Title: To Win Her Hand
Series: A Gentleman’s Match (Book 1)
Author: Jen Geigle Johnson
Genre: Historical Romance, Regency Romance, Inspirational Fiction
Publisher: King’s Row Press
Publication date: December 15, 2022
Length: 272 pages
Format: Hardcover, Trade Paperback, & eBook
Tour Dates: February 27 – March 13, 2023
About the Book
An expert at winning a woman’s hand. A woman who cannot be won.
Lord Featherstone has the world on his shoulders. Or at least his world. With two brothers and a failing estate he must make funds somehow. But what happens when he falls for a woman? Will his tactics work when the situation is so close and personal?
Everyone thinks Lady Loveluck is a wealthy widow. What they don’t know is that she is on the brink of hiring herself out as a Governess in order to pay for her next meal. The only thing keeping her from employment is a growing reputation as a matchmaker. As long as she never falls for another man, as long as she doesn’t allow herself to be fooled into marrying, she will be just fine.
But she never counted on being caught up in the beguiling tactics of London’s renowned and not so secret matchmaker for men.
About the Author
Jen Geigle Johnson is an award-winning author, including the GOLD in Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards and LDSPMA Praiseworthy’s top award for Romance,
Jen has more stories circulating in her brain than can possibly be told. She discovered her passion for England while kayaking on the Thames near London as a young teenager. History is her main jam. Her literary heroes include the greats: Jane Austen and Charles Dickens. But she has modern sensibilities as well.
Six children and an inspiring husband keep her going and make certain she doesn’t stay glued to a keyboard or lost in obscure fascinating details of old castles.
Now, she loves to share bits of history that might otherwise be forgotten. Whether in Regency England, the French Revolution, or Colonial America, her romance novels are much like life is supposed to be: full of adventure.
- “I loved the character growth, watching them learn more about the other’s heart and hardships, and the realization that perhaps they had more choices than they first thought. Such a sweet regency. I’m so grateful I had the chance to read this one.”— Makayla Branson, Reading Past Bedtime
- “The house party, the quiet moments, the collection of other characters, and much more all combined together made this is delightful read.”— Julie Carpenter, Goodreads
- “Two matchmakers with a wager. What fun for all! [A] heart touching story.”— Shauna Jones, Goodreads
The first thing that struck me about this book was the design. I love the photo on cover and the patterned pages to start each chapter. I’m a fan of Regency matchmaker stories so “To Win Her Hand” offered two interesting characters, Lady Lovelock, a widow female matchmaker and Lord Featherstone, a male of the same profession. They make a wager to keep from falling into financial ruin, and let the games begin. I adored the relationship between these two and the way he woos her in subtle but steady ways. I wish we would have seen more depth from the side characters as at times it felt like I was watching a play rather than diving into their lives and thoughts. Overall, it is a light historical read with older characters who are waiting their turn at love and second chances. It’s a refreshing twist on the mundane routine of the ton dull of flirty banter and slow, clean romance. I’m looking forward to the rest of the series!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. Opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.