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I read several Patricia Oliver books in quick succession because I did like Double Deception, but I think that was a mistake. As competent a writer as she was, for me her stories began to run together and seem rather dreary. Double Deception" by Patricia Oliver August 1997 Athena fell in love with John Standish but his father would not approve of the marriage. Confident the father would change his mind, John and Athena were married. When John's father cut off his allowance, John joined the army to fight Napoleon.

Patricia Oliver starts this book with a betrothal between Athena Standish . near the end of the book.

book by Patricia Oliver  . Patricia Oliver starts this book with a betrothal between Athena Standish and Viscount Peregrine Fairmont. She is seeking security for her young daughter and his father the Earl of St. Aubyn is not enamored of the match.

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Double Deception book. Patricia Oliver is a pen name of Patricia De La Fuente. Between 1993 and 2002 she wrote for the Signet Regency Romance imprint and for Jove under her other pseudonym Olivia Fontayne. A lovely widow accepts a marriage proposal from an earl's handsome. Other books in the series. The Corinthians Series (1 - 10 of 11 books). Books by Patricia Oliver. Mor. rivia About Double Deception.

Signet Books was an imprint of the New American Library (NAL), which was established as an autonomous American publishing house after branching off from its British-based parent company, Penguin Books. Signet had the longest running Regency series, beginning in the late 1970s and ending in February 2006. It generally published three books each month, though this varied over the years. Signet also produced reissues, both of their own previous releases as well as those of other publishers.

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Items related to Double Deception (Signet Regency Romance). Patricia Oliver, born a Britisher but now a self-styled Texas native, has a P. in Comparative Literature and teaches English at the university level. Patricia Oliver Double Deception (Signet Regency Romance). ISBN 13: 9780451192950. Double Deception (Signet Regency Romance). She grew up in Argentina and Uruguay, speaks Spanish, and loves horses, cats, gardens, and books. Her Regencies have been Golden Heart and RITA finalists, appeared on Dalton’s and Waldenbooks’ bestseller lists, and have been listed as a Publishers Weekly Recommended Read.

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Her Regencies have been Golden Heart and RITA finalists, appeared on Dalton’s and Waldenbooks’ bestseller lists, and have been listed as a Publishers Weekly Recommended Read. The Scandalous Wager won the 1993 Romantic Times Award for Best First Regency Romance. Her Roses for Harriet won the 1995 Romantic Times Award for Best Regency Romance. An Inconvenient Wife, May 1998, recently won the National Reader’s Choice Award. Her books have been published in Italy, Germany, and Russia.

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A beautiful young widow's affections become torn between the handsome young Peregrine Steele, who proposes marriage, and his equally attractive father, the Earl of St. Aubyn, who believes she is just out for money. Original.

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ISBN13: 978-0451192950

ISBN: 0451192958

Author: Patricia Oliver

Category: Romance

Subcategory: Historical

Language: English

Publisher: Signet (August 1, 1997)

