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Lady Dearborn's Debut [Kindle Edition]

Elizabeth Chater
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Book Description

Clea Bradford’s Aunt, Lady Floss Dearborn, intends on marrying off her niece, though it’s no easy deed finding a suitable parti for a young lady who stands six feet of height, not counting the golden halo of blond hair. Lady Floss goes so far as to announce her niece’s engagement to Glendon, though he couldn’t be more wrong for her niece and more right for her! When Lord Ranulf gets wind of a Dearborn entering the Ton, he believes he’s been given a chance at revenge for a wrong committed against him by Lady Floss Dearborn. But he mistakes Clea for the Lady, and suddenly there’s a lot more at stake than Clea’s reputation . . . it just may be her life.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 345 KB
  • Print Length: 139 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Chater Publishing (13 Jan. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008L43S42
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #173,360 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Elizabeth Chater was the author of more than 24 novels and countless short stories. She received a B.A. from the University of British Columbia and an M.A. from San Diego State University, and joined the faculty of the latter in 1963 where she began a lifelong friendship with science fiction author Greg Bear. She was honored with The Distinguished Teacher award in 1969, and was awarded Outstanding Professor of the Year in 1977. After receiving her Professor Emeritus, she embarked on a new career as a novelist with Richard Curtis as her agent. In the 1950s and 60s she published short stories in Fantastic Universe Magazine and The Saint Mystery Magazine, and she won the Publisher's Weekly short story contest in 1975. She went on to publish 22 romance novels over an 8 year period. She also wrote under the pen names Lee Chater, Lee Chaytor, and Lisa Moore. For more information, please visit

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5.0 out of 5 stars A great Book 6 Sept. 2014
By Sandra
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good read for just a buck! 2 Mar. 2013
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Enjoyed the dynamic duo and how vastly different they were from each other in both looks & temperament but always loyal to one another. Cute book at a handsome price. Well worth the buck but have to admit that I like Chater's other books a great deal more. Especially Duke 's Dilemma--loved it as well as Lord Randal's Tiger, etc...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, lighthearted romance for all ages! 20 Oct. 2012
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Enjoyable and sweet story, fast paced, well written, with interesting characters and dialogue. Suitable for all ages. As another reviewer has already remarked, has a writing style reminiscent of Georgette Heyer.
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4.0 out of 5 stars More tongue-in-cheek farce than romance 6 July 2013
By amtmcm - Published on
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Once I got in the right frame of mind for reading this book, I really enjoyed it. I'll bet Elizabeth Chater had fun writing this book with such an outlandish character as Lord Ranulf Malyon. He is depicted as a descendent of Vikings with a warrior's heart to go with his fierce, blond looks. Lady Floss Dearborn is as sweet as can be, though her plans are not well thought out. Her niece, Clea is a gawky 6 foot tall debutante transformed into a goddess with new clothes and hairstyle. Lord Glendon is a typical regency aristocrat who falls in love with Lady Floss and escorts her and Clea to their "ton" events and comes to their aid when needed.

Lady Floss' husband dies and Lord Ranulf inherits the estate. He is wrongly led to believe that Lady Floss is a conniving female so he decides to dislike her even though he's never met her. Ranulf pays Floss a large sum of money for the dower house in exchange for her immediately vacating the estate. Clea (Lord Dearborn's niece) has been living with Floss and her uncle for four years and so with the money from Ranulf, Floss decides to take Clea to London for a season. Ranulf descends upon the Dearborn estate expecting to give Lady Floss a set-down but when he discovers she's already left for London he becomes determined to follow her there so he can vent his spleen at her. Keep in mind, Lady Floss has done nothing wrong and at this point Lord Ranulf seems like an unreasonable brute.

While in London, Lady Floss and Clea meet Lord Glendon and he agrees to help introduce them to society. He gallantly rescues them from several scrapes. In the meantime, Clea and Lord Ranulf have several run-ins with each other. One thing that helped me accept Lord Ranulf's behavior was reminding myself he's only 24 years old and maybe hasn't outgrown his erratic behavior like the typical 30 year old Regency Hero. Eventually Lord Ranulf comes to realize he was misled by the source who told him Lady Floss was conniving. Overall this is a fun regency romp, with stylish make-overs, match-making strategies and a rescue from a kidnapping/elopement. The book ends with everyone getting their HEA.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Interesting Gem 24 Feb. 2013
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What an intriguing Regency! My only disappointment is that things were all tidied up fairly quickly and without much drama. That and Clea needed a little more spunk during her capture. I also do wish that more of Floss' actual intelligence and true personality would have been shown. We are given a few tantalizing, teasing insights into her true depth of character, but are denied the full plunge. So I guess that is 3 wishes really. I had been hoping for more of a London Season book than it turned out to be (funny how in my experience, the most obvious and referred to trope is in reality the least used - sigh) but I found it enchanting nonetheless. The poor Earl! He was the most gallant, though most put upon, hero I have ever read about. He truly was a darling and I am thrilled for him that he got the HEA he deserves. Malyon on the other hand is a bit of a cad and I for one rather begrudge him his good fortune. However, he was honorable in the end - if incredibly high handed. A vastly entertaining read. Highly recommended for all Regency Romance lovers.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An Amusing Romp 26 Aug. 2012
By Chancellor of the Exchequer - Published on
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Lady Dearborn's Debut is an enticing romantic comedy of manners and is a fast-paced and enjoyable read. It was easy to see how the romantic relationships would turn out, but getting to that point was the fun part. This story is suitable for all ages and compared very much to the style and voice of Georgette Heyer's Georgian and Regency novels. Highly recommended.
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