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A Very Proper Widow

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Widowed Vanessa Damery had two young children to raise, a deteriorating estate to improve, and a household full of pseudo-relatives and dependents to placate. She did not need the advent of her late husband's cousin (and her co-trustee in his estate). And if Lord Alvescot expected gratitude for his interference, well, he'd have to look elsewhere!
Paperback, 217 pages
Published December 1st 1982 by Signet
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Susannah Carleton
Mar 24, 2014 Susannah Carleton rated it liked it
3 1/2 stars. Delightful!
Michele
May 05, 2016 Michele rated it it was amazing
There is bittersweet sadness to reading a new to me Laura Matthews. She is no longer writing. Some of my 'read 'em again' books are hers. Her story stories are poignant with well developed characters and believable plots. To some extent, the problems to overcome are within as well as outside the characters.

James, the Earl of Alverscot, rides into Vanessa Damery's life with the prejudices and expectations of his era and class. Vanessa is not impressed. The cast of characters are entertaining. Th
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Dec 02, 2013 Suzanne rated it liked it
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A gentle romance. Liked that the romantic leads were adults, thought about their relationship, and talked with each other. Their characters were nuanced and interesting. Wish there had been a bit more focus on the couple, and less on how the heroine could get a pack of truly despicable and encroaching relatives to vacate her home.
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