The Beast - that was what they called her. With her plump body and rough tomboy ways, she felt more like a clown. It was hopeless. Poor penniless Tilly could only sit among the chaperons as a paid companion to the spiteful Lady Aileen. The best she could do was sit…and dream. But suddenly Philip, Marquess of Heppleford, the most eligible bachelor of all, decided he wanted her for himself, to be his wife, and they were married. His intent was to keep his freedom, fulfill the conditions of his father's will, and shock his aunts. He never imagined he'd return from a scandalous adventure in Paris only to find a seductive beauty - a beauty who had learned that loving well is the best revenge.
In this whirlwind series, Marion Chesney brings us spirited, independent women who are at once bewitching, beguiling, and determined to make their mark on the world, be it within their social circle or extending beyond. With their arms wide open, these women are absolutely original and unforgettable, as are the tales in which they are featured.
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The reason I purchased "Tilly" is because I have read and enjoyed other books by M. C. Beaton; plus, the story-line sounded cute. "NOT"--it lacks substance, the characters are odd, and the humor I found in her other books is missing.
I really didn't find anything endearing about "Tilly": it is slow, lacking in character development , and lacks the basics to make it a good read.
Charlotte Anne Dore has the ability to change her voice for the different characters, but in her attempt to make the pitiable leading lady, Tilly, sound like a hoyden, she made her sound mental.
I was very disappointed.
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