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A Useful Woman review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB 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. This book was an all around fabulous surprise It did the job of setting up a new series offering up a cunning mystery plot challenging characters and the history came alive in this one It was one of those books where I started it late at night with the whole I ll just read one or two chapters chestnut and ended up finishing half in one sitting And then the next day I was in a feverish need to get back to the story Was this some exciting pulse pounding thriller Nope but it was straight up good stuff for the historical romantic suspense lover And this was just the beginning to the ongoing seriesThe book opens with Rosalind Thorne s lovely fairytale like life coming to a shattering end and then picks up a few years later when this lady with a spine of steel has picked up the pieces and has gone on with her life forging something new Once a member of the cream of society and headed toward her own happy and easy life now she is looked on warily by most as on the fringe but regarded highly as the woman who can be of the most use Rosalind lives hand to mouth and only by her wit and the help of her few friends does she get byThings take an interesting turn when suddenly she is drawn into an intrigue to help her godmother one of the esteemed Patronesses of Almack s encounters the man she thought once would be hers set to marry her worst enemy in society and also called upon by that same antagonistic woman to solve her brother s murder Rosalind reluctantly agrees to help discover the truth and even reluctantly chooses to partner with a Bow Street Runner Meanwhile her godmother s husband and her former love interest try to warn her away from her uest and she is caught up in feelings of attraction to two different men As she follows the trail of the murderer Rosalind is no longer sure of anythingI loved how this book did a great job of not only setting up the world of this series but also some ongoing character and relationship plots while delivering a nice teaser of a mystery Rosalind is a great heroine and I loved having both her and Harker and a few other minor characters narrating the story Rosalind has been through so much but she refuses to give in and uit People try to shame her and force her to feel bad for her family s tarnished rep and her own reduced circumstances but she keeps her chin up and doesn t let it beat her Seeing her vulnerable and yet also indomitable moved me powerfully I get the feeling that there is so much to come after this introductory book to the seriesThe mystery s solution didn t elude me for the whole story but it was of sufficient challenge that I could appreciate it I loved being along with Rosalind and Harker as they worked the case Harker is working class and Rose is a lady so the class distinctions added a bit of something to how they had to divvy up detecting responsibilitiesThere are also a gaggle of fantastic secondary characters that I hope to encounter freuently in this series I love how they span the gamut of society and types of relationships with each other So colorful and interestingAnd the historical backdrop was proof that the author did her homework and the world of the story felt authentic from how society behaved toward someone like Rosalind the significance of Almack s and the Season the pursuits of the upper level of Society along with the situation of the working class and the poor Customs fashions dialogue activities all was done wellSo in summary I can enthusiastically push this one at anyone who loves historical settings for their romantic suspense strong heroines and lots of colorful characters to support herMy thanks to Penguin Random House for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review Hidden 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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A Useful Woman review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB 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. I heard about this book on a forum of Historical Romance readers and thought the premise was intriguing so I decided to give it a whirl The protagonist of A Useful Woman isn t your typical Regency Era heroine who s a starry eyed miss attending balls and hoping to snag the perfect titled husband Rosalind Thorne has no hopes of a good match as she s broke and her family name s been disgraced by her profligate father Forced to make her own way Rosalind is now a social secretary to various high society matrons and she s very good at it because she s observant and detail oriented When she discovers the bloodied body of a young aristocrat on the floor of the revered Almack s ballroom she finds herself drawn into the investigation Her godmother along with the other Almack s patronesses are fearful of a scandal and would like the whole matter swept under the rug while the sister of the deceased is determined to see justice done Rosalind follows a trail of clues not sure if she even wants to know the identity of the murderer since most of the suspects including a former flame are dear to her Amidst all the deception and conspiracies will Rosalind be able to unmask the killer or will she be the next victim This was a solid start for a new mystery series and I really liked Rosalind She was a tough cookie who made the best of her circumstances without complaining or feeling sorry for herself and she was in an interesting position of being caught between two worlds where she was associating with lords and ladies as well as people who worked in journalism and law enforcement I will confess that I was intrigued by the burgeoning love triangle between Rosalind her first love Devon who s now out of her reach because he s a duke and Adam the charismatic Bow Street Runner who enlists her help in solving the murder than I was in the mystery aspect of the book I liked both men so much I don t even know which one I want Rosalind to end up with The mystery did pick up for me in the final act when Rosalind has a very harrowing face to face with the killer I m curious to see where the author goes with this series and how the triangle develops so I will certainly check out the next book Fundamentals of Deep Learning runner Rosalind must not only unravel the mysteries surrounding Jasper’s death but the mysteries of her own heart as we. I heard about this book on a forum of Historical Romance The Laughing Buddha Zen and the Comic Spirit readers and thought the premise was intriguing so I decided to give it a whirl The protagonist of A Useful Woman isn t your typical Regency Era heroine who s a starry eyed miss attending balls and hoping to snag the perfect titled husband Rosalind Thorne has no hopes of a good match as she s broke and her family name s been disgraced by her profligate father Forced to make her own way Rosalind is now a social secretary to various high society matrons and she s very good at it because she s observant and detail oriented When she discovers the bloodied body of a young aristocrat on the floor of the The Shadows Part 1 Black Dagger Brotherhood #13 revered Almack s