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Loving Lady Marcia

(House of Brady #1)

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  675 ratings  ·  114 reviews
In the House of Brady, three very lovely girls have hair of gold—and hearts to match—but finding a match among the gentlemen of London is one comedy of errors that could bring down the house…

Marcia Gets Schooled…

Of the three Brady sisters, Lady Marcia has always seemed the girl most likely to lead a perfectly charmed life. But after a handsome cad breaks her heart, she swears o/>Marcia
ebook, 368 pages
Published August 28th 2012 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Grade: DNF

Let’s be honest: It’s obvious this book was written and published JUST SO I COULD MAKE FUN OF IT.

I made it to about 30%. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it might be (e.g., Lady Alexandra Bad), but it wasn’t good.

All the cover quotes for Kieran Kramer’s debut Impossible Bachelor series featured a LOT of synonyms for fluff: Delectable. Frothy. Confection. Better than dessert. All those same words can easily be applied to this first installment in the House of Brady series.

Yeah, yeah, yeah – I KNOW it’s supposed to be goofy and irreverent.
Julio Genao
...dis bitch right here.

*sucks teeth*
Princess under cover

This one is so bad I actually remember it being so bad!! Couldn't wipe it from my memory if I tried!!

This is an HR based on the Brady Bunch!! That's right, a totally anachronistic HR based on a TV show!!

Teeth-grindingly STUPID and TRITE! I don't think I've ever lambasted an author like this before. It's not like this is riddled with typos (except the anachronism which I can't STAND in my HRs!),
After falling over in love with her handsome traveling partner, Lady Marcia Brady is willing to give up everything to be with him. Only his interfering brother Earl Duncan Lattimore sends him away and leaving Marcia with a broken heart that will never heal. Duncan knew that his brother Finn would trample on the young girls heart, he warned her away but the young innocent refused his advice.

Years later Duncan sees Lady Marcia and wants to reestablish a connection with her, only he fin
Anna's Herding Cats
Posted for Herding Cats & Burning Soup

Loving Lady Marcia was my first book by Kieran Kramer and I'm definitely looking forward to reading more from her! It took me a little bit of time to get into the flow of her writing style but once I did I found myself completely engrossed in Marcia and Duncan's story. I love the whole enemies to lovers theme and when couples have a bit of a history together so I really enjoyed their tale. Add in some family drama and head strong characters and it w
Alexia Chantel
3.5 Stars

Kramer introduces book one in the House of Brady series with a hit. Loving Lady Marcia is a sweet historical romance with a wonderful hero that will steal your heart, and a strong heroine you will cheer for.

Marcia is a woman who fell prey to young love, the consequence of her actions causing her to alter her life. Though her self imposed exile becomes a passion and her calling, to teach and be there for young women as they go through their own growing up stages.
V.A. Dold
Aug 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
At the risk of aging myself, I grew up on the Brady bunch and I love that Kieran is writing this series!

Ok, admit it, you just said “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia” LOL.

So, onto the book...

Duncan is a wonderful man, he has to take over as earl at such a young age and do clean up and repair after is father and brother. I felt bad for him because of that situation, it the way he works so hard to make the world a better place by be a fixer just makes him all the more won
Oct 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The super cheese factor of the whole Brady bunch theme (which is mostly not important other than when Marcia gets hit in the face with a ball at some point - a low point in the story to me), I did really like this.

I absolutely loved Duncan - he was great. He was determined to have Marcia as his, but was cautious in a way as well. Duncan really made the story for me, with all the responsibility he had on his shoulders while still being able to be an amazing father. He was serious but was able to
Aug 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Wow, Ms. Kramer is has improved amazingly since her first foray! If one can overlook the "Brady" aspect, it is wonderful!!
For a full review, visit Affair de Coeur magazine, Sept/Oct, 2012 issue.
Kayla Beck
Review originally posted on Bibliophilia, Please.

Loving Lady Marcia is the first book in Kieran Kramer's new Regency series, The House of Brady. It is a light-hearted adult romance that is inspired by situations in the beloved American sitcom, "The Brady Bunch". The main focus of the book is Lady Marcia Brady's romance first with Finnian Lattimore, and then later his brother, Duncan Lattimore, Earl of Chadwick.

