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Minerva

Minerva Eldest of the lovely Armitage sisters raven haired Minerva is sent by their hunting mad father vicar to find a rich husband under disreputable old Lady Godolphin When Minerva s honesty mars her Lond

  • Title: Minerva
  • Author: Marion Chesney M.C. Beaton
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  • Page: 191
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Eldest of the lovely Armitage sisters, raven haired Minerva, is sent by their hunting mad father vicar to find a rich husband under disreputable old Lady Godolphin When Minerva s honesty mars her London debut and alienates vengeful Dandies, eligible Lord Sylvester Comfrey offers her lessons in flirting with surprising consequences.

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    1. I read all of the books in the Six Sisters series within a couple of days, and my reaction to all of them is basically the same, so I'm only going to review the first. Even though it's clear almost from the first few pages who is going to end up with whom and the books are mildly formulaic, the path the characters take to come together is enjoyable and relatively unique in each book, as Chesney (M.C. Beaton) does a good job of making each of the six sisters their own person, and not simply pale [...]

    2. My favorite Marion Chesney's book as for now. Simply charming.Characters were well chosen. Thanks to them I felt like I was reading rather Austen than just Regency romance. Lady Godolphin, Rev. Armitage, Minerva, Comfrey were one of the best but I felt that all characters, even minor, were considered by Chesney. And the potential of the rest sisters. It is obvious that I am going to read at least next two book of series (I am sure Annabelle and Deirdre had own charming stories.)Really, it is har [...]

    3. Marion Chesney wrote six six-volume series: Six Sisters, House for the Season, School for Manners, Travelling Matchmaker, Poor Relation (my least favorite series), and the Daughters of Mannerling. I know that later publishers lumped her books together in some semblance of non-chronological order, but these were her groupings. Minerva is the first book in the author's foray into serious series, and after reading her older works (I'll get around to reviewing all of them at some point), I can see w [...]

    4. I can’t remember where exactly I heard about this book, but I’ve seen the author’s name around and heard that this series of six sisters was clean so I thought I’d give it a try. I liked the overall story; unfortunately there were just too many things that bugged me. In a way it reminded me of the movie Grease, where the nice moral girl is transformed and becomes more worldly. Those kinds of stories just make me sad, it’s sad when someone gives into peer pressure and changes who they a [...]

    5. As another reviewer wrote, it's a "British sit-com version of Regency England". I like the fact it was written by Scottish author.

    6. I'll tell you one thing: Mary Bennet would Not Have Approved of this book.I mention the third Bennet sister because Minerva Armitage, heroine of this book, is comparable to her. Both possess exacting moral standards and a tendency to preach without sensitivity to the situation or regard for the people around them. Where they differ lies in the fact that because Minerva's a main heroine, she gets to be ravishingly beautiful, with a more generously endowed chest (if it's explicitly mentioned in th [...]

    7. I like this author and I'll continue reading Her School of Manners series. On the other hand, will definitely not continue with this series, since this book was dreadful. But at least it was short.Minerva was such a prig, I think there is only one time where I found her ok, which was when she was being mean to her suitors. I liked that she was honest and that she didn't try to appeal to people just because it was the norm. She didn't like parties and the debauchery of London society, and that wa [...]

    8. This is one of the few books/series I would read again. These stories of Marion Chesney started me on my adventureading Regency Romance/Novels/History! I love them all. It must be a "past life" thing:)

    9. "Follicles! uttered in a whisper by a hairdresser" is the "favorite oath" of Lady Godolphin p 66, a poor chaperone for Minerva. Hunt-happy vicar Armitage sends his eldest daughter to restore the family fortune in a London season. Lady G stumbles over malapropisms, mistaking French military "fornications" for "fortifications", and overnights with married Colonel. Her "barrage of peculiar scents" are "from lead paint to a perfume called 'Miss In Her Teens', brandy, rose water, and sour sweat" p 6 [...]

    10. This is the first in a series of six Regency romances about the various daughters of a country vicar, similar in style to Georgette Heyer. It's years since I read anything like this, but at one stage I worked my way through pretty much everything Heyer wrote, so when the whole set were on 's Daily Deal, it seemed worth a shot. This one focuses on the eldest daughter, but there's enough interaction with the second in line, Annabelle, to set the stage for book 2 of the series. All these romances f [...]

    11. Rev. Charles Armitage, a country vicar, loves nothing more than hunting and hounds but alas for him, more mundane problems face him when a series of poor farming techniques and bad harvests, a wife who continually seeks "treatments" for her "spasms" combined with his excess of spending to create financial difficulties. The Reverend realizes he can send his daughters to London to marry and chooses his eldest, Minerva, to visit a distant relative for her come-out. Prim, proper Minerva takes an ins [...]

