Mrs Sommersby’s Second Chance
She’s played Cupid for others
Now she’s met her own unlikely match!
The final book of The Sommersby Brides quartet. Widowed society matchmaker Mrs. Clara Sommersby thinks self-made businessman William Lane is just the man for her neighbor’s overlooked daughter. He’s successful and confident, if emotionally distant, until suddenly—shockingly—his attention turns to Clara herself! She thought her days of romance were over, but is this younger man intent on giving her a second chance?
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I hadn’t initially realised this was the final book in a series by the author, but I can honestly say that didn’t bother me in the slightest. Although readers of the full series will likely know some of the characters, especially the central Clara, Mrs Somersby herself, new readers, like me, will still be thrown straight into the heart of things. I found it hooked me so much I accidentally stayed up far later than intended to read more of it!
Clara, as a more mature widow, has the life experience to be able to read situations, and people, far better than some of her younger counterparts, which made this a read with a refreshing difference. She’s a sound businesswoman, knows her own mind, and understands how the world works, and I particularly enjoyed her initial competitive spirit when it came to trying to matchmake the delightful William Lane to her neighbour’s daughter. William himself is an interesting character too, with a background he’s keen to keep quiet from most people, being a foundling, with no family to speak of. He was a good contrast to many of the heroes I’ve read about recently.
Of course, romance wouldn’t be romance with a few obstacles, not least the fact that Clara is the secret owner of the business William is keen to get his hands on, but these things always find a way, and I know it’s such a cliché, but I really couldn’t put this book down. As a fairly new convert to Regency Romances, this was wonderfully written, and I’m certainly going to be seeking out the rest of the series as a result. Highly recommended.
Laurie Benson is an award-winning author who writes flirty and frisky Regency romances. She began her writing career as an advertising copywriter, where she learned more than you could ever want to know about hot dogs and credit score reports. Now, she is happy to put that behind her and spend her time writing stories that take her and her readers on a romantic adventure. When she isn’t at her laptop avoiding laundry, Laurie can be found browsing antique shops, going on ridiculously long hikes, or sitting in her car on the school pickup line. She lives with her husband and two sons in a house filled with testosterone—even her bunny is a boy.
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