Historical Category

The Fall of Lord Drayson (Tanglewood Book 1)

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When a stranger, aka the new earl of Drayson, knocks on your door and informs you that you and you widowed mother must move out and then a mere few hours later is back in your home suffering from amnesia, what do you do? You tell a few small lies and then bam, you instantly have a new butler, coachman, and servant at you beck and call. Lucy Beresford tries very hard to stick to her promise to her late father, a vicar, that she’ll never tell a lie again, but it seems that Colin Cavendish could learn a lesson in humility and Lucy knows that sweat and heard work can help bring anyone around. What Lucy wasn’t ready for was the pangs of guilt amidst the stolen kisses.

I enjoyed this book immensely! Lucy’s quick wit in an impossible scenario makes me laugh and enjoy Colin’s distress—that sounds horrible, but I must say Colin deserved it. As the pride seems to melt away, I couldn’t help but have a crush on the guy. I have read other books by Rachael Anderson and look forward to reading more.

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Summer House Party (Timeless Regency Collection Book 4)

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An Engagement of Convenience by Regina Scott

Kitty Chapworth was taken in by her overbearing and abusive Uncle to care as a chaperone for her cousins.  Her other duties also included making sure the house ran smoothly and to intercept those wishing to elope.  When Quentin Adair-one of those gentleman that had been intercepted years ago trying to run off with her cousin and was intercepted, punished and banished by Kitty’s uncle-returns from 10 years working in Jamaica, Kitty finds that she is drawn to him and learns that some feelings never go away.  Suggesting an engagement of convenience, Quentin has plans to get back at Kitty’s uncle and is relieved when Kitty is on board.

A Perfect Match by Donna Hatch

Some people fall harder and more quickly than others and that seems to be the case for Genevieve’s best friend falls in love with Christian Amesbury.  However, Christian doesn’t return these feelings nor has he encouraged them in any way.  As her best friend, Genevieve tries to through the two together but finds herself falling for the handsome man.

The Paupers’ House Party by Sarah M. Eden

Edward Downy has been invited to a party and it’s not just any party, it’s a party for all the poor members of society who have found themselves in troubled times.  The hosts of the party have made a sport of the guests and force them into a competition to earn the right to by the hosts’ heirs.  Edward sides with his new friend Agatha Holmwood and are appalled at the sport the hosts have created.  They come to fall for each other but their financial situation and their feelings towards the competition have made it almost impossible to act on their feelings.

 

Another Timeless Regency Collection that I enjoyed reading, the stories are quick and entertaining.  These collections help you find new authors to explore and also bring in your favorite authors.  This collection wasn’t my favorite, but it wasn’t a disappointment either.

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O’er the River Liffey

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Niall Doherty can weave the most beautiful tale, enchanting the ladies and drawing in the gentleman. His own life has not been a very happy story, forced out of his home and taken down a few notches as gentleman forced into working as a tutor for the baron’s young brothers. Niall doesn’t know what he’ll do when a beautiful young heiress, Caroline Fulton catches his eye and makes his pulse race. Should he ignore the feelings, especially since he’s been told by a mysterious woman named Pearl, that he would be meeting the woman of his dreams on a bridge far from this house party? Does he hold out for that woman destined for him, or does he give into the feelings that he has for Caroline.

Caroline Fulton knows that as a rich heiress she’s at this house party for one reason, and that is to catch the baron’s eye and bring a title to her family. She didn’t mean to fall head over heels for the handsome tutor that tells the most beautiful stories. Should she follow her heart and make her father unhappy? Niall and Caroline must make hard decisions that will affect their lives and the lives around them.

This wasn’t my favorite book, I felt like it dragged on. I would have like to see a shorter version, one that you could find in an anthology. It is part of the Power of the Matchmaker series, and it follows Pearl into another couples’ life.

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Love is Come (Power of the Matchmaker)

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She was devastated; her whole world as she knew it was taken away from her.   With the tragic accident that killed her parents, Nelle Thompson  moved to the country to live with her strict unloving aunt.  Trying to get over the grief and depression while making sure to account for every expense she incurred in her aunt’s ledger, Nelle didn’t know how she was ever going to survive.  It didn’t help that she had constant bags under eyes from the nightmares that woke her at night, could she ever get out of her slump?  There was only one true person that could make her smile, Mathew Janson.  Mathew, who also happened to be her eccentric cousin’s fiancé, was everything Nelle thought a true gentleman and fiancé should be.  However, what do you do when you find yourself falling in love with your cousin’s fiancé?  With the help and guidance of Pearl, the owner of the apothecary shop, Nelle hopes to find true happiness before she slips further into her depression.  There is only one problem, a certain event leads Nelle into believing that she has truly lost her mind, and the only option left for her to do is run back to the city and hide from everything and everybody she has come to love.

