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Eleanor Wheeler married into misery. Now widowed, marrying again is the only way to save her sister and herself from their brother's drunken temper. Mr. Bancroft offers her such an escape if she can gain his mother's approval at the family's house party. Eleanor quickly discovers that obtaining Mrs. Bancroft's blessing is near impossible. A matter only complicated further w Eleanor Wheeler married into misery. Now widowed, marrying again is the only way to save her sister and herself from their brother's drunken temper. Mr. Bancroft offers her such an escape if she can gain his mother's approval at the family's house party. Eleanor quickly discovers that obtaining Mrs. Bancroft's blessing is near impossible. A matter only complicated further when she stumbles across a fellow guest in the middle of the night. Despite fear of scandal, Eleanor cannot resist the Marquess' easy manner, which appeals to her heart in a way Mr. Bancroft never could. However, losing Mr. Bancroft would be disastrous to her sister's future. As her past begins to catch up with her, Eleanor desperately holds the Marquess at arm's length in an attempt to preserve her plans. As the house party draws to a close, she must choose between a safe bet or following her heart. A clean and wholesome Regency romance, Love at the House Party is the third book in the Women of Worth series. It can be read apart from the series or enjoyed in proper order.Book One: Love in the BargainBook Two: Love for the SpinsterBook Three: Love at the House Party  Book Four: Love in the Wager Coming Sept, 2019


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Eleanor Wheeler married into misery. Now widowed, marrying again is the only way to save her sister and herself from their brother's drunken temper. Mr. Bancroft offers her such an escape if she can gain his mother's approval at the family's house party. Eleanor quickly discovers that obtaining Mrs. Bancroft's blessing is near impossible. A matter only complicated further w Eleanor Wheeler married into misery. Now widowed, marrying again is the only way to save her sister and herself from their brother's drunken temper. Mr. Bancroft offers her such an escape if she can gain his mother's approval at the family's house party. Eleanor quickly discovers that obtaining Mrs. Bancroft's blessing is near impossible. A matter only complicated further when she stumbles across a fellow guest in the middle of the night. Despite fear of scandal, Eleanor cannot resist the Marquess' easy manner, which appeals to her heart in a way Mr. Bancroft never could. However, losing Mr. Bancroft would be disastrous to her sister's future. As her past begins to catch up with her, Eleanor desperately holds the Marquess at arm's length in an attempt to preserve her plans. As the house party draws to a close, she must choose between a safe bet or following her heart. A clean and wholesome Regency romance, Love at the House Party is the third book in the Women of Worth series. It can be read apart from the series or enjoyed in proper order.Book One: Love in the BargainBook Two: Love for the SpinsterBook Three: Love at the House Party  Book Four: Love in the Wager Coming Sept, 2019

30 review for Love at the House Party

  1. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

    Not my favorite of the series. I have really liked all the others. They are all good stories, and slow moving romances. Like a Jane Austen novel:} This one was good. Eleanor is strong with deep insecurities her character was a bit inconsistent and I wished she didn't have so much in the way of getting her happiness. The book was mostly about her and what she needed to do to get her family out of trouble. It was all written from her POV and in this case it made it drag a bit. I wish I had know mo Not my favorite of the series. I have really liked all the others. They are all good stories, and slow moving romances. Like a Jane Austen novel:} This one was good. Eleanor is strong with deep insecurities her character was a bit inconsistent and I wished she didn't have so much in the way of getting her happiness. The book was mostly about her and what she needed to do to get her family out of trouble. It was all written from her POV and in this case it made it drag a bit. I wish I had know more of what Lord Stalsburry was thinking. They didn't have a lot of interaction together and I so wished there had been more. I didn't understand a lot of why he did some of the things he did. Over all a sweet proper regency read.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Paige Edwards

    Sweet Regency A sweet Regency romance with all the right feels. A rumpled hero and an impoverished heroine. House party and several proposals. Main characters you are sure to love.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Ramona Harris

