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A sweet, light-hearted, inspirational Regency Romance from an award-winning bestselling author Lord Colter is determined to persuade Miss Kate Linnet to marry him, but she yearns for independence above all else. Kate adores her younger sisters, but taking care of them ever since her mother died has her yearning for freedom. Or so she thinks. Marriage is most assuredly not the A sweet, light-hearted, inspirational Regency Romance from an award-winning bestselling author Lord Colter is determined to persuade Miss Kate Linnet to marry him, but she yearns for independence above all else. Kate adores her younger sisters, but taking care of them ever since her mother died has her yearning for freedom. Or so she thinks. Marriage is most assuredly not the answer. After all, with marriage comes more responsibility and inevitably more children. Even knowing that, two years ago, she agreed to marry Lord Colter. Devil take his boyish charm! And those roguish dark eyes of his. She never should have said yes. And the more he pushed for a wedding date, the more she found fault with him. Finally, having had enough, he broke off their engagement in the middle of the Clapsforth-on-Wye assembly ball. During the cotillion! In front of everyone. Mortifying. After such public humiliation, Kate wants to escape her crumbling life entirely. When her aunt, the notorious Lady Alameda, offers her a London Season, Kate readily accepts, but soon discovers her mischievous aunt is making her already troubled life worse. Can Lord Colter rebuild the bridge between them, or will Kate let their chances at love and happiness slip through her fingers again? The Persuasion of Miss Kate is the 4th novel in the well-received Notorious Aunt series (originally published by Kensington). Since first publication more than 400,000 copies have been sold to readers world-wide.


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A sweet, light-hearted, inspirational Regency Romance from an award-winning bestselling author Lord Colter is determined to persuade Miss Kate Linnet to marry him, but she yearns for independence above all else. Kate adores her younger sisters, but taking care of them ever since her mother died has her yearning for freedom. Or so she thinks. Marriage is most assuredly not the A sweet, light-hearted, inspirational Regency Romance from an award-winning bestselling author Lord Colter is determined to persuade Miss Kate Linnet to marry him, but she yearns for independence above all else. Kate adores her younger sisters, but taking care of them ever since her mother died has her yearning for freedom. Or so she thinks. Marriage is most assuredly not the answer. After all, with marriage comes more responsibility and inevitably more children. Even knowing that, two years ago, she agreed to marry Lord Colter. Devil take his boyish charm! And those roguish dark eyes of his. She never should have said yes. And the more he pushed for a wedding date, the more she found fault with him. Finally, having had enough, he broke off their engagement in the middle of the Clapsforth-on-Wye assembly ball. During the cotillion! In front of everyone. Mortifying. After such public humiliation, Kate wants to escape her crumbling life entirely. When her aunt, the notorious Lady Alameda, offers her a London Season, Kate readily accepts, but soon discovers her mischievous aunt is making her already troubled life worse. Can Lord Colter rebuild the bridge between them, or will Kate let their chances at love and happiness slip through her fingers again? The Persuasion of Miss Kate is the 4th novel in the well-received Notorious Aunt series (originally published by Kensington). Since first publication more than 400,000 copies have been sold to readers world-wide.

30 review for The Persuasion of Miss Kate: A Humorous Traditional Regency Romance

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jennyfer

    Miss Kate Linnet, publicly pilloried by her ex-fiancé, heads to London for the season to heal her own heart and steal more.   But Kate is no ordinary, helpless Regency lady; she is steely and practical (albeit with a tendency to catastrophise), having raised her three younger sister after the death of her mother, and is fiercely determined to be independent.   Her chronic overthinking and sensible practicality set her at odds with her rascally Aunt, and lead her into a multitude of scrapes. And whil Miss Kate Linnet, publicly pilloried by her ex-fiancé, heads to London for the season to heal her own heart and steal more.   But Kate is no ordinary, helpless Regency lady; she is steely and practical (albeit with a tendency to catastrophise), having raised her three younger sister after the death of her mother, and is fiercely determined to be independent.   Her chronic overthinking and sensible practicality set her at odds with her rascally Aunt, and lead her into a multitude of scrapes. And while she’s a girl who doesn’t NEED rescuing, her ex-fiancé is by her side helping remedy the situation.   This was a light, humorous read, very much in the style of Regency novels but with a healthy dose of modern irreverence to prevent it being saccharin sweet.  While the story itself was somewhat predictable (very much in the same vein as traditional Regency novels), the characters and dialogue were richly crafted, so that the reader is able to overlook any flaws.   This was book 4 in the “My Notorious Aunt” series, but it does work well as a standalone novel.  I will be looking out for the rest of the books in the series.   *I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Hernandez

