Wednesday, January 2, 2013

eARC: The Wicked Wedding of Miss Ellie Vyne by Jayne Fresina

Alright for the past few days I have been reading The Wicked Wedding of Miss Ellie Vyne by Jayne Fresina. I have to say that it was pretty entertaining and silly. Trust me that's what was going through my mind as I read this story.

Ellie Vyne is always up to mischief and everyone expects that from her especially James Hartley. It doesn't help that she has been masquerading as the Count de Bonneville (granted it's a guy the Duke of Ardleigh and her made up). However, it's not a proper thing for a young lady to do (dressing like a man).

All was going swell up until she got a diamond necklace from Lady Ophelia Southfield. Ellie was about to hang her breeches up and practice being a lady, but James comes storming in looking for the diamonds she acquire as Count de Bonneville. Of course James assumes she is having a torrent affair with the count, after all she does have a notorious reputation. Denial is a girls best friend and informs James she doesn't have them. Of course know the truth.

She sends one of the diamonds back the next day and goes running to Aunt Lizzie home in Sydney Dovedale. However, James isn't going to take this lying down, but chases after the girl. Then we are introduce to cast full of characters, where the fun begins.

Ok, when I started this book I just chuckled, some of the things that went on in the book were just silly. As I progress through the story it just build on one hairbrained scheme after another. Then you add the characters (and they were a bunch of characters).

Here's are some highlighted characters:

James Hartley and Mariella Vyne (Ellie): they both can't stand each other.
Lady Ophelia Southfield: a widow pining after James (what's new, after all he is a rake)
Lady Mercy Danforthe: 12 year old in love with James. She's also spoil and obnoxious.
Aunt Eliza Cawley (Lizzie): aunt to Ellie.
Mr. Grieves: James valet and friend
And many more.

Overall, the story is light and entertaining. If you are looking for something light and diverting, I would suggest checking out The Wicked Wedding of Miss Ellie Vyne. The story kept me chuckling throughout the book.

Now I leave you today and I hope you guys have a wonderful evening.

Copy provided by NetGalley


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  1. Nice review :). "The Wicked Wedding of Miss Ellie Vyne" is on my to-read list, so it's good to hear that you found it lighthearted and funny. I just hope it's not too silly for my liking...

    1. Thanks! Glad you like the review. I hope you like the book. There is a book before this one. However, you will be fine reading this one with out reading the first book.

    2. Alright, thanks for the tip. I'll have to check into the first book :).