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Indie Writer (Self-published)
Lydia Bettridge is a young woman suffering the pangs of unrequited love. To capture the attention of Geoffrey Danforth, the man who has stolen her heart but barely notices her, she has resorted to desperate measures with a seemingly clever plan. By engaging the help of Phillip, a friend of her brother's, to play the love-smitten fool in public, she hopes to pique the interest of her unnamed love. But when Geoffrey himself shows up to take Phillip's place, all her careful planning is turned upside down. What's a girl to do but to make the best of it?
Customers who enjoy the traditional Regency Romances of Georgette Heyer, Barbara Metzger, and Carla Kelly will enjoy this witty Regency short story by New York Times best selling author Candice Hern.
This is a short story (less than 10,000 words) and not a novella 34 pages, and is currently still available as a free download HERE.
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A sweet little Amuse-bouche, over all most before it began, but lovely all the same. It left me want to add more by this author to my list at Good Reads.
Personally, I love anything that has a "Lydia" in it .... although my own one was named after Lydia from Pride and Prejudice!
3.5 stars, but not quite making 4, purely because it could have been fleshed out a bit with more back story.
None really, other than one poorly written sentence at 7% that I noted down at the time as it came across as very poorly written, but I didn't note down the exact wording - I am now wondering if I should mention it at all!