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“Love’s Legacy” Review

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I have been away from reviews, and that’s because life has been a crazy mess with good and bad times. I have been reading a lot though and the book I’m reviewing today is part of the good time I had this year.

Love’s Legacy“, written by Natalie Kleinman, is a Historical Romance, published on 9th March 2022.

I want to thank Natalie Kleinman for the eCopy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.


Synopsis

Can young love heal the wounds of the past…?

When her father — a countryside reverend — dies suddenly, young Patience Worthington is left with no home and little money. In urgent need of support, she is forced to seek out her estranged uncle, a viscount at the vast Worthington Place.

Patience arrives to find that her uncle has died and that the current viscount is her cousin, Gideon. After hearing her plight, he agrees to give her a home on the Worthington estate.

However, when Patience and Gideon learn the cause of the long-standing rift between the two sides of the family, they quickly begin to clash. Now too proud to accept his accept the viscount’s charity, Patience soon leaves Worthington Place to seek shelter with her late mother’s relatives in Bath.

With her kindness and beauty, Patience is an instant success in Bath society and regularly crosses paths with Gideon. Despite their differences, they enjoy each other’s company and form a tentative friendship.

But when dark secrets once again threaten their growing bond, the cousins begin to wonder whether they can ever leave the shadows of the past behind…

Purchase Link: Amazon


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.

Social Media Links: Facebook | Website | Twitter | Instagram


My Review

This isn’t the first novel I have read of the genre (historical romances in a regency setting) nor is it my first Natalie Kleinman’s book. And it was my honor to read and review this story.

Has we follow Patience Worthington, after her life turns upside down when her father – the Reverend in the countryside – dies, we go on a journey of discovery and it’s almost felt like I was her companion, trying to willed her to a good path and going through the journey no matter what.

Then there is Lord Gideon, the handsome new Viscount, that decides to help out Patience by offering her a place to stay. That’s what family does, right?

But things don’t always go well, and that dynamic and excitement of each interaction between the characters, specially Patience and Gideon, was just amazing and got me going.

Natalie Kleinman did a beautiful job in grabbing my attention with the strong personality that Patience had and how the setting took me to a time and place, with some set of rules that are different from what we are used to, and yet, I could understand the characters motivations, and the social dynamics.

I have always enjoyed this author’s writing and creativity with her plots and characters. This book had those elements and I really had a good time in my breaks at work, exactly what I needed it.


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“Beauty and the Reclusive Millionaire” Review

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Very late review. My week hasn’t been the best, thankfully, romances are always there to help me and my mood. And I hope this recommendation helps you too.

Beauty and the Reclusive Millionaire“, written by Rachael Stewart, is a Contemporary Romance, published on 1st December 2021, by Harlequin Mills & Boon .

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Rachael Stewart for the eCopy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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Synopsis

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An unforgettable Greek escape…with the man she never forgot! 

A-list actress Catherine Wilde has it all, but behind closed doors she is fighting personal battles. So the chance to escape to the private Greek island of her best friend’s brother, Alaric, offers the tranquility she craves. Except seeing Alaric again sets her heart rate soaring. Life might have changed him, but he can still make her feel alive—and when the torch she once held for him reignites, it’s impossible to ignore!

Purchase Links: Amazon

Author Content Warning: PTSD, Miscarriage, Eating Disorder, Loss of loved one


About the Author

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Rachael Stewart adores conjuring up stories for the readers of Harlequin Mills & Boon and Deep Desires Press, with tales varying from the heartwarmingly romantic to the wildly erotic.

She’s been writing since she could put pen to paper as the stacks of scrawled on A4 sheets in her loft will attest to, and the lovingly bound short stories that her father would run off at work and proudly share out with his colleagues. Thinking it was a pipe dream to be published one day, she pursued a sensible career in business but she was really play-acting, achieving the appropriate degree and spending many years in the corporate world where she never truly belonged. Always happiest when she was sat at her laptop in the quiet hours tapping out a story or two. And so here she is, a published author, her full-time pleasure, a dream come true.

A Welsh lass at heart, she now lives in Yorkshire with her husband and three children, and if she’s not glued to her laptop, she’s wrapped up in them or enjoying the great outdoors seeking out inspiration.

Social Media Links: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter


My Review

I love Rachael’s books. They are the kind of books that are snacks for me. Not only do I read them with easy, but they give me substance to go on in life. And this romance was just what I needed.

