The Country House Courtship

Written by Linore Rose Burkard
Review by Nan Curnutt

It’s 1818, and Miss Beatrice Forsythe wants to go toLondon. She wants to marry a man like the rich, titled brother-in-law she is visiting, and she wants to have fun. She does not want to settle down in the country in genteel poverty like her parents.

Mr. Peter O’Brien is forced into the position of asking his former enemy, Mr. Mornay, for the position of Vicar. The last thing he wants is to lose his heart to another woman in Mr. Mornay’s protection, but he finds himself, against his will, attracted to Beatrice.

Mr. Tristan Barton has come to the country to talk Mr. Mornay into doing the Prince’s bidding. When he meets Beatrice, the purpose of his visit begins to alter. This innocent country interlude begins to grow complicated.

At last! A truly entertaining inspirational novel written in the style of Jane Austen. Linore Rose Burkard is at home in the Regency period. Her writing has authentic period details, including details about the Church of England. Although Austenian in style, Ms. Burkard’s novel is more quickly paced and more suited to the readers of this century. A very good read!