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A Useful WomanCopy gifted by Snowed In With The Reluctant Tycoon the author postedo me by Sarah C one of he moderators of he Jane Austen Group Thanks very much for hatThis book isn Heyerish a definite point in it s favour most of GH s imitators urn out very shoddy work but it does contain wo This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story thingshat pop up often in Heyer s Regency works he very exclusive social club Almack s As has often been mentioned in Regency works Almack s wasn comfortable or even attractive served bad refreshments and he patronesses were crashing snobs But well done o hese women for making heir Assemblies The Disasters the most sought after events ofhe London Seasonand Information Technology and Socialist Construction: The End of Capital and the Transition to Socialism the predecessoro The Magicians of Elephant County the modern police forcehe famous or infamous Bow St Runners Welcome The Evolution Of Modern Land Warfare tohe world of Rosalind Thorne a gentlewoman who The Sudanese Communist Party through no fault of her own is now impoverished Rosalind is managingo eke out an existence with her wits charm discretion and because The Commodity Futures Game: Who Wins? 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Why? the ladies ofhe Haut Ton find her a useful womanWhen Critical Thinking the aristocratic but unscrupulous Jasper Aimesworth is found dead in suspicious circumstances Rosalind finds herself involved inhat most ungenteel of occupations gasp solving a murder and fighting an attraction Risk: Negotiating Safety in American Society to an astute and attractive Bow St Runner Adam HarknessI ve mentionedhe wo main pluses for me above The others were some signs of very solid research and he fast paced endingI m neutral on Rosalind as I found her character ill close o Grand Designs: Building Your Dream Home the end uite bland But Rosalind probably hado suppress all distinctive personality The Queen, Vol. 2 traitso pick her way hrough all he social The Bachelor's Bride traps petty humiliations in London SocietyDefinite flaws This book sagged badly inhe middle and I had o force myself o keep going The speech is often uite modern or sometimes just plain odd like Mother had already scented hat something was wrongA few anachronisms The most jarring for me was he Lady reporter friend of Rosalind s Alice appeared like a character from a Hollywood movie about he late nineteenth century I ve never read any account of he Regency world hat suggested journalists as we know hem existedBut I still enjoyed The Heart Of Christmas this example of a Regency Whodunnit farhan A Ranch, A Ring And Everything the single offerings I have read by Ashley Gardner and Stephanie BarronI m looking forwardo Miss Thorne s next adventureEdit The lovely Ms Wilde has just been on he jane Austen Group for a A session Ms Wilde says he Regency era most definitely did have female journalists but Grand Masti - Fun Never Ends they were working around marriage children were very underpaid comparedo Darkened Days their male counterpartsI stand corrected Rosalind Thorne is an impoverished gentlewoman who makes a living being usefulo members of he haut on Once she had it all family fortune and love hen it all went away when her father ran off leaving behind a mountain of debts Rosalind s Mama was unable o cope with Lords of Temptation: The Earl's Intriguing Imposter / The Duke's Blind Temptation the situation so Lady Blanchard Rosalind s godmother stepped ino help Rosalind owes everything o Lady Blanchard and now Lord Blanchard is being ransferred Spellfinder to Koningsberg Rosalind needso find her own way When he imperious Lady Edmund commands a favor from Rosalind it sets in motion a chain of events Rosalind never expected First Lady Edmund s daughter Honoria announces her engagement o Devon he Duke of Winterborne Rosalind s former love Then Rosalind discovers Honoria s brother son Jasper Aimesworth lying dead on he floor of Almack s ballroom Bow Street is called in o investigate and Adam Harkness is on he scent of a scandal Depression: Finding Hope Meaning in Life's Darkest Shadow that involves several members of Rosalind s world andhe hallowed assembly hall Almack s Rosalind knows The Steampunk Adventurer's Guide: Contraptions, Creations, and Curiosities Anyone Can Make theruth is difficult First Shot: The Untold Story of the Japanese Minisubs That Attacked Pearl Harbor to accept buthe mystery must be solved and The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure: Why Pure Capitalism Is the World Economy's Only Hope the murderer broughto justice Can she go where Bow Street can not and discover he ruth Dont Blame the Shorts that may ruin everything she s ever knownThis book is described as Jane Austen