LORD SEEKS WIFE By Heather Barnett @WritesHeather @SerpentineBooks #LordSeeksWife #Bookblogtour #Bookblogger

Available 2nd August | Hardback on Amazon |ebook |

Thank you to @SerpentineBooks for my spot on this blogtour.


Take 1,000 women, add one earl and whip into a media frenzy.

Reclusive academic Lord Noblet de Beeble doesn’t want to get married but his overbearing mother, Lady Caroline, is insisting he must. When he places an advert for a wife in the Situations Vacant section of his local newspaper, the national press pick up the story. A desperate Noblet calls on his handsome younger brother, Henry, to help him navigate the subsequent media frenzy.

Among the hordes of hopeful candidates to descend on the village of Gently Rising is the beautiful and mysterious Mia Wild, who befriends local primary school teacher, Alice Brand. Alice has been looking for something to spice up her life, but getting embroiled in a very public wife-hunt wasn’t what she had in mind.

In a summer packed with suspicious exes, snobbery, social climbers and sausage rolls, Gently Rising will bear witness to a public courtship like no other. But who will come out on top?


Forget the reality dating shows and pick up this book, I absolutely loved this. I found myself laughing away at some of the antics, I loved the characters even the horrible ones. This is such a brilliant light hearted entertaining read, what’s not to like.

Alice Brand has lived in Gently Rising all her life, she loves it there. She struggled when she had to leave for university to train to be a teacher and once qualified she was back. Lord Noblet George William Chatterton De Beeble, 14th Earl of Pantling, or Nobby to his friends, is looking for a wife, well he isn’t really but his mother Lady Catherine wants him to get married and run the Estate. He decided to put an advertisement in the Gazette under the situations vacant section it read: Thirty something Earl seeks wife to help run ancestral home. If you love the countryside, animals, and large houses, this could be the role for you! P.S. Must have a passion for the novels of Wilkie Collins. Apply in writing, stating qualifications for the role, to the Earl of Pantling, de Beeble Hall, Mereshire. Of course that’s not how the Telegraph mentioned it when they reported it and where Lady Caroline first read of it. Obviously Nobby is inundated with letters.

Lady Caroline looks through some of the letters with Nobby, but then leaves him to it. Henry his younger brother comes to the rescue. After asking why he put the ad under situations vacant and not lonely hearts, Nobby explains he doesn’t want a wife, but their mother refuses to run the Estate any longer so wants him married.

Nobby and Henry couldn’t be anymore different, Henry is well mannered and capable, whereas Nobby is as his mother calls him an imbecilic carthorse, he is what I think you would call eccentric. He likes his food and his Wilkie Collins books. He seems to have no other interests.

A further notice is put up to say the interviews will be done on a first come first served basis and will be held in the village hall in Gently Rising, much to the disgust of the villagers who weren’t even asked, especially as it was a day the Brownies had the hall booked. They were concerned with the amount of people who would turn up in the village and the state the place would be left in when they all left again. (Shock, horror!)

Among the candidates we are introduced to Mia who befriends Alice and even convinces her to take part. But who is Mia? She has rented a cottage in the village but disappears on trips around the world. Alice and Mia get on well. Sinead also lives in the village and has her eyes on becoming the bride with her lever arched folders full of any information she can get her hands on in which to help her be successful, but what is she really looking for is it love or money?

When Henry finds his girlfriend Saskia in a bit of a compromising position he dumps her, but she doesn’t take no for an answer, and is determined to get him back one way or another.

There are so many quirky characters in this story, and so many comic moments that will make you laugh out loud. If you want something to relax with and have a chuckle I would highly recommend this. Everything just comes together so well. Who will win Nobby as a future husband? Or should i say who will Nobby choose to be his wife.

This is a perfect 5 ⭐️ read if you like a bit of romance, with some fun great characters, grab a copy of this, it will not disappoint. I would love to read more about Gently Rising and the characters. Thank you to @SerpentineBooks for an eARC of this book. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.


Heather Barnett has been making things up and writing them down ever since she could hold a pen. She studied English and French at the University of Leeds and has written at every opportunity since, from copywriting to stand-up comedy and sketches. Her influences span Jane Austen and Douglas Adams at one end of the alphabet through to PG Wodehouse at the other. Her debut novel, Acts of Kindness, was kick-started with the help of sessions at the Faber Academy and Arvon Foundation, and then regularly impeded by her two attention-seeking cats. She is head of marketing at an agency in Oxfordshire.
Heather’s debut novel, Acts of Kindness was published in March 2021. Lord Seeks Wife is a hilarious romantic comedy and is her follow-up book.

Please visit Heather’s website (https://www.heatherbarnettauthor.com) to read more.

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