ballroom she finds herself drawn into the investigation Her godmother along with the other Almack s patronesses are fearful of a scandal and would like the whole matter swept under the Nation as Mother rug while the sister of the deceased is determined to see justice done Rosalind follows a trail of clues not sure if she even wants to know the identity of the murderer since most of the suspects including a former flame are dear to her Amidst all the deception and conspiracies will Rosalind be able to unmask the killer or will she be the next victim This was a solid start for a new mystery series and I Provenzalische Verwicklungen really liked Rosalind She was a tough cookie who made the best of her circumstances without complaining or feeling sorry for herself and she was in an interesting position of being caught between two worlds where she was associating with lords and ladies as well as people who worked in journalism and law enforcement I will confess that I was intrigued by the burgeoning love triangle between Rosalind her first love Devon who s now out of her Things to leave behind reach because he s a duke and Adam the charismatic Bow Street Runner who enlists her help in solving the murder than I was in the mystery aspect of the book I liked both men so much I don t even know which one I want Rosalind to end up with The mystery did pick up for me in the final act when Rosalind has a very harrowing face to face with the killer I m curious to see where the author goes with this series and how the triangle develops so I will certainly check out the next book

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A Useful Woman review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB 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. Rosalind Thorne is an impoverished gentlewoman who makes a living being useful to members of the haut ton Once she had it all family fortune and love then it all went away when her father ran off leaving behind a mountain of debts Rosalind s Mama was unable to cope with the situation so Lady Blanchard Rosalind s godmother stepped in to help Rosalind owes everything to Lady Blanchard and now Lord Blanchard is being transferred to Koningsberg Rosalind needs to find her own way When the imperious Lady Edmund commands a favor from Rosalind it sets in motion a chain of events Rosalind never expected First Lady Edmund s daughter Honoria announces her engagement to Devon the Duke of Winterborne Rosalind s former love Then Rosalind discovers Honoria s brother son Jasper Aimesworth lying dead on the floor of Almack s ballroom Bow Street is called in to investigate and Adam Harkness is on the scent of a scandal that involves several members of Rosalind s world and the hallowed assembly hall Almack s Rosalind knows the truth is difficult to accept but the mystery must be solved and the murderer brought to justice Can she go where Bow Street can not and discover the truth that may ruin everything she s ever knownThis book is described as Jane Austen inspired but it s inspired by Georgette Heyer s world of the haut ton The only thing in common it has with Austen is the heroine who is an impoverished spinster The story is a lot darker than Jane Austen s light bright and sparkling romances It s darker than even Heyer s romances like one of her mysteries without the humor The mystery is clever and complicated I never guessed what was going on at all I only guessed who just before Rosalind did However the mystery took a long time to set up and didn t get really interesting until after the halfway point What I didn t like about the story is the switching of point of view between Rosalind and other characters After being inside Rosalind s head for awhile the switch is jarring The end sets up the next story The historical details are OK but sometimes the story felt late Victorian or Edwardian I really liked the uotes from period sources about Almack s The biggest error may be Rosalind living alone Alice as girl reporter gives the story a EdwardianWWI feel I m not sure there were female reporters like Alice in the Regency period I m also not sure Alice would be so pragmatic about losing her family fortune More realistically she would be a companion or governess Mourning customs were less strict in the Regency than they would be later on in the Victorian period There are a few errors in stylesforms of address towards the end of the book The characters are kind of flat for most of the novel I liked Honoria better than Rosalind She has a temper and speaks her mind very modern and unladylike for the period I m not sure how accurate that makes her but I found her honesty refreshing I also felt really bad for her because of her horrible Alva Vanderbilt type mother and also for the loss of her brother the only family member she liked or who cared about her I also liked Alice She s eager for a good story but also a good friend to Rosalind She seems to care for her friend than anyone else in the novel Rosalind is just a little too demure for me For most of the book she secretly resents her father s criminal activities and the defection of her elder sister but the only thing she can do to change her situation is act demure and toady to the haut ton to make them think her ideas are their own She is in a precarious situation Rosalind tries too hard to please everybody She still harbors a tendre for a man she would never have been allowed to marry even before her father ran off As the story progresses her character develops and I expect she ll be a little different on her next case Jasper seemed like a kind young gentleman He was sensitive and caring not as rakish as some of his peersLady Blanchard is a complicated character She s kind to Rosalind and she appears to respect the other Lady Patronesses but it seems like she doesn t really care for them She enjoys her position in society as a lady patroness of Almack s but she s also the most caring of all of them She loves Rosalind but she s only willing to stick her neck out so far to help Rosalind She doesn t always do what is right but that makes her a accurate woman of her time than the younger ladies in the book Her husband Lord Blanchard is also confusing He seems a kind man a doting husband and godfather but he turns on Rosalind when it matters most and is worried about his own reputation than hers I have mixed feelings about Devon as Rosalind s love interest My feelings about his changed as the story progressed and Rosalind began to see things carefully I don t think he and Rosalind would have been allowed to marry in the first place He knows the rules as well as she does but he doesn t seem to care about her reputation making a scene and being alone with her in public I don t see Adam as a potential love interest either Though some of the story is from his point of view he s hard to figure out He seems old beyond his years and is close mouthed He opens up a bit to Rosalind and is the only one who truly sees her for the woman she really is I would definitely give another book in the series a try to see how Rosalind develops and how her relationship with Adam works I just wish there was humor to balance the heavy story


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