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Pretty PollyBlessed With Beauty, Mrs Manners Never Bothered With The Lesser Skills Of Grammar And Spelling So, In Order To Entrap A Second Husband, Namely The Dashing Duke Of Denbigh, She Needed Miss Verity Bascombe Surely The Modest Chit Would Be Honored To Write Her Love Letters Poor Verity Her Old Schoolmate Was As Selfish As Ever But The Lovely Girl S Gilded Pen Soon Had The Duke Most Intrigues By The Poetic Mrs Manners But Alas, What Began As A Tiny Deception Became Troublesome Indeed For Verity Soon Found Herself Enamoured Of The Handsome Duke Herself ABOUT THE SERIES In This Whirlwind Series, Marion Chesney Brings Us Spirited, Independent Women Who Are At Once Bewitching, Beguiling And Determined To Have Their Say And Make Their Mark On Both Their World And The World At Large, Be It Within Their Social Circle Or Extending Beyond With Their Arms Wide Open, These Women Are Absolutely Original And Unforgettable As Are The Tales In Which They Are Featured Here Is Life In All Of Its Folly And Foibles In A Dizzying Place Where Dreams Are Both Shattered And Made ABOUT THE AUTHOR From To The Early S, Marion Chesney Wrote Over One Hundred Romance Novels Now Writing As M C Beaton, She Is The Bestselling Award Winning Author Of Two Internationally Successful Mystery Series HAMISH MACBETH And AGATHA RAISIN She Lives In The United Kingdom

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10 thoughts on “Pretty Polly

  1. says:

    This is Pretty Polly And, Pretty Polly ensures that this novel is a barrel of laughs Pretty P belongs to an uncaring, vain, bitchy and grasping young widow called Charlotte Manners It s purely ironic that this lady has such a surname because she s uncouth and selfish She s also scheming to attract the Duke of Denbigh because she wants to be duchess and he s filthy rich and hot too A few years ago, when the H had been a mere younger son with no title aspirations, he had proposed to Mrs Manners when she d been the belle of her debutante season Mrs M had rejected the H because she was a gold digger but he hadn t been really hurt all that much because he d been merely infatuated with her beauty At the start of the story, Mrs M realizes that she won t be able to get the H to propose unless she can prove that she s a refined, changed and suitably articulate woman since it s common knowledge that the duke isn t fond of airhead women Mrs M decides to invite her old school friend Verity because that young lady had been the most intelligent and ...

  2. says:

    This book was written after Marion Chesney had started her Hamish Macbeth series and her Six Sisters Regency series, granted, still in 1988, but is already a far cry from her earlier books.Pretty Polly not to be confused with her earlier book, Polly is actually about a gentlewoman, Verity Bascombe, daughter of a widowed lawyer When an old schoolfriend, Charlotte Manners, conceives on an idea to catch the Duke of Denbigh, she writes a letter to Verity, asking Verity to stay with her in London for a few weeks Charlotte s secret motive is to request Verity to write grammatical and articulate letters as Charlotte and somehow lure the Duke out of seclusion back to London Charlotte had once rejected the Duke back before he was a Lord and thinks she can get him back once he views her charms, which were multitudinous and physical.Verity, because of some paternal pressure, does go see Charlotte and soon adopts Charlotte s menagerie of neglected, half dying animals of a dog, a cat, and a very regal parrot who doesn t seem to have any talents, but is called Pretty Polly Through a delightful and humorous chain of events, the Duke does post to London to meet his pen pal and we have a charming little romance without an iota of the gothic murderous undertones of Chesney s earlier works.What makes Verity...

  3. says:

    Beautiful, spoiled Mrs Charlotte Manners, a wealthy widow, wants to ensnare the Duke of Denbeigh Years ago, when he was a mere younger son, he proposed and she refused because she believed fortune was better than a title Now she has fortune, Mrs Manners wants a title and she is determined to be a Duchess and believes once the Duke sees her, he will be instantly smitten The Duke has no plans to come to London for the Season, but Mrs Manners thinks she can make him come by writing him wonderfully witty letters Unfortunately, Mrs Manners is neither witty nor clever, having always gotten by on her looks She decides to bring an old schoolmate, Verity, daughter of a country lawyer, to town to write to the Duke Verity quickly realizes she s being used by her old friend but Charlotte knows how to play on Verity s kindness and sensitivity to convince her to stay Charity takes charge of Charlotte s pets, a dog, a cat and an unusual parrot and becomes noted in London for her kindness Verity writes to the Duke of her visit to London and he is quite taken with t...

  4. says:

    2.5 stars I loved another book by this author and wanted to try something else by her and the storyline of this book sounded really interesting so I gave it a shot but it didn t fully live up to expectations The plot was entertaing in a way but the writing and dept of the ...

  5. says:

    So, so, silly But I like that I mean, when the Polly referenced in the title turns out to actually be a parrot and is a significant character, you shouldn t be too surprised that this story is going for eye rolls and giggles It is certainly not sophisticated, a...

  6. says:

    Nice read even if the heroine is a wee bit dense.

  7. says:

    A delightful Laugh out Loud treasureI don t often find myself literally laughing out loud whilst reading many books or even watching movies to be honest so when I find myself giggling whilst reading a book, I tend to cling to the author who can thoroughly wrap me inside her world MC Beaton definitely delivers the Laugh out loud moments The comedic timing is great Pretty Polly was the perfect title to this book Beautiful Charlotte is bewildered when she keeps expecting proposals from suitors only to find each time they run from the house before ever popping the question She previously had rejected the proposal from the current Duke of something I forget when he was just a penniless younger son with no prospects With his newly inherited title and wealth, he s become Charlottes target for a new husband Alas, she knows that she isn t the best correspondent and so she asks an old schoolmate to come and to write letters to the Duke in the hopes it will bring him to London so she might attach herself to him The first part of the scheme goes down like a charm, however, it doesn t take long when the Duke arrives in London and has one on one time with the ever so beautiful Charlotte to realize the Charlotte in person is nothing like the Charlotte of his amazing letters Verity meanwhile has fallen in love with th...

  8. says:

    Verity is a writer Verity is a spinster living with her father who decided he wants her to marry An old school friend not her friend invites her to London to help her snare a Duke Verity is intelligent with words but not with people She has difficulty discer...

  9. says:

    Frivolous fun and fantasyBeaton can never be Georgette Heyer, but her Recency novels are enjoyable fluff I have read all the Heyers twice and Beat on, although uneven, is usually entertaining I especially liked the Poor Relations series Unfortunately...

  10. says:

    The animals in this book steal the show I love the parrot A super funny romance.

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