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Bath Scandal (A Regency Romance)

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Beatrice Searle, a beautiful and charming widow, agreed to smarten up tomboy Gillie Southam, because she believed Gillie’s half-brother, Lord Southam, would accompany her to Bath. But it was Southam’s straight-laced fiancée who actually inspired the move, and Lord Southam only came when rumors had Gillie involved with a disreputable fellow. Unfortunately, his lordship ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 224 pages
Published August 31st 1991 by Fawcett
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Suzanne
Jan 14, 2015 Suzanne rated it really liked it
Another clever romantic comedy by Joan Smith, featuring a sophisticated Merry Widow and an 'out of his depth' Earl previously betrothed to a shrewish control freak. The story focuses on this love triangle, but also on an array of well drawn and amusing secondary characters. My favorites are the horse-mad younger couple who can speak of nothing but horses; bloodlines, racing, reins, bran mash, and the quality of stable straw. Also interesting was the characters' journey from Bath to Bournemouth ...more
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Jul 25, 2012 Diana rated it liked it
I read a review of this at Dear Author, and since I was in the mood for humor, I downloaded it. I was thinking Georgette Heyer (remember Bath Tangle?)and got something similar, but... It's like when you're really wanting Chocolate Turtle Ice Cream and instead you can only find chocolate frozen. It's similar, but... Overall, light and humorous read. I might read more in the future, but not going to rush to do so.
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I enjoyed this story, though, it was rather flat. Only the two main characters had any real depth. The two secondary characters, who drove the plot along, were two dimensional and completely uncharacteristic of what would be expected by their station. I understand that people do have a personality, regardless of their status in nobility, but a duke who dresses in rumpled clothes? There are definite hints of Georgette Heyer.
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Joan Smith is a graduate of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and the Ontario College of Education. She has taught French and English in high school and English in college. When she began writing, her interest in Jane Austen and Lord Byron led to her first choice of genre, the Regency, which she especially liked for its wit and humor.
Her favorite travel destination is England, where she res
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