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My Reviews of Three of Four Books

In This Boxed Set

Lady Archer’s Creed Series

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Books 1-4

by Christina McKnight & Amanda Mariel

File Size: 1216 KB

Print Length: 755 pages

Publisher: La Loma Elite Publishing

Publication Date: February 6, 2018

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B078HP6NRT

Get the LADY ARCHER’S CREED SERIES
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A love of archery brings four young girls together to form The Lady Archer’s Creed. Through their mutual love of the sport, they solidify an unbreakable bond, and each woman has a unique quality that adds to their dynamic friendship: 

 

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Theodora, Lady Archer’s Creed Series (Book One)
Christina McKnight

Lady Theodora with her sharp mind and love of academics becomes the perfect archery coach. Despite being the last to join their group, and the obvious outcast, she will risk her future for her friends. 

 

 


My Thoughts:
This is book #1 of a new series. I was totally engrossed from chapter #1 of this book and can hardly wait for Book #2.
It isn’t an unusual occurrence for young ladies to form a lifelong bond when they meet at school.
They are daughters of the aristocracy and have been sent to a girls school that is almost falling down around their ears. They concoct a scheme to help the head mistress continue to educate young ladies.
This is how this book and the series begins.
Lady Adeline’s brother is trying desperately to care for his younger siblings while his mother takes care of his aging and ill father.
Enter Lady Theodora…
She is a friend that lady Adeline met while at school and because of her pet name, Theo, our hero mistakenly thinks his sister has a gentleman caller that he has not approved.
This is just the beginning of a riotously funny romp that ends in a previously unforeseen love.
I found this book and it’s characters to be delightfully funny. The storyline and characterization is well developed and holds the interest of the reader.
I gave this book 4.5 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization and 1 of 5 flames for heat. It is a clean historical offering with no actual sex scenes. There are just a few hot kisses and no more.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley to read and review.
This in no way affected my opinion of this title.


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Georgina, Lady Archer’s Creed Series (Book Two)
Amanda Mariel

Lady Georgina makes the perfect financier. The forgotten daughter of a wealthy duke, she seeks to belong to something—or someone—by any means necessary. 

 

 


My Thoughts:

This is book two of the series and like book one it is a novella length story.
Georgina is a Duke’s daughter and the only one of the friends who met and bonded through their attraction to the sport of archery. They met while in school and Georgina is the only one of the young ladies who actually has money at her disposal. That is until her father cuts off her access to funds due to her stepmother.
I liked this short read and finished it quickly.
I gave it 3.75 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization. I would liked the story to have delved deeper into Georgina’s relationship with Felton. The relationship seems unfounded and why does he call her Lady Bug?
This is a sweet clean historical with no real sensuality.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this title from the author to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I have voluntarily reviewed.


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Adeline, Lady Archer’s Creed Series (Book Three)
Christina McKnight

Miss Adeline is a natural leader. Having grown up in a large and often spirited family, she now allows no one to place her in the shadows. 

 

 

 


My Thoughts:
Having now read all of the first three books in this series, I can say without a doubt that they have all been very intriguing.
I am now looking forward to the final book in this well written series. All four of these young ladies each deserves her own HEA. I actually thought that Adeline’s story would be the last as to me she was the least likely to find a gentleman that could put up with her at times waspish ways.
Along comes a man that in most people’s opinions wasn’t likely to find a woman that would look past his scared countenance to the truly honorable man that he is.
Adeline with her many misadventures can not possibly be that woman or will she be?
After returning to London and her family after this latest in a long string of misadventures will Adeline still feel the same about Jasper or will she let the opinions of London society sway her?
I loved this latest installment in the Lady Archer’s Creed series. I gave it 4.5 of 5.0 stars for storyline and character development as I believe the character of Adeline improved greatly upon our previous knowledge of her. This is a sweet love story with no more than a few passionate kisses so the sensual rating I gave it is 2.0 of 5.0 flames.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.


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Josephine, Lady Archer’s Creed Series (Book Four)
Amanda Mariel

Lady Josephine, having a sweet and impressionable nature, strives to please everyone—and keep their bond intact, even after they return to London for the Season.

 

 


Adeline, Georgie, Theo, and Josie live each day by the Lady Archer’s Creed, which they developed during their school days at Miss Emmeline’s School of Education and Decorum for Ladies of Outstanding Quality. “Friendship, loyalty, and honor above all” is their mantra. Now, as they face the challenges that come with adulthood, the creed is more important than ever.



My New Release Review of

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The Spinster’s Society

by Charlotte Stone

File Size: 2072 KB

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publication Date: April 23, 2018

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B07CM3Q7DR

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Natalia Hext– or rather Leah Wells– has a secret that the Men of Nashwood would kill for.

