Bereft of beauty as well as fortune, the exceedingly plain Miss Jane Featherstone has failed to attract any suitor during her three Seasons. Rather than be a burden to her brother and his obnoxious wife, Miss Featherstone vows to accept the first man who asks—even though she's always worshipped a lord who's far above her touch. . .
Lord Slade must marry an heiress in order to honor the deathbed vow he made to his father, and he needs Miss Featherstone's help in wooing her beautiful cousin. After her initial anger, Miss Featherstone agrees to his scheme, telling him she's doing so because she admires his Parliamentary record of humanitarian legislation and his reverence for truth. But the more he's with the two cousins, the more attracted he becomes to Miss Featherstone. What's a man of his word to do? Break a vow to a beloved father—or follow his heart with Miss Featherstone?
The best way to describe this book, is that its a heartwarming book with a slow burn romance, also when I was reading the book it was so quintessentially English.
This is book 2 in this series, I found this book you can read as a standalone. Cheryl Bolen is a new author to me and one who I will gladly read again.
Jane for me is the type of friend that you need in your life, she is loyal, kind and beautiful, even though she thinks she isn't, and on some occasions I was telling Jane off because she is beautiful...but above all that she is intelligent and is able to hold a conversation about politics, well her father is in the House of Commons. Some men wouldn't appreciate Jane, but there is one man who appreciates Jane...but unfortunately he only thinks of her as a sister or does he.
Lord Slade is devilishly handsome, loyal to his friends and family. I found that Lord Slade did have a bit of quandary, and this was because of a promise he made to his dying father, but you knew from the start that he admired Jane.
Now there is two other people who are very prominent in the book and they are Lady Sarah Bertram, she is Jane's cousin and everyone including Jane think Lady Sarah is beautiful, yes she is and this were I was telling Jane off all the time because Jane is also beautiful. The other person is Mr Poppinbotham (yes I did giggle over the name), is very annoying, his dress sense leaves a lot to be desired and he is forever talking about money and when he gets into Parliament.
As I've already said I was telling Jane off, well there is one more, and that's when she thought the only person she should marry was Mr Poppinbotham, I gave Jane a firm telling off, and even her father was surprised as well. At least Jane's father agreed with me in that she is beautiful and she could do far better than Poppinbotham.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and I hope you do as well.
I will give this book 5/5 stars and is on pre order at Amazon UK and is released on 12th June.
I received this complimentary copy in return for a honest review, all thoughts are my own.