Lakeshire Park

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Pub Date 07 Apr 2020 | Archive Date 21 Apr 2020

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Brighton, England 1820

Amelia Moore wants only one thing—to secure the future happiness of her younger sister, Clara. With their stepfather’s looming death, the two sisters will soon be on their own—without family, a home, or a penny to their names. When an invitation arrives to join a house party at Lakeshire Park, Amelia grasps at the chance. If she can encourage a match between Clara and their host, Sir Ronald, then at least her sister will be taken care of.

Little does she know that another guest, the arrogant and overconfident Mr. Peter Wood, is after the same goal for his own sister. Amelia and Peter begin a rivalry that Amelia has no choice but to win. But competing against Peter—and eventually playing by his rules—makes Amelia vulnerable to losing the only thing she has left to claim: her heart.

Brighton, England 1820

Amelia Moore wants only one thing—to secure the future happiness of her younger sister, Clara. With their stepfather’s looming death, the two sisters will soon be on their...


Advance Praise

"This gentle love story is a treat."

-Publishers Weekly

"Charming, beautifully written, and hopelessly romantic. Sure to be a new favorite."

- Julianne Donaldson, best-selling author of Edenbrooke

"This gentle love story is a treat."

-Publishers Weekly

"Charming, beautifully written, and hopelessly romantic. Sure to be a new favorite."

- Julianne Donaldson, best-selling author of Edenbrooke


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This was a fun, well-written Regency with memorable characters and a great romance. I felt like the stakes were high and the resolution believable. And I enjoyed the growth of the characters.

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I loved this story! i felt so bad for the main characters, trying to help their sisters vy for the same man to make a match. It was hard to figure out which character we wanted to root for to win the match because I fell in love with both the main characters. it was an intriguing read and I can't wait to read it again.

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I am not going to reach other story. The author did an excellent job. This book is filled with emotion. We have a villain. A stepfather who hates his step daughters. He’s dying and he doesn’t care what happens to them. We have another billing a young girl was going to get what she wants at any cost. The story involves a party well one sister is trying to make sure her younger sister finds love. They have to do something because their stepfather will be dead and he doesn’t care what happens to them they’ll have no place to live. We have loved found in a different partner. As the story unfolds we can see what’s going on but of course they can’t. There is a surprising ending. I’m not going to give it away. This is a must read

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The Proper Romance series does it again. They have delivered another book I couldn’t put down. I love when I come across a book and know it is one I will enjoying rereading again from time to time.
Megan Walker has written a charming regency romance. Stunning setting, witty group of characters and such a delightful enemies to lovers storyline.
I did not want to say goodbye to this group of characters and can only hope she has future books planned out with some of them.
If you are a fan of a regency romances you will love this book!
Thanks to Netgalley and Shadow Mountain Publishing for the ARC. All opinions expressed are my own.

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Amelia Moore and her younger sister Clara are in dire straights. Both parents deceased, they are at the mercy of their very ill stepfather who will leave them penniless and homeless upon his death. When an invitation arrives from Sir Ronald to join a house party at Lakeshire Park, Amelia jumps at the chance to secure her sister's future. But will she find her own happiness along the way?

This was an excellent read. I could not put the book down! It has the enemies to friends aspect and it is amazing to see how the characters develop throughout the story. I definitely cannot wait to see what else Megan Walker has for us!

This book was given to me an an ARC from the publisher through NetGalley in an exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated in any way.

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This was such an outstanding book. The Proper Romance collection of books happens to be one of my favorites, and this is a beautiful addition. I can't wait to purchase it once it comes out.

One of my favorite elements (aside from a beautiful plot) was the author's ability to describe scenes in such exquisite detail that I felt as if I was there. The author takes the time to fully flesh out each scene, which results in strong dialog, three-dimensional characters, and vivid settings. This is a story to savor. Read it slowly; drink it in.

Ah! But don't think this is just a sleepy wander through Regency England, because that isn't the case. What we actually have is Exhibit A of my favorite literary theme of all time: haters become lovers. Well, in this case, the hate is one-sided. Unfortunately for them (but fortunately for us), the characters have a little .. hmm .. interaction in a shop that didn't cast our hero in the best light. Luckily the two have an entire story to learn that first impressions are not always an accurate reflection on a person's character. While occasionally self-centered, Peter has such a kind, generous heart - along with some wickedly funny wit. Amelia, on the other hand, is all no-nonsense practicality - with a touch of devilry. I loved watching her character morph from a shell of someone - beaten by life's circumstances - to a woman who believes in love.

While the story extends over a relatively short period of time (one lengthy house party), the love that builds between our two main characters feels real and believable. This is not a Love at First Sight tale- not in the slightest. Peter and Amelia each learn to see the other for who they really are -- and love them for it, rather than in spite of it.

