Double Review: Lady Tregowan’s Will Books One and Two by Janice Preston @janicegpreston @MillsandBoon @HarlequinBooks #bookreview #HistoricalRomance #millsandbooninsider

The Rags to Riches Governess (Lady Tregowan’s Will Book One) written by Janice Preston, publisher Mills & Boon Historical, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

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Book Blurb

From impoverished governess…

…to wealthy heiress

Governess Leah Thame learns she’s inherited a fortune the day her employer, the enigmatic Earl of Dolphinstone, returns from abroad. They share an instant connection, but in order to claim her in heritance, Leah must resign and find a husband. The guarded widower offers a convenient marriage to stop her leaving, but Leah refuses. She won’t marry the man who’s captured her heart, unless there’s a chance of her love being returned…

REVIEW

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The Rags to Riches Governess was published in January this year and has been sat patiently waiting for me to read. I am thrilled to now be able to share my review along with Book Two in the trilogy. Janice Preston is one of my ‘go to’ historical romance authors as she understands the era she is writing about, her characters are written with warmth and charm and she writes stories with romance that slowly bubbles away in the background till it reaches fever point.

This is book one in a new trilogy titled Lady Tregowan’s Will based on three young women from differing backgrounds, that are strangers who are brought together by an inheritance from a lady who is trying to make amends for the past. Each story is written in a way that can be read as a standalone but now that I’ve read book one I am keen to continue with the mystery of the fortune that’s bestowed on the young ladies.

Leah Thame is enjoying her role as governess to Lord Dolphinstone’s 3 young children. Since her appointment to the position she hasn’t seen the Lord as he fled oversees with work following the untimely death of his wife, leaving Leah to care for his two sons and young daughter’s educational and personal wellbeing.

When Leah is summoned to a solicitors’ office she is shocked to discover she is 1/3 of a beneficiary of an estate left by a Lady Tregowan. The inheritance has many conditions attached and Leah is left confused and concerned for her future. She also now has the sudden return arrival of Lord Dolphinstone to contend with leaving her with more anxious thoughts. Leah has fallen in love with the children and as she gets to know their father a frisson of chemistry is felt. However, Leah has been left heartbroken in the past and is afraid to trust another man especially one that is still mourning his late wife.

Lord Dolphinstone is keen to rebuild a relationship with his children, he’s annoyed with himself for being away so long and realises he needs to tread carefully with them. He didn’t expect to meet someone that would make his heart beat again but Leah Thame is proving to be hard to resist. However, the Lord feels he has to punish himself for his past role as a husband and feels he must deny his own feelings.

Janice Preston has created a lovely, slow building romance with a hint of mystery surrounding the inheritance and it’s many conditions. Heart-warming, romantic and a gorgeous page turner of a story.

The Cinderella Heiress (Lady Tregowan’s Will Book Two) written by Janice Preston, publisher Mills & Boon Historical, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

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Book Blurb

She’s inherited a fortune

But will she realise her true worth?

Claiming her inheritance in London will help Beatrice Fothergill escape her bullying, belittling half-brother. When her carriage overturns, dashing Waterloo soldier, Jack Kingswood, comes to her aid – setting her pulse racing! In return, believing her new fortune can help the injured veteran rebuild his life, Beatrice proposes a convenient marriage. But is this all she can offer – or dare Beatrice believe she’s worthy of more…?

REVIEW

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The Cinderella Heiress is Book Two in the Lady Tregowan’s Will trilogy and after reading book one I was already invested in the present and future for these three young women who find themselves thrust into a world so far from their upbringings but also a world that was denied them.

This is Beatrice’s story. Beatrice, I feel, is the most naive, shy and vulnerable of the three girls. Since the death of her father a few years ago she has been living under the protection of her half-brother Percy and his wife. However, her life has been more like a slave than a member of the family. When Beatrice hears of her inheritance she fears that Percy will find out and put a stop to her new life. Constantly bullied and belittled Beatrice worries how she will escape the hold of her brother. This is until her unexpected introduction to Jack King.

