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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

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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

 

 

 

 

WHERE THE VISCOUNT MET HIS MATCH by Tabetha Waite

Where the Viscount Met His Match (Ways of Love Book 2)Where the Viscount Met His Match by Tabetha Waite

 

Genre: Historical Romance

Series: Ways of Love, #2

Source: Received a complimentary vopy, however, all opinions are my own.

 

  • Publication date: June 14, 2017
  • Publisher: Etopia Press
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B072KPQVMH
  • Length: 380 pages

 

(From Amazon)

Description

Secrets. Lies. And a second chance at love…

Torn from the only man she’d ever loved by a tragic secret, Mara Miller has traveled a long and difficult road. From poverty and the workhouses, she’s finally made a life for herself as the owner of a small haberdashery in London. With her companion, Big B, an African slave she’d helped escape from a Brazilian slaver, she’s made a fresh start. But when the past walks into her shop—in the form of the ever-handsome Roarke Garrott, Viscount Eversleigh—Mara feels her whole world crash to her feet. Thrust back into a web of lies, deceit, and manipulation, Mara is forced to face the one man she’d sworn to forget.

For the past seven years, Roarke had sequestered himself in India to mourn Mara’s death. Vowing to move on and put the past behind him, he returns to London, only to find himself gazing into those beautiful green eyes he believed he’d never see again. Now he’s found her—alive and trying to deny who she was. A million feelings wash over him. Joy. Fury. Heartbreak. He would have the truth from her—of where she’d gone, and why—but when trouble from the past finds Mara and Big B, the truth becomes secondary to saving Mara’s life. After just learning that the woman he’d loved is alive, Roarke is not about to lose her again…

 

Book 1, WHY THE EARL WANTS THE GIRL

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My thoughts:

Where the Viscount Met His Match (Ways of Love Book 2) by Tabetha Waite is a Regency Romance by this amazing and masterful author. While, book 2, it can be read as a stand alone.
I absolutely love Mara Miller, which we met in book 1, and Roarke Garrott, Viscount Eversleigh, the love of Mara’s life, but she lost him several years prior due to a tragic event that forced Mara to fake her own death. A story filled with a web of lies, deceit, manipulation, sacrifice and so much more. Now, he’s walked back into her life. I found these characters to be tortured souls, torn apart by a huge secret then thrust back together again, by unseen circumstances, to be heart a wrenching, engaging and very enjoyable read. The secondary characters are enjoyable and help move the story along. The plot is intriguing, very interesting and captivating. The storyline flows seamlessly and is well executed, in my humble opinion.

A story of love, grief, secrets, a tragic kidnapping, deceit, mental illness and second chances at finding a HEA. The twists and turns were magnificent and well done to deliver a most fantastic Regency Romance. A bit of mystery, suspense and the romance, was absolutely enticing and delightful to read.
Ms. Waite, captured my attention and held me glued to the pages of this gripping and brilliantly written story.

This is Ms. Waite’s second novel but she writes like a master, fully engaging her readers with characterizations, her descriptions, her detail to research, and the Era she’s writing. Just stunning and very well written! Fast paced with page turning mystery and suspense. The romance to me was wonderful, seeming realistic and believable.

A powerful, yet sweet romance with twists and turns. I look forward to reading more, in this fascinating series!
WHERE THE VISCOUNT MET HIS MATCH ends with the reader learning some of Roarke’s sister’s story, which just made me want more. A must read Regency Romance by an upcoming and rising author, Tabetha Waite! A definite keeper. I can see me reading this story and book 1, over again. A true treasure! Well done, Tabetha Waite! !
I received a complimentary copy, however, all opinions are my own.

Rating: 5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

NEVER TRUST A SPY by Valerie Bowman….review

Never Trust a Pirate (Playful Brides, #7)Never Trust a Pirate by Valerie Bowman

 

Genre: Historical Romance (Regency)

Series: Playful Brides #7

Source: I received a complimentary copy.

