A Scandalous Plan

A Scandalous Plan

by Donna Lea Simpson

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From the author of "A Rogue�s Rescue" comes another Classic Regency Romance novella celebrating the witty and romantic world made popular by Georgette Heyer.

Strong-willed and intelligent, Lady Theresa is tired of spending her days listening to the gossipy village spinsters talk about the mysterious gentleman who just moved into the village. Known to be headstrong, and happily unattached, she takes it upon herself to call on the new resident and find out if the awful rumors about his family are true.

The Honourable Mr. Martindale welcomes life as a recluse. A widower, he�s made his fortune and now hopes to dedicate his time to working the land and raising his two young children�free of interference from the locals. When Lady Theresa comes marching up to his door, it�s the last thing Martindale wants, a husband hunter who thinks she can tell him how to raise his children and, worse, how he should comport himself.

Yet before long Lady Theresa has worked her way into Martindale�s quiet life and hatched an outrageous plan to win the village�s approval for both the man and his unusual children. But what she fails to see is how badly the plan could backfire, or how it could jeopardize her own place in a family she has come to cherish�and in the heart of the man she has come to love.

This novella was originally published under the title �A Father�s Love.�

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016647500
Publisher: Beyond the Page Publishing
Publication date: 05/29/2013
Series: Classic Regency Romances , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 211,840
File size: 149 KB

About the Author

Donna Lea Simpson is a nationally bestselling romance and mystery novelist with over twenty titles published in the last eleven years. Besides writing romance and mystery novels and reading the same, Donna has a long list of passions: cats and tea, cooking and vintage cookware, cross-stitching and watercolor painting among them. She lives in Canada.

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A Scandalous Plan 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice story but need a little more to Good but did not have a complete ending . I felt it need just a little more. the ending it left you not really satisfied.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A short but enjoyable read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend
northamericanwordcat More than 1 year ago
Excellent!  Perfection. This love story is everything you could want in a Traditional Regency romance between a merchant gentleman and an Earl's managing spinster daughter set in the country.  The heart of this book can be found in its original title "A Father's Love."  The heroine first falls for the hero because of his care and love  for his autistic son in a time where little was known about that condition. Our heroine takes the daughter as well as the son under her wing and the story moves forward at a lovely pace.  With deft strokes of little details and crisp dialogue, Simpsons lures us into this wonderful romance and family.  I feel very lucky that her books are being republished in ebook form.  I was given this book for my honest review. So, there you have it. 
gaele More than 1 year ago
This was a clever novella, set in the regency period and style with all romance staying in the sweet zone.  Donna Lea Simpson has created characters that wholly fit their world, and given us a mission for the very bored Lady Theresa.  When she meets Mr. Martindale and his two children, her path is set: get them involved and accepted into the area’s best homes, and help him to make a life for his children.  Martindale is amazingly dedicated to his children, even to the point of spoiling them.  His daughter is wholly spoilt with massive temper tantrums and behavior wholly unsuitable.  Alternately his son doesn’t interact, at all, with anyone.  Theresa is rather ‘heavy handed’ in her proclamations, but her intentions are good even if her plans go astray.  With several attempts to prove her worth, slowly the Martindale’s are finding a place in society, and she a place in this very unusual family.  Smoothly written with a quick pace and the gentle attraction that grows between Theresa and James is sweetly believable. This is a story that will help you to pass a pleasant afternoon as it entertains you. I received an eBook copy from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility. 
celticmaggie More than 1 year ago
I loved this novella. It is a perfect read for when I need to come back after reading very serious books. Lady Theresa was a wonderful character. She stepped up when the town gossiped about the new family in town. James stole my heart when he didn't let others be ungracious to his son. It makes you want to know what happens when Jacob grows up. Get this book for those times you need to get Happy!