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I'm so glad to have discovered this author. A great read! This is a fast paced story, but inspite of that the characters were well developed. If you are a fan of Georgette Heyer you will enjoy this book. This a true romance without the addition of too much sexual content, which I prefer.
Just one thing, Emily uses the term 'gender' at one point of the story, which is not in keeping with the period, but it didn't spoil my enjoyment of the book.
Well to e author for writing such an engaging and fun read. I'm definitely a fan now and can't wait to read more of her books.
Also anyone with the slightest grasp of London's geography will be puzzled by the main characters travelling there from Bath via Hampstead Heath. I know that Hounslow Heath is now an airport, but that's no reason to write it out of history.
Good fun read!
One thing the synopsis didn't make clear is that this is part of a series of books about a group of friends of whom Lord Bradfield is the first to get married. Look for A Change of Heart (A Regency Romance) and An Affair of Honor (A Regency Romance) for the companion books.
Light-hearted fun, easy to read.
Emily is a paid companion to the grandmother of Robert, a Lord. It is known that Emily's mother was the daughter of an Earl, her father died of a broken heart after his wife whom he eloped with died, leaving Emily with nothing, cut off from her mothers family.
Robert visits his grandmother to inform her of his coming marriage to Augusta, to her horror, as her family are not to his grandmothers liking. Fate has dealt a blow as Robert is drawn to Emily, he comes to her rescue when her uncle cause's her distress at an evening's engagement. This and other shows of affection are noticed. Further to this she is courted by Robert's close friend which Robert finds he is not pleased with.
After further details are revealed at Robert's investigation, Emily's uncle takes drastic action, as he faces ruin. Robert is forced to take action.
An entertaining few hours.
A Proper Companion is a lovely, light-hearted, fluffy, easy read with likeable characters and a dashing hero. Coming across this book was a delightful way to pass a lazy afternoon.
I will definitely read more books by this author in future.
Thoughts on the characters - Emily is happy to stay in the background and continue her life as a companion but when the dowager countess wants to go to London Emily finds herself in the forefront and unsure how to deal with it. She doesn't want to feel indebted to anyone and finds it more difficult when the dowager wants to give her a new wardrobe. Plus she doesn't realise what type of reaction she would get from the gentlemen of the town as she is beautiful but didn't think she would receive any attention because of her background. She is also confused about her feelings for Robert.
Robert in turn is very confused as he has settled to marry a woman but when he spends more time with Emily and sees how beautiful she is on the inside and outside he starts to question his actions. But his good honour gets in the way and he is determined to follow the path he has chosen even if losing something.
Thoughts on the writing style - Very easy and amusing writing, I was able to follow easily and it very engaging.
Overall thoughts - Really lovely story that grabbed me and made me smile. The dowager countess is very amusing which helps the story along and I really enjoyed the interaction between Emily and Robert.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really lovely story. Robert and Emily are really nice characters and you want it to work out for them.Published 10 months ago by Mrs. Elizabeth Lucas
Just what one needs, sometimes! Overall a good love story where the man realises his mistake very early on but unable to retract! The main characters are all endearing. Read morePublished on 28 Nov. 2013 by abinmalaysia
In the style of Georgette Heyer. Only marred by occasional americanisms, such as block, gotten and flatware. Good holiday read.Published on 31 Aug. 2013 by b a
I LOVE ALL ROMANCE NOVELS FROM THIS ERA... HER BOOK IS VERY SIMILAR TO GEORGETTE HEYER BUT WITHOUT THE SAME HUMOUR...Published on 31 July 2013 by Fran
Nothing like a Georgette Heyer, as was promised. A few suitable Regency expressions, and a colourful period plot do not make a G Heyer novel. Dialogue often out of period. Read morePublished on 15 Mar. 2013 by Busy-Bee
I love historical romances and am delighted to have found a new to me author to follow. I got this eBook free from Amazon but I am now gradually buying Candice Hern's backlist. Read morePublished on 19 Sept. 2011 by Joanne
Robert Earl of Bradleigh Has travelled to Bath to inform his Grandmother the Dowager countess of his betrothal. Read morePublished on 27 Aug. 2011 by Reader
As with some previous reviews, there were a few things that seemed out of time but these were easily looked over. Read morePublished on 6 Aug. 2011 by A. Campbell
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