Review: Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness by Deb Marlowe
Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness by Deb Marlowe Publication date: April 13, 2014 Publisher: Deb Marlowe Amazon| B&N |Goodreads
~~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.
love to do something more interesting than buying ribbons to match my bonnets,”
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.
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.