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The King's Doll

3.27  ·  Rating Details  ·  22 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
The Duke of Landsdale and his mother are sent a written request from the King of England to take in and support the Comtesse and her beautiful daughter, Tiri. The Duke's mother is enraged by the inconvenience and endeavors to make life as difficult as possible for her unwanted houseguests. To be rid of them once and for all, she begins by searching for the first available ...more
Kindle Edition, 176 pages
Published 2012 by Chater Publishing (first published October 12th 1984)
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Nov 19, 2015 Marlene rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The King's Doll by Elizabeth Chater is a "Regency" romance during the Georgian era only in that it feels like a Regency romance. It occurs well before George IV's Regency between 1811 and 1820. The King's Doll is the second book in the Elizabeth Chater Regency Romance Collection #2, which I have been enjoying immensely!

The King (George III) and Queen make appearances in this story, and this is the first time I've read a Regency where the reader is briefly in Prinny's (George IV's) head.

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Risa (a.k.a. Song)
After my enthusiastic review of The Gamester, this one proved to be a huge let down. I couldn't even tell that this book was written by the same author as the other. Save for the heroine's mother (the most charming character in the story), the heroine a little, the characters were rather off-putting. The Duke (the hero) was an arrogant young man, and it was difficult to truly picture him (character-wise). The plot meandered haphazardly. I ended up skimming through this one.
Fun regency (is it still a regency romance if George is actually on the throne?). Tiri's growing love for the Duke was easily seen, but the Duke's actions to keep Tiri from marrying just for convenience were incompetent (and the book here gets a little overly tedious and too contrived), but adds to the Duke's boyish charm

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King Louis's ex-mistress, Dani and her daughter, Tiri, are sent to seek asylum in England with the Duke of Landsdale. Old Duke, Louis' friend has di
Apr 11, 2012 Frances rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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What a disappointment. Author put Regency description into her pre-French Revolution book. I could not get past the waltz in England repeatedly being part of the plot. That is all it takes to ruin a book for me. Know what you are writing about before you do.
Jun 02, 2016 Angela rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Read 9/13/12 - 2*

Read: 6/2/16 - 2* very light & 2-dimensional.
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Elizabeth Chater was the author of more than 24 novels and countless short stories. She received a B.A. from the University of British Columbia and an M.A. from San Diego State University, and joined the faculty of the latter in 1963 where she began a lifelong friendship with science fiction author Greg Bear. She was honored with The Distinguished Teacher award in 1969, and was awarded Outstanding ...more
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