2 September 2019

A Discovering Diamonds review of Friday's Child by Rosemary Morris

Friday's Child (Heroines Born on Different Days of the Week Book 6)

AMAZON UK

AMAZON US 
AMAZON CA
(Heroines Born on Different Days of the Week Book 6) 

"As with any Rosemary Morris book, the culture and dialogue of the time is so accurate I wonder how she manages it."


Romance / Family Drama

Regency
England

"Since the day her oldest sister entered society, Lady Elizabeth, the Earl of Saunton’s sister, imagined the pleasures of her first London Season, during which she expected to meet her future husband. Unfortunately, when she is old enough to make her debut, no member of her immediate family is available to chaperone her in London, so she accepts her Great-Aunt Augusta’s offer to bring her out in Cheltenham. Elizabeth looks forward to living at Augusta’s grand house near the lively, popular town where people drink mineral water at pump houses and enjoy the social life. Determined to be the perfect debutante, she cannot imagine creating a scandal, so it is fortunate that she cannot foresee the future. Modest, loving and giving Elizabeth is blessed with beauty and a fortune, which attracts suitors. It would not be surprising if her ‘head is turned’ by admirers but she is not a flirt.  From the moment she sees Mr Yates she sets her heart on him. At the same time, she is not attracted to her brother’s friend with an exotic background, and amber eyes like a tiger’s which unnerve her. Both gentlemen made their fortunes when they served in the East India Company, but will they lead her into trouble, be right for Elizabeth and will one of them be the perfect match for her?"


Lady Elizabeth, sister to the Earl of Saunton, looks forward to the pleasures of her first London Season, but no member of her immediate family is available to chaperone her. Rather than miss the entire year, she agrees to Great-Aunt Augusta’s offer to chaperone her coming out in Cheltenham. Elizabeth has both beauty and a fortune, which attracts suitors. The man who sets her heart aflutter is Mr Yates; though there is another man in the background, but she is a little afraid of him. Both gentlemen made their fortunes when they served in the East India Company, and there is a possibility that Elizabeth will marry and sail to India.


As with any Rosemary Morris book, the culture and dialogue of the time is so accurate I wonder how she manages it. I have read many of her stories, and they have taught me a good deal about life, manners, dress code and how a young lady should behave in Regency England. The snippets about life in India wound into this tale were interesting and I for one would be happy to read more in the future. Something of India, perhaps?


@ Jen Black

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the review of Rosemary Morris' latest. I love this series and I'm reading Friday's Child now. I also find these Regency romances enchanting!

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