The Marriage Season by Jane Dunn.
ASIN : B0B9643KW9
Publisher : Boldwood Books (26 Jan. 2023)
Language : English
Print length : 338 pages
Page numbers source ISBN : 1804835315
In Regency England, marriage is everything. For young widow Sybella Lovatt, the time has come to find a suitable husband for her sister and ward Lucie. Male suitors are scarce near their Wiltshire estate, so the sisters resolve to head to London in time for The Season to begin.
Once ensconced at the Mayfair home of Lady Godley, Lucie’s godmother, the whirl of balls, parties and promenades can begin. But the job of finding a husband is fraught with rules and tradition. Jostling for attention are the two lords – the charming and irresistible Freddie Lynwood and the preternaturally handsome Valentine Ravenell, their enigmatic neighbour from Shotten Hall, Mr Brabazon, and the dangerous libertine Lord Rockliffe, with whom the brooding Brabazon is locked in deadly rivalry.
Against the backdrop of glamorous Regency England, Sybella must settle Lucie’s future, protect her own reputation, and resist the disreputable rakes determined to seduce the beautiful widow. As the Season ends, will the sisters have found the rarest of things – a suitable marriage with a love story to match?
The Marriage Season follows widow Sybella Lovatt and her younger sister and ward Lucie as they travel to London for the ‘marriage season’ to search for an appropriate love match for Lucie.
Although this isn’t my usual taste in books as I am not really a fan of the Regency Period I decided I would give it a go as I do like historical romance and I am glad I did.
It is a lovely book set in the Regency Period and definitely a page turner. It includes all the usual captivating characters who are engaging and believable. There is also plenty of scandal, drama and glamorous parties from the season that you would expect from that period.
I found it easy to read, authentic, atmospheric, well researched and well written and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I think The Marriage Season will appeal in particular to Jane Austen and Bridgerton fans and I highly recommend it.
I would like to thank BoldWood Books for the free eArc of this book 😊
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Jane Dunn is an historian and biographer and the author of seven acclaimed biographies, including Daphne du Maurier and her Sisters and the Sunday Times and NYT bestseller, Elizabeth & Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens. She comes to Boldwood with her first fiction outing – a trilogy of novels set in the Regency period, the first of which, The Marriage Season, is to be published in January 2023. She lives in Berkshire with her husband, the linguist Nicholas Ostler.
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