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Darcie Wilde á 4 review A Useful Woman review Ä 104 Er the killer from a list of suspects that includes Almack’s powerful patronesses and her former suitor Devon Winterbourne now Lord Casselmaine   Torn between her old love and a growing attraction to a compelling Bow Street runner Rosalind must not only unravel the mysteries surrounding Jasper’s death but the mysteries of her own heart as we. 35 stars This read like it should be a television or movie plot It was very interesting well done and I liked the mystery and the setting of the whole story among the Almack ton I really liked view spoilerHonorio and I hope her friendship with Rosalind is expanded on in future books hide spoiler

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A Useful Woman

Darcie Wilde á 4 review A Useful Woman review Ä 104 Inspired by the novels of Jane Austen this new mystery series set in 19th century London introduces the charming and resourceful Rosalind Thorne a woman privy to the secrets of high society including who among the ton is capable of murder   The daughter of a baronet and minor heiress Rosalind Thorne was nearly ruined after her father abandoned t. Copy gifted by the author posted to me by Sarah C one of the moderators of the Jane Austen Group Thanks very much for thatThis book isn t Heyerish a definite point in it s favour most of GH s imitators turn out very shoddy work but it does contain two things that pop up often in Heyer s Regency works the very exclusive social club Almack s As has often been mentioned in Regency works Almack s wasn t comfortable or even attractive served bad refreshments and the patronesses were crashing snobs But well done to these women for making their Assemblies the most sought after events of the London Seasonand the predecessor to the modern police force the famous or infamous Bow St Runners Welcome to the world of Rosalind Thorne a gentlewoman who through no fault of her own is now impoverished Rosalind is managing to eke out an existence with her wits charm discretion and because the ladies of the Haut Ton find her a useful womanWhen the aristocratic but unscrupulous Jasper Aimesworth is found dead in suspicious circumstances Rosalind finds herself involved in that most ungenteel of occupations gasp solving a murder and fighting an attraction to an astute and attractive Bow St Runner Adam HarknessI ve mentioned the two main pluses for me above The others were some signs of very solid research and the fast paced endingI m neutral on Rosalind as I found her character till close to the end uite bland But Rosalind probably had to suppress all distinctive personality traits to pick her way through all the social traps petty humiliations in London SocietyDefinite flaws This book sagged badly in the middle and I had to force myself to keep going The speech is often uite modern or sometimes just plain odd like Mother had already scented that something was wrongA few anachronisms The most jarring for me was the Lady reporter friend of Rosalind s Alice appeared like a character from a Hollywood movie about the late nineteenth century I ve never read any account of the Regency world that suggested journalists as we know them existedBut I still enjoyed this example of a Regency Whodunnit far than the single offerings I have read by Ashley Gardner and Stephanie BarronI m looking forward to Miss Thorne s next adventureEdit The lovely Ms Wilde has just been on the jane Austen Group for a A session Ms Wilde says the Regency era most definitely did have female journalists but they were working around marriage children were very underpaid compared to their male counterpartsI stand corrected

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Darcie Wilde á 4 review A Useful Woman review Ä 104 He family To survive in the only world she knew she began to manage the affairs of some of London society’s most influential women who have come to rely on her wit and discretion   So when artistocratic wastrel Jasper Aimesworth is found dead in London’s most exclusive ballroom Almack’s Rosalind must use her skills and connections to uncov. A USEFUL WOMANRosalind Thorne Mysteries 1Written by Darcie Wilde2016 Berkley 384 PagesGenre series fiction mystery cozy romanceRATING 12 Rosalind Thorne a daughter of a baronet is dreaming of her future with the man she loves when one night her mother and her return home early from a party Her older sister is uickly packing and fleeing into the night It seems her father is in financial trouble and has chosen to abandon his wife and youngest daughter to runaway After her mother passes away Rosalind must take on work to survive in 19th Century England She gets a job managing the affairs of wealthy women and becomes known for her discretion Five years after Rosalind s father had disappeared things are starting to settle down for her when she is summoned back into her godmother Lady Blanchard s life When she goes to Almack s to pick up her godmother for dinner she discovers the body of Jasper Aimesworth an aristocrat who s sister Honoria is to marry Rosalind s almost fiance Devon Now Rosalind finds herself helping Honoria in her brother s death but also being around Devon If she is not careful Rosalind might be in danger herself before she can be outed from the Ton for goodUntil the murder of Jasper Aimesworth much of this novel reads like a historical romance There is nothing wrong with a historical romance if that is how the novel is supposed to be marketed From the synopsis you get the idea that this is a historical mystery with a dash of romance since it is set in Regency Era and has Jane Austen inspired as a tag line It takes awhile for this novel to start in general as we get a bit too much description of Regency days The mystery and cast of characters are also latecomers Once I let go of historical mystery I found myself enjoying the book A historical romance with a dash of mystery for me worked better Wilde was trying to bring in a bit of Austen s wit but it didn t uite work at times YET I finished the novel and did like it I am curious to see what Wilde has in store for book 2as there is potential and hopefully a fun love interestI received an eARC from NETGALLEYMy Novelesue Blog


