Lord Barrington’s Minx

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Lady Amelia Blackwell embarks upon her first London season where she is presented to the Queen and the rest of proper society. Everyone, including Amelia herself, expects that she will find a husband amongst the new, eligible gentlemen that she meets during the whirl of social activities. Lord Morgan Barrington has known Amelia her entire life. No longer the high spirited little girl whom he had to rescue from various scrapes, Amelia is now the beautiful, enchanting woman he has waited for her to become.

Will Amelia be willing to give up her freedom for the strict rules and expectations of Lord Barrington? Will he be able to convince her that true freedom comes from submission?
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Chapter One

The household was more lively this morning as was often the case when His Grace and the Marquess’ young ladies were let free in the drawing room. Blackwell Knoll’s very capable and experienced butler brought in tea and had to stifle an ill-advised smile.

“I absolutely do not accept that there is no other gentleman of consequence with which to spend one’s time,” exclaimed Lady Amelia to her younger sister, Lady Patience, and her friend, Lady Caroline.??

Caroline responded quite calmly. “I am afraid, my dear Amelia, this season will be full of nothing but the Earl of Chandler.? I have heard his mother is quite tired of his movements amongst the edges of society this last summer. She rebuffed his refusal to even put in an appearance at all for the little season because it is below him. Still, he is considered a bit of a rogue and you know how that excites the young ladies and their mamas.”

Patience, as always, personified her name by sitting and being more of an observer and speaking carefully, preferring to bide her time before adding to conversations.

Finally she added, “I believe I will wait and see what actually plays out after the first few evenings in London.? I do not believe speculation is the best way to address gossip.? I prefer to see the proof of things.”? Patience continued to sip her tea.? “Besides,” she added calmly but with a bit of excitement, “have you not found that often the truth is infinitely more interesting?”

“Well,” ended Caroline with a very unladylike sniff, “I am sure I understood that the Marquess is done with his perceived misdeeds and will be demanding he wed come year’s end.”? Lady Caroline, the Duke of Rossington’s eldest daughter, was the third child of the Duke.? She had an eldest brother, known to his friends as Barrington, and then came carefree, but gentle, Nathaniel and youngest was 13-year-old Hannah, who was coddled by all.

All three young women sat silent for a few moments, digesting their biscuits and that interesting thought.

Patience spoke wistfully, as much to herself as to her companions, “I do wish I would be allowed to come out with you two this year.? But Mama says it just won’t do for both of her daughters to be presented together and Father?” she let her sentence end without completing the thought aloud.

“And Father is having trouble with me presenting this year.? However, Mama did say you could probably slide into the little season in the fall.? So do not despair, my dear. I am sure it will work out famously and Caroline and I will give you all the cues necessary to make your first season a success.”

“Oh yes, it will be just the thing for us to find out all the most excellent bits and let you in on them. That will make it ever so easy for you to know who to set your sights on and who to avoid.? That way, you will not waste time on those who are unsuitable,” chimed in Caroline.

“Well, I am a bit nervous about the whole affair of putting one’s self on exhibit for gentlemen to ogle and decide if you will do or not.? I fear I am a bit like I am headed for the London meat market to be put on display like the Christmas goose.”? The dismay and the slight irritation could be heard in Amelia’s voice.

“Ah, did you hear my sister, Barrington?? Amelia has decided we are to be butchers, I see,” declared Blaine, Earl of Clarendon, as he strode with purpose and ownership into the room.? While the only male heir to their father’s title and estate proper, which was entailed, Blaine currently enjoyed the traditional courtesy use of his father’s next highest title. It, in fact, was an Earl in more than the name, Earl of Clarendon.? This had made many a husband-seeking mama anxious for his good glance and name on their daughter’s announcement card.? At four and twenty, he was not at all ready to give up the carefree life of a single man and therefore agreed with Amelia for different, more personal, reasons than his sister.

