From The Cover ~
When Miss Charlotte Wilson asks God for a husband, she decides He must want her to pursue Mr. Hamilton Beckett, the catch of the season. The only problem? She’s never actually met Hamilton. Fortunately, one of her oldest and dearest friends, Mr. Henry St. James—who has returned to New York after a two-year absence—does know Hamilton. Much to Henry’s chagrin, Charlotte immediately ropes him into helping her meet Hamilton. However, none of her plans to catch Hamilton’s eye go as she expected, and she is even more confused when her old feelings for Henry begin to resurrect themselves. In the midst of the mayhem Charlotte always seems to cause, she wonders if the gentleman of her dreams might be an entirely different man than she thought. Goodreads
My Thoughts ~
What a short and sweet novella, and funny to!! I was surprised to discover that this book had about 68 pages (ebook) and because I was in need of a quick fix, I eagerly started reading. Knowing that it was a short novel, I was curious to know how Jen Turano was going to incorporate the romance and Charlotte’s problem. I found it to be a fun read.
Charlotte is a character I know you will immediately like. She’s clumsy, a klutz, accident prone, very headstrong, confident and longs for adventure. Mind you she’s 21 years old, so she proves to be rather entertaining. I couldn’t stop laughing in the middle of the second chapter and fought hard to keep my composure, realising how silly I must look for laughing at a fictional character! This however, was my highlight.
Henry St. James is obviously the perfect match for her, and to me was the perfect gentleman- funny, determined, adventurous and sensitive. I loved it how he would so eagerly goes shoe and dress shopping with Charlotte, seeming to enjoy the outing. I mean, how many guys would do that, claiming they have a good eye for material?
Overall I have to say that although the story doesn’t have much substance, and mainly involves Charlotte chasing Mr. Beckett trying to gain his attention, I really enjoyed getting to know Charlotte and Henry and found them to be the perfect couple. Knowing that I am going to read the other books in the series soon, I look forward to reading about them again, ready for laughter!
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Miss Felicia Murdock firmly believed her destiny was to become a minister’s wife. When the minister on whom she had set her sights marries another lady, Felicia is forced to take a close look at her life and comes to a few uncomfortable conclusions. Determined that something needs to change–and soon–Felicia discovers she is finally ready to spread her wings and embrace life the way she’s always wanted.
Grayson Sumner–or Lord Sefton, as he’s officially known–has had more than enough of spreading his wings and only hopes to settle into the life of a normal, respectable New York gentleman. Prompted by some well-meaning friends to lift the spirits of the disappointed-in-love Miss Murdock, he is surprised to encounter a young lady who seems to have become quite adventurous and quite determined to get herself into all sorts of troublesome situations.
Intent on remaining independent, Felicia is reluctant to accept Grayson’s help, especially as she finds herself developing feelings for him. However, just as Grayson decides he’s had quite enough of her antics, his past comes back to haunt him and his presence in her life has endangered Felicia. Will Grayson and Felicia decide they want to spend the rest of their lives keeping one another out of trouble?