    So Sweet and so chaotic- possible spoilers I haven't read a Kathleen Baldwin book in awhile. When this popped up in my recommended I couldn't resist. I liked the characters.... To a point. Kate was all over the place. Her fiance had humiliated her at a party/ball/dance by calling her a henpecking shrew and calling off their engagement in front of everyone. She had been very nitpicky, but this feels like something that could have waited. No consequences were given to him. She was the bad guy. She So Sweet and so chaotic- possible spoilers I haven't read a Kathleen Baldwin book in awhile. When this popped up in my recommended I couldn't resist. I liked the characters.... To a point. Kate was all over the place. Her fiance had humiliated her at a party/ball/dance by calling her a henpecking shrew and calling off their engagement in front of everyone. She had been very nitpicky, but this feels like something that could have waited. No consequences were given to him. She was the bad guy. She was supposed to just forgive him after being told she was too much and wasn't wanted. A lot of what she went through hit a little close to home for me. She finally gets a chance to have a break from being a mother to her sisters, and they invite themselves along and continue to complain about her to her face. Even her ex invited himself along. They get into mishaps and some guy who knows her aunt threatens her ex with a gun to the face, she slams his arm down and he pulls the trigger anyway; her fault. Her aunt drugs her because her nerves are shot and she sleeps and wakes up frantic because her sister is in a carriage with a rake; she's overreacting. She wakes up later that day to said rake calling for her permission to court said sister so she scrambles to get dressed and doesn't look dignified enough for the dozen gentlemen she didn't know were there or the upper crust friend of her aunt who just makes constant jabs at her; her fault. She gets accosted by a strange man at Almack's because her aunt wants to spend some alone time in the carriage with an old friend and throws bad guy over the railing and he nearly pulls her down with him and doesn't make good enough impression on all the dazzling people after he lies and says she rescued him so her reputation isn't damaged; her fault. She can't properly explain how she is scared to get married because of how her mother died. Her fault, but kind of deserved. Also deserved was how flip floppy she was about her ex. I'm sorry, but that was a horrible thing. And she was the injured party, but instead of groveling and begging her forgiveness it seemed like everyone just wanted her to get over it because he was her only option. Which ended up not being true. But she went along with it. She never once tried to stand up for herself. She just took all of the abuse everyone, except her father, heaped on her. There were some tear jerky moments and the aunt is beyond annoying, but there were a lot of good parts that make me happy to see this series back in action.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Alisha

    This book really surprised me! I spent the first chapter thinking it would be a run-of-the-mill Regency romance, and one in which I wouldn't like the heroine very much. She is full of self-pity and dramatic forebodings about what her future will be, now that her fiance has publicly jilted her because she nags him. But then things really kicked off when her aunt Honore arrives from London, ready to take Kate back with her and help her get over her broken heart. Her aunt is a piece of work, one of t This book really surprised me! I spent the first chapter thinking it would be a run-of-the-mill Regency romance, and one in which I wouldn't like the heroine very much. She is full of self-pity and dramatic forebodings about what her future will be, now that her fiance has publicly jilted her because she nags him. But then things really kicked off when her aunt Honore arrives from London, ready to take Kate back with her and help her get over her broken heart. Her aunt is a piece of work, one of those characters who says the most shocking things and gets away with it, but who, you are almost sure, has a good heart. Somewhere. And her three younger sisters all manage to get invited too. And her ex-fiance follows the whole gang, because he really does love her and wants her back. And then they all stop at an inn along the route. And then there's an incident with a gun, and things start to veer a bit away from the tried-and-true Regency tropes I am so accustomed to. The scenarios sometimes feel absurd, especially if one is used to reading more earnest Regency romances. Ultimately I just assumed that the absurdity was by design and rolled with it, because the humor was so good! The dialogue had me snorting my laughter in various passages. Take this exchange between Kate and her 10-year-old sister... Tilly harrumphed the same exact way Aunt Honore does. "You heard me. He's acting like a lovesick donkey." "Monkey," Kate corrected and tried to rub the sleep out of her eyes. "I said donkey because I was trying not to say jackass. But if you prefer--" "No. No, donkey is fine." Yes, this is a clean romance, but slightly more irreverent than what you might be used to from this genre. ;) I really liked it. By the end of the book, I was also moved by deeper themes. Children handling the responsibilities of an adult. Doing it all on your own vs. asking for help. Learning to be ok with the fact that love means both good things and hard things will come your way. Like I said, really pleasantly surprised! This book is part of a series, but I had not read any of the others, and it easily stands on its own. Thanks to NetGalley and Ink Lion Books for this advance review copy!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Viper Spaulding

