Book Reviews of Beauty and the Beast (Harlequin Historical, No 342)

Beauty and the Beast (Harlequin Historical, No 342)
Beauty and the Beast - Harlequin Historical, No 342
Author: Taylor Ryan
ISBN-13: 9780373289424
ISBN-10: 0373289421
Publication Date: 11/1/1996
Pages: 296
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 43

3.6 stars, based on 43 ratings
Publisher: Harlequin
Book Type: Paperback
Reviews: Amazon | Write a Review

8 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

reviewed Beauty and the Beast (Harlequin Historical, No 342) on + 419 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I enjoyed this book alot. It was a sweet story. Nineteen-year-old Miss Margaret Catherine Penwell, a.k.a. as Marke, is last of nine children born to the late Captain Horace P. Penwell and Mrs. Mary Ashley Penwell. Mrs. Penwell is affectionately referred to as Mrs. "P" and she lives in the family's Irish estate of St. Catherine's Court while the remainder of the family resides in London. Mrs. "P's" health has been in steady decline and since Marke's lack of interest in debuting the London season, she volunteered to return to Ireland to care for their mother. Once settled, Marke makes the acquaintance of Mrs. Elisa Sittlemeyer, a.k.a. Sitter and Lord Claymore William Perfect, the Marquis of Boothe-Ashmore of nearby Innisfree. Marke and Sitter become instant friends, but Lord Perfect is another matter all together. The plucky Marke is the only one that seems to be able to withstand the depressed and sour Claymore's disposition. With her tenacious and cheery determination, can she bring to the once debonair Claymore back to his former self? And could they make a happy world of their own?

A delightfully quick and easy-to-read interpretation of the beloved and timeless tale. Ms. Taylor writes with feeling and her detailed character descriptions and explanations are what reading enjoyment is all about.
reviewed Beauty and the Beast (Harlequin Historical, No 342) on + 587 more book reviews
very good
reviewed Beauty and the Beast (Harlequin Historical, No 342) on + 26 more book reviews
Life was a banquet, a treasure to be enjoyed with gusto, and the impossible Lord Perfect seemed bent on starving himself. Though he had suffered greatly, Margaret Penwell knew there was still much to be savored, and she was determined to restore his appetite for living.
reviewed Beauty and the Beast (Harlequin Historical, No 342) on + 475 more book reviews
Life Was A Banquet

A treasure to be enjoyed with gusto and the impossible Lord Perfect seemed bent on starving himself. Though he had suffered greatly, Margaret Penwell knew there was still much to be savored and she was determined to restore his appetite for living!

Claymore Perfect was mired in brooding isolation, until a bundle of sass and optimisim, otherwise known as Marke Penwell, arrived to disrupt his quiet seclusion. Crowned with a riot of rusty-hued curls and fresh as an autumn breeze, the disarming nuisance had somehow given hime new reason to live.
reviewed Beauty and the Beast (Harlequin Historical, No 342) on + 274 more book reviews
good book
reviewed Beauty and the Beast (Harlequin Historical, No 342) on + 392 more book reviews
Good book.
reviewed Beauty and the Beast (Harlequin Historical, No 342) on + 380 more book reviews
A treasure to be enjoyed with gusto, and the impossible Lord Perfect seemed bent on starving himself. Though he had suffered greatly, Margaret Penwell know there was still much to be savored, and she was determined to restore his appetite for living.
reviewed Beauty and the Beast (Harlequin Historical, No 342) on + 329 more book reviews
Nineteen-year-old Miss Margaret Catherine Penwell, a.k.a. Marke, is last of nine children born to the late Captain Horace P. Penwell and Mrs. Mary Ashley Penwell. Mrs. Penwell is affectionately referred to as Mrs. "P" and she lives in the family's Irish estate of St. Catherine's Court while the remainder of the family resides in London. Mrs. "P's" health has been in steady decline and since Marke's lack of interest in debuting the London season, she volunteered to return to Ireland to care for their mother. Once settled, Marke makes the acquaintance of Mrs. Elisa Sittlemeyer, a.k.a. Sitter and Lord Claymore William Perfect, the Marquis of Boothe-Ashmore of nearby Innisfree. Marke and Sitter become instant friends, but Lord Perfect is another matter all together. The plucky Marke is the only one that seems to be able to withstand the depressed and sour Claymore's disposition. With her tenacious and cheery determination, can she bring to the once debonair Claymore back to his former self? And could they make a happy world of their own?