Lady Fortescue Steps Out: A Novel of Regency England

By M. C. Beaton writing as Marion Chesney
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The Poor Relation Series: Book 1

4.73 Hours 05/01/2012 unabridged
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Life is not easy for the poor relations of England’s upper crust, but fate and clever schemes bring them together. Lady Fortescue and Colonel Sandhurst hatch a plan: What if they were to transform her decrepit Bond Street home into a posh hotel, offering their guests the pleasure of being waited upon by nobility? With the help of other down-and-out aristocrats, they do just that, and London’s newest hotel, The Poor Relation, is born. The establishment is an immediate hit with London’s most illustrious citizens, save the Duke of Rowcester, Lady Fortescue’s nephew. Rowcester believes that his aunt’s entry into the trade will denigrate their family name and is determined to shut the hotel down—until he meets Miss Harriett James, the lovely young woman who accepts Lady Fortescue’s offer to become The Poor Relation’s chef after the death of her parents and the loss of her fortune. Rowcester moves into The Poor Relation for the season—ostensibly to keep an eye on his aunt’s business.

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Summary

Summary

Life is not easy for the poor relations of England’s upper crust, but fate and clever schemes bring them together. Lady Fortescue and Colonel Sandhurst hatch a plan: What if they were to transform her decrepit Bond Street home into a posh hotel, offering their guests the pleasure of being waited upon by nobility? With the help of other down-and-out aristocrats, they do just that, and London’s newest hotel, The Poor Relation, is born.

The establishment is an immediate hit with London’s most illustrious citizens, save the Duke of Rowcester, Lady Fortescue’s nephew. Rowcester believes that his aunt’s entry into the trade will denigrate their family name and is determined to shut the hotel down—until he meets Miss Harriett James, the lovely young woman who accepts Lady Fortescue’s offer to become The Poor Relation’s chef after the death of her parents and the loss of her fortune. Rowcester moves into The Poor Relation for the season—ostensibly to keep an eye on his aunt’s business.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“She expertly sets the scene, recapturing the bawdiness and color of a long-ago time, and her characters fairly leap off the pages…Hilarious and tragic; larceny, attempted murder, a satisfactory love affair and unlikely alliances make the hotel the liveliest spot in London.” Publishers Weekly
“A charming and humorous Regency, recommended for those who enjoy light-hearted historical romance.” Library Journal
“Chesney’s fans will cheer when they open the pages of her latest romantic series and find a solid cast of eccentrics who call themselves the Poor Relations…A promising start to a new set of Regency romance novels from the author of the Traveling Matchmaker and three other entertaining series.” Booklist

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Author Bio: M. C. Beaton

M. C. Beaton has won international acclaim for her bestselling Hamish Macbeth mysteries and the Agatha Raisin mystery series. She is also the author of more than one hundred romance titles and a series of romantic suspense novels, the Edwardian Mystery series.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Romance
Runtime: 4.73
Audience: Adult
Language: English