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Lakeshire Park

4.58  ·  Rating details ·  45 ratings  ·  35 reviews
Brighton, England 1820

Amelia Moore wants only one thing—to secure the future happiness of her younger sister, Clara. With their stepfather’s looming death, the two sisters will soon be on their own—without family, a home, or a penny to their names. When an invitation arrives to join a house party at Lakeshire Park, Amelia grasps at the chance. If she can encourage a match
Paperback, 320 pages
Expected publication: April 7th 2020 by Shadow Mountain (first published April 2020)
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Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story. I really, really love a story that shows me exactly why two people fall in love. That is the one thing I miss from Jane Austen's stories, the talking. They hardly talk to each other. Elizabeth and Darcy fall in love only speaking to each other a handful of times. Most of that time is spent saying unkind things to each other. I think because I am such a huge word person I love an author that gives me lots of speaking words. Julianne Donaldson does a good job of this and that ...more
Melissa Tagg
Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
This story was SO charming! And witty...romantic...delightful. I read it in the span of a couple of days and enjoyed it from beginning to end. Great banter, lovely writing and a new spin on Regency romance. I'm glad to have found a new author to follow!
Dec 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley, favorites
I loved it. The writing was beautiful and all I wanted to do was read this until I finished it. I was so excited when I found out about this one because it’s my favorite kind of romance, with a HEA!
The MC were great with lots of angst and chemistry. I laughed out loud many times. Just. So. Romantic. Some of my favorite parts of this book were the games that were played after dinner. It kept a huge smile on my face. It was so much fun. It makes me want to spend a fortnight there.
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Dec 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley, favorites
About this book • Release date April 7, 2020 • Published by Shadow Mountain • 320 pages • I didn’t want to put it down • one of my favorite romances • wonderful characters • beautifully written • great chemistry • angst • so romantic • loved the after dinner games • HEA • highly recommend • Netgalley • all opinions are mine alone • definitely buying this one ...more
Dec 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“I want to go to Paris, to learn French, to see the Seine.” With each statement, I tore the letter again and again, until the pieces were small enough to float on the wind. “I want a life full of laughter and scheming and dancing underneath the stars.”

Lakeshire Park is everything you want in a beautifully written romance. I could not put this book down. From the moment you read the first page you feel pulled into the world of Amelia. Her up’s and her down’s feel like an emotional rollercoaster
Nov 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Amelia and Clara's parents are dead and their stepfather is dying. Upon his death, they will be thrown out and have nothing.

With this looming difficulty, Amelia wants to secure her sister's future and travels with Clara to Lakeshire Park upon the invitation of Sir Ronald. This is what's most important to Amelia and we see her make decisions with the sole purpose to achieve a good match for Clara, who has feelings for Sir Ronald.

Unfortunately, despite Amelia's good intentions, there are many
Dana Michael
Jan 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Lakeshire Park is by a new to me author. This is a sweet and proper Regency romance that had humor and a refreshing heroine who spoke her mind and actually said how she felt. I only wish the hero had a point of view. I would have loved knowing what was going through his mind on several humorous occasions. I enjoyed this story and recommend to all Regency romance readers.
*I was given a copy of this book by the publisher. This is my honest opinion.
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is absolutely romantic, charming, witty, and sweet! Whenever I picked up "Lakeshire Park", I felt like I was being whisked back in time to the Regency Era, and was there watching everything unfold before my eyes.

Throughout the book, I felt very connected to everything going on. I could truly feel what various characters were feeling. I found myself laughing out loud at times, squealing at some moments, close to tears in others, and was so hoping for them to get their happy endings (no
Dee/ bookworm
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-2019
#LakeshirePark #NetGalley

Awesome, awesome sweet romance! I loved the slow suspense right up to the end. I'll be honest the synopsis gave away so much I felt there wasn't a lot of mystery, and I did have an idea of what would happen, but I got swept up in the story.. seriously, it is so good! I can't wait to read more of Walker's writing. This was phenomenal!!

I received an advance reader copy of this book in exchange for a fair review. All ideas and thoughts are my own.
Cait | GoodeyReads
Jan 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was adorable. Really enjoyed the story!

Full review to come closer to publication date.

Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for the e-ARC. All opinions are my own.
Maury Giauque
Dec 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Hooray for my beautiful friend Megan for writing such an amazing book!
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Stunning, stunning, stunning! I stole every spare minute I had to race through this book. I loved the attention to detail, the way in which the reader is given such a vast multitude of moments, and places - events happening. Often in these kind of books, the same thing is occurring every day. It gets tiresome and overdone. This, however has you turning a page, knowing the end result but never knowing how they’ll get there, or what twists will come along the way. The conflict between both Peter ...more
Madison Terwilliger ♥
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
*Thanks to NetGalley and Shadow Mountain for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review!*

Am I shocked?? Yes, truly I am. I absolutely adored this book!! It had everything in it that I desire in a historical romance. A strong, capable woman, a handsome, mischievous, charming, and wealthy man. The love interests despising each other at first, but their hatred turns to passionate love. UGH. I am a sucker for the enemies-to-lovers trope (A well-known
Susan K
Nov 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Romance, clean; Period Clara Sir Ronald
Peter, Amelia
Gorgeous, subtle, period romance. As Amelia and her sister Clara are on the brink of poverty, they have one last chance for Clara and possibly Amelia to make a match that will secure their future and keep them out of poverty at their stepfather's passing.
Sir Ronald and his mother have invited them both to a house party, and Clara hopes to secure his affections. They chance meet Mr. Peter Wood, and later see him and his sister Georgiana at the
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I won an ARC from the good folks of Storymakers Conference. A big thank you to them and Megan Walker and Shadow Mountain for that. This book was exceptional! I loved every bit of it. It's right up there with my other favorite Proper Romance books. I don't often buy books (I'm a really good library patron). I only buy if it's something I know I'll read over and over and over. This book is one of those. I recommend this to anyone who loves Edenbrooke. Peter is right up there with Edenbrooke's ...more
Joann L
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Escape to Lakeshire Park Where Everything is Brighter!