  • Publication date: May 2, 2017
  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01M8G3HBN
  • Length: 321 pages

 

(Courtesy of Amazon)

Product Description

The rules of engagement were never so scandalous. . .

A rumored pirate and the scurrilous black sheep of his well-to- do family, Cade Cavendish relishes his world of rebellion, deception, and seduction. Nothing and no one can hold him to be the duty-bound, honorable man he is expected to be. But when an unexpected run-in at his twin brother’s estate with a ravishing, raven-haired maid leads her to believe he’s actually a viscount, Cade’s renegade life is thrown wildly off-kilter. And even though a case of mistaken identity can be quickly set to rights, matters of the heart are quite different…

Miss Danielle LaCrosse is startled to learn that the handsome gentleman who radiates sin and has the devil in his eyes is not her employer the Viscount, but rather his infamous brother. A former heiress, orphaned and left penniless, Danielle has more than a few secrets of her own. Cade may be skilled at coaxing even the most hidden desires out of Danielle but can he earn her trust—and win her heart—as they embark on an adventure to confront a dangerous enemy from both of their pasts . . . and uncover the identity of the so-called Black Fox along the way?
Never Trust a Pirate is part of the Regency-set Playful Brides series by Valerie Bowman

Now available!!

MY THOUGHTS:

Never trust a Pirate by Valerie Bowman is another exciting Regency Historical Romance in her “Playful Brides” series. While #7, it can be read as a stand alone. It does have re-appearing characters from previous books. This does not distract nor interfere in enjoying “Never Trust a Pirate”. Refreshing and intriguing story!

This is the story of Cade Cavendish and Miss Danielle LaCrosse. Cade is the “black sheep of the Cavendish family, with secrets. He is the twin brother to Rafe from a previous story. Danielle, is Rafe’s wife Daphne’s, lady’s maid. Ah, there is so much more to her than meets the eye. Is Cade the so called pirate “Black Fox”, a famous spy for the Crown? Afterall, he’s very good at deception, seduction, secretive and is very rebellious. Let’s not forget he’s devilishly handsome, with a devil may care care attitude. But lay all aside, he’s out for revenge, on the man who hurt his brother, Rafe. Ah, he’s also a spy. Danielle, is more than a French maid, she’s beautiful, sensual, and drives Cade mad with desire. It’s hard to decide which side she’s on at first, or rather who’s she working for, the Crown or the bad people. As she seems to be spying on Cade.
“Never Trust a Pirate” is not your everyday spy adventure. There are many twists and turns, surprises, witty banter, danger and adventure.
Let’s forget not, who is the “Black Fox”, I was totally shocked and surprised by who it was. Brilliant!!
I enjoyed the way Ms. Bowman mixed the spying with the interaction between the characters, and the true intend of the story. I enjoyed the witty banter between Cade and Danielle, their interaction was brilliantly written. They didn’t forget their responsibilities, for their own desires nor do they forget what their goals are, but intend to carry them through to the finish. They completed their mission, although, Cade and Danielle faced the ruthless French spy. Will one of them lose they life?

Brilliantly executed, with an easy to follow plot, that flowed smoothly and continously throughout the story. The characters were enduring, engaging and easily capture your heart. I personally was glued to this story from the first page forward. A very captivating, intriguing and suspensive story. Unique in many ways, not just a predictable spy story. The suspense and mystery with the romantic interest was enough to keep the reader intrigued throughout “Never Trust a Pirate”. A great read for fans of mystery, suspense, intruigue, romance, spies, and an overall splendid read. Very well done, Valerie Bowman !!! I can’t wait to read the next “Playful Brides” story.
I received a complimentary copy.

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE ~~OTHER HIGHLANDER by Adrienne Basso. ..review

No Other Highlander (The McKennas)No Other Highlander by Adrienne Basso

Genre: Historical Romance (Scotland Highlands)

Series: The McKennas

Source: I received a complimentary copy.