    Kate doesn't know what she has until she loses him! When Greyson has had enough of Kate's shrewish nitpicking, he very publicly calls off their engagement. The humiliation has Kate determined to launch herself into London Society, with her Aunt Honore's help, and find a way to regain her reputation while soothing her wounded ego. But after the death of her mother, she's been the main mother figure for her three younger sisters and she's not sure she even wants to get married, set up her own house Kate doesn't know what she has until she loses him! When Greyson has had enough of Kate's shrewish nitpicking, he very publicly calls off their engagement. The humiliation has Kate determined to launch herself into London Society, with her Aunt Honore's help, and find a way to regain her reputation while soothing her wounded ego. But after the death of her mother, she's been the main mother figure for her three younger sisters and she's not sure she even wants to get married, set up her own household, and continue to be bound by the responsibilities of family. As she's working through all this, Greyson is determined to get her back while also making her how things have to change so they can be truly happy together. He's a fine gentleman, an honorable and faithful partner, even though his integrity puts him squarely in the middle of a series of unfortunate situations, mostly brought on by Kate's impulsiveness. He certainly is given a plethora of opportunities to demonstrate his character and devotion! These mishaps also work to show Kate what she really feels in her heart, and I really enjoyed the maturity she developed as she realized what she was risking. But at the heart of the story is a delightfully madcap rom-com, filled with the kind of witty, chortle-out-loud humor that is rarely seen, and even rarer still to be done so intelligently. Every page, every paragraph is a joy to read, a feast for the mind and a treat for anyone who loves the power of words to build entire worlds in our minds. I especially enjoyed the hilarious back-and-forth between siblings of both generations, the inventive use of nicknames to convey opinions, and the heartfelt confrontations that finally gave Kate and Greyson the HEA they so richly deserve. This was the first book I've read by this author, but I enjoyed it so much I immediately purchased the previous three in this series and put them at the top of my TBR. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Carolyn Bragg

    At the beginning of the story, I feared that Kate was going to be overwrought and hysterical, only alternating with one of those silly, (sorry) brainless, girls who has trouble "holding her tongue." I have met far too many of those in books, and I dreaded an entire book-length visit with another. Fortunately for all of us, we find out why Kate appears to be this way. They are mannerisms, developed by her circumstances and feelings, not character flaws! (Thank you, stars in the heavens!) If you sk At the beginning of the story, I feared that Kate was going to be overwrought and hysterical, only alternating with one of those silly, (sorry) brainless, girls who has trouble "holding her tongue." I have met far too many of those in books, and I dreaded an entire book-length visit with another. Fortunately for all of us, we find out why Kate appears to be this way. They are mannerisms, developed by her circumstances and feelings, not character flaws! (Thank you, stars in the heavens!) If you skim through the story (please do not skim) you will mistakenly think that Miss Kate lives on the edge between selfless love and devotion, and reckless, thoughtless irritation; leaning heavily in the latter direction (possibly to her own peril). However, if you look more closely, you will see the confusion and restlessness that fuels her rash decisions. She has committed herself so completely to her duty, that without any adult guidance, she interpreted it to mean her life (her self) was the only paper-thin protection her family had from destruction. When her longstanding engagement is broken in a humiliating way--in front of her entire community--Kate determines to escape her fears by going to London with an aunt, Honore, who accepts the challenge, but is well known--to others--for making up her own rules. Danger of every kind awaits our Kate, and events she cannot imagine (despite her wild thoughts). This was a much better read than I expected at first. The re-stating of facts was frequent and a bit heavy-handed, but once the story picked up momentum, there was a better mix. The author has previous books, but this is the first I have read. She writes in the Regency era, and in my opinion, is one of the rising authors writing in this genre.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Bethany Swafford

