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.
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.
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.