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Miss Cheney's Charade (Dancy #6)

3.14 of 5 stars 3.14  ·  rating details  ·  21 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Proper Emma Cheney finds an invitation sentto her brother too fascinating to resist—a chance to see a mummy from exotic Egypt unwrapped.Itis simply too enticing. She's longed for adventure, and surely this is the closest she'll get. Dressed in her absent brother's clothes, she boldly enters Sir Peter Dancy's home to attend the viewing, sure she can escape detection. Sir Pe ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by Robert Hale (first published March 1st 1994)
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Emma dresses up as her brother to hang out with this banging archaeologist named Peter. Adventures ensue!

1. The most scandalous part of this novel was the fact that Peter unwraps a mummy in his goddamned drawing room. THAT IS NOT PROPER CARE FOR ANCIENT ARTIFACTS OMFG.

2. I really didn't understand the tension between Emma and Peter at all? She thinks he doesn't want to marry her because...? He refuses to acknowledge that he knows she's dressing up as her brother because...? I don't? Why? Who a
MISS CHENEY'S CHARADE is one of the funniest Regencies I've read in a while. A lot of the humor comes from Sir Peter Dancy convincing Emma, dressed as his friend (her brother) George, that he doesn't see through her disguise one bit. Adding to her confusion is his apparent fascination with herself, that is when she's dressed as Emma, and his almost baiting remarks.

It's truly a delight to read about Emma's confusion in regards to Peter's intentions. Almost like fencing, a sport he begins to teach
The characters in this novel are loosely related to the ones introduced in The Fashionable Spy. Emma is a proper lady with an artistic talent and deep curiosity in Antiquities. She masquerades as her brother in order to attend the unrolling of a mummy by one of her idols. Peter isn't fooled but allows the charade to continue and is really happy to spend quality time with Emma aka George in an environment without the artifice and pressures of the Ton.

It's a cute story with light intrigue. Even t
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Emily Hendrickson lives in Reno, Nevada, with her husband, a retired airline pilot. Of all the many places she has traveled around the world, England is her favorite, and the most natural choice as the setting for her novels. In addition to her Regency romances, she has written a Regency Reference Book.

She is also the recipient of the Romantic Times award for the Best Regency of 1993 for Elizabeth
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