Miss Adeline's Match by Joanna Barker

Miss Adeline's Match

Miss Adeline Hayes is the perfect lady's companion: pleasant, conversational, and unceasingly proper. But when her closest friend, Charity Edgeworth, breaks off her arranged marriage without explanation, even Adeline's superior skills are put to the test. Charity's father banishes the two young women to the country, sending Adeline with a charge to find Charity a husband or suffer dire consequences. As Adeline takes on the role of reluctant match...

Details Miss Adeline's Match

TitleMiss Adeline's Match
Release DateApr 1st, 2019
PublisherCovenant Communications
GenreRomance, Historical, Regency, Historical Fiction, Clean Romance, Historical Romance, Regency Romance, Fiction

Reviews Miss Adeline's Match

  • Lisa (Bookworm Lisa)
    ***4.5 stars***"Oh what a tangled web we weave.." (Walter Scott) Adeline Hayes and Charity Edgeworth have been friends since they were children. There is really nothing that Adeline wouldn't do for charity, including shielding her from heartache and the gossip of society. Adeline has other people in her life that she is trying to protect, her ailing father and sister.This book explores relationships. When does protecting someone become interferin...
  • Melissa
    Dang that was a well written regency proper romance. I loved it. Stayed up way too late to finish but it was worth it! What a great ending:} The book was so well rounded. The development of the story was excellent. This had some great characters. It felt a little Elizabeth and Darcy esque:} Adeline was complex and I loved reading her story. The author did a great job with Evan, deep and brooding with all the right reasons. With this book Barker h...
  • Julie Carpenter
    OH MY HEART! Yes, I used all caps on purpose! I absolutely adored this book and the characters within. This is going to be a book I return to again and again and recommend to my friends. I loved Adeline and Charity's friendship. Especially with the opening scene and Adeline coming to Charity's rescue. But, beware not to make Charity's father upset. Oh, my. No, no, no! Because once he is upset, you might be banished. Yep. That's what happened to C...
  • Melissa Tagg
    Wow, I am so happy to have discovered this new author awhile back! I smiled all the way through her first book and this second one was just as enjoyable. I'm always on the lookout for sweet, entertaining and well-written regencies...and this one was all three. I especially appreciate how wonderfully the author writes in first-person. This is a charmingly romantic story with nice depth, too!
  • Kelly
    I liked this book. A Lot! Its nice to read a book that shows how we are all flawed and we all feel like we are not enough and how we learn to overcome our own imperfections and how we can forgive others and find great joy in life! The characters in this book have their own challenges, and just about every character in this book has challenges and I loved to read how they coped. I loved the dynamics of the friends and family and I really want to g...
  • Mara
    Oh. My. Goodness. this book put me through so many emotions--happy, sad, worried, you name it. Adeline and Charity have been friends since they were children, and now she's Charity's paid companion. Because of their friendship Adeline is very protective of Charity's feelings especially when the tongues of Society start wagging about her recently broken engagement. When Charity's father sends them away to her Aunt Caroline's in the country, it's t...
  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
    Such a moody vibe in this Regency romance, and I think much of it has to do with the winter setting! I felt transported and could practically feel the chill of the snow and wind. Adeline is an interesting character, unlike any lady's companion I've read in other stories- she is better at navigating Society than her charge/friend, Charity, and has a confidence that doesn't reflect her lower standing. I appreciated her witty retorts to the gossipy ...
  • Katie W
    Adeline will do almost anything for her closest friend, Charity, but she almost takes things too far in her matchmaking attempts. Addie seems slightly selfish in her efforts to thwart a former suitor, yet she's completely selfless in helping a young boy and his family. It's safe to say that her loyalties lie deep and she'll stop at nothing to help those she's loyal to.Maybe it's even safe to say that Adeline's emotions run deep. Her intense disli...
  • Esther
    Wow, I just finished and Joanna Barker nailed the slow burn on this one. Evan Whitfield was pretty much the smoldering hero we are all hoping for. I loved watching the characters grow and face their own personal demons, but mostly I just sat back and enjoyed the love story unfold. I definitely recommend this to any regency romance lovers out there. Joanna captures all the thing we love about the time period. Customs, clothing, and most of all, ho...
  • Camille
    I loved Joanna Barker's first two books, especially The Truth About Miss Ashbourne. She is one of my favorite authors due to her lovely stories and incredible writing talent. Unfortunately, while I enjoyed this newest book of hers, I didn't like it as much as I'd hoped. There were many things I loved. The writing, first-person narration, descriptions, and character development were all excellent. I particularly adored Addie's close, sisterly rela...
  • Tiffany
    I loved this book! Addie was a strong woman who does her best to care for those around her (but of course makes a mess of things in the process), and Evan is a hero with a haunted past. I also loved Charity and George; their love story is one of the best secondary storylines I've read in a long while. Highly recommend this sweet read.
  • Kathy * Bookworm Nation
    I really enjoyed this one. This is my first book by and Barker and I was really impressed. I look forward to reading more of her books. Full review to come. Content: Clean
  • Amy
    Oh boy! So much love! For a brand new author, I couldnt quite believe it when I finished Joannas first book. Anxiously awaiting the hopes another was coming, I was so excited to see the cover of this one. What an absolute stunner it is. Evans profile with Addie in the middle - genius. In fact it completely compliments his character, and youll know why when you begin reading... I have to say Im not usually a fan of the first person narrative, but ...
