Sarah recommends this book because: it’s a fun twist on a Victorian setting with all the romance and clever writing that you could want.
From the internationally bestselling author of A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting, another fresh, witty take on a romantic escape led by a deeply lovable heroine determined to start living on her own terms When shy Miss Eliza Balfour married the austere Earl of Somerset, twenty years her senior, it was the match of the season—no matter that he was not the husband Eliza would have chosen. But ten years later, Eliza is widowed. And at eight and twenty years, she is suddenly left titled, rich, and, for the first time in her life, utterly in control of her own future. Instead of living out her mourning quietly, Eliza heads to Bath with her cousin Margaret. After years of behaving according to everyone else’s rules, Eliza has resolved, at last, to do as she wants. But when word of the Dowager Lady Somerset’s behaviour reach the new Lord Somerset—whom Eliza knew, once, as a younger woman—Eliza is forced to confront the fact that freedom comes with consequences. But it also brings unexpected opportunities . . .