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Lady Ann's Excellent Adventure (A Regency Short Story)

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Published 2012
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Feb 18, 2014 Jeffrey rated it it was amazing
I've loved everything that Candice Hern has written and this delightful short story is no exception.

Lady Ann is to be betrothed to a man she has not seen since childhood and she is fearful. Lord Eversham is that man and she does not know it. They meet quite by accident as she is trying to run away from her home in London. Snagged in a tree trying to escape from the second story window, Eversham rescues her and a lengthy romp through the town ensues.

These two characters are so loveable and charmi
Have you ever read a short story and wished it was a full length novel? That is how I felt after completing “Lady Ann’s Excellent Adventure.” Short and sweet at 43 pages, Candice Hern has introduced characters that I instantly loved and wanted to know more about. What grabbed me so immediately you ask? The humor and effervescent theme.

In this brief format an author must use every word and sentence to advance the narrative quickly to its conclusion. Hern wastes no time by introducing the two main
Kalinya Parker-Pryce
Sep 20, 2016 Kalinya Parker-Pryce rated it it was amazing
This one finished much MUCH too soon. It was an absolute delight to read, and frankly - these are two characters I think would have done very well starring in a full-length story of their own!
Ana T.
Sep 06, 2013 Ana T. rated it really liked it
Shelves: novella, read-in-2013
After having been delighted with the latest Candice Hern book I read I was looking forward to start this one and was even a bit disappointed when I realised that this was a novella.

Due to its very short format there's no space for a lot of character development but this was a fun romp and it definitely made me realise that I should grab more books by the author. She comes up with fun plot ideas and the execution in her hands is both light, fun and a bit outrageous. In this one Lady Ann of Glouc
Apr 22, 2013 Ceri rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical
This is a short story, set in the Regency era. Lord Evesham is driving his carriage along when he spots something unusual; a young lady, stuck in a tree! The house is one he is due to visit the following day, to formally propose to the young lady of high birth as per a longstanding arrangement. Naturally, he is curious, and a little apprehensive that this lady might prove to be his intended. He finds that the young lady is just trying to enjoy a last day of freedom and decides to accompany her, ...more
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Jan 26, 2013 Mary rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this "last fling" story. Lady Ann is to be officially betrothed to a man she hasn't seen since she was 6 yrs old.. so on the day before the betrothal she sneaks out in search of an "adventure". Who should come by as she's stuck in a tree trying to get out of her father's house? You guessed it.. her intended, Lord Evesham. Of course she doesn't discover his true identity as he takes her on a day long adventure that neither will ever forget.

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Ariana Baxter
Sep 14, 2013 Ariana Baxter rated it really liked it
Shelves: regency
Since Ms. Hern included an author's note regarding some of the characters and events in this story, it frees me to just speak about what I enjoyed.

Lady Ann is facing a marriage not of her choosing, and one she can't escape, so she slips away for a day just to experience life as those who aren't closely chaperoned might do.

Lord Evesham is out for a jaunt in his new curricle when he comes to the rescue of a pretty young lady. Never having met the woman he was betrothed to as child, he doesn't real
Jul 23, 2013 Doreen rated it really liked it
Princess Ann of Gloucester is about to be betrothed. On her last day of freedom she climbs a tree to escape from her London home, in order to get out and have one last adventure. She gets stuck and is rescued by a handsome stranger, with whom she spends the day enjoying ordinary pleasures that are normally denied her. But is the stranger more closely involved in her life than she realizes?

This is a delightful look at the constrictions of high aristocratic life - for a female at least - where sho
Oct 27, 2015 Michelle rated it really liked it
Lady Ann is escaping her home for her final adventure before she becomes betrothed to someone she hasn't seen since she was six. Will, who rescues her from a tree in front of her house, is to be her betrothed. He keeps his identity a secret and they have a day and evening of wonderful adventures. She knows she needs to do her duty, though, and says goodbye to Will. The next day, imagine her surprise when she discovers that her savior and betrothed are one and the same. I loved this story. I ...more
Dec 01, 2013 Becca rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
A very sweet story. I think I liked Desperate Measures a little better, but this was a fun way to spend a lazy morning.
Jan 25, 2013 Shelly rated it really liked it
Such a sweet story. I wish it were a full-length book! The characters were so nice. It was a great, quick read. I recommend it highly.
Feb 15, 2013 Cherie rated it it was amazing
This is a SHORT story but as fun as the title implies. I couldn't resist and am not disappointed. Candice Hern has never disappointed, I'm so happy her back list is becoming available.
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Jan 27, 2013 Judy Bullard rated it really liked it
Very good short story!
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Candice Hern is the award-winning, bestselling author of historical romance novels set during the English Regency period. Her books have won praise for the "intelligence and elegant romantic sensibility" (Romantic Times) as well as "delicious wit and luscious sensuality (Booklist). Candice's award-winning website ( is often cited for its Regency World pages, where readers inter ...more
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