Artemisia: a Regency novel in the tradition of Jane Austen

Artemisia a Regency novel in the tradition of Jane Austen A fun confection with a romantic spirit and droll English characters You forget yourself your lordship You have no rights to allow or disallow anything I may choose to do You have in fact no claim

  • Title: Artemisia: a Regency novel in the tradition of Jane Austen
  • Author: D.G. Rampton
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 321
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A fun confection with a romantic spirit and droll English characters.You forget yourself, your lordship You have no rights to allow or disallow anything I may choose to do You have, in fact, no claim over me whatsoever a circumstance for which I thank the Lord on a daily basis I am neither your ward nor your dependent, and I will not allow you to talk to me in that odA fun confection with a romantic spirit and droll English characters.You forget yourself, your lordship You have no rights to allow or disallow anything I may choose to do You have, in fact, no claim over me whatsoever a circumstance for which I thank the Lord on a daily basis I am neither your ward nor your dependent, and I will not allow you to talk to me in that odiously overbearing fashion High spirited Artemisia Grantley, niece of the Duke of Wentworth, has never made any attempt to conform to the feminine ideal expected of a lady of quality, nor has she ever had the benefit of an unfavourable opinion formed against her But when the Marquess of Chysm enters her life, it seems to her that his lordship is always at hand to witness her shortcomings and bring them to her attention, inciting her temper and leaving her flustered As she reluctantly embarks upon her first London Season, a scandalous family secret and a conspiracy that stretches all the way to Napoleonic France threaten to entangle her with the one person she could happily throttle.

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    1. Artemisia Grantley, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, adored her idyllic and quite life in the country; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world without experiencing the thrills of a London Season. Polite society and the haut ton don’t appeal to Artemisia, she much rather spend her days shooting and riding horses around her uncle’s estate. But her Uncle Timmy, the Duke of Wentworth, has decided that is time for Artemisia to receive “a litt [...]

    2. Free from SmashwordsBeing a fan of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, I had to read this book. I have always held the characters from P&P close to my heart thinking that none could ever come close. I have now been proven wrong, the characters that D.G Rampton bring to life in this story are strong, witty and beautifully alive. Artemisia, being of country society is happy to live her life away from the many rules and difficulties of London life. Her uncle the Duke of Wentworth has other ide [...]

    3. What a witty, delightful, engaging book! And how refreshing to read a book where the author claims Georgette Heyer to be an influence and the book to actually feel Heyer-like! I have been disappointed more than once recently by reviews claiming a book to be Heyer-like only to find the book nothing of the sort. I am glad I didn’t let the somewhat demure cover deter me from reading this light-hearted, fun romp!

    4. 3.5I liked this one. It had a fun storyline with a light mystery. Artemisia was a fun character, full of spunk. Lord Chysm was likable, for the most part. I liked his character, I didn't like how he treated Artemisia at times (hence the lower rating). The story moves along nicely and I thought it was well written. It kept my attention and thought it had a good regency feel to it. The mystery was pretty subtle, it wasn't hard to figure things out, but still fun to see how everything unfolds. As f [...]

    5. Maybe if this novel didn't come with such an ambitious headline - a Regency romance in the tradition of Jane Austen - I would have enjoyed it more. But, as expectations often shape impressions, I was mildly disappointed with the pacing, characterization, and certain plot twists in this story.The writing style is reminiscent of Georgette Heyer, and it's most noticeable in the dialogue. Whether that's a good thing or not depends on personal preference. Despite its vague resemblance to the witty re [...]

    6. I can't believe this book went undetected by me for so long; I thought I had thoroughly scoured all potential Regency authors! In any case, I'm so happy I finally found this one. It was the most delightful read I've had in a while. The first point in its favor: it was a clean Regency (hence the title, "a Regency romance in the tradition of Jane Austen"), which can be so hard to find nowadays. However, there was plenty of romanctic build-up and sexual tension. It was positively zinging off the pa [...]

