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A Provision for Love (Entangled Inheritance #1)

4.67  ·  Rating details ·  54 ratings  ·  42 reviews
The only place Ivy Linfield feels truly uninhibited is within the walls and gardens of Bridgestone. There, she is free of society's expectations and her worries of the future. With the death of Lord Percival Barrington, the only grandfather figure she's ever known, Ivy is torn between the grief of losing him and her beloved summer home.

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Published June 7th 2019
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Jun 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
A Provision for Love was a delightful read; I really enjoyed it! The plot was both unique and thoroughly engaging—in order to win the inheritance of her beloved summer home, Bridgestone, Ivy must find a suitable husband according to her grandmother’s strange list of requirements. It quickly becomes apparent that the one Ivy is falling for is her opponent, Henry, who's also vying for her inheritance. Despite her initial determination to dislike him, her heart has different ideas…

There were so ma
Jun 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really, really liked this story. It is about Miss Ivy Linfield's quest to own her loving grandfather's home Bridgestone. She must marry by the end of the season to do so. Otherwise the property will be inherited by Percival's heir his grandnephew Henry Thorne. Henry loved Bridgestone just as much as Ivy did. From the very beginning Ivy put Henry in the competitor’s box and treated him that way. She was determined to win no matter what. However, a peculiar set of rule or guidelines were establi ...more
Jun 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Heather (The Book Squirm)
Jun 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
“Love, the mystery that it was, knocked against my chest. I would have to answer to it, for I could not bear the hollowness.”
(I just ❤ that quote! Excellent wording Heather Chapman!)

This is a delightful proper regency romance! It read like a romantic comedy in my head. It is about an inheritance that comes with a list of a particular type that begs the question of how one defines affection and if it can be listed and defined by person. I liked all the characters and their personalities! They e
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An enjoyable funny story about imperfect love. The first part of the book was kind of slow to me and it didn’t keep my attention very well. But I was determined to finish the book because I really loved the previous book by this author. Wow, once this book got going I couldn’t put it down. Just wow, it was a fun read. The crazy list of requirements for Ivy to meet in her future husband if she wanted to inherit was so well thought of. Imagine my surprise when at the end of the book in the authors ...more
Marie Bourgery
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ivy’s step-grandfather wanted her to find a man worthy of sharing Bridgestone with her when he wrote the provision that if she became engaged by the end of her first London season to a man that met the requirements her grandmother outlined she would inherit the property. Her grandmother wanted her to be with someone like her grandfather and her list was a bit over the top because of that. Ivy was so focused on the list and her goal of winning Bridgestone that she didn’t factor in what her heart ...more
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. This is the first book I have read from this author but it won’t be my last. This book is one of three books that deals with unexpected inheritance. The same solicitor is present in each book. This one has the main character of Ivy. Ivy has to marry before the end of the season if she wants to inherit Bridgestone. But the catch is she has to find a man that meets all the crazy expectations her grandmother made into a list. Henry, who will inherit if she doesn’t achieve this go ...more
Heather Chapman has written a sweet, cute, and funny Regency romance story in A Provision for Love. In this story, readers will come to know and love the main characters, Ivy and Henry and how their lives intermingle. Readers will especially enjoy the continual banter taking place between Ivy and Henry, as it is a charming addition to this already delightful story. Although the story starts a little slow, the pace picks up as the novel continues and is an enchanting read! This story is a quick l ...more
Jun 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
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I don’t want to include any spoilers for this book so it’ll be hard to say specifically what I liked most about it. Basically I enjoyed the interactions between the two main characters. I also really loved the letters exchanged between the heroine & her father. This is probably the only area that I was disappointed with - we didn’t get to have much “interaction” with the father. I would have liked it if there was more dialogue with him. This book is primarily written from the 1st person poin ...more
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My favorite trope is Pride and Prejudice, where you get to watch the couple fall in love, almost involuntarily. This is a nice new twist on it, because the two are friends... sometimes. The circumstance they are put in, battling over the inheritance, causes mistrust and hard feelings, but they’re both good people and frequently recognize when their emotions are overwhelming good sense. They both need to truly understand what love is, and learn to recognize it in themselves, and be brave enough t ...more
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ivy has lost her grandfather and her beloved summer home to her grandfather’s heir. But during the reading of the will she is given a chance to claim her summer home by finding the perfect husband during her first season. Perfect according to her grandmother’s ridiculous terms.

