Daphne

Daphne Daphne Armitage exquisite black haired beauty of six sisters intends to avoid the turmoil of true love by demanding nothing of a husband than to be an elegant companion The self absorbed Mr Archer s

  • Title: Daphne
  • Author: Marion Chesney
  • ISBN: 9780449205839
  • Page: 433
  • Format: Paperback
  • Daphne Armitage, exquisite black haired beauty of six sisters, intends to avoid the turmoil of true love by demanding nothing of a husband than to be an elegant companion The self absorbed Mr Archer seems to fit the bill to perfection But Mr Simon Garfield agitates Daphne s calm and disrupts her intentions.

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    1. Having reviewed so many of her books and once avowing to review more (hence the author's own category), I will continue.I had this book in paperback and always enjoyed this fun little gem. Daphne is, on the surface, an incredibly vain beauty, who is actually sweet and immensely biddable. Sure, she doesn't have much of a personality, but she has enough not to want to be forced into marriage by her father, the Vicar Armitage, who had grown in arrogance after three marriages to three titled men. Th [...]

    2. Beautiful, vain, cool Daphne, the middle Armitage sister is determined to marry a man of her own choosing. On a visit to London she meets a Mr. Cyril Archer, who is also beautiful and cool, and decides they would suit. However, Daphne's vanity and coolness are really a facade to mask her worries about her future and her family. She has learned that beautiful people are left alone and not expected to think so she puts on her mask and returns home. Upon Daphne's return home, she learns her father [...]

    3. i can't put my finger on it, but this one might be my favorite so far. I think it was the funniest. It turns out that the sister everyone thought just a shallow dimwitted beauty, including herself, was one of the most perceptive, in small things. I really didn't like Annabelle or Deidre, who was so stupid while thinking she was so smart. I also liked that the author brought in more than a glimpse into the lives of some of the other sisters.

    4. "Beauty excused everything" p 9. When observed, she puts on a blank bland face, smooth of worry lines kept inside. Otherwise, she "yawned scratched slouched" p 9.Daphne Armitage 18-19, exquisite black-haired beauty of six sisters, intends to avoid the turmoil of true love by demanding nothing more of a husband than to be an elegant companion. The self-absorbed Mr Archer seems to fit the bill to perfection. But Mr Simon Garfield agitates Daphne's calm and disrupts her intentions.Lady Godolphin [...]

    5. Daphne, the fourth book in the Six Sisters series, again contains an original plot by M. C. Beaton. (Really only three marriages exist in Pride and Prejudice, and Annabelle uses up two of them.) Daphne, like two of the elder sisters is sent to Lady Godolphin to find a husband. She comes up with a Cyril Archer, who is good looking, but has neither money or personality; Daphne doesn't seem to notice since she feels that unlike her sisters she will not be "sold" to the highest bidder (she forgets t [...]

    6. I liked this one too!Daphne is the most beautiful of the sisters (much to Annabelle's irritation!) but after giving her those good looks nature seemed to think it unnecessary to provide her with a character!!!Or at least, that's what Daphne would have you believe!!!I loved how when no one was looking she was a bit of a slob. The hero was pretty standard, I did like it when, after he'd hit his head in an accident, he couldn't decide if everyone was mad or he had hit his head harder than at first [...]

    7. Fourth in the series, and I was starting to hit my stride. I honestly liked them more and more as I continued, and this was no exception. Daphne is as wild yet beautiful as her sisters, and just as clueless as to romance and lovemaking. There is the fun of new discoveries and new love.Another in the six sisters series, and another great book. More of a review to come when I get home after the holidays.

    8. Funny story again in this series where a vicar is trying to marry off all of his daughters to men with wealth. This time the vicar has a change of heart and becomes so "faithful" to his church because of his conscience that everyone thinks he has gone crazy. Daphne is involved with two suitors but finally ends up with a rich man who turns out to be the better man. The vicar changes back to his old self and alls right with the world!

    9. This has, so far, been the funniest of the lot! After the disappointing character of Annabelle and the repeated stupidity of Deirdre, Daphne was rather refreshing. Intrigue, scandal, insanity (okay, faux insanity, butill!), all wrapped in Beaton's glorious descriptions of muslin gowns and curly-trimmed beaver hats. Fun, wicked, amusing and delightfully mad. The best of the Six Sisters so far!

    10. Daphne is the fourth of the six Armitage sisters and the most beautiful. At first glance she appears the most vain and vapid as well, but there more than meets the eye. I am really enjoying this series. Quite radical, really. The first gay main character is introduced in this novel. And the subplot with Annabelle's baby

    11. A delightful tale that is both humorous and easy to read. While this book is part of a series: "The Six Sisters" - it stands well on its own.

