Title: A Lot of Pride and Some Prejudice
Author: Petronela Ungureanu
Published: 2013 by Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing, LLC
Genre: Historical Romance, Novella
Portia Thorpe grudgingly agrees to a marriage arranged by her father to Lord Salisbury. He is much older than her and she has no interest in him; she just decides to do it for her father’s sake. But Portia changes her mind when she meets Lord Salisbury’s brother, Phillip. She feels an instant attraction to him and decides to back out of the marriage. However, things don’t always go as planned as there is a sudden death in Portia’s family that turns all her plans around.
I was not expecting this book to be so wonderful. The flow of the sentences was just smooth and refreshing. I felt like I was thrown back in time. It was such a nice change from the contemporary romances and other books I’ve been reading lately.
One major issue was the grammar and editing mistakes. In one instance there were no quotes when someone was talking. I counted at least three times when people ‘took a sit’ instead of ‘took a seat.’ And I really don’t know if this was done on purpose or not, but the beginning was one huge paragraph.
One other thing that irked me was how quickly Portia fell for Phillip Salisbury. Her heart hurt a lot when she found out he was engaged. It is the fact that she only met him the day before that bothered me about that. Maybe if she had even spent a little more time with him it would have felt more justified. Or maybe I’m just not a love at first sight type of girl?
Besides the grammar and love at first sight issues, the only thing that I wish was different was that it was a little longer! It was a super-fast enjoyable read. If someone could go back and re edit, I think that would make a world of difference.
All in all, I definitely recommend. Keep an eye out for Petronela Ungureanu for she has a talent with words.
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
*****I received this book free from the author, in exchange for an honest review.*****
***Thanks to Rachel from Parajunkee for the blinky stars!***