EBOOK or PDF (Miss Darby's Duenna) ë Sheri Cobb South
A rainy afternoon I received this Free Of Charge In The Hope Of of charge in the hope of honest unbiased Click here to buy this book isten to a sample or add it to your wishlist Rating Delightful 45 starsAfter enjoying The Weaver Takes a Wife by Sheri Cobb South I was somewhat hesitant about reading her other works as I feared they couldn t be as good I needn t have worried Miss Darby s Duenna is dare I say even the thing The Celestial Tears Hidden Alchemy language especially is delightful and a pleasure to read Aot of research has obviously gone into this book in no other volume have I found the The Exposition of Artistic Research language both the dialogue of the characters and the actual descriptive prose of the story as close to the epitome achieved by the truly gifted witty remarkable and undisputed ueen of Regency Romance Georgette HeyerNot only does Mrs Cobb South capture the delightful essence of Georgette Heyer s works in her prose but also in her characters and the outlandishly convoluted situations they get themselves into While I m sure none of Heyer s heroines would ve gone so far as Olivia was willing to in order to save the man sheoved she would ve schemed up some far sociably acceptable way of averting the impending disaster she ultimately wasn t forced to make the choice so it all worked out okay in the end anywayNor do I think Miss Heyer would ve chosen a premise uite so hair brained and unbelievable as that of Sir Harry masuerading as his Grandmother But then again she has on occasion had brother and sister impersonating each other so what can it signify if it s taken one step further and the sister is an elderly ady instead Particularly one with such a strong and unfortunately masculine family resemblance Anyway what I mean to say is this book has the charm wit delightful muddles and slightly eccentric characters so perfectly personified in Georgette Heyer s stories And although the setting may not be uite as realistic uite as sedate uite as believable it is a truly marvellous effort and the absolute closest thing I ve ever read that compares to anything written by that estimable woman Bearing in mind that Mrs Cobb South is of the modern generation and iving in a world even further removed from the Regency era than the one in which Miss Heyer Shallow Grave lived I say Very well done indeed Miss Darby s Duenna has wit humour romance and a dash of intrigue what could you ask for Well maybe a slightlyonger page count for fear of comparing this marvellous tome once again to those of the sainted Miss Heyer I say it s not as ong by far as any of hers but that is also part of its charm as it can easily be read in one day perhaps even in one sitting but in truth I don t think the premise could ve
Lasted Much Longer Than It much onger than it all good things must come to an endPet PeeveI only wish the storylines for the secondary characters particularly Georgina Lord Mannerly and Colonel Gubbins could ve been tied up a bit neater and definitively I choose to believe in keeping with the Shallow Grave light hearted feel of the story they all get their own happily ever aftersOh And the book deserves a much much better cover In no way does it do the book justice I don t think the illustration on the front is even the right time period There are no specific dates mentioned in the story but I would estimate it to be set in the early 1800 s a time in which they didn t wear such fustian garb as that depicted in the illustration Is there a Happy Ending view spoilerIn the tradition of Georgette Heyer yes Did you really ever doubt there would be hide spoile. Did run smooth and among the obstacles Sir Harry must face are aove struck younger sister an elderly widower with an amorous interest in the faux “Lady Hawthorne” and a rival ruthless than Sir Harry ever imagined. ,
Now that Harry Hawthorne has inherited his father s title and estate he feels it s high time he takes a wife He chooses feels it s high time he takes a wife He chooses childhood pal Olivia Darby because she s a mild mannered girl who won t stand in the way of his pursuit of pleasure Olivia feels it s too soon to marry and wants to have a London Season before she settles down Harry isn t happy with that idea but he can t override her decision Harry s younger sister Georgina wants to marry the The Pocket Guide to Action local vicar but Harry sensing this his sister is in the throes of a school girl crush decides she should go to London with Olivia and have a Season Olivia s mother accompanies the girls to London while Harry avoids the social scene and oggles This is my review of the audio version as posted on AudibleMs Sheri Cobb South never disappoints Her books are entertaining witty well paced and generally fun to read oristen to even if you have to suspend your belief to a point Algorithms for Clustering Data (Prentice Hall Advanced Reference Series : Computer Science) like in this caseI didn t think I dike Sir Harry so much at the beginning he takes Olive for granted without paying her a second thought But then as the story develops and he gets himself into and trouble with her and everyone around he turns out to be amiable funny and well Made to Crave Action Plan Participants Guide loyal And really inove with his betrothed Olive is also a character you get to ike very uickly and she has a surprise or two up her sleeve when it comes to her character and decision making The secondary characters of Harry s sister and the sleeve when it comes to her character and decision making The secondary characters of Harry s sister and the Lord Mannerly are eually well written colourful and ambiguous to a point which makes them feel realThe pace of the story is fast things happen uickly take a few unexpected turns and all this is accopanied by slighly satirical sense of humour which adds ightness to the bookNarration by Mr Froomkin is very good especially considering how many female voices of women of every age he had to do It s a job really well done Also the pace of his reading is uite all right and the interpretation of individual characters greatDISCLAIMER I was given this free review copy audiobook at my reuest and have voluntarily eft this review 35 stars rounded up An enjoyable regency romp Mayhem ensues when one of the
main characters beginscharacters begins as a reclusive relative All misunderstandings are resolved at the end uite nicely but I would have iked the characters to have been developed a bit as the ending felt a bit rushed Not as good as the weaver takes a wife but still worth a read I enjoyed this one all the parts with Harry s disguise were hilarious but I think this is my Alcohol Addiction least favorite South Probably because it made me mad haha Stories where the two main characters are confused as to the others feelings the whole time really frustrate me and I couldn t stand Lord Mannerly which was the goal his being the bad guy and all Also the ending was a bit uick I feltike all of a sudden SPOILER everyone was accepting Mannerly as a friend and acting Mobilizing New York like he hadn t ever been the villain of the story when the transition was never explained one minute Harry was dueling with him to the death and the next he was giving him his consent to court his sister The end just moved a bit to fast for me My favorite character Sir Harry Iiked that he was so Aspects of South African Literature loyal to Olivia the whole time Also Lady Hawthorne the actual Lady Hawthorne She was awesome and as usual I reallyiked the valet Higgins He was pretty funny especially as Lady Hawthornes The Barefoot Girl: A Novel of St. Margaret, Patroness of the Abused ladies maid PI m glad I read the book and I did enjoy reading it Iove Sheris writing style and I never seem to be able to. A ady in distressA gentleman in a dressSir Harry Hawthorne thought he was making a marriage of convenience to a childhood friend until his fiancée captures the fancy of the dashing and dangerous Lord Mannerly Suddenl.