This was a five-star read for me. Reading Lakeshire Park by Megan Walker started my 2020 reading off with a bang and a sizzle, and Lakeshire Park sets the standard for all other Regency Romances I will read this year. I totally enjoyed escaping to Lakeshire Park! It was clean, fun, sparky, romantic, and it had a unique plot with very entertaining scenes in it --- the pony chasing scene, blind men’s bluff, the smiling game, the mud scene, and
Leah Feltner
Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a perfectly sweet and fun Regency story!
Amelia and her sister Clara must find a match before their ill step father leaves them completely destitute.
The sisters get invited to a house party where Clara is already smitten with the host, Sir Ronald. Amelia decides its her duty to help her sister secure that match, however, she soon realizes another man, Peter Wood, is trying to secure a match for his sister with Sir Ronald as well.
Amelia’s disdain for Mr. Wood over time turns into
Patti Wolff
Dec 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"Lakeshire Park" is a wonderful Proper Romance by Megan Walker. While the action takes place during a 2-week house party, the characters' personalities and motivations are descriptive and believable. Peter Wood is a fabulous hero, and Amelia Moore is his worthy foil and a delightful heroine. Their banter is witty, and the literal mudslinging funny.

There are two romances at play here, and a twist near the end nearly ruins both. The secondary characters for the most part are well-drawn. As
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This was such an outstanding book. The Proper Romance collection of books happens to be one of my favorites, and this is a beautiful addition. I can't wait to purchase it once it comes out.

One of my favorite elements (aside from a beautiful plot) was the author's ability to describe scenes in such exquisite detail that I felt as if I was there. The author takes the time to fully flesh out each scene, which results in strong dialog, three-dimensional characters, and vivid settings. This is a
Jan 18, 2020 marked it as to-read
This story tugged at my heartstrings so hard...I loved it! The main characters were so written so well and the dialogue was so smooth and believable. I was in tears at the end! I will be reading this one again!
Jan 16, 2020 rated it liked it
2.5 stars rounded up. Review to come.

Thank you to Shadow Mountain Publishing and Netgalley for providing an ARC for review!
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The story made me smile! I just couldn't put it down!
Dec 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a fantastic book. It was a little slow to get into, but beautifully written and such a great story. I highly recommend as a 2020 read
Emily Flynn
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another fine example of why I love Regency Romances. Amelia Moore is doing the best she can to help improve the situation for herself and her sister as she watches their security disappear. She has two weeks to make sure they are able to do that.

I have read this one twice now and I loved it even more the second time around. Megan Walker will definitely be one of the authors on my must buy list. I am sure I will share it where I can as well. These characters are nuanced and relatable. They have
Danielle Bailleu
Dec 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Amelia Moore and her younger sister Clara are in dire straights. Both parents deceased, they are at the mercy of their very ill stepfather who will leave them penniless and homeless upon his death. When an invitation arrives from Sir Ronald to join a house party at Lakeshire Park, Amelia jumps at the chance to secure her sister's future. But will she find her own happiness along the way?

This was an excellent read. I could not put the book down! It has the enemies to friends aspect and it is
Dec 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Proper Romance series does it again. They have delivered another book I couldn’t put down. I love when I come across a book and know it is one I will enjoying rereading again from time to time.
Megan Walker has written a charming regency romance. Stunning setting, witty group of characters and such a delightful enemies to lovers storyline.
I did not want to say goodbye to this group of characters and can only hope she has future books planned out with some of them.
If you are a fan of a
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
For some reason when I looked at this title I thought oh well. Then I started reading it. We have villains in this book. A stepfather who openly hate his stepdaughters. He’s going to leave them with nothing and he doesn’t care. We have heroes. Our main character is a man who is not looking for love. And he has a sister who is going to get whatever she wants whatever way she can. Do you want to shake her. It is so unfair. But his life ever been fair? However you know this is a romance so you know ...more
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story! i felt so bad for the main characters, trying to help their sisters vy for the same man to make a match. It was hard to figure out which character we wanted to root for to win the match because I fell in love with both the main characters. it was an intriguing read and I can't wait to read it again.
Sara Jo
Dec 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
A cute story but with some loose ends. Some things happened and outside people were drawn in and left hanging with no ending which didn’t seem right, all for a plot to move along.

I was provided with an ARC of this book by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Whitnee Lewis
Nov 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was such a fun story! I read lots of Regency romances and I loved that this one was a little bit different. The characters were strong and the storyline fun to follow. I was interested from the beginning and the witty banter was hilarious. Perfect weekend read!
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Megan Walker was raised on a berry farm in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, where her imagination took her to times past and worlds away. While earning her degree in Early Childhood Education, she married her one true love and started a family. But her imaginings of Regency England wouldn't leave her alone, so she picked up a pen. And the rest is history. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with her husband ...more
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