Posts Tagged ‘Heidi Ashworth’

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.

I received a free ecopy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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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.

*I received a free ecopy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

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