Penelope Fairweather is on her way to London from the
little town of Finnshire. It seems the Dowager
Radclyff went to school with Penelope’s late mother.
The Dowager is offering Penelope a season among the
ton to find a husband and wed. Penelope arrives
after surviving being held up on the road up by none
other than highway robber - The Falcon. He is after
what is in her trunks. Penelope scolds him and
what happens next is just unheard of – The Falcon
locks the trunks and escorts her to town. He and
his gang are now protecting Penelope from that evil
robber The Cobra!
finally arrives at Blackthorne mansion, dripping wet
with her goat Lady Bathsheba in tow. The ladies
of the household do not know what to make of her.
An appearance by the Duke of Blackthorne leads to his
telling Penelope to pack her bags and her goat and leave
immediately. This will be terrible for Penelope.
Her stepmother warned her not to come back. There
is no money as Penelope’s father has squandered
it away. Furthermore, if Penelope returns she
will be married off to the ancient Lord Weevil.
This does not sit well with Penelope especially since
she punched him in his good eye on the way to town.
to ponder: Will the Duke of Blackthorne really
send Penelope home? What is the Dowager’s secret
weapon? Will Penelope make a good match? What’s
with all the fake mustaches?
was such a fun read. Any book that has a goat
named Lady Bathsheba in it has to be good.
Anya Wylde has taken me on a humorous romp through a
London Season. Make sure you have enough time
to read this book because once you start reading it
– you will not want to stop. I see some
sleepless nights ahead for some. I can’t wait
to read whatever Anya Wylde dreams up next.