- Title: The Season
- Author: Charlotte Bingham
- ISBN: 9780553812756
- Page: 260
- Format: Paperback
Portia and Emily meet to launch their daughters on an unsuspecting Society for the London Season of 1913 Both are determined that their offspring, Phyllis and Edith, will catch the eye of their friend May s son, a future Duke If that were all, the Season would be a relatively simple affair, but since Portia is recently widowed and Emily is away from her husband, life isPortia and Emily meet to launch their daughters on an unsuspecting Society for the London Season of 1913 Both are determined that their offspring, Phyllis and Edith, will catch the eye of their friend May s son, a future Duke If that were all, the Season would be a relatively simple affair, but since Portia is recently widowed and Emily is away from her husband, life is bound to get interesting.Meanwhile, their arch enemy Daisy Lanford, fallen on hard times due to extravagance and too many lovers, is busy launching American heiresses However, her protegee, Sarah Hartley Lambert, whilst an engaging girl, is not the wild success Daisy hopes for This is largely due to the machinations of Phyllis, who, having formed an unholy alliance with Edith, is intent on spoiling the American girl s chances.As always, the Season is fraught with dangers for both the young and the middle aged, while the old observe, knowing it has all gone on before It will be a minor miracle if all three girls find husbands before the end of the Season, and their mothers, not to mention Daisy Lanford, renewed happiness.
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In this sequel to Debutantes, the women who made their entry to society together are now sheparding the next generation, although with the exception of May (born on the wrong side of the blanket and thus of low blood, which perhaps explains why she is the nicest character, the mothers are not sensible enough to behave with propriety and their English daughters are unkind to the American heiress making her debut.The characters did not have much personality but I couldn't help resenting that Sarah [...]
An engaging novel set just after the turn of the century in 1913 when the London "Season" was still swinging. Enter Portia and Emily mothers who are just about to launch their daughters Phyllis and Edith to the world.But then they are up against competition, although considered too tall to be beautiful Sarah Hartley Lambert an American heiress is the protege of Portia and Emily's enemy, Daisy Lanford and as rivals she is determined as a professional at launching girls into the season to beat bot [...]
Charlotte Bingham is one of my favourite romance type author, but this book was a bit of a disappointment to me. I just seemed to drag on for too long, and I found it very hard to finish reading it. I only did so by forcing myself to sit down and read it for the day! Although this is the case, there were good things about the book. The storyline was interesting - based around once-upon a time mothers living vicariously through their children, and the character building within the story was also [...]
Wow. I found myself questioning my taste in books as this one dragggggged on and on and on. A group of older ladies living vicariously through the younger girls through the English Season. I can read the driest of dry stories, but this one left me bored.
If you love Jane Austen or Georgette Heyer you'll love this book! It took a look at the London Season from a variety of different viewpoints and I loved how many wonderful different romances there were!Ranked #8 in my top 10 romance list
Some interesting details of Edwardian life in London during debutante season. Otherwise, a swift, relatively painless, and completely undemanding read. Wonder why it hasn't been made into a movie yetrhaps because there's not much suspense. More soap opera-y.
This book was good. But not as heart wrenching as The Debutants.
I adored every single superbly written paragraph of this delightful story.
This was ok, bit old fashioned for me, but persevered and finished reading it :)
Did bot bother finishing. Great storyline but plot failed it
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