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Sonnet, Oct 2001, 6.50, 384 pp.
ISBN: 0743417933

    In 1799 London, William Manderville an Earl concludes that the actresses he uses to cover his government work on the French coast are failures. He needs someone different and thinks he found his answer in the drawing done by a Duchess of an orange seller commoner. When William finds the orange seller Harriet Treene he shows her the picture saying his friend will pay her if she poses as a model.

    At the family pie shop, Harriet notices her older sister Bett looks tired from work, raising an infant, and being pregnant. Harriet decides to accept the Duchess' offer to paint her for a fee. Harriet visits the Duchess but William arrives and offers her a deal. He will finance a tea shop for her in exchange for her posing as his mistress on his messenger trips to France. As they act out the masquerade neither expected love or the danger that awaits them in France from an individual seeking revenge.

    THE VERY COMELY COUNTESS, the sequel to the DARING DUCHESS, is an exciting tale due to the espionage subplot and a glimpse at the working class, but especially because of the love story between a commoner and a noble. Though this book uses the same plot device as its predecessor and lacks the locale creativeness of the first book, fans will enjoy the tale because the lead characters are a delightful daring duo who deserve a lifetime together. Regency romantic suspense fans will gain much pleasure from award winning Miranda Jarrett's wonderful tale.

Harriet Klausner
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner





Sonnet, Oct 2001, 6.50, 384 pp.
ISBN: 0743417933

    In 1799 London, William Manderville, an Earl, concludes that the actresses he uses to cover his government work on the French coast are failures. He needs someone different and thinks he found his answer in the drawing done by a Duchess of an orange seller commoner. When William finds the orange seller Harriet Treene he shows her the picture saying his friend will pay her if she poses as a model.

    At the family pie shop, Harriet notices her older sister Bett looks tired from work, raising an infant, and being pregnant. Harriet decides to accept the Duchess' offer to paint her for a fee. Harriet visits the Duchess but William arrives and offers her a deal. He will finance a tea shop for her in exchange for her posing as his mistress on his messenger trips to France. As they act out the masquerade neither expected love or the danger that awaits them in France from an individual seeking revenge.

    THE VERY COMELY COUNTESS, the sequel to the DARING DUCHESS, is an exciting tale due to the espionage subplot and a glimpse at the working class, but especially because of the love story between a commoner and a noble. Though this book uses the same plot device as its predecessor and lacks the locale creativeness of the first book, fans will enjoy the tale because the lead characters are a delightful daring duo who deserve a lifetime together. Regency romantic suspense fans will gain much pleasure from award winning Miranda Jarrett's wonderful tale.

Harriet Klausner
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   19th century    -   18th century Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   war bringing lovers together    -   chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer    -   rescue kidnapped secondary character    -   spies

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   spy Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confused    -   confident    -   blissful

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   small businessman Effect of sexing    -   confused    -   blissful    -   angry Unusual characteristics:    -   Frigid - would not even feel a jackhammer down there

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   France

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   60% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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