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Miss Carlyle's Curricle

3.02  ·  Rating details ·  43 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Nothing could convince lovely, headstrong Diana Carlyle to marry Gavin Sinclair—not even her deceased uncle’s will, or sparrings of wit and shared laughter with the new lord. But when the “accident” that killed her uncle begins to look like something more sinister, she agrees to marry Gavin. And when peril begins to close in on them, she realizes she’ll do anything to help ...more
Kindle Edition, 214 pages
Published July 12th 2012 by InterMix (first published 1999)
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Aug 26, 2012 rated it it was ok

This was a nice cozy regency that was just that cozy. Nothing to deep in either the relationship between the leads and the mystery that surrounds the death of the of our heroine's Diana Carlyle's uncle.

Both characters ended up being likable, Garvin more so on my part as he was very understanding and watchful to those around him. Diana was to narrow minded and later a little to rash in getting down to the bottom of the death of her Uncle. The characters do tend to go headlong into some stunt t
Jared Pechacek
A strange clunky and obvious plot*, opaque male lead**, and bizarre dovetailing of sex and crime*** make this a rather unpleasant and laughable read.

(*The villain is clear immediately but nobody really even talks about the obvious suspect in Miss Carlyle's uncle's murder; like I get that this is a romance but also: without even of a frisson of doubt it's just boring. Also, when a marriage is required by someone's will, I'd almost rather have it take place sooner and then the leads have to deal w
This a pleasant enough read, but rather dull. Why? Because there’s no suspense. Usually, in a romance, the suspense is going to be about when the conflict between the protagonists will be resolved, when and how they will overcome the obstacle keeping them apart, when they’ll realize they’re in love, etc. Or, there’s some kind of a mystery/spy plot to add suspense. You know the mystery will be solved, you know the villains will be identified and probably punished, you know the protagonists will s ...more
A sweet romance, but not particularly deep in the relationship development department.

Our heroine Joyce and her mother have been living with Joyce's Uncle until he is killed in a curricle race accident. His will provides that Joyce will inherit only a small some of money unless she marries the next lord of the manor, who succeeds the uncle. Turns out to be a long lost cousin, Gavin Sinclair, whom Joyce had just met.

One of those books where it felt like there was more backstory than action. I l
Jul 12, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
After her uncle dies, Miss Carlyle tries to deal with all the changes. One change she did not expect comes with the reading of his will. He leaves her is curricle and a small amount to live on and under the condition that she marry the next Earl she will get a fortune. Well things get a little complicated once the circumstances of her uncles death are made clear to Diane. Which takes an act of congress, since Gavin does not like to share any information with her. She takes matters into her own h ...more
Jul 15, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nook
The writing seems to be too modern and not very Regency. And there's just not a lot of chemistry between the hero and heroine. I will admit I am only half way done with the book, but I bet I know the villain and why. Sigh. . . . just not interesting.
Susannah Carleton
Dec 26, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A charming marriage of convenience story!
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