The Waverley Women

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 125 ratings

The First Rebellion Publisher's Summary

His kiss left her flushed and disconcerted - perhaps men were best avoided after all.…

The Earl of Tredair has had his fill of balls, routs, and silly misses, and he despairs of finding someone extraordinary - that is, until he meets Miss Fanny Waverley.

Most unique and intriguing, Fanny and her two sisters are the adopted daughters of the reclusive bluestocking Madame Waverley. They have been raised as her disciples to spread the word of women's rights and to encourage poor oppressed females to stand up against the iniquities of the male sex.

The beautiful and farouche Miss Fanny, however, finds it quite difficult to think of all men as cruel and lustful beasts - how can she when she finds herself longing to kiss one of the most hated of his breed?

©1989 Marion Chesney (P)2014 Blackstone Audiobooks
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  • Book 1

    • The First Rebellion

    • The Waverly Women, Book 1
    • By: Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Vanessa Benjamin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    The Earl of Tredair has had his fill of balls, routs, and silly misses, and he despairs of finding someone extraordinary - that is, until he meets Miss Fanny Waverley. Most unique and intriguing, Fanny and her two sisters are the adopted daughters of the reclusive bluestocking Madame Waverley. They have been raised as her disciples to spread the word of women's rights and to encourage poor oppressed females to stand up against the iniquities of the male sex. The beautiful and farouche Miss Fanny, however, finds it quite difficult to think of all men as cruel and lustful beasts....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not up to Chesney's Usual Standards

    • By Nancy J on 07-29-14

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 2

    • Silken Bonds

    • The Waverley Women Series, Book 2
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Vanessa Benjamin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Though Frederica chafed at the restricted life she lived as the adopted daughter of an infamous bluestocking, she did agree with the philosophy. Until men learned to appreciate intellectual equals, Frederica was better off without them. But her sister’s elopement has sparked fires of romance in Frederica’s well-educated head, making her ripe for the considerable charms of Lord Harry Danger, who has saved her from a pack of drunken thugs. Now if he would only treat her as an equal and stop the silly flirting.

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 3

    • The Love Match

    • The Waverley Women, Book 3
    • By: Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Vanessa Benjamin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Waverley women pursue their aspirations no matter what the obstacle. They may marry if the cause seems to suit the purpose, or they may flirt until their heart is content - or, perhaps, until the gentleman who has proven to be the most elusive of all is clearly within reach. No matter what the obstacle, none is too big for a Waverley woman. These are books of dreams, lessons, fanciful thoughts, and, most of all, tales of girls grown now to women who won't settle for anything less than their full dream, impossible as it may seem at the outset.

    Regular price: $20.97