|Publisher:||Berkley Pub Group|
|Publish Date:||Feb 2013|
|Number of Pages:||310|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.35|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||4.0 x 7.0 x 1.0|
Abigail Chantry sprints across London rooftops and into the window of an abandoned mansion in search of something to sell in order to save her sister and friends from a life on the streets. What she doesn't expect is to be greeted by an elderly lady asking, "Have you come to kill me?" and then being taken in by the woman. But Lady Beatrice Davenham needs support, and becoming Lady Beatrice's nieces improves things remarkably for Abby and her "sisters"-until the annoying Lord Davenham comes to call. Delightful Jane Austen quotes introduce each chapter and add to the fun.
Verdict: With a pair of beautifully matched protagonists and some particularly despicable villains, this funny, dangerously addictive page-turner is a hands-down Regency winner; the rest of the series can't come fast enough. Gracie (Bride by Mistake) lives in Melbourne, Australia.
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Governess Abigail Chantry will do anything to save her sister and two dearest friends from destitution, even if it means breaking into an empty mansion in the hope of finding something to sell. Instead of treasures, though, she finds the owner, Lady Beatrice Davenham, bedridden and neglected. Appalled, Abby rousts Lady Beatrice's predatory servants andwith Lady Beatrice's eager cooperationthe four young ladies become her nieces,” neatly eliminating the threat of disaster for all concerned!
It's the perfect situation, until Lady Beatrice’s dashing and arrogant nephew, Max, Lord Davenham, returns from the Orientand discovers an impostor running his household
A romantic entanglement was never the plan for these stubborn, passionate opponentsbut falling in love may be as inevitable as the falling of autumn leaves...
* Mary Jo Putney
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