    Since the death of her mother, Kate has gladly raised her younger sisters. Though engaged to Lord Colter for two years, she has been reluctant to set a wedding date as she finds faults in him. Her constant mention of those faults results in him breaking their engagement very publicaly. Her notorious aunt, Lady Alameda, offers to give her a season in London to escape the gossip. But this just brings more trouble as Lord Colter follows her there. Kate was hard to like at first and Lord Colter was n Since the death of her mother, Kate has gladly raised her younger sisters. Though engaged to Lord Colter for two years, she has been reluctant to set a wedding date as she finds faults in him. Her constant mention of those faults results in him breaking their engagement very publicaly. Her notorious aunt, Lady Alameda, offers to give her a season in London to escape the gossip. But this just brings more trouble as Lord Colter follows her there. Kate was hard to like at first and Lord Colter was not much better. We meet Kate after the engagement was broken. In short, Lord Colter calls her a shrew and it's easy to understand his frustration with her. Just as Kate is to leave for London, he arrives to make amends and I'm not sure why. This is a story where the first blossoming of romance happens before the story begins, so it is difficult to understand what drew him to Kate in the first place. The story is told from Kate's point of view only. She struggles with reconciling having her own life and feeling as though she has always had the responsibility of children long enough. She does come across as bossy and overbearing. But it was amusing to see her sisters and aunt manipulate things to get her back with the man they believe best for her. Historically speaking, this isn't quite as accurate as I would have liked. I didn't find it as funny or amusing as others might. But for readers who enjoy a light, sweet Regency read might enjoy this one. I received a free copy from NetGalley for reviewing purposes, and all opinions expressed are my own.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Connie

    Miss Kate Linnet, 22, is certain she is doomed to be a spinster. Lord Greyson Colter renounced their engagement at a ball, calling her a shrew and saying she nags him. Kate has been the caregiver for her 4 sisters since her mother passed away in childbirth with her youngest sister. They are Nora who is 17 and very pretty. Sadie is 14 and always into mischief. Matilda is the youngest at 10 and quite precocious. Kate learns that her father’s sister, Countess Honore de Alameda is coming to take Kat Miss Kate Linnet, 22, is certain she is doomed to be a spinster. Lord Greyson Colter renounced their engagement at a ball, calling her a shrew and saying she nags him. Kate has been the caregiver for her 4 sisters since her mother passed away in childbirth with her youngest sister. They are Nora who is 17 and very pretty. Sadie is 14 and always into mischief. Matilda is the youngest at 10 and quite precocious. Kate learns that her father’s sister, Countess Honore de Alameda is coming to take Kate to London for a season. When the woman arrives, all of the girls beg to go and Honore agrees to take them. At the same time, Greyson stops by to apologize to Kate saying he wants to marry her and is going to London to woo her. Once they are all finally in London, they see how opulent Honore’s home is compared to theirs. It also wonderful that they are being fitted for new gowns. Kate and Greyson see one another and she realizes little by little what a truly wonderful man he is. But it isn’t until Tilly goes missing that she knows she can depend on him for anything. She also learns that she doesn’t always have to be the one to take care of everything by herself. With Greyson by her side, they can make it together. This is a clean and funny romance that makes Kate realize that she can have a life of her own with Greyson. Her sisters are each clever in their own way and Aunt Honore is a mischief maker in her own right. Enjoy! Copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Mary Gallo

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This was a good story! The heroine us talking to fiance at the local dance because he had been looking like a slob. He stops dancing, calls her a shrew and walks away. The wedding is off. The heroine is humiliated and since she is 22, and lives in a small village, she doesn't have any alternative. She has been in love with her childhood friend all this time and he abandons her. She is very mad. The hero has lived the heroine all her life. He has seen her over and over again give up what she want This was a good story! The heroine us talking to fiance at the local dance because he had been looking like a slob. He stops dancing, calls her a shrew and walks away. The wedding is off. The heroine is humiliated and since she is 22, and lives in a small village, she doesn't have any alternative. She has been in love with her childhood friend all this time and he abandons her. She is very mad. The hero has lived the heroine all her life. He has seen her over and over again give up what she wants for her sisters, who she has to raise because their mother passed away at the birth of the youngest daughter. Her mother apologized as she was dying, but the heroine knew what she was expected to do. And she raised her sisters to be as honest and lively as she was. But to have the wedding called off because he left her on the dance floor!!!. Her father writes to his sister to take the heroine to London for a change of scene. The heroine is excited and wants to go because she wont have to watch over her sisters for the first time in 10 years. But who should show up right before she decides to leave and forbids her going? This story just read itself I truly enjoyed all the details of life at that time. I liked the development of the main characters and the sisters. I am glad I don't have any sisters. This book had no grammatical errors and the plot and story were enjoyable. I recommend this book with 5 stars. #NetGalley

