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5+ stars for The Lady and the Barrister by Ruth A. Casie #historicalromance #romance #bookreview

Title: The Lady and the Barrister

Author: Ruth A. Casie

Genre: Historical Romance

Book Blurb:

She swore she’d help him find his soul mate. Will she realize he has met his match?

Lady Anna Ravencroft shines brightly as a much-admired organizer and hostess. In her mind it is the one thing at which she succeeds. Inwardly she is shy, retiring… a wallflower. With two failed seasons that ended in disaster she has accepted marriage might not be in her future.

Lord Fraser Castleton, a London barrister, is shocked when he inherits a title and estate from his mother’s great aunt and becomes the 8th Duke of Willbury. He returns to Sommer-by-the-Sea to take up permanent residence. He crosses paths with his longtime friend, Lady Anna. He confides that he is the target of every mother with an unmarried daughter. She commiserates with him. Every eligible gentleman sees the Ravencroft purse rather than her. Together they decide to find a mate for each other. Anna presents him with a list of several eligible women. Castleton is receptive, but not enthusiastic. He gives her the same reaction with the subsequent two lists. Will she realize he has already found his match?

Richard Younge who doesn’t always play by the rules wants to be the next Member of Parliament for his borough. His political backer will support him if Younge can finance the campaign himself. He suggests Younge find a wealthy wife to support his political plans. Marrying a Ravencroft would all but guarantee not only his backer’s continued support but provide the steady stream of money needed to claim his place amongst the gentry. He calls on Lady Anna for assistance with a campaign event and has an ulterior motive.

My Review:

Will Lady Anna choose the slick politician or her dear friend who’s now a duke? When it comes to historical romance, no one does it better than Ruth A. Casie. The descriptive narration is so well done, the reader feels like they’re in VR (virtual reality). The world-building, characters, dialogue, and romance blend together to make The Lady and the Barrister an unputdownable read.

Let’s start with the descriptive narration. Ruth A. Casie is impeccable when it comes to historical research. She imbues all her research into her writing and the result is an immersive reading experience. Every detail, every feeling, every yearning is exquisitely described. Trust me, it’s worth the read for the descriptive narration alone.

But in my personal opinion, it’s all about the characters. Lady Anna is a heroine you’re going to adore. She has compassion. She’s an emotional creature but she’s also a woman whose feet are firmly planted in reality. When she concocts a plan with her dear friend, little do they realize they’re perfect for each other. Each character is written with purpose and etched beautifully. I connected with them all.

The romance is classic historical romance between friends. It has a slow-burn building of emotions and tension that had me whipping through the pages. I thoroughly enjoyed every aching moment of when they’d profess their love.

If you’re looking for a historical romance with all the feels, pick up The Lady and the Barrister. I can’t wait for the next book in the series.

My Rating: 5+ stars

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Author Biography:

Ruth A Casie is a USA Today bestselling author. She writes historical adventures from the shores of medieval Scotland to the cobblestone streets of Regency London. Within the pages you’ll discover ‘edge-of-your-seat’ suspense, mind boggling drama, and heart melting emotions featuring strong women and the men who deserve them. Grab your favorite cup of tea, or an ale if you prefer, and join her heroes and heroines as they race across the pages to find their happily ever after. Ruth hopes her stories are your next favorite adventures!

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Reviewed by: Nancy

1 Comment

Roni Denholtz
Roni Denholtz
Apr 18, 2023

I'm putting it on my to be read list!

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