A Most Rebellious Debutante by Karen Abbott

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A Most Rebellious Debutante by Karen Abbott

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Category: Women's Fiction
Rating: 3/5
Reviewer: Sue Magee
Reviewed by Sue Magee
Summary: Easy-reading romantic historical fiction: perfect for something relaxing on the beach or by the fire.
Buy? Maybe Borrow? Yes
Pages: 224 Date: April 2010
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
ISBN: 978-0709090311

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Lucy Templeton, daughter of Lord Templeton, fell in love with her dancing master. It wasn't entirely unusual for a seventeen year old girl to feel this way, but it was better that it was unheard of when she was caught in his arms. A substantial sum of money for the dancing master ensured that he would disappear and Lucy was sent to stay with her married sister as punishment. She was not to attend parties or social functions and must spend her time looking after her sister's young children and doing good works, until such time as the Templetons could get her married off. All might have gone according to their plan had she not had a chance encounter with the notorious Lord Rockhaven and a stolen kiss catches her heart.

Lucy returned home and had a good season. Lord and Lady Templeton couldn't describe it as a successful season as Lucy refused every offer of marriage saying that she would only marry for love. But fortune was not smiling on her when the former dancing master attempted to abduct her and she was disgraced in the eyes of society. With no one to whom they could marry their daughter the Templetons sent her once again to her sister in the hope that she could be made to behave like a dutiful daughter. Unfortunately (for them) Lucy had other ideas.

You'll love Lucy. She has spirit and even when things go wrong for her she doesn't get downhearted. She's good hearted too; willing to help others and attracting their affection and respect. Her sister is a little bit of a stick-in-the-mud but does her best. Lord Rockhaven has the makings of a splendid romantic hero and his cousin (and heir) and out and out baddy. You know where we're going; Lucy is going to get into some terrible scrapes and you're never quite certain how it's all going to turn out, particularly when Lord Rockhaven is injured and badly disfigured.

It's a good, easy read, ideal for the beach or a wet afternoon at home. Stretch out or curl up and enjoy it. I'd like to thank the publishers for sending a copy to the Bookbag.

The book is set in the early nineteenth century and if this type of book appeals to you then you might also enjoy My Lady Domino by Jeannie Machin and A Commercial Enterprise by Sandra Heath.

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