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Let Love Find You

(Reid Family #4)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  3,552 ratings  ·  281 reviews
London society has its very own Cupid. Renowned horse breeder and occasional matchmaker Devin Baldwin pairs eligible young ladies with suitable gentlemen based on his theory of animal magnetism. Unafraid of ruffling the ton’s feathers, this darkly handsome Cupid doles out tips for bettering one’s chances of meeting a mate that are as pointed as the love legend’s sharpest a ...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published June 12th 2012 by Gallery Books (first published 2012)
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Oct 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
Johanna Lindsey brings us back to one of her wonderful families, the Reids. In this installment we have a heroine that is on her third season without finding a husband *gasp*! A few of the meddling members of her family think to hire Cupid. Although he is actually a horse breeder he has the revolutionary idea of matching people up by their shared interests instead of their titles and wealth.
Meanwhile our heroine has found a couple of fellas she’s interested in but must get over her fear of hors
Jan 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another Lindsey treasure.

The lovely Amanda is on her third season and still has not found her true love and starting to dispair as most of her friends are married or engaged. She ponders her problem and believes she was to quick to pass on eligble men because she didn't fall in love at first sight, she vows to look again at all the men she passed up.

Not realizing her family also have enlisted the ton's matchmakers and the newly crowned Cupid. Figuring she had her problem solved she is annoyed by
Jun 16, 2012 rated it it was ok
If I have to read Lindsey's contrived use of the slang "a'tall" one more time, I shall scream! It reminds me of some of the romances from the 1980's that writers tried to make sound Medieval by scattering words like struth or Elizabethan by making everyone exclaim, "Zounds!"
Not to mention I hate Amanda, the main character. Someone should slap her.
Chitra *CJ*
"Let Love Find You" is the story of Amanda and Devin.
Basically, our h has been out for three seasons now, and yet has not found a husband. Her SIL Ophelia enlists the help of our H, also known as "Cupid"- who is famous for his new ideologies to match couples.
Initially there is a lot of friction- as the h doesnt stop talking and the H doesnt stop chiding. Soon as other men decide to shower their attention on her, the H decides to take her under his wing- challenging her on every step but ultimat
The fourth book in Johanna Lindsey's Reid Family series. Beautiful Lady Amanda Locke, daughter of the Duke of Norford, is in her third season and determined to marry this time around. She meets a young man who she finds attractive but learns he is an avid horse lover. She never learned to ride due to an accident from her childhood so she agrees to be taught by Devin Baldwin, also known as Cupid. Devin is a horse breeder and seems to have a knack for matchmaking.

I really wanted to love this. Joha
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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In her last two seasons, Amanda Locke has been passed by like a wallflower. Though she is beautiful and charming, there is something about her that causes all the eligible men to steer away from her. Now, her father, the Duke of Norford is prepared to take drastic measures to ensure that his daughter is well-cared for. As Amanda enters her third season, she is hopeful to find her true love.

Except she encounters Cupid instead. Cupid is a moniker given to Devin Baldwin,
Jun 18, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Won from Goodreads Firstreads.

This was my first title from this very popular author and I looked forward to getting to know her writing style.

- The premise. It was refreshing to have the hero be the society matchmaker, a great twist on the hoary old cliche of bachelor spending most of the historical romance story evading the efforts of (usually elderly, female) matchmakers.

- The hero is not an aristocrat. Again, it was a nice change for the hero to have grown up in circumstances wher
Let Love Find You - 3 Stars

I can totally understand why a lot of the negative reviews for this book are from people who gave up on it in the first few chapters. The beginning of this book is awful and I can't believe an experienced novelist like Johanna Lindsey wrote it. Practically everything is done wrong. There's way too much focus on characters from previous books, a woman who is not the heroine is proclaimed over and over and OVER as the most beautiful woman of all time - even by our hero,
Jul 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
After not being a fan of the first Johanna Lindsey book I tried, I'm so glad I gave her another shot. Let Love Find You was wonderful!

Amanda Locke is a talkative, charismatic girl in her third season who refuses to marry unless she finds love. So far, her admirers have done little to spark her interest. When she meets the handsome and distinguished lord Kindell, she decides that she'll do whatever it takes to snatch him as her husband; even if that means facing her biggest fear - learning to ri
I received a copy of this novel through the Goodreads First Reads Giveaway.

