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Minerva (The Six Sisters Series) (original 1983; edition 2012)

by M.C. Beaton (Author)

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Title:Minerva (The Six Sisters Series)
Authors:M.C. Beaton (Author)
Info:Robinson (2012), Kindle Edition, 240 pages
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Tags:romance, early 19th century, massmarket, idiot protagonist, funny, religion, family, sent to oxfam, hazy grasp of regency propriety

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Minerva by Marion Chesney (1983)

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Meh. Wish my public library would stop buying old stuff that's been repackaged in ebook form. I'll choose a book with a copyright date in the 2010's, then discover that refers only to the release of the ebook, and the original text is decades old.

This is an old regency romance from the 1980's when a bunch of guys planning to gang rape a woman could still be a humorous plot point. Lots of regency details--I love reading about clothes, so that was fun-- but couldn't get past the rape plot, even though, from the light tone of the book, you know the plan has no chance of succeeding. ( )
  Turrean | Feb 15, 2014 |
Minerva is the eldest daughter of an impoverished vicar. In order to bring some money into the family she needs to make a "good" marriage, and so is packed off to London to the season.

Set in the early 1800s this book felt for quite a while a silly story. It did get better - but only just ( )
  pamjw | Sep 23, 2012 |
Minerva, the eldest and most prudish of the six Armitage sisters, goes to London to try to find a rich husband to save her family from bankruptcy. True love does win, but not without some trouble. The joy of Chesney's Regency romances is usually the side characters--the minister father who cares for nothing but fox hunting, the London chaperone whose morals are atrocious, the chaperone's meek fancy man with a wandering eye. This is terrific fun. ( )
  Bjace | Sep 26, 2011 |
The first in a series of six books (surprise?) by Marion Chesney. I have read them all, more than once, and would certainly read them again. These books are sort of a "Jane Austen-light" type of read.

Her other series of books about "A House for the Season" and "School for Manners" are better, but they're all good reads. ( )
  fuzzi | Sep 10, 2011 |
All of Chesney's regency romances are lighthearted, entertaining reads where the girl always gets her man.
  mldg | Jan 9, 2008 |
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When the Reverend Charles Armitage, an impecunious country vicar in Regency England, announces that raven-haired Minerva, the eldest of his six daughters, is to have her coming-out in London, the news is not well received by the rest of the family.

Poor Minerva. Prudish, self-righteous, and incredibly beautiful, she is to be sent to London to capture a wealthy husband.

But Minerva doesn't know the first thing about flirting. The London dandies find her moralizing appalling and concoct a plan to assault her virtue--an assault that will scandalize all London society.

Meanwhile. Lord Sylvester Comfrey, whom she met earlier through her father, has been keeping a careful eye on the girl. A fact which she resents. She dislikes Lord Sylvester. There is something about him that disturbs her.

Now the plan to destroy Minerva's reputation begins to unfold. And Minerva stumbles headlong into the trap.

But the plotters have reckoned without Lord Sylvester....
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When the Reverend Charles Armitage, an impecunious country vicar in Regency England, announces that raven-haired Minerva, the eldest of his six daughters, is to have her coming-out in London, the news is not well received by the rest of the family.

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