Victoria e o Charlatão
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Victoria e o Charlatão

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3.58 of 5 stars 3.58  ·  rating details  ·  6,245 ratings  ·  272 reviews
Lady Victoria Arbuthnot, jovem bonita e rica, cresceu na Índia. Ao completar 16 anos, os seus tutores decidiram que deveria viajar para Londres e debutar a alta sociedade. No entanto, na viagem de navio, a jovem conhece Hugo Rothschild e a sua vida mudará para sempre. Hugo Rothschild, nono conde de Malfrey, é tudo o que uma jovem pode desejar - lindo de morrer, romântico e...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published October 2004 by Bertrand Editora (first published March 1st 2003)
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Amy (Turn the Page)
Victoria and the Rogue is one of my top favourites because, unusually for Meg Cabot, it’s a period setting – fun and flirting in the 19th Century? Yes please.

Victoria is a sassy, independent heroine with an endearing bossy streak. Practical to the core, she has no time for female swooning fits, or day-dreaming about handsome men. Victoria’s mission in life is to help people with her sound (if often unwanted) advice. I just had to laugh at how Victoria went around re-organising everyone’s life (f...more
Rebecca
Victoria Arbuthnot was just four years old when her parents died while the family was visiting India. Since then, she has been raised in India by her uncles, but now that she is sixteen, she has been sent back to England to find a husband. On the long sea journey from India to London, Victoria meets Hugo Rothschild, the ninth early of Malfrey, who proposes to her shortly before the journey's end. Victoria is thrilled with the proposal. But why is Jacob Carstairs, who was also a passenger on the...more
Candi
This may have been fluff, but it was lovely fluff. About the best written book of this type possible. The heroine is so funny, the hero so dashing, and the villain has a villainous mother, just great. (Aside for Natalie: quite a few good kissing scenes)
Lady Knight
I've found that I really like Meg Cabot's venture into this style of teen romance. True, it is fluff, but fluff in the style of Jane Austen. I love the period perspectives and how the stories are just feel-good love stories. Completely predictable, yet highly enjoyable. I hope Meg Cabot writes a few more.

Victoria is an orphan who was raised by three uncles in India. She's a busybody who feels she must improve all those around her. Tired of her interfering ways, her uncles ship her off to England...more
Martha
This is the perfect book for a rainy day. Light and fluffy, a book to cosy up with.

I also really liked the style of writing; each sentence drew me in and I became so consumed in the story, I started to feel the emotions Victoria was feeling. I'm sure I was pulling some funny faces when she was so frustrated and annoyed with Jacob Carstairs, as I started to get just as wound up, despite the fact that I thought he was hilarious.

I loved the character of Victoria. She was so much fun and not the ch...more
Sheila Ng
I really find this very cute!!!

The story is simple and predictable, but it has this spark that will let you ask for what's next. We have Victoria, daughter of a Indian duke, who was shipped to England to look for a husband. She fell in love at first sight with the handsome Earl of Malfrey - Hugo who also confessed his love for her in an instant, but there is this one person who kept on annoying her and that's none other than Captain Jacob Carstairs. Based on the synopsis given above/from the boo...more
Shelisa
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Amy
I was pleasantly suprised by this book. I bought it for a couple of dollars at a book store in Myrtle Beach while on vacation. I had read her 'Princess Diaries' series and really enjoyed them. I thought this book was similar in style and setting. Boy was I wrong! But happy I was wrong. I LOVE regencies and this book is a regency! Its tells the store of Lady Victoria, an heiress, who travels back from India to London to live with her aunt & uncles and cousins. She meets two different men on t...more
Hira Khan
Ohhhhhhhhhh it got my attention TOTALLY!
Victoria is just like the girl i'm.......... super cool, ready for action and a warmhearted person.
her life grabs the readers attention that how she continuously compare her life in India and her new life in England.......... it's hilarious!
it's a story which tell us about how Victoria makes stupid mistakes just to show her anger to other's especially Jacob Carstairs , where she is unaware of the relationship between them and the story revolves how event's...more
Cassi aka Snow White Haggard
UGH. 2 or 3 stars. I don't hate it. At times I wanted to smack Victoria around BUT I think that's precisely the point. I did like the kissing bits because well... I miss kissing.

