Romancing Daphne By Sarah M. Eden Review

Cover of Romancing Daphne by Sarah M. Eden.This is a good book! It is well written and the characters are very likeable. Except for one, but there is always at least one bad apple. Every family has one. If they are lucky it is only one.

It is a regency romance, but don’t let that put you off if you haven’t ever read one of those. Or even if you have and didn’t care for it. This book is good enough that you won’t really notice the historical stuff.

I liked Daphne. I used to be as shy as she is. She has more courage than I did. Not sure I could have gone to parties and actually had conversations with people, but she does a good job of it even though it scares her. I admire that.

The other characters are pretty cool too. Reading Daphne’s story, got me wondering how she got to be the Dukes ward, so I am reading Seeking Persephone and Courting Miss Lancaster. Those are about her older sisters and I expect they are good too.

I’m hoping there will be more in this series. There is one more sister to write about, and a brother, and all the kids. Lots of good stories!

I hope the Duke has a daughter, they were expecting a child in this story, and watching him guard her would be even better than the way he did his sisters-in-law. Poor man will probably go nuts.

About the book:

As her first London Season looms before her, the thought of the impending social whirl fills Daphne Lancaster’s timid heart with dread. She hasn’t her sisters beauty nor their talent for conversing easily. Even her family’s enviable connections may not be enough to prevent disaster.

But Daphne’s misery turns to surprised delight when the first event of her Season brings an unexpected visitor to her door—James Tilburn, whose tender kindness stole her heart in her youth. When the handsome young gentleman expresses his desire to court her, Daphne is elated. Their feelings for each other quickly grow, and it appears that, much to Daphne s disbelief, her happily ever after is within reach.

Yet nothing is as it seems. The couple finds themselves caught in a tangled web of greed and deceit, leaving James and Daphne to determine whether they are willing to risk everything for true love.

About the Author:

Author Sarah M. Eden.


Save Sarah M. Eden is a USA Today Bestselling author of witty and charming historical romances, including AML’s “2013 Novel of the Year” and Foreword Review’s 2013 “IndieFab Book of the Year” gold medal winner for Best Romance, Longing for Home, as well as 2014 Whitney Award winner for “Best Romance” and “Best Novel of the Year,” Longing for Home: Hope Springs. Combining her obsession with history and affinity for tender love stories, Sarah loves crafting witty characters and heartfelt romances set against rich historical backdrops. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in research and happily spends hours perusing the reference shelves of her local library. Sarah lives with her husband, kids, and mischievous dog in the shadow of a snow-capped mountain she has never attempted to ski.

You can find out more about her from her website, Facebook, Twitter, or Goodreads.

I received a free book to review.

Lord Trowbridge’s Angel By G.G. Vandagriff Review

Lord Trowbridge's Angel cover picture.I love historical romance. Especially regency romance. If you also like those types of stories you should love this book.

It was really good. The characters are likeable and the story will keep you interested.

The characters get into a bit of trouble and there is a romantic tangle to sort out as well.

One thing I really liked is that you don’t know until the end exactly how it is all going to get straightened out. The author keeps you wondering (and interested) the whole way.

About the book :

The very handsome and very bored Lord Trowbridge knows something is missing in his existence. When he is asked by a friend to escort the seemingly quiet Miss Sophie Edwards to her first ball, he has no idea she possesses the key that will unlock him. It is her secret weapon.

Once he sees his own inner workings, his life unfolds in a different manner. He will do anything to capture the love of his “angel.” Unfortunately, his old life and the shibboleths of the ton stand in his way. As he wades through these afflictions, Sophie is courted by another man. Who will she choose? How can he possibly show his love for her in a way as original and unique as she is? What are Sophie’s feelings for him?

You can get your own copy on  Amazon.

From the Author : Picture of author G.G. Vandagriff.

