Search this blog

A Perfect Match

A Perfect Match (2015)
by Rachel Knowles

Mrs Westlake does not want her only daughter to marry well. She wants Alicia to make the brilliant match that will secure their places in fashionable society—the society that once shunned her. Determined to succeed, the ambitious widow is not above a little scheming in order to get what she wants.

But Alicia has other ambitions. She is more interested in character than connections. Having witnessed the misery that can arise from an unequal marriage, she is determined not to make the same mistake as her parents. She wants to marry someone whom she can both love and respect. She is not looking for a brilliant match—she is looking for a perfect match.

A Perfect Match is a story of romance and adventure set in late Georgian London and Weymouth, when Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, was queen of fashionable society.

The story of the Westlakes is told against a background rich in historical detail gleaned from years of research for this blog. Alicia and her mother interact with real historical characters, visit real historical places and experience real historical events. It is a traditional romance—so do not expect any hot and steamy scenes in the bedroom—but it is also the story of the deepest, most passionate love.

A Perfect Match is available from and