Miss Adeline's Match by Joanna Barker
Paperback, 263 pages | ISBN: 1524408808 (ISBN13: 9781524408800)
Expected publication: April 1st 2019 by Covenant Communications
Miss Adeline Hayes is the perfect lady's companion: pleasant, conversational, and unceasingly proper. But when her closest friend, Charity Edgeworth, breaks off her arranged marriage without explanation, even Adeline's superior skills are put to the test. Charity's father banishes the two young women to the country, sending Adeline with a charge to find Charity a husband or suffer dire consequences.
As Adeline takes on the role of reluctant matchmaker, she discovers more than one obstacle in her path. Not only does Charity prefer escaping in books to socializing, but Adeline soon finds her own attentions distracted by the standoffish—and irritatingly handsome—Mr. Evan Whitfield. Amidst an eventful foxhunt and the unexpected arrival of Charity's former betrothed, Adeline simply doesn't have time for a battle of wits with Evan. But the two are continually drawn together until Adeline begins to question her tightly guarded convictions about love and marriage.
However, when secrets are revealed and truths made known, Adeline must face her most fearsome obstacle yet: herself.
REVIEW by LAWonder10:
Charity seemed pleased with her up-coming marriage to Henry but suddenly she called it off without even telling her best friend why! Now, Addy has been put in a position to choose between loyalty of her best friend and her family's future. In trying to accomplish her task, things get very complicated. The task has got to be accomplished within a short timeline, or Addy. and her family, may lose everything she has worked her lifetime for!
This is a fast-paced inspiring story of the vanity and extreme "pride" of those members of the London "ton" in previous centuries. It is a very well-written, biter-sweet novel of priorities, loyalty, love and pain. Included with the drama, is a pleasant amount of humor.
It was easy to feel attached to the various characters and visualize the surroundings and events. The Book Cover was a perfect "fit"! It is eye-catching and the artist has caught the main points of the tale in one illustration. the Title is also a very good "Match".
I offer a Five Stars rating.
*This book was gifted me by the publisher with no request for a positive review. This is my honest review.
Joanna Barker was born and raised in northern California. She discovered her love for historical fiction after visiting England as an eleven-year-old, and subsequently read every Jane Austen book she could get her hands on. After graduating Brigham Young University with a degree in English, she worked as an acquisitions editor before devoting herself full-time to writing. She enjoys music, chocolate, and reading everything from romance to science fiction. She lives in Utah and is just a little crazy about her husband and two wild-but-loveable boys.
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