The Deception

The Deception Despite Harry Dever s almost rape of nd eldest sister Rachel nurses him after riding accident nearby and hopes their betrothal will ease her family pressure to regain his inheritance Mannerling es

  • Title: The Deception
  • Author: Marion Chesney M.C. Beaton
  • ISBN: 9780449225592
  • Page: 170
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Despite Harry Dever s almost rape of 2nd eldest sister, Rachel nurses him after riding accident nearby, and hopes their betrothal will ease her family pressure to regain his inheritance, Mannerling estate When Rachel doubts her wedding, Abigail devises a daring plan but she would have to give up dashing Lord Burfield to Prudence Makepeace.

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  • Marion Chesney M.C. Beaton

    Marion Chesney Gibbonsaka Ann Fairfax, Jennie Tremaine, Helen Crampton, Charlotte Ward, M.C Beaton, Sarah Chester Marion Chesney was born on 1936 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, and started her first job as a bookseller in charge of the fiction department in John Smith Sons Ltd While bookselling, by chance, she got an offer from the Scottish Daily Mail to review variety shows and quickly rose to be their theatre critic She left Smith s to join Scottish Field magazine as a secretary in the advertising department, without any shorthand or typing, but quickly got the job of fashion editor instead She then moved to the Scottish Daily Express where she reported mostly on crime This was followed by a move to Fleet Street to the Daily Express where she became chief woman reporter After marrying Harry Scott Gibbons and having a son, Charles, Marion went to the United States where Harry had been offered the job of editor of the Oyster Bay Guardian When that didn t work out, they went to Virginia and Marion worked as a waitress in a greasy spoon on the Jefferson Davies in Alexandria while Harry washed the dishes Both then got jobs on Rupert Murdoch s new tabloid, The Star, and moved to New York.Anxious to spend time at home with her small son, Marion, urged by her husband, started to write historical romances in 1977 After she had written over 100 of them under her maiden name, Marion Chesney, and under the pseudonyms Ann Fairfax, Jennie Tremaine, Helen Crampton, Charlotte Ward, and Sarah Chester, she getting fed up with 1714 to 1910, she began to write detectives stories in 1985 under the pseudonym of M C Beaton On a trip from the States to Sutherland on holiday, a course at a fishing school inspired the first Constable Hamish Macbeth story They returned to Britain and bought a croft house and croft in Sutherland where Harry reared a flock of black sheep But Charles was at school, in London so when he finished and both tired of the long commute to the north of Scotland, they moved to the Cotswolds where Agatha Raisin was created.


  • It is now up to the twin daughters of Manderly to get their home back. Unfortunately the owner is still the wastrel and rapist. But, Rachel thinks he has reformed and agrees to marry him, until she wakes up to his rough handling of her first kiss.When she tries to back out, the tougher twin, Abigail steps in. A little twin switch, but will Abigail be able to handle the jerk?This is my fav in the series so far because of Abigail. She is a bit of a hellion and those are my favorite characters. [...]

  • The third installment in the tales of the Beverly sisters of Mannerling, this one was more enjoyable than the other books, with an intelligent (if wild and impetuous) sister to wed off, and a peek more into Miss Trumble's history.

  • I have to keep reminding myself that these stories are "vintage" as they were written in the 1990s. They do attack the Regency norms, manners and the ton. I just can't get over the predictability of the story. Also, anyone that follows my reviews "come now" is a frequent guest. Ding, ding.

  • I don't know if I can pin down exactly why, but so far this is my favourite book in the series. There was way less time spent on the romance, and yet it was one of the better ones.The bolder twin of the sisters, Abigail, expects that she'll be able to land Harry Devers where Jessica "failed," since they're a genteel family who can't use the scandalous word legs, let alone talking about her sister being brutally assaulted. However, Miss Trumble is on the case to stop the girls allowing the curse [...]

  • This book was a pleasant surprise. After the disappointment of Intrigue I didn’t have high hopes for this one, but it proved me wrong. Abigail is headstrong and confident, but not unreasonable. She’s also clever and fun, which gives Lord Burfield plenty of reasons to fall in love with her – not least because she doesn’t see him in a romantic light at all.Of course there has to be some sort of madness over Mannerling, and I thought the way the house suddenly exerts its malignant influence [...]

  • This is the third volume in the Daughters of Mannerling series and possibly the best yet. Mannerling is still owned by the Devers family and the Beverley sisters still have designs on the house. Harry Devers – who was packed off back to the army following his contretemps with Jessica Beverley in the previous volume – is home on leave and it is the turn of one of the identical twins, Ruth and Abigail, to try and restore the family fortunes by marrying him.Will the machinations of all concerne [...]