Since is #4 of Reid Family series, I felt that I had to read the other three books.
“Let Love Find You”, is by far the best in the series.

The sweet Amanda Locke, the daughter of Preston Locke,the 10th Duke of Norford, is the most that a noble young man can possibly want as a wife, still she’s on her third Season for “ shopping ” a husband, hoping that she’ll finally find the man of her dream, the true love. Since she spen
Jun 20, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: e-book, koleksi-ga
Thought that I’m now addicted to Highlanders *wink*

But this book doesn’t wow me. Sadly, as I’ve seen all those 5 stars in GR, but to me, I had a hard time getting into the book. It was plain boring and I skimmed..A LOT.. *yawning*

This about Amanda in the mission to find the right man to marry. She has spent three Seasons looking the possible husband but failed. Devin or known as Cupid coz his matchmaking skills, help Amanda to find her desire match. As their daily encounters, Amanda then finds h
Dec 15, 2014 rated it liked it
I have read some older books by Johanna Lindsey and wasn't impressed. That's why Let Love Find You got stuck at my TBR shelf for a long time and it was really surprising to me that it was actually quite good.

The main characters were okay. The heroines in books from 80's were so naive and silly that I hated them, Amanda is different. She is probably not the most interesting heroine in romance ever but she didn't annoy me. In the beginning, I wasn't sure if I liked Devin; he was a bit too alpha m
Jun 14, 2012 rated it liked it
This one was ok. It's no where near as good as Lindsey's older books but still a worthwhile read.
Christina T
Mar 20, 2015 rated it did not like it
I'm seriously wondering if Johanna Lindsey actually was the author of this book or if it is the work of a ghostwriter. The heroine was annoying and self centered and the hero was bland. They had no chemistry together. Some of the writing seemed really clunky to the point I had to re-read a paragraph to understand what was said.The writing was horribly repetitious. There were 2 sub-par sex scenes towards the end of the book that added virtually nothing to the book. If that wasn't bad enough the b ...more
Elis Madison
They call him Cupid.

Devin Baldwin raises and trains horses—and as a hobby he also plays matchmaker, finding people of like interests and putting them together. He has this revolutionary idea that marriages work better if the couple has more than one thing they like to do together. Cuz that one thing, well, it’s nice, but there does come a time when you have to do other stuff and if you don’t do the other stuff together pretty soon you’ll be doing the one thing with people you do spend time with
Jun 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Good book. Amanda has begun her third Season and is still looking for a husband. She doesn't understand why she hasn't immediately fallen in love with someone. When she encounters Devin at a ball, she takes an instant dislike to him, especially when he starts giving her unwanted advice. Devin has set up a new horsebreeding farm near London and has started attending events in order to make more contacts for his business. He has fallen into matchmaking because of his ability to match up people he ...more
Jennifer Rayment
Jul 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
The Good Stuff

Got sick of historical romances a little while ago, so I was at first hesitant at picking this one up. However, I am glad I did, this one was quite sweet
Not at all shmaltzy or mushy
Amanda actually behaves like someone of her time and station would (with a little extra fire of course)
Devin sounds totally delicious and I might have had a few little fantasies about him -- hey I've been married for 19 years, a girl has to have a little fun you know
Quite a bit of humour for a histo
Lover of Romance
Amanda, has gone two seasons without finding a husband, and even though she is beautiful, she is looking for something special and unique: true love. However she wonders if she will ever find it, as does her family. Amanda is drawn toward a brute of a man, a horse breeder, who has recently started in the Ton's circles. However he is too rude and blunt for her tastes, so she sets her sights on someone else who has a love for something that is her greatest fear: Horses. So Devin, is her instructor ...more
Devin Baldwin was 6 years old when he noticed a man coming into his home late at night. He didn't stick around during the daytime. Devin was curious and sat outside his mother's room one night and asked the man if he was his father. Shortly after that, his mother's brother came to take him away from his mother. His mother promised to visit but it was 2 years later that he saw her again and it was at her funeral. He was almost 8 by then and he hated her for leaving him that way. He never learned ...more
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this novel from the publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

My Summary: Amanda Locke is looking for love - but after two Seasons of being on the market, she still hasn't managed to fall in love (or snag a husband!). When she meets Devin Baldwin, she dislikes him immediately. Unfortunately for her, he is soon hired by her parents to help her find a match.

