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Daphne (The Six Sisters series Book 4) [Kindle Edition]

M.C. Beaton
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Book Description

Daphne Armitage is the acknowleged beauty of that family of renowned belles, but beauty is more than skin deep.



Black-haired, exquisite Daphne is certain she can avoid the turmoil of true love by demanding nothing more of a husband than to be an elegant companion. Teh self-absorbed Mr Archer seems to fit the bill to perfection. But when Mr Simon Garfield agitates Daphne's calm outward manner, the results are dramatic and delightful!


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A charming tale fo frustrated love. (Publishers Weekly)

A delightful tale... romance fans are in for a treat (Booklist)

(M C Beaton) is the best of the Regency writers (Kirkus Reviews)

Book Description

The fourth book in the bestselling M.C. Beaton's charming and amusing Six Sisters Regency Romance series.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 453 KB
  • Print Length: 225 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1849014884
  • Publisher: Robinson (15 Mar. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005RZB6BA
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #76,371 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Marshall Lord TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
This book is the fourth in the "Six Sisters" series of humorous Regency romances, each of which has as its central character one of the six daughters of the Reverend Armitage, a warm-hearted but reprobate "squarson" (a word formed by combining squire and parson, which was a nickname used at the time for a vicar who acted more like a local dignitary than a man of God.) The Reverend Armitage much prefers hunting or enjoying himself to preaching or caring for his parishioners.

This fourth book tells the story of the fourth daughter, Daphne, who is perhaps the most beautiful of his six attractive daughters, and possibly gets up to the most absurd tricks when the question or her marriage becomes a possibility. Which is odd, because she is the first one not to face pressure from her father to marry a rich husband ...

At the start of this book, The Reverend Charles Armitage is finally financially comfortable again, following the marriages of his elder three daughters to very wealthy men. And he has, perhaps a slightly guilty conscience at having pushed them so hard to do so, although all the marriages have turned out to be love matches. So he is not minded to interfere when his fourth daughter Daphne, who at this stage is described as a "dazzling beauty" but completely wrapped up in her own appearance, wants to marry the elegant and beautiful dandy, Mr Archer. That hat gentleman is no more than comfortably off and renowned for his "total lack of brain" but if he is really Daphne's choice she will be allowed to marry him.

But then Daphne meets the formidable and terrifying Mr Simon Garfield in very embarrassing circumstances. At the first suggestion that he might be interested in her, Daphne pretends to be mad.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Number four in the Six Sisters series 16 Mar. 2012
By Damaskcat HALL OF FAME TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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This book continues the interconnected stories of how the six daughters of Charles Armitage find husbands and is number four in the series. Daphne is famous in her family for apparently only being interested in her appearance, which it has to be said, is beautiful.

She meets Simon Garfield in strange circumstances and her father - with his eye for the main chance - wants her to marry him because he is rich. What happens when Daphne is taken to London for the Season makes entertaining and amusing reading.

Those who have read the first three books in the series will be delighted to renew their acquaintance with Daphne's three older sisters, Minerva, Annabelle and Deirdre as well as their parents and Lady Godolphin and her malapropisms.

The book is well written and a good light read. If you enjoy historical novels with more than a touch of humour and well drawn and likeable characters then give this series a try. They can be read in any order as each story stands alone but it is best to read them in the order in which they were published starting with Minerva (The Six Sisters Series)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Marshall Lord TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
This is the fourth in a series of six regency romances, each of which has as its central character one of the six daughters of the Reverend Armitage, a warm-hearted but reprobate "squarson" who would rather hunt than preach. It tells the story of the fourth daughter, Daphne.

The full series is:

1) Minerva
2) The Taming of Annabelle
3) Deirdre and Desire
4) Daphne
5) Diana the Huntress
6) Frederica in Fashion

Marion Chesney is a prolific writer of Regency romances: she also writes mystery stories under the name M.C. Beaton. Her regency novels vary considerably in sophistication: even her simplest ones are at least slightly more challenging than most of the trashy regency romances on the market, while her best romances are considerably better than the average for the genre but still a rung downmarket from Georgette Heyer or several rungs down from Jane Austen.

At the start of this book, The Reverend Charles Armitage is financially comfortable following the marriages of his elder three daughters to very wealthy men. So he is not minded to interfere when his fourth daughter wants to marry the elegant and beautiful dandy, Mr Archer, even though that gentleman is no more than comfortably off and renowned for his "total lack of brain". But then she meets the formidable and terrifying Mr Simon Garfield in very embarrassing circumstances. At the first suggestion that he might be interested in her, she pretends to be mad. The farcical chain of events which follows might send anyone out of their wits ...

Like the others in the series, the story includes most of the classic Regency Romance cliches.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 4th in series. 27 April 2012
Format:Paperback
Daphne Armitage is the acknowleged beauty of that family of renowned belles, but beauty is more than skin deep. Black-haired, exquisite Daphne is certain she can avoid the turmoil of true love by demanding nothing more of a husband than to be an elegant companion. Teh self-absorbed Mr Archer seems to fit the bill to perfection. But when Mr Simon Garfield agitates Daphne's calm outward manner, the results are dramatic and delightful!

This was quite boring to start with. I was thinking of putting it down and not finishing it when, about half way, there was that OMG! moment and, man did I laugh. There was also a few witty and hilarious moments scattered through out the book (not many though), which is why I have given it a low 3 stars. An OK addition to the series.

The next two, imo, are not really worth reading unless you want to finish the series and have nothing else at hand to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Most enjoyable read thanks
Published 7 days ago by Ms. A. Esson
5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable read
I really enjoy all of MC Beaton's books. Having gone through all the Hamish Macbeth (on Audible as well!) and Agatha Raisin I decided to start on her Regency and Edwardian novels. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Soosie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent author
Published 8 months ago by Jill M
4.0 out of 5 stars ok but still lots of spelling mistakes
I enjoyed the book but does annoy me as still lots of spelling mistakes, please get a new editor fast.
Published 14 months ago by Marinda Edwards
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read
Another interesting storyline from M C Beaton. Predictably the heroine marries the hero but the goings on in between make for interesting reading with some unexpected twists and... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Puffin
5.0 out of 5 stars Read 'Daphne' and find yourself transported back in time
The 5 star rating was well deserved. I cannot see what the author could have added to make the story more interesting. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Sandra
1.0 out of 5 stars Utter rubbish !
I have read other books by this author and quite enjoyed them but this was deadfall by anyones' standards.Sorry, but i am surprised it was published
Published 19 months ago by Robert Peacock
5.0 out of 5 stars good read
Great book. M c Beaton is a fantastic writer. These books are just full of fun and laughter and some silly girls whom you find yourself wanting to shout at (but they are not real... Read more
Published 22 months ago by becky
5.0 out of 5 stars Love and Vanity
Daphne Armitage is a very good looking young lady, and her beau is also considered to be so as well. Read more
Published 23 months ago by M. Dowden
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read
I'm a fan of M C Beaton books and the Six Sisters Series is a great read. The story is about a sister looking for love and happiness and the challenges she faces in getting a... Read more
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