Welcome to my stop on the The Last Season blog tour sponsored by Suzy Approved Book Tours! Thank you to Suzy for the invitation!
About the Book:
A Zibby Owens for Katie Couric’s Katie’s Picks Fall Must Read
“Judson and Mahfood immerse readers in British high society…blending Regency romance with Dickensian themes of reinvention, unrequited love, and unexpected benevolence…” —Booklist
When they meet as adolescents at Drayton Manor, the well to-do Cassandra Drayton and the manor’s stable boy, Crispin St. John, seem destined for very different futures. Yet, the two strike up a secret and forbidden friendship. Once discovered, they are forced apart, with Cassandra staying locked in her father’s world and Crispin traveling to India to make his own way.
Years later, when Cassandra’s high-society London lifestyle is shattered by her father’s spectacular fall from grace, she is surprised to reunite with her childhood friend, no longer a penniless boy but an enterprising young man who has risen through the ranks of the Indian cotton trade. As they navigate changing circumstances, fickle friendships, and social upheaval, Cassandra and Crispin find that the bond they developed as children is a lasting one.
Set in Victorian England, The Last Season is a story of social upheaval, changing fortunes, and an unlikely romance that develops between a well-to-do heiress and a stable boy.
I was intrigued by this book due to the Victorian time period. I loved the friendship that developed between Cassandra and Crispin when they were children, and it was interesting to see them reunite so many years later after they were forced apart.
It was also interesting to see how Cassandra’s family’s fall from grace could completely alter their status in society.
The opulence of Cassandra’s family’s estate brought atmosphere to the story. While I’m not sure I’ve read a Regency romance before, I think this definitely suits. Historical fiction fans looking for a touch more romance to their stories will be pleased. I could definitely see this as a series or movie.
I received a gifted copy.