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Daphne (The Six Sisters Series)

Daphne (The Six Sisters Series) [Kindle Edition]

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

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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. But when Mr Simon Garfield agitates Daphne's calm outward manner, the results are dramatic and delightful!

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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
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #82,293 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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M C Beaton was born in Scotland. She worked for many years as a journalist on Fleet Street.

As well as the bestselling Agatha Raisin series, she is the author of the acclaimed Hamish Macbeth mysteries.

She divides her time between the Cotswolds, where she lives in a village very much like Agatha's beloved Carsely, and Paris.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Marshall Lord TOP 500 REVIEWER
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
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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
5.0 out of 5 stars Love and Vanity 16 Aug 2013
Daphne Armitage is a very good looking young lady, and her beau is also considered to be so as well. Daphne knows that she will marry Cyril Archer, after all two such beautiful people belong together, and all seems pre-ordained. But then things don't always turn out as planned.

It starts with Reverend Charles Armitage trying to prevent his Bishop from visiting him, after all he doesn't want to be forced to give up his beloved fox hounds. From there it is just a case of mistaken identity that leads to Daphne feeling real passion due to a kiss from Simon Garfield.

This is a romance that has its moments of comedy and also has more darker elements with secrets and blackmail. Ultimately who will Daphne marry, and is it likely to be a success? A relatively quick read, this is quite fun and will I am sure appeal to many people.
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3.0 out of 5 stars 4th in series. 27 April 2012
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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4.0 out of 5 stars ok but still lots of spelling mistakes 30 May 2014
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I enjoyed the book but does annoy me as still lots of spelling mistakes, please get a new editor fast.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good read 5 Mar 2014
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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 turns.
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By Sandra
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The 5 star rating was well deserved. I cannot see what the author could have added to make the story more interesting.
I loved the intrigue around the relationships and Ms Beaton's ability to make the reader feel transported back in the period around the story.
A difficult story to put down!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
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 6 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 10 months ago by becky
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
Published 15 months ago by Icemaiden
5.0 out of 5 stars The Six Sisters series
Another good series from M C Beaton, each one as good as the other it's hard to decide which series to read first
Published 17 months ago by Sharon Goodall
4.0 out of 5 stars The Six Sisters
Daphne was a good read and I would recommend. Please read the six books in the corect order to enjoy them to the full
Published 17 months ago by H. Lerigo
3.0 out of 5 stars easy read
another easy read in the series. light reading for holidays as you dont lose the story line if you put it down for a while
Published 18 months ago by Mrs. G. R. Drew
5.0 out of 5 stars m c beaton third different set of characters
another great story from a great writer, the series and the characters are brilliant cannot get enough of them. a brilliant read
Published 18 months ago by danielfan52
5.0 out of 5 stars Daphne
m c beaton has done it again with her six sisters series such a great read she never lets you down love every one of her books
Published 19 months ago by bitzy
5.0 out of 5 stars easy reads
Everyone should buy Marion Chesney/M C Beaton books.... They are the most relaxing books in the world. I read most of them years ago when they were hard to get in this country. Read more
Published on 27 Jun 2012 by lara
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