I realize that I am one of those rare people in the world who gets to live a life full of passion, romance, suspense, angst, fulfillment, humor, and mystery. I am a writer. Every day when I sit down at my computer, I enter into a world of my own making. I am in the head of a panoply of characters ranging from a nineteen-year-old Austrian debutante (The Last Waltz) to a raging psychopath (The Arthurian Omen) and four women at once in The Only Way to Paradise. Then there are the feisty heroines of my Regency romances . . .
I am a traditionally published,award-winning, best-selling writer who has recently gone Indie. I enjoy genre-hopping, having published a genealogical mystery series, two women’s fiction novels, an historical epic, two suspense novels, five Regency romances, and a couple of non-fiction offerings.
With a BA from Stanford and an MA from George Washington University in International Relations, I somehow stumbled into finance. But, once my husband was through law school, I never wanted to do anything but write and raise kids. Now the kids are gone, but (even better) there are four grandchildren who provide my rewards for finishing a manuscript.

Aside from the grandchildren, my favorite things include: Florence, Italy; snow storms; Oreos; real hot chocolate; sweaters; Sundance Resort; lilacs; and dachshunds.

You can visit the author on her Website * Blog * Facebook * Twitter.

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Cotillion by Georgette Heyer Review

Cotillion by Georgette Heyer Review

This is a wonderful book. I think it is my favorite of her books. I like all the characters in it even the “bad” guy.

The good guy is one of her Mark II heroes. He isn’t thought of as being really smart but he turns out to be smart enough. He is a very rich and of course high ranking.

His name is Freddy and he does not need a rich wife and doesn’t at all want to be married, but he agree to become engaged after his great uncle decides to leave his money(a lot of it!) to his ward Kitty, if she marries one of his great-nephews. And if she didn’t marry one of them…to leave her penniless.

Of course Kitty was only trying to make his cousin Jack jealous because she expected him to ask for her hand in marriage.

This is a really fun book to read. The ending is really wonderful too. Everyone learns a lesson especially Jack.

This is a comfort read for those rainy days when you want to just cuddle up with some hot chocolate and escape from the world.

From the back cover :

                                       A most unusual hero

Freddy is immensely rich, of course, and not bad-looking, but he’s mild-mannered, a bit hapless–not anything like his virile, handsome, rakish cousin Jack…

                           A heroine in a difficult situation

Yound Kitty Charing stands to inherit a vast fortune from her irascible and eccentric guardian–profided she marries one of his great-nephews…

                                       A sham betrothal

No sooner does Kitty arrive in London than the race for her hand begins, but between confirmed rakes and bumbling affections, Kitty needs a daring scheme.

About the Author : Georgette Heyer (1902-1974) wrote over fifty novels, including Regency romances, mysteries, and historical fiction. She was known as the Queen of Regency romance, and was legendary for her research, historical accuracy, and her extraordinary plots and characterizations.

A Civil Contract by Georgette Heyer Review

A Civil Contract by Georgette Heyer.A Civil Contract is a really good book. It is the sort of book you can read over and over. I know because I have! This was I think the 7th time I read it.

I like having books like that for when I’m sick or really tired and have trouble concentrating. When you are feeling bad you don’t want something that you have to think about or that takes a lot of energy. You want something comfortable.

This is one of those books. It is entertaining but doesn’t require a lot of thought. Perfect for snuggling up in the recliner for an afternoon.

This one is about a Nobleman who’s father dies suddenly leaving him with a lot of debts and a couple of sisters to provide for. He is going to have to sell his ancestral home and will still have debts.

His “man of business” tells him he should marry a heiress to keep from losing everything. He doesn’t like that idea. The father of the girl he had planned to wed agrees with this though and sends a rich man he knows to talk to him.

He marries the rich mans daughter and in the end that turns out to be the best thing he could have done. There is lots of interesting story before you get to the end though.

I love most of Goergette Heyers  other romances too. They do not have any heavy sex scenes and her characters are almost all likable and the few are that not are the bad guys. Which makes it fun to dislike them.

If you like clean romances check this book out and any other of her books you come across. Most libraries have a few. She wrote some mysteries that are pretty good too.

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In case you don’t know…Georgette Heyer wrote a whole bunch of Regency Romance books. She also wrote a few mysterys.  I have read quite a few of her books and I liked every one. She makes her characters seem like people you might meet anywhere. She makes them seem real and likable. She also had a great sense of humor and it shows in her books. If you are looking for something different to read Georgette Heyer is a good choice.

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