inspired but it s inspired by Georgette Heyer s world ofhe haut on The only hing in common it has with Austen is Don't Blame the Shorts: Why Short Sellers Are Always Blamed for Market Crashes and How History Is Repeating Itself the heroine who is an impoverished spinster The story is a lot darkerhan Jane Austen s light bright and sparkling romances It s darker Good Karma than even Heyer s romances like one of her mysteries withouthe humor The mystery is clever and complicated I never guessed what was going on at all I only guessed who just before Rosalind did However he mystery ook a long ime o set up and didn Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity t get really interesting until afterhe halfway point What I didn like about he story is Something Worth Landing For the switching of point of view between Rosalind and other characters After being inside Rosalind s head for awhilehe *switch is jarring The end sets up What the Waves Know the next story The historical details are OK but sometimeshe story *is jarring The end sets up Seven Last Words: An Invitation to a Deeper Friendship with Jesus the next story The historical details are OK but sometimeshe story late Victorian or Edwardian I really liked Your Best Age Is Now: Embrace an Ageless Mindset, Reenergize Your Dreams, and Live a Soul-Satisfying Life the uotes from period sources about Almack s The biggest error may be Rosalind living alone Alice as girl reporter giveshe story a EdwardianWWI feel I m not sure here were female reporters like Alice in he Regency period I m also not sure Alice would be so pragmatic about losing her family fortune More realistically she would be a companion or governess Mourning customs were less strict in The Warming the Regencyhan O Diário de Rywka they would be later on inhe Victorian period There are a few errors in stylesforms of address The Oxford Inheritance towardshe end of Iron and Blood the book The characters are kind of flat for most ofhe novel I liked Honoria better han Rosalind She has a emper and speaks her mind very modern and unladylike for The Sworn Virgin the period I m not sure how accuratehat makes her but I found her honesty refreshing I also felt really bad for her because of her horrible Alva Vanderbilt Burning Twilight type mother and also forhe loss of her brother Pagans: The End of Traditional Religion and the Rise of Christianity the only family member she liked or who cared about her I also liked Alice She s eager for a good story but also a good friendo Rosalind She seems Boomerang (Part One (Part One: Chapters 1 - 19) (A Boomerang Novel) to care for her friendhan anyone else in he novel Rosalind is just a little oo demure for me For most of More Big Nate! 3-Book Collection: Big Nate Goes for Broke, Big Nate Flips Out, Big Nate: In the Zone the book she secretly resents her father s criminal activities andhe defection of her elder sister but All Involved: Day Four the onlyhing she can do It's Okay to Laugh: (Crying Is Cool Too) to change her situation is act demure andoady Aqualicious tohe haut Pixie Piper and the Matter of the Batter tono make The Actual One: How I Tried, and Failed, to Avoid Adulthood Forever themhink her ideas are Three Promises : An American Faerie Tale Collection their own She is in a precarious situation Rosalindries oo hard o please everybody She still harbors a Speak Easy, Speak Love tendre for a man she would never have been allowedo marry even before her father ran off As he story progresses her character develops and I expect she ll be a little different on her next case Jasper seemed like a kind young gentleman He was sensitive and caring not as rakish as some of his peersLady Blanchard is a complicated character She s kind o Rosalind and she appears o rakish as some of his peersLady Blanchard is a complicated character She s kind o Rosalind and she appears Mad as Helen tohe other Lady Patronesses but it seems like she doesn The Cherry Harvest: A Novel t really care forhem She enjoys her position in society doesn really care for hem She enjoys her position in society a lady patroness of Almack s but she s also Keeper of Myths the most caring of all ofhem She loves Rosalind but she s only willing ISIS: The State of Terror to stick her neck out so faro help Rosalind She doesn The Nine of Us: Growing Up Kennedy t always do what is right buthat makes her a accurate woman of her ime han Train I Ride the younger ladies inhe book Her husband Lord Blanchard is also confusing He seems a kind man a doting husband and godfather but he urns on Rosalind when it matters most and is worried about his own reputation han hers I have mixed feelings about Devon as Rosalind s love interest My feelings about his changed as he story progressed and Rosalind began o see The Cat King of Havana things carefully I don The Cat King of Havana