The Knight’s Convenient Alliance by Melissa Oliver @melissaoauthor @MillsandBoon @HarlequinBooks @rararesources #bookreview #HistFic

The Knight’s Convenient Alliance written by Melissa Oliver, publisher Mills and Boon Historical, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

Book Blurb

The only man who’s tempted her…Now poses as her husband!

When an injured knight arrives on Brida O’Conaill’s doorstep, the village assumes he’s her long-lost husband. But her only previous connection to Sir Thomas Lovent was an intense shared moment at a tournament years ago. Brida maintains the pretence while she nurses him, yet once he’s back to full, virile health, she cannot reveal Thomas is not her husband—or that she’s unmarried!—when everyone is expecting them to act like husband and wife…

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The Knight’s Convenient Alliance is Book 4 in the Notorious Knights series and it is also Melissa Oliver’s fourth published book in just 17 months. Melissa Oliver has burst onto the Medieval Romance scene and has left her readers wanting more … You can find my reviews of the author’s previous books by following the link: https://kraftireader.wordpress.com/?s=melissa+oliver

This is the story of Brida O’Connaill and Thomas Lovent and their rather unconventional tale of love overcoming a history that left a guilty feeling within oneself, of a dramatic heroic mystery and a humorous game of ‘will they, won’t they.’

We briefly met Brida and Thomas in book 3 however, you do not need to have read any of the previous books to enjoy any of the stories in the series as they are easily read as a standalone. But characters from previous stories do crop up in later instalments making it lovely to see progression in their lives and it is also a wonderful series.

Brida and Thomas have a brief history but 3 years have passed and they have seen ‘hide nor hair’ of each other until Thomas is found collapsed in her home nursing a wound. For the last 3 years Brida has kept up a pretence that she’s married and her husband works away so when Thomas turns up the villagers are jubilant for his return leaving Brida with some explaining to do for a very smug knight who finds the whole situation hilarious and he thoroughly laps up all the attention.

Thomas Lovent has a secret double life and he’s brought danger inadvertently to Brida’s door. A dramatic escape ensues with a limited timescale to reach a pivotal event that is imperative to run smoothly for the peace of the kingdom. Danger is afoot and no-one is to be trusted. However, what fears both Brida and Thomas is their own past which has indented a guilt within each other that has shaped the way they live their lives now.

Melissa Oliver has written an entertaining medieval romance with danger around every corner which includes the temptation of each others hearts. Gorgeous!

Author Bio – Melissa Oliver is from south-west London where she writes historical romance novels. She lives with her lovely husband and daughters, who share her passion for decrepit, old castles, palaces and all things historical.

Melissa is the WINNER of The Romantic Novelist Association’s Joan Hessayon Award for new writers 2020 for her debut, The Rebel Heiress and the Knight. 

When she’s not writing she loves to travel for inspiration, paint, and visit museums & art galleries.

Social Media Links – Twitter @melissaoauthor or Facebook @melissaoliverauthor

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Snow-Kissed Proposals by Jenni Fletcher and Elisabeth Hobbes @JenniAuthor @ElisabethHobbes @MillsandBoon @rararesources #festiveread #PublicationDayPush

Snow-Kissed Proposals: The Christmas Runaway written by Jenni Fletcher and Their Snowbound Reunion written by Elisabeth Hobbes, publisher Mills and Boon Historical, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

Book Blurb

A snowy Victorian ChristmasTwo festive short stories!

In The Christmas Runaway by Jenni Fletcher: wilful, independent heiress, Fiona MacKay, impulsively runs away to a remote Scottish tower where she’s trapped in the snow with equally headstrong, deliciously dishevelled Angus Drummond.

In Their Snowbound Reunion by Elisabeth Hobbes: fifteen years ago, Amy Munroe and Anthony Matthews were cruelly parted, and each blames the other. When Amy becomes Anthony’s new housekeeper, their passion is reawakened!

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Snow-Kissed Proposals is a gorgeous two-for-one festive feast of a read from authors Jenni Fletcher and Elisabeth Hobbes.

THE CHRISTMAS RUNAWAY – I adored this novella by Jenni Fletcher it has put me in a cosy mood reminiscent of sitting by the fire with a hot drink and a good book.

