A Viscount's Proposal

Monday, April 17, 2017
Never,” she whispered to herself. Never would she marry someone who barely even spoke to his wife and treated her like an acquaintance, the way he treated Mother. Never would Leorah enter into a cold, passionless marriage – a fate much worse than losing her reputation.

Book: A Viscount’s Proposal by Melanie Dickerson, Waterfall Press, 2017
Genre: Mystery, Romance
Target Audience: Girls 16+
Subjects: Marriage, Love, Judging, Crime
Summary: “His brows are very piratelike.” “The way they point straight up in the middle. I imagine the viscount with an enormous hat, a giant feather curled over the crown, and a cutlass in his teeth.” And therein lies Leorah’s picture of Lord Edward Withinghall – a fierce pirate who just so happens to have a title and wealth. But title and wealth are not enough to attract this feisty young man. She dreams of romance, of true love. An accident on her horse that leads to her being in the wrong place at the wrong time appears to be removing her choice though. She was caught in Lord Withinghall’s carriage, having spent the night there, unsupervised. That is more than enough for society to condemn. And the only way to redeem her reputation in society’s eyes is to marry the viscount. Being a gentleman, he reluctantly makes the offer to the girl he views as a wild hoyden, but Leorah is holding out for her dream. When Edward and Leorah are forced to get to know one another however, they each begin to realize that maybe their judgments of one another weren’t entirely accurate. Of course, none of that will matter if the one who caused the carriage accident has his way – Edward will soon be dead.
Notes: The Viscount’s Proposal is the second in The Regency Spies of London series. The series tells of independent, bold young women daring to do things society deems unfit for a woman and in the process assist in solving a mystery. The character who was such an encouragement and inspiration to the main character in the first book is the one driving the plot in book two. This book tells of two people making judgments on one another and dismissing one another . Leorah doesn’t like Edward, believing him to be rude and uptight. Edward doesn’t like Leorah, believing her to be reckless – to the point of danger – and irresponsible. It is a story of how truly getting to know someone can prove your initial judgments wrong. It is also the story of two young people seeking to overcome the hurt caused by their fathers. Leorah is looking for someone to truly care about her since her father has never shown caring or compassion for her. Edward is seeking someone to be above reproach in the eyes of society since his father greatly disgraced his family through seeking a mistress and engaging in a duel.
Spiritual Recommendation Scale: 3.5/5
Entertainment Scale: 4/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

1 Peter 2:12 – Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.

Thank you to the author for providing me with a free review copy in exchange for my honest opinion. 


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