A Greek setting, a private island, an actress and a millionaire. What could go wrong? Nothing, because Rachael Stewart wrote a beautiful novel with sexy times, likeable characters… the connection between Alaric and Catherine was lovely and exciting, and I love the romance that grow between them.

Overall, once again she didn’t not disappoint me and it was fantastic. One of those books I know I can reread whenever I get in the mood for romance and need those classic stories.


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“The Knight’s Convenient Alliance” Review

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Are you ready for the second book review?

The Knight’s Convenient Alliance“, written by Melissa Oliver, is a historical romance, the fourth book in the Notorious Knights series, published on 25th November 2021 by Harlequin Mills and Boon.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, Melissa Oliver for the eCopy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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Synopsis

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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…

Purchase Links: Amazon


About the Author

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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: Facebook | Twitter


My Review

Melissa Oliver is turning into one of my favorite authors in this genre, and I’m always excited about her new books.

In the one we continue the Notorious Knights series with Brida O’Conaill and Sir Thomas Lovent. We have met our lovely staring characters in the previous book and I have to say that I was curious about them and their story.

The plot on this novel, the marriage pretense, it was very interesting and fun to read about. The way the characters acted and the connection they had in each scene. It was unconventional and yet emotional and intriguing. I wonder how thing would go, would they me discover, how would they react.

Overall, I won’t reveal spoilers about the ending or even the development of the story, but it was amazing. I loved it! It was different, with all it’s secrets, background story and drama, and just what I needed. I’m quite a historical romances addict and this book hit the spot for me.


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“A Leap of Faith at the Vineyard in Alsace” Review

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Are you ready for a new book review? I have two today, and this is the first one.

A Leap of Faith at the Vineyard in Alsace“, written by Julie Stock, is a Contemporary romance, the third book in the Domaine des Montagnes series, published on 25th August 2021.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, Julie Stock for the eCopy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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Synopsis

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It’s winter at The Vineyard in Alsace, and wedding bells are in the air

How do you know when you’re ready for love?

Ellie Robinson has spent her life running from commitment following the breakdown of her parents’ marriage when she was young. She doesn’t believe in happy ever afters and the last thing she wants is to settle down in one place when she could be travelling the world.

Having moved from place to place throughout his childhood, Henri Weiss now calls the vineyard in Alsace home, and he loves the stability the vineyard and the people on it give him. While he enjoys travelling, it’s always good to come home again.

Following an extended travelling trip together, Ellie and Henri find their differences more marked than before, despite their love for each other being even stronger. Then a series of shocks in Ellie’s personal life throws things into turmoil, leaving Ellie unsure as to how to get everything she wants. And Henri facing the loss of the future he has dreamed of.

Can Ellie and Henri reconcile their very different desires and take a leap of faith on their love for each other? Will they get the happy ever after they’ve both been longing for?

Escape to The Vineyard in Alsace once again for this uplifting, romantic read and enjoy Christmas at Domaine des Montagnes.

Purchase Links: Amazon


About the Author

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Julie Stock writes contemporary feel-good romance from around the world: novels, novellas and short stories. She published her debut novel, From Here to Nashville, in 2015, after starting to write as an escape from the demands of her day job as a teacher. A Leap of Faith at the Vineyard in Alsace is her eleventh book, and the third in the Domaine des Montagnes series set on a vineyard.

Julie is now a full-time author, and loves every minute of her writing life. When not writing, she can be found reading, her favourite past-time, running, a new hobby, or cooking up a storm in the kitchen, glass of wine in hand.

Julie is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and The Society of Authors. She is married and lives with her family in Cambridgeshire in the UK.

Social Media Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter


My Review

Although this is part of a series and I just jumped to the story, I had too check it out and read it.

For those that don’t know me, I have a big family, and most of my paternal family is in France. I have some cousins in the Alsace area, and I have visited it, so I was interested to see what the author had for us in terms of scenery.

In this book we follow Ellie and Henri as they go on a trip to the lovely vineyard in Alsace. They both want different things. They both have problems, they both have to work on a balance of what they what, what they need and what they are willing to change. They both are realistic and I felt as if I knew them personally.