Fiona wasn’t happy with her father, how dare he consider marrying again and to a woman 18 years his junior? Feeling so off kilter with this news Fiona, with the help of her maid, head to the hills of Aberdeenshire to visit her old school friend Mhairi. Aberdeenshire is not like her beloved city of Edinburgh, it’s wild and vast and now that she’s left the warmth of the train and making the rest of the journey on foot Fiona is feeling cold, miserable and lost. Bumping into a very unkempt looking stranger Fiona is now wishing she ignored her stubborn ways and stayed with her maid at the station.

The Christmas Runaway is a fine example of a Victorian romance, perfect to escape with. I loved witnessing the blossoming friendship between our leading lady and gentleman and seeing how their personalities developed with each other.

You will marvel with the bleakness of the setting with it’s rugged landscape and it’s wild, unpredictable weathers. The romance will surprise you, just like the characters and bring warmth to your heart.

THIER SNOWBOUND REUNION – Another thoroughly enjoyable Victorian romance brought to you by author Elisabeth Hobbes and is set in the rural landscape of the Peak District in Derbyshire.

Amy and Anthony were childhood sweethearts and were destined to be together always but alas it wasn’t to be and they went their separate ways.

15 years later Amy accepts the position of Housekeeper at a house that once belonged to her old sweethearts Aunt. Many years have passed since Amy and Anthony saw each other and their lives have changed considerably but this first love hasn’t left each others hearts and they were both left wondering why it had to end so abruptly.

I adored the setting of this festive read, a beautiful house in the Derbyshire countryside. It sounded so idyllic but also quirky with it’s unusual artefacts.

Meeting each other again brought back so many emotions, questions and fond memories. I could feel the tension between the pair when they are reunited. I also felt the profound loss they had to endure and it was sad to hear that other influences had thwarted a beautiful friendship.

A nostalgic, beautiful, festive, feel-good read.

Author Bio –

Jenni Fletcher is the award-winning author of 15 historical romances. She has been nominated for 4 RoNA Awards and won the Libertà Books Shorter Romantic Novel Award in 2020. She lives in Yorkshire with her family and can be contacted via Twitter @JenniAuthor.

Elisabeth’s writing career began when she finished in third place in Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write contest in 2013.  She was offered a two-book contract and consequently had to admit secret writing was why the house was such a tip.  She is the author of numerous historical romances with Harlequin Mills & Boon covering the Medieval period to Victorian England, and a Second World War romantic historical with One More Chapter. She lives in Cheshire because the car broke down there in 1999 and she never left.

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The Penniless Debutante (Lady Tregowan’s Will 3) by Janice Preston @janicegpreston @MillsandBoon @HarlequinBooks #bookreview #HistoricalRomance #millsandbooninsider

The Penniless Debutante (Lady Tregowan’s Will Book 3) written by Janice Preston, publisher Mills and Boon Historical, is available in ebook and paperback format from 28th October 2021.

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You can also purchase the book direct from the Mills and Boon website.

Book Blurb

Almost destitute

When she inherits a fortune!

Lady Tregowan’s Will story. The will that sees Aurelia Croome become wealthy forbids her from marrying the new Lord Tregowan. That wouldn’t be a concern if the only man to catch Aurelia’s eye during her first Season wasn’t Maximilian Penrose—Lord Tregowan! Why is it that no one else has Max’s honour, wit or tantalising good looks? The spectre of being poor again haunts her…but the thought of sacrificing passion for comfort is just as terrifying!

REVIEW

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I was so excited to read book 3 in Janice Preston’s latest trilogy; Lady Tregowan’s Will. This trilogy has completely captivated me and I was a little intrigued by the premise of the storyline, you can find my reviews for books one and two here: https://kraftireader.wordpress.com/2021/08/10/double-review-lady-tregowans-will-books-one-and-two-by-janice-preston-janicegpreston-millsandboon-harlequinbooks-bookreview-historicalromance-millsandbooninsider/

The Penniless Debutante is Aurelia’s story and I think it might be my favourite story of the three but maybe that might be because it feels like a wrapping up/conclusion to this wonderful trilogy that the author has created.