He does his job well, but before Amanda can secure her position in the life of Viscount Altone
Ingrid Bakewell
May 12, 2013 rated it liked it
I think Johanna LIndsey is one of my favorite romance authors-- because I like her genre. She is into the 'princess/knights and turn of century lords and ladies/Pride&Prejudice time periods. Her characters are also generally rather bodice-ripping.
This book is an interesting divergence from what I've read of hers before. The genre is 1800s England Lords and Ladies time period, and as usual, there's a cast of characters who clearly are intertwined through multiple others of her books. This one is
Nov 28, 2013 rated it liked it
I think this book has a great plot, for that I might recommend this book.

However, that being said, the characters just didn't click for me.

Our girl here, is a chatterbox. She's a beauty, she's funny, she's confident, but she never shuts up.

Enter lead male, who I thoroughly enjoyed. He was a breath of fresh air from the historical romance alpha males. He was respectful, honest, caring, desirable... anything else I forgot to add in that's attractive to females?

He can help her. Honest. In his end
Sarah Wayne
Jul 29, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I will just have to accept that Johanna Lindsey can no longer write, probably due to age and retirement years etc. And just accept that the work that made her famous will have to get us by for the rest of time. luckily she wrote many many books while in her prime writing years of the 70/80/90's. The style and era of bodice rippers is unfortunate to have become socially taboo. Too many readers complained and so I'll
*4- Stars*

I usually try to avoid reading and listening to similar books in one genre at the same time, but I did that this week and I admit this suffered because of it. Once I got into it, more than 1/3 or so, it got much better though and I did enjoy it. In typical Johanna Lindsey fashion, this book was full of interesting characters and lots of fun family dynamics. It was sweet and lighthearted. I have a soft spot for Johanna Lindsey, she is the author who got me hooked on romance. (Though I c
Rachel Rogers
Mar 07, 2013 rated it did not like it
Actually never finished this one it got so annoying. Lindsay has some quirks as an author that irritate me. She writes with a British accent. My Dear becomes m'dear, at all become a'tall, etc. Instead of stating that the stories take place in England and then leaving voices to the readers' imagination, she forces it and makes conversations clunky and awkward. This combine with our heroine acting in a really stupid way put me off continuing and have put me off Johanna Lindsey as an author. Too ba ...more
Jun 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, first-reads
I won this through First Reads and loved it! I had been a voracious reader of Lindsey's historical romances for a long time and then had taken a bit of a break. "Let Love Find You" was a great way to get me back into her books. I loved the interaction of all of the characters, especially the hero and heroine. Johanna Lindsey does great dialogue - this one kind of reminded me of a Cary Grant/Rosalind Russell movie with the love/hate relationship and snappy comebacks.

Mar 10, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mine, ebook, read-2014
Maybe because I'm a big fan of the author but I expected something more from this book. The novel starts to be interesting since the party in Amanda house (but I have already read 70% of the book to that moment!!!)
So it is a good book, with love and mistery (the identity of Devin's father and step brother) but I keep feeling disappointed about it because it is not a great book like others of Johanna Lindsey :(
Megg Bartlett
pumpeddddddd for this. Dies for a bit of Johnanna Lindsey Romance
Melissa Lassiter
Jul 23, 2012 rated it it was ok
Why are her books getting more timid, more teen romance with barely any drama, no big romance, all of the sudden they are in love and happy ending. Want books more like her old ones.
About once every six months, I am in the mood to read something absurd and girly and saccharine. My expectations were quite low, but they were nicely met.
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Johanna Helen Howard was born on March 10, 1952 in Germany, where her father, Edwin Dennis Howard, a soldier in the U.S. Army was stationed. The family moved about a great deal when she was young. Her father always dreamed of retiring to Hawaii, and after he passed away in 1964 Johanna and her mother settled there to honor him.

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