My Review of
The Advent of Lady Madeline
A Novella The Lyons Pride
by Pamela Sherwood
Publication Date: Dec. 15, 2015
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Responsible, level-headed, and invariably good-humored, Hugo Lowell, Viscount Saxby, has his plans for Christmas—and his future—all mapped out. Until a surprise invitation lands him at the country estate of Harold Lyons, the rich and powerful Duke of Whitborough.
Drawn into his host’s charming, often contentious family circle, Hugo finds himself matching wits and words with the Duke’s eldest daughter, Lady Madeline. Striking, clever, and as sharp-tongued as she is sharp-witted, Madeline is the polar opposite of the placid, proper beauty Hugo intends to marry. So why can’t he get her out of his mind? And how is it that she can persuade him to attempt things he’s never tried before? As Advent yields to Christmas, Hugo’s future becomes far less predictable…and infinitely more exciting.
About The Author:
Pamela Sherwood grew up in a family of teachers and taught college-level literature and writing courses for several years before turning to writing full time. She holds a doctorate in English literature, specializing in the Romantic and Victorian periods, eras that continue to fascinate her and provide her with countless opportunities for virtual time travel. She lives in Southern California and is currently at work on her next project.
This is a sweet Christmas novella with zero sexual content. It is sweet and clean enough for your teen to read. I had not previously read anything by this author so I thought that a Christmas novella at this time of year would be an appropriate start.It is a quick read with an enjoyable story that is appropriate for this time of year.
I gave it a 3.5 star rating for storyline and characterization and 1 of 5 flames for heat.
I received a complimentary digital copy to read and review. This in no way affected my opinion of this book.
Mask of Duplicity
The Jacobite Chronicles Book 1
by Julia Brannan
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Following the death of their father, Beth’s brother Richard returns from the army to claim his share of the family estate. However, Beth’s hopes of a quiet life are dashed when Richard, dissatisfied with his meagre inheritance and desperate for promotion, decides to force her into a marriage for his military gain. And he will stop at nothing to get his way.
Beth is coerced into a reconciliation with her noble cousins in order to marry well and escape her brutal brother. She is then thrown into the glittering social whirl of Georgian high society and struggles to conform. The effeminate but witty socialite Sir Anthony Peters offers to ease her passage into society and she is soon besieged by suitors eager to get their hands on her considerable dowry. Beth, however, wants love and passion for herself, and to break free from the artificial life she is growing to hate. She finds herself plunged into a world where nothing is as it seems and everyone hides behind a mask. Can she trust the people professing to care for her?
The first in the series about the fascinating lives of beautiful Beth Cunningham, her family and friends during the tempestuous days leading up to the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745, which attempted to overthrow the Hanoverian King George II and restore the Stuarts to the British throne.
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The Price of Innocence
Book One The Legacy Series
by Vicki Hopkins
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The year is 1878, and the setting is Paris, France. It’s a place of privilege for the rich but one of heartache and struggle for the poor. Upon the death of her father, Suzette is thrown from the comforts of life into the terror of homelessness on the streets of Paris. Without family or friends, she struggles to survive. Her journey takes her from a charity house to the grueling life of a laundress. When her plight becomes unbearable, she is enticed by the mistress of the most famous brothel in France to live in luxury and service her aristocratic clientele. Her innocence is sold for a price.
The Price of Deception (Book Two) continues the story of Suzette and Robert, followed by The Price of Love (Book Three), and The Price of Passion (Book Four).
The Price of Deception
Book Two The Legacy Series
by Vicki Hopkins
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Five years after releasing the love of his life to another man, Robert Holland struggles with remorse about his past decisions. Chained in a loveless marriage of convenience and strangled by duty, he wallows in regret and drink. Everything in his life changes, when on holiday in Paris, he meets a young boy and his former rival. Suddenly, he finds himself thrown into a whirlwind of deceit and lies as he searches for the meaning of truth and love. Just like innocence, deception carries a price. Book Two of the Legacy Series weaves a tangled web of deceit and dire consequences, which in the end rearranges everyone’s life on a path of either good or evil.
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