    12. The fourth in a rather dull and repetitive series, the author definitely appears to have run out of ideas at this point.

    13. By far the poorest in the series, lots of repetition and some quite frankly clumsily written situations with frankly abhorrent plot devices really not one of my favourites. It's not got the lightness of hand and I do hope the next in the series is better handled.

    14. This is the 4th book in the Six Sisters series. Daphne is returning home with her great Aunt after having made an initial arrangement for marriage prior to the Season with Cyril, a man who is more of a fashion plate than anything else and is only interested in Daphne for her doll-like beauty. On her way back, they find her father, the Reverend Charles Armitage, digging a pit to prevent the bishop from visiting him and chastising him for his hunting and lack of effort for his parish. However, his [...]

    15. Another fun story in the Six Sisters series. I would say this one was a bit different than the first 3 books. The first 3 books really focused on each of the sisters named in their titles. But this book, although about Daphne, really featured quite a bit about the married lives of Minerva and Annabelle. Deirdre, the main character of the previous book in the series, was absent from this book, other than a quick mention. And I think as the series progresses, I've come to appreciate Lady Godolphin [...]

    16. I continue to enjoy this series. It was a nice change from the heavier, more disturbing books I've been reading recently. The fourth Armitage sister, Daphne, is the subject of this edition. She is very beautiful and seemingly empty-headed, and determined to marry Cyril Archer, a fellow beautiful, empty-headed person, even though his position in society is not quite a high as her sisters' husbands. Then, she meets Simon Garfield and has a change of heart. Things are not quite that simple, of cour [...]

    17. I remember reading a slew of Marion Chesney novels when my children were very young. They were just the right kind of light, mindless entertainment that I needed at the time. I had to read things that were very put-downable books that would not consume me. My free time to read was very limited.Basically, all of the books in any given Marion Chesney series were the same book. She had a formula, and stuck to it. She changed names, places and circumstances, but the basic plots remained identical. T [...]

    18. Review - I didn't like Daphne as much as I liked The Taming of Annabelle and Deirdre and Desire. Worth a read if you like The Six Sisters books just to finish the story. I did like how it didn't just explore Daphne's story, but also the story behind Annabelle and her child (without me giving too much away!). Out of the first four, I felt that Daphne was the worst because I couldn't really see Daphne as a heroine - she was too flat and self-obsessed. I felt that Deirdre was much more of a hero. A [...]

    19. As ever, the Armitage girls have all been affixed with some sort of label and Daphne is badged as the beauty of the family. In the previous novels, she has always appeared vain and self-absorbed, but her own story gives a completely different outlook, e.g. her love for the hounds is most endearing.We meet Mr Archer in this story who is an intended husband for Daphne, but there is more than meets the eye with him, he is a great example of a London gentleman who is wrapped up in his appearance wit [...]

    20. Another funny and ironic tale by Beaton. Daphne is sure that beauty is what people want of her. Beautiful people aren't spoken to harshly, they are forgiven most everything, and so, she gives up personality, passion and intellect for beauty. But it doesn't bring her what she desires. She forms an attachment with a fop, who is as devoid of personality, passion and feeling as she is. He looks at himself in the mirror, and sees Daphne as an extension of herself.When Daphne starts falling for Simon [...]

    21. Another great book in a series of six. M.C Beaton really knows how to capture your attention and imagination with her Regency work. Daphne was a little like Annabelle in one of the previous books in the series being a little hard to bond to and become attached to. I mean, she comes across as so different to the girl referenced in the previous books. All the same, great read and I highly recommend lovers of Regency romance read not only this book, but the entire series!

    22. This book was nearly as delighful as the previous three, but I found Daphne's character not quite as likeable as her sisters. Lady Godolphin continues to be a riot, and the romance between Daphne and Garfield is, once again, unconventional but unique from the others! I continue to be delighted by these characters.

    23. I read the first three in the series. These are fairly short and"lite." I very much enjoy Chesney's (aka M. C. Beaton) Agatha Raisin and Hamish MacBeth books. These are not of the same calibre, but were diverting for a while. I doubt I'll continue the series.

    24. Another of the Six Sisters series with a young & beautiful girl attracting a handsome & rich man. This book had a bit more of the characteristic humor that I like in Regencies, esp. when the hero thinks the heroine is daft. Light reading.

    25. This is one of the few books/series I would read again. These stories of Marion Chesney started me on my adventureading Regency Romance/Novels/History! I love them all. It must be a "past life" thing:)

    26. This one was not bad, and Daphne though vain was bearable. Simon too had some wit. Shame Annabelle had to feature quite heavily though, still strongly dislike her character.

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