This sets the stage for misunderstan The Timeless Romance books are always great to read. I loved the authors choice of words and how she brought sentences together. Usually one will disappoint, but not this time! It is regency, romance and fall themed! Book From the publisher of the 1 Amazon bestselling A Timeless Romance Anthology series in Clean Romance. Ella is strong and determined and goes along with a ploy, thinking her father's hand is in it, but she's surprised by a few discoveries along the way. Analisa's prepared to be a spinster since she hasn't seen Lord Northrup since his declaration for her hand. If you don't have time to read this now, just get a copy and keep it for the next time you need somethi I liked all three of the stories. I always try to keep realistic expectations for novellas- they're short so I try not to expect too much in the way of deep characters or plot or romance but these stories delivered anyway! I enjoyed seeing the men who seek their hearts and how they seek to know the hearts of these women and to court them.
I loved Analisa's quick wit, and I loved watching her and Northrop together! Kilpack — When Lila overhears her uncle talking about a man coming to look for property in the county, she doesn't think twice, until her uncle says he hopes Lila will find enough interest to marry the man. I really enjoyed each one, and I can't wait for the next one. She is at a house party and he shows up after traveling for 2 years. Donna Hatch's Unmasking the Duke was also great. If you enjoy the regency time period, you will definitely want to read this book! Her mother and aunt were horrible to her! I can't wait for the next collection! Her newest Regency romance, My Fair Gentleman, will be released from Shadow Mountain January, 2016, and her steampunk novel, Beauty and the Clockwork Beast, will be released also through Shadow Mountain later in 2016.
I enjoyed all the stories and felt drawn into the conflict and resolution each presented. I loved how each one revolved in some way around a Masquerade Ball because it was like a small thread of continuity that linked them all together. Each one was light and charming. The power of a mask is so evident in this story and until she truly feels comfortable with someone, it's a necessary tool to hide behind. Since women aren't suppo I was so excited to get a copy of this collection. I really like the supporting characters in this story, especially the Dukes mother. She overhears her uncle and his solicitor talking about a 33 year old former military man who's considering moving to the area, and her uncle's hopes that this man and Lila might make a match of it.
She is enjoying playing the part of Aphrodite and flirting with a charming masked man, until she discovers the masked man is the arrogant and insufferable Duke of Suttenberg. And I get to meet new-to-me authors, too. I'm loving these regency collections! She has known for a long time that Lord Northrup would eventually be the man she would marry. The first story didn't resonate very well with me, but the last two were delightful stories. And the authors that have written this one are amazing too, some of my very favorites! All three novellas in this clean regency anthology series were very easy, light, quick and enjoyable reads. I have a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Wyoming and will hopefully soon be starting a graduate program in English. I enjoyed the way Hannah was able to come out of her shell and become a confident person while at the masked ball.
I don't usually go for the collections which tend to leave out a lot of the building pieces of a story since they are shorter in length, but these three authors are some of my favorites and they all nailed it. I couldn't relate to any of the characters, and the plot managed to be both vapid and convoluted. A really cute collection of Regency novellas. I felt for Hannah who was shy, quiet and clumsy. They are the kind of stories you need to read on those cold, dark, dreary days when you need cheering up. I loved the interesting characters, the fun story line, and the captivating romance.
Analisa happens to be one of these ladies, though slightly older and even she wonders if she will be marriageable by the end of her stay. A sought-after workshop presenter, she juggles her day job, freelance editing, multiple volunteer positions, not to mention her six children seven, counting her husband , and still manages to make time to write. Determined to deter this new man, Mortimer, Lila does the opposite of everything a woman What an adorable book! But when Mortimer arrives, Lila has to try every trick known to women to act not interested in the rather fascinating man, which proves a very difficult façade to maintain. There's something special and almost magical about the energy of a dance that is so looked forward to, especially in those times. I can't recommend this story at all. The whole collection was great! They are funny, witty and romantic. I loved her brother and his wife.
And last is What's In A Name by Nancy Campbell Allen. And I get to meet new-to-me authors, too. Nineteen year old Lila, a lovely but illegitimate orphan who lives with a kind uncle, is in the habit of hiding in a corner of her uncle's office to listen in on his business just because it's far more interesting than what a lady would normally be allowed to hear about. If you've enjoyed Heidi's other stories with their crazy antics and hilarity, this story also promised much the same, but with a feisty and confrontational heroine who thought her heart wanted something to find that she was mistaken. She's afraid she will lose the man she has come to love when he finds out she has deceived him. I loved how Ella helps Alex see that he is still a complete man in spite of losing the use of one of his arms five years ago.
My novella, Unmasking the Duke, features Hannah, the younger sister of Alicia in The Stranger She Married. The plots were great, and I enjoyed the masquerade ball theme. There's a lot of humor and hidden identity issues Autumn Masquerade, of course. She's been writing letters to the Duke of Wilmington, pretending to be her ever-proper twin sister, Persephone. Like the Autumn Masquerade, this collection did not disappoint! Good brain candy for an evening's relaxation. I liked how each one had a similar theme with a masquerade ball in each one as well. Annalisa seemed somewhat confused and naïve, and a bit desperate at times.
Sweeter Than Any Dream by Annette Lyon — Olivia Wallington has accepted that she is a spinster. Analisa has had no prospects for 2 years because Lord Northrup has scared them off. Summary Autumn Masquerade features three historical novellas centered around the delicious thrill of masquerades where a few hours of anonymity may lead to love—or heartbreak. I liked the plot of this one, especially Lila's attempts to make Mr. Regency romance is one of my favorite genres so I was excited to read this! The thoughts and opinions above are my own. Lila has a little hiding place in her uncle's office where she can do needlework and listen to all the exciting topics men discuss.