The Writing of Loving Lady Marcia was typical for the adult Modern Regency novel, if you are familiar with those. It was a/>Loving
Jan 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good beginning to the series. Will be interested to see the stories about the rest of the very likeable characters introduced. The author handles human situations in a thoughtful manner.
Lady Marcia has grand dreams of love at the tender age of fifteen and falls hard for a dashing scoundrel and on her sixteenth birthday, he convinces her that they will run away together. When she awakes in the morning, alone, she is confused but that quickly turns to anger as she learns her love has been shipped off to America but his older brother, Lord Chadwick to prevent them from marrying. Knowing she is ruined and can not be among the ton she goes to a boarding school and quickly becomes th ...more
Aug 28, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loving Lady Marcia was a good read. I really enjoyed it. The plot was simple and rather straightforward but it kept me hooked from start to finish. I literally could not put the book down. The characters were entertaining and I really liked reading about them. The pace was also great for the book, not too fast but neither was it too slow!
Alright, shall we talk about the characters? I loved Duncan. He wasn’t what I expected at all. He wasn’t as jaded as I expected but he was so damn sweet t
Jul 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Loving Lady Marcia was sweet and adorable. I loved just about every part of it and it was amazing.

Lady Marcia was a different character. She is headmistress of a prominent school and she is entirely dedicated to her job. It was admirable how she cared so much about the school and its students. She was a lovely character, smart, kind, and forgiving. The one part of her I didn't like was the part that was so quick to jump at hating Duncan
Karielle at Books à la Mode
Loving Lady Marcia by Kieran Kramer
Release Date: August 28th, 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's (MacMillan)
Page Count: 349
Source: From the publisher, via Innovative Online Book Tours for review

In the House of Brady, three very lovely girls have hair of gold — and hearts to match — but finding a match among the gentlemen of London is one comedy of errors that could bring down the house...

Of the three Brady sisters, Lady Marcia has always
(Note: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.)

Romance novels are always a pleasure for me to read, but some are especially delightful! In the case of Loving Lady Marcia, I zipped right through it, enjoying every aspect of the plot, and especially the characters!

Duncan Lattimore, also known as Lord Chadwick, is a wonderful hero -- gallant, steadfast in his duty, yet kind to his household staff. When she first meets him, however, Lady Marcia
Mar 20, 2012 rated it liked it
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I never saw the Brady bunch growing up. I knew the basic premise: Three girls and three boys live in a blended family with a housekeeper. Hilarity Ensues.

Actually doing it in the historical era requires little changes (as far as I know). Alice becomes an impoverished English widow
Jul 18, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

I really enjoyed this book. I thought that it was a cute read and I really liked the characters. Though while I did enjoy it, the similarities to the actual Brady Bunch show were a bit much at times. Instead of enjoying the nods to the iconic show, I just found it to be too much. Similarities to the show aside, I really liked the characters and the world that the author created. I liked that she took a different approach the both the hero

Originally published on The Librarian Next Door:

Pretty, cheerful Lady Marcia Brady was destined to lead the perfect life: fall in love with a handsome man, marry, and live happily ever after. But her encounter with a devilishly handsome heartbreaker, Marcia forgoes her season in London to devote herself to teaching at a private girls’ school. When her position at the school is threatened and Marcia must return home, she comes across Duncan Lattimore, Earl of Chadwick. Duncan is fasci
Oct 31, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I was drawn to this book because it’s the historical Brady family, how could I not want to read this book? This first book in the House of Brady series is Marcia’s book. Marcia is first introduced in this book when she’s traveling to Ireland with the two Lattimore brothers. She’s almost sixteen years old and she takes quite the fancy to the younger Lattimore brother, Finn. The older Lattimore brother just inherited his earldom and has a lot of things on his mind. Making nice with the young woman ...more
This was a very enjoyable read - although I have to admit, I initially found myself enjoying it almost against my better judgement! Which sounds odd, I know, but I tend to prefer my romance to have just enough plausibility so that I'm not rolling my eyes at situations that just couldn't have happened at the time the story is set. So I have to start out by saying that the idea that a twenty-year-old young woman of good family and fortune could be Headmistress of a girls' school did stretch my credibi ...more
***original review posted at Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance***

"And someday I'll prove to you there is such a thing as a perfect love."
~Lady Marcia Sherwood

Lady Marcia Sherwood's life changed at fifteen and at sixteen she fell in love. One problem? The young man Marcia fell in love with is shipped off to America by his brother.

