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#ThrowbackThursday Review Edition — Sir Philip’s Folly by M. C. Beaton

Hello awesome readers. I wanted to share one of my early reviews I posted 7 years ago on the old blog. I really loved this book and it makes me feel nostalgic just looking at this old review. It also makes me long for historical romance and historical fiction, genres I used to read quite regularly.


Sir Philip’s Folly

The Fourth Volume of The Poor Relation Series

sir philips folly m c beatonAuthors: M.C. Beaton
Category: Historical Fiction/Historical Romance
Suitable for: Teens+
My Rating: 5 Stars
Format Used for Review: Kindle
Pages: 160

Description: A tale full of scheming, deception, greed and romance. The owners of the Poor Relation hotel conspire to evict a vulgar leech of a guest while also attempting to help a young lady escape her mother’s control and win over the man of her dreams.

You will find yourself transported to London in the early 1800s, engrossed in a story with a lot of twists and turns. Watch as this diverse cast schemes to unmask a gold digger and make a name for their hotel. This book is full of subterfuge and humor.

In Short: This is a thoroughly entertaining book. The characters are all unique and fascinating. The story is fast paced and full of intrigue. The ending is satisfying and leaves no loose ends untied.

Pros: Although this book is the 4th in the Poor Relation series it stands alone well and doesn’t leave you hanging in the end. This book will make sense to you even if you have not read any of the other books in the series. This book has a fun, fast paced story. With no fluff it makes for a quick entertaining read.

Cons: The kindle edition has a lot of typos and possibly no editor. There are a lot of words smashed together and in one part of the book there is a block of text missing. I don’t know if these problems exist in any other versions of the book. The words run together likethis interrupted the flow of reading but because I was so engrossed in the story I didn’t dwell on the typos and just kept reading! This being my only issue with the book and because it is possible that it is a kindle only problem I decided not to knock off any stars.


This review was orginally posted on, March 11, 2013 at the old blog here.

reviewed by O sm