Secrets and Sensibilities

Secrets and Sensibilities

by Regina Scott

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When art instructor Hannah Alexander agrees to accompany four of her students on a country house visit before Easter, she never dreams of entering into a dalliance with the owner David Tenant, the handsome new Earl of Brentfield. But one moment in his company and she's in danger of losing her heart. There are secrets aplenty at Brentfield, enough to challenge any lady's sensibilities, even those of Hannah's protégé, Lady Emily Southwell. As events unfold at Brentfield, Hannah quickly learns that loving David comes at a price, to her future plans of being a portrait painter, to her position as a teacher, and to her very life.

This clean romance with a touch of romantic suspense was previously published by Zebra as A Dangerous Dalliance.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016191096
Publisher: Regina Scott
Publication date: 02/02/2013
Series: The Lady Emily Capers , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 71,180
File size: 323 KB

About the Author

Regency author Regina Scott started writing novels in the third grade. Thankfully for literature as we know it, she didn’t actually sell her first novel until she had learned a bit more about writing. Since her first Regency romance was published in 1998, her stories have traveled the globe, with translations in many languages including Dutch, German, Italian, and Portuguese.

She and her husband of more than 30 years reside in the Puget Sound area on the way to Mt. Rainier. Regina Scott is a decent fencer; owns a historical costume collection that takes up over a third of her large closet; and is an active member of the Church of the Nazarene. You can find her online blogging at Learn more about her at or connect with her on Facebook at

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Secrets and Sensibilities 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Regina Scott wrote a wonderful romance about an independent woman who turned down security for her ambition. This is a complete story, not a cliffhanger!!! I found the writing style intriguing and the storyline interesting. A bit of romance and a sprinkle of mystery kept me enticed to the end. I recommend it for anyone who enjoys some suspense and mystery. For all ages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting. Well written. Light reading. I will read more. Author needs to improve punctuation and grammar. Conflict about Lady B and secret passages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice old-fashioned romance with a little mystery. Lighr, cozy story - enjoyable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute and enjoyable read set back in probably the days of the 1800's. Some twists and turns with various characters to keep reader interested.
Mary17 6 months ago
The book kept your interest and kept you guessing. Thought it was very good. Would recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved mystery, secret passageways, and romance. Nicely balanced.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the first book by this author I have read. It was thoroughly entertaining and had plenty of mystery to liven up the story. The romance between David and Hannah was sweet and clean . I loved the book.
jr347 More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable and fun to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
eLynda More than 1 year ago
Traditional Regency Fun! This is the first book in the Lady Emily Capers, and as I find Regina Scott’s writing very enjoyable, I am thrilled to begin what is a new series to me. Hannah is an art teacher acting as a chaperone to several students as they visit one of their aunts, the widowed Lady Brentfield. One of the best parts about her character is the selfless attitude she expresses throughout, but I really enjoyed her growth through the novel, from quiet, insecure spinster, to confident woman who finally knows her own mind, abilities, and value. David is an unusual Regency hero—his American heritage and upbringing give him a humorous bent at times and call attention to some of the ridiculous rules of the period at others. The reader gets the opportunity to learn some of the conventions along with him, giving us more historical grounding and understanding of some of the customs to which ladies and gentlemen adhered. And when it seems like nonsense to him, he is willing to throw all accepted practice to the wind, giving him a rakish quality without making him into a caricature of either an English gentleman or a bumbling American. Too often within historical fiction, it feels as if a plot could take place in any time period. But in this novel the words, phrasing, mannerisms and situations locate us firmly in the Regency era. Discussions about entails, proper bowing based on social station, being “bored to flinders,” and “desultory” conversations are only a few examples of how she skillfully immerses us in the setting without resorting to lecturing the reader. With wonderful characters and humor, this delightful Regency romantic mystery is sure to please fans of the genre. I would highly recommend it to those who are looking for a fun read with a sweet romance and a few luscious kisses. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for this honest review. All of the opinions expressed are my own.
Britney_Adams More than 1 year ago
Secrets and Sensibilities is simply delightful! Regina Scott brings the story to life with well-crafted characters, snappy dialogue, and an engaging plot. I thoroughly enjoyed the mystery and romance of Hannah and David’s story and look forward to reading more about Lady Emily and her companions as the series continues.
BrittanyMc More than 1 year ago
What a delightful and fun story this was! Secrets and Sensibilities, a clean regency novel, was packed with interesting characters and a wonderfully written romance. I absolutely loved the way the relationship developed between the two main characters, Hannah and David. There was great romantic attraction and tension between these two, while also respect and plenty of humor. The other side characters have plenty to recommend them, as well. At the beginning of the book, I wasn’t sure if I could ever like Hannah’s charges, who all seemed to be spoiled and self-focused. I was pleased with their growth throughout the story. I am excited to see what happens with each of these young ladies in future novels. Secrets and Sensibilities had the perfect balance of love, danger, and humor. It was a fun novel that I had trouble setting down! I definitely recommend it to fans of clean regency fiction that contains a dash of mystery and danger. I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Jutzie More than 1 year ago
Secrets and Sensibilities by Regina Scott The Lady Emily Capers Book One Hannah Alexander is looking forward to quitting her job at Barnsley's School for Young Ladies, as her true desire is to paint. She is close to having the funds to move to London and do so. Very close. That is until she is sent to chaperone four young women and everything changes. David Tenant, the new Earl of Brentfield knows little about the aristocracy or about being an earl. He's an American who enjoyed his leather craft business. One thing he is learning quickly about is that aristocratic women are underhanded. And that maybe he should have heeded his friends advice that someone wanted to kill him. This starts the series of mystery, intrigue and romance that continues in the books that follow. The four young women; Emily Southwell, Priscilla Tate, Daphne and Ariadne Courdebas, continue solving more mysteries. I really enjoyed this story. It brings out the emotions for the characters...such as despising one or two of them and keeps the reader guessing who the villain could be.
Chastel More than 1 year ago
*A most enjoyable romance..