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My New Release Review of

My Lady Governess

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A Regency Debut Novel 

by Elise Clarke

File Size: 720 KB

Print Length: 195 pages

Publisher: Escape Publishing – Harlequin Enterprises

Australia Pty Ltd

Publication Date: December 20, 2017

Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers

Language: English

Sell Price: AU$5.99

eISBN: 9781489251633

ASIN: B074MXSHQG

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Publisher’s Description:

One knight, one runaway heiress, one rollicking romance:

A breath of fresh air in Regency romance!

Proud and haughty, Lord de Waare is almost as medieval as his castle…until he accidentally abducts a governess, who turns out not to be a governess at all, and who shows this knight that his heart is not as armoured as he thought.

A girl with a dangerous past, Marina would happily disappear again, but since de Waare won’t let that happen, then the least he can do is help her clear her name. But moving back into society is dangerous for her and for the stern man she’s coming to love. She knows the rules of honour and society, and she won’t allow de Waare to compromise the principles that define him.

But de Waare didn’t become the Crusader by accepting defeat. Faint heart never won a fair lady, and de Waares always win.

My Thoughts:

This new author on the scene has created a fun, rollicking, out of the ordinary regency story.
This book is full of humor and danger.

Our heroine is hiding from an uncle who had her committed to an asylum. She managed her escape and has since been in hiding disguised as a dowdy, frumpy governess.
Enter her employer who wants to trap a certain lord into marrying her daughter.

Lord de Waare has only one vice. If he drinks cheap gin he gets roaring drunk and lacks control. He still knows the difference between what is right and wrong and what is real and perceived.. Thus when our heroine’s employer tries to trap him into marriage with her eldest daughter, he won’t be trapped.

Kidnapping her frumpy governess in error was also not in his plans. Imagine his surprise at what and whom he finds under her disguise.

Will this accidental beginning turn into love?

This is an enjoyable read with many twists and turns. Elise Clarke has written an entrancing debut book.

If traditional Regency is what you enjoy then you will not care for this book. There isn’t a speck of the traditional to this rollicking, humorous and romantic tale.

I gave this book 4.25 of 5.0 stars for storyline and character development and a sensual rating of 2 of 5 flames. This story has more humor and mystery than intimacy.

I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley by invitation.

This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.

About The Author:

Elise Clarke has a great love of history and a weakness for tall, handsome men. She wrote her first novel to combine the two. 

When not writing, Elise is a history lecturer who has also published non-fiction. She lives in Kent with a tall, handsome man of her own, and drives him mad on a regular basis. She has two wonderful children who do the same to her.



The Rise of Miss Notley

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Tanglewood Book 2

by Rachael Anderson

Series: Tanglewood

Paperback: 270 pages

File Size: 4855 KB

Publisher: HEA Publishing

Publication Date: February 16, 2017

Language: English

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

ISBN-10: 1941363180

ISBN-13: 978-1941363188

ASIN: B06X1C9973

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Publisher’s Description:

When Miss Coralynn Notley’s father barters her off to the first titled gentleman to come along, she realizes she must flee her home or be forced to wed a despicable man. Driven by desperation, she applies for the position of housekeeper at Tanglewood Manor, the home of the handsome Mr. Jonathan Ludlow.

The moment Jonathan sees Miss Notley, he is intrigued. She is far too young and inexperienced, yet there is something about her that that inspires a certain hope within him. Does he dare offer her the position of housekeeper or will doing so result in catastrophe?

 

About The Author:

71gxHNNzcPL._SY200_A USA Today bestselling author, Rachael Anderson is the mother of four and is pretty good at breaking up fights, or at least sending guilty parties to their rooms. She can’t sing, doesn’t dance, and despises tragedies. But she recently figured out how yeast works and can now make homemade bread, which she is really good at eating. You can read more about her and her books online at rachaelreneeanderson.com.

To learn more about Rachael, visit http://www.rachaelreneeanderson.com



My Recent Release Review of

Miracle on Ladies’ Mile

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A Gilded Age Holiday Novella

by Joanna Shupe

File Size: 776 KB

Print Length: 126 pages

Publisher: Joanna Shupe

Publication Date: December 10, 2017

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B0786LYNBN

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Publishers Description:

A holiday novella set in New York City’s Gilded Age, where anything is possible…

After losing his beloved wife, department store owner Alexander Armstrong seems incapable of anything other than work, despite his ache to be a better father to his daughter.

