Proper English

Proper English

A shooting party at the Earl of Witton?s remote country house is a high treat for champion shot Patricia Merton?until unexpected guests turn the social atmosphere dangerously sour. That?s not Pat?s biggest problem. She?s visiting her old friend, the Earl?s heir Jimmy Yoxall?but she wants to spend a lot more time with Jimmy?s fiancée. The irrepressible Miss Fenella Carruth, A shooting party at the Earl of Witton?s remote country house is a high treat for champion shot Pat...

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Title:Proper English
Author:K.J. Charles
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:Proper English
ISBN13
9781912688104
Edition Language
English
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:243 pages pages

Proper English Reviews

  • Ami
    Apr 29, 2019
    3.75 stars rounded up Old-time readers / fans of K.J. Charles who have read Think of England might remember Patricia Merton and Fenella Carruth; two secondary characters from the book. Proper English is the prequel, set two years before the event in Think of England, that tells ho...
  • Claire
    May 29, 2019
    KJ Charles, friends. Her books often just don't work for me, but when they do, THEY REALLY, REALLY DO. I'm in love with this book. It was almost everything I've ever wanted in an f/f historical. The country house mystery! The murderee totally deserved it! But you know what made...
  • Aldi
    Apr 06, 2019
    Wooooo! Nothing like a witty, Clue-like, atmospheric, fun, steamy f/f Edwardian murder mystery (by someone you already know can pull off both the Edwardian murder mystery and the f/f part) to pull you out of a super-shitty week and remind you that there's good stuff in the world. I ado...
  • Tori
    May 09, 2019
    Delightful. What all f/f historical romance should be. I liked Pat and Fen so much in Think of England, so it was wonderful to see their origin story. They click very fast--the whole novel takes place over a couple of days--but it didn't feel rushed to me. I like how well they both...
  • Stephanie
    Apr 05, 2019
    A gloriously fun Agatha-Christie-style historical country-house murder mystery, sparkling with wit and full of great characters, including a really lovely romance between two equally fabulous heroines. I started reading my ARC in post-surgery recovery, when I could have felt really gri...
  • Summer
    Jun 27, 2019
    K.J. Charles writes wonderful queer historical romance. ...
  • Laura
    Apr 16, 2019
    Thank you very much to KJ Charles for providing an advance reading copy of her novel. I?ve been a fan of KJ Charles? work since (checks Goodreads) 2014 when I read the first book in her A Charm of Magpies series, The Magpie Lord. I?ve read all of her books since that first one...
  • Lauren James
    May 19, 2019
    I would die for K J Charles!! I love everything she writes, and as she's a very reliable author (she publishes a new novel every few months) I am a very happy reader. If you like your romance to be part thriller, part horror, part murder mystery, part magical adventure, then check out ...
  • Caz
    May 07, 2019
    4.5 stars/B+ K.J. Charles? latest book is a companion piece to Think of England, in which readers were first introduced to Pat Morton and Fenella (Fen) Carruth, a pair of formidable ladies who seem already to be rather adept at solving mysteries. Proper English takes place a coupl...
  • retro
    Apr 08, 2019
    Received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. So there is a trend in fiction that features a strong female protagonist to have her shun femininity in favor of more mannish pursuits (the tomboy who was raised by brothers), all while undergoing an unnecessary makeove...
  • Lotta
    Apr 08, 2019
    Lovely. Edwardian house party murder mysteries are indeed the best ones. Review to come. OK, here goes: This is both a delightful romance and a country house, body in the library type murder mystery (but without the pesky racism you often find in Christie *and* with more lesbians...
  • Andrea
    May 09, 2019
    3.5 stars rounded up It was really nice seeing how Fen and Pat from Think of England started. And to think they met at yet another house party that turns into a good old-fashioned country house party murder mystery. Well. Not that old-fashioned. It's K.J. Charles, after all. ...
  • K
    Mar 13, 2019
    F/F FROM KJ CHARLES with muuuuuuurder I LOVE IT ALREADY ...
  • Kaje Harper
    May 25, 2019
    I was looking forward to this prequel story with Pat and Fen from Think of England and I really enjoyed seeing these two women meet. Pat is intelligent, self-contained and practical, raised along with her brothers enough to have the expectation that a woman should be just as capable as...
  • Grace
    May 14, 2019
