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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With characters that jumped right off the page and some of the wittiness dialogue Mlrgan read in a long time. Caroline’s world forever changes when she accepts the position of companion to Mrs. It is lighthearted romance at it’s best. Refresh and try again.

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Jan 29, Jamie Collins rated it really liked it Shelves: But will Miss Fortune be able to avoid losing her reputation without losing her head? The dialogues between those two are utterly indiscretlon. Morgan does on occasion write beautifully – describing a minor character as a “pale watercolour of a woman” for example.

There are brilliant characters, with different personalities and they aren’t simple bad or good. Open Preview See a Problem? Her father lost what little wealth he had years ago, and now the debt collectors have grown quite severe. It isn’t one of these book, when you know what will be going on but you still enjoy reading.

AdonisGuilfoyle Jun 24, Oct 13, Janet rated it it was amazing. Isabella, who’s engaged to a man who only Caroline knows is a scoundrel; Fanny, who will run off with a man Caroline suspects is a scoundrel; and Stephen, who vexes Caroline so much that you may as well start shopping for a wedding present now. Along the way she encounters an entertaining collection of characters right out of Regency Central Casting but not a single duke, thank goodnessalthough the hero’s character is a unique creation, and he is positively scrumptious.


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Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Of Love and Life: Alas for poor Caroline, her father has just lost his last shillings and she is forced to go to work as a companion for Mrs. When their future looks too bleak to avoid by daydreaming about what he will purchase with his non-existent wealth I shall preface this review by saying that I agree heartily with all before me mmorgan have compared this book to Heyer’s and found it up to snuff.

I wonder what the next one will be like: So when Caroline Fortune’s prodigal father finally admits to losing all they possess, she automatically starts seeking employment as a governess. My only quibble with the book is that there are a few too many convenient, just-in-time coincidences but hey, this is fiction and if the story needs them, so be it. There, Caroline meets, and is closely befriended by, the Milner family, sparring playfully and flirtatiously with eccentric son Stephen and becoming close confidant to daughters Isabella and Fanny, until the revelation that innocent Isabella is engaged to be married to libertine Richard Leabrook.

Stephen and Caroline were well rounded characters. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.

But just as often, we turn away disappointed yet again by finding out that the book falls far short of the reasons we chose it in the first place. And will she find indiiscretion least one good man amongst the genteel set who will take her side, and, indeed, her fancy?

We never see her struggle with these things so the next Big Event and her reaction makes very little sense. Jan 14, Jaima rated it it was amazing Shelves: Stephen Milner and his sardonic wit and silliness was another favourite of mine, reminiscent in a way of a Georgette Heyer hero, and when he and Caroline got going the witty banter was a joy to read.

The first part, with Caroline going to work for the irascible Mrs Catling, was intriguing and well written, although I was already wondering where the story was leading, but the country house shenanigans were hardly worth waiting for and the ending was rushed.


Indiscretion by Jude Morgan Members. But just when they run out of options and Caroline decides to become a governessthey are saved by the Gorgon-like Mrs.

You have a few plot twists which were a big surprise for me. I was very surprised to find out this was written by a man, but that was soon forgotten because you’d never be able to tell as soon as you got into the story that this wasn’t written by a woman. CD Audiobook 0 editions. I got this book through the library, but will be buying it to place in my special Austen section in the library.

Please email webmaster fantasticfiction. I didn’t think he’d be able to capture the essence of romance like most female authors I read, namely Georgette Heyer. Thank you for the review and recommendation.


It’s a true pleasure to read an author with both wit and something to say with it. Catling, and is modgan away in Brighton high society.

The dialogue sounds very Regency, but indiscrftion characters never have anything of consequence to say. 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.

The prose especially is in that style, though arguably it’s more readable for the modern reader, and there are several characters who are delightful caricatures, larger-than-life figures, from Mrs Catling to Matthew Downey to Stephen Milner, among others.