Oh, I'm just not the type of person who likes to read long-winded prose! There's nothing actually wrong with this book, but I found myself so distracted when reading it, often having to read the same page two or three times, before I actually digested it. The day-to-day life of the rich in Regent England is just not fast paced enough for me. Yes, there were amusing conversations, yes, there was wit, people were misunderstood in their actions and words, to add some interest, but ultimately it was a run-of-the-mill story of people who have high tea, dinner parties, balls and picnics. People die, people get married, the two main characters are aloof towards each other and yet end up as soulmates - you know the usual Austen story!
The story was not riveting, but I was pleased that after all the dithering around,
everyone lived happily ever after.
My rating **