The Country Gentleman

The Country Gentleman Her curiosity was boundlessThe arrival of Mr John Harris the new owner of Pinnacles House was greeted with much interest by the inhabitants of Woodham Why should a man who was so handsome so agreea

  • Title: The Country Gentleman
  • Author: Dinah Dean
  • ISBN: 9780373310111
  • Page: 360
  • Format: Paperback
  • Her curiosity was boundlessThe arrival of Mr John Harris, the new owner of Pinnacles House, was greeted with much interest by the inhabitants of Woodham Why should a man who was so handsome, so agreeable and so nobly heroic, a man who had lived abroad, dream of settling down in the English countryside It was very mysteriousMiss Lucinda Calvert longed to ask him maHer curiosity was boundlessThe arrival of Mr John Harris, the new owner of Pinnacles House, was greeted with much interest by the inhabitants of Woodham Why should a man who was so handsome, so agreeable and so nobly heroic, a man who had lived abroad, dream of settling down in the English countryside It was very mysteriousMiss Lucinda Calvert longed to ask him many questions, but courtesy and her upbringing as the reverend s daughter forbade her And by no means could she ask him the most important question of all for how could a lady ask a man if he loved her

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    • Grace says:

      I enjoyed this book a lot and was surprised at the relatively low rating on it. The blurb and the cover make it seem like Lucinda was an empty-headed little brunette who sat around thinking about this dashing newcomer to the village, but the story was far from this. (Also, she had red hair.)In actuality, Lucinda is the daughter of the rector and a perpetually ailing mother, which meant she did most of the parish work. If you like a lot of historical detail, then this book is for you: the book is [...]

    • MrsRK says:

      This is a two and a half start book, not three. It started well enough, characters nicely drawn, etc. A few unlikely moments, but, well, Jane Austen has been dead for two hundred years—and one can’t expect a perfectly Regency novel by modern authors, right? Still, when you compare a book like this with Georgette Heyer Regency novels, it loses a lot of its charm. (A bit of a spoiler ahead!) But what bugged me the most was how lightly they took the discovery of a spy from Napoleon in their mid [...]

    • Amy says:

      Standard regency faredid not love this one like the Russian series.

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