The very first book in M C Beaton's Travelling Matchmaker series of Regency Romances.
The first book in M.C. Beaton's charming Travelling Matchmaker series.
A dead employer's legacy of five thousand pounds allows spinster Hannah Pym to resign from housekeeping and find adventure travelling the English countryside by stagecoach. But adventure soon finds Miss Pym in the form of Miss Emily Freemantle, a spoilt violet-eyed beauty fleeing an arranged marriage to a rake she has never met.
When the girl's darkly handsome betrothed boards their stage, Miss Pym is certain Emily was rash to bolt from this aristocratic catch! And so as soon as the travellers repair to an inn, Miss Pym begins her matchmaking... and although Lord Ranger Harley complains he'll not marry an ungrateful minx, Miss Pym suspects once she's marshalled the couple into sharing intimate household chores, all romantic knots will be untangled!
'Romance fans are in for a treat' - Booklist
'[M. C. Beaton] is the best of the Regency writers' - Kirkus Reviews
Nicely atmospheric, most notable for its gentle humour and adventurous spirit. - Publishers Weekly
Romance fans are in for a treat. - Booklist
[M. C. Beaton] is the best of the Regency writers. - Kirkus Reviews
M.C. Beaton (1936-2019) was the author of both the Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth series, as well as numerous Regency romances. Her books have been translated into seventeen languages and have sold more than twenty-one million copies worldwide. She is consistently the most borrowed UK adult author in British libraries, and her Agatha Raisin books have been turned into a TV series on Sky.