Today I am taking part in the blog tour and reviewing on its publication day Lord Seeks Wife by Heather Barnett, published by Serpentine Books.
Take 1,000 women, add one earl and whip into a media frenzy.
Reclusive academic Lord Noblet de Beeble doesn’t want to get married but his overbearing mother, Lady Caroline, is insisting he must. When he places an advert for a wife in the Situations Vacant section of his local newspaper, the national press pick up the story. A desperate Noblet calls on his handsome younger brother, Henry, to help him navigate the subsequent media frenzy.
Among the hordes of hopeful candidates to descend on the village of Gently Rising is the beautiful and mysterious Mia Wild, who befriends local primary school teacher, Alice Brand. Alice has been looking for something to spice up her life, but getting embroiled in a very public wife-hunt wasn’t what she had in mind.
In a summer packed with suspicious exes, snobbery, social climbers and sausage rolls, Gently Rising will bear witness to a public courtship like no other. But who will come out on top?
They say that a good man is hard to find, for that matter, so is a good woman. What better way to find that perfect martial partner than to open it up for applications, even if you are being forced into it. Well actually, I’m sure there are many better ways, but will our bachelor find his perfect life partner among the hordes of women that are descending on his cozy hometown.
Lord Seeks Wife is a super fun lighthearted romantic comedy with plenty of laugh out loud moments. I loved the premise, the setting and was taken in by its quirky and eccentric characters, who each make the story so entertaining and enjoyable.
My first book by Heather Barnett, I really enjoyed her style of writing and how she makes you feel you are also a part of the story. I had a great time watching it all unfold from the sidelines and it was just the pick me up I needed. I throughly enjoyed this book and would recommend.
Thank you to Heather Barnett and Serpentine Books for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Lord Seeks Wife, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play and Barnes & Noble if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.
Lord Seeks a Wife Blog Tour
Follow the tour along the way and see what these bloggers thought about Lord Seeks a Wife.
Thank you to Raquel Elias from Serpentine Books for my spot on Lord Seeks a Wife blog tour and for the promotional materials.
Let’s Get to Know Heather Barnett
Heather Barnett has been making things up and writing them down ever since she could hold a pen. She studied English and French at the University of Leeds and has written at every opportunity since, from copywriting to stand-up comedy and sketches.
Her influences span Jane Austen and Douglas Adams at one end of the alphabet through to PG Wodehouse at the other. Her debut novel, Acts of Kindness, was kick-started with the help of sessions at the Faber Academy and Arvon Foundation, and then regularly impeded by her two attention-seeking cats. She is head of marketing at an agency in Oxfordshire.
Heather’s debut novel, Acts of Kindness was published in March 2021. Lord Seeks Wife is a hilarious romantic comedy and is her follow-up book.