A Lady's Escape

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The Everton Domestic Society #2, A stand-alone novel Millie Edgebrook is the newest member of the Everton Domestic Society her first assignment to to prove her matchmaking skills are as good as she says they are by finding a wife for the Duke of Middleton, Preston Knowles. Preston's mother has hired the Everton Domestic Society to find an appropriate wife for him since he has proved to not being able to do so himself after having two engagements broken off because the woman was in love with someone else. Millie takes this job very seriously it's her way to finally break away from society and eventually go traveling. Millie was raised by her uncle an eccentric mad scientist type with the tendency to set his lab on fire. Millie loves her uncle but desperately wants her own life away from the judgemental eyes of the ton. Preston knows he has to get married eventually but finding the right woman is proving to be somewhat of a challenge and when the right one does show up she's there to find him a wife not to be his wife. That doesn't stop Preston from tring.

As Milie tries to find a suitable match for Preston she finds herself falling for him. He's not like the others he listens to her, he enjoys her intelligence, and playing chess with her but falling in love with Preston ruins all her plans. Falling for Millie was easy convincing himself she would be the perfect wife was easy but convincing her of this might be more difficult than he thinks. Overall, this was a great read. If you have read her other books you will see quite a few familiar faces and that was a nice touch. I look forward to the other book in this series. Fenichel is pretty consistent with her writing it's always well thought out, well paced, well written I always thoroughly enjoy her books.
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I really enjoyed this story.  Preston and Millicent are nothing like the usual characters.  Preston is willing to marry Millicent even though she isn't near his social status.  She has a problem with that, but he and his mother do not.  Millicent is hired to find him a wife and that's what she will do even if it kills her to let him go to someone else.  Preston liked Millicent from the beginning because she isn't like the usual miss, she is intelligent, witty and beautiful.  She wants to travel, help children in other countries and doesn't think that any man would want to do that or let her do those things.  She will not ever be under any man's thumb.  Preston doesn't want to suppress Millicent in any way and he just needs to convince her to take a chance on him.
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This was a wonderfully well-written, well-planned and well-executed book. While this is book two in the series, I have not read the first book and it did not detract from my enjoyment of this story. I thoroughly enjoyed all of the characters – especially Millicent and Preston. You can really identify with where each of them is coming from and you can see why each loves the other.

Millicent Edgebrook was ruined during her first season and while nobody knew, she still removed herself from the marriage mart because she knew no husband would want to marry a bride who was not pure. She has other plans for her life besides marriage. First, she is going to become an Everton Lady and then she is going to travel, do good works and help people. She has a very poor opinion of all of the men of the ton because of her experience when she was just sixteen. Millie was raised by her sweet, loving, lovable and very eccentric uncle who is ridiculed by the ton.

Preston Knowles, Duke of Middleton is a nice, sweet, loving, respectful man who is trying very hard to find a wife. He doesn’t necessarily expect love in his marriage, but he would at least like to like and respect his wife. However, he has proposed twice – and been refused twice. He can’t do that again. So, his mother hires the Everton Domestic Society to help him find the perfect duchess – one that will accept his proposal.

Millicent was so very nervous when she went to the Everton Domestic Society for her interview, but could only be honest in her answers to the questions. It turned out that she had a skill! She is a natural matchmaker and has found matches for all of her friends. So, her first assignment as an Everton Lady is to help the Duke of Middleton find a bride and she is determined to be successful in her assignment.

Reluctantly, Preston agrees to his mother’s request to allow Everton’s to assist in his quest for a bride – after all – he certainly hasn’t done too well by himself. It isn’t too long after their first meeting that Preston realizes his attraction to Millicent and that attraction just continues to grow. He recognizes it for what it is – love – but he has to be careful because she is adamant that she won’t marry and that she has other plans for her life. Those plans don’t include marriage. He knows he has to take it slow, but it is so hard because the attraction is so strong – and he thinks she is attracted to him as well.

Preston follows Millicent’s plans just as she has them laid out – but – at the same time, he steals time alone with her and dances with her – whatever he can do to have alone time with her and to encourage her to feel as much as he does. I loved watching the two come to their HEA and Preston was absolutely precious.

I thoroughly enjoyed the read and I hope you will as well.

