Normally I don’t read books set in the England of the 1800’s. If I do read them, I don’t enjoy them. (I’m determined to read Great Expectations this year and it’s not going well.) Winning Miss Winthrop was an exception in that I read it and I enjoyed it.
Having said that, I must also say that this story, like many in this genre remind me of those nature shows where the boy bird and the girl bird dance around each other, back away, then go at each other only to back further away. Each of the main characters have good reasons to act the way they do, but after a while the passive-aggressive behavior (PAB) is just too much even for this Southern woman. (Southern women perfected PAB.)
I did like how some social issues that we still struggle with today are handled, especially when it came to the mentally challenged young man. I also appreciated how Jonathan took it upon himself to help those he found suddenly as his neighbors.
This is the first of a series. Hints are given as to future storylines and they sound quite promising. I recommend Winning Miss Winthrop.
I received a free copy of the book from NetGalley and Kregel Publications in exchange for my honest review. Thank you.
ISBN #: 0825445337 (ISBN13: 9780825445330)
Pub Date 03.27.18