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on 9 February 2014
I found this book easy-going and straightforward.
Lucy Sinclair is a lovely girl, burdened with an immature step-sister and equally infuriating step-mother. Having once caught sight of Lord Devlyn 5 years ago, she finally meets with him near her home in Hampshire. She believes that Lord Devlyn came to Hampshire to "view" her step-sister Belinda, a renowned beauty and heiress. Unknown to her, Lord Devlyn was actually appeasing his godmother's request for him to meet Lucy, as a potential wife. They spend the season together in London where Belinda is a hit. Belinda vies for Lord Devlyn's proposal. Belinda is also friendly with Lord Sneyd, a fortune-hunter.
I liked this story as it was rather straightforward and rather early on, we find out who falls in love with whom. There are no twisted and complicated plots. There is drama but nothing overly done.
There were some minor errors in the book but the only ambiguity is that I thought that one had to be presented at court before starting the London season (or a debut). Then only after presentation, are you allowed to attend Almacks, if invited. And definitely, that permission to dance the waltz HAS to be granted by any one of the hostesses of Almacks.
Overall, an easy and enjoyable read. This was my first book by this author and I will look into her other books.