?She was distressed over beginning her presentation to court and having a season. Blaine agreed that were it for that reason alone, he still would not look forward to the next few months. He would need to keep an eye on his sister’s reputation, thereby taking away from his more desired activities. Pursuits that took him away from the fet?s and parlor talk. However, in response to that event it would surely make it more difficult for him to avoid those husband seeking young women and their mamas now that they would have Amelia to innocently pave their way.

Of the three children of the Marquess of Lammton, Blaine was the eldest. An unsuccessful pregnancy came two years after his birth. Amelia was born four years later, with Patience coming on her heels eighteen months following, to complete the family.? Patience had been well named, being the last in the line; she often trailed after the older children, both siblings, and friends.? She did have a number of close cousins and friends, but being the youngest was often a trying event.

?Amelia, whose name indicated she did the work of the Lord, was not often thought of in a pious way.? She was most headstrong of the three young women having tea in the Marquess’ parlor that day, and indeed, of the immediate female peers of her acquaintance.? One would never call the Marquess’ daughter a hoyden. Nor did she truly meet that distasteful description. However, she had often given reason for a sharp intake of breath and cause for scolding from first the nurse, then the nanny and finally the tutor.?

She was also the eldest of the three young tea companions having just celebrated her eighteenth birthday before Christmas. Her sister, Patience, was soon to be seventeen in the early summer.? However, it was too late to be presented reasonably and Father was not a man to present his girls early.? He enjoyed his children around him, even though he was often gone or cloistered away with his different business and estate managers.??

“I am to be a butcher now, is it, my Lady Blackwell?? I surely hope that, if it is to be the case, there are some very appetizing selections for me to carve up.? I shall await your nod when we attend functions so that you will be my approval gauge. You may keep me from choosing too tender of a morsel,” teased Caroline’s eldest brother, Lord Morgan Barrington, otherwise referred to by his friends as Barrington.? His eyes twinkled with mirth and he waited to see if Amelia would take the bait he laid out for her.? He was not disappointed.

“Or too tough a morsel, my friend,” added Blaine, which was acknowledged with a nod.

“I assure you, my lord, I will certainly keep my eyes attuned to the choices available. I shall carefully indicate those that would be tough enough for your wolfish teeth and carving knife. And those yet too tender to withstand them,” replied Amelia with a snap in her tone and a satisfied smile, as she sipped her tea that was growing cold.

Barrington laughed aloud as he walked over to receive the liquid refreshment Blaine offered him.

“We shall see who decides for whom, my dear Amelia.”? Turning to Blaine, Barrington stated, “There may be some entertainment, after all, this season.? I believe I may look forward to this year.”? To which, Blaine groaned.

Changing the subject, for Caroline was never one to allow her brother the limelight exclusively when he was in the room, she entered the conversation again. Barrington often did that, claimed the attention, especially when Amelia was with her, so she quickly filled the intervening lag in conversation with a resumption of the discussion of the recalcitrant Earl of Chandler. She was unprepared for the resulting issues it presented.

“Clarendon, do you know if Nathaniel has an acquaintance by the name of the Earl of Chandler?”? The contrived innocence with which she spoke, which she felt was a nonchalant manner, entirely missed its mark when both her brother and Barrington paused noticeably.

“Of course he knows him,” snapped Barrington. “We are all aware of him, but that does not mean any of you should consider getting to know him yourselves.”

Clarendon continued, “His reputation is very suspect and I cannot allow either of you to stand up with him for anything more than a passing dance the whole of the season.? I would actually say with confidence that Father would not be at all agreeable to Amelia giving him leave to call on her.? What say you, Barrington, how would His Grace look upon receiving Chandler in his home, on a morning call to Caroline?”

In response, there was a stern tone in Lord Barrington’s voice. Amelia saw his manner change to portray the man who would one day take over the vast responsibilities of his father, the Duke of Rossington.? His tone was dead quiet, without a hint of the playfulness that it had possessed only moments before. Moreover, with that change, the atmosphere seemed to be stilled and the air appeared to be sucked out of the room.

“That unfortunate man has made, and continues to make, unsavory choices that would have been acceptable if kept amongst his friends. He, however, has chosen to take it out of that realm on no less than two occasions.? Caroline, you will not speak to the Earl of Chandler nor give him any encouragement to speak with you.? Is that understood?”?

