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A KISS FOR CHARITY~Sherry Ewing

A Kiss For Charity

A Kiss For Charity by Sherry Ewing

Genre: Historical Romance (Regency)

Source: Personal buy

  • Publication date: June 6, 2017
  • Publisher: Kingsburg Press
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B071421HHH
  • Length: 139 pages

 

 

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Description

Young widow, Grace, Lady de Courtenay, is more concerned with improving her mind than finding another husband. But how was she to know that a close encounter with a rake at a masquerade ball would spark her interest and make her yearn for love again?

Lord Nicholas Lacey has been on his own for far too long after losing his wife in a tragic accident. After a rare trip to a masquerade, his attention is captivated by a lovely young woman. Considering the dubious company she keeps, perhaps she might be interested in becoming his mistress…

From the darkened paths of Vauxhall Gardens to a countryside estate called Hollystone Hall, Nicholas and Grace must set aside their differences in order to let love into their hearts. It will take more than a dose of holiday cheer to see these two on the road to finding their happily-ever-after and a kiss for charity may just be what they both need.

A Kiss For Charity first appeared in the Bluestocking Belles’ 2016 box set, Holly and Hopeful Hearts. It’s now available for individual sale. Bonus material includes several original pieces published on the Belles’ blog the Teatime Tattler.

 

 

**Available for 99 cents, at time of posting.** Be sure to check price before downloading.

 

My thoughts:

 

 

A Kiss For Charity by Sherry Ewing is a sweet and entertaining Regency Romance.

“A Kiss For Charity first appeared in the Bluestocking Belles’ 2016 box set, Holly and Hopeful Hearts. It’s now available for individual sale. Bonus material includes several original pieces published on the Belles’ blog the Teatime Tattler.”

A quick read about Young widow, Grace, Lady de Courtenay and Lord Nicholas Lacey, a widower whose wife died in a tragic accident.

From darkened paths of Vauxhall Gardens to a countryside estate called Hollystone Hall, readers will find depth, understanding, past hurts that keep Grace and Nicholas from opening their hearts. “A Kiss For Charity” has just the right amount of sparks, holiday cheer, and romance to keep readers engaged and turning pages to see what happens to Grace and Nicholas.

She brought her characters to life, the readers can feel the chemistry between these two characters, with the vivid details you can see the scenery in your mind, and her plot was entertaining and very interesting in “A Kiss For Charity”.
Sherry Ewing is a masterful storyteller.
A sweet Christmas romance to be sure.
Strongly recommended for an afternoon read.

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Sweet
Reviewed by: AprilR

CUPID CURES by Sylvia McDaniel

Cupid Cures: Small Town Western Contemporary (Return to Cupid, Texas Book 5)Cupid Cures: Small Town Western Contemporary by Sylvia McDaniel

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance (Small Town Western)

Series: Return to Cupid, Texas, #5

Source: I received a complimentary copy.  All opinions are my own.

  • Publication date: May 25, 2017
  • Publisher: Virtual Bookseller, LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B071R11D8K
  • Length: 139 pages

 

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Description

Can Cupid Cure Not Only a Disease, But a Heart as Well?

Kyle Lawrence must fulfill a bet by dancing naked around the Cupid statue at midnight. Only he doesn’t believe in the superstition of finding true love, and at this moment, he doesn’t have time for forever after. A beautiful investigator from the USDA has arrived to warn of a possible cattle epidemic.

Life has not been easy for Dr. Tempest Tangier. A no nonsense veterinarian, who arrives in Cupid to investigate the possibility of a deadly cattle disease and end the infectious spread. But when she shows up at the Lawrence clinic, only to see a naked man breaking in, she quickly realizes the town holds more secrets than her past.

Can a rigid doctor with a famous past and a veterinarian with a gentle heart determined to save the cattle and the livelihood of his neighbors work together and in the process rescue each other?