 

Another book in the Power of the Matchmaker series, Love is Come, can be read alone as can all the books in this series.  It has been fun to read Miss Pearl’s adventures and watch as she comes and goes in these couples lives.  Heather B. Moore has quickly moved up my list of favorite authors to read, because she is so great at weaving a sweet romance.  I usually stay away from any kind of book or movie from this time era because I do not enjoy the era at all.  The women are easy and the men are jerks.  It was nice to find that a gentleman could actually exist during this time and a woman could keep her virtues.

 

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HONOR BOUND: A Highland Adventure

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A Midwinter Ball (Timeless Regency Collection Book 2)

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Another Timeless Regency Collection, have you caught a theme yet? I LOVE anthologies and I LOVE regency romances!

MUCH ADO ABOUT DANCING by Heidi Ashworth

Miss Analisa Lloyd-Jones may as well have the plague for as much attention as the men give her.  She sits as a constant wall flower at the dances, she’s become the running joke among the ladies, and men don’t even give her a second glance when in the same room as her.  Her plague comes with a name: Lord Northrup.  Lord Northrup has made it clear that while he is abroad traveling that Analisa is his, no man with any brains will touch her while he is away.  When he shows up unexpectedly at a party, Analisa is confused and angry.  Time may not have changed him and she’s not ready to give him a chance to prove his adoration.

SWEETER THAN ANY DREAM by Annette Lyon

Olivia Wallington lives with her sharp tongued mother and aunt, forced to endure hurtful jibes and withering glares.  Destined to live out her spinster life living in daydreams and quietly enduring the two strong women in her life, Olivia has all but given up hope.  When her brother comes home with his new wife and a promise to sneak her out of the house to enjoy a ball, Olivia feels that she may have a chance to build a new and everlasting memory to get her through the rest of her years.

AN INVITATION TO DANCE by Michele Paige Holmes

Living quietly alone in her home while her father travels and her dear mother has passed away, Lady Ella spends her days outdoors riding horses and enjoying the more unladylike activities.  When a stranger shows up on her doorstep with a request from her dead fiancé asking for her to join him in London, her curiosity is more than peaked.  Packing up her meager belongings, Ella makes the trip to London only to find that the rules of stuffy society are not what she enjoys.  With the help of Alex Darling, she learns that there are ways to have fun and escape the ton.

 

These are sweet regency romance novellas.  My favorite would be An Invitation to Dance by Michele Paige Holmes, and my least favorite would be Heidi Ashworth’s Much Ado About Dancing. I found the latter dragged and I couldn’t get into the characters or the dialogue.  I enjoyed Michele Page Holmes’ tale because the Tomboy, Ella, reminded me of myself and I found myself with a smile as I read her plight.  I do enjoy anthologies, they always give you a taste of a new author if you are not familiar with them and you get a chance to read more of the authors that you have come to love.

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Twelve Days in December: A Christmas Novella (A Hearthfire Romance)

Twelve Days in Christmas

Charlotte Holbrook lost her husband to a horrible accident at a mill, leaving her to care for her fifteen-month-old son on her own. While grieving for her own husband, who had passed on a short 5 months earlier, Charlotte was summoned to her sister’s side in New York. Her own sister had been recently widowed and would be entering into a marriage of convenience with William Vancer. To say William didn’t have any luck with fiancés, would be a huge understatement. When he hears that Marsali’s husband is still alive, a mere 2 hours before they were to say their vows, he fears that once again his luck has caught up with him. However, before all is lost and before William loses his last chance at securing an inheritance, Charlotte steps forward and agrees to the marriage.

Since Charlotte and William were practically strangers that were pushed together in an impromptu wedding, it was going to take time for them to actually get to know each other and learn to trust one another. Charlotte needed to learn that it was okay to love again and that she wouldn’t be betraying her late husband’s memory. William needed to learn that not all women were manipulative and thieves, like one former fiancé who ran off with his company’s secrets and eloped with another man the on their wedding day.

The couple learns trust, love and acceptance towards each other during a window of 12 days in which William had given himself time off. In these 12 days he wanted to court and care for his new wife, giving this new couple time to get to know the stranger who they had just married.

This novella follows the series Hearthfire Romance Series: Saving Grace, Loving Helen and Marrying Christopher. It is like a side companion to the other complete novels. This story follows after Marrying Christopher and is a quick read. I love reading stories that start out as a marriage of convenience and then grow to a deep love formed by a couple thrown together by circumstances beyond their control. Michele Paige Holmes is one of my favorite authors and this novella didn’t disappoint.

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Forged by Love Release Tour

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