Aurelia I feel is the most spirited and vivacious of the three young women who have recently been thrust together in a world far from their own upbringings. I do feel reading all the books in order will enhance your experience as the characters lives do progress and you also witness how each individual girl copes with the news of their surprising inheritance. One of the conditions of the will is that they must not wed the current Lord Tregowan, no reason has been given to this but if any of the conditions are not met then the recipient will forfeit their portion of the estate. Ironically, Aurelia by chance meets Lord Tregowan on the day that changes her life forever and she’s not quite sure what to make of him as her reaction creates quite a stir within her emotions. Understandably, Lord Tregowan is upset and angry that his inheritance is no more and he’s perplexed to how three complete strangers are now in possession of what he thought was intended for him.

We follow Aurelia as she comes to terms with the changes in her fortune and how she learns more about the mysterious benefactor and also Lord Tregowan.

I loved Aurelia’s character, her feistiness, her beauty and her stubbornness to obey protocol. However, she hid her vulnerability regarding her upbringing and this side of her character gave her doubts concerning men in society. Lord Tregowan was certainly a mystery to begin with but his softer, less sure of himself side was adorable.

A gorgeous Regency romance that was a fitting finale to a glorious trilogy.

About the Author

Janice Preston writes emotional and sensual historical romance. Although all her novels are standalone reads, she loves to write stories set in the same Regency world, and many of her books include book-hopping characters.

When Janice isn’t writing she enjoys reading, swimming, pottering about the garden when the sun is shining, and travelling whenever she can. She fuels her imagination with endless cups of coffee, is far too keen on unhealthy food, and is an expert procrastinator.

For more info go to: janicepreston.co.uk

Twitter: @janicegpreston

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/janice.preston.author/

How Not to Chaperon a Lady by Virginia Heath @VirginiaHeath_ @MillsandBoon @rararesources #HowNottoChaperonaLady #bookreview #RegencyRomance

How Not to Chaperon a Lady written by Virginia Heath, publisher Mills & Boon, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

Book Blurb

His childhood nemesis…is the woman he can’t resist!

Chaperoning Charity Brookes while she’s on a singing tour should be easy for Griffith Philpot—he’s spent his whole life sparring with her over her flighty ways! But as he discovers that she’s much more than the impetuous girl he thought he knew, a passion ignites between them… Sharing a steamy kiss leaves him torn – he’s supposed to be responsible for guarding her virtue!

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I am so pleased to be involved in the Publication Day Push for Virginia Heath’s latest novel: How Not to Chaperon a Lady. This is the 3rd book in The Talk of the Beau Monde series and I have adored seeing Regency London via the streets of Bloomsbury. I would wholeheartedly recommend reading all the books in the series in order as quite frankly they are such a treat.

Once again the author Virginia Heath has given her readers a great partnership within the lead characters and this one has been sparring with each other for nearly two decades since when they met as children.

Charity Brookes is the youngest daughter and the most vivacious, rebellious, strong-willed, ambitious of the 3 but she is also generous, hardworking and thoughtful. With highly successful parents and sisters Charity is trying to make her own distinctive mark on the world and her forte is operatic singing. When Charity’s latest show takes her on tour around theatres in the north long time family friend Griff takes the role of chaperon. Griff takes this role very seriously as he knows and has read about Charity’s antics in the society press so he aims to keep her on the right path as much for his own sanity as Griff cares for Charity, more than he acknowledges.

Charity and Griff have bickered since they were children but there’s a friendly banter beneath it all and this closeness whilst away on tour gives them the chance to learn more about each other. There’s also the matter of the magnetic pull between them whether this is through annoyance or something else?

Emotions between them have been building up over the years and when this results in an explosion of feelings that take them both by surprise Charity and Griff have reached a hurdle in their relationship that now appears higher to climb over.

I really enjoyed this Regency romance by Virginia Heath that was filled with a bubbling chemistry between two main characters that fought hard to accept. The banter between them was perfect and Charity and Griff’s personalities blended well with the rest of the family. There is one particular scene when the men of the family take centre stage and it’s both funny and charming.

