Monday, April 27, 2020

Review: "Lakeshire Park" by Megan Walker

Earlier this year, I read my first "Proper Romance," the delightful Promised (my review). I knew then that I wanted to read more of these books, so when the opportunity to join the blog tour for Lakeshire Park came up, I jumped at the chance. It was a good choice!

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 between Clara and their host, Sir Ronald, then at least her sister will be taken care of.

Little does she know that another guest, the arrogant and overconfident Mr. Peter Wood, is after the same goal for his own sister. Amelia and Peter begin a rivalry that Amelia has no choice but to win. But competing against Peter--and eventually playing by his rules--makes Amelia vulnerable to losing the only thing she has left to claim: her heart.

Well ... I picked up Lakeshire Park at 9 p.m. one evening, thinking I'd read for an hour or so before bed. I finally put it down at 1:30 the next morning, after I'd read the final page. The story was so engaging that I simply couldn't stop reading!

From the moment Amelia and Peter met and re-met (in two really fun scenes), I knew I was going to love them together! Their flirtatious banter was so fun, and I loved the way Peter slowly won Amelia's affection. She was so focused on the task at hand—securing a proposal for her sister and thereby saving them from poverty—that it took her a while to see what (or who!) was right in front of her. Theirs is a swoony-yet-chaste romance, which is exactly what I want to see in a Regency!

I also have to mention Peter's sister Georgiana. Though she is ... pretty much terrible for most of the book, I actually would love to see her story continue! She shows flashes of humanity a few times, which makes her a compelling villainess, one who I think could be reformed and have a great story of her own.

Lakeshire Park is perfect for fans of Regency romance—it's romantic, humorous, and captivating. I highly recommend it! 5 stars.

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Debut novelist Megan Walker tours the blogosphere April 6 through May 1, 2020 to share her new historical romance, Lakeshire Park. Forty popular book bloggers specializing in historical romance, inspirational fiction, and Austenesque fiction will feature guest blogs, interviews, exclusive excerpts, and book reviews of this acclaimed Regency romance novel.

April 06 The Silver Petticoat Review (Guest Blog)
April 06 The Readathon (Review)
April 06 Getting Your Read On (Review)
April 07 Heidi Reads (Review)
April 07 Romance Junkies (Guest Blog)
April 08 The Calico Critic (Spotlight)
April 08 Timeless Novels (Review)
April 09 Gwendalyn's Books (Review)
April 09 From Pemberley to Milton (Excerpt)
April 10 Courtney Reads Romance (Review)
April 11 Clean Wholesome Romance (Spotlight)
April 12 The Christian Fiction Girl (Review)
April 12 English Historical Fiction Authors (Guest Blog)
April 14 Joy of Reading (Review)
April 15 The Book Diva’s Reads (Review)
April 15 Katie's Clean Book Collection (Interview)
April 16 Frolic Media (Excerpt)
April 17 The Lit Bitch (Review)
April 19 Robin Loves Reading (Review)
April 19 My Jane Austen Book Club (Guest Blog)
April 20 Bringing Up Books (Review)
April 21 Lu Reviews Books (Review)
April 22 Bookworm Lisa (Excerpt)
April 22 Austenesque Reviews (Review)
April 24 Half Agony, Half Hope (Review)
April 25 Relz Reviewz (Review)
April 26 Bookish Rantings (Review)
April 27 Probably at the Library (Review)
April 27 Christian Chick's Thoughts (Review)
April 28 Laura's Reviews (Review)
April 29 Heidi Reads (Interview)
April 29 Bookfoolery (Review)
April 29 From Pemberley to Milton (Review)
April 30 The Caffeinated Bibliophile (Excerpt)
April 30 A Bookish Way of Life (Review)
May 01 Bookworm Lisa (Review)
May 01 Impressions in Ink (Review)

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 wrote her first novella, A Beautiful Love: A Regency Fairy Tale Retelling which was published in 2019. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with her husband and three children. Lakeshire Park is her debut novel.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Also, some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


  1. I am so glad that you enjoyed Lakeshire Park, Becky. It is an amazing novel full of witty banter and swoon worthy romance. Amazing, considering that this is the author's debut. We have a lot to look forward to with her next book, too. Best, LA

    1. I can't wait for whatever comes next :-)


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