Miss Celine Fairweather is summoned by her sister Duchess of Blackthorne Penelope to find her lost love Philbert Woodbead. The search is dull for a week until ex-pirate flirt Lord Elmer helps. Love suddenly bits her on the buttocks.
With all its positive features, I didn’t enjoy Seeking Philbert Woodbead as much as I enjoyed Anya Wylde’s first historical romance, Penelope. While Penelope is highly amusing from the very beginning, I found that quality only in the last quarter of Seeking Philbert Woodbead. From the episode where Celine finds Philbert (which is pretty surprising turn by the way), the book is hilarious!
I can’t help but compare… I didn’t find Celine as much likeable as I did Penelope, and I didn’t feel the sparks between her and George until their fight in the carriage. I loved the secondary characters though: Dorothy, Penelope, Charles, and Philbert’s character is nicely created too. The ball for Penelope was lovely.
Although there are many comical situations, such as the episode with the fake mustaches, I found their depictions lifeless. More dialogues would not go amiss.
Overall, despite its flaws, Seeking Philbert Woodbead is a pretty enjoyable regency romance. If you are in the mood of something light and funny, Seeking Philbert Woodbead is for you!
I received an ARC copy from the author in exchange of an honest review.