About the Book
A Rational Attachment by Lauren Gilbert
Publication Date: December 26, 2019
Hardcover, Paperback, and eBook
Genre: Historical Fiction
The daughter of a wealthy business man in York, Anne Emmons knows her father wants her to marry well. Anne, however, has always dreamed of marrying for love. Set in the Regency period, Anne’s introduction to London Society is made difficult by her personal ambitions as well as her family’s lack of aristocratic connections. In time, Anne finds her way aided by family and friends and the surprising support of one of the Ton’s leading figures. Will she succeed in finding the love she desires, or will she settle for a marriage transaction?
I have been a fan of regency pieces for an extremely long time. However I often find that they are hit or miss for me as to whether I can get into the story. And I am beyond glad to say that A Rational Attachment fit in perfectly with my taste! I was immediately smiling and just enjoying the story.
This is a story about Anne and her desire to marry for love in a time where women were expected to marry for their position and (for lack of a more accurate word) money. Women were stifled during this time period and love was a scarce commodity. Marriage was a business transaction and perhaps you would wind up finding love in it, if you were lucky. In this story Anne must fight against the ambitions of those around her with her own ideologies.
I really liked Anne as a character. Rarely do you see stories about a quiet and shy girl that would rather stay at home than go out to lavish parties and dinners. Which is interesting, because I feel like most book worms tend to be like Anne? Just saying, haha. Even though I love reading about these powerhouse murderous females, I also sometimes want to just sit down and relax with a character that I know would also enjoy sitting down and relaxing with me.
About the Author
An avid reader, Lauren Gilbert has always dreamed of writing books, and has written all her life. She enjoys non-fiction (especially history) and fiction alike. Favorite authors include James Thomas Flexner, Alison Weir, Diana Gabaldon, Sharon Kay Penman, Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, and, of course, Jane Austen. Lauren is a member of the Jane Austen Society of North America, and has delivered presentations for chapter meetings, as well as a break-out session at the 2011 JASNA Annual General Meeting. Now semi-retired after a career spanning almost 30 years, HEYERWOOD: A Novel is her first published novel. Another novel, A RATIONAL ATTACHMENT, has just been released and a non-fiction work is in process. Lauren is a contributor to the English Historical Fiction Authors blog, and has several articles in CASTLES, CUSTOMS, AND KINGS True Tales by English Historical Fiction Authors volumes 1 and 2. Lauren Gilbert lives in Florida with her husband.
Blog Tour Schedule
Tuesday, February 18
Review at A Chick Who Reads
Wednesday, February 19
Review at YA, It’s Lit
Friday, February 21
Review at Gwendalyn’s Books
Monday, February 24
Review at Passages to the Past
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