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The Alabaster Hip

(The Regency Romp Trilogy #3)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  810 Ratings  ·  86 Reviews
The long-anticipated—and hilarious—final installment in The Regency Romp Trilogy…

After the Viscount Marlowe’s latest misadventure gets Miss Minerva Jones sacked from her teaching post, he hires her as a governess for his twins. Marlowe finds himself falling for the feisty bookworm—an alarming development for a man who was nearly broken by his disastrous marriage. Can he ri
Kindle Edition, 337 pages
Published June 6th 2017 by Kindle Press
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Christina ~ Brunette Reader
A fun and over-the-top humorous final addition to The Regency Romp Trilogy

Viscount Marlowe knew his banyans and sandals days were soon to be at an end the moment Miss Minerva Jones had stepped into his home, and since the prim and proper governess seems to be the only one capable of inspiring a long due passion in him, romancing the lady may seem the best of plans. But with an unruly household, rambunctious children, raging poetry, meddling friends, kidnappings and outraged society matrons in th
*I received a copy from the publisher via NetGellay in exchange for an honest review*

This is very difficult for me to rate. Taking into consideration that the writing was excellent and very enjoyable, I have decided on a 3 star rating even though I didn't finish this book. Please note that my decision to abandon this book does not mean I hated it, the heroine just rubbed me the wrong way. I know I'm weird that way. If you don't mind drama, heroines who spend a good time spitting mad at the hero,
On a mission to rescue his daughters from a fate worse than death — the West Barming School for Recalcitrant Young Ladies — Viscount Marlowe stumbles into the room of Minerva Jones and is discovered there on top of her with his hands in places his hands have no right to be.

His next encounter with her is when his carriage sends her flying into a muddy ditch as he and his daughters are making haste to return home to London.

His daughters rather like Miss Jones and are unimpressed with Marlowe. Mi
Jun 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was among the first readers of Miss Fenton when her first book of this series came out. It was the most delightful writing in historical romance I had ever come across. An OCD duke falling in love with a heroine with heterochromia iridum was so ironically comical I never forgot those characters even thousands of reads later. Her second book in this series was pretty forgettable. This book redeems the series quite a bit.....I was laughing out loud with her witty prose and comical juxtaposition ...more
This was another marvellous book by Maggie Fenton. It had all of the elements I love and was rich with interesting and amusing secondary characters. Not to mention the amazing hero and terrific heroine. (It is interesting to note that several reviewers loved him but disliked her. I actually understood her motivation and why she behaved as she did, and was cool with it. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the hero- and he is a fascinating, complex character- we cut the heroine no slack at all.)

We f
I can not Wait for the unveiling of Marlowe's love story !
I want it now !!!!
Jun 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was thrilled when I saw this gem was out!!! Maggie Fenton isn't the fastest writer on the block, but that is more than ok. I would rather have quality versus quantity (my eyes are turned to you Miranda Davis!!) but boy was I jonesing for some MF style of historical, slightly hysterical romance and boy did she deliver with TAH. You will have to read the story to get the title reference. You don't have to read the other books to totally fall in love with Marlowe, but trust me you should because ...more
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Book Review For: The Alabaster Hip by Maggie Fenton The Alabaster Hip by Maggie Fenton My rating: 5 of 5 stars 'The Alabaster Hip' by Maggie Fenton is book Three in The Regency Romp Trilogy. This is the story of Miss Minerva Jones and Evelyn Leighton, Viscount Marlowe. I have read the other books in this series (and loved them!) but feel this is easily a standalone series. Minerva has had a run of bad luck for a while. When the man she hopes to marries goes off to war but doesn't come back she s ...more
2.5 stars.

Engagingly told, I finished this in a day, partly because I wanted to finish the trilogy and partly because of the humour. There definitely were parts that made me smile and the author did a great job at making a story that could have easily been melancholy into something a bit more lighthearted.

