An enchanting romance that fans of Bridgerton will take to their hearts Captain William Hawksmoor of the Royal Navy never expected to inherit Kingscastle and is none too pleased when he does so. Especially when he learns that he must marry within a year or be forever dealing with trustees. As the new Marquis of Athelney, the captain takes command of Kingscastle and discovers much to be done to set it in order. He must also contend with his aunt, Lady Willoughby Hawksmoor, who is determined that her daughter will be his wife. When she discovers he is far more interested in Eleanor Burgess, her underpaid and much put-upon companion, Lady Willoughby shows she will stop at nothing to keep them apart.
Author Biography. Sophia Holloway read Modern History at Oxford, also writes the Bradecote and Catchpoll medieval mysteries as Sarah Hawkswood. Website
My thoughts: this was a lot of fun, with Captain William Hawksmoor having to deal with terrible relatives, his aunt was a complete bitch, ancient buildings, bad weather – I loved him buying boats to rescue people in the flood, so very naval. His friends were also excellent people and when he finally goes after the love of his life, nothing can stand in his way. Especially Lady Willoughby, who I would definitely have pushed out of a window.
*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in the blog tour but all opinions remain my own.