Sunday, June 19, 2022

Philippa Holds Court

Title:Philippa Holds Court

Series: Clavering Chronicles #2

Author: Jennie Goutet

Narrator: Stevie Zimmerman

Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance, Christian

Publisher: Jennie Goutet

Source: Hoopla

My review:

 Short review:

Lots of politics.

Somewhat predictable.

Lovely friendship between Philippa and Susan.

Slow-burn between Philippa and Jack.

Family Drama.


Synopsis (from Goodreads): 

 She’s capable of many things—including driving him mad.

At the start of their London Season, Philippa Clavering discovers her friend, Susan, is being pursued by the wrong gentleman and decides to turn Susan’s head to a worthier suitor. Not one to shrink from what she views as her duty and gift, Philippa sets in motion plans to bring about the happy ending her friend deserves. What she does not expect is to have Susan’s older brother watching—and criticizing—her every move.

After a respectable number of years on the town, Jack Blythefield is at last contemplating the idea of settling down. What he seeks is a compliant wife to provide him an heir or two and make his home comfortable, while he spends his evenings at the club where a man can get some peace. What he does not need is a termagant who sets his life on end with madcap schemes, which invariably involve his unwilling assistance.

However, when the reputation of Jack’s family is threatened, Philippa is the one he turns to. And as her most determined suitor grows assured of his conquest, Jack must decide if a comfortable and docile wife is truly what he seeks, or if he should throw down the gauntlet of his heart before Philippa closes court.

Philippa Holds Court is the second in the Clavering Chronicles series, after A Fall from Grace, and it is a clean & wholesome Regency romance, written in the traditional style. ♥