The Earl's Comeuppance

The Earl's Comeuppance

by Phylis Ann Warady, Phylis A. Warady
     
 

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In Margaret Astell's opinion, the Earl of Pardo was overbearing, conceited, and disconcertingly handsome. What business did he have meddling in the affairs of a respectable widow? As far as the earl was concerned, he was saving his dashing, romantically inclined heir from the fortune-hunting snares of Mrs. Astell's pretty daughter. But when that affair was resolved to

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In Margaret Astell's opinion, the Earl of Pardo was overbearing, conceited, and disconcertingly handsome. What business did he have meddling in the affairs of a respectable widow? As far as the earl was concerned, he was saving his dashing, romantically inclined heir from the fortune-hunting snares of Mrs. Astell's pretty daughter. But when that affair was resolved to his satisfaction, he still found cause to take an interest in the Astell family. His reason would have surprised the suave earl himself--he had fallen in love.

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Library Journal
Warady's second novel (the first was Scandal's Daughter , Walker, 1990) makes enjoyable reading. A widow and her five children travel to London for the season. The mother, Margaret, hopes to find a suitable husband for her eldest daughter Henrietta. As their paths cross with Margaret's sister-in-law, an elitist earl, his nephew, and a mischievous publisher, the plot acquires depth and intrigue. (Of course, love wins out in the end--twice.) Warady appears to have researched the colloquialisms and fashions of early 19th-century London quite thoroughly; this adds much to the tone of her novel. A good addition to general romance collections, this novel will also appeal to many YA readers given the ages of several characters and its shorter length. This light, historical romance with some substance is definitely recommended.-- Betsy Larson, Brennemann Lib., Chicago

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802711861
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Publication date:
11/13/1991
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 8.59(h) x 0.82(d)

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