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I bought this book because it was listed under Christian fiction. While a clean read and enjoyable, I am scratching my head as to why it was listed under Christian fiction. It does not mention God or has any themes of redemption, salvation or faith in Christ. So, if you are looking for a fun Regency-style romance without religious overtones, this would be the book for you.
That said, I enjoyed this book a great deal. I have never read the author before, but she did a lovely job of keeping to the era. If you like historical fiction, I think you will enjoy this book very much.
When her spoiled young mistress balks at her parents' choice of a possible husband, companion/maid Tillie Sherbrooke finds herself taking her place as one of the eligible Mr. Hill's possibilities as a wife. Tillie is mandated to make herself as objectionable as possible, but Mr. Hill has finds Tillie charming. He has some issues of his own to deal with but it all works out in the end in this charming story. The two are a lovely couple and fit together much better than any of the other possible choices. Their conversation is sweet and I really liked the premise, a sort of Cinderella spin. The plot is unique (I've read a lot of Regency books) and I loved the twist at the end. I definitely recommend this delightful book.
I like this as a simple, clean regency style novel. However, I was hoping for a little more of a unique quality. This is very similar to Edenbrook except that in this book, the main character lies to herself slightly less (thank goodness), the teasing of the gentleman made me laugh slightly less (which is too bad) and there ended up being hardly a storyline other than their budding love (I was hoping it would have delved into the father's and Mr Baker's situation a bit more). Overall it's fine, we will see if I ever read it again.