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Highly Respectable Marriage (Signet)

3.81  ·  Rating Details ·  21 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
THE OFFICER'S DAUGHTER

Lovely young Pandora Carlyon was the daughter of a gallant colonel--but now her father was dead, and Pandora was left unprotected in London, far from the battlefields of Europe where she had been raised.

It was up to Pandora to map out a campaign of survival for herself and her two brothers in this strange and scandalous world of English society. It wa
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Published October 5th 1982 by Signet
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Linda
A HIGHLY RESPECTABLE MARRIAGE is a little more somber than most regencies but it still proved to be interesting. Miss Pandora Carlyon is near the end of her ropes: her parents are deceased, she has little money and two brothers who are counting on her, one for schooling and the other for respectable employment. She has some jewels that she inherited but they are her last resort. Her elder half-sister is both jealous and bitter and is of little help. Left to her own devices, she visits the Duke ...more
Christopher
A "Highly Respectable Marriage" is a regency through and through, and a very well written regency at that. Close attention is given to the characters, dialogue, and historical setting. Both protagonists fit well-used molds, but the author develops them sufficiently to become their own characters. The heroine is a outspoken, innocent, sacrificing, and honorable woman who is given a few realistic flaws to balance out her Mary Sueness. The hero is a worldly duke who is surprised at how much he ...more
Ana T.
Oct 18, 2008 Ana T. rated it liked it
THE OFFICER’S DAUGHTER

Lovely young Pandora Carlyon was the daughter of a gallant colonel--but now her father was dead, and Pandora was left unprotected in London, far from the battlefields of Europe where she had been raised.

It was up to Pandora to map out a campaign of survival for herself and her two brothers in this strange and scandalous world of English society. It was also up to her to defend her reputation and honour with every weapon at her command when the maddeningly handsome, shocki
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Kristin
Dec 21, 2015 Kristin rated it really liked it
Another cute book by Sheila Walsh. The age gap bothered me, more from the perspective that if it wasn't for the fact that it was all about love and romance he would have basically been a predator.

Rating: PG-13
Rationale: Adult themes, reference to violence and sex
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Born Sheila O'Nions in 1928 in Birmingham, England, UK. During the Second World War, her family moved to Southport, Lancashire, where she met Des Walsh, son of the Thomas Walsh, who had a jewelry store at 39 Chapel Street since 1926. In 1950, Sheila married with Des Walsh, and they had two daughters, Fran Walsh
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