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Miss Francie's Folly [Kindle Edition]

Fran Baker
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Three years ago Francie Hampton shocked the ton by jilting Sir Thomas Spencer at their bethrothal ball when she discovered that he kept several lightskirts. How dare Sir Thomas now ask to marry her sister! Gentle Mary should not be married to a proud, tyrannical rake. But Francie protested too much against the man who long ago had won her heart...though not her hand.

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  • File Size: 353 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Delphi Books (April 14, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004WPW3CW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #222,139 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended July 21, 2011
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I just finished reading Miss Francie's Folly, and came here straightaway to recommend this delightful novel to other fans of Regency romance. Fran Baker writes with an authenticity that makes me wonder if she is a Regency period heroine herself, and has time-traveled to the twenty-first century to satisfy readers who long for the real deal. It's full of colorful details of the period and beautifully crafted dialogue. It's the kind of writing that makes me want to stand up and applaud.

But don't let me forget to mention the sexual tension between the two lead characters, which thrilled me and kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. In all ways, this is a very satisfying read. I highly recommend it and will definitely seek out other books by this author.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Regency Romance June 22, 2011
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Three years after Francie publicly broke her engagement and fled London, she has moved on with her life and is busily working at the school for girls she has started with a small inheritance. Suddenly she's thrown into turmoil when she receives word that her timid younger sister is about to announce her engagement - to the same cad who broke Francie's heart three years earlier. She hurries back to London, determined to find a way to protect her sister.

I enjoyed this book a lot. I especially appreciated all the historic references which Baker seamlessly inserts. If you're looking for a great Regency, you've come to the right place.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun story January 13, 2013
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Entertaining....It kept my attention throughout the story line, made me root for Francie and her antagonistic beau, and even though I could guess at what the final outcome would be, it made me want to keep turning the pages just to see what was going to happen next.
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More About the Author

Fran Baker has waited in vain for Vanity Fair to send her one of those Proust Questionnaires that run in the back of the magazine.

She hasn't waited idly, however. While keeping an eye on the mailbox, she's written fourteen novels, four of which have appeared on bestseller lists and twelve of which have been translated into more than twenty languages. (See Cathlyn McCoy for one of those novels.) As well, she's written a couple hundred articles, book reviews, author interviews and op-ed pieces. She's also conducted a number of writing workshops in the U.S. and in Canada, and she's spoken about writing for publication to local, national and international audiences. In 1998 she founded her own small press, Delphi Books (, which in 2011 will have seventeen print titles and a number of Kindle eBooks.

Now, with apologies to Proust, she's devised her own questionnaire:

Q. Where do you get off--oh, sorry. Where are you from?

A. I was born and raised in Kansas City, MO, and my prepaid burial lot is located there.

Q. What makes you think anyone's interested--strike that. What made you want to become a writer?

A. I was always a reader, as was almost everyone in my family. I would finish a story or a book or the back of a cereal box (did I mention I read those in a pinch?), and my imagination would be in overdrive with all the what ifs. What if she'd said this? What if he'd done that? What if this or that had happened? One day I started writing my own stories. I didn't tell anyone what I was doing. Nor did I quit my day job. I just put the seat of my pants to the seat of my chair and I wrote ... and was both surprised and thrilled when I started selling.

Q. Why did you name your small press Delphi Books?

A. It's named for the Oracle of Delphi, who was reputed to have been a woman over the age of 50.

Q. You're over 50? Mmmh, you don't look a day--

A. Please note that neither the Oracle nor I are telling how far over.

Q. Noted. Moving on now, what do you consider the most overrated virtue?

A. Cool beans, a real PQ kind of question.

Q. We're waiting for your answer.

A. After all the years I've waited to be asked ... Patience. I don't have much, and I'm rapidly losing my small store.

Q. You're the one who wanted to do this interview.

A. Touché.

Q. Let's try this. What do you do in your spare time?

A. I knit - mainly scarves and hats and shrugs and mittens and afghans and baby blankets for family and friends and the occasional fan contest. And I bowl.

Q. You bowl.

A. As do millions of other Americans.

Q. How ... interesting.

A. For your information, I once beat 22,099 men and women to win the KCMO Mayor's Christmas Tree Tournament. That won me an all-expenses paid trip to Las Vegas. And several years in a row I won our family's Thanksgiving turkey.

Q. O-kay.

A. I also read, but not in the genre in which I'm writing.

Q. And not, I presume, while you're bowling.

A. Are we almost through here?

Q. Can't happen soon enough. Getting back to writing, do you belong to any professional organizations?

A. I'm a member of the Authors Guild, Novelists, Inc., The Authors Studio, and The Society of Midland Authors.

Q. What are you working on now?

A. My original romantic comedy, "Romeo, Romeo" has been released in Kindle format. And I just finished writing a historical romance, "The Talk of the Town," that will be released in hardcover in September 2011. Now I've got two books in the hopper - one a follow-up historical romance and the other a romantic suspense novel that I wrote the first draft of a couple years ago. Oh, and I'm putting all my backlist books in Kindle format in case anyone missed them the first time around.

Q. Finally--

A. Yesss!

Q. If you could be a tree--

A. How Barbara Walters of you.

Q. Touché, yourself.

A. (Smirking) Thank you.

Q. Let's end this on another PQ note.

A. Yes, lets.

Q. What's your motto?

A. You want me to say something profound, right? Something memorable. Some--

Q. Something short.

A. "Style is truth."

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