Gorgeous, romantic, funny and irresistible.

Author Bio – When Virginia Heath was a little girl it took her ages to fall asleep, so she made up stories in her head to help pass the time while she was staring at the ceiling. As she got older, the stories became more complicated, sometimes taking weeks to get to the happy ending. Then one day, she decided to embrace the insomnia and start writing them down. Twenty books and two Romantic Novel of the Year Award nominations later, and it still takes her forever to fall asleep.

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/VirginiaHeath_

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Her Heart for a Compass by Sarah Ferguson @SarahTheDuchess @MillsandBoon #MillsandBoonInsider #HistoricalRomance #bookreview

Her Heart for a Compass written by Sarah Ferguson, publisher Mills and Boon, is available NOW in ebook, audiobook and harcover format.

Book Blurb

London 1865

In an effort to rebel against a society where women are expected to conform, free-spirited Lady Margaret Montagu Douglas Scott flees her confines, and an arranged marriage. But Lady Margaret’s parents, the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch, as close friends with Queen Victoria, must face the public scrutiny of their daughter’s impulsive nature, and Margaret is banished from polite society.

Finding strength amongst equally free-spirited companions, including Queen Victoria’s daughter Princess Louise, Margaret embarks on a journey of self-discovery that will take her to Ireland, America, and then back to Britain, in search of the life she was always meant to lead and the love she meant to find.

Incorporating research into her heritage and drawing upon her own unique life journey, the Duchess, with co-writer Marguerite Kaye, pens a fictional account of the life of her great-great-aunt, Lady Margaret Montagu Douglas Scott. Rich in historical detail, and set amongst the drawing rooms of Victoria’s court, and the grand country houses of Scotland and Ireland, Her Heart for a Compass is a breathtaking romantic novel of daring to follow your heart against all odds.

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REVIEW

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I really enjoyed this debut adult novel by Sarah Ferguson. What I particularly loved was the inspiration behind the leading lady, Lady Margaret, who was a member of the author’s own family and with further research alongside her mentor and co-author, Marguerite Kaye, a novel filled with history, intrigue, hope, compassion, inspiration, emotion, bravery and romance was formed.

Lady Margaret Montagu Douglas Scott is the second daughter for the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch. Margaret is 20 years old and is a little perturbed with society rules and what is expected of her. The Duke has chosen a suitable husband for Margaret but she doesn’t love him, she doesn’t really like him and is in a quandary of her options, if she does have any? Does she betray her heart and marry someone she doesn’t like as that is expected of her or does she betray her family and refuse to obey to the rules festooned upon the aristocrats of the era? What a situation to find oneself in!

We follow Lady Margaret on her journey of self-discovery, of listening to her heart and to her mind. The story takes us to London, Scotland, Dublin and New York. We encounter many new people that leave a lasting impression on Margaret’s life and give her the much needed strength and guidance for what lies ahead.

Lady Margaret is a very likeable characters; she’s smart, brave, a little feisty, kind, compassionate and aspirational. She doesn’t want to conform like her sister and peers, she wants more for her life and more for those kind souls she meets in her quest to find the direction her heart desires.

Sarah Ferguson has written a very readable historical romance that is full of atmosphere transporting the reader to a time and place that belongs to the characters in the book. There are moments of compassion, empathy, stepping out of your comfort zone that leave you inspired for a young woman with dreams of a better place for many. Your emotions will become heightened as you wrap yourself around Margaret’s world and the romance will fill your heart with joy.

About the Author

The Duchess of York is a global humanitarian, businesswoman, best selling children’s book author, producer and wellness advocate.

In 1993 she founded Children in Crisis and the charity has educated over 1.4 million children, trained over 18,000 teachers, built 57 schools and supports hundreds of schools on a yearly basis. Recently CIC merged with Street Child and The Duchess is Founder Patron, remaining active in its mission to provide education to forgotten children around the world. She has recently returned from visiting Street Child’s projects in Nepal and Sierra Leone, supporting the most marginalised into education and out of bonded labour.

