The Lady Most Likely...

The Lady Most Likely...

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by Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Connie Brockway
     
 

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Three of the brightest stars ofhistorical romance invite you to a party at the countryhome of the Honorable Marquess of Finchley

Hugh Dunne, the Earl of Briarly, needs a wife, so his sisterhands him a list of delectable damsels and promises to invite them—and a few other gentlemen—to her country house for whatis sure to be the event of the

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Three of the brightest stars ofhistorical romance invite you to a party at the countryhome of the Honorable Marquess of Finchley

Hugh Dunne, the Earl of Briarly, needs a wife, so his sisterhands him a list of delectable damsels and promises to invite them—and a few other gentlemen—to her country house for whatis sure to be the event of the season.

Hugh will have time to woo whichever lady he most desires . . .Unless someone else snatches her first.

The invitation list includes:

  • The horse-mad but irresistibly handsome Earl of Briarly
  • The always outspoken Miss Katherine Peyton
  • The dashing war hero Captain Neill Oakes
  • The impossibly beautiful (and painfully shy) Miss Gwendolyn Passmore
  • The terribly eligible new Earl of Charters
  • The widowed Lady Georgina Sorrell (who has no plans to marry, ever)

And your hostess, Lady Carolyn Finchley, an irrepressiblematchmaker who plans to find the lady most likely . . .to capture her brother’s untamed heart.

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Editorial Reviews

Booklist
“A truly original, delightfully amusing treat....Sparkles with wit, sizzles with sensuality, and, most important, is superbly satisfying.”
Publishers Weekly
This charming, lighthearted Regency, written in three parts by bestsellers Quinn (Ten Things I Love About You), James (A Kiss at Midnight), and Brockway (The Golden Season), delivers wit and heart with every page. Lady Carolyn Finchley hosts a house party to find a match for her horse-mad brother, Hugh Dunne, earl of Briarly. Hugh (who compares the season's top debutante to the "one foal that everyone thinks will breed a winner") and two other exceedingly eligible gents mingle with Miss Gwendolyn Passmore, who conceals awkwardness with arrogance; the straight-speaking Miss Katherine Peyton; and Hugh's recently widowed childhood friend Lady Georgina Sorrell. The romance's cheerful tone and key plot points carry through seamlessly as each author takes the reins, making three matches for the price of one. (Jan.)
Library Journal
There's nothing like being thrown from a horse and ending up in a temporary coma to start a bachelor nobleman thinking of the title's succession, so when avid horse trainer Hugh Dunne, Earl of Briarly, gets tossed, he asks his happily married sister for help. The resulting house party, overflowing with marriageable misses and aristocratic swains, provides the ideal opportunity for Hugh to find the perfect wife. Yet imagine his surprise when he also discovers the love of his life. Three couples are highlighted in this engaging romance in which a trio of best-selling authors—Quinn, Eloisa James, and Connie Brockway—join their talents to produce separate but integrated parts of the same story, picking up where another leaves off in a compelling narrative that flows seamlessly from beginning to end. VERDICT Flirty, joyful, and just plain fun, this is a thoroughly delightful historical, as well as the successful result of a novel approach. From the pens of writers like these, what else would one expect?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062017994
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/28/2010
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
375
Product dimensions:
6.86(w) x 11.34(h) x 0.81(d)

Meet the Author

Julia Quinn started writing her first book one month after finishing college and has been tapping away at her keyboard ever since.

The New York Times bestselling author of twenty-four novels for Avon Books, she is a graduate of Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges and is one of only fifteen authors ever to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family.

Eloisa James is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author and professor of English literature, who lives with her family in New York but can sometimes be found in Paris or Italy. (Her husband is an honest-to-goodness Italian knight!) Eloisa's website offers short stories, extra chapters, and even a guide to shopping in Florence.

A New York Times bestselling author of twenty-two novels for Avon Books, Julia Quinn is a graduate of Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges and lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest.

New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James is a professor of English literature who lives with her family in New York but can sometimes be found in Italy.

Connie Brockway, the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-two books, is an eight-time finalist and two-time winner of the RITA® Award. She lives in Minnesota with her husband and two spoiled mutts.

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The Lady Most Likely... 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 266 reviews.
The_Reading_Reviewer More than 1 year ago
In this corner we have Hugh Theodore Dunne, earl of Briarly who is in need of a wife to produce an heir. In the other corner you have Hugh's sisters ready to make this happen and devising a list of prospective candidates. Which leave two other corners of potential women of merit who can become his wife with each of them having their own story to tell. Lady Georgina Sorrell is a widow who plans to stay that way until she meets the match of love she has searched for. Gwendolyn Passmore who is the stunningly beautiful belle of the Ton and the envy of every eligible female. Lastly there is Miss Katherine Petyon who tries to hard to be everything everyone wants and displays her displeasure with a flair for the dramatic this side of diva. Hugh was to pick a wife based on their qualities that most match his beloved horses in that they are strong, reliable and willing to be tamed. He has friends who provide other advise and in fact move in on his potential candidates while Hugh is concerning himself with which horse is the best match for a race instead of wooing his potential brides. A house party was never this much fun before and trying to see at the end of each story who will be left standing is fascinating. This book is fun and the stories so entertaining and well written you find it hard to believe this was not written by one author instead of three. The chapters continue with a consistent theme and ensure the reader can keep the ebb and flow of the stories. While some parts may seem a little too well revealed this book regardless is so charming and the characters endearing you will soon forget any small flaws.
KayLynnIN More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book! I'm a big fan of Julia Quinn books, and the other authors meshed wonderfully.
Tiffany_Dover57 More than 1 year ago
I checked out the audio book from the library. The narrator was superb. It wasn't quite what I expected. There were a plethora of main characters and in the beginning I had difficulty keeping everyone straight.  This story was a bunch of sweet love matches made during a summer party. Each couple had a unique flavor to their interactions even though they all knew each other very well or at least knew of each other.  Really, what can be better than a bunch of happy endings all at once? I bet much enjoyed this book and will be looking for more from Julia Quinn.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book! Three stories in one Book!
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Due to a glitch I posted my review for another book (The Hazzards of Huntington a Duke) below. I will give this book the average rating and will attempt to fix the error.
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I really enjoyed the three shorter, intertwined romances. This left me with a nice "feel good" and a great way to unwind at bedtime. Only the third story got a little silly because of the heroine in the third story, but overall I liked that story too. As a whole I would give the 1st story 4.5 stars, the second 5 stars, and the final story 4 stars.
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LadyScarlet More than 1 year ago
Great read from great authors. Read it for the Stable scene alone!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great single story told by these 3 authors.
kronan1 More than 1 year ago
It was OK............................................................................................................ The Kate and Neil part of the book brought it down a star.
dienia More than 1 year ago
a cute fast paced story line
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Quick read -not the best from these authors. Story 3 had alittle more sex than the other 2, still timid though. A light hearted read for an afternoon.
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