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A Splendid Indiscretion and The Grand Passion

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In the first book, a scapegrace lass hesitates to inflict her muddleheaded ways on a poised viscount--even when he insists. In the second, a widow vows to seek revenge on the man responsible for her husband's death--only to find herself ensnared in her own deceptions.
Paperback, 400 pages
Published July 5th 2005 by Signet
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Nov 08, 2013 QNPoohBear rated it liked it
Shelves: regency-romance
Ada Surringham is a dreamer with her head in the clouds. Her abstraction often results in exasperation on the part of her uncle/guardian when he can't find what he's looking for or falls on something Ada has dropped. When Ada's aunt and smug cousin Cornelia come to gloat that Ada's godmother has written to invite one of the girls to London and surely it must be Cornelia, Ada's uncle realizes that a Season in London would be beneficial for shy Ada. After quarreling with his sister, her orders Ada ...more
Ilze
A little disappointed with the first story in the book - 2 stars. The heroine doesn't actually do anything TSTL as part of the plot, but being TSTL is one of the main points of her personality and it just didn't work for me.

The second one (The Grand Passion) has a great hero and heroine and a terrific premise and love story - 4 stars. It seemed like the short format for the story wasn't enough to give it a complete telling - the last part of the book (where the heroine goes to work in the hero'
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Aug 06, 2016 Kerensa rated it it was amazing
The first heroine was almost too annoying in her complete and utter meekness and abstraction, but the hilarious climax made it all worthwhile. The second book was 5-star through and through!
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Elizabeth Mansfield is the author of numerous regency romances. She is an intelligent and thoughtful writer, a hidden gem whose novels deserve to be more widely read and enjoyed.

Elizabeth Mansfield is the pen name of the talented Paula Reibel Schwartz. Ms Schwartz also wrote different genres under the pen names Paula Reibel, Paula Reid, and Paula Jonas.
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