How Miss Rutherford Got Her Groove Back

How Miss Rutherford Got Her Groove Back

by Sophie Barnes

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Emily Rutherford is having a very bad day.

Of course, having the man you’ve loved forever announce his engagement to your (now very former) best friend will do that.

Emily is sure nothing good could possibly come out of this horrid situation. But she lets her sisters—along with Francis Riley, the delectable but brooding Earl of Dunhurst—convince her that a season in London will be just the thing.

Now Emily has a choice: sulk in a corner while her sisters enjoy the glitter of the ton . . . or become the belle of the ball, dazzling everyone on an earl’s arm. But as Francis helps Emily get back on her feet, she quickly realizes that a childhood crush is nothing compared to the power of true love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062190321
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/31/2012
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 51,674
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Born in Denmark, USA TODAY bestselling author Sophie Barnes spent her youth traveling with her parents to wonderful places all around the world. She's lived in five different countries, on three different continents, and speaks Danish, English, French, Spanish, and Romanian. But, most impressive of all, she's been married to the same man three times—in three different countries and in three different dresses.

When she's not busy dreaming up her next romance novel, Sophie enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, cooking, gardening, watching romantic comedies and, of course, reading.

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How Miss Rutherford Got Her Groove Back 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 151 reviews.
Chris_Gabriel More than 1 year ago
I simply loved this book! We've come a long way in this genre and this is certainly not your granny's romance novel. It's well written and easy to follow, with just the right combination or romance, adventure and intrigue, without the overly ornate descriptions so typical of this genre(which eventually make me skip a few pages ahead just to return to the plot). The well defined characters simply come alive and, as the story unfolds, you suffer and rejoice with each of them as you come to understand what makes them tick and cheer them on in their quest for love, adventure and a sense of purpose. The plot line is very well laid out and keeps the story flowing while maintaining the reader's interest throughout. I particularly liked the author's writing style. The book is sweet, interesting, charming and life/love affirming. I truly enjoyed this book and I highly recommend it to anyone who still believes in chivalry and romance. I have the e-book version, but will be ordering the paperback in February when it comes out. This book is worth keeping! Like the rare delicacy that it is, I would enjoy reading/savoring it again and again. I simply can not wait until the Sophie Barnes' next book comes out! I hope she turns this into a series.
LucyG More than 1 year ago
If you love a charming heroine who deserves to find happiness and a brooding hero in a desperate need of a hug, then this is the book for you. How Miss Rutherford Got Her Groove Back is such an enjoyable read, packed with humor and a plot that will keep you rooting for the hero and heroine while still keeping you guessing. I loved this book and will definitely be recommending it to others.
MichelleHobart More than 1 year ago
Poor Miss Rutherford has had her heart broken, but as always there's a handsome man who comes to her rescue. He has his own problems - a dark secret that threatens to bring scandal upon his name and family. Sweeping us inside the dazzling ballrooms of the Regency period, this is a story that's sure to entice. I love the author's light hearted dialogue coupled with a close look at what makes each character tick. I'm already looking forward to Miss. Barnes' following books =)
JulieBaxter More than 1 year ago
HOW MISS RUTHERFORD GOT HER GROOVE BACK will sweep you off your feet, transporting you to an era of chivalry and etiquette - a time when the slightest mishap could ruin a woman's reputation forever. What a delightful read! Filled with humor, a fast paced plot and well developed characters, comes a story that you're sure to enjoy curling up to.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quite good! Funny and sweet, this book is simply satisfying. The story line is straight forward and easy to follow, the characters are charming and the writing flows smoothly from beginning to end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just when you think "awe well this story is going to be predictable" you are thown into some lovely twist and turns. Read it in a day. Couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was very impressed. Was like reading one of Jane Austin's novels. Over 200 pages that kept me entertained throughout. I hated to see the story end.
the_romance_guy More than 1 year ago
It bothers me when historical novel authors make obvious errors. In this book's first chapter, set in 1811, a character enthuses over Tchaikovky's "Sleeping Beauty". Really? The same Tchaikovsky who wasn't born until 1840? There are numerous other examples of sloppy writing and sloppy editing. A character reads "Sense and Sensibility" several months before it is actually published; phrases such as "a brand new copy", a meal that includes pound cake (instead of sponge cake) -- all of this takes away from what is otherwise a sweet (if not undommon) story line with enjoyable characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book and i highly recommend if you like books that are very romantic,a little bit humorous, and with a lot of suspnse in certain areas. With a surprising twist, it leads to most awesome and happy ending! This book should get A+!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a well written period piece. The characters are nicely defined, believable and fun. I enjoyed the book very much and look forward to more works from Ms. Barnes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hilarious read! Fun dialogue with interesting characters. Will definitely be on the lookout for future works by this author!
dogloverMN More than 1 year ago
I loved the characters - it was a fun read.
SaraNDipity More than 1 year ago
This book is not historically accurate. It is also poorly written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very enjoyable and easy book to read. The chapters flowed nicely and the characters were likeable. Overall, it was a good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Entertaining. The characters are fun and well written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story, a girl thats been bullied all her childhood and the guy that sees his been wrong for it. Finally she gets the respect and the handsome guy. And its not a porno story.....that person needs to read it again!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And boy did she ever..... Very well written. Fun, easy read and could not get enough of it. Cannot wait for her next book to come out. I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the characters, depth was there too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was surprised how good this Book was. Was a cute and fun story to read. I would recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written and a great love story
Cats57 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
How Miss Rutherford Got Her Groove BackPoor Miss Rutherford; she has been jilted just when she thought her long time dear friend Adrian was going to make his proposal public at a ball given by his mother. Now what is she going to do to keep her and her two sisters from the poor house? She really did love Adrian, or so she thought. Adrian¿s cousin Francis comes to the rescue for Emily when she leaves the ball in all haste. Now Francis is the exact opposite of Adrian; he is brooding, cranky and sometimes downright unpleasant and although he and Emily have been friends since childhood Emily, just does not care for his dark manner now. What she doesn¿t know is that Francis is hiding a secret. A secret that he has kept to himself for years.This was a pleasant and very steamy romance, which is not surprising in the least given that even Regency Romances have moved with the times. It is by no means you mother¿s old time Bodice ripper although there was just such a scene in this book. The characters are well written and have depth, and the narrative will keep you interested. The plot of just what Francis is hiding was quite interesting and a somewhat fresh concept for me. The dialogue was just a little melodramatic, but keeps true to the period the author has chosen.I loved the secondary stories of the two sisters and really would have loved reading separate books written about them instead of concluding their stories in this one. This story had a lot of sly humor. There are some steamy scenes and even one before they gotten married This was a great book to curl up with for a few hours and will be something you may even want to read more than once. I will be looking forward to more Regency¿s written by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book several parts had me laughing out loud unexpectedly I thought it was entertaining and well written
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Three sisters are learning how to manage their lives under the neglectful care of a devious cousin. Time is running out before he cuts off the little support he gives them. Old childhood friendships cause both pain and salvation. Great read filled with emotion. 268 pages
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. It was funny and entertaining. I would recommend this book to my friends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago