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Monday, July 14, 2014

Review: Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness by Deb Marlowe

Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness by Deb Marlowe 
Publication date: April 13, 2014
Publisher: Deb Marlowe
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~~Reviewed by Evelyn~~
Liberty was bored.  The daughter of the third son of Viscount Levy and a Boston heiress, Liberty had grown up in America.  When her father chose to return to England to take his place in the aristocracy of London, her mother quickly found her place in the charitable and scholarly circles of society.  Liberty, however, felt stifled by the rules of society that governed her new life.

“I’d love to do something more interesting than buying ribbons to match my bonnets,” she complained to her mother.  Even riding had lost its allure as she was expected to ride leisurely in Hyde Park, instead of taking off for a thrilling ride in the country.

A series of advertisements in the Morning Post were suddenly the talk of the town.  A young lady had met the man of her dreams, but she did not know his name or where to find him.Her attempts to meet with him again through the advertisements were unsuccessful, but a sympathetic Liberty suddenly found in them a project to keep her busy.  She would find the unhappy young lady and work to reunite her with her mysterious “man in blue.”Little did she know that her “project” would bring with it romantic possibilities of her own.

Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, the fourth book in the Half Moon House series by Deb Marlowe, is a delightful story of the escapades of Liberty as she tries to help her new friend Felicity find her young man in blue.  Surprisingly, after finding the young man, Peter, and reuniting him with Felicity, Liberty finds herself attracted to Peter’s uncle, the Viscount Brodham, who seems determined to keep Felicity and Peter apart.  Can Liberty justify her own growing feelings for the Viscount when his motives and actions are in direct competition with hers?

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, but I found myself wishing it were a full novel instead of a novella.  I loved the spirited character of Liberty and I felt I knew her well, but I didn’t feel that the other characters, especially Viscount Brodham, were as fully developed as they could have been had the book been longer.  I would still recommend this book to readers, however, especially those who want a fun little book that can be read in one sitting.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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