    Mrs. Eleanor Wheeler had worked hard to get some dresses made and to make over some older dresses, they were for a house party she had been invited to. She had hoped that she would be engaged to Mr. Bancroft so that she could leave her brother's house and take her sister Charlotte with her. On the way to the house party her carriage broke down would you and she was rescued by Lord Stallsbury and Mr. Andrew Peterson and taken to Bancroft Manor. It was raining horribly and Eleanor lost her shoes i Mrs. Eleanor Wheeler had worked hard to get some dresses made and to make over some older dresses, they were for a house party she had been invited to. She had hoped that she would be engaged to Mr. Bancroft so that she could leave her brother's house and take her sister Charlotte with her. On the way to the house party her carriage broke down would you and she was rescued by Lord Stallsbury and Mr. Andrew Peterson and taken to Bancroft Manor. It was raining horribly and Eleanor lost her shoes in the mud. When they arrived the only thing they had with them was what Eleanor and Emma her maid were wearing and was sopping wet. Mrs. Haley Mr. Bancroft's sister said she would have a bath prepared for Eleanor and bring her something to wear. Mrs. Haley was about 4 inches shorter than Eleanor and Emma took a piece of cream-colored fabric to make it long enough and she put on a pair of slippers which were too small and pinched her toes. After breakfast she returned her room to get her bonnet and discovered a package she unwrapped it were a pair of shoes that were just a little too big she changed her shoes and went to participate in an archery contest. She was the first one to shoot and didn't even make it to the target the last one to shoot was Lord Stallsbury and he shot shorter than she had so that she could take the next shot which she shot the wooden easel that the target rested on. Then it started to rain again as they ran for the house she discovered that her trunk was finally there so she changed clothes. That night after she went to bed she decided she wanted something to read so she went down to what she thought was the library and found Lord Stallsbury seated there and they got to talking. This happened several times before she found out that it was Mr. Bancroft's study but she continued to go speak with Lord Stallsbury. She discovered that Lord Stallsbury father had demanded that he get married that season her he was going to cut him completely off and kick him out of the house. So they made a bet on which one would become engaged first Eleanor or him. To find out what happens, who wins the bet read the book. It's a very good book...

  4. 5 out of 5

    Janene

    Rating: 4.5 stars I will not summarize this story because that information is already given in the description of this book and I do not want to give more of the plot away. What I liked: • The author caught my attention right from the beginning and drew me into the story's inner workings. • Lord Stallsbury and Eleanor were very likeable characters and thoroughly developed. • Eleanor was at the house party to secure a marriage with Mr. Bancroft. So who will Eleanor choose to give her heart to? Lord S Rating: 4.5 stars I will not summarize this story because that information is already given in the description of this book and I do not want to give more of the plot away. What I liked: • The author caught my attention right from the beginning and drew me into the story's inner workings. • Lord Stallsbury and Eleanor were very likeable characters and thoroughly developed. • Eleanor was at the house party to secure a marriage with Mr. Bancroft. So who will Eleanor choose to give her heart to? Lord Stallsbury or Mr. Bancroft? • Eleanor's and Lord Stallsbury romance developed slowly and was believable. It grew out of their interactions at the Bancroft house party as they tried to navigate the matchmaking scene. • The supporting cast of characters added dimension to the story. They were very well fleshed out and they played active roles in this book. • The pacing of this story was good. Not too fast nor too slow. There was a smooth, coherent flow to this book. • There was a lot of social action in this story. Some of the action was predictable and some not. • There was drama and twists and turns to the plot. • The description of locations and emotions were well done and easy to visualize and to feel. I felt a part of the scenes. • The story was well edited • This was a clean read and I appreciate that. I believe it is harder to write a good, clean story than it is to write one full of swearing and sex. If you like Regency romance, you will enjoy this one. I was given a free copy of this book. My review was voluntary and my opinions were my own.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Mary

    This is romantic, entertaining and sweet. Lord Stallsbury is charming, flirty and cheeky. Mrs. Wheeler is determined, impulsive and insecure. After coming out of mourning for her husband, Mrs. Wheeler is determined to get herself and her sister out of their brother's home. She is contacted by a gentleman, who courted her years earlier, but never got further because of the deaths of her parents. She figures that Mr. Bancroft is her best chance at a decent marriage, which means her sister would be This is romantic, entertaining and sweet. Lord Stallsbury is charming, flirty and cheeky. Mrs. Wheeler is determined, impulsive and insecure. After coming out of mourning for her husband, Mrs. Wheeler is determined to get herself and her sister out of their brother's home. She is contacted by a gentleman, who courted her years earlier, but never got further because of the deaths of her parents. She figures that Mr. Bancroft is her best chance at a decent marriage, which means her sister would be able to make a good match, so she agrees to go to the house party he invited her to. Lord Stallsbury is there to check out a guest that he is considering for marriage. One night very late, Mrs. Wheeler goes to the library to find a book to read, but ends up in Mr. Bancroft's study, which was already occupied by Lord Stallsbury. They end up talking for a while before she goes back to her room. The next night they repeat it, then every night. There's a bet made, unexpected guests, an engagement and other twists that keep the story interesting. I really liked Lord Stallsbury, but he's too laid back and oblivious. This is the 3rd book in the series, but you can read it as a standalone without missing anything. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Lori