The Duchess has published over 55 books including two autobiographies and titles dealing with health, empowerment, history, art, as well as children’s stories. A seven book series for young readers has recently been signed in Australia and New Zealand, with the first 3 books ‘The Enchanted Oak Tree’, ‘Genie Gems’ and ‘Arthur Fantastic’ published shortly. Four books from the original ‘Helping Hands’ series have recently been re-released. Other children’s books include the series of ‘Budgie the Little Helicopter’, adapted into a highly successful animated series on US primetime Fox and the children’s book ‘Tea for Ruby’, published by Simon and Schuster which had it’s debut at the top of the New York Times bestseller list. Other books include ‘What I know now: Lessons Learnt The Hard Way’; the aforementioned 12 book series ‘Helping Hands’ with Lloyds Pharmacy and a five book children’s series about the adventures of ‘Little Red’. The Duchess retraced Queen Victoria’s travels abroad to co-write ‘Travels with Queen Victoria’ as well as ‘Osborne House’.

The subject of countless media interviews herself, The Duchess has also found success as a reporter and presenter. In America, she has been a special correspondent for NBC’s Today show and has presented specials and documentaries on ABC, FOX, and CNN. In Britain, she has presented and co-produced specials for ITV, BBC, and Sky TV. She has served as guest editor on BBC Radio 4 Today programme and has regularly contributed to BBC Radio 2’s primetime lifestyle show “Steve Wright.

In 2020, the Duchess founded her new charitable trust, Sarah’s Trust and in June 2021 she became an International Ambassador for Montessori.

Twitter: @SarahTheDuchess

The Marquess Next Door by Virginia Heath @VirginiaHeath_ @MillsandBoon @rararesources #PublicationDayPush #bookreview #HistoricalRomance

The Marquess Next Door written by Virginia Heath, publisher Mills & Boon Historical, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

Book Blurb

A dashing new neighbour…

Temptation on her doorstep!

To avoid an unwanted suitor at a ball, Hope Brookes asks another gentleman to rescue her. He obliges – with a surprisingly passionate kiss! Revealed as her sinfully handsome new neighbour, Lucius, Marquess of Thundersley, they forge a friendship over their balconies. It’s refreshing that Lucius is more interested in her writer dreams than her looks, so why can’t she stop thinking about that kiss?

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I am so pleased to be involved in the Publication Day Push celebrating and promoting the launch of Virginia Heath’s latest novel: The Marquess Next Door.

I loved returning to Bloomsbury and to the often scandalous talk from society. Virginia Heath is one of the best in her field of Regency Romance, she has a wonderful way of creating characters that love nothing more than bantering with each other. These chats between strangers, friends, lovers is so addictive, I could sit and listen to their verbal exchanges for a long time!

The Marquess Next Door is Book Two in The Talk of the Beau Monde series and this story focuses on the middle sibling, Hope Brookes, a stunningly beautiful young lady that wants to prove there’s more to her than her looks. Hope feels like she’s overshadowed by her talented parents and siblings. They are each recognised for the skill they possess but Hope still has to make her mark in the world. Hope loves to write and has aspirations of having her work published but in a male orientated profession she is struggling to be taken seriously.

A recent newcomer to London society is Marquess of Thundersley, Lucius/Luke. Returning back to London after so many years away living in Cornwall is bringing up so many reasons why he relished leaving it all behind years ago. His return is also causing turmoil with flashbacks of the emotional and physical anguish he and his mother suffered via the hands of those they thought could be trusted. Luke is somewhat annoyed that he’s had to return to London but when he bumps into Hope Brookes a desire to stay in the city becomes that little bit more interesting and a friendship soon blossoms between them.

I adored this novel by Virginia Heath, at times it was endearingly charming and at others it was gloriously sexy. Both Hope and Luke had trust issues and this was an obstacle they had to overcome to be able to accept the past, accept their worth and learn to listen to their heart.

I can’t wait to read the next instalment in the series and learn what awaits young Charity but also I need to know how life is fairing for Hope and Luke.

Bravo Virginia Heath I’m in love with the Belles and Beaus of Bloomsbury.

About the Author

When Virginia Heath was a little girl it took her ages to fall asleep, so she made up stories in her head to help pass the time while she was staring at the ceiling. As she got older, the stories became more complicated, sometimes taking weeks to get to the happy ending. Then one day, she decided to embrace the insomnia and start writing them down. Despite that, it still takes her forever to fall asleep.

