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Miss Lacey's Last Fling (A Regency Romance) (English Edition) [Format Kindle]

Candice Hern

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Customers who enjoy the traditional Regency Romances of Georgette Heyer will enjoy this witty, award-winning Regency romp by New York Times bestselling author Candice Hern. Miss Rosalind Lacey has spent all her 26 years in the country, quietly managing the lives of her widowed father and five younger siblings. When she learns she has contracted the illness that killed her mother, she decides to spend her last few months doing all the things she's never had the time or opportunity to experience. With the help of her worldly and notorious aunt, the simple country miss is transformed into a dashing Town sophisticate who cuts a wide and wild swath through London Society. Since she won't be around to face the consequences of her behavior, Miss Lacey does and says exactly what she pleases, even becoming involved with the infamous rake, Max Davenant. It is an exciting and heady time for the one-time country mouse, until she receives a fateful letter bearing news that turns her glittering new world upside down. The ballrooms and gaiety of the London Season form a backdrop for this sparkling tale of a young woman who hasn't lived enough, and a man who's lived too much.

"Candice Hern never fails to deliver a well written Regency with quirky, fun characters and a romance that feels genuine to the core." – The Romance Reader

"A delightfully different, thoroughly entertaining romp through Regency England. Unforgettable. Fast-paced. Completely captivating." – Romance Reviews Today

"Thoroughly entertaining, the story wraps around you from the beginning and totally pulls you into its heart." – Heart Rate Reviews

Biographie de l'auteur

Candice Hern is the award-winning, bestselling author of historical romance novels set during the English Regency, a period she knows well through years of collecting antiques and fashion prints of the period. She travels to England regularly, always in search of more historical and local color to bring her stories and characters to life. Her books have won praise for the "intelligence and elegant romantic sensibility" (Romantic Times) as well as "delicious wit and luscious sensuality (Booklist). Candice's award-winning website (www.candicehern.com) is often cited for its Regency World pages, where readers interested in the era will find an illustrated glossary, a detailed timeline, illustrated digests of Regency people and places, articles on Regency fashion, research links, and much more. It is the only author website listed among the online resources for the Jane Austen Centre in England. Visit www.candicehern.com for more information on all Candice's books, including excerpts and a look "behind the scenes" of each novel.

