A Little Folly

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St. Martin's Press, Mar 12, 2013 - Fiction - 416 pages
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A witty and romantic novel of Regency love, family and appalling scandal, from a latter-day Jane Austen
When their strait-laced, domineering father, Sir Clement Carnell, dies, Valentine throws open their Devonshire estate of Pennacombe to their fashionable cousins from London and Louisa feels free at last to reject the man Sir Clement wanted her to marry.

Soon, the temptations of Regency London beckon, including the beautiful, scandalous, and very married Lady Harriet Eversholt, with whom Valentine becomes dangerously involved. Meanwhile, Louisa finds that freedom of choice is as daunting as it is exciting. Will the opportunity to indulge in a little folly lead to fulfillment—or disaster?

A Little Folly is a novel to make Jane Austen proud and Georgette Heyer envious. An acclaimed author of historical fiction, Jude Morgan weaves together the very best of Regency era writing with "refreshingly original characters, an intriguing plot, and an elegantly ironic style." (RT Book Reviews on Indiscretion). In this exciting new novel, Morgan delivers a story that, yet again, will bring cheers from critics and readers alike.

 

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User Review  - amy_marie26 - LibraryThing

Loved it! Louisa and Valentine Carnell are finally free after their overbearing, dictatorial father dies. Determined to explore their new found freedom and never be beholden to anyone's influence ever ... Read full review

A Little Folly

User Review  - Stacey Hayman - Book Verdict

After their mother's early death, Valentine and Louisa Carnell are raised under their father's harsh rule and not allowed to express opinions or feelings; only his death in 1813 allows them the chance ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter I
1
Chapter II
13
Chapter III
26
Chapter IV
44
Chapter V
65
Chapter VI
85
Chapter VII
97
Chapter VIII
109
Chapter XV
216
Chapter XVI
233
Chapter XVII
255
Chapter XVIII
274
Chapter XIX
289
Chapter XX
304
Chapter XXI
332
Chapter XXII
353

Chapter IX
128
Chapter X
140
Chapter XI
153
Chapter XII
162
Chapter XIII
189
Chapter XIV
204
Chapter XXIII
366
Forever and Ever Amen
383
Passion
384
An Accomplished Woman
386
Copyright
388
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JUDE MORGAN, who studied with Malcolm Bradbury and Angela Carter, lives in England. Morgan's previous works include Emily and Charlotte, a novel about the Brontė sisters; An Accomplished Woman; Symphony; Indiscretion; and Passion, which was called "one of the best books of 2005" by The Washington Post Book World.

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