MISS PARKER`S PONIES
by Victoria Hinshaw

August 2003
ISBN: 0-8217-7538-3
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Miss Caroline Parker has enjoyed living with her aunt and uncle in the country. The daily training of her ponies is her main source of joy - that is except for when she is devising elaborate pranks to play on her cousin Ned. Caroline ignores almost all ladylike pursuits in favor of her beloved ponies. However, when she receives a letter from her widowed mother; her carefree, bucolic existence comes to a sudden unwelcome conclusion.


Caroline suddenly must think of something other than her precious charges; her mother, Lady Clarissa, insists she prepare herself for entry into London Society for she must find a wealthy husband by the end of the Londonís Season. The strong-willed beauty is suddenly thrown into the whirl of the Season where she must contend with a seemingly endless round of glittering balls and fashionable soirees. If it werenít for Captain Thomas Ogden, who seems to understand her predicament all too well, the Season would be unbearable for her.


Thomas Ogden survived a war that many of his fellows did not. Now he is faced with the most daunting of campaigns Ė he must navigate Londonís battlefield to find a rich wife and he is dreading it. The only thing that makes the prospect of everything bearable is that Caroline will be there, too. They form a most unorthodox partnership in the business of finding a mate. But Thomas finds fault with every one of Carolineís suitors and wishes the lot of them to the devil. He realizes that no man will do for Caroline but him.


Ms. Hinshaw has done it again. She has gifted her readers with a gem of a read with this one. If you are a fan of Regency romance you will enjoy this book. The dialogue is witty and fast paced but easy to follow. Miss Parkerís Ponies is a delightful ride through Regency.


Enjoy!


Reviewed in November 2003 by Cynthia.

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