With His Lady's Assistance: A Regent Mystery

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The prince regent recruits Wellington's best spy, Captain Jack Dryden, to find out who's trying to murder him. But in order to mix in the highest echelons of English society, the exceedingly handsome spy must feign an engagement to the prodigiously plain spinster Lady Daphne Chalmers. As this unlikely couple's investigation deepens, so does their attraction to one another.
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With His Lady's Assistance (Humorous Regency Romance Mystery)

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Overview

The prince regent recruits Wellington's best spy, Captain Jack Dryden, to find out who's trying to murder him. But in order to mix in the highest echelons of English society, the exceedingly handsome spy must feign an engagement to the prodigiously plain spinster Lady Daphne Chalmers. As this unlikely couple's investigation deepens, so does their attraction to one another.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781475165982
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 4/14/2012
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 1,085,570
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Cheryl Bolen is the acclaimed author of more than a dozen Regency-set historical romance novels. Her books have placed in several writing contests, including the Daphne du Maurier, and have been translated into 11 languages. She was named Notable New Author in 1999, and in 2006 she won the Holt Medallion (Honoring Outstanding Literary Talent) for Best Short Historical Novel. In 2012 she won Best Historical in the International Digital Awards for eBooks published the prior year, and one of her 2011 novellas won Best Historical Novella. Her books have become Barnes & Noble and Amazon bestsellers.

A former journalist who admits to a fascination with dead Englishwomen, Cheryl is a regular contributor to The Regency Plume, The Regency Reader, and The Quizzing Glass. Many of her articles can found on her website, www.CherylBolen.com, and more recent ones on her blog, www.CherylsRegencyRamblings.wordpress.com. Readers are welcomed at both places.

Cheryl holds a dual degree in English and journalism from the University of Texas, and she earned a master's degree from the University of Houston. She and her professor husband are the parents of two sons, one who is an attorney, and the other a journalist. Her favorite things to do are watching the University of Texas Longhorns, reading letters and diaries of Georgian Englishmen, and traveling to England.

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  • Posted December 15, 2011

    Fun Regency Romp, Sweet Romance

    From the very beginning, we¿re hooked. Someone wants to kill the Prince Regent, and he¿s called England¿s top spy back from Portugal to investigate. There¿s only one problem. Captain Jack Dryden, the second son of a country squire, has no ties to the ton. So, the Regent throws him together with Daphne Chalmers, a plain, but well-connected spinster. Her society connections are impeccable, and she doesn¿t gossip. She¿s the soul of discretion.

    This is not the usual stiff Regency romance. The heat builds relentlessly between two unlikely characters. The handsome spy, whom she refers to as Captain Sublime in private, makes an unlikely proposal. They should pretend to be engaged to explain time spent together while they search throughout the ton for likely assassins.

    The older, on-the-shelf sister of the wife of the regent¿s cousin, Daphne scoffs at the idea of passing herself off as his fiancé. He convinces her no one will question why a penniless young gentleman would want to ally himself with the daughter of a wealthy earl.

    In spite of realizing a liaison between them cannot be, these two improbable lovers lose their hearts to each other. The romance fairly sizzles off the page as the two succumb to a relationship based on honesty and passion.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2014

    Fun to read, escape into royal past

    Spies, plots to kill the regent and his daughter and mysteries galore set among the "ton." Will Captain Dryden maintain his personal honor while spying on the lives of the decatant ton to protect the regent? Has Lady Daphne - uniquely funny,friend to all, but besotted with none - finally met her "noble" match? Truly enjoyable read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2014

    So wanted to like it...........................

    So didn't! Couldn't stomach Daphne. She was indifferent to her sisters tears when she found out her husband was having an affair. Chided her for acting low class because she cared. Was blase that her father had mistresses and probably several illegitimate children. She did feel bad that Jack was of a lower class then her and therefore they had no future. After all she was an Earls daughter. And he was a lowly second son of a country squire. Oh and a gallant army officer. Isn't that where true love is supposed to come in? Frankly she was a snobby elitist who thought morality was something practiced by the lower classes. She called Jack stodgy because he had a moral backbone. She felt bad for him because he was her social inferior. I hate to not finish a book but I finally gave up at page 144. I'm sure they had a happy ending but believe me Jack got the short end of the stick.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2012

    Loved!

    Great storyline and characters. Loved the humor. Looking forward to the next book in this series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2014

    Excellent

    A great mystery...a great romance

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2014

    I didn't know what to expect as this was the first book I've rea

    I didn't know what to expect as this was the first book I've read of Cheryl Bolen. I loved the character development, the antagonism between Daphne and "Mr. Rich", the developing relationship between the two and the plot. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

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  • Posted April 12, 2014

    This was one of those stories you can't put down. This was the f

    This was one of those stories you can't put down. This was the first time I remember reading a mystery by this author and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2014

    Regent mysteries book 1

    Humerous and creative

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    Nyki to Hawkmoon

    Do you advertise storys? If so, my story is at 'hero' res one, two, and four. And there are character applications at 'be' res three. Thanks for reading!

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    Heyo Hawkmoon

    How you've been? Can you advertise AshClan (of course), The Elite's training camp, and LightClan?<p>
    AshClan: well, as a fellow member, and once member (Myntlight), to another, you should know all about them.<p>
    The Elite's training camp: it is at 'power systems' all results. Director is Darkness and one of the trainers is Striking. Only for the best of the best and ought to be active with at least semigood spelling and grammer. And little to no powers.<p>
    LightClan: it is at 'carcal' all results. Leader is Wingstar, but Mossstar is taking his place until he gets back. Temporary deputy is Suntail. We need a medicine cat, and everything from kits to elders.<p>
    Thank you. Myntlight, Striking, Mossstar/Duskclaw and co.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    Hawkmoon to below

    Sure. I'm leaving my advert up for a little bit but later I will certainly advert for ya.(and of course...AshClan.)

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 10, 2013

    LOVED IT!

    This was a very good, fast read. I enjoyed every minute of it, fast paced, entertaining good read. Very well written book, the characters were well fleshed out, felt like you could be friends with them, if you were in that time, I will buy more books from Cheryl Bolen, based on this one. Good choice!

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