Swept off Her Feet

Swept off Her Feet

The steps of a charmingly complex dance?Scotland's famous reel?are at the heart of Hester Browne's enchanting contemporary novel of two very different sisters whose dreams may come true at a romantic Scottish ball. Evie Nicholson is in love . . . with the past. An antiques appraiser in a London shop, Evie spins fanciful attachments to Victorian picture frames, French champagne The steps of a charmingly complex dance?Scotland's famous reel?are at the heart of Hester Browne's enchan...

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Title:Swept off Her Feet
Author:Hester Browne
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Genres:Womens Fiction
ISBN:1439168849
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:330 pages pages

Swept off Her Feet Reviews

  • Kathryn
    Sep 03, 2010
    4.5 STARS. Evie loves old wedding photographs, tattered teddy bears, and dreaming of an old-fashioned life far beyond the hustle and bustle of modern-day London and the prosaic demands of her antique dealing boss. Through a connection of her sister's, Evie is swept off to Kettlesheer, ...
  • Ann
    Mar 20, 2011
    This book centers around Evie, a late-twenties single Londoner who has an affinity for anything old that has a story (especially old photograph frames - with the photographs, and worn and loved teddy bears). Good thing she works for an antique shop! So, when Evie's clutter-free sist...
  • Laurie
    Jun 24, 2011
    I would call this a perfect summer read, but who am I kidding? I read books like this all year long. Romantic, far-fetched, not super well-written, but fun nonetheless. It was just the kind of book I needed when I didn't want to think a whole lot, felt emotionally drained, and just wan...
  • Michelle
    Jul 28, 2012
    I loved it. The Little Lady series and The Finishing Touches were overall better books but this one was still great and it was fun to read Browne's style flavored with a Jane Austin element. The Scottish setting and influence was also an interesting and fun twist. I was especially able...
  • Pepper Basham
    Aug 11, 2018
    This was a really cute story! I love reading all of the wonderful English lingo and turns-of-phrases. The heroine was quirky and likeable, the hero a true Darcy-like standoffish. Browne adds a cast of nearly-eccentric characters to make a fun read. ...
  • Cecilia
    Mar 20, 2011
    True to its title, Swept Off Her Feet will sweep readers off their feet and transport them back to a time where Scottish reels had been used as a form of flirtation and courtship! Hester Browne has outdone herself with this latest release - and she has definitely left me breathless as ...
  • kari
    May 13, 2011
    This was a fun quick read with great characters who think and change during the book, always a plus to me. I loved that Evie was always dreaming of how a man would look in breeches or a top hat or with mutton chop whiskers or driving a carriage. She somewhat lives in a fantasy world an...
  • Kim
    Apr 17, 2014
    I fell in love with this book. Evie works for an antiques dealer - but she falls in love with the history of each item that comes under auction. Her sister finds an estate in Scotland that needs to sell some of their precious items to keep the house in the family. She sets off to ca...
  • Carrie
    Mar 21, 2011
    I am a big fan of Hester Brown. Her books are frothy, light, escapist, fun, and charming. This British author likes to take a real woman who harkens back to "long-ago" manners and style, and sets her in a modern era. This sweet, innocent book was a warm blanket and mug of cocoa all wra...
  • Patti TheLoveJunkee
    Feb 27, 2011
    Aaaahhhh! Prepare yourselves for a squee-fest! I could not put Swept Off Her Feet down... Evie Nicholson is an antiques "finder", she actually works for the dealer. Her problem is that she when she sees an item, she sees not the potential buyer, but the past, imagining who used the ...
  • Mandolin
    Oct 04, 2012
    Evie Nicholson, an antiques dealers' assistant, just knows she was born in the wrong time and place. She belongs in an age where crinoline was the material of choice, gallantry was the rule of thumb and balls were commonplace occurrences. Disappointed with her own family's sad lack of ...
  • Kirsten Brown
    Feb 26, 2017
    Format: AudioBook Genre: Chick Lit, Romance, Contemporary The Vintage Girl By Hester Browne was a bit of a whim purchase for me. I usually love Erotic Romance, but to be honest the 'Vintage' part of the title pulled me in. I love all things vintage, and I loved the look of the co...
  • Ciera
    Mar 19, 2016
    "Chicklit" is all the fun of romantic comedies with all the emotion and secondhand nerves and embarrassment of books. A lovely quick read with romance and history, just what I wanted! ...
