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Number of Pages: 279
Vendor: Waterfall Press
Publication Date: 2017
Series: Regency Spies of London
Leorah Langdon has no patience for Regency society’s shallow hypocrisy and unnecessary rules, especially for women. She’s determined to defy convention by marrying for grand passion instead of settling for a loveless union like her parents—or wedding a stuffy, pompous gentleman like Edward, the Viscount Withinghall. But when a chance meeting in the countryside leads to Leorah and Withinghall being discovered in his overturned carriage—alone and after dark—the ensuing gossip may force them together.
Withinghall has his reasons for clinging to propriety; his father perished in a duel with his mistress’s husband, and Edward must avoid scandal himself if he wants to become prime minister. He certainly has no time for a reckless hoyden like Miss Langdon. But soon the two discover that Withinghall’s coach “accident” was no such thing: the vehicle was sabotaged.
Can the culprit be brought to justice? Strong-willed Leorah and duty-driven Withinghall will have to work together if they have any hope of saving her reputation, his political career—and his life.
Espan Rose5 Stars Out Of 5Proposal for RomanceOctober 31, 2017Espan RoseQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I absolutely adored the characters in this book. Melanie Dickerson's characters are always a treat, but these two were especially fun to watch. First there'sLeorah, who wants a happy marriage, and isn't ashamed to defy convention when it's the right thing to do. She has a good heart, and is always trying to help others. Then there's Edward, who believes in being above reproach. As a prominent member of society, he cannot be seen as anything less than perfect, though his cold exterior hides a genuinely good heart. When they're found in a carriage at night, and alone, a proposal is the expected outcome, but neither is interested in the other. However, they soon learn they'll have to work together, and maybe they'll discover that they're not as bad as they thought. They had a fun relationship to read, and I loved watching their characters blossom, to discover true goodness in each other.
BethErinILAge: 25-34Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Romance with heart and a splash of suspense!October 20, 2017BethErinILAge: 25-34Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Readers who enjoy a headstrongfemale leadlike Elizabeth Bennet and dashing yet brooding Darcy-esqueheroes will be right at home with A Viscount's Proposal.
Leorah Langdon marches to the beat of her own drum when society's ridiculous rules contradict her own common sense. She has spunk and proves herself to be a loyal friend regardless of social class.
Edward Withinghall is determined to live above reproach in order to advance his politicalcareer, help the less privileged, and clear his family name. Worthy goals, yes?! YES but at what cost?
This is a great story and one I would highly recommend to fans of regency, mystery, and romance!
I requested the opportunity to read this book through NetGalley but time got away from me and I ended up borrowing it through Kindle Unlimited. The opinions expressed are my own.
Lindsey from BFCGTexasAge: 18-24Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Adored this novel!September 12, 2017Lindsey from BFCGTexasAge: 18-24Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5**This is a Books for Christian Girls content review for girls ages 9-19. The Spiritual, Negative, & Sexual Content from this book are honestly listed below. Keep in mind, when reading a BFCG review, ignore the things that don't bother you, but take notice of the things that do.**
About this book:
Leorah Langdon has no patience for Regency societys shallow hypocrisy and unnecessary rules, especially for women. Shes determined to defy convention by marrying for grand passion instead of settling for a loveless union like her parentsor wedding a stuffy, pompous gentleman like Edward, the Viscount Withinghall. But when a chance meeting in the countryside leads to Leorah and Withinghall being discovered in his overturned carriagealone and after darkthe ensuing gossip may force them together.
Withinghall has his reasons for clinging to propriety; his father perished in a duel with his mistresss husband, and Edward must avoid scandal himself if he wants to become prime minister. He certainly has no time for a reckless hoyden like Miss Langdon. But soon the two discover that Withinghalls coach accident was no such thing: the vehicle was sabotaged.
Can the culprit be brought to justice? Strong-willed Leorah and duty-driven Withinghall will have to work together if they have any hope of saving her reputation, his political careerand his life.
Series: Book #2 in The Regency Spies of London series. Review of #1 Here!
Spiritual Content- Prayers & Thanking God; A few Scriptures are mentioned; Talks about God & Jesus; Hs are not capital when referring to God; Mentions of God; Mentions of prayers; Mentions of Christians, an evangelical writer & Christian books about morals; Mentions of clergymen; Mentions of Christmas; A few mentions of Bibles & reading; A few mentions of those & events in the Bible; A few mentions of church going; A few mentions of sins; A couple mentions of blessings; A mention of Lent;
*Note: A mention of damning evidence; A mention of something seeming damning; A Good God, man, is said once; A what the devil.
