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Damsel in Distress (Daisy Dalrymple Series #5)
     

Damsel in Distress (Daisy Dalrymple Series #5)

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by Carola Dunn
 

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It's Spring 1923 and love is in bloom as the Honourable Phillip Petrie finds himself totally smitten with Miss Gloria Arbuckle, daughter of an American millionaire. But before the enthusiastic suitor can pop the question, his beloved is abducted by kidnappers. As Gloria's distraught father begins assembling the ransom, Phillip enlists his childhood friend, the

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It's Spring 1923 and love is in bloom as the Honourable Phillip Petrie finds himself totally smitten with Miss Gloria Arbuckle, daughter of an American millionaire. But before the enthusiastic suitor can pop the question, his beloved is abducted by kidnappers. As Gloria's distraught father begins assembling the ransom, Phillip enlists his childhood friend, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple to help him recover his missing sweetheart. Strictly forbidden to contact the police, Daisy must resist the temptation to bring her occasional collaborator Scotland Yard's Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher into the case. But as she closes in on the abductors' rural hideway, she begins to suspect that Gloria isn't the only fair damsel whose life hangs in the balance...

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Kirkus Reviews
It's 1923 in postWW I England, and the Honorable Philip Petrie—aimless, car-loving younger son of an aristocratic family—meets Gloria Arbuckle, daughter of an American millionaire, in the countryside near Malvern. It's love at first sight, but a second meeting ends with the kidnapping of Gloria, a failed attempt by Philip to rescue her, and a note from the kidnappers to Arbuckle demanding a huge ransom and utter secrecy. Philip enlists the help of the intrepid Honorable Daisy Dalrymple, a childhood friend and neighbor in the woodlands where Gloria and her captors are holed up. Daisy resists the temptation to bring her beloved Detective Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard into the picture. She eventually finds the captors' well-hidden shack but then is captured herself. Her escape, leaving Gloria behind, forces the kidnappers to move their hideaway, and now Fletcher, along with some of Daisy's trusted friends and servants, band together to ensure Gloria's safe return while her father arranges the money pick-up and Fletcher successfully figures out who's behind it all.

Pretty much the same Dunn mixture (Requiem for a Mezzo, 1996, etc.)—a combo of P.G. Wodehouse and Boys' Own Adventures, laced with reminders of the all-pervasive class distinctions of the era. A dauntless Daisy, and good-natured fun, if a little fey.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429931434
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
04/01/2011
Series:
Daisy Dalrymple Series , #5
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
86,513
File size:
262 KB

Meet the Author

CAROLA DUNN is the author of the Daisy Dalrymple series as well as other mysteries and historical novels. Born and raised in England, she lives in Eugene, Oregon.


CAROLA DUNN is the author of many mysteries featuring Daisy Dalrymple, including Sheer Folly, Gone West and Heirs to the Body, as well as numerous historical novels. Born and raised in England, she lives in Eugene, Oregon.

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Damsel in Distress 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Elena woke up and blinked. She smiled to herself and stood up. She went outside to take a walk. As Elena munched on a tuft of grass she couldnt help wondering how big is my secret and do i really have one. As Elena stopped munching some pieces of grass fell out of her mouth as she looked around carefully. Elena trotted off and she licked a flower as she spotted something. She carefully looked around and saw a flash of gray. "Whos there?" She bravely asked. Then she saw a wolf walk out of the trees teeth bared and covered in blood. The wolf was grinning as he growled "what are you. Crunchy or crispy." Then he laughed. Just then Elenas mom stepped out and called "run Elena run!Theres no time to stop my sweetheart never stop or look behind you just run!" Then the pair took off into the trees and bushes without stopping or looking behind them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These prices are absurd. What are you thinking, B&N? (I haven't read the book, so can't provide a review. I have enjoyed the other books in this series, thus the rating.)
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