  • Cathy
    I love the cover of this book! Dont you love the way it differs from all the other Regency romance books youve ever seen?And the story insideoh my! Joanna Barker has done it again. I love the way she writes. Her characters almost seem to step off the pages for me.This one features Adeline Hayes. I was a bit confused at the beginning, because Addie is the ladys companion to Miss Charity Edgeworth. Normally Regency romances are from the ladys persp...
  • Rachel DeVaughn
    I really enjoyed this clean Regency Romance! Great characters, interesting story line, and good steady pace. I especially liked Adeline and Evan's friendship and banter back and forth, which is surprising for that time period (and I loved it!). I laughed and I cried along with the characters in this book. Once I started reading I didn't want to put it down! I wanted to keep reading so I could figure out what happened to Charity's past relationshi...
  • Clara
    Love truly is the strangest thing What a sweet story, though, I admit, also frustrating at times.Adeline Hayes is the daughter of a once famous practitioner whose mind is failing and whose daughters now need to count the pennies so their depts can be paid. She is lucky she can "work" as her best friend's companion to help pay for the rent. The situation lets her also dress up and participate in extravagant balls.But when Charity brakes off her en...
  • Andi
  • Lori
    I just adored this book! I stayed up late to finish this page-turner. Joanna Barker is one of my favorite new authors. I love her writing style!
  • Joann L
    Joanna Barker has written a fantastic tale of love, family devotion, and friendship. Barker wrote a compelling, well developed, and novel plot. The characters pulled me in; I cared about them and felt invested in them, and I wanted them to get the happiness that they deserved. Joanna Barker gifted us with main characters that were good people, and they were easy to root for! I knew where I wanted the story to go, but I was unable to guess where t...
  • Lindsey
    I loved this book! I didnt love this authors debut novel as much as others did, but I was excited to give her another try. This book was so good! So good In fact that I stayed up way too late finishing it last night! You get to a point in this book that it makes it impossible to stop. Addie was an interesting character. I always like when the main characters start out hating each other. Both of the main characters had flaws and made mistakes whic...
  • Anna
    Perhaps it was because we learn many of the back stories quite late in the book, but I often did not feel like there was sufficient reason for how the characters were behaving, and almost lost patience with it and gave up. However, I liked the characters in this book and I liked the ultimate message that you can love someone even when they make mistakes.
  • Jill
    I found this book to be very relatable. It didn't have the normal feel of regency because it had several darker themes. Still loved the story and found the heroine to be good without being perfect.
  • Heidi
    This was a beautiful regency escape. I loved it!
  • Sarah Bowe
    Adeline and Charity are two friends as close as sisters. I really enjoyed the bond they had. So wrong of Charity's father to threaten Adeline into finding a match for her friend or risk losing her income. Adeline sorely needs it as her father's health is deteriorating. They both are forced to the country to Charity's Aunt's house to "find a new match" for Charity after a broken engagement. There we meet Evan who is quite brash to Adeline at first...
  • Tristine Fjerstad
    This is one of those books that is hard to put down! Adeline takes on the role of finding her friend a husband, but there are many obstacles in the way. This includes some of her own shortcomings. Everyone had a happy ending and it was well written. I enjoyed reading it. :)
  •  The Flipped Page (Susan K)
    Romance, clean, period;Adeline and Evan's story was an interesting read. Seeing this story through Adeline's eyes as she struggles to save herself, her family, and help her friend was so heart-wrenching, lovely, sad, and tension filled.Adeline, her job, her heart, her cares and concerns are so gorgeously portrayed. As she interacts with her foe, and soon to be friend and love of her heart, Evan, this was a beautiful story of two hurting hearts fi...
  • Lucinda
    This was a surprising story that I read rather quickly. It has definite Austen nods in the characters and their relationships: Adeline and Charity remind me of Sense & Sensibility (Adeline more like Elinor and Charity like Marianne), Adeline and her matchingmaking ways are like Emma, and Evan certainly reminds me of Mr. Darcy and his brooding ways (at least in the beginning), plus his friend George could also be compared to Mr. Bingley. I liked f...
  • Bonnie
    I love this cover. I would have picked up the book just for that. The story was equal to the cover and did not disappoint. Miss Adeline was a perfect companion. I loved how she did everything she thought was best for Charity with the best of intentions. Isn't that we all do? And doesn't it feel like those best intentions sometimes blow up in our faces? I was very impressed with how she handled each situation she was in and accepted the consequenc...
  • Sian
    'Miss Adelines Match' is a beautifully written novel. Joanna Barkers vivid description, complex characters, and poetic turn-of-phrase are reminiscent of Jane Austens style of writing, and Adelines difficult journey of self-discovery will resonate with fans of Austens beloved character, Emma. With its poignant lessons in loyalty and love, this book is undoubtedly destined to become a favorite amongst Regency romance readers. 'Miss Adeline’s Ma...
  • Teresa
    The characters confuse me. Charity is described as outspoken and unconventional, and yet not quite a beauty, and Adeline is described as proper and reserved as a good companion should be, but more attractive than her charge. Yet throughout the book, it is Charity who acts the shrinking violet and Adeline more take charge and opinionated. There are a number of missteps outside the Regency era. War, poverty or poaching would never be discussed with...