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Apr 20, 2011

Compromising Prudence by Marguerite Butler

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Title: Compromising Prudence
Author: Marguerite Butler
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Publisher: Aspen Mountain Press
Genre: Traditional Regency/Historical
Length:111 pgs.
Reviewed by: Lana Sullivan

Cover: 5
Presentation: 5
Editing: 4
Story: 4
Writing Ability: 5

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About The Book:
Prudence Wemberly has been compromised and fearing her father's she flees to the house of the most notorious courtesan in London. She feels that, since she is ruined, she might as well enjoy being so.

Charles Hatterly is a scientist who needs a wife but doesn't really want one, but he is enchanted by the inebriated Miss Wemberly when he stumbles upon her at the courtesan's place of business. He instantly recognizes her as gently-born, and when she passes out, he takes her home. His sudden decision to marry surprises both of them, and they have many obstacles to overcome before becoming man and wife.

The Review:
Marguerite Butler has penned a charming, sweet traditional Regency romance. I enjoyed the story, and characters. The situation was borderline on my believability scale, but I trusted her to handle it well and she did. How the characters acted and reacted was mostly within the strict boundaries of  the traditionals, so I recommend this book to anyone who prefers the trades to the steamy Regency historicals.

Pagan Elements: N/A


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