No Place for a Lady (The Regency Rags to Riches Series, Book 1)

No Place for a Lady (The Regency Rags to Riches Series, Book 1)

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by Jade Lee
     
 

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The London rookeries are slums, rife with criminals, and shunned by the upper crust.

But someone there intends to murder one of England's greatest leaders, and Marcus Kane, Lord Chadwick, will follow every clue, even into the bowels of London's underground. But he can't find his way alone.

A partner is required.

Fantine (Fanny) Delarive is

Overview

The London rookeries are slums, rife with criminals, and shunned by the upper crust.

But someone there intends to murder one of England's greatest leaders, and Marcus Kane, Lord Chadwick, will follow every clue, even into the bowels of London's underground. But he can't find his way alone.

A partner is required.

Fantine (Fanny) Delarive is perfect. She knows the slums better any, has survived its labyrinth alone for years, and knows every criminal lurking in every dark corner.

Then, the investigation detours the pair into the bright ballrooms of the ton.

And Fantine fits in here, too.

Which changes everything.

Lord Chadwick knows a woman of Fantine's ilk is entirely unsuitable for him. But she's infinitely more exciting than any well-born lady he's ever met.

Now much more than an acquaintance with the independent, self-reliant Fantine is required... and it must end with nothing less than marriage.

AWARDS:
Romantic Times Hero’s Kiss Award for a Great Hero
2002 Madcap Finalist for romantic comedy

REVIEWS:
"A fast-paced historical complete with side-splitting humor. No wonder the Madcap award for romantic comedy put [Jade Lee] right alongside Teresa Medeiros and Betina Krahn!" ~Romantic Times

"A winner!" ~Harriet Klausner, Amazon.com #1 reviewer

REGENCY RAGS TO RICHES, in series order
No Place for a Lady
Devil's Bargain
Almost an Angel
The Dragon Earl

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781614173496
Publisher:
ePublishing Works!
Publication date:
08/27/2012
Series:
The Regency Rags to Riches Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
96,102
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Jade Lee, a USA Today bestseller, has two passions (well, except for her family, but that's a given). She loves dreaming up stories and playing racquetball, not always in that order. When her pro-racquetball career ended with a pair of very bad knees, she turned her attention to writing. An author of more than 30 romance novels, she's decided that life can be full of joy without ever getting up from her chair.

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No Place for a Lady 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No Way................................................................. He is supposed to be some sort of retired master spy but is really more of a bumbler.  He keeps saying no one will kill him because he is a peer.   Halfway through the book I wanted to off him  just for saying that.   She is some kind of superwoman undercover  barmaid /aristocrat who is miss self confidence---except for the time she is insecure .   Unfortunately most of the time she is insecure.   Her father loves her but sends her out on deadly missions.  The street urchins are little criminals with hearts of gold.  Every character in this book has a split personality. The wedding epilogue is absurd.  In fact the whole story is absurd.  Waste of time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is a HEA-but it is a very bumpy road. There isn't a cliffhanger which is a plus. An epilogue is included, but not far into the future. This is a dark story about the plight of children who have no-one to care for them. It's full of stories about the seedy character's who prey on the innocent and less fortunate. How the rich care only for themselves. There is lovemaking that I felt was lacking in passion. It was hard at times to even like our H and h. It is at times slow, especially the first half of the book. It does improve near the end of the book. (Ljb)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm surprised this book received so many positive reviews. It was not well written. There were several mistakes in phrasing in the narrative, which resulted in the author literally contradicting herself from one sentence to the very next. This was a nice change from the average historical romance plot, however the book (less than 300 pages) dragged and it took me several days to finish it because it was, in fact, so very easy to put down. The author tried to add interest by including a lot of action, however, the 'action' was so unrealistic it just seemed to make the book a bigger muddle than it already was. Also, though the author did seem to try to bring at least some historical accuracy to this work she simply threw it out the window when it didn't suit, and then brought it back in when she felt like it, which was more than a little annoying. I'm actually a litte disgusted by the epilogue, as even in today's standards announcing, at your wedding, that you intend to sell off the gifts and then taking up a collection for even more would be considered very vulgar. And we are meant to believe that this behavior is being fully accepted at the wedding of a future duke (or whatever the title was meant to be). Absolute rubbish. I will not be reading any further books from this author.
ilovetoreadBY More than 1 year ago
This book is different from any I have read. I enjoyed the book but I'm not into that. I like Historical Romance. I guess you could say it is but not my cup of tea. Everyone doesn't like the same kind of book. So it was o.k. it was interesting to read about the bad side of London. It really was a turn around for me. I got interested in it later in the book. Thanks for reading my thoughts. I hope it helped you to make up your mind and try it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mystery,funny,witty,and delightful. Really enjoiyed the story.Looking forward in reading more of these books. Would recommend reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Strong female character, strong story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read and action packed
PeacePal More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. The characters are well developed, and they story reads well. I liked that the main character's history is revealzk,w.edvvthe romance is exciting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had me from page 1.I haven't completely finished this book but I can tell you that you wont want to put it down!!
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This author tells a good story. It has interesting characters, romance, angst, drama mystery and even humour. Highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would recommend this story to any historical romance lover. There were some parts when I thought the lead characters made some very stupid choices. Especially since they were both suppose to be the best at espionage , they made pretty dumb choices at times. However don't let this discourage you from reading, the characters had amazing chemistry and really did seem perfect for each other. I thought they were well developed, and I understood why she wouldn't want to become his mistress even to bring her up in the world.
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Surprisingly fun read, unexpected twists and turns
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book latched onto my neck and wouldn't let go. It was a fast-moving page turner with some laugh out loud moments. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would be interested in others like it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and would recommend it to anyone who likes lead female characters to be smart and able to take care of themselves, just like Fantine. The Epilogue made me laugh and I had to read it twice because I thought it was so funny.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read
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A nice twist on the regular storyline! It keeps you in suspense, and not easy to figure out the ending!
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Humor and romance