Publisher: Writers Exchange E-Publishing

ISBN: 9781921636783
Mr. Peregrine Tyndall has often been called the laziest man in London. But he is stirred to the enormous effort of matchmaking when a hunting accident suffered by his cousin, Lord Shipton, makes him realize that he stands in real danger of inheriting an earldom – with all its responsibilities, responsibilities that would change his comfortable life into a purgatory. His solution is to find a wife for Lord Shipton, a wife who would produce another heir. In his opinion, the perfect girl would be their childhood friend, Portia Freestone.

Mr. Tyndall doesn’t know what formidable obstacles are before him, however, when he joins a house party at the earl’s country home with this match on his mind. In the first place, his normally obliging friend Portia has a secret. She has no wish to marry the earl – she likes him very well, but the man she secretly wishes to marry is Perry himself. An even bigger problem is Miss Frances Armitage. She and her little sister Harriet had been left in Perry’s guardianship, a duty he had benignly and completely neglected. But now Miss Armitage, a furious Valkyrie, is about to descend on Lakeford Hall to demand that Perry take up his duties in a responsible manner, even if she has to force him to do it.

Thrust into just the sort of efforts he dislikes most, Mr. Tyndall tries his best to cope, and in the attempt, gets a great deal more than he bargained for.

“…a fantastic and funny romantic comedy that should not be missed by any reader of romance novels….The pace of the book continues at a good speed, and the dialogue and narration lead the way with spirit and wit.”
The Romance Reviews

“Catherine Dove understands the manners and the language of the period and masterfully puts the reader in that time and place. Her characters are believable and appealing. Her dialogue is natural and funny….I heartily recommend The Lazy Bachelor to fans of Regency Romance.”

“I always enjoy Catherine Dove’s regency romances” and “Very amusing.”