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TLord Seeks Wife by Heather Barnett

Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Serpentine Books
Source: Random Things Tours
Rating: 4/5
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About The Book

Take 1,000 women, add one earl and whip into a media frenzy.
Reclusive academic Lord Noblet de Beeble doesn’t want to get married but his overbearing mother, Lady Caroline, is insisting he must. When he places an advert for a wife in the Situations Vacant section of his local newspaper, the national press pick up the story. A desperate Noblet calls on his handsome younger brother, Henry, to help him navigate the subsequent media frenzy.
Among the hordes of hopeful candidates to descend on the village of Gently Rising is the beautiful and mysterious Mia Wild, who befriends local primary school teacher, Alice Brand. Alice has been looking for something to spice up her life, but getting embroiled in a very public wife-hunt wasn’t what she had in mind.
In a summer packed with suspicious exes, snobbery, social climbers and sausage rolls, Gently Rising will bear witness to a public courtship like no other. But who will come out on top?


My Thoughts

Have you ever tried one of the famous dating apps? I have to admit that I haven’t but let’s be honest, the plot of this book is quite original; a Lord that tries to find his partner in a newspaper advertisement. Can you imagine it? Of course this advert will have repercussions, in Lord de Beeble, Nobby, and of course the little village he lives in.
This is a super fun story; full of interesting characters and a refreshing plot that will make you keep wanting for more.
I have to say that it’s not difficult to disconnect for a few hours while reading this story; character driven, it’s impossible to not laugh at some of the situations told and hope to be seeing them by yourself.
Let’s talk a little bit about Nobby, he is not really seeking a partner but his mother is, so he decides to publish the article. Let’s be realistic, he is quite eccentric and I wasn’t sure at all that he would find his “love” in all this mess… Lucky for him, his brother Henry will try to help him with infamous interviews trying to search for a wife. And let me tell you that they are good, really good! On the other side of the story there are the villagers, they love having people for their economy but having new people is not always something good…
This is a book that will leave you with a smile on your face, impossible to not love!
Are you ready for “Lord Seeks Wife”?


About The Author

Heather Barnett gained a degree in English and French from the University of Leeds and has written ever since: from copywriting to stand-up comedy and sketches. She is now focusing on writing novels. Heather’s influences span Jane Austen and Douglas Adams at one end of the alphabet through to PG Wodehouse at the other.
Heather’s debut novel, Acts of Kindness, is an uplifting, light-hearted mystery. It was inspired by witnessing commuters helping a woman who’d fallen down the stairs at Paddington station; intermingled with wondering what was behind some grand stone gateposts that she used to drive past in Wiltshire.
Her second novel, Lord Seeks Wife, is a romantic comedy and will be published summer 2021.
Aside from writing, Heather’s interests are classic literature, cats and comedy.
Heather is head of marketing at an agency near Oxford and lives by the river Kennet in Berkshire.