Lord Fenton's Folly

Josi S Kilpack (Author)


Lord Fenton is a gambler, a dandy, and a flirt--and he must marry or else he will be disinherited, stripped of his wealth and his position. He chooses Alice Stanbridge for two simple reasons: he once knew her as a young girl, and she is the least objectionable option available to him.

However, Alice has harbored feelings for Fenton since their first meeting ten years ago, and she believes his proposal is real. When she discovers it is not, she is embarrassed and hurt. However, a match with the most-eligible bachelor in London would secure not only her future but that of her family as well.

Determined to protect herself from making a fool of herself a second time, Alice matches Lord Fenton wit for wit and insult for insult as they move toward a marriage of convenience that is anything but a happy union. Only when faced with family secrets that have shaped Fenton's life does he let down his guard enough to find room in his heart for Alice. But can Alice risk her heart a second time?

Product Details

Shadow Mountain
Publish Date
October 06, 2015
6.04 X 0.64 X 8.99 inches | 0.86 pounds
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About the Author

Josi S. Kilpack is the award-winning author of more than twenty novels, including the twelve-volume Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery Series.


"Nice imaginative touches...An entertaining verbal battle of the sexes."-- (06/15/2015)
"A poignant love story...Filled with exceptional characters. An endearing tale...this heartwarming story is filled with healthy banter and dark family secrets, and is centered on a kind, beautiful, and intelligent young woman. The bonds that Alice forms with those around her are incredibly deep. There is plenty of perplexing mystery surrounding the difficult and unique relationship between her and Lord Fenton. The author does a terrific job describing the intense and complicated relationships woven throughout the book, with many perfectly written and elegantly described social events, leaving just enough ambiguity to entice and engage her audience. The characters are...relatable and believable enough to allow those sweet fantasies of a better life to be dreamed upon and savored. The storyline and the narrative are incredibly touching and thoroughly enjoyable.Will be a joy for any lover of true romance, and with a G-rating, young women everywhere are bound to fill their days and nights dreaming of being in Alice's shoes."--Foreword Reviews

"An interesting take on respect and respectability and the choices a noble family must make when things go awry. Watching Alice and Charles grow into themselves and love for each other is nuanced and rewarding.A poignant Regency romance with subtle inspirational messages about the power of forgiveness and authenticity."

"Kilpack creates a number of appealing characters, a colorful nineteenth-century setting, and a few family secrets. Traditional Regency romance in that scenes may get a little steamy, but not too sexy. Recommended for teen readers who favor chaste romance novels with a period setting."-- (09/30/2015)
"An enjoyable story that focuses on the emotional development of the relationship."--Historical Novel Society (11/03/2015)