Book Review

Amelia and the Viscount by Samantha Holt

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Title: Amelia and the Viscount

Author: Samantha Holt

Series: Bluestocking Brides

Book: #1

Genre: Romance, Historical Romance, Historical Fiction

Goodreads Rating: 3.7

“No eligible bachelor wants to marry a bluestocking…especially not those frightful Chadwick girls.” – Lady Jersey, Almacks.

Amelia’s writing was often prone to getting her into trouble. Hence why she eventually took on a penname. But it seems, once again, her unthinking need to spill out everything onto paper will lend her in hot water.

After her sisters persuade her the only way to get over her love for Lord Nicholas Wentworth is to write about him, Amelia devotes hours and hours of ink to the subject. However, she never expects for Nicholas to end up in possession of this information. How could she admit her affection for him when she knows full well he is still in love with her now married sister?

To save herself embarrassment – and more importantly to keep her penname hidden – Amelia must find a way to intercept these letters, and if she cannot, she must persuade Nicholas it was all some awful jest and that she is certainly not A. Hardwick – purveyor of stories so scandalous that it would mean utter ruination for all the Chadwick girls should the truth come out. (Goodreads)

First Sentences

“She’s doing it again,” Catherine complained.

My thoughts

The Chadwick girls are an odd bunch and doesn’t fit into the London ton at all. They are intelligent and knowledgeable, and each have their own obsession. I loved each of the Chadwick girls each in their own way. I really enjoyed each of the Chadwick sisters’ characters. I felt that Amelia’s character was well flushed out and it was lovely of the author to introduce her sisters to the readers so well. However, I would have loved to know a little more about Nicholas. More about him as a character, more about his history to the Chadwick sisters and more about him as a man that Amelia loves dearly. The book was short and sweet. I had read this in one sitting and wanted to get onto the next one.


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