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A Lady's Guide to Fortune-Hunting

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"A Lady's Guide to Fortune-Hunting" by Sophie Irwin is a delightful regency adventure that swept me away to a world of witty banter, romantic intrigue, and the allure of societal escapades. This novel is a charming blend of historical elegance, spirited characters, and a love story that unfolds with grace.

Irwin's writing style captures the essence of the regency era, immersing readers in a world of opulent balls, romantic tension, and the complexities of societal expectations. The characters in the novel are beautifully developed, each with their own ambitions and personalities that contribute to the depth of the story.

At the heart of the narrative is a captivating exploration of love, ambition, and the pursuit of happiness in a world filled with constraints. The chemistry between the main characters is palpable, and their verbal sparring adds an extra layer of charm to their interactions.

"A Lady's Guide to Fortune-Hunting" successfully blends romance with a dash of adventure, creating a narrative that is both engaging and emotionally satisfying. The themes of personal growth, defying expectations, and the power of self-discovery add richness to the story.

In conclusion, "A Lady's Guide to Fortune-Hunting" is a delightful and beautifully written regency romance that captures the essence of the era while delivering a love story that will leave you enchanted. If you're seeking a novel that combines historical charm, spirited characters, and a romance that will warm your heart, this book is a must-read that will transport you to a bygone era of love and adventure.
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This one started out slow for me. I really struggled to see how the hero and heroine could end up together after the beginning BUT I was pleasantly surprised.  I still felt bad for Archie but Irwin was able to make me feel better towards the end haha.  

The hero is a bit stuck in the mud and it takes him a long while to warm up but when he does it is great! 
REally enjoyed!
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I unfortunately waited WAY too long to sink my teeth into this one and I'm kicking myself because it was witty and fun.
I had a blast skirting my way through high society with Kitty while she was on the prowl, she was unapologetically herself - against the norm at that time. I don't think I've genuinely laughed while reading a book in a long time (that wasn't children's fiction). 

I think Sophie just made me fall in love with this time period and I cannot wait for more.
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A Lady’s Guide to Fortune Hunting by Sophie Irwin is not as frivolous as it sounds. This is a delightful Regency romance. Kitty Talbot is a determined young lady who will marry a wealthy man to provide for her impoverished family. Solid characters and good story.
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This was a fun book. The cover was  n intriguing hook as it differs from the genre’s norm. All around a good time and easy read.
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This is a fantastically well written, funny regency romance. I enjoyed Kitty's villainous ways in her hunting for a rich husband to solve all her problems. I could not put this book down and I'm excited to find out there's another book in the series.
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I *loved* this book. If you enjoy Regency-era England, anything Jane Austen, or the tv show Bridgerton (though without the spice) this book is for you. 

Kitty is my girl! I clicked with her instantly and was rooting for her so hard through the whole story. Radcliffe is more complex than many leading men in these kinds of stories and the book is better for it. The banter between the two of them is so fun and the development of the romance is top-notch all the way up to the final page. I greatly enjoyed the secondary characters like Archie and Cecily and the social machinations of the whole ton. 

Honestly, I couldn't put it down. I just loved it. If you can, definitely give the audiobook a try. The narrator is absolutely phenomenal and made the experience of a great book even better. Highly recommend! 

Note: I received a free electronic edition of this book via NetGalley in exchange for the honest review above. I would like to thank them, the publisher, and the author for the opportunity to do so.
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If you're a fan of Jane Austen, then I'd recommend checking this book out. It starts out with a quote from Pride and Prejudice, and it's clear that Sophie Irwin has definitely been inspired by both it and Austen in general. 

I enjoyed both Kitty and Radcliffe as main characters and found their banter throughout to be amusing. Humorous moments are also sprinkled throughout the book, especially poking fun at Regency England society. Overall, this was a fun and light-hearted slowburn romance.
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This was a fun read! The main characters were both sympathetic, and I always enjoy a good comedy of manners like this. My only qualm with this one is that for a romance novel, there isn't even much described in the way of kisses. I recognize that that might be a plus for some readers, but I do like some steam in a romance. It won't stop me from reading the next Lady's Guide book, especially now that my expectations have been adjusted!
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*IF you love all things Jane Austen and watching the Bridgerton series……
*THEN you may want to run and grab A LADY’S GUIDE TO FORTUNE HUNTING by Sophie Irwin to binge-read

