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The Ghost and Lady Alice (Regency Royal #9)

3.56  ·  Rating Details  ·  214 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Alice Lovesey and the long-deceased Eighth Duke of Haversham met quite accidentally one night as she gazed into his handsome portrait and called upon someone to save her from her miserable life as a servant in the home of the cruel Tenth Duke. Though unwilling at first,

His Grace soon saw some promise in the chit.
Hardcover, Large Print, 239 pages
Published December 3rd 2005 by Thorndike Press (first published January 1st 1981)
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Damaskcat
Aug 05, 2013 Damaskcat rated it it was amazing
This is first and foremost a Regency romance but it is also a ghost story. It is charming, light hearted and poignant and made me cry as well as laugh. Alice is a scullery maid in a Duke’s household. The servants are not treated that well and Alice has little food and less rest.

One night she creeps out of bed and goes and sits in the banqueting hall where the ghost of the 8th Duke appears and starts talking to her. Alice is intrigued – especially when he takes her hand and he feels real and ali
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Sharon
Mar 05, 2014 Sharon rated it it was ok
[I also reviewed this title on my blog: Ishari's Bookshelf]

I've read quite a bit of Marion Chesney's Regency romances...I love a good Regency - I grew up reading them and I love the period/aristocracy/etc...

That said, I was kind of disappointed by The Ghost and Lady Alice. I thought the premise was interesting - Alice is a scullery maid who looks to the ghost of the deceased Eighth Duke of Haversham to rescue her from her plight. And...along the way...love blossoms.

I started the book with high
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JoAnne McMaster (Any Good Book)
The book itself was a quick read, and had a different premise (ghost and living person fall in love). I, being the logical person that I am (sometimes too analytical), found myself wondering (if they do end up together) what would happen in years to come when she aged and he didn't? Would the ghost still love an 80 year old woman when he himself would remain around 30? I think the book would have been much better if, somehow, he had fully materialized and was allowed to live completely alongside ...more
Bettye McKee
Feb 24, 2016 Bettye McKee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A charming Regency ghost story

Alice Lovesey is a lowly and much abused scullery maid who has no recollection of her life prior to being brought to Wadham Hall. After seven lonely, weary years, she makes her first foray out of the kitchen and encounters the ghost of the Eighth Duke of Haversham.

The ghost, Gervase, takes her to a hidden room and provides her with food and clothing and teaches her how to act and speak, then takes her to London to seek a husband.

The story is filled with adventures a
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khalidah
May 23, 2015 khalidah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Entertaining

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was light entertainment at its best! This is a ghost story with a difference.
Sarai
Feb 23, 2010 Sarai rated it it was amazing
from Amazon: Alice and the long-deceased Eighth Duke of Haversham met quite accidentally one night as she gazed at his portrait and called upon someone to save her from her miserable life as a servant in the home of the cruel Tenth Duke. While trying to find a rich husband for her, they fall in love.

This may have been one of the first adult romances I ever read (I was probably about 12 or 13). It is historical and has a ghost, but it is far from scary or gothic. The reader will root for Alice an
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Gennielc
a cute light listen
Tasneem
Apr 27, 2015 Tasneem rated it it was amazing
Shelves: regency, fantasy
Another madcap Regency romance filled with lecherous lords and young innocent women with purity as their mantle for entry into the ton. A quick, easy read that is sure to entertain.
Mell
A rather cheesy and gothic read. Makes me think of Northanger Abbey and Catherine's obsession with horrid novels.
Nancy
Feb 01, 2015 Nancy rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, favorites
I had forgotten this one but now I remember why it is on my favorites bookshelf.
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Marion Chesney Gibbons
aka: Ann Fairfax, Jennie Tremaine, Helen Crampton, Charlotte Ward, M.C. Beaton, Sarah Chester.

Marion Chesney was born on 1936 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, and started her first job as a bookseller in charge of the fiction department in John Smith & Sons Ltd. While bookselling, by chance, she got an offer from the Scottish Daily Mail to review variety shows and quickly
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