Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Book Review ~ Fall From Grace by Jennie Goutet


Title:  Fall From Grace by Jennie Goutet
Series:  Clavering Chronicles Book #1
Pages:  236
Date Published:  April 13, 2020

She needs a champion. He needs one less person to worry about.

Selena Lockhart comes with neither fortune nor connections, and she knows better than to expect Society to give her a welcome—especially after her father gambled away his fortune, precipitating the family’s sudden fall from grace and Selena’s betrothed to break off the engagement. It therefore comes as no surprise that her new neighbor, Sir Lucius, treats her with disdain. Why should he look beyond appearances when her own promises so little?

Sir Lucius Clavering is not married, but he may as well be, considering he is expected to escort his widowed mother to watering holes, round out the numbers at his married sister’s dinners, and come to the aid of his scapegrace younger siblings. It doesn’t help that single women and matchmaking mamas jostle each other for his face, fortune, and title so that he’s left without a moment’s peace.

When Selena shows up at Lucius’s doorstep looking for help, he is sure it’s another ploy aimed at cutting up his prized bachelor existence. Although his prejudice does not last long, Lucius fears his first reaction might have ruined his chances with her. How can he save her from Society’s teeth when she continues to hold him at arm’s length?
My Thoughts:

I am so excited to write this book review!  This is the first book I've read for the #20booksofsummer20!   Whoohoo!  This is my absolute favorite reading challenge :)

This is also the first book I've read by Jennie Goutet.  It will NOT be my last!  I absolutely adored this, the first book in the Clavering Chronicles!

I grew up reading Regency romance and this took me right back to those summer of being a teenager and reading about the ton and all that Regency entails without once going to London for a season!  :)

Lucius, of course, was the perfectly imperfect hero.  There were times when I would have liked to slap him up-side the head!  Then he redeemed himself, of course.

Selena held her own even after "falling from grace", when in all actuality it was beyond her control.  I was pleased with how much pride see showed in herself.  She didn't let those "above" her station take advantage of her even if it did verge on reverse prejudice.

I loved the secondary characters, even Lady Harrowden!

I can't wait to read more about the Claverings.

I downloaded this book through Kindle Unlimited.

On to the next book!


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