The Larkhall Letters book series has kept me reading, and laughing, for days!
I've quickly moved from one book to the next. Most recently, I
finished reading With Love, Louisa. Sadly, I now have to wait
for the next book in the series to be published to continue following the
lives and escapades of the ladies and gentlemen of Larkhall. However, you
can start the series today, then wait along with me in eager anticipation of
the 4th book.
In book 3, as you would expect from the title, Louisa Rosemeyer is the main character. Previously, she has been a likable support character in the series. We first meet Louisa in book 1, The Ace of Hearts. She and her older sister Alice (the main character of book 1) visit Larkhall for the summer in hopes that one or the other will find a lovable husband so they can avoid being forced into arranged marriages by their stepfather.
In book 2, The Captain's Confidant, Louisa had become Bridget Northcott's companion, which allows her to safely remain at Larkhall and travel with the Northcott family.
Book 3 opens with Louisa feeling uncomfortable with continuing to live at
Larkhall with Bridget's brother, Matthew, her self-appointed older brother,
and their elderly aunt. She believes it will cause a great scandal if she
remains in the home with a single man.
Unexpectedly, the shy Louisa manages to find herself in an extraordinary situation that had me rolling with laughter as she winds up in the very worst place while seeking a hiding place in an unfamiliar home.
With Love, Louisa Book Synopsis
With Love, Louisa: A Regency Romance
(Larkhall Letters Book 3)When Louisa Rosemeyer decides it is time for her to leave the protection of Larkhall, she pens a letter to her wealthy widowed aunt, Mrs. Irwin, whom she hopes would welcome a companion. Louisa hasn't met Mrs. Irwin, but she knows she owns an estate, Benham Abbey, in Folkswich. To her happy surprise, Louisa receives a response to come as soon as possible.
However, Mrs. Irwin did not write the letter. Her tenant, Jack
Warwick, replied to Louisa and signed Mrs. Irwin's name. He believes it
would serve his disagreeable landlord right to be required to receive
unwanted company and believes it would be a grand joke on Mrs. Irwin.
Upon arrival at Benham Abbey, Louisa is mistaken by the housekeeper as a hired maid and escorts her to the servant's quarters. Because it is already bedtime, Louisa believes this is a mistake that can be rectified in the morning and she is exhausted from travel. However, she can't sleep due to hunger. She decides to venture to the kitchen for a snack. When she hears a man's voice, she is frightened. After all, why would a man be in her elderly aunt's home? Fearing that it could be an intruder, she decides to hide, but she has to keep moving further away as it seems the man is following her.
Both the man and Louisa are shocked by what happens next!
It is rare for me to find a book series that every individual book deserves a separate review. However each book in the Larkhall Letters by Ashtyn Newbold has an excellent plot with wonderful characters and could easily be enjoyed without having read other books in the series.
With Love, Louisa is a delightfully entertaining story with several difficult situations that must be dealt with properly and in accordance with societal rules.
In the end, I feel I have made a few new friends and I wish them every happiness.
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