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Courting Miss Lancaster (The Lancaster Family #2)

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  4,416 Ratings  ·  660 Reviews
Harry Windower adores blonde, green-eyes Athena Lancaster, but alas, a penniless man like himself has no hope of winning a young noblewoman's hand. To add insult to injury, Athena's brother-in-law and guardian, the Duke of Kielder, has asked Harry to assist Athena in finding a gentleman of her dreams. But the lovesick Harry is cunning as well: as the weeks pass, he introdu ...more
Paperback, 205 pages
Published March 8th 2010 by Covenant Communications Inc (first published 2010)
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Kathy ~ Bookworm Nation
I always enjoy this one!

Poor Harry has fallen for someone completely out of his reach, the beautiful Athena Lancaster, the sister-in-law to his best friend the dreaded Duke of Kielder. Not only is Harry penniless and therefore unsuitable himself, he has be given the task to help the Duke sort out and find a suitable match for Athena. I loved the twist Harry takes in his matchmaking attempts, instead of introducing men Athena might like, he introduces men with questionable characteristics with t
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Janette
Jun 20, 2010 Janette rated it it was amazing
I'll admit right off that I'm slightly biased about Sarah Eden's book because she is one of my favorite people. If you are ever lucky enough to be at a conference where she's teaching, go to her class. Trust me. She's a riot.

I've already read Sarah's book Seeking Persephone, so I was glad to see Adam and Harry again. This time Harry is the hero and the book switches pov between him and Athena.

I loved the humor between Adam and Harry. In fact, I have to say I was a lot more engrossed in their rel
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Tandie
Jun 20, 2016 Tandie rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of lighthearted, clean regency romance
First of all, the cover is off putting. The woman isn't ugly, it's just weird and cheesy looking. Especially when compared to Eden's Friends and Foes. It shouldn't matter, but I suppose it does a little since I took this long to read Courting Miss Lancaster. Even the title is unexceptional.

The story is sweet and fun! Can you believe that a book can be fluffy and romantic, despite an uninspiring cover? I think there might be a saying about that...anyhoo, I digress.

Athena and her brood of matchy-n
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Sarah
Age Appropriate For: 15 and up for romance
Best for Ages: 15 and up

I was sick and had spent all day reading. I was browsing through my Kindle to find another book to read, but knew I needed something that was set in a different time period than the other books and short stories I had read so that I wouldn’t confuse the stories with each other. I started this book without really knowing what it was about, and I found myself enjoying it a lot.

I was expecting this book to be Christian (as that is th
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Deborah
Feb 24, 2013 Deborah rated it it was amazing
Sarah M. Eden was put on this earth to be a writer. Yes. She. Was. I love her books. I just love them. They are clean, fun, witty and everything you need in a sweet romance. It's not just the fact that it all ends with a "happily ever after." It's the fact that the story is so well written along the way that you enjoy it up until there is the happily ever after.

I think the reason I loved this one so much was the fact that I adored Harry. I loved how sweet he was. I love the fact that he was kin
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Kathleen
A Regency Romance

Book 2 of the series, set in London in 1806, a year after book 1 began. I enjoyed this Regency Romance, but unfortunately what I liked most were the scenes that involved Adam, the Duke of Kielder, from book 1, Seeking Persephone. Adam plays a key role in this book, both alone and with his Duchess, Persephone. Adam has become legal guardian to his wife's four siblings, including her sister Athena (the heroine). So...as guardian, Adam must play the noble knight and ride to Athena'
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Katie W
Apr 11, 2011 Katie W rated it it was amazing
What a fun Regency romance!! Athena's indimadating brother-in-law, who happens to be a duke, is in charge of launching her into society. Of course Adam has no interest in doing so, so he forces his best friend, Harry, to weed of the bad ones. Little does Adam know, but Harry is secretly in love with Athena, which makes his job.....not so fun.

The characters were pure fun!! Adam is such a tough, grumpy guy, with a secret tender heart; Persephone is so sweet; Harry is hilarious and fun; Athena is a
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Miss Clark
Jul 18, 2015 Miss Clark rated it liked it
Shelves: historical
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Anne Osterlund
Jul 26, 2014 Anne Osterlund rated it really liked it
Harry has a problem. His best friend, Adam, has just ordered him to help find an appropriate match for Adam’s ward, Athena. Something that would be much easier if a. Harry wasn’t in love with Athena and b. Harry was in any kind of financial situation to marry her. Instead, he’s basically supposed to make certain she doesn’t marry anyone like him.

