The Spinster's Guide to Scandalous Behavior: The Seduction Diaries

The Spinster's Guide to Scandalous Behavior: The Seduction Diaries

by Jennifer McQuiston

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The Spinster's Guide to Scandalous Behavior: The Seduction Diaries by Jennifer McQuiston

In New York Times bestselling author Jennifer McQuiston's enticing new Seduction Diaries entry, a mysterious journal may provide a potential spinster with instruction—or lead her to her heart's desire

Free-spirited Lucy Westmore isn't yet a spinster, although she fully intends to be. Fortunately, an eccentric aunt has left her both a diary detailing the secrets to spinsterhood and a cottage in Cornwall. Unfortunately, an insufferable marquess is angling for her prize! Turning Lord Thomas Branston down flat should be easy. So why does this man who won't take no for an answer make Lucy's body and soul sigh yes?

Thomas knows the real value of Heathmore Cottage, and he has no intention of letting some silly Society miss get her hands on it. He'll simply have to charm Lucy into selling. But the clever young woman he encounters, first in London, then en route to Cornwall, stands stubbornly on her own two (quite lovely) feet. And now, Thomas can think only of sweeping her off them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062335128
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/24/2015
Series: Seduction Diaries Series
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 629,934
Product dimensions: 4.60(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

A veterinarian and infectious disease researcher by training, Jennifer McQuiston has always preferred reading romance to scientific textbooks. She resides in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, their two girls, and an odd assortment of pets, including the pony she promised her children if mommy ever got a book deal.

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The Spinster's Guide to Scandalous Behavior: The Seduction Diaries 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There was a lot of whining from the main character...amd the plot had potential but it fell short.
julieford More than 1 year ago
Jennifer McQuiston writes books that make you laugh and cry at the same time. This book continues in this style. This is the story of Lucy Westmore who is a bit of a hoyden and does basically as she pleases. She wears trousers, curses and climbs out windows. Lucy has inherited a property and diaries from her aunt but her father sold the property to Lord Thomas Branston without Lucy's permission. She writes to Lord Branston and informs him that she is not selling until she checks out her property. After meeting with Thomas in London, Lucy climbs out her window one night and makes her way to Heathmore Cottage, her property. While travelling, she reads her aunt's diaries and sees similarities to what she wants out of life but her Aunt's lessons in the diaries show Lucy a whole lot more, especially that life is lived through love. During her travels Lucy must decide if Thomas is trying swindle her or if he is trustworthy and the love of her life.
gaele More than 1 year ago
Oh I love this author’s writing and humor, and her characters never fail to amuse and intrigue. The second in this series, it can be read alone but beware, McQuiston’s writing is addictive and she’ll quickly become a must read! Lucy isn’t yet a spinster, but has every plan not to marry or be ruled by any but her own hand. More than a bit of a tomboy, she delights in dressing up in men’s clothing to wander about unfettered by society, and the occasional tree climb. An aunt she barely remembers (and the black sheep of her father’s family) has died and left her small cottage in Cornwall to Lucy. It being her father’s ‘duty’ to see her safely settled, he arranges the sale of the cottage without her consent. Thomas Brandston, a marquis, has been ‘hiding’ away in the Cornwall village, and had befriended Lady E, Lucy’s aunt. He isn’t interested in someone from London coming to take away the cottage, or disturb his carefully crafted life away from the scandals and temptations of London. Spending his days in scientific research and working with the locals to improve their lives as best he can, he’s not willing to give up his intentions for the cottage quite yet. These two butt heads frequently, as Lucy stubbornly runs from London to claim her inheritance. The moments with Thomas on the train to Cornwall, and the frequent encounters after soon change her impressions, and stir up uncomfortable feelings that challenge her fears of marriage. With insets from the diary writings from Aunt E, Lucy’s similar appearance and her stubborn refusal to stray from the path she has set out for herself, the characters unfold and integrate to form not only a picture of the place, but display the clear connection between Thomas and Lucy, despite their both trying to deny the facts. Everyone in this story is so perfectly suited and fit to their parts they play, from kindly regard to sheer impish shenanigans, the moments move from clever to heartwarming in instants. With a wonderful twist that just borders the edge of beyond belief, this story brings plenty of amusement and entertainment. A wonderful installment that carries the story forward and takes us out of the hustle and bustle of London society, with plenty of insight presented from the late Aunt E who writes diary entries as short skits and moment, full of the spunk and spirit she must have displayed to her family’s dismay. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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