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May I know what you think you’re doing in that getup? he demanded. I am endeavoring to discover who murdered Prissie Shepherd, she said, wrenching her arm free and striding into the parlor.

May I know what you think you’re doing in that getup? he demanded. I am endeavoring to discover who murdered Prissie Shepherd, she said, wrenching her arm free and striding into the parlor d to scurry after her to continue his tirade. We agreed that I would come to Maddox Street to make those enquiries. No, Beaumont, you agreed; you told me you would do it. I had nothing to say in the matter. I was to sit at home like a good little girl, twiddling my thumbs, until five o’clock in the afternoon, waiting for you to ride up on your white charger

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Lydia Trevelyn and her neighbor, Lord Beaumont, have thwarted family plans for a match

Lydia Trevelyn and her neighbor, Lord Beaumont, have thwarted family plans for a match  . But when they discover a body in a local river, and it seems possible the dead woman was her fathers mistress, the two join forces to discover the villain who has murdered the young woman. Beau is intrigued when Lydia pretends to be one of the muslin compan.

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Lydia Trevelyn and her neighbor, Lord Beaumont, have thwarted family plans for a match. But when they discover a body in a local river, and it seems possible the dead woman was her father’s mistress, the two join forces to discover the villain who has murdered the young woman. Read books for free from anywhere and from any device.

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PETTICOAT REBELLION Joan Smith Chapter One When Miss Slatkin . They appeared to represent culture. One held a book, one a flute, another a lute, one a globe, and one an astrolabe

PETTICOAT REBELLION Joan Smith Chapter One When Miss Slatkin summoned one of her schoolmistresses to her office, the victim went trembling. Nothing less than a resurrection of Mysore could accomplish it. It seems old Thomas is writing a book about the Mysore campaign and wants me to give him a hand, the colonel continued. One held a book, one a flute, another a lute, one a globe, and one an astrolabe. All this finery was brought to earth by a gentleman’s curled beaver tossed rakishly on the head of a Roman statue of an athlete, with a chiffon scarf tied around its ankle.

Playmates from long ago, Lord Beaumont considers Lydia a naive girl and insists upon helping with the investigation. Sparks fly between the two, but can the charming Lord convince Lydia to abandon her wishes for spinsterhood and marry him instead? With witty dialogue, noble but human characters, and descriptive passages, Smith strikes just the right chord of authenticity that's integral to the Regency novel.

MURDER IS AN INAUSPICIOUS BEGINNING FOR ROMANCE Young bluestocking Lydia Trevelyn and her notable neighbor Lord Beaumont had managed to thwart all matchmaking schemes. However, fate conspires to bring them together through a most unfortunate means: murder.

Ziena
Lydia Trevelyn's father is a politician in the House of Lords in London while she and her mother, Lady Trevelyn, live in the country. Lydia forgives her father being absent from home ten months out of the year and his missing holidays and birthdays because she believes he is doing important government work. When she and her neighbor and friend Lord Beaumont(Beau) discover the body of a murdered woman in a nearby stream and decide to investigate, Lydia is shattered to discover that the woman was her father's long time London mistress. I found Lord Trevelyn
to be cold and uncaring, more interested in his chance of becoming a member of the government's Privy Council than who had murdered his mistress or even that his daughter had discovered his infidelity. It was left to Sylvia and Beau to discover the murderer at some risk to their own lives. Sylvia eventually forgave her father (and never told her mother about the mistress), but she never respected him in the same way she had before. I was glad that she and Beau achieved their happily ever after and that, despite her love for him, she decided that never would she and Beau live apart like her parents had done, risking a similar infidelity in her own marraige.
Paster
I enjoy most of Joan Smith's books, however this one I struggled with. When Lydia Trevelyn and her neighbor, Lord Beaumont, fish a dead woman out of the local creek, Beaumont has reason to suspect the woman might be Lydia's father's London mistress. When his suspicions are confirmed, he shares this truth with Lydia believing that she was aware of her father's long time arrangement with the woman.

Lydia is aware that her mother and father don't seem to truly love one another and that her father spends ten months out of the year involved with his seat in the House but she is very upset to learn that his long absences from home, not attending his family's birthday parties and overall neglect was perhaps due to his relationship with another woman. Even so, out of concern that her father, who is currently in his country home supposedly suffering with gout, might be accused of killing off his mistress, she and Beaumont arrange to travel to London and see what they can learn about the woman.

Although Lydia and Beaumont have been long time neighbors, they have been clashing since Lydia has grown up - mostly due to the fact that Lydia has become a fan of Mary Wollstonecraft's "Vindication of the Rights of Women" and has determined that she would prefer being a spinster than having some "man" be in charge of her life and money.

Once Lydia and Beaumont arrive in London, it is soon apparent that Lydia has no intention of allowing Beaumont to lead their investigation. She outmaneuvers him at every opportunity, although to give him credit, he is only one step behind her all the way. Eventually, their relationship begins to lighten up, Lydia learns some things about real life involving lonely men, mistakes that are better forgiven and overall becomes a gentler, nicer girl.

I didn't like the fact that Lydia's father, who purportedly didn't take a mistress until his wife refused to come to London with him - after he learned of his lightskirt's (Prissie's) death - although apparently regretful - went on with life as though the ten years they had been exclusive mattered less to him than the death of a family pet. Ugh! Further, I hated it that Lydia began chastising herself as though she was the one at fault for neglecting her father.
Hamrl
I have read several of Joan Smith's Regency novels and this was one of the best. Although the plot was rather thin, the characters were lively and amusing. Lydia Trevelyan is a most determined young lady, but not in the conventional way. Lydia has decided she wants to remain unwed, to avoid the 'trap' of marriage and being dominated by a man! Unfortunately for such high-minded principles, her splendid plans are soon upset by the discovery of an unfortunate female in the stream that runs between her family property and that of her neighbor, Lord Beaumont. And worst of all, the deceased woman appears to be somehow linked to her own father!

Annoyed by Lord Beaumont's complacence that the murdered woman might be her father's mistress, Lydia decides to prove him wrong and departs for London, possibly to confront her Papa about her suspicions. But, as she soon discovers, life is never as tidy in reality as it is between the pages of a book. With the assistance of Lord Beaumont, who is an old childhood friend and at first finds her attitude towards marriage ridiculous, Lydia follows the clues and learns lessons about growing up and accepting life as it is and not as she thinks it should be!
Elastic Skunk
I enjoyed it as a calm-down read before sleep. Plot, characters, events were acceptable, relaxing and, at times, pleasantly amusing.
Burking
One more Joan Smith's book I do not like.It is poor mystery/ poor romance book...sorry...
Malhala
OK weekend romance/mystery. The romance was somewhat sedate and felt a bit juvenile. The H and h, who have known each other since childhood, embark on a mission to solve a mystery and discover romance along the way. Both heroes are young and one dimensional so it's hard to grasp any depth of character for either one. Story and romance were plot driven. Add to that light, easy, uninspiring writing and you're left with something forgettable.
Little Coquette ebook
Author:
Joan Smith
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Chivers P.; Large print e. edition (June 30, 1999)
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