" "Can you feel it?" Immediately his eyes snapped to mine. "What do you mean?" "The music. It's as though the notes are tickling my skin." "

See? Beautiful. Shiver-inducingly beautiful! I am not an emotional reader, but I laughed AND cried during this one. It's just that special.

Added bonus: As with the entire Proper Romance collection, these stories are squeaky clean and appropriate for all ages.

Many thanks to the publisher for granting access to an ARC of this title in exchange for a review.

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Stunning, stunning, stunning! I stole every spare minute I had to race through this book. I loved the attention to detail, the way in which the reader is given such a vast multitude of moments, and places - events happening. Often in these kind of books, the same thing is occurring every day. It gets tiresome and overdone. This, however has you turning a page, knowing the end result but never knowing how they’ll get there, or what twists will come along the way. The conflict between both Peter & Amelia’s sisters added a great dynamic. So refreshing to have such a bold personality from both of them, and even though there are secrets - there is much that is more openly shared between the two, considering the era. I loved that. It felt fresh and different in all the right places.

This book is going on my bookshelf the minute it’s released. The best regency I’ve read in a long while.

Thanks to Netgalley for the eARC. This is my honest review.

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This was such a fun story! I read lots of Regency romances and I loved that this one was a little bit different. The characters were strong and the storyline fun to follow. I was interested from the beginning and the witty banter was hilarious. Perfect weekend read!

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This story was SO charming! And witty...romantic...delightful. I read it in the span of a couple of days and enjoyed it from beginning to end. Great banter, lovely writing and a new spin on Regency romance. I'm glad to have found a new author to follow!

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Amelia and Clara's parents are dead and their stepfather is dying. Upon his death, they will be thrown out and have nothing.

With this looming difficulty, Amelia wants to secure her sister's future and travels with Clara to Lakeshire Park upon the invitation of Sir Ronald. This is what's most important to Amelia and we see her make decisions with the sole purpose to achieve a good match for Clara, who has feelings for Sir Ronald.

Unfortunately, despite Amelia's good intentions, there are many problems in her way. She discovers Peter Wood, also staying at Lakeshire Park with his sister Georginana, wants to secure his sister's intentions with the same Sir Ronald.

You can see how the situation is intense for all the parties involved.

I liked seeing how Amelia and Peter evolve from her not liking him at all to seeing him as a friend and eventually something more.
I really liked Lady Demsworth and the other secondary characters.

The ending was a whirlwind with HEA for (almost) everyone.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley and this is my honest opinion.

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*Thanks to NetGalley and Shadow Mountain for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review!*

*5 OUT OF 5 STARS*
Am I shocked?? Yes, truly I am. I absolutely adored this book!! It had everything in it that I desire in a historical romance. A strong, capable woman, a handsome, mischievous, charming, and wealthy man. The love interests despising each other at first, but their hatred turns to passionate love. UGH. I am a sucker for the enemies-to-lovers trope (A well-known fact about me).

This book was beautifully written. There was so much plot laced into the growing romance between our main characters, Amelia and Peter. Amelia's love for her sister Clara and her determination to make sure Clara married Sir Ronald so she was happy was so admirable. Her fight against her growing affection for Peter was actually very realistic and even relatable at some points. Peter of course, was just ugh *swoon*. This book was such a fun, guilty pleasure read for me. I am so surprised by how much I liked it and how quickly I devoured it!!

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I loved this story. I really, really love a story that shows me exactly why two people fall in love. That is the one thing I miss from Jane Austen's stories, the talking. They hardly talk to each other. Elizabeth and Darcy fall in love only speaking to each other a handful of times. Most of that time is spent saying unkind things to each other. I think because I am such a huge word person I love an author that gives me lots of speaking words. Julianne Donaldson does a good job of this and that is what I am comparing this book to. If you read Edenbrook and loved it, you will like this. Enemies to Lovers troupe worked so well in this story. I feel in love with them both as they fell in love with each other. There was the perfect balance of drama and play and the conflict was brilliant and then brilliantly resolved! SO happy I got to read this! Thank you Netgally:}

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This book is absolutely romantic, lovely, charming, witty, and sweet! Whenever I picked up "Lakeshire Park", I felt like I was being whisked back in time to the Regency Era, and was there watching everything unfold before my eyes.

Throughout the book, I felt very connected to everything going on. I could truly feel what various characters were feeling. I found myself laughing out loud at times, squealing at some moments, close to tears in others, and was so hoping for them to get their happy endings (no spoilers in the review!).

This book has so much in it: it is heartbreaking at times, yet extremely hopeful, beautiful, funny, and heartwarming.

If you love historical and Regency romance, I highly recommend this book! I did not want to put it down, and could not wait to see what happened each and every chapter!

Thank you so much to NetGalley and Shadow Mountain Publishing for an ARC of this book! I absolutely adored it!