  9. 5 out of 5

    eyes.2c

    A fun Regency read! Charming story that has our young heroine flustered, confused and angry when her fiancé, Lord Grayson Colter, breaks off their engagement in the middle of the Clapsfort-on-Wye assembly ball. Hot headed Kate Linnet is at a loss, constrained by having to parent her three younger sisters after the death of their mother in childbirth, she swings between the unspoken desire for freedom and her duty and responsibility. Who sweeps in to save the day but her wicked auntie, Lady Honore A A fun Regency read! Charming story that has our young heroine flustered, confused and angry when her fiancé, Lord Grayson Colter, breaks off their engagement in the middle of the Clapsfort-on-Wye assembly ball. Hot headed Kate Linnet is at a loss, constrained by having to parent her three younger sisters after the death of their mother in childbirth, she swings between the unspoken desire for freedom and her duty and responsibility. Who sweeps in to save the day but her wicked auntie, Lady Honore Alameda, a rather scandalous doyen of society. She has come to take Kate away for a London season but somehow ends up with all four young women. One of the girls is not quite ready to debut, and Tilly the youngest, all of eleven, is rather precociously wonderful. Of course things don’t run smoothly, Lady Honore’s plans are not necessarily the most prudent, but seem to get results. Kate must contemplate some decisions—freely made. The making though is both amusing and frustrating. Kate learns to really listen to her heart, not so much her duty. I rather liked her interaction with the village ladies as her eyes are opened. I must admit I’m unsure if Honore is a fractured fairy tale godmother, or a stand in for Auntie Mame from Travels With My Aunt. The latter gave me visions of the redoubtable Maggie Smith playing the erratic Aunt Honore, who whips a female relative away to make with them what she will, under the guise of looking for a companion. An Ink Lion ARC via NetGalley

  10. 4 out of 5

    Susan Feaster

    The Persuasion of Miss Kate by Kathleen Baldwin is a delightful read. This is the fourth book in her “My Notorious Aunt” series. We first meet Kate in her garden, talking to herself as she snips her roses to bits following the end of her engagement after she was publicly humiliated by her former fiancé. Kate, whose mother is deceased, is responsible for the care of her younger sisters and longs for some independence. Following the broken engagement, Kate’s father calls on his sister, the “notorio The Persuasion of Miss Kate by Kathleen Baldwin is a delightful read. This is the fourth book in her “My Notorious Aunt” series. We first meet Kate in her garden, talking to herself as she snips her roses to bits following the end of her engagement after she was publicly humiliated by her former fiancé. Kate, whose mother is deceased, is responsible for the care of her younger sisters and longs for some independence. Following the broken engagement, Kate’s father calls on his sister, the “notorious aunt”, to take Kate to London for the season. Somehow the younger sisters, as well as the former fiancé Lord Colter, make the trip as well. This leads to love and laughter, as well as some of the angst usually found in this genre. While this is considered “historical Christian fiction”, it is also quite humorous. I found myself laughing out loud quite often. This book is the fourth in a series but it stands alone. I have not read any other of the books in the series. It is my first time reading any of Baldwin’s work and I enjoyed it very much. It’s easy to see why she is an award-winning author. This book will be released on April 27. I received an advance copy from NetGallery in exchange for my opinion.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Peggy

    Kate Linnet became responsible for raising her three younger sisters ten years ago when she was herself barely more than a child. She has taken her responsibility seriously, and because of this, she tends to be bossy, opinionated, nagging – shrewish. Unfortunately, she extends this habit to her life-long friend and fiancé, former fiancé now, Lord Grayson Colter. After a public tiff, the engagement is off, and Kate is in the doldrums. The solution? Her notorious aunt, Lady Alameda, is taking her Kate Linnet became responsible for raising her three younger sisters ten years ago when she was herself barely more than a child. She has taken her responsibility seriously, and because of this, she tends to be bossy, opinionated, nagging – shrewish. Unfortunately, she extends this habit to her life-long friend and fiancé, former fiancé now, Lord Grayson Colter. After a public tiff, the engagement is off, and Kate is in the doldrums. The solution? Her notorious aunt, Lady Alameda, is taking her (and the three sisters) to London to give her a season and to forget Grayson. Will it work? It might not be easy since Grayson has followed her to London. This is a warm, lighthearted, funny romance with absolutely delightful characters. Kate and Grayson have been best friends since childhood, and will make a wonderful couple once they get past this bump in the road to HEA. The sisters, especially Tilly, are sweet and funny, if a little bratty. Lady Alameda is well, Lady Alameda. Notorious and slightly flighty, apparently for a purpose. A nice story, likeable characters, and an eye-opening and heart-warming epilogue. A good read. I recommend it. I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. My review is voluntary.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Katja

