[ Epub ] ➚ Heirs and Graces Author Rhys Bowen – Thomashillier.co.uk

Heirs and Graces As 35th In Line For The Throne, Lady Georgiana Rannoch May Not Be The Most Sophisticated Young Woman, But She Knows Her Table Manners It S Forks On The Left, Knives On The Right Not In His Majesty S Back Here I Am Thinking The Education I Received At My Posh Swiss Finishing School Would Never Come In Handy And While It Hasn T Landed Me A Job, Or A Husband, It Has Convinced Her Majesty The Queen And The Dowager Duchess To Enlist My Help I Have Been Entrusted With Grooming Jack Altringham The Duke S Newly Discovered Heir Fresh From The Outback Of Australia For High Society The Upside Is I Am To Live In Luxury At One Of England S Most Gorgeous Stately Homes But Upon Arrival At Kingsdowne Place, My Dearest Darcy Has Been Sent To Fetch Jack, Leaving Me Stuck In A Manor Full Of Miscreants None Of Whom Are Too Pleased With The Discovery Of My New Ward And No Sooner Has The Lad Been Retrieved Than The Duke Announces He Wants To Choose His Own Heir With The House In A Hubbub Over The News, Jack S Hunting Knife Somehow Finds Its Way Into The Duke S Back Eyes Fall, Backs Turn, And Fingers Point To The Young Heir As If The Rascal Wasn T Enough Of A Handful, Now He S Suspected Of Murder Jack May Be Wild, But I D Bet The Crown Jewels It Wasn T He Who Killed The Duke.


10 thoughts on “Heirs and Graces

  1. says:

    Cosy mysteries are not really my favourite things and I never start a series in the middle, but both these things apply to my reading this book Why For a Challenge of course simply that I needed to read a book with a horse on the cover I am very glad I did.I read Heirs and Graces in one evening It was such fun I did not want to put it down I can see already that Georgie and Darcy are the sort of characters who become the reader s friends and as soon as one book is finished there is an instant need to move onto the next one I really en...


  2. says:

    I had one grandmother who was a princess and one who was a London policeman s wife I never met either, unfortunately But I ve always felt suspended between two worlds and never wholly belonging in either of them This is one of my favorite go to cozy mystery series as it has humor, a likable main protagonist and the important aspect of a cozy mystery a murder with delicious mix of characters who are suspects.In this book Lady Georgiana Rannoch who is also related to Her Majesty the Queen lands herself a job with the Dowager Duchess The Dowager Duchess is the epitome of snobbery among the English gentry I know that silly policeman is holding up his hand to stop traffic, she boomed into her speaking tube from the backseat, but that can t possibly apply to us He must see that we re the kind of people who should not be kept waiting Drive straight past, Wilkins And then there is the future heir of the Dowager Duchess who needs to be trained by Georgina and who finds the Royalty ways absurd None of it makes sense, does it he asked I suppose you take it for granted, but to me it all seems bloody silly This dressing up for dinner and using one fork for this and another for that What s it all for Tradition, I suppose We behave in a way that sets us apart from ordinary people, to remind us that we re special And you r...


  3. says:

    I had mixed feelings as I read this addition to the irresistibly cute Her Royal Spyness mystery series The story was interesting and the resolution had a twist that was at once disturbing and yet ballsy of Bowen at the same time Not many authors are willing to go there, especially with a cozy view spoiler Not that children never cause someone s death, but most peopl...


  4. says:

    I retraced my steps back to the grand staircase I was standing in that central foyer, wondering where the Long Gallery might be when a most imposing figure in a black frock coat appeared I d been in enough great houses, including our own, to know that butlers often look grander than their masters,London, 1934 Lady Georgiana Rannoch, a great granddaughter of Queen Victoria, is summonsed to Buckingham Palace by her Majesty Queen Mary and her grace, Edwina, dowager Duchess of Eynsford The current Duke, Cedric, middle aged with a penchant for young men, refuses to marry and produce an heir, which will allow the title to languish and the lands returned to the crown.But a successor is found The dowager s younger son, John, killed in the Great War, went to try his luck in Australia, met and married a schoolteacher in south west Queensland, who bore him a son named Jack Jack has been tracked down and brought back to England by Darcy, the man Georgiana hopes to marry, and Georgiana is to guide the Australian in the ways of the aristocracy.She arrives at the stately home in the Kent countryside ahead of Jack and Darcy, and meets the family the do...


  5. says:

    I was very disappointed with this book for many reasons First, the main story didn t start until about halfway through the book I was beginning to wonder if it is ever going to have a mystery Second, there were a lot of repetition Georgianna explained the whole story to Darcy, his grandfather, the inspector and herself over and over without adding any details or getting to any new conclusions Seriously, what was the point of going and visiting her grandfather again And why didn t they investigate the secret chamber any Third, unlike the other books in this series where the reader didn t know the killer till the end, this time it was very obvious from the beginning who had done it and it was just a matter of time when Georgianna would find it out Overall, I think the story would b...


  6. says:

    I know I m out of the pack with three stars Yes, I have read the whole series up to this point, and I love these characters, but I honestly could not get into this one I had to restart several times and when the story finally started it was already half way through Georgiana is one of my favorite, cozy characters and always cracks me up, however, in this addition she just seemed rushed and not very comical Oh well, still reading the next soon Georgiana is summoned by the queen, who then sends her onto Kent She is to attend a Royal function and help an Australian Heir get assimilated to the Royal ways and su...


  7. says:

    I have read all of this series and enjoyed all the books Now I will need to wail until August 4, 2015 for the next book to read about Georgie and friends My book was a large print copy from my library This book is one of the best of the series. The Queen asked Lady Georgiana to aid the Dowager Duchness of Eynsford with her Australian Grandson, the heir to the dukedom Jack has lived his life in the outback on a sheep farm Brought to England he doesn t understand the pomp and ceremony at the...


  8. says:

    Actual rating 3.50


  9. says:

    Another humorous addition to the series Queenie is getting a bit stale though She obviously knows that Georgie will never fire her so she has absolutely zero motivation to improve her skills and, in fact, seems to be intentionally slacking off because she knows she can get away with it.


  10. says:

    Heirs and Graces4 StarsQueen Mary requests that Lady Georgiana Rannoch come to the aid of her old friend, the Dowager Duchess of Eynsford It would seem that the long lost heir to the Dukedom has been found in the Australian outback, and is in dire need of some etiquette training Unfortunately, the young heir, Jack Altringham, is soon accused of murder when his uncle, the current Duke, is found dead with Jack s knife in his back Can Georgie prevent another scandal for Her Majesty s friend These books are such light hearted fun with some very subtle yet insightful satire thrown in Georgie is as delightful as ever as she attempts to help young Jack navigate the rough seas of the English Aristocracy and their oftentimes illogical social dictates Jack s incredulous reactions to it all lead to several laugh out loud moments The mystery itself is one of the convoluted in the series with several red herrings t...


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