Caroline, having grown up with her brother who was her senior by nine years, knew when to challenge him and when to meekly agree.? This was one of the agreeing times.

“Yes, Barrington,” Caroline replied with a bit of a pout and showing great interest in her teacup and the contents it once held.

Seemingly satisfied with that response, Barrington turned to look at Amelia, who pretended to busy herself with rearranging the tea tray. She daren’t look up for she knew the look he was casting her way, having been the recipient of that look many a day. She shivered.

“Amelia?” asked Barrington in an expectant tone. ?????????????????????????????????

Barrington could not even entertain the notion of Amelia being trolled for, or worse, accosted, by the likes of Chandler. Amelia had held a special place in his heart almost since her birth and his protective instincts were no less strong for her than for his own sisters. Truth be known, he loved his sisters dearly, but he adored Amelia, making his demands of her all the more urgent.

Amelia knew what he was expecting from her, agreement as he had gotten from Caroline. But even though Barrington had protected her as a younger child, and both Barrington and Nathaniel shared the brothering at times with Blaine, that had been years ago, when being nearly nine years older was a significant difference.? Now, it did not carry the same weight. Besides, she was about to be presented to court. Soon to be one of the young ladies who were expected to look and possibly take a husband, so it was certainly past time for Barrington to relinquish that role with her.

She pointedly ignored Barrington’s question hanging in the air. She decisively looked past him to Blaine, silently asking him to take up this gauntlet for her as he had done so many times before in his role of brother protector supreme. What she had neglected to remember was that Blaine, with few exceptions, always stood on the side of Barrington, but surely even Blaine could see how ludicrous this was.

To her chagrin, she watched Blaine slightly shrug his shoulders in a manner that said this battle was hers to fight. In fact, he appeared to be more apt to back Barrington than back his sister and had done so the last few years. Almost as though there was an unwritten agreement that Barrington was to bear more responsibility for Amelia than Blaine, as though Blaine had given her over to Barrington somehow. However, that was ridiculous and not to be supported.

Still and all, having thought it unsupported at first, Amelia did acknowledge Barrington often had stepped into the way to allow her to continue her more carefree existence. He shielded her behaviors longer than was technically considered proper, and how she loved that he did that for her. Did she not owe him some allegiance and some high-handed allowances as payment for the protection he had afforded her for this long?

?In dismay, she looked back at Barrington, who stood, legs slightly apart, arms crossed, expectantly waiting for her response.? In answer to her silence, he cocked his head ever so slightly, tipped it forward just a bit, and raised one eyebrow. Oh, the devil take him, he really did look striking standing there, making her feel the heat rush into her cheeks.? She felt even more off balance because she was sure her hot flush would be connected with his demand of obedience. She did not have time to wonder if that was a better alternative than the real reason. Because of the rising color and heat infusing her face, her ire rose with it, taking away what might have been a graceful escape.

How infuriating!? She knew she was rather trapped, as she did not want to acquiesce and meekly agree as Caroline did, that was just not Amelia, and Barrington knew it well.? She avoided absolutes and edicts from her father at all costs. Yet here she was, because of Caroline’s insistence that the subject of her interest be brought up again, in the exact situation she abhorred, a frontal attack.? In addition, anger at her brother for allowing this standoff, in what was turning into a very uncomfortable silence even though it was a mere moment or two, certainly made it worse.? Finally, Amelia was angry with herself that she was not clever enough to charm her way out of this situation or smooth over the rough spot.? She decided to just charge right into battle hoping she would not be a casualty.

Patience’s eyes were quite round and she knew Amelia was more than capable of giving the Marquess a set down, however, she felt Amelia was trying to not do that and still save face.? Patience, ever observant, was sensing that the tension in the room was not merely because Lord Barrington was trying to elicit Amelia’s agreement to follow his command.? For Patience felt it was no less of a command than if her father had stated it. She knew it was because there was an unspoken challenge offered and accepted. It had always been the way between Amelia and Barrington for as long as Patience had taken notice.

