Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Lord Fenton's Folly by Josi S. Kilpack

Lord Fenton's Folly by Josi S. Kilpack

Summary from Goodreads:
Lord Fenton is a gambler, a dandy, and a flirt—and he must marry or else he will be disinherited, stripped of his wealth and his position. He chooses Alice Stanbridge for two simple reasons: he once knew her as a young girl, and she is the least objectionable option available to him.

However, Alice has harbored feelings for Fenton since their first meeting ten years ago, and she believes his proposal is real. When she discovers it is not, she is embarrassed and hurt. However, a match with the most-eligible bachelor in London would secure not only her future but that of her family as well.

Determined to protect herself from making a fool of herself a second time, Alice matches Lord Fenton wit for wit and insult for insult as they move toward a marriage of convenience that is anything but a happy union. Only when faced with family secrets that have shaped Fenton’s life does he let down his guard enough to find room in his heart for Alice. But can Alice risk her heart a second time?

5 Stars

Received ebook in exchange for an honest review

My Review:

You may have noticed that I really like to read.  This book is so good that I found myself reading while I was brushing my teeth.  I just couldn't put it down.  

Josi Kilpack has recently started writing for the A Proper Romance Line of Shadow Mountain books.  And, as you could tell from the beginning of my review, I LOVED this book!

As the story begins, I get a sense of who Lord Fenton is.  I put him in a category with other gambler, dandy, flirts that I've read about in other Regency books.  He is in fact, a gambler, a dandy, and a flirt.  But he is oh so much more.  I am surprised with where Josi Kilpack took this character.  It is not an angle I have read about before.  I appreciate that she found another side to a character that could have been very 2 dimensional.

Alice amazes me with her ability to continue when all looks so bleak.  She is able to match Lord Fenton's verbal jabs.  She is able to continue with grace when bullied.  And she takes great care of others when they need it, even when she is hurting.

I am pleasantly surprised by this story.  I love Regency books and some have a formula.  This one didn't follow that formula for me and kept me guessing as to how it would resolve.

Warnings: None

I would let my 17 year old read this book.


  1. I have seen this book before. Thanks for the nice post about it.

    Going to check it out.

    Stopping by from Carole's Books You Loved August Edition. I am in the list as #30 through #33.

    Happy Reading!!

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  2. I'm so glad you enjoyed Lord Fenton and Alice. Thank you for the great review!

  3. This was a great review! It's definitely on my list of 'must reads' and is actually in line after the book I am currently reading. I love to read anything by Author Josi S. Kilpack; I wouldn't want to miss a single book that she writes. I look forward to seeing more of your reviews. Thanks! Alice M. Batzel (