelle Lunsford
    Interesting characters that draw you into their story from page one. The women in this narrative are strong, with big hearts facing big situations.I think it's always a little tricky to get the right balance of plot, character arc, and chemistry in a novella. The brevity of the format requires providing information and detail quickly in order to get the story told, while still allowing for development to keep the reader's interest. A Search for R...
  • Becca
    As a prequel, this was a good set up for the first book coming out this summer. Margaretta is searching for her friend Katherine who has disappeared 8 months ago from London after a big scandal leaving her ruined. She hopes to find her to help her with her dilemma. Her only clue is the last letter she received from her. I did enjoy this book. In truth, I had hoped to see her “villain” get some justice but nope. It was still a sweet ending/beg...
  • Melissa
    I was pretty excited to see Hunters new series. Maybe I made it too big in my head. It was a good little story. I was lost in a couple parts, the writing seemed rushed. This is the starting book to a series called Haven Manor and this in no way puts me off reading the rest of the series. I know they will be good books, this one just did not hit the spot for me. Squeaky Clean with a Christian element, and adult subjects of unwed mothers.
  • Brenda-
    I enjoyed reading this book but it ended in a mystery. I'm sure the rest of the series will explain it. I liked reading about the good people--Mrs. Lancaster and the girls. The bad guy sure had a lot of greed and pride. Hard to believe a solicitor saved the day--but Margaretta deserved saving from the problems chasing her. [[ASIN:B079V1KN1K A Search for Refuge (Haven Manor): A Haven Manor Novella]]
  • Betti
    Wonderful storyLoved this introduction to a new series! The early 1800's saw women with very little or no rights to family fortunes. Consider those that were called 'soiled doves' and they were usually left with nothing. How wonderful it is now have changed....or have they?
  • Ruth Jessen
    Refuge found...A sweet story full of redemption...the characters are awesome as always and it can be read as a stand alone even though it is kicking off a series. I can't wait for the next book!
  • Theresa
    Loved this NovellaAnother great book by Kristi Ann Hunter. I loved the characters in this story. Especially Mrs. Lancaster! A must read. I can't wait to read the next book in the series A Defense of Honor.
  • Jilleebean
    Kristi Ann Hunter has written another winner! This novella perfectly sets up her new series. My only complaint is that we have to wait until June to read the first full-length novel in the series!
  • Teresa
    A Search for Refuge by Kristi Ann Hunter is a great beginning to her new series! I can't wait to read A Defense of Honor!
  • Jennifer Bailey
    Great start to a new series! Kristi Ann Hunter hits another home run. I love her characters and the suspenseful storyline. Can’t wait for the next installment.
  • Kailey
    I absolutely loved this! Kristi Ann Hunter knows how to write some amazing characters. I’m really looking forward to this new series.
  • Donna
    Just rightI had hoped that we would see justice for our damsel in distress but I guess that will hopefully come in the next book. Yes, I plan to read the next one right away!