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...


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

  • Beth
    1970-01-01
    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,...
  • Staci
    1970-01-01
    A Search for Refuge is the novella that starts off the new Haven Manor Series. While I enjoyed parts of the story, some pieces including the romance were rather abrupt.
  • MissCherry
    1970-01-01
    Una historia corta muy dulce que da inicio a la nueva serie de Kriti Ann Hunter. En este relato conocemos a las dos protagonistas de los siguientes dos libres mientras la autora nos cuenta la historia de Margaretta, una joven que llega a Marlborough huyendo e intentando ocultar un enorme secreto, y Nash, un abogado de un remoto pueblecito que tras un suceso duro de su pasado se ha aislado de todo y todos. El relato consta de diez capítulos bien ...
  • Sydney Elaine
    1970-01-01
    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 ...
  • Hannah
    1970-01-01
    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.
  • Hallie Szott
    1970-01-01
    4.5Reading Challenge Categories:-Beat the Backlist Reading Bingo: Novella
  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
    1970-01-01
    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.
  • Joleen
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Sarah Monzon
    1970-01-01
    A nice introduction to a new series. <3
  • Fiction Aficionado
    1970-01-01
    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 e...
  • Melanie
    1970-01-01
    An interesting prequel to the series. It definitely has me intrigued now to continue the series and see what the full-length novels are like. I liked the characters and the romance was okay.
  • Andrea Boyd
    1970-01-01
    I look forward to the rest of this series. I hope to see more of my favorite character, Mrs. Lancaster!
  • Melissa
    1970-01-01
    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.
  • Kristen
    1970-01-01
    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.
  • Paula Shreckhise
    1970-01-01
    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? Margarett...
  • Sheila Holmes
    1970-01-01
    3.5 stars.A novella. Under 100 pages, so it was a quick read.Sweet little story. Enjoyable read. Only downloaded it on a fluke, but really glad I did.I can easily recommend this novel. And, I'm thinking about continuing in this series.
  • Tandie
    1970-01-01
    I enjoyed the beginning, but the love story was pretty weak. MC is a Mary Sue and very much the damsel in distress.The hero, Nash, had a pretty flimsy reason (IMO) for avoiding relationships and children. I might be more sympathetic if it was his own wife who died in childbirth, the baby soon after, but it was his brother’s wife and child. Nash’s bro got super depressed and said the worst part was that he was responsible. He had caused her de...
  • Amy
    1970-01-01
    Excited for the new series from Kristi Ann Hunter, and this novella intro was a nice big step into the location and storyline. My major issues with the book, really stem from the fact that its a short story, which provides so many limits that, had this been a full novel, based on what I have read in the past by this author would have ironed out all of those details. At times, it gets a little confusing. We are introduced also to Nash's really big...
  • Rebecca
    1970-01-01
    " . . .worries belonged to the Lord since He stayed up all night anyway."The Lord only knew how many worries Margaretta carried under the hood of her bright yellow cloak when she stepped off the mail carriage in Malborough, England. Following the trail of a months old letter from a dear friend, she found herself in Lancaster's store, nearly begging for food and dodging questions from a tall, dark and handsome local solicitor.Nash Banfield's keen ...
  • Nicole
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Rachael
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Amy
    1970-01-01
    I loved this sample of Kristi Ann Hunters new series. I'm glad that there is more coming because I hated putting this one down.What would you do to protect yourself and loved ones when danger loomed? I'm sure that there were many instances of unwed young mothers in history and the desperate measures they had to take for survival. This book opens up what I hope was a possibility for some of them and I can't wait to read more.
  • Dana Michael
    1970-01-01
    Sweet Regency NovellaThis was a sweet and clean novella about a young woman who had married for advantage and not for love. She was on the run looking for an acquaintance in a small town to get help. She meets an older widow Lady who takes her in and also a handsome solicitor. I can't wait to start the first story in this series. I love the fact the novella had an excerpt in it for the first book
  • Lisa (Bookworm Lisa)
    1970-01-01
    This book has made me excited to read the new full length book for this series by Kristi Ann Hunter.The characters are facing some trials and need faith, love, friends, etc to help them get through it.I "purchased" a copy for Free on my Kindle.
  • Anne
    1970-01-01
    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!
  • Leah
    1970-01-01
    This was a sweet story. I liked the characters and the romance. I also liked the ending. It took a few turns that I wasn't expecting. The "villain" is still on the loose, so I hope that is taken care of in the next book, but if it isn't, I am happy with what happened. I look forward to seeing how things work out for the other characters--Kit and Daphne. They deserve a bit of romance and a HEA.
  • Cheryl-Lynn
    1970-01-01
    A cute read but solutions to problems came too quick and easy.
  • BlueJeansAndTeacups
    1970-01-01
    •°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...
  • The Books and Biscuits Blog
    1970-01-01
    A Search for Refuge – Kristi Ann Hunter (4.5-5 Stars)Ms. Hunter kicks off her Haven Manor series with a free e-novella, A Search for Refuge. Margaretta Fortescue finds herself running from her previous life to the small town of Marlborough. She hopes to discover a solution to her current predicament through the wisdom of an old friend, who also seemed to disappear from London society along a similar route. Along the way, Margaretta is taken und...
  • Tori Young
    1970-01-01
    Love this series, but this book spent a long time getting into the issue and then resolved it too quickly in my opinion. Still liked it, but thought the whole thing was a bit odd. Especially the end... idk there was just some things I thought were a bit sloppy, writing-wise.