Five years has passed and who should Marcia run into but the one man in all the world she does not want to have any form of polite conversation with. He broke her/>"And
Jul 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kieran Kramer has decided to resurrect the Brady Brood [and if you haven’t ever seen this show from the 70’s that went into the 80’s, you need to watch it] in her new regency series, House of Brady.

Now, if all you fans of Brady Bunch are expecting this to be a retelling of the show, you’ll be disappointed. Ms. Kramer does have only couple of light touches that bring back the memories of the much-loved series, but the story is as fresh and original as all of her earlier books.
Aug 26, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ever since Lady Marcia Brady lay eyes on Finnian Lattimore, she's known he's the one. With his boyish good looks and piercing blue eyes, he stirs her passion in ways that leave her mind-boggled as to what she's feeling. Granted, she's never known anything of the like before, but she's willing to bet that love is what she feels for him with every bone of her body. Her heart tells her he's a good man and she's willing to give him the benefit of a doubt, he's Lord Chadwick's brother, after all. Yet ...more
Aug 28, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loving Lady Marcia was a wonderful book full of tongue in cheek humor and a great story. Ms Kramer managed to take one of today's societies favorite cultural images and transpose it into regency England. What a great mind. I loved that Kieran did this.

Throughout the book there were witty reminders of the Brady Bunch and yet we never got lost in the comparisons. It was a wicked way to show us that the more things change, the more they stay the same. That family is family no matter whe
Jan 04, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For those of us from Generation X there are certain common things we can all share about growing up. We remember the music, the clothes, and for people like me we definitely remember the television shows. Syndicated re-runs of shows like Gilligan’s Island and especially The Brady Bunch are so firmly entrenched in my memory that I always have a soft spot in my heart whenever I catch them today. It is with that same nostalgia to the “classics” that I went into Kieran Kramer’s latest book, Loving L ...more
Okay, to start things off I have to say I’m a HUGE fan of Kieran’s books. I stumbled onto “When Harry Met Molly” (from her Bachelor’s series) while I was on holidays last spring. Being a huge fan of historicals I thought it would be the perfect book to kick off my week of relaxing on the couch! It was one of those books I devoured. Almost immediately I picked up the next book in the series and everyone by her after that!

When I saw this book on NetGalley, I hit that little request but
Jun 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Guys, I hadn't given this book much thought before I started reading it. The summary sounded cute and promising as in YAY STARCROSSED LOVERS because of the brother thing, but I've been disappointed recently and didn't want to get my hopes up.
I shouldn't have worried so much, because Loving Lady Marcia was SO GOOD!

I'm all for a little trouble in the way of the romance, especially if like in this particular novel, they're facing REAL troubles and not some poor excuse for a problem. Th
Cocktails and Books
If the fact that the heroine's name is Marcia and her father's title has Brady in it has you thinking this is going to be a cheesy take off of some Brady Bunch episode, you'd be wrong. Sure, there are some similarities between the TV Brady's and those in the book, but there is no comparing the TV Marcia with the strong and independent Lady Marcia Sherwood.

Lady Marcia Sherwood and Duncan Lattimore, the Earl of Chadwick, meet as he and his brother, Finn, escort Marcia to Ireland. Finn
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USA Today bestselling author Kieran Kramer currently writes fun contemporary romance with a Southern flair for St. Martin’s Press. She lives where she grew up–in the Lowcountry of South Carolina–with her family. The first two books in her three-book TWO LOVE LANE series are on shelves now. The third book, SECOND CHANCE AT TWO LOVE LANE, comes out 8-28-18. Find Kieran on Instagram, Pinterest, Faceb ...more

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