A Rather Charming Invitation (Penny Nichols #3)
Her work has been hailed as "a return to the golden age of romantic suspense," and Belmond is back with her beloved characters and their search for a missing bridal tapestry.
Dateline: London, Paris, Antibes. It's time to get down to wedding planning. But while heiress Penny's distant relatives insist that the nuptials be held in their native France, Jeremy's kin won't...more
This book did not live up to expectations in two ways, however:
1. For the first time, in this book I did not feel like I could relate to Penny. In the other books (when she gains a surprise inheritance) everything is shiny and new and awe inspiring. The townhouse in London, the yacht, the villa on the Rivera. These books were the perfect - if onl ...more
1) There is an obvious gap between book #2 and book #3, and the author refers quite often to details occurring within said gap, without ever filling the reader in as to the real story!- and these are bits that I, as a reader, WANTED TO READ! One cannot simply end book #2 with somewhat of a cliffhanger, and then have book #3 NOT pick up where it's previous novel left off. But danged if the author doesn't do just ...more
This series are charming and light-hearted with with non-fatal mysteries to solve. I recommmend that you read them in order, beginning with "A Rather Lovely Inheritance ...more
that was made by one of their ancestors. Jeremy's very difficult grandmother insists that the wedding be in England in the Cotswolds with all of her society friends attending. Penny and Jeremy toughen up and with the toss of a coin decide to have the wedding at their ...more
I somewhat enjoyed the book. I liked the mystery element, but it didn't take long to figure it out. It did have some good twists and I really liked ...more
Why, why, why doesn't someone make movies out of this series???. They have it all! Attractive and likeable characters, gorgeous European settings, intrigue, mystery, tasteful romance... (btw, these are NOT bodice-rippers). They are a vacation for the brain, like a good old movie starring Katherine Hepburn or Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly.
The various settings in the story are all very beautiful and I love that the author always includes a bit of historical reference about them. I also enjoyed the way the many clues were put together to solve the mystery in the end.