For the Love of the Viscount
Book 1, The Noble Hearts Series
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√Bluestocking Lady Elise Smith is a very content spinster. She holds intellectual gatherings and attends poetry readings, mind-improving lectures, and art shows. She runs her father’s household with quiet and determine efficiency, which is why she is absolutely stunned when Papa informs his three daughters that until Lady Elise is happily settled with—gasp—a husband, he will not consider offers for his two younger daughters.
Lord Simon St. George has happily watched one friend after another become leg-shackled, taking pride in the fact that his title is secured by a brother and nephew, so there is no reason to seek a wife for himself. When he sees a woman previously unknown to him at a ball, who seems to be hiding from the rest of the attendees, he is intrigued enough to introduce himself.
Simon sees a lovely, intelligent woman to pass the time with, Elise sees a man who can help her thwart her father by pretending they are courting. But even the best plans can go awry…
An enjoyable read.
Great Start For a New Series
Lady Elise Smith doesn’t want to lose her independence. Lord Simon St. George doesn’t want to lose his heart. Neither of them wants to marry – ever. Elise is intelligent, outspoken, and lovely. Simon is handsome, caring, and quite sought after. Father has decided it is time for Elise to marry, so off she goes to a ball to try not to find a husband. She and Simon meet and agree to fake a friendship/courtship to ward off Papa and Society Debs. The ploy might have worked except that Papa caught on and set his own plan in motion. It’s quite a contest of wills. Who wins?
For the Love of the Viscount is a happy story. The main characters are likeable, even though Elise can be somewhat stubborn. The secondary characters are quite engaging, especially Elise’s Papa. He is funny, loving, and determined to have his way (I think Elise may have inherited her stubborn streak from him). The plot is sweet and simple. This is a great beginning for a new series. I always enjoy Callie’s books, and I recommend this one.
(You really don’t miss the Pall Mall game.)
Delightful and Fun!
What a delightful start to a new series. I enjoy reading books about strong young women of the ton. Elise was was of the strongest. She smart, well spoken and has a keen interest in many things other than courting, ball gowns and dancing. Sadly, her father wants her married.
Elise always has a plan and enlists Simon's help in remaining a blue stocking. That is where the real fun begins in the book.
Only friends or could it be turning into love? Ms. Hutton provides the reader with an entertaining book and some very humorous moments.
I truly enjoyed it and look forward to the next in the series.
- Category: Historical
- Published: Mar 17, 2017
- Publisher: Glass Half Full
- Seller: Callie Hutton LLC
- Print Length: 166 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 1, The Noble Hearts Series