There had always been a strong kinship between Barrington and Amelia, and she had noticed the change in relationship most recently, when Barrington seemed to insinuate himself, unfettered, into Amelia’s daily life. Silently, she wished her sister good luck, for if the tables were turned, she did not believe she would have done more than Caroline had done and meekly submitted.? Patience was so deep in contemplative thought; she was a bit startled when Amelia began to speak.

“Really, my Lord Barrington, do you think I am so addlebrained as to not steer clear of men with less than stellar reputations?? While I have been known to step over the lines of what would be considered conventional propriety at home, I would not do so in society, nor would I submit myself to speculation. I am insulted that you deem it necessary to insinuate such a character flaw in myself.”

Amelia then held her breath because she knew she was countering his challenge with a tactic of her own. Social propriety demanded that one never impugn another’s character openly without verified cause and she knew Barrington to be a gentleman.

Barrington continued to stand for a few seconds, seeming to decide his response, and for a moment, Amelia felt her words might not satisfy him.? It began to appear as though he was quite ready to engage in a full frontal attack, but then he relaxed his stance and his face softened a bit.? Finally, he spoke with the authority her father used when she had crossed the lines of acceptability but did not want to truly chastise her. Her father, as well as Barrington, would, however, want her to understand he knew what she had done and that it was not acceptable. Chastisement was possible at a later date. Her father’s chastisement was always slight, if not forgotten entirely. Barrington’s was always to make a point and he always made it.

Speaking with quiet intention, Lord Barrington responded, “Be assured, Lady Amelia, you will not find it pleasant if you disregard my words.”?

Amelia had a moment of trepidation that did not go unnoticed by Barrington before it appeared to vanish. It was enough for him to know she felt the future might include his chastisement, which she knowingly earned. Then after another long moment of intense meaning being communicated in his eyes, enough to cause Amelia to experience another little shiver of understanding and an involuntary clenching of her hindquarters, she debated if she should respond. It was then she gave him a moment of submission in the casting of her eyes downward, which changed his manner to one of satisfied ease.

With an almost imperceivable nod of the head, as in acceptance of her submission, he smoothly began to gather his sister for the return home. He continued bantering with Patience, who seemed visibly relieved, which seemed to further amuse Barrington. Blaine appeared unaffected by any of the exchange, almost as if he expected no less. Amelia wondered what she had expected. She felt the demand of submission from Barrington as though he had voiced the desire, and she had shown a level of submission which seemed to please him. She was confused and perturbed by her almost uncontrolled response to his dominance. Why did relationships have to complicate as one aged?

As the Marquess’ offspring gathered at the foyer door awaiting their guests’ outer cloaks to appear, for the weather had not yet warmed, Patience chimed in a request.

“I hope that you bring Hannah next time, Caroline.? She has begun to be great fun now that she is turned thirteen.”

Caroline agreed to make sure to add her to the group next time they paid a visit.

Amelia added, with a bit of maliciousness, still smarting from the earlier conversation with Barrington, “Yes, and try to bring your more agreeable brother next time, Caroline.”?

To which simultaneously, Barrington smiled, Caroline giggled, Blaine exclaimed her name and a large hand touched the small of her back making Amelia stiffen and her eyes flew wide open in recognition.

That hand was her father’s and he spoke firmly and quietly in that strongly intense, deep voice that was so familiar to her.

“I am sure my daughter does not mean to insult you, Lord Barrington.? I must not have taken her in hand enough when she was a child as I fear she is not quite tame.”

?To which Amelia began to protest, but felt her father’s warm, and yet stern, hand still on her back increase slightly in pressure. That was a sure indication that his manner was relaxed, but his words were resolute. It also held the clearly communicated threat of ‘taming’ if she did not immediately mend the situation.?

“You are right, Father.? Please accept my apology, Lord Barrington, for I was improper,” and she bowed her head in submission accompanied by a minute curtsey.

