When Miss Charlotte Wilson asks God for a husband, she decides He must want her to pursue Mr. Hamilton Beckett, the catch of the season. The only problem? She’s never actually met Hamilton. Fortunately, one of her oldest and dearest friends, Mr. Henry St. James—who has returned to New York after a two-year absence—does know Hamilton. Much to Henry’s chagrin, Charlotte immediately ropes him into helping her meet Hamilton. However, none of her plans to catch Hamilton’s eye go as she expected, and she is even more confused when her old feelings for Henry begin to resurrect themselves. In the midst of the mayhem Charlotte always seems to cause, she wonders if the gentleman of her dreams might be an entirely different man than she thought.
This novella is a companion to A Change of Fortune, Jen Turano’s full-length debut novel, available fall 2012.
A fellow blogger recommended Jen Turano to me guaranteeing that I would read her books and laugh out loud! Okay I may not have laughed out loud, but I chuckled my way through this sweet novella until my face hurt. The main character Charlotte was so reminiscent of Anne Shirley in Anne of Green Gables, and Henry reminiscent of Gilbert Blythe, that I felt I had went back to my childhood and into a great classic story. This Regency romance is full of light-hearted mischief and sweet romance. If you’re looking for a short uplifting, romantic read give this one a good look. I guarantee a smile!
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