Believe in Me
The Worthingtons #6
“Even the Worthington least likely to wed may find her perfect match . . .
Marriage has worked out quite nicely for her older sisters, yet Lady Augusta Vivers is certain it would end her studies in languages and geography, and stop her from travelling. But when her mother thwarts her plan to attend the only university in Europe that accepts women—in Italy—she is forced to agree to one London Season. Spending her time at parties proves an empty diversion—until she encounters the well-traveled Lord Phineas Carter-Wood. Still, Europe awaits . . .
Phineas has studied architecture all over the world, yet Augusta is his most intriguing discovery yet. How can he resist a woman who loves maps and far-off lands? But her longing for all things foreign hinders any hope of courtship. When he learns her cousins have offered a trip to Europe, he secretly arranges to join their party. For he is determined to show Augusta that a real union is a thrilling adventure of its own. And when their journey is beset by dangerous obstacles, he gets far more opportunity than he bargained for . . .”
If I had to hazard a guess, the moral of this story was to pursue one’s dreams? Essentially, there was no clear theme to this novel. This book starts with August who is set on not marrying and instead study ay university in Padua. Phinn is intent on returning to a life of travel. He falls for Augusta and follows her to Europe. It ends happily ever after.
August is a very intelligent woman who constantly fends off marriage proposals, whereas Phinn is looking to marry and loves to travel and architecture. I found Quinn’s writing to be a bit over the top in certain cases and not elaborate enough in others.
Overall I found this to be a meh novel, I do not recommend.
About the Author
“USA Today bestselling author Ella Quinn’s studies and other jobs have always been on the serious side. Reading historical romances, especially Regencies, were her escape. Eventually her love of historical novels led her to start writing them. She has just finished her first series, The Marriage Game, and her new series, The Worthingtons, began in April 2016.
She is married to her wonderful husband of over thirty years. They have a son and two beautiful granddaughters, and a dog. After living in the South Pacific, Central America, North Africa, England and Europe, she and her husband decided to make their dreams come true and are now living on a sailboat cruising the Caribbean and North America. Europe is next!”
I received this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.