A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting: The Sunday Times #3 Bestseller - a swoonworthy regency romance. ‘Will fill the Bridgerton-shaped hole in your life’ Red
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Women in most of these stories could be transplanted to Sophie Kinsella's novels without breaking a sweat and without suffering a culture shock. It is nice to read a book about how to reach for your dreams (needs) in a time when the only ways available for young lady to keep her family together was to marry money. For a moment, it felt as though they were the only two real people in the whole world, sitting there looking at each other, while the rest of London carried on. Sophie Irwin's book 'A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting' was a Sunday Times bestseller w/c 09-05-2022.
I had heard much praise for Sophie Irwin's debut novel, and whilst I wouldn't rank her among Heyer or Austen, this was certainly a delightfully fun read.
She was blinkered at times but loved her family dearly and was determined to shield her sisters from penury. Sure, Kitty is beautiful, but according to Radcliffe, she's also a "scheming viper, "a demon," "an infection," the worst sort of villain," etc.
Her love and passion for historical fiction bring a breath of fresh air and a contemporary energy to the genre, and Sophie hopes to transport readers to a time when ballrooms were more like battlegrounds. The book had a Pride and Prejudice vibe going on but I was intrigued to see whether Kitty will succeed or not. All of Kitty's potential suitors also blended into one, as did her sisters (not that we see any of them except Cecily). All things seem to be going her way until a veteran of Waterloo catches wind of what she might be plotting. Infelizmente, o seu noivo, cancela o casamento e Kitty vê-se obrigada a ir para a temporada londrina à procura de marido.The characters’ personalities and motivations are painfully simple: Kitty is the Scheming One Who Needs to Find a Husband, Lord Radcliffe is the Uptight One Who Wants to Foil Her Plans, Arthur is the Lovable Idiot Who Feels Abandoned by His Brother.
Her occasional snatches of guilt were eyeball rolling as were the continual repeated justifications of her actions. I kept wanting to pick it up again, which is more than I can say for a lot of the books I read this year. Kitty no es egoísta, piensa con practicidad como una mujer de su época y sabe que las mujeres no pueden generar la misma riqueza que los hombres, lo único que les queda es un buen matrimonio.
And although overall I really liked the various conversations between Kitty and Radcliffe, to me there was always something a little off about their relationship.