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THE STABLEMASTER’S DAUGHTER by Barbara Devlin

The Stablemaster's Daughter (Regency Rendezvous Book 10)The Stablemaster’s Daughter by Barbara Devlin

 

Genre: Regency Romance

Series: Regency Rendezvous #10

Source: Personal buy

 

  • Publication date: July 30, 2017
  • Publisher: Scarsdale Publishing, Ltd
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B073XB33YQ
  • Length: 144 pages

Description  (Courtsey of Amazon)

A Regency Rendezvous Romance

In the game of hearts, love knows no social boundaries.

Eight years after she was sent to live with her aunt and uncle in Kent, Henrietta Katherine Graham, the daughter of the stablemaster for the Marquess of Ravenwood, returns to Garring Manor, older, wiser, and more beautiful than ever. Harboring an attachment for the second son, she looks forward to a sweet reunion and is thrilled when her beau resumes their relationship, without hesitation, and proposes marriage, but her father opposes the match, due to what he refers to as her low birth. Will Henrietta defy her father and societal dictates to follow her heart?

Lord Ernest Cornelius Frederick Howe values society’s good opinion, but he is shunned after a failed attempt to seize the marquessate in his brother’s absence. When he retires to the family estate, he is shocked to find his childhood sweetheart in residence, and nothing can stop him from renewing their acquaintance. Determined to win his ladylove, he devises a scheme to redefine Henrietta as something she is not, to protect his future wife and satisfy the whims of the ton, but he risks losing his bride, in the process. Will Ernest flout society to claim the woman he loves?

The Regency Rendezvous Romances,  for your convenience:

 

The Devil of Montlaine
The Blue Drawing Room
The Archaeologist’s Daughter
Ice and Embers
The Elusive Lady Winston
Wreck and Ruin
The Earl’s Encounter
P.S. I Loathe You
Romancing the Rogue
The Enigma of a Spy
A Rake Like No Other

 

 

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My thoughts:

The Stablemaster’s Daughter (Regency Rendezvous Book 10) by Barbara Devin is a delightful love story that transcends social classes, a stablemaster’s daughter and the second son of the
Marquess of Ravenwood. It can be read as a stand alone.
This is the journey of Henrietta Katherine Graham and Lord Ernest Cornelius Frederick Howe. And what a journey to fulfill their childhood love as just mere children, an eight separation and a happy reunion. While you can’t call this story a second chance story, it really is, their love went from a childhood love to an adult love. Fantastic!

A quick read to me, with endearing and engaging cast of characters. I did not feel I missed anything nor did it feel rushed. I enjoyed the plot, which seemed effortlessly written, was very interesting and steady paced. Henrietta and Ernest’s story will definitely capture your heart. With the help of family and friends they are determined to prove that a stablemaster’s daughter and a Lord can make a powerful and compelling couple.

Ms. Devlin writes a story of romance, love, devotion, secrets, abuse by a parent, passion, healing, and is infused with acceptance from the ton and finding a HEA that will certainly have you holding your breath, as Henrietta and Ernest find their place in society. I absolutely loved “The Stablemaster’s Daughter” story. A page turner, that came full circle!

“The Regency Rendezvous” series is proving to be a fantastic series. Well done, Ms. Devlin!

Regency Rendezvous series:

The Devil of Montlaine
The Blue Drawing Room
The Archaeologist’s Daughter
Ice and Embers
The Elusive Lady Winston
Wreck and Ruin
The Earl’s Encounter
P.S. I Loathe You
Romancing the Rogue
The Enigma of a Spy
A Rake Like No Other

 

Rating: 4.5
Heat raring: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

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Mail Order Bride: A Banker’s Wife (Mail Order Montana) (A Western Romance Book) by Leah Laurens

Mail Order Bride: A Banker's Wife (Mail Order Montana) (A Western Romance Book)Mail Order Bride: A Banker’s Wife (Mail Order Montana) by Leah Laurens
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Genre: American Western Romance

Series: Mail Order Bride: A Banker’s Wife (Mail Order Montana) (A Western Romance Book)

Series: Personal buy

 

  • Publication date: August 7, 2017
  • Publisher: TimWalker Books
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B074N5FKVS
  • Length: 330 pages

 

Product Description ( brought to you by Amazon)

Lying for love is never easy, but sometimes it’s necessary. 

