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Loving Lady Marcia (House of Brady #1)

3.64  ·  Rating Details  ·  569 Ratings  ·  107 Reviews
In the House of Brady, three very lovely girls have hair of gold—and hearts to match—but finding a match among the gentlemen of London is one comedy of errors that could bring down the house…

Marcia Gets Schooled…

Of the three Brady sisters, Lady Marcia has always seemed the girl most likely to lead a perfectly charmed life. But after a handsome cad breaks her heart, she swe
ebook, 368 pages
Published August 28th 2012 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Grade: DNF

Let’s be honest: It’s obvious this book was written and published JUST SO I COULD MAKE FUN OF IT.

I made it to about 30%. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it might be (e.g., Lady Alexandra Bad), but it wasn’t good.

All the cover quotes for Kieran Kramer’s debut Impossible Bachelor series featured a LOT of synonyms for fluff: Delectable. Frothy. Confection. Better than dessert. All those same words can easily be applied to this first installment in the House of Brady series.

Yeah, yeah, yeah
...dis bitch right here.

*sucks teeth*
Oct 29, 2014 Sans marked it as nope  ·  review of another edition
After falling over in love with her handsome traveling partner, Lady Marcia Brady is willing to give up everything to be with him. Only his interfering brother Earl Duncan Lattimore sends him away and leaving Marcia with a broken heart that will never heal. Duncan knew that his brother Finn would trample on the young girls heart, he warned her away but the young innocent refused his advice.

Years later Duncan sees Lady Marcia and wants to reestablish a connection with her, only he finds that she
Alexia Chantel
3.5 Stars

Kramer introduces book one in the House of Brady series with a hit. Loving Lady Marcia is a sweet historical romance with a wonderful hero that will steal your heart, and a strong heroine you will cheer for.

Marcia is a woman who fell prey to young love, the consequence of her actions causing her to alter her life. Though her self imposed exile becomes a passion and her calling, to teach and be there for young women as they go through their own growing up stages. Life has its way of thro
Anna's Herding Cats
Posted for Herding Cats & Burning Soup

Loving Lady Marcia was my first book by Kieran Kramer and I'm definitely looking forward to reading more from her! It took me a little bit of time to get into the flow of her writing style but once I did I found myself completely engrossed in Marcia and Duncan's story. I love the whole enemies to lovers theme and when couples have a bit of a history together so I really enjoyed their tale. Add in some family drama and head strong characters and it was a
V.A. Dold
Aug 30, 2012 V.A. Dold rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
At the risk of aging myself, I grew up on the Brady bunch and I love that Kieran is writing this series!

Ok, admit it, you just said “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia” LOL.

So, onto the book...

Duncan is a wonderful man, he has to take over as earl at such a young age and do clean up and repair after is father and brother. I felt bad for him because of that situation, it the way he works so hard to make the world a better place by be a fixer just makes him all the more wonderful. It doesn't hurt that he is h
The super cheese factor of the whole Brady bunch theme (which is mostly not important other than when Marcia gets hit in the face with a ball at some point - a low point in the story to me), I did really like this.

I absolutely loved Duncan - he was great. He was determined to have Marcia as his, but was cautious in a way as well. Duncan really made the story for me, with all the responsibility he had on his shoulders while still being able to be an amazing father. He was serious but was able to
Aug 18, 2012 TJ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Wow, Ms. Kramer is has improved amazingly since her first foray! If one can overlook the "Brady" aspect, it is wonderful!!
For a full review, visit Affair de Coeur magazine, Sept/Oct, 2012 issue.
Loving Lady Marcia was a good read. I really enjoyed it. The plot was simple and rather straightforward but it kept me hooked from start to finish. I literally could not put the book down. The characters were entertaining and I really liked reading about them. The pace was also great for the book, not too fast but neither was it too slow!
Alright, shall we talk about the characters? I loved Duncan. He wasn’t what I expected at all. He wasn’t as jaded as I expected but he was so damn sweet to Joe.
May Mostly Romance
เราชอบการเขียนของเคียเรน แครมเมอรมาก ๆ นะคะ หนังสือของเธออานไดลืนไหลตลอดทังเรือง ปัญหาทีเราเจอกคือ เราไมชอบนางเอกของเธอเลย และเลมนีปัญหากยังคงเปนเหมือนเดิม

Loving Lady Marcia เปนเลมแรกในชุด The House of Brady ซึงวากันวาเอาชือคาแรคเตอรและโครงสรางครอบครัวของหนังซีรียดังสมัยกอนเรือง The Brady Bunch มาใช แมวาเนือเรืองจะไมเหมือนกันเลยกตาม อันนีเขาวามานะคะ เราตอบไมได เพราะไมเคยดูซีรียเรืองนี และนีคือ ปัญหาขอแรกเลย เนืองจากเราไมใชคนอเมริกัน ไมไดดูหนังสือซีรียเรืองนี แมมันจะดังมาก ๆ เราไมรูวามันเปนยังไง
Jul 01, 2012 Farrah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Loving Lady Marcia was sweet and adorable. I loved just about every part of it and it was amazing.

