The Rake and the Readhead and Lord Dancy's Delight

The Rake and the Readhead and Lord Dancy's Delight

by Emily Hendrickson

Paperback(Mass Market Paperback - 2 BKS IN 1)


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ISBN-13: 9780451215871
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/28/2005
Edition description: 2 BKS IN 1
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 4.44(w) x 6.68(h) x 1.21(d)

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The Rake and the Readhead and Lord Dancy's Delight 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Darla on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
THE RAKE AND THE REDHEAD is about an English lord who's moving an entire village to get a better view and the young woman who tries to stop him.She's a fabulous, strong heroine, not afraid to stand up for what she thinks is right, but also (and this is more rare) not afraid to admit when she's wrong or to give others the benefit of the doubt.There's also a spot of intrigue about some missing jewels & paintings & hidden passageways, as well as a secondary romance that Hyacinthe and Lord Norwood contrive to help along.I did have a bit of trouble getting over him tearing down all the houses for a whim, but all in all, a fun story.LORD DANCY'S DELIGHT. It's kind of unfortunate that this was packaged as a 2-in-1 with the Redhead & the Rake, because the heroine in that one was surnamed Dancy, but she's absolutely no relation to the Lord Dancy in this one.The heroine, who was raised by Chinese woman/companion, is rescued by Lord Dancy 3 times, so she informs him she's now "his". And sees it as her duty to watch over him. She keeps rescuing him, which irritates the heck out of him, and is very much fun to read.Once again, Ms. Hendrickson has written a wonderfully strong, smart, yet eminently likeable heroine. Amelia Longworth takes her duty to Lord Dancy very seriously, and she's clever enough to deal with threats to him in manners suited to her strengths, rather than the more usually seen heroine whose heart would be in the right place, but who would blunder in and make things worse.The only problem is, I liked the hero's best friend much better than the hero, who was really a jerk to the heroine. Still gets 4 stars for being fun.