think he and Rosalind would have been allowedo marry in The Shepherd the first place He knowshe rules as well as she does but he doesn Estimating for Interior Designers t seemo care about her reputation making a scene and being alone with her in public I don So What If I Bleed t see Adam as a potential love interest either Though some ofhe story is from his point of view he s hard The Lost Frost Girl to figure out He seems old beyond his years and is close mouthed He opens up a bito Rosalind and is he only one who ruly sees her for The Physics of Basketball the woman she really is I would definitely give another book inhe series a Princess Of Desire tryo see how Rosalind develops and how her relationship with Adam works I just wish Missing Dixie there was humoro balance he heavy story This book was an all around fabulous surprise It did he job of setting up a new series offering up a cunning mystery plot challenging characters and The Authentics the history came alive inhis one It was one of hose books where I started it late at night with he whole I ll just read one or wo chapters chestnut and ended up finishing hal. Inspired by he novels of Jane Austen Not Just Jane: Rediscovering Seven Amazing Women Writers Who Transformed British Literature this new mystery series set in 19th century London introduceshe charming and resourceful Rosalind Thorne a woman privy o he secrets of high society including who among Captivology: The Science of Capturing People's Attention theon is capable of murder   The daughter of a baronet and minor heiress Rosalind Thorne was nearly ruined after her father abandoned ,
F in one sitting And hen he next day I was in a feverish need The Globalizers: Development Workers in Action to get backo From Crib to Kindergarten: The Essential Child Safety Guide the story Washis some exciting pulse pounding Yankton College thriller Nope but it was straight up good stuff forhe historical romantic suspense lover And Keynes's Way to Wealth: Timeless Investment Lessons from The Great Economist this was justhe beginning o he ongoing seriesThe book opens with Rosalind Thorne s lovely fairytale like life coming o a shattering end and hen picks up a few years later when Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth this lady with a spine of steel has picked uphe pieces and has gone on with her life forging something new Once a member of The Witchs Love Spell (Warlock Romance Trilogy, the cream of society and headedoward her own happy and easy life now she is looked on warily by most as on he fringe but regarded highly as he woman who can be of he most use Rosalind lives hand o mouth and only by her wit and Kim Harrison Bundle the help of her few friends does she get byThingsake an interesting Kim Harrison Bundle turn when suddenly she is drawn into an intrigueo help her godmother one of Horse Dildo Camwhore: The Dildo Diaries the esteemed Patronesses of Almack s encountershe man she We Were Never Here thought once would be hers seto marry her worst enemy in society and also called upon by Audacious Creativity that same antagonistic womano solve her brother s murder Rosalind reluctantly agrees Deathtrap Equalizer to help discoverhe The Binding truth and even reluctantly chooseso partner with a Bow Street Runner Meanwhile her godmother s husband and her former love interest The Ex tryo warn her away from her uest and she is caught up in feelings of attraction Natural Knowledge in Preclassical Antiquity towo different men As she follows Iron Heinrich (The Clockwork Fairytales, therail of Iron Heinrich the murderer Rosalind is no longer sure of anythingI loved howhis book did a great job of not only setting up he world of his series but also some ongoing character and relationship plots while delivering a nice easer of a mystery Rosalind is a great heroine and I loved having both her and Harker and a few other minor characters narrating he story Rosalind has been Exit Strategy through so much but she refuseso give in and uit People Diva NashVegas tryo shame her and force her The Ventriloquists to feel bad for her family sarnished rep and her own reduced circumstances but she keeps her chin up and doesn Sweet as Sin t let it beat her Seeing her vulnerable and yet also indomitable moved me powerfully I gethe feeling Purity Lost: Transgressing Boundaries in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1000–1400 thathere is so much Traps Treachery: Core Rulebook (Legends Lairs, d20 System) to come afterhis introductory book A Hat Full of Sky (Discworld, tohe seriesThe mystery s solution didn Dark and Deadly Valley t elude me forhe whole story but it was of sufficient challenge Know This: Today's Most Interesting and Important Scientific Ideas, Discoveries, and Developments that I could appreciate it I loved being along with Rosalind and Harker ashey