Indiscretion [Jude Morgan] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers . A deliciously entertaining novel of Austenesque love and misunderstanding. Indiscretion: A Novel, by Jude Morgan () From the desk of Katie P. Jane Austen. Georgette Heyer. The Regency. Those names instantly. Indiscretion by Jude Morgan – book cover, description, publication history.

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And it is so good described that I can’t even dislike view spoiler [ Mrs. However, the author’s verbosity made everything so boring.

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Surely it would have felt odd; it might even have been painful or humiliating. It was also nice to see a hero who is fallible. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Want to Read saving….

Book description When Caroline Jide prodigal father loses all they possess, he arranges for his daughter to become the companion of the formidable but extremely wealthy and childless Mrs Catling. Caroline Fortune is at an age where she must “do” something to assist in her and her father’s living situation.

It’s a true pleasure to read an author with both wit and something to say with it. Lovely descriptions of Brighton and Bath, and the little village of Wythorpe, where most of the novel takes place, came alive in my mind as I was reading. The pacing reminds me of Austen but the story is closer to something from Georgette Heyer, albeit with more gravitas and less exuberance.


Her father lost what little jjude he had years jjde, and now the debt collectors have grown quite severe. It isn’t one of these b Yes, it was even better than An Accomplished Woman. View all 23 comments.

You will enjoy, for sure, but you will be surprised. It’s the best book. On and on it goes, twists and turns in Caroline’s life. She soon attracts the interest of Mr.

Such a complex and painful background normally leaves scars and might have been highlighted in moving ways in the next section when Caroline leaves her father to take up her new post with the harridan. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Her long-deceased mother was cut off from her country gentry family when she married a young Army Captain and was not cut out for such a rough life. VhartPowers Dec 27, It isn’t one of these book, when you know what will be going on but you still enjoy reading.

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Stephen and Caroline were well rounded characters. Witty, full of satire and real characters with unexpected twists as well as some Jane Indiscrtion moments.

Morgan’s action takes place in the parlors and ball Finally, a modern writer who understands the essence of historical novels and knows how to capture that. Hardcoverpages. The sense of humour that pervades the conversations and characters, be it Stephen’s puns at Caro’s expense when she gets stuck on a stile or Uncle John never quite getting the gist of a conversation or turn of events until it was explained thoroughly to him, are truly the making of this book.


A clever, Jane Austen—like 19th-century English romance filled with parlor-room wit, Morgan’s second novel after Passion follows the sharp-tongued and attractive Caroline Fortune as she’s sucked into and spit out of a scheme cooked up by her father, Captain Fortune, to make them rich. Is abridged in Of Love and Life: So when Captain Fortune, a well-meaning but profligate ex-soldier in Regency England, tells his daughter Caroline that they are ruined, she automatically starts seeking employment as a governess.


Sure, she had her angry moments, and since she had a quick tongue and a varied cursing repertoire, she sometimes unleashed her frustration by saying things like: Everyone attends her “with a sort of stiff-jointed promptness that looks very much like smothered terror,” but she appreciates Caroline’s indomitable nature and enjoys letting her nervous heirs imagine that a new, young competitor has entered the arena.

Miss Caroline Fortune has the unlucky happenstance to have such a name and such fortune. And will she find at least one good man amongst the genteel set who will take her side, and, indeed, her fancy? Four stars instead of five because it does end, in true Georgette Heyer fashion Really charming light read in the style of Jane Austen or I think, more appropriately Georgette Heyer. After arriving at Sophia’s estate, Caroline finds Sophia to be a bitter hag whose nastiness only intensifies when Caroline receives a letter from an estranged aunt informing her that her father has died.