    This was, no surprise, and ABSOLUTE delight! Charming characters, fascinating plot, and just a really fun, brilliantly written read. Pat was amazing, I loved her and Fen together, and honestly, all of the background characters and relationship intricacies were fantastically rendered...
  • Kate
    May 08, 2019
    I could?ve wished for this to be longer, or differently plotted - it?s billed as a country house mystery but the murder doesn?t happen until fairly late in the book and then is solved very rapidly and without much interest. Proper English is definitely no Christie. On the bright ...
  • Magali
    Apr 08, 2019
    ?How many country house murders do you think we?re likely to encounter?? OH FEN, MY SWEET SUMMER CHILD. I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review, and I can honestly say I love these gun-toting lesbians with my whole heart. (Also, going along with this w...
  • Kaa
    Apr 10, 2019
    Yeah, I was pretty much guaranteed to enjoy this - I love KJ Charles's writing and I already had crushes on Pat and Fen from their appearances in Think of England. Getting a chance to see the beginning of their relationship was just wonderfully fun. I'm pretty indifferent to murder mys...
  • Roxana Chirilă
    May 12, 2019
    After I first read one of her books at the beginning of 2018, K.J. Charles quickly became one of my favorite authors, despite my not reading romance in general. She herself is clever, witty and well-read (in fact, I was a fan of her blog posts and tweets before I read her novels) and h...
  • K.J. Charles
    Mar 13, 2019
    Pat Merton and Fenella Carruth first appeared in my book Think of England and I have wanted to write their origin story ever since. Here it is. It takes place two years before the events of Think of England (so, obviously, it's a standalone), and, as is only fitting for these ladie...
  • Lexxi Kitty
    Jun 21, 2019
    ?Murder is ill-mannered? The previous book I read I expected to be a murder mystery type of book - turned out to be a slice of life/legal thriller type book. Which I mention specifically because I entered this book here somewhat excited to read a lesbian fiction book that fell i...
  • Joyfully Jay
    May 08, 2019
    A Joyfully Jay review. 5 stars Oh, this story was such a delight! I was completely captivated and could barely put it down. Proper English develops a wonderful relationship between Pat and Fen, and then adds to it the drama of a remote country house party filled with interesting...
  • Jess
    May 30, 2019
    I'm so happy to report that my first K.J. Charles experience did NOT DISAPPOINT! :') I thought I was going in with zero expectations having never read any of her work, but it turns out I did have them and I realized this because this book definitely went beyond them. I truly enjoyed he...
  • Hart
    May 10, 2019
    I don't think I can really review this book right now in any way that will be helpful to other readers, because I loved it so much. When it comes out in paperback, I'll probably buy a copy just so I can literally draw hearts in the margins. I was in a major book slump before I star...
  • Helen Kord
    Apr 09, 2019
    Oh this was absolutely magnificent. The f/f histrom of my dreams!!!!!!!! I loved it so much. Full review to come later but OH MY GOD KJ DID IT AGAIN, BUT THIS TIME WITH LESBIANS Edit: Okay usually I just delete the old gushy review and replace it with the actual review, but I find t...
  • Freya Marske
    May 12, 2019
    Literally everything I hoped for, this book provided. Murder! A house party full of awful people! Ladies bonding! Two of those ladies falling in love and having a lot of sex! The narrator being a thoroughly sensible person who is also a gay disaster! K.J. Charles just keeps getting bet...
  • Anna
    May 09, 2019
    Much more of a mystery than a romance, but absolutely delightful on both fronts. It's a "happily for now" rather than a "happily ever after" but I am given to understand this is an origin story for the main characters, who show up in other books as a happy couple. What I liked the ...
  • Talia Hibbert
    May 30, 2019
    I have screamed about this book so constantly that I actually thought I'd reviewed it weeks ago. But no - all my reviews have been verbal, in the form of friendly harassment, i.e. "READ THIS F***KING BOOK OR ELSE". Yes, I am a fun person to know. Before I get into exactly why this h...
  • Mo
    May 16, 2019
    Warning: Spoilers for Proper English and Think of England KJ Charles is a great novelist. Proper English is not, however, a very good novel. As such, it?s an excellent case study in the kind of pitfalls otherwise talented authors make all too often when writing f/f. Charles? ...
  • Aussie54
    Jun 12, 2019
    I wasn?t going to buy this book, as I don?t read f/f, but I?ve been disappointed with my reading choices lately, and decided to give it a go, as K.J. Charles is a good writer, and I did very much like these ladies in ?Think of England?. It was an enjoyable read, but I didn...