Sunday, August 25, 2013

Review: The Country House Courtship

The Country House Courtship by Linore Rose Burkard is the third book in the Regency Romance series. I found it to be written like the writers from that time period, and at first I was confused because her first two books weren't like that. But my irritation at the change in styles quickly turned to enjoyment. It was absolutely marvelous! It not only reminded me of Jane Austen but of Georgette Heyer. If you enjoy Regency you will love this story. :-)

Beatrice Forsythe is determined to make as good a match as her sister, Ariana Mornay. When Beatrice and her mother travel to Aspindon to visit the Mornays, she is hoping to convince them to take her to London for the season. The Paragon and Ariana have become homebodies because of their two children, and they aren't sure if they even want to travel to London.

Peter O'Brien is a curate at St. Pancras when he receives a note that he has been recommended for the Glendover parish and needs to report himself to Mr. Mornay. O'Brien has no hopes of getting it because of his past with the Paragon's wife, but he receives no discouragement so he travels to Aspindon for the interview. Once there he meets Beatrice again, the girl who five years ago proposed marriage to him. He is attracted to her, but she makes it very obvious that she wants a rich man like the new tenant of the manor house. A Mr. Barton.

I thought this book was even better than the first one in the series! I highly recommend it for all fans of Austen and Heyer. :-)

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