Friday, May 25, 2012

The Most Improper Miss Sophie Valentine by Jayne Fresina

"Wanted: one husband, not too particular. Small dowry, several books, sundry furnishings, and elderly aunt included. Idlers, time-wasters, and gentlemen with other attachments need not apply."

Scarred in a childhood accident, Sophia Valentine doesn't expect any takers on her ad for a husband in the Farmer's Gazette, until the mysterious Lazarus Kane shows up at her door. To Sophia, he is an exciting, enigmatic stranger. But Lazarus has known Sophia for years and has come a long way to find her. Things are about to get complicated for the mischievous Miss Valentine.

Reviewer: Fashionta
Miss Sophie Valentine is a rare creature in her twenty nine years she has managed to do many things that have left her with her reputation in ruins. Since her entanglement with James Hartley, ten years ago, which shocked the ton, she managed to keep a lid on things until recently.

Now the village of Sydney Dovedale is shockd as Sophie’s actions have lead to a stranger arriving in town and the return of another resident who now lives in London. Why you may ask is Miss Sophie Valentine seeking a husband and has placed an ad in the Norwich and Morecroft Farmer’s Gazette among the livestock ads.

Lazarus Kane has a few secrets to hide, starting his new life in Sydney Dovedale is no coincidence because he is here to marry Sophie but Sophie and her family isn’t having it and so let the seduction began.

I liked this book but I must say that the book repeats things with subtle differences. So that annoyed me when I realised it. For instance the main characters are invited to one of the countries house because the grandson of the owner wants to play a trick on the visiting guests then again the family invited to the house for another party but this time only a slight different is the information that they want. I have to give this book 3.5 stars because otherwise the book was enchanting and hard to put down.

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Review Courtesy Of: NetGalley


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