?Her words and manner were appropriate, but her eyes, which her father could not see but could sense, were ablaze with anger.? Barrington had done it to her twice.? Sure, it was really her fault for not checking the corridors first before speaking, and more for speaking out of bounds of what was deemed proper, but what was done was done.

Beside her, Lord Blackwell, the Marquess of Lammton, was exhibiting a twitch at the corners of his mouth because he knew what this was costing his daughter. He also knew she needed to learn to rein in her tongue more often. This would be especially critical as in a month she would need to be on her best behavior for an extended period. He knew that Barrington and Amelia had a special relationship and wondered if Amelia knew it to be so, as it was obvious to his Lordship that Barrington knew it.

However, what she did see, as Barrington was taking his leave after putting his sister into one of the family coaches, was the answering twinge of his lips.

With laughter in his eye as he bowed elegantly, he said,? “All is forgiven, my lady.”?

He then gave a bow to Patience, who had to bite her lip to keep from giggling, a nod of his head to the Marquess and Blaine, before he stepped inside the coach and they pulled away.

The door was closed and Amelia sighed and leaned against her sire and said, “I am truly sorry Father, but he can be so trying at times.”?

To which both of Amelia’s siblings, knowing there to be a parental lecture on its way, quickly found another place to be out of earshot of their sister and father.

?“Hmmm,” was her father’s response, allowing her to continue unimpeded by further comment.

?“Do you know that he actually demanded that I all but give the cut direct to a gentleman when we go to London?”? Amelia’s ire was rising and her color heightening to the level of her earlier indignation and she could hear it in her voice; so could her father and he merely rubbed her back slightly.

“And who, pray tell, is this gentleman?” asked the Marquess expectantly, as he guided his daughter down the great hallway to his library.

Amelia stopped short for a second because she suddenly worried that she would get the same reaction from her father as Barrington had given.? However, her father would not allow her to respond the way she did with Barrington, and it appeared as though nothing would do for her sire but for her to give the Marquess his name. She braced for the response.

“The Earl of Chandler.” She waited for his reaction.

For, even as an adult, she was sure her sire would demonstrate his displeasure or make a decidedly sharp point on her sit-upon if needed, should he be displeased.

“I see.? And what is it that Lord Barrington said to you?”

The change from familiar to formal in reference to Barrington was not lost on Amelia.? Possibly her father was irritated at him, thinking him impertinent, but maybe he was giving her the indication that there should be more deference paid to him, she did not know, but tell she must.

“Well, actually, he instructed Caroline that she was not to attend to Lord Chandler at all and to not spare any time with the Earl, nor was she to encourage him in any way.”

“And what was Caroline’s response?”

“She agreed. Which is fine if he wants to warn his sister, she belongs to him as his sister, but I do not. When he turned to me, expecting me to agree as easily, I…I told him that I was not so addlebrained as to risk my reputation on any man.”

“I am relieved to hear that?you put my mind at ease.? Continue.” The Marquess had to work hard at keeping the amusement out of his voice and off his face, but his eyes betrayed him.

“And I thought he was going to be angry, but then he just said I would be sorry if I did not heed him, whatever that was to mean. So I had good reason to wish him gone, and to send his brother next time, did I not, Father?” Amelia finished a bit breathless, as though she had run through the moors.

Her father did not answer for a moment, just resumed rubbing her back.? When he spoke, it was in that quiet strong voice that she had always been comforted by.?

“I think that the Marquess has always treated you as a younger sister and it is difficult for him to do otherwise now. He has been your Lord Protector, alongside Blaine, for the whole of your life.? I assume that Blaine had no response in all of this?”? The Marquess nodded when she said he did not.

?“Then I must assume that Blaine agreed and did not consider Lord Barrington was out of order.? I do not know much of this Earl of Chandler, but what I have heard has not always pleased me.? I would agree that you have a good head, but that is not always enough.? Your mother will fill you in on those things, but let me say that because of his care over you for the whole of your life, I would heed his words and do not be angry. You will need to lean on him, Nathaniel, and Blaine for the season to help you keep that pristine reputation you have now.? At times, you can be too outspoken for your own good, Amelia. So, for your sake, and my peace of mind, will you try to heed their advice when offered, in whatever manner they offer it, and not overreact?? They have had more experience and know more things, things you should never know about, so if I trust them, will you?”

