Much to her mother's dismay, spirited Anne Fletcher spent her youth seeking her father's approval by hunting and riding. More comfortable in breeches than ball gowns, Anne sees the freedoms she once enjoyed slowly taken from her in the name of fashioning her into an eligible young lady. When her parents try to force her into marriage, Anne makes a desperate attempt to salvage her last vestige of independence. If she is to marry, she will do so on her own terms.
Anne strikes a deal: if she cannot secure a man for herself, she will agree to marry the husband her parents approved. She soon finds herself in the last place she would ever choose―that stifling parade of etiquette, the London Season. Anne's plan is in motion. Now all she needs is a man willing to masquerade as her fiancé.
This was a uniquely different, surprising, and very romantic regency tale of a young woman, Anne, who is trying to survive her family and society. Feeling out of place and out of step with everyone else, including her family, Anne just wants to live out her life as a spinster and an adoring Aunt. However, her mother, who seemed very harsh to me, wants her married quickly and out of her hair. Suddenly she is faced with the reality that the vicar, her friend, asks her parents to marry her. As much as Anne cares for Will, she does not love him in that way.
She comes up with another plan. She is plans to find her own gentleman while she is away in London. Anne does not have much time just a few weeks at the most.
There is an aggravating and handsome man who seems to like to provoke her. She does enjoy their camaraderie and in a time of need he concocts a plan to help her. Especially to save her from a snake parading around as a gentleman. The more he threatens the more she and Thomas must stop his machinations. All the while masquerading as though they are engaged and in love.
I really enjoyed this romance and Thomas and Anne's back and forth quips were so fun to read. Anne was constantly surprising Thomas with her genuineness and Thomas could not help but fall in love. But theirs's is a road filled with many people getting in their way, even themselves.
I received a copy of this novel from the publisher. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.
About the Author:
Alene Wecker writes because her favorite authors—Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer—haven’t published anything new in ages! Alene graduated from Brigham Young University with a Master of Music in Vocal Performance, though she rarely uses her degree. She likes to tell herself her education comes in handy as she describes debutantes who, like herself, are frequently forced to display their mediocre skills at the piano-forte. When she’s not writing or mothering her six children, she is usually reading, or can sometimes be found singing with Utah Symphony/Utah Opera. She also enjoys traveling and learning new languages. Some of her favorite haunts include: Berlin, Brașov, Bucharest, Budapest, London, Maui, New York City, Oahu, Paris, Rome, San Diego, Vancouver, and Venice.
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