PenelopeAn Alternative Cover Edition For This ASIN Can Be Found Here.Penelope Fairweather From Rural Finnshire Arrives In London With A Hopeful Heart The Dowager Invites Her For A Season To Catch A Husband Unfortunately Penelope S Rustic Finesse Is As Delicate As A Fat Bear Ripping Apart A Honeycomb Infested With Buzzing Bees Fake Mustaches, Highwaymen, Pickpockets, And A Devilishly Handsome Duke Follow. SynopsisYoung country maiden, Penelope Fairweather arrives in London to stay with the Radclyffs, her goal to catch a husband However, Penelope is the most awkward of ducklings She is a disaster magnet, with no polish, a penchant for saying whatever comes to her mind, and a best friend Lady Bathsheba who is a goat So the dowager Duchess of Blackthorne and her daughter, Anne, Lady Radclyff, have their work cut out for them It doesn t help that Charles, the present duke, despises Penelope, and wants to send her back to Finnshire What they don t know is that Penelope has no home to go back to, since her stepmother hates her Penelope has one chance to have a home, and that s to succeed at finding a husband If only she could do something right and temper her incautious, enthusiastic ways, so she can have a chance at a home and a family of her own.The Radclyff women recruit Madame Bellafraunde, a dynamo at styling women of the ton, who just happens to be a man dressed as a woman, to turn Penelope into a stylish you
4.5 stars All the good stuff is not for ladies, Penelope grumbled. Penelope is a sweet historical romantic comedy, filled with amusing and original ideas.Anya Wylde is a great storyteller She smoothly carries the story forward, vividly portrays the characters, and is able to make enjoyable even the descriptive parts You become attached to the characters soon, you can see and hear them, and feel sympathy for them.Penelope, a country girl, with her refreshing uniqueness, arrives to spend the season in London, at the invitation of her mother s old friend, the dowager of Blackthorne.With her tendency to babble, and to cause embarrassing accidents, Penelope is very much out of place But she is also kind, open, and cheerful, so she immediately wins the support and friendship of the dowager and her daughter, Lady Anne No one in her surroundings can remain untouched by her irresistible persona, maybe except Charles, the Duke of Blackthorne, who is highly irritated by the presence of Penelope, for many reasons.Even though he mercilessly insults her, whenever he gets the chance, it is obvious from the very beginning that Penelope and the Duke are meant for each other But they go through many hilarious situations before they have their happily ever after.What is not perfectWhile the reader is whirled through the events of the story, some gentleness is forming between Penelope and Charles, slowly, bit by bit It s nicely developed but about at three quarters of the book
Two things First, MANY times I had to ignore impossible plot points, events, and the characters reasons for what they said and did There s really no place for rational thinking in this story None You just have to sit back and enjoy.Second, I thoroughly enjoyed this book Let me first start with what I didn t I can end on a good note and say what I loved about this book What I didn t like was that the silliness and incidents or accidents were one on top of another And I think it was one or two or three or too many for me There were probably about 10 incidents before things started to normalize for Penelope Then there was the Duke s reason for his hatred of Penelope Again, it was too farfetched that what happened to him happened as many times as it did and a little off putting that he jumped from one woman to the next in a relationship capacity, instead of the generally accepted mistress route It s not that I don t like these silly happenings, it s just that when there are too many, it becomes too out of character and I want my H h to have at least some good sense Or worse yet, when there are too many, I start to believe that the stupidity, na vet , and nonsensical carelessness is part of their character and that is not attractive I was close to this point, but thankfully the H h didn t quite cross th
4 1 2 stars rounded down to 4 stars because the Duke s grovelling apology should have been a bit longer yes, I m that vindictive, LOL Penelope tells the story of this extremely likable heroine to whom is given the opportunity to travel to London and join the Season all this sponsored by a wealthy dowager who used to be a friend of her deceased mother, being that Penelope s family could never afford it The thing is, Penny is pretty much the human version of a small tornado, and people usually stay away from her so they won t end up involved in her mishaps She s also not allowed to go back home without a husband , or her vile stepmother will make her marry a gross old man.I truly loved Penny since the beginning, especially because she never feels sorry for herself or plays the victim yes, she breaks down and cries a few times making me cry as well , after all her life is a tad complicated at the moment, but still she manages to keep going, to smile, to have fun, to plot against the Duke, to enjoy life in general So much respect for this girl, honestly Enemies to lovers is probably my favorite type of relationship, which means I was bound to e
Penelope by Anya WyldePenelope is an adorable historical farce The humor is way over the topthere is a highway robber, a goat, a cross dressing spy, a hilarious uncle with a mustache obsession, and a sweet, lonely heroine who is longing for love, companionship, and friendship Penelope is adorable, goofy, and good hearted Folks looking for what I like to call reality based fiction will probably not like this one You need to check your willing suspension of disbelief at the door, and then laugh yourself silly while you read I was charmed There was one formatting error with the indents th
This one started out so strong. I usually love a mad cap comedy, but this just got too goofy for even my tastes It bordered on the absurd so much that I felt the romance got lost. rating clarification 3.5 stars It is monstrously unfair that whenever a girl needs her wits about her, she goes and does something completely idiotic For sure Penelope is that sort of girlwhich only brings some hilarious situations.Now our heroine, is a country girl, and with the aid of the duchess, an old friend of her deceased mother, she comes to London to find a husband.Of course when the duchess son,meets her he instantly dislikes her well she does pinch his ear and is determined to sent her away So between a goat as a pet, fake mustaches, sensible highwaymen, a woman that isn t a woman all putting together with the endeavor of turning Penelope to a lady Of course, we all know that the art of the fan is a woman most powerful weapon I just found this story so amusing and well, just a fun and light read It felt like a watching a play, lots of dialogue and action In my opinion, the depth of the characters are not the center of it but the actions and interactions between them It s not suppose
4.75 Hilarious all the way And very sweet indeed.I love it when a simple girl, without meaning to, managed to captured the heart of a cold man, in this case, the arrogant Duke of Blackthorne.Penelope was a simple country girl from Finnshire Got to have a season in London when the dowager Duchess of Blackthorne offered to sponsor her, as she was her late mother s best friend during their school days It is monstrously unfair that whenever a girl needs her wits about her, she goes and does something completely idiotic Penelope was that sort of girl.Chaos followed Penelope everywhere She befriended the highwayman, and managed to make a scene at almost every party that she went, with hilarious result, as she cannot control herself when she was nervous.But, despite all that, she still managed to capture the hea
When the Duchess of Blackthorne invites Penelope to stay with her in London and to pay for her introduction to society it is a rare opportunity Leaving behind her rural home and her wicked step mother she travels to the stately manor with her goat and immediately finds herself clashing with the dowager s son the duke.With no home to return to, she must make the most of the season and find herself a husbandpretty much anyone will do With a little help from a cross dressing modiste she learns the ways of polite society and starts attending balls But her entry into the ton is anything but plain sailing and a series of comic catastrophes ensue Penelope is a bit of a romp It s a laugh out loud funny Regency Romance which, for the most part worked although there was a section in the middle which dragged a bit and the jokes were occasionally a little too much The book settled down at about the 70% mark and I