The Country House Courtship is Book 3 in this series, but you don't need the other two to fall in love with this story. Burkhard has an amazing talent to write a book with just enough details to get the stories that happened before without spoiling them if you want to go back and read them. If you have read the other two you'll be pleasantly surprised that there isn't a ton of repetition of what you all ready know.
The Country House Courtship is pure delight. The main characters you fell in love with before are still very much present in this book. They haven't grown old and withered on the vine! Ariana and Mr. Mornay have settled in their country manor with their children and life is enjoyable.
Ariana's family comes to visit. Her younger sister, Beatrice, is longing for the excitement of London and a a season in high society. Ariana's mother thinks Beatrice is too young and her heart is set on the wrong things. Beatrice is sure she can land a rich husband despite not having a dowry. After all, her sister did it. Why not herself?
Life gets interesting at the Country House when two gentlemen arrive that interest Beatrice. Whom will she choose? Will she go for the money or for love?
Burkhard's claim is she writes for the Jane Austen soul. Please don't send me hate mail, but I think Burkhard writes better than Austen.