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The Actress and the Rake

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Sir Barnabas’s Will requires granddaughter Nerissa Wingate and godson Miles Courtenay to live together chastely in his house for six months in order to inherit his estate. He assumed they’ll fail. Fuming but penniless, they accept the challenge, but a host of hopeful relatives is determined to throw them into each other’s arms, and Sir Barnabas’s cantankerous ghost lends a ...more
Published August 2006 by Belgrave House (first published April 1st 1995)
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Nerisaa Wingate is a seamstress for a Shakespearean theater company in York. Her parents are actors who have carefully shielded her from anything improper. The theater is badly in need of money, as are the actors, so when Nerissa receives a letter from her grandfather's lawyer, she takes a chance that there might be an inheritance and travels to Dorset to her mother's family home for the reading of the will. Miles Courtenay is one of London's most notorious rakes. He lives by his wits and his sk ...more
When I first decided I wanted a Nook my husband challenged me to find 30 books I wanted to read on overdrive. Most of the book on my to-read weren't available from the library at all, let alone overdrive... but I selected the historical fiction tab and started adding. This book was one of them.

It was pretty good. It's a romance novel, but it isn't sexually explicit or raunchy. The Hero and Heroine don't have communication problems. It is set in Regency England. all wins.

Their were some odd point
This was a sweet little romance in the vein of Jane Austen, but with more modern language - which can be a good thing or bad thing, depending on what you're used to. The two main characters were sweet and each of them had a nice transformation process. A cute little afternoon read.
This book was light, sweet and refreshingly clean. I really enjoyed how the main characters developed a friendship before they were aware of an attraction to one another. I don't like the books were its lust at first sight. Love needs a firm foundation of friendship to survive. These characters had that, so the romance was believable. There was the outlandish will and ghost of the person who passed, but it wasn't overly contrived. A cute, funny read. I needed it. Definitely a recommend.
Read this a long time ago. From what I remember it was not bad.
Niki Lewis
I really loved this. It was very sweet.
☆ Ruth ☆
A pleasant little farce with a ghostly touch!
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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 a ...more
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