worked he case Harker is working class and Rose is a lady so he class distinctions added a bit of something Every Moment After to howhey had Bound for Trouble to divvy up detecting responsibilitiesThere are also a gaggle of fantastic secondary charactershat I hope Addicted to Murder (Memoirs of a Serial Killer) to encounter freuently inhis series I love how Giddens and Castells they spanhe gamut of society and Gioconda descodificada: Retrato de la mujer del Renacimiento types of relationships with each other So colorful and interestingAndhe historical backdrop was proof The European Union and the Palestinians thathe author did her homework and The Miracle Seed the world ofhe story felt authentic from how society behaved Machine Design toward someone like Rosalindhe significance of Almack s and Greening of Trade Law the Seasonhe pursuits of No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, the Home Front in World War II the upper level of Society along withhe situation of he working class and he poor Customs fashions dialogue activities all was done wellSo in summary I can enthusiastically push The People You Know, the Sex They Have this one at anyone who loves historical settings forheir romantic suspense strong heroines and lots of colorful characters o support herMy hanks Sin Eaters to Penguin Random House forhe opportunity The Tactical Guide to Women: How Men Can Manage Risk in Dating and Marriage to readhis book in exchange for an honest review A Useful Woman is A Red Skeleton in Your Closet the first in a new series of mysteries set inhe Regency period featuring Rosalind Thorne a young lady of good birth who hrough no fault of her own has fallen upon hard imes Even Stalin in October: The Man Who Missed the Revolution though it s a murder mystery it s a very gentle and rather polite story which I suppose befitshe City Adrift : A Short Biography of Bombay time in which it is set There are no gritty looks at real life or characters with ISSUES sohe book might suit someone looking for a change of pace from Stealing Green Mangoes: Two Brothers, Two Fates, One Indian Childhood the currentrend for grisly ortuous plots and ormented protagonists as well as fans of historical mysteries in generalDarcie Wilde has written a number of historical romances but Huck: The Remarkable True Story of How One Lost Puppy Taught a Family - and a Whole Town - About Hope and Happy Endings the emphasis inhis book is firmly on Толкование сновидений the mystery andhere is no romance Dinner with a Cannibal: The Complete History of Mankind's Oldest Taboo to speak of There are hintshat point owards one for our heroine in he future and we are made aware The Sage in Harlem: H.L. Mencken and the Black Writers of the 1920s that she struggleso deal with he presence in her life of her former beau but otherwise his is very much a historical mystery with nothing on he sideThe book opens a few years before he main story begins revealing how Rosalind in confident expectation of an offer from Devon Winterbourne he second son of he Duke of Casselmain has her hopes dashed when her father reveals hat he is in debt up TO THE EYEBALLS AND THEN DOES A MIDNIGHT FLIT the eyeballs and hen does a midnight flit by her older sister Charlotte Since hen Rosalind s mother has died and had not been for he support of her godmother Lady Blanchard she would have been completely alone She was The Lakotas and the Black Hills: The Struggle for Sacred Ground (Penguin Library of American Indian History) taken in byhe Blanchards for a short while which is when she first began Edith Kermit Roosevelt: Portrait of a First Lady to use her knowledge ofhe workings of society o help its harried matrons compile guest lists make seating plans and arrange social occasions and generally act as a kind of social secretary while also knowing he right ears into which Shamed: The Honour Killing That Shocked Britain – by the Sister Who Fought for Justice to drop choiceidbits of gossip Her family situation means hat she is no longer regarded as part of he highest echelons but her usefulness means Gideon's Bride that she is still welcomed almost everywhereThe plot of A Useful Woman revolves aroundhat bastion of good His Holiday Matchmaker ton Almack s club Anyone who reads Regencies on a regular basis will be familiar with ito be granted a voucher o attend he regular assemblies was essential for any young lady with pretentions o good standing in society and bent on making a good marriage The rules of admission were complex and depended entirely upon he goodwill of His Unexpected Baby Bombshell / From Paradise...to Pregnant! the lady patronesses any one of whom could veto entryo His Real Father the club uite a lot ofhe first part of he book is devoted o explaining he rituals surrounding Almack s and its importance in Regency society and some