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Rainbird's Revenge (A House for the Season) [Kindle Edition]

M.C. Beaton
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The sixth and final book in the Regency Romance series, The House for a Season, from the bestselling author M.C Beaton.

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Love comes home to A House for the Season!

When the Duke of Pelham returns to his town house at 67 Clarges Street he is grimly determined to find himself a suitable wife, and love will have nothing to do with his selection.

The duke's search is soon disrupted by the arrival in town of Miss Jenny Sutherland - a beautiful but hugely spoilt country girl whose vanity is overwhelming. In fact it was her guardian who brought her to London in the hope her ward will get the put-down she so sorely deserves. But no one had counted on the intervention of Rainbird, the duke's shrewd and resourceful butler. Befriending Jenny, they devise a mischievous scheme that will ensure Jenny's social success - and secure, once and for all, the fate of the close-knit family of servants at No.67 Clarges Street!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 306 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Canvas (7 Mar 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AN2KK7I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #24,959 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Rainbird's Revenge 14 Mar 2013
By Damaskcat HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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This is the last in the House for a Season series and features the owner of 67 Clarges Street, the Duke of Pelham. Will his unscrupulous agent, Palmer, meet his comeuppance and will the servants led by John Rainbird the butler achieve their aim? Jenny Sutherland, vain and pretty, has already met and disliked the Duke at a country assembly and needs to learn that beauty is not everything. Her aunt, Lady Letitia, brings her to London to stay with a friend in Clarges Street, a few doors away from the Duke. Can both Jenny and Letitia achieve happiness?

In a fitting end to the series, loose ends are tied up and everyone - who is deserving of one - has a happy ending. But it may not be the type of happy ending they were expecting. I enjoyed this fast paced romp and it makes good light reading where the wicked are punished in suitable ways and the relatively good find happiness.

I like the way the characters of the servants are developed in this series. In most Regency romances servants only appear where they are absolutely necessary to the plot but here the servants are an integral part of the series. They are characters in their own right. Tenants come and go but the servants remain constant helping to overcome the house's reputation of foisting bad luck on the tenants.

If you want something a bit different in the way of Regency romances with plenty of humour thrown in then try this series of six books. They are best read in the order in which they are published but can be read as standalone novels. The first one in the series is The Miser of Mayfair: The House for a Season, Book 01 (A House for the Season)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rainbirds revenge ( A house for the season ) 11 May 2013
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Part of a really good series but also a stand alone book. All of M C Beaton's books are enjoyable from Agatha Raisin and Hamish McBeth to the Regency romances.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very diverting Book. 10 Mar 2013
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Most entertaining. A lot lighter than an Heyer novel but just as atmospheric. Great characters, I really enjoyed it. M.c.Beaton is a great story teller.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A House for the Season 10 May 2013
By mimi
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I find this series of books so relaxing. By the end of the first paragraph I'm always firmly hooked into the whimsical yet engaging story. The characters are brilliantly portrayed and easily draw me into their world making me forget the irritants of real life.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Strangely entertaining 19 Oct 2013
By Linda
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Not quite sure why I keep reading M C Beaton's hugely enjoyable but entirely predictable confections, from Angela Raisin to Hamish MacBeth, to the Six Sisters. You know exactly what you are getting and as long as you like the occasional light escapist fluff then once again A House for the Seasons fits the bill.
M C Beaton has a formula, she sticks to it, and it works. Even if occasionally I find her writing style a teensy bit irritating. Strangely her period pieces (like this) are slightly less irritating than her modern books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 2 July 2014
By Valerie
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Good book to finish series
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4.0 out of 5 stars Final one in the series 11 May 2014
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Last book in the series and ends the whole thing nicely. Good fun. We finally find out if the servants live their dream and buy that pub!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Regency fun 23 April 2014
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Very enjoyable piece of fluff. Easy to read and relaxing. Humerous. Highly recommended for holiday reading lazing on the beach with a cocktail.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars A Little Disappointed.
I had high hopes of this after reading the beginning on the website. I am a Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer fan, and the plot just didn't ring true to me. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Alison10
4.0 out of 5 stars 'Rainbird's Redemption ~ not Revenge'.
Good group of characters, I particulary liked Mrs. Freemantle !. Should have read any previous stories about this group of servants first to understand underlying currents. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Anne
4.0 out of 5 stars Candy Floss for relaxing the mind!
This takes no effort to read, but is an enjoyable and satisfying storyline, if unbelievable ending. It is very unlikely that the snobbish hero would unbend to such a degree in the... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Toni Carr
3.0 out of 5 stars A new Goergette Heyer?
If M C Beaton aspires to be the new Goergette Heyer, she still has some work to do. The characters were not quite real enough and the storyline a little too contrived and reliant... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Kate Darby
5.0 out of 5 stars COMPELLING!
loved the story line, and couldn't wait to pick up where I left off. thoroughly enjoyed the book, would say its light reading so highly recommend.
Published 9 months ago by ms e e barr
4.0 out of 5 stars a quick read
A lightweight book that entertains without taxing the brain. The characters are from diverse backgrounds and could only meet in fiction. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Caroline Morrice
5.0 out of 5 stars Insightful Period Drama
Not my usual genre but a fascinating read - unputdownable. M.C.Beaton captures the period beautifully and salts it with believable characters from a wide range of backgrounds in a... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Brian Bostock
5.0 out of 5 stars good easy read
Another good read
i enjoy reading m.c .beaton
all the book was easy to read anytime
yes i would recommend it.
Published 9 months ago by Elizabeth
5.0 out of 5 stars What a Finish!
Thoroughly enjoyable book. I enjoyed the whole series and would recommend them to anyone. The grand finale to the series and a worthy ending. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Marion Jeffery
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