Monday, April 10, 2017

Review: Sophia's Leap-Year Courtship (Timeless Romance Single) by Kristin Holt


From the publisher of the USA TODAY bestselling & #1 Amazon bestselling Timeless Romance Anthology series in Clean & Wholesome Romance, comes the Timeless Romance Singles line.

SOPHIA'S LEAP-YEAR COURTSHIP: A brand new historical romance novella from USA Today bestselling author Kristin Holt.

Union Pacific Station Agent Chadwick Hughes has everything in a state of readiness to welcome his mail order bride…everything but the bride. The woman he’s corresponded with for a year didn’t change her mind or miss her train in Omaha—she never existed. Chadwick’s mortified to discover he’s been swindled by a fraudulent matrimonial agency in Chicago. He needs a lawyer if he’ll ever recover a dime of the fortune he spent on worthless membership fees and the nonexistent bride’s transportation west.

Sophia Sorensen, Attorney at Law, is a spinster on the edge of propriety. The good people of Wyoming Territory are open to a lot of things, including Lady’s Privilege during Leap Years, but some aren’t fond of her day-to-day behavior. Why, the woman rides her bicycle hither and yon, showing her petticoat ruffle and ankles. She might be the least ladylike specimen beneath Wyoming skies, but it’s entertaining to watch her court the U.P. Station Agent, Chadwick Hughes, the most-eligible bachelor in the county.

My Review:
Four Stars

Sophia's Leap-Year Courtship was a sweet and clean historical romance that I really enjoyed.

As the only “lady lawyer” in Evanston, Wyoming Territory, Sophia is an unconventional woman blazing her own trail. But with no clients and the gossiping newspaper constantly maligning her, things haven't been easy. When her first client, Chadwick, shows up asking her for advice when his mail order bride never shows up, things get interesting.

I'd never heard about the Lady's Privilege during leap year, so that was very interesting to read about and watch it unfold. I really appreciated the inclusion of the newspaper articles. Even though they were malicious in spirit, it was good to be able to read exactly what was being said about Sophia and Chadwick.

This was the first time I've read anything by Kristin Holt, but won't be the last. I'm sure anyone who enjoys sweet historical romances set in the Victorian American West will love this novella!

I won this book in a giveaway and voluntarily reviewed it. All thoughts and comments are my own honest opinion.

For more information on this author, go to her website here.