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A Rather Curious Engagement (Penny Nichols Series #2)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2012

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  • Posted September 1, 2010

    What a fun audiobook!

    A Rather Curious Engagement continues the adventures of heiress Penny Nichols and her boyfriend Jeremy. Penny and Jeremy decide to allow themselves one big splurge as they try to figure out what to do with their new fortune. A vintage yacht being auctioned off catches their eye and they dream of quiet, relaxing boating trips. Naturally, what they get is more than they bargained for and when the yacht mysteriously disappears Penny is on the case.

    This second book in the Penny Nichols series is as light and entertaining as the first one. Again read by Katherine Kellgren, the audio book is perfect for a summer road trip. Her posh accents combined with Penny's wicked sense of humor kept me laughing! What fun books!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2008

    Great plot, fascinating characters┬┐

    In C.A. Belmond¿s sequel to A Rather Lovely Inheritance, Penny and Jeremy decide to splurge on a yacht, not just any yacht. At an auction, they win the 1926, 35 meter Liesl¿s Dream, complete with teak wood and six luxury bedrooms. Unfortunately, someone steals the yacht out of the harbor. Things definitely are not smooth sailing as Jeremy¿s ex-wife pops back in the picture, trying to win his heart, very much annoying Penny and a mysterious Russian offers to sail away with Penny. C.A. Belmond is a brilliant writer. I savored every word of A Rather Curious Engagement. While this novel is written from Penny¿s point of view, I detected a distinct British quality to the writing. It works! I felt as though I were on tour with the loving couple. They make me yearn for my own yacht. A Rather Curious Engagement is a must read!

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    a fine story

    Since becoming an American -heiress (see A Rather Lovely Inheritance), Penny Nichols has seen her lifestyle radically change. She lives in a luxurious London apartment, weekends in France, has a classic automobile and enjoys living with her flatmate Jeremy.----------- However, on the down side is everyone wants a handout so Penny is constantly being accosted by gigolos, paparazzi, sales people and even a former wife. Penny the snoop and Jeremy the legalese decide to have a big summer fling before putting their money aside for the year to live somewhat normal. They attend an auction on the French Riviera where they buy a 1920s yacht only to have someone boat-jack it and damage it when it is found. Unable to resist the former freelancer investigates the theft which leads them to the previous owner, Count Hubert von Norbert, in Lake Como, Italy and a fifth of Beethoven (without Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band to guide them).---------------- This is a rather entertaining sequel as the adventures of an American heiress in Europe continue. Penny and Jeremy are wonderful dodging gold-diggers, con artists, and peddlers when they just want a little fun before deciding what to do with their nouveau riches. Instead they end up playing amateur sleuths tracking the mystery of the purloined yacht which leads them into all sorts of other escapades including a centuries old still burning continental feud. Fans will relish the return of Penny and Jeremy as they tour Europe.------------- Harriet Klausner

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