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A Lady's Escape (Everton Domestic Society, #2) by A.S. Fenichel    This is the second book in this series and I enjoyed just as much or more than the first (A Lady's Honor (Everton Domestic Society)  thanks so much to the author, publisher and #NetGalley for letting me read and review this book.   Preston Knowles (Duke of Middleton..turned down by two ladies)  Millicent Edgebrook ( she had a disastrous debut  she becomes a Everton Lady)  She is hired by Preston's mother to find him a wife...hard hard can that be?  This is where the fun begins... there is laughter, tears, tragedy, old friends and enemies, steamy sex all getting us to a HEA... I can't wait for the next in this series ...maybe Jacques story?
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Despite her disastrous London debut, Millicent Edgebrook has proven skilled at securing matches—for every young lady but herself. Resigned to spinsterhood, and eager to gain independence from her lovable but eccentric uncle Francis, Millie joins the Everton Domestic Society. Her first assignment is to find a bride for Preston Knowles, Duke of Middleton.  
Preston has promised himself not to be ruined by love. After being rebuffed by two perfectly respectable candidates, he’d rather remain happily single for the rest of his life but his mother has other ideas. Yet suddenly, he’s fantasizing about the lovely matchmaker she’s hired—the least suitable bride imaginable. The Everton Society forbids relations between employees and clients. 
I was thrilled to read Preston’s story as I’d been waiting & hoping for it ever since I read ‘Foolish Bride’ & he’s still as gorgeous as he was before, he's so loyal & honourable. Millie is a strong woman who longs to travel & not be come the property of a man. A well written engrossing read. The characters are well formed & the pace of the story was very good. Whilst Preston & Millie were instantly attracted to each other she resisted her feelings far more than he did. They also really liked each other & became firm friends & gradually revealed their secrets to each other. Their budding romance was a joy to read, throw in cameo roles from previous characters, a dog & a kitten &  I was happy. I look forward to more in the series.

My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read
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Millicent Edgebrook has a knack for matchmaking and, through the Everton Domestic Society, is hired by the Dowager Duchess of Middleton to find a wife for her son.  Preston Knowles, Duke of Middleton, is a dutiful son who is willing to go along with his mother's request.

As they attend society events in the search for Preston's best match, he realizes his perfect match is the matchmaker.  Millicent is also attracted to Preston but does not feel she would be the proper wife for a duke. Preston is not willing to give up and is determined that Millicent will be his wife. 

This the first book I have read by A S Fenichel, and I definitely want to read more of her work.  It is a wonderful page turner with many well-developed characters, including Millicent's Uncle Francis and her chaperone, Doris, along with Preston's best friend, Jacques.  It was a joy to read, and I highly recommend it to all who appreciate well-written historical romance.  

I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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A Lady's Escape is a charming romance.  Millie finds she has the ability to help friends find good marriages.  Thus, she hires on at the Everton Society to earn income with her gift.  In reality, she wants a future helping people.  Her madcap scientist of an uncle is oblivious to the sweet girl he has raised until she leaves.  

Millie's first assignment is to assist Preston, Duke of MIddleton find a wife.  Apparently, his 'picker' is broken after two failed attempts.  Even when he realizes he is in love with Millie and wants her for his wife, he is afraid to pursue her.  It takes a bit of time and numerous introductions to eligible wife candidates before her knows she is the one and no other will do.

His friendship with Elinor and her husband is admirable.  He did not allow their marriage to ruin their friendship and relationship.  His other almost fiance, Scarlet, is a bit opportunistic.  She has not found a man with enough, so decides she was Preston back.  Each female he has been introduced to only confirms Millie is the one he wants and needs.  He just has to convince her.

Loved this book.  The duke is charming, kind, protective, yet is not sure of his own feelings.  He comes along nicely.  Millie is just as precious.  This book is a really good choice for an afternoon read!
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This was a sweet story that followed Millicent Edgebrook, who after becoming part of the Everton Domestic Society, is tasked with the role of finding a wife for Preston Knowles, the Duke of Middleton. Having received two rejections to his proposals, his mother decides that he needs assistance. What follows is an interesting exploration into the lives of two people who have both faced their own difficulties.
I found the character of Preston to be refreshing, as he shows respect for Millicent and obviously admires her intelligence; however, their stations in life, begins to preclude them from any position future together. What follows is an interesting twist on the usual with Preston realising the possibilities before him but having to convince Millicent of this.
I received an advanced review copy in exchange for my honest review.
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I received a copy of this book via NetGalley and Lyrical Press for an honest review.
A Lady's Escape is the second book in the Everton Domestic Society series. I had read the first book A Lady's Honor by the same author and just loved the story and it is the case with this book. I loved the wonderful 'Matchmaker' Millicent Edgebrook and the reluctant hero, Preston Knowles, Duke of Middleton. The outcome of this story was inevitable but the journey to it was very enjoyable and as I read I could hear the song "It Only Takes a Moment" playing in my head. I love a good matchmaker story and this one hit the wonderful mark. I look forward to the next book in this series. I highly recommend this book.
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I loved Millicent and Preston's story! I loved watching the two of them try and fight their attraction to the other. It was nice to see the hero of the story realize what he wanted way before the heroine, which is not normally the case.  Preston had to go along with whatever Millicent wanted to do, to find him a wife, but just until she was ready to accept that they would be perfect for each other.