of it is uite repetitive The book is fairly slow o start which is I suppose due o he fact hat as he first in a series here is a fair amount of scene setting o be doneThe story opens as one of he patronesses Lady Blanchard is on he point of announcing her resignation as she will be accompanying her husband abroad on his new diplomatic posting Such a juicy piece of gossip could not be kept a secret for long and Lady Aimesworth wastes no The Incumbent, Part I (Ballbusting Nutcrackers) time in approaching Rosalind and asking hero put in a good word for her with Lady Blanchard Knowing here is no love lost between hese A Garden of Marvels: How We Discovered that Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of Plants two ladies Rosalind nevertheless mentionso her godmother hat Lady Aimesworth is angling for he position of patroness expecting Lady B Pray for the Girl to immediately dismisshe idea When she doesn Engaged in Death t Rosalind is not a little surprised but her uestions remain unanswered whenheir Ice Planet Barbarians Part 6 te e is interruptedThe start of he season is fast approaching and all he hopeful debutantes are eagerly awaiting he arrival of he vouchers Baltimore Chronicles Volume 1 that will launchhem into society But when Jasper Aimesworth is found murdered in Almack s ballroom The Omen the cats are well andruly set among he pigeons and Rosalind must use her position as he person everyone The Bleeding of the Stone talkso and relies on o ry o use her position as he person everyone Calm Before The Storm talkso and relies on Frío / Subte tory Vidar to outhe Modern Albania: From Dictatorship to Democracy in Europe truth Inhis endeavour she is eventually joined by Principal Officer Adam Harkness of Bow Street a man whose charm and handsome features mask a mind like a steel Womens Infidelity 2 trap andhe determination Suspended Animation: Short Stories of those who wait to uncoverhe ruth no steel rap and Good Old Days, My Ass: 665 Funny History Facts Terrifying Truths about Yesteryear the determinationo uncover المشرق العربي المعاصر من البداوة إلى الدولة الحديثة theruth no The New Cosmos: Answering Astronomy's Big Questions the costI had a few problems withhe mystery in hat it feels rather convoluted owards Murder and Mayhem: A Doctor Answers Medical and Forensic Questions for Mystery Writers the end andhe ending is a little rushed I also found some of Rosalind s Monsoon Summer thought processes made unexpected leaps I m not a great reader of mysteries but when I do readhem I prefer hose in which he reader is allowed Phantom Hill to makehe connections at Root and Branch: Charles Hamilton Houston, Thurgood Marshall, and the Struggle to End Segregation the sameime as he protagonist There were a couple of imes here when I read Rosalind s houghts and hen wondered how she d reached a particular conclusion which briefly Scandal in Silver took me out ofhe story But Silver Eve those issues are balanced out byhe strength of Whales and Tales the writing and byhe way Ms Wilde so fully and skillfully immerses Happy Birthday, Dear Amy the reader inhe customs and manners of he imes There is a diverse and well drawn set of secondary characters ranging from hose of he haut on like he waspish Lady Jersey o Ros. He family To survive in he only world she knew she began o manage he affairs of some of London society’s most influential women who have come o rely on her wit and discretion   So when artistocratic wastrel Jasper Aimesworth is found dead in London’s most exclusive ballroom Almack’s Rosalind must use her skills and connections o uncov.

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Alind s The Last Survivor: Living In A Town Called Dachau two friends Alice and George Littlefield who like Rosalind are former gentry and who now haveo work for a living Rosalind is an engaging and sympathetic heroine whose position as an outsider makes her vulnerable but who is nonetheless determined Less Doing, More Living to hold her head up high even when others disparage her and remind herhat her position in society isn what it once wasAll in all A Useful Woman is an enjoyable easy read and one I d certainly recommend o fans of historical mysteries The author s research into Lacan's �crits: A Reader's Guide - Volume 2: Between Freud and Structuralism the period has obviously been extensive Rosalind Thorne is a uniue and relatable heroine and I ll definitely be onhe lookout for DIY Magic: A Strange and Whimsical Guide to Creativity the next book inhe series 35 stars This read like it should be a Disappointment River: Finding and Losing the Northwest Passage television or movie plot It was very interesting well done and I likedhe mystery and My Lover the Bigfoot the setting ofhe whole story among The War Artists: British Official War Art Of The Twentieth Century the Almackon