    This was a a quick and fun little read. I always find the concept of house parties as interesting, and this one didn’t disappoint!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Cat

    I thoroughly enjoyed Love at the House Party. The characters, the setting, the story, everything was what I needed at this time. Eleanor Wheeler is an amazing and complex character. She isn't simpering over the men in the book, which is always a plus for me. I think the series name of these books tells me a lot about the type of women Kasey Stockton has written; Women of Worth. I really appreciated there was no insta-love. It's very rare that it can work and be believable to the reader. With this b I thoroughly enjoyed Love at the House Party. The characters, the setting, the story, everything was what I needed at this time. Eleanor Wheeler is an amazing and complex character. She isn't simpering over the men in the book, which is always a plus for me. I think the series name of these books tells me a lot about the type of women Kasey Stockton has written; Women of Worth. I really appreciated there was no insta-love. It's very rare that it can work and be believable to the reader. With this book, we saw friendship and admiration before there were any romantic feelings. Just a quick mention on my thoughts on Lord Stallsbury; Loved the character, didn't love his name. If you have ever watched Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom, then you know what I mean. So, apologies to Kasey Stockton, but I had to change your characters first name. I didn't realise this was a series when I started reading, and this was book three. So I definitely need to pick up the rest. If it's anything like this one, then I'm sure to love it.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Beverly McCall

    Love at the House Party, A Regency Romance (Women of Worth, Book 3) by Kasey Stockton is true this genre format. Eleanor Wheeler, a widow, with a younger sister finds herself in economic dire straits. To get herself out of it she decides to attend a house party to find a husband. Lord Tarquin Stallsbury a second son expectantly finds himself the heir apparent and subsequently in need of a wealthy wife in also in attendance at the house party. Will these two get together? Will there be obstacles Love at the House Party, A Regency Romance (Women of Worth, Book 3) by Kasey Stockton is true this genre format. Eleanor Wheeler, a widow, with a younger sister finds herself in economic dire straits. To get herself out of it she decides to attend a house party to find a husband. Lord Tarquin Stallsbury a second son expectantly finds himself the heir apparent and subsequently in need of a wealthy wife in also in attendance at the house party. Will these two get together? Will there be obstacles thrown into their path? I thought it was clever that Ms. Stockton chose to tell this story in the first-person point of view. It allowed the reader to get to really understand all the characters. Her use of descriptive language created vivid scenes along with the rich dialog that contribute to building tension in the rising action with the twists and turns of this character-driven lot. I enjoyed Ms. Stockton’s style of writing and am looking forward to reading other books in this series.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Brenda

    Why are how was this book ever published I've read a lot of books that were bad but this is the worst The story was ridiculous the characters were ridiculous and the outcome was preposterous I would not recommend this book unless you wanna read bored to death I only finished it because I couldn't believe it was so bad that it wouldn't not get better however it never got better It was boring what was written from 1 person's perspective that is just to silly. I have given it to stars because it wou Why are how was this book ever published I've read a lot of books that were bad but this is the worst The story was ridiculous the characters were ridiculous and the outcome was preposterous I would not recommend this book unless you wanna read bored to death I only finished it because I couldn't believe it was so bad that it wouldn't not get better however it never got better It was boring what was written from 1 person's perspective that is just to silly. I have given it to stars because it wouldn't take my review without it again pitiful

  10. 4 out of 5

    Bookconfessions

    This is the first novel I’ve read by this author. Originally I had a hard time getting into the story because of how similar it was to other stories I’d read lately. While not wholly original, the story was really well written. The characters were engaging and had good dimension. I felt connected enough to the story to know I was missing some subtleties as far as side characters went and found myself looking for other books the author has written. Happilly, this is book 3 in the series, looks li This is the first novel I’ve read by this author. Originally I had a hard time getting into the story because of how similar it was to other stories I’d read lately. While not wholly original, the story was really well written. The characters were engaging and had good dimension. I felt connected enough to the story to know I was missing some subtleties as far as side characters went and found myself looking for other books the author has written. Happilly, this is book 3 in the series, looks like I just upped my growing tbr pile.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Sharon Eikenberry-Deary

    A change is needed Mrs Wheeler was left to tend to her sister. Brother was a drunk and made them live as poor can get. Mrs Wheeler decided a house party was just what she needed to go to. Until that dreadful day after all her talks with Lord Stallsbury. Miss Thornton blabber at dinner party about the secret meetings. She left but her life was changing for the better after her brother died and she found a man who loves her.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Karen Blackburn

    Enjoyable light reading An enjoyable read marred only by the numerous small spelling errors implying the book is intended solely for consumption within the USA rather than the rest of the world. A pity because the storyline is enjoyable though the characters are slightly two dimensional and thus a mite difficult to feel sympathy for. This made for a pleasant afternoons read and would make a good book to take travelling.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Bronagh

