#amreading – What, Why, While : Lord Seeks Wife by Heather Barnett @WritesHeather @SerpentineBooks

What (am I currently reading)?

I am currently reading the romantic comedy Lord Seeks Wife by Heather Barnett.   Publication date is 2nd August when it will be available in hardback (from Amazon) and ebook formats.  The paperback is due out in January of next year.  It is published by Serpentine Books.

Book Blurb (taken from https://www.serpentinebooks.com/ )

Take 1,000 women, add one earl and whip into a media frenzy.

Reclusive academic Lord Noblet de Beeble doesn’t want to get married but his overbearing mother, Lady Caroline, is insisting he must. When he places an advert for a wife in the Situations Vacant section of his local newspaper, the national press pick up the story. A desperate Noblet calls on his handsome younger brother, Henry, to help him navigate the subsequent media frenzy.

Among the hordes of hopeful candidates to descend on the village of Gently Rising is the beautiful and mysterious Mia Wild, who befriends local primary school teacher, Alice Brand. Alice has been looking for something to spice up her life, but getting embroiled in a very public wife-hunt wasn’t what she had in mind. 

In a summer packed with suspicious exes, snobbery, social climbers and sausage rolls, Gently Rising will bear witness to a public courtship like no other. But who will come out on top?

Why (have I chosen to read it)?

I rarely read the romance genre, however having read Heather Barnett’s previous book Acts of Kindness which was a mystery thriller, plus romance, and loved it, I thought I’d give Lord Seeks Wife a go.   I’m loving it so far; I’m finding it fun and uplifting – just what I want at the moment.

While (I  am reading it) 

Every Wednesday evening (in the summer)about 8 local bands play outside various bars and restaurants in the town. The town takes about 10 minutes to stroll around, and there are often other entertainments going on as well. Its a lovely way to spend an evening – here are just two that were playing: 

All the best, Emma

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