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A Fine Caprice - A Regency Romance [Kindle Edition]

Kate Harper
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Confronted with an intolerable marriage to a man she cannot abide, Caprice Lambert decides to take refuge with her childhood friend and flees to Dorset and sanctuary. Dressed as a stableboy, she is determined not to return until her parents see reason and abandon their ridiculous plans. But things go sadly awry when, upon arriving at what she thinks is her destination, she finds herself in the wrong house entirely.
What initally seems like a disaster actually works out far better than she'd anticipated for she is discovered by the delightfully eligible Lord Merridew, a man beset by a multitude of problems. In her guise as stableboy, Caprice finds her help enlisted as his lordship battles dubious relatives, French spies and the unexpected appearance of a body. It's challenging, but it all fades into nothing next to her growing attraction to the man. It hardly seems fair that, the one time she meets somebody who might be able to steal her heart, she is stuck in a pair of breeches and looking like a street urchin!
But the situation changes when his lordship discovers her secret and realizes the boy he has come to trust is actually female and has been lying to him all along. And worse still, he cannot keep his hands off the lady. Caprice can tolerate being Lord Merridew's servant but she cannot abide his displeasure and is desperate to explain her circumstances. 
Can Caprice come about? Or will she find that this time, bold deeds and a headstrong manner cannot save the day...

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 845 KB
  • Print Length: 199 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #37,360 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Caprice 6 Jan. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This book, made for easy reading, had a number of spelling and grammatical errors that reading it was akin to marking a teenager's exercise book. This book is really for light bedtime reading.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly, a little boring for my taste 8 Jan. 2013
By Maggie
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Considering the premise: of heroine running away from home, dressed as stable boy, entering the wrong house and subsequently becoming embroiled in the mystery of French spies with a handsome Lord, Prussian royalty and a society dandy - I was surprisingly bored.

I think a part of the problem is that the author gives too much of what is going through the mind of the heroine. We are told constantly what Caprice is thinking and feeling with every event and action, which considering that by 60% into the book the most exciting things to have happened are the discovery of a tunnel (from a well on the property to a cellar under the house - not very far!)and an overheard, short conversation in Italian. There is no subtlety or reading between the lines, and yet... I couldn't make head or tale of the heroine's personality as it seemed to switch from a young woman who defiantly runs away from home and travels alone for a few days, to a girl who is terrified to climb into a hole or stand alone in the dark for a few minutes.

The Hero was a little better, maybe. One Lord Merridew is approached in London by a friend/ acquaintance and is asked to do some Reconnaissance, for the British Government, at a property he just inherited. Also to discover if his cousin (the dandy) and his supposed fiancee (a Prussian Grand Duchess) are working for the French. I think my main issue with the Hero is that he was too nice. For one such example, Caprice enters his newly-acquired house late at night (still dressed as a stable boy) hides in the drawing room, throws a plate at his head, and is recruited to help him spy within five minutes because he believes she's a truthful person despite not quite believing her 'story'... Makes perfect sense!
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4.0 out of 5 stars entertaining 11 Jun. 2014
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Likeable and believable characters - unlike some reviewers, I liked to know the thoughts of the main protagonists. I was a little disappointed at the ending as it seemed a little tame when such a beautiful opportunity for misunderstandings had been set up - for instance Cass might quite easily find himself worried about his own sexuality if the right situation was introduced. The text could do with editing - use of elicit instead of illicit and queue instead of cue point to either sloppy use of a spell checker or use of a recording device and a less than literate copy typist.But all in all great fun and worth reading.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not up to usual standards 17 April 2014
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I really like Kate Harper's writing, and she's at her best when her characters talk their way into a convincing relationship. Unfortunately, though there are flashes of her style here and there, too much of this book is told in the third person - it's not awful, but it's not Kate Harper's best.

There are lots of misprints ("he was a forth son", "that was her queue", "his elicit activities") which are distracting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fine Caprice 14 Jan. 2014
By junek
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Fantastic you will love this story as I did no housework was done until I had read it
Ladies and gents buy it now
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable 26 Nov. 2013
By Jangler
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A lovely easy book to read, ideal to relax with. The characters were well drawn and the storyline was good. Will definitely enjoy reading it again
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good story but. . . 17 Nov. 2013
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This was a good story but it was spoiled by the spelling mistakes and incorrect vocabulary. Sometimes it was quite difficult to understand what the author meant.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A good Read 20 May 2013
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A good holiday read as its not a long book and not overly complicated, i enjoyed it though.I would buy Kate Harper books again.
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