Monday, 18 July 2016

Book Review: A Season at Brighton by Alice Chetwynd Ley

Title: A Season at Brighton
Author: Alice Chetwynd Ley 
Publisher: Endeavour Press
Publication Date: 14 July 2016 (1971)
Pages: 158
Format: eBook - PDF
Genre: Historical Fiction
Source: ARC via NetGalley


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Wild, headstrong Catherine Denham wanted nothing more than an exciting holiday season at Brighton - and nothing less than a family arranged meeting with some stuffy Viscount who was looking for a wife. So it was that she decided to run away.

But in staid Regency England, nice young ladies didn't do things like that. And suddenly Catherine found herself in the clutches of a stranger who was hardly a gentleman, only to be rescued by a gentleman who was hardly a stranger, and caught up in a dangerous intrigue of love and honor that threatened to destroy all her hopes of romance forever.
(Goodreads Synopsis from another edition - the one from this edition was so long!)



This is an enjoyable and quick (took me less than two hours) read. A delightful Regency story, the only thing that let it down for me was the heroine. I found Catherine a little too rude and ridiculous at times, so I struggled to identify with her. Pamyngton, on the other hand, is a wonderful heroic lead, and I could certainly imagine myself falling in love with him. If you like clean, simple historical romances, then this is the book for you.

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