The character development is excellent in this regency with the hero on the high side of normal. The plot was creative and fresh with lots of great humor throughout! There are no stale balls or boring horseback rides, but
Maria Thomas
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed reading this book. It had humor and romance even if Ivy was slow to see it in truth. Sometimes I wanted to knock her in the head and say "open your eyes!" I thought Henry had a delightful personality and enjoyed each scene he was in.

I was glad that Lord Egerton was a good person. I kept expecting a scene to show he was really a lout but it never came. I do feel sorry for him though.

I think my only complaint was that sometimes the author skipped a scene. She told us it happened but we
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was thrilled to start this new multi-author series because of the authors involved. This first book did not disappoint! I laughed my way through the entire book. The storyline was fantastic-one if my favorites of the year. And the characters were so well written-that grandmother had quite a sense of humor and Henry and Ivy were the perfect pair!

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Mandy Al-Bjaly
Jun 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
The book started off slow for me, and was incredibly predictable, but it was definitely worth reading. It was funny (I laughed out loud multiple times); the premise of the story was super interesting with the requirements Ivy had to meet for a husband; the characters were likable; the chemistry between the two main characters was evident and worked well; the family relationships were tender and interesting; and it was very obvious Heather Chapman knows her regency stuff. She even used vocabulary ...more
Sarah Elizabeth
Jun 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
A Provision for love is rich in character development (a sweet girl whose head and heart are at odds as she tries to secure her conditional inheritance, a beloved, departed grandfather, an endearing and cranky grandmother, and two competing suitors along with bumbling extras reminiscent of an Austen story.)

Ivy is an intelligent yet naive young woman intent on keeping her estate — but that only seems possible if she gives up on love. And what is love? Does she fully understand it? Enter a would-b
Trudy Cordle
Jun 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a great read!! I really enjoyed the book, and it was very intriguing! There's a letter in the book that is to "help" the heroine find her love. One thing I especially liked about the letter: "It would be well, also, if he is tall. (Skipping a bit) It is also nice to have a man around the residence who can reach things on high shelves." This makes me chuckle, because I am vertically challenged, and don't like heights!! I recommend this book if you like regency romances, and even if you do ...more
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A grandmother sets her granddaughter what would seem to be an impossible task. To inherit the home she loves, she must marry, in her first season, no less. But to make things more interesting, her future husband must meet certain guidelines. But nowhere on that list did it speak of love. As time goes by and the suitors come, she realises love is more important than following that list and keeping her home, if she is to be truely happy. Beautifully written. A joy to read.

