Title: The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy
Author: Julia Quinn
Review: I enjoy this authors writing and I enjoyed this book also - it seemed a bit slower to get going then some of her books I have read in the past - but the story got moving and the romance bloomed - I like the build up of Victorian Age romances since what was proper was so different then it is now -that a simple peck on the cheek was huge and a kiss would ruin a women - well this romance is slow to build as it should be - no Slam Bam Thank You Mam here -
I did guess the secret which when told was almost laughable in today's society but a serious issue back then - I also love the ways she writes about the big homes and the secret passages and gardens - it is like almost seeing them for myself - the large 4 post beds and the fireplaces alight with flame-heat- and passion steaming up the windows -
Iris is a sweet girl and Richard is a nice gentleman which leads to misunderstandings and hurt feelings since no one can ever say what they really are thinking or want in these books - but it all works itself out in the end.
I picked this book of the new releases at my local library.
Synopsis: Sir Richard Kenworthy has less than a month to find a bride. He knows he can't be too picky, but when he sees Iris Smythe-Smith hiding behind her cello at her family's infamous musicale, he thinks he might have struck gold. She's the type of girl you don't notice until the second—or third—look, but there's something about her, something simmering under the surface, and he knows she's the one.
Iris Smythe–Smith is used to being underestimated. With her pale hair and quiet, sly wit she tends to blend into the background, and she likes it that way. So when Richard Kenworthy demands an introduction, she is suspicious. He flirts, he charms, he gives every impression of a man falling in love, but she can't quite believe it's all true. When his proposal of marriage turns into a compromising position that forces the issue, she can't help thinking that he's hiding something . . . even as her heart tells her to say yes.
Mass Market Paperback, 378 pages
Published January 27th 2015 by Avon
Author Information: #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn loves to dispel the myth that smart women don't read (or write) romance, and in 2001 she did so in grand style, competing on the the game show The Weakest Link and walking away with the $79,000 jackpot. She displayed a decided lack of knowledge about baseball, country music, and plush toys, but she is proud to say that she aced all things British and literary, answered all of her history and geography questions correctly, and knew that there was a Da Vinci long before there was a code.
In 2010, Ms Quinn won her third RITA Award in four years and was the thirteenth author to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. Her books have been translated into twenty-eight languages, and she has been profiled in USA Today and TIME Magazine. Her twenty-third novel, The Sum of All Kisses, was released in late 2013.