Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Book Review: To Suit a Suitor by Paula Kremser 

Book Description:

Julia North is nearing the end of her third London season and has just been jilted. Again! All she wants is to leave London and its eligible gentlemen behind. When the opportunity to leave for two months comes her way, Julia jumps at the chance. But her mother will only let her leave on the condition that she choose Julia's next suitor, and her mother isn't nearly as picky as Julia would like. Against her better judgment, Julia makes the promise and leaves town, only to run into Henry Chamberlain. Julia is warned that his heart is locked up tight, but she doesn t need to be warned away from him; Julia has been jilted enough to know that his flirtatious smiles can't be taken seriously. With time running out, a change of mind and a change of heart is their only chance for the joy that only true love can bring.

Rorie's Review:

My, how times have changed. Imagine living in a time when marriage was much less about love and much more about what you could gain from it materially. This book starts out with that very thing, talking about Julia's mother and setting the stage for why things are the way they are in the story.
My heart goes out to Julia. She has been dumped so many times, and she just can't figure out why. I kinda cheered her on when she decided life would be so much better if she could escape the marriage mart craziness of London, for the relative peace and quiet of the small town of Barrington. 

Since she was jilted so many times in London, it makes sense that it's really hard for her to trust anyone else who might try to get close to her. I really admire Henry for not giving up though, but I wanted to smack him upside head later on in the book...actually, they both could have used a good smack. Communication is so important, and yet, so lacking in many relationships.

All in all, this was an enjoyable read, with a happy ending for more people than you would originally think.

Andrea's Review:

I really enjoyed To Suit a Suitor. It is a cute story, and I really liked Julia. She doesn't fit the mold and although I felt sorry for her failed courtships, her personality definitely made me laugh at times.

I didn't like her mother. She seemed quite selfish. I was happy when Julia was able to get out from under her matchmaking ways.

The small size is perfect to fit in your purse if you want to take a book with you (for those who prefer a paperback over ebooks).

It is a clean, quick read that I'd happily read again.

Tarah's Review:

It's a beautiful cover, but funnily enough, I actually didn't look at it until right now :) I think I was dismayed by the size of the book. It doesn't fit well on my book shelf (it's not the same size as Sophia the author's other book), and it's more difficult to hold. But put all that aside, and this was a great story. Laugh out loud funny in some parts....the horse fly....hehehehehe.

Nothing is really shocking in the book. You can guess the end before you even start, but I like my books that way. I was surprised by the mother's behavior. Honestly, at the beginning of the book I can see why she does things, but then I just don't understand her motivation, and I kind of despise her.

Julia is just such a likeable character, and while Henry is a tab bit conceded he's so adorable about it and naive that it makes him likeable too. I will definitely be recommending this to my friends, and rereading it again. Title: To Suit a Suitor
Author: Paula Kremser
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc.
Published: November 2016
ISBN: 1462119336
Source: We received copies from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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