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The daughter of a wealthy business man in York, Anne Emmons knows her father wants her to marry well. Anne, however, has always dreamed of marrying for love. Set in the Regency period, Anne's introduction to London Society is made difficult by her personal ambitions as well as her family?s lack of aristocratic connections. In time, Anne finds her way aided by family and fr ...more
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Feb 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you HFVBT and the author for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own.

A Rational Attachment
By: Lauren Gilbert

*REVIEW* ☆☆☆☆
I have long been a fan of Regency romance, so I was immediately drawn to A Rational Attachment. In this way, Anne, daughter of wealth, is expected to marry well. She would rather marry for love, and herein lies the conflict. When I think of the choices women did not have in the past, I am appalled. Anne must feel as th
Zoe L.
I have been a fan of regency pieces for an extremely long time. However I often find that they are hit or miss for me as to whether I can get into the story. And I am beyond glad to say that A Rational Attachment fit in perfectly with my taste! I was immediately smiling and just enjoying the story.

This is a story about Anne and her desire to marry for love in a time where women were expected to marry for their position and (for lack of a more accurate word) money. Women were stifled during this
Amy Bruno
Feb 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
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I am a sucker for Regency romances so I was very excited to pick up Lauren Gilbert's A Rational Attachment!

Anne Emmons is a girl after my own heart. She's sweet and quiet and not thrilled at the prospect at being married off to a stranger. Her parents are wealthy but with no powerful connections so she joins her friend, Fanny, as they "come out" in society. But Anne would rather be home with a book or at a museum than at a fancy ball. She eschews the conventions against women and tries to stay
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Feb 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own

A lovely intimate portrait of a young lady Anne Emmons, set in Regency Period.
Anne’s want more from a marriage than a business arrangement, and after seeing how her beautiful friend, Fanny has faired. She is in no rush to be just settled.

Her loving father, a man who has acquired his wealth and lands by trade, knows that with her sizable dowe
Andrea Guy
I love regency romance. This was the genre that I started reading when I graduated from middle grade books to adult books. (Yeah I did skip past YA..but the 80s weren't all that full of fabulous YA)

Anne is a daughter of a wealthy man, who unfortunately doesn't have any connections. This is a time when high born ladies don't marry for love. Marriages of Convenience are the norm, but Anne wants to marry for love.

This book really doesn't fit my idea of a romance though. There is no grand passion be
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Lauren Gilbert lives in Florida with her husband. An avid reader, she has always dreamed of writing. HEYERWOOD: A Novel is her first novel. She is also a contributor to CASTLES, CUSTOMS, AND KINGS: TRUE TALES BY ENGLISH HISTORICAL FICTION AUTHORS, to be released 9/23/13.

HEYERWOOD was reviewed in the November 2011 issue #333 of RT BOOK Reviews:
"Heyerwood is written in the true Regency style. The pa

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