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The Elizabeth Chater Regency Romance Collection #4

Then the Earl of Austell, like a character in one of her books, comes to rescue her. The Gamester When Griselda's brother loses the family fortune to the infamous Devil Fallon, she devises a plan to win it all back. But to win a wager with London's most nortorious gamester, she must avoid falling in love with him. Emerald Love While en route to India, just as the Sepoys are about to mutiny against their British occupiers, eighteen year-old Tania is proposed to by two men.

The King's Doll The Duke of Landsdale and his mother are sent a written request from the King of England to take in and support the Comtesse and her beautiful daughter, Tiri. The Duke's mother is enraged, but the Duke is suddenly smitten.

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She even shuns Lord Phillip's attempts to court her. When she's plagued by financial troubles, Lord Phillip may be the only person who can help her, if only she can overcome her pride. It made me feel more than a little uncomfortable as the stories progressed. Jul 08, Kim Power rated it really liked it. A heir to Heyer This set of Regency romances at its best is as good as Heyer. The first and third are a level above the second, where the arrogance of the hero makes any finer feelings somewhat unbelievable.

The writing is competent, the period is well rendered but it is disappointing to find typos in the Kindle edition. The other slight disappointment is that the heroine's are all tiny and referred to as 'chits' all too often. Surely even in the Regency period there were men who did not have to A heir to Heyer This set of Regency romances at its best is as good as Heyer.

Surely even in the Regency period there were men who did not have to be won over from misogyny to propose. Though the hero in the first novel is an exception. Certainly I will look for more by this author. Jul 07, Pontiki rated it really liked it.

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Very entertaining read, a bit of folly, some romance, and even drama. Intelligently written, a great series starter. He finds them in his house, hiding from their guardian, an evil man who wants to kill his nephew, the underage earl of Endale, age 9. Leslie, the oldest sister, saves the siblings, but meets her match in Drogo. Excitement, fun, and grudging romance in this tale. I love the aunt, a bluestocking ready for adventure. The Random Gentleman- KU Feb 11, Angela rated it liked it.

Nice storylines I enjoyed the stories. Only the last was not tightly wrapped as the others with a younger friend of the main character having an evil mother, who is really never dealt a conclusion. Overall this was an a just above average read.

I was very grateful not to have a lot of sex! Jul 05, DKM rated it did not like it Shelves: Glad this cost me only 99 cents. She must believe the overuse makes her sound literate. Instead, she sounds pretentious. An expanded vocabulary and a sense of contextual appropriateness regarding diction would greatly benefit this author. These novels border on being classified as purple prose.


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Chater overreaches her grasp linguistically. She also has only one description for eve Glad this cost me only 99 cents.

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She also has only one description for every time a character encounters stairs: My ocular muscles are strained from rolling my eyes so often at Chater's contrived language and plots. Oh, and everything is "outside of enough. I guess people are giving this collection high ratings because they don't know any better.

Today's readers seem to lack discernment and taste. Maybe they have never had literary "filet mignon," so "dog food" tastes good to them. I blame our K educational system. We are churning out graduates who can neither understand nor appreciate good literature--or even good chick-lit.! Oct 21, Marlene rated it it was amazing. These are clean, traditional regencies, and I cannot believe I never came across Elizabeth Chater until last month!

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If clean regencies in a similar style to Barbara Metzger interest you, you really should try this collection! The four full-length books are listed below. I will be reading collection 2 very soon! Dec 21, Beth rated it really liked it. Simply adorable stories That these were written in the past is quite evident in their simplicity and lack of intense emotions. Chater's stories and can't wait to read Collection 5. If you are looking for sweet, fun, action filled romances you can't do much better than these Collections by Ms.


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