Nothing Venture

Nothing VentureReading Nothing Venture By Patricia Wentworth A British Mystery Classic From The Renowned Author Of The Beloved Miss Silver Series Due To His Uncle S Diabolical Will, Jervis Must Marry Within Three Months Of His Uncle S Death, Or The Huge Estate And Vast Fortune Will Go To His Fiance, Rosamund When Rosamund Dumps Him Just Two Days Before The Wedding, Jervis Must Scramble To Find Someone Else. Nothing Venture 1932 by Patricia Wentworth has several things going for it that should make me love it Most importantly a plucky heroine who repeatedly saves the rather dense love of her life yay for Girl Power and lots of atmosphere from a gloomy, isolated country house to a dank underground cave where our heroine s love is held captive near the end of the book But it just doesn t take me beyond the middle of the road, this is an okay story point I like Nan Forsyth our plucky heroine and I m always glad to see a strong female character It s just a shame that Jervis Weare the love of life is so darn dense I mean, you d think that after a few near misses he d start believing Nan when she tells him someone s trying to kill him But nooo, that bridge that collapsed practically under their feetthat was just old and rickety The taxi that nearly ran him down that was an accident too Yvette over at In So Many Words has reviewed this from the opposite side of the fence saying that this is basically a very silly book it is , but that doesn t stop her from loving it In fact, she makes such a great case for the book that you should probably wander over there and read her review and maybe you ll be convinced to read it and love it
So satisfying Do you ever come across a book you wish you had read when you were younger, so you could have liked it longer I just did Improbable mystery meets sentimental tosh, and I loved every second of it It starts off remarkably Wodehousian Jervis Jervis is to marry within 3 months, or by terms of his grandfather s will, he s disinherited Coincidentally, he s engaged to the girl who inherits if he doesn t Of course she jilts him 2 days before their wedding and 3 days before the deadline Up steps Nan, who is in love with Jervis and has been for forever not that he knows it or her , coincidentally employed in his attorneys office Murder attempts, love, etc etc I suppose one of the reasons I like this book is I married a man I d had a crush on for ye
Free Oddly satisfying, even though it shouldn t be If I were to explain the plot it would sound pretty awful, really, and the book is populated by some fairly selfish terrible people Somehow, though, it does satisfy Not really a mystery, the crimes are all attempted murder, the culprits are known from the start, the motive is very clear, and since it s obvious that the intended victim will survive to the last page he s the romant
Excellent mysteryI have read many of her books and found them all both suspenseful and enjoyable My only wish is that she would include one chapter to tell us what happens to everyone Once the mystery is solved and all are safe t
Very enjoyable read, fun Jane Austen esque romance, good pace, great intrigue if a bit fluffy on actual facts, but the ending was ridiculously short, lol. Romance and mystery that s thoroughly enjoyable Ended a bit abruptly but that was OK. Excellent tale with engaging characters, and some rather pleasant twists, even when you expect ugly ones looking forward to finding of her works. This Wentworth was so much better than her previous one Though still plagued by silly coincidences, she has dialed it back to Dickens levels, making them unrealistic, but a little charming The characters are cute and likeable and they don t outstay their welcome The mystery is practically nonexistent, the best kind for Wentworth to write She really needed to just write romantic comedies, because she is great at coming up with contrived scenarios for her engaging characters to move through In this case, a man is required to marry within three months in order to gain his inheritance, otherwise it goes to his fiancee Of course, she jilts him three days before the deadline, and he must scramble to find a replacement wife Enter Nan, the quiet typist who has been mildly obsessed with him for years Ignore the stalker vibes this is Wentworth, and of course Nan is a self sacrificing darling and is the perfect wife for our hero He must simply discover it for himself This book is not deep, but if you like the 50 s era British mystery scene as I do, then this is a good one to add to your collection By far the best part of the novel, though, is the American in it British authors in this time period tended t
A British mystery classic from the renowned author of the beloved Miss Silver series Due to his uncle s diabolical will, Jervis must marry within three months of his uncle s death, or the huge estate and vast fortune will go to his fiance, Rosamund When Rosamund dumps him just two days before the wedding, Jervis must scramble to find someone else This was an outstanding, incredible read The characters were so very unique, cl
Excellent Romantic Suspense from 1932From the prolific pen of Patricia Wentworth, this romance will keep you on the edge of your seat, as both the hero and heroine are equally at danger In many Gothic romances of this type by contemporary writers only the woman is up against the wall I think you ll enjoy this one I sure did No gore, minimal vio