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Tea and Scandal

3.27 of 5 stars 3.27  ·  rating details  ·  59 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Exceedingly wealthy Lord Pargeter had married his housekeeper . . . then expired, leaving the woman an heiress. There was something havey-cavey about the whole business, especially when the woman's niece, Jane Lonsdale, arrived unexpectedly from her teaching position at Miss Prism's Academy.
Across the lake, neighbors at Sw
Mass Market Paperback, 0 pages
Published May 1st 1996 by Ivy Books
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Joan Smith is one of my favorite traditional regency writers. She is to go to author when I need some light and cozy story. Reading this book, as often with her stories, I felt like watching a play: delightful romp, amusing comedy of manners with laugh out loud moments.
Location: Wildercliffe and Swann Hall estates in Cotswold country.
Cast of characters:
Lord Fenwick, top of the trees gentleman who came to the country to escape a filly chasing after him.
His friend Mr. Swann who puts foot in mouth
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Jan 04, 2014 Jodi Ralston rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Those who like witty banter and funny characters
Good book. Some of the flirtations and banter are the best I have seen in a Regency, and there are quite a few funny moments with funny characters--Mr. Swann and Mrs. Swann (his mother). And I enjoyed the verbal cat fights between the heroine's aunt and Lady Sykes, who is a connection to the Swanns.

The downsides of Tea & Scandal are few compared to its strong charms. At times, the story diverts itself and forgets to keep up some of the clever bits it started. Such as, Lady Sykes's entertain
Fabulous, funny fun. Don't miss Joan Smith!!
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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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