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Page Count: around 330 pages

The Ackermans are about to lose their farm…
They have no hope. No money. Nothing left to lose except each other. 

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When Sarah discovers that her youngest sister, Carrie, is planning to become a mail order bride to save the family land, she makes the rash decision to take her place.

When Sarah arrives in Montana and meets John Bowman, she knows him and his children aren’t ready for her…especially when they learn about her scarred useless arm.
And… John hasn’t even told his children he’s getting remarried.

John’s temper is hard to control but not as hard Sarah’s brazen behavior.
She’s a mail order bride, yet she acts as if she has free reign of his house.

Sarah never expected to fall in love…not as a mail order bride.
It was just a contract. Nothing more.

However, there’s something about John that draws Sarah to him. 

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But… if she tells John the truth, she’ll lose him forever.
And… if she says nothing, she’ll never be able to live with herself.Can Sarah fix this mess and still save her family’s farm, or is it already too late?

Page Count: around 330 pages

 

 

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My thoughts:

Mail Order Bride: A Banker’s Wife (Mail Order Montana) (A Western Romance Book) by Leah Laurens is a delightful Western Romance, which has much to offer readers. Part of a series, but it can be read as a stand alone. It is set in Montana.

This is the story of Sarah Ackerman who arrives in Montana as a Mail Order Bride and has a useless scarred arm where she meets John Bowman, who is a widower, has a bit of a temper,  and two young children. You see Sarah arrives as her younger sister, Carrie, to marry John.

There are a few spots that felt a bit slow to me but picked nicely to bring a well paced tale filled with bank robbers, kidnappers, town gossips, a couple of busy bodies, and soiled doves.
The mystery, romance, and suspense will keep readers turning pages as their captivated by the strong willed characters and a plot that flows seamlesly and effortlessly.

A joy to read! An amazing Western Romance. A must read and a keeper.

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Sweet
Reviewed by: AprilR

 

LORD OF NIGHT by Erica Ridley

Lord of Night (Rogues to Riches, #3)Lord of Night by Erica Ridley

Genre: Regency Romance

Series: Rogues to Riches, #3

Source: Personal buy

  • Publication date: July 22, 2017
  • Publisher: WebMotion
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B06XV6SXCW
  • Length: 314 pages

 

Product Description (brought to you by Amazon)

Unlike proper debutantes, Miss Dahlia Grenville is secretly Robin Hood in a bonnet. Her home for wayward girls has too many dependents and not enough donations. But just as she’s about to pull off the heist of the Season, she tumbles straight into the arms of the handsome detective who has sworn to deliver Mayfair’s mysterious thief straight to the gallows.

Highly principled Bow Street runner Simon Spaulding’s world is black and white. There’s no mastermind too clever, no criminal alive who can escape the hangman. Until he realizes the delightful young lady he’s been courting is a liar and a thief. Suddenly, his career—and his heart—are in peril. How can he bring her to justice when it means losing her forever?

In the Rogues to Riches historical romance series, sigh-worthy Regency rogues sweep strong-willed young ladies into whirlwind romance with rollicking adventure.

  1. Lord of Chance
  2. Lord of Pleasure
  3. Lord of Night

 

 

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My thoughts: 

Lord of Night by Erica Ridley is book 3 in her exciting “Rogues to Riches” series, while book 3 it can be read as a stand alone.

This is the story of Dahlia Grenville and Simon Spaulding. Dahlia is the mysterious Mayfair thief, she is forced into thievery to keep her School of Wayward Girls afloat. Her patrons support has fallen off, and she knows no other way. Simon is a no nonsense, straight laced bow street runner, his fellow runners calls him the “Lone Wolf”, but Simon is determined to bring the mysterious Mayfair thief to justice and straight to the gallows.
Will Simon be able to bring Dahlia to justice, after all, they do have a budding, relationship? Or will Dahlia’s lies, secrets, and deceit end their budding relationship , possibly bringing their HEA to an end, after the truth is revealed? Will Simon forfeit his career for his heart and a HEA? You simply must pick up this satisfying Regency Romance to find out for yourselves.

