Make the ducks happy and win an estate!
Mr. Christopher “Kit” Winnington never expected his favorite aunt to dream up something as ridiculous as a contest to determine the heir to her sizeable property.
But there it is, in black and white, in the letter from her solicitor. In order to win the inheritance, Kit must vie with his aunt’s companion, Miss Angela Stratton. Their task: Make his aunt’s pet ducks happy. Odd, for such a sharp-witted lady, and definitely out of character.
Still, making ducks happy is better than his current, despised job. Shouldn’t be much of a problem, either. Quack at them, pet them and maybe feed them some stale bread. He should win handily.
Angela liked her employer very much, but the most she expected from the will was a little money. But now, a chance to win an entire estate! Since she cares for the ducks and knows their quirks, she should win easily.
The ducks, already happy, quack along their merry way as Kit and Angela discover that love may be a greater prize than any inheritance.
A sweet, drawing room, not bedroom, Regency romantic comedy. 40,000 words, about 145 pages. A new version of the previous work, expanded and completely rewritten.
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About the Author
Welcome to My World of Historical Hilarity! I'm Linda Banche, and I write witty, sweet/sensual Regency romances with nary a rake or royal in sight. Most contain humor, some fantasy, and occasionally a little paranormal or science fiction. But comedy is my love, and I've created my own wacky blend of humor and Regency with stories that can elicit reactions from a gentle smile to a belly laugh. Like many other romance authors, I read romances for years before I wrote my own. Once I tried, I quickly discovered how difficult writing is. Did I stop? No, I'm persistent--that's French for "too stupid to quit". I live in New England and like aerobics and ducks. So, laugh along with me on a voyage back to the Regency era. Me and my ducks. Quack. Visit me at my website http://www.lindabanche.com for more information.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Laci Book provided by the publisher for review Review originally posted at Romancing the Book I enjoyed this blush romance immensely. It had the perfect amount of humor and romance. The ducks, of course, played a large part in the book, both as comic relief and as matchmakers. Each had a personality of their own, as is explained so well that it doesn’t even seem like the author is taking time out to point this out – it flows very well. Kit quickly changes from being only in it for himself to falling for Angela, which I really liked. I appreciated the fact that he didn’t take longer in showing redeeming qualities. That’s important for me in liking the hero character in a book, especially in this book since it was a short blush. For a short blush, it definitely gave off the feeling of being much longer. At no time did I feel as if I was missing anything nor did it feel like things were progressing too quickly for the development of the story. An Inheritance For The Birds definitely had all the right qualities. It even had the evil villain role to offset the golden qualities of the hero. Angela is a no-nonsense type of woman. She knows what has to be done and she’s going to do it. She’s not selfish and seems to genuinely care for both the estate that both she and Kit are vying for and the ducks, which seem to understand what’s going on. Kit learns to love the birds as well. He even finds them as humorous as I did, often using them as a way to break up any of Angela’s other possible suitors “moves”. All of these things really helped the story. In the end, I got the happily ever after that I was hoping for with not only the two main characters, but two of the supporting characters as well. Add to that a mystery and the whacky ducks, and this is a book that I would read again and definitely recommend to anyone who is looking for a well-written book that’s short, sweet, and humorous.