Jack King (aka Lord Jack Kingswood) is a war veteran and casualty suffering now with a disability. He is constantly aware of his impediment and feels he is not much use to anyone let alone a future wife. But when he meets Beatrice emotions stir that had laid dormant but he still doubts his ability and feels no one will look twice at him with his disability.

As the conditions of the inheritance become more imperative and time is running out Beatrice has to think of a way to escape and a daring plan is hatched.

I adored this second book in the trilogy. You can’t help but fall in love with Beatrice who has suffered greatly via the hands of those she thought could be trusted and when a hero from the Napoleonic war comes to her rescue you just know is was meant to be. However, Beatrice and Jack’s journey to self-discovery, self-love and acceptance, happiness and love is fraught with danger, doubt and despair making a captivating story.

I can’t wait to see what’s in store for Aurelia, our third young lady in receipt of good fortune. The Penniless Debutante is due to be released on 28th October 2021. To pre-order the book please follow the link below:

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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

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Captivating the Cynical Earl by Catherine Tinley @CatherineTinley @MillsandBoon @rararesources @HarlequinBooks #RegencyRomance #bookreview

Captivating the Cynical Earl written by Catherine Tinley, publisher Mills & Boon Historical, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

Book Blurb

The cool, aloof earl

And the enchanting lady

For Jack Beresford, Earl of Hawkenden, emotional entanglements are the path to pain. But when his brother brings his new wife and her best friend to his country home, everything changes. Lady Cecily Thornhill is both vibrant and beautiful, and Jack finds himself increasingly captivated by her sunny nature. Yet he must resist her charms, for in a month she’ll be gone—unless his frozen heart thaws before then…

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Catherine Tinley’s latest historical romance: Captivating the Cynical Earl.

I do love a Regency Romance; the rules of society, the fashion, the beginnings of women wanting more for themselves. The streets of London graced with Lords and Ladies to the hard working lower classes struggling in the workhouses. To the country estates with land and tenants and the beauty of the English countryside. And to a love that felt often awkward and stilted with the constrains of the etiquette of the era to an all consuming swoon worthy passion. Catherine Tinley is one of a group from Mills & Boon that are top class historical romance authors who entertain their readers with all of the above and more.

Catherine Tinley instantly transported me to London 1819 with her descriptions of the setting and characters making me feel quite at home in this era.

Jack and Tom Beresford are brothers and as the older brother Jack has taken the title of Earl of Hawkenden. Jack has always looked out for his brother since the death of their mother when the boys were still so young. So when Tom informs Jack he has just got married to a young lady he has known for a matter of months and it’s a union of love you can imagine Jack’s disdain to the news. Jack instantly takes a dislike to the new bride with his cynical brain presuming all she is after is money and a partnership of love is just poppycock!

Lady Cecily too has reservations for this union. Nell is her best friend and Cecily was shocked how quick the relationship blossomed. But as she spends time with the newly weds Cecily can witness how perfect this union is. It’s just proving this to Tom’s older brother, Jack, that is cause for concern for all.

Catherine Tinley has created a wonderful Regency Romance that is filled with two love stories that take all parties concerned by surprise. As Cecily spends time getting to know the Beresford brothers she begins to understand there is a hidden sadness within that is preventing Jack especially to trust in love.

Romantic, charming, entertaining and poignant.

Author Bio –

Catherine Tinley is an award winning author of historical romance. She writes witty, heartwarming Regency love stories for Harlequin Mills & Boon. Her first book, Waltzing with the Earl, won the Rita Award for Best Historical Romance 2018, while Rags-to-Riches Wife won the RoNA Award for Best Historical Romance 2021.

She has loved reading and writing since childhood, and has a particular fondness for love, romance, and happy endings. After a career encompassing speech & language therapy, Sure Start, maternity campaigning and being President of a charity, she now manages a maternity hospital. She lives in Ireland with her husband, children, cats, and dog and can be reached at catherinetinley.com,on facebook, twitter, and instagram.

