Review: Swept off Her Feet
Swept off Her Feet by Hester Browne
Publisher: Gallery Books
From the cover:
Evie Nicholson is in love . . . with the past. An antiques appraiser in a London shop, Evie spins fanciful attachments to Victorian picture frames, French champagne glasses, satin evening gloves, and tattered teddy bears—regardless of their monetary value.
Alice Nicholson is in love . . . with Fraser Graham, a dashing Scotsman whom Evie secretly desires. As crisply neat and stylish as Evie is cheerfully cluttered, Alice is a professional organizer determined to pull her sister out of her comfort zone—and who presents her with an irresistible offer.
As a favor to friends of Fraser’s family, Evie jumps at the chance to appraise a Scottish castle full of artifacts and heirlooms. What could be more thrilling than roaming the halls of Kettlesheer and uncovering the McAndrews’ family treasures—and dusty secrets?
But crossing paths with moody heir Robert McAndrew has Evie assessing what she wants the most . . . and at an upcoming candlelight gala, a traditional dance will set her heart reeling.
I can’t put my finger on the exact reason why, but Swept off Her Feet by Hester Browne reminded me a lot of Pride and Prejudice, which is never a bad thing. I absolutely adored reading Pride and Prejudice in high school and after finishing Swept off Her Feet, I wanted to pick up my old copy of it and read it again.
Evie was such a fun and lovable heroine to follow around. She’s stuck in the past with her obsession for antiques, but she also has a charming and quirky personality to go along with it. I love how she falls in love with items that no one else would ever want. She takes ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ to a whole new level, but it was so entertaining to read about her attachment to antiques and her desire to find a good home for all of the items. In addition to Evie, all of the characters were well written and it was easy to fall in love with all of them.
Ever since my friend showed me pictures of her trip to Scotland, I’ve been a bit obsessed with the place and I always wanted to visit Scotland. This book did not help with my addiction to Scotland. I loved the scenery described in this book as well as the castles filled with history and antiques. It was an added bonus to read about Scotland and it added to the enjoyment of the novel.
All in all, Swept off Her Feet was a fun and entertaining novel that should be enjoyed by those who love chick lit and brit lit.