Thanks for stopping by! I’m delighted to be sharing my review for The Marriage Season by Jane Dunn as part of the blog tour today. With thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the invite to join the tour. Also thank you to the author and publisher for my copy. First things first let’s take a look at the description for the book…
‘It’s not a fair world I’m afraid. Beauty or fortune carries the day. You have the beauty and I the fortune, so there’s every chance we’ll succeed’
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, Sybellamust 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 was a refreshing read. It had a gentle and lighthearted way about it and I really enjoyed getting to know both Sybella and Lucie. Along with a wonderful cast of minor characters. They all brought something to the story whether it was a little bit of drama, sweet friendships and of course wonderful romantic moments. A special mention though has to go to little James, he made me smile and stole every scene he was in.
The author gave me an inviting and well written story. It’s safe to say I felt as if I had been transported to Regency England. The story had a lovely amount of detail. The kind that made me think it would translate well into a period drama whether that be on film or the small screen. The romantic entanglements were sweet and at times heartfelt. I couldn’t help but root for these characters. I felt as if I got to know them and was hoping that they would achieve their happy ever afters.
The Marriage Season was an engaging, charming and heartwarming tale!
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 is to be published in January 2023. She lives in Berkshire with her husband, the linguist Nicholas Ostler.
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Love the sound of this Rae.I’m definitely going to check it out! xx
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Thanks Nicki! Hope you get chance to read it xx
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