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 Scoundrel’s Bartered Bride by Virginia Heath @VirginiaHeath_ @MillsandBoon @rararesources #bookreview #RegencyRomance

the scoundrels bartered bride

The Scoundrel’s Bartered Bride written by Virginia Heath, publisher Mills & Boon Historical, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

Book Blurb

Marriage…To the highest bidder
Lady Lydia Barton cannot seem to avoid Owen Wolfe since he returned after being wrongly transported for stealing her family’s jewels! But Lydia has more pressing problems―like her impending arranged marriage. Until Owen makes her father a counter-offer for her hand. Is Owen purely after her society connections? Or does Lydia dare hope that the charming stable boy she once loved is still within her ruthless, wealthy new husband?

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The Scoundrels Bartered Bride

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I am so pleased to be involved in the Publication Day Push for the launch of the latest historical romance from Virginia Heath. it’s taken

Virginia Heath is one of my go-to authors, I just know I’m going to be guaranteed a treat of a read and one that will instantly grab my attention and keep me turning the pages till the very end.  One of the best attributes an author can have is the building of characters and to ensure that the main characters are going to be well liked by the readers.  Virginia Heath to me is one of the best in her field; her leading lady and gent always come with ‘baggage’ but we learn page by page about their history and how it’s shaped their personality.  The author also knows how to keep the reader interested in the characters by creating a great rapport between them.  We always are treated to lots of banter between the lady and gent but we also have lots of fun with them and ultimately desires of the heart will be opened and given the chance to blossom.

In this new novel by Virginia Heath our leading lady, Lady Lydia Barton and the leading man, Owen Wolfe, met 10 years ago but the cruelty of life ripped the young friends apart when Owen was transported to ‘hell’ in prison thousands of miles away in the Antipodes. Now Owen is back in London with a successful business and a heart that is still drawn to Lady Lydia however, the past is haunting him and he feels he needs to prove to Lydia that he is innocent of any crime.  Lydia was heartbroken when Owen was sent overseas it’s taken her a long time to get over being let down by someone she cared very deeply for.  Bumping into Owen ten years later angers Lydia as she remembers how he came to break her heart.  However, Lydia is also annoyed that Owen knows far more than she does about her impending future.  A future that she is afraid of, a future with a man she despises but she knows she has no other option if she is to save the face of her family and it’s sorrowful state of financial affairs.

Owen can’t cope with the idea of Lydia being forced to marry someone else, he hasn’t spent the last ten years thinking about her for her to be farmed off to the highest bidder.  So as noble as Owen has become he has a plan, one that he hopes will keep Lydia away from any would-be unsuitable suitor and keep her father away from the debtor’s door.

Owen and Lydia were a great partnership from the start ten years ago but now there’s a past that is hindering them.  A lot of soul searching and compromises are made but can the spark from their young friendship of years ago be ignited?  I also enjoyed many other alliances between characters within this story especially Owen and his partner Randolph.  Randolph to me was wise and calming to Owen’s often fiery temperament but Randolph had a cheeky side to him that is so utterly charming.  Randolph and his lovely wife Gertie had an endearing relationship but when the pair of them got together and ganged up against Owen their playfulness was so amusing.

The Scoundrel’s Bartered Bride is another romp of a regency romance from Virginia Heath and one that I just didn’t want to end.

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.
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**Publication Day Push** – Redeeming the Reclusive Earl by Virginia Heath @VirginiaHeath_ @MillsandBoon @rararesources #historicalromance

Redeeming the Reclusive Earl

Redeeming the Reclusive Earl written by Virginia Heath, publisher Mills & Boon Historical is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

Book Blurb

His heart is a fortress… And she’s trespassing!
After losing all he holds dear in a horrific fire, Max Aldersley, Earl of Rivenhall, shuns the world—until he catches Effie Nithercott digging holes on his estate! He banishes the intrepid archaeologist and the unsettled feelings she rouses within him. But she returns even more determined and infuriatingly desirable than before! He wonders just how deep she’s prepared to dig—so far she’ll reach the man beneath his scars?

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I am so pleased to be involved in the Publication Day Push for Virginia Heath’s latest historical romance: Redeeming the Reclusive Earl.

Virginia Heath’s stories have ignited a love for historical romances; I love being transported back in time to when life and love was conducted at a pace that was deemed correct and proper.  To when etiquette was paramount and women were starting to find the confidence to step out of their ‘mould’ and find some independence and interests out of the family home.  Redeeming the Reclusive Earl is one such story were the female lead in the story has carved herself a new mould, one that has alienated herself to any possible suitors.

