Sunday, August 25, 2013
Review: The Country House Courtship
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. :-)