The Miser's Sister

The Miser s Sister Lady Ruth Penderric lives with her miserly brother and selfish sister in a moldering castle But when she is kidnapped for ransom Oliver Pardoe a banker s son rescues her His offer of assistance lea

  • Title: The Miser's Sister
  • Author: Carola Dunn
  • ISBN: 9780446341110
  • Page: 205
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Lady Ruth Penderric lives with her miserly brother and selfish sister in a moldering castle But when she is kidnapped for ransom, Oliver Pardoe, a banker s son, rescues her His offer of assistance leads her to London, where she is courted by a lord Her heart has been won by the gallant Oliver but his scruples keep him from declaring himself Regency Romance by Carola DLady Ruth Penderric lives with her miserly brother and selfish sister in a moldering castle But when she is kidnapped for ransom, Oliver Pardoe, a banker s son, rescues her His offer of assistance leads her to London, where she is courted by a lord Her heart has been won by the gallant Oliver but his scruples keep him from declaring himself Regency Romance by Carola Dunn originally published by Walker hardcover , then Warner paperback

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    1. Lady Ruth Penderric struggles to keep her crazy, miser brother from starving the family to death as well as to keep her spoiled younger sister ignorant of the true situation. She believes that marriage to the local curate will provide a better life. One foggy day, Ruth is hit on the head and abducted by wicked villains who mean to kill her if her brother doesn't pay ransom. Oliver Pardoe is the son of a wealthy London banker and an aspiring engineer. He travels to Cornwall to learn more about th [...]

    2. Good story with intriguing characters. Oliver was a bit different from your usual hero, and Ruth was very likeable.One aspect that really interested me was the light the story threw on the horrible situation women of this era could find themselves in. Poor Ruth was dependent on the charity of strangers because she had absolutely no rights of her own. Thank goodness things have changed!

    3. I have enjoyed all of Carola Dunn’s regency books I have read so far. They are a nice, quick, easy read and they have a Jane Austen feel to them. Each book is different enough from the others to feel fresh and her enjoyable writing style is consistent.

    4. Plain, penniless and lonely, the best Lady Ruth Penderric has to look forward to is a loveless marriage to a condescending pastor. But her less obvious qualities--her intelligence and courage--stand her in good stead when she is kidnapped and held for ransom. With her fellow prisoner, Oliver, she escapes and the kidnappers are caught. The incident reveals her fiancee's lack of concern and her brother's active antipathy toward her. Spurred by fear that their brother will attempt something really [...]

    5. Well this is about the fourth one of Carole Dunn's novels that I have read, and in parts it is even sillier than the others! However, I did finish it and there were enjoyable sections in between.

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