A Matter of Class

A Matter of Class

eBook - 2010
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In this Regency romance, wealthy, untitled Reginald Mason consents, and enters into a hostile engagement in which he and his prospective bride--Lady Annabelle Ashton, daughter of the Earl of Havercroft--are openly antagonistic, each one resenting the other for their current state of affairs while their respective fathers revel in their suffering.
Publisher: New York : Vanguard Press, 2010
ISBN: 9780786752218
Characteristics: 1 online resource (190 p.)


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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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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.

Nov 25, 2016

A very simple story

Jul 04, 2016

I love all her books

martha_w Jun 12, 2016

If you love historical romance, and you think you can't bear to read one more book with the arranged marriage plot setup -- read this one. I won't say too much about it, other than that I loved both protagonists, and while I guessed the ending quite early in the book, I enjoyed reading it all the more for appreciating Balogh's cleverness and her careful consideration of each word. You can read this short book in one sitting -- and you'll thoroughly enjoy it.

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

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.

May 07, 2012

light read

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