The Viscount Besieged: A wonderfully authentic Georgian historical romance Kindle Edition
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- Publication date : April 23, 2020
- File size : 1314 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 276 pages
- Publisher : Sapere Books (April 23, 2020)
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B087M93GC8
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #559,130 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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A delightful story written more along the lines of Georgette Heyer, we have our heroine, Isadora at a loss when her father passes away. She has always put on plays and dreamed of being an actress.
Now she has to worry who will now inherit the family estate and what will happen to her and her family?
Roborough, a distant relative arrives and seems to be a good sort, but Dora acts contrary, always debating one thing after another.
Thus begins a rather winding path as the new heir hopes to sell the estate, to pull out his current faltering one that his father had left in a mess.
A really clean, well written character study that will keep your interest until the end!
The secondary characters are quite charming and add a lot of humor to the story. Mrs. Alvestock, Isabella's mother, is wonderfully described:
Roborough had begun to realise that comfort constituted the sum of Mrs Alvescot’s ambition. He knew the type: so indolent, so easy-going that any undue exertion or call to tax their very limited brainpower became a strain upon them, yet so universally pleasant and easy to please they were invariably surrounded by loving families who did everything they could to encourage their laziness. Isadora, in every way opposite, must, he supposed, have taken after her father.
That said, once the action moves onto Roborough's estate, it becomes far more exciting. There are twists and turns, added characters, who by the way are warm, witty and add a lot of charm to the story.
And once the H and h finally realize they are in love, it is very sweet. Their growing fondness grows quite naturally, and Isabella becomes much more likable. Their dialogue is witty:
Why in the world should you not trust me with the truth?’ A short laugh escaped him. ‘That is rich, coming from you.’ ‘You mean because I would not trust you? Whose fault is that, I should like to know?’ Roborough raised his eyes heavenwards. ‘I might have known. It is my fault, of course, that you could not find it in yourself to trust me — despite the fact you discovered me not to be my father, who had given you cause for offence, despite the fact you were the one listening at doors, not I — and making what you chose out of everything you overheard.’
The sweet ending is worth the wait. I sincerely enjoyed this book. "I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own." #TheViscountBesieged #NetGalley
Lord Roborough is bemused by his unexpected inheritance of the Alvescot estate and its indigent inhabitants. Miss Isadora is talented but opinionated and not given to listening to anyone who does not agree with her. The other members of the family are pleasant enough but will require expenditures that he did not anticipate but at least they don’t seem intent on causing non-stop trouble like Isadora.
This is an entertaining story but at times Isadora’s constant attitude made me lose patience and interest. The plot was well-developed and Elizabeth Bailey has a descriptive style that really brings the scenes to life. I received it free but my review is voluntary and honest.
Enter the new heir who is hoping this inheritance will enable him to pull his own estate out the overwhelming debt his father left it in upon his death.
The H and h are at loggerheads from the very beginning. Wrong assumptions and miscommunication guide almost every attempt they make to determine how to trust each other. Everyone else can see that they are perfect for each other but first they need to learn how to trust each other before they can admit their true feelings.
Add a lying scumbag to the mix who is more than happy to increase the lack of trust and you have a recipe for heart break.
Will the H and h ever learn to say what they really mean? Will the scumbag keep them apart? And what of the beautiful widow the H calls his love? And will Isadore finally become the famous actress she longs to be?
This is a great romance set in the time of King George III. It is a clean story, well written, and a pleasure to read. I received a free ARC from the author and this is my voluntary review.