Lady Alexandra's Excellent Adventure (Summersby Tale Series #1)

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It's going to be a wild ride…

Lady Alexandra Summersby is not your average society miss. Not only is she more likely to climb a tree than she is to wear a dress, but she has also sworn off marriage. Alex loves taking chances, which is how she finds herself embroiled in a secret mission as she races across the country with the Earl of Trenton. But Alexandra is about to discover that the real danger lies not in duels, but in her completely ...

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Overview

It's going to be a wild ride…

Lady Alexandra Summersby is not your average society miss. Not only is she more likely to climb a tree than she is to wear a dress, but she has also sworn off marriage. Alex loves taking chances, which is how she finds herself embroiled in a secret mission as she races across the country with the Earl of Trenton. But Alexandra is about to discover that the real danger lies not in duels, but in her completely unexpected reaction to Lord Trenton's company.

Michael Ashford, Earl of Trenton, is a man of duty. Honorable, charming, and a hit with the ladies, he's never had trouble staying focused—until now. Lady Alexandra is like no other woman he's ever met, and suddenly the prospect of marriage seems far more appealing. Now, to convince Alexandra that a life together could be an adventure like no other…

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062190345
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/5/2012
  • Series: Summersby Tale Series , #1
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 676,371
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 4.20 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Born in Denmark, Sophie Barnes spent her youth traveling with her parents to wonderful places all around the world. She's lived in five different countries, on three different continents, and speaks Danish, English, French, Spanish, and Romanian. But, most impressive of all, she's been married to the same man three times—in three different countries and in three different dresses.

When she's not busy dreaming up her next romance novel, Sophie enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, cooking, gardening, watching romantic comedies and, of course, reading.

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  • Posted June 25, 2012

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    I really ought to give up trying to find other Regency Romances

    I really ought to give up trying to find other Regency Romances that will measure up to Georgette Heyer's, which I tend to hold as the standard for the genre. These days, I know not to expect that they will be the clean reads that Heyer's books were, but I always hold out hope that they will have the detail, plot, and wit that make Heyer's stories stand out. Sadly for me, Lady Alexandra's Excellent Adventure falls short both as a work of Historical Fiction and a Romance.

    The storyline and the events around it (and frequently, the people's reactions to said events) are so absolutely ridiculous and implausible that I found myself rolling my eyes almost constantly. Barnes tries to capture some of the language of the time but includes little else that makes you feel as if this is supposed to be set in the Regency period. Honestly, it's a modern story that is trying to masquerade as a Regency Romance. On occasion, there is some witty banter between the characters, but I didn't find that it made up for the rest of the book. Once I hit the halfway point, I skimmed most of the rest of the story to see how it played out.

    Personally, I think anyone who regularly reads romance (or even someone who doesn't) would not be particularly impressed with that part of the story, either. I didn't find Alexandra's and Michael's relationship to be particularly touching or romantic. Not only that, but after just one day of knowing each other, it is implied that all of these "deep" feelings and emotions are supposed to have surfaced within each of them, causing them to question their own personal opinions of marriage, blah, blah, blah. Seriously? More like deep feelings of lust. At least try to drag out the tension and the budding relationship for a little longer and try to make me feel like Alexandra and Michael are developing true, honest feelings of love for each other.

    Perhaps if either the storyline or the romance itself had been executed better, I could have bumped up my rating of this book. But as it stands now, I wouldn't recommend Lady Alexandra's Excellent Adventure to anyone looking for Historical Romance/Fiction or any kind of Romance.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2012

    Excellent book. Great series starter. Can't wait for the next one!

    This was a very enjoyable action filled romance. Having read Sophie Barnes' last book, I was very much looking forward to this book, which not only met, but exceeded all my expectations. The story line was great (as with her last book) and packed with action and romance in equally satisfying amounts. This is the first book in the Summersby series, which looks like it will be a fantastic saga. It was a page turner for me. I highly recommend it.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2012

    Sweet and entertaining! I really enjoyed it.

    Sweet and entertaining! I really enjoyed it.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    Good Read!

    I thought Michael was too eager where Alex was concerned! I got why she was the was the way she was, after how she was raised! I did enjoy the ending though, now on to Ryan's story. Ljb

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2012

    Response to Melissa's Bookshelf

    I could not disagree with you more. While I am an avid reader in a wide variety of genres, I checked out your recommended author. Like in the style of Austin, Heyer's weaves an intricate plot. However, that said, Ms. Barnes books are not to be so easily dismissed. She had wonderful stories that use terrific voice. Her characters are approachable rather than stuffy. This is by no means erotica or "smut" as you call it. I have read all of the Summersby books and enjoyed them. Not every book read needs to be for English lit class, but Barnes captures the essence of what it was like to be a/woman during the Regency period, and it was often not pleasant nor were choices available. The women that did stand out did so at their peril.

    These books are written for today's women. They are historical fiction books that are accessible. Well done Ms. Barnes.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2012

    I really enjoyed this book! The romance between Michael and Ale

    I really enjoyed this book!

    The romance between Michael and Alexandra is compelling. As somewhat of an unconventional lady myself, it was a pleasing love story. I highly anticipate the next book in this series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 6, 2012

    I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK... YOU SHOULD ADD IT TO YOUR "

    I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK... YOU SHOULD ADD IT TO YOUR "MUST READ" LIST!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2014

    See Melissa's bookshelf review (LVR)

    Ditto. Enough said.

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  • Posted July 12, 2013

    Enjoyable light reading

    This is a nice light read with a heroine that doesn't fit the usual mold. The pace is brisk without any tedious settings. Of course, we know the prescribed story line but the characters are interesting enough to keep you entertained.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2013

    Dragon Team base.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2013

    Love it

    Great book highly recommend.

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  • Posted March 1, 2013

    Loved it!

    Great book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2013

    Book

    I heard that this is an awsome book and it is but i dont have a credict card and they have stuff that is free but i dont have what i just to said and i get samples but i want to see the whole movie and i am 11 year old and just dont know what to do and if anyone does hear me out and could give me their information and i dont have to pay them back it would be a great pleasure and like i said if u hear me out and i dont have to pay u back it would be apleasure thank u and happy new year!!!!

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2012

    I LOVED IT

    IVORYGLAZE AND READ MY STORY AT IVORY ALL RES

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2012

    A Nights Battle part 3(shadewhisker)

    Shadepaw puffed with pride as he got his name. Then he saw the beautiful light gray tabby she cat who must be Coltstail. She was with three other apprentices. One was a tan tabby and calico tom rubbing against her." Its ok Geckopaw! Reindeerhoof and Mouselight will take care of u." She purred." Ok. Bye sis." Geckopaw said sadly. Coltstail left beside Eaglewing with Windblaze behind. Hepushed past him and saw how he looked at his girl." Its never happening." He hissed in Windblazes ear and strutted off." Hey girls. So Coltstail wats new?" He asked getting closer. Coltstail smiled and Eaglewing giggled. Then windblaze padded in between Shadewhisker and Coltstail. Sh seemed happier that Windblaze was there. Then....." Badgers!" He heard the eagleclan warrior cry. He fought hard to earn Coltstail. But she was unconsious with blood pouring. Windblaze slammed into the badgers stomach and killed it.

    0 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 23, 2012

    Funny and sexy at the same time!

    Fun dialogue between all the characters. I always enjoy the "girl with a boys name" plots especially when they make the hero question his sanity/sexuality. Great story, hopefully we will get to hear the brothers' tales next!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2012

    Great book

    Loved this story.

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    Posted May 29, 2012

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