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Romance
Author: Barbara Hazard
ISBN: 0451132475
Subcategory: Regency
Publisher Berkley; First Edition edition (October 2, 1984)
Language English
Category: Romance
Rating: 4.7
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Enchanting Stranger book. Barbara Hazard was born, raised, and educated in New England. She studied music in addition to her formal training in art and added the writing of Regencies to her many talents in 1978.

Enchanting Stranger book. Her other hobbies include listening to classical music, reading, quilting, cross-country skiing, and paddle tennis. Barbara currently lives in New Hampshire with her husband. Books by Barbara Hazard. Mor. rivia About Enchanting Stranger.

The Enchanting Stranger. On a lazy summer day, this very old Barbara Hazard novel fits the bill

The Enchanting Stranger. On a lazy summer day, this very old Barbara Hazard novel fits the bill. Lady Patricia Westerly, the only daughter of a wastrel marquess, was sold to a vulgar, disgusting, avaricious Cit, Mr Alvin J Biddles. 1984) A novel by Barbara Hazard. Genre: Historical Romance. Used availability for Barbara Hazard's The Enchanting Stranger. October 1984 : USA Mass Market Paperback.

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Occasionally it's great fun to read a story that is, in essence, a fairy tale complete with some overdrawn characters and melodramatic action. On a lazy summer day, this very old Barbara Hazard novel fits the bill.
Lady Patricia Westerly, the only daughter of a wastrel marquess, was sold to a vulgar, disgusting, avaricious Cit, Mr Alvin J Biddles. Alvin is by trade a moneylender and, to be sure, is unloved and despised by all and sundry. However, Patricia is determined to do her duty and stand by her marriage vows despite living with a nasty sort who chews with his mouth open and commits so many ghastly faux pas that no one in the ton will speak to her let alone befriend her. Alvin purchases an estate near Bath which he over-gilds to an unbelieveably horrifying degree and they are domiciled there when our hero, Guy Leighton, Viscount Reading comes on the scene.
Guy sees her across a busy high street and is immediately struck by the proverbial coup de foudre and despite all obstacles, this pair manage to fall in love. However, it takes them two years of chaste and discreet behaviour before they are able to be together. During this time Guy leaves behind rakery in order to present to Patrica the man he feels she deserves by growing into his role as a landowner. We meet family members and friends from both sides who gently stir the plot and expedite the affair.
It all comes to grief when Alvin is murdered and the finger of suspicion points to Patrica. Eventually, of course, for ths is a romance, it all comes out right in the end.
Peopled by some rather unambiguous characters, the novel does have a dark side too for spousal abuse both mental and physical plays a role as does fidelity, personal growth and deep, abiding love. This is a good read and I recommend it highly if you like good, traditional regencies written with panache.
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Marriage and Mischief

Beautiful young Lady Patricia Westerly thought she knew the bargain she was making when she wed the wealthy Mr. Alvin Biddles. In return for placing herself in this loathsome man's grasping hands, she would free her father and her brother from their ruinous debts to him.

But all too soon Patricia discovered that the price she had to pay was far higher than she reckoned. Not only did the beastly Mr. Biddles want her for his pleasure, but also as his passport to the higher social circles he hungered to inhabit. What was even more revolting, Biddle dared order her to win the favor of the lord who was the toast of society, the handsome, dashing Viscount Reading. But when the Viscount pleaded with her to listen to his words of love rather than to the dictates of duty, Patricia faced a test no wife should have to take, and a choice no woman should have to make.......

I REALLY had a rough time finishing this book. The hero, Viscount Reading, falls in love at first sight, which could be allowed, if somehow within the 239 pages we can be convinced that the heroine "Lady Patsy" is worthy of this love.

I remain unconvinced. Lady Patsy never came alive for me. I read and re-read what a virtuous, beautiful genteel woman she was, but it came across rather forced and very far-fetched.

The fact that she has for a husband, a rather crude and obnoxious CIT, that everyone forgives her for having...for how was she to know it would be so horrid and what could she have done...all led me to have sympathy for the CIT, who was not a nice man by all accounts.

Viscount Reading was also rather flimjsy as a character and I must admit that around page 100, I just stopped caring what happened to either of them. The subsequent murder angle was expected and just added to the overall unremarkability of this book.

Barbara Hazard remains on of my favorite authors, since her use of the english language is always good, but as far as this book is concerned, she has written far better.