Return to Cupid, Texas Series
Cupid Stupid
Cupid Scores
Cupid’s Dance
Cupid Help Me
Cupid Cures
Cupid’s Heart

 

Available for pre-order!!

My thoughts:

Cupid Cures by Sylvia McDaniel is a great small town romance. #5 of the highly anticipated “Return to Cupid, Texas” series. While, #5 it can be read as a stand alone. However, to thoroughly enjoy this series from the beginning, might I suggest reading all of this delightful and entertaining series.

This is the story of Kyle Lawrence, the local veterinarian with a gentle heart and Dr. Tempest Tangier, a USDA investigator, with a famous past. Plus the superstition of dancing naked at midnight around the Cupid statue brings true love. Superstition or truth? You decide!

A delightful tale that is heartwarming as well as entertaining. I think this one is one of my favorites of this series.

Tempest and Kyle most find a cure for
a possible cattle epidemic before it’s too late for the neighbors of Cupid, Texas. Sparks fly in more ways than one between Kyle and Tempest.

This series has been such a fun but serious series. Full of surprises, twists and turns, plus a sweet and heartwarming love. The characters are engaging, believable and realistic. The storyline is once again, entertaining and interesting. I enjoyed how Kyle and Tempest worked together to find a cure for not only the cattle but for their hearts, as well. Can they rescue themselves as well as the cattle, and their neighbors livelihood?

A quick read, packed full of emotion. Another lazy and relaxing afternoon read. A great read by Sylvia McDaniel! I absolutely love this series.
I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

“Return to Cupid, Texas Series
Cupid Stupid
Cupid Scores
Cupid’s Dance
Cupid Help Me
Cupid Cures
Cupid’s Heart”

THE LORD’S CAPTIVE by Cecelia Mecca

The Lord's Captive (Border Series, #2)The Lord’s Captive by Cecelia Mecca

Genre: Historical Romance (Medieval)

Series: Border series, #2

Source: I received a complimentary copy. ALL opinions are my own.

 

 

 

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Description

He captured her for revenge. She stole his heart in return. The Lord Sir Bryce Waryn has dreamed for years about the day when he will finally liberate his home from the Scots who killed his parents and stole his brother’s birth right. Now that day is finally upon him, only his brother has abdicated the title of lord of Bristol Manor to him. Bryce should be celebrating, but something unexpected stands in his way—the sister of the Scot who held Bristol. In the chaos of the raid, Lady Catrina Kerr was injured and left behind. Bryce takes her captive, hoping to exact an even more satisfying revenge from his enemy. Except the fiery beauty is far more compelling than he would like… The Captive Raised by three elder brothers, Lady Catrina Kerr knows a thing or two about stubborn men. But Bryce is more strong-willed than all of her brothers combined. He’s also maddeningly handsome, brave, and kind—but no matter how compelling her captor, she’s intent on escaping him. Only then will she be able to protect her brothers. But as Bryce’s plan escalates and her feelings for him intensify, she finds herself facing an unthinkable choice between her family and the man who has captured her heart.

 

 

Now available at Amazon in paperback! *Releases June 01, 2017*

 

My thoughts:

The Lord’s Captive: Border Series Book 2 (Volume 2) by Cecelia Mecca is another interesting and compelling Medieval Romance. I feel it can easily be read as a stand alone.

This is the story of Sir Bryce Waryn and Lady Catrina Kerr. Bryce is not the eldest brother, Geoffrey is, but Geoffrey gives the lands to Bryce. Geoffrey has married and is lord of his new wife’s lands. So Bryce is now the Lord of Bristol Manor. Immediately after the battle to regain what was took from them, two men happen to find an injured Catrina, she apparently survived the fierce battle that occurred at Bristol Manor, a few hours prior to being found. She has no memory of who she is nor why she was left in the ditch, so the men brought her back to the Manor. Against Bryce’s better judgment he let’s her stay to gain her strength, heal from her injuries and hopefully regain her memory. Immediately, Bryce and Catrina have a connection, which either understands nor care to act upon, at first. But the heart can be a fickle thing. Then when Bryce learns Catrina is his enemy’s daughter, he decides to hold her as his hostage. Catrina is a strong-willed lass who knows how to fight, afterall, she has brothers. She’s determined to escape, to save Bryce and his newly formed clan from more devastration. But Bryce is determined to keep Catrina, for his own. So another struggle ensures at Bristol Manor, this one between Bryce and Catrina. Will Catrina and Bryce find their HEA? Or will they give up all to protect and save those they love?

