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Beatrix Manning, cousin to the beautiful Lady Cordelia, wants to be a famous novelist. Although she enjoys reading out her silly stories to the Literary Gathering of Dubious Merit, she has secretly been working on a book that she hopes will change her fortunes, but it requires a rewrite due to some unflattering caricatures of the Ton within the pages.

Felix Drake, a budding publisher and printer intent on growing his business, is flattered and grateful when an old friend invites him to read to her wealthy friends. As luck would have it, an entertaining story from a Mysterious Authoress recently landed in his lap, and it is as much of a hit with the Ton as he hoped it would be. Unfortunately one of the young ladies at the party claims that the book is hers - and than she has not given him permission to publish it.

Trix is horrified that her book - including the very unflattering portraits of some of the well connected members of Society - is fast becoming all the rage. With the help of her cousin, Cordy, she is desperate to limit the damage as much as possible, while proving that she is the real writer to Felix. If anyone else should discover that she is the author, however, her reputation could be ruined. In addition, the identity of the mysterious fake authoress still needs to be uncovered. Felix is inclined to believe Trix is the real writer, but his business depends on this book becoming successful. As their attraction to each other only grows, the real question is whether their different goals will bring them together or eventually drive them apart.

©2017 Elizabeth Bramwell (P)2020 Gemma Noon

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A Brilliant Regency Romance in the Heyer Style

I have absolutely and thoroughly enjoyed all the books in the Regency Romps series. This one has a brilliant story line, colourful and well thought out characters that speak the language of the era very well. If you are a fan of Georgette Heyer or Jane Austen, you will love this book and the others in the series. I love the narrator as well as she reads the different characters perfectly. I very highly recommend and can’t wait for the next one!

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Great fun

A lovely lighthearted regency romance. This was a very entertaining listen and quite funny at times. There were a lot of very likeable characters aside from the two protagonists. I particularly enjoyed Felix's father as he was so nice and charming! The narration of the book was very good. I voluntarily reviewed a gifted copy

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Funny, audacious, scandalous

Funny scandalous well written loved this book shall keep a look out for any further books

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  • Zena
  • 14-03-20

Loved This!

Can you imagine writing a whole book but before you get a chance to edit it, it is published and distributed by someone else. AND! What's more, it is an instant hit! Well I just loved this scenario, all the characters and of course the love story that was built into it. The professional narration by Julia Eve with her well defined voices was the cherry on top. 'Thank you, ladies' for entertaining me. I listened to the audiobook and my voluntary and unbiased review of it is recorded above.

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  • BradTL3
  • 31-08-20

Great book

I really enjoyed this story. A secret exposed, an unlikely ally, a little love & throw in a kidnapping for full effect. This book had it all. Julia Eve did a fabulous job bringing all of the characters to life.

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  • Laura
  • 30-06-20

What a Delight!

I received this book for free. I am voluntarily posting this review and any opinions expressed herein are my own. This is the fifth book in the Regency Romps series. Each book is a standalone and has a complete ending - no cliffhangers. You can read the books in any order but some of the characters do crossover from one book to the next. What a delight! I very much enjoyed the humor - both situational and the witty one-liners. The kidnapping by the dimwitted villain was very entertaining. The manner of writing gets better with each book in this series. The MC, Beatrix Manning, is a strong, likeable, intelligent and very capable woman. And the ladies and gentlemen of the Ton are colorful and engaging. What a fun romp! The narrator, Julia Eve, is the same for all of the books in this series. She does a great job and adds to the fun.

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  • Lidia Chymkowska
  • 24-06-20

Funny and sweet...:)

An aspiring and talented novelist whose work has been published without her permission and a publisher of the said novel who would like to believe her but has a business to run make an interesting couple in this funny, sweet and really entertaining romace :) Beatrix and Felix are both likeable main characters, a couple we want to see ending up together. They are of the Ton and yet quite outside it, thus being able to observe its workings and comment on what they see with wit and intelligence. They are surrounded by a whole bunch of well described, colourful background characters playing bigger or smaller parts in the whole plot, which in itself is fast, engaging and with quite a few surprising twists. And I love the subtle humour prevalent in the whole book...:) Narration by Ms Eve is wonderful; subtle and warm in general, emotional where nevessary, with almost all the voices well matching individual characters (the only one I liked less was Cordelia's voice - I thought she sounded definitely too old for her age...:)). Overall, it's a fantastic interpretation of the book. DISCLAIMER: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Romance junkie
  • 18-06-20

