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by Meredith Bond

When tragedy strikes, Rose Grace, an archaeologist's daughter who is used to traveling the world, is forced to settle down and find a wealthy husband to save her family from financial ruin, which leads her into the arms of legendary womanizer St. John Fotheringay-Phipps. Original.
Download Dame Fortune (Zebra Regency Romance) epub
ISBN: 0821778226
ISBN13: 978-0821778227
Category: Literature
Subcategory: United States
Author: Meredith Bond
Language: English
Publisher: Zebra (September 1, 2005)
ePUB size: 1329 kb
FB2 size: 1653 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 645
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I was chasing down some information on FB and ran across the Kensington Publishers page which had Dame Fortune listed as one of their Regencies. I bought this book in paperback years ago. Somehow I loved it and lost it. I remembered buying every book of hers that I could find at that time. Sadly for me, there weren't that many. Because it was listed as an e-book I hurried over to the Kindle site and grabbed it.

The first reviewers scathing review surprised me and I hope that it doesn't keep other people from giving Meredith Bond's books a try.
Not your usual plot, which makes this book interesting. Clever dialogue with strong characterization. Makes me want to read other of her books. Enjoyed this one immensely.
Heroine: Rose Grace, eldest daughter of famed archeologist Lord Pemberton-Howe (I think that's his name)

Hero: St. John Fotheringay-Phipps (I think that's his name), aka Fungy (to the ton) and Sinjun

Verdict: Very disappointing. I barely made it through this book, and that was mainly because it was my last book before traveling and I was hoping it would get better. Fungy (horrifyingly bad name)/Sinjun (better because it's period-accurate, but still not the greatest) seemed weak-willed, which is the kiss of death for a romance novel hero. He needed his first love Georgiana to point out that he was in love before he recognized that he loved Rose, and his ready acceptance of Georgiana's observation made him seem as though he didn't have a mind of his own. The only thing he had going in his favor was his "startlingly handsome" looks and his long-buried love of antiquities and learning. Overall bad, pretty bad.

In a sentence or two: Rose discovers her dad's estate is in ruins and she must marry well to save the family. Fungy, after being rejected by his first love, is determined to be a non pareil amongst the ton, and he is thus a perfect guide to the ton's foibles for our naive heroine. She gets mixed up with a villainous gambler/staid stick in the mud (don't ask me how he is both really was a bad book), and Fungy saves the day.
The Booklist synopsis above gives a very accurate description of the plot. This is the last of Bond's series and it's hard to say goodbye. This sweet romance was extremely satisfying!