Minerva marks the delightful debut of the Six Sisters series, a family saga in six volumes that recounts the romantic adventures of the six marriageable daughters of a country vicar, the Reverend Charles Armitage, in Regency England.
The eldest, Minerva, is enchantingly beautiful—but a prude. She lives in the country looking after her siblings while her mother reclines on a chaise longue happily inventing new maladies. Her father, a vicar of decidedly secular inclinations, indulges a hearty passion for hunting instead of worrying about the girls’ dowries. But when he wants to send his boys to Eton, the money must be found—and how better than by marrying Minerva off to a man of fortune?
Dispatched to town, Minerva experiences her first season under the wing of an elderly relative. But age, it seems, is no guarantee of respectability, and Lady Godolphin’s plan for a good time scandalizes her young charge. Minerva’s moralizing ways make her the subject of a shocking wager among the rakes and dandies of Regency London.
Meanwhile, the handsome Lord Sylvester Comfrey is observing her progress in the marriage market. For such a virtuous girl, Minerva unaccountably finds herself in some extremely compromising situations with this gentleman who, alas, professes not to be the marrying kind.
|Grouped Work ID||45e00510-0412-38a8-204f-0b96bf0df4b7|
|Grouping Author||chesney marion|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-08-02 04:52:18AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-08-25 04:59:15AM|
|auth_author2||Dore, Charlotte Anne.|
Dore, Charlotte Anne.|Narrator
|detailed_location_addison||Online Hoopla Collection|
|display_description||Poor Minerva. Prudish, self-righteous, and incredibly beautiful, she is to be sent to London to capture a wealthy husband. But Minerva doesn't know the first thing about flirting. The London dandies find her moralizing appalling and concoct a plan to assault her virtue -- an assault that will scandalize all London society. Meanwhile. Lord Sylvester Comfrey, whom she met earlier through her father, has been keeping a careful eye on the girl. A fact which she resents. She dislikes Lord Sylvester. There is something about him that disturbs her. Now the plan to destroy Minerva's reputation begins to unfold. And Minerva stumbles headlong into the trap. But the plotters have reckoned without Lord Sylvester....|
|series||The six sisters|
|series_with_volume||The six sisters|1|
Armitage family (Fictitious characters) -- Fiction
England -- Fiction
Regency -- England -- Fiction
Minerva [electronic resource] / M.C. Beaton (writing as Marion Chesney)
Minerva [electronic resource] / Marion Chesney
Armitage family (Fictitious characters)