Exposure of the Ton..Good, Bad, and Enlightening

Trix has written stories about the ton..a bit too truthful and she’s fearful the impact...but her stories are published without her knowledge and by a publisher who doesn’t know who is the author. A story filled with fun and interesting characters..wonderful dialogue and romance. The narrator has numerous voices that enhance the story. and kept me interested. received a free audiobook for an honest and voluntary review.

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  • LilMissMolly
  • 26-05-20

Clean Regency Romance

A Novel Miss is an entertaining historical romance written by Elizabeth Bramwell. It is the 5th book in the Regency Romps series, all of which are written in a clean and wholesome style, which I truly appreciate. The story begins with inspiring writer Beatrix “Trix” Manning preparing for a meeting of the Literary Gathering of Dubious Merit, hosted by her cousin. Invited to the gathering is Felix Drake, a budding publisher and printer intent on growing his business. Felix is asked to read one of the works he recently published and Trix is shocked to discover it is one of her stories that she was in the process of editing. When she informs Felix that she did not give him permission to publish it, he is suspicious of her claim as several other ladies tried to claim it authorship. The rest of the story is Felix and Trix learning to trust one another and realizing their goals in life are not that different from the other. Both are unpretentious deserving characters, wanting to make their own mark in the world, rather than be given everything on a silver platter. There is also an attempted kidnapping by one of Felix’s friends, which is rather funny. Julia Eve does a wonderful job narrating this story, as she did with the previous audiobooks in the series. She uses a variety of voices that really bring the characters to life. I am anxiously waiting for the next audiobook in this enjoyable series!

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  • kdb
  • 15-05-20

a delightful read

Beatrix (Trix) Manning, cousin to the beautiful Lady Cordelia (Cordy), wants to be a famous novelist. Although she enjoys reading out her silly stories to the Literary Gathering of Dubious Merit, she has secretly been working on a book that she hopes will change her fortunes, but it requires a rewrite due to some unflattering caricatures of the Ton within the pages. Felix Drake, a budding publisher and printer intent on growing his business, is flattered and grateful when an old friend invites him to read to her wealthy friends. As luck would have it, an entertaining story from a Mysterious Authoress recently landed in his lap, and it is as much of a hit with the Ton as he hoped it would be. Unfortunately one of the young ladies at the party claims that the book is hers - and she has not given him permission to publish it. Trix is horrified that her book - including the very unflattering portraits of some of the well connected members of Society - is fast becoming all the rage. With the help of her cousin Cordy, she is desperate to limit the damage as much as possible, while proving that she is the real writer to Felix. If anyone else should discover that she is the author, however, her reputation could be ruined. In addition, the identity of the mysterious fake authoress still needs to be uncovered. Felix is inclined to believe Trix is the real writer, but his business depends on this book becoming successful. As their attraction to each other only grows, the real question is whether their different goals will bring them together, or eventually drive them apart.

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  • Kimberly D
  • 07-05-20

A Novel Story

Elizabeth Bramwell provides a delightful addition to her Regency Romp series with A Novel Miss. The characters are well developed and consistent. A very enjoyable story line. Again, Julia Eve does a fantastic job with narration.

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  • Ria
  • 09-04-20

Fun and cute romp

Another cute romp in this series. These are all a fun, easy read meant to entertain. Beatrix and Felix are interesting characters surrounded by interesting characters. I loved the varying personalities. The narration in the audio-book is well done and enhances the story. I would like to continue reading this series. Sex: no Language: no Violence: woman is kidnapped *I received a complimentary copy of the audio-book and voluntarily chose to review it.

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  • Betababe
  • 30-03-20

Regency a la Heyer

A delightful romp which resonated with the Georgette Heyer vision of the Regency, wonderfully acted by narrator Julia Eve whose voices added to the fun.