 

  • Publication date: February 28, 2017
  • Publisher: Zebra
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01GBAG3AS
  • Length: 368 pages

 

(Courtesy of Amazon)

Description

Scottish Highlands, 1334: The McKenna clan flourishes under a family of warriors, fierce and righteous, faithful to their own until the last. But to produce an heir, the widowed eldest son must risk his heart again . . .
 
Lady Joan Armstrong Fraser was once the indulged and pampered daughter of a laird. But marriage to a brute changed her. When he sets her aside, she has only her wits and her beauty to protect herself and her child from the chaos of her former home. She will have to find another husband—a man whose strength is more than a weapon against the weak. A man she can trust . . . if such a man even breathes.

Sir Malcolm McKenna has known Lady Joan since her childhood, a spoiled princess as dangerous as she is lovely. But when she steps forward to protect him against a false accusation, he discovers a character stronger than he guessed—and an attraction he yearns to explore . . .

Release date: February 28, 2017! Reserve your copy today! 

 

MY THOUGHTS:

No Other Highlander (The McKennas) by Adrienne Basso is an intriguing Medieval Scottish Romance set in 1334 Scottish Highlands.
WOW! Fast paced, adventure filled, heart -pounding and very captivating tale of heartbreak, healing, forgiveness, learning to trust and finding HEA, peace and happiness. Such a powerful and compelling story!

Lady Joan Armstrong Fraser, was an abused wife with a small son Callum, escapes her abusive husband. While, she used to be a pampered and indulged daughter of a laird, her marriage to a brute and tyrant changed her, forever. Now she only wishes to provide her son with protection, security and love. Unfortunately, she’ll get no help from her father.
Sir Malcolm McKenna has known Lady Joan since her childhood he remembers her as a spoiled princess who is both dangerous and lovely. When she steps in to protect Malcolm he sees another side to the woman she’s grown into, she is fierce, tolerate and loves her child unconditionally.

Ms. Basso has written a sensitive, complicated, compassionate story of second chances that will captivate readers and capture their hearts from the first page to the last. Can horrors from the past, find healing and learn to trust and love, leaving all the baggage as a distance memory?

I adore how Ms. Basso brings this masterfully written story full circle to provide readers with mystery, suspense, passion and love. A must read Medieval Scottish Romance!
I can’t wait to read more of “The McKennas”.
Ms. Basso provided me with a few hours of escape from realism to the world of Highlanders, clans, and the lasses who loves them. I read it in one setting. I couldn’t put it down once I started reading! Strongly recommended!
I received a complimentary copy.

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild to a bit steamy
Reviewed by: AprilR

BRETTE: Intentions Gone Astray by Collette Cameron. ..a review

Brette: Intentions Gone Astray (Conundrums of the Misses Culpepper Book 3)Brette: Intentions Gone Astray by Collette Cameron

Genre: Historical Romance (Regency)

Series: Conundrums of the Misses Culpepper Book 3

Source: I received a complimentary copy.

  • Publication date: January 10, 2017
  • Publisher: Blue Rose Romance LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01N3OIT9X
  • Length: 174 pages
  • Book 3 of 3 in Conundrums of the Misses Culpepper (3 Book Series)

 

(Courtesy of Amazon)

He thought his adventures were over…

A rogue reluctantly turned rector, Alexander Hawksworth, prefers soirées to sermons and parties to prayers. Though impoverished, he seizes every opportunity to escape parish duties, preferring to hob nob with London’s finest–especially after the precocious and petite Brette Culpepper arrives in Town. Alex secretly fantasizing about claiming the breathtaking beauty as his very own, and when he unexpectedly inherits an earldom, he’s determined to make her his countess… Until he’s accused of murdering the previous earl.

