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A Viscount's Proposal

A Viscount's Proposal

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by Melanie Dickerson

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Leorah Langdon has no patience for Regency society’s shallow hypocrisy and unnecessary rules, especially for women. She’s determined to defy convention by marrying for grand passion instead of settling for a loveless union like her parents—or wedding a stuffy, pompous gentleman like Edward, the Viscount Withinghall. But when a chance meeting in


Leorah Langdon has no patience for Regency society’s shallow hypocrisy and unnecessary rules, especially for women. She’s determined to defy convention by marrying for grand passion instead of settling for a loveless union like her parents—or wedding a stuffy, pompous gentleman like Edward, the Viscount Withinghall. But when a chance meeting in the countryside leads to Leorah and Withinghall being discovered in his overturned carriage—alone and after dark—the ensuing gossip may force them together.

Withinghall has his reasons for clinging to propriety; his father perished in a duel with his mistress’s husband, and Edward must avoid scandal himself if he wants to become prime minister. He certainly has no time for a reckless hoyden like Miss Langdon. But soon the two discover that Withinghall’s coach “accident” was no such thing: the vehicle was sabotaged.

Can the culprit be brought to justice? Strong-willed Leorah and duty-driven Withinghall will have to work together if they have any hope of saving her reputation, his political career—and his life.

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Brilliance Publishing
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Regency Spies of London Series , #2
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5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Historical romance author Melanie Dickerson earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama and has taught special education in Georgia and Tennessee. She has also taught English in Germany and Ukraine. Dickerson won the 2012 Carol Award in young adult fiction and the 2010 National Readers’ Choice Award for best first book. Her novels The Healer’s Apprentice and The Merchant’s Daughter were both Christy Award finalists. She lives with her husband and two daughters near Huntsville, Alabama.

