My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A Rumored Engagment is the first book I’ve read by author Lily George, a relatively new Love Inspired Historical author.
I am a real fan of Regency romance, having cut my teeth on Georgette Heyer’s Regencies as a teen.
I enjoyed Ms. George’s sweet tale. Her heroine Susannah Siddons was sympathetic, which means I liked her and wanted to read about her. And I found the situation a bit different from other Marriage of Convenience stories in that the hero left for the sea after the sham engagement.
I had some trouble warming up to her hero Daniel Hale. He seemed so immature compared to Susannah, but that was exactly the problem between them. Daniel had to face growing up.
A coming of age tale for the hero is unusual.
I also was intrigued with how Ms. George kept the story moving with just mundane village happenings. That’s not easy. However, the use of “’twas” was a really problem. It kept pulling me out of the story like a flat note. So I hope Ms. George will remove that from her “dictionary” before her next book.
So would I recommend this read? Yes, if you enjoy Regency romance and a lively heroine.
I have a slightly used copy. Leave a comment and be entered into a drawing to receive it.–Lyn
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