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A Proper Companion (A Regency Romance)

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5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Characters that really come alive....

There is nothing better than a book that truly brings its characters alive, with full personalities, quirks, dreams and troubles. Candice Hern truly achieves that in A Proper Companion. Emily, the companion to a dowager, starts off with a properly demure personality as...
There is nothing better than a book that truly brings its characters alive, with full personalities, quirks, dreams and troubles. Candice Hern truly achieves that in A Proper Companion. Emily, the companion to a dowager, starts off with a properly demure personality as suits her station in life, but even at the beginning, you can sense a spark of fun in her. Certainly, she was witty and intelligent even from the start, yet you see her grow in confidence and really blossom over the course of the book. Robert, the dowager's nephew, is impossible not to like and you find yourself hoping that he can somehow untangle himself from his betrothal and find true happiness with Emily. But no honourable gentleman can break a betrothal. Emily wouldn't dream of interfering. Perhaps the crafty dowager has a trick up her sleeve? Well worth the read. You won't be able to put it down, and the characters will linger in your mind long after you read it.

posted by Elle_S on July 20, 2011

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Boring

This book was advertised as being in the style of Georgette Heyer. But the dialogue doesn't sparkle, the lady has no spunk, and the rake is conventional. The author writes that her characters are witty and charming and intelligent... I'm glad she made that clear othewis...
This book was advertised as being in the style of Georgette Heyer. But the dialogue doesn't sparkle, the lady has no spunk, and the rake is conventional. The author writes that her characters are witty and charming and intelligent... I'm glad she made that clear othewise I would never have guessed. The only author I've read that compares to the great Heyer is Joan Smith (Escapade, Perdita,Talk of the town, Aunt Sophies Diamonds- to name a few of the best) Spend money on her books instead. It's cheaper too since you don't have to buy additional books to reach the happy ending. And you won't be bored doing it.

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  • Posted July 20, 2011

    Characters that really come alive....

    There is nothing better than a book that truly brings its characters alive, with full personalities, quirks, dreams and troubles. Candice Hern truly achieves that in A Proper Companion. Emily, the companion to a dowager, starts off with a properly demure personality as suits her station in life, but even at the beginning, you can sense a spark of fun in her. Certainly, she was witty and intelligent even from the start, yet you see her grow in confidence and really blossom over the course of the book. Robert, the dowager's nephew, is impossible not to like and you find yourself hoping that he can somehow untangle himself from his betrothal and find true happiness with Emily. But no honourable gentleman can break a betrothal. Emily wouldn't dream of interfering. Perhaps the crafty dowager has a trick up her sleeve? Well worth the read. You won't be able to put it down, and the characters will linger in your mind long after you read it.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 2, 2011

    Fun regency

    A penniless companion gets a chance at a London season thanks to her generous matchmaking employer and possibly a path to her own happy-ever-after that rivals the heoines in the gothic novels that she enjoys. This is a fun, traditional regency which I enjoyed rereading. It's like comfort food, no great surprises, but an enjoyable experience nevertheless. What makes it stand out are the fun characters--the social-climbing Lady Windhurst, the tempermental French chef, the pug who must only be spoken to in French, and the list goes on. Definitely worth reading and rereading.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 8, 2013

    Charming!

    Charming!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2013

    Very good!

    I really enjoyed this book. Both Emily and Robert are delightful characters. A wonderful love story.

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  • Posted January 25, 2013

    Recommend

    I you love Regency Romances this is an excellant one. The story is good and an example of the Regency era attitudes to marriage both before and after the wedding. The writing is lively and the characters well drawn. Some would call this light and superfical but what do you read a Regency Romance for.

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  • Posted June 24, 2012

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    Very good!

    I really enjoyed this book and all the others Ms. Hern has written.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2012

    Good read

    Good read for lazy days when you can curl up to read

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  • Posted November 15, 2011

    A Fun Read

    This was a fun read. The author writes well and uses a good vocabulary. There are no graphic scenes.

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  • Posted August 26, 2011

    Fast and enjoyable read

    I really enjoyed this book. It is an easy read and can be read in a day. I enjoyed the time in which the book took place and i always enjoy a happy ending. Too cute.

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  • Posted July 20, 2011

    Excellent, as always

    A good fast read!

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  • Posted July 20, 2011

    Great Book!

    Amazing book. I was interested from the first page. I will read more of this author.

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