A Viscount's Proposal #2
A Viscount's Proposal #2   -     By: Melanie Dickerson
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 279
Vendor: Waterfall Press
Publication Date: 2017
ISBN: 1503938646
ISBN-13: 9781503938649
Series: Regency Spies of London

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Leorah Langdon has no patience for Regency society’s shallow hypocrisy and unnecessary rules, especially for women. She’s determined to defy convention by marrying for grand passion instead of settling for a loveless union like her parents—or wedding a stuffy, pompous gentleman like Edward, the Viscount Withinghall. But when a chance meeting in the countryside leads to Leorah and Withinghall being discovered in his overturned carriage—alone and after dark—the ensuing gossip may force them together.

Withinghall has his reasons for clinging to propriety; his father perished in a duel with his mistress’s husband, and Edward must avoid scandal himself if he wants to become prime minister. He certainly has no time for a reckless hoyden like Miss Langdon. But soon the two discover that Withinghall’s coach “accident” was no such thing: the vehicle was sabotaged.

Can the culprit be brought to justice? Strong-willed Leorah and duty-driven Withinghall will have to work together if they have any hope of saving her reputation, his political career—and his life.

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Historical romance author Melanie Dickerson earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama and has taught special education in Georgia and Tennessee. She has also taught English in Germany and Ukraine. Dickerson won the 2012 Carol Award in young adult fiction and the 2010 National Readers’ Choice Award for best first book. Her novels The Healer’s Apprentice and The Merchant’s Daughter were both Christy Award finalists. She lives with her husband and two daughters near Huntsville, Alabama.

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  1. Mauri
    Kansas
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Viscount's Proposal
    May 25, 2017
    Mauri
    Kansas
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    "Was this the night she would actually die of tedium, triviality, and hypocrisy?" So opens A VISCOUNT'S PROPOSAL, the second in The Regency Spies of London series. It has all the elements of a good regency novel: a beautiful, spunky heroine (Leorah Langdon); a handsome, though rather stuffy, hero, Edward, the Viscount Withinghall; society balls, scandal and gossip, and the not so small matter of someone making attempts on the Viscount's life. There really wasn't too much emphasis on spying, though that didn't diminish the book's appeal. We were briefly introduced to Leorah in the first book, A SPY'S DEVOTION, as the sister of that book's hero, Nicholas Langdon. Readers of that book will be pleased that Nicholas and Julia are featured in this one, as well as Felicity Mayson, a good friend of Leorah and Julia. Dare we hope that book three will feature Felicity as the main character?
  2. Just Commonly
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Regency Banters = Highly entertaining!
    April 19, 2017
    Just Commonly
    Quality: 0
    Value: 0
    Meets Expectations: 0
    Was this the night she would actually die of tedium, triviality, and hypocrisy? (1)

    That line brings us to who Leorah Langdon is, and I'm so glad to have met her in Melanie Dickerson's A Viscount's Proposal. With a certain quirkiness and highly opinionated, she's quite the character to love, hate and be annoyed with. Her encounters with the Viscount Edward Withinghall is hilariously unbelievable to a point of creative indulgence that I just adore!

    Miss Langdon, I would appreciate it if you would steer a wide path around my person, as, whenever you are around, I tend to get bumped into, have my clothing spoiled, and find my dignity otherwise injured by your carelessness.

    You are the most obstinate, arrogant. . . ( )

    Whenever the two are together, the page light up for me, not only for their verbal sparring, but I also find their development extremely well executed based. Though credit must also go to the well-placed supporting characters and dialogue that kept this book grounded. The mystery aspect had many unforeseen twists, even though readers will find the villain predictable. The twists and the multiple themes of seeing beyond the surface, idolatry, loyalty, pride and prejudice gave A Viscount's Proposal depth. There's also the great allusions to one of my favorite Regency novel, Pride and Prejudice with many scenes that'll remind you of it, as well as characters. The romance was definitely the highlight for me. How could you not with lines like these?

