Desperate Daughters, A Bluestocking Belles Collection With Friends

10 reviews

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Love Against the Odds

The Earl of Seahaven desperately wanted a son and heir but died leaving nine daughters and a fifth wife. Cruelly turned out by the new earl, they live hand-to-mouth in a small cottage.

The young dowager Countess’s one regret is that she cannot give Seahaven's dear girls a chance at happiness.

When a cousin offers the use of her townhouse in York during the season, the Countess rallies her stepdaughters.

They will pool their resources so that the youngest marriageable daughters might make successful matches, thereby saving them all.

So start their adventures in York, amid a whirl of balls, lectures, and al fresco picnics. Is it possible each of them might find love by the time the York horse races bring the season to a close?

10 reviews
Phylis Collins
May 18, 2022
Desperate Daughters A box set had everything romance, mystery and happy endings. Delighted by the humor, intrigue and overall interest. As we know love wins out in the end and each tale was full of great characters. It's the journey along the way that keeps you turning pages and wanting more. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Margaret Watkins
May 20, 2022
Nine interlinked novels bring smiles, laughter, some suspense and a great deal of fun as the neglected daughters of the late Earl of Seahaven and his widow come together to ensure the future marriage prospects of at least some of the girls. Poverty has not only driven the older girls out into the workplace, but they have also had to learn skills that would not normally have formed part of their curriculum. Rather than being spurned by York society, the family discovers that they are welcomed and although the gentlemen they attract are sometimes bewildered over their activities, once they understood the circumstances, they are impressed by the girls' resourcefulness and earn their admiration and respect. Although the stories work together to form a whole picture, each one is a standalone. I particularly enjoyed the fact that the authors, all of them well-known and beloved by their readership, have put their own stamp on the novellas with their distinctive style of writing, thereby bringing much enjoyment. I received a copy of this very worthwhile anthology as a gift through BookSprout and this is my honest and voluntary review.
Emma Davis
May 9, 2022
A wonderful group of stories about the Bigglesworth family. Each story covers one of the Bigglesworth sisters, I really was impressed with their ability to be generous with one another, help, teach, chaperone, love one another with a fierce devotion. Each one offered a skill to maximize what little they had. Their life was not luxurious as it once was before their father the earl died, but their life was not about severe penny pinching either. The ladies were creative, imaginative and those who could earn money pulled together their resources for the good of the family. Entertaining, funny at times and a joy to read. Reasons I enjoyed this book: Easy-to-read, Entertaining, Funny, Happily Ever After, Page-turner, Romantic, Unpredictable, Whimsical, Witty, Wonderful characters.

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