    Kate has been acting as the mother figure for her younger sisters for a long time now, and while she loves them all that responsibility at a young age might be turning her into a bit of a shrew. She has been engaged to her childhood sweetheart Greyson, Lord Colter, but has conflicting feelings about taking on further responsibility as a wife and possibly mother. However, when her fiance breaks the engagement she is not exactly happy about that either. Enter her aunt, Lady Alameda, who takes Kate Kate has been acting as the mother figure for her younger sisters for a long time now, and while she loves them all that responsibility at a young age might be turning her into a bit of a shrew. She has been engaged to her childhood sweetheart Greyson, Lord Colter, but has conflicting feelings about taking on further responsibility as a wife and possibly mother. However, when her fiance breaks the engagement she is not exactly happy about that either. Enter her aunt, Lady Alameda, who takes Kate and her sisters to London to become the belles of the ball. I liked the writing style and the characters. The aunt is fun and outrageous, the sisters are a lovely bunch, and the hero is sweet. The heroine could have been a bit more decisive. I see from my reviews that I have read another book in this series before but I had no recollection of it besides the aunt's character seeming familiar. The editing is mostly flawless but at one point there is a "Sophie" who says something, and I can only assume it was meant to be Sadie as there was no character named Sophie. I got a free review copy from Netgalley and I'm leaving a honest, voluntary review.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Vibliophile

    (3.5 stars) - the love language of Miss Kate I loved the first 3 books in this series, & this one is pretty good, too, but it seems more "young-ish" in its aim than its predecessors. The story doesn't have that same madcap flavor as the others; it's simpler & slower with a lot of repetition. It has funny moments but more often the attempts at humor are cutesy. Aunt Honore is still her enigmatic self, and we continue to wonder if she's crazy or canny (or some combination of both 🙋). The sisters, h (3.5 stars) - the love language of Miss Kate I loved the first 3 books in this series, & this one is pretty good, too, but it seems more "young-ish" in its aim than its predecessors. The story doesn't have that same madcap flavor as the others; it's simpler & slower with a lot of repetition. It has funny moments but more often the attempts at humor are cutesy. Aunt Honore is still her enigmatic self, and we continue to wonder if she's crazy or canny (or some combination of both 🙋). The sisters, her nieces, are somewhat precocious, & while funny at times, could also be rather cloying. I did enjoy the references to characters from the previous books. The story's climax/denouement is what really saves it for me. In her backhanded way, Aunt Honore helps Kate understand what the "freedom" she's been seeking really is. When Greyson & Kate finally begin talking to each other from their hearts, it's both sweet & touching. Kate finally realizes what a treasure she has in Greyson. And Greyson realizes that Kate just wants to feel treasured in turn. *Romance level: sweet kisses, nothing graphic

  14. 5 out of 5

    Teresa

    I haven't read the other books in the series. They appear to be about the Aunt but it's Kate and Lord Colter who have the lime light in this one. Kate lives in the country and has taken charge of her sisters since her mother died in childbirth ten years before. She had become engaged to Lord Colter, a neighbour and childhood friend. When he gives her a dressing down in public at the Assembly, she is mortified and considers herself ruined. Her father, unknown to her, has written to his sister, (t I haven't read the other books in the series. They appear to be about the Aunt but it's Kate and Lord Colter who have the lime light in this one. Kate lives in the country and has taken charge of her sisters since her mother died in childbirth ten years before. She had become engaged to Lord Colter, a neighbour and childhood friend. When he gives her a dressing down in public at the Assembly, she is mortified and considers herself ruined. Her father, unknown to her, has written to his sister, (the notorious aunt) asking her to take Kate to London. There, the fun and adventure begins. It's a short, witty read. There's a lot of farce in it and it's not quite spot on with the traditional regencies that I've read. Even though I found it a pleasant read, I didn't take to Kate. She was bossy and nit picky and at the end when everything is solved and sorted out, I still didn't like her. The youngest sister is good fun and lightened the mood of the story. Not sure if I'll read the rest of the series.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Mary Hart

    4 stars A quirky read. Kate has been nagging her fiancee Lord Coulter and in the middle of the assembly dance floor he throws a wobbler and ends their engagement. She's traumatised by this and her father arranges for her to visit his sister Honore. At first Kate is happy to be getting some me time away from her sisters and her ex fiancee but the sisters inveigale their way onto the trip. There's lots of amusing things that happen and as we are getting Kate's view of the situation it's only toward 4 stars A quirky read. Kate has been nagging her fiancee Lord Coulter and in the middle of the assembly dance floor he throws a wobbler and ends their engagement. She's traumatised by this and her father arranges for her to visit his sister Honore. At first Kate is happy to be getting some me time away from her sisters and her ex fiancee but the sisters inveigale their way onto the trip. There's lots of amusing things that happen and as we are getting Kate's view of the situation it's only towards the end that we see the full story and fully appreciate the put upon and kindly hero. It's a clean, funny read and looks like there's three other books related to the Aunt's antics. I might look out for them. I think you'll enjoy this book. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Emma