This was a great addition to the Everton Domestic Society series and I can't wait for the next one to be out!
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This is the second book in the series. t can be read as a stand alone. It's a fun love story with great characters. A great read!
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"A Lady's Escape" by A.S. Fenichel
Another great story.  I was lucky enough to be gifted a free ARC from the author via NetGalley.  I do enjoy this author's story telling.  I chuckle and get a little teary-eyed but mostly I am just captivated by the characters and their foibles, stumbles, and recoveries.  And I am looking forward to my next adventure with this author.. and the Everton Domestic Society? or ? maybe the story of one of the supporting characters in this story.
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Love this story! Preston’s mother asks for help in finding him a wife and the Everton society sends Millie. Turns out, the matchmaker is the one for him. Millie has an interesting past and wishes to travel the world and uses her job as a stepping stone.

I love the romance and the adventures of matchmaking with three potential prospects. This was a true page turner and I highly recommend it to all historical romance lovers.

Many thanks to the publisher for a review copy via NetGalley.
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As an orphan, Millie Edgebrook came to live with her uncle, Francis Edgebrook, known to be an inventor and a bit eccentric. That didn't bode well for her season...but she was also a bit eccentric in the fact she was no longer interested in matrimony.
   She joined the Everton Domestic Society, hoping to save enough money to travel and do good, and ended up with the position of matchmaker for the Duke of Middleton.
  Although the attraction was instantaneous, she strove to stay on point and find him 'acceptable' choices in the marriage mart.
  In their search, they weathered balls, parties, outings and a horrible explosion during a trip to his house party.
  The more time they spent together, the more he became determined that she was his choice, even as she clung doggedly to her rule book.
  Bits of humor, angst, intrigue (her past), and emotions flow through the pages to make a sweet romance.
   I requested and received a NetGalley ARC to peruse.
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Fenichet takes a trope--a matchmaker falling for her client, and infuses it with a distinctly refreshing and revisionist (and yet still plausible and believable) take on Regency romance.  The heroine indeed finds someone willing to change his conception of love and social status to follow *her* dreams, which are not to find a ton husband and get a title.
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I received a free copy from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. A lady's Escape is the first novel I've ever read by this author and I enjoyed it. Well this does appear to be a part of a larger series it isn't required to have read the other books or book in order to enjoy this one. Preston has had two failed engagements and Millie has been hired to help find him a wife. Inevitably Preston falls in love however Millie has plans for her future that do not include a husband. This was a fun read but there were parts that I felt dragged on a little too long and saw refelt a little slow in places. Overall I'd say this book is a 4.
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This is the second book of the Everton Domestic Society, an unusual group of ladies making their own ways in the world. Millicent Edgebrook interviews with Lady Jane Everton in hopes she'll be taken on as the first step in directing her own life.  Her first assignment is to find a wife for the Duke of Middleton. His mother has contacted the society to aid in this endeavor. The duke has had a second disappointment in love and the dowager duchess thinks he can use some help. He is not pleased.  He honors his mother though and agrees to work with Millicent. Both have problems and issues to resolve while the research on potential wives is carried out. I enjoyed reading this story. It was a lot of fun with a host of characters, charming and not so charming.
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A wonderfully romantic story.  characters to remember. A highly intelligent woman hired to help a Duke To find a good match. As their relationship grows, their passion grows too. The delightful way The story evolves Makes the difference between an OK author  and a fabulous author. It separates the Novice from the  experienced.   She is a “go to “ author.
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Very interesting book. I liked the storyline but felt it was a bit to long. And I'm not a big fan of wishywashy characters. Which I felt the lead male character was.
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This was a fun, well-written book. Resigned to spinsterhood, Millicent joins the Everton Domestic Society and is assigned to find a match for Preston, a duke. Preston has been rejected by two fiancees and is not in a hurry to be matched with another. They try to resist the attraction they feel to each other. I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more books by this author.
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