The Duncan sisters may have curbed their morose father’s spending, but only Chastity has to live with him in their London home at the beginning of the twentieth-century because her sisters, Prudence and Constance, from The Bride Hunt and The Bachelor List are each happily married. To generate income, the sisters produce a newspaper and act as matchmakers. Chastity meets a prospective client, Dr. Douglas Farrell, who is only interested in a marriage of convenience so that his new wife can produce clients for his medical practice. She is put off by his mercenary goal, but can’t turn down a paying client. Douglas actually needs a wealthy wife to fund his true passion: helping the poor. Chastity soon realizes that there is more than meets the eye with the handsome doctor, but she has already found a rich, if annoying, woman who meets his qualifications. This is a perfect ending to a delightful trilogy, although readers will miss Feather’s fascinating and entertaining characters. Patty Engelmann
I was finally able to locate at least another one of the Duncan Sisters Trilogy after having thoroughly enjoyed the Bachelor List. And, a credit to Feather’s writing, you get the gist of the middle book enough to sink into the story of Chastity Duncan.
This one is focused a lot on mistaken impressions, so if that sort of plot drives you insane stay away! I like the deviation from my steady diet of Regency routs, however, and so drank in the Edwardian (thanks Evangeline, I was tired when I wrote this) details with gusto. I like the spunky Duncan sisters, and like the men that love them better.