Pub Date 14 May 2019
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Maryann Morrington doesn’t match anything on Timothy’s list—except for wealth. An heiress in her own right, she is tired of men pursuing her only for her money. But at nearly twenty-two years old, and not a particularly stunning beauty, she can’t be as picky as her friend Timothy is.
The two friends end up playing matchmaker for each other. Timothy will find a decent gentleman for Maryann, and Maryann will prove to Timothy that his “perfect woman” doesn’t exist.
Until Miss Shaw comes to London.
Now, with Timothy’s heart captivated by the blonde, blue-eyed beauty, Maryann must decide if she should risk her heart and reveal her true feelings for her friend, or if she should settle for someone else. It’s an up-and-down game of “he loves me, he loves me not” with both hearts and friendship on the line.
"Mirthful, lighthearted look at proper manners and repeated misunderstandings. Protocol and posturing are skillfully revealed as both protagonists seek marital matches for themselves at gatherings filled with societal gossip and judgment. There’s further humor tempered with heartache as Timothy and Maryann start searching for spouses for each other, despite their growing mutual attraction. This amusing adventure in misunderstandings will delight readers who appreciate rich settings and strong characters." -Publishers Weekly, starred review
"With the second elegantly executed addition to her Mayfield family series, following Promises and Primroses (2018), Kilpack expertly and delightfully gives fans of traditional Regency romances everything—engaging characters, dry wit, and a sweet love story—that they could ever desire. Any teen Regency fan who has ever fallen for someone who wants to be just “friends” will relate to the heroine’s romantic dilemma." -Booklist
"Kilpack's newest release is a slow-building love story that asks the hero and the reader to choose the simple daisy over hothouse roses. A sweet, original romance." -Kirkus
"Friends trying to help one another navigate the Season and romance need look no further than at each other to find true love. Kilpack’s second “Mayfield Family” story (after Promises and Primroses) is sweet and a bit unexpected; she never lets her readers down." - Library Journal
"The characters are well drawn, their interaction is involving, and the echoes of Jane Austen add richness. The main strength of this Regency romance, however, is the exploration of the problems that face both men and women in finding a suitable partner. Not easy in any age, but particularly in the 19th century when opportunities for meaningful interaction and frank discussion were strictly limited in the upper class and the consequences of misjudgment dire. Highly recommended."—Historical Novel Society