The Folly (Daughters of Mannerling, Book 4)

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HER MISSION WAS TO MARRY--BUT FOR LOVE OR FOR DUTY?

The pampered world of the six Beverley sisters came crashing down when their father gambled away the family's exquisite estate, Mannerling. Each sister secretly dreamed of marrying some new owner of their old home and getting it back. Three have wed, happily choosing love over Mannerling.

Like her sisters, Rachel, too, wishes to regain Mannerling. Now a new and most eligible bachelor has taken up residence: the handsome Charles Blackwood. But a bad first impression, a calculating Incomparable, and other intrigue stand between them--along with an undeniable passion. . . .

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About the Author:

M. C. Beaton (aka - Marion Chesney) has won international acclaim for her bestselling 'Hamish Macbeth' mysteries and the 'Agatha Raisin' mystery series. She is also the author of more than one hundred romance titles and a series of romantic suspense novels, the 'Edwardian Mystery' series. Born in Scotland, she now divides her time between Paris and the English Cotswolds.

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Following hard on the heels of The Deception (1996), the fourth installment of the Daughters of Mannerling series is yet another frothy good time. Lovely Rachel Beverley, 19, having narrowly avoided an entanglement with a cad more interested in her former family home, Mannerling, than in her lissome person, is surprisingly still in that house's spell. The new owner, widower Charles Blackwood, is thought at "nearly forty" to be too old for marriage prospects by the remaining Misses Beverley, including Rachel. But a chance meeting with him, during which Rachel castigates the man for his inattention to his two children, shows her what a handsome and impressive "old" man he is. Shades of the Von Trapps, with fewer kids and no singing nuns. Two potential rivals are introduced to quell this budding attraction, as are hauntings, intrigues and a near-murder. And then there is the Beverleys' scheming reputation: for although Mannerling seems to be loosening its hold on Rachel, does she really want the man or the manor? Chesney's sketchy plotting and facile resolution of the lovers' situation will not disturb her many fans.
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