Eugenia's grandfather is in 'trade' and she grew up with him in Yorkshire. Now she is about to 'come out' in London and is visiting her uncle, aunt and cousins on the way there. Overhearing one of her cousins at an inn on her way speaking of his mother's plan for one of her sons to marry Eugenia to secure her fortune, 'Yorkshire pudding' though she be, she is understandably annoyed and decides to behave in such a way that the family will no longer desire the match. Putting on a strong Yorkshire accent and talking non-stop, she succeeds as far as her aunt is concerned, but her cousin Francis sees that things are not what they seem. Love seems to be in the air, with a few potential matches around, but who will really end up with whom, and who be disappointed?
I admit that I wasn't sure anywhere along the way how exactly this book was going to turn out, and at least some of my guesses were definitely wrong - which suggests to me that more relationship development would have made it feel more realistic. However, though I enjoyed the writing, I did find the ending a bit disappointing (and abrupt). Bits of it reminded me quite strongly of Heyer, especially The Unknown Ajax, but definitely taking a different twist. Not my favourite of her books, but still an enjoyable read and I look forward to reading more by her in future.
Characters: Well-drawn and felt realistic, but more time with Peter in particular would have been nice. Storyline: Interesting and good as far as it went - but I would have liked to feel a bit more confident a bit earlier who she would marry because they actually interacted more. Content and language: Clean, no issues noted.
Note that I received a complimentary copy of the book from NetGalley. I was not required to write a positive review and this is my considered opinion of the book.