Book – Scandalous Endeavors
Author – Amanda Mariel
Publication Date – December 12, 2014
Genre –Historical Fiction
Type – Stand Alone
Cliffhanger – No
Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars
Complimentary copy generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Lady Amelia has only known the comfort of life in mid-eighteenth century English aristocracy. But when first her mother and then her father die, she finds herself alone, grief stricken and….. not of age. Her appointed guardian, an American uncle, has ordered her travel to his plantation where she must remain for at least two years when she will come of age.
With the help of Lady Grace and Lady Sarah, Lady Amelia gets her uncle to agree to give her four weeks to settle her affairs and unbeknownst to him…find an English lord to marry so she can remain in her beloved England. Despite her mourning period she endeavors to trap one of London’s eligible bachelors in matrimony.
Lord Goldstone, Lady Grace’s nephew is devilishly handsome, but a Scottish Duke and so entirely unacceptable as a possible husband. After all Scotland is not her beloved London and environs. He also has a nasty habit of showing up at all the wrong moments and thwarting her carefully laid plans to ensnare a suitable husband. Sparks fly as the pair find themselves at odds with each other and drawn to each other at the same time. Can they find a way to stop arguing long enough to explore their growing passion? Is it strong enough to make Lady Amelia give up her English home after all? Or will Lady Amelia find a suitable English lord and avoid social exile in America? Time is running out.
My Thoughts - Story
It’s been awhile since I’ve read any type of Historical Fiction and I’m so happy this was the one that broke my dry spell with. It wasn’t ‘in your face’ historical information – instead, it was a cute story about a girl who will do anything to stay in England.
There were so many times, I found myself snickering at the crazy banter between Amelia and Lord Goldstone and her crazy antics.
This was a quick and funny read and I’m so happy I was offered to step out of my comfort zone and read this book.
Lady Amelia finds herself alone without parents and still not at the age of being on her own. Her guardian wants to bring her to America but Amelia doesn’t want to leave her precious England – with only 2 months, Amelia must construct a scandalous meeting to snatch a husband. What she doesn’t expect is her friend’s handsome nephew, Lord Goldstone!
Reason for Reading – Author Request
Story – 4 out of 5 Stars
Steam – 3.5 out of 5 Stars
Angst – 3.5 out of 5 Stars
Writing – 4 out of 5 Stars
Content Flow – 4 out of 5 Stars
Told In – Single POV
Heroine/Personality – Amelia – a bit quirky, immature but makes for a funny story
HEA (Spoiler) – Yes
Would Read More from Author? [spoiler]Yes[/spoiler]
Recommend To – Anyone who enjoys Historical Fiction with humor