Steady paced, tale with engaging, well thought out characters and an interesting storyline. I found the plot to be intriguing as well as exciting. Ms. Mecca gives her readers a story of danger, romance, passion, betrayal, a bit of humor, a bit of suspense, and the power of love against all odds. I thoroughly enjoyed “The Lord’s Captive” and watching Bryce and Catrina fight their feelings, the inner turmoil that is against their true feelings and the safety of their clan, is truly overwhelming. There are a few laugh out moments. Like when Catrina blackens Bryce’s eye.
I would strongly recommend reading “The Lord’s Captive”, of you enjoy Medieval Romance, the struggle to find a HEA, and fight to keep what another clan craves. I can hardly wait to read more of Cecelia Mecca and her stories. She is definitely an author to watch for in the future. A heartwarming story. Another must read Medieval Romance!
I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.

*The Border Series: The Ward’s Bride Prequel Novella, The Thief’s Countess Book 1, and The Lord’s Captive Book 2.*

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

 

THE HIGHLANDER’S CONQUEST by Eliza Knight….

The Highlander's Conquest (Stolen Bride, #2)The Highlander’s Conquest by Eliza Knight

Genre: Historical Romance (Medieval England/Scotland)

Series: Stolen Bride series, #2

Source: Personal buy

 

  • Publication date: September 19, 2012
  • Publisher: Eliza Knight
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009DS3TWG

Length: 290 pages

 

(Courtesy of Amazon)

Product Description

BOOK TWO: The Stolen Bride Series

What is a Highlander to do when he falls for the daughter of his enemy?

Highland warrior, Blane Sutherland, has one mission: disguise himself as an Englishman, cross the border and retrieve Lady Aliah de Mowbray. Always up for a challenge, he agrees, pursuing his conquest with vigor—and trying to deny the powerful desire that eclipses him each time he touches his charge. A rogue of the highest order and a younger son, he has nothing to offer a lady but a broken heart.

And what is a lady to do when she cannot trust her heart?

Aliah is skeptical of the English noble who has come to take her to her father and sister in Scotland, but she pushes her doubts aside. Without word in months, she must make certain her family is safe, then she can return to England to join the convent to which she has sworn to pledge her life. But then her escort reveals his true self—he’s a Highlander and his kisses are more seductive than the sweetest of wines.

Surrender never tasted so sweet…

“An author with a natural gift for story telling…” ―Victoria Roberts, acclaimed author of Temptation in a Kilt
Check out the other books in this series:

BOOK ONE: The Highlander’s Reward
BOOK THREE: The Highlander’s Lady — coming soon!

 

 

 Pick up your copy today!

My thoughts: 

The Highlander’s Conquest (Stolen Bride #2) by Eliza Knight is a fantastic Medieval Scottish Romance set in England and Scotland. While, #2, it can be read as a stand alone. If you’ve not had a chance to read “The Highlander’s Reward”, #1, I’d definitely suggest reading it as well, as this is the story of Blane Sutherland, younger brother to the Laird of Sutherland, who disguises himself as an Englishman to sale the Sutherland’s wool in England. So when it became necessary to retrieve his brother’s wife’s younger sister, of course, Blane was the man to cross the border and retrieve her, bring her to Scotland to reunite with her sister and father, who had been wounded. Lady Aliah de Mowbray, is feisty, doesn’t trust the barbarian Scots, beautiful, she’s been protected all her life, and plans to vow her life to the church, but when danger persists, she shows Blane she can handle a bow and arrow, just like her sister. Aliah and Blane are a wonderful couple, one who deserves their HEA, their pull toward each other kept me turning the pages, from the beginning to the end.

