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After her mother's death, an impoverished young woman with no prospects for the future receives an irresistible offer from her father, whom she has never met. He offers to pay her to impersonate her long-lost twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared in Scotland. But she never counted on falling for her sister's rakish fiancee, the handsome Earl of Linley. And what wouAfter her mother's death, an impoverished young woman with no prospects for the future receives an irresistible offer from her father, whom she has never met. He offers to pay her to impersonate her long-lost twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared in Scotland. But she never counted on falling for her sister's rakish fiancee, the handsome Earl of Linley. And what would happen if he found out that the spirited, passionate object of his love was no more than a stand-in bride?...

Title : The Madcap Masquerade
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ISBN : 9780451195128
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 96 Pages
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The Madcap Masquerade Reviews

  • Mary - Buried Under Romance
    2018-10-19 05:15

    Wonderful characters and really fun story. :)

  • FlibBityFLooB
    2018-10-13 02:19

    Very enjoyable. I look forward to reading more books by Nadine Miller in the future. I love it when authors use more obscure words like namby-pamby, looby, termagant, hoyton, etc. Good stuff :) :) :)

  • Carol Storm
    2018-10-23 03:34

    A lost Regency treasure -- funny, sexy, and fresh take on twins and mistaken identity!

  • AR
    2018-10-17 06:24

    (view spoiler)[The Heroine, Maeve Barrington is a person who is strong-willed, independent, and has a talent for art and music (She’s a cartoonist under a male alias). She loves her mother but hates men including her unknown father because of the nature of her mother’s job which is a courtesan. She plans to spend the rest of her life as a spinster but everything changed when her mother died. She discovered that she has a rich a-hole of a father and twin sister who is a complete opposite of her that is very much alive.Our Hero, Theodore Hampton the eight Earl of Lynley had a bargain with Maeve’s father, Mr. Barrington. Theo will have to marry Maeve’s twin sister Margaret (A.K.A: Meg) and produce an heir, in exchange of a dowry but Meg was afraid of Theo after their initial meeting and fled to her aunt to Scotland. Mr. Barrington then seeks Maeve and asks her to impersonate her twin sister in exchange of money. She accepts for three reasons, first is the money to pay her mothers’ debts, second is to meet her sister and lastly is to save her sister from an unhappy marriage. Eventually our hero and heroine meets and falls in love with each other; their courting was so funny and sweet but sadly Maeve keeps pushing Theo away because of her guilty conscience while Theo keeps burying his suspicions and trusts her instead; even to the point of revealing to her he’s a bastard. Richard, a close friend of Meg eventually finds out Maeve’s deception and helps her contact her sister but before both twins finally meet and trade places, Maeve left a letter confessing her deception then fled back to London. This hurts Theo and comes to the conclusion that she was just playing with him. Theo’s biological mother comes to the rescue and convinces him that Maeve’s love for him is genuine because of the letter. Theo asks Mr. Barrington’s help and they lure Maeve with the payment for impersonating Meg. Mr. Barrington interrogates Maeve on the letter while Theo hides outside the room listening, eventually she confesses she loves Theo and he deserves someone better. Theo shows himself; forgives and convinces her that he loves her and that no one else is better than her. Richard and Meg eloped while Maeve and Theo are engaged. Both Couples get their HEA in the end.(hide spoiler)]This is the first book I’ve read that was made by the author Nadine Miller and I must say I love it, even though the story is your typical twin identity plot! I noticed that the author place them both in the same ground, with Theo being a bastard while Maeve is a daughter of a courtesan and being the infamous cartoonist before they accepted their love for each other.There are some characters that I liked and disliked at first but as the story progresses the book showed me that there are two sides of each character and that two or three shortcomings isn’t really what defines them as a whole. Example is Theodore Hampton, he was first introduced as a rake, fortune hunter and heartless and I wasn’t fond of him at all but I soon found out that he’s also kind, passionate on something he loves, thoughtful and a forgiving person. Another example is Richard Forsythe, he was gentle, kind and thoughtful but sadly he’s very judgmental too which lowered my fondness of him. As for the Maeve Barrington, I like her from the minute she was introduced to me until the last; even though her deception was reproachful I admired her more for being guilty and confessing it to Theo in the end. The book’s has a good message which is “You should love a person despite his or her flaws”. The only reason why I’m giving it 4 stars is because I felt the ending was abrupt and I needed an epilogue badly.

  • Linda
    2018-10-06 08:27

    The Madcap Masquerade was a take on the 'mistaken identity' obstacle. Maeve Barrington, alias 'Marcus Browne', aka Meg Barrington, got involved with her father's scheme to pretend she is her twin until her sister can be located and returned to England. Maeve needs the money she had been promised so she can pay off her deceased mother's debts. Oh, and lets not forget, it will help to make her future more comfortable.Theodore Hampton, the Earl of Lynley, had his own agenda for marrying Meg Barrington. He was land-rich but money-poor; he'd also like to combine the neighboring Barrington land with his own. His father had died leaving him to solve his family's financial problems and both Squire Barrington and the Lynley name needed an heir. The marriage was to solve his problems: then he could pursue his existing lifestyle.The problem was the 'new' Meg was nothing like the 'old' Meg he first met and yet they looked the same. As far as Theo was concerned, the new Meg was just what he wanted in a wife if only he can convince her. And Maeve/Meg started to develop some feelings for Theo after he shows how serious he is towards wanting a faithful relationship. Initially I didn't find either Maeve or Theo very likable but then they 'grow' on you. Maeve had her crude, loud father reminding her of her responsibilities and Theo was hounded by both his mother and his mistress. The author had to overcome these hurdles along with Maeve's continuing deception once Theo admitted his love for her. After some confusion, they both earned their HEA.

  • Jennifer Lavallee-Chesley
    2018-09-30 02:23

    Love this romanceHere you have twins separated at birth never knowing the other other exists. Until one sister runs for the hills, then her twin is to be her stand in until her return...what could go wrong? Normally one would say nothing...that's not true here and probably not true at all.Maeve and Meg are two completely different girls. Where Meg is shy and timid, Maeve is outspoken and brave. Here's the key to telling the difference, it's their eyes.The Earl of Linley is in a very tight bind...he needs money badly since dear old daddy left him with nothing. As desperate as he is, the Squire makes a marriage contract with the Earl. The Squire is desperate too, you see there's a land issue clause that has to be honored with every generation otherwise the land goes back to the crown.Everything goes according to plan right??? Everyone gets what they want right????You have to read this to find out what happens!!!

  • Bev Ross
    2018-10-09 09:29

    Very amusingI gave this book a five for it's humorous storyline. It kept me entertained all the way to the end! Never a dull moment with maeve! What a character! I would highly recommend this book to read. Very well written.

  • CD {Boulder Blvd}
    2018-10-22 07:15

    A re-issue of a regency from 1998. Surprised myself and enjoyed the read. I'm not a big regency fan; but now and then it works for the mood I'm in.

  • Tracy Whittaker
    2018-10-09 02:12

    Good book!!!!Lovable characters and the story was different and very memorable thanks nadine you are a skillful story teller all the best

  • Sylvia
    2018-10-12 04:37

    Regency

  • Michele Lacroix
    2018-09-26 08:19

    an enjoyable Regency. I enjoyed the characters and plot

  • Frances
    2018-10-20 02:27

    I really liked it. Obviously I gave it only two stars two years ago and now I'm giving it four