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A Second Spring

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Four Regency Novellas:

'The Dower House', 'A Conformable Wife', 'The Aunt and the Ancient Mariner', and 'Pirate Pendragon' (the last named originally titled 'The Pirate').

Widows and spinsters find love at last.
Published April 1st 1994 by Belgrave House (first published 1994)
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Katie Kofemug
Jun 03, 2016 Katie Kofemug rated it really liked it
Shelves: olde-biddy-quest
Four Regency Novellas: Widows and spinsters find love at last.
[Originally published by Zebra in A Mother's Joy, Flowers for the Bride, A June Bride and Wonderful and Wicked]

Carola Dunn is one of my favorite authors. My keeper file has 20 of her delightful romances. Her writing is always well-paced and subtly humorous. Her characters are real people and though she writes the standard tropes, they feel refreshed under her hand. That she took time to consider the mature lovers makes my happy place
Jul 26, 2013 Damaskcat rated it really liked it
This book includes four novellas all featuring older heroines – some are widows others are spinsters – all finding live when they least expect it. I enjoyed these poignant feel good stories with their touch of humour. If you’ve read all of Georgette Heyer’s Regency novels then this book would be a good substitute.

The Dower House – widowed mother and widowed daughter find themselves falling for distant relatives and realise that love is possible.

A Conformable Wife – an arranged marriage provides
Jul 24, 2016 Katie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A collection of romance novellas, these are entirely predictable and that is perfectly fine. Carola Dunn is a writer I really enjoy and her writing style takes these tales of second chances at romances from silly duds to enjoyable romps.
Aug 14, 2014 Elizabeth rated it liked it
Shelves: regency-fiction, 2014
I have enjoyed all of Carola Dunn’s regency books I have read so far. They are a nice, quick, easy read and they have a Jane Austen feel to them. Each book is different enough from the others to feel fresh and her enjoyable writing style is consistent.
 ☆☽ Ruth ☆☽
Four sweet stories set in the regency period. All concerning second chances at love for the various heroines... Great for a short bedtime read.
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Carola Dunn is the author of more than 30 Regency romances, as well as 16 mysteries (the Daisy Dalrymple mystery series is set in England in the 1920s). Ms. Dunn was born and grew up in England, where she got a B.A. in Russian and French from Manchester University. She travelled as far as Fiji before returning to settle in California. After 30 years in the US, she says she still sounds as if she ...more
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