Books by Elizabeth Mansfield

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The Counterfeit Husband

The synopsis for this short novel (originally published by Signet in 1982)  says: In order to escape the matchmaking efforts of her late husband’s sister, the Countess of Wyckfield pretends she is already married—to her new footman Thomas.  As a result, I thought I was in for a fake-relationsh ...

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A Grand Deception

A Grand Deception by the late Elizabeth Mansfield was first published in 1988 and has been reprinted as a Signet Super Regency. It has a delightfully complicated plot and characters who are, for the most part, charming. It's a sweet traditional Regency Romance, but that it earns even above-averag ...

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An Encounter with Venus

Over the course of a long career, the late Elizabeth Mansfield wrote over thirty books, some of which could be characterized as great. Unfortunately, An Encounter With Venus doesn't touch greatness. With a hero and heroine who never really come alive to the reader, as well as a plot that sags in the ...

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The Girl with the Persian Shawl

The Girl with the Persian Shawl is not a showy, angst-filled book full of deep emotions and action galore. Rather, it's of the quiet, drawing-room drama variety; it's full of normal people who happen to be living in the Regency. No one is larger than life. At first the book just seemed mildly pleasa ...

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Passing Fancies

Passing Fancies is one of my all-time favorite romances. Elizabeth Mansfield has written more than thirty Regency Romances over the years, but in my opinion, this one is her very best. It's one of the few books I have that I would run into my burning house to save. But luckily for me, it has been re ...

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Miscalculations

I was excited when I read that the heroine of Miscalculations by Elizabeth Mansfield was a mathematics whiz. Cool, I thought - math has always been an intimidating subject for me, and I was ready to be impressed. Jane didn't prove to be much more of a math genius than I am, but this was a fun read a ...

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Regency Sting

Regency Sting is a traditional Regency Romance with a few variations. The hero, Jason Hughes is an American, the new Viscount Mainwaring by inheritance, who has never been in England before coming to claim his title. When he arrives, his appearance and manners are a bit rustic, so his aunt Harriet, ...