The story was powerful. Lots of love and friends, in a beautiful place. Drama and taking chances. The idea of settling down versus running from commitment. In the end we will see if their faith in each other and in their love is enough to find that balance. And isn’t that life?


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“Snow-Kissed Proposals” Review

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Today, after a long day os work, I’m finally here to share my review of this lovely book.

Snow-Kissed Proposals“, written by Jenni Fletcher and Elisabeth Hobbes, is a Historical Romance that contains two novellas, published on 25th November 2021 by Mills & Boon.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, Jenni Fletcher and Elisabeth Hobbes for the eCopy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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Synopsis

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A snowy Victorian Christmas – Two 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!


About the Author

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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.

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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.


My Review

Two stories, one book. Two Christmassy stories in a historical romance genre. In The Christmas Runaway by Jenni Fletcher and In Their Snowbound Reunion by Elisabeth Hobbes. I love Jenni Fletcher and Elisabeth Hobbes’ books, so I was very excited to see what these stories would bring. And… Get ready for the Holiday because this book will put you right back on that festive spirit.

A runaway woman, a handsome Scottish man. The all brother of her best friend love story. Jenni Fletcher bring us Fiona and Angus in a brilliant novella that as both romantic, exciting, fun and full of bickering and attraction.

Childhood sweethearts in a lovely romance. Elisabeth Hobbes brings us Amy and Anthony, in a story that talks about misunderstandings, second chances and love.

Both novellas had unique characters that I loves. Enemies to lovers and Second chances, both were amazing in the setting and time period of the book. I loved that in a way I could relate to the characters and that I could understand why things had happen.

Both authors were brilliant, and despite being very much independent stories, they complemented one another with their themes of Love, friendship, chances and changes. Plus the warmth of the story and characters.


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“Never Fall For Your Fiancée” Review

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I have been away since I started work, I will try to get back to reviewing books, and today I bring one. A book from an author I enjoy.

Never Fall For Your Fiancée“, written by Virginia Health, is a Historical Romantic Comedy, the first book in The Merriwell Sisters Series, published November 9th 2021 by St. Martin’s Griffin.

Thank you Virginia Heath for the eCopy of the book and for allowing me to read this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Synopsis

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The first in a new historical rom-com series, a handsome earl hires a fake fiancée to keep his matchmaking mother at bay, but hilarity ensues when love threatens to complicate everything.

The last thing Hugh Standish, Earl of Fareham, ever wants is a wife. Unfortunately for him, his mother is determined to find him one, even from across the other side of the ocean. So, Hugh invents a fake fiancée to keep his mother’s matchmaking ways at bay. But when Hugh learns his interfering mother is on a ship bound for England, he realizes his complicated, convoluted but convenient ruse is about to implode. Until he collides with a beautiful woman, who might just be the miracle he needs.

Minerva Merriwell has had to struggle to support herself and her two younger sisters ever since their feckless father abandoned them. Work as a woodcut engraver is few and far between, and the Merriwell sisters are nearly penniless. So, when Hugh asks Minerva to pose as his fiancée while his mother is visiting, she knows that while the scheme sounds ludicrous, the offer is too good to pass up.

Once Minerva and her sisters arrive at Hugh’s estate, of course, nothing goes according to his meticulous plan. As hilarity and miscommunication ensue, while everyone tries to keep their tangled stories straight, Hugh and Minerva’s fake engagement starts to turn into a real romance. But can they trust each other, when their relationship started with a lie?

Purchase Link: Amazon

Author Bio

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Virginia Heath lives on the outskirts of London with her understanding husband and two, less understanding, teenagers. After spending years teaching history, she decided to follow her dream of writing for Harlequin. Now she spends her days happily writing regency romances, creating heroes that she falls in love with and heroines who inspire her. When she isn’t doing that, Virginia likes to travel to far off places, shop for things that she doesn’t need or read romances written by other people.

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My Review

Virginia Health’s books are always on my list, every time a new book is release or is going to be release, I get curious and excited. When I saw this book I was intrigued.

“Never Fall for Your Fiancée” is a Historical Rom-Com, and it wasn’t a surprise. Something I always loved about Virginia Health’s books is the humor in it, because it gave a good balance to the romance and the historical context. Rom-Com’s wasn’t something I thought I would like when I was young, but the added of historical aspects was something that really made me curious. That been said, this book was just spot on, in terms of genre.

