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Taming Miss Tisdale (Regency Blooms #2)

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Miss Tamsin Tisdale believes herself to be completely unsuitable for London life. After a myriad of social mishaps, and the potential ruination of her family name, she’s shipped away to her cousin’s northern estate. Only after she accepts the type of existence Society dictates she must follow will she be welcomed home.

Marcus Winston, the Duke of Grayson, has a lackluster r
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Published April 30th 2014 by Soul Mate Publishing
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Tracy T.
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fun story, great narration by Beverly Crick (audible review)

This was a fun story, I enjoyed all of it. I love Tamsin, she was so funny! She said whatever was on her mind. All the time! LOL.

The story line and plot was very good. I really liked "Mr. Winston" aka The Duke of Grayson. He just wanted to be normal. His mother was awful. Tamsin and Marcus made a great match. There are some very funny moments in this book. A lot of great dialogue too.

As for the narration. It was great, another Beverly C
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Space Cowgirl
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finding His Own Wife👰💋

Early 1800s England Adult Regency Romance

Marc Winston🐺🍆🌋, the Duke of Grayson, suffers from epilepsy, but he's had only an attack or two since becoming an adult. However, an attack and fall from a horse🐎 as a lad has scarred him for life. His father came to save him, got cold and wet, and died a few days later. Marc blames himself, partly because his mother, the dowager Duchess👸, blames him and will never let him forget it.

His mother has a girl all picked out for him to ma
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Debbie McCreary
Jun 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Tamsin Tisdale is in exile. Not exactly, but since she spilled soup on the Marquess of Stapleton in London, her family thought it best to visit her cousin Elizabeth and Uncle in Barton, away from London. Just until the scandal wore out. But with Tamsin, she was one scandal after another. Not your typical Lady, Tamsin is outspoken, acted before she thought and did not act at all like the ton expected. This was one such time, when on a ride in Barton, she got lost and met Mr. Winston. Well, he sai ...more
Tea
Jul 27, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Meh. Though, it began well enough...

This one was very "meh" for me, which is disappointing. Compounding my disappointment is the (possibly faulty) memory of having enjoyed the first and third books a great deal.

But if those two books are anywhere near as good as I think I remember them being, then Jefferson truly dropped the ball with this one.

The Miss Tisdale featured this time around was poorly drawn, much as if her creator was ticking boxes for a Charming Regency Hoyden. Except Tamsin ended u
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Frances Law
Could have been better!

OMG! Another author who knows nothing about the Regency aristocracy! A dukes mother remains the success until he marries. Once he marries she becomes the Dowager Duchess. She would often live in the Dower House, not dowager house!
She is referred to as 'your grace' or 'her grace, the duchess of Grayson' not Lady Grayson or madam.
There is no way that a viscountess, especially a wealthy one, would allow her daughter to wear her sister's old gowns! It might help the story but
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Linda
Jul 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Tamsen Tisdale is sent to her cousin's house in the country to live down a scandal. Marcus Winston is the Duke of Grayson, living secluded because he thinks having "the falling disease" aka epilepsy makes him weak. Marc also is completely dominated by his mother, letting her run his life and restrict him from most things. When he meets Tamsen, he decides to pretend he's someone else, Mr. Winston, cousin to the Duke.

I liked Tamsen, and the Duke's friend, Jason St. Regis, but the duke himself, I d
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Barbara "Cookie" Serfaty Williams
Taking Miss Tisdale (The Regency Blooms Book 1)

The love story of Marcus and Tamsin. Tamsin is the wild child of the Tisdale's sisters. She has been send down from London because is was seen wearing man's pants and pouring soup over a man. While cost her cousin She meet the Duke of Grayson but her tell her he is the duke's cousinMarc is the Duke of Grayson, his mother want him to marry Lady Elizabeth, so she can keep running the dukedom. His mother keep tell him, he is to sick to run the estate
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Deb Diem
Jul 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Taming Miss Tisdale is my first book by Jessica Jefferson but it won't be my last. Ms. Jefferson has delivered a well-written book and filled it with outstanding characters. Marcus has been sequestered at his estate so the ton doesn't learn of his "falling disease." Tamsin has been sent to her uncle after she dumped a bowl of soup on a man's lap after he groped her under the table. Marcus and Tamsin's story is loaded with drama, humor and spice. I enjoyed reading this historical romance and look ...more
Dianne Lowe
May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The story of Tamsin and Marc is very well written. Tamsin is sent to the country to stay with her cousin and her father after she has been involved in yet another scandal. She meets Marc(Mr. Winston) who is a Duke. He pretends to be a cousin to the Duke. The Duke he's epilepsy which has led to overproduction by his mother. Tamsin, on the other hand, challenges him and excites him. He becomes more alive. Though they share times together, can they find happiness? What is Tamsin's reaction to Marc' ...more
Sandra James
Jul 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Taming love

I choose a five star rating because the story plot was very good. One temptous, red head and a gentle, understated lover. Opposites do attract. The subject of seizure disorders was handled very well. of course when the story took place, seizures were a mystery to the medical community. And usually families handle illnesses by hiding a person away. Marc did a good job of learning and growing despite his condition. Recommend this book to anyone who loves a good romance.
Sandra
Kathy
Jul 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tamsin did something outrageous in London so she is sent out of town to wait for it to blow over. She meets Marc when she is out riding. They hit it off and want to see each other again. Marc thinks she is a commoner so he doesn’t tell her he is a Duke. How they sneak in meetings without other people giving away his identity is amusing. But trouble is coming when his mother tries to push her agenda. A most enjoyable book.
Kathy
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful romance story

Marc and Tamsin meet without knowing who the other is but feel an immediate attraction. I enjoyed the way their relationship grew and how Marc began to find who he really was beyond the Duke. Tamsin found that loving someone didn't mean she had to give up who she is either. Satisfying, feel good ending.
Jeanne Johnston
Jul 22, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The reviews led me to think this would be more funny than it was. Maybe I've overdosed on these hoydenish misses. Bonus for never once calling her a hoyden. Many more demerits for the rampant apostrophe abuse. Just because a word ends in S doesn't make it possessive. *sigh*
Sharon Wagner
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book!

