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A Suitable Wife (Ladies in Waiting #2)

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Lady Beatrice Gregory has beauty, brains—and a wastrel brother. With her family fortune squandered, her only chance of a Season is as a lowly companion. London's glittering balls and parties are bittersweet when Beatrice has no hope of a match. Still, helping Lord Greystone with his charitable work brings her genuine pleasure…perhaps more than she dares to admit.Even when ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published November 27th 2012 by Love Inspired
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Janis Kay
Oct 27, 2012 Janis Kay rated it really liked it
Shelves: christian-fic
I felt like I was in a more action-packed version of Pride and Prejudice...without the animosity lol. That sounds really funny if I really think about it, but what can I say? Self-denial runs rampant between Greystone and Beatrice, and boy did I feel the tension at times... My favorite quote was when they were having a battle of wits: she said that last winter was so cold, her horses had to drink tea to stay hydrated since all the water was frozen! I had a good laugh at that. Very enjoyable book ...more
Hannah
This started out as a three-star tale. But somewhere just past the rescue of the chimney sweeps, when the characters suddenly began to realize the effects of their personal prides and selfishnesses, the story picked up big time and became really interesting. I loved the standards of the practical applications of each character's beliefs. And the story arc for the brother was especially engaging.
QNPoohBear
Lady Beatrice Gregory has been forced to seek employment as a companion in London due to her wastrel brother's immoral ways. Mrs. Parton has kindly taken Beatrice in but she doesn't treat Beatrice like a companion- more like the daughter of an Earl that Beatrice actually is. When Beatrice meets Mrs. Parton's neighbor, Lord Greystone, she's drawn to him because he seems to share her values. Greystone is striving hard to be the man his mother wants him to be and not the wicked man his father was. ...more
Carrie Olguin
Apr 20, 2013 Carrie Olguin rated it liked it
Christian inspirational romance.

Entertaining story about decent people trying to apply the theory of Christain behavior with the realities of life.

There's plenty of other story with the romance intertwined. Such as the heroine's brother has gambled away his fortune and behaves improperly. His reputaiton has rubbed off on the heroine so she's not accepted in society.

The hero rescues a wounded child and younger brother. He's determined to care for them despite his mother's disapproval.

As is typica
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Donna
Sep 09, 2013 Donna rated it liked it

Genre: Christian romance. A cute story but the main characters were too good to be really engaging and, much as I enjoy happy endings, the ones in this story just didn't do anything for me. It may be that I prefer stories where the characters show shades of grey in their personalities rather than being portrayed as either good or bad, and, where the redemption of a character requires more self-effort and insight than just an appeal to God.

Rating: 2.5 stars rounded up to 3 stars.
Christina
Dec 07, 2012 Christina rated it really liked it
Because of my own personal tastes I have not read mainstream romances for a few years. One of the genres I miss the most is Regency. A Suitable Wife has all those elements I miss, the societal rules, Parliament, balls, Lords and Ladies and romance. I really like all the little historical tidbits Gouge incorporated into this story without info dumping.

Kudos to the author!
Paula-O
Jul 01, 2013 Paula-O rated it really liked it
Louise M Gouge series Ladies in Waiting, book #2"A Suitable Wife"

I always enjoy reading Regencys with their Lords and Ladies...the beautiful balls and all the talk that is so "just right" even though their thoughts may not be so.
Lady Beatrice has a brother that has gambled away most of his inheritance when his father dies and he becomes "Earl". He lost all that would have been a dowry for a nice match for his sister and he has let others influence him to the point that no one in polite society a
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Laura AKA Loves 2 Read Romance
Feb 11, 2013 Laura AKA Loves 2 Read Romance rated it really liked it
Lady Beatrice Gregory is beautiful and smart but her brother has squandered the family fortune. The only way she will get to experience a London season is as a companion. Even though she has no hope of making a match she can at least help Lord Greystone with his charitable work.

Lord Greystone has had every marriageable Miss in London paraded before him. However the only one that has caught his attention is Lady Beatrice. However attaching himself to the ruined family would jeopardize his ambitio
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Gail
Nice read. The hero is a nobleman raised by his mother, the heroine is a lady whose brother has got in with bad company and lost all the family money. She's now a companion for his mother's best friend and next-door neighbor, and the neighbor is trying to throw them together. He's drawn to her, but there's that brother. There's really not much more to the plot. The brother would like to get out of his mess, preferably the easy way, by marrying his sister off to the sleaze who led him astray, but ...more
Lisa
This was a nice little Regency. I really liked how charitable the protagonists were to the needy and how a redemption was brought about.
Elisabeth
Feb 17, 2014 Elisabeth rated it it was amazing
Great book for a wonderful time period. Jane Austen lovers will like this foray into the time period. It was like reading my favorite novels all over again.
LemontreeLime
I liked this, but methought the gentleman protested a wee bit too much. And the resolution of the substory of the drunken brother was well done.
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Mar 19, 2013 Stephanie Shaw rated it did not like it
Disconnected from the heroine very fast, and the hero wasn't too interesting to boot.
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Sweet. Kit and Ben are darlings.
Harlequin Historical
Miniseries: Ladies in Waiting
Category: Inspirational Romance
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