    12. I could swear I have read this before, but maybe it was pre-. Anyway, I could read it every year and enjoy it just as much. A coruscating gem among Chesney's Regency romances. I'll have to go back and pull out some of the best quotes. As usual her descriptions of characters are unforgettable - "that old rip" Lady Godolphin among others - but there are some striking one-line evocations of landscape also. (And not just of the landscape revealed in romantic encountersbut there is that too!)

    13. The first of the "Seven Sisters" series, Minerva was my introduction to author Marian Chesney. This author writes slim Regency-period romances, not as polished or in-depth as Jane Austen or Georgette Heyer, but they are fun. Most are also mysteries. I love these for the information you WON'T find in other Regency novels, the disgusting habits of the Ton that are left out of novels by Austen or Heyer. Fascinating, easy reading, often lots of fun. All Chesney's books are not as well written as Min [...]

    14. Actually, I'm not finished. I quit. And I usually finish books that I start.Minerva was given as a Georgette Heyer read-alike, and that may be part of the problem. I was expecting Georgette Heyer and didn't get it. The biggest difference I have seen between Heyer and other Regency romances is that Heyer's leading ladies are strong characters. I think there are a few exceptions, but they are mostly strong women. Sometimes quiet, sometimes vivacious, but smart and capable. I miss that in other Reg [...]

    15. A Regency-era comedy romance, this read like a bit like Jane Austen Fanfic- and I mean that in the best possible way. Light, funny, and more risque than Austen could be, it's also much more plot- than character-driven, and likely to turn off some Austen fans for that reason. Still, it's entertaining and fun. I'll likely look for the rest of the series for travel reading.

    16. Good. I find that I do not like regencies as much as I did years ago. Still this was a mildly entertaining read and Chesney's still a much better practitioner of the genre than most.

    17. Fine to listen to. The characters are a bit simple and not stereotyped. Th the martyr sister, the jealous sister, the wicked fashionable gentlemen, etc. Especially the sisters. This one set me up to not have a very favorable opinion of Annabelle who is the heroine in the next book.

    18. I really wanted to like this book, but protagonist stupidity killed it. The male lead was wasted on her

    19. I picked up the six volume The Six Sisters because I occasionally enjoy reading about Agatha Raison or Hamish Macbeth. I wanted to see what M.C. Beaton (Marion Chesney) wrote in her earlier years. It was not mystery cozies. The Six Sisters are Regency Romances. The basic plot of the series is based on Pride and Prejudice (not the details). The Reverend Charles Armitage and his wife have six beautiful daughters and two young sons. Mrs. Armitage is as happy to keep to her bed as Mrs. Bennet (altho [...]

    20. A Regency historical novel about a vicar’s daughter who is sent off to London to make her debut, with specific instructions to make a wealthy match and thereby help her debt-ridden family. 1982.Full review (and other recommendations!) at Another look bookA fun, frothy kind of Regency story, with a very interesting (and, to me, new) array of historical details tossed in there. If you enjoy the frothier aspects of Georgette Heyer, you'll probably love Marion Chesney as well. Chesney (pseudonym M [...]

    21. I've read all the books in this series over the last 2 days and now it comes to rating them I'm having a hard time. They are slightly 'warmer' stories than I usually read and it did effect my enjoyment of them.For the first 80% of this book it was a solid 4 star read, then the last 20% threw up all over everything I loved about the story.First the good:1. I loved Minerva! Yes she was straight laced, proper and a bit of a drama queen, full of the idea of being worthy. Yet somehow I still liked he [...]

    22. The first in a series about six sisters, set in the Regency timeframe, this brief novel introduces us to the family of a country vicar, Charles Armitage, who would much rather hunt than write sermons. His wife is subject to the vapors and leaves the running of the household to their overly serious eldest daughter, Minerva. Charles realizes that their fortunes are in bad shape and after being turned down for a loan by his wealthy brother, comes up with a wild idea of marrying off one of his daugh [...]

    23. I remember reading a slew of Marion Chesney novels when my children were very young. They were just the right kind of light, mindless entertainment that I needed at the time. I had to read things that were very put-downable books that would not consume me. My free time to read was very limited.Basically, all of the books in any given Marion Chesney series were the same book. She had a formula, and stuck to it. She changed names, places and circumstances, but the basic plots remained identical. T [...]

    24. A bit predictable, but still more enjoyable than your average regency Mills and Boon novel. There was more innocence to it, but still plenty of descriptions of the Regency world I so enjoy reading about. The writing is simple but descriptive, something I appreciated very much. The characters were interesting, especially Minerva and the next sister in age, whom I cannot recall her name except that she will be the leading lady in the next book. Sylvester is a great leading man, even if he is no Mr [...]

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