    This the best light hearted book I have ever read. Dear Kate is going through a midlife crisis at a young age. She took the burden of raising her three sisters after her mother died. Kate is a hilarity of personality quirks and reasonably personality traits to make her the simplest and yet having the most dizzily confusing mind. I adored her sisters. All different in there way and yet similar in the best of ways. Their Aunt Honore is a hoot. What a scheming matchmaking auntie. She always knows w This the best light hearted book I have ever read. Dear Kate is going through a midlife crisis at a young age. She took the burden of raising her three sisters after her mother died. Kate is a hilarity of personality quirks and reasonably personality traits to make her the simplest and yet having the most dizzily confusing mind. I adored her sisters. All different in there way and yet similar in the best of ways. Their Aunt Honore is a hoot. What a scheming matchmaking auntie. She always knows what she is about even if her unorthodox manner is questionable. I loved reading this and highly recommend it. I received an Advance Readers Copy of this book via NetGalley and am voluntarily leaving a review. & Kindle Unlimited

  17. 4 out of 5

    Mary

    A brilliant and humorous novel. I have read nearly all of the author's novels, and this one did not disappoint me. Kate is steaming away, cutting the roses far too enthusiastically, as she thinks of Lord Colter, in a rage at him criticising her in public, which she is sure will make her an old maid. Then her aunt Honore appears, to take her to London. Lord Colter follows her, and they have numerous encounters there, and her sisters accompany her to London with her aunt. Tilly, Sadie and Nora are A brilliant and humorous novel. I have read nearly all of the author's novels, and this one did not disappoint me. Kate is steaming away, cutting the roses far too enthusiastically, as she thinks of Lord Colter, in a rage at him criticising her in public, which she is sure will make her an old maid. Then her aunt Honore appears, to take her to London. Lord Colter follows her, and they have numerous encounters there, and her sisters accompany her to London with her aunt. Tilly, Sadie and Nora are her sisters. their comments made me laugh out loud. I cannot give any more of the plot away without spoiling it, but I found it very entertaining and would recommend it without hesitation.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Janet Graham

    Refreshing Humorous Regency Romance This is a fun story to read. I generally do not read Regency romances and never read bodice rippers. This is a fun and clean story. It reads much like a play, or that is how it ran through my mind for most of the story. It is full of machinations of many trying to get 'their way'. In the end, it is a much deeper story of seeing the truth of many things and enjoying happiness when it is given to you. I will definitely read more of this author's work. I received Refreshing Humorous Regency Romance This is a fun story to read. I generally do not read Regency romances and never read bodice rippers. This is a fun and clean story. It reads much like a play, or that is how it ran through my mind for most of the story. It is full of machinations of many trying to get 'their way'. In the end, it is a much deeper story of seeing the truth of many things and enjoying happiness when it is given to you. I will definitely read more of this author's work. I received this ARC book for free from Net Galley and this is my honest review.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Alda Delicado

    The Persuasion of Miss Kate is a very funny romance novel set in the Regency period that must not be missed by someone that wishes to spend a few hours of pure entertainment. Kate is a young woman that begins this tale in a precarious situation. Her long-time fiancée just jilted her in the middle of a ball after being angered by her admonitions. She is considered a shrew and is thus unmarriageable. The solution presents itself in the form of her aunt that comes to fetch her and take her to London The Persuasion of Miss Kate is a very funny romance novel set in the Regency period that must not be missed by someone that wishes to spend a few hours of pure entertainment. Kate is a young woman that begins this tale in a precarious situation. Her long-time fiancée just jilted her in the middle of a ball after being angered by her admonitions. She is considered a shrew and is thus unmarriageable. The solution presents itself in the form of her aunt that comes to fetch her and take her to London where she can meet new potential suitors. But her three sisters and her former fiancée, that is not very happy with the end of his engagement, decide to go with her. It follows a series of increasingly funnier events during their travels and in London that make this a very refreshing and unique romance. Kate is an infuriating heroine, always saying and doing the wrong things with comic but also endearing results. A wonderful story brilliantly told that leaves you wishing for more. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader copy of this book.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Dawn Eggleton

