Cover Image: The Courtship of Lord Blackhurst

The Courtship of Lord Blackhurst

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date:

Member Reviews

Very good book, but when you willing deceive, even with good intentions, it will in one way or another blow up in your face. I liked how the book was written, but it was uncomfortable when the climax hit. 

I received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.
Was this review helpful?
I had no idea when I started this book how short it was.  I will say that there is a twist in the plot of this short story and that it is entirely predictable if you are used to reading historical romance and know the tropes.  While this was a short and predictable read, it still was nice to have something you could read in one short sitting that was also enjoyable and fun.  It is hard to write a review without giving away the major plot points of the story, but I will say that there is a lot of debate in my head about what occurs etc.

Thank you to Netgalley and Bookbuzz.net for the ARC of this book.  All the above opinions are of my own.
Was this review helpful?
Promised from birth to someone she has never met, is not perhaps the best basis for a marriage, but that is what is presented as the basis for this story.
The male in question went to India to make his fortune and now returns to take up the reins of his estate and of course, to marry this strange female.
But he has a lot of work to get done being so recently returned and so sends someone in his place to get to know his betrothed. Someone she begins to find fascinating.
So the premise /trope of the story is another charade. Or at least the wrong person to fall in love with.
Again a nicely written story, but such an obedient miss. Marrying because she was betrothed at birth. i would have preferred our heroine to have a bit more mettle, but her personality was one that was common - as it was the one that was expected. Home and Hearth after all.
Sweet and gentle story.  Would appeal to those who like their romances 'cosy'.
Was this review helpful?
4 stars

Quite short story. Cilla is betrothed to Lord Blackhurst, who is returning from India to talk up his estates.  Priscilla's father thinks the engagement is a good one as the estates are next to each other and he'll still get to see his daughter.  Cilla is unsure about marrying a stranger.  She's asked to help prepare the estate for his lordships return and meets his cousin Johnathan and starts to build up a relationship.  You can proably see where this is going.  It's a clean read and entertaining.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Was this review helpful?
I just finished reading a preview copy of this book. I'm pretty sure that's why some of the formatting was off. I trust that won't be the case in the final version and I hope I'm right!
This was a very quick read. I read it during the course of one day at work actually, between having to do my actual job. I am a fast reader but keep that in mind if you want something more immersive.
The story was short but really quite sweet.  There are no unexpected plot twists unless this is maybe the first book you've ever read. There's nothing to dislike in any of the characters I'm happy to report and I was definitely left hoping that they will have their very happily-ever-after. 
The author does use a truly annoying number of commas throughout the story but with that being the most offensive thing about the book, I can happily recommend it as an entertaining bit of fluff for your day.
Was this review helpful?
The Courtship of Lord Blackhurst was a short and enjoyable read, with the ability to transform the reader to another place and time in English history.

Although the story is pleasant, it was entirely predictable. This story is NOT a retelling of “The Courtship of Miles Standish” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, however,  the Longfellow tale served as the inspiration for this story. If you are familiar with Longfellow’s poem, then you will most assuredly recognize a few lines in this story as coming from the poem as admitted in the author’s notes.

3.5 Stars

My thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.
Was this review helpful?
This book is set in Yorkshire in a long time ago, with Miss Priscilla, the main character, being betrothed to the Marquess of Blackhurst. But what happens when she falls in love with his cousin instead? 
Normally I complain about books being too long, but with this one is the complete opposite! I wish it was longer, truly, because I felt that I couldn't connect to the characters as much or enjoy the romance as much as possible.
The writing is truly amazing and I liked the main character. It would be a 5-star if the author had explored the characters and descriptions a bit more and gave us a bit more romantic moments.
All in all, it was a good book and I'll be definitely on the look out for the other books by this author.
Recommend for anyone that likes typical European-based historical books and "Bridgeton vibes", and anyone who is looking for a quick cute read!
Was this review helpful?
Thank you to NetGalley and Regina Jeffers for the arc of The Courtship of Lord Blackhurst.

Priscilla Keenan lives with her father and brothers, her mother has died. Her father long ago made a promise with the neighbouring marquess about marrying Priscilla to the marquess' son. Now it is time to honour that promise. 

This was a fun to read story. It was easy and enjoyable and would have made for a good beach read. The story was not long enough to really dig into the plot and for that it made it seem like the emotions were not as deep as they should have. Everything was made problematic and then solved within 40 pages. I would recommend this for someone looking for an easy enjoyable romance.
Was this review helpful?