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    read & download A Perfect Match Epub A Perfect Match Read online – Kindle or Book I have thoroughly enjoyed this excellent story From the very beginning the author guides us right into the heart of Georgian high society to the enlightened salons the opera houses the museums and of course the ballrooms that form the playground of the fashionable set Several well known 18th century personages

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    read & download A Perfect Match Rachel Knowles ¸ 3 free read characters Þ eBook or Kindle ePUB ¸ Rachel Knowles No one has greater knowledge of the Regency world than Rachel Knowles This book shares that knowledge with an interesting plot and characters However the author starts out with a typical Regency romance takes a sharp turn to the right with a foray in to Christian literature and ends with a mysterythriller Too

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    Epub A Perfect Match Read online – Kindle or Book This is a book that’s well outside of my normal reading genres of science fiction and non fiction religious works so I wasn’t expecting to think it wonderful The closest I’ve come aside from reading Austen was a Georgette Hey

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    Epub A Perfect Match Read online – Kindle or Book In A PERFECT MATCH we discover that Mrs Westlake not only wants her daughter to marry well she wants her daughter to make a

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    Epub A Perfect Match Read online – Kindle or Book I thoroughly enjoyed this tale of early Regency Romance 'A Perfect Match' is not your average love story Rachel Knowles weaves a subt

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    Epub A Perfect Match Read online – Kindle or Book GrahamI casually picked up my wife's copy of this delightful book as I was attracted by the intriguing cover I expected to have a uick flick through it and then to put it down but it did not end uite like that The characters were so alive so real in a setting which was so completely believable that I was hooked and read it at every conceivable moment until I had reached the end to discover whether but I must not give away the conclusion I

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    Epub A Perfect Match Read online – Kindle or Book This was a very well researched and constructed book I felt i was learning a lot about the culture at the time as well as being immersed into the plot and wanting to know what happens next It was a fast moving plot but stayed true to the ethos of that eraThe characters were believable and well drawn I liked the contrast between Mrs Westlake and her daughter and the members of Mr Merry's familyI liked the inclusion of a glossary as wasn't su

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    Rachel Knowles ¸ 3 free read Epub A Perfect Match Read online – Kindle or Book This is a great book that I was given for my birthday I couldn't put it down The attention to detail regarding the style of language clothes etc was excellent I liked the aspect of the who dunnit The uestions are what happened to the Duchesses' twins and did Alecia have children ? Excellent first novel

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    read & download A Perfect Match Epub A Perfect Match Read online – Kindle or Book You know what? I was really underwhelmed with the the book itself but I did enjoy the storytelling aspect of the book itself The plot was predictable the PoV was all over the place and the characters were underdeveloped

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    Epub A Perfect Match Read online – Kindle or Book This author clearly knows her period I've also read non fiction by her and has set a fairly light and frivolous s

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A Perfect Match review ´ 103 T looking for a brilliant match she is looking for a perfect matchWritten by the author of the Regency History blog A Perfect Match is a story of romance and adventure set in late Georgian London and Weymouth when Georgiana Cavendish Duchess of Devonshire was ueen of fashionable society. This was a very well researched and constructed book I felt i was learning a lot about the culture at the time as well as being immersed into the plot and wanting to know what happens next It was a fast moving plot but stayed true to the ethos of that eraThe characters were believable and well drawn I liked the contrast between Mrs Westlake and her daughter and the members of Mr Merry s familyI liked the inclusion of a glossary as wasn t sure what some of the regency language means

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A Perfect Match review ´ 103 Mrs Westlake does not want her only daughter to marry well She wants Alicia to make the brilliant match that will secure their places in fashionable society the society that once shunned her Determined to succeed the ambitious widow is not above a little scheming in order to get what sh. This is a book that s well outside of my normal reading genres of science fiction and non fiction religious works so I wasn t expecting to think it wonderful The closest I ve come aside from reading Austen was a Georgette Heyer book I plodded through and eventually finished I can remember nothing at all about it now However in attempting a piece of writing set amongst dilettante nobles of the far future I thought this would provide some inspiration and ideas It fulfilled that aim in spadesA Perfect Match isn t uite a Regency novel as it is set just a little before but it certainly has that feel It is firmly placed within the tradition of the wealthy social classes of that era and their romances and intrigues 1788 as we re told on the first page although I managed to miss that until a couple of chapters in when I began wondering when exactly it was set George III was still on the throne and the Regency proper wouldn t start for a couple of decades although the regency era can be considered to start around 1795The story concerns one Mrs Westlake who wants her only daughter Alicia to marry well by which she means into nobility and a title if at all possible They re already independently well off so money isn t the object Her daughter has other ideas in wanting to marry someone she can love and respect regardless of their position The perfect match of the title This is the conflict that drives the novel as various potential suitors enter the frame All of them have their good points and all of them have their flaws None of them suit both mother and daughter The uestion is are the flaws insurmountable or do the positives outweigh them As we move between London and Weymouth and between several set piece events from the obligatory balls to the opening of Vauxhall Gardens the inter relationships are fluid and interesting and draw the reader along For a book I started out of curiosity I devoured it within a week on my daily commute which is a testament to its engaging narrativeI was convinced by the characters curious to know what would happen to them and very uickly began fearing getting to the end and there being no Along the way there was romance and some wonderfully humorous moments On at least one occasion I disturbed the other bus passengers attempting to stifle my chortles at scenes such as Mrs Westake s shenanigans in accosting someone in a very public mannerAn aspect I was particularly impressed by was the way the author has captured the language I would expect from such a novel Of course my experience is limited but it feels spot on One example that grabbed me Mr Hampton immediately adopted a brotherly attitude and talked about commonplace matters until her euanimity was restored putting Alicia uite in charity with him end of chapter 27 The author also writes the well respected Regency History blog wwwregencyhistorynet so her near encyclopaedic knowledge of the period is perhaps unsurprising The book is steeped in the customs geography society and yes the language of that era but as background rather than obtrusively getting in the way of the storytelling I particularly liked the way the political and religious environment were included and made relevant to the story in a way which I understand from others is often lacking in regency romances The occasional known historical characters appearing in the book do so because it s appropriate rather than merely to showcase the author s knowledge or clevernessI also enjoyed the closely observed way in which the key characters spend their time thinking through chewing over dwelling on and wallowing in what s happening or critically what they think is happening Perhaps it s the human condition but with too much time on their hands and too much pressure to marry correctly I m sure that would have been a very real feature of such stratified and strictured society I was reminded of a close knit tightly ruled community I lived in for a couple of years and the story was made all the real for its piuant capture of this Sometimes I wanted to shout at the characters just talk to each other for goodness sake A sign of how engrossing the novel is But it is not all reflection and talking or lack of talking there is action as well in carriage crashes near murders and wild horses caught up in a riot So we ll forgive the nicely drawn but rather unflattering librarian we encounter brieflyPhysically the book is a hefty paperback printed on good uality paper It s also available in Kindle format for those who would prefer an ebook Physically it costs 899 electronically 399 The 381 pages include the novel itself with 49 relatively short chapters a helpful glossary of period terms and a short historical note from the author The proof reading is first class and although I m slightly sensitive to such things found no typos On the one occasion I thought I d found an error it turned out to be a subtle change in English usage across two hundred years that further demonstrates the author s authentic use of period language The cover is a pleasing blue overall illustrated using a very attractive and appropriate papercut by the author s daughterNot wanting to include spoilers I won t reveal the ending save to say that the carefully worked out plotting comes to fruition in ways you might predict but also in ways that surprised me at least Does Alicia find her perfect match Or does her mother It s worth finding out It s a gentle read but a than satisfying one and I look forward to from the author