“I do trust them, Father, I just don’t like to be told what to do.? Nevertheless, I will promise to do my best to heed their advice, no matter how difficult that is or how it is given.”

The Marquess hugged his daughter, kissed the top of her head, and sent her upstairs while he continued back to his study to work.

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  1. elizabeth Goodman

    elizabeth Goodman

    This book was lovely! The spankings were disciplinary, deserved, and firm. But still sexy and added well to the building relationship between the two main characters. It was very hard to put down I can\’t wait to read more both by this author and in the series. Excellent read, very well done. It\’s a story I will revisit I am sure!!!

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  2. CJO

    CJO

    This was a long story about Lord Barrington and Amelia falling in love. I learned a lot about that time period and the culture there, which was interesting. There was some action and suspense towards the end. Maybe we could see a sequel about Caroline and Lord Ravens!

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  3. Bitty

    Bitty

    I think I must have read a different book than the other reviewers. I found this book really slow going. She was obviously trying to do her dialogue in regency English, however I think she tried to had. You can write quite believable dialogue, as a lot of authors on this site show, without having to dumb down or use the modern idiom. Just adding a lot of long words and lengthening sentences doesn’t work. I reread sentences several times to get their meaning, (it was almost like reading someone whose first language isn’t English) after doing this a few times I found myself missing out huge tracks of dialogue because I couldn’t by bothered with it. Obviously this spoilt the story for me.

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  4. Redrabbitt

    Redrabbitt

    A sweet story of two people, Amelia and Barrington, who grew up together as neighboring children, and become better acquainted at Amelia’s first season in London. From childhood, Barrington, 9 years her senior, has taken Amelia in hand when he deemed it necessary. As she is presented to the ton, he self appoints himself as protector over Amelia and his sister Caroline. The story is charming as these two develop romantic feelings for one another. The dialog is witty, but at times redundant. The cast of characters are well developed. The story has multiple spankings as Barrington corrects Amelia for numerous infractions, and no sex. This is to be a series, so more books to follow.

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  5. Redrabbitt

    Redrabbitt

    A sweet story of two people, Amelia and Barrington, who grew up together as neighboring children, and become better acquainted at Amelia’s first season in London. From childhood, Barrington, 9 years her senior, has taken Amelia in hand when he deemed it necessary. As she is presented to the ton, he self appoints himself as protector over Amelia and his sister Caroline. The story is charming as these two develop romantic feelings for one another. The dialog is witty, but at times redundant. The cast of characters are well developed. The story has multiple spankings as Barrington corrects Amelia for numerous infractions, and no sex. This is to be a series, so more books to follow.

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  6. noangel

    noangel

    This story is filled with romance action suspense The plot is well told and keeps you turning the pages to see what will happen next The heroine is feisty and sweet The Hero is a strong Alpha male who knows what is needed and when it is needed This is a must read you do not want to miss

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    noangel

    This story is filled with romance action suspense The plot is well told and keeps you turning the pages to see what will happen next The heroine is feisty and sweet The Hero is a strong Alpha male who knows what is needed and when it is needed This is a must read you do not want to miss

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  8. Katy Beth McKee

    Katy Beth McKee

    Family friends realize that their feelings are changing. Lord Barrington doesn’t want to let Amelia get away with anything. They are redefining their relationship by adding new things to old disciplines. They have all the makings of starting a wonderful new life together.

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  9. Katy Beth McKee

    Katy Beth McKee

    Family friends realize that their feelings are changing. Lord Barrington doesn\’t want to let Amelia get away with anything. They are redefining their relationship by adding new things to old disciplines. They have all the makings of starting a wonderful new life together.

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  10. CJO

    CJO

    This was a long story about Lord Barrington and Amelia falling in love. I learned a lot about that time period and the culture there, which was interesting. There was some action and suspense towards the end. Maybe we could see a sequel about Caroline and Lord Ravens!

