The Best Intentions (A Regency Romance) [Kindle Edition]
Customers who enjoy the traditional Regency Romances of Georgette Heyer, Barbara Metzger, and Carla Kelly will enjoy this witty Regency romp by New York Times bestselling author Candice Hern. The Earl of Strickland is a handsome widower in search of a new wife to be a mother to his two young... show more
Customers who enjoy the traditional Regency Romances of Georgette Heyer, Barbara Metzger, and Carla Kelly will enjoy this witty Regency romp by New York Times bestselling author Candice Hern. The Earl of Strickland is a handsome widower in search of a new wife to be a mother to his two young children. Having lost his one true love, he is determined on a practical, dispassionate match with a mature woman. Young girls in their first Seasons, their heads full of romantic notions of love, are not for him. When his sister comes to visit bringing along a beautiful widow, Miles thinks he may have found the perfect match. But the widow is chaperoning her gauche, much younger sister, an artless girl who causes Miles's best intentions to go awry as he finds himself falling in love with precisely the sort of woman he sought to avoid. Set at a grand country estate in the Midlands, this sweet love story of the reserved and dignified Miles and the delightfully guileless, clumsy, outspoken Hannah is sure to charm readers. "With fresh, crisp characterization and unerring romantic sensibility, Ms. Hern brings to joyous life all the wonder of falling in love in this deceptively simple, impeccably crafted keeper for the heart." – Romantic Times "This is one Jane Austen herself would enjoy!" -- Rendezvous "Don't miss THE BEST INTENTIONS. Candice Hern has crafted a joyous, passionate tale full of life and laughter, one that readers will savor long after the cover is closed." – The Romance Reader
Publisher: Candice Hern (May 9, 2011)
Pages no: 233
Edition language: English
Series: Country House Party (#2)
Like often, the praise for this claimed this would be like Georgette Heyer. It was not. It was a nice and sweet romance, a good and entertaining read. But it was nowhere in Georgette Heyer spheres. I will definitely check out other novels by this author, but it is significantly different from th...
Enjoyable romp about an archaeology nerd totally not courting and kind of accidentally falling for an Earl her older sister had set her cap for. I especially enjoyed the Saxon architecture bits, and how natural her nerdiness about old churches felt. Her interactions with the kids played out well too...
Books that genuinely make me laugh--repeatedly--will almost always get 5 stars from me.
Too similar in plot to Mary Balogh's "An Unacceptable Offer" - the widower with 2 small daughters and the plain heroine who figures she's unworthy of him when compared to her beautiful and sophisticated cousin/sister. But the execution of the story is not even close (in quality) to Mary Balogh's ach...
[Read for Fantasyland: Round 1]I liked it, it was an enjoyable book. I was going to go for a rating around 3.5 stars but I read it quick and all at once so I rounded it up. It's a sweet historical romance so don't go expecting a life changing book - I imagine it's more of an easy-read, one you'd cho...