Athena has been dreaming of a London season her entire life: how she will look across a crowded ballroom and suddenly see the man who will no doubt be p
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Heather
OH WOW!! I LOVED THIS SO MUCH!!!! It doesn't happen very often, but once in a while I come across a book that I loved so much that I have a hard time getting into my next book. That is what happened after reading Seeking Persephone and then this back to back! I loved them so much. Now I keep starting books and puting them down and try something else because nothing is living up to these two books! I keep wanting THIS story I think! The romance IS the story. There's nothing rivoting or exciting t ...more
Jen
Jan 10, 2014 Jen rated it liked it
This is the sequel to Seeking Persephone which I loved. Courting Miss Lancaster is a very short jaunt back into the lives of Persephone, Adam, and Harry. Only this time it's fun loving Harry who is in love with Persephone's sister and has been given the task of finding a suitable match for Athena (Persephone's sister). Instead of finding good matches he finds the most awkward, and annoying men because he wants her all for himself. All in all a cute fun read, but not nearly the caliber of Mrs. Ed ...more
Alice
Nov 19, 2013 Alice rated it it was amazing
Amazing. I knew "Courting Miss Lancaster" was one of my new favorite Regencies by the end of chapter 1! It had me laughing from the first page right to the very end! The characters were perfect, witty, charming, intriguing, and hilarious! Harry Windover reminded me of Johnny Lee Miller's portrayal of Mr. Knightley, and Athena reminded me of an odd mix of Emma Woodhouse and Catherine Moorland. I loved both of them so much! Adam and Persephone were incredible too, and SO funny! (I'm really looking ...more
Nicole
Sep 14, 2013 Nicole rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fiction, regency, clean, comedy
Shelves: favorites
I wish I could give this a 6 star rating! I have not laughed so often over a book in a long time! The charming characters and delightful wit had me thoroughly engaged in the story and completely sold on the idea of reading more from this author.
"Courting Miss Lancaster" is book two in a series, but having read just the synopsis for book 1 (Seeking Persephone), I didn't feel lost in the plot. I would, however, like to go back and read #1, because I thoroughly enjoyed the role those characters pla
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Aubrey
Apr 27, 2010 Aubrey rated it it was amazing
Tells the story of Adam's best friend Harry, from "Seeking Persephone". Ah, the agony of being responsible for finding a suitable match for the woman you are secretly in love with yourself. Not to be missed!
Reina
Jan 21, 2015 Reina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Una aventura llena de enredos, líos amorosos y mucha diversión.

Uno de los mayores aciertos de la autora es la delimitación del carácter de los personajes; cada uno tiene personalidades muy marcadas y distintivas que mantienen consistentes durante todo el libro. No me siento libre para hablar sobre su construcción o evolución, pues esta es una secuela y no sé de dónde proviene cada uno. Lo que sí me ha encantado es el agradable sentido del humor que la autora le ha conferido a cada personaje. Mín
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Candice
Oct 25, 2011 Candice rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
Preface: This is a strange review for me!

First of all, after reading the whole book, I am just crazy about the love story Ms. Eden wrote. And that is a rare thing for me when it comes to books; I'm usually pretty picky. I would LOVE to read more just like it. To add, I was beginning to think I was losing interest in love stories (especially with all the immoral crap that is being included now) until this one blew me away.

However, through the first third of the book, her writing drove me a little
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Hannah
Feb 27, 2016 Hannah rated it really liked it
Shelves: regency-england
Another book I missed reviewing...I wonder how many bad habits I formed in the past that have bothered me as much as forgetting to review things?