Effie Nithercott has always been interested in words, in information and history mainly due to her father’s academia.  Since the sad passing of her father Effie has thrown herself into her interests with relish and has been conducting archaeological digs on a neighbours land.  However, since the change of ownership of the land in question Effie hasn’t had chance to introduce herself to the new owner.

Max Aldersley, Earl of Rivenhall, is the new owner of the land in question and since the terrible accident on his ship 18 months ago he has kept himself hidden from the outside world.  So living at his new residence with plenty of land to wander in he feels safe that he will be living in the solitude he desires, until one day he comes across someone digging holes in his land.  He’s furious!  But when he accosts the young chancer he’s shocked to discover a young woman wearing breeches, caked in mud and looking nothing like the women of society he’s had the pleasure of seeing in the past.  However, the sight before him finds him with feelings of appreciation that he’s not experience in a long time.

This first encounter between Effie and Max is a clash of wills but Max soon becomes enamoured by Effie’s brain and her strong will of character.

Redeeming the Reclusive Earl is such a charming read with a fabulous double act in Effie and Max.  Virginia Heath knows how to spin some great banter between her characters and I relished this.  Effie and Max were both vulnerable characters in their own right hiding behind their own emotional and physical scars.  I loved this story it was interesting, entertaining and such a gorgeous romance between two tortured souls.

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.

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Twitter: @VirginiaHeath_

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The Lord’s Inconvenient Vow by Lara Temple @laratemple1 @MillsandBoon @rararesources #blogtour #bookpromo #RegencyRomance #HistoricalRomance

I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour with a promo celebrating and promoting Lara Temple’s latest novel in The Sinful Sinclairs series: The Lord’s Inconvenient Vow.  Here are all the details:

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Title:  The Lord’s Inconvenient Vow

Author:  Lara Temple

Publisher:  Mills & Boon

Format:  ebook and paperback

Purchase Links

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Book Blurb

‘I have a favour to ask…
I want you to marry me.’
Part of The Sinful Sinclairs. Samantha Sinclair was always Lord Edgerton’s complete opposite. But as Edge meets Sam again in Egypt, it’s clear the years have changed her as much as him. So when she blurts out an impulsive, convenient proposal, Edge’s protective urge compels him to accept. Is it possible for two such different people to be together and find the happiness they both deserve?

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About the Author

The Lords Inconvenient Vow - Lara_temple-1 (2)Lara Temple writes regency romances about complex individuals who give no quarter but do so with plenty of passion.
After moving around the world as a financial analyst she returned to her childhood love of making up stories, and was surprised to discover that other people don’t mind reading them.
She lives with her husband, two children, and Lord Oscar the pooch who are all very forgiving about her taking over the kitchen table when she’s writing.

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The Rector’s Daughter by Jean Fullerton @JeanFullerton_ @CorvusBooks @rararesources #blogtour #bookreview #historicalsaga #RegencyRomance #HistFict

the rector's daughter

The Rector’s Daughter written by Jean Fullerton, publisher Corvus, is available NOW in ebook, audiobook and audio CD format.

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Book Blurb
Charlotte, daughter of Reverend Percival Hatton, has been content to follow the path laid out for her. Charlotte has an understanding with Captain Nicolas Paget – every inch the gentleman – who she expects someday to marry. But then she meets Josiah Martyn, and everything changes…
A driven and ambitious Cornish mining engineer, and the complete opposite to Captain Nicholas, Josiah has come to London to help build the first tunnel under the river Thames. When unpredictable events occur at the inauguration of the project, Josiah and Charlotte are suddenly thrown into an unexpected intimacy.
But not everyone is happy with Charlotte and Josiah growing closer. As friends turn to foes, will they be able to rewrite the stars and find their happy ever after, although all odds seem to be stacked against them…?

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Jean Fullerton’s latest novel: The Rector’s Daughter.

