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  1. says:

    I am so much positively surprised by this book that I have decided that I will add a shelf the best witty romances in the near futureIt is definitely a masterpiece of the genre funny Regency romances Really I have read by now a few authors which could be call as like Heyer The best of them are Emily Eden and Jude Morgan next are Cla

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    Delightfully witty traditional HRThere are echoes of all sorts of romances in this clever story from Venetia to Persuasion Gowland's Lotion anyone? but the main characters are very much themselves a Byronic poet of a hero and a little dab of a

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    The Historical prompt for the TBR Challenge is a bit of a Busman’s Holiday for yours truly but even so I still enjoy going through my books to find something I haven’t read yet  This time round I settled on a traditional Regency from 1978 Joan Smith’s Imprudent Lady Many authors have had books likened to those of Ge

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    I had never heard of Joan Smith even though she has a bazillion romance titles on When one of my favorite reviewers who goes by the sobriuet Old Latin Teacher wrote that this book was the next best thing to a Geor

  5. says:

    A nice read The hero and heroine gradually fell in love No rush just steady and believable A simple story of two people getting to know each other Great secondary characters I'm loving on uncle Clarence Clean read but I missed at least a few kisses The hero was a rake after all I think a little unplanned kisses and touches would have made the story appealing I might contradict myself here but even though I don't mind reading clean

  6. says:

    I just spent the most perfect evening with this book in hand and symphonic West Side Story on the stereo Complete blissIf you like clever and witty regency novels not bodice rippers like Georgette Heyer regencies then you will adore this one I did

  7. says:

    I've read this book at least a dozen times It's simply hot tea with milk and lots of sugar an a gray day

  8. says:

    I can see why people likes this book but I realized that Joan Smith is not for meWhat I liked there were moments where I enjoyed Prudence's and Dammler's friendship Where I could feel they were friends I liked Prudence's Uncle He was an original certainly the most interesting character in the story It seemed lik

  9. says:

    Finished this with a sigh and a smile Such a great duo Prudence and Lord Dammler turned out to be I had my doubts about him at the

  10. says:

    Wellh'm On the one hand kudos to this author for creating a foamingly fluffy light Regency very much in the vein of Georgette Heyer and an interesting eccentric in the character of Uncle Clarence amateur very amateur painter Not to be confused with the Duke of Clarence who also makes an appearance An amusing what if with