Lady Marcia was a different character. She is headmistress of a prominent school and she is entirely dedicated to her job. It was admirable how she cared so much about the school and its students. She was a lovely character, smart, kind, and forgiving. The one part of her I didn't like was the part that was so quick to ju
Kayla Beck
Review originally posted on Bibliophilia, Please.

Loving Lady Marcia is the first book in Kieran Kramer's new Regency series, The House of Brady. It is a light-hearted adult romance that is inspired by situations in the beloved American sitcom, "The Brady Bunch". The main focus of the book is Lady Marcia Brady's romance first with Finnian Lattimore, and then later his brother, Duncan Lattimore, Earl of Chadwick.

The Writing of Loving Lady Marcia was typical for the adult Modern Regency novel, if
Lady Marcia has grand dreams of love at the tender age of fifteen and falls hard for a dashing scoundrel and on her sixteenth birthday, he convinces her that they will run away together. When she awakes in the morning, alone, she is confused but that quickly turns to anger as she learns her love has been shipped off to America but his older brother, Lord Chadwick to prevent them from marrying. Knowing she is ruined and can not be among the ton she goes to a boarding school and quickly becomes th ...more
Jul 20, 2014 Renny rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
While not a huge Brady Bunch fan, I did enjoy watching the show reruns as a child so I was intrigued by the premise. I enjoyed all the little connections made back to the show from Marcia getting hit in the face with a ball to heart-to-heart conversations while watering the garden. I did feel some of the characters, especially the parents were a bit one dimensional. I also wonder if trying to keep the characters somewhat true to their Brady origins was a bit constraining - as I found Marcia's ch ...more
Antara Nahian
I don't know what it is about this book but it just didn't work for me. The writing was fine and the characters very sympathetic but as I felt like I was reading it because I had already started and I had nothing better to do rather than for any real enjoyment. I think it may have been the tone of the book really. While everything that happened in the story felt rather light-hearted, the situation objectively really wasn't and that discordant theme stayed with me throughout the book.
Anyway, I'm
Mar 24, 2015 sui rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I don't know how I manage to finish this.

I like the setup: Heroine is accompanied by brothers to Ireland and she falls for one of them. The guy turns out to be cad (but she doesn't know yet) and leaves her. After four years, she meets the other brother and there's a spark. Brother knows his brother is a cad and treated the heroine badly. Heroine is a little bit (maybe not a little bit) angry with the Other Brother for the way things ended with the Cad. Interesting, isn't? Intriguing!

Susan Beamon
Mar 05, 2015 Susan Beamon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This regency had an almost contemporary romance feel, not that that is a bad thing. I like when sub-genres get mixed around. It keeps the reading experience fresh. All of the things that I expect with a regency romance are here. We have Lords and Ladies, manners and dress are supremely important, the heroine does many things guaranteed to get her in trouble and cause a scandal, supporting characters are surprising, and we and with a wedding. Truly, this is my favorite form of light entertainment ...more
***original review posted at Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance***

"And someday I'll prove to you there is such a thing as a perfect love."
~Lady Marcia Sherwood

Lady Marcia Sherwood's life changed at fifteen and at sixteen she fell in love. One problem? The young man Marcia fell in love with is shipped off to America by his brother.

Five years has passed and who should Marcia run into but the one man in all the world she does not want to have any form of polite conversation with. He broke her
Melody  May (What I'm Reading)
Originally posted at What I'm Reading

As a kid, I would stay up late watching TV, especially on Nickelodeon which would turn into Nick at Night. This is where I got my first glimpse of The Brady Bunch. I can still hear the opening of theme song. With that all said, I'm so excited that Kieran Kramer has paid homage to an iconic TV family and wrote a regency version of the Brady Bunch.

