Mr. Pickwicks Guide to Marriageable Young Ladies By Jill M. Beene

    Enjoyable clean regency. I would love to read more with these characters, especially Percy and Candace. Mr. Pickwicks Guide to Marriageable Young Ladies I will explain why I didn't 5 star this wonderful, wonderful book...

    I do appreciate stories that employ humor and a great writing skill. While I'm not one to enjoy romances or regencies, I gotta say, the premise of the story was so clever (and not pushed back for the romance, which I appreciated - it served more as a background). The language could've used some work, as I'm not entirely sure that's how regency people spoke back then, but suspension of belief! :) Also, I really loved the writing, the friendships, the characters, and the pacing and plotting of the book. Seriously, it was amazing.

    BUT. Well, okay. Objectively, I can say the romance was well done. And I AM very happy that what I thought was stalking turned out to be explained better. Still, I didn't like the romance so much... I'm not generally fond of instant attraction, but more than that, while I liked the hero as a character, I thought his romantic advances were a bit shady at times. (Certainly I get why he INITIALLY did some things. I'd have overlooked them if his intentions hadn't become so murky...). But still, the hero and heroine had great banter. And I just loved how everyone interacted with one another, not to mention how a flighty and sometimes thoughtless woman was shown that she could be a genuine friend. (Kudos to the great rep of different types of women in some of the asides)

    All in all, golden book that my cranky, unromantic self couldn't completely five star. Still, BIG recommend!

    Content: Talk of sexual scandals, a scene where a man intends to take advantage of a woman, some heavily veiled jokes and mild language...but clean all in all. Oh, and the author does put a PSA at the end to raise awareness for trafficking and the like Mr. Pickwicks Guide to Marriageable Young Ladies So romantic!

    This story had such a sweet romance. I loved Eleanore’s independent character. The Duke was such a dashing figure. The background characters were well fleshed out. It’s an enjoyable read. Mr. Pickwicks Guide to Marriageable Young Ladies Mr. Pickwick's guide has sent the whole London society in an uproar with its scandalous content. It prints reviews on each young marriageable lady stating their character and the fate of the man were he to marry her. People from the high society can't wait to get their hands on Mr. Pickwick including Edward who is worried about his long kept secret. Eleanor hates attracting attention after her family's disgrace, and keeps a low profile, but things get complicated when the pamphlet throws her into Edward's path and she comes under scrutiny.

    I had very high expectations while starting this book and it did NOT disappoint. Once I started, I couldn't put it down and devoured the book in a matter of hours. Now I regret it because I want to read more.
    It's full of humor, wit and fun. The characters are simply marvellous! Eleanor is strong and independent despite her circumstances, and I loved her. Edward is the perfect male protagonist with his compassion and the ability to see people for who they truly are.
    The supporting characters are equally well-written and help to move the story forward.
    I enjoyed the banter between the main characters and laughed so many times.
    The plot has been executed well and it sucked me in completely. The detailed description helped me get an idea about the time it was set in, which is 1824, and how things worked then.
    The ending had a lot of action which left my heart pounding as I wondered what would happen next, and I was very satisfied with the outcome.
    The book has suspense, slow-burn romance, comedy, some drama and my review does not do justice to it.
    I recommend it to all who enjoy historical fiction. You're definitely missing out on something awesome if you don't read it. Mr. Pickwicks Guide to Marriageable Young Ladies A friend asked my thoughts on this book. I really liked it. The story about a young lady forced to live apart from Society where she was raised by the loss of her father and her brother. She could have become a governess or a companion, but most turned their backs on her. No male family member and a small annuity, what was a girl to do? How about write the truth of the people she knew?

    I loved that not only did Eleanor expose the truth of some of the worst traits of the ladies in society, but shined a light on the ones that were looked over.

    Really good book. I liked it, maybe even loved it. Mr. Pickwicks Guide to Marriageable Young Ladies

    Sweet and fun.

    I laughed several times in this. Really fun light read with great characters. I enjoyed the banter. Even though there was insta-love, it didn’t feel forced. Mr. Pickwicks Guide to Marriageable Young Ladies Author Uses a Romance Novel to Campaign Against Porn?

    Um, do you know the typical use of romance novels.... the end of the novel is ruined by a campaign insert implying that pornography leads to child trafficking, etc. As a former trafficking survivor, I am appalled. Romance novels ARE porn for ppl who are romantically inclined. They provide sexy stimulation for people who crave romantic attraction. The novel was cute, each chapter had a gossipy printing that was as fun to read as the story. Too bad my mood was completely blown...what a way to kill a glow.

