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#81: Lord Fenton's Folly by Josi S. Kilpack

Lord Fenton is a gambler, a dandy, and a flirt-and he must marry or else he will be disinherited, stripped of his wealth and his position. He chooses Alice Stanbridge for two simple reasons: he once knew her as a young girl, and she is the least objectionable option available to him. However, Alice has harbored feelings for Fenton since their first meeting ten years ago, and she believes his proposal is real. When she discovers it is not, she is embarrassed and hurt. However, a match with the most-eligible bachelor in London would secure not only her future but that of her family as well. Determined to protect herself from making a fool of herself a second time, Alice matches Lord Fenton wit for wit and insult for insult as they move toward a marriage of convenience that is anything but a happy union. Only when faced with family secrets that have shaped Fenton's life does he let down his guard enough to find room in his heart for Alice.


  • Series: Proper Romance
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Shadow Mountain Publishing (October 6, 2015)
  • ISBN: 9781629720661

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Josi
Josi S. Kilpack hated to read until her mother handed her a copy of The Witch of Blackbird Pond when she was 13. From that day forward, she read everything she could get her hands on and accredits her writing “education” to the many novels she has “studied” since then. She began writing her first novel in 1998 and never stopped. Her novel, Sheep’s Clothing won the Whitney Award 2007 for Mystery/Suspense. Lemon Tart, the first book in the Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery series was a finalist in 2009. Josi currently lives in Willard Utah with her husband, children and super-cute cat.


Other books I have reviewed by this author:
My review of Lemon Tart
My review of Baked Alaska
My review of Rocky Road
My review of Fortune Cookie
My review of Wedding Cake
My review of A Heart Revealed

REVIEW:
Surprisingly good.
I started off this book thinking it probably wasn't for me, but my love for the author had me reading anyway.
By 53%, I was wishing the two main characters, the ones you see on the cover, would grow up and get on with it already. At 55% in the book, I knew why I kept reading. The story just became epic. Was it the ailing mother with all the secrets? Or the lovers not loving? I don't know, but I was into it. Boy, I'm glad for that too.
I'm also glad the power couple finally stopped bickering. That was a rough first half... lol... in the end it was worth it though. I could do with some more, now that it's over.

4/5


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