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Miss Harriet Brown, daughter of a Methodist minister, is the embodiment of propriety and Christian charity - too much so, perhaps, for her own good. The virtues Harriet possesses are far from fashionable, but Amy and Effy Tribble, chaperones-for-hire, feel confident that their new charge will attract a worthy vicar or two before the end of the season. First, though, they must vanquish confirmed rake and gambler Lord Charles Marsham, catch though he is, who seems perversely determined to woo Harriet.

Little do the Tribbles know that Harriet has her own reasons for encouraging her unlikely suitor - and that they involve enlisting Lord Marsham’s help in marrying off the Tribbles! Gentle hints and flirtatious glances are not enough, Harriet fears, to bring Mr. Haddon and Mr. Randolph, the sisters’ longtime friends and admirers, up to the mark. No, a man’s touch is needed.

Meanwhile, Lord Marsham seems to think that it’s Harriet who needs a man’s touch, while more nefarious plans are being brewed for the Tribbles’ future, as old acquaintances - and enemies - gather round in this rousing finale to Marion Chesney’s most delightful series.

©1990 Marion Chesney (P)2013 AudioGO

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Charming, amusing...a delight

This is a series to keep one amused and entertained to the end...dear, surprising, and twinkling characters that made me laugh out loud!

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Great end to a very entertaining series

The performance is stellar and the story very amusing. You’ll enjoy this last story of the school for manners.

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Easy and Light Entertainment

In this finale to the series The School of Manners by M. C. Beaton, is a more simple story than a few previous, devoid of some of the usual little violences sometimes found in the others I have read. The romance of the two young people, Miss Harriet Brown and Lord Charles Marsham, was actually better developed than often is, showing some common grounds and interests for their keeping company, but still never quite as much as I usually hope.
This story revolves more fully around the story of the Tribble sisters, Amy and Effy; the theme of their own increasingly hard to ignore desire for marriage themselves is a theme developed steadily in the previous books. Their competition and envy towards each other I found, whether natural or not, a put-off that dampened my liking of them. Even after the wedding, or weddings, the competition continues - something I’d hoped would be resolved into sisterly affection at the end.
I really liked Miss Harriet and Lord Charles Marsham.
I must admit: I kept getting “the bad guys” confused and forgetting who was mad at who and for what. Perhaps one or two were from earlier installments and this story was determined to tie all loose ends and knots, so to speak.
In the end, I found myself not unhappily going on to the end to see how it finished.

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Great ending to the series.

Would you listen to Marrying Harriet again? Why?

Yes because this is my favorite story in the series. I just loved Sir Charles and prim Methodist Harriet. Any scene they were in together had me smiling.

What did you like best about this story?

The growing relationship between the two main characters. Their story was cute, sweetly romantic and funny at times.

Any additional comments?

Great wrap up to the series. Nice to know what will happen to Effie and Amy Tribble and their nabobs. Evil villains from previous stories in this series return and cause mayhem.