  • Third sister Abigail believes she has left the dream of Mannerling behind and relishes discussing military matters with the handsome Lord Burfield, who has befriended her. When the rakish son of the Mannerling owners, Harry Devers, is injured in a riding accident, Abigail's twin Rachel nurses Harry back to health and believing him to be misunderstood, she agrees to marry him. Harry's aim is to present himself as respectable until the wedding, then push out his parents and live his life the way h [...]

  • I remember reading a slew of Marion Chesney novels when my children were very young. They were just the right kind of light, mindless entertainment that I needed at the time. I had to read things that were very put-downable books that would not consume me. My free time to read was very limited.Basically, all of the books in any given Marion Chesney series were the same book. She had a formula, and stuck to it. She changed names, places and circumstances, but the basic plots remained identical. T [...]

  • I was tricked into reading these because the first book, The Banishment, was not the stereotypical romance novel (nor did it have the horrible romance cover it does on ). There was no sex in the first book, and while there was a love story, it took second place to the story of the family and the strange possessed house. I don't really object to sex in the book, but the first one not having any was what separated it from just any other Harlequin romance. This book is the worst one so far, and I h [...]

  • M.C. Beaton’s Deception, the forurth in the series, Daughters of Mannerling is an entertaining Regency Novel. Abigail Beverley, puts aside her dream of marrying Harry Devers, heir to Mannerling in order to regain the family, after he attacks one of her sisters. Soon, she meets charismatic Lord Burfield who has sold out from the army and intends to marry.Unfortunately, Harry is injured and brought to the Beverley’s home. He is nursed by Abigail’s twin sister, Rachel, who underestimates the [...]

  • Review - I loved Abigail and her "gung-ho" attitude to life. I thought Rachel was a bit of wimp and a little naïve but she nevertheless is bound to come into her own in the next book which is her story. I preferred this one to the last one. It was a little different story-wise to the previous one and so I found it more enjoyable, rather than a repeat of the same story. The previous ones almost seemed too "easy" but this one added more complications.Genre? - Historical / RomanceCharacters? - Abi [...]

  • Those scandalous Beverley girlsThe Deception is the story of Abigail Beverley, one of the twins. Her twin sister Rachel is courted by Harry Devers and the girls see it as a means of regaining Mannerling, their former home. Before the wedding, however, Harry mauls Rachel and she runs and hides. She tells her sisters that she cannot marry Harry, but rather than lose their chance at Mannerling, Abigail agrees to be a substitute bride, believing she can handle Harry.Thus the makings of yet another s [...]

  • The trials of the Beverly family continues as two daughters have married and the third in line, twins Abigail and Rachel, become embroiled in an outrageous plot to get back into their old home at Mannerling through marriage to the current owner. The horrible Harry Devers from Book 2 is back, as are the only really likeable characters of the mysterious Beverly governess, Mrs. Trumble and the gardener, Barry. This is not a comfortable romance. As always there are many characters who behave outrage [...]

  • I did not expect some of the twists and turns in the third book of the Daughters of Mannerling series. We find twins Rachel and Abigail Beverley involved in the hijinx of trying to reclaim Mannerling in this one. Finale: three Beverley sisters wed, three more to go. The last three are going to be so educated thanks to their amazing and mysterious governess, Miss Trumble, that they'll be qualified to teach at Oxford!

  • Beaton has a gift for making her characters real. I adored this story, the third in the series. Abigail is so human, so likeable in her obsession for Mannerling and the greed with which she takes on Harry. Yes she's foolish, but she's young and that comes out clearly. Beaton has sympathy for the folly she shows and understands what falling in love is all about. I adore the governess and Barry and can't wait to read more about them both.

  • This is one of the few books/series I would read again. These stories of Marion Chesney started me on my adventureading Regency Romance/Novels/History! There is not a set of books that will teach you more about the basics about life in Regency England. There are six series with six books each. I love them all. It must be a "past life" thing:)

  • A brief return to M C Beaton historicals to try and clear the kindle backlog, but this one was quite predictable and I wasn't very keen on many of the characters - although the governess' background was intriguing.

  • I liked the fact tht i involved ne of the twin sister who went into a whole lot of trouble to help her other half. Really funny and romantic! I cant' wait to read what happens to the twin sister ie the one who needed rescuing, in the follow up.

  • the 3rd in the 6 book series of Regency romances, "Daughters of Mannerling". In this episode, Abigail Beverley devises a daring plan to win back her ancestral home, Mannerling, which her father gambled away.

  • No one possession is worth dying over, or being miserable for the rest of your life over. Fun to have some sinister aspect given to the house. A mix of romance and mystery

  • Thankfully the misunderstandings didn't last too long or I wouldn't have liked this at all. My least favorite of the Daughters of Mannerling books so far. Too bad, because I really liked Abigail. :(

  • It wasn't as good as other books by this author. I wasn't as fond of the characters and too many unanswered questions.

  • Good read Another one of MC Beaton's books. Good read in the series. Interesting concept for the series. Would read the rest.

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