Heiress Isadora Delafield is a pawn in her mother's social climbing schemes, her mother is pressuring her to marry an elderly and creepy Duke. Her butler helps her devise a plan to go into hiding as a member of service. Izzie has no experience whatsoever, but she is willing to do anything to get away from her mother's marriage plans.
Ian Mackenzie helps his aging uncle on the farm, Ian is looking for help so that he can balance the farm and housework. He hires Izzie. Amos and Birdie are not his biological aunt and uncle, but they took Ian in when he needed help and now they are family to him, his Aunt Birdie has taken in 4 young orphans as well and could use some help.
Hilarity ensues as Izzie navigates farm life, taking care of an aging couple, a gaggle of orphans, along with the animals.
Jen Turano returns with a brand new series and her signature situational humor and larger than life characters.
Izzie is naive in the ways of farm life and household tasks, raised in high society she has not had an opportunity to learn basic skills. She wants to learn to not be so helpless, she applies herself with diligence and shares her love of reading with the children.
Ian has worked hard to make something of himself, he also wants to return the kindness shown to him by Uncle Amos and Aunt Birdie. He loves them dearly, yet he also wants to raise his social standing so that he will be able to give his family a comfortable living.
Overall, a fun -filled read from beginning to end, I'll admit that the premise wasn't the most believable, but it was an enjoyable read regardless. I loved the quirky characters, and how supportive Izzie's friends are in helping her escape her unwanted suitor. Ian and Izzie connect over their shared love of books, and he is very patient with her. The start of another fantastic series, that Ms. Turano's fans old and new are sure to enjoy!
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