    7. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel! Our main character Artemisia loves her boyish pursuits, her country home with her uncle who can't deny her anything and wants nothing to do with a London season, new dresses or suitors. However, when her uncle the Duke of Wentworth asks Lady Lubiot (the half sister of his friend Lord Chysm) to sponsor his niece, she is thrown into a society she can't get along with and a challenge to her unladylike ways. Artemisia and Lord Chysm are constantly at each other throa [...]

    8. Impeccable history, beautiful detailing, characters that make me hoot out loud. I especially liked Lady Lubriot. A nice balance of humour and romance. I look forward to reading Ms. Rampton's next regency!

    9. Artemisia Grantley, niece of the Duke of Wentworth, likes nothing better than to romp around her uncle's estate dressed as a boy with her best guy pal, much to her uncle's dismay. The Duke is determined to get Arabella a Season before she comes into her full inheritance and gets into mischief. He asks his political friend Jared, the Marquess of Chysm to enlist the aid of his sister Marianne, the lovely widowed Lady Lubriot to help. Unfortunately for Artemisia, her first meeting with Lord Chysm w [...]

    10. Review on excerpt.Miss Rampton has a charming style of writing that instantly draws the reader in and takes it captive. I was so glad to have quite a bit of the story to read in this excerpt, but I began to wonder if it was going to go far enough to give everything away and then I wouldn't have much of the actual book to read once I get my hands on it. Not so! This excerpt is just long enough to get all the pieces in place and all the questions raised- and then it stops. Nothing revealed, curios [...]

    11. This was very well done! It was witty, humorous, romantic, engaging, and intelligent. It had all the right elements and made for a compelling read from beginning to end. This novel proves that a romance does not need smut to keep one's interest. The chemistry between Artemisia and Lord Chysm was palpable. Her friendship with Harold was sweet in its innocence. The attachment between Artemisia's uncle, the Duke of Wentworth, and Lord Chysm's half-sister, Lady Lubiot, while expected was still sweet [...]

    12. As one who loves Regency Romance in the style of Georgette Heyer, I am happy to say that this author (DG Rampton) captures the spirit of Heyer in Artemesia. Full of great dialogue and beautiful descriptions of dress, stately homes, and balls, the storyline is not forgotten and is even more interesting than the ordinary RR storyline. Of course, there's a rake and a stuffy love interest, but the author was good about keeping it interesting by throwing in curveballs here and there that pique the re [...]

    13. Super fun. I just love these kinds of books And a new word I'd never heard before"chary"her word usage throughout was actually really clever. Jane Austen/Georgette Heyer types are hard to do, I applaud her!

    14. Wonderful story! Very Heyer and Austen-like! I loved the characters and the storyline, it's been a long time since I've read a regency that did not disappoint. I can't wait to see more from this author.

    15. I made sure of reading the reviews before comitting myself to buying the book. Yet, I feel quite disappointed. I expected some sparkling heroine -- like Elizabeth Bennet -- or anyone resembling some of Heyer's main protagonists. Yet, Artemisia didn't attract me. I stayed detached from her the whole story and didn't end up framing her quite well. It's an easy read, and you go through the book relatively fastly. I would suggest it, yet I wouldn't say you'd be 100% satisfied with it if you're a har [...]

    16. I enjoyed this. It felt like I was reading a Georgette Heyer novel. Unfortunately, it took me a long time to read it due to various reasons (not having to do with the book itself). If I had been able to read it in only a few days, I probably would have enjoyed it even more; perhaps I would be giving it four stars instead of three. If you enjoy Georgette Heyer's Regency books, you'll probably enjoy this book.

    17. Also a great fan of Georgette heyer and Jude Morgan. Really enjoyed the book . Good writing, fun and great characters. Look forward to more.Also a great fan of Georgette heyer and Jude Morgan. Really enjoyed the book . Good writing, fun and great characters. Look forward to more.

    18. It's okay. A little too much trying sometimes but it gets better as it goes. By the end the dialogue felt more natural and I was pleased with it. Looking forward to another outing by this author.

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