About the Book
Lord Farnsworth would rather rot in debtor’s prison than sell the one place that feels like home to him—his mother’s manor. That is, until he meets the woman who wants to buy it. Sally Duncan is beautiful, intelligent, and as rich as a baron—a rich baron, not a cash-strapped one like Lord Farnsworth. She’s the solution to every one of his financial problems and is bewitching to boot. All he needs to do is sell her his beloved manor and then charm her to the altar, and the manor will be his again. Simple, right?
But nothing is simple when Sally starts tearing apart his ancestral home and renovating it in a way no one would consider tasteful. She is wreaking havoc on everything, but he cannot give up on owning his mother’s estate again, nor can he imagine anyone but Sally as his wife.
And so he sticks with his plan.
What a horrible mistake.
In My Opinion
Oh, this book was a pure delight to read. I enjoy Esther Hatch’s books anyway, but Manor for Sale, Baron Included had me giggling at the disconnect between John and Sally from the start. And none of it was forced. I totally pictured John thinking his future wife is insane while is in-the-dark future wife is attempting to get rid of John (and those attempts are hilarious!)
Even the secondary characters added a ton to this book! Sally’s sister is a voice of reason. The gardener gives us some perspective on John’s younger years. And Oliver? Oh, Oliver, I totally want more of this guy.
And audiobook listeners, the narrator does a fantastic job of bringing you into the time and place story even while you are looking at modern-day settings.
If this is how the Romance of Rank series starts out, I cannot wait to read more.
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