Friday, December 12, 2008
Before the Season Ends by Linore Rose Burkard
This book was released this month by Harvest House, but was previously self-published by the author. I read the self-published version and LOVED it! And now Linore is giving away a copy here! But only if at least 10 people leave a comment. So tell your friends! And if you don't win a copy, you really need to go out and buy one. It's just the type of book people love to read in troubled times like this. Such a fun book! Anyway, here's my review again.
Do you like a funny, exciting plot and quirky, memorable characters reminiscent of Jane Austen? If so, you’ll love this story, Before the Season Ends, by Linore Rose Burkard.
Miss Ariana Forsythe, a nineteen-year-old beauty, is being packed off to her wealthy aunt’s home in London to escape an unsuitable match in her little hamlet of Chesterton. Ariana, excited about this new adventure, is also wary of the lack of morality she’s afraid of meeting with in fashionable London. She must guard herself against all the blackguards and rakes, especially the infamous Mr. Phillip Mornay.
Ariana is a delightful heroine, artless and funny and worthy of her sparring partner, Mr. Mornay. The two of them are so good together, I couldn’t help being reminded of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett. The story zips along and never fails to entertain and delight. The author, moreover, has obviously done her research, and the whole thing is full of authentic speech and clothing and descriptions, enough to make you feel you are right there in Regency England.
I thoroughly enjoyed this Regency romance from beginning to end. It’s exactly the kind of story I like to read but rarely ever find. Funny, touching, romantic--I highly recommend it.
Linore has already finished the sequel, and it sounds just as great!
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