    Leorah wouldnt admit it even if she did think Lord Withinghall had nice features. . . ( )

    It has been many months since I found anything unappealing about you, Miss Langdon. ( )

    There are definitely more, but I don't want to spoil you. Needless to say, I enjoyed A Viscount's Proposal tremendously, and look forward to the rest of the series' stories!

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.
  3. lcjohnson1988
    Indiana
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    good story
    April 4, 2017
    lcjohnson1988
    Indiana
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Edward, Viscount Withinghall has tried all his life to avoid scandal and life a pious life to try to redeem his familys good name. His father did his best to desecrate the family name and plagued the family with his wild ways. Edward has vowed to be just the opposite. He has his eye set on becoming the youngest Prime Minister of England. He needs a proper, gentle, staid wife for her role in his career and life. Leorah Langdon is definitely not the kind of wife he would ever consider!

    Leorah Langdon flouts societys rules that try to limit women. She maintains her good reputation and virtue, but she isnt afraid to speak her mind. She meets Viscount Withinghall and thinks he is a stuffed shirt. He thinks she is a hoyden. They do not get along on a subsequent meeting. Then, Leorah is out riding her horse alone, is thrown and breaks her wrist. Edward happens to be driving by in his carriage and offers to give her a ride home. During the trip home, Edwards carriage overturns, his driver is killed, the horses run away, Edward breaks his leg and then it starts to rain. Night falls and it is close to midnight before anyone discovers them. Both of their reputations now are tainted with only one way to repair the damage. What can they do?

    While this was a good romance story, I wasnt too sure what it had to do with spying. There were attempts on one of the main characters lives, but he wasnt a spy nor was the mastermind behind the crimes a spy. Other than that, I enjoyed the verbal sparring between Edward and Leorah. The old saying of opposites attract is certainly evident in this story. Two people could not be more different, but after spending some time together they both realize they have more in common than they originally thought. Edward learns not to be so concerned with what people think and Leorah learns that not everything is black and white or that what resides on the inside what is revealed on the outside. I am certainly looking forward to another book in this series!
  4. kp0719
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    A Viscount's Proposal
    February 20, 2017
    kp0719
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    In Melanie Dickerson's latest addition, A Viscount's Proposal, to her Regency Spies of London series, you will find Leorah Langdon at odds with her brother's best friend, the Viscount of Withinghall. Nathaniel Langdon and Edward Withinghall have been close friends ever since they meet at school, as young boys. Edward, however, does not have time for his friend's younger sister, Leorah, who does not seem to want to follow society's rules. Edward is more focused on following a clear path to become the next Prime Minister of England; therefore, he wants nothing in the way of achieving his goal!

    You will be surprised to find that after a carriage accident leaves Edward and Leorah in a compromising situation, they must suddenly deal with the serious after affects. Edward is willing to propose to save Leoah's reputation; however, Leorah, under no circumstances, is willing to say yes! After seeing her parents loveless life together, she wants something more for her own marriage. Not only do the rumors seem to be beginning, but it has also been discovered that the damage to the viscount's vehicle was deliberately set!

    When it is determined that Edward cannot be moved for several weeks, while his leg, broken in the accident, is healing, you will be interested to see how both Leorah and Edward's mindsets change when they are forced to spend time together. Will they change enough to embrace a new way of thinking? You will interested to discover where Leorah and Edward end up by the final page of this tale!
  5. Charity Andrews
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    aTransParentMom
    February 7, 2017
    Charity Andrews
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Oh, Melanie! How you love us to write a Regency series!

    In the second book to her Regency Spies of London series, we continue on with the Langdon family. This time its the story of Leorah, Nicholas sister, and Viscount Edward Withinghall. These two do not appreciate each others differences, to be sure! Their bickering and irritability are very entertaining and keep you laughing throughout.

    Melanie is a YA author, but her books are enjoyable by all. The characters are very deep and hilarious. There are a lot of fun Regency celebrity references and many scenes reminiscent of Jane Austens novels (P&P especially!).

    Make sure to pick up a copy! Loads of fun and you will fall in love with Edward! Be sure to pick up some of her other fun novels as well!

    Thanks for this fun read in exchange for my thoughts. As always, this is my honest opinion. Heres to many more!
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