THE TYNEDALE DAUGHTERS by Norma Lee Clark

THE TYNEDALE DAUGHTERS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

First time in hardcover for a paperback Regency-romancer--who does this one almost entirely by-the-numbers. The three Tynedale daughters are beautiful Norrie, pretty Milly, and ""arresting"" Kitty (the ""comedy daughter,"" as warm, wise, ever-cheerful Mrs. Tynedale calls her). Norrie and Milly are both engaged, but they haven't yet met each other's fiances; when they do, they'll instantly fall in love with the wrong fiancÉ--which will lead to the predictable round of blushes, tears, noble-sacrifices, confessions, and happy surprises. Meanwhile, Kitty goes through a romantic tizzy that's even more of a hand-me-down: handsome cousin Beaumont comes to visit, but--because he's the entailed heir to the Tynedale estate and because of an old family feud--Kitty instantly dislikes him; and not until they've sparred ad infinitum (verbally and otherwise) will she admit her passion. There's also, however, a non-romantic, relatively intriguing (though completely implausible)subplot: papa Tynedale's spinster sister Sally has been emotionally age 14 ever since returning after a two-year disappearance when she was 30; and now, thanks to cousin Beaumont's sleuthing and Regency-style psychiatry, Sally's secrets will be revealed and her mental health restorer{. Otherwise: the usual fizz--without the sassy repartee of such higher Heyers as Fiona Hill and Joan Smith.

Pub Date: May 1st, 1981
Publisher: Walker