Indiscretion [Jude Morgan] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers . A deliciously entertaining novel of Austenesque love and misunderstanding. Indiscretion: A Novel, by Jude Morgan () From the desk of Katie P. Jane Austen. Georgette Heyer. The Regency. Those names instantly. Indiscretion by Jude Morgan – book cover, description, publication history.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. But, much to her horror, she is just as quick to discover that love and romance are not what some ‘gentlemen’ seek. Thank you for making me aware—a indiscretjon, to be sure!

Caroline is a young woman who, though her lifestyle hasn’t been one of gentility, has always tried to conduct herself with sense and deportment.

Is abridged in Of Love and Life: Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms. Some examples of wit: The tone is a little lighter than Austen’s, and characters are a little less formal with each other, a by-product, I can’t help but believe, of living in the contemporary world where we just want to call our friends by their first names, dammit.

I don’t mean to call the book a thriller; for me, though, it was a real pleaser. PG A few swears and mention of mistresses. Caroline is to become the companion of the formidable but extremely wealthy and childless Mrs Catling. It is funnier than Austen and with deeper analysis of human and society than Heyer.

From the desk jhde Katie P. All are recognisable from Austen’s novels, down to the romantic entanglements, but more in the style of Georgette Heyer than the original author, I’m afraid. And that’s after scanning it for interesting tidbits from page until the end. Mark my words, I would say, if I were the kind of intolerable person who says indiscrstion my words”!


All in all, I do hope this author writes more regency romances like this one. It’s a popular even hackneyed story-line because it highlights class and economic differences in Regency England, it provides an opportunity for the reader to admire the heroine’s pluck, and it sets up the sort of rags-to-riches happy ending of which Regency genre fans are justly fond.

In spite of the number of GR friends who are fans, I think this might be my last! Martin’s Press first published Caroline is a likeable heroine who is practical, independent and non judgemental.

I also recommend An Accomplished Woman. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The dialogues between those two are utterly brilliant. There is, for instance, Mrs.


After a novel devoted to the doom-and-gloom of the Romantic poets Passion, British writer Morgan lightens the mood in this ironic social comedy laced with romance. Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys Regency romances rather t What a charming book. I have to admit to skimming the last third. The dialog is forced to convey nearly all of the plot and character development, with next to no exposition and remarkably little description of place or person.

Dice, wine, and trollops is all they are good for’ – but what he matches in style, he misses in substance. But if, instead, you think, “She’s lndiscretion right,” you will already have dropped off into a deep sleep hundreds of pages earlier. Right up there with the best of Georgette Heyer and the author owes a huge debt to Jane Austen.

Is that too much to ask? The humor is a little more worldly than Austen’s and some lines could be construed as double entendres but Austen fans will enjoy reading about some familiar characters and situations in a completely new story.

From here begins Caroline’s tale which moves from despondent drudgery to contentment through a quagmire of unwanted confidences, unsolicited advances, tragedy, reconciliation, kindness, hope, quarrels, friendship, indecision, accusations, scandal, and resolve. Indiscretion by Jude Morgan. I can only ask you to believe I truly did not mean it. The characters, even beyond the leading pair, have been written wonderfully.


Catling refuses her leave judr attend the funeral, so Caroline quits the job. Indizcretion language is generally fairly well-done, though occasionally the characters act in a slightly too modern way.

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And will she realise that there is at least one good man amongst the genteel set who is more than willing to take her side and, indeed, her fancy? I Own The Accomplished Woman and need to carve out time to read it.

Jan 15, Allison rated it it was amazing. We do get to see that her father has indulged his own appetites at her expense–for example she seems to have only two well-worn dresses to her name. Become a LibraryThing Author. When a long-lost relative rescues Caroline from this battleground, she finds herself comfortably and securely situated among people who love her in the village of Huntingdonshire, where, you may have heard, “it is all just narrow provincial dullness.

The secondary characters have distinct voices and personalities, and neither they nor the plot is cribbed from Austen unlike the majority of Regencies written today. And don’t be misled by that suggestive title: Add to Your books. Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book.