A Useful Woman (E–pub)

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  • A Useful Woman
  • Darcie Wilde
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  • 08 August 2018
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Read A Useful Woman Summary È PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Darcie Wilde Darcie Wilde ↠ 6 Free download Inspired by the novels of Jane Austen this new mystery series set in 19th century London introduces the charming and resourceful Rosalind Thorne a woman privy to the secrets of high society including who among the ton is capable of murder   The daughter of a baronet and minor heiress Rosalind Thorne was nearly ruined after her father abandoned t. A Useful Woman had a bit of a ponderous start and was in serious danger of getting bogged down in too many details of propriety and drawing room niceties The Regency era is one of my comfort settings but something needs to happen within that setting for me to stay interested and that needs to happen pretty uickly Here it did set the stage for the tightrope that Rosalind is walking but I wish the touch had been a bit lighter and the action had started sooner Thankfully a murder did change all that Once Rosalind focused on plumbing the depths of the currents around her watching her try to hold together her own social position as well as that of her friends and charges was much interesting Who knew what could be hiding under that veneer of respectability I found the answer satisfyingly shocking in the end I loved the premise of Rosalind as an unprotected woman trying to stay acceptable to the ton after her father s financial disaster years ago I loved her cleverness at eking out a living from them and her strength under that intense pressure I definitely want to see of the characters who appreciate her intelligence instead of using her while forcing her to hide it One in particular was very intriguingI do have one minor uibble I was irritated a couple times when Rosalind realized something about the mystery and it was not shared with the reader She suddenly knew what had happened but I had to stay in the dark until the end I appreciate the suspense that kept me in but I would rather have followed her thought process That s one reason I like to read mysteries so I can be working it out in my own mind If I don t have all the same information the sleuth has I can t do that Still I felt this was a strong start to a new historical mystery series especially as it s the first mystery by this author I m definitely looking forward to the next installment I just hope we don t dwell on the correct order of paying compliments for too long before the next murder breaks

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Read A Useful Woman Summary È PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Darcie Wilde Darcie Wilde ↠ 6 Free download Er the killer from a list of suspects that includes Almack’s powerful patronesses and her former suitor Devon Winterbourne now Lord Casselmaine   Torn between her old love and a growing attraction to a compelling Bow Street runner Rosalind must not only unravel the mysteries surrounding Jasper’s death but the mysteries of her own heart as we. 35 stars This read like it should be a television or movie plot It was very interesting well done and I liked the mystery and the setting of the whole story among the Almack ton I really liked view spoilerHonorio and I hope her friendship with Rosalind is expanded on in future books hide spoiler

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Read A Useful Woman Summary È PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Darcie Wilde Darcie Wilde ↠ 6 Free download He family To survive in the only world she knew she began to manage the affairs of some of London society’s most influential women who have come to rely on her wit and discretion   So when artistocratic wastrel Jasper Aimesworth is found dead in London’s most exclusive ballroom Almack’s Rosalind must use her skills and connections to uncov. 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