Book Reviews

Miss Lattimore’s Letter

Hello fellow readers!

I am delighted to bring you a review of Miss Lattimor’s Letter. This is the second book released by Suzanne Allain. Her first was Mr Malcolm’s List which is utterly delightful. I have read it numerous times and find it laugh-out-loud funny with each read. If you haven’t read it yet, I highly urge you to check it out.

On to Miss Lattimore and her well-meaning letter. Here is a blurb from goodreads…


Sophronia Lattimore had her romantic dreams destroyed years ago and is resigned to her role as chaperone for her cousin. Still, she cannot sit idly by when she becomes aware that a gentleman is about to propose to the wrong woman. She sends him an anonymous letter that is soon the talk of the town, particularly when her advice proves to be correct. Her identity is discovered and Sophie, formerly a wallflower, becomes sought after for her “expert” matchmaking skills.

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One person who seeks her out is the eligible and attractive Sir Edmund Winslow. As Sophie assists Sir Edmund in his pursuit of a wife, she wishes she could recommend herself as his bride. However, she vows to remain professional and uninvolved while aiding him in his search (especially since the gentleman surely does not return her affections).

Three unexpected arrivals soon show up at Sophie’s door—the man who once broke her heart, a newlywed who is dissatisfied with the match Sophie made for her, and the man madly in love with Sophie’s cousin—all wanting her attention. But when her onetime beau and Sir Edmund both appear to be interested in her, Sophie can’t figure out if she’s headed for another broken heart­­ or for the altar. How can she be expected to help other people sort out their romantic lives when her own is such a disaster?

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If you love the character’s from Jane Austen’s novels, I cannot imagine how you could not be anything but utterly charmed by the characters that Suzanne brings to life in this book. The Persuasion vibe is quite strong but with a twist. Just for fun, there is are characters with shades of Willoughby (Sense & Sensibility) and a bit of an Isabella (Northanger Abbey). I love these two likable villains and find them to be a great addition to the story.

Since there hasn’t been any travel happening for my family, I have been enjoying tours from home on YouTube. Here is a tour of Bath and York with Rick Steves you watch from the comfort of your couch.

Have you been to Bath? Tell me your favorite spots to visit. I would love to hear from you! I’ll you be reading Miss Lattimore’s Letter? I want to hear your thoughts if you do.

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Melissa has been in love with books since she was a child. As a young girl, in her Holly Hobby decorated room, she would sit and tape scraps of paper to her books so that she could organize them by the Dewey Decimal System. She is a huge advocate for helping children learn to love reading. Along with hosting an online Regency based book club and a book club at her home, she started a book club for kids at her son’s school. These days, Melissa can be found at the library writing a book review or tucked in some quiet corner having a love affair with a newly discovered romance novel.

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