BOOK BLURB: Eleanor Hopkins has lived in disappointment for far too long believing that her husband only married her for fortune, and she determines to protect her own daughters from such misery by scheming to secure offers for both Lucy and Caroline based on mutual rank and reputation.
When Caroline finds that the handsome and reputable Lord Searly desires her as his wife, she finds that no amount of planning or pretending can convince her to accept him. Instead, she is confronted with an unexpected and reluctant suitor in the respectable shoemaker Thomas Clark.
Caroline is not looking forward to this year’s Season in London. Her mother already has schemes for her marriage prospects-and none of them include love, it seems. But when a dashing young duke begins to pursue her, Caroline has second thoughts. Caught between ambition and desire, Caroline may gamble her heart away without even realizing it . . .
MINI REVIEW: ‘The Second Season’ is one of those well-written and well-rounded books that will give you a lot of background not only of the characters you’re meeting but of the era they’re in.
If you like your regency romance to be clean and humorous, this one’s for you. If you’re interested in in-depth characters and their motivations as well as secondary characters’ then this read is definitely for you. Caroline’s story wasn’t the only story that was told or that was interesting. The reader is allowed a look into the whole family dynamic and it was very fascinating watching them act and react to multiple situations.
The author has tried, and in my opinion succeeded, to paint us an honest portrait of a regency family and life. The players all feel real rather than caricatures of their time.
I hope you give this story a try. I think you’ll find it enlightening and fun.
Melanie for b2b
Complimentary copy provided by the author
AUTHOR BIO: Being the youngest of four sisters (and one very tolerant older brother), Heather grew up on a steady diet of chocolate, Jane Austen, Anne of Green Gables, Audrey Hepburn, and the other staples of female literature and moviedom. These stories inspired Heather, and she began writing at a young age. After meeting and marrying her husband Mark, Heather graduated magna cum laude from Brigham Young University and settled down in a small farming community with her husband and four children. In her spare time, Heather enjoys volleyball, piano, the outdoors, and almost anything creative.