➶ Passing Fancies (Regency Romance) Free ➬ Author Elizabeth Mansfield – Rvtrek.info

Passing Fancies (Regency Romance) I read this book because my friend brought it on vacation last year She spent two days reading it, and by reading I mean giggling uncontrollably I demanded that she hand it over as soon as she was done, and then of course I let it sit in a pile for the next year unread.I started the book and within pages wanted to shake them all Except maybe the eldest brother, because he was the only character who wasn t infuriating Instead, he became insufferable I still pitied him The flightiness displayed by almost all involved, or the willful refusal TO JUST TALK TO EACH OTHER LIKE GROWN ASS ADULTS, has to be read to be believed Somehow, this did not keep me from groaning when things invariably went wrong or snorting at a witty response It didn t stop me from finishing the book in about two days, and being delighted at how well the ending came together It s possible that ending salvaged Such a bit of fun The scrapes these people get into are uncomfortable and hilarious and frustrating the Sturtevant household is utter chaos but the true gem is the studious, reliable, and quietly passionate Simon. Synopsis Lovely Lady Philippa Wyckfield gets drawn into any number of unfortunate situations due to her generous nature Staying with friends she d known since childhood, she manages to catch the eye of two of the brothers One wrestles with his disgust of her supposed madcap nature while the other wrestles with his invisibility.What I liked I loved the characters with their varied idiosyncrasies There is Lady Philippa Pippa , whose generous nature lands her in trouble than any normal human can handle William, the stiffly proper head of the Sturtevant household and oldest child of Lady Georgina Lady Georgina, air headed, well meaning mother and lady of the house Simon, a scientist whose head is often cloudy with his work than not Sybil, only daughter and incorrigible madcap and Dolly, the youngest son whose madness for horseflesh leads to at least one of the unfortunate situations I mentioned earlier These characters are fleshed out rather well despite the shortness of this book Even the Oxbroughs, the lady and her son who are or less the antagonists of the tale, have their quirks, making them believable.There was something I noticed with this book that struck me as interesting It is written in third person omniscient Perhaps this POV was acceptable in 1983 when this book was written From the research I ve done in regard to publishing houses, this POV is not acceptable no Regency the ramshackle Sturtevant family seems to use and abuse poor Pippa esp her money not so much maliciously as just carelessly sadly she never really stands up for herself, future doesn t bode well view spoiler wish she ended Another charming story by Elizabeth Mansfield The only improvement I might have suggested, only the very slightest, is the ending It could have been just a little better. Very cute I love Elizabeth Mansfield Elizabeth Mansfield is one of my favorite Regency romance authors and if I had to pick a favorite of hers, this one would be it She really misdirects you into thinking one man will be the hero and love interest and the true love interest sneaks up at you This author s forte is non stereotypical characters, or at least her heroes and heroines From The Book MisjudgedThough Scandal Followed Her Everywhere, Lady Philippa Wyckfield Was Really A Most Sensible Young Lady After All, She Hadn T Really Stolen Lady Oxbrough S Sapphire And The Affair Of The Horse Called Salvaje Was Easily Explained, If Anyone Cared To Listenwhich It Appeared, They Did Not.No One Was Surprised Than Pippa At The Rumors And Gossip Which Seemed To Accompany Her Every Act, No Matter How Well Intentioned But Fate Held The Greatest Surprise Of All Love, And From A Most Unexpected Quarter


About the Author: Elizabeth Mansfield

Elizabeth Mansfield is the author of numerous regency romances She is an intelligent and thoughtful writer, a hidden gem whose novels deserve to be widely read and enjoyed.Elizabeth Mansfield is the pen name of the talented Paula Reibel Schwartz Ms Schwartz also wrote different genres under the pen names Paula Reibel, Paula Reid, and Paula Jonas.


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