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A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting: The Sunday Times #3 Bestseller - a swoonworthy regency romance. ‘Will fill the Bridgerton-shaped hole in your life’ Red

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The extent of the romantic development we get here is like two scenes where the characters talk about Deep Stuff and then next thing you know, they're in love! there, moving us from one scene to the next, with little tension or excitement or literally anything that would make you invested in what's going on. All things seem to be going her way until a veteran of Waterloo catches wind of what she might be plotting.

A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting is Sophie’s debut novel and it has already sold in twenty territories worldwide. She is shocked to find out that their family farm in Dorsetshire is heavily in debt and that Kitty and her 4 sisters are penniless. A principled yet ruthless Miss Kitty Talbot determined to do everything to save her home and her sisters by snaring a landed gentleman and cynical yet fiercely protective of his own family Lord Radcliffe who alone sees through her schemes. As with many modern authors writing Regency romances, however, I did feel that historical accuracy was not the novel's strength, and the manner of writing and characters' speech did not fit the era. The topics discussed in this book were survival, family relationships, romance, women’s role during the 1818ies, putting yourself outside your comfort zone and many more.I loved how they were always drawn to each other on the edges of the room and approached each other with full honesty. The extent of the romantic development we get here is like two scenes where the characters talk about Deep Stuff and then next thing you know, they’re in love! The book had a Pride and Prejudice vibe going on but I was intrigued to see whether Kitty will succeed or not.

Altogether, my fundamental problem here is that this book lacks any kind of depth; it’s a very paint-by-the-numbers Regency “historical fiction” with a romance thrown in, and you can really feel that reading it. Her occasional snatches of guilt were eyeball rolling as were the continual repeated justifications of her actions. Reread on January 3, 2023: My favorite thing about this book: when the heroine realizes that the hero *sees* her in a way no one else ever has.

She’s clearly going for something Austen-esque but her observational approach doesn’t quite have Austen’s warmth, intimacy, and insights. i can only imagine how their lives will be after marrying<333 their families will fit perfectly together. Kitty might come across as abrasive to some readers, but the author does such a nice job portraying her that I found her quite wonderful as the book progresses.

In truth, I devoured them by meters, and the fact that they only ever tell one story under different names was never a factor strong enough to dissuade me. I had heard much praise for Sophie Irwin's debut novel, and whilst I wouldn't rank her among Heyer or Austen, this was certainly a delightfully fun read. Sophie Irwin's book 'A Lady's Guide to Fortune-Hunting' was a Sunday Times bestseller w/c 09-05-2022. El único “pero” que le pongo es que el romance va tan despacio (y tiene sus motivos) que esperaba más y se me ha hecho corta, quería más escenas entre la pareja 😥 pero todo lo demás ha sido de diez.The story starts in Dorset, but fairly quickly moves to London, where most of the story then plays out.

It engaged me, made me laugh throughout the book and really made me love the main characters over time. Thus, when Miss Talbot arrived at the Salisbury ball that evening, she was approached almost immediately by a stormy-faced Radcliffe who bowed perfunctorily before informing her, quite politely, that she was a harpy.It does take a little while for the story to get going, however, once it does, I found myself easily turning the pages and getting into the spirit of the book. It feels very perfunctory, like it’s just going through the motions of its already very conventional plot. Altogether, my fundamental problem here is that this book lacks any kind of depth; it's a very paint-by-the-numbers Regency "historical fiction" with a romance thrown in, and you can really feel that reading it. Her love and passion for historical fiction bring a breath of fresh air and a contemporary energy to the genre, and Sophie hopes to transport readers to a time when ballrooms were more like battlegrounds.

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