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Those Endearing Young Charms

(Endearing Young Charms #6)

3.49  ·  Rating details ·  269 ratings  ·  24 reviews
I have my pride. I have sworn to marry the girl, and marry her I will.
After ten long years, the Earl of Devenham had returned to wed Mary Anstey, only to find that their feelings for each other had cooled off considerably. Nevertheless, they both put on bright faces for the benefit of family and friends.
But Mary’s younger sister Emily saw through their masquerade. She woul
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Published October 20th 2011 by RosettaBooks (first published January 1st 1986)
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Ivy H


The “Hero” in this novel leaves the heroine ( after not consummating their marriage ) to spend Christmas with his mistress !


I AM serious !

I was enjoying this novel until the fucktard “Hero” cheated. And, what’s worse than cheating is the fact that he even implies that his mistress, Cordelia, has a slack or loose vagina. What the F kind of man will actually keep a mistress with a vagina like that?

Damn Cordelia! Her tongue was as loose as her ... never mind.

Those Endearing Young Charms. Mari
Preeti ♥︎ Her Bookshelves
*Lol* This is as bad as most reviewers are saying but....
It's also mighty farcical but...
The H is a callous, insensitive, cheating toad, a fucktard even but ....
He says and does unpardonable things but ...
Not everyone can love Peter, the cat and his running interference in the H's amorous endeavors but...
Not recommending to anyone (Refer to some great, well written reviews around here.) but ....

I enjoyed it!
Grinned and cringed my way through it!
Wendy Sparrow
May 27, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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✨ Gramy ✨

I normally find this author's work intriguing, but this series has not been as compelling to me. However, this one piqued more interest than the first two of this series.

I listened to the audio version of this book through Hoopla. The narrator, Lucy Raynor, did an excellent job!

The characters were distinct and quirky. The plot was odd, the characters never grew in depth, and the romance was not believable in the least.

It was clean, able to stand on its own and delivered a 'PG' rated H.E.A. at
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio, austen, history, romance
I feel like I just spent the last 5 hours angry. The behavior of the Earl was SO ridiculous. Everything he did and thought had no reason or excuse. In the end, he got off way too easily in my opinion. There needed to be a lot more groveling on his side. I went the whole book rooting for Emily to smack him. She deserved so much more than what she got. Poor girl. But the book was better then the others I have read by Chesney
Patrizia Gallo
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Feb 19, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I had been enjoying a long string of Marion Chesney "romances" on Audible as part of the romance package. Then I started the Endearing Young Charms series and enjoyment turned to dislike. I didn't like a single one of the books in this so-called series of books in which the only connection is the utter unlikeability of the characters and ridiculousness of the plots. In many of this author's books there is a certain level of cynicism which is rare for romances, but the action is often seen throug ...more
Aug 07, 2021 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Having read about fifty of Marion Chesney's romance novels, I have to say this one is just a bunch of crazy. I'm used to the drama, angst, back and forth, does he love me, doesn't he love me, will she kiss me, why won't he kiss me, why does he look at me that way, why won't he ask me to dance, meddling in-laws, what will he do on our wedding night, what am I supposed to do on our wedding night, etc., etc., etc. But all this confusion usually starts around half way in the book. This kind of (usua ...more
I. M. S
Aug 27, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Am shocked, really shocked..

Marion Chesney is by far one of my favorite authors, sometimes her writing goes up and down, but this book by far is the worst of her writings.

The blurb of this book reveal and spoil it up.
Hero as usual amazingly handsome, amazingly tall, amazingly wealthy and kept on writings to his pervious love and intends to marry her, only by wedding day he knows he is not going to marry his long ten-year pen pal, but her sister, he goes along with ceremony just to humiliate her
He's an arse who can't admit when he's in the wrong; She's a sheltered teenager with her head in the clouds. Together, they jump to ridiculous conclusions! And eventually, learn to have an actual conversation.

Essentially, this is a series of epic misunderstandings, people being idiots, and not communicating. To be fair, they start off on a bad footing, and continue being arsey / ditzy from there. I found it an amusing, quick read though. Not as good as other books by the same author, but fun to
An Odd1
Oct 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Favorite Chesney/Beaton twists and adds to old plots, misunderstandings with real-like people for fresh happy/sad tales. Ten years later, Captain now haughty Duke weds Mary, no, sister Emily, whose kitten Peter warms lonely bed. Typos:
1.12 Wellinton IS Wellington
3.7 you head IS your head
5.24 you pleasure is your pleasure
Karen Darling
Did not like the hero seeing his mistress after he got married.
Oct 07, 2019 rated it liked it
I liked the story but the writing was bad. It was a rushed job.
Oct 07, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dec 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: regency
Yet another fun read. I really enjoy M.C. Beaton. Her style is so lovely.

second read -
I'm always taken by how much misery is caused by people not being honest and open about their feelings. It is so important to be vulnerable and say the truth. It may hurt, but at least you're not going 'round and 'round in circles. Emily is so in love with The Earl of Devenham but she is just unable to tell him, or he her. All of their problems stem from that, just as all of the drama with Emily taking Mary's p
This book is the poster child for the fallacy that if someone really loved you, they would know at all times what you are feeling/thinking/intending, etc. Also, don't let the cat/dog come in between the two of you ;> But I still listened to the whole thing... ...more
Dec 04, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Mostly dumb.
Sep 25, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nov 28, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Very fluffy, even for Marion Chesney. The cat and the hero were very annoying. It's not unusual for her heroes to have some character flaws. This one had more than most. ...more
Apr 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quite enjoyable.
Sarah Southerland
3.5. Fun, easy read. Mostly clean.
Anja Calabrese
May 05, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I read it as an audio book,the reader was awful and the book was just plain boring
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Marion Chesney Gibbons
aka: Ann Fairfax, Jennie Tremaine, Helen Crampton, Charlotte Ward, M.C. Beaton, Sarah Chester.

Marion Chesney was born on 1936 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, and started her first job as a bookseller in charge of the fiction department in John Smith & Sons Ltd. While bookselling, by chance, she got an offer from the Scottish Daily Mail to review variety shows and quickly rose

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