I thoroughly enjoyed “The Higlander’s Conquest”. Ms. Knight has done it again with her vivid details, her strong characters, and her engaging story. I strongly recommend “The Highlander’s Conquest”. What a great read by Eliza Knight!!

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

NOW AVAILABLE~~SORCHA by Keira Montclair

Sorcha (The Highland Clan Book 8)Sorcha by Keira Montclair

 

Genre: Historical Romance (Medieval Scotland)

Series: The Highland Clan, #8

Source: I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.

  • Publication date: May 3, 2017
  • Publisher: Keira Montclair
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0722R4TJT
  • Length: 201 pages

 

(Courtesy of Amazon)

Sorcha Ramsay is as willful as she is beautiful, and she has mastered the art of convincing others to do her bidding. She coerces a few guards to bring her on a hunting trip, but when an unidentified archer targets them, Sorcha is restricted to the castle grounds. Worse, she’s assigned a lout of a guardian—Cailean, the maddeningly handsome guard who saved her from the archer—until her sire returns from a visit to the Grants. How can she show her sire, the infamous Logan Ramsay, she’s grown up if she’s not allowed her freedom?

Though he intends never to marry, Cailean finds himself captivated by Sorcha’s beauty and brash charm. He’s determined to keep her safe from the archer, whether she wants him to or not. Then Sorcha’s sire returns with news that has the potential to ignite the Highlands: Laird Alexander Grant has been badly injured. Trouble is brewing, and the archer, who may or may not be connected to a larger plot against the Ramsays and the Grants, continues to target Sorcha.

As the danger mounts and Cailean and Sorcha are brought together again and again, their heated attraction becomes a deeper connection. But can Cailean convince Logan, the most fearsome man in the Highlands, that he is a worthy match for his firstborn daughter?
My Thoughts:

Sorcha (The Highland Clan) Book 8 by Keira Montclair is an absolute pleasure to read. Can be read as a stand alone. Ms. Montclair has written a story that has so much to offer readers, it has danger, adventure, drama, excitement, a bit of humor, some witty banter and romance.
I was pulled into Cailean McAdam and Sorcha Ramsay’s story from the very beginning. Sorcha has gone from a wee lassie to a grown lass, which perturbes her father, Logan, the most feared man in the Highlands. He is legendary. Cailean is proud, strong and brave, a guard for the Ramsay’s, and also cares deeply for Sorcha, but he’s not in her social class, he’s a mere guard. Can he convince Logan he is a worthy suitor? Has Sorcha’s feelings grown to love? Will they survive the danger they are facing, from unknown assailants?

Readers, will simply be factinated and thrilled as they are reading, “Sorcha”. I myself was astonished at Cailean and Sorcha’s young love and how Cailean finally gave in to marriage, family, love, and how he was determined to prove his love, even to the point of nearly dying. Friendship can turn to a strong and determined love. The antics of Logan was hilarious at times, sad at others, as he fears losing his beloved daughter. Every father’s nightmare.

I highly recommend this fast paced, thrilling and highly anticipated story. It has everything a romance reader could possibly wish in a Scottish Romance, and more. Brilliantly and masterfully written. The cast of characters were fantastic, even the villains were quiet convincing, which only added to Cailean
and Sorcha’a story.
Keira Montclair is one of my go to Medieval Scottish Romance authors. She never disappoints me, she always leaves me in absolute awe. What a mesmerizing story!! Well done, Ms. Montclair! I can’t wait to read the next grand adventure. Powerful and compelling. A definite must read for fans of Scottish Romance.
I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.

