Firstly I wish to thank Raquel Elias of Serpentine Books for inviting me on the Blog Tour for Lord Seeks Wife by Heather Barnett
ABOUT THE BOOK
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?
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If you are looking for something uplifting to read, that will take you far from social distancing and covid rules, this is the book to do it.
Lady Caroline had done her duty and supplied her husband with an heir to carry on the family name and traditions, but her oldest son was letting the side down. Lord Noblet de Beeble isn’t interested in getting a wife, never mind an heir to follow him. So he does what one does if they require something, he advertises in the local paper. When the tabloids get hold of the story, it goes viral, and the hordes of applicants begin to arrive at this sleepy hamlet of Gently Rising.
There is a slight breather, to get to know a little about the core characters, that live in this quaint picturesque village. Just because they are local doesn’t mean they don’t want a chance to be the lady of the manor too.
The giggles start early on in this book with no holds barred to get noticed. I loved getting to know the vibrant band of colourful characters, from the downright money grabbers to the social wannabees. I don’t want to go into great details about what happens, just that there are lovely goosebump moments too that put smiles on my face.
The characters keep bobbing back in my mind and make me giggle. This author is super talented and produced a brilliant debut, followed by this, a completely different venture.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Heather Barnett gained a degree in English and French from the University of Leeds and has written ever since: from copywriting to stand-up comedy and sketches. She is now focusing on writing novels. Heather’s influences span Jane Austen and Douglas Adams at one end of the alphabet through to PG Wodehouse at the other.
Heather’s debut novel, Acts of Kindness, is an uplifting, light-hearted mystery. It was inspired by witnessing commuters helping a woman who’d fallen down the stairs at Paddington station; intermingled with wondering what was behind some grand stone gateposts that she used to drive past in Wiltshire.
Her second novel, Lord Seeks Wife, is a romantic comedy and will be published summer 2021.
Aside from writing, Heather’s interests are classic literature, cats and comedy.
Heather is head of marketing at an agency near Oxford and lives by the river Kennet in Berkshire.