The title says it all. Penelope: A Madcap Regency Romance.If you are a stricture for historic romance novels than this book is not for you. Penelope is laugh out loud funny. I really didn't know what to expect going into reading this book, but I am thrilled to say I was highly entertained for quite a few hours. Penelope's biggest strength is the lead female's voice, when she is talking with her goat, the picture of her dead mother, or all the other people in her life. Even when all the words coming out of her mouth is so funny, especially when she is talking to her mom or her goat, it is laced with such sadness underneath and that is what I enjoyed the most in this book.