I can honestly say I was totally enthralled with this story.  Set in 1825 when London was in high anticipation for the commencement of an engineering feat by Brunel on building the first tunnel under the River Thames.  A tunnel that was an ambitious goal and one that would cost in both monetary value and humankind.  Author, Jean Fullerton, puts you at the heart of the beginning of this highly anticipated event in engineering history and also the history of transport in and around the city of London.  Driving through the tunnels today I have never thought about what the workforce went through back in Regency England when the first tunnel was originally built but Jean Fullerton’s words in The Rector’s Daughter gives you a glimpse into a time gone-by and to a new beginning for many.

This is the story of Charlotte Hatton, the daughter of the local Reverend.  Charlotte is committed to her work as the Rector’s daughter and is very efficient in her parish duties helping the needy and also taking stock of the parish accounts.  On 2nd March 1825, the official ceremony of the commencement of the tunnel works is taking place and all villagers and VIP’s have been invited to attend.  Charlotte is due to attend but a mishap at the ceremony puts her in danger and also under the spotlight of the Assistant Engineer, a Cornish man in the name of Josiah Martyn.  There is an instant attraction between the Rector’s daughter and the Assistant Engineer and during the next few weeks Charlotte and Josiah keep bumping into each other and a friendship develops.  However, another suitor has eyes for Charlotte and he is none too pleased with this blossoming friendship.

With the tunnelling works in operation the villagers are coping with an influx of workmen and plenty of dignitary visiting the site.  New friendships are blossoming but not everything goes to plan for all concerned.

With new exciting constructions comes danger and Jean Fullerton has included plenty of drama in this storyline leaving you on edge and gripped with concerns for the outcome.  My heart was pulled in all directions and I was left on tenterhooks many a time with this thrilling story.  A story that was full of historical events, family saga, dramatic scenes and a romance to leave you wanting more.  I loved every page of this story, thank you so much to the author for introducing me to an event in history I knew nothing about.

About the Author

Jean Fullerton is the author of thirteen novels all set in East London where she was born. She also a retired district nurse and university lecturer. She won the Harry Bowling prise in 2006 and after initially signing for two East London historical series with Orion she moved to Corvus, part of Atlantic Publishing and is half way through her WW2 East London series featuring the Brogan family.

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Mrs Sommersby’s Second Chance by Laurie Benson @LaurieBwrites @MillsandBoon @rararesources #blogtour #bookreview #RegencyRomance

 

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Mrs Sommersby’s Second Chance written by Laurie Benson, publisher Mills & Boon Historical, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

The paperback is available from all good book retailers including Waterstones, WHSmith, amazon and direct from Mills & Boon website.  The ebook is available to download for kindle, kobo, iBooks and Google Play.

To buy links:

Mills & Boon:  https://www.millsandboon.co.uk/collections/all/products/hqnsingle-07194102

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Book Blurb

Mrs Sommersby’s Second Chance
She’s played Cupid for others
Now she’s met her own unlikely match!
The final book of The Sommersby Brides quartet. Widowed society matchmaker Mrs. Clara Sommersby thinks self-made businessman William Lane is just the man for her neighbor’s overlooked daughter. He’s successful and confident, if emotionally distant, until suddenly—shockingly—his attention turns to Clara herself! She thought her days of romance were over, but is this younger man intent on giving her a second chance?

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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 Laurie Benson’s latest novel: Mrs Sommersby’s Second Chance.  Mrs Sommersby’s Second Chance is book four in The Sommersby’s Brides Quartet, each book can be read as a standalone story but as a series it’s such a treat to be able to read each book and learn more about the characters as each story focuses on a different lead character.  The books in the series are:

  • One Week to Wed
  • One Night Under the Mistletoe (novella)
  • His Three-Day Duchess
  • Mrs Sommersby’s Second Chance

Mrs Sommersby’s Second Chance is my first introduction to the works of Laurie Benson and her writing style ticked every box in my historical romance wishlist.  I’m a big fan of Regency Romance novels; I love the etiquette of the courtship, the Lords and Ladies of the ton with it’s dashing heroes, rogue-ish rakes and strong willed heroines stepping out of the expected ways of ladies from this period.

