The Tenacious Miss Tamerlane

The Tenacious Miss Tamerlane

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by Kasey Michaels
     
 

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A Kasey Michaels Classic Alphabet Regency.

You’ve heard about them, “those perfect little books” USA TODAY and NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kasey Michaels penned in the 1980s, known to her many fans as her “Alphabet Regencies.” These are classic Regencies, not Regency historicals, and they center on the foibles of the day,

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A Kasey Michaels Classic Alphabet Regency.

You’ve heard about them, “those perfect little books” USA TODAY and NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kasey Michaels penned in the 1980s, known to her many fans as her “Alphabet Regencies.” These are classic Regencies, not Regency historicals, and they center on the foibles of the day, the eccentrics that populated the drawing rooms (and there were many of these silly people, especially when Kasey is the one telling their stories). The love scenes fade to black with the reader encouraged to use her or his imagination to fill in the blanks — oh, come on, you know how to do that, right! Classic, traditional Regencies are sophisticated, lighthearted character studies if you will, and a fine introduction to the Regency Era.

They’re also a lot of fun.

Being Kasey, she didn’t start with the letter A, and then move on to B, C, etc. No, she started with B…and then jumped to T and The Tenacious Miss Tamerlane for her second book. Why? Because nobody told her she couldn’t, that’s why. That’s the beauty of being a writer — when it hits you, it hits you, and you run with it.

Tansy Tamerlane hit Kasey like a ton of bricks one day, refusing to be anyone but who she was, refusing any name that ended with A, or even C. That’s the thing about Tansy. She’s tenacious (which is just a short hop to “stubborn,” but nobody ever got anywhere by being a shy, shrinking violet, now did they?).

Tansy, left penniless by her late father, has been putting herself out as a governess to other people’s brats for two years when she is somehow caught up in playing chaperone to a distant cousin, the sister of a duke, no less. Ashley Benedict, Duke of Avonall, is a man beleaguered. His grandmother is a terror, his sister a lovely but none-too-bright chit, his valet a superstitious twit, and his aunt Lucinda is … well, different. Singular. Okay, so she’s downright odd.

Lucinda Benedict, you see, speaks only in quotes. Other people’s words. Really. And if you think an author can’t have a lot of fun with a character like that, well, you haven’t yet met Aunt Lucinda! In fact, Kasey was so taken with her that Aunt Lucinda went on to appear in THE PLAYFUL LADY PENELOPE, and (as a ghost, no less!) in THE HAUNTED MISS HAMPSHIRE.

You’ll notice that Kasey never did buckle down and do the alphabet in order. Too boring by half, as Tansy would have said.

Thanks to the wonders of technology, Aunt Lucinda is back, along with Tansy and Ashley, and all the other eccentric characters that make up Kasey’s “rainy day book,” the one she penned during a very trying time in her personal life (see accompanying bio), and a book that has brought a smile and a laugh or twelve to thousands of readers over the years. Indeed, one reviewer wrote Kasey to complain that she had to get off the New York city bus she was riding to work because she was reading Tansy’s story and began to laugh so hard that “people were looking at me funny.”

Be sure to search out THE PLAYFUL LADY PENELOPE and THE HAUNTED MISS HAMPSHIRE, and more of Kasey’s Alphabet Regencies, soon available in e-book form.

After all, everyone needs a good laugh now and then, right?

Editorial Reviews

. . - Yvonne Hering
“Kasey Michaels has a wonderful flair for adding humor to her stories. She is a true master at her craft.”
. - Nora Roberts
"Kasey Michaels aims for the heart ... and never misses."
.. - Jane Bowers
“Ms. Michaels writes with a crisp economy of style that never, ever drags…I don’t know how she dreams up winner after winner: I just know I’m deeply grateful she does.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940151841405
Publisher:
Kasey Michaels
Publication date:
05/15/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
14,368
File size:
509 KB

Meet the Author

Kasey Michaels is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than 100 books (she doesn't count them). Kasey has received three coveted Starred Reviews from Publishers Weekly, two for the historical romances, The Secrets of the Heart, and The butler Did It, and a third for contemporary romance, Love To Love You Baby (that shows diversity, you see). She is a recipient of the Romance Writers of America RITA, Waldenbooks and Bookrak Bestseller awards, and many awards from Romantic Times/RTBooktalk magazine, including a Career Achievement award for her Regency era historical romances. She is an Honor Roll author in Romance Writers of America, Inc. Kasey has appeared on the TODAY show, and was the subject of a Lifetime Cable TV show "A Better Way," in conjunction with Good Housekeeping magazine, a program devoted to women and how they have achieved career success in the midst of motherhood (short version: "with great difficulty"). A highly praised nonfiction book, written as Kathryn Seidick, "...Or You Can Let Him Go," details the story of Kasey and her family during the time of her eldest son's first kidney transplant. Kasey has written Regency romances, Regency historicals, category books including novellas and continuities and a few series "launch" books, and single title contemporaries. She has coped with time travel, ghosts, trilogies, the dark side, the very light side, a mystery series, and just about everything in between. And, says Kasey, she's just getting started!

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Tenacious Miss Tamerlane 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
LadyScarlet More than 1 year ago
Beautiful language. It is as if Oscar Wilde and Jane Austen had a child. Admire the amount of research it must have taken to allow the Aunt to speak! Not much on steam but a lovely read.
Tonya Jones More than 1 year ago
T. J. IN KY. 500 PAGES OF LAUGH OUT LOUD READING FUN! YOU WILL LOVE THE CHARACTERS, a very quirky aunt , a teenager that cant stay out of trouble that can cry at the drop of a hat. YOU will love the dog ---Sober or drunk . I haven t had so much fun just reading a book in a long time !
Lindsey Cultrera More than 1 year ago
This bookb is really funny and witty
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is truly a good, witty, funny book. Not really much in the form of romance but all in all a very entertaining book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i had all her books at one time and always waited eagerly for the next abc.love, love this author.miss austin would and mr wilde would, too...barrett
Cynthia181 More than 1 year ago
I love this book. Kasey is a wonderful writer. I enjoyed the whole story line and the interaction between the characters is wonderful.
goldieinaz More than 1 year ago
Just too funny; aside from being a cute story this book had me chuckling all the way through. Thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend.
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