The Regency Brides Collection (Review)

Romance is a delicate dance bound by rules and expectations in Regency England…
Seven couples must navigate society’s gauntlet to secure the hand of true love….

Charity and Luke are strangers who were forced to marry three years ago.

Adelaide and Walter share a love of music and disdain for elitism.
Caroline and Henry are thrown together by three orphans.
Helen and Isaac harbor his unlikely secret.
Esther is empowered to choose between two men.
Sophia is determined not to choose a man like Nash.
Jamie and William face a daunting London season together.

Will their faith grow and love prevail in a time when both were considered luxuries the elite could not afford?

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Falling for a Duke by Rebecca Connoly, Nicole Van & Janelle Daniels (Review)

About the Book

Falling for a DukeFrom the publisher of the USA TODAY bestselling & #1 Amazon bestselling Timeless Romance Anthology series in Clean & Wholesome Romance, comes FALLING FOR A DUKE.

Three brand new Regency Romance novellas by Rebecca Connolly, Nichole Van, and Janelle Daniels

ON THE DUKE’S ERRAND by Rebecca Connolly. Lord David Chambers has one goal—to put his father’s Scotland estate to rights. Even if it means leaving in the middle of the London Season and avoiding the matchmakers. As the second son of a duke, David looks forward to facing the wilds of Scotland, and trying to make something of himself and prove his worth to his father. But David’s not prepared for the censure he receives from the local Scottish gentry, especially Ceana Shaw, the baronet’s daughter who not only mistakes him for the duke himself, she seems determined to think the worst of David. 

VINGT-ET-UN | TWENTY-ONE by Nichole Van. Eliza Mail had found the perfect place to live out her days as a young widow, away from the pain of her past and lost love. Seemingly by chance, Eliza’s childhood neighbor, Liam Trebor, Duke of Chawton, comes to her village for a visit. Eliza hasn’t seen Liam in over five years, and his presence panics her. Will he reveal what he knows to her friends and neighbors, destroying her current life? Eliza must avoid Liam at all costs, but he seems equally determined to flush her out of hiding. What happens if Eliza’s past does not stay where it belongs . . . in her past? 

I KISSED A DUKE by Janelle Daniels. Madeline Maybury will do anything to be invited into the inner circles of the ton. She takes on a challenge from a high society lady to kiss the Duke of Hargrave. When she finds Ethan alone and explains that she needs to kiss him, instead of turning her away, he’s amused. He also obliges. Madeline believes she can report back and achieve all of her ambitions. Instead, she’s given an even greater task. Once she accomplishes it, she realizes that the Duke of Hargrave is a very different man than she expected, and she’s in grave danger of falling in love.

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In My Opinion (Review)

I love the Regency period. There is just something about all of the pomp and circumstance of the era. Although, if I lived during that time, I’m pretty sure I would have lived below stairs. That’s probably part of the fun of immersing myself in the aristocracy’s lives.

Falling for a Duke includes three novellas that focus on those in the very upper levels of the ton. They’re not all what you might think they’d be either. One hero isn’t even a duke! But that’s what makes that story original and delightful. Another involves childhood friends who are separated by misunderstandings and a meddling family member. And the third one takes place because of a dare.

Each of these is different enough I didn’t feel like I was reading the same story three times. There were things I loved with each of them—the humor in the first, the friendship in the second, and the surprise in the third. It’s a collection worth immersing yourself in.

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A Dangerous Engagement by Melanie Dickerson (Review)

Dangerous Engagement Melanie DickersonJust as merchant’s daughter Felicity Mayson is spurned once again because of her meager dowry, she receives an unexpected invitation to Lady Blackstone’s country home. Being introduced to the wealthy Oliver Ratley is an admitted delight, as is his rather heedless yet inviting proposal of marriage. Only when another of Lady Blackstone’s handsome guests catches Felicity’s attention does she realize that nothing is what it seems at Doverton Hall.

Government agent Philip McDowell is infiltrating a group of cutthroat revolutionaries led by none other than Lady Blackstone and Ratley. Their devious plot is to overthrow the monarchy, and their unwitting pawn is Felicity. Now Philip needs Felicity’s help in discovering the rebels’ secrets—by asking her to maintain cover as Ratley’s innocent bride-to-be.

Philip is duty bound. Felicity is game. Together they’re risking their lives—and gambling their hearts—to undo a traitorous conspiracy before their dangerous masquerade is exposed.

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Melanie Dickerson brings Regency England and the unrest to life in the third and final installment of her Regency Spies of London series. And while this is part of a series, it is a book that stands alone. There are a few mentions of the other characters in the books, but Julia and Leorah don’t make an appearance until the very end of the story.

I appreciated that Dickerson explores the challenges of those who are not titled or part of the Ton. In fact, Felicity has very little dowry and Phillip is a third son who is trying to find his calling in his life.

Dangerous Engagement Melanie Dickerson

As Felicity walks the fine line between acting a part and getting caught, she must also deal with her fear, disappointment with herself, and her situation that led her to accept a proposal from a man she doesn’t know at all. Meanwhile, Phillip is intent on succeeding in his mission and proving himself at the Home Office, all while keeping the beautiful Felicity Mayston from harm.

Filled with danger, mystery, falsehoods, and a burgeoning uprising, A Dangerous Engagement has plenty to keep readers interested in the story. Add the growing attraction and connection between Phillip and Felicity, and those who love a great story will not be disappointed.

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An Inconvenient Beauty by Kristi Ann Hunter (Review)

Inconvenient Beauty Kristi Ann HunterAward-Winning Regency Romance Author on the Rise

Griffith, Duke of Riverton, likes order, logic, and control, and he naturally applies this rational approach to his search for a bride. He’s certain Miss Frederica St. Claire is the perfect wife for him, but while Frederica is strangely elusive, he can’t seem to stop running into her stunningly beautiful cousin, Miss Isabella Breckenridge.

Isabella should be enjoying her society debut, but with her family in difficult circumstances, her uncle will only help them if she’ll use her beauty to assist him in his political aims. Already uncomfortable with this agreement, the more she comes to know Griffith, the more she wishes to be free of her unfortunate obligation.

Will Griffith and Isabella be able to set aside their pride and face their fears in time to find their own happily-ever-after?

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The Duke’s Dilemma by Elaine Manders (Blog Tour & Giveaway)

The Duke's Dilemma Elaine Manders

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The Duke's Dilemma Elaine MandersBook title: The Duke’s Dilemma

Author: Elaine Manders

Release date: May 27, 2017

Genre: Historical Romance, subgenre: Regency

Should he wed the perfect match—or the one he loves?

Edward Dalton, the new Duke of Langsdale, must soon take a wife to ensure the hereditary line. A young war widow seems the perfect choice. She is charming, well respected with impeccable character, and her connections to the Ton’s most important people is an asset he can’t ignore. But Edward is intrigued by another widow. The mysterious, hauntingly beautiful Lady Wayte.

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