Life in Regency England could be quite difficult for a lady with no prospects. Amelia and Clara Moore are the step daughters of the dying Lord Grey. He has little love for them and wishes they did not exist. His entire estate will pass on to another relative and he is leaving nothing to the girls. Their own father’s estate was also entailed away to another relative. With time not on their side, the sisters decide to travel to Lakeshire Park. Invited to join a house party at the estate, Clara and the owner, Sir Ronald, first became acquainted during the sisters’ season in London. Amelia and Clara hope that a match between Sir Ronald and Clara will save them both.
Before they arrive at Lakeshire Park, Amelia is annoyed by a gentleman who procures the last pair of gloves at a local shop as Clara has forgotten her own gloves. When they arrive at Lakeshire Park, they discover the annoying man, Peter Wood, and his sister Georgiana are also attending the party. They are old friends of Sir Ronald, and are both hoping for a match between Sir Ronald and Georgiana. Peter and Amelia try to get their sisters in the path of Sir Ronald and try to get each other out of the way of thwarting the matches. Will Amelia and Clara be able to find a path forward in their lives? Will spending time with Peter change Amelia’s opinion of him?
I greatly enjoyed Lakeshire Park. It is a clean Regency romance, which I greatly enjoy. I really loved the storyline. I loved that Peter and Amelia had a first meeting that didn’t go well, but that they learned about each other and were able to change their minds. This storyline reminded me a bit of Elizabeth and Darcy in Pride and Prejudice. I also liked that the story really delved into the hardship that women at the time faced as they tried to figure out how to make their way in the world. Amelia had very difficult decisions to make in the book. I loved her relationship with her sister Clara and how she tried to shield her from the hardness of the world. It was a beautiful romantic novel and I loved reading it.
“That is exactly the thing I appreciate most about love, Miss Moore. Its opinion is not easily swayed by status or money or flaws.”
Overall, Lakeshire Park is a lovely clean Regency historical romance novel with a great storyline that had shades of Pride and Prejudice and took a real look at the plight of women during this time. I highly recommend it for all lovers of Regency romance, Jane Austen, and a good story.
Book Source: Review Copy from Shadow Mountain Publishing for being a part of the Lakeshire Park Book Tour. Thank-you!
- Title: Lakeshire Park
- Proper Romance series
- Author: Megan Walker
- Tour Dates: April 6 – May 1, 2020
- Genre: Historical Romance, Regency Romance, Inspirational Fiction
- Publisher: Shadow Mountain Publishing (April 7, 2020)
- Length (256) pages
- Trade paperback, eBook, & audiobook
Brighton, England 1820
Amelia Moore wants only one thing--to secure the future happiness of her younger sister, Clara. With their stepfather's looming death, the two sisters will soon be on their own--without family, a home, or a penny to their names. When an invitation arrives to join a house party at Lakeshire Park, Amelia grasps at the chance. If she can encourage a match between Clara and their host, Sir Ronald, then at least her sister will be taken care of.
Little does she know that another guest, the arrogant and overconfident Mr. Peter Wood, is after the same goal for his own sister. Amelia and Peter begin a rivalry that Amelia has no choice but to win. But competing against Peter--and eventually playing by his rules--makes Amelia vulnerable to losing the only thing she has left to claim: her heart.
“…readers will find it easy to invest in practical, business-minded Amelia as she learns to follow her heart. This gentle love story is a treat.”—Publisher’s Weekly
“An immersive drama…Walker effortlessly amplifies the decorum of Regency England with chic wit and delightful characters.”—Booklist
"Charming, beautifully written, and hopelessly romantic. Sure to be a new favorite."—Julianne Donaldson, best-selling author of Edenbrooke
Megan Walker was raised on a berry farm in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, where her imagination took her to times past and worlds away. While earning her degree in Early Childhood Education, she married her one true love and started a family. But her imaginings of Regency England wouldn't leave her alone, so she picked up a pen and wrote her first novella, A Beautiful Love: A Regency Fairy Tale Retelling which was published in 2019. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with her husband and three children. Lakeshire Park is her debut novel.
BLOG TOUR BLURB:
Debut novelist Megan Walker tours the blogosphere April 6 through May 1, 2020 to share her new historical romance, Lakeshire Park. Forty popular book bloggers specializing in historical romance, inspirational fiction, and Austenesque fiction will feature guest blogs, interviews, exclusive excerpts, and book reviews of this acclaimed Regency romance novel.
LAKESHIRE PARK BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE:
April 06 The Silver Petticoat Review (Guest Blog)
April 06 Katie's Clean Book Collection (Review)
April 06 The Readathon (Review)
April 06 Getting Your Read On (Review)
April 07 Heidi Reads (Review)
April 07 Romance Junkies (Guest Blog)
April 08 The Calico Critic (Spotlight)
April 08 Timeless Novels (Review)
April 09 Gwendalyn's Books (Review)
April 09 From Pemberley to Milton (Excerpt)
April 10 Courtney Reads Romance (Review)
April 11 Clean Wholesome Romance (Spotlight)
April 12 The Christian Fiction Girl (Review)
April 12 English Historical Fiction Authors (Guest Blog)
April 14 Joy of Reading (Review)
April 15 The Book Diva’s Reads (Review)
April 15 Katie's Clean Book Collection (Interview)
April 16 Frolic Media (Excerpt)
April 17 The Lit Bitch (Review)
April 18 Book Confessions of an Ex-Ballerina (Review)
April 19 Robin Loves Reading (Review)
April 19 My Jane Austen Book Club (Guest Blog)
April 20 Bringing Up Books (Review)
April 20 Austenprose—A Jane Austen Blog (Review)
April 21 Lu Reviews Books (Review)
April 22 Bookworm Lisa (Excerpt)
April 22 Austenesque Reviews (Review)
April 23 So Little Time…So Much to Read (Review)
April 24 Half Agony, Half Hope (Review)
April 25 Relz Reviewz (Review)
April 26 Bookish Rantings (Review)
April 27 Probably at the Library (Review)
April 27 Christian Chick's Thoughts (Review)
April 28 Laura's Reviews (Review)
April 28 Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen (Review)
April 29 Heidi Reads (Interview)
April 29 Bookfoolery (Review)
April 29 From Pemberley to Milton (Review)
April 30 The Caffeinated Bibliophile (Excerpt)
April 30 A Bookish Way of Life (Review)
May 01 Bookworm Lisa (Review)
May 01 Impressions in Ink (Review)