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  • Format : Format Kindle
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  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 233 pages
  • Pagination - ISBN de l'édition imprimée de référence : 1479278084
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  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B0052ZGH32
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 A lovely romp 18 février 2001
Par lucy.miller@starmail.com - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Poche
Miss Rosalind Lacey, under the impression that she is dying of the same disease that killed her mother, decides to go to London for one last fling. Flings have been few and far between in her life, as she has spent the bulk of her youth looking after her family. If her life is to be cut short, she reasons, then why not flout society's strictures and have a good time, tasting all the things she's missed?
Max Devenant is wealthy, aristocratic, rakish and bored. His life has been the same year in and year out since he was eighteen. When he meets Rosalind he is delighted by her lust for life. Before he realises it, he is seeking her out at balls, and missing her when she's not there. Ms Hern has created two characters who have a lot to offer each other - Max can give Rosalind the experience she craves, and she can give him a fresh perspective on life.
The plot is fast-paced and well thought out. Ms Hern's style is nothing out of the ordinary, but is very smooth to read and is highly appropriate to the comedy of the book. Sexual tension between Max and Rosalind is quickly established and maintained throughout, and there are some very sexy scenes.
The biggest achievement of "Miss Lacey's Last Fling" is in the appeal of Rosalind Lacey. Here we have a heroine who loves life and seeks excitement, but without coming across as silly or selfish. She deserves this fling, and we feel her desperation as she contemplates what she believes is her imminent demise. The secondary characters - Aunt Fanny and Rosalind's father - are also well drawn.
Ms Hern has taken a very bleak premise and turned it into a lovely romp. A keeper.
19 internautes sur 20 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Miss Lacey's Wild Ride Is This Season's Treat 2 juillet 2001
Par Amazon Customer - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Poche
This is a gloriously satisfying tale by an author who never fails to charm, in which a dutiful doormat of a young woman twists her life by its tail and transforms herself into one of the Regency period's most delightful and compelling heroines.
Rosalind Lacey at 26 is a country mouse from Devonshire with a dry twig of a father, a life sacrificed to chores, and the sudden diagnosis that she's dying of epilepsy.
Instead of shriveling up and blowing away, "Rosie" resolves to get a life (albeit short) that will finally be a merry one. She sets off for London with a list of objectives revolving around one, and only one, social Season in London, with all of the dizzying blandishments she has only fantacized. As her mentor, she chooses her sly, superbly-connected Auntie Mame--Lady Fanny Heatherington. Fanny treats Rosie to an historically-correct makeover (with an LOL French hairdresser) that turns the drab country mouse into a stunning fashionista, then introduces her docile neice to Society--the social whirl of balls, theater, and an army of rapacious rakes capable of filling her waning days with ardor and passion.
Among the newly-dazzling Rosie's admirers, the most frustrating is Byronically handsome, jaded, and melancholy Max Devenant, so exquisitely bored with the ladies he's already sampled, life has lost all promise. Max becomes smitten with Rosie, who practically whoops with glee as she takes the reins in her own gloves and races her carraige through Mayfair, makes the crimson-faced bluenoses sniffing for scandal faint from her antics , samples champagne at Daffy's and does illicit gambing on Jermyn Street.
Then Miss Lacey sees a London doctor to help with one of the "symptomatic" headaches of her fatal disease and discovers- with shock and a mounting horror- that it's nothing but a bloody great hangover. It seems that Miss Lacey has been misdiagnosed. She has a full life ahead to accept the consequences of her ribald life and her toying with the peripatetic Max...
Ms. Hern is a delightful writer, socially perceptive and witty in the language of the era (e.g. "that fatuous tulip Oswald"). You will feel all the wrenching humor of Rosalind Lacey's metamorphosis and enjoy unexpected wrinkles in this clever story that manages to be completely beguiling to the last page and leaves you wanting more.
Eagerly awaiting Ms. Hern's next fling!
8 internautes sur 9 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Ahhh, yes! 23 juillet 2001
Par kellytwo - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Poche
What a charmingly delightful--or delightfully charming--book! It is just simply wonderful.
Who among us has not longed to throw over the traces, so to speak, and just DO whatever we most wanted to do, regardless of consequences? Most of us are civilized enough that our list of things to do would be very like that of Miss Rosie Lacey, when she sets off on her first visit ever to London, where she will stay with her somewhat scandalous Aunt Fanny. For Rosie wants rather simple things: to see the Tower, and the Egyptian Hall, to ride in a sporting vehicle (or even drive one!), be kissed--thoroughly--by a rake, etc., etc.
She is, after all, six-and-twenty, and does not really have to be so afraid of scandal as would a younger miss. For reasons of her own, Rosie wants to see, participate in, and enjoy life to the fullest before returning home to Devon once again. Her long hair is cut and discovered to be curly, and the vivid colors chosen for her by the modiste emphasize the fact that she is indeed, no milk-and-water miss. She rushes headlong into the ton.
Her plans are abetted in some ways by Max Davenant, but stifled in others. Of course, with her joie de vivre, she has no trouble finding others to help her cross the items off her list, scandalizing matrons and the patronesses at Almacks as she goes. What fun! Rosie, or Rosalind as she is after her transformation, brings a smile to every page of this delightful book, as she flings herself into her adventures, full tilt. She is truly a heroine you won't soon forget.
Max isn't so bad, either. He may well be a rake of the first magnitude, but underneath that hardened shell lies the heart and soul of a man who wants to love--and be loved in return---if only he could find the right woman. But when he does, she retreats to her country home once again. It takes the efforts of Rosie's father, Aunt Fanny and her new husband, plus a few others to bring the two lovers together again. Smiles all around, and most especially on the face of the reader. An absolute triumph!
4 internautes sur 4 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Rosie's Bucket List 21 août 2011
Par Jude Fenton - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
To quote the very last line of the novel, Miss Lacey ... was no milk and water miss. Our heroine believed she had less than a few months to live and live she would. She decided to allow her alter ego to do as she pleased with absolutely no regrets. As with anything that is too much of a good thing rather than a sure thing, there are regrets. It was interesting Miss Lacey's regrets centered on her being wrong about the reason she thought she only had a few months to live. She was mortified she'd erred. Yet, not so much over the things she'd checked off of her list. Very interesting. You will really like this story. Of course you will probably come to think of the object of her desire as a conceited coxcomb, but you will get over that. He is after all, her hero.
4 internautes sur 4 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Delightful 9 février 2013
Par Becky - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
This is not exactly a clean Regency. There is sex, but the scenes are not described. Which I was fine with because with the understated way the author handled the sex it seemed to be more fitting for the time period. It also did not detract from the story. This story amused me, though it is in no way a romp, because it was a series of what ifs. What if the proper poised miss decided she was going to die soon? What if she had a rakish relative conveniently residing in London? What sorts of things would a staid, repressed young miss want to do if she only had a couple months to live? Who would she be doing them with and whom would she attract in the process? For the weighty topic the author kept the story light with just a tinge of sadness about the edges. The Hero was everything he should have been and the Aunt stole the show. Wonderful read. Highly recommended for Regency Romance lovers who don't mind a little sex thrown in the mix.
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