Saturday, April 17, 2021

Book Review: Pining for Lord Lockhart by Jen Geigle Johnson

About the Book:

Charity watches each of her sisters make plans to marry, one by one, and she is overjoyed for their happiness, but she doubts she will ever feel much of the same. She is busy in her causes, in her book groups, in her thinking bluestocking ways, but she has a secret. And no one knows, not even the man himself. But through all of her forward thinking ways, she is pining for Lord Lockhart.

Lord Lockhart is the wealthiest man of any of their acquaintance. He recently received yet another inheritance when an old eccentric uncle passed on and he seeks for ways to use his money responsibly. Charity is a good resource for him in this regard. And he just might have secrets of his own where she is concerned.

My Thoughts:

Pining for Lord Lockhart by Jen Geigle Johnson offers up a sweet romance as Charity and Lockhart’s story unfolds. The short novel is aptly named as Charity and Lockhart spend much of the story pining for each other, tethered to the people and things that keep them apart. At times, the romance felt angsty and I wished for greater emotional maturity in the characters. However, both Charity and Lockhart achieve some character development as they endeavor to overcome the obstacles to their love.  

Pining for Lord Lockhart by Jen Geigle Johnson stands as the fifth book in the Lords for the Sisters of Sussex series. It reads easily as a stand-alone even though Charity’s older sisters make short appearances. Although this is not my favorite installment in this series, readers following the Sussex sisters will likely want to read Charity’s story.

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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