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    PDF NEW A Useful Woman ↠ Darcie Wilde Copy gifted by the author posted to me by Sarah C one of the moderators of the Jane Austen Group Thanks very much for thatThis book isn't Heyerish a definite point in it's favour most of GH's imitators turn out very shoddy work but it does contain two things that pop up often in Heyer's Regency works the very exclusive social club Almack's As

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    Read & Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook á Darcie Wilde Darcie Wilde á 4 review Summary A Useful Woman A Useful Woman had a bit of a ponderous start and was in serious danger of getting bogged down in too many details

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    Summary A Useful Woman Darcie Wilde á 4 review Read & Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook á Darcie Wilde Rosalind Thorne is an impoverished gentlewoman who makes a living being useful to members of the haut ton Once she had it all family fortune and love; then it all went away when her father ran off leaving behind a mountain of debts Rosalind's

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    PDF NEW A Useful Woman ↠ Darcie Wilde Darcie Wilde á 4 review Summary A Useful Woman A USEFUL WOMANRosalind Thorne Mysteries #1Written by Darcie Wilde2016; Berkley 384 PagesGenre series fiction mystery cozy romanceRATING ★★★12 Rosalind Thorne a daughter of a baronet is dreaming of her future with the man she loves when one night her mother and her return home early from a party Her older sister is uickly packing and fleeing into the night It seems her father is in financial trouble and has chose

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    PDF NEW A Useful Woman ↠ Darcie Wilde The blurb for this book does it a disservice Using the phrase “inspired by the novels of Jane Austen” raises a series of expectations that A Useful Woman is destined to disappoint That’s unfortunate because it’s uite a good novel for what it really isWhat it is is a historical mystery There are the usual romanceus interruptus elements that you find in mystery fiction today but no marriage plot there is mayhem there are

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    PDF NEW A Useful Woman ↠ Darcie Wilde A Useful Woman is the first in a new series of mysteries set in the Regency period featuring Rosalind Thorne a young lady of good birth who through no fault of her own has fallen upon hard times Even though it's a murder mystery it's a very gentle and rather polite story which I suppose befits the time in which

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    PDF NEW A Useful Woman ↠ Darcie Wilde I heard about this book on a forum of Historical Romance readers and thought the premise was intriguing so I decided to give it a whirl The protagonist of A Useful Woman isn't your typical Regency Era heroine who's a starry eyed miss attending balls and hoping to snag the perfect titled husband Rosalind Thorne has no hopes of a g

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    PDF NEW A Useful Woman ↠ Darcie Wilde Read & Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook á Darcie Wilde Summary A Useful Woman 35 stars This read like it should be a television or movie plot It was very interesting well done and I liked the mystery and the setting of the whole story among the Almack ton I really liked view spoilerHonorio and I hope her friendship with Rosalind is expanded on in future books hide spoiler

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    PDF NEW A Useful Woman ↠ Darcie Wilde Was super into this I keep stumbling across it and so decided to read it todayI keep wanting historical mystery series where women instead of just ignoring the constraints and conventions of their time are forced t

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