The Best-Laid Plans

The Best-Laid Plans

Newton Hughes has long dreamed of pursuing a career in law, an acceptable choice for a gentleman of status and wealth. His parents, however, disapprove of his ambition, urging him instead to take his rightful place as a gentleman of leisure—with a suitable wife of their choosing, of course.

Ellie Napper would like nothing more than for her parents to abandon their incessant efforts to marry her off to the greatest possible advantage. Her lack of matrimonial enthusiasm drives her family mad, but she refuses to feign frivolity in order to make herself more palatable to potential suitors.

When Ellie and Newton are introduced through their mutual acquaintance, Charlie Jonquil, they commiserate over their shared plight. In desperation, they hatch a plan: Ellie and Newton will feign an interest in each other—enough to convince their parents not to push them toward unwanted matches but not enough to cause whispers or expectations. Their plot quickly spirals out of control, but the greatest complication is the one they didn’t see coming: their plan never included falling in love.

Title:The Best-Laid Plans
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781524414641
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    The Best-Laid Plans Reviews

  • Tasha

    This book was the best and worst sort of tease for Charlie’s and Artemis’ book(s) which I will forever be anticipating until their stories are in print, and in my hands. No, I don’t know if thos...

  • Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)

    There are books that I don't want to put down. The Best Laid Plans falls on that category.A scheme hatched to keep marriage-minded mama's at bay produced unexpected consequences. This is a friends to ...

  • Julie Carpenter

    I can still remember when I saw Sarah M. Eden's book Seeking Persephone being advertised for the first time. I was soooo excited! I couldn't wait to get a copy of it. And I have been a fan ever since ...

  • Kathy

    I thought it would be a great idea to start my 2021 reading year with a new Sarah Eden book! This was a nice novella, a glimpse into the life of Ellie Napper. Ellie is not treated well by her family a...

  • Melissa

    Oh man this was a joy to read. It has the Lancaster's and the Jonquils:} Made my heart happy. Eden knows how to write a sweet love story. Simple and profound and so lovely to read. Very perfect to the...

  • HR-ML

    Clean Regency. This featured Newton & Ellie who became friends, carried on a faux courtship, and then fell in love. Ellie was subjected to hyper-criticism & animosity by her parents and sister. This b...

  • Sarah

    'Newton Hughes has long dreamed of pursuing a career in law, an acceptable choice for a gentleman of status and wealth. His parents, however, disapprove of his ambition, urging him instead to take his...

  • Mara

    A new book by Sarah Eden is a great way to start off the new year. I can't tell you how much I absolutely loved Ellie and Newton's story and hope we'll get little glimpses of them in future books. Ell...

  • Lyndee Trumbo

    Sarah M Eden continues to bring beloved characters to life, even the ones that have yet to be fully met by readers. Just as life is intertwined with people we know and love-and sometimes those we can ...

  • Tressa (Wishful Endings)

    Another delightful read! Review to come....