Posted by: Jennifer | January 22, 2007

The School for Heiresses – Sabrina Jeffries, Liz Carlyle, Julia London, Renee Bernard

Sabrina Jeffries, Liz Carlyle, Julia London, and Renee Bernard. The School for Heiresses: Lessons on Love for Daring Young Ladies. (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2006). 9871416516118.

This books includes four novellas.

Description from book:

At the School for Heiresses, the lessons go far beyond etiquette and needlepoint. In addition to teaching her students how to avoid fortune hunters, headmistress and founder Charlotte Harris proposed the radical notion that women of means need not shackle themselves to men at all–unless they find a suitable and desirable mate. So lessons in the fine art of acquiring a loving and passionate husband are part of the curriculum at this highly unusual school. And as the holidays approach, Mrs. Harris sends her young ladies home with personally tailored lessons to work on. Will they return any closer finding the perfect husband?

Sabrina Jeffries. Ten Reasons to Stay.

Main Characters: Colin Hunt, Earl of Montieth and Elizabeth Crenshawe.

Liz Carlyle. After Midnight.

Main Characters: Martinique and Lord St. Vrain.

Julia London. The Merchant’s Gift.

Main Characters:Grace Holcomb and Barrett Adlaine.

Renee Bernard. Mischief’s Holiday.

Main Characters: Alyssa Martin and Leland Yates.

My Thoughts:

I really enjoy novellas because they are generally very quick reads. The generally problem that I often with them is that I don’t feel as if there is enough time to get emotionally vested in the characters.  Out of the four novellas, Mischief’s Holiday was my favorite – and probably because I connected most with (or really enjoyed) Alyssa and Leland. Alyssa was such an adorable character who was always getting into scrapes. Leland, of course, was always there to see Alyssa at her worst.

Read first: January 12, 2007.



  1. […] The School for Heiresses – anthology including “Ten Reasons to Stay” by Sabrina Jeffries about Colin, the Earl of Montieth and Eliza Crenshaw, “After Midnight” by Liz Carlyle about Martinique and Lord St. Vrain, “The Merchant’s Gift” by Julia London about Grace Holcomb and Barrett Adlaine and “Mischief’s Holiday” by Renee Barnard about Alyssa Martin and Leland Yates […]

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