As we follow Minerva and Hugh we go on a new journey. We get to know a new-to-us family, and a new social group, since this is the start of a new series. Those of us that have read other books by the author, we know that she give us amazing male characters, and in this story I was not disappoint.

Minerva is one of the Merriwell and she is asked by Hugh Standish, the Earl of Fareham, to pose as his fiancée. I loved that kind of trope. The fake fiancée plot can bring so many possibilities, and Virginia Health did a brilliant job, not that I excepted any less. And the plot of the book had a good development, that and the pace allowed me to understand the characters’ motivations and their background. It all made sense with the romance and how it begun.

Overall, it was amazing to go back to Virginia Health’s world, and to a brand new series with family in the mix. It was a very fun and lovely book to read, specially while resting and relaxing. It gave me laughs, it made me happy, it made me curious, it made me love the characters and want to be a part of the Merriwell Sisters.



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“When Only Pride Remains” Review

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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.

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Synopsis

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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…?

Regency England

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.

Purchase Links: Amazon


About the Author

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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.

Social Media Links: Website | Facebook


My Review

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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“A Little Piece of Paradise” Review

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These past few days have been emotional, sad specially. Something that always makes me a bit happier is reading a good romance. And this one gives just that warmth.

A Little Piece of Paradise“, written by T.A. Williams, is a Contemporary Romance novel, published on 4th October 2021, by Canelo.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and T.A. Williams for the eCopy of this book, via NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.


Synopsis

The inheritance of a lifetime… with a catch

When Sophie’s uncle leaves her a castle in the Italian Riviera in his will, she can’t believe her luck. The catch? She and her estranged sister, Rachel, must live there together for three months in order to inherit it.

Having worked in Rome for four years, Sophie’s excited to revisit to Italy, even if it reignites memories of a cheating ex who soon learns of her return and wants to rekindle their spark. Sophie realises that distance does indeed make the heart grow fonder – but for her friend back home, Chris, who she discovers is more to her than just a friend.

With the clock ticking, can Sophie and Rachel stick it out and heal old wounds, or are the sisters destined to go their own way at the end of the three months? And does Chris feel the same way about Sophie as she does for him?


A beautiful story of romance and sisterhood, perfect for fans of Alex Brown and Lucy Coleman.

Purchase Links: Amazon


About the Author

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I’m a man. And a pretty old man as well. I did languages at university a long time ago and then lived and worked in France and Switzerland before going to Italy for seven years as a teacher of English. My Italian wife and I then came back to the UK with our little daughter (now long-since grown up) where I ran a big English language school for many years. We now live in a sleepy little village in Devonshire. I’ve been writing almost all my life but it was only seven years ago that I finally managed to find a publisher who liked my work enough to offer me my first contract.

​The fact that I am now writing romantic comedy is something I still find hard to explain. My early books were thrillers and historical novels. Maybe it’s because there are so many horrible things happening in the world today that I feel I need to do my best to provide something to cheer my readers up. My books provide escapism to some gorgeous locations and, as a writer, I obviously have to go there in person and check them out first. I love my job…

T.A. Williams

Social Media Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads


My Review

Some people say man can’t write romance. I have hear people say that in bookstores looking at certain books in the shelves. I don’t agree, and I know many of you don’t agree with that idea. Everyone can write anything they put their minds to.

T.A. Williams is an amazing write. He takes me on a journey, in Italy. I have Italy in my bucket list, I want to learn Italian next year, and because of this author’s books I always get a glimpses of it.

In this book we have to sisters, a castle in Italy, a chance at love, a opportunity for this sisterhood and healing. A beautiful novel about family, a beautiful place/scenery and romance.

The descriptions, not surprising, transported me to the moment and place. I also enjoyed learning more about the background of Sophie and Rachel, and their family. It’s the little things that make me curious, and T.A. Williams got a good amount of it to make me happy.

Overall, it was fantastic and I enjoyed it a lot. I won’t give spoilers but you should check out and see what you think about the characters and their interactions, because I definitely had fun with it.


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“A Nun For The Viking Warrior” Review

Hello Friends!

Welcome back to another review of a Historical Romance, in a Viking setting.