“Lord of Night” is a remarkable story of love, secrets, trust, mystery and the possibility of a HEA. The cast of characters are interesting, engaging and charming, each in their own way, of course. I did wish to shake Dahlia a few times, but life has been hard for her, not that thievery is right, or anything. Simon is a no nonsense, by the book, bow street runner, and a protector. Together, they make a charming couple. I wondered how Ms. Ridley was going to bring their story to an end she did a remarkable job if bring their story to a satisfying end. A page turner and a keeper!

Erica Ridley has done it again, with this delightful Regency Romance! “Rogues to Riches” story, just keeps getting better and better. The story flows seamlessly and flawlessly. For a great story with amazing characters, pick up a copy of “Lord of Night”.
Erica Ridley writes stories that holds her readers captive, as they read her stories. A brilliant and talented storyteller, in my humble opinion.
Another must read and a keeper by Erica Ridley. Pick up your copy today!.

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

For your convenience here’s the ROGUES TO RICHES titles, thus far”

1. Lord of Chance
2. Lord of Pleasure
3. Lord of Night

TAMING THE ROGUE EARL by Tammy Andresen

Taming a Rogue Earl (Taming the Heart, #6)Taming a Rogue Earl by Tammy Andresen

 

Genre: Victorian Romance

Series: Taming the Heart, #6

Source: Personal buy

  • Publication date: August 1, 2017
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B072L8C7BB
  • Length: 163 pages

 

 

Description (Brought to you by Amazon)

Lord Lucius Loudoun is capable of success in only two endeavors… work and women. Bedding them, anyway. He’s given up trying to accomplish anymore. So why is he even tempted by an innocent like Miss May Stanley?

May has loved Loudoun since she was a child, but he looks straight through her, still treating her like she’s a girl of thirteen instead of a woman of twenty. How will she ever convince him to give her a chance?

As the two tangle, attraction ignites, but can that spark become a flame?

 

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My thoughts:

TAMING A ROGUE EARL by Tammy Andresen is a compelling but heart-wretching story of a young lady and a past alcoholic who became friends in the previous book. While, book 6 it can be read as a stand alone, I’d suggest reading the previous book first, for a bit of back story of May and Lucius. But not necessary to enjoy this book.

This is the story of May Stanley, a 20 year old lady and Lord Lucius Loudoun, an alcoholic, who is now a shrewd businessman. This story takes place in America, in 1866. May has returned to America with one of her guardians, the Duke of Manchester, who is a friend of Lycius and he works with him in the shipping business. The Duke of Manchester has always believed in Lucius. May is seeking a husband, one who will stay in America. ….so begins her struggle to gain Lucius’ heart.
A story of an alcoholic, who has changed his life, to a better one, and a naive, impressable young lady. Lucius tried to stay away from May, but she’ll have none of that. Lucius believes himself unlovable. May is out to prove him wrong.

Fast paced, quick read, approximately 162 pages, but very heart-wretching, with well-developed and engaging characters with a few unsavory characters, as well, although May is a bit naive. The plot was interesting with elements of mystery, drama, a bit of action, a bit of suspense, lots of romance and passion. Ms. Andresen manages to weave a bit of humor throughout this story.
Ms. Andresen never disappoints her readers, but she manages to write topics readers can relate to, about people who feel realistic and are believable. I enjoyed Lucius and May’s story. It had to be a difficult story to write, so, many strong feelings, in writing a story of an alcoholic and a young lady. I have a bit of a soft spot for alcoholics, their struggles, their circumstances and their will to overcome. My hat goes off to Tammy Andresen for writing a suburb story! Strongly recommended.

