Snow-Kissed Proposals by Jenni Fletcher and Elisabeth Hobbes – Publication Day Push/Book Review

About the book:

A snowy Victorian ChristmasTwo 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!

My review:

The delightful book contains two novellas, The Christmas Runaway by Jenni Fletcher, and Their Snowbound Reunion by Elisabeth Hobbes that will really get you feeling festive.

The Christmas Runaway is about Fiona who runs away from her father and impulsively decides to visit an old school friend, Mhairi who lives in a remote Scottish tower with her father, and her brother Angus.

I really loved the spark between Fiona and Angus, and the way in which they were both able to review their own stubborn points of view. They were so perfect together, even if neither of them could see that at the start.

I loved the Aberdeenshire location, the bleakness, and the beauty of a snow-covered landscape was just the most perfect festive setting.

Their Snowbound Reunion is about Amy and Anthony, who were childhood sweethearts who each believed that they had been abandoned by the other. We meet them 15 years later and both widowed, when Amy takes a job as housekeeper to a house that Anthony has inherited but does not intend to keep. A decision to visit the house, and a snowstorm that traps Anthony and his children at the house, thrusts Amy and Anthony together again.

I loved the way in which both of them, in spite of the love they had for their lost spouses, still clung to their first love, and being thrown together in such circumstances gave them the opportunity to get past the problems in the past, and work towards a future together.

The setting, in the beautiful Peak District really added to the festive feel and I loved reading about the decorations they put up in the house with the help of Anthony’s young children.

These two novellas were the perfect read in the run up to Christmas, and will leave you feeling very festive, and wanting to make Christmas garlands, and drink mulled wine!

Snow-Kissed Proposals is published today, 25th November 2021.

Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources, Harlequin Mills and Boon and the authors Jenni Fletcher and Elisabeth Hobbes for my invitation to take part in this Publication Day Push. Please check out the other blogs sharing their reviews as part of the push.

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About the authors:

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.

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.

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Never Fall for Your Fiancée by Virginia Heath – Publication Day Push

About the book:

The trouble with lies is they have a tendency to catch a man out.

The last thing Hugh Standish, Earl of Fareham, wants is a wife.

But since the only way to keep his mother’s matchmaking ways at bay is the promise ofimpending nuptials, Hugh takes the most logical action: he invents a fake fiancée.

It’s the perfect plan – until Hugh learns that his mother is on a ship bound for England to meet his ‘beloved’. He needs a solution fast, and when he collides with a mysterious beauty, he might just have found the answer to his prayers.

Minerva Merriwell is desperate for money to support her sisters, and although she knows that posing as the Earl’s fiancée might seem nonsensical, it’s just too good an offer to refuse.

As the Merriwells descend upon Hugh’s estate, the household is thrown into turmoil as everyone tries to keep their tangled stories straight. And with Hugh and Minerva’s romantic ruse turning into the real thing, is true love just one complication too many?

‘Filled with fabulously British banter, wit, and heart, this delightful book is one of my must-read rom-coms of the year’

My review:

Never Fall for Your Fiancée by Virginia Heath is the first in the Merriwell Sisters series, and focuses on the eldest of the sisters, Minerva, who is struggling to support her younger sisters when a chance meeting with Hugh changes her fortune.

I found this an entertaining romance, where the hero is afraid of commitment because he believes it is a character flaw of his ancestors to cheat on their wives, and the heroine is a determined independent woman. They both fight their instincts throughout the story but fate always finds a way to bring a HEA (Happy Ever After, for the uninitiated).

The additional characters brought depth to the story and I found it funny how much of a passion-killer Minerva’s younger sister Diana brought to the situation. The youngest of the Merriwell sisters, Vee (don’t say her real name to her face!), was the most fragile of the three sisters, with rose-tinted views on their ne’er-do-well father. The actress hired by Hugh’s best friend Giles was a hysterically funny additon to the story, which really added to the tension. I think the butler Payne deserves a special mention. I thought it was so refreshing to have a butler who was involved within the plot and helped Minerva through social situations which may have brought attention to her lack of finesse.