    Normally I am a fan of a regency romance but unfortunately this one didn't quite work for me. It attempted to be funny but missed the spot in my view. I found the plot to be a bit predictable and became bored less than half way through as it was obvious what was going to happen. Not for me but if you don't mind a bit of a farce and easy storyline then maybe OK for you Normally I am a fan of a regency romance but unfortunately this one didn't quite work for me. It attempted to be funny but missed the spot in my view. I found the plot to be a bit predictable and became bored less than half way through as it was obvious what was going to happen. Not for me but if you don't mind a bit of a farce and easy storyline then maybe OK for you

  21. 5 out of 5

    Caroline

    A quick, easy read that’s lots of fun. Definitely more of a Regency romp for the YA set, but the witty dialogue and chemistry between the leads makes this a treat for all. I’ve yet to read a Kathleen Baldwin story I didn’t thoroughly enjoy. I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions are my own.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Kimberly Bartlett

    This was a quick easy and light hearted read. I enjoyed the witty dialogue between the characters. The main character, Kate, was a little annoying at times, but who isn't? I liked the fast-paced storyline and hearing Kate's comical inner thoughts. This was a quick easy and light hearted read. I enjoyed the witty dialogue between the characters. The main character, Kate, was a little annoying at times, but who isn't? I liked the fast-paced storyline and hearing Kate's comical inner thoughts.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Cynthia Houser

    Persuasion I thoroughly enjoyed this book; I love a good romantic comedy. I didn't want to put this book down. The characters are, interesting, engaging and entertaining. I would love to see a book for each of the sisters. Persuasion I thoroughly enjoyed this book; I love a good romantic comedy. I didn't want to put this book down. The characters are, interesting, engaging and entertaining. I would love to see a book for each of the sisters.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Connie Spencer

    Wonderful Just plainly wonderful! As with the rest of Kathleen's stories this on is rich in characters and storyline. A most delightful book. All in character with her other books with Aunt Honore, delightful! Wonderful Just plainly wonderful! As with the rest of Kathleen's stories this on is rich in characters and storyline. A most delightful book. All in character with her other books with Aunt Honore, delightful!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Celeste

    Honore is back... ...with new victims to “aid”, and the adventures begin anew. Fun, romantic, maddening, tender, outrageous, sweet, humorous times ahead. Highly recommended.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Ina

    I enjoyed this book very much! I just wished there was less foot-stomping from grown women...

  27. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    I would give this 3.5 stars. An enjoyable read.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Brittlyn Doyle

    Fun, quick read for a plane ride. :) I’m a sucker for a regency romance that has plenty of humor. I wish it had been longer.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Emily

    I'd call this book a Regency "style" book — there's a lot of anachronisms that make this clearly modern but it does have a sense of Regency-ness to it! I liked reading about Kate and her sisters. Kate and Tilly were probably my favorite out of the four, mainly because the other 2 didn't have the most interesting characterizations. I also thought Greyson was very sweet. Before reading this, I had no idea it was part of a series of books which all feature Aunt Honore. She is a feisty character and I'd call this book a Regency "style" book — there's a lot of anachronisms that make this clearly modern but it does have a sense of Regency-ness to it! I liked reading about Kate and her sisters. Kate and Tilly were probably my favorite out of the four, mainly because the other 2 didn't have the most interesting characterizations. I also thought Greyson was very sweet. Before reading this, I had no idea it was part of a series of books which all feature Aunt Honore. She is a feisty character and I think she'd add that mischievousness and scheming that always pushes romantic leads together. Overall, this was a short and sweet light historical romance. Thanks so much to the publisher for providing an ARC of this book via NetGalley!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Rel Carroll

    As always, I can't get enough of Kathleen Baldwin's writing! Overall, Kate's story was extremely cathartic. She might be a bit difficult to relate to without understanding the weight of unhealthy responsibility or the strain of caretaking (especially in maintaining a romantic relationship), but I thought Kate's perspective was written perfectly. And Lord Colter has got to be one of my favorite love interests yet. He understands her completely! Aunt Honore was delightful as always, 10-year-old Ti As always, I can't get enough of Kathleen Baldwin's writing! Overall, Kate's story was extremely cathartic. She might be a bit difficult to relate to without understanding the weight of unhealthy responsibility or the strain of caretaking (especially in maintaining a romantic relationship), but I thought Kate's perspective was written perfectly. And Lord Colter has got to be one of my favorite love interests yet. He understands her completely! Aunt Honore was delightful as always, 10-year-old Tilly was spot-on, and every side character is fantastically individualized. I cried twice and laughed out loud often. This should definitely be on your period romance reading list.

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