Start reading A Garden Folly (A Regency Romance) on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here or start reading now with a free Kindle Reading App.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

 
 
 

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available
 

A Garden Folly (A Regency Romance) [Kindle Edition]

Candice Hern
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Print List Price: £6.99
Kindle Price: £2.39 includes VAT* & free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet
You Save: £4.60 (66%)
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

Free Kindle Reading App Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.

To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition £2.39  
Paperback £6.99  
Kindle Daily Deal
Kindle Daily Deal: Up to 70% off
Each day we unveil a new book deal at a specially discounted price--for that day only. Learn more about the Kindle Daily Deal or sign up for the Kindle Daily Deal Newsletter to receive free e-mail notifications about each day's deal.

Book Description

Customers who enjoy the traditional Regency Romances of Georgette Heyer will enjoy this witty Regency romp by New York Times bestselling author Candice Hern. Two sisters on the edge of poverty have a chance to meet wealthy, titled, unmarried gentlemen when they are unexpectedly invited to a month-long house party at a famous country estate owned by the Duke of Carlisle. Disguising their impoverished situation as best they can, the sisters launch themselves into some serious husband hunting. But the plans fall apart when the beautiful, bubble-headed Susannah falls for the most unsuitable of suitors. Level-headed Catherine must save the family from ruin by securing a more fortunate match. Though courted by a wealthy earl, she finds herself falling for the handsome estate gardener and faced with the choice of marrying for money and security, or following her heart. Set at a grand country house and gardens reminiscent of Chatsworth, this sweet love story will sweep the reader away into a world of early 19th century wealth and aristocratic privilege, and just a bit of folly in the fabulous gardens.

"A craftsman of impeccable elegance, Ms. Hern taps brilliantly into the hopes and fears of the human heart as she weaves an unforgettable love story from our deepest fantasies." – Romantic Times

"A deeply moving and emotionally charged novel." – A Little Romance

"Both Humorous and bittersweet – an excellent read." -- Rendezvous


Product Description

About the Author

Candice Hern is the award-winning, bestselling author of historical romance novels set during the English Regency, a period she knows well through years of collecting antiques and fashion prints of the period. She travels to England regularly, always in search of more historical and local color to bring her stories and characters to life. Her books have won praise for the "intelligence and elegant romantic sensibility" (Romantic Times) as well as "delicious wit and luscious sensuality (Booklist). Candice's award-winning website (www.candicehern.com) is often cited for its Regency World pages, where readers interested in the era will find an illustrated glossary, a detailed timeline, illustrated digests of Regency people and places, articles on Regency fashion, research links, and much more. It is the only author website listed among the online resources for the Jane Austen Centre in England. Visit www.candicehern.com for more information on all Candice's books, including excerpts and a look "behind the scenes" of each novel.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1342 KB
  • Print Length: 237 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004YWHNKU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #67,729 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?


More About the Author

Candice Hern is the award-winning best-selling author of historical romance novels set during the English Regency, a period she knows well through years of collecting antiques and fashion prints of the era. She travels to England regularly, always in search of more historical and local color to help bring her books to life. Her books have won praise for their "intelligence and elegant romantic sensibility" (Romantic Times) as well as "delicious wit and luscious sensuality" (Booklist). Her award-winning website (candicehern.com) is often cited for its "Collections" of Regency antiques, as well as Candice's Regency World, including an illustrated glossary, a detailed timeline of Regency events, illustrated digests of Regency people and places, and much more. It is the only author website listed among the online resources at the Jane Austen Centre in Bath, and has been referenced by the Museum of London.


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
4.2 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable Regency Romance 19 Dec. 2011
By Sarah Lambert VINE VOICE
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I really enjoyed this book, it is a classic Georgette Heyer type tale. Catherine and Susannah are two poor sisters and the only way they can see to improve their circumstances is to find rich husbands. When they find themselves unexpectedly invited to a houseparty at a duke's estate Catherine thinks they at last have the chance to find there way out of poverty. However, things don't go according to plan as both sisters find themselves falling for unsuitable men. In Catherine's case she falls for the gardener but is determined to still go through with her plan to land a wealthy earl. Can the gardener convince her that love is more important than money? And is the gardener quite what he appears? This book is a lighthearted read without too many surprises but also without the overblown sex scenes that seem to appear in many books set in this era. I recommend you read this book if you enjoy a regency romance and are looking for a story which is about falling in love rather than falling into bed!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet and funny! 14 April 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is my idea of a brilliant Regency romance; a simple plot that focuses on character development. If you hate that sort of thing it's not for you, but I love it. The two main characters are engaging (I lOVE the hero). A few scenes even made my heart ache (good writing!). Yes there are a few Americanism, but it's a brilliant funny sweet story. My copy will NOT be flung into the charity book bag! This is one to keep and read again.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars a garden folly 22 July 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A really lovely story and so well written - I enjoyed it loads - hope to read more from this author
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3.0 out of 5 stars Pleasant with predictable plot 8 Feb. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A reasonable holiday read but those of you who are familiar with the genre (as I am) you could see the plot from the very outset. I continued reading in the hope of some delicious twist in the plot towards the end but it never came! Pleasant but not the best from Candice Hern
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category