I suppose it was what it was and that's not what I normally read. It's a little sugary sweet simplistic for my tastes. But the audio was pleasant and I spent a lot of time shouting at Victoria which does make me look a bit crazy when I'm driving.

So yeah we'll go with 2.5 which I round up to 3 because that's what my math...more
Helen Hiorns
So every year when I get to my summer holiday I have a mindless binge of very old computer games, day time telly and books that I probably should have stopped reading by now. This was one of those guilty pleasure binge reads, and had everything you need for that kind of things - an incredibly obvious storyline, transparent romance dilemmas that you know are going to work out eveenntually etc. etc.

Have to say that this is essentially the same book as that other one Meg Cabot wrote set in lile the...more
Vanessa
I thought this book was really good as it was a romance and quite funny. I enjoyed reading about Victoria as a character as she kept the book alive with her witty contempt as she tries to maintain a lady like manner by whatever means possible. in this book Victoria arrives from India to see her aunts and uncles in England. she finds England very strange as she does not know their ways. On the boat trip to England she finds that she falls in love with Lord Maigret and they are to be wed immediate...more
Katy
Feb 18, 2009 Katy rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 14 year old girls
Recommended to Katy by: Debbie
I wasn't expecting anything deep or thought-provoking when I went into read this book-- which was probably why I enjoyed it so much. It was the sort of story you could imagine listening to as a bed time story-- rogues, dukes, the good looking hero, scandal, etc. It was fantastically far-fetched. A fluff piece to be read in a light-hearted mood.
Ipeh
Oke, novel ini aku tuntaskan sehari saja. Wajar ya karena memang hanya 246 halaman.

Kisah seorang Victoria yang menjadi ahli waris tunggal kekayaan ayahnya, dikirim ke London oleh tiga pamannya di India. Dia menggunakan Kapal Harmony milik Kapten Jacob carstairs, dari pertama bertemu mereka memang sering tidak akur. Bagi Victoria Kapten Carstairs sangat tidak sopan dan selalu mengejeknya. Victoria dan Lord Hugo bertunangan di kapal itu, namun adegan itu dirusak oleh Kapten Carstairs. Memang sejak...more
Pamlin
Not quite a fluff piece. More like dryer lint. Blah, formulaic and utterly cliché, but then again, this is a Regency romance for a target audience of 14 year olds.
I like most of Meg Cabot's books, but I think I'll skip the other mini regency book she did, if this is any indication of what it will be like.
Meredith
These books are silly. There's no denying it. But they do have the appeal of historical romances (which I totally get) without the embarrassing sexy bits. So that's a plus. I think I enjoyed Nicola and the Viscount more, but it's pretty close.
Dana
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Emily
This was an ok romance book of Meg Cabots'. However, I have read so much better from Meg Cabot and from other authors. It is not as good because the main character Victoria seems too naive on knowing even her own true feelings. It is funny at times and cute because Victoria is from India and makes fun of how women are supposed to act in England. Also, it is funny how she bosses around other people to try and fix their lives. The big problem with this book though that made me give it just three...more
Rachel Sharp
I was taken by surprise - and absolutely loved this book. It's a good thing I didn't see the cover before I did, otherwise I wouldn't have read it. It was fun, light, lovely, fluffy and I enjoyed every second of it.
Katie
Jul 18, 2008 Katie rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Preteen to teenage girls
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Virginia
This was like being inside Lydia Bennett's head. Ugh! The leading man made up for it, though.
Anyta Sunday
Sweet, light, standard-length YA historical romance.

I enjoyed it very much. :)
Tracy Tibbels
This was cute--I think it's meant to be for a YA audience, though some of the ideas that are implied make me think it'd definitely be for an older YA audience.