However, I never really believed the MCs' chemistry. Sure, the banter was fun, but as the reader, I only saw snippets of the slow burn romance between the two of them. Unlike the previous book
Tracy Emro
May 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*I am voluntarily leaving a review for an eARC provided to me by NetGalley and the publisher*

4.5 stars

What a great wrap up to this trilogy! Evelyn Leighton, Viscount Marlowe was a prominent figure in first two books and yet, other than the fact he had children and was a slob - I really knew nothing about him.

This book opens about 2 years after the Sebastian's book and we find Viscount Marlowe attempting to rescue his daughters from the boarding school his father sent them to in West Barming. H
Douglas Meeks
Jun 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Well at long last one of the most entertaining historical romance series has an ending. We waited almost 2 years and many of us thought it had been abandoned but it has finally seen the light of day and I loved it.

I was concerned that she may have made a character whose story would never be told because to be quite honest she had written him in the previous books as a wee bit distasteful character but she solved most of this within the first few chapters.

The rest of the book surprisingly does no
Nov 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: historical, regency
Although I enjoyed this book, it was probably my least fav out of the trilogy. I was looking forward to it as I liked the H, Marlowe, when we met him in previous books. But somehow this story didn't fully gel for me.

Marlowe had been previously depicted as a sot, a slob, a dissolute drunkard, but still with a kind of rumpled, sexy charm about him. His little paunch/ flabby belly had been mentioned several times, but funnily enough that never worried me. I did wonder how the author was going to de
Debby "Piene Raven"
The Alabaster Hip is the last book in the series of the Regency Romp Trilogy.

Minerva is a spinster who loves romantic poetry and has been unmarried due to the fact that the love of her life was killed in the war. She finds herself ending up at Viscount Marlowe’s home and teaching his twin daughters, who have terrorized everyone in their wake. Although she is not able to manage to tame the two girls, she does develop a relationship with them to some extent. Viscount Marlowe realizes that she, for
Jan 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was outrageously good fun. Yes, there were place where I had not much idea what was going on, but this was a good fun romp with wonderfully likeable characters. Not to everyone's taste I expect, but for a light-hearted and frothy bit of fluffy romance this hits the spot.
Jun 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Worth the wait.

Charming, and often laugh out loud funny, I loved Marlowe and Minerva's story. The writing is clever and nuanced. Simple things, like all of the Leighton siblings having names starting with E. The author never purposely points it out, it's just there.
The Alabaster Hip is a very well-written, delightful and humorous historical fiction romance.
Minerva Jones has been sacked without references for the second time in her life. And this last time was not even her fault. She was fighting off an intruder, the Viscount Marlowe, to be exact; and while struggling to do so, she was caught in a compromising position. How was that, her fault? And, to add to her supposedly naughty behavior, Minerva’s nemesis squealed to her superior, about Minerva’s Chris
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ever since I read The Duke's Holiday by Maggie Fenton I have eagerly awaited her subsequent books. Although I did not love the Virtuous scoundrel as much (although in all fairness that's a tough act to follow, TDH is the perfect balance of hilariousness, chemistry, pacing, memorable secondary characters and atmosphere -- it remains a favorite re-read) I have been eagerly awaiting Marlowe's story!

This book had less of a focus on romance/chemistry than past books, and I would have loved to see mo
Lucie Brauer
Jun 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!

I found myself laughing in several places with the ridiculous situations the characters found themselves in. I have read both of the previous stories in this series and had wondered how the author would be able to turn a bloated drunken slob (who ran around in what were essentially bathrobes) into a hero of a book. I now understand his reasons for his actions (with his truly hateful family and upbringing, one wonders how he remained even somewhat normal). I also enjoyed the glimpses of
A weak 3 stars

