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Even with all this sense & so little sensibility...,
on 30 August 2005
Lillith Davenport must marry again. She has settled upon a reliable gentleman and will sacrifice her independence for the future of her beloved nieces (one hopes they're worth it!)
Enter the "bad beautiful angel" determined to seduce her and his wayward nephew...
Set in regency England of course, this fine story sails along convincingly & touchingly, with charming charachters and the usual Chase wit - interjected where most welcome & least expected.
Lilith is a heroine who really IS sensible, looks after herself, doesn't sigh after the wicked hero, never makes foolish decisions and needs rescuing and altogether manages to be more convincing than any other creation. Even with all this sense & so little sensibility, she remains a refreshing & charming character whist he is just the opposite but so very debonair and beautifully repentant later.
Some similarities to Elizabeth Mansfield style of writing, but much better, and there are the ultimate comparisons to Georgette Heyer's of course...