Rating: 5
Heat rating: Hot
Reviewed by: AprilR

NOW AVAILABLE! ! THE HIGHLANDER’S VIKING BRIDE by Cathy MacRae….review

The Highlander's Viking Bride: Book 2 in the Hardy Heroines series

 

The Highlander’s Viking Bride: Book 2 in the Hardy Heroines series by Cathy MacRae

 

Genre: Historical Romance (Medieval)

Series: Hardy  Heroines, #2

Source: I received a complimentary copy.

 

  • Publication date: May 22, 2017
  • Publisher: Short Dog Press
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0728HWJRY

 

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Product Description

Calder MacGerry, laird of an impoverished clan, has resolved to end the bitter feud between the MacGerrys and Sinclairs. He jumps at Laird Sinclair’s offer of marriage to his only daughter, Katja, to seal the agreement between their clans—only to get more than he bargained for.

Katja’s chance to escape her father’s harsh treatment appears to be too good to be true. But becoming Lady of a clan that despises her because she’s a Sinclair, doesn’t make her life any easier. When the attacks turn deadly, she fights her way out, making a dangerous passage to the Shetland Isles for refuge with her Viking family.

Calder and Katja’s marriage, built on mistrust, rushes quickly into disaster. As Calder seeks to repair the damage, Katja discovers not another enemy, but a husband who pledges a new beginning.

 

 

My Thoughts:

 

The Highlander’s Viking Bride: Book 2 in the Hardy Heroines series by Cathy MacRae is an awesome Medieval Romance. I was positively entranced and entralled! Can be read as a stand alone.

Calder MacGerry, is the laird of an impoverished clan, but he has decided, after his beloved fathet’s recent death, he would end the bitter feud between the MacGerrys and Sinclair clans. He accepts Laird Sinclair’s offer of marriage to his only daughter, Katja, to seal the agreement between their clans. Peace between the two clans is finally on the horizon.

Katja however, is not so sure. She trusts no man, and not many lasse. She been raised around a clan that treats her no respect. She has brothers, of course, who tries to protect her ftom her father’s harsh treatment. She is the best archer in her clans, though.

What starts out as a marriage of hope, soon turns to mistrust and someone in clan MacGerry is trying to run Katja away. She is accepted by her husband’s family with open arms and some others in the clan, however, acidents soon start happening to her. She is poisoned, nearly raped, and set upon by thuds, it’s a good thing she is a fiece lass who can protect herself. Calder is furious when he learns of the things that’s been happening to his new wife. Can love grow from mistrust and hapastance?

“The Highlander’s Viking Bride” is filled with intrigue, mistrust, danger, romance, betrayal and love. It seems when things happen to Katja her husband is not around he’s often trying to increase his clan’s strength, so he’s absent often, he leaves his bride with his brother for her protection.

This story has everything a romance reader could possibly wish to find in a great read. From complex and engaging characters to intriguing plots to a dangerous trek to the Shetlands to finding a true and absolute love and another family she hasn’t seen for many years, her mother’s Viking family. There is a wonderful cast of characters, I can’t wait to read more about their lives.
With mistrust, loneliness, much excitement, forgiveness, love and so much more, readers will be thrilled and excited to read Katja and Calder’s story. I fell in love with them from the very beginning. Fast paced, a definite page turner, with so much to offer readers. Cathy MacRae does not disappoint readers. I hope you will see what I’m talking about and pick up you’re copy.
A definite must read! An extraordinary Medieval Romance!!
I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.

Rating: 5
Heat rating: Mild (with violence)
Reviewed by: AprilR

NOW AVAILABLE ~~ONLY A VISCOUNT WILL DO by Tamara Gill….review

Only a Viscount Will Do (To Marry a Rogue, #3)Only a Viscount Will Do by Tamara Gill
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Only a Viscount Will Do (To Marry a Rogue) by Tamara Gill is entertaining and explosive. #3 in this exciting series, but can be read as a stand alone.

