Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Lydia by Wanda Luce
I really enjoyed this book, I always love a good regency romance. Lydia was written with a Jane Austin flare using the old-english, with delightful prose. It made me feel like I was back in the 1800's, dancing and socializing with Lydia and her friends.
Lydia is born of social status, but unfortunate events leave her family in need of funds, they are not destitute, but struggle. Lydia is older and unmarried with no prospect of marring do to age and financial status. She decides to take a governess position with the Ashcroft's of Danbury Park in Surrey to help alleviate the financial strain on her family. Lydia is quite pretty, smart, and has a fondness for the great out doors which leads her to many encounters with the rogue Lord Connor Denton. Lord Denton is friends with the Ashcroft's, so their paths did often cross. This gave them plenty of opportunities to learn about and get to know one another.
Lydia was such a dear friend and full of adventure and life. However I found I was a little annoyed with her, she would get so down about her inability to marry do to circumstances beyond her control.There were just a few to many of those moments. I was also frustrated that they both misunderstood each others intentions often or couldn't talk about things openly do to propriety. Thus the four stars. I know it was the way of it back then. This did not take anything away from the story. She always seemed to buoy herself back up, she was a rather endearing character.
There were so many wonderful encounters that I did so love one of them was the excursion to the library that was so fun and sweet. Wonderful story, I look forward to reading more books by Mrs Luce.

clean language
clean romance


  1. Great review! I haven't heard of this before but it sounds like a really good book. :)

    Sam @ Realm of Ficton

  2. It was pretty good, it had a couple of moments. Still worth reading especially if you enjoy regency books, and are looking for something clean to read. Hope you enjoy it if you read it:)