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The Mad Herringtons

3.26 of 5 stars 3.26  ·  rating details  ·  31 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Aphrodite Herrington is the only sane one in her unusually large family -- including her parents. The girls, Terpsichore and Athena, are saucy and flirtatious while the boy, Aklepios, runs away from Cambridge and loves to pull pranks.

They all converge at a house party meant to celebrate Aphrodite's engagement. The guests include Terpsichore's former beau, Callum McReynol

Hardcover, 201 pages
Published April 1st 2002 by Montlake Romance (first published June 2000)
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Katie Kofemug
Note I received a NetGalley copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

There are many tropes in historical romantic fiction. One I generally find amusing is: Woman desires matrimony. So, of course, She chooses the most Unsuitable Suitor for herself while longing - consciously or not - for someone that everyone else in the story would open a vein for, if only he'd look their way. Intelligent, beautiful, of sound emotional and mental health, she can't see the forest for the grass framing t...more
P S Karr
Aphrodite Herrington is the changeling of the Herringtons. Her whole family seems mad to her. None of them seem to conform to established norms of behavior. She has thirteen or fourteen siblings, and her mother is famous for her fecundity. This itself is embarrassing for the twenty year young Aphrodite. They all have Greek names which are mostly unpronounceable. One brother is off exploring in Egypt. Another does something in America. Her older sister is unmarried but lives alone in London, wear...more
Patty McKenna Van Hulle
The Mad Herringtons by Jane Myers Perrine
Jane Myers Perrine

A prim & proper lady verses one of London's scandalous rakes at a house party! Who doesn't love a house party?

Aphrodite Herrington is the prim & proper member, by choice, of the kooky Herrington family, who run free with their passions. She is always pulling one or more family members out of society's fires. Aphrodite just wants to find a man who doesn't make her feel any passion, like Viscount Warwick, & live a quiet life away from her PDA parents, who are having...more
Kat Morrisey
I'm waffling between 2.5 and 3 stars for me, but at the end of the day, and after a bit of reflection, I think I'll stick with a 3. Here's what I liked:

--Warwick: he was one of the only characters who I didn't either roll my eyes at or despise. He was confident in himself, for the most part, and as much as a selfish rake we're told he was, we didn't see much of this behavior.
--Terpsi: poor girl. I did like her, and her Hero. Seeing how she tried to hold it together on the outside, but on the in...more
The Bookish Chick
Aphrodite Herrington has always been the prim and sensible member of an otherwise outrageous family—her parents frequently display an unseemly amount of public affection, while her siblings must forever be rescued from their own compromising situations. And as much as she loves them, she’s grown weary of being their keeper and wishes only to find a steady man with whom she can have a calm and quiet marriage. Thankfully, the very staid and predictable Frederick Horne has made just such a proposal...more
The Mad Herringtons, by Jane Myers Perrine, is a regency romance. It is published electronically by Beyond the Page Publishing. I think that it had been previously published in 2002 by Avalon, which had been bought out by Amazon. Anyways, at the present time, Beyond the Page is selling the Kindle version for about $2.99 US on Amazon. For the most part, I found the novel to be breezy, funny, and enjoyable to read. One might describe this as a fun regency romp. Certainly, it has the feel of chick...more
Such fun!

An amusing romp. I sometimes wondered if had fallen into an Oscar Wilde or Noel Coward play. My heart quite goes out to Aphrodite as she tries to control her more passionate wild sisters and brothers. After all she is the 'sensible' one (and she is reading Sense and Sensibility). Almost engaged and off to a House Party to meet her fiancé's mother, some of her siblings accompany her.
Those names the Herrington children all have! Quite diverting! Greek gods and goddesses and muses. As is t...more
Received in ebook format from Netgalley.

For "Sane" read "well behaved". Aphrodite is the only one out of her family, including her parents, who is able to behave according to the strict rules of the age. She doesnt get into trouble, she is on the verge of becoming betrothed to a man as safe as herself, and certainly doesnt show off in public like any other members of her family.

She is invited to a small house party by the mother of her future bethrothed, to ensure that she is a match with the fa...more
Aphrodite Herrington aka "Ditie" is the only sensible child of the whole Mad Herrington Clan. Ditie is always running around fixing and being a keeper for all her erratic siblings. She loves her family and can't stand to see them hurt in any way. Lady Aphrodite is being courted by Frederick Horne. Frederick is a prudent and boring young man. Ditie sees her chance to have a happy and comfortable life with no chaotic situations. But in the back of her mind, Ditie has not forgotten a memorable kiss...more
Aphrodite Herrington is the only sane member of her mad family - all 15 of them. Her parents are madly in love with 13 children determined to shock and scandalize Society with their passions. Her younger sister Athena kisses the most unsuitable men and will end up in trouble if she's not taken in hand. Older sister Terpsichore has set herself up in her own establishment, hosts literary saloons and wears the most revealing clothing possible. Clearly something needs to be done about the mad Herrin...more
I loved the book. The story was funny and romantic. I like both the main characters (Aphrodite and Warwick) and the minor characters. It is a clean book, so if you’re looking for steamy sex scenes , it’s not your book, but if you’re looking for a sweet romance you will spent a few cosy hours reading « The Mad Herringtons ».
Sally Hannoush
I enjoyed reading this book and all the "mad" characters. The ending was good fairytale ending. I can see how the three couples could have had their own books instead of just in this one book. It was a fun read!
Nothing new in this romance, except no sex scene. What's up with that!
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A Missouri native, Jane Myers Perrine earned her B.A. from Kansas State University and her M.Ed. in Spanish from the University of Louisville. She was a finalist in the Regency category of the Golden Heart Awards, and her short pieces have appeared in the Houston Chronicle and Woman's World magazine. A high-school Spanish teacher as well as an ordained minister, she currently lives in Texas with h...more
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