Review: In Her Dreams by Katherine Givens
Title: In Her Dreams
Author: Katherine Givens
Goodreads Rating: 3.89
My Rating: 3.5
A flirty, fun, mix-and-match romance about two sisters who are betrothed to the wrong men...
Evangeline Vernon is a woman on the verge of spinsterhood — until the prim and proper Duke of Manchester steps in. Her family is pleased with the match, but the duke is not the passionate man Evangeline craves. Her heart belongs to an alluring, golden-haired gentleman, perfect in every way...except one: he doesn’t exist.
Angela Vernon is everything a proper, well-brought-up woman should be. She knows her place and understands society’s expectations — which include not being jealous of her sister and not coveting her sister’s suitor. But how can she bear the heartache of watching the only man she loves marry not only her sister, but a woman who doesn’t see past his exterior to the man he is beneath?
This novella was exactly what it promised to be: A flirty, fun, mix and match romance. This story is about two sisters who are the unhappy recipients of their mother's schemes in matchmaking. Evangeline the elder sister, is on the brinks of so-called spinsterhood, as her 25th birthday is slowing upon her and she has yet to make a match. Recently she has been receiving the attentions of the most eligible bachelor in London, the Duke of Manchester. Even though most women would be honored by his attentions, Evangeline does not want them. However, if he proposes she must accept or she may be thrown out of the house by her parents. Evangeline want to marry for love, and she believes that she has met the the love of her life, but he is figuratively and literally the man of her dreams. Her match with the Duke also becomes something that Evangeline does not desire, when she finds out that her younger sister Angela is in love with him. What will Evangeline do? Will she follow her mother's wishes and break her sister's heart? Or will she do what her mind and heart are telling her to do and risk being disowned by her parents? And what about the man of her dreams? Why does he seem so real to her? Will she find a man who wins her heart over?
This was a very short yet sweet, but mostly enjoyably novella. It had a great story and enjoyable characters. Even though it was only 62 pages. The author was able to wrap up the story in a pleasant way, that did not keep you longing for more. I recommend this book for anyone who enjoys historical fiction, specifically about the regency era.