Sunday is here and I have a review to share with you guys.
“When Only Pride Remains“, written by Natalie Kleinman, is a Regency Romance, published on 12th October 2021.
I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Natalie Kleinman for the eCopy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
A enchanting story of love, loss and healing set in Regency England! For fans of Georgette Heyer, Mary Balogh, Jane Aiken Hodge and Jane Austen.
Can two estranged friends find their way back to each other…?
When her father —Major Angus Fairham — returns home from the Napoleonic wars, Prudence is excited to welcome him home to Fairham Manor.
However, tragedy strikes when Angus loses his estate to his close friend and comrade — young Captain Jack Staveley — in a drunken game of cards. Unable to face his loss, Angus takes his own life.
Distraught, Jack tries to restore Fairham Manor to Prudence, but she is too proud to accept his offer.
Overcome with grief and anger, she retreats to her aunt’s house in Bath and distances herself from her once close friendship with Jack.
But as the initial shock of her sorrow begins to dull, Prudence is soon missing the support of her most trusted confidant.
And when they once more find themselves in each other’s orbit, she must decide whether she can put aside her pride and open her heart…
WHEN ONLY PRIDE REMAINS is a historical romantic tale set in Regency England, with a feisty heroine and a moving love story at its heart.
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About the Author
Natalie’s passion for reading became a compulsion to write when she attended a ten-week course in creative writing some sixteen or so years ago. She takes delight in creating short stories of which more than forty have been published, but it was her lifelong love of Regency romance that led her to turn from contemporary romantic fiction to try her hand at her favourite genre. Raised on a diet of Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer, she is never happier than when immersed in an age of etiquette and manners, fashion and intrigue, all combined into a romping good tale. She lives on the London/Kent border, close to the capital’s plethora of museums and galleries which she uses for research as well as pleasure. A perfect day though is when she heads out of town to enjoy lunch by a pub on the river, any river, in company with her husband and friends.
Natalie is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association, the Society of Authors and the Society of Women Writers and Journalists.
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Historical romance is a genre I love, as you all that follow my reviews may know by now. Regency was how I started and I was very curious about Natalie Kleinman’s book.
In this novel we follow Prudence and Jack, two people that know one another which made the story touching and interesting. As I read the story, knowing already – thanks to the synopsis – some elements of the plot, I wonder how Prudence and Jack met, and how life would get them back together.
The tittle is the essence of the book, I could understand Prudence’s thoughts and action while grieving, an I understand how pride can many times be in the way of reconciliation. The story was emotional, but also dynamic, as it give us interesting character – main and secondary – and a good interaction in terms of social and personal contexts.
Overall, Natalie Kleinman did a briliant job, and I was not disappointed. With each page and the unfolding of the situation with Prudence’s father and then with Jack, as well as the journey she takes to her family’s house, but also a mental journey, I was captivated by every moment of reading this story. Just as I expected from this author’s work.
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Thank you so much for this lovely review, Jess, and my apologies for taking so long to respond. You may know I’ve been in hospital. All well now though and so rewarding to see what you’ve written.
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I’m glad you are well. And I hope you continue to be well. Many hugs!
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