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

☆NOW AVAILABLE ☆BLUE DRAWING ROOM by Carmen Caine

The Blue Drawing Room (Regency Rendezvous Book 2)The Blue Drawing Room by Carmen Caine

 

Genre: Regency Romance

Series: Regency Rendezvous series, #2

  • Publication date: July 21, 2017
  • Publisher: Scarsdale Publishing, Ltd
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B073X5XYB1
  • Length: 186 pages

 

Description (Brought to you by Amazon)

A Regency Rendezvous Romance

Penniless and jilted, Eliza Plowman accepts a position as governess to Lord Alistair Kennedy’s illegitimate children. When Eliza sets foot in the Scottish lord’s carriage, she faces the most dangerous foe a woman can face: a charming rogue. The danger is not only to her heart, however, but to her life, as well.

In an effort to deny her son’s illegitimate children, Alistair’s stepmother insists on a dour governess who will break their rebellious spirits. Alistair, however, decides that the pretty lass with a colorful French vocabulary who shows up in his stepmother’s drawing room is exactly what the children need. If the notion offends his stepmother, all the better. If the lass is what he needs… well, a man can’t ask for more.

His stepmother doesn’t intend for Alistair to open his heart to her grandchildren, or the woman who cares for them. Her plans include forcing them onto the streets.

The Devil of Montlaine
The Archaeologist’s Daughter
Ice and Embers
The Elusive Lady Winston
Wreck and Ruin
The Earl’s Encounter
P.S. I Loathe You
Romancing the Rogue
The Stablemaster’s Daughter
The Enigma of a Spy
A Rake Like No Other

 

 

 

 

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My thoughts:

The Blue Drawing Room (Regency Rendezvous Book 2) by Carmen Caine is a fantastic Regency read. While, book 2 in the REGENCY RENDEZVOUS series, it can be read as a stand alone. This is part of a multi – author series. Different authors, different stories.

This is the journey of Eliza Plowman, penniless and jilted with a colorful French vocabulary, who applies for a governess job with the charming Scottish rogue, Lord Alistair Kennedy, for his illegitimate children. Alistair decides Eliza is just what is children needs, so he hires her on the spot. She is way to pretty and feisty for his step – mother to accept, thus the trouble begins…..

The cast of characters are charming, enjoyable and will steal your heart, well of most them, anyway. The plot is fast paced, captivating and well written. At times it’s humorous, the children’s antics was laugh out loud, at others, dangerous but very intriguing. I was glued to the pages from the first page to the last. The details were vivid, descriptive and dare I say, lively.
Mystery, suspense, a bit of intrigue, danger, romance and the possibility of love and a HEA, makes this story a thrill to read and brought it full circle.

Ms. Caine is a talented author, who draws her readers into her stories and holds them captive. I must say, I adore her writing style, the way she brings her characters to life on the pages of a great book, is impressive as well as interesting. To find out what the excitement is all about pick up your copy of THE BLUE DRAWING ROOM for your reading pleasure, you will not be disappointed. A definite must read! Ms. Caine will have you glued to the pages of THE BLUE DRAWING ROOM. What a fantastic read! Well done, Ms Caine!

I absolutely adore the stories in the REGENCY RENDEZVOUS series, the ones I’ve read, thus far, I hope to read the entire series.

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

 

 

 

A list of the REGENCY RENDEZVOUS series, for your convenience.

The Devil of Montlaine
The Archaeologist’s Daughter
The Enigma of a Widow
The Elusive Lady Winston
Wreck and Ruin
The Earl’s Encounter
P.S. I Loathe You
Romancing the Rogue
Ice and Embers
The Stablemaster’s Daughter
A Rake Like No Other

THE ELUSIVE MISS WINSTON by Layna Pimentel

The Elusive Lady Winston (Regency Rendezvous Book 5)The Elusive Lady Winston by Layna Pimentel

Genre: Regency Romance

Series: Regency Rendezvous Romance, #5

Source: Personal buy

  • Publication date: July 24, 2017
  • Publisher: Scarsdale Publishing, Ltd
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B073X5TBQ5
  • Length: 181 pages

 

Description (From Amazon)

A Regency Rendezvous Romance

With two scandals behind him, the Earl of Chisholm never expected his third to land him in love.

Scandal, thy name is Evan. After learning of his sister’s unfortunate predicament, the Earl of Chisholm sets out to find her a husband as quickly as possible. Instead, he discovers a previous love affair stands to ruin the family’s chances of landing a respectable offer. Even worse, the earl stumbles into scandal number three; Lady Winston.

