About the Book
Lady Patience Kendrick was born to a life of privilege, and with the London Season looming, she finds herself facing unprecedented pressure to adhere to the rules of society. Unfortunately, the free-spirited young woman is anything but proper. Patience’s elder brother, a former military man, bemoans his sister’s antics—but when he accuses her of incurable frivolity, it is simply more than she can bear. Determined to prove her brother wrong, Patience undertakes a drastic experiment: she will disguise herself as a maid and demonstrate her ability to work as hard as anyone.
Taken on as household staff by her brother’s former general, Patience soon learns that willingness and ability are two very different things. While her plan sounded promising in theory, the reality is that she is out of her depth—and the irresistibly charming son of the house isn’t helping matters. Patience soon finds herself embroiled in a charade far more complicated than she imagined. With both her pride and her heart at stake, she is determined to prove her brother wrong—even as her plans spiral delightfully out of control.
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In My Opinion
From the moment Patience steps out of her privileged world and into a woman below stairs, I was hooked on this story. The heroine is sure of herself (even when she’s not doing something even near correctly) and tenacious.
The first time Anthony and Patience meet is memorable, and the story just gets better from there. These two characters are complete opposites in some ways, but they complement each other. Patience brings out smiles and light-heartedness in the uber-serious Anthony, and he grounds her.
A Proper Charade is a delightful read that had me laughing and mentally rooting for these two to get together. I can’t wait to see what Esther Hatch comes up with next.
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