The Sport of Matchmaking The Sport of Matchmaking
Book 3 - Clavering Chronicles

The Sport of Matchmaking

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Publisher Description

For once, he has met a lady less inclined to marry than he is. How unfortunate that she is the only bride he will consider.

George Clavering is much too young to think about getting married. Yes, his older brother—and even his younger sister—have managed to tie the knot, but he has plenty more years of play and sporting events ahead of him before he need consider such a thing. Even matchmaking becomes a sport when gentlemen bet on the Season’s successes or failures in the club. He will not give them an opportunity to bet on him. Furthermore, why settle down when there are young women like Lady Alice who liven the sport of matchmaking with friendly wagers?

Lady Alice St. Clair is the fifth daughter of the Duke of Carr, and as she is independently wealthy and may do as she pleases, she has no reason to wed. She certainly has no intention of doing so. If the marriage mart offers nothing more than the unattractive boors who have presented themselves at her door for the past five seasons, it should hardly surprise her parents she cannot be persuaded to the altar. True, George Clavering has a full head of dark hair and a smile that is as mischievous as it is attractive, but no lady of character would change her mind for one above-average specimen of the male race.

For both, what began as a friendly bet between two bored guests at a ball turned into an earnest desire to help their protégés find happiness. And if some deeper feelings should stir in George to win Alice’s heart, then he has no choice but to dampen them. After all, Lady Alice has sworn she will not marry, and George has applauded her decision. For him to try to weaken her resolve now would be…unsportsmanlike.

May 17
Jennie Goutet

Customer Reviews

betsytieps ,

Entertaining Read!

I have enjoyed each of the books in Jennie Goutet’s Clavering Chronicles series and have been looking forward to reading George’s story. Such a fun book this was! The title itself might lead one to assume there would be some humor in it and given the numerous droll quips and witty banter, there definitely was, as I found myself laughing out loud several times while reading this. If Regency Rom-Com was a genre, this book would be well-suited for the category. However, the book was not completely full of frivolity, as there were serious conversations among various characters pertaining not only to matchmaking but delving into reevaluating the goals a person has set for themselves. I greatly admire and appreciate the high quality of writing I know I will find when I read a book by this author. Her writing style makes me feel like I have a front-row seat to each unfolding story in Regency England. While this book can definitely be read as a standalone, I highly recommend reading the other books in the series first, as it is quite enjoyable getting reacquainted with other family members and characters.

I received an advanced reader copy from the author. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions expressed here are completely my own.

mcguirkmusic ,

Delightful !

A most delightful story! I couldn’t stop reading it. Thank you Jennie for writing such a beautiful book !

frustrated saver ,

Pure enjoyment

Pure enjoyment! Everything about this book is wonderful. The storyline is intriguing, entertaining and fun. The characters are charming, honorable and witty. Lady Alice just wants to go live her life as she wishes. She doesn’t like the fact that single young women are restricted in where and when they can go. She has made up her mind that she will never marry! George is not ready to marry, he and his friends are living life to its fullest and are too young to settle down. But when he meets a young women (Lady Alice) in an alcove at Almack’s, his whole life is turned upside down. A silly bet, an unwanted wage and his best friend falling in love, what could happen next. This story held me captive, from beginning to end. It is the 3rd book in the Clavering Chronicles series and can be read as a standalone novel. But I recommend them all, they are all entertaining, clean, regency romances, with the characters mingled throughout each story.

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