Then she burst headlong into his life…

New to Society, Brette adores the whirlwind social scene, the stream of invitations… the slightly-sensual verbal sparring with the devilishly attractive, much too witty, and oh so unsuitable Mr. Hawksworth. But her fairytale existence crashes to a halt when rumors circulate she’s a peer’s illegitimate granddaughter. Even though he’s left her a tidy inheritance, formerly hospitable doors slam in her face as a newly appointed guardian emerges, intent on stealing her wealth and forcing her to wed an elderly despot.

Time is against them as Alex struggles to clear his name and deliver the woman he loves from an unthinkable fate.

 

MY THOUGHTS 

Brette: Intentions Gone Astray (Conundrums of the Misses Culpepper Book 3) by Collette Cameron is at times a humorous and compelling Regency Romance. While, Book 3, it can be read as a stand alone. I’d suggest reading the other two books in this fantastic series, I feel you would benefit from reading them to get the full benefits from “Brette”, there are some events, situations, and revelations revealed, that could spoil your entertainment, by not reading the other two books in this series, first, although, not necessary to enjoy “Brette”.

This is Brette Culpepper and Alexander Hawksworth’s story. Brette, is new to society, and finds she rather enjoys the soirees, dancing, balls and the social whirlwind, until that is….a horrible rumor circulates, everything changes in her newly discovered social world. Alexander Hawksworth, aka Alex, is a handsome, witty rogue turned rector, relucantly, I mind add. But what’s a impoverished man to do to survive? He prefers the social world to prayers and sermons. Especially, after he meets the whirlwind named Brette. Then, he unexpectedly inherits an earldom, but his inheritance and freedom is threatened by rumors and innuendoes of him murdering the previous Earl. Brett, unexpectedly learns a secret that devastates her new found world, when rumors fly that she may be the illegitimate granddaughter of a peer, who has left her a tidy inheritance. Then, Alex learns that her newly appointed guardian is not a nice man, he intends to forcefully, if necessary, marry Brette off to an elderly despot man. He is after her wealth and cares nothing about her happiness or welfare. Whew, talk about roadblocks for a blossoming relationship! Can they overcome the obstacles thrown in their way or lose all to others actions?

Follow, Brette and Alex on a whirlwind, sometimes, and devastating world, while, other times you will smile, with their witty banter, and their undeniable attraction to each other.

Well written tale of life, love, and obstacles, but will they be able to find gold after the rainbow, after everything life throws their way?

I enjoyed Alex and Brette’s story, it was not a typical romance, where the characters find love and live HEA, there are so many obstacles and ill will thrown in their path.

Once again, Ms. Cameron has written a captivating, yet thought-provoking tale, where the road to happiness has many curves, and not a clear path. Whew, an awesome, lively, unlikely Regency romance, with many twists and turns.
Bravo, Ms. Cameron! Brette, I think is my favorite of the magnificent “Conundrums of the Misses Culpepper” series, thus far.
A must read Regency Romance by the never disappointing Collette Cameron!! Fans of witty banter, Regency Romance, and complicated stories, will definitely enjoy reading Brette and Alex’s story. Pick up a copy today to find out the twists and turns of Brette and Alex’s story, I think you will enjoy this masterfully written story, I sure did.
I received a complimentary copy.

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

 

Regency Romance: Loving The Reluctant Viscount (The Fairbanks Series – Love & Hearts) (CLEAN Historical Regency Romance) by Jessie Bennett …a review

Clean Regency Romance: Loving The Reluctant Viscount (The Fairbanks Series - Love & Hearts) (CLEAN Historical Romance)Clean Regency Romance: Loving The Reluctant Viscount (The Fairbanks Series – Love & Hearts) (CLEAN Historical Regency Romance )

Jessie Bennett 

Genre: Clean Regency Romance

Series: The Fairbanks Series -Love & Hearts #3

Source: Personal buy

  • Publication date: December 24, 2016
  • Publisher: Carlton House Publishing Co.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01MZ36NPO
  • Length: 2

