The Rules of Gentility

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…. the alternating journal entries and the present tense narration give it a kind of hip, updated feel that miraculously, does not conflict with the historical setting. Instead, it lends the book immediacy and gives it verve. Janine, Dear Author (recommended read for August 2007)

Deftly written in the first person, Mullany’s book – with her fashionable and virtous characters and a bit of emotional intensity and sensuality – takes the reader on a funny romp in this delightful Regency farce. Romantic Times Book Reviews 4 stars

 The saga of an Austen-era bachelorette puts the lie to Regency delicacy in this fun romantic spoof … Mullany’s saucy narrator and bubbly tone … should entice romance readers who’d otherwise sidestep the flurry of petticoats. Publishers Weekly

 Laugh-out-loud funny in spots, this wonderful romance kept me giggling and sighing, all at once! … The style of writing is clean and clear, and every scene is so well written that it jumps off the pages. Kay James, Romance Reader at Heart (top pick)

 For a rollicking good time in Regency London, step into the pages of The Rules of Gentility by Janet Mullany. You are not likely to meet a more likable character than outspoken Miss Philomena Wellesley-Clegg. Lettitia, Historical Romance Writers

 This book is a great romp – a pleasure to read – articulate, thoughtful, fun and charming. Amy Lignor, Once Upon A Romance

 A most enjoyable and laugh-out-loud fun romp featuring memorable characters that don’t follow typical conventions, with it packing a pretty solid emotional punch towards the end. Mrs. Giggles

 The Rules of Gentility is absolutely delightful. Billed as a Regency Historical, this book is sure to reach a much-wider reading audience with its chick-lit tone and contemporary style. It’s funny, it’s sassy, and it’s intelligently written. Brooke Wills, Romance Junkies

Daring, unique, witty, and well written. Cybil Solyn, Rakehell

…an eye-opening Regency that sticks close enough to the period standards to be enjoyable. It is witty and laugh-out-loud funny, and definitely a great pick for Regency and Georgette Heyer fans! Historical Fiction

I will state clearly here that though the text consists of a lot of bonnets and virgins fiddling around in men’s pockets, I think Austen would like it—even if she had to read it under the covers with Cassandra. Fans of Jane

It is great fun when authors play with a genre so skillfully, maintaining the spirit of the original era in which the genre was written, but adding a modern twist to it. … Until reading The Rules of Gentility, I’d held Jude Morgan up as the only author who had successfully ‘updated’ the regency genre. Now I’d add Janet Mullany to that pedestal. Patricia O’Sullivan

Philomena goes where Lizzy Bennett never would have gone, but her doing so offers the reader some sexy fun … I will state clearly here that though the text consists of a lot of bonnets and virgins fiddling around in men’s pockets, I think Austen would like it—even if she had to read it under the covers with Cassandra. Fans of Jane

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