This is such a funny Regency rom-com, which will have you giggling from start to finish.

I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.

Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources, Headline Eternal and Virginia Heath for the invitation to take part in the Publication Day Push. Never Fall for Your Fiancée is out today!

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About the author:

When Virginia Heath was a little girl it took her ages to fall asleep, so she made up stories in her head to help pass the time while she was staring at the ceiling. As she got older, the stories became more complicated, sometimes taking weeks to get to the happy ending. Then one day, she decided to embrace the insomnia and start writing them down. Twenty-two books and two Romantic Novel of the Year Award nominations later, and it still takes her forever to fall asleep.

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How Not to Chaperon a Lady by Virginia Heath – Publication Day Push/Book Review

About the book:

His childhood nemesis…is the woman he can’t resist!

Chaperoning Charity Brookes while she’s on a singing tour should be easy for Griffith Philpot—he’s spent his whole life sparring with her over her flighty ways! But as he discovers that she’s much more than the impetuous girl he thought he knew, a passion ignites between them… Sharing a steamy kiss leaves him torn – he’s supposed to be responsible for guarding her virtue!

My review:

This is the third book in the Talk of the Beau Monde series, although it could easily be read as a standalone, although if you read it as a standalone, you’re going to want to read the other two books! The other two books are The Viscount’s Unconventional Lady, and The Marquess Next Door.

Charity Brookes, with her sisters Faith and Hope grew up alongside family friends Griffith Philpot and his sister Dorothy. Charity and Dorothy were the two youngest siblings, and even though Charity and Griff liked one another from an early age, they both railed against that connection, and this really falls into the enemies to lovers trope. Griff sees Charity as a flighty and disruptive influence on his sister, so when his sister decides to join opera singer Charity on her music tour, he insists on being their chaperon.

I loved the fact that Charity called Griff ‘Gruff Griff the fun spoiler’, and I loved the way in which sparks flew pretty much every time they were together. It takes them an inordinately long time before either of them have the courage to find out that in reality they are both on the same page, but as with all HEAs there are always a few mountains to climb for them to get there.

Charity and Griff’s story was the perfect conclusion to the series, and it was such an enjoyable read. If you love regency romance, then you really do need to read this book!

Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources, Mills and Boon Historical, and Virginia Heath for my invitation to take part in this Publication Day Push.

Purchase link:

https://books2read.com/talkofbeaumonde3

About the author:

When Virginia Heath was a little girl it took her ages to fall asleep, so she made up stories in her head to help pass the time while she was staring at the ceiling. As she got older, the stories became more complicated, sometimes taking weeks to get to the happy ending. Then one day, she decided to embrace the insomnia and start writing them down. Twenty books and two Romantic Novel of the Year Award nominations later, and it still takes her forever to fall asleep.

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The Orchard Girls by Nikola Scott – Publication Day Push/Blog Tour/Book Review

About the book:

London, 2004. Frankie didn’t always have it easy. Growing up motherless, she was raised by her grandmother, who loved her – and betrayed her. For years, the rift between them seemed irreparable. But when their paths suddenly cross again, Frankie is shocked to realise that her grandmother is slowly losing control of her memory. There is a darkness in her past that won’t stay buried – secrets going back to wartime that may have a devastating effect on Frankie’s own life.

Somerset, 1940. When seventeen-year-old Violet’s life is ripped apart by the London Blitz, she runs away to join the Women’s Land Army, wanting nothing more than to leave her grief behind. But as well as the terror of enemy air raids, the land girls at Winterbourne Orchards face a powerful enemy closer to home. One terrible night, their courage will be put to the test – and the truth of what happened must be kept hidden, forever . . .

My review:

Nikola Scott writes wonderfully interwoven dual timeline novels, and this one had me gripped from the first page. The Orchard Girls looks at Frankie and her grandmother Violet in 2004, and looks back to wartime when Violet ran away, changed her name to hide herself from her socialite mother, and became a land girl.