This one is four stars simply because it didn't turn out to be quite as memorable as some of Sarah Eden's others. I did really enjoy the story, but I kept hoping for more bits about Adam and Persephone from book one! But I still highly recommend this tale of Harry and Athena.
Stacey
Feb 16, 2011 Stacey rated it liked it
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Prudence
Apr 04, 2011 Prudence rated it liked it
I think this book was well written, though a little boring. That they may sound harsh since their are definately some entertaining parts. However, if I am able to set a book down for two or three days before I come back to it, thats a pretty good indicater that the plot isn't enough to seize my attention. The plot had great possibilities and for the most part worked, but it moved forward in a mundane fashion. Maybe I just expect to be thrilled a little more,wanting the characters to take more ch ...more
Kelly Sigafus
Jul 13, 2015 Kelly Sigafus rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book a lot. It was just a cute love story. A nice change from some of the heavier reading I just finished. I like that Sarah Eden writes good clean romance stories. I do think that the leading male in this book was a little bit of a block-head in some of his schemes, but sometimes when we're in love, we do stupid things.
Melissa
Jun 02, 2011 Melissa rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Melanyie
Oh I love Eden's books! It is amazing how they hold me till I finish. She doesn't need lots of action and page turning suspense to get you through her books. They are just a well written love story that doesn't let you go till you know the ending. I really have had a harder time reading Austen novels as I've gotten older, because the language is hard to get threw, but I crave those English romances and I get it with Eden's books. I liked the characters in this novel they are what held me and kep ...more
Tonileg
Jan 25, 2015 Tonileg rated it it was ok
English historical romance with a besotted poor gentleman who has to help his best friend bring out a beautiful richly dowered ward when all he wants is to marry her himself.
Harry Windower has been in love with Miss Athena Lancaster since the marriage of her sister to his best friend, the Duke of Kielder. The episodes with the Duke were hilarious and I might have to go back and read his story because he is really a beast of a man.
The usual shenanigans ensue when Harry introduces Athena to all th
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Shiralea Woodhouse
Apr 09, 2010 Shiralea Woodhouse rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
Ahhh....Thank you Sarah Eden (my new best friend!) for another wonderful romance. I enjoyed this fun follow up to "Seeking Persephone," (although I do think the first book just has that certain "je ne sais quoi" that makes it a favorite for me. Perhaps Harry is just not moody enough?) Anyway, my only real complaint about this book is the cover picture - the woman on the cover looks like she's about 30, while our heroine is but 19. (I wish the publishers would have kept with the theme of putting ...more
Sarah
Sep 19, 2014 Sarah rated it liked it
Shelves: romantical
I didn't like this as much as "Seeking Persephone" but I liked the length a little better. There were parts of the first book I thought could stand editing and the flow of this book was much smoother.

I loved Harry so it was fun to have him be a more central character. If I had not read the first book it would have been really hard to understand Adam and I think I would have been really bothered by him in this book if I didn't have the insight into him from the first book. If you haven't read eit
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Andrea
Nov 30, 2014 Andrea rated it liked it
Awww this one was sweet. I mean, yes, it was kind of silly, the whole thing really. But I enjoyed it.
Krista Jensen
Mar 24, 2010 Krista Jensen rated it it was amazing
Wonderful. I am absolutely delighted I found Sarah M. Eden through a blog post. I will read this again, and my daughter will read it. And then she'll give it back and if I don't have another Eden book yet I will read it again. It's funny, sweet, touching, and I didn't get enough.
I think a part of me wanted a little more challenge from one of the characters, but oh well, I loved it anyway. The language was perfect, the dialogue (and silences) compelling, quick, and sexy. Sarah M. Eden, I will be
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Cheri
Jul 19, 2012 Cheri rated it it was amazing
This is the sequel to Seeking Persephone. I loved this book!!
Harry is a penniless man who adores Athena Lancaster. Athena's brother-in-law is the Duke of Kielder; he asks Harry to help find Athena the man of her dreams. Harry decides that he wants Athena for himself but alas he is just a penniless fortune hunter; Harry decides to introduce those gentlemen who have character flaws to Athena; because he doesn't want her to fall in love. I loved the books quick wit and laughed out loud.
Just read it
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Sarah
Feb 10, 2016 Sarah rated it it was ok
Courting Miss Lancaster is the second novel in the Lancaster Family series, but in some ways it feels much more like a long novella fan-fiction sequel and yet... The story plot itself lacks the depth that Seeking Persephone had and the characters aren't as rich and fully developed as they were in Seeking Persephone. Part of me wonders if perhaps Courting Miss Lancaster was written first and then published later as a sequel after the success of Seeking Persephone. (??)

Either way, in the end I did
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Annette
Aug 12, 2014 Annette rated it it was amazing
AN ABSOLUTE LOVE STORY
Harry is poor. His best friend Adam is a duke. And he is a very wealthy duke. They have been friends since Harrow.

Adam, in spite of the appearance of being a bully, has taken responsibility for his wife, Persephone’s family.

In spite of his grumpy persona, Adam loves each member of his new family. The new responsibilities include presenting his sister-in-law, Athena to society.

Since Adam does not feel comfortable being social, he has asked Harry to take over the job of co
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Bri Zabriskie
Feb 21, 2015 Bri Zabriskie rated it liked it
Cute!
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Dec 21, 2014 11:39AM  
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