This one really had the potential to be a favorite but somewhere along the way it lost it's focus. We have a wonderful hero, Marlowe, and his leading lady, Minerva. We have a LOT of background for Marlowe and he's a likable guy. Not so much for Minerva. Secondary characters and strange side stories are introduce and you start to wonder when we're going to get back to the actual relationship of Marlowe and Minerva. (Spoilerish)A great lack of communication is the main crux of this s
Gabriela Mira Williams
Aug 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Full of adventure, love and laughter not necessarily in that order, Ms. Fenton never ceases to surprise and leaves us wanting. There is always hope for lost love and wandering eyes not to forget the old time bloggers that find excitement and increased heart beats between the lines of erotic love poems.
"First an ode, now a limerick, ... I wonder what can possibly be next." " A fairy epic," he murmured."
Are we are all waiting for it my dear author, patiently ... NOT ;) STAY INSPIRED !!
Jun 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This series is an utter joy.

This was an utterly delightful conclusion to a witty, charming, clever, suspenseful, delightful series. I loved all of the foreshadowing from one novel to the next and the delightful antics of the continuing characters from one book to the next. This series is an utter joy, full of (literal) laugh-out-loud moments, tenderness, intrigue, absurd coincidences, heartfelt declarations, steamy sensuality, and wit. Thank you!
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Miss Minerva Jones has lost her position again and to Viscount Marlowe's antics. His twins are forever in trouble and he has come to take them home. He falls into Minerva's room on top of her and now she is out of a job. He hires her to look after his girls. She is a great fan of Christopher Essex and Marlowe thinks her taste is too funny. She does not realize he is Essex. Nobody knows except his best friends. They begin to be interested in each other. Marlowe's sister shows up having run away b ...more
Lea Ann
May 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finally. I'm so glad the author got over her writers block. I enjoyed this book very much. I laughed and cried throughout the book. Sorry to see the end of these books. Would love to read about Betsy and Dr. Lucas. My favorite of the three is still the first but all three were very entertaining and a joy to read. I highly recommend all three.
Gorgeous Nina
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was the best in all three books and I was really sad to close the last page in this series.. I felt a Spark between Betsy and Dr. Whiskers :b
I wish our dear auther would do something about it.

No need to say I feel like I lost my friend now that I finished the series.

Looking forward to your next Creation miss Fenton.
Jun 12, 2017 rated it really liked it

Nicely done for the third book. I like that each book was a build of the main character but at the same time still incorporated the other characters from the previous books. I highly recommend the trilogy!! Looking forward to more from this author.
Carol Bisig
Jun 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely Must Read!

This is the wittiest book that I have read in years! I am madly in love with Marlowe, and Minerva! The twins are hilarious, and his friends are either barmy as heck or the funniest characters you will ever meet! I have a top five this year, this just moved to number one! I highly recommend today! Thanks! Enjoy !
carolintallahassee 👒
Rebecca Rouillard
Oct 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
The best of the trilogy due to the brilliant addition of the 'Misstophers', a regency version of 'Beliebers' or 'Swifties', in this case rabid fans of the fictional poet Christopher Essex. I laughed out loud throughout this book. I like to think Jane Austen would have enjoyed it too.
mary moody
Jun 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love this book! !!

I read some reviews from other readers. So I was preparing myself to be disappointed. However, I absolutely loved this book. This series has been the best I have read in a while.
La Cava
May 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Alabaster Hip wrote by Maggie Fenton provides a truly enjoyable reading experience. The fast pace mixed with witty dialogue make this book difficult to put down.

It is joyful to watch the Hero/heroine relationship develop. Both Evelyn Leighton, Vicount Marlowe and Minerva Jones have been hurt in the past, resulting in two people with trust issues. But as Ms. Fenton takes these two characters through hilarious predicaments, as well as scary situations, misunderstandings, abductions, and even a
Jun 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Maggie Fenton’s novel “The Alabaster Hip” follows the story of Viscount Marlowe and Minerva Jones. Their first meeting begins the romance which is peppered with so many hilarious events, that I often found myself chuckling. Viscount Marlowe meets Minerva at the boarding school, where his daughters have been schooled. They find themselves in a compromising situation, that comes about purely by accident. So begins the adventure mixed with romance and witty dialogue.
I really enjoyed this story and
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