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The Sins of Lady Dacey (Regency Royal, #15)

(Regency Royal #15)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  296 ratings  ·  19 reviews

The ton could only speculate how a pair of turtledoves would cope as the guests of the scandalous Lady Dacey. Surely she would attempt to corrupt them an act that both Pamela Perryworth and Honoria Goodham would welcome in their rigid, joyless lives.

Though Mrs. Perryworth is married most unhappily
Mass Market Paperback, 199 pages
Published March 2nd 1994 by Fawcett
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Ivy H
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Rating: 4 stars

There is nothing like a h who takes on the H and puts him in his place. I love it! Honoria is innocent to the point of seeing only the good in others but she is no fool. Even in the midst of vicious schemers, she is a sharp cookie. There is nothing worse than seeing a h who is taken by everyone and is TSTL.
I quite enjoyed the witty, fun romp and wasn't too pleased to see it end.
Kate McMurry
Two romances for the price of one

There are two co-heroines in this Regency romance novel, 18-year-old Honoria and 29-year-old Pamela. That's unusual for an MC book. She has definitely provided a secondary romance in some of her other historical romance novels, but not two romances that are of equal importance. For my taste, that's far better than her typical secondary plot which, especially in her earliest novels, tends to be a sudsily melodramatic murder plot.

Pamela's romance is far more compel
Kate  Maxwell
Aug 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: humorous, regency
What happens when a young country miss and a vicar's wife head to London to be ensconced in the home of a lady of the ton, whose reputation is not the shiniest? This was a fun Regency novel in which a rake of a duke was sermonized by Honoria, said country miss. While she missteps throughout the novel, the duke can't help but protect her, and then fall in love with her. Meanwhile, the vicar's wife, who loves to dance and sing, but never did in her own home because of the stern vicar, begins to fa ...more
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was ok
It is one of the better Marion Chesney novels, but I don't think it has held up particularly well in the past 20 years since it had been written.

I mean it is very silly and sometimes funny but it feels kind of preachy even though Chesney's novels make the point over and over that people don't change unless they are in love maybe? (see the whole cast of The House for the Season or The Poor Relations series). Maybe I'm just spoiled for choice, since the more contemporary novels would (I think) g
Bridget Lewis
Jun 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A scandalous Aunt

Honoria received a request for a season in London in the Nick of time! Her parents were going to betrothed her to an old lecher in the village! Honoria needs a chaperone and who better than the young beautiful mistreated Vicars wife Mrs Pamela Perrywith! The Duke of Ware is jaded and makes changes without realizing he is deeply attracted to this young puritan Miss who read him scripture! Can a jaded Duke and a country miss find a HEA! Several misadventures later absolutely yes!
Jul 22, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-books
I really like the main character in this book. She tries to see the good in everyone, even when it is hard. And most of the people around her are seriously crazy so that definitely makes it harder.
Dec 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I would give this book 4 1/2 stars for the author's misuse of the expression "immaculate conception." ...more
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It was ok. Fun fast read, predictable.
Oct 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Honoria Goodham is invited to London for the season by her aunt, Clarissa Dacey. She travels to London with the vicar’s wife, Pamela and together they settle down in Clarissa’s house after an eventful trip which includes the carriage breaking down outside the Duke of Ware’s house.

Honoria and Pamela are soon popular in society which makes Clarissa jealous as she is looking for a husband herself. I enjoyed this story with its interesting characters and plot. Honoria is a heroine who grows on the
I have to say, this is a higher rating than I typically give Marion Chesney's romances, for all I greatly enjoy them, but this one managed to have a slight bit more depth than the others. Not in a "meaningful" way, but it a way that rounded out the story nicely. We see a very innocent, but willfil young Recency miss encounter a peer of dubious background in an unorthodox manner. They initially dislike each other. Confusion and hijinks ensue before the end up happily married and in bed. Exactly t ...more
Oct 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is one of Marion Chesney's more memorable novels. It's a delightful read. The heroine, Honoria, reminds me a bit of Minerva from her self-titled novel. Honoria is a sermon-reading, prosy little beauty. Of course she manages to catch the rakish Duke of Ware. This book stands out because it has a married character (Pamela) who falls in love with another man. Also, Lady Dacey is a disgusting but fascinating character. Overall, a good read! ...more
Mar 12, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fluff
Altogether kind of creepy. The heroine is 18 and the hero is 33. I know it's Regency England but still.....ew.
Especially considering how she's a wide-eyed innocent girl who reads sermons and he's a famous "rake." You can really never tell *why* they like each other. On the girl's part, it seems like a naive crush, but on his part, it's just plain pervy.
Bettye McKee
Jan 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: regency-romance
I enjoy reading any and all of Marion Chesney's books, and this one was no exception. The story was very good and the characters were not the usual prim ladies. Lady Dacey had quite the reputation and when her niece (her very TALL niece) came to stay with her, it was assumed that the niece was also morally lax.

A very enjoyable story, I would recommend it to all Regency fans.
Apr 22, 2014 rated it did not like it
simple. think "see spot run" regency romance. Mrs. Perryworth story could have been written in two lines (what did Sean Delaney see in her?) Honoria was inconsistent and her story boring. I pity Lady Dacey and was glad to see she got her own hea ...more
May 27, 2015 added it
The plot is absurd, the characters 'character' is stated, not proven. Not a great deal to like here. ...more
Oct 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: regency
Though the story is about the Duke of Ware and his child bride, the heroine for me was Pamela the vicar's wife. She and her most correct Mr Delaney were so sweet, their love so real. ...more
Dec 16, 2015 added it
Enjoyed works of this author a long time ago. Trying to read some newer books by her. They proved to be disappointing though. But this one was quite enjoyable.
Not terribly realistic or as amusing as the other books I've read in this series, but not completely awful either. ...more
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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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