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A Viscount's Proposal 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
kp68 6 days ago
In Melanie Dickerson's latest addition, A Viscount's Proposal, to her Regency Spies of London series, you will find Leorah Langdon at odds with her brother's best friend, the Viscount of Withinghall. Nathaniel Langdon and Edward Withinghall have been close friends ever since they meet at school, as young boys. Edward, however, does not have time for his friend's younger sister, Leorah, who does not seem to want to follow society's rules. Edward is more focused on following a clear path to become the next Prime Minister of England; therefore, he wants nothing in the way of achieving his goal! You will be surprised to find that after a carriage accident leaves Edward and Leorah in a compromising situation, they must suddenly deal with the serious after affects. Edward is willing to propose to save Leoah's reputation; however, Leorah, under no circumstances, is willing to say yes! After seeing her parents loveless life together, she wants something more for her own marriage. Not only do the rumors seem to be beginning, but it has also been discovered that the damage to the viscount's vehicle was deliberately set! When it is determined that Edward cannot be moved for several weeks, while his leg, broken in the accident, is healing, you will be interested to see how both Leorah and Edward's mindsets change when they are forced to spend time together. Will they change enough to embrace a new way of thinking? You will interested to discover where Leorah and Edward end up by the final page of this tale!
Blogger35 9 days ago
I'm not a fan of historical fiction, but decided to give this book a try.....it immediately reminded me of Pride and Prejudice and I couldn't stop reading it!! Pride and Prejudice is one of my ALL TIME favorite romances and Dickerson brilliantly writes A Viscount's Proposal JUST as Jane Austen would've wanted to see it done!! Leorah is unconventional, fearless, loyal, and protective when it comes to her loved ones. Yet in the two encounters she has with Lord Withinghall annoys and flusters them both before they are formally introduced. They are annoyed with each other immediately and oh, the fun banter does not stop whenever they're in the same room! Little does Edward know of Leorah's one fear, a loveless marriage. Little does Leorah know of Edward's fear, being involved in a scandal after a tragedy from his childhood. There are misunderstandings, dangerous situations, plenty of tedious gossip, and these two characters gradually realizing how wrong they were about first impressions. LOOOVED that Sense and Sensibility is mentioned in the book and a baby gets to be named Jane, SO CLEVER!! Hated it when Leorah is thrown from her horse, that was seriously a tense moment for me and then the carriage accident, oh my. Loved also how one shooter gets justice in a different way, Dickerson considers every detail that makes this book so enjoyable and I loved every bit of it (can i please give this book 6 or 7 stars!). Could NOT put this book down and so glad I took a chance reading it, Jane Austen would be DELIGHTED with this Viscount's Proposal :) With thanks to the author for the review copy provided, all thoughts and comments are my own.
Charity_Andrews 19 days ago
Oh, Melanie! How you love us to write a Regency series! In the second book to her Regency Spies of London series, we continue on with the Langdon family. This time it’s the story of Leorah, Nicholas’ sister, and Viscount Edward Withinghall. These two do not appreciate each others’ differences, to be sure! Their bickering and irritability are very entertaining and keep you laughing throughout. Melanie is a YA author, but her books are enjoyable by all. The characters are very deep and hilarious. There are a lot of fun Regency “celebrity” references and many scenes reminiscent of Jane Austen’s novels (P&P especially!). Make sure to pick up a copy! Loads of fun and you will fall in love with Edward! Be sure to pick up some of her other fun novels as well! Thanks for this fun read in exchange for my thoughts. As always, this is my honest opinion. Here’s to many more!
LizD1 19 days ago
A Viscount’s Proposal ( The Regency Spies of London-#2) By: Melanie Dickerson A Viscount’s Proposal is book two in The Regency Spies of London by Melanie Dickerson. Dickerson knows how to capture your heart right from the start and not let go till the end. She did not disappoint. The story and the characters , both were well written and easy to follow. I love that the characters were well developed. Leorah is a lady that has no patience for the society and their rules. She knows what she wants and that is true love. She thinks that Edward, the Viscount Withinghall is a stuffy and pompous man. Things change after an accident involving the two. Will Leorah still hold out for her true love? What about Edward, is he still the stuffy man she thought he was? I laughed and also caught myself holding my breath at times and trying to read faster to see what was going to happen next. I really enjoyed A Viscount’s Proposal and I know you will too. I was given a complimentary copy of this book by NetGalley , but was not told that I had to give a positive review. All opinions are my own.
booksaresanity 19 days ago
This story really grabbed me and would not let me go. Leorah was my kind of girl; she refused to comply with society's ridiculous rules for women and she was not afraid to speak up and out. I just laughed and laughed when she and her friend Felicity were caught comparing Lord Withinghall to a pirate! The fact that Lord Withinghall and Leorah had an immediate dislike for each other made the story so much more interesting with every encounter between the two! The verbal sparring was intense and I imagined I was there watching it all unfold! Then everything cranked up a notch when the mystery, murder and secrets began! Dickerson masterfully tells a story that will draw you in and hold you captive until the very last word is read! I was completely intrigued and loved every minute of The Viscount's Proposal and you will too! I received a copy of this book via netgalley and was under no obligation to review it.
RachsRamblings 19 days ago
This is a great sequel in this series, and I really enjoyed it. The characters are well developed, the book moves at a really nice pace, the plot is well done. Simply put it's a very well written story. I love this time period, and I really liked the main characters in this read. The way the main characters view each other reminded me a bit if pride and prejudice. It shows how important it can be to not make judgments about people before we know them. The faith and forgiveness theme was strong and rounded out a wonderful read. Leorah is a great lead character, and her stubbornness and personality really make this a strong rather fun novel! She is definitely a character with whom I'd love to spend time! This was an enjoyable read and one I recommend, I plan on buying the paper version to put on my forever shelves. " I would never shun you. God loves us all. We are all frail creatures with no right to condemn anyone." I received this book from the author. The opinions are my own.
SusanSnodgrassBookworm 19 days ago
I love Melanie Dickerson's fairy tales with a Christian theme. I have always loved fairy tales. I also love a good Regency novel. Melanie Dickerson has proved she can switch genres effortlessly. She does do an awesome Regency. Top notch! Just excellent. And she adds a great mystery as well in this book. I loved every minute and finished in two days! Looking forward to her next book *I was provided a copy of this book via Net Galley from the publisher. My review is my own opinion.