Desperate Measures (A Regency Short Story) [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Desperate Measures (A Regency Short Story)

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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.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012878519
  • Publisher: Candice Hern
  • Publication date: 5/31/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 107,799
  • File size: 488 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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  • Posted June 8, 2011

    Lovely short story

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 28, 2012

    A light Regency novel with a fun story of life's twists and turns!

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2013

    Sweet story

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2012

    A sweet story

    The book was really short, but it was a cute story and I enjoyed it. I love all of Candice Hern's stories!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 31, 2013

    cute!

    This was a cute story but could easily become a really good book. Candice Hern's characters are always lively and somewhat confused, even a little ditsy; but fun. This story is about the confusion surrounding 2 young people and the affection they have for each other. Regency society of it's self plants wedges between people sseking each other. It is amazing that anyone ever found love during that period. Maybe they didn't and it is just our wish that they did. Only deviousness and planning will get these two together. These could be very interesting characters but a short stoy only provides a snippet of what they could be.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 10, 2011

    Perfect on a rainy day

    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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  • Posted July 20, 2011

    wonderful night time reading

    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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  • Posted July 14, 2011

    Lazy afternoon at cottage

    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.

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  • Posted July 14, 2011

    Great for a quick read

    It is a great book for that rainy day when you want to curl up beside the fire and escape from the world. Lydia is caught up in her romance which must have been a wonderful time. Sometimes we would like to go back to those times but only for a little while. Todays world is very different and the several hours of escape is wonderful. For a afternoon read it is a short story.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 15, 2011

    A surprisingly satisfying short story

    Lydia plans to flirt with her brother's friend Philip to make another man jealous, but when the object of her plan shows up to take Philip's place in the ruse, what is Lydia to do? I rarely like a short story, especially in the romance category. Either I'm left thinking the characters don't really know each other or I'm left feeling that I've missed most of the romance. Somehow that isn't the case here, maybe because everyone has had a secret infatuation at some point in their life. Very entertaining story!

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  • Posted June 14, 2011

    cute regency story

    This short story is a tiny gem. When Lydia engages her brother's friend Phillip to pretend to woo her at a ball in order to make Geoffrey take notice, it becomes a whole new ball game when Geoffrey himself shows up in Phillip's stead to make her un-named gentleman jealous. Very cute and sweet.

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  • Posted June 6, 2011

    Tease

    This book is a tease. You should be warned, before you get started, that it is a short story. The plot is something that most every girl has tried before: use a friend, to make a man jealous. The problem with that plan is that the wrong man - or right man, depending on how you look at it - shows up to the ball.
    I was actually hoping that problems would ensue, to be resolved later, but that didn't happen. I got caught up in the story, only to be left wanting more. Don't get me wrong, to want more - to me - means I liked what I was reading and didn't want to quit.
    This book is worth taking a peek at.

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