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Minor Indiscretions

3.66  ·  Rating Details ·  121 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
Paperback, 218 pages
Published March 31st 1991 by Fawcett (first published 1991)
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Jul 29, 2016 Suzanne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: funny, a-metzger
Metzger's cast of secondary characters is (as usual) hilarious; the children, servants, nasty neighbors, self-involved relatives, and of course, the animals. And, naturally there is Metzger's trademark dog character to add spice and mischief. Enjoyable!
Jul 26, 2016 Kathy rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed most of this regency. Especially Nanny the Dragon, Toby the deaf-when-he wants-to-be coachman of a "rickety, ramshackle, crumbly old family carriage" that had only ever been used as a chicken roost, and Corey's, erm, mishaps as he courted Melody.

The star of this little treasure definitely was no-nonsense, plain speaking, perennially knitting Nanny, however. Those knitting needles came in quite handy for poking a "breadbasket" or two belonging to young bloods who thought the anci
Miss Melody Ashton has been removed from Miss Meadow's Select Academy For Young Ladies a whole year early. She can not wait to be introduced to society, meet a handsome young man and fall in love as her parents did many years ago. Never mind the fact her father was a gambler and a wastrel who broke his neck in a riding accident and left Melody and her mother saddled with debts. Melody's Aunt Judith, a sanctimonious, religious woman, took them into her home. Since Aunt Judith's death, Melody's ...more
Jan 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Brought to you by OBS reviewer Sammy

This is the second book I have read by this author and she has a lovely way of writing characters and an interesting story.

There was a bit of confusion in the first part of the story, but once I got characters sorted out, it worked great. Lord Coe was a player and he stayed that way for a good part of the book or at least he did in his own head. He was a stand up hero, except for when it came to women (especially at firs
3.5 stars for the Kindle for iPad version. It was enjoyable. I recommend it for light reading. No angst. No great melodramatic brouhaha. No pounding tension. No sizzling sex. (No sex at all, only a few kisses).

As with most of Metzger's books, there is plenty of tongue-in-cheek humor mixed in with some suspense -- a blackmailer must be captured. Also in keeping with Metzger, there is a devoted dog, a few war vets, a feisty heroine, a good humored hero, and a self-centered mother -- the lazy lush.
CJ Patrick
Okay, so this is another perfect regency romance from the great Barbara Metzger. Melody Ashton is a hilarious heroine who may be young, but boy does she have spunk! Meanwhile, Corey is hero of all heroes. He is brave, manly, but just sensitive enough to care deeply for his sister...and loves children even if he won't admit it at first.

The secondary characters are a hoot and the plot is well-thought out. At no time was I bored. I read a lot of books, so I have an awful habit of skimming when thin
Susannah Carleton
Jun 29, 2014 Susannah Carleton rated it really liked it
Delightful! The road to love and happily ever after is paved with many obstacles for Viscount Coe and Miss Melody Ashton.
A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)
*Book source ~ Many thanks to Untreed Reads for providing a review copy in exchange for an honest review.

Melody Ashton is on her way home to The Oaks after 10 years at the Select Academy for Young Ladies where she learned the many things a Lady needs to know to operate in proper society as well as how to curb her redheaded temper. She has completed her education, is so very glad to putting the Academy behind her and has dreams of her coming out in London. However, when she gets home she finds th
A regency from 1991 re-released in electronic form. Melody Ashton is leaving her finishing school to make her debut in London, but en route she learns her family is out of money and is sent back to her mother’s crumbling estate and the “orphanage” that has been established in the Dowager’s house. Melody, a practical young woman with a frivolous mother, quickly learns the dire financial straits her family face.
After recognizing that her dreams of making her debut in society will not happen, she
Jan 31, 2016 Elen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 At first I wasn't sure if I would grow to like a young, expensive miss and a scheming rake, but they soon grew on me. The story was engaging enough while I was reading it. The offsprings from minor, or in their pov, major indiscretions litter the stage here and I don't think I've read any other Metzger novels with such uniform castings with the theme in mind. And there's one instance that she - or Corey - delves rather seriously into the matter. But this is Metzger, the moment evaporates as ...more
Cute, funny, eminently easy reading. Melody and Corey make an interesting pair, sparks flying whenever they are close to each other...and that's often. And then there's Angel the mutt, a clutch of kids and a host of squealing piglets in what Melody calls home besides a non maternal mother and a jealous blonde bombshell of a cousin/ward/what have you. All the ingredients for fun on the menu. The plot is somewhat tangled and many-a-times tests one's credulity...but then, who's reading this for ...more
Aug 01, 2015 Nenya rated it it was ok
H is a rake. h is interesting because she's unsophisticated, young ingenue, who knows the business end of a rifle. And forces H to think about the children resulting from all that sleeping around.

Well written, funny, and, except for Yvette and then H's current mistress showing up so much in the novel, I would've given this 4 stars.

I'm just not in the mood to rate dumb rakes higher, no matter how good looking.
Definitely a 3,5 stars for me, but too reluctant to give this 4 stars.

After several books into Barbara Metzger, I am getting used of her style. I like it, though, especially because her books makes me want to read it for the sake of the plot. Sure, the romance is a little too "thin", but the story makes up for it.

Like her heroine, like he hero, like her characters.
Oct 05, 2014 Marisella rated it really liked it
A fun romp through the countryside in Regency England. I like that this story touched on a subject not normally written about; the discarded children of illicit affairs by ladies of the Ton. Enjoyable, well written, this was a good read
Aug 05, 2011 Denise rated it it was amazing
I love all things Barbara Metzger! Her characters are slightly off-center and not entirely "the thing", but always truthful, honorable and loving. I like the hero in this book.
Feb 06, 2015 Annie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved the part in chapter 19 when little Harry said that if things got really bad, he'd find out who his mother was and ask if she needed a new groom....
Nov 23, 2015 Alice rated it liked it
Found this one very hard to get into, but after about chapter 9 things started moving and it got much better.
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Barbara Metzger is the author of over three dozen books and a dozen novellas. She has also been an editor, a proof-reader, a greeting card verse-writer, and an artist. When not painting, writing romances or reading them, she volunteers at the local library, gardens and goes beach-combing and yard-saling.

Her novels, mostly set in Regency-era England, have won numerous awards, including the Romance
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