Absolutely wonderful storyline! So heartbreaking,exciting and romantic. Excellent writing style. The characters were lovable and approachable. Will definitely be reading more books by Jessica Jefferson!
Aaliya Bishop
A little too predictable

One read of the first book and the second will follow a similar pattern. Shame. this book could have looked more closely at how Tamsin would be a true social outcast but it doesn't.
Pamela
Jul 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Taming Miss Tisdale

This was a delightful read the characters were wonderful.This was interesting full of drama and excitement enjoyed this read very much
Norma Reasor
May 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good
Annette
Jul 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
TAMING MISS TISDALE: is an enjoyable read. A wild woman, an illness, an annoying mother....all in a day’s work.
Kim Gasparini
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was ok
Not terrible, but real issues with continuity.
Alice
Apr 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
characters discover their best self.
Nadia Hinson
Jul 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
loved it
Jody
Jul 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
After enjoying this author's first book in the Regency Blooms series I greatly anticipated reading this installment and enjoyed it just as much as the characters were memorable and immensely likable. From start to finish the romance was refreshing and the banter delightful though some of the events were predictable.

Marc, the Duke of Grayson, lived a life of solitude growing up as his parents tried to keep Society from discovering he had epilepsy. He was kept cosseted at home with very little fri
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Farrah
Jul 25, 2014 rated it liked it
An overall enjoyable historical romance, Taming Miss Tisdale was a lovely read. It wasn't perfect, but I liked it and enjoyed reading it.

Tamsin was a strong heroine who was determined to live life on her own terms. At the beginning, she had an annoying habit of thinking that having vulnerabilities or being beautiful amounted to being weak. It often made her seem judgmental, because she even had that view in regards to her sister. But, as the book went on, she realized that one could still be str
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Myrt
Jun 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
A Myrt's Review

Taming Miss Tisdale by Jessica Jefferson

4.5 Stars For This Regency Romance!

The outspoken Tamsin Tisdale is staying with her cousin in the countryside after committing a social faux pas during the London Season.  Tamsin is not interested in marriage, not willing to forfeit her independence for a husband. The Duke of Grayson is considered a remote snob who avoids interaction with those he considers beneath him.  Marc, the Duke, is actually misunderstood.  After being diagnosed with
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Maria
May 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Last year, I read and enjoyed Compromising Miss Tisdale, the first in the Regency Blooms series, by newcomer Jessica Jefferson. That lovely novel of manners was a charming, funny, and elegant historical romance. And there was one very memorable character who stood out in that debut: Miss Tamsin Tisdale, the heroine’s sister. Feisty, strong, and tomboyish, this is her happy ending.

Marcus Winston, the Duke of Grayson is a true beta hero, very reminiscent of Edward Ailsbury in The Secret Mistress b
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C.D. Hersh
Jun 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Marcus Winston, the eighth Duke of Grayson, is a recluse because of his domineering mother who wants to keep his illness a secret. Marcus must learn to leave her shadow if he is going to find the love of his life rather than the woman his mother plans for him to marry.

Tamsin Tisdale is not your typical regency female in that she speaks her mind and does not get along well with a sewing needle. Being independent and rebellious has caused her to be sent away from London.

The plot is well developed
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Nana Prah
Jul 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
You know how at the end of a great movie you clap. That’s what I did for Taming Miss Tisdale. The characters were extraordinary, all of them were interesting and dynamic, entertaining me with their snarky comments.

I’ve liked Tamsin ever since book one, Compromising Miss Tisdale, which I also loved. She has fire, heart, and a smart mouth. Marcus’ calm disposition was a perfect compliment to Tamsin's wilder spirit. Marcus had some spit in him too, coming out with some lines that made my mouth han
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Collette Cameron
May 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
There’s so much to love!

I adored Jessica Jefferson’s hero and heroine. Tasmin and Marc are such unique characters. You can’t help but fall in love with them. Though some of the typical tropes move the plot along nicely, there are a few surprises to keep you flipping the pages.

Tasmin has no need for a man’s attention, which is why she finds herself banished to her cousin’s after dumping her soup into a lord’s lap. His Grace is a man guarding a dark secret behind a carefully constructed wall of
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Susan James
May 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. A well written sprightly Regency Romance with delightful characters. Tamsin is a charming heroine and I adored her Duke with his alter ego of Mr. Winston. I rarely fine a new author with a good grasp of Regency. Ms. Jefferson does a wonderful job. Her secondary characters, Elizabeth and Jason, are wonderful complements to the main action. I can't wait to read Jason's story. I am hoping Ms. Jefferson will turn out to be a prolific writer so I can read it soon.

I was given a copy
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