by M. C. Beaton
Part of the The Six Sisters Series series
Raven-haired Minerva, eldest daughter of an impecunious vicar, When the Reverend Charles Armitage, an impecunious country vicar in Regency England, announces that raven-haired Minerva, the eldest of his six daughters, is to have her coming-out in London, the news is not well received by the rest of the family.
Mrs. Armitage has one of her Spasms and has to be brought round by burning a quantity of feathers under her nose.
Annabelle, the nearest in age to Minerva, is clearly jealous, the boys are all surly, and the other girls just start off crying.
Minerva is despatched to Town under the wing of the disreputable old Lady Godolphin. Her task - to find a rich husband and thereby restore the ailing family fortunes.
But the other five daughters will all get their chance, because Minerva is but the first volume in The Six Sisters series by Marion Chesney.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 240 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 20/12/2002
- Category: Historical romance
- ISBN: 9781849014854
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Review by pamjw
Minerva is the eldest daughter of an impoverished vicar. In order to bring some money into the family she needs to make a "good" marriage, and so is packed off to London to the season.Set in the early 1800s this book felt for quite a while a silly story. It did get better - but only just