Miss Claire Carrington Was The Most Independent Young Lady Ever To Scandalize The London Ton With Her Refusal To Bow To The Dictates Of Fashion Or The Rules Of Ladylike DeportmentAndrew Tyson, The Marquess Of Blagdon, Was The Most Elegant And Dashing Gentleman That Any Husband Hunting Beauty Could Want As Her Perfect MatchClearly Miss Carrington And Lord Tyson Were As Different As Night And Day In Fact, There Was Only One Thing In The World On Which They Agreed Both Would Do Anything To Avoid The Trap Of Marriage, Even If Their Only Way To Escape Lay In Pretending To Love Each Other 3.85 stars rated pg13I liked the heroine, she could be refreshing, but, overall, she was too outspoken and brash and really got on my last nerve at times, making it somewhat hard to warm up to her Loved the Hero and thought he was a good balance for her Each of them learned from the other and grew to respect the other Notes made while reading Hah Funny bits I like the heroine but her relentless, dogged determination to adhere to, and lecture others on, her extreme, modern, feminist ideas is a bit annoying Raised by her spinster aunt, Lady Dawson, to be unconventional to the point of rudeness and to be unprepared for, and prejudiced against, the well to do society in which she lives as an heiress Aww He s so sweet and sees how terrified she is of thunder even though she never complained She s disrespectful and rude to her elders Hero says to heroineit is your own fault I quite agree that appearance should not be the be all and end all of anybody s rational thought, but to care nothing about it at all is equally arrogantYes Love the Hero Prior to this the heroine had been wearing dull gray and navy sack like clothing to society events after this, she went and had some decent clothes made As set in her ways and annoying as she can be, I appreciate that she is able to learn different ways and even laugh at herself The character of the Hero s mother is written just too far over the top Love the Duke of Severn He points out to her how very green she is when it comes to human relationships no matter how liberally educated and world traveled she is She s totally against marriage even though she has no reason to be she s never even had the opportunity to observe a bad or good marriage she s been raised by a spinster auntYou have said you have no desire to marry, but on what experience do you base your decision It seems to me that before you renounce something so vehemently, it would be better to know exactly what you are giving upand yet Our stupid, twit heroine didn t even hear the words of wisdom since she was stuck in her head on being righteously indignant about another topic Yay He loves her Boo She s an idiot twitzoid who concocts a ridiculous melodrama Love this bit of dialogue between the matchmaking Duke and the heroineClaire Carrington, you are an impossible woman, the duke informed her coldly through gritted teeth You are stubborn, willful, overly sure of your own omnipotence, and shortsighted to boot Claire tilted her head to one side to consider this devastating criticism Oh, dear Does that mean you intend to cut the connection, Your Grace she asked, her voice sweet Insolent baggage he muttered, and at her gurgle of laughter, he drove off before he was tempted to sayThis is part of why I still love this book she s not annoying beyond redemption The ending is sweet, but a bit too voila pulled together. Very enjoyable re read from a book I ve kept since the 1980 s Hazard can certainly write an entertaining regency romance novel.Loved the heroine s unconventional lifestyle and especially the scrape she finds herself embroiled in near the book s end Hero is a bit of a grump, but he chillaxes later on.Of course this stuff isn t Austen, or even Heyer, but it s fun, escapist reading nonetheless.
Barbara Hazard was born, raised, and educated in New England She studied music in addition to her formal training in art and added the writing of Regencies to her many talents in 1978 Her other hobbies include listening to classical music, reading, quilting, cross country skiing, and paddle tennis Barbara currently lives in New Hampshire with her husband.
- 218 pages
- The Singular Miss Carrington (Signet Regency Romance)
- Barbara Hazard
- 15 November 2017 Barbara Hazard