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  • Mass Market Paperback: 229 pages
  • Publisher: Avon Books (6 Nov. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062230808
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062230805
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 1.7 x 17.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By maggie on 9 Nov. 2013
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Very nice story with a feisty heroine and a charming rake. Full of mischief and adventure and a happy ever after that made you sigh with pleasure. A very nice short read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Cute and Charming Read 11 Oct. 2012
By Ramblings From This Chick Blog - Published on
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There aren't enough words to describe just how much I loved this novella. Quite simply I adored it and it only solidified my love of Maya Rodale's work all that much more. Three Schemes was such a cute and charming read filled with humor and romance. My only complaint is that I wish it was longer. I loved Charlotte's antics and simply adored the relationship between her and James. I just wanted more but in a good way. I would have loved to have seen them the stars of a full length novel because Charlotte is hilarious.

As children Charlotte and James were the best of friends but after an incident involving Charlotte's beloved pet rabbit they had a falling out and have not spoken since.

Charlotte is a troublemaker and schemer and is somehow always up to mischief, though her intentions are noble. She considers herself a matchmaker but somehow her matchmaking schemes always go awry.

James has always known that Charlotte is up to no good. She's always up to something and his plans are to stay as far away from her schemes as possible. This backfires on him when Charlotte gets him and herself locked in a Folly during a garden party. Charlotte's goal was to get James and her friend Lucy locked in the Folly, not herself. Now they both must work together and quickly before they are found in a compromising situation and forced to wed.

The hijinks these two go through throughout the novella are laugh out loud funny. Charlotte has the best of intentions but somehow something in her plans always go wrong and because of this Charlotte and James are constantly being thrown together in compromising situations. Soon both are realizing just how attracted to one another they really are.

I loved, loved, loved these two together. Their scenes together were simply hilarious and I found myself laughing out loud more than once. Not only were these two funny but their relationship and chemistry between them was explosive. These two were sexy together. Not only that, they have a bond that transcends the pages.

If you are looking for a quick read that is charming and funny, you definitely won't go wrong with this one.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Three Schemes and a Scandal is a Joyfully Recommended Read 11 Nov. 2012
By M. Nix - Published on
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Though she's made a promise not to concoct any more schemes, Lady Charlotte Brandon simply can't help herself. She has a friend in need of matchmaking and she knows just the gentleman who'd be the perfect husband: her childhood companion, James Beauchamp. Only Charlotte's schemes have a way of going wrong, which is how she finds herself locked in a folly with James. Charlotte certainly doesn't want to marry James herself, no matter the scandal that would occur if they were found together. She still hasn't quite forgiven him for the disaster that ended their friendship when she was twelve.

It may have been years since James last spoke to Charlotte, but that doesn't mean he can't still spot one of her schemes a mile away. But the spirited girl he once knew with a taste for madcap adventures has turned into, well, a beautiful, spirited woman with a taste for madcap adventures. And though James hadn't planned on being drawn into one of Charlotte's schemes, he soon realizes that he doesn't want to be without Charlotte, outrageous ideas and all.

With a lot of planning -- and perhaps a touch of luck -- James will turn the tables on Charlotte, causing a scandal that could win the heart of his beloved schemer.

Like a glass of champagne, Three Schemes and a Scandal is bright, bubbly, and wholly delicious. Charlotte and James's romance is my absolute favorite story of Maya Rodale's to date! Charlotte is intelligent, clever, funny, and kindhearted. I almost wish she were real, just so I could have her as a friend. She causes quite a bit of trouble, true, but she always has the best of intentions. James is truly her perfect match. He's smart enough to keep up with Charlotte and he values her vivacious spirit and sense of adventure. Both separately and together these two were a delight to read about. I honestly could not stop smiling the entire time I read Three Schemes and a Scandal. Ms. Rodale has outdone herself with Charlotte and James's story, for it is so much fun that I want to read it over and over and over again.

I could detail all the antics that take place in Three Schemes and a Scandal, but even if I could do the story justice by summarizing the highlights (which I couldn't), revealing what takes place in Three Schemes and a Scandal would ruin the joy of discovery for readers. So I'll keep mum on the plot and simply say that Three Schemes and a Scandal is one of the best stories I've read this year. Charlotte and James's novella is a must read for anyone who enjoys a lively, entertaining historical romance. What are you waiting for? Pick up your copy and enjoy this sparkling, romantic romp!

Reviewed by Shayna for Joyfully Reviewed
Maya Rodale's great novel on another character of the famous female writer and own romance 7 Mar. 2013
By Genevieve Wyatt - Published on
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This is another novel that Maya Rodale in her Writing Girls series. This novel is not as great as the two other novel that I read which are "A Groom of One's Own" and "A Tale of Two Lovers". In "A Groom Of One's Own", the story was about Sophie Harlow and Duke of Hamilton & Brandon involving their romance. In "A Tale of Two Lovers", the story involve Sophie's friend Lady Julianna Somerset and Lord Simon Roxbury.
In this book, "Three Schemes and a Scandal", the novel is written involving Duke of Hamilton and Brandon's sister Lady Charlotte Brandon and her schemes of matchmaking. She is told by her brother to stop these schemes or be abandon to the country. The male character and love interest in this novel is James Beauchamp who knows Lady Charlotte and past schemes. He wants to teach a lesson. The story is charming in its own rights. Maya does a good job again, but her two other books interest me more and held me more captivate. If you are interested in more stories involving another character from the famous female writer series, I suggest this book. For me, I just want to finish reading all the books in the London Weekly 's Famous Female Writer series of Maya Rodale which is why I buy this book.
QUICK FUN READ! 13 Jan. 2013
By My Book Addiction and More - Published on
Format: Mass Market Paperback
THREE SCHEMES AND A SCANDAL by Maya Rodale is an interesting historical romance set in Regency England. A novella that is a quick fun read. 3.5 of "The Writing Girls",but can read a stand alone. See,"A Groom Of One's Own", "A Tale of Two Lovers", "The Tattooed Duke" and "Seducing Mr. Knightly". Charolotte grows up finally. Fast paced. Filled with laughable adventure,passion, and love. A must read especially if you enjoy laugh out loud situations as a young lady schemes. Follow,Lady Charlotte Brandon, and James Beauchamp,a younger son as he encounter a few of Lady Charlotte's schemes and a scandal. Fun read! Very relaxing read. Received for an honest review from the publisher and Above the Treeline. Details can be found at the author's website,Avon Impulse, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers and My Book Addiction and More.



REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction and More/My Book Addiction Reviews
Wonderful.. 21 Jan. 2015
By Trish R. - Published on
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I'm always skeptical when 1 and 2 star reviews are old and say little about what they didn't like about the book. So, those three were only not helpful they were so wrong. This book was delightful, charming and filled with love. AND it was sooo funny. If you didn't find it funny then your sense of humor is missing. I loved James and Charlotte. She and Harriet had some hilarious lines. And some of the characters names were hysterical: Lady Tweetley, Lord Beaverbrook and Mitchell Twitchell, funny, funny.
There was some great sexual tension and well written sex, too.
I've read all the Writing Girls books and An Heir and a Spare and now this one. I love this author's writing.
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