Circumstances have forced her to keep her true identity hidden. It is unfortunate that the boy she once knew, now a very handsome man, is eager to expose her secrets in the most cruel and sensual of ways.

William Tift knows there’s more to the eye than what the cryptic Mrs. Wells presents to the world.
Something about Leah is not quite right.

He’ll find out what it is, never mind that he feels a familiarity with her.
The point is, she knows too much and William will do what he must to keep her quiet.

But Leah won’t go down easily.

When with each encounter, the sexual tension becomes harder to ignore.

… as do their hidden feelings.

What will happen when Leah’s true identity is revealed?
And when secrets come to light, will love stand strong or fall under its weight?

My Thoughts:

I believe I enjoyed this newest Spinster Society book the most of all so far.
It is full of intrigue, blackmail and mystery with an underlying romance that heats up the pages.
It is the mystery that makes this story one that is hard to put down and one for the keeper shelf.
I gave this book 4.75 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 3.75 of 5.0 flames.
There are no explicit sexual encounters but you experience the heat between our hero and heroine none the less.
I received a complimentary digital copy of this book from the author to read and review. This in no way affected my opinion of this story which I read and reviewed voluntarily.



The Unflappable Miss Fairchild

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Uncommon Courtships Book 1

by Regina Scott

File Size: 375 KB

Print Length: 221 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Edwards and Williams (August 10, 2016)

Publication Date: August 10, 2016

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B01K8DCP92

Digital List Price: $3.99

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From award-winning author Regina Scott comes a tale of choosing to follow the rules or being true to your heart.

The ever practical Anne Fairchild knows the rules of engagement in Regency England—the proper way a young lady should seek a husband. She’s been groomed to make the best match possible so she can help the two elderly aunts who raised her stave off poverty. So why is it one moment in the presence of the dashing Chas Prestwick, and she’s ready to throw propriety to the wind?

The black sheep of the family, Chas excels at shocking Society with his wild wagers and reckless carriage racing. But his bravado masks a bruised and lonely heart. Can the sweet-natured Anne convince him to take the greatest risk of all—on love?

This sweet traditional Regency romance was originally published by Kensington Zebra.

“. . . very likeable hero and heroine, humor, and one laugh-out-loud scene that stars one of the most outstanding examples of ‘bad’ writing since the Bad Hemmingway contest folded.” — The Romance Reader

“Ms. Scott’s appealing characters will win your heart.” — RT Book Reviews

Excerpt:

She’d heard that some members of the ton raced their carriages for sport, but she’d had no idea that a carriage could go so fast. Trees, houses, and other carriages whizzed passed so quickly that she barely had time to register them. There was no chance of escape. To jump would have killed her at this speed. Her heart was pounding as loudly as the thundering hooves of the bays. The wind whipped her face, snapping the ribbons of her bonnet against her cheeks. When she put up a hand to catch them, her bonnet flipped off the back of her head. In moments, her hair was free of its bun and streaming out behind her.

They careened around a turn, and the curricle tipped onto its right wheel. Anne watched terrified as the ground seemed to hurtle toward her. With a deft flick of the reins, Chas turned the horses and brought the curricle with a thud onto two wheels again. Anne swallowed her fear and clutched the curricle’s sideboard so hard her knuckles stood out of her grey kid leather gloves.

“Just a little farther, Angel,” he called over the roar of the wind. He winked at Anne, then frowned as if noticing her for the first time. “Don’t get sick on me, now. I thought you were made of stronger stuff. Relax and enjoy the ride.”

Relax? Had he lost his mind?

They whipped past a drayman’s wagon with inches to spare, the neighs of his frightened horses echoing behind them. Yet as they continued to fly down the road, she began to feel less afraid and more excited. The exhilaration of traveling as fast as the wind was rather heady, and she began to understand why gentlemen raced.

“What record are we trying to beat?” she ventured over the roar of the wind and the thunder of flying hooves.

“Curricle and pair to Kew Gardens,” he shouted back. “Lord Petersborough and I set the record last Season, fifty-five minutes from Knightsbridge, specifically to the Hose and Garter Inn. We were well nigh onto breaking it when the wheel came off.”

“Where do we stand now?” she asked.

Before he could answer, the curricle hit a rut, and she bounced in the seat so hard that her hands broke free of the sideboard. She slid across the leather seat, right up against Chas Prestwick. Face burning, she scrambled away from him to the other side of the curricle.

“Miss Fairchild,” he scolded, grinning wickedly as he whipped the reins again, “if you persist in throwing yourself at me, I will begin to think you have designs on my virtue.”

“Nonsense,” she managed to reply. “I believe the ton would agree that you have no virtue left on which to stake a claim.”

Chas only laughed at the comment and urged the horses on.

Anne shook the hair out of her face. The tension must have been getting to her, for she would never have been so bold with any of her other suitors. Why was it with him she felt so free?



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