(Courtesy of Amazon)

MY THOUGHTS 

Regency Romance: Loving The Reluctant Viscount (The Fairbanks Series – Love & Hearts) (CLEAN Historical Regency Romance) by Jessie Bennett
is Book 3 in “The Fairbanks Series -Love & Hearts”, but it can be read as a stand alone.
This is the story of Lady Janelle Dowling and Viscount Allan Gray. Lady Janelle is considered on the shelf, she is the only unmarried sister of Elizabeth, Duchess of Worthington. Viscount Allan is visiting from Australia with his sister to further is business interest.
However, there is a nefarious plot to destroy a young couple’s love. Will this happen or can the plot be stopped before it’s too late? Will a young couple’s love be lost forever? Can the mystery of who is behind the theft be found before it’s too late?
A bit slow in the beginning but picks up nicely. With a mixture of mystery, intrigue, and romance, Ms. Bennett will once again delight her readers, with her intriguing plot and her engaging characters. Readers will be captivated and held in suspense, as they try to figure how why and who is responsible for the loss of the peace and tranquility at Fairbanks. I must say, I was a bit shocked and surprised.
Another great Clean Regency Romance by Jessie Bennett! Strongly recommended for fans of Historical Romance, Regency Romance, Clean Historical Regency, stories with extended families, suspense, mystery and romantic intrigue. A must read!

Rating: 4
Heat rating: Sweet
Reviewed by: AprilR

A TURN IN TIME by Jennae Vale. …review

A Turn In Time (Thistle & Hive, #5)A Turn In Time by Jennae Vale

 

Genre: Time Travel

Series: Thistle & Hive #5

Source: I received a complimentary copy.

  • Publication date: November 22, 2016
  • Publisher: Jennae Vale
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01MDPG0L8

 

(Courtesy of Amazon)

Summoned by his father to return home immediately, Dougall MacRae knows he cannot leave without his beloved Helene. He asks her to marry him and accompany him back to Castle Treun unaware that his father has plans for him to wed another in an attempt to strengthen clan alliances. He can keep Helene as a mistress, but not as his wife.

Helene has lived her whole life at Breaghacraig and has left it all behind to marry Dougall. She refuses, however, to remain at Castle Treun as his mistress. Fleeing in the dark of night with no idea how to return to Breaghacraig, Helene stumbles upon a beautiful stone bridge. Devastated and alone she contemplates life without Dougall. As she pleads aloud for someone to help her, she is engulfed in a thick fog and when it clears she finds herself in the year 2016 in San Francisco, California, where Dougall’s betrayal has led her into the arms of the kind, handsome stranger who saves her in her hour of need.

MY THOUGHTS 

A Turn in Time by Jennae Vale is a unique Time Travel set in Scotland and 2016 San Francisco, California. Book 5 of 5 in “The Thistle & Hive Series” (5 Book Series), but can be read as a stand alone.
Dougall MacRae and Helene’s story is heart breaking, with engaging characters, and a wonderful storyline.
A quick, well written story! With heart break, a touch of humor, friendships, a mysterious, a magical bridge, passion, deciding what is truly important in life and finding a HEA, through all obstacles. Can joy turn to misery, turn to an everlasting love or a lifetime of heart break? I enjoyed reading about Helene and Dougall’s story, their determination to be together and the misunderstandings that follows.
Ms. Vale is a wonderful storyteller who brings her characters and story to life on the pages of a great book. A must read for fans of Time Travel, Historical Romance mixed with twists and turns.
I would recommend this read!
I received a complimentary copy.

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

CONQUERING WILLIAM by Sarah Hegger. ..review 

Conquering William (Sir Arthur's Legacy,  #3)Conquering William by Sarah Hegger

Website: http://sarahhegger.com/

Twitter: @SarahHegger

 

Genre: Historical Romance  (Medieval /England )

Series: Sir Arthur’s Legacy #3

Source: Received for an honest review from Net Galley.  However, all opinions, insights and thoughts are my own personal opinions. 

