The whole book is just a comedy of errors. It's an absolute riot! Rosellen has more pluck than any heroine I can remember. Lord Stanford is dashing, but imperfect (who wants a PERFECT hero?). The Heatherstone twins, two of the so-called gentlemen, (who are actually a couple of red-headed cheerful pranksters) are absolutely hilarious--as is "Buck." (I don't want to spoil anything for you).
I am a huge fan of Barbara Metzger. Her books are a delight on every page, and "Miss Lockharte's Letters" is no exception. I was lucky enough to find a copy of this book: Hopefully, you'll be lucky, too.
Rosellen Lockharte thinks she's dying of a fever. In a moment of delirium, she writes letters to the people who have left impressions on her short life. Of course... she doesn't die, and the embarrassing letters have already done their damage. Now, she thinks someone's out to murder her!
Much to her dismay, Lord Stanford (he was the recipient of one of her more hateful letters) comes to her rescue! ...as well as the bumbling twins come to her rescue so she won't haunt them as she threatened.
Get this book! I smiled the whole way through, and then I laughed out loud! Let Barbara Metzger treat you to her delightful humor!
Delirious with fever, Rosellen Lockharte summons all her strength to pen several letters from her deathbed. Soon all who set her on this path will learn that in her final hour she forgave them. However, the burden is on her for she not only cheats death but the man who ruined her life comes to save her.
Metzger's books always combine charm and humor and this title is no exception.
A more unusual premise than most. Cute.
Miss Lockharte is one of those Regency heroines that a reader can wrap her mind around. Life has been hard for this young lady (a poorly-paid penmanship teacher at an exclusive girl's school) and now she is suffering from a bad case of influenza. When she overhears there being 'no hope' and knows it must be her they are speaking of, Rosellen decides there are a few people she needs to share her last thoughts with ... Rosellen decides to tell these near (and not very dear) people what she really thinks about them.
Unfortunately for Rosellen, she does not expire after venting her feelings. Fortunately for the reader, all sorts of mayhem occur in response to Rosellen's missives. These unkind people almost rush to get Rosellen buried. The first one to arrive (a Viscount), decides that Rosellen is mentally unstable, perhaps from her illness, or perhaps from all of her disappointments.
It takes a while for the Viscount to understand that Rosellen is not deranged, but in danger. There is a host of secondary characters, most of whom are just as mean-spirited as our heroine believes. The twins deserve special mention for their unique views on life. When they are trying to decide which of them should marry Rosellen and which should join the military (to fight Napolean), they decide that the loser of their wager should marry.
I smiled all the way through the book; a delight.