A Dash of Scandalby Amelia Grey
In London to help her injured Aunt Beatrice, Millicent Blair is shocked to learn the old woman has been making ends meet by writing a gossip column. She actually picks up tidbits at society affairs and, using the pen name "Lord Truefitt," makes them the talk of the ton ! But since the injury prevents Beatrice from attending such gatherings, she begs/i>… See more details below
In London to help her injured Aunt Beatrice, Millicent Blair is shocked to learn the old woman has been making ends meet by writing a gossip column. She actually picks up tidbits at society affairs and, using the pen name "Lord Truefitt," makes them the talk of the ton ! But since the injury prevents Beatrice from attending such gatherings, she begs Millicent to act as her eyes and ears.
Seeing a new face at a soiree, Chandler Preswick is as intrigued by the notes Millicent is taking - and her air of secrecy-as by her beauty. For the roguishly handsome Earl has been hunting for a thief who stole his family's most precious heirloom. And this mysterious out-of-towner arouses more than his imagination.
"Like I said, it was a delight to read this book. It was sweet and fun and I read it in a heartbeat with a smile on my face. I need to read more by Amelia Grey, she does not disappoint." - Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell
"The mystery of who stole the priceless heirloom was masterfully weaved in to this beautiful romance. You will be shocked at who was the thief! I give A Dash Of Scandal a 4 Horseshoe rating!" - PonyTails Book Reviews
"Dash of Scandal offers more than just a dash of enjoyment. It was a light, witty book perfect for an afternoon of reading." - The Romance Reader
"This books is totally delightful! It is funny, full of wonderfully colorful characters and unexpected plot twists and turns. The dialogue is witty and the chemistry between Chandler and Millicent simply sizzles." - Sugarbeat's Books
"If you are looking for a clever story, a little Shakespeare and a mystery that will keep you guessing to the end this is the historical romance novel for you." - Love to Read for Fun
"It was lighthearted with a touch of romance and mystery." - Books Like Breathing
"The author has given us a delicious scandal, intriguing thief, raving beauty and wicked Earl. The story is light but with an action packed base that will surly keep you sitting on the edge of your seat salivating for more and more of what's to come." - Yankee Romance Reviewers
"A good reread for old fans, and a great introduction to Grey's talent for new ones." - Rakehell
"Amelia Grey's novels are what romance dreams are made of. Simply charming! I'm thrilled this novel was reissued; allowing me the chance to discover its beauty." - Love Romance Passion
"I recommend this one to Regency fans and other readers of Historical Romance. Grey gives readers a book that is fast paced, yet sweet and charming. I think readers will fall in love with the main characters and root for them to figure out the secrets and find their happiness." - Debbie's Book Bag
"Overall I enjoyed reading Grey's story. It was a cute romance and recommendable." - Sexy Women Read
"Overall, fans of Grey will not be disappointed, especially if you like a heroine who gives the hero a run for his money on the way to their happily ever after." - The Season
"I love this book! Not only was it a little different and mysterious it was just a very entertaining read." - SaveySpender
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Meet the Author
Winner of the Booksellers Best Award and the RT Book Reviews Award for Love and Laughter, Amelia Grey's books have been sold in Europe, Russia, and China. Married for twenty-five years to her high school sweetheart, she has lived in Alabama, Connecticut, and New Hampshire, and now calls Panama City Beach, Florida, home.
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The sappy heroine, fresh-from-the-country Millicent Blair, finds herself as companion for her ailing, gossip writer aunt. As such, she's forced to attend evenings among the London elite to glean juicy items for her aunt's column. She focuses on the doings of the Earl of Dunraven, much to his annoyance. There's a thief afoot, and Dunraven suspects Millicent! Was this plot line to make the story more interesting? Well, it didn't divert this reader from the thinly drawn, stock characters, the formula romance, with no surprises. Couldn¿t put it on my give-away pile fast enough.
A DASH OF SCANDAL by Amelia Grey is a historical romance set in Regency England.It is the story of the dashing,handsome,sexy,Chandler, Earl of Dunraven and Millicent,a gently bred lady who is in London to help her aunt,who writes a gossip column for Society's Daily Column as Lord Truefitt.It has witty dialogue,with mystery,a clever scheme,vivid characters,sensual tension,romance,thief,and a spice of love. This is an engaging story full of charm,set at a lively pace that is sure to appeal to any historical,romance,mystery and Regency readers. "A Dash of Scandal" is a dash of spice in a world there there is upheaval,a thief,uncertainity and a few complications.A great,light read full of charm and characters that will capture your heart. Received for review from the publisher.Details can be found at Sourcebooks Casablanca,an imprint of Sourcebooks,Inc. and My Book Addiction Reviews. It was originally published by Jove Books in 2002.
When Lady Beatrice Talbott tripped over her dog and suffered severe injuries, she sends for her niece Millicent Blair, but not to nurse her back to health. Instead Beatrice assigns Millicent to continue her Lord Truefitt¿s gossip column in the London Daily Reader. Though she loathes spreading gossip, Millicent would do anything including writing this column for her aunt. Millicent reports that the Mad Ton Thief stole a priceless golden raven from the collection of the Earl of Dunraven, Charles Preswick, while the aristocrat hosted a social event. Charles meets Millicent and is very attracted to her wit and intelligence, more so perhaps than her understated beauty. Charles, frustrated by the poor performance of Bow St., begins his own investigation into the identity of the Mad Ton Thief with Millicent helping him sift through the clues. Working in close proximity and courting too, Charles and Millicent fall in love, but she worries what will happen to her beloved aunt if he learns who Truefitt is. Fans of Regency romantic romp will relish this amusing tale highlighted by Lord Truefitt¿s commentaries that borrow from classic literature to describe individual members of the Ton. Even with a semblance of an amateur sleuth investigation, the story line never takes itself seriously, but except for the column never quite attains a sense of irony or powerful suspense. Instead the audience receives a delightfully cheerful ¿All¿s well that ends well¿ tale starring two engaging protagonists. Harriet Klausner
The plot and characters might be predictable but they are well developed and enjoyable. The book is well written and the characters are given depth. The editing is very good too. Actually a 3 1/2.
As Millie helps her recuperating aunt write her anonomous gossip column, she catches the attention of one of the Terrible Threesome, Chandler Presswick, the Earl of Dunraven. Though committed to being a rouge, he is fascinated by this young miss, even when he suspects her of being the notorious Mad Ton thief who has stolen a priceless heirloom from his family. Millie does not want to be attracted to the earl, but she is, and worries what he willl think of her once he knows the truth, that she is one of the gossip mongers who keeps his name in the headlines.
**** A delightful Regency frolic, this amusing novel has more meat to it than the standard Regency, yet is light enough to be a pleasant diversion. Just a touch of intrgue and a little bit of heat make this a novel for both Histosrical and Regency fans. ****
Reviewed by Amanda Killgore.