EBOOK [Miss Darby's Duenna] author Sheri Cobb South
This is a Regency Romance in imitation of Georgette Heyer and Cobb South ets a second star from me because she does the 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 to let his sister be courted by the man who just tried to blackmail the hero s fiancee into sleeping with him I was left wondering why I d bothered to read to the end 35 stars rounded up An enjoyable regency romp Mayhem ensues when one of the main characters begins masuerading as a reclusive relative All misunderstandings are resolved at the end uite nicely but I would have liked the characters to have been developed a bit as the ending felt a bit rushed Not as ood as the weaver takes a wife but still worth a read 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 oes to extreme lengths to protect the woman he loves from a callous rakehell who is bent on vengeanceI wasn t uite sure what to expect from this book but I thought it sounded like Street Without a Name: Childhood and Other Misadventures in Bulgaria great fun and that s exactly what it turned out to be Containing far levity than is usual of theenre 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 the language used is much accurate in this audiobook than my previous listen by Cobb South which was a pleasant surprise Running from Strangers given the outlandish premise Conseuently it felt at home in the era with far fewer errors despite the obvious liberties being taken with proprietyThis was my first audiobook narrated by Joel L Froomkin but it will not be the last Not only did he have a pleasant voice but he captured the fun in this audiobook without it ever feeling like it spilled over into ridiculousness He was veryood at portraying the voices of both the "Haughty Patronesses And The Society "patronesses and the society and though he ives 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 lightweight listen It was the perfect company on a rainy afternoon I received this audiobook free of charge in the hope of an honest unbiased review Click here to buy this book listen to a sample or add it to your wishlist I received this book for free I am voluntarily posting this review and all opinions expressed herein are my ownI am a fan of the A lady in distressA entleman 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. Ning witty well paced and enerally fun to read "OR LISTEN EVEN IF YOU HAVE TO SUSPEND "listen to even if you have to suspend belief to a point like in caseI didn t think I d like Sir Harry so much at the beginning he takes Olive for ranted without paying her a second thought But then as the story develops and he Maker Lab: 28 Super Cool Projects gets himself into and trouble with her and everyone around he turns out to be amiable funny and well loyal And really in love with his betrothed Olive is also a character youet to like 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 evil 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 lightness to the bookNarration by Mr Froomkin is very The Monk as Man: The Unknown Life of Swami Vivekananda 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 charactersreatDISCLAIMER I was The Tomb of Iuchiban given this free review copy audiobook at my reuest and have voluntarily left this review Absolutely amazingSir Harry pretended to be hisrandmother 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 ranny did show up and bet who ets the last laugh I enjoyed this one all the parts with Harry s disguise were hilarious but I think this is my 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 me and I couldn t stand Lord Mannerly was the Advanced First Aid, CPR, and AED (Orange Book) goal his being the baduy and all Also the ending was a bit uick I felt like all of a sudden SPOILER everyone was accepting Mannerly as a friend and acting 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 Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow giving him his consent to court his sister The end just moved a bit to fast for me My favorite character Sir Harry I liked that he was so loyal to Olivia the whole time Also Lady Hawthorne the actual Lady Hawthorne She was awesome and as usual I really liked the valet Higgins He was pretty funny especially as Lady Hawthornes ladies maid PI mlad I read the book and I did enjoy reading it I love Sheris writing style and I never seem to be able to put 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. Did run smooth and among the obstacles Sir Harry must face are a love struck younger sister an elderly widower with an amorous interest in the faux “Lady Hawthorne” and a rival ruthless than Sir Harry ever imagined. .
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Ohn Pickett Mystery series by this author And I thought that I would love this farce However while I liked the premise of Sir Harry assuming his randmother s identity I did not like 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 the characters making distinct Now that Harry Hawthorne has inherited his father s title and estate he feels it s high time he takes a "wife He chooses his childhood pal Olivia Darby because she s "He chooses his childhood pal Olivia Darby because she s mild mannered irl 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 local vicar but Harry sensing this his sister is in the
Throes Of A School Girlof a school Norte: A Novel girl decides she shouldo to London with Olivia and have a Season Olivia s mother accompanies the irls to London while Harry avoids the social scene and oggles opera dancers Harry s rival for a popular actress Lord Mannerly seeks revenge for his hurt pride and decides to make Olivia his prey Olivia finds Mannerly charming and insists on seeing him though Harry forbids it Harry feels he has no choice but to masuerade as his own randmother in order to properly chaperon Olivia Harry s sister isn t fooled and Lord Mannerly is suspicious but Olivia misses the absent Harry and draws closer to Mannerly Harry s charade causes some Mi karma y yo gossip belowstairs and the faux Dowager attracts the attentions of an old flame This story has all the makings of a screwball comedy but for me it fell flat There wasn t any chemistry between Harry and Olivia and Harry was boring and rude I couldn t understand their attraction to one another and the reader is only told how Olivia used to worship Harry when they were children Their feelings seem to come out of nowhere The relationship between Mannerly and Georgina showed promise but the dialogue wasn t uite witty enough to charm me Overall this book failed to meet expectations and I was sadly disappointed 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 asood I needn t have worried Miss Darby s Duenna is dare I say even If you like Jane Austen type stories this is a Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved great read Funny well written and light Nothing earth shattering but definitely entertaining Appropriate for teens to read This is my review of the audio version as posted on AudibleMs Sheri Cobb South never disappoints Her books are entertai. Y Sir Harry’s jealousy is roused to the point that he assumes the identity of his reclusiverandmother in order to keep the all too rown up Miss Olivia Darby under his watchful eyeBut the course of true love never.