Guest Review: Daring in a Blue Dress by Katie MacAlister

Chivalry is far from dead in the third novel in the “gut-wrenchingly funny”* Matchmaker in Wonderland Romance series.
Stranded in England without money or a ticket home, Mercy Starling takes a job working for a medieval reenactment company. After all, who wouldn’t want to pretend to live in the past, wield swords and long bows, and dress up in armor? And the best part of her summer job is Bestwood Hall...or rather, its intriguing new owner.

The painfully shy Alden Ainslie is overwhelmed by the medieval reenactors who invade the Tudor house he’s renovating, but he’s drawn to the bubbly Mercy. And he valiantly joins in the fun, dodging not just arrows, lances, and the odd sword thrust, but also some pretty suspicious—and potentially deadly—attacks on himself. Someone wants him to give up on the house. But Alden is desperate to prove himself—and win the heart of his lady fair...




These books are always so much fun! I love the characters, the plot, the romance…they come to life off the pages and always take you on such wonderful adventures.

The third book in this series, Daring in a Blue Dress, brings back the always charming Ainslie brothers. This one focuses on Alden. A shy, reserved man who isn’t really keen to the idea of being paired off by his sister-in-law. So, he throws himself into his work. But this is where he meets Mercy. Mercy has seen her plans crumble before her eyes, so when she meets Alden, she pushes her feelings aside. Very quickly, however, she discovers that he’s exactly the plan she’s been waiting a lifetime for.

Absolutely wonderful. It’s funny, charming, and the chemistry that these two characters have is indescribable. They are a perfect pairing with an awkwardness that creates such a beautiful connection between two people who finally find their purpose…one another.

Rating 5 Stars

I read and reviewed a paperback copy of the book gifted to the blog, from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own.


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