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Saturday, January 28, 2023

REVIEW starring... The Marriage Season by Jane Dunn

Time to step back in time with Rachel's Random Resources as we take part in their latest tour featuring a new Historical Romance novel you won't want to miss. Grab your best day dress, and prepare to wow the ton as we take a closer look at today's ebook of choice...

The Marriage Season
Jane Dunn

About 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, Sybella must 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?


Honestly, this one was so much fun!
From the impromptu meet cute where he quite literally fell for her, despite "her" not actually being in the vicinity when the fall happened, to the tenuous relationship formed between the guardians, you have your hands full and your heart on your sleeve!

The sisters were quite the duo, each eligible in their own way, and yet not as well. The hoops ladies had to jump through back on the day, despite having read my fair share of Historical Romance novels, still surprises! I suppose some of those obstacles still exist today though because how often do you hear or see or experience someone not being their true self, but a representation of their best behavior when "courting" a potential love interest? Am I right? I mean, finding that one, that person that gets us, takes us as we are, is the ultimate goal, and Sybella won't stand for anything less for Lucie... what about you? Anywho, back to the book...

I had my reservations about a few characters, while my heart was rather open to a few others. However, while the love matches can be vexing, you can't help but smile at the antics of the little boy! You really do never know what he's going to say next, do you? 😂 Ah, the innocence of childhood... and the laughter it can bring to any hardened heart. 

Suffice it to say, this story had all the makings of a grand tale, and the ending did not disappoint. Genre fans take note, definitely one not to miss!


About the author...

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.


Special thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for the chance to bring this tour to you and to Harlequin Books for the ecopy for review. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, this promotion, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available now, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to snag your copy today and be sure to check out the rest of the tour for more bookish fun!

Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!

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