- Series: Berkley Sensation
- Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Berkley (May 4, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0425196569
- ISBN-13: 978-0425196564
- Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 0.9 x 6.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,213,477 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Lady of Distinction (Berkley Sensation) Mass Market Paperback – May 4, 2004
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More About the Author
A Lady of Distinction and The Gentleman Thief were finalists for Romance Writers of America's annual RITA competition. Two other releases, The Gentleman's Quest and Glory the Rake, were up for The Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence for Mystery/Suspense.
Simmons has sold two million books in North America, and her work has been translated and published in thirty-one countries, with graphic novel editions available in Japan.
You can reach her at www.DeborahSimmons.com or ww.facebook.com/AuthorDeborahSimmons.
Top Customer Reviews
"A Lady of Distinction" starts off really strong, with a confrontation between Lady Juliet and Morgan -- he thinks that she's a spoilt tonnish lady with more hair than wit, while she thinks that he's an uncouth adventurer. Of course they soon discover that they're mistaken in their initial impressions about each other, but by then each is powerfully intrigued by the other, even if they will not admit to themselves. So that if you consider the novel from the 'sexual tension' angle, the book rates about 3 stars. And the subplot dealing with the Egyptian artifacts -- the missing objects, the curse, etc -- while a little skimpy, is interesting enough to maintain this 3 stars rating. Where the book fell short for me was in the character development of Lady Juliet and Morgan. That other characters are not so well developed either, but this didn't really matter to me as the book really revolved around Lady Juliet and Morgan. I wanted to know how Lady Juliet became so interested in, captivated by and knowledgeable about ancient Egypt; why her relationship with her father was so bad; and why she was so quiet and restrained.Read more ›
*** Imagine a Regency set Indiana Jones or Lara Croft, and you have some idea of what to expect- a comedy of manners with a bit of romance and action. Given the epilouge, fans might hope for more adventures in the series. ***
As they work together, joyfully on his part and reluctantly on hers, they begin to fall in love. Judith realizes there is more to the veneer of not caring to her partner and Morgan sees the passion just beneath the spectacles she wears. However, items become missing and weird stuff begins to happen. The staff mumbles about a curse and Judith begins to wonder if she can trust the rogue who has stolen her heart also knowing her father will reject anything less than an Earl for his beloved daughter.
This engaging regency romance stars a Hans Solo like character with a scholarly Egyptologist making for what may seem a terrible pairing of opposites that soon turns into a delightful suspense tale as if the Mummy was set in 1820. The story line is fast-paced and action-paced, but enables the audience to gain a deep understanding of the motives and desires of the charming lead duo. Though villains come and go so fast they never are purposely developed beyond that of a pre Roger Rabbit cartoon figure, fans will enjoy this fine high octane tale.
I bought this book because I know that Deborah Simmons writes books with smart, strong female characters. Also, her books were written when editors still had jobs checking to make sure that the grammar was correct and the plot had no major holes.
Just because I would like to take a mental-siesta from my stressful life, does not mean I want to read garbage. This book was an adult break from reality,
A world traveler with a mysterious past, Morgan Beauchamp has gained a reputation for discovering the vestiges of ancient civilizations. Newly returned with a shipment of Egyptian relics for his latest patron, the Earl of Carlisle, Morgan immediately locks horns with the earl's sheltered daughter. Juliet thinks Beauchamp is rude and audacious, which is a pity really, since he's so intriguingly...masculine. He thinks she's a maddeningly opinionated shrew with eyes a man could drown in. But when strange things start to occur, and items from the collection disappear, Morgan and Juliet must put aside their differences to investigate. Can they uncover the curse of the mummy before it gets them?
If books came with a soundtrack Deborah Simmons' A LADY OF DISTINCTION would probably be playing Indiana Jones' theme in the background. Morgan and Juliet are well-matched, striking sparks off each other at every encounter -- the daring rogue an ideal foil for the princess trying to escape her tower. The story proceeds at a brisk pace, with several secondary characters providing depth and adding twists and turns in this action-packed adventure that sweeps readers from Regency London to the long-lost tombs Egypt's pharaohs. The only thing missing is the bull whip.