While visiting a cousin in London, Lady Eliza Winston finds herself in unfamiliar territory when a handsome earl rescues her from two vagabonds. Despite the decision to keep her distance from the charming rogue, he persuades her to give them a chance at love.

Neither can deny their passion. Yet, when the earl’s previous lover decides she should be the next Countess Chisholm, no one is safe until she and her band of thugs are apprehended.

Other Regency Rendezvous Romances

The Devil of Montlaine
The Blue Drawing Room
The Archaeologist’s Daughter
Ice and Embers
Wreck and Ruin
The Earl’s Encounter
P.S. I Loathe You
Romancing the Rogue
The Stablemaster’s Daughter
The Enigma of a Spy
A Rake Like No Other

 

 

 

 

 

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My thoughts:

The Elusive Lady Winston, by Layna Pimentel, is a “A Regency Rendezvous Romance”, #5. Each book is from fabulous new series, by different authors and each book can be read as stand alone. A Novella that is as charming as it is enjoyable. The cast of characters are delightful, entertaining and believable. The plot is delightful, flows seamlessly and is very interesting. An unlikely attraction and a unlikely meeting catch these two characters off guard, and thus the story begins….
This is the story of Evan, the Earl of Chisholm and Lady Eliza Winston. A story of scandal, deceit, secrets, danger, passion and finding a HEA after years of sorrow and grief.
Fast paced with twists and turns that will keep the reader turning pages to see who does what and why. An unlikely villian, and second chances, makes THE ELUSIVE LADY WINSTON a captivating story. I enjoyed Evan and Eliza’s story very much. These two characters just may heal each other from their past to begin a new future, not without struggles, and danger, though. While, a novella, of approximately 151 pages, Ms. Pimentel manages to write a story without flaws, unanswered questions nor does it leave the reader wondering. A captivating and exciting story of second chances, love and the struggles to get to a HEA. Mesmerizing tale! Well done, indeed, Layna Pimentel! !

Other Regency Rendezvous Romances:

The Devil of Montlaine
The Blue Drawing Room
The Archaeologist’s Daughter
Ice and Embers
Wreck and Ruin
The Earl’s Encounter
P.S. I Loathe You
Romancing the Rogue
The Stablemaster’s Daughter
The Enigma of a Widow
A Rake Like No Other

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

RAVEN’S RISE by Elizabeth Cole

Raven’s Rise: A Medieval Romance (Swordcross Knights Book 3)Raven’s Rise: A Medieval Romance by Elizabeth Cole

Genre: Medieval Romance

Series: Sword cross Knights, #3

Source: Personal buy

 

  • Publication date: July 25, 2017
  • Publisher: SkySpark Books
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B073FZRD68
  • Length: 318 pages

 

 

Description (From Amazon)

Claim your heart’s desire…

Lady Angelet has spent her whole life as a pawn, acquiescing to the wishes of others. She’s been a good daughter, a good wife, a good mother, and a good widow. The reward for her obedience is nothing more than a one-way journey to a nunnery. Outmaneuvered by her shrewd father-in-law, Angelet is forced to accept her fate. The knight who is hired to escort her has other plans.

Now known as the undefeated Knight of the Raven, the low-born but charming Sir Rafe has had to fight for everything he’s ever had. When he sees Angelet, he’s more than willing to fight for her too. Rafe makes the soon-to-be cloistered lady a salacious offer: for the duration of the journey, she can spend every night with him, and she doesn’t have to be good at all.

When a deadly pursuer threatens them, Rafe defends Angelet’s life even though it means revealing his dark side. But Rafe isn’t the only one with a secret, and now that she’s sampled the life she’s dreamed of, Angelet is done being a pawn…

The third book in the Swordcross Knights: A series of full-length historical romance novels set in the vivid and beguiling world of medieval Britannia.