So, let's meet the first book in Kieran's new series The House of Brady, Loving Lady Marcia:

Lady Marcia Sherwood is
When I saw that Innovative was asking for reviewers to host this tour with reviews I jumped at the chance. To have an early copy of a historical romance book felt like a birthday present to me. I love historical romance books and Kieran is one of my favorite authors in this genre. I have read all of Kieran books. With her starting a new series I will try and wait patiently for the rest, however it will be hard. Ok, Kieran I know you can write faster. You should write one word for every step you ...more
Aug 28, 2012 E. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, historical
"Loving Lady Marcia" by Kieran Kramer is a historical romance which is part of the `House of Brady' series. This entertaining homage to a certain 70`s television series is centered around Lady Marcia Sherwood who is the headmistress of a private school, despite her loving family's wish for an alternate lifestyle choice for her. Her five siblings have no idea that Marcia nurses a broken heart from a previous attachment but everyone is startled when Duncan Lattimore, Lord Chadwick, starts displayi ...more
Nov 14, 2012 Daisy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Guys, I hadn't given this book much thought before I started reading it. The summary sounded cute and promising as in YAY STARCROSSED LOVERS because of the brother thing, but I've been disappointed recently and didn't want to get my hopes up.
I shouldn't have worried so much, because Loving Lady Marcia was SO GOOD!

I'm all for a little trouble in the way of the romance, especially if like in this particular novel, they're facing REAL troubles and not some poor excuse for a problem. There's the ru
The Window Seat
For those of us from Generation X there are certain common things we can all share about growing up. We remember the music, the clothes, and for people like me we definitely remember the television shows. Syndicated re-runs of shows like Gilligan’s Island and especially The Brady Bunch are so firmly entrenched in my memory that I always have a soft spot in my heart whenever I catch them today. It is with that same nostalgia to the “classics” that I went into Kieran Kramer’s latest book, Loving L ...more
Dec 29, 2013 Melanie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kieran Kramer has decided to resurrect the Brady Brood [and if you haven’t ever seen this show from the 70’s that went into the 80’s, you need to watch it] in her new regency series, House of Brady.

Now, if all you fans of Brady Bunch are expecting this to be a retelling of the show, you’ll be disappointed. Ms. Kramer does have only couple of light touches that bring back the memories of the much-loved series, but the story is as fresh and original as all of her earlier books.

The story opens in
Aug 28, 2012 Misty rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Leave it to Kieran Kramer to write a regency twist to the Brady Bunch! Kramer has a natural knack for penning fantastic romances that can be tied back to pop culture. In Loving Lady Marcia the author once more does not disappoint. Out of three sisters, Lady Marcia seems to live a charmed life. At the tender age of fifteen Lady Marcia fancies herself in love with Finn the young and reckless rake. After devastating news that her true love has been shipped off to greener pastures, Lady Marcia retre ...more
Aug 28, 2012 Dalene rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
I chose to read this book as I love historical romance. At the very beginning of the book, I was was completely taken in. The story was very intriguing and had me at the edge of the seat. It had a great introduction to the characters and the set-up was very well done. However, once the story continued, about halfway I felt as if the story just continued. There weren’t a lot of high and low points. I would definitely give 5 stars to the first third to half of the book, and 3 stars to the rest of ...more
Aug 18, 2012 Danielle rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

I really enjoyed this book. I thought that it was a cute read and I really liked the characters. Though while I did enjoy it, the similarities to the actual Brady Bunch show were a bit much at times. Instead of enjoying the nods to the iconic show, I just found it to be too much. Similarities to the show aside, I really liked the characters and the world that the author created. I liked that she took a different approach the both the hero and
Cocktails and Books
If the fact that the heroine's name is Marcia and her father's title has Brady in it has you thinking this is going to be a cheesy take off of some Brady Bunch episode, you'd be wrong. Sure, there are some similarities between the TV Brady's and those in the book, but there is no comparing the TV Marcia with the strong and independent Lady Marcia Sherwood.

Lady Marcia Sherwood and Duncan Lattimore, the Earl of Chadwick, meet as he and his brother, Finn, escort Marcia to Ireland. Finn is fun lovin
Oct 24, 2012 Pam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lady Marcia Sherwood is the daughter of a Marquess and at fifteen she is in love with Mr. Finn Lattimore. Along with Finn’s brother Duncan (Lord Chadwick) the three embark on a journey to Dublin to meet up with Marcia’s parents. After arriving they spent two weeks in Dublin and on the night of her sixteenth birthday, Finn and Marcia share an evening together and she goes to sleep believing she is in love.

The very next day Finn is shipped off to American and when Marcia receives a letter from Fin
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USA Today bestselling author Kieran Kramer currently writes fun contemporary romance for St. Martin’s Press. A former CIA employee, journalist, and English teacher, Kieran’s also a game show veteran, karaoke enthusiast, and general adventurer. She lives where she grew up–in the Lowcountry of South Carolina–with her family. Find her on Facebook, Twitter, and at She also l ...more
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