Delightfully charming, witty, and spirited, this historical debut contains a leading lady chasing a fortune.
A dashing and absolutely delicious tickle on your reading tastebuds, this historical debut novel comes with lively romance and sharp wit. With her family in danger of being made homeless, Kitty Talbot the eldest of four sisters, heads to London to bag herself a man with a fortune. While set in 1818’s high society, this is less vapours and vulnerability and more unwavering tenaciousness from the leading lady. Sophie Irwin creates a vivid setting and vivacious tone, I found myself in Georgian London, yet Kitty could be running round the streets today. Kitty is an absolute delight, she is essentially on war footing and determined to save her family and home, nothing less than the richest of rich men will do. I read this in one heady sitting, light, bright, and fun yet with bite, I’ve chosen this debut as a Liz Pick of the Month. With everything you’d expect from a Regency romance yet refreshingly different, A Lady’s Guide to Fortune Hunting is a colourful, charming, and sparkling read.
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Kitty Talbot needs a fortune.
Or rather, she needs a husband who has a fortune. This is 1818 after all, and only men have the privilege of seeking their own riches.
With just twelve weeks until Kitty and her sisters are made homeless, launching herself into London society is the only avenue open to her. And Kitty must use every ounce of cunning and ingenuity she possesses to climb the ranks.
The only one to see through her plans is the worldly Lord Radcliffe and he is determined to thwart her at any cost.
Can Kitty secure a fortune and save her sisters from poverty? There is not a day to lose and no one - not even a lord - will stand in her way...
|Publication date:||12th May 2022|
|Publisher:||HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Primary Genre||Romantic Fiction|
'This book captivated me. What a sassy, witty, delicious tale. Kitty Talbot is a fabulous, fearless heroine and I cheered for her all the way through this brilliant romp' Sophie Kinsella, The Party Crasher
'A diamond of the first water! Shades of Heyer with a dash of modern roguishness that belongs to Sophie Irwin. The Grand Kitty is a splendid heroine - plucky and resolute - and her story is full of heart and swooningly romantic. In short, I bloody loved it' Beth Morrey, Em & Me
'Bridgerton fans will devour Sophie Irwin's delightful Regency debut ...Unstoppable force meets immovable object with delightful results. A confection to be savoured!' Kate Quinn, The Rose Code
'Funny, fresh and original - with two delicious and loveable central characters - you'll want to put it straight on your dance card' Cesca Major, The Silent Hours
'Very clever and hugely entertaining' Sarah Hilary, Fragile
'This is SO much fun. The most pleasing homage to Georgette Heyer with a thoroughly modern sensibility all of its own. Tremendous stuff' Harriet Tyce, Blood Orange
'A delightful romp - as clever, capricious and charming as the heroine herself. Lose yourself in the hurly-burly of husband-hunting in Sophie Irwin's impeccable recreation of Regency London - a sparkling debut that reads like a turbo-charged
Jane Austen' Joanna Toye, Wedding Bells for the Victory Girls
'I cheered for Kitty as she continually confronts the whole of polite society in her outrageous pursuit of a rich husband....an impressive debut' Mary Balogh, Someone Perfect
'Move over, Mr. Darcy! Readers of Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer will adore this hilarious, sparkling debut! Utterly irresistible' Eloisa James, How to Be A Wallflower
'Glorious! A successor to Georgette Heyer, with a Becky Sharp lead and big Elizabeth-Darcy energy' Kat Brown