    And as I believe romance is porn, and as I enjoyed the book very much, I can think of no greater complement to the author than to do EXACTLY as they wish and not support them. They will get one star and I won’t be purchasing their book as I had originally planned (I got to read it free on Unlimited). Maybe next time people will actually talk to trafficking survivors instead of trying to save us from imaginary monsters. Save me from saviors. Mr. Pickwicks Guide to Marriageable Young Ladies 𝑴𝒓. 𝑷𝒊𝒄𝒌𝒘𝒊𝒄𝒌’𝒔 𝑮𝒖𝒊𝒅𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝑴𝒂𝒓𝒓𝒊𝒂𝒈𝒆𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝒀𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒈 𝑳𝒂𝒅𝒊𝒆𝒔
    @jillmbeene

    𝙸𝚏 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚕𝚒𝚔𝚎 𝚜𝚞𝚜𝚙𝚎𝚗𝚜𝚎, 𝚛𝚎𝚐𝚎𝚗𝚌𝚢 𝚛𝚘𝚖𝚊𝚗𝚌𝚎, 𝚕𝚘𝚗𝚍𝚘𝚗 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚊 𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚊𝚕𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝚌𝚘𝚞𝚕𝚍 𝚋𝚎 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚢𝚘𝚞!
    𝙹𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝙼 𝙱𝚎𝚎𝚗𝚎 𝚊𝚕𝚜𝚘 𝚊𝚍𝚍𝚜 𝚒𝚗 𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚛𝚢 𝚊 𝚜𝚊𝚍 𝚒𝚜𝚜𝚞𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚒𝚜 𝚛𝚎𝚕𝚎𝚟𝚊𝚗𝚝 𝚜𝚝𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚝𝚘𝚍𝚊𝚢. 𝚂𝚘𝚖𝚎 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚋𝚎𝚜𝚝 𝚔𝚒𝚗𝚍𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚋𝚘𝚘𝚔𝚜 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚘𝚗𝚎𝚜 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚌𝚊𝚗 𝚕𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚗 𝚏𝚛𝚘𝚖. 𝚁𝚎𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚢 𝚒𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚒𝚗 𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚋𝚘𝚘𝚔𝚜, 𝚜𝚑𝚎 𝚠𝚛𝚒𝚝𝚎𝚜 𝚊𝚌𝚛𝚘𝚜𝚜 𝚍𝚒𝚏𝚏𝚎𝚛𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝚐𝚎𝚗𝚛𝚎𝚜 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚠𝚘𝚞𝚕𝚍 𝚕𝚘𝚟𝚎 𝚝𝚘 𝚜𝚎𝚎 𝚑𝚘𝚠 𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚠𝚛𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚗𝚜𝚏𝚎𝚛𝚜 𝚘𝚟𝚎𝚛.

    𝑩𝒐𝒐𝒌 𝑺𝒚𝒏𝒐𝒑𝒔𝒊𝒔:
    𝑳𝒐𝒏𝒅𝒐𝒏, 1824-- 𝑨𝒔 𝒂 𝒔𝒄𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒂𝒍𝒐𝒖𝒔 𝒈𝒐𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒑 𝒑𝒂𝒎𝒑𝒉𝒍𝒆𝒕 𝒄𝒊𝒓𝒄𝒖𝒍𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒔, 𝒊𝒕 𝒖𝒑𝒔𝒆𝒕𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒓𝒆 𝒔𝒐𝒄𝒊𝒂𝒍 𝒈𝒂𝒎𝒆. 𝑨𝒃𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒎𝒐𝒊𝒍 𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒆𝒔 𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒒𝒖𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏…𝒘𝒉𝒐 𝒊𝒔 𝑴𝒓. 𝑷𝒊𝒄𝒌𝒘𝒊𝒄𝒌?

    𝑨 𝒎𝒂𝒏 𝒘𝒉𝒐 𝒅𝒐𝒆𝒔𝒏’𝒕 𝒄𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒔𝒐𝒄𝒊𝒆𝒕𝒚...
    𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆’𝒔 𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚 𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒕𝒍𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒕𝒉𝒚 𝑫𝒖𝒌𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝑫𝒆𝒗𝒐𝒏𝒔𝒉𝒊𝒓𝒆 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒔 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕, 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒇𝒂𝒎𝒊𝒍𝒚 𝒊𝒔 𝒂𝒏 𝒆𝒙𝒄𝒆𝒑𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏. 𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆'𝒔 𝒏𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑬𝒅𝒘𝒂𝒓𝒅 𝒘𝒐𝒏'𝒕 𝒅𝒐 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒔𝒆 𝒉𝒆 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒔...