A Nun For The Viking Warrior“, written by Lucy Morris, is a Historical Romance, published on 1st October 2021, by Mills & Boon.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Lucy Morris for the eCopy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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Synopsis

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Forced to wed the warrior

Falling for the man…

Noblewoman Amée Évreaux had pledged her life to God, until her father promised her in marriage to thundering Norseman, Jorund Jötunnson. After escaping her overbearing father, Amée vows never to fall under another man’s thumb, but her resistance to being Jorund’s wife turns to desire as she gets to know her intriguing new husband. For beneath his fierce exterior she’s glimpsed an unexpectedly pure heart. If only she can penetrate the fortress that surrounds it…

Purchase Links: Amazon UK | Amazon US


About the Author

As a little girl, Lucy Morris was obsessed with myths and legends. She regularly escaped into the adventures of her imagination, with characters who were strong and fierce. Now fully grown she finds she can’t forget the stories plaguing her mind and has to write them down. A book by Lucy Morris will sweep you away on a historical adventure filled with vivid characters haunted by their pasts. Her books will have you flying through her pages, desperate to reach her characters passionately romantic happily ever after.

She lives in Essex, UK, with her husband, two young children, and two cats. She has a massively sweet tooth and loves gin, bubbly and Irn-Bru. A member of the UK Romantic Novelists’ Association, she was delighted in 2020 to accept a two-book deal with Harlequin after submitting her story to the Warriors Wanted submission blitz for Viking, Medieval, and Highlander romances. Writing for Harlequin Historical is a dream come true for her and she hopes you enjoy her books!

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My Review

When I first saw this title I was so curious. There are a lot of books with catching names, bu this one really jumped to my attention. So I joined the adventure to learn what was going on for a nun to join a Viking Warrior. Arranged marriage that was the reason and I find those kind of tropes quite interesting, since they can take different possibilities in terms of path.

Amée Évreaux was an amazing character. I could understand her in many ways, and that made it enjoyable to follow her journey. Jorund Jötunnson is a norseman with a heart of gold. Yes, he is and we get to discover that with Amée, while their relationship grows.

There is romance, there is drama, there is a sweet tone to the story too that I liked. And I love the cultural aspect. That’s always something I look forward to see and figure out when I read about the past and how societies worked back then.

Overall, it was amazing and I love Amée specially she was the kind of person I would love to have as a friend.


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Historical Romance

Promo Post: “Benedita” de Filipa Carujo

Hello Friends!

Hoje venho divulgar a pré-venda de um livro de uma editora portuguesa fantástica, Edições Velha Lenda.

Benedita“, escrito por Filipa Carujo, é um Romance Histórico, que será publicado e cujos envios serão a partir de 16 de outubro de 2021 por Edições Velha Lenda.

Como bem devem saber, adoro históricos. Quando vi que uma autora portuguesa ia lançar um romance histórico fiquei nas nuvens. E mais uma vez a Edições Velha Lenda deixou o meu coração cheio de felicidade e entusiasmo ao apoiarem em novos autores e neste género literário que adoro ler.


Sinopse

O ano é 1801. Depois do golpe à monarquia francesa, Napoleão Bonaparte usa a sua aliança com Espanha para fazer um ultimato a Portugal: se o país não fechar os portos aos ingleses, os soldados espanhóis atacam.

Benedita parte para a cidade raiana de Elvas. Entre estudos e uma vida tranquila, o seu caminho acaba por se cruzar com o de um homem, revelando-se mais do que uma simples coincidência. E, em pouco tempo, ambos envolvem-se num jogo demasiado perigoso que jamais poderão vencer.

Ela, a protegida do ministro português Luís Pinto de Sousa Coutinho. Ele, sobrinho do Príncipe da Paz, o temido e afamado Manuel Godoy.

Sobreviverá o amor à Guerra das Laranjas?

Link da Pré-Venda: Edições Velha Lenda


Sobre a Autora

Nasceu a 6 de Dezembro do ano de 2000, na cidade de Évora, Portugal. Desde tenra idade que demonstra uma forte paixão pela literatura, chegando a pedir em criança livros em vez de brinquedos.

Frequentou o Curso de Línguas e Literaturas na Universidade de Évora. E actualmente, investe numa das suas outras paixões: a equitação. Como é na literatura que se descobre enquanto pessoa e é, também, graças a ela que desenvolve a sua percepção do mundo e do ser humano, investe as suas horas vagas nas letras.

Estreia-se no género histórico com o seu romance “Benedita”.

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