*Starred Review* Please let it be money! That is the one thought Isolde Goodnight has when she receives the news that her recently deceased godfather, the Earl of Lynforth, has mentioned her in his will. Izzy desperately hopes that she has inherited at least £200. Even £100 would help because after her father’s death, Izzy is nearly penniless and without a home to call her own. Instead, Izzy discovers that she is now the proud owner of Gostley Castle, a rapidly crumbling pile of stones deep in the wilds of Northumberland. Much to Izzy’s surprise, she also discovers that the castle comes complete with one unmentioned, additional feature: its previous owner, Ransome William Dacre Vane, the Duke of Rothbury. Splendidly talented Dare (Any Duchess Will Do, 2013) creates cleverly written dialogue, exceptionally appealing characters, and an engaging plot that gives a wink toward Beauty and the Beast and a nod to fandom, all key components in this wickedly funny and soul-satisfyingly romantic novel, the perfect launch to Dare’s new Castles Ever After series. --John Charles
"Wickedly funny and soul-satisfyingly romantic"
-Starred review, Booklist"A unique twist to a
fairy tale, complete with an ancient castle, a damsel in distress, and a
wounded hero. ... A romance to be savored."
-Starred review, Publisher's Weekly"Adorable," "funny," "charming" and "clever" are a few words used to
describe Dare's novels, and the first of her Castles Ever After series
is no exception.
-RT Book Reviews
, Top Pick!