The Village Spinster

The Village Spinster Clarissa Driscoll teaches drawing pianoforte and dancing to the children of the local gentry But she was once the Earl of Kinsford s equal in society and she refuses to let him browbeat her about he

  • Title: The Village Spinster
  • Author: Laura Matthews
  • ISBN: 9780451175687
  • Page: 160
  • Format: Paperback
  • Clarissa Driscoll teaches drawing, pianoforte and dancing to the children of the local gentry But she was once the Earl of Kinsford s equal in society, and she refuses to let him browbeat her about her involvement in the lives of his sister and brother If Clarissa is a tad eccentric, well, the earl is a bit overbearing Their battle of wills plays out against a sister whClarissa Driscoll teaches drawing, pianoforte and dancing to the children of the local gentry But she was once the Earl of Kinsford s equal in society, and she refuses to let him browbeat her about her involvement in the lives of his sister and brother If Clarissa is a tad eccentric, well, the earl is a bit overbearing Their battle of wills plays out against a sister who sustains a riding accident, a step mama who is than eccentric, a brother who has kidnapped a dog, and a cousin whose in laws are driving him to despair Nothing two strong willed people can t sort out if they first address their own roiling emotions.

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    776 thoughts on “The Village Spinster”

    1. Blast from the past! The theme for the May 2011 TBR challenge is marriage of convenience, arranged marriage or pretend engagement. Running late as usual, I “assumed” from the title that the village spinster would be somehow forced into marriage. But I sold Laura Matthews short. If you have read her before, you’ll know a characteristic of her books is that her heroes and heroines are always intelligent, strong-willed, stubborn and capable of great warmth and love, once they finally let thei [...]



    2. It was a nice story, but seemed to skip the romance. There was a distinct lack of wooing, of coming together, of becoming *more*. An easy read that needed refinement or greater lengthazon/review/RYQQMDHU


    3. (view spoiler)[Clarissa Driscroll was part of high society until her late father’s gambling debts paved way to selling of their estate leaving Clarissa with so little she can only afford a cottage and a maid. In order to maintain her household she made a living through teaching pianoforte, drawing and dancing to the neighborhood gentry. Alexander Barrington is the fifth Earl of Kinsford; brother and guardian of Clarissa’s two twin pupils namely Lady Aria and Lord William. He plans to remove [...]


    4. Good start, mediocre endingSo I had trouble deciding between two and three stars for this. The characters were a little flat, but the plot was all that was necessary and the writing was well done, so decided on generosity. The first 3/4 of this book are great. Nice story, fine characters, a regency romp. The hero has been a fussy stick up his butt protagonist, but once he realizes he's in love it goes off the rails. He becomes domineering and rude and is generally terrible. Meanwhile, this "ecce [...]


    5. Though this book is not great literature and the story is slight, the characters and especially the "spinster" are delightful. Sometimes I just need a book that doesn't challenge me and keeps me smiling.




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