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Grarana
"Double Deception" by Patricia Oliver August 1997
Athena fell in love with John Standish but his father would not approve of the marriage. Confident the father would change his mind, John and Athena were married. When John's father cut off his allowance, John joined the army to fight Napoleon. At this same time Athena's father remarried and his new wife didn't want Athena to live with them so Athena went with John to the Peninsula and while there had a little girl, Penelope. John was killed at Talavera and now she finds herself with a small pension living with her Aunt, Mrs Mary Easton in London.
Mrs. Easton and Athena received an invitation for Lady Hereford's alfresco breakfast at her home outside London beside the Thames. She really didn't want to go but did so to please her Aunt.
Athena felt like an ancient beside all the giggling innocents so she took herself off for a walk by the river hoping it would be cooler. As she stood by the river a swan trailed by a fleet of half grown cygnets came straight toward her hissing imperiously. She was saved by a young man (about 19 or 20) who carried a plate of delicacies. He told her food was the only thing to keep the beasts at bay.
Peregrine Steele, Viscount Fairmont, was the only son and heir to the Earl of St. Aubyn. After speaking to Athena and finding out she was the widow of one of England's heroes he became totally infatuated with Athena. He also came to love her daughter, Penny. He bought them clothes, took them for rides in the park and started begging Athena to marry him. He promised security and a future for her daughter so although he was so young she finally accepted. He wanted to get his father's permission and knew his father would love Athena as much as he did.
Sylvester Steele, Earl of Aubyn was not happy when Perry came with Mrs. Standish and her daughter telling him about his future bride and Sylvester called Athena a fortune hunter and tried to bribe her to leave Perry alone.
What does Sylvester do when Athena refuses his bribe and what can he do to discourage Athena from marrying Perry now? Him as a distraction? But does Sylvester learn to love Athena as much as Perry or More?
This is a another fun story so to all my friends and readers...Happy Reading!
Grarana
"Double Deception" by Patricia Oliver August 1997
Athena fell in love with John Standish but his father would not approve of the marriage. Confident the father would change his mind, John and Athena were married. When John's father cut off his allowance, John joined the army to fight Napoleon. At this same time Athena's father remarried and his new wife didn't want Athena to live with them so Athena went with John to the Peninsula and while there had a little girl, Penelope. John was killed at Talavera and now she finds herself with a small pension living with her Aunt, Mrs Mary Easton in London.
Mrs. Easton and Athena received an invitation for Lady Hereford's alfresco breakfast at her home outside London beside the Thames. She really didn't want to go but did so to please her Aunt.
Athena felt like an ancient beside all the giggling innocents so she took herself off for a walk by the river hoping it would be cooler. As she stood by the river a swan trailed by a fleet of half grown cygnets came straight toward her hissing imperiously. She was saved by a young man (about 19 or 20) who carried a plate of delicacies. He told her food was the only thing to keep the beasts at bay.
Peregrine Steele, Viscount Fairmont, was the only son and heir to the Earl of St. Aubyn. After speaking to Athena and finding out she was the widow of one of England's heroes he became totally infatuated with Athena. He also came to love her daughter, Penny. He bought them clothes, took them for rides in the park and started begging Athena to marry him. He promised security and a future for her daughter so although he was so young she finally accepted. He wanted to get his father's permission and knew his father would love Athena as much as he did.
Sylvester Steele, Earl of Aubyn was not happy when Perry came with Mrs. Standish and her daughter telling him about his future bride and Sylvester called Athena a fortune hunter and tried to bribe her to leave Perry alone.
What does Sylvester do when Athena refuses his bribe and what can he do to discourage Athena from marrying Perry now? Him as a distraction? But does Sylvester learn to love Athena as much as Perry or More?
This is a another fun story so to all my friends and readers...Happy Reading!
Vichredag
This is another well-written, entertaining novel from the pen of Patricia Oliver, one of the best writers in this genre. Although I was initially disappointed to discover that this book is not part of her Seven Corinthians series (and what happened to that series? I don't think she finished it), I still never regretted buying it.
Oliver uses one of the classic plot-lines in this book, that of indigent widow latching onto a young and naive man, who persuades himself that he's in love and wants to marry her. The twist, however, is that in this version of the plot the lady is no villain or harpy, as would usually be the case. Athena knows that she's not being entirely fair by Peregrine and feels guilty, but Peregine insists that he does love her, and he's very kind indeed to her daughter.
Peregrine's father, the Earl of St Aubyn, is (not surprisingly) none too happy about the engagement, and sets himself the task of separating the couple. However, he finds himself attracted to Athena, much against his will.
Again, Oliver doesn't resort to stereotypes: St Aubyn is by no means the heartless father. In fact, he is a sincere, caring and very moral man who hates what he has to do to detach Athena from his son, but does it because he loves his son. He does actually recognise Athena's merits, and the portrayal of his own dilemma makes this story all the more interesting.
In addition, Peregrine is also drawn very sympathetically. Even when - as could be expected - he falls in love with someone else, he doesn't forget his obligations, and he still keeps undertakings he's made to Athena's daughter.
All in all, a very enjoyable book, with a great cast of characters, including some minor ones who sound as if they deserve their own story!
Vichredag
This is another well-written, entertaining novel from the pen of Patricia Oliver, one of the best writers in this genre. Although I was initially disappointed to discover that this book is not part of her Seven Corinthians series (and what happened to that series? I don't think she finished it), I still never regretted buying it.
Oliver uses one of the classic plot-lines in this book, that of indigent widow latching onto a young and naive man, who persuades himself that he's in love and wants to marry her. The twist, however, is that in this version of the plot the lady is no villain or harpy, as would usually be the case. Athena knows that she's not being entirely fair by Peregrine and feels guilty, but Peregine insists that he does love her, and he's very kind indeed to her daughter.
Peregrine's father, the Earl of St Aubyn, is (not surprisingly) none too happy about the engagement, and sets himself the task of separating the couple. However, he finds himself attracted to Athena, much against his will.
Again, Oliver doesn't resort to stereotypes: St Aubyn is by no means the heartless father. In fact, he is a sincere, caring and very moral man who hates what he has to do to detach Athena from his son, but does it because he loves his son. He does actually recognise Athena's merits, and the portrayal of his own dilemma makes this story all the more interesting.
In addition, Peregrine is also drawn very sympathetically. Even when - as could be expected - he falls in love with someone else, he doesn't forget his obligations, and he still keeps undertakings he's made to Athena's daughter.
All in all, a very enjoyable book, with a great cast of characters, including some minor ones who sound as if they deserve their own story!
Beanisend
Other reviewers have already remarked that this is a rather unusual story, with a 28-year-old heroine (with a seven-year-old child,). At the start of the story, Athena, a widow, is engaged to a 20-year-old Lord. Unlike most of the reviewers, this was not a favorite book, as I did not enjoy the two male lead characters. I did like the heroine, and appreciated the author's focus on Athena's eventual self reflection and self awareness, i.e. her reasons for becoming engaged to this young man.

