Book Review: Swept Off Her Feet – Hester Browne

Title: Swept Off Her Feet
Author: Hester Browne
ISBN: 9781439168844
Pages: 352
Release Date: March 8, 2011
Publisher: Gallery
Genre: Chick Lit
Source: Publisher
Rating: 4 out of 5

Summary:

Evie Nicholson is an antiques appraiser who absolutely loves everything old.  She dreams of the past, of days of balls and gentlemen, and loves anything with a story behind it.  When she receives the opportunity to appraise a real Scottish castle, Evie is ecstatic.  But what she doesn’t expect is that the experience will make her reassess what she has, as well as what she wants.

Review:

I really enjoyed Hester Browne’s previous novel The Finishing Touches, so I was eager to pick up her newest book as soon as possible.  Evie is an endearing character.  Her love for the past is more than just a passion; it’s who she is.  When she touches an item, she can feel its history beneath her fingertips.  It’s really sweet how much she cares, and although her lectures can grate at times, Evie is very likeable and sympathetic.

However, the other side is also well-represented in this novel – Robert, the heir to the castle whose contents Evie is appraising, doesn’t want the burden.  These old houses are expensive to maintain, and his family is out of money.  He sees the house as preventing him from being independent and he wants nothing to do with it.  It was nice to see both sides to this story, to see the practical aspects juxtaposed against the romantic ones.

Swept Off Her Feet was a sweet, romantic book that fans of chick lit will love. The storyline was a lot of fun, and I enjoyed being immersed in the world of antiques.  I look forward to seeing what Hester Browne does next.

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Comments

  1. It does sound like a fun book, but likely not for me.

  2. It does sound like a fun book, but likely not for me.

  3. I am not a big reader of Chick-lit, but I know a friend who would love this book. I am going to be pointing her to your review. Thanks, Swapna!

  4. I am not a big reader of Chick-lit, but I know a friend who would love this book. I am going to be pointing her to your review. Thanks, Swapna!

  5. This book sounds right up my alley. I love chick lit especially when it has a tie to history. I am not totally obsessed with the past, but I have a deep appreciation for old things and find myself sometime fantasizing about what it would be like to live in a different era … I think I’ll give this one a try sometime.

  6. This book sounds right up my alley. I love chick lit especially when it has a tie to history. I am not totally obsessed with the past, but I have a deep appreciation for old things and find myself sometime fantasizing about what it would be like to live in a different era … I think I’ll give this one a try sometime.

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