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Twitter: @VirginiaHeath_

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The Viscount’s Unconventional Lady by Virginia Heath @VirginiaHeath_ @MillsandBoon @rararesources #PublicationDayPush #RegencyRomance

The Viscount’s Unconventional Lady written by Virginia Heath, publisher Mills & Boon Historical, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

Book Blurb

The notorious Viscount

And the most gossiped-about lady…

After years as a diplomat in the Napoleonic wars, Lord Eastwood is reluctant to return to London society. His scandalous divorce has made him infamous, not to mention cantankerous! To halt the rumour mill, he should marry a quiet noblewoman – instead it’s bold, vibrant artist, Faith Brookes, who’s caught his attention. They are the least suitable match, so why is he like a moth to a flame…?

Purchase Links

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Viscounts-Unconventional-Mills-Historical-Monde-ebook/dp/B08CKHQJPM

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I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. All opinions are my own and no content may be copied. However, authors and publishers may use elements of my reviews for quotes.

I am so pleased to be involved in the Publication Day Push for Virginia Heath’s latest novel: The Viscount’s Unconventional Lady. If you are feeling a little bereft after watching a certain mini series on Netflix then Virginia Heath’s The Viscount’s Unconventional Lady will certainly satisfy your appetite for all things Regency Romance. I was entranced with this novel and couldn’t wait to find out what happens next with our lovely Lord and Lady.

What I love about Virginia Heath’s writing is that you instantly feel welcomed into this historical period as there is a real sense of time and place. The characters are easily liked and there is a wonderful play of words between the leads.

This is the story of two people who have experienced their fair share of recent gossip mongering amongst the society press and their peers. Both Lady Brookes and Lady Eastwood are both in receipt of battered hearts and their trust in relationships have hit an all time low. However, Faith and Piers form a mutual understanding when they are forced to spend numerous hours within each others company whilst Faith helps out with the art commission for his family. The more time they spend together the more Faith learns that what she has previously thought of the Lord is far from the truth.

When the past hurt returns to them both emotions run high and Faith and Piers start to realise there is more than friendship developing between them but can they learn to let go of the past and trust again?

A glorious Regency Romance that is full of society drama and woes brimming with a beautiful developing love. I hope we get to read more about Faith and Piers in future stories from Virginia Heath as I’ve fallen in love with these two characters.

About the Author

Author Bio – When Virginia Heath was a little girl it took her ages to fall asleep, so she made up stories in her head to help pass the time while she was staring at the ceiling. As she got older, the stories became more complicated, sometimes taking weeks to get to the happy ending. Then one day, she decided to embrace the insomnia and start writing them down. Despite that, it still takes her forever to fall asleep.

Social Media Links – http://viewbook.at/talkofthebeaumonde1

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/virginiaheathauthor

Twitter: @VirginiaHeath_

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Her Banished Knight’s Redemption by Melissa Oliver @melissaoauthor @MillsandBoon @rararesources @HarlequinBooks #HistoricalRomance #bookreview #blogtour

Her Banished Knight’s Redemption written by Melissa Oliver, publisher Mills & Boon Historical, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

Book Blurb

A lady’s need for protection 
A knight’s chance for redemption

Exiled Knight William Geraint answers only to himself. Yet, a mission to reunite lost heiress Lady Isabel de Clancey with her family is Will’s chance to finally atone for the torment of his past.  With every rushed mile, their intense attraction becomes dangerously thrilling.  He swore to protect Isabel not seduce her, but their desire for each other could threaten the redemption he’s worked so hard to achieve… 

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Melissa Oliver’s latest novel: Her Banished Knight’s Redemption. Her Banished Knight’s Redemption is book two in the Notorious Knight’s series. Each book can be read as a standalone as it focuses on a new hero and heroine but character’s from past stories will crop up so I can highly recommend reading all the books in the series in order as they are sublime. The books in the series in order are:

The Rebel Heiress and The Knight

Her Banished Knight’s Redemption

The Return of Her Lost Knight (due out in the summer 2021)

Mills and Boon have one of the best team of historical romance writers that I have personally come across with Melissa Oliver being a relatively newcomer as Her Banished Knight’s Redemption is only her second novel. However, her work feels like she has been writing for years as you are instantly transported to an era long ago and can feel a sense of time and place with the atmosphere around you. What I enjoy about Mills & Boon Historical is that the characters have a great rapport and this bantering between the leads charm and entertain you throughout, often leading to a heated embrace.

