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Lucretia: or The Heiress and the Dandy

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  77 ratings  ·  8 reviews
- I highly recommend this for lovers of the traditional Regency needing something a bit different... Rachel Carter is an upcoming talent. Regency Reader

- Excellent and thoroughly enjoyable. You will not be disappointed if you love historical romance that is well written with a funny edge. ToodlesBookclub

Kidnappings, elopements, duels, dastardly plots. Making your debut has
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Published February 2017 by Amazon Digital Services
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This was great fun. Taking a lot of inspiration from Georgette Heyer and capturing something of that master’s magic, this is a light, enjoyable romantic comedy of manners, with a rather perfect heroine and a surprisingly unlikely hero.

Lucretia is exceedingly likeable. She’s also beautiful and witty and smart and made even more glorious when she laughs. It would be easy to dislike her, except she’s not the least bit vain, is solicitous to her friends and is intelligent enough not to let all the
Charlotte Brothers
Mar 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
I read "Lucretia" in two (too) late nights and very much enjoyed it! The vocabulary is perfect. Ms. Carter is a clever wordsmith. I am in awe of that. Her tone is similar to Georgette Heyer, more comical than Austen's. I would compare the comic element to Dickens' s characters. Some of them are downright satirical, but not the protagonist. For me, it can make their characters less "deep". Tears will not and need not be shed, but chuckles may ensue.
The heroine, Lucretia, is lovely and perfect
Noranna R. Billings
Loved this book!

It was very funny. Especially Bertie's statements - I'm still trying to figure out what he meant by "scurvy". Not to mention the poetry! The main characters were all so loveable and Ms. Carter did an excellent job of showing us how quickly 2 boys could transform into men very quickly when they needed to. I didn't think I would like Lady Rutland, but I actually became fond of her despite her haughty tyrannical ways. And Arnold was fantastic, so carefree and funny, but a quite
Mrs Helen
An amalgam of Heyer

I read this in the hope that I might find an author who echoed the splendour of Georgette Heyer's novels. Alas! The characters were two dimensional and the plot had far too many incidents that echoed parts of Heyer's genius with Regency romances without depth or believability.
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was ok
2.5 Stars

This was a fun read, until it got a little repetitive. Kidnapping can be used as a plot advancement only so many times before it gets old.
Kay Bolton
In interest of full disclosure, I was asked by Rachel to do a review for her. That having been said, I am very busy with Uni work, working and being a parent, that I have not been accepting anything recently. However, I was impressed by her pitch of the book and decided to fit in into my schedule.

At the time it was also available (and still is at the date of writing this post) available as a free Kindle Unlimited download.

Now to the book was excellent and thoroughly enjoyable. Markedly so,
Anne Glover
Feb 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
A classic Reg Rom with fun moments that are often funny, this is a great read for most ages. A dandy and an Incomparable meet at a ball...and the heroine is quickly on pursuit.

Great book for lovers of clean Regencies. Also recommended for teens.

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Rachel is a novelist and short story writer based in York, UK. She wrote her first novel when she was six years old. The Amazing Panda Roo Roo was a big hit with her audience of mum and dad. It was self-illustrated and stapled together on the right-hand side because she is a proud left-hander. She enjoys a wide variety of books; some of her favourite authors are Georgette Heyer and
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