Lady Alice Worthingham, is sassy, unpredictable and never follows the rules of society. Callum Edwards, Viscount Arndel, is proud, charming and forced into the life of a highwayman, in order to protect his young daughter. There is much to recommend this story!
A mixture of danger, romance, adventure, mystery, suspense, a bit of humor and the chemistry between Alice and Callum is explosive.
I have truly enjoyed this series, but I believe Alice and Callum’s story is my favorite thus far.
The reader will find themselves entranced and enticed into a world where a charming Viscount meets a feisty young lady. But can they defeat the secrets and danger that is fixated to the Viscount? Can they’re love survive the turmoil and danger that surrounds them?
A must read Regency. Ms. Gill is a talented storyteller, who pulls the reader into her stories, grabs their hearts and won’t let go. I enjoy how she mixes chemistry, mystery, a touch of humor and an explosive romance.
A romance and mystery that explosive as well as entertaining. Another hit for Tamara Gill! Great job delivering another must read Regency Romance!
I received a complimentary copy.

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

TAMING A SAVAGE GENTLEMAN by Tammy Andresen….review

Taming a Savage Gentleman: Taming the Heart SeriesTaming a Savage Gentleman: Taming the Heart Series by Tammy Andresen

 

Genre: Historical romance * Regency)

Series: Taming the Heart, #5

 

  • Publication date: May 16, 2017
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B06XH3VT2P
  • Length: 116 pages

 

(Courses of Amazon)

Description

Tom Maddox would never marry. He’s the second son, the spare, and he prides himself on living his life without the confines of society.

Baroness Segrave needs a husband for society’s sake but she’d prefer he have no opinion at all. Which is why the Earl of Loudoun seems the ideal choice. With no fortune and a drinking habit, he should allow her to keep running her estate while living off the allowance she’d give him. But Loudoun proves to be both drunk and foolish. Suddenly a husband who is strong, capable, and appreciative of her gifts gains merit in her eyes. A man like Tom Maddox.

But how can she convince Tom that he should consider marriage and give up his carefree bachelorhood? Because no matter what anyone else believes, she’d rather the love of a gentleman than a lord.

Book 5 of 6 in Taming the Heart (6 Book Series)

 

 

Available for pre-order!!

My Thoughts:

Taming a Savage Gentleman: Taming the Heart Series by Tammy Andresen is an extremely exciting Regency Romance. Book 5 in the “Taming the Heart” series, but it can be read as a stand alone. Some of the characters appear from previous books, but the reader will not be lost reading this one.
An unconventional acquaintance leads to a a great deal of trouble for both the H/H in “Taming a Savage Gentleman”.

This is the story of Flora, Baroness Segrave, a witty, beautiful, smart and weathy young lady, who needs a husband or so society deems in order to keep her and her mother safe and Tom Maddox, a second son and spare who lives his life outside the confines of society, to his families unhappiness, they are hoping a marriage will settle him down. He has been asked to look after Flora and her mother on their voyage to Scotland, by his cousin, Barrett Maddox, the Duke of Manchester. Then there’s the Earl of Loudoun, who wishes to court and marry Flora, he’s deeply in debt, ignoring fool it would seem and a gambler, whose lost everything unless he finds a weathy wife, and quickly. He meets Flora’s needs perfectly or so it would appear. She wants a man who will allow her to manage her estates, her herself without any inference from her husband. But things change…..

Well written with well developed charatcers, the banter between Flora and Tom is perfect, to this reader, definitely carries the story along, nicely. The plot flows smoothly and without gaps. The mystery, suspense, sensual attractions, and sea adventure makes this story fast paced, well thought out and perfect for an afternoon adventure. I was glued to the pages of Tom and Flora’s story from the beginning to the end, definitely a most entertaining Regency read.

Once again Ms. Andresen met my expectations with her witty banter, her characters and her enticing and endearing plot. A wonderful story of romance, trouble, a bit of danger, finding love, and redemption. “Taming a Savage Gentleman” has something for everyone. A quick, enjoyable and most satisfying Regency.
I can’t wait to read the next adventure.
Tammy Andresen is another of my favorite Regency authors, she never disappoints me. I always look forward to her next inspiring story. Another great read by Tammy Andresen!!