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  11. elizabeth Goodman

    elizabeth Goodman

    This book was lovely! The spankings were disciplinary, deserved, and firm. But still sexy and added well to the building relationship between the two main characters. It was very hard to put down I can’t wait to read more both by this author and in the series. Excellent read, very well done. It’s a story I will revisit I am sure!!!

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  12. kitty ranma

    kitty ranma

    This reads like a Barbara Cartland, who was one of my favorite authors in my younger years. A 5 star book to me is one that I can’t put down, that also clicks. This didn’t quite do that. It took 2 days to read and I don’t know what it is that kept it from clicking into the zone. I did however enjoy it.

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    kitty ranma

    This reads like a Barbara Cartland, who was one of my favorite authors in my younger years. A 5 star book to me is one that I can\’t put down, that also clicks. This didn\’t quite do that. It took 2 days to read and I don\’t know what it is that kept it from clicking into the zone. I did however enjoy it.

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  14. Marybeth

    Marybeth

    Amelia and Caroline are young ladies who are lifelong friends. Lord Barrington, Caroline??s older brother and Blaine, Amelia??s older brother are also friends. Lord Barrington has been waiting for Amelia to grow up because he is in love with her. He also wants her to have a season to have fun. Barrington becomes impatient and takes her to task for her behavior, as he has always done. He spanks her. Eventually, Amelia learns that Barrington loves her and that she loves him. It is a sweet story. I give this 4 stars.

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  15. Marybeth

    Marybeth

    Amelia and Caroline are young ladies who are lifelong friends. Lord Barrington, Caroline’s older brother and Blaine, Amelia’s older brother are also friends. Lord Barrington has been waiting for Amelia to grow up because he is in love with her. He also wants her to have a season to have fun. Barrington becomes impatient and takes her to task for her behavior, as he has always done. He spanks her. Eventually, Amelia learns that Barrington loves her and that she loves him. It is a sweet story. I give this 4 stars.

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  16. madpuss

    madpuss

    A sweet innocent story. Amelia and Barrington were a good match because not only did they love each other but their families have been life-long friends. The children grew up together. How sensible of Barrington to let her have her season first so she could meet other men before declaring her interest in her and joining the competition. That way she didn’t miss out on anything and could be sure of her choice. It was fun to watch Amelia tease Barrington and make him worry and what his answer was in response to that and it was interesting to learn all the rules for socialising in that period.

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    madpuss

    A sweet innocent story. Amelia and Barrington were a good match because not only did they love each other but their families have been life-long friends. The children grew up together. How sensible of Barrington to let her have her season first so she could meet other men before declaring her interest in her and joining the competition. That way she didn’t miss out on anything and could be sure of her choice. It was fun to watch Amelia tease Barrington and make him worry and what his answer was in response to that and it was interesting to learn all the rules for socialising in that period.

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  18. Margaret Corcoran

    Margaret Corcoran

    I liked this book. It is sweetly informative of the intricacies of the ton in Victorian England. Amelia’s parents and Barrington want to her have a season but it hard to protect her. Barrington loves her and wants her. I enjoyed the strong characters and found myself falling into their lives. Well worth the read.

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  19. Margaret Corcoran

    Margaret Corcoran

    I liked this book. It is sweetly informative of the intricacies of the ton in Victorian England. Amelia\’s parents and Barrington want to her have a season but it hard to protect her. Barrington loves her and wants her. I enjoyed the strong characters and found myself falling into their lives. Well worth the read.

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  20. Bitty

    Bitty

    I think I must have read a different book than the other reviewers. I found this book really slow going. She was obviously trying to do her dialogue in regency English, however I think she tried to had. You can write quite believable dialogue, as a lot of authors on this site show, without having to dumb down or use the modern idiom. Just adding a lot of long words and lengthening sentences doesn’t work. I reread sentences several times to get their meaning, (it was almost like reading someone whose first language isn’t English) after doing this a few times I found myself missing out huge tracks of dialogue because I couldn’t by bothered with it. Obviously this spoilt the story for me.

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