Lynn Morris, bestselling author of The Baron's Honourable Daughter, once again sweeps readers into the Regency era with striking period detail. Lady Mirabella Tirel, the beautiful daughter of the Marquess of Camarden, takes a practical approach to love since a dashing captain broke her heart at age 17. Now at almost 22 years old, she has decided to endure one last London season to secure a suitable engagement and begin a simple life in the country. Sir Giles Knyvet is Mirabella's oldest friend and her most dependable ally, and he is also secretly in love with her. Yet he knows the prospect of a relationship is doubtful: Besides being a mere baronet, he aims to settle a large family debt before sharing his feelings with her. But as Mirabella draws close to a suitable match, Giles may need to interfere to buy himself more time.
I really liked this book. Mirabella has decided, due to a broken heart, that she cannot marry for love. She is going to make a practical match in London season. Giles has been friends with Mirabella their whole lives. He would love to be able to marry her, but with the debt he was left, that isn't a possibility. He has to settle his debts before he can make a move, but Mirabella has several interested suitors and Giles may just be running out of time.
I really liked the characters in this book. Honestly, I think I liked Mirabella and Giles' friends as much as I liked them! The way the author wrote them just pulled me in. I felt bad for Giles being in love with Mirabella and not being able to do anything about it. Mirabella's practical approach to a match was interesting to watch (read). I wasn't surprised at all by this book, but it was a cozy book to read.
It was a 4/5 for me.
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