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Minerva (The Six Sisters series Book 1) by [Beaton, M.C.]
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3.8 out of 5 stars 42 customer reviews
Book 1 of 6 in The Six Sisters Series (6 Book Series)

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Nicely atmospheric, most notable for its gentle humour and adventurous spirit (Publishers Weekly)

A delightful tale... romance fans are in for a treat (Booklist)

(M C Beaton) is the best of the Regency writers (Kirkus Reviews)

Book Description

The first in M.C. Beaton's great fun Regency Romance series: The Six Sisters.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1441 KB
  • Print Length: 241 pages
  • Publisher: Constable (16 Feb. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184901485X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849014854
  • ASIN: B005RZB5PM
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 42 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #35,189 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This book kicks off the "Six Sisters" series of humorous Regency romances, each of which has as its central character one of the six daughters of the Reverend Armitage, a warm-hearted but reprobate "squarson" (a word formed by combining squire and parson, which was a nickname used at the time for a vicar who acted more like a local dignitary than a man of God.) The Reverend Armitage would much rather hunt or enjoy himself than preach or look after his parishioners.

But by the winter of 1811, when this book starts, this behaviour combined with several bad harvests in the two farms which he owns, have left him in severe financial difficulties. So he decides that the eldest of his six daughters, Minerva, must rescue the family fortunes by making a rich marriage. This book tells the story of how Minerva, who is very beautiful (which was an asset on the marriage market), highly intelligent (which wasn't) and has a strong propensity for saying exactly what she thinks (which is disastrous) eventually does find a husband, but with plenty of amusing upsets along the way.

The full sequence of titles in "The Six Sisters" series is:

1) This book, "Minerva"
2) The Taming of Annabelle (The Six Sisters Series)
3) Deirdre and Desire (The Six Sisters Series)
4) Daphne (The Six Sisters Series)
5)
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I like this series of books and reading how each of the sisters finds their beau. It has the usual twists and turns as they lthe path of true love doesn't run smoothly. They all have funny moments and frustrating moments where you think, haven't you worked it out yet. A nice easy enjoyable read.
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Mc beaton effortless convincing
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another great story from a great writer, the series and the characters are brilliant cannot get enough of them. a brilliant read
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By Damaskcat HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 17 Feb. 2012
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Charles Armitage - rural vicar and hunting fanatic - has six daughters and two sons, an invalid wife and not very much money. He hits on the idea of launching his oldest daughter, Minerva, at the next London season in the hope that she will find a rich husband and repair the family's fortines.

Minerva is not that keen on the idea because she finds satisfaction in looking after the family, helping her father's parishioners and writing his sermons. In a nutshell, Minerva is a bit of a prig. As well as being a bit sanctimonious Minerva has many endearing qualities including a tendency to being accident prone.

Her launch into society is almost scuppered by her tendency to say exactly what she is thinking rather than the polite white lies which are expected of her. I really enjoyed reading this story and laughed out loud at the antics of some of Minerva's would-be suitors. The hero is interesting with a mixture of good and bad qualities and Lady Godolphin - Minerva's chaperone - is suitably vulgar and worldly-wise. Even her father shows himself to be humane and caring - as well as spendthrift. Minerva's sisters exhibit a realistic mixture of sibling rivalries and sisterly love and support.

I read this book at a sitting and immediately started on the second one The Taming of Annabelle (The Six Sisters Series) If you want some light reading and enjoyed this author's Travelling Matchmaker series then you will probably enjoy this book. It is well written and shows an excellent knowledge of the Regency period and life in high society. It is the first in the Six Sisters series.
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This book kicks off a series of six regency romances, each of which has as its central character one of the six daughters of the Reverend Armitage, a warm-hearted but reprobate "squarson" who would rather hunt than preach. It tells the story of the eldest daughter, Minerva.

The full sequence of titles in "The Six Sisters" series is:

1) Minerva
2) The Taming of Annabelle
3) Deirdre and Desire
4) Daphne
5) Diana the Huntress
6) Frederica in Fashion

There is some character development through the series, so although the books can stand on their own they are best read in the above order, starting with this one.

Marion Chesney is a prolific writer of Regency romances: she also writes mystery stories under the name M.C. Beaton.

This was the first of her books which I ever read (some years ago now), and probably the one which gave me most pleasure. Marion Chesney's novels vary considerably in sophistication: even her simplest ones are at least slightly more challenging than most of the trashy regency romances on the market, while her best romances - of which this is one - are considerably better than the average for the genre but still a rung downmarket from Georgette Heyer or several rungs down from Jane Austen.

The story nevertheless includes most of the classic Regency Romance cliches.
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