    Honestly loved this book, I loved that she was a mature and cautious women. Once I started this book I could not put it down and now that I finished I am content. Do read this book if you love historical romance and this book is truly something that can help you forget reality for just a little bit of time.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Kathy

    A widow decides to marry an old bow to ensure that she and her sister have a place to live. However she must go to a house party for three weeks and gain the approval of her Bow’s mother. Since the woman had never licked her she knew she was in for a tough time. However she met a man at the house party that she enjoyed talking to. This caused a problem in the plan. Intriguing book.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Sylvia Joseph

    Long. Lost Now Love A nice read.. Interesting characters. Finding love , young sister.brother with addictive problem. Losing parents. Marriage without choice. Unhappiness twist and turns leaving love and finding it again. Interesting story.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Carol

    Nicely done I enjoyed this book. I found the characters all very interesting and real. The plot was a common one but she wove the story and the characters Tigris very well and had a sweet happy after ending

  17. 5 out of 5

    GG

    I did like Lord Stallsbury, but really didn't care much for Eleanor. She paced continually, stumbled a few times, and really couldn't see what was right in front of her. The writing was a little stiff, or maybe it was just Eleanor.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Henrietta G Landry

    Very good OK, tho was very hard to put down! There is desperation, betrayal, foolishness, a villain, a damsel in distress and a hero. AND, it's clean! Doesn't get a lot better than this

  19. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    Highly Recommend If you like historical romance that transports you back in time, I highly recommend Love at the House Party. The main character draws you in and you root for her to the end

  20. 4 out of 5

    Kris Kuebel

    Enjoyable Lose yourself for a while in an era where most things remain unsaid and your reputation means everything. This story was an interesting microcosm of the times.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Dee A Evans

    Great This story gave more substance to the typical recency female and the engaging writing made hard to put down at 1:30 am. Stockton is on my BOLO list for more books.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Lindsay Gassin

    This fun and light series definitely needs to be read in order.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Leah Moyes

    Just a nice clean romance read. Loved it!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Anasthasia Brache

    Excellent regency era romance! Eleanor and Tarequin are my favorite charters. This story is well told. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Heidi Pack

    Cute, refreshing book. Off to get the next by her!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Leda

    Fine story.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Gail

    Another historical romance that is enjoyable and fun to read.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Miriam

    Great addition to the series I really enjoyed this book, especially the hero! I love clean regency romance books with happily ever after endings! I really like this author!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Ann Marie Curry

    4+stars!! This was a very enjoyable read! A young widow and a second son of a duke.... The first son died.... So the second was to inherit the dukedome. The

  30. 4 out of 5

    Melanie

    I really enjoy Kasey Stockton’s books. The Women of Worth series has been fun to read. Each story is unique with well drawn characters to get to know. This is Eleanor’s story. Her motivation to attend a house party is her desperation to remarry and secure a better future for her and her younger sister. Mr. Bancroft has invited her to his country home and by the end of the party she hopes to be betrothed to him. Eleanor has not had a lot of things go right on her lifetime. She is a young widow, w I really enjoy Kasey Stockton’s books. The Women of Worth series has been fun to read. Each story is unique with well drawn characters to get to know. This is Eleanor’s story. Her motivation to attend a house party is her desperation to remarry and secure a better future for her and her younger sister. Mr. Bancroft has invited her to his country home and by the end of the party she hopes to be betrothed to him. Eleanor has not had a lot of things go right on her lifetime. She is a young widow, with a heavy burden that means her life is not hers to live as she wants. Mr Bancroft is meh. Eleanor notices that he is very hum drum, although he has one mean mother who often tries to bend Mr. B. to her will. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. In the matter of marrying Eleanor. His feelings are clear. He will marry her. Then there is Lord Stallsworth, who has also come to the house party to perhaps find a wife. Btw, he is a whole lot more than Meh. Handsome, wealthy, heir to a dukedom. A friendship of sorts develops between him and Eleanor. Eleanor somehow becomes his confidant and he reveals a vulnerable side that certainly charmed me. So lots of weird goings on happen. Mean mothers, sore losers, infernal gossipers all combine to confuse Eleanor and the Marquess. She knows what she wants to do and she knows what she must do. He knows what he must do and what he wants to do. The author takes you all the way to the end (96% on Kindke) to finally reveal the HEA. If I had one critique, it’s that it was written in First Person from Eleanor’s POV. I really felt other POV’s were missing, particularly the Lord’s thoughts. That said, I highly recommend and I will continue reading the series.

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