For me, and novels weaknesses surrounded the male characters. The hero immediately jumped to very negative (and baseless) conclusions about Athena. Upon meeting her, he was extremely insulting, using degrading insinuations, and behaving not like a loving father with concern for his son, but as a boorish, know it all with a nasty view of wom en. He immediately devises and implements a manipulative and sordid scheme to part his son from Athena. Truly, if we were to know anyone who would create and implement such a scheme, would we ever suggest that he was someone that we would admire or ever trust? I think not. So for me, The juxtaposition of what I can only describe as a reprehensible scheme contrasted with most of the book that portrays him as a man deeply in love for the first time since being a widower---I guess I could not forgive him for implementing a despicable plan, his unseemly assumptions about a young woman of good reputation and good birth, and his taking action before he even knew the facts of the situation. To me, this is not hero material.

I think the author also did disservice to Athena's fiancé. Although obviously a young man of only 20 years old, Peregrine seemed very naïve, too much so for me to believe. In addition, his character shifts dramatically. At the start of the book he is an attentive thoughtful generous young man, devoted to Athena and her daughter. In the blink of an eye (literally ) a flirtation with someone else occurs very abruptly, with him shifting from an extremely attentive, thoughtful fiance to someone who completely ignores his fiancée for days at a time, with no conversation of any kind well he is the host of the house party! He literally does not speak to aAthena, he sits with the other woman, he gazes at her nonstop, rides beside her carriage, and in every instance literally abandons Athena, his fiancé. I found this unrealistic, too extreme. The author could've made the same point without having peregrine completely ignore his fiancé. I found this change in Character difficult to believe.

Despite those weaknesses, I am giving the book 3 stars because of the complexity of its plot, the unusual focus on a heroine who is older and a mother, and the realistic portrayal of the daughters interests and activities. Of all the characters, I think the young girl, Penelope, was the most realistic and entertaining.
Beanisend
Other reviewers have already remarked that this is a rather unusual story, with a 28-year-old heroine (with a seven-year-old child,). At the start of the story, Athena, a widow, is engaged to a 20-year-old Lord. Unlike most of the reviewers, this was not a favorite book, as I did not enjoy the two male lead characters. I did like the heroine, and appreciated the author's focus on Athena's eventual self reflection and self awareness, i.e. her reasons for becoming engaged to this young man.

For me, and novels weaknesses surrounded the male characters. The hero immediately jumped to very negative (and baseless) conclusions about Athena. Upon meeting her, he was extremely insulting, using degrading insinuations, and behaving not like a loving father with concern for his son, but as a boorish, know it all with a nasty view of wom en. He immediately devises and implements a manipulative and sordid scheme to part his son from Athena. Truly, if we were to know anyone who would create and implement such a scheme, would we ever suggest that he was someone that we would admire or ever trust? I think not. So for me, The juxtaposition of what I can only describe as a reprehensible scheme contrasted with most of the book that portrays him as a man deeply in love for the first time since being a widower---I guess I could not forgive him for implementing a despicable plan, his unseemly assumptions about a young woman of good reputation and good birth, and his taking action before he even knew the facts of the situation. To me, this is not hero material.

I think the author also did disservice to Athena's fiancé. Although obviously a young man of only 20 years old, Peregrine seemed very naïve, too much so for me to believe. In addition, his character shifts dramatically. At the start of the book he is an attentive thoughtful generous young man, devoted to Athena and her daughter. In the blink of an eye (literally ) a flirtation with someone else occurs very abruptly, with him shifting from an extremely attentive, thoughtful fiance to someone who completely ignores his fiancée for days at a time, with no conversation of any kind well he is the host of the house party! He literally does not speak to aAthena, he sits with the other woman, he gazes at her nonstop, rides beside her carriage, and in every instance literally abandons Athena, his fiancé. I found this unrealistic, too extreme. The author could've made the same point without having peregrine completely ignore his fiancé. I found this change in Character difficult to believe.

Despite those weaknesses, I am giving the book 3 stars because of the complexity of its plot, the unusual focus on a heroine who is older and a mother, and the realistic portrayal of the daughters interests and activities. Of all the characters, I think the young girl, Penelope, was the most realistic and entertaining.