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Thursday, October 02, 2014

An Unsuitable Match by Sasha Cottman

Welcome to the glittering Regency world of splendid balls, bespoke gowns and spring garden parties.  Cottman takes readers into the heart of Georgette Heyer's ton in this captivating love story, and helps them to escape from the inelegant bustle of modern life for a few enjoyable hours. Any lover of light Regency  novels is sure to like this book.


The love story involves the rather sweet Clarice and dashing David. Even though the heroine Clarice lives in a luxurious way, she has lots of problems to overcome, including her demanding father and her new feelings for her old friend David.  Her father regards David as highly unsuitable, and he is determined to marry her off to an untrustworthy, but titled man.  Clarice also has to deal with the snide remarks of a 'friend', which doesn't help her lack of confidence in society circles.


When David discovers that he wants to win Clarice at all costs, he has to cope with his illegitimacy and money problems.  The women from his past don't impress Clarice.  Can he show her that he is worthy of her?


The likeable hero and heroine, developing love story and details of Regency life make this a good read.  I especially enjoyed the descriptions of the Regency gowns and dances.







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