Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Courting Miss Lancaster: A Review (The Lancaster Family #2)

Goodreads (Description):

Harry Windower adores blonde, green-eyes Athena Lancaster, but alas, a penniless man like himself has no hope of winning a young noblewoman's hand. To add insult to injury, Athena's brother-in-law and guardian, the Duke of Kielder, has asked Harry to assist Athena in finding a gentleman of her dreams. But the lovesick Harry is cunning as well: as the weeks pass, he introduces Athena to suitors who are horrifically boring, alarmingly attached to their mothers, downright rude, astoundingly self-absorbed, and utterly ridiculous.
Athena can't comprehend why she is having so little success meeting eligible and acceptable gentlemen. Indeed, her circle of admirers couldn't be be less admirable - nothing like the loyal, gentle friend she's found in Harry. But how long can Harry's scheme be hidden before it is discovered? And what will Athena do when she uncovers Harry's deception? Escape into a charming regency world in this delightfully romantic comedy of manners that will entertain you to the very last word.

My Review:

Ahhhh! Harry is such a sap it's freaking ridiculous. I want a Harry Windower. His humor and loyalty are two things I absolutely love about him. He's incredibly smart and definitely swoon worthy, and altogether, I wonderful strong character.

Harry is the best and only friend of Adam, the Duke of Kielder, and he is also in love with Adam's sister-in-law, Athena.

Unfortunately, Adam asks Harry to help Athena find a worthy gentleman for the girl to marry in her First Season.

Being poor, Harry is what the ton and society deem as a fortune hunter and therefore deems him unworthy of Athena.

So this book is quite hilarious and heartbreaking as Athena is subjected to the dullest and even one of the worst of society's men as Harry shows her what she doesn't want in her future husband. During the many social events they attend (where he is introducing her to these guys), he laughs with her and jokes with her and holds her hand when it technically isn't proper.

Ah, Harry! He's so obviously in love with her but is terrified Adam will get mad because he is so poor and Athena's dowry is quite expansive.

Athena is also losing hope of ever finding her fairy tale man, of having the magical first meeting. If only she was able to read and understand her own heart. Though she isn't the brightest of girls, she has a good wit and learns quickly--which is a much needed quality among the ton.

Wonderful Persephone comes to the rescue in the end of course, essentially returning the favor to Harry (as he also was a key part in her's and Adam's relationship). And all ends well, and quite funny actually. Adam's reaction to the truth is not what you would expect. (This series has some great humor).

Another great story by Eden! I give this a 5 out of 5!

1 comment:

  1. So glad you loved this Natalie, it sounds fabulous!