    𝑨 𝒍𝒂𝒅𝒚 𝒘𝒉𝒐 𝒊𝒔 𝒈𝒐𝒐𝒅 𝒂𝒕 𝒃𝒆𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒊𝒏𝒗𝒊𝒔𝒊𝒃𝒍𝒆...
    𝑳𝒂𝒅𝒚 𝑬𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒏𝒐𝒓 𝑮𝒊𝒍𝒃𝒆𝒓𝒕 𝒊𝒔 𝒃𝒆𝒏𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒉 𝒔𝒐𝒄𝒊𝒆𝒕𝒚’𝒔 𝒏𝒐𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒆, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕'𝒔 𝒆𝒙𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒍𝒚 𝒉𝒐𝒘 𝒔𝒉𝒆 𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆𝒔 𝒊𝒕. 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒍𝒂𝒔𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒔𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒔 𝒊𝒔 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒂 𝑫𝒖𝒌𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒍𝒐𝒐𝒌 𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒘𝒂𝒚.𝑨𝒇𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝒂𝒍𝒍, 𝒔𝒉𝒆 𝒉𝒂𝒔 𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒚 𝒔𝒆𝒄𝒓𝒆𝒕𝒔, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒂𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒊𝒔 𝒅𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒆𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒔…
    𝑨𝒏 𝒖𝒏𝒔𝒆𝒆𝒏 𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒂𝒄𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒅𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒐𝒚 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒎 𝒃𝒐𝒕𝒉…
    ⚠️ᴛʀɪɢɢᴇʀ ᴡᴀʀɴɪɴɢꜱ⚠️
    (ɴᴏᴛʜɪɴɢ ʀ ʀᴀᴛᴇᴅ) 
    ᴠɪᴏʟᴇɴᴄᴇ
    ᴅᴇᴀᴅ ʙᴏᴅʏ
    ᴋɪᴅɴᴀᴘᴘɪɴɢ 
    ᴛᴀʟᴋ ᴀʙᴏᴜᴛ ᴋɪʟʟɪɴɢ & ʀᴀᴘᴇ
    ꜱᴏᴍᴇ ʟᴀɴɢᴜᴀɢᴇ
    (ɴᴏᴛʜɪɴɢ ꜱᴛʀᴏɴɢ) Mr. Pickwicks Guide to Marriageable Young Ladies I don't know how I powered through to the end on this one - so many things about this story irritated me. Mr. Pickwicks Guide to Marriageable Young Ladies It was ok, just kind of cliche.

    First of all, Henry is supposed to be Edward and Eleanor's son (or at least be raised like a son) but we see him all of twice. After his birthday, Henry is literally never mentioned AT ALL. It felt like Henry was only in the story at all just to further the romance, and I was really really excited to see more of Henry and Eleanor interacting. Just having Henry be completely MIA the rest of the story took a whole star off of this book because children are precious, even fictional ones.

    Speaking of children being precious, WHAT was that random insert at the end of the book?? Yes, child trafficking is horrible but you do not go about ending that by telling people stop watching porn, that leads to child trafficking but even if it didn't scientific studies show there are bad effects of watching porn anyway. I tried so hard to see how the author tried to relate it to the actual story, and the only thing I can see is

    Anyway, this is my opinion, y'all. Overall I did enjoy the romance and but these were some of the big problems that I had with this book. Mr. Pickwicks Guide to Marriageable Young Ladies

    Mr.

    London, 1824

    When a scandalous pamphlet begins circulating, it upsets the entire social game. Above the turmoil rises one question...Who is Mr. Pickwick?

    A man who doesn't care for society...
    There's very little that the wealthy Duke of Devonshire worries about, but his family is an exception. There's nothing Edward won't do for those he loves...

    A lady who is good at being invisible...
    Lady Eleanor Gilbert is beneath society's notice, and that's exactly how she likes it. The last thing she wants is for a Duke to look her way. After all, she has many secrets, and attention is dangerous...

    An unseen menace that could destroy them both...
    Will Edward and Eleanor be able to overcome the secrets they keep and the danger that faces them? Mr. Pickwicks Guide to Marriageable Young Ladies

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