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Miss Wonderful

Miss Wonderful

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by Loretta Chase
     
 

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Beloved author Loretta Chase offers her long-awaited new novel-the tale of a bluestocking and a  reformed rake who clash over a matter of business, and soon find themselves facing an entirely different, and delicious, sort of tension.

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Beloved author Loretta Chase offers her long-awaited new novel-the tale of a bluestocking and a  reformed rake who clash over a matter of business, and soon find themselves facing an entirely different, and delicious, sort of tension.

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Fans of USA Today–bestselling author Loretta Chase will be completely charmed by her new hero, Alastair Carsington, and this fresh romantic tale of opposites attracting. The story opens with Alastair receiving an edict from his father, Lord Hargate: Alastair must marry an heiress. Lord Hargate has tired of paying for the romantic indiscretions of his third son. Further, Alastair has returned from the battlefield at Waterloo with a severe limp and an excessive interest in clothes. Alastair is dispatched to the wilds of Derbyshire in winter, with a charge to promote the canal proposal of Lord Gordmor. Opposing him: the very intelligent, obstinate, and unstylishly dressed Mirabel Oldridge, who wishes no change in her beloved countryside. How Alastair and Mirabel resolve their differences, uncover a deadly plot, and manage to get her out of those terrible clothes makes for most entertaining reading. Ginger Curwen
Library Journal
Alistair Carsington-wounded Waterloo hero, third son of the Earl of Hargate, and a dismal judge of female character-is commanded by his father to find a way to be self-supporting within the next six months (either by finding an occupation or winning an heiress) or risk impoverishing his younger brothers. He then heads for an isolated corner of Derbyshire to see a botanist about a canal and is confronted with the one thing he can't resist: a beautiful, desirable woman. On the other hand, Mirabel Oldridge, intelligent, independent, if rather sartorially challenged, has enough to deal with in managing the estate of her plant-obsessed father and isn't about to let a charming dandy, however heroic and handsome, distract her. Graced with compelling prose, witty dialog, well-researched detail, and engaging, exceptionally well-drawn characters, this beautifully done historical is Chase's first new book in five years-and it was well worth the wait. Chase (The Last Hellion) has written a number of much-loved, award-winning historical romances and lives in Worcester, MA. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101204559
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/02/2004
Series:
Carsington Family Series , #1
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
76,433
File size:
420 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Loretta Chase holds a B.A. from Clark University, where she majored in English and minored unofficially in visual art. Her past lives include part-time teaching at Clark and a Dickensian six-month experience as a meter maid. In the course of moonlighting as a corporate video scriptwriter, she fell under the spell of a producer who lured her into writing novels . . . and marrying him. The union has resulted in more than a dozen books and a number of awards, including the Romance Writers of America’s RITA Award.  You can talk to Loretta via her email address Author@LorettaChase.com, or visit her website at www.LorettaChase.com.

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Miss Wonderful 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
1VAReader More than 1 year ago
The Carsington brothers are all powerful exciting men who exhibit traits of their father.  Alastair is particularly interesting because he does not see himself as powerful or useful.  The fact that he is a war hero with a limp does not weaken his character , but makes him even more sexy and loveable.  I enjoy this book very much.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In 1817 Earl Edward Carsington is tired of paying the bills for his third of five sons and the oldest unmarried one. He demands that Alistair in his late twenties either finds a wealthy wife or earns income through business. Rather than wed, the melancholy war ¿hero¿ joins his friend Lord Gordmor in building a canal in Derbyshire..................................... Some of the local landowners oppose the project so Alistair heads north to persuade them to support the canal endeavor. The opposition leader is spinster Mirabel Oldridge who is a couple of years older than Alistair. As she deftly sabotages his support through her silver tongue, they fall in love. However, he believes the canal is a boom while she believes it is a bust leaving a gap wider than his proposal to keep them apart................................. Fans will enjoy this wonderful Regency romance that takes the contemporary issue of environment vs. development back to its roots in early nineteenth century England. The story line is crisp as Mirabel and Alistair debate the merits and demerits of the impact of a canal on the locality even as both fall in love. The secondary cast adds depth to the debate so that the audience receives a terrific historical tale with modern day implications......................... Harriet Klausner
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This was disappointing! I loved it for one reason... It helped me fall asleep.
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