 

*Book 3 in a 3 book series. #1 Honor & Roses,  #2 Choose the Sky, #3 Raven’s Rise*

 

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My thoughts:

Raven’s Rise: A Medieval Romance (Swordcross Knights Book 3) by Elizabeth Cole is a mesmerizing Medieval Romance. Set in Britannia.
While, book 3 it can be read as a stand alone.
This is the journey of Lady Angelet d’Hiver, and Sir Rafe. Rafe is known as the Knight of the Raven, he is low-born but charming, he goes from tournament to tournament for the prize money. Angelet, is lonely, a widow, tries to be a good wife, mother, and daughter in law, now she is be sent to a nunnery, not by choice but by force or forfeit her son to her shrewd father-in-law. She also suffers from a condtion where she has beautiful visions of heaven and fits, which causes everyone at Dryton Manor to avoid her, their wary of her condition. Of course, her escort is Rafe and his new friends, for a large sum of money. Things go terribly wrong, the gold is not gold but a trunk full of rocks, someone is trying to kill Angelet and Rafe, but why? Who took the gold?

Well written, fast paced, with a enjoyable and engaging cast of characters. The plot was intriguing, captivating and truly held my interest throughout. I was glued to the pages from the first page to the last. A heartwarming tale, which will keep the reader in on an emotional roller coaster ride. A sad tale of adventure, passion, mystery, secrets, suspense, longing, friends to lovers, and finding a HEA through the chaos that surrounds Rafe and Angelet.
My only complaint was not learning more of what happened about Angelet’s affictions. I would have loved to learn more. Overall, RAVEN’S RISE is a most enjoyable and fantastic read. Ms. Cole manages to deliver a story that is emotional, heartwarming and fascinating. I enjoyed her writing style, her characters, and her storyline. It did feel a bit rushed at the end, but overall, a great read. Strongly recommended, especially for Medieval fans. A welcome distraction. More, please! I can’t wait to be on the next grand adventure in the SWORDCROSS KNIGHTS series. I hope to learn more of some of the secondary characters, such as Simon, and Octavian, just to name a few. Well done, indeed.

Rating: 4
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

 

 

 

 

MAIDEN FROM THE MIST by Tanya Anne Crosby

Maiden From the Mist (Guardians of the Stone Book 4)Maiden From the Mist by Tanya Anne Crosby

 

Genre:Scottish Romance

Series: Guardians of the Stone, #4

Source: Personal buy

  • Publication date: July 27, 2017
  • Publisher: Oliver-Heber Books
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01NCYVEVS
  • Length: 206 pages

 

 

(Amazon)

Product Description

Sorcha dún Scoti has known her whole life she is different. Now, the future of her clan is in doubt, and Una, their beloved seer is gone. The youngest dún Scoti inherits Una’s keek stane–and with it, the gift of sight. Here, the truth of her birth is revealed. Betrayed by her kinsmen and seeking answers, Sorcha must journey to a remote Island in the Outer Hebrides, where she hopes to reunite with Una. But despite her gift of sight, the truth holds perils Sorcha cannot foresee…

Stricken blind by his grief, Caden MacSwein has sequestered himself like a beast in his castle by the sea. It is whispered that he slew his own brother, and now is cursed by the Gods. When a maiden from Inverness arrives on his shores on the eve of the summer star, he soon sees with his heart what his eyes no longer will. But to restore his sight, Caden must ken his blindness comes from within… or he cannot save the maiden from the mist from the danger that pursues her.

Rich with history and lore, MAID OF THE MIST continues the story that began with HIGHLAND FIRE and left off with HIGHLAND STORM. This is book 4 of the Guardians of the Stone series.

 

 

 

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Guardians of the Stone Series
by Tanya Anne Crosby

1. Highland Fire – Aidan and Lileas (Lili) MacLaren

1.5 Once Upon a Highland Legend – Novella and originally part of The Winter Stone Analogy – Annie Ross & Callum Mac Finn

2. Highland Steel – Lael dún Scoti and Jamie Steorling (The Butcher)

3. Highland Storm – Keane dún Scoti and Lianae of Moray

4. Maiden from the Mist – Sorcha dún Scoti and Caden Mac Swein
* the Finale* comes out July 27th, 2017”

 

 

My thoughts

Maiden from the Mist (Guardians of the Stone Book 4) by Tanya Anne Crosby is without a doubt a riveting tale of Scottish lore, Scottish history and a romantic adventure for readers of Scottish Romance. While, book 4 for “Guardians of the Stone”, it can be read as a stand alone. Has been such an interesting series, I hate to see it end.

