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When a Man Marries By Mary Roberts Rinehart,

  • Title: When a Man Marries
  • Author: Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • ISBN: 9780554002149
  • Page: 411
  • Format: Paperback
  • It began with Jimmy Wilson and a conspiracy was helped on by a foot square piece of yellow paper and a Japanese butler and it enmeshed and mixed up generally ten respectable members of society and a policeman.
    When a Man Marries It began with Jimmy Wilson and a conspiracy was helped on by a foot square piece of yellow paper and a Japanese butler and it enmeshed and mixed up generally ten respectable members of society and a p

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    1. 4.5 STARS Objectively, this is probably of a four star book but I so thoroughly enjoyed it I ll bump it up to five stars I thought it was delightful Just enough mystery to be intriguing, a dash of romance, winsome humor and keen characterization Kit is such an engaging narrator and Mr Harbison so swoon worthy, I kept hoping he would be found innocent and that Kit would swallow her pride No spoilers here, just saying what I hoped would happen It s a breezy read without being fluff and I enjoyed [...]

    2. 3.5 starsMary Roberts Rinehart is best remembered today as a mystery writer, but When a Man Marries is a classic screwball comedy complete with a feisty female lead, mistaken identities, romance, witty repartee and a cast of befuddled high society types Jewelry thefts and mysterious happenings are part of the plot, but what kept me turning the pages was the humor, the improbable twists and turns and the desire to see if two obviously mad for each other couples would stop being stubborn, already. [...]

    3. 3.5 starsThis was my first Rinehart book In comedic elements it is reminiscent of Frank Stockton or Harold MacGrath, and a couple times I found myself chuckling audibly But there s also a strong mystery thread running beneath it, as nine people are quarantined in a house together and a pearl necklace vanishes The mystery will definitely keep you guessing.There s also a romantic thread It s rather funny, as each is baffled by the lies they began to tell at the beginning of the ill fated dinner pa [...]

    4. 4 1 2 stars Now this is my kind of humor Madcap to be sure, but not inane and NOT just a parade of snappy one liners This is exactly what a farce should be I found it laugh out loud funny in places.The only farce I have read that was any better than this is The Grand Sophy by Georgette HeyerTE At Rinehart s death her books had sold than 10 million copies The phrase the bulter did it originated from one of her books How have I never heard of this author

    5. Kit assumes she s doing her friend Jim a favor, throwing a cheerful dinner party to distract the distraught divorc on the anniversary of his divorce What could go wrong In very little time, through the zinging pinball y series of silly happenstances, the group of helpless socialites is quarantined and stranded without their servants due to the possibility of smallpox exposure, Kit is impersonating Jim s ex wife and pretending to still be happily married in order to secure Jim s financial future, [...]

    6. I know people who gnash their teeth about e readers, but the Kindle has been responsible for introducing me to some really great pre copyright authors, and Mary Roberts Rinehart aka the American Agatha Christie is a prime example She was one of the most popular and prolific writers of her time How had I never heard of her If I had to wait for someone to publish her again her on dead tree, I probably never would have so thank you, Kindle Oh, and it cost zero dollars and zero cents, also a bonus.T [...]

    7. This is a fun story a bunch of friends, upper crust types, get quarantined in a house together while having a party where they are trying to fool the home owner s aunt into believing the heroine is his wife, which she is not Lies, misunderstandings, domestic troubles none of them can take care of themselves without servants , jewelry thefts, romantic interludes, and other general hijinks ensue Great characters, and the story keeps you turning the page.

    8. You don t want to know the plot All you need to know is, when you need a laugh, and I mean an unrelenting, side splitting, face aching, I can t believe I m falling for this silliness type of laugh, this book will provide it It s in the early 20th century madcap, screwball, zany farcical comedy vein, like Wodehouse, or the Cary Grant Katherine Hepburn movie Bringing Up Baby It was originally written as a Broadway play that was produced in 1909, and then she rewrote it as a novel and published it [...]

    9. I adored this book Everything about it the writing style, the characters, the ludicrous plot, and frenetic mix of romance, slapstick comedy, and mystery Written in 1910, this novel features a very broad and comedic portrait of New York society, and it was a delicious escapist read for the weekend.I m going to try to describe the plot Bear with me, because I know how over the top it sounds, and it is, but it s also hilarious and amazing and fun The story is told by Kit McNair, a New York socialit [...]

