Lord Trowbridge's Angel The very handsome and very bored Lord Trowbridge knows something is missing in his existence. When he is asked by a friend to escort the seemingly quiet Miss Sophie Edwards to her first ball, he has no idea she possesses the key that will unlock him. It is her secret weapon. Once he sees his own inner workings, his life unfolds in a different manner. He will do anything to capture the love of his “angel.” Unfortunately, his old life and the shibboleths of the ton stand in his way. As he wades through these afflictions, Sophie is courted by another man. Who will she choose? How can he possibly show his love for her in a way as original and unique as she is? What are Sophie's feelings for him? Praise for Lord Trowbridge's Angel "Vandagriff's recipe for spinning a delightful story with so many unexpected twists and involvements is truly masterful." ~willsand "Ms. Vandagriff is a master of description. She understands men and women and the nuances between them." ~ L. Glenn "Vandagriff is quickly becoming an esteemed name on the shelves of regency romance. Lord Trowbridge's Angel is sweet, humorous, and of course romantic, and you'll become an instant fan." ~Heather Moore
I am a new reader to author G. G. Vandergriff. The book summary grabbed my attention because I love a good regency/historical novel. What makes Lord Trowbridge's Angel so unique from the other regency novels are not only the characters themselves but also the prominent historical figures that are referenced and met during the book. The main character Sophie is a beautiful girl, but she has been hiding out in the country due to a bad knee that causes her pain and limping. In the Ton's eyes she is not up to par and we meet Sophie at her first outing in London's society. Her escort, Lord Trowbridge, seems smitten with her, yet she believes he is just flirting. I truly loved Sophie's strength and I enjoyed reading a book with a main character who had a disability of sorts. Although it was her knee, it was considered 'different' in London society. It made for a great read as we went on this journey with Sophie and experienced an untypical girl's life. I think that most readers will feel a connection to Sophie as we all are different.
I mentioned the prominent historical figures that G.G. Vandergriff references. I thoroughly enjoyed the connections she made with Beethoven to some of the characters and Wordsworth as well. It was a unique element to this regency novel that made it stand out to me. My final praise for Lord Trowbridge's Angel is the musical element to the book. Sophie is an accomplished violinist and studied under a master. I love all things musical so this element that was a part of the story throughout the book was quite enjoyable for me. I must also note that it was nice she was a violinist instead of a singer or pianist which is typical of this era. If you enjoy historical romance novels, this one is a great sweet read! I would definitely read another book by author G.G. Vandergriff!!!
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