Free read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ñ Sheri Cobb SouthPut her books down but I very much prefer Paupers and Peers and the Ethan Brundy series Now to make a pot of tea and spend the rest of the day on French Leave I received this book for free
I Am Voluntarily Posting This Review And All Opinions Expressedam voluntarily posting this review and all opinions expressed are my ownI am a fan of the John Pickett Mystery series by this author And I thought that I would ove this farce However the John Pickett Mystery series by this author And I thought that I would ove this farce However I Orality in Igbo (African) Literature liked the premise of Sir Harry assuming his grandmother s identity I did notike the subplot involving Lord Mannerly Olivia and Sir Harry s sister nor its ultimate resolution There are some humorous moments and the dialogue is uite well written This book is not a favorite of the many books written by this authorThe narrator Joel Froomkin is excellent as always He does various voices for all of the characters making them distinct If you Modern English in Action (Level 12) like Jane Austen type stories this is a great read Funny well written andight Nothing earth shattering but definitely entertaining Appropriate for teens to read This is a Regency Romance in imitation of Georgette Heyer and Cobb South gets a second star from me because she does the Nature-Inspired Metaheuristic Algorithms language uite well toning down Heyer s penchant for overdone period slang but keeping the voice from feeling modernI can also say that the book begins promisingly Unfortunately it soon turns ridiculous and a far worse crime for this brand of novel unappealing By the time the hero consents toet his sister be courted by the man who just tried to blackmail the hero s fiancee into sleeping with him I was The Alchemical Mandala A Survey of the Mandala in the Western Esoteric Traditions left wondering why I d bothered to read to the end Absolutely amazingSir Harry pretended to be his grandmother to keep an eye on his betrothed so the rake hell Selwyn doesn t steal her away The whole bloody farce turned on its head when Selwyn found out Harry s ruse and blackmailed Livvy Her virtue or her and Harry s ruin Well the real granny did show up and bet who gets theast The Alcohol Blackout: Walking, Talking, Unconscious Lethal laugh Duration 5 hrs 27 mins Publisher Sheri Cobb South BennetSistersScale Lizzie Charming and spirited with plenty of humour and women who must save prideful men from themselves Miss Darby s Duenna by Sheri Cobb South is a fun and rather frivolous Regency style romance in which the hapless hero goes to extremeengths to protect the woman he Digital Feminist Activism: Girls and Women Fight Back Against Rape Culture loves from a callous rakehell who is bent on vengeanceI wasn t uite sure what to expect from this book but I thought it soundedike great fun and that s exactly what it turned out to be Containing far The Story of Han Xiangzi: The Alchemical Adventures of a Daoist Immortal (China Program Book) levity than is usual of the genre Miss Darby s Duenna follows the slightly Bertie Wooster esue Sir Harry Hawthorne as he escorts his sister and his betrothed through their first London seasonThe Regency etiuette and theanguage used is much accurate in this audiobook than my previous Alien Mate (Zerconian Warriors, listen by Cobb South which was a pleasant surprise given the outlandish premise Conseuently it felt at home in the era with far fewer errors despite the obviousiberties being taken with proprietyThis was my first audiobook narrated by Joel L Froomkin but it will not be the The Responsible Critic: Essays on African Literature, in Honor of Professor Ben Obumselu last Not only did he have a pleasant voice but he captured the fun in this audiobook without it ever feelingike it spilled over into ridiculousness He was very good at portraying the voices of both the haughty patronesses and the society dandies and though he gives our hero the voice of a hooray Henry type that suited Harry rather well I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Regency romance or historical romance and wants a really fun and Race, Culture and Identity in Francophone West African and Caribbean Literature and Theory: From Negritude to Creolite (Francophone Cultures and Literatures, Vol. 32) lightweightisten It was the perfect company on. Y Sir Harry’s jealousy is roused to the point that he assumes the identity of his reclusive grandmother in order to keep the all too grown up Miss Olivia Darby under his watchful eyeBut the course of true Hot African American Erotica love never.