The Rules of Gentility

The Rules of Gentility

by Janet Mullany
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The Rules of Gentility by Janet Mullany

Regency heiress Philomena Wellesley-Clegg has rather strong opinions about men and clothing. As to the former, so far two lords, a viscount, and a mad poet have fallen far short of her expectations. But she is about to meet Inigo Linsley, an unshaven, wickedly handsome man with a scandalous secret. He's nothing she ever dreamed she'd want—why then can she not stop thinking about how he looks in his breeches?

A delightful marriage of Pride and Prejudice with Bridget Jones's Diary, Janet Mullany's The Rules of Gentility transports us to the days before designer shoes, apple martinis, and speed dating—when great bonnets, punch at Almack's, and the marriage mart were in fashion—and captivates us with a winsome heroine who learns that some rules in society are made to be broken.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061753374
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/13/2009
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 923 KB

About the Author

The author of Jane and the Damned, Janet Mullany was reared in England on a diet of Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer and now lives near Washington, D.C. She has worked as an archaeologist, waitress, draftsperson, radio announcer, performing arts administrator, proof-reader, and bookseller.

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Rules of Gentility 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
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sumteacher More than 1 year ago
This book was hilarious. I loved it. The heroine was somewhat naive, but a little naughty, and that added to the entertainment.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
If you need a good laugh and a fun read--read this book! The dual narration of the Miss Philomena Wellesley-Clegg and Inigo Linsley are fresh and funny.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Witty and Charming. An excellent read with suspense, inuendo, and of lot of fantastically witty banter between the hero and heiress. Spent the majority of the book laughing and a manageable portion nervous about the outcome. A perfect blend of everything that I love about Austen with the added benefit fo going just a little bit further!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this fresh Regency comedy! It flew by and with it, humor, mirth and an iresistable charming heroine. Innocent and daring. A fun combination! And our hero doesn't dissapoint either! And while our hero's stretchable'as warned' morals are a bit upseting to behold in some cases, this isn't something you want to miss!
harstan More than 1 year ago
Philomena Wellesley-Clegg knows beyond a shadow of the doubt that females are the superior gender in spite of society enabling men to control the wealth. Ergo, the heiress has no option except to accept a betrothal from whatever man she considers the less of all evils. Disreputable Inigo Linsley, who has family pressures to marry, knows how she feels. He offers her a different arrangement so that she can stay free a little longer and he can temporarily prevent his family schemes to matchmake him his plan is to fake an engagement between them. --- Philomena knows the concept is ridiculous, but likes the idea of buying time until she selects her life mate. She agrees to his inane offer. As they fall in love, she wants to select Inigo as her spouse while he tells her the truth about the scandal of having a child out of wedlock because he wants to be her chosen one. --- Rotating perspective between the lead couple, THE RULES OF GENTILITY is an amusing Regency Chick Lit romance. Philomena is a fabulous protagonist as her list of losers dwindle and her asides to her best friend are humorous and insightful. Inigo is a typical rake who uses deception to get through the season without a wife. Fans will enjoy their battles as neither anticipated love would lead them to such a mess as both wants the engagement to be real, but cannot admit it because they want to protect their hearts from being broken. --- Harriet Klausner