Book Reviews, Historical Fiction, Regency, Romance

A Proper Scandal – Esther Hatch

Publication Date: May 1, 2019
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Genre: Historical Fiction/Regency
Pages: 222
Dates Read: June 20-23, 2019
Format: eARC provided by publisher

Goodreads Synopsis

“Grace Sinclair has been callously cast out of her home. And though taken in as an orphaned child by the vicar and his wife, her unsurpassed beauty makes it impossible for her to remain in the vicar’s household—with two daughters of their own about to enter Society, the vicar and his wife see Grace as nothing but competition. Thankfully, Grace’s estranged Aunt Bell has agreed to take her in to her home in London. But Grace soon learns her situation has just gotten much worse.

It takes only a moment’s acquaintance for Grace to ascertain that her aunt has married a detestable rake. And Aunt Bell, recognizing the danger of having her lovely niece too near her husband, gives Grace an ultimatum: the young woman has two weeks to find a man to marry, after which she will be turned out. With no experience in the art of attracting a husband, Grace quickly realizes that a worthy suitor might not be so easy to ensnare.”

My Review


This was such a cute short clean romance. If you love sweet and clean romance with a regency feel, then you will love this book. This was a quick and easy read for me, and overall an enjoyable read. I did feet that occasionally the situations and dialogue didn’t seem to fit the time period, but overall it was a good read.

Grace was a great leading lady, and I chuckled a few times at the predicaments she gets herself into. I loved Nate and thought he was a great leading man. They make a cute couple, and like most clean romances, they don’t really get together until almost the end. When reading this genre, I seem to always want them to get together sooner so that I get more of them together…Is it just me? Lol

Also the uncle really irked me in this book. He was just not a nice human being. I was pleased however, that Grace was finally able to break free from that awful situation.

Overall I would recommend this one!

*Special thanks to Covenant Communications, NetGalley, and Esther Hatch for the early review copy of the book in exchange only for my honest thoughts and review!* 

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