  • Publication date: August 30, 2016
  • Publisher: Lyrical Press
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0190HGX9A

(Courtesy of Amazon)

“Sarah Hegger has a gift for storytelling that is not to be missed. She’s a personal favorite of mine.” —Kathryn Le Veque, USA Today bestselling author

A practical marriage…

He married for convenience, but William of Anglesea had hoped for more than piety from his new bride. Raised in a convent and thrice widowed, prim Lady Alice of Tarnwych seems like an innocent when it comes to the marriage bed—except for the tentative passion he senses in her touch, and sees in her eyes. It seems the bold knight has a new challenge in alluring Alice. But will seducing his intriguing wife lead to his downfall?

An inconvenient desire…

Everything about charming, free-spirited William defies the cloistered world Lady Alice comes from. Duty brings her to their bed—and a long-held hope for a child. Yet after three indifferent husbands, the desire William shows her awakens her own. Little did Alice expect the powerful feelings he would inspire, emotions that make her ready to abandon her rigid beliefs, and the only family she’s ever known—when William’s life is on the line…




My Thoughts: 

Conquering William by Sarah Hegger is a mesmerizing Medieval Historical Romance. Set with the English borderland as a background. Book 3 in the “Sir Arthur’s Legacy”, but can be read as a stand alone. See, “Sweet Bea”, and “My Lady Faye”.

Sir William of Anglesea, a Knight, free-spirited, sexy, steadfast, loyal, has a large, loving family just married for convenience and duty. But he’s hoping for more than a piety marriage, from, Lady Alice of Tarnwych. Who is a widow three times over, comely, loyal to a fault, duty-bound, cloistered from the outside world, but dreams of one day having a happy, loving marriage with children of her own.

Sister Julianna, the nun who raised Lady Alice, and is also her Aunt, has big secrets of her own. There is an uneasy feeling that surrounds Sister Julianna. She influences Lady Alice, to distraction and is very selfish, self-serving and not very kind. I wanted to just slap her and send her packing, but bless William, he has the patient of a saint, in this regard. Lady Alice’s father had no time or desire to be with his daughter, so she was raised by Sister Julianna, in a near-like convent environment, although, in a stronghold.

Fast paced, heart-pounding, tale of secrets, treachery, lies, deception, mystery, suspense, danger, passion and the beauty of finding love and hopefully, a peaceful HEA.

“Conquering William” has such a uniqueness that surrounds the story, and the characters, that the impact it has is tremendous, captivating and mesmerizing, or to me, anyway.
I was totally surprised from beginning to end and all throughout. While, the reader may think they know the secrets within, they will be shocked when they learn the biggest secret of all. It was hard to understand Lady Alice’s reaction to William’s youngest brother, who is handicapped. The reader knows it will be something overwhelming and catastrophic to a young Lady Alice, but will it destroy the tender relationship her and William are building?
Will Sister Julianna destroy the HEA William and Lady Alice is searching for, or will they stop her before it’s too late?

What an amazing storyteller, Ms. Hegger is, one who draws the reader in and holds them in awe. You can feel the sensual tension, the tension amongst the people, the angst, turmoil and love as it flows off the pages. WOW! What a captivating and mesmerizing Medieval Historical Romance! Highly recommended for fans of Medieval Romance, uniquely written, highly explosive story with many twists and turns. I read it in one setting. Once you get started it was hard to put down.

Magnificent storytelling! Powerful, compelling and emotionally charged!
I can’t wait to see what Ms. Hegger has in store for readers next. I hope you will put up a copy, of “Conquering William” you will not regret your choice of reading material.
Received for an honest review from Net Galley. However, all opinions, insights and thoughts are my own personal opinions.

Rating: 5
Heat rating: Hot
Reviewed by: AprilR

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