I would never go so far as to say the story was provocative or inappropriate, however. I thought it was a lot of fun to read. It seems as though everyone in the story (including the reader) knows what's going to happen to the protagonist, except she herself.

Having just wrapped up watching the first three seasons of Downton Abbey, I appre...more
Kat
I recently read Nicola and the Viscount, which was a fun, light read, so I decided to read its nearly identical twin, Victoria and the Rogue. And, yes, it also has a very cute book cover.

Having been orphaned as a young girl, Lady Victoria Arbuthnot, now sixteen years old, has spent the whole of her life thus far in India with her three uncles. She may not have perfect good looks, but her charm and her extreme wealth make her quite a catch. In the first chapter of the book, Victoria receives a ma...more
Bookworm1858
For a long while, Meg Cabot was my favorite author. I usually preferred her contemporary novels but I liked reading her two YA historical romances. The other one is Nicola and the Viscount; I don't like it as much but I would still recommend it if you like Meg Cabot and/or romance. I'm just going to spotlight but not do a full length review. I would say this is very Emma-esque as Victoria thinks she knows everything and interferes in people's lives to a great extent (and usually she's right exce...more
Nnit4 aja
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Risa
Sixteen year old Victoria is on her way back to England from India to find herself a husband. But she is still en route when she becomes engaged to the handsome and charming Lord Malfrey. That is good. There comes into her life yet another not-so-handome gentleman who proves to be a real thorn in her side. That is not good. And between managing these two men Victoria feels she has a great responsibility in managing the affairs of her cousins - the Gardiners.

I picked this one up (having been tol...more
Cherrylea
I said that I would check out the other Meg Cabot books, and I am! This is one of them, though I do have to say that I was a bit disappointed. It wasn't as great as the Mediator series.
My biggest problem? The main character. I'm sorry, but Victoria is just not very likable. She got on my nerves a lot - what with her constant meddling, stuck-up air, and her oblivious outlook onto her own affairs, especially towards Jacob. She was such a busy body! And I really don't know what made Jacob like her....more
Yola NY
kalau buat novel2nya meg cabot, aku bakalan selalu bilang : seru banget!

yah emang gitu.. dari sekian banyaknya novel2 meg cabot, aku gak pernah bosan bacanya. cara pembawaan ceritanya yang lumayan bikin geli dan gemes ke tokoh utamanya (tokohnya sering mikir jauuuh banget dan terkesan banyak banget dugaan2 yg konyol), trus kisah cinta yang selalu berakhir dengan tokoh pasangan yang berbeda dengan akhirnya (kk ceritanya bisa ditebak, kadang gak) dan endingnya yang romantis. hehe

contohnya novel vi...more
Ren
Abis baca Kisah Di Balik Layar (She Went All The Way) - Boys #4 by Meg Cabot, akhirnya jadi tertarik sama buku2nya Meg Cabot, dan kemaren dapat pinjaman Novel Meg Cabot banyak banget, hahah :D

Udah lama ga baca HR, dan buku Victoria dan Sang Earl ini cukup tipis, lumayanlah buat pengantar tidur (dan genrenya teenlit, but who cares??)

Lady Victoria Arbuthnot, berlayar dari India menuju Inggris (lebih tepatnya dia dikirim oleh tiga pamannya, yang merasa Victoria ini sangat cerewet ). di kapal, dia mendadak dlamar oleh Hugo Rothschild, Earl of Malfrey kesembilan....more
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Librarian note: AKA Jenny Carroll (1-800-Where-R-You series), AKA Patricia Cabot (historical romance novels).

Meg Cabot was born on February 1, 1967, during the Chinese astrological year of the Fire Horse, a notoriously unlucky sign. Fortunately she grew up in Bloomington, Indiana, where few people were aware of the stigma of being a fire horse -- at least until Meg became a teenager, when she flun...more
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