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

 

Jane Grey: A Homage to the Brontë Classics (The Brontë Brothers Book 1) by Nina Mason….my review

Jane Grey: A Homage to the Brontë Classics (The Brontë Brothers #1)Jane Grey: A Homage to the Brontë Classics by Nina Mason

Genre: His toric all Romance/ fiction

Series: The Brontë Brothers Book 1

 

  • Publication date: May 16, 2017
  • Publisher: Nina Mason Creations
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B06XGKX571
  • Length: 256 pages

 

(Courtesy of Amazon)

Description

The only happiness in life is to love and be loved…

Set in the Loire Valley in 1850, Jane Grey tells the story of a frustrated painter and a beleaguered English governess who comes to France to tutor a flirtatious young heiress in the social graces. Jane meets Matthew Brontë, a wealthy count and gifted painter, the same way Jane Eyre met Edward Rochester in the book our Jane is reading at the time. Jane finds it uncannier still that Matthew is a cousin to the author of Jane Eyre.

As the weeks pass, Jane and Matthew discover they have much in common. They seem perfectly suited, apart from one significant snag: Matthew can’t marry without forfeiting his fortune, and Jane can only marry a man with the means to support her and her dependent relations back in England.

When faced with the choice between love and money, which will each of them choose?

 

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My Thoughts: 

Jane Grey: A Homage to the Brontë Classics (The Brontë Brothers Book 1) by Nina Mason, set in the Loire Valley, France and England in 1850.
In “Jane Grey” the reader will
be shocked and thrilled by the similarities between the story of “Jane Eyre” to Matthew Brontë and Jane Grey. Matthew is the cousin of the author of “Jane Eyre” books.

A story of a frustrated painter, and a “kept” man and a beleaguered English governess who comes to France as a teacher, to a young heiress, thus meets Matthew, in much the same manner as Jane Eyre met her Mr. Rochester, except Jane ran away from and her feelings for Matthew until she just couldn’t possibly run anymore.

Readers will also find a slight departure from Nina Mason’s other stories. Masterfully written, I felt, anyway.
This is a story of disappointment, fortitude, unwavering love, hardship, the difficulties of a painter, in the 1850’s, and the romance of the century.
Can wealth come before love? If you had a choice between weath or love, which would you choose love or the money? A delimma for most, especially when you meet the love of your life.
“The only happiness in life is to love and be loved.”, my favorite passage.

“Jane Grey” has many avenues for which to take the reader on, here’s just a few, forfeiting a fortune but never marry, never marry unless the spouse can provide for the other’s dependent family, or throw all away for marriage, love and finding a HEA.

I found “Jane Grey” to be endearing and romantic with a bit of a sad side. I enjoyed watching Matthew and Jane find their joy and contentment. Don’t be mistaken, in “Jane Grey”, while the story has similarities, this story takes a few twists, turns, with a few surprises along the way, lingering doubts and and a round about detour to happiness.

Ms. Mason is a talented author and once again, her talent shines through with the telling of “Jane Grey”. She never disappoints her readers in her plots, her characterizations, or her details. I’m truly excited for this new adventure. I hope readers will enjoy reading “Jane Grey”, it truly makes you wish to read “Jane Eyre” after all these years. Yes, I haven’t read it since high school! This story is definitely a departure from her other stories. The passion is not explicit nor over done, if that makes sense. I throughly enjoyed “Jane Grey” and I think you will as well.

Fans of the “Brontë Classics” will surely enjoy “Jane Grey”, with unusual circumstances, contentment and finally finding true love, what’s not to enjoy. This is an incredible story by Nina Mason! I can’t wait to read the next installment in what promises to be an amazing series.
Bravo, Ms.Mason!! Well done, indeed!

Rating: 5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

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