Sunday, February 28, 2021

Book Review: Suitors for the Proper Miss by Jen Geigle Johnson

About the Book:

She wants to marry a Lord, as Lordly and titled as possible. He wants nothing more to do with her than saddle her horses.

Miss Lucy Standish has wanted to marry a future duke for as long as she could remember. Days in the cold, with little coal for their small cottage and little to eat, she would dream of the days she saved all her sisters with a marriage to a man of such elevated title that they would never be poor again, that her children and their children forever would be cared for.

Mr. Conor Sullivan has never overstepped the lines of propriety. He does everything he can to treat Miss Lucy with respect. But his heart is overcome with love for the middle Standish sister, and he assumes he will spend his dying breath still wishing she were his.

But fortune changes for the Sullivan family. With new attention from the crown and past family secrets revealed, a path opens that just might mean happiness for Lucy and Conor. But will they be bold enough to seize the opportunity when it comes?

Read book Four in the Lords for the Sisters of Sussex Series for a hefty dose of delicious family relationships, Jane Austen type fun, and a delicious forbidden romance.

My Thoughts:

Suitors for the Proper Miss by Jen Geigle Johnson mixes clean historical romance with the lightness of YA fiction, plus the sisterly relationships and societal customs found in Jane Austen’s novels. The novel was fun and entertaining despite a few typos. Lucy Standish undergoes moderate character development as she learns what and who to truly value. Conor Sullivan is the type of man I would want my daughters to marry – respectful, ambitious, confident, determined, kind, loving. Watching the evolving relationship between Conor and Lucy added delicious anticipation that blossomed into a lovely romance.

Suitors for the Proper Miss stands as the fourth installment in the Lords for the Sisters of Sussex series by Jen Geigle Johnson. Though written as a stand-alone novel, several couples from prior books appear and remembering who was married to who was sometimes challenging. I would love to go back and read the rest of this regency-era series.

I recommend Suitors for the Proper Miss by Jen Geigle Johnson to readers who enjoy fun, clean, Regency-era romances.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I was provided a copy of this book by the author or publisher. All opinions in this review are my own.

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