Minerva marks the delightful debut of The Six Sisters, a family saga in six volumes that will recount the romantic adventures of the six marriageable daughters of a country vicar, the Reverend Charles Armitage, in Regency England. The eldest, Minerva, is enchantingly beautiful - but a prude. She lives in the country looking after her siblings while her mother reclines on a chaise longue happily inventing new malaises. Her father, a vicar of decidedly secular inclinations, indulges a hearty passion for hunting instead of worrying about the girls' dowries. But when he wants to send his boys to Eton, the money must be found - and how better than by marrying Minerva off to a man of fortune?
Dispatched to Town, Minerva experiences her first season under the wing of an elderly relative. But age, it seems, is no guarantee of respectability, and Lady Godolphin's plan for a good time scandalize her young charge. Finally Minerva's moralizing ways make her the subject of a shocking wager among the rakes and dandies of Regency London.
Meanwhile, the handsome Lord Sylvester Comfrey is observing her progress in the marriage market. For such a virtuous girl, Minerva unaccountably finds herself in some extremely compromising situations with this gentleman, who alas professes not to be the marrying kind.
©1994 Marion Chesney (P)2012 AudioGO
I do really like a good comedy of Victorian Manners story and I loved this one. I'm looking forward to reading the whole series. M.C. Beaton put a good effort into this one!
I liked the narrator too, especially when she was doing the men's voices.
And I love finding a new narrator that I like!
This is a typical regency romance. A good way to wile away a rainy day, or a workout on the treadmill.
Not exactly what I was expecting from this author but a good book nonetheless.
When her man came back to the home of Minerva and they instantly came together as a couple.
Loved her voice
Same as Memorable Moment.
the performance was wooden and the tone of voice enough to put one to sleep.
usually MC Beaton is fun and in this book the heroine is boring and it would be a pleasure to shake her.
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