A Little Folly

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Valentine and Louisa have lived under their father’s thumb for their entire lives. After his death, they resolve together to begin truly living, starting with getting to know their estranged cousins, and with Louisa rejecting the man her father intended her to marry. When their cousins invite them to visit London, Valentine and Louisa find themselves immersed in a whole new world. It isn’t long before Valentine becomes a bit too intimate with a married (but separated) woman, while Louisa discovers that freedom can actually be overwhelming.

For a lighthearted Regency novel with just a hint of romance, pick up a copy of Jude Morgan’s A Little Folly. This book is a bit slow to start, but it won’t take readers long to find themselves thoroughly immersed in the story of Valentine and Louisa as they explore their newly-acquired ability to live their own lives. The story is mostly told from Louisa’s perspective, and she is a refreshingly honest heroine, not sure what she wants from life other than to make her own decisions. Valentine is endearing in his naivety, wanting so badly to rescue a damsel in distress that he doesn’t see how dangerous of a game he is playing. This is a smart, funny read.

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Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 416 pages
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin
Publish Date 2014-Feb-25
ISBN 9781250038180
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Issue July 2014
Category Popular Fiction


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