Kitty Worthington, or Kate as she prefers to be known, grows up roaming around her home town with her best friend, Syliva, and her older brother, Henry Delafield. Vowing never to marry, she wants to visit the Delafields summer home, Blackmoore, that she has heard of so often as a child but never invited. Her other life dream is to travel to India with her aunt. Kate’s mom only wants for her daughter to get married, and marry well if she can, so that Kate can take care of her as she ages.
Kate’s mom refuses to allow her to go to India until they strike a deal. If Kate is offered, and refuses 3 marriage propsals while at Blackmoore, she will be allowed to visit to India.
Kate arrives at Blackmoore excited to see the home she has heard of and dreamt of for so long, only to find it not quite as ideal as she imagined. Henry’s mother seems surprised to see her there, although Henry swore she was invited. She feels intense loyalty and friendship with Henry but is shocked to see Miss St. Clair there, the woman who Henry’s mother intends for him to marry.
Blackmoore is all sorts of regency expectations, taking place in Northern England in 1820. This proper romance novel is so so so good, I was literally up to 3am two nights in a row to finish it. It reminds me of Downton Abbey in print. So addicting, so good. 5/5 Stars.