Meet this deliciously fun and whip smart debut novel by Sophie Irwin - like a Little Women meets Jane Austen mashup novel.  Fall into the gilded past where the rich are on constant guard of their wealth and reputation from fortune hunters, AKA gold diggers, and honor is confused with social status.  In this caged world there are rules for everything including how low one must curtsey based on a person’s title.  However, the reader has a joyous romp following the novel’s cast of characters, especially the unconventionally bold and sharp male and female leads, through all their missteps and miscommunications — but is rooting for a happily ever after all the way.  On the heels of the recent wildly popular Bridgerton, it is not a far jump to imagine this novel being adapted for a movie or series as well.  For readers who enjoy this fun frolic, Irwin has already announced a book two title on her Instagram so stay tuned there for continued updates!
#aladysguidetofortunehunting #sophieirwin #theeruditebibliophilewithwanderlust #ifthennextreadbooks
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in 1818 with Kitty Talbot being jilted by her fiancé who was  her bread and butter and answer to the problem of what to do with crushing inherited debt and younger sisters to support. She has twelve weeks before she loses her home, so needs a drastic solution. Luckily, Kitty is extremely resourceful and willing to lie, cheat and deceive her way into bagging a rich husband. Along with one of her sisters, she throws herself into the London season, but her route to success is barred by the troublesome Lord Radcliffe. As time gets tighter, Kitty ups her game – but is it enough to save her family from poverty?
This was cute, fun, and I had a good time reading it.
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What an absolute delight - witty, fresh, fun, wry. Kitty and James were so biting together, and their siblings were so good they would have stolen the book with a lesser writer.
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This was a great fluffy historical fiction romance with a daring protagonist and a roguish love interest.  I do think it is too mature for middle school and would recommend it for high school libraries.  Readers who love the enemies to lover trope will love this book.  It has a lot of humor in it.
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This was cute, but not one of my fav romances. I liked the MC enough but the romance fell a little flat for me. Enjoyable, but ultimately not super memorable.
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Regency era with humor. Sign me up! A Lady's Guide to Fortune-Hunting was such a fun read. The story was so witty and funny. The tension and slow burn were such an amazing addition. Plus all of the different covers that were released for this book were gorgeous. I love regency-era movies, tv, and books. This one was definitely a memorable one. I would definitely recommend this to anyone else that likes regency-era things. 
*thank you to netgalley for an arc.
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This was a book that made me smile the whole time reading. It wasn’t super original but it scratches the Bridgeton itch you may have while waiting for season 3. The plot as a whole was formulaic but the ending scenes were entertaining and clever. For me, it just took too long for the characters’ feelings to form but I really liked the feistiness of the female lead. Overall this was sweet, closed-door, and tension-ridden but still calm.
Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for the ecopy. All views expressed are my own.
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kittyjames are my heart. the way that he smiles only WITH HER. the way that the first time you read about him laughing is because she has surprised him. no one ever surprises him. he is so different with her????? he's usually stoic, bored, and grumpy when he's out and about, at balls, in society. but whenever he ends up near her, he can't help but reply sarcastically, joke, or EVEN WINK AT HER DIRECTION. they're meant to be!!! both the oldest siblings they have this feeling of responsibility, they have to take care of their family in any way possible. for kitty, she has to get them out of debt and keep their family house so she has to marry rich. it's the only way!

for james, he feels that he needs to be away from the family. after his father's death and his time at waterloo, he doesn't feel like he can coexist with them any longer. it's too painful for him. but that's the only way he feels they can be okay. yet he cant see how much it hurts them, for him not to be there with them. james' family is so cuteeee every single one of them. i love how they easily welcomed the talbott sisters and their aunt??? kitty is a mastermind ngl. she can manipulate anyone at anytimeeee. JAMES IS SO ENAMORED AND IMPRESSES INSTANTLY LMAO he can't stop thinking about her as he should.

ps. there is one kiss scene and no sex scenes! i wish there was more because im used to that in historical romances but also in romances in general. im not mad tho! i like the way this story is written and how everything came about. but i love getting kissing, hugs, and every little touch. i do love how easily they can talk with each other, which is important, and how easy is to be together and A TEAM!!! i can only imagine how their lives will be after marrying<333 their families will fit perfectly together.
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This book was a 3.5 star read for me. I had a pretty fun time with this book! i really enjoyed the main character, kitty, and felt her struggles and desires where pretty realistic. She loves and cares about her family and is incredibly practical with the fact that she need to secure funds rather than just marry the first man who she likes, which makes her a fortune-hunter/Gold digger but its written in a way that makes her incredibly sympathetic, and with how practical she is written to be the main character never comes off as a being super greedy which was a concern I had going into the book based off of the title alone. My main issue with the book is that it is very bland at points I really wish the side characters and world where a bit more developed. Overall the book was enjoyable and i had a good time with it I look forward to reading more from the author in the future.
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I enjoyed this clean Historical Romance, Kitty Talbot is a unique heroine in this amusing, yet serious tale of an older sister shouldering the responsibilities of four younger sisters when their parents die, leaving them in debt. Kitty knows the only chance she has of saving the home over her sister's heads in a five month time-frame is marriage, and not just anybody will do, they must be wealthy enough to pay off her parents death, but also willing to take in, and support her four younger sisters, including any doweries that her sisters may need. The problem is the first family she meets in this other world, the ton, has an intelligent, war weary aristocrat, Lord Radcliffe, who sees straight through her, he isn't taken in by her, not just a little bit! What's worse than being poor in ton circles? Not coming from blue blood of course, our intrepid heroine goes forth armoured with courage, fortitude, and unlimited optimism, knowing that she has a bigger secret than being poor!
It is an enjoyable book, and I wish the ending had been deeper.
I highly recommend if you are looking for a clean Happy Ending Romance. 3.5 Stars
Thank you #Netgalley #PenguinBooks
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This book was so fun! As the oldest sibling, Kitty is so relatable, and the way that she tackles romance is so fresh. I devoured this book!
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