Thursday, July 9, 2009

A Most Lamentable Comedy ~ Janet Mullany

Available in the United Kingdom on July 23, 2009… no idea when it will be available in the United States, however.  You can buy it here.

(Note: fixed the issue with the cover not showing, sorry about that)

 

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1822, England: Lady Caroline Elmhurst is twice-widowed, down on her luck and pursued by creditors. But she’s optimistic about finding a new husband – or if necessary, a rich lover – and when she meets handsome, mysterious Nicholas Congrevance at a house-party in the country, she sets out to entice him. For his part, Nicholas simply sees Lady Caroline Elmhurst as just the sort of woman he’s used to exploiting – rich, available, and gullible. Neither realizes the other is penniless and neither has any intention of falling in love…

Billed as ‘regency chick lit’, A Most Lamentable Comedy is a sure-fire hit.  I have never laughed so hard at a historical novel as I did with this one.  I was completely reminded of a regency-era Bridget Jones’ Diary sort of thing.  The best part had to be the ‘edited’ letters that are written throughout the course of the novel, leaving you to see what might have been said and what really was said…

Lady Caroline would totally fit in with today’s society.  Completely absorbed with obtaining a comfortable life for herself, she never once stops to think that maybe, just maybe, the object of her affection is conning her too…

Nicholas Congrevance is a gigolo for all ages.  Having hired out his manly services in the past, he’s ready to find himself a wealthy woman to settle down with…  And I’m sure you can see just where this is headed.

Insanity ensues and you are whisked right along with the players.  Even more entertaining is that its not just the main characters plotting and scheming but everyone involved in the story!  Really and truly a wonderful novel sure to brighten your spirits.

3 comments:

Janet Mullany said...

Hi Crazy Lady, so glad you liked the book and thanks for the review. It's my first! I'd suggest US readers buy it at bookdepository.co.uk which has worldwide shipping, very cool.

Janet Mullany said...

Duh, that should be FREE worldwide shipping. That is indeed cool.

Crazy Lady said...

LOL! No biggie, and thank you for letting us know. Oh, and THANK YOU for commenting! :)