Theodosia had been invited to Stanwood Oaks to keep the irrepressible Helena Stanwood out of the sort of romantic folly that Helena was so unfortunately prone to. Helena's stern Cousin Roberta might have told Helena's guardian brother Bartram that Theo was hardly the person to ride herd on anyone. Theo's aristocratic suitor, Sir Thomas Holwell, might have told Bartram howTheodosia had been invited to Stanwood Oaks to keep the irrepressible Helena Stanwood out of the sort of romantic folly that Helena was so unfortunately prone to. Helena's stern Cousin Roberta might have told Helena's guardian brother Bartram that Theo was hardly the person to ride herd on anyone. Theo's aristocratic suitor, Sir Thomas Holwell, might have told Bartram how maddening a Miss she could be. Bartram's own fiancee, the sharp-eyed, sharp-tongued Clarissa Cranely, might have told him that Theo was a most dangerous young woman to become involved with. In fact, they all did--but by then the bedazzled Lord Bartram was listening only to his own heart.......
|Title||:||The Charming Impostor|
|Number of Pages||:||221 Pages|
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The Charming Impostor Reviews
Helena Stanwood is bored in Bath where she is forced to stay with her father's cousin Roberta while in mourning for her parents who died nearly a year ago. Nella convinces her friend Theodosia Elston to impersonate Nella's brother Bartram in order for the young girls to go out for a drive. Unfortunately, the joke is on them when the real Bartram shows up in Bath insisting on taking Nella back to Stanwood Oaks to keep her out of trouble. He agrees to take Theodosia along, as long as she meets with his approval. Once again, Nella asks her friend to be someone she's not - a prim and proper young miss - in order to fool Bartram. The plan works and they are on their way to the country when Cousin Roberta drops the news that her uncle, Nella and Bartram's grandfather, left a hidden treasure for his male heir to find and inherit. The young ladies quickly turn the house inside and out searching for clues. Their behavior offends the prissy Clarissa Cranely as well as Lord Thomas Holwell, the intended fiances of Bartram and Dosia. A crisis shows Bartram that Theodosia is not the flighty young miss he fears she is but neither is she the prim and proper young lady he first men - she's an impostor and a charming one at that! This is a quick, light read which combines the traditional Regency plot with comedy of manners. The characters are pretty well-developed and have good chemistry. Though I figured out the villain quickly, there are a number of red herrings that made me doubt my hunch. This is a good read for fans of both comedy of manners and traditional mystery plots.