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Prudence Mallow country miss finds herself in London as the poor relation of her Uncle Clarence a true British eccentric and erstwhile painter When she discovers her c. Delightfully witty traditional HRThere are echoes of all sorts of romances in this clever story from Venetia to Persuasion Gowland s Lotion anyone but the main characters are very much themselves a Byronic poet of a hero and a little dab of an authoress turning out sharply observed novels The romance is very tenderly drawn indeed Lord Dammler doesn t realise for most of the book that the pleasure he takes in Prudence Mallow s company is love We do though we see the progression from a professional interest to friendship to love via some of the sharpest repartee I ve read in a long time At one point Dammler is attempting to persuade Prudence that he has reformed his rakish ways I didn t go out at all last nightThis was the second time he had mentioned in a seemingly casual fashion the innocent nature of his nights and Prudence decided to chide him about it I wasn t hellraking last night either but I hadn t meant to brag to you about it Oh what a heartless wench she is You complained loud enough when I was out carousing I hoped to please you by improving No one else ever was kind enough to worry about me or care whether I ran to perdition What a plumper Your mama cried for two hours when you got drunk But she s been dead for ten years I started drinking young And my father has been dead for fifteen years Just a poor orphan waif really Couldn t you pat my head and bless me or must I lie on the floor and hold my breath to excite any interest Indeed it is not necessary to choke yourself Good boy she reached out and patted his head and felt sorry for him in spite of his shameless bid for pity I ll buy you a sugar plum and possibly an ice The plot itself is little than Dammler s enlightenment helped along the way by a couple of unsuitable suitors for Prudence s affections but the story is never less than engaging because Joan Smith gives the characters their heads they bicker discuss their writing enjoy themselves and so we do too The other huge plus comes from a couple of the secondary characters Firstly there s a Lady Catherine de Bourgh type dowager the Countess of Cleff known locally as the Pillar of Propriety who comes to call on Miss Mallow in Bath The Pillar then began her catechism to see whether or not she had erred in coming to visit persons in rented lodgingsBut the star is the uniue character of Prudence s uncle Clarence Elmtree an amateur artist It s such a refreshing change to read of an uncle who is neither miserly lascivious grasping nor power mad Hamlet s uncle Claudius has much to answer for Clarence is an amiable mainly rational man except where his art is concerned I think I have gone da Vinci a step better He left off the eyelashes you see When you take a look at the Mona Lisa I have a good engraving of it in my study you will see he forgot the eyelashes I don t know how he came to do it for I read somewhere he was three years painting La Gioconda but he certainly forgot the eyelashes I will put a nice long lash on Mrs Hering and I shan t spend three years to do it eitherHis painting is awful of course but Joan Smith presents what s effectively a single joke character with such apparent seriousness that the joke doesn t grow stale Water can t be painted either Turner thinks to hide his deficiency by always putting what he is painting upside down in the lake as a reflection but he fools no one We are all on to himThe story runs into a little manufactured conflict at the end but overall it s such a sharp little romance that I honestly didn t mind The Illusionists unsuitable suitors for Prudence s affections but the story is never less than engaging because Joan Smith gives the characters their heads they bicker discuss their writing enjoy themselves and so we do too The other huge plus comes from a couple of the secondary characters Firstly there s a Lady Catherine de Bourgh type dowager the Countess of Cleff known locally as the Pillar of Propriety who comes to call on Miss Mallow in Bath The Pillar then began her catechism to see whether or not she had erred in coming to visit persons in rented lodgingsBut the star is the Planet of the Bugs uniue character of Prudence s Fishes of the Open Ocean uncle Clarence Elmtree an amateur artist It s such a refreshing change to read of an Out of Bounds (Boundaries, uncle who is neither miserly lascivious grasping nor power mad Hamlet s Grass, Sky, Song uncle Claudius has much to answer for Clarence is an amiable mainly rational man except where his art is concerned I think I have gone da Vinci a step better He left off the eyelashes you see When you take a look at the Mona Lisa I have a good engraving of it in my study you will see he forgot the eyelashes I don t know how he came to do it for I read somewhere he was three years painting La Gioconda but he certainly forgot the eyelashes I will put a nice long lash on Mrs Hering and I shan t spend three years to do it eitherHis painting is awful of course but Joan Smith presents what s effectively a single joke character with such apparent seriousness that the joke doesn t grow stale Water can t be painted either Turner thinks to hide his deficiency by always putting what he is painting Otter Chaos! (Otter Chaos upside down in the lake as a reflection but he fools no one We are all on to himThe story runs into a little manufactured conflict at the end but overall it s such a sharp little romance that I honestly didn t mind

Review Imprudent Lady

Imprudent Lady

Alling as a novelist she is delighted to develop a friendship with another writer But Prudence produces modest sincere novels and Lord Dammler handsome rake that he is. I just spent the most perfect evening with this book in hand and symphonic West Side Story on the stereo Complete blissIf you like clever and witty regency novels not bodice rippers like Georgette Heyer regencies then you will adore this one I did

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Has won acclaim for his scandalous Cantos from Abroad Drawn by the rakish maruis into the hotbed of London society Prudence finds herself in way over her head and hea. Finished this with a sigh and a smile Such a great duo Prudence and Lord Dammler turned out to be I had my doubts about him at the beginning but I was besotted by the end A library patron recommended this book to me when we were talking about our shared love of Regency romances and it s a winner I loved the way Prudence and Dammler s relationship developed from that of colleagues to friendship to love One of my favorite lines from Dammler came in the last few pages What a damned fool I ve been all these months Prue Why didn t you tell me I loved youThe dialogue was uite funny and Prudence s Uncle Clarence was comedy gold Smith s bio said she s an Austen fan and I saw that influence the most in how she characterized Clarence I sort of wish I hadn t torn through this book so uickly but I think I always feel that way about books I really enjoy Stopping and savoring is the last thing I want to do I guess that s what re reads are for