When he encounters Grace, a charming shop girl designing the store’s holiday window displays, he struggles to accept that perhaps miracles do happen in the most unlikely of places…

My Thoughts:

This is my first time reading one of Joanna’s Gilded Age Romance books. 

Grace has ventured out on her own. She moved to the big city from the countryside of Pennsylvania. 
She has a job being underpaid by her immediate supervisor. Forced to stay late into the evenings to complete the holiday window displays she unknowingly meets one of the store’s co-owners and becomes friends with him. 

She has no idea who Alex is. Later she meets his young daughter still unaware that the man she has become a bit more than friends with is this precocious child’s father.

I gave this book 4.75 of 5.0 stars for storyline and character development and a sensual rating of 3.75 of 5.0 flames.
This is a sweet romance with just a touch of spice.
I will be looking for additional books from this series to read and enjoy.

About The Author:

81TvrUTVOvL._SY200_Award-winning author Joanna Shupe has always loved history, ever since she saw her first Schoolhouse Rock cartoon. While in college, Joanna read every romance she could get her hands on and soon started crafting her own racy historical novels. In 2013, she won Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart® Award for Best Historical. She now lives in New Jersey with her two spirited daughters and dashing husband. Visit www.joannashupe.com.

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A Question of Love

 

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Questions for a Highlander Book 1

by Angeline Fortin

Series: Questions for a Highlander

Paperback: 378 pages

File Size: 1978 KB

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

My Personal Bubble LLC; 2nd edition

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1497524334

ISBN-13: 978-1497524330

ASIN: B00689RGN6

Publication Date: November 14, 2011

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Publisher’s Description:

The earl of Shaftesbury’s countess must be refined. Cultured. Perfect. It was a lesson that proper Evelyn Ashley-Cooper had learned flawlessly over six oppressive years of marriage. Even when widowhood freed her from the prison her life had become, Eve still floundered under the veneer of perfection that her domineering husband demanded, unable to unleash the lively girl she once was from the confines of her prim exterior.

But when her long-lost first love Francis MacKintosh, earl Glenrothes reappears in her life, Eve is tempted by the desire to escape her proper façade and the longing to truly live once again. Discovering that enticement alone cannot overrule years of tyranny, Eve struggles between her old self and the new, between yearning to be with him and a determination never to put herself under the thumb of another man – even one she discovers she still loves as much as her Glenrothes.

Since meeting a vivacious, young Eve many years before, Francis MacKintosh has become a man embittered by life, by a wife who has made him a cuckold to the whole of Scotland and by a humiliating divorce that has rained scandal down upon the heads of himself and his family for years. Never had he thought that he would find Eve, his Eden, once again or that he would dare push aside his disdain of the fairer sex, to trust and love once more. But for Eve, for the love and happiness he is suddenly certain they can find only in each other, he finds himself willing to take a chance.

If only he might convince his true love to do the same!

Francis’ seduction and ability to blend her proper side with the spirited Eve of years past lure the countess back to him but just when happiness seems but a step away, their mutual pasts will come crashing down around them attempting to tear them apart and Eve and Francis will have to risk their lives for a future together.

The question remains, will their rediscovered love be enough to conquer all?

“Seduction, intrigue, and adventure. A must read!”~BN Reviewer


The Other Side of Someday

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Carolina Days Book 1

by Carey Heywood

Series: Carolina Days

Paperback: 328 pages

File Size: 3748 KB

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Carey Heywood

Publication Date: July 15, 2014

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0991436253

ISBN-13: 978-0991436255

ASIN: B00LV8M5YO

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Publisher’s Description:

Falling in love? 

Courtney Grayson has been there, done that.

Men, who needs them? Love wasn’t everything she thought it would be. This time around, she’s doing things differently. She hasn’t sworn off men for good; she just isn’t interested in settling. Trusting someone with her heart again? Someday, but not today.

Falling in love?

Sorry, Clay Bradshaw is not the guy for you.

He’s never been in love and he doesn’t see it happening. Hooking up can be fun, but more often than not, women are a distraction he doesn’t need. He’s a busy man, and doesn’t have time to date, let alone fall in love. Will someone ever change that? There’s always a chance, someday.

Life doesn’t always go as planned, and love may find them both on the other side of someday.

**Due to mature content and language this ebook is intended for readers 18+**



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