A Matter of Class

A Matter of Class

Large Print - 2010
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Reginald Mason is a gentleman, though not by birth, a matter that pains his self-made father, Bernard Mason. An opportunity for social advancement arises in Lady Annabelle Ashton, disgraced daughter of the Earl of Havercroft, an enemy of the Mason family. The Earl is willing to marry her off to any wealthy man, even Reggie, but Reggie prefers to live the single life, so Bernard issues an ultimatum: marry Annabelle or do without family funds.
Publisher: Detroit : Thorndike Press, c2010
ISBN: 9781410423412
1410423417
Branch Call Number: FIC ROM
Characteristics: 303 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

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The Masons and the Ashtons have lived side by side for years, and are bitter enemies. Annabelle has been utterly ruined by a botched elopement with their family’s handsome coachman. The Masons see this as the perfect opportunity for social advancement, by having their Reginald marry the daughter ... Read More »


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beaglebabygirl
Aug 18, 2017

I enjoy Mary Balogh's work, especially when I'm in the mood for a (mildly) formulaic Regency romance with plucky characters. I think I've read this twice and each time, I have to re-read the first half again. You'll understand why once you pick up this delightful novella.

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XkatX
Nov 25, 2016

A very simple story

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scissornose
Jul 04, 2016

I love all her books

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beckylibrary2
Oct 20, 2015

I really loved this book! Not your usual cookie-cutter plot!

midnightvupecula Jul 18, 2014

A fast read, since it's a novella. But wow! This is the kind of book you have to read twice. And possibly more

hania4987 Jun 23, 2014

in this novella, Balogh rises above her story formula and gives an intriguing example of the British social system

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Sansha
Oct 24, 2013

I really liked this book. Set in the 1800s in England, one of my very favourite times to read about. A real twist in the tale.

KCFinnegan Sep 15, 2012

A very sweet tale with an enchanting plot twist! Not her usual storytelling which was very refreshing.

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8217549
May 07, 2012

light read

lindakettle Jan 26, 2012

Transparent plot twist, and retrospective approach is not my favorite.

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