About the Book:
Miss Celine Fairweather’s life was bobbing along like a boat on a tranquil stream when all of a sudden a summons from her beloved sister Penelope Radclyff, the Duchess of Blackthorne, changed it all.
Celine hurtles off to the London to help the duchess run the Blackthorne Mansion and to discover the whereabouts of her lost love Philbert Woodbead.
Sensible Celine manages to keep things deathly dull and under control for a whole week until she enlists the help of the handsome Lord Elmer—a mischievous rogue, an ex-pirate, and an incorrigible flirt who is wanted dead by all of England’s husbands with attractive wives.
They scurry from one giddy escapade to another seeking Philbert in musty inns and dusty streets, and through it all Celine tries to keep her bonnet straight, her gloves spotless and her heart in tune with her head.
Life has suddenly turned exciting, and love has well and truly bitten her rosy buttocks. Now the only question is … who has done the biting?
Anya Wylde lives in Ireland along with her husband and a fat French poodle (now on a diet). She can cook a mean curry, and her idea of exercise is occasionally stretching her toes. She holds a degree in English literature and adores reading and writing.
I must admit that I just love these books by Anya Wylde. They make me smile, they make me laugh out loud and they divert me. They are fun, frothy, silly and completely absurd. Absolutely nothing about them makes sense and yet Ms. Wylde manages to make them make sense. I look forward to each new one she brings to me to review because I know that I am in for a fun read.
Seeking Philbert Woodbead is a sequel of sorts to Penelope and in this tale Penelope, the new duchess of Blacthorne is very pregnant and in need of some help around the manor so she sends for her stepsister, Celine. Celine obliges of course, bringing along another sister who is a busy body with a penchant for pets. \
Celine is veddy, veddy proper - or likes to think she is. When she meets a very un-proper friend of the family her life turns upside down as she encounters spys, pirates and other disreputable sorts with hearts of gold.
If you want a delightful break from the ordinary, a quick read full of quirky and lovable characters you can't go wrong with Seeking Philbert Woodbead. Or any of Ms. Wylde's charming regency novels.
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