Sweet's Folly Author:Fiona HILL T0 Honoria Newcombe the news that she was a burden to her maiden aunts came as a shock. Indeed, they had always been a trifle eccentric in their housekeeping, but they had raised Honoria ever since she was orphaned, and never once had she been denied a thing. Still, she could not argue with the evidence of her own ears and she resolved at once... more » to relieve her aunts of the financial strain she had unwittingly become. Rual Regency England offered but few alternatives for a youg lady of quality determined to leave home. Honoria's only hope is marriage, but marriage to whom? This begins a comedy of errors . Our heroine starts her life at Sweet's Folly with a certain amount of hope. Hope which rapidly changes to skepticism, to bewilderment, to dispair, to astonishment, and at last to supreme happiness.« less
Hononria thought she was a burden to the Aunts who raised her. The only altermative for a young lady of quality determined to leave home was marraige. But, marriage to whom? "Claude Kemp" Never she asserts, he might be a gentleman, but he is arrogant and unkind. If she must marry then let her marry her friends brother, Alexander. He,at least is good hearted. This begins a comedy of error in which hope changes to skepticism, to bewilderment, to despair,to astonisment, and at last to supreme happiness.