The Petite Lady Margery Quennell At Age Twenty Three Has Graced The Rows Of Wallflowers For Many A Season Except For Charles, The Marquess Of Edgecombe, The Only Man Who Ever Danced With Her, Lady Margery Has Nothing To Do With Men What S , She Does Not Even Like Charles, Marquess Of Edgecombe Bored Beyond Words, She Firmly Decides This To Be The End Of It And Returns To The Comfort Of Her Only Love, Chelmswood, Her Home But Comfort She Does Not Find For Her Once Handsome, Middle Aged Father Has Taken Himself A Dim Witted Brat Of Nineteen As His Bride Forced Into Virtual Bankruptcy By His Child Wife S Lust For Luxury, Margery S Father Decides To Sell Chelmswood But Margery Will Not Hear Of It And Launches An All Out, Military Like Campaign To Ensnare Herself A Wealthy Usband And Save Her Ancestral Home Everything Seems To Be Going Well With Three Proposals Of Marriage Only To Find That The Head Cannot Always Rule The Heart Until The Unforeseen Intervention Of Charles Sabotages Her Plan, Only To Give Her A Run For Her Money And His Occasionally Team Margery, but mostly Team Nobody, and particularly Team Fuck Off, Hero, You re Horrible. No one can outdoM.C Beaton whenit comes to schemes.3 Fun filled Stars.Cleanish, a Sprinkleof Mild Foul Language. Review Definitely not one of Beaton s best, but enjoyable nonetheless I ve taken to listening to her regency romances on audiobook because I don t have to concentrate on them they re just enjoyable romps through Regency England I didn t really connect with any of the characters in this one, however, which did make it difficult to really engage with the story, as both Margery and Edgecombe were selfish and unwilling to accept the truth which I found really annoying, even though they both realised it fairly early on.Genre Historical RomanceCharacters Margery Quennell Charles Marquess of Edgecombe Lady Amelia Freddy Toby PerrySetting London England Series Regency Royal 4Recommend MaybeRating 15 20 I love this author so much She puts in all sorts of interesting historical tibit bits that if you read closely you will spot They are quick reads but such a refreshing romance book because the while there are hints of scandals our heroine doe not allow herself to join the modern ranks aka no sleeping around etc before marriage or after for the heroine Pretty clean romance the gents do get up to no good with ladies of the night before and after marriage. TerribleI usually like M.C Beaton s books and there are a few that I loved But this particular book was so bad that I rushed through the second half The characters all seemed to be incredibly stupid to the point of being ridiculous And the lead male character even cheated on his wife so easily The same writer has a book called The Ghost and Lady Alice and, even if it had an 18th century ghost, it seemed far believable than this drivel If this is your first book by this author, don t get discouraged She has much better ones. Enjoyed this even tho so the main events were predictable The writing was charming tho All very much a la Jane Austen I do want to try some of the others in the series tho. The hero was too cruel. Another fast and entertaining reading.Freddie, Toby and Perry reminded me of Gil, Ferdy and George from Friday s Child If you read this Heyer s novel you know what I mean So, it was quite funny Toby thought It was a painful process, since he was not in the habit of thinking very much about anything.Through characters one could see different types of people who lived in those times Most of them were described in a witty way, some of them brought rather sad conclusion about human nature or at least about some types of people.The love story had also a few nice momentsThe most damnable thing had happened, he said suddenly in his light husky voice without looking at her I have fallen in love with you and I don t know what to do about it In short, there were all elements of a good Heyer ish romance.I had to only swallow two weak things to really enjoy this novel When I think of them I want to lower the rating But I am ignoring it now and I give it 4 stars If you want to know these two weak things read a short review by Amanda. Lots of twists and turns in this regency romance.
- Mass Market Paperback
- 224 pages
- Lady Margery's Intrigue
- Marion Chesney
- 19 November 2017 Marion Chesney