Her Banished Knight’s Redemption is Isabel and Will’s story. Will has been living in exile in France even though he has been exonerated he still feels very much to blame for an event in the past. He has been given a mission that will reunite him with his past in more ways that one. Will has to find a young woman who was also banished from her past but recent matters need this to be addressed expediently and he has to bring her home to England to her rightful place. Isabel has not been back to England in over 12 years and has kept her heritage a secret until this strange but somehow familiar knight beckons her back to where she belongs. But does she belong back in a home that she has spent more time away from than in?

I adored this story by Melissa Oliver it was filled with drama, danger and dalliances of the heart. As Will escorts Isabel back to England they are faced with many challenges with their increasing friendship bringing a new set of emotions that the pair have to battle with. As we get to learn more about Isabel and Will their barriers against the past reveal surprisingly very similar traits of vulnerability, a sense of not belonging, a duty to their future but also a chance to break free of what is expected of them.

A gorgeous historical romance that will leave you wanting more.

About the Author

Melissa Oliver is from south-west London where she writes historical romance novels. She lives with her lovely husband and daughters, who share her passion for decrepit, old castles, palaces and all things historical.
Melissa is the WINNER of The Romantic Novelist Association’s Joan Hessayon Award for new writers 2020 for her debut, The Rebel Heiress and the Knight –  Book 1 Notorious Knights.

Twitter: @melissaoauthor

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Under the Warrior’s Protection by Ella Matthews @ellamattauthor @MillsandBoon @rararesources #blogtour #bookreview #historicalromance

Under the Warrior’s Protection written by Ella Matthews, publisher Mills & Boon Historical, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

Book Blurb

Letting down her guard…

Might save her life…

With their family name in tatters, Katherine Leofric and her sister are headed for a new life at their brother’s estate. They are escorted by the hardened Jarin, Earl of Borwyn, whom Katherine believes is only after her dowry! Then her sister is abducted on their treacherous journey, and Katherine must rely on Jarin’s protection. Now, seeing a different side to the man she’s sworn to hate, it’s her heart that’s most at risk!

Purchase Links

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Under-Warriors-Protection-House-Leofric/dp/0263277321

US – https://www.amazon.com/Under-Warriors-Protection-Historical-Leofric-ebook/dp/B0875K43GB

I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. All opinions are my own and no content may be copied. However, authors and publishers may use elements of my reviews for quotes

I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Ella Matthews latest historical romance: Under the Warrior’s Protection. Under the Warrior’s Protection is book two in The House of Leofric series however, this is my first introduction to the work of Ella Matthews so I have come into this series with fresh eyes. The book is very readable as a standalone but I can totally appreciate reading all the books in the series to fully understand and enjoy the history of all the characters.

This story focuses on Katherine Leofric the oldest of the two Leofric sisters. Katherine is a very vulnerable character but has an inner strength that no-one can perceive through her “sprite” like figure. She has from a young age protected her younger sister from the cruelty that was portrayed to them all throughout her life.

Katherine and her sister are desperate to escape the clutches of their life at home and now their brother is getting married their future is looking brighter as they plan to live with them. To get to her brothers abode the journey is long and arduous and they have been assigned the protection of the Earl of Borwyn and his men. Katherine is not impressed with her protector as she has perceived ideas about his character and makes his life on the journey pretty miserable.

Jarin, Earl of Borwyn, cannot understand what he has done to Katherine Leofric to deserve such disdain but when the travellers are ambushed and Katherine’s sister is kidnapped the journey takes on a more dangerous pursuit of finding the sister and of their own survival.

