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A Man of Many Talents
     

A Man of Many Talents

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by Deborah Simmons
 

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A Regency Romp

Originally published by The Berkley Publishing Group

A history, a mystery, and a pair of spectacles…

After Christian Reade, Viscount Moreland, debunks a famous haunted house, his services as a so-called ghost router are much in demand. Bemused, he refuses all requests until he receives a summons from the intriguing

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A Regency Romp

Originally published by The Berkley Publishing Group

A history, a mystery, and a pair of spectacles…

After Christian Reade, Viscount Moreland, debunks a famous haunted house, his services as a so-called ghost router are much in demand. Bemused, he refuses all requests until he receives a summons from the intriguing Miss Parkinson of Sibel Hall. There, he finds more mysteries than he bargained for, including how to woo his prickly hostess.

Editorial Reviews

Romantic Times - Kathe Robin
“Deborah Simmons presents a charming Regency "Ghostbusters" with a little mystery twist and a sweet confection of a love story."
All About Romance - Sandy Coleman
“Readers looking for a light, funny, and smart story can find it here.”

Product Details

BN ID:
2940015146769
Publisher:
Bennett Street Books
Publication date:
08/27/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
782,770
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

A former journalist, Deborah Simmons is the author of twenty-eight novels and novellas, published by Avon, Berkley, and Harlequin.

Among her works are a USA Today Bestselling anthology and her popular series on the medieval de Burgh family. Two of Simmons' books have been finalists in the Romance Writers of America's annual RITA competition for excellence: The Gentleman Thief in 2001 and A Lady of Distinction in 2005. And two have been finalists in the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence in Mystery/Suspense, The Gentleman’s Quest and Glory and the Rake.

Simmons has sold more than two and a half million books in North America, and her work has been translated and published in twenty-seven countries, including illustrated editions in Japan.

Find her at DeborahSimmons.com or Facebook.com/authordeborahsimmons.

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Man of Many Talents 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Abigail Parkinson, owner of Sibel Hall, needs to sell the place, but Sir Boundefort, a ghost she has never seen, scares away prospective buyers. She writes to ghost chaser Christian Reade, whose unwanted reputation is based on debunking a spectral claim at Belles Corner. Though he prefers not to go, Christian travels to Sibel Hall as a favor to his beloved ailing grandfather.

His reception by the owner is cold as if Abigail is angry with him, but Christian finds he can¿t get the ¿Governess¿ out of his mind and cannot ignore her smell of lilac. On the other hand, her three live-in cousins run the gamut of welcome. Mercia hopes he finds the ghost and the reported treasure; the Colonel welcomes a fellow adventurer but believes he wastes his time; Emery the intellect treats him with disdain. However, the worst is Abigail who he badly wants to admire him considers him a miscreant though he knows not why. As he tries to uncover the mystery of the haunting and his hostess, Christian and Abby fall in love, but she has not forgiven him for forgetting that as children she was once his wench and he her pirate.

This is a fun Regency romance due to the delightful lead couple. The three ¿cousins¿ are minor irritants as readers will want to tell the trio to shut up after constantly hearing the Colonel¿s loud voice, Emery¿s sneering comments, and Mercia¿s inane gibberish. However, when it comes to love among the lilacs, fans will appreciate this entertaining ghost-busting romance with a pinch of suspense that comes from an unlikely source.

Harriet Klausner

Guest More than 1 year ago
Miss Parkinson has a problem. The real estate market is historically poor, but having a ghost makes the idea of selling a house frankly impossible. Her solution is to hire noted ghost hunter, Christian Reade who has recently had a noteable success. For his part, Christian is sick of ghosts and just wants a vacation, but accepts the job as a favor to his grandfather. ........... To his surprise, the occupants of Sibel Hall, especially Miss Parkinson, are not all that happy to see him and there appears to be a mystery that needs solving, one with an all too human answer. However, the biggest mystery that Christian wants to get to the bottom of is how to win Miss Parkinson's heart. ........... ***** Fans of Regencies and ghost stories alike will find this a charming story with quirky characters abounding.