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Fanny’s romance troubled me and Caroline’s, although we could see it coming, was a bit abrupt. Hardcoverpages.
Her father sort of gets her a job as a rich lady’s companion, Mrs. From here begins Caroline’s tale which moves from despondent drudgery to contentment through a quagmire of unwanted confidences, unsolicited advances, tragedy, reconciliation, kindness, hope, quarrels, friendship, indecision, accusations, scandal, and resolve.
There is, for instance, Mrs. Our heroine is Caroline Fortune, the delightfully spirited daughter of a lovable old soldier who has run through a series of disastrous get-rich schemes in London. The secondary characters have distinct voices and personalities, and neither they nor the plot is cribbed from Austen unlike the majority of Regencies written today.
Indiscretion by Jude Morgan
Here is a girl, barely into her twenties, denied nearly all social opportunity and yet she knows all the dances? Overall, I was delighted to discover this book, and maybe it’s just me, but the last line was an absolute gem. The sense of humour that pervades the conversations and characters, be it Stephen’s puns at Caro’s jhde when she gets stuck on a stile or Uncle John never quite getting the gist of a conversation or uude of events indisceetion it was explained thoroughly to him, are truly the making of this book.
I could have wished for a bit more between Caroline and Stephen – so obviously well made for each other – and the ending was a bit short and sudden.
So when Caroline Fortune’s prodigal father finally admits to losing all they possess, she automatically starts seeking employment as a governess.
Richard Leabrook, a recent acquaintance who came to Brighton with Matthew and Maria. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Such a pleasure to find an old-fashioned Regency romance novel that is so well written!
Wildly enjoyable, racy and yet gentle, witty and funny, Indiscretion is a must for all historical fiction fans.
INDISCRETION by Jude Morgan | Kirkus Reviews
What a droll fellow. I also recommend An Accomplished Woman. Be the first to discover new talent! The basic story concept is the beloved stuff of classic Regency romance–a young woman, raised by a well-born but dissolute, gambling father, is forced by his bankruptcy to seek employment with a nasty but wealthy old woman who indiecretion her jollies by manipulating and abusing her staff and relatives.
What is Miss Fortune, innocent attracter of mayhem to do? Please email webmaster fantasticfiction. Become a LibraryThing Author. I will be honest, as much as I love Jane Austen, her books are very, very, very slow The pacing reminds me of Austen but the story is closer to something from Morgxn Heyer, albeit with more gravitas and less exuberance.
Oh lordy, I love this book. Mar 28, Tweety rated it it was amazing Shelves: Indiscetion character of Stephen Milner has probably become one of my favorite characters in historical fiction. Wikipedia in Inidscretion None. Mark my words, I would say, if I were the kind of intolerable person who says “Mark my words”!
Caroline Fortune has pure spunk!!! Without a doubt, one of the best books I have read this year!!! There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Our heroine, Miss Fortune that’s right, you read that correctly was a perfectly splendid character with a bit of the devil in her, but with also touches of affection and quick wit.
She is a character with which we can quickly identify. But even more importantly, Jude Morgan is an author to enjoy in his own right, with his own distinct voice that definitely makes him an author to be read. Leabrook, who “would have talked on if you had fallen at her feet in a dead faint,” which I can confirm from personal experience.
Several of my dear Goodreads friends loved this book and I understand why. When a long-lost relative rescues Caroline from this battleground, she finds herself comfortably and securely situated among people who love her in the village of Huntingdonshire, where, you may have heard, “it is all just narrow provincial dullness.
The plot is not that surprising though is fun to follow along. Miss Caroline Fortune has the unlucky happenstance to have such a name and such fortune. And Stephen Milner’s sarcasm is superbly entertaining!! Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. You have here all! Caroline Fortune Miss Fortune, get it?
Does that make her heartless and unfeeling? Want to Read saving….
The language morvan generally fairly well-done, though occasionally the characters act in a slightly too modern way. The dialog is forced to convey nearly all of the plot and character development, with next to no exposition and remarkably little description of place or person.
Four stars instead of five because it does end, in true Georgette Heyer fashion my least favorite thing about GH with startling abruptness. People get propositioned, people run off together a la Lydia Bennet, people get jilted, people cut each other out of inheritances, people suffer unrequited love etc etc. Sure, she had her angry moments, and since she had a quick tongue and a varied cursing repertoire, she sometimes unleashed her frustration by saying things like: And that’s after scanning it for interesting tidbits from page until the end.