Una casa iellata, la servitù alla fame, un povero scozzese che non ha più soldi per sopravvivere ma che in compenso si trova affidata una ragazza bellissima e apparentemente molto sprovveduta. Troveranno questi elementi il modo di combinarsi? Alla fine dell'inverno del 1807, al signor Roderick Sinclair, avvinazzato e povero, muore il fratello, che gli lascia "in eredità" la sua pupilla, Fiona, da lui adottata in un orfanotrofio. La ragazza è bellissima e di un'ingenuità estrema, e l'unico modo che Sinclair vede per fare soldi da questa strana situazione è quello di portarla a Londra e farle fare un ricco matrimonio. Affitta quindi 67 Clarges Street, una casa talmente iellata da avere un costo basso. Quasi subito Fiona si dimostra meno ingenua del previsto e la servitù capisce che un modo per vivere meglio è quello di aiutare la ragazza a realizzare il proprio sogno.
- ISBN: 8896919843
- Casa Editrice: astoria
- Pagine: 208
- Data di uscita: 11-06-2014
Rating: 4 1/2 stars There is nothing I love better than a clever h who outwits everyone and shines in a novel. Fiona Sinclair uses her skills, looks, and brains to outmaneuver the Ton in this book. My issue is that the H is beneath her at times, although he does improve despite his initial snobbery. Leggi tutto
Honestly just not very good. Nothing is even remotely consistent. It was going for a Georgette Heyer feel, I think, but didn't manage it. The book starts out well enough, with the beautiful Miss Fiona's introduction. She's so cow-eyed and dumb you can't help but assume it's a sham. And it is. She's
A sweet romance about a cursed house in Mayfair staffed by a small house who are cheated out of wages and hope each year that someone leases the house. A Scottish lawyer who had little money brings his ward, beautiful Fiona come to London for the season to find a husband. Fiona never shows her intel Leggi tutto
Terrific, humorous, Regency novel, with an excellent audiobook version I recently had a chance to newly experience this Regency novel, which is a longtime favorite of mine, as an audiobook. The British narrator, Lindy Nettleton, is quite talented. She ably portrays male and female characters of all a Leggi tutto
Typical for the genre, but still a lot of fun!
Another series by Chesney about down-on-their-luck characters. This time, the series revolves around the servants of the town house 67 Clarges Street: the comic butler Rainbird, ladylike housekeeper Mrs. Middleton, wild Scotch cook Angus MacGregor, beautiful Housemaid Alice, Chambermaid Jenny, littl Leggi tutto
This is one of a series of formulaic Regency romps by Marion Chesney. There are several series with mild varations and they are like potato chips to me, I can't read just one. In this series the location is a house in London that is reported to be cursed the main cast are the servants of said house wh Leggi tutto
This book was OK but I did not enjoy it as much as some of this author's books. I do not think I will read further in this series. I was not as taken with the servants (who will appear in the further volumes) to keep reading. That she thought breaking into his house was a good idea was ridiculous. T Leggi tutto
I'm enjoying this series! I don't know if anything will ever beat The Poor Relations series, but this one is the most promising!
I enjoyed this book. It was nicely written and engaging. I did like the character of Fiona although I did feel she was on the shallow side.
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