As Jarin and Katherine are left to survive on their own barriers surrounding their relationship are slowly broken down and a friendship of sorts is created. We learn that not only Katherine’s life has been filled with cruelty and hardship but also Jarins’. With the status symbol of an earldom comes the responsibilities and Jarin is worried for the future of his people. He never thought the earldom would come to him and wasn’t prepared for it and his father gave little away of encouragement.

Through the dangers on the road Katherine and Jarin have to face the dangers of their heart being broken as their friendship soon heats up with desires becoming unbearable. Katherine believes she is not worthy of his love also he is intended to another and Jarin feels he must do the most honourable thing and marry someone else. Life of the heart becomes very complicated for the pair.

Under the Warrior’s Protection is a story filled with an adventure of the heart, soul and mind. It’s a mesmerising story of a gorgeous pairing that you instantly warm to and feel the need to protect as stories from their past are revealed. I really enjoyed this historical romance by Ella Matthews and look forward to discovering more from this author.

Author Bio –

Ella Matthews lives and works in beautiful South Wales. When not thinking about handsome heroes she can be found walking along the coast with her husband and their two children (probably still thinking about heroes but at least pretending to be interested in everyone else).

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The Rebel Heiress and the Knight by Melissa Oliver @melissaoauthor @MillsandBoon @rararesources #HistoricalRomance #bookreview #blogtour

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The Rebel Heiress and the Knight written by Melissa Oliver, publisher Mills & Boon Historical, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

Book Blurb
She must marry the knight

By order of the king!

Widow Eleanor of Tallany Castle knows her people are broken by the taxes demanded by King John. So when she’s ordered to marry Hugh de Villiers, a knight loyal to the king, she’s furious—even if he is handsome! As gallant Hugh begins to heal the scars of Eleanor’s abusive first marriage, she’s even more determined to keep her secret: she is the outlaw the king wants to send to the gallows!

Purchase Links
UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rebel-Heiress-Knight-Mills-Historical-ebook/dp/B083XSFF8V/
US – https://www.amazon.com/Rebel-Heiress-Knight-Mills-Historical-ebook/dp/B083XSFF8V/

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I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. All opinions are my own and no content may be copied. However, authors and publishers may use elements of my reviews for quotes

I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Melissa Oliver’s debut novel … what an accomplished debut it is as well.  I’ve read quite a few historical romances from Mills and Boon and I would say this new author’s storytelling is as good as her M & B colleagues.

I haven’t read many stories set in the 1200’s, I’m more a regency romance fan, but I soon found myself transported to this time.  A time when knights took an oath with their King and proclaimed an allegiance with him; to serve, to protect and to honour all obligations.  So when King John instructs his noble knight Hugh de Villiers to marry widow Lady Eleanor he is a little disappointed with this latest missive from the King.  See Hugh de Villiers enjoys being a solider and marriage was not on his agenda after his heart was broken years ago.

Lady Eleanor is also shocked with this new order from the King; after a disastrous marriage with her evil late husband Eleanor is still suffering emotionally and physically and she too had vowed not to open up her heart again.  However, they both must obey the King.

Hugh also has another missive and that is to catch the outlaws that are robbing the silver that’s been gleaned from the villagers of Tallany in respect of the King’s taxes.  Eleanor is very loyal to her villagers and condemns the taxations by the King and she puts plans in place to help out those in need.

The union between Eleanor and Hugh gets off to a rocky start; Eleanor has a secret and the closer she becomes with her new husband the more her life and her secret is put at risk.

A dangerous dalliance with emotions and desires but also a story staying true to your beliefs and what is deemed most honourable and correct despite what the hierarchy have sanctioned.

I found this novel by Melissa Oliver to be thrilling, dramatic, full of mystery and espionage but it was also charged with heat and longing. Lady Eleanor has found her knight but he’s also picked up more than he bargained for!

Author Bio

Growing up in Richmond- Upon-Thames, Melissa Oliver used to walk past the old Mills and Boon offices as a teen, and wistfully sigh that one day her dream of writing for them will come true. Amazingly, after all these years, it finally has…& now she can bring all those stories out onto the pages of her books. Melissa lives in south-west London with her gorgeous husband and equally gorgeous daughters, who share her passion for castles, palaces and all things historical.

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