My Lady’s Choosing by Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris. Copyright 2018, Quirk Books (351 pages, $14.99).
Have you ever wanted to just be the heroine of your own story? Now is your chance to experience nineteenth-century society in a pick your own adventure/romance with Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris’s My Lady’s Choosing. You’ll get the opportunity to read and re-read and re-read this book and choose different outcomes, plots, and adventures that you and your heroine can take together. Are you interested in seeing where you will go if you follow the Highlander? Or maybe you want a more feminine touch and just want to travel with Lady Evangeline. What about if you try to see how life would be like with Sir Granville or even with the dark and brooding Lord? The possibilities are endless in Curran and Zageris’s novel where your choices of characters and landscapes changes the story at every turn.
The stories all start off the same; with your employer, Lady Craven, and you on your way to a party at her niece’s home. But not just any party, this is your first social event since being hired as Lady Craven’s lady’s companion. She’s old and mean and puts you in unfaltering dresses that are severely dated in style, but you’re penniless and need the work so you put up with her idiocies. Even with Lady Craven’s snide comments and temperament you plan on relishing in this affair, which is a temporary escape from the life you must now endure. Once you arrive at the London home and meet your host you have the chance to begin choosing your adventure. Whether it’s to push small talk along while you look for the better opportunities or if you hitch your heroine to the first idea that comes along and just roll with it, it’s all up to you.
This reader has read this book numerous times and has enjoyed each adventure that was to be had when the book was picked back up. With so many different characters and outcomes, from helping orphans to exploring Egypt, you will never be bored with where Curran and Zageris can take you. Why not take a chance (or chances) on My Lady’s Choosing and get going on your own regency adventure?
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