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D Captain William SummersThe swashbuckling Summers was a naval hero who found himself at sea in the London social swim and demanded that Jeannie help his pretty niece take the plunge into the London Marri Although these Naval romances of Carla Kelly's are certainly romances they end with less of an HEA and of a caution than any other romances I know of The heroines commit despite what they know would be best for them They commit often after uite a period of thought because they love but they do not for one second think the EA will be an H They know their husband will be gone for extended periods That he is likely to be killed while he is gone That he is likely to be swept up in his career and it will always be closer to his heart and integral to his being than his wife and family could be In fact these captains are such aliens on dry civilian land that one feels sorry for the day they must retire The wife is doomed to be lonely and worried when he's away and having accustomed herself to being both the mistress and master of the home annoyed when he returns for than a visit And yet I enjoy these books There is a sense of taming a wild animal as the sea captain is brought to propose The women are generally sturdy of character with bottom than their entirely civilian counterparts And in their marriages they will be expected to stand on their own two feet take care of everything It's appealing

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Mrs McVinnie's London SeasonAge Mart With her innocent charge in tow Jeannie sailed into action trying to steer a safe course in a whirlpool of romantic intrigue and trying to keep herself from being swept away in a wild storm of lo Carla Kelly's stories remind me so much of Georgette Heyer who happen to be my all time favorite regency romance authorThere is a mixture of comedy romance and historic elementsI feel some of the characters didn't pull their weight Jeannie wasn't strong enough to bring this book completely together and even though Beau Brummell was a secondary character in this story he wasn't as iconic as he needed to be

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Mrs McVinnie's London Season kindle ´ McVinnie's London Season ✓ carla kelly ✓ MISCHIEF IN THE MARRIAGE MARTJeannie McVinnie was young and lovely but she was also a widow with no intention of marrying again And if she ever did it certainly would not be to the high handed hot tempered CapMISCHIEF IN THE MARRIAGE MARTJeannie McVinnie was young and lovely but she was also a widow with no intention of marrying again And if she ever did it certainly would not be to the high handed hot tempere Carla Kelly's Mrs McVinnie's London Season Traditional Regency  Jeannie McVinnie the heroine and title character is a soldier's widow living in Scotland with her father in law Her life is rather circumscribed and boring so when a letter arrives inviting Jeannie McVinnie to London to be a companion to a naval officer's niece who is making her come out she grabs the opportunity even though she knows that the Jeannie McVinnie to whom the letter was addressed is her husband's late aunt So she arrives in London under somewhat false pretenses and the mayhem starts The naval officer Captain Summers is the hero of the story and members of his household his snob and harridan of a sister his immature mean girl 18 year old niece his supposedly sickly housebound 14 year old nephew and his 4 year old possible daughter that he brought back with him from Portugal and dumped on his sister are the other characters in it Jeannie our heroine spends the book sorting out their lives for them and setting everyone she meets including Beau Brummell and some of his cronies on the right track What struck me most about this book is that EVERYTHING that happens in the story once the heroine arrives in London is completely over the top Every time the heroine steps out of the house some completely unlikely coincidence or mishap happens either a disaster or a triumph one after another in relentless succession The settings of the story are also over the top especially the description of a naval hospital where a former uartermaster of the captain's is convalescing having been grievously injured at the battle of Trafalgar Carla Kelly certainly enjoys rubbing the reader's face in the general dirtiness of life in early 19th century England especially the horrendous conditions endured by common soldiers and sailors I complained about a Grace Burrowes' book that I recently read that nothing interesting happens in it well this one is the exact opposite far too many things happen in this one  IMHO some of the subplots in this book should have been edited out I could easily have done without the appearance of Beau Brummell as a character for example This would have allowed room for character development and reflection especially by the heroine Jeannie and room for the love story itself which the hero and heroine barely have any time for given the frenetic pace of events in the story and the demands of the other characters