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On the Way to Gretna Green

3.47 of 5 stars 3.47  ·  rating details  ·  17 ratings  ·  9 reviews

Though recently jilted at age seven-and-twenty, Claudia Wentworth was about to embark on a whirlwind adventure. It all began when she enlisted the aid of Lord Thornton after he finished a card game in a debauched bachelor establishment. Soon the two were roaring along on a wild ridein hot pursuit of elopin
Mass Market Paperback, 171 pages
Published December 27th 1997 by Ballantine Publishing Group (first published 1997)
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When spinster Claudia Wentworth realized that her 15 year-old niece, Evelina, had eloped with one Rupert Hunt, she gave chase. Along the way she found his elder brother, Lord Thornton, in the middle of a bout of wagering and excess drinking. Convincing him it is for the best, they took off together to stop the young couple from making a big mistake. What they did not realize is the teenagers had already figured that out for themselves.

In the meantime, the young women formed a relationship with t
Here's another disappointment. I really liked "On the Way to Gretna Green" starting out of the gate. Fast-paced, great humor, fun characters, and I loved how no-nonsense the heroine is. It continues this way for a fair bit, with the story transitioning into the characters joining the season in London. The writing is very good... on a local scale. But across the entire book, it's a mess. The author starts throwing multiple conflicts at the poor heroine's head, and by the time the third one is bro ...more
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Twenty-seven year old spinster Claudia Wentworth interrupts a late-night debauched bachelor card game to demand that Lord Thornton provide her with assistance or conveyance to catch her niece and his younger brother who have eloped to Gretna Greene. Thronton takes Claudia in his barouche but quickly hands her the reins while he falls asleep! That is the beginning of their adventures which continue in London where Claudia and her sister have come to stay with Thornton's merry, matchmaking aunt. C ...more
adorable, like all Marian Devon's books, but not spectacular (compared to Georgiana) liked the aunt, and how she tried to deny her matchmaking.
Claudia is 27 and "on the shelf", Lord Thornton is a libertine
Her 15 year old niece has eloped with the brother of the libertine. What does she to but take of in hot pursuit in a carriage drawn by 3 donkeys. This book has it all a match making aunt, a fiance back from the dead, and Russian Cossacks in London. (*****)
Here we have an older couple, witty and perhaps a bit cynical, who take off in pursuit of a pair of eloping lovers. Knowing how the books ends does not detract from the pleasure of the journey.
Not a very good title for a very good book.
A sweet and delightful regency romance.
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Aka Anne Devon and Marian Pope Rettke.
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