Blog Tour and Book Review: The Country House Courtship by Linore Rose Burkhard

The Country House Courtship
by Linore Rose Burkhard
Copyright 2010
Harvest House Publishers
300 pages
ISBN: 978-0-7369-2799-4

From the publisher:
Linore Burkard’s fans devoured her first two Regency novels Before the Season Ends and The House in Grosvenor Square. Now, as her third novel opens, the year is 1818 and Miss Beatrice Forsythe is determined to marry well. After all, her sister, Ariana, married The Paragon, Mr. Phillip Mornay, five years earlier--which all but guarantees that she, Beatrice, can also make a famous match to a wealthy man.

But her sister and husband have disappeared from high society as they raise a family at their country estate. Can Beatrice persuade them to chaperone her in London? And what about Beatrice's business with the curate, Mr. O’Brien, whom she rashly promised to marry years earlier. At seventeen now, she has no wish to marry a mere clergyman—despite his agreeable countenance and gentle, understanding ways.

When Mr. Tristan Barton becomes the tenant of the Manor House, Beatrice's hopes seem to have found their object. But when Ariana falls gravely ill, secrets come to light, motives are revealed, and the pretenses that are easy to keep up in the darkness begin to crumble. Hearts are bared, truths uncovered, and when all is said and done, a country house courtship like no other has occurred!

As always, Linore Burkard delivers “spirited romance for the Jane Austen soul.”

My Review:
I've never read anything by Linore Rose Burkhard but if The Country House Courtship is any indication of what her other books are like I am definitely making a point to read them! The Country House Courtship is tagged as "Inspirational Romance for the Jane Austen Soul" and it most definitely is! I am a huge fan of Jane Austen and the "fan" fiction that is so popular doesn't really "float my boat" so to speak, but Linore's regency felt just as if it were written by an author who lived during the Regency period. It was really good! I can't wait to read the first 2 books in the series! The characters were very realistic, the storyline moved along nicely and the romance was sweet. Definitely a must read for Christian fiction fans and regency fans alike.

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*I received my free review copy from the publisher.*


  1. Great review, Renee!! I love a good regency romance!!

  2. Fantastic review, Renee! I'm not a big fan of regancy but, I have heard great things about Linore's books:)I'll definitely will be on the look out for this book.LOL
    Love Ya,

  3. I had the first or second book in this series at one time, but passed it on w/o reading it. Too bad I didn't know you needed it!

    Great review. :)


  4. LOL Lori you had the second book and you passed it on to me but I already had it so I gave it away on this blog remember? :-P

    XOXO~ Renee


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