I really liked view spoilerHonorio and I hope her friendship with Rosalind is expanded on in future books hide spoiler A Useful Woman had a bit of a ponderous start and was in serious danger of getting bogged down in And Home Was Kariakoo too many details of propriety and drawing room niceties The Regency era is one of my comfort settings but something needso happen within An English Murder that setting for meo stay interested and Don't Talk To Strangers that needso happen pretty uickly Here it did set The Worst Thots Ever: A 512 Scandal Vol. 1 the stage forhe How to Hug an Elephant tightropehat Rosalind is walking but I wish Literary Machines 931 theouch had been a bit lighter and he action had started sooner Thankfully a murder did change all hat Once Rosalind focused on plumbing he depths of he currents around her watching her ry o hold All the Colors We Are: Todos los colores de nuestra piel/The Story of How We Get Our Skin Color together her own social position as well ashat of her friends and charges was much interesting Who knew what could be hiding under The Girl in the Maze that veneer of respectability I foundhe answer satisfyingly shocking in he end I loved he premise of Rosalind as an unprotected woman rying o stay acceptable o he Tapas Deck: 50 Little Dishes that Capture the Essence of Spanish Cooking ton after her father s financial disaster years ago I loved her cleverness at eking out a living fromhem and her strength under hat intense pressure I definitely want o see of he characters who appreciate her intelligence instead of using her while forcing her o hide it One in particular was very intriguingI do have one minor uibble I was irritated a couple The Real James Herriot: A Memoir of My Father times when Rosalind realized something abouthe mystery and it was not shared with he reader She suddenly knew what had happened but I had o stay in My Own Worst Enemy (MOWE, the dark untilhe end I appreciate The Fly Trap the suspensehat kept me in but I would rather have followed her hought process That s one reason I like o read mysteries so I can be working it out in my own mind If I don The Ninth Buddha t have allhe same information Il corpo di ghiaccio the sleuth has I can do hat Still I felt his was a strong start o a new historical mystery series especially as it s he first mystery by his author I m definitely looking forward o His Own Life Story and War Diary the next installment I just hope we don dwell on Double Clutch (Brenna Blixen, the correct order of paying compliments foroo long before he next murder breaks A USEFUL WOMANRosalind Thorne Mysteries 1Written by Darcie Wilde2016 Berkley 384 PagesGenre series fiction mystery cozy romanceRATING 12 Rosalind Thorne a daughter of a baronet is dreaming of her future with he man she loves when one night her mother and her return home early from a party Her older sister is uickly packing and fleeing into Accidental Cowgirl the night It seems her father is in financialrouble and has chosen Gibbous House to abandon his wife and youngest daughtero runaway After her mother passes away Rosalind must ake on work o survive in 19th Century England She gets a job managing he affairs of wealthy women and becomes known for her discretion Five years after Rosalind s father had disappeared hings are starting First Spankings to settle down for her when she is summoned back into her godmother Lady Blanchard s life When she goeso Almack s Kentaurs to pick up her godmother for dinner she discovershe body of Jasper Aimesworth an aristocrat who s sister Honoria is o marry Rosalind s almost fiance Devon Now Rosalind finds herself helping Honoria in her brother s death but also being around Devon If she is not careful Rosalind might be in danger herself before she can be outed from he Ton for goodUntil he murder of Jasper Aimesworth much of his novel reads like a historical romance There is nothing wrong with a historical romance if Peek-a-Boo that is howhe novel is supposed o be marketed From he synopsis you get Wimpy Shrimpy the ideahat eBoys: The First Inside Account of Venture Capitalists at Work this is a historical mystery with a dash of romance since it is set in Regency Era and has Jane Austen inspired as aag line It Eyes on the Street: The Life of Jane Jacobs takes awhile forhis novel o start in general as we get a bit oo much description of Regency days The mystery and cast of characters are also latecomers Once I let go of historical mystery I found myself enjoying he book A historical romance with a dash of mystery for me worked better Wilde was rying Stay in Your Lane: Judge Karen's Guide to Living Your Best Life to bring in a bit of Austen s wit but it didn Uite Work At Times YET I Finished work at imes YET I finished novel and did like it I am curious o see what Wilde has in store for book 2as here is potential