Seeking Philbert Woodbead by Anya Wilde
File Size: 420 KB
Print Length: 237 pages
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: Historical Fiction/Humor
Source: From Author
My Rating: 4 stars
Age Range: Adult (appropriate for teens as well)
About the Book:
Miss Celine Fairweather’s life was bobbing along like a boat on a
tranquil stream when a summons from her beloved sister Penelope
Radclyff, the Duchess of Blackthorne, changed it all. Celine hurtles off
to the London to help the duchess run the Blackthorne Mansion and to
discover the whereabouts of her lost love Philbert Woodbead.
manages to keep things deathly dull and under control for a whole week
until she enlists the help of the handsome Lord Elmer—a mischievous
rogue, an ex-pirate, and an incorrigible flirt who is wanted dead by all
of England’s husbands with attractive wives. They scurry from one giddy
escapade to another seeking Philbert in musty inns and dusty streets,
and through it all Celine tries to keep her bonnet straight, her gloves
spotless and her heart in tune with her head.
Life has suddenly
turned exciting, and love has well and truly bitten her rosy buttocks.
Now the only question is … who has done the biting?
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About the Author:
Anya Wylde lives in Ireland
along with her husband and a fat French poodle (now on a diet). She can
cook a mean curry, and her idea of exercise is occasionally stretching
her toes. She holds a degree in English literature and adores reading
Anya Wilde is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. If you are looking for an entertaining book that will keep you laughing,
you should give Seeking Philbert Woodbead a try. It is the second book
in the Fairweather Sisters series, but it can be read on its own.
Anya Wilde has a zany sense of humor and her characters are so wacky
that they are nothing short of ridiculous. The mustaches are still a
source of great humor in this book. I was better prepared for the
wackiness of the book this time and I think I appreciated it more
because of that. I liked the inclusion of the characters from the first
book, but I also liked how this was Celine’s story and Penelope played a
My one complaint is that George is a lady’s man and flirts with
everything in sight. I’ve never liked guys like that. Not in real life
and not in fiction. Also, I feel like the playboy thing is overdone in
romance novels. However, I still enjoyed his character and found him to
be very entertaining.