Berta sees herself as the plain sister.
In fact, she is disappointed that it seems she got all the
brains and her sister all the beauty. It would have been
fairer to have split both. She has decided she wants to try
and make a match for herself before her sisterís season
starts. She knows the man she wants but is convinced he is
out of her league. So she hatches on a plan to introduce
her sister to one of her scholar friends, Robert, so she
will get to spend time with him and see if she can woo him.
She also has asked him to help her sister Chloe get over her
awkwardness around people. It may work better than she
anticipated. Not only that but she finds out that the man
she secretly loves is coming to London and is a friend of
Recipe for Love is a
fast-paced, fun-filled historical romance. The author was
able to clearly show how sometimes beauty is not just on the
surface. I loved how the gentleman was able to help Miss
Chloe determine what her talents were without hurting her
feelings, and in fact make her blossom. I also loved the
humor with the final ball scene, as will anyone who reads
it. Recipe for Love is a wonderful addition
to the 19th century English marriage mart genre.