    10. What a great work of laughable entertainment I thoroughly enjoyed this read from 1909 and would recommend it to anyone looking for a nonsensical, slight mystery slight romantic comedy It s similar in humor to P G Wodehouse but perhaps with sarcasm than straight silliness It s not the characters themselves that stand out, but the situations they find themselves in and how they react that makes this such a fun read And the plot I wasn t sure just where it was going if it was going anywhere and ho [...]

    11. Short, easy to read, and the solution was one of Rinehart s Had I But Known, once again The comic elements, and the romantic comedy ensuing, in an almost spoof of the classic British house party mystery, made this far enjoyable In 1910 New York, society girl Kit throws a dinner and card party in sympathy for her former suitor, a now divorced friend, at his home, to cheer him up on the anniversary of the divorce All joining are friends except for a dashing stranger, fresh from work as an enginee [...]

    12. When she agreed to help a friend deceive his maiden aunt by posing as his wife, Kit never guessed the trouble that would follow Quarantined along with a group of society s elite, including her friend s aunt and his former wife, due to exposure to smallpox, Kit soon finds herself in the midst of a series of crazy events including several burglaries, bungled escape attempts and a slew of mysterious occurrenceswith a little romantic confusion, too Who is stealing from the household The same man she [...]

    13. Originally published in 1910.The story is as much fun as an old 1930 s movie farce or a Chevy Chase movie The humor is only partly from the snarks and wiseassery, but situational as well Pretty much along the lines of if anything can go wrong it will.Take a group of friends of the privileged class with good intentions but no one with brains except the main protagonist in a big old house in NYC Add in a cantankerous aunt and a visiting civil engineer, a hastily concocted scheme crafted of good in [...]

    14. Hilarious comedy with a touch of mystery and a romance thrown in to make it even interesting Mary Roberts Rinehart is much better at comedy than serious mysteries, so this was a light, entertaining read Ten upper class socialites are quarantined in a house after the Japanese butler at a dinner party falls ill with the smallpox Misunderstandings, tension and drama mount as expensive pieces of jewelry mysteriously vanish, but all in good humor Escape attempts only result in their pictures being p [...]

    15. This is one of MRR s better efforts, a light and frothy novel, very much of its time I m surprised I hadn t heard of it before.There s an anniversary party thrown by half a dozen of Jim s friends to cheer him up his divorce was final two years ago Throw in a surprise visit from a conservative aunt who pays Jim s allowance, who was never told of the divorce, Jim s ex wife, a quarantine, and the occasional theft of jewelry, and you begin to get the idea Romance also makes an appearance, of course [...]

    16. Society girl Kit tries to help a friend by pretending to be his wife at a dinner party so his aunt doesn t find out he s divorced and cut the purse strings The real ex shows up, they end up quarantined, and a comedy of errors ensues For me, the problem is that I have a very low tolerance for drama that comes when simply telling the truth could fix everything I realize there would be no story that way, but there you have it Kit trying to fake knowing how to cook eggs was pretty funny, but otherwi [...]

    17. I found the writing so very different from today s style but must admit that it was most refreshing and enjoyable The story itself caused many laugh out loud moments for me and yet had many moments of cunning and intrigue and a touch of romance too.The narration was good except I would ask Ms Commins to get a bit coaching on her rendition of an Irish accent Besides that, it was a great reading.So, all in all this was a most enjoyable book and it is worth a read listen.This audiobook was provide [...]

    18. This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast This was a fun look into the lives of upper society, when they are thrown into unexpected circumstances The orginal novel is in the public domain, so you know it was written many years ago but it makes you contemplate what would happen in our era I found myself chuckling often while I listened.The narration was well done, The characters were excellently port [...]

    19. A lively, humorous, romantic mystery, told with fine wit Kit invites a batch of society types to help cheer up Jim, who s despondent over his divorce Then she s talked into posing as his wife during the sudden visit of his wealthy aunt, who must be kept from knowing about the break up Unfortunately, the entire crew and several other unexpected characters find themselves cooped up together when the butler takes ill and the house is quarantined for smallpox Meanwhile, the guests jewels begin disap [...]

    20. I have always enjoyed reading Mary Roberts Rinehart s mysteries This one is quite humorous Enjoyable read The time period of the story is early 1900 s She mentioned Women s Suffrage in part of her story telling but it s not about that I m glad that I m able to cook, dress myself etc without the help of a maid But this group sure knew how to have fun playing card games most of the day, reminds me of someone I know.

    21. This book really should have been called What a Tangled Web or maybe It Wasn t My Fault or even The Upper Crust in Captivity It is NOT about someone who gets married A fun, light hearted read, though This house must have been HUGE

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