  • ɑƨħŵɑɡ ♥Team Magnus Damora FOREVER♥
    Apr 24, 2011
    First of all, antiques are not my thing so any cultural value was put in this novel was lost to me even if fictional LOL! The only part of this romance story I loved was the Evie and Robert parts.. The two of them were just so unresistable.. I think if this was all Evie and Robert s...
  • Alyssa Goodnight
    Mar 16, 2011
    I had high expectations for this book, having LOVED The Little Lady Agency series, and it did not disappoint. Ms. Browne had me smiling at page three, and I never stopped. She has such a lovely way with words and can have you feeling sentimental at the same time you're giggling over so...
  • Amanda Kimball
    Jul 17, 2012
    What girl doesn't enjoy thinking of fancy balls and dresses? I loved Evie and her fanciful nature. Her perspective and descriptions of the castle, relationships, and antiques were delightful to read. I felt as though I was learning Scottish reels as I was taken through her world. I lov...
  • Jules
    Mar 13, 2014
    Hester Browne is one of my favorite authors whose books I purchase without reading the synopsis. Her writing never disappoints. Evie is a light-hearted, lovable character with a heart of gold. Her goofy mother (Carol) and sister (Alice) stereotypically try to put the effervescent Ev...
  • Adriana
    Jun 03, 2013
    Funny, witty, and engaging are the top things that come to mind after reading this book. The situation and ending are a bit clich, but there?s a reason clichs become so. In the hands of a good writer, this particular overused storyline kept me entertained and interested from fir...
  • Megan Readinginthesunshine
    Jan 25, 2014
    I had previously read and enjoyed Hester Browne?s novels when I picked up her book The Runaway Princess last year. Knowing how I had enjoyed reading that, I was looking forward to reading The Vintage Girl. The cover is SO gorgeous, I just wanted to stare at it all day, but I had to c...
  • Heather
    Mar 09, 2014
    The Vintage Girl is exactly what it says on the cover. Evie Nicholson works for an antiques dealer in London. Her talent is finding them. Is it for the value? No. It's for the story. And that's why you kind of love her. In 2014, where vintage is almost synonymous with hipster, Evie ...
  • Zuzana
    Dec 01, 2014
    I have read a Hester Browne's book before - The Runaway Princess and I found it a little bit cheesy and too romantic and not so relate able.. But I still enjoy a little bit of romance so I decided to give her a second change and read THE VINTAGE GIRL. It was a little bit of a slow star...
  • Maryline M's Bookshelf
    Nov 01, 2014
    This review was first published at M's Bookshelf - http://mssbookshelf.blogspot.be What a wonderful book. Everything from the blurb to the title and cover screamed "read me", and I loved every page of it. Evie is a wonderful, hopeless romantic who dreams her way through life. Until ...
  • Holly
    Feb 03, 2014
    I thought this was a very charming book. Evie was a girl I could relate to, with her love of vintage and the stories behind them. The love story was cute, nothing grand or over the top but just sweet. ...
  • Katie Glowicki
    Feb 25, 2014
    Did not disappoint. Chick Lit at its finest. ...
  • Naomi Swan
    Jul 11, 2018
    What a cute read ...
  • Rachel C.
    Jan 01, 2014
    The story held within the pages of this book was vastly entertaining and even a bit "magical." It took me a while to get around the "why do I care about antiques?" stance, but my original disinterest put me almost exactly in line with one of the characters other than the heroin (the ma...
  • Jenny Callaway
    Jun 01, 2014
    I read the British version which was titled " The Vintage Girl" and couldn't put it down! Basically, Evie and I are twins so I obviously identified with the character. It was a very easy read and I hope to get more titles from this author. ...
  • Tulika Pal
    May 23, 2019
    Well, I am still a bit swamped with the shade of unreality and magic this book had in it. My head is still reeling from all the shivers and touches and eye-locks and grins and blushes as I imagined Evie in a ball-gown and Robert in his tailcoat, dancing together, looking into each othe...
  • Molly
    Jun 01, 2017
    This was a nice, light and fun read. I enjoyed all the chatter about antiques and dancing Scottish reels. Very enjoyable for anyone looking for something fluffy and sweet. ...
  • Marjorie
    May 24, 2018
    Antiques, a Lovejoy-esque dealer and the Scottish Highlands - realoly what isn't to love about this book. Admittedly I am rather biased having been in the antiques trade myself (yes, the character of Evie's boss is sadly realistic) and being married to a Scot (albeit a Lowlander) but I...