Friday, April 28, 2017
A Season in London- Timeless Regency Collection
Three brand new Regency Romance novellas by Elizabeth Johns, Heather B. Moore, and
POOR RELATIONS by Elizabeth Johns
As a 'poor relation,' Emma Standrich has already pre-empted her dismal Season by applying for a governess post. Her aunt and cousin are kind enough to sponsor her, but in truth, Emma is just waiting for it to all be over. Emma's grief over the death of her brother while in military service casts a pallor on everything else in her life. When Colonel Shelton, the man who was her brother's superior, asks her to dance at her first ball. Emma is more surprised than anyone. But she has questions for him, and soon she's caught up in an intrigue she wasn't expecting--both of the heart and the mind.
EDWARD & EMILY by Heather B. Moore
As a second son, Edward Blackwood never anticipated becoming heir to his family estate, or the need to find a wife and secure that inheritance. But with the death of his older brother, Edward is thrust into a life he never wanted. When his mother encourages him to be kind to his long-time neighbor Emily Foster, a girl he'd hardly paid attention to while growing up, Edward realizes that returning home might bot be such a set-back after all.
A SPORTING SEASON by Rebecca Connolly
Daphne Hutchins is no simpering female who aims for a husband with a fortune. In fact, she'd be more than happy to live her life free of the heartache that men seem to bring. So when she sets out to play the fool in front of the ton during her first Season in order to send all eligible men running, she's quite unprepared for James Woodbridge. Bored, but with a sense of family duty, James arrives for the Season, anticipating going through the expected motions befitting any gentleman. What he isn't prepared for is Daphne Hutchins and the way she completely upends his heart.
I don't normally pick to read regency romance but I was given an advanced copy of this book to read and review and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. I don't think I could have lived at this time. I probably wouldn't have wanted to follow all the different rules and way of life.
I enjoyed Elizabeth Johns book. It was very detailed, clean and you felt the emotions from each of the characters. It was a page turner and it was a little suspenseful in a section of the book. I loved how it ended. It leaves you smiling and very happy for Emma and her cousin Jane.
Heather Moore's story was a cute love story about Edward and Emily that knew each other when they were young and after losing family members have come together. I loved that they became friends through writing letters and grew to love each other. They were very supportive of each other's hidden hobbies and talents which added some fun scenes. The book was clean, cute, and detailed. It was a fun read.
Rebecca Connolly is a new author for me and I enjoyed her witty writing. Daphne had been hurt before and her parents wanted her to go to London for a Season so she went (not very willingly.) While there she caused many scenes and attracted a gentleman that thought her antics were humorous but when she needed someone the most he was there. It was funny and sometimes you find yourself wanting to whip Daphne into shape. :)