And the Miss Ran Away With the Rake

And the Miss Ran Away With the Rake

Large Print - 2013
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"Sensible gentleman of means seeks a sensible lady of good breeding for correspondence, and in due consideration, matrimony. Which is exactly the sort of advertisement that makes practical-to-a-fault Daphne Dale's heart flutter. A sensible gentleman, in her estimation, is the perfect match, and she's even more convinced once she's exchanging sensibly romantic letters with her very appropriate suitor. That is, until Lord Henry Seldon strays into her path. He's everything she's vowed to avoid--a rakish charmer whose very touch seduces her practical sensibilities and her resolve. Lord Henry Seldon was not amused when his nephew placed an advertisement to find him a wife. Yet he couldn't resist replying to the note from Miss Spooner. And once he discovers he's corresponding with none other than the disarming Daphne Dale, he finds it's too late to disavow his heart. Now it is up to Henry to prove to Daphne just how insensible--and powerfully passionate--true love can be..."--Publisher website.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press/Gale, Cengage Learning, c2013.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781410457288
Call Number: BOYLE
Characteristics: 495 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.
Subjects: Historical fiction.
Love stories.
Great Britain -- History -- Regency, 1811-1820 -- Fiction.
England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Seduction -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Marriage -- Fiction.
Large type books.


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Jan 04, 2015

Witty dialogue and laugh out loud humor!

abkeller Nov 10, 2013

When Daphne Dale reads the advertisement, she’s delighted. “Sensible gentleman of means seeks sensible lady of good breeding for correspondence, and in due consideration, matrimony.” It’s just the sort of thing she’s been looking for. Posing as Miss Spooner, she replies to the ad, and begins an engaging correspondence with Mr. Dishforth, a gentleman entirely suited to her.

Fortunately, Mr. Dishforth is nothing like the womanizing, charming Lord Henry Seldon. The Seldons and Dales have detested each other for some time and it is little wonder why. Henry Seldon is a rake of the first water. Even touching him briefly sets Daphne’s senses all aflutter and the rogue is not above using his considerable charms to undermine Daphne’s firm resolve.

Thankfully, Mr. Dishforth vows to come to her aid and Daphne is delighted when he proposes to run away with her to Gretna Green. Still, who is Mr. Dishforth anyway? Selecting the mysterious man from among the handsome young men of the ton seems an almost impossible task and the loathsome Lord Seldon keeps getting in Daphne’s way, too. Surely, Mr. Dishforth and Lord Seldon cannot be one and the same man! That prospect would simply be too horrible to contemplate.

Good period piece. It’s a bit of a Romeo and Juliet tale, as well, with two factions hating each other for all of the wrong reasons and a pair of star-crossed lovers caught in the middle.

Nevishay Oct 10, 2013

I really enjoyed this book. I laughed out loud many times. A good, more light hearted romance. Worth the time.


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