Book Thoughts by Rachelle
I am a huge fan of the Proper Romance line of books and I’ve read almost all of them. I LOVED Lakeshire Park! It drew me in from the first pages and I couldn’t read fast enough to learn the fate of Amelia’s heart, her family’s future, and what would become of the infamous Peter Wood. In Brighton, England 1820 a woman’s future was often uncertain, and marriage was the only thing that could save her from a life of servitude or living as a spinster with a family member. For the Moore girls, there would be no such family to care for them once their stepfather passes on. The urgency of their situation combined with the elegance of the regency setting creates a storyline that promises to engage the reader.
The light banter kept me smiling, while the historical details pulled me deeper to the stories. I could almost hear Amelia playing the pianoforte and almost taste fresh English blackberries. It was really fun to read this because Walker did a great job of bringing the reader in to understand Amelia’s heart before she could figure it out herself. I could hardly read fast enough to discover the satisfying HEA. I’ll definitely be passing along this clean and wholesome romance to my daughters and friends.
Here’s more about the book:
Brighton, England 1820
Amelia Moore wants only one thing–to secure the future happiness of her younger sister, Clara. With their stepfather’s looming death, the two sisters will soon be on their own–without family, a home, or a penny to their names. When an invitation arrives to join a house party at Lakeshire Park, Amelia grasps at the chance. If she can encourage a match between Clara and their host, Sir Ronald, then at least her sister will be taken care of.
Little does she know that another guest, the arrogant and overconfident Mr. Peter Wood, is after the same goal for his own sister. Amelia and Peter begin a rivalry that Amelia has no choice but to win. But competing against Peter–and eventually playing by his rules–makes Amelia vulnerable to losing the only thing she has left to claim: her heart.
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