I particularly enjoyed this story as it focused on a slightly more mature courtship.  Mrs Clara Sommersby, a widower of ten years who is in her early forties is known for her matchmaking within the city of Bath society but Clara also has a secret business involvement that has proved very successful.  Clara is enjoying her life with her business and vows that no man will come in the way of her financial success.  However, a newcomer in the name of William Lane is about to rock Clara’s world with her heart and mind having conflicting thoughts.

William Lane is a self-made businessman from London who is keen to expand his business ventures in Bath.  Lane has a vulnerability about him due to his heritage that during his childhood and adulthood has left him feeling exposed and outcast.  Whilst visiting Bath he bumps into Clara Sommersby and a friendship of sorts is built and he finds himself experiencing emotions he’s kept contained.  With his mind becoming tangled with business and pleasure his life is about to become more confusing when his new venture hits a stumbling block.

This was such a glorious Regency romance story that charmed and entertained me but it also had my heart beating for the delectable courtship.  I look forward to reading more from Laurie Benson.

About the Author
Laurie_Benson-2_2_3_2Laurie Benson is an award-winning author who writes flirty and frisky Regency romances. She began her writing career as an advertising copywriter, where she learned more than you could ever want to know about hot dogs and credit score reports. Now, she is happy to put that behind her and spend her time writing stories that take her and her readers on a romantic adventure. When she isn’t at her laptop avoiding laundry, Laurie can be found browsing antique shops, going on ridiculously long hikes, or sitting in her car on the school pickup line. She lives with her husband and two sons in a house filled with testosterone—even her bunny is a boy.

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The Determined Lord Hadleigh by Virginia Heath @VirginiaHeath_ @MillsandBoon @rararesources #PublicationDayPush #HistoricalRomance #RegencyRomance #TheKingsElite

 

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The Determined Lord Hadleigh written by Virginia Heath, publisher Mills & Boon Historical, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

The paperback is available from all good book retailers including Waterstones, WHSmith and amazon.  The book can also be purchased direct from Mills & Boon website.

To buy link: http://viewbook.at/kingselite4

Book Blurb

Haunted by Penny Penhurst’s courage on the witness stand, meticulous barrister Lord Hadleigh offers her a housekeeper position at his estate. Despite trying to stay detached, Hadleigh is charmed by her small child and surprised by how much he yearns for this proud woman! Can this he break through his own – and Penny’s – barriers to prove he’s a man she can trust…and love?

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I am so pleased to be involved in the Publication Day Push for The Determined Lord Hadleigh, the latest book by Virginia Heath.  The Determined Lord Hadleigh is a book four in The King’s Elite series, a regency romance series of four stories that can be read as standalone but to fully appreciate the stories as they progress forward I would highly recommend reading the books in the series in order (my reviews can be found by clicking the title):

The King’s Elite has been a fantastic, thrilling, evocative series from Virginia Heath and I think she’s saved the best till last.  I loved the bravado of our other King’s Elite but Hadleigh had the brains however, there was a vulnerability about him that totally won me over.

Lord Tristan Hadleigh is a barrister, well known for his meticulous and thorough questioning of witnesses in court.  Hadleigh works with The King’s Elite and has been working tirelessly behind the scenes putting the case forward to prosecute the Boss of the smuggling ring.  One of the witnesses to the smuggling gang evokes many emotions in Hadleigh, emotions that he has kept under lock and key for ten years.  For Penny Penhurst’s life under a controlling, vindictive, vile husband brings back many parallel traits to his own parents.  These traits he tried to intervene with and help his own mother but sadly to no avail tragedy was to strike and Hadleigh has felt nothing but guilt since and fears for the home he grew up in.

Hadleigh tries to help Penny Penhurst in a way that he couldn’t with his own flesh and blood but he goes about it the wrong way and puts even more fear into a young woman who has finally found the courage to speak out about the torrid few years of married life with a criminal.

Penny Penhurst has been married for three years and was unaware of the wrong doings her husband was involved in.  From the day she got married she knew she had made a grave mistake marrying but now feels trapped and her confidence has been shattered.  However, the gentle questioning by Hadleigh has given her the strength to speak out.  With this new found strength Penny wants to start her life again on her own merit but as Hadleigh starts meddling with his kindness Penny feels stifled and is afraid that all men will be like her husband.