and hopefully a fun love interestI received an eARC from NETGALLEYMy Novelesue Blog The blurb for his book does it a disservice Using he phrase inspired by he novels of Jane Austen raises a series of expectations hat A Useful Woman is destined o disappoint That expectations Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil that A Useful Woman is destinedo disappoint That unfortunate because it s uite a good n I heard about Meet Miss Fancy this book on a forum of Historical Romance readers andhought Cheat On Your Husband (with Your Husband): How to Date Your Spouse the premise was intriguing so I decidedo give it a whirl The protagonist of A Useful Woman isn Schumann: The Faces and the Masks t yourypical Regency Era heroine who s a starry eyed miss attending balls and hoping The Weekend Makeover: Get a Brand New Life By Monday Morning to snaghe perfect Restful Java with Jax-RS titled husband Rosalind Thorne has no hopes of a good match as she s broke and her family name s been disgraced by her profligate father Forcedo make her own way Rosalind is now a social secretary The Mission, the Men, and Me: Lessons from a Former Delta Force Commander to various high society matrons and she s very good at it because she s observant and detail oriented When she discovershe bloodied body of a young aristocrat on A Little Book about Colors (Leo Lionni's Friends) the floor ofhe revered Almack s ballroom she finds herself drawn into Mean the investigation Her godmother along withhe other Almack s patronesses are fearful of a scandal and would like Button and Bundle the whole matter swept underhe rug while he sister of he deceased is determined o see justice done Rosalind follows a rail of clues not sure if she even wants Pinky Got Out! to knowhe identity of he murderer since most of he suspects including a former flame are dear Not Anyone's Anything to her Amidst allhe deception and conspiracies will Rosalind be able Blueberry Truth to unmaskhe killer or will she be Desire to Inspire: Using Creative Passion to Transform the World the next victim This was a solid start for a new mystery series and I really liked Rosalind She was aough cookie who made Confetti Covered Quicksand the best of her circumstances without complaining or feeling sorry for herself and she was in an interesting position of being caught betweenwo worlds where she was associating with lords and ladies as well as people who worked in journalism and law enforcement I will confess hat I was intrigued by he burgeoning love Systems Analysis and Design triangle between Rosalind her first love Devon who s now out of her reach because he s a duke and Adamhe charismatic Bow Street Runner who enlists her help in solving The Sea of Lost Girls the murderhan I was in he mystery aspect of he book I liked both men so much I don t even know which one I want Rosalind o end up with The mystery did pick up for me even know which one I want Rosalind o end up with The mystery did pick up for me he final act when Rosalind has a very harrowing face o face with Cool Nail Art: 30 Step-By-Step Designs to Rock Your Fingers and Toes the killer I m curiouso see where Skint Estate: A memoir of poverty, motherhood and survival the author goes withhis series and how The Perfect Edge: The Ultimate Guide to Sharpening for Woodworkers theriangle develops so I will certainly check out The Full Facts Book of Cold Reading: A Comprehensive Guide to the Most Persuasive Psychological Manipulation Technique in the World the next book Was super intohis I keep stumbling across it and so decided Male Medusa, Caught in Coils to read itodayI keep wanting historical mystery series where women instead of just ignoring he constraints and conventions of heir ime are forced o operate within A Year of Weddings: Twelve Love Stories them This is definitely one ofhose I mean I m sure it s not 100% accurate but it s accurate enough It s accurate by historical fiction standards and here was nothing glaring Choices are well justified There are certain hings The Evolution of Modern Land Warfare: Theory and Practice the characters just don do At no point did I roll my eyesAnd I am super into it I just really liked Rosalind Thorne and how No Sanctuary this went Also really likehe relationships between Cent Discours Pour La France the women inhis both friendly and not I don even mind hat hismight be setting up a view spoilerlove riangle hide spoiler. Er he killer from a list of suspects hat includes Almack’s powerful patronesses and her former suitor Devon Winterbourne now Lord Casselmaine   Torn between her old love and a growing attraction Playboy Under the Mistletoe to a compelling Bow Street runner Rosalind must not only unravelhe mysteries surrounding Jasper’s death but he mysteries of her own heart as we. ,

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