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The Primrose Path

3.79 of 5 stars 3.79  ·  rating details  ·  132 ratings  ·  10 reviews

Seventh Viscount Knowle--a war hero, a rising star in politics, a nonpareil in tonnish circles-- has become a laughingstock. His legacy has gone to the dogs--literally. Primrose Cottage has been inherited by a hoard of hairy heirs under the doting care of his late aunt's companion, Miss Angelina Armstead.

Mass Market Paperback, 230 pages
Published April 2nd 1997 by Ballantine Books
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Corin Knowlton, Viscount Knowle is furious when he discovers that his aunt has died and left her cottage and money to a bunch of dogs! He believes the cottage is on his property and therefore, should belong to him since his aunt left no heirs. His aunt's will says otherwise. Corin tries to overrule the will, unsuccessfully, and then tries to threaten, bribe and then kiss (twice!) his aunt's companion, Miss Angelina Armstead into leaving the cottage. Though the second kiss was not altogether unpl ...more
Very cute and entertaining, especially of you like dogs. I thought all the cute dogs added a lot to the story. I also liked Angelina and Corin, they had fun chemistry. I wouldn't have minded a few more stolen kisses and interactions While there were a few things I would have tweaked, I thought it was a good story. The mysteries could have been resolved a little more and the end felt a tad rushed.

Content: Clean romance. Some talk of mistresses and a bit of swearing (including the B word, but it'
May 13, 2013 Danae rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: readers who like humourous clean romances
Angelina has been named guardian for the loads of disabled dogs adopted by the recently deceased lady to whom she was a devoted companion. Along with the guardianship comes the right to reside in Primrose Path, a beautiful cottage located at the edge of Knowles Castle, owned by Corin Knowlton, Viscount Knowles also nephew to Aunt Sophie, the now deceased dog lover. Corin wants the cottage to revert to his estate and is willing to do whatever it takes to get the dogs and Angelina out. With a litt ...more
A very light, entertaining romance. Lots of dogs (not usually my thing, but used to good effect here) and good dialogue. The plot was almost entirely improbable, but it didn't really matter.
Memorable because of the huge number of dogs depicted in the book. It was more than normal level of humor in her books, and it was amusing how each of the dogs has a disability but the hero refuses to acknowledge her, well, knowledge of the dogs and is always screwed over because of it.

As with all of Metzger's books, this one ends with the hero somehow being in love with the heroine but we don't really see why, just that they keep on being thrown together (because of the dogs). However, it's a f
Another delightful romp involving dogs and more dogs between a resistant hero and a feisty heroine... The Primrose Path refers to a lovely garden near the cottage where the heroine resides. She undergoes a metamorphosis from mousy companion to lovely heiress through an inheritance and the services of women friends, so we are pleased that her character catches the heart of the hero...
Starchy viscount and companion story. A little silly in spots, but I enjoyed it. If you're not a dog lover, this may not be for you.
Very frothy, amusing.
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Barbara Metzger is the author of over three dozen books and a dozen novellas. She has also been an editor, a proof-reader, a greeting card verse-writer, and an artist. When not painting, writing romances or reading them, she volunteers at the local library, gardens and goes beach-combing and yard-saling.

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