The cast of characters are enjoyable, captivating and feel genuine. The plot has secrets, dangers, romance, passion and flows seamlessly and effortlessly. I enjoyed the twists and turns, the surprises and the conflict was enough to keep the reader enticed and turning pages. I was glued to this story from the first page and it held my heart captive through out the story. A definite most read and a true Scottish Romance treasure. I can hardly wait to see what Ms. Crosby has in store for her reader’s next grand adventure. Mesmerizing! !

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

THE MISADVENTURES OF LADY OPHELIA by Christina McKnight

The Misadventures of Lady Ophelia (The Undaunted Debutantes, #3)The Misadventures of Lady Ophelia by Christina McKnight

 

Genre: Historical romance

Series: The Undaunted Debutantes, #3

Source: Personal buy

 

  • Publication date: July 11, 2017
  • Publisher: La Loma Elite Publishing
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B071QYX33R
  • Length: 258 pages

 

(Amazon)

Product Description

Quiet, reserved, Lady Ophelia Fletcher always has her nose stuck in a book; hence why she didn’t witness the death of her friend the fateful night of her passing. Now, she writes the Mayfair Confidential column to expose unsavory men as a way of making amends for not backing her other friend’s claims of murder. When a handsome stranger arrives to meet with her father, Ophelia is helpless to keep from investigating the dashing lord.

Colin Parnell, Lord Hawke, has a promise to uphold: find the book that proves his grandpapa worked as a spy for King George II and did not die as a no-good smuggler off the coast of Kent. Shrouded in mystery and scandal, the Parnell family has been at war with one another for decades, and Colin is determined to put a stop to it all by discovering proof of the family’s honorable past. Unfortunately, the book he seeks is in the hands of a fiery-haired beauty, and he’ll need to enlist Ophelia’s help to uncover the truth.

Ophelia is more than happy to use her skills to help Lord Hawke. But will their search for answers lead to misadventure, or will they get something greater than they bargained for: the truth and each other?

 

 

From the author:

Three innocent debutantes must work to solve the mysterious death of their childhood friend. With undaunted determination they pledge to not only expose the man responsible for their friend’s tragic death on her wedding night, but to also uncover other unscrupulous men of the ton who would jeopardize the future of other young women. 

 

 

My thoughts:

The Misadventures of Lady Ophelia (The Undaunted Debutantes Book 3) by Christina McKnight. Book 3 and the final book in “The Undaunted Debutantes” series. Final book of this amazing series. While, book 3, it can be read as a stand alone, however, I’d suggest reading the other two in this series, to learn more of the friends, but not necessary to enjoy Ophelia’s story.

Lady Ophelia Fletcher, is quiet, reserved, always has in a book in hand, which is why she didn’t witness the death of her friend. She now writes the Mayfair Confidential column, which exposes unsavory men, this is her way of making amends for not backing her other friend’s claims of murder. Guilt of not witnessing her friends death has driven her for years but can love safe her.

Colin Parnell, Lord Hawke, has a promised his grandpapa to find the book that proves his grandpapa worked as a spy for King George II and did not die as a smuggler off the coast of Kent. He wishes to re-claim his family’s honor, the scandal that surrounds them, and their good name. Will Colin and Ophelia find the true treasure, finding love and their HEA? Ophelia and Colin are wonderful characters and readers see Ophelia grow from a timid and reserved young lady to an outspoken lady, who speaks her mind.
The cast of characters are enjoyable, creative and realistic. Steady paced with a few twists and turns. The plot flows seamlessly and is written with detail to history, details of the area, with intrigue, danger, passion and adventure.
I hate to see this series come to an end, but all good things must.
Once again Ms. McKnight demonstrates her skills as an author. She never disappoints her readers. If you enjoy adventure, mystery, suspense, and intrigue, “The Misadventures of Lady Ophelia” is the right choice of reading material. A joy to read and strongly recommended.

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Sweet
Reviewed by: AprilR

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