Desperate Measures (A Regency Short Story)

Desperate Measures (A Regency Short Story)

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by Candice Hern
     
 
Note: This is a short story (less than 10,000 words) and not a novella. Customers who enjoy the traditional Regency Romances of Georgette Heyer will enjoy this witty Regency short story by New York Times bestselling author Candice Hern. Lydia Bettridge is a young woman suffering the pangs of unrequited love. To capture the attention of Geoffrey Danforth, the man who

Overview

Note: This is a short story (less than 10,000 words) and not a novella. Customers who enjoy the traditional Regency Romances of Georgette Heyer will enjoy this witty Regency short story by New York Times bestselling author Candice Hern. Lydia Bettridge is a young woman suffering the pangs of unrequited love. To capture the attention of Geoffrey Danforth, the man who has stolen her heart but barely notices her, she has resorted to desperate measures with a seemingly clever plan. By engaging the help of Phillip, a friend of her brother's, to play the love-smitten fool in public, she hopes to pique the interest of her unnamed love. But when Geoffrey himself shows up to take Phillip's place, all her careful planning is turned upside down. What's a girl to do but to make the best of it? This short story was originally published in The Mammoth Book of Regency Romance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012878519
Publisher:
Candice Hern
Publication date:
05/31/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
44,150
File size:
499 KB

Meet the Author

Candice Hern is the award-winning, bestselling author of historical romance novels set during the English Regency, a period she knows well through years of collecting antiques and fashion prints of the period. She travels to England regularly, always in search of more historical and local color to bring her stories and characters to life. Her books have won praise for the "intelligence and elegant romantic sensibility" (Romantic Times) as well as "delicious wit and luscious sensuality (Booklist).

Candice's award-winning website (www.candicehern.com) is often cited for its Regency World pages, where readers interested in the era will find an illustrated glossary, a detailed timeline, illustrated digests of Regency people and places, articles on Regency fashion, research links, and much more. It is the only author website listed among the online resources for the Jane Austen Centre in England.
Visit www.candicehern.com for more information on all Candice's books, including excerpts and a look "behind the scenes" of each novel.

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Desperate Measures 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Margaret_Long More than 1 year ago
This was a lovely, sweet, funny short story, sort of like a miniature Regency Romance. I loved it. (And unlike another reviewer, I was not surprised it was a short story. The title, the description, and the cover all state clearly that it is a short story.) Highly recommended.
vanessasgram More than 1 year ago
This is a delightful romp in the Regency era and is a great stress reducer! The characters are real and the book grabs your interest right away. It's delightful to see the twists and turns of this story. I was sorry to see it end. IF you like period love stories and something light is what you're needing--this is for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even though the story was short, it was well done. I found myself cheering the characters on. A fun read if you have an hour to kill.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was really short, but it was a cute story and I enjoyed it. I love all of Candice Hern's stories!
Anonymous 3 days ago
About short stories. Not many of them are worth to read . This one is thoroughly enjoyable . Well-known, A.Chekhov and O.Wild, who are considered to be among the greatest writers of short fiction , acknowledged this style of writing as exhausting burden that requires much effort . I would like to give Candice Hern the applause for this short story . She provided just the right description of details that helps us to be involved . At the same time, each character is so real and well portrayed , the dialogs are so vivid that the book can't be put down until it's finished . Thank you . G.K.
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FolkloverAK More than 1 year ago
Lovely and light thid is a definete keeper and a wonderful intro to Candace Herns style. If you like Georgeyte Heyer i garuntee you will live Hern!
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kybunnies More than 1 year ago
This is one of those books that will not leave your hands. I loved the part where the character Lydia makes Geoffrey jealous. Ms. Hern is going to have a wonderful following of readers.
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RedheadNB More than 1 year ago
It is very romatic. Lydia tries the age old trick of trying to make the man she is interested in jealous. And the problems start. This is a quick read and is great for an afternoon of curling up with a blanket and a cup of tea or glass of wine and escaping from the world in front of a fire.