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Amelia Moore and her sister Clara are invited to a house party, and, desperate to be settled before their stepfather's impending death, which will leave them with nothing and no one to care for them, Amelia will do whatever she can to help Clara get a proposal from Sir Ronald. Unfortunately, the exceedingly annoying Peter Wood's sister Georgiana also wants to secure Sir Ronald's affections and will do anything he can to thwart Clara's and Amelia's efforts. In order to give Clara the chance to spend time with Sir Ronald, Amelia has to spend time with Peter--and as much as he initially irritates her, she soon finds there's more to him than she initially thought. But with their situation dire, Amelia can't be swayed by her heart and must stick to the practical plans that will give her and Clara the security they need, especially when an opportunity for Amelia to make a match arises, too.

I'm super excited for another great Proper Romance!
I loved seeing the interactions between Amelia and Peter--it was just great seeing how annoyed with him she was and that she had no idea he was totally falling for her. The romance was sweet and charming--oh, that Peter has some really good lines! I also liked (most of) the secondary characters; it was refreshing to read a Regency where most of the women were quite kind and not petty and belittling. The plot was great; it moved along well and was interesting. Fans of the Proper Romance series and Regency romances in general will not be disappointed!

4.5 stars.

I read an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley. All opinions are my own.

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Awesome, awesome sweet romance! I loved the slow suspense right up to the end. I'll be honest the synopsis gave away so much I felt there wasn't a lot of mystery, and I did have an idea of what would happen, but I got swept up in the story.. seriously, it is so good! I can't wait to read more of Walker's writing. This was phenomenal!!

I received an advance reader copy of this book in exchange for a fair review. All ideas and thoughts are my own.

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I love all the proper romance books and loved the cover of this book. I was interested in the description of the book but this author is new to me.

I could NOT put this book down. It was so fun with new and different aspects to a Regency novel which must be hard to come up with new ideas. And full of swoon-worthy romance and laugh-out-loud scenes. I loved Peter from the moment we first met him. Amelia's concerns felt real and her loyalty to her sister was commendable but sometimes you just wanted to rattle her to see truth. The pacing was perfect and it leaves you wanting more to know what happens to other characters.

I feel so privileged to have received a copy of this book so early on, I'm truly disappointed that I have to wait 5 months for it to release before I can buy it in paperback and share it with all my friends.

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This is a delightful, slow simmering, sweet romance! Amelia and Peter go from being strangers to enemies with the same goal in mind, their respective sisters each want to win the affection of the same man. Both Amelia and Peter desperately want their sisters to be happy. Over the course of a two week house party they develop from enemies to unlikely friends, but could these competitors ever dream of becoming more? Amelia is such a selfless sister, wanting Clara's happiness at the risk of her own. Peter's positive outlook wore down Amelia's competitive spirit, and as a reader I couldn't help falling a little bit in love with him every day of the house party along with Amelia!

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This was a fun, clean read. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. The characters were likeable and the contention between them was different from other books in the genere. It was a quick read, and I would recommend it to someone looking fora relaxing read. I look forward to reading more by Megan Walker.

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I loved this book. You need to read it. The end. ⁣

Seriously, I think this is my new fave #regencyromance I just loved Amelia and Peter and everything about this book. It was a fairytale. It was Downton. It was the romance and wit of Jane Austen, without the need to decipher sentences. I could not put it down and I stayed up until 1:30 this morning because I needed to finish it. Loved this book so much!!! ⁣

I recommend this one for when you want a cozy, feel good, story. Clean romance and a strong female protagonist. Definitely check it out!

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I should not have taken so long to read this, I absolutely loved it!

Peter is such a swoony leading man. Amelia is such a fun woman when she opens up.

Both Peter and Amelia have been invited with others to Lakeshire Park- family home of Peter's friend, Ronald for a small house party.
Both have sisters that met Ronald during the season in London previously. Both are going for a match between the two.

I love the reasons for Amelia wanting to see her sister married.... They do not deserve the horribleness of their stepfather. What an irritating man!

I think Peter was very witty and I loved his interactions with Amelia from their very first funny meeting to much more at the end of the party. Peter's sister, Georgiana however, is a little manipulative girl who was just plain frustrating.

I finished this book in 2 days. It's very sweet and fun.

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I really loved this book! The plot is refreshing and different from other books I have read in this genre. The main characters are engaging and easy to root for. I also love the slow burn romance. This is the author's debut book. I look forward to reading many more of her efforts. I would recommend this book a thousand times over.

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This was a very cute enemies to lovers historical romance! I usually prefer my HR books to have some steam, but I don't mind reading these clean ones either as the romance always makes me happy! I loved the author's writing as well and how Amelia and Peter's relationship progressed from quarreling acquaintances to friends and then something more! WOuld definitely recommend this one!

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New to me author who brings romance, fun and sweetness to the table with this enchanting story. Characters, setting and plot all on point. This won't be the last book of Megan that you will catch me reading.

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