Doornebos brings readers a fresh take on Jane Austen’s world. Mixing reality television with Regency-style romance, this tale combines a fun plot with witty dialogue, charming characters and a strong-willed heroine. It will leave you laughing in delight and reluctant to put it down until the last page is read.

Divorced mother and anglophile Chloe Parker is appalled when the Austenian documentary she thought she was going to be a part of is actually a reality dating show set in 1812 Regency England. She agrees to be a part of it when she realizes how much she needs the prize money. Her business is tanking and she has a daughter to support. She doesn’t have any intention of finding love until she meets the witty Mr. Wrightman, the “prize” bachelor, and her thoughts change as he proves to be worthy of fighting for. (BERKLEY, Sep., 384 pp., $15.00)

Reviewed by: 
Melanie E. Bates