Once Hadleigh learns about his mistake in helping Penny he changes tactics and asks for help from his fellow King’s Elite.  Penny proves to be of great help with the mission to gain enough evidence to put the Boss behind bars for good.  Once Hadleigh and Penny have reached a compromise with her new situation they start to form an unlikely friendship and soon realise their lives are quite similar.  Confidence between the pair grows and slowly the past hurt and fears are revealed.  Emotions have to be dealt with carefully to avoid the doors to their fears being completely closed.

Virginia Heath writes effortlessly addictive regency romance stories.  You can’t help but fall in love with the hero and heroine and Virginia Heath creates characters that bring out the best within themselves however much they may bicker.  Through the confused emotions and fears a heady romance is building but will it be too soon for the doors to Hadleigh and Penny’s heart to be opened?

A gorgeous finale to a fantastic series by Virginia Heath that was filled with drama, danger and plenty of romantic dalliances.

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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The Earl’s Runaway Governess by Catherine Tinley @CatherineTinley @MillsandBoon @rararesources #blogblitz #bookreview #RegencyRomance #HistoricalRomance #giveaway

 

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The Earl’s Runaway Governess written by Catherine Tinley, publisher Mills & Boon Historical, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

Purchase Link – getbook.at/EarlGoverness

The book can also be purchased direct from Mills & Boon UK: https://bit.ly/2CNhSIB

Book Blurb

Who knew living with an earl…

…would lead to such temptation?

Marianne Grant’s new identity as a governess is meant to keep her safe. But then she meets her new employer, Ash, Earl of Kingswood, and she immediately knows his handsome good looks are a danger of their own! Brusque on first meeting, Ash quickly shows his compassionate side. Yet Marianne doesn’t dare reveal the truth! Unless Ash really could be the safe haven she’s been looking for…

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Catherine Tinley’s latest novel: The Earl’s Runaway Governess.

The Earl’s Runaway Governess was a delicious feast for the heart and soul.  I adored it and feel quite bereft now I’ve got to the end.

There’s currently a number of Regency Romance novelists who know just how to transport their readers into an era that is steeped with etiquette with society rules and regulations, scandalous rakes and dashingly handsome rogues and Catherine Tinley is one of these such authors who sets the scene and captures your heart with the characters and storyline.

I particularly liked this storyline of a young lady having no option but to flee her family home for fear of her own safety.  Marianne Grant’s life as she knew it for the last twenty years surrounded by love and comfortable wealth will be no more.  Still struggling with grief Marianne has to be strong and make a new life for herself.  A life on the other side of the social class, one were she has to be independent, work for a living and above all else hide her true identity otherwise the consequence could be devastating.

Securing a position of a governess for a recently widowed Lady and her twelve year old daughter Marianne, now Miss Bolton, has switched roles in a stately home.  However, keeping her alias secret proves difficult when she meets the new Earl of Kingswood and proprietor of the house.  Earl ‘Ash’ Kingswood has been bequeathed the home and estate and is at a loss how to run a vast estate like this, he’s also not sure how to run a home and cope with the emotional dramas from the women of the household.  Personalities soon clash between Marianne and the new Earl and the author has woven some great fun between these two characters as they learn to live with their new roles.

Catherine Tinley has packed so much into this story; we had a daring escape, a new beginning, new friendships, new hope but danger of the past rearing it’s ugly head was never far and Marianne felt the constant fear for her life.

A story that enthralled me, I was charmed by the characters and the strength in a young woman trying to overcome adversity.  The chivalry and romance that blossomed was befitting to the story and left me wanting more.

About the Author
The Earl's Runaway Governess Tinley 6 dogCatherine Tinley writes witty, heartwarming Regency love stories for Harlequin Mills & Boon. She has loved reading and writing since childhood, and has a particular fondness for love, romance, and happy endings.

After a career encompassing speech & language therapy, NHS management, maternity campaigning and being President of a charity, she now works in Sure Start. She lives in Ireland with her husband, children, and dog and can be reached at:

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