I received this as an arc
Jun 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
From the beautiful cover to the sweet story contained within, I enjoyed this book by this new author! Our heroine, Ivy, was sent to live with her Grandmother to prepare her for her first season in London. This feisty, immature girl grew to become a mature woman with stamina who won the hearts of several men. But who would she choose as a perfect man to marry according to her Grandmother's list? A warm-hearted Regency Era story with a bit of humor. I LOVED it and highly recommend this book. I rec ...more
Melissa Hayford
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a fun and interesting plot. I loved the letter. It was not at all what I expected, but it was lovely. Bridgestone sounds like such a magical place and Percival such a wonderful man. It is no surprise that more than one person would want a claim to Bridgestone and Percival for personal reasons. Ivy and Henry are wonderful characters with plenty of spunk. I liked that. My only complaint was I wish we'd had Henry's POV as well. There were so many times that I wanted so badly to know what he wa ...more
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was so refreshing! One of my favorite things about Heather Chapman’s books are the unique characters. They are always so real and imperfect. Each Character is relatable because they are flawed. I loved the storyline and the life lessons that were woven throughout this book. I fell in love with the characters and beautiful Bridgestone. I also loved the humor and the relationships that Ivy had with her Father, Henry, and her Grandmother. This was a fabulous read and a story I look forwar ...more
Jun 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is my 1st book with the author & I will definitely read more. I liked the H & h. I thought they were a nice fit together and witty. The premise was unique & the series sounds like a great idea. I liked how the h grew over the course of the book. The H was fabulous. The grandma was a nice secondary character that helped the story along. The story held my interest. I was wondering would they, wouldn't they? How would the author pull everything together? I thought it was done nicel ...more
Sheree Bingham
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When I was younger I read the entire Jane Austen Series and loved it. I'd never been able to find any other books that I enjoyed as much until I found Heather Chapmans Books. A Provision for Love is everything a book should be. Funny, heart warming, relatable, inspiring, etc. Ivy, our main actress, is so full of spunk, its fun to come into her "first season" with her and experience, in a way, what it meant to be a woman during this period of time! So many rules, it must have been exhausting! Tha ...more
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was so enjoyable to read! I read it fast because I just couldn’t get enough. I loved the characters, their strengths and weaknesses, their growth and change. They are well written. The story was so unique and the love story very sweet. I also greatly appreciated that this book is clean. And I love the happy ending! I definitely recommend it!

I received a complimentary copy of the book. All opinions are my own and are expressed voluntarily.
Ashlee Hunter
Jun 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
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I loved the change in pace to a first person narrative and the "how to pick a husband" letter from Ivy's grandmother. It was very amusing particularly when Henry got involved asking other men about the smell of hay fields and leather or his take on Shakespeare's sonnets. I would have liked a little more detail in tone or facial expressions throughout as I wasn't 100% sure if dialogue was sincere or sarcastic at some points. I would definitely recommend this to any proper romance regency fan.
Leann Arave
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was really excited to read this book. I love the cover and I’ve read a couple other books from Heather Chapman. Something was off during the first chapter of two. Maybe it was just me, but I couldn’t get into the story. I pushed through and I’m so happy I did! This was a sweet, funny, clean romance. I absolutely fell in love with “the Hero”!! Also the rest of the stand alone series are from other authors I love! I can’t wait to read them!
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this story! I loved reading it from only Ivy's point of view. I felt the anguish over her choice of suitor and her thoughts on if her affections were returned in someone she thought as a friend. This is one of my favorite Regency stories in a long while.

I received a free digital copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
Jun 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Such an adorable ending to a great book! Just finished reading this story and loved Henry. To earn the inheritance of Bridgestone, Ivy and Henry have to meet the contents of a will. The result is a great story that I think would be a delightful movie. A coming of age kind of story with plenty of swoon. A brand new author to me and I’m looking forward to reading more.
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book! The growth of the characters and their relationships with each other makes the book so good. It has just the right amount of humor and it engages readers so well! The letter about the list of requirements given to Ivy was one of my favorite parts! I would highly recommend this book to anyone who’s looking to read a great romance book!
A. Camille
Jun 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Characters are described in living, breathing color and their motivations are so relatable.  Great insights and fun to see the characters coming to understand themselves better. Delightful storyline!
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a fun story. A beloved house, a will with a provisional clause, two young people with the same but different goals and a grandmother who is very wise. Heather Chapman is a new to me author but I will be looking for more of her books. Her characterizations are delightful.
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Being the youngest of four sisters (and one very tolerant older brother), Heather grew up on a steady diet of chocolate, Anne of Green Gables, Audrey Hepburn, Jane Austen, and the other staples of female moviedom. These stories inspired Heather to begin writing at an early age. After meeting and marrying her husband Mark, Heather graduated magna cum laude from Brigham Young University and finally ...more