Negative Content- Minor cussing including: an Egads, an idiot, a shut up, three stupids; Sarcasm & Eye rolling; Pain (up to semi-detailed); Many mentions of gossip & rumors; Mentions of duels & a death; Mentions of fighting, guns aimed & trying to shoot a person (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of murder, a plan to murder someone, a would-be assassin, threats & hatred (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of pain, injuries, blood, a carriage accident & a body (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of drinking, drunks & spirits; Mentions of hangings & jail; Mentions of hunting & shooting at people and animals; A few mentions of a suicide; A few mentions of jealousy; A few mentions of lying & lies; A couple mentions of beatings.
Sexual Content- a palm kiss, a cheek kiss, a forehead kiss, an almost kiss, two not-detailed kisses, four barely-above-not-detailed kisses, & three semi-detailed kisses; Touches, Embraces, Nearness, & Flutters (barely-above-not-detailed); Noticing; a wench; Many mentions of scandals, mistresses/courtesans, lovers, affairs & passion (mentions are barely barely-above-not-detailed in what it all means); Many mentions of reputations, ruin reputations & compromising situations; Mentions of kisses & kissing; Mentions of flirts, flirting & touching; A few mentions of mistletoe & kissing under it; A few mentions of an illegitimate child; A couple mentions of blushing & a man loving his wife with his body; A couple mentions of scandalous romance novels; A mention of a man seducing & keeping a young girl as his mistress; Love, falling in love & the emotions;
*Note: A couple mentions of unmentionables.
-Leorah Langdon, age 22
-Edward Withinghall, age 29
P.O.V. switches between them
Set in 1813-1814
Pre Teens- One Star
New Teens- Two Stars
Early High School Teens- Three Stars
Older High School Teens- Four Stars
My personal Rating- Four Stars
I dont know about yall, but I love reading romances where the main couple dont get a longor even like each otherat first. Its such a nice change from the typical love/attraction at first sight, wouldnt you agree? I honestly adored this novel. Even for dealing with mentions of mistresses, men who keep one & affairs, it was all very clean. I enjoyed the first book, but Leorah and Edward just made this book. At first I was getting a Mr. Darcy vibe almost from Edward, but I was happy when it was different. I honest-to-goodness, loved Leorah (& her name!) and thought she was just brilliant. I did love seeing Julia & Nicholas again and learning what was new with them. (I always love reading series connected by siblings or dear friends because you have a high chance of seeing the previous couple again in the next book.) Im hoping for Felicitys story next; I want to hear about her twelve siblings!
*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the author for this honest review.
KavRCanadaGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Unforgettably GoodJuly 25, 2017KavRCanadaGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Euphoric Regency Alert!!!!!! A Viscount's Proposal is a dreamy example of this classic genre. I was squirming with delight all the way through. The dialogue is exquisite!!! Opinionated, forthright Leorah is more than an equal match for her austere Viscount. Only she doesn't consider him 'hers'. Doesn't think he's much good for anything but the occasional verbal sparring match. Honestly I swooned over the banter. The way they managed to deliver a pointed 'blow' while talking oh-so-politely during social conversations. I'm having delicious heart palpitations just thinking about it. :-)
Edward (I know, how commonly low of me to refer to him by his first name when we haven't been properly introduced...oh, scratch that, I think we'd have to be engaged before I could call him Edward...married for twenty years before I could get away with calling him Teddy!) But that's what he reminds me of -- a disgruntled teddy bear. That's not apparent at first -- he's all rigid rules and regulation and judgementally Mr. Darcyish. But Leorah makes an impact for good on this straight-laced aristocrat and eventually we get to see the soft stuffing encased in all that steel. Definitely teddy bear fodder. :-)
As you can tell from this review, I've completely lost my mind over this delightful Regency romance. Everyone must read it just so we can revive the art of polite conversation! But you must definitely read it if you are a fan of this genre and enjoy a hint of suspense on the side. Unforgettably good.
MauriKansasAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A Viscount's ProposalMay 25, 2017MauriKansasAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5"Was this the night she would actually die of tedium, triviality, and hypocrisy?" So opens A VISCOUNT'S PROPOSAL, the second in The Regency Spies of London series. It has all the elements of a good regency novel: a beautiful, spunky heroine (Leorah Langdon); a handsome, though rather stuffy, hero, Edward, the Viscount Withinghall; society balls, scandal and gossip, and the not so small matter of someone making attempts on the Viscount's life. There really wasn't too much emphasis on spying, though that didn't diminish the book's appeal. We were briefly introduced to Leorah in the first book, A SPY'S DEVOTION, as the sister of that book's hero, Nicholas Langdon. Readers of that book will be pleased that Nicholas and Julia are featured in this one, as well as Felicity Mayson, a good friend of Leorah and Julia. Dare we hope that book three will feature Felicity as the main character?