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A Perfect Match review ´ 103 E wants But Alicia has other ambitions She is interested in character than connections Having witnessed the misery that can arise from an uneual marriage she is determined not to make the same mistake as her parents She wants to marry someone whom she can both love and respect She is no. In A PERFECT MATCH we discover that Mrs Westlake not only wants her daughter to marry well she wants her daughter to make a BRILLIANT match something she was unable to do thirty years ago during her own Season She tends to live in the past reliving her successes and when she runs into the woman who married the Earl that she refused to marry a man in trade read that as wealthy as Croesus the battle is onAlicia a well read woman wants to marry for love and to the point marry a man who shares her faith She is courted by two men Mr Merry whom she is the most attracted to but he decries having any faith at all and by Mr Hampton who is very gentle and courteous with her but fails to appreciate her humour and comes across as bit of a dud What s a girl to doWHAT I LIKEDI truly enjoyed the characters of Mrs Westlake and her daughter Alicia Their circumstances and the reason for attending London are clearly defined and believable Some of the introductions were a tad implausible however this is fiction and therefore I can suspend my disbelief and go with the flow I thought the manners and descriptions of how the ton behaved were spot on and meeting a few historical figures within the story line was a lot of fun I d love to meet Georgiana the Duchess of Devonshire if only to see how high her hair could be styledThe two gentleman vying for Miss Alicia s attention created a nice gentle friction although we are left to wonder until the end of the book why Mr Merry detests Mr Hampton so much Miss Westlake s mother surprised us all when she turned her attention from marrying off her daughter toward her own love interest and from there a whole new dynamic was introduced by way of an attempted murder and a suspicious death from a few years back being solvedI admit to being frustrated with the length of time between encounters of Miss Westlake and the gentleman for which she has a tendr and a lot of their conflict could have been resolved with a simple conversation WHAT I DIDN T LIKE We begin the novel in Mrs Westlake s point of view About half way down the first page we readShe had chosen the colour herself and was very pleased with the result Her only regret was the lack of a coat of arms on the door But there was nothing she could do about that She had made her choice a long time agoIt is a very comfortable ride is it not I do not suppose that my cousin has a vehicle this smartConsidering the exorbitant amount of money that her money spent on the chaise Alicia thought it unlikely indeed We are now in Alicia s point of viewWe stay in Alicia s point of view for most of Chapter One until the very last paragraph where we are abruptly jolted into Mrs Westlake s POVShe laid the letter down and sighed Ah what it would be to be young again surrounded by admirers vying for a dance For a while she sat unseeing lost in nostalgic thought but gradually her thoughts drifted back to the present It would not do to dwell on the past All her ambitions were centred on Alicia nowThis became a familiar pattern throughout the whole book and I found it very distracting My last few reviews have dealt with this issue and I m not sure why authors think it s okay to bounce around within the POV I know it s tempting to tell everybody s side of the story however there were times I had to go back because I d be reading a passage and realize it was not Alicia s or Mr Merry s or Mrs Westlake s POV but someone else Anytime a reader is taken out of the story or the flow is interrupted it s not goodOther than my bug a boo about POV switches I enjoyed this book It had a nice story line and a soft romance with a mystery threaded throughout Ms Knowles included actual historical facts into her story and for me a history junkie this added to my enjoyment And I want to thank Ms Knowles for allowing Mrs Westlake her little act of vengeance against her arch nemesis when they were discussing the age of women and having children Nicely done I think I cheered a bit I was given this book to read by the author for an honest review All opinions are my own

  • Paperback
  • 388
  • A Perfect Match
  • Rachel Knowles
  • English
  • 21 February 2018
  • 9781910883006