Jennie Tremaine Marion Chesney M.C. Beaton
- Title: Polly
- Author: Jennie Tremaine Marion Chesney M.C. Beaton
- ISBN: null
- Page: 473
- Format: Kindle Edition
She was a bewitching minx, that pretty Polly Marsh, and she knew it She also knew that beauty could be her passport into the castles where she had always known she belonged So she set her cap for a duke and joined the firm of Westerman s as a stenographer Surely one of that noble family would notice her and make all her dreams come true Pretty Polly Marsh just didn t kShe was a bewitching minx, that pretty Polly Marsh, and she knew it She also knew that beauty could be her passport into the castles where she had always known she belonged So she set her cap for a duke and joined the firm of Westerman s as a stenographer Surely one of that noble family would notice her and make all her dreams come true Pretty Polly Marsh just didn t know her place But others didd were only too happy to remind her that dashing Lord Peter was merely playing when he seemed to be paying her court The duchess was beside herself Peter s brother, the starchy Marquis of Wollerton, was desperate to pry Peter from Polly s side But Polly was determined to have Peter and her dream He wouldn t betray her now would he
Recent Comments "Polly"
3.5 starsMiss Polly Marsh, a foolish and naive young lady, had thought she deserved a better life. She was the daughter of a simple tradesman at the turn of the century. As a child, her mother had made the mistake of seeing that Polly received elocution lessons so that she was unencumbered of the local Cockney accent. She had an uncommon beauty and was very much aware of this feature. She thought it was her entitlement to become the wife of a duke. For over the first half of the romance, the her [...]
I didn't like this one as much as Amaryllis, which is funny to me because this is the first book of the series and the other was the last, and usually I don't like the later books in a series so much. But Polly was a social climber of the highest order and sooooo naive and I think she was supposed to be unlikable but maybe not that unlikable?
Edwardian London - city of contrasts - where women were only just starting to be accepted in the work place. Polly is ambitious and she wants to leave her working class upbringing behind and make a better life for herself. She gets a job as a stenographer with an import/export company which is owned by a Duke's family. Polly soon makes herself indispensable but she is not popular with some of her co-workers. Once she meets and falls in love with Lord Peter, the younger son of the Duke, she think [...]
One of my favs from Chesney. Serial drama in the ups and down of Polly's life with a happy ending. Secondary characters are good too, esp Ma & Pa.
Cute Marion Chesney (or Jennie Tremaine) novel. Pretty Polly Marsh is similar to other Chesney heroines. The thing that made this book stand out, however, is that this heroine WORKS at a real job (nope, not a governess or scullery maid). Polly works in a business office. Good for a one-time read.
I did enjoy reading this light-hearted romance. This is feel good escapism but which is well-written. There is also plenty of humour in the tale, I especially loved Polly's cockney family which had me laughing out loud at times. The book isn't very long though, I read it in an evening.
A silly bit of fluff, i would have given it a higher rating but the heroine was rather irritating to start off
Parts of this had me laughing, other parts made me wrinkle my nose in disgust. However Polly and the hero's tempestuous courtship was a mixture of sweet and amusing.
Another lively tale from the prolific M C Beaton. This one told partly from the prospective of the lower classes. Enjoyable as always and well worth reading.
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