In this Regency romance series opener by the bestselling author of the Agatha Raisin mysteries, two chaperones must tame a boisterous young lady.
Although they still dream of getting married one day, elderly and impoverished sisters Amy and Effie Tribble must face the reality that they need money. Their plan: to market their skills as professional chaperones. With an advertisement in the newspaper offering to refine “a wild, unruly, or undisciplined daughter,” they hope for the best.
Enter high-spirited Lady Felicity Vane. Her father wanted a boy, and her manners show it. She rides her horse through the rose garden and is happier hunting animals than husbands. It will certainly take a miracle to reform Felicity into marriage material, but in the hands of the Tribble sisters, anything is possible…
ABOUT THE SERIES
The Misses Tribble, Amy and Effie, spinster sisters of a certain age, have lived for years on expectations of a great inheritance. When this fails to materialize, they are truly destitute. Desperate, they advertise that they will refine wild and unruly daughters, present them, and see them safely wed. The School for Manners six book series follows these two stalwart spinsters as they undertake enterprises of matchmaking and navigate the troublesome machinations of the London marriage mart.