The Second Season
|Size||6 x 9|
|Published||Cedar Fort 2016|
By Anonymous, Submitted on 2017-01-26
I enjoyed the writing style, the characters, and the subtle humor, or maybe I should say humour. It is a great first book by this author, and I look forward to more.
By Ashtyn, Submitted on 2016-12-21
This book was so good! I loved everything about it: the characters, period setting, steady moving and interesting plot, romance, and the ties created between the past and present lives of the characters. The author has a talent for creating lovable, fun, (and sometimes perfectly creepy) characters. I loved them all! This is a delightful regency romance that I recommend to anyone and everyone. You don't want to miss it!
By Becky, Submitted on 2016-10-01
I enjoyed reading this book! It was well-written and had engaging characters!
By Melanie, Submitted on 2016-09-30
This book has three romances in it. The first starts 25 years ago, with Eleanor and Phillip, who are the parents of Lucy and Caroline. Caroline is currently in her second season because her first was cut short due to sickness. She catches the attention of Lord Searly, which thrills her mother, but she finds herself drawn to someone else. Lucy has caught the attention of someone who is determined to marry her but her heart lies elsewhere.
I loved the family dynamics in this book! We got a glimpse into Eleanor and what happened in her past to make her behave the way she did. I had a hard time understanding why she hadn't gotten past certain things through the years, but it helped me understand her current behavior. Caroline and Lucy were close and got along well. They were there for each other during the tough times and the good times. Their father, Phillip, was kind and supportive of their decisions.
I enjoyed both Caroline's and Lucy's stories and getting to know the men they fell in love with. There were complications and drama along the way to a satisfying ending! There were also some great additional characters that were fun to get to know, even the ones I didn't like.
Overall, I enjoyed this story! There was a lot packed into it so I personally would have enjoyed a separate book about each of the women. It's the author's debut novel and I'm looking forward to reading more of her work in the future!
I received a copy of this from the publisher for an honest review. My opinion is 100% my own.
By Cathy J, Submitted on 2016-09-28
This book is a cute, clean, regency romance. Something I really liked about this book is that it isn't your normal Duke gets the girl story. This one has a plot line that is different from all of the other regency romance books I've read and that's a good thing!
This book has almost 2 plots in it, it kind of flashes back to Caroline's mom and dad's love story and I loved the way that one gets resolved in the end. I also liked that their stories mirror each other a little bit and they're able to learn from each other's situations.
I liked Caroline, she's the strong younger daughter of Lord and Lady Hopkins. I liked the way that she thought for herself in an era where that was really looked down upon by pretty much everyone. There's a scene in the book where she kind of runs away from the groom who is supposed to stay with her while she's on her ride. I really liked that she did things like that, no matter that she knew her mom was not going to be at all happy about it.
I also liked that you're able to see this story from the point of views of both of the love interests of Caroline. That makes it a little harder to be able to tell just which of them she's going to choose in the end.
I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
By Katie, Submitted on 2016-09-18
The story begins with the mother's match and then quickly moves to the current season with her daughters, Lucy and Caroline, as the central characters. As the story progresses, the reader is treated to flashbacks of Eleanor's season. Eleanor believes that her husband only married her for her money and she doesn't want that kind of marriage for her daughters--she wants them to be happy. But what is the definition of happiness? It becomes apparent that happiness means different things to different people.
I was able to relate quite well to the characters in this book. My husband and I haven't been married for quite as long as Eleanor's 25 years of marriage, but sometimes, looking back on those courtship times can bring back good feelings and help a person see things in a different or new light. As a mother, I want what's best for my children, but I'm learning that what I think is best, most important, or will give them the best future isn't necessarily what they desire or need. I cannot live vicariously through my kids, as much as I'd sometimes like to.
Lord Searly is smitten with Caroline, but she is quite determined to push him away, much to everyone's dismay. She desires a quieter, simpler life and finds an unlikely suitor who could bring those dreams to life. I love their verbal spars and his reactions are hilarious, but the real endearing and touching moments are with her untitled man.
For me, every good story has good relationships. Caroline and Lucy are sisters, but also best friends. I love the angle that gives a third romance life in this story--that of Lucy's. The dynamics of cousins, friends, suitors, siblings, and more really breathes life into this book.
This is a great read for those who enjoy a clean Regency romance with some fantastic characters.
Content: mild romance. Clean!
*I received a copy through the publisher in exchange for an honest review*