Sophie Irwin wins the day with her debut novel, A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting. This Regency novel is hilarious and full of romance and deception. There is enough action to keep one reading long into the night. Not to mention, the London setting is almost magical to this Yank.
- Title: A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting
- Author: Sophie Irwin
- Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books on July 12, 2022
- Genre: Historical Fiction
- Pages: 336
- Available Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, Digital, & Audio
- Rating: 5/5
Many thanks to NetGalley and Pamela Dorman Books for providing me with a complimentary digital copy of A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting with a request for an honest review.
A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting Review
Kitty Talbot is a spunky, sassy fortune hunter searching for a suitably wealthy husband to save her family. Kitty’s parents weren’t your typical English society family. Not only did they keep many secrets, but her father also left a load of debt upon his death. The Talbot sisters have only 12 weeks to find the money to keep their home. Thus, Kitty sets out on a whirlwind London season where she plans to snag a rich husband.
While walking through Hyde Park on a sunny afternoon, Kitty spots her mark. She makes contact, and the story spirals from there. Young Archie doesn’t know what hit him. He becomes smitten with Miss Kitty right away. Through lies, risk, and a large amount of luck, Kitty works her way into the Radcliffe family. Until the reclusive Lord Radcliffe receives word of a possible deception at foot. The Lord reluctantly goes home to put an end to this treachery, but what he finds is not at all what he expected.
I can’t recommend this novel enough. For any fan of the sarcasm of Bridgerton to the romance of Jane Austen, you will find it all and more in this book. I urge you all to take a weekend and splurge on this brilliant tome.
Experience London’s Hyde Park
Kitty’s journey begins with a walk through Hyde Park. Learn more about the park with the Royal Parks guide.
Take a tour of London’s Hyde Park with Free Tours by Foot. I’m dying to go one day just to see the horses and take lessons from one of the riding schools.
If you pick up a copy of A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting, be sure to add it to the Around the World Reading Challenge for Britain.