Patricia Harrison has done it again!
This enchanting full-length Regency was so good, that this reader did
not want it to end. Set in both France and England in the aftermath
of Napoleon’s downfall, Ms. Harrison’s charming romance
takes place against a backdrop of espionage, misunderstandings and
family drama. With a touch of humor and some very down-to-earth characters,
the author had this reader riveted. It is refreshing to read a romance
in which the main characters enjoy a budding love, not constant friction.
Ms. Harrison keeps her characters true to the Regency period, and they
do not step over the boundaries of propriety. I have thoroughly enjoyed
this Regency tale and look forward to more of Ms. Harrison’s
romances. Very highly recommended reading! 5 Angels
Well-written and edited, and set solidly in its era, LORD COMPTON’S FOLLY
is a notable addition to Regency romance literature. Richard is going through
change and maturation, but doesn’t yet know what’s missing from his
life. Fleur is recovering from illness, is thin and gaunt, with her hair chopped
off to save her strength, and her spirits have reached a low ebb with her failing
efforts to save her beloved home. Ms. Harrison does an excellent job showing
how her two protagonists rise to their full potential without magically changing
LORD COMPTON’S FOLLY is a wonderfully written Regency. This is the second
of Patricia Harrison’s Regencies I have been privileged to read and this
one doesn’t disappoint. LORD COMPTON’S FOLLY is not a light little
story, dealing as it does with France and England and how Napoleon’s wars
affected the French people. Fleur must deal with the fact that she doesn’t
have any money. She won’t accept charity, and repeatedly searches for ways
to support herself. Richard, on the other hand, has always led a privileged life
and wouldn’t know what to do if he lost it. In LORD COMPTON’S FOLLY
we learn about spies, France and love as we follow Richard and Fleur on their
adventures. I highly recommend Patricia Harrison’s LORD COMPTON’S
FOLLY to all lovers of Regency romance. 4 _ Blue Ribbons
Readers will be delighted with this amorous and dangerous story about
a titled Englishman and a beautiful French woman. The story begins
in France, showcasing
the devastation of that country because of the fighting and political unrest.
The author stayed true to the history of the times and incorporated it skillfully
into the story. Also noteworthy in this period were the class distinctions. Readers
will feel Fleur’s hurt at the hands of the upper class. The author did
a superb job of showing this prejudice that was acceptable at this time period.
This book also adds an element of suspense with a thrilling adventure for the
main characters. Danger, intrigue, and a life-and-death battle ensue, yet readers
will smile with satisfaction as the author gently closes this story with the
best possible ending. LORD COMPTON’S FOLLY is a slice of history with a
twist of adventure and a lot of love.
LORD COMPTON’S FOLLY is a magnificent Regency romance. It’s beautifully
written and thoroughly engrossing. The powerfully vivid characters draw you into
the story and keep you turning the pages. Fleur is sweet, generous, compassionate,
strong, stubborn, brave and bold—a wonderful mix of traits. Richard, a
dreamy hero, just gets sexier and more lovable as the story progresses. The secondary
characters are simply delightful, especially Fitz, Richard’s best friend.
I hope Ms. Harrison plans to make him the hero in one of her future books. 4
Exerpt of LORD COMPTON’S FOLLY
The door burst open, swinging back on its hinges to crash against the
wall. Fleur leaped to her feet as Marie whirled. The copper pot fell
clanging to the floor.