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About the Author
- ASIN : B015TMSYI8
- Publication date : November 1, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 2794 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 310 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #559,465 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Yay! Jasper got his happily ever after too! I've really enjoyed this series. I want more. And this one just seemed perfect for Jasper. Fun-loving Jasper and his lovely, actress. Match-made in heaven!
This story could seem more scandalous than the other two books, but it is still clean. Just the usual things said before one gets married. Quite humorous I think. It's hard to wait. I'm sure some people would see this as realistic. The struggle before marriage to keep things pure.
And the whole family was involved in this story. I love when we get to revisit characters from other books in the series and see what they are up to. And Fixsen still gives them some storyline in this book. They aren't forgotten as they can be in other series. I really like that.
I really want more books in this series...I'm definitely reading more books by Jaima Fixsen!
There once was a girl in want of thirty pounds. Thus began the saga of Laure Seraphine Edouard Lecroy-Duplessis/Laura Edwards/Gemma Holyrood. Laura, daughter of a French comte murdered during the Terror, escaped to England with her mother and brother. Penniless, they were spurned by her uncle, the Duke of Saltash. (He's a nasty piece of work.)
Laura and her mother work as seamstresses for a theater company; Laura's brother, Jack, longs to become a physician; Laura needs that thirty pounds to provide for Jack's education; and Gemma Holyrood is born...star of the stage! This is where Rushford comes in. He courts her nightly in the green room with no success. No man succeeds. Gemma smiles and flirts...that's it. But Jasper Rushford is our persistent hero. Jasper is a good person; he's kind, witty, good-natured, and the soul of honor. He's on the outs with his parents, adores his half-sister, Sophy, and likes her husband, Tom.
The whole famdamly comes together when Tom invites Jack to Suffolk with a view toward Jack becoming the local physician. Jack prevails upon Laura to visit, Jasper's in attendance too, natch, and things get interesting.
The story continues apace. Saltash rears his ugly head. You know his type ~ wouldn't give his destitute sister-in-law's family a pence, but now he's pitching a fit because Laura took to the stage. That might ruin his daughter's debut. So, he becomes increasingly threatening...dangerous, actually. What a pig. But Jasper will save the day, I just know it!
The story moves briskly along; the dialogue is crisp, much of it witty; pleasing narrative; only a few anachronisms strewn like the occasional rock on a path...stubs my sensibilities but no damage done. All in all, a good tale!
Enjoy your reading! :)
I still love how Fixsen writes about human relationships and this was my draw to her first book – not so much the second book, which did not leave a long-lasting impression. I have loved Jasper since the start when he defended and loved his bastard sister despite her origins which were a source of pain for the entire family. I loved him even more in this book when his sense of honor and the truth of his moral standards comes to light. I forgave him his animosity towards his parents, which began when he was a child and his governess became pregnant by his father - Jasper perceived her subsequent departure as abandonment. Young kids cannot understand the complexity of adult relationships, so it is no wonder he harbored such resentment toward his parents for so long. I loved how Fixsen resolved this for him. Georgiana, Lady Fairchild, has also remained one of my favorite characters – how Fixsen transforms her from a cold, arrogant and wronged woman to a forgiving, loving, painfully introspective mother and wife was brilliant. Her final scenes with her husband and her son brought me to my knees. 5 stars
I was just so happy to be reading about the Fairchilds again that I gave it an extra star just for that. Call me crazy but Fixsen did such a wonderful job creating a family and their complex relationships – that remains my favorite part of this series, and was the main reason I hung in there with this book. 5 + 1 = 6 stars
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Otherwise, I thought it was fraught with predictable and somewhat absurd circumstances. At the onset, a well known actress is abducted and thrown into a closet so that our h can go on stage and become a star – no consequences, no arrest, although it sounded like assault to me. The ruse – I lost track of how many times I shook my head. It just didn’t seem well thought out, and it did not score high on the intelligence meter for either Jasper or Laura. I didn’t buy Laura’s ability to use disguise so effectively –it seemed much too convenient that no one saw through her except 2 key characters, and without much effort. The ending – the h saves herself from a truly frightening ending by using her acting chops on what seems to be very conveniently placed patsy, and that again didn’t take much effort. This really detracted from the scene, and turned it into a farce. I thought this beautiful story deserved better – that’s all I’m saying. Subtract 2.5 stars.
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I probably wouldn’t have rated this as high as I did (originally 6 stars) if I hadn’t read Fairchild. I don’t think Incognita added much to this story, particularly as I didn’t remember much of it. But to give it its due, Courting Scandal continues the poignant journey of the Fairchild family as they work through their pain for mistakes from the past. I don’t see this as a stand-alone book – all of that would have been lost on me without the depth of the back story. I don’t recommend reading this without at least reading Fairchild first. For that, the journey will be worth it.
Top reviews from other countries
A delight for me as a longtime afficianado of Heyer. Loved the bit where the Duke gets his comeuppance.