For a time back in the 80 s 90 s, my reading material of choice was frequently bodice rippers, historical fiction, and regency romances with a few contemporary best sellers thrown in for good measure Most of them were pretty steamy blush or overly romantic, but I read them during a time in my life when I found myself as a single parent, and these books fit the bill I found them to be highly entertaining I recently donated a slew of them, but I wanted to catalog them all the same So if there is no rating here from me, it means that I don t remember anything about the book other than I obviously read it If there is a rating, it must have been in some way memorable for me.I only wish that GoodReads had been around years ago so that I had some idea of the many books I have read there were thousands I did own a copy of this book, but most others came from the library because back then I could never have afforded the 100 books I generally read in any given year.And by the way, I still read bodice rippers just not quite so many as I used to If only men were honest when they proposed to me Harriet cried If only one of them would say Miss Ashley, I adore your fortune May I marry it I begin this review by excerpting the blurb from the back cover of A Lady of Fortune because it captures the spirit of the heroine, the orphaned heiress Harriet Ashley Previously plump, plain aside from her gorgeous long red hair, of course , and recovering from a bout of consumption that has left her rail thin, Harriet knows that all twenty men who have proposed to her have looked at marriage merely as a business transaction But Harriet wants something , so she comes up with an outrageous scheme to get her way.http www.numbersonthespines.com 201 Possibly one of the strangest regencies I ve read in a long time I will give kudos to Chenier on the historical elements of the book But the Kill the Prime Minister suitor subplot and all the details seemed to jar against the romance story The ending was possibly one of the best sum ups and had one of the best responses from the hero to the heroines bizarre split second decisions out of many of the novels I ve read, and for that I will give it at least three stars. IF ONLY MEN WERE HONEST WHEN THEY PROPOSED TO ME HARRIET CRIED IF ONLY ONE OF THEM WOULD SAY MISS ASHLEY I ADORE YOUR FORTUNE MAY I MARRY IT Harriet Ashley Found It Galling That So Many Men Who Didn T Care A Jot For Her Were Proposing Marriage She Knew Only Too Well That She Was Plain The Truth Was Very Clear They Were After Her Sizable Fortune Even The Elderly Men Overseeing Her Estate Seemed To Regard The Idea Of Her Marriage As Little Than A Business Transaction Well, She Would Show ThemHarriet Hit On A Scheme She Would Go To A Place Where She Was Not Known And Live As Though She Were Poor Thus Proving She Could Manage Her Own Life, She Would Marry Only If She Wished And Only For Love
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- Mass Market Paperback
- 222 pages
- A Lady of Fortune
- Blanche Chenier
- 04 March 2019 Blanche Chenier