Irish heiress Caroline Fulton knows this house party, ostensibly celebrating the victory of Waterloo, is really an audition: will she make a suitable wife? Her host, an English lord, has already won over her father, who’s determined to buy a title with Caroline’s dowry. She is far from taken with the baron, however, especially once she meets Niall Doherty, the impoverished, perceptive tutor to her host’s younger brothers. He shares her love of Irish fairy tales and seems to guard a troubled past…but neither quality will earn Caroline’s father’s approval.
Here is another book in the Power of the Matchmaker series. I love this series because each book is so different as they are written by different authors but they carry a common thread that ties them all together. Each book is meant to stand on it's own which is awesome because you can read these books in any order, at any time. My only suggestion would be to read the prequel novella to understand the common thread of Miss Pearl, the matchmaker.
This book has a more sedate pace to it. It is gentle and very proper in it's romance. Caroline and Niall are both kind and intelligent characters. It was easy to sit back and enjoy them. Niall is a storyteller and his Irish fairy tales are woven throughout the book.
I enjoyed this book but it was pretty slow moving. It wasn't something that captured my attention in a way that I felt compelled to press forward. I missed the presence of Miss Pearl. She appeared at the beginning of the book but wasn't really a part of the rest. I missed her.
If you enjoy regency books, you should pick this one up. It is well written and presents the time period perfectly.
Oh, and I love the cover. :)
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.