I loved the intrepid nature of Frankie, although wished she didn’t allow herself to be pushed around in her journalistic endeavours, whilst trying to look after Violet, after a decade of estrangement. I felt that the storyline featuring Violet in 2004, when she was clearly experiencing the decline of her memory was written with sensitivity, and was a storyline I could really identify with as I have had family members with dementia.

I loved the storyline set during the war, and felt that it had been researched in depth. The Women’s Land Army ‘land girls’ in general worked very hard, considering the disparaging way many of the locals treated them, and the group of girls in this story were no exception, judged simply because they were land girls. I think this was something I found surprising but then thinking back to every characterisation of land girls on tv that I have seen has shown them in this light, with perhaps looser morals than ‘good girls’.

I loved the way in which the story slowly unfurled to identify what secret was still being hidden in 2004. The descriptions of life in the Land Army were so vivid I felt like I was there with them and it all came to life for me.

There were some dark themes within this story, although they were handled with delicacy. The characters were vibrant and felt very real, which really helped the flow of this compelling story. I particularly loved the character of Marigold. This was such a vibrant story of friendship, and unity in the most extreme of circumstances, and how love and friendship can endure the worst of times, as well as triumphing in the best of times.

Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources, Headline Books and Nikola Scott for my invitation to take part in this Publication Day Push. Happy Paperback Publication Day Nikola!

Purchase link:

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About the author:

Nikola Scott started out in book publishing and worked as a crime fiction editor in America and England for many years. Turning her back on blood-spattered paperback covers and dead bodies found in woods, she sat down at her kitchen table one day to start her first novel — and hasn’t stopped writing since. Obsessed with history and family stories (‘How exactly did you feel when your parents gave the house to your brother?’) she is well-known – and feared – for digging up dark secrets at dinner parties and turning them into novels. 

Her first two books, My Mother’s Shadow and Summer of Secrets, have both been international bestsellers and were translated widely around the world. Nikola lives in Frankfurt with her husband and two boys (and a kitchen table). 

Once a month, Nikola sends out a popular newsletter about writing, reading, book news, freebies and loads of therapeutic baking. Join in here if you’d love to be a part of it all: bit.ly/NikolaScottNews

For more info on Nikola, visit her website at www.nikolascott.com  

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The Secrets of Latimer House by Jules Wake – Blog Tour/Book Review/Publication Day Push

About the book:

In the war against Hitler every secret counts…

Society heiress Evelyn Brooke-Edwards is a skilled interrogator – her beauty making her a non-threat in the eyes of the prisoners.

Farm girl Betty Connors may not be able to type as she claimed, but her crack analytical skills soon find her unearthing covert connections.

German ex-pat Judith Stern never expected to find herself listening in to German POW’s whispered conversations, but the Nazis took her father from her so she will do whatever it takes to help the Allies end this war.

Billeted together in the attic of Latimer House – a place where secrets abound – Evelyn, Betty and Judith soon form a bond of friendship that carries them through the war. Because nothing is stronger than women united.

Tucked away in the Buckinghamshire countryside, Latimer House, a grand country estate, stands proudly – a witness to some of greatest secrets of WW2.

My review:

Is there any genre that Jules Wake can’t write perfectly? I really don’t think so! The Secrets of Latimer House is a change of genre for Jules, writing her first historical fiction novel. Set during the Second World War, this book is based loosely on the work that was done at Latimer House in Buckinghamshire, where German pilots and submariners were brought as prisoners of war to be interrogated before being taken to more permanent wartime accommodation.

This story brought three women together who couldn’t be more different to one another, but who formed a bond of friendship that carried them through the story together. I loved the three story arcs which fitted together so easily. The overall story was filled with plenty of drama, together with a little intrigue, and even some romance too. I think of the three women I found myself more closely drawn to Betty, but they were all such well-structured characters that I found myself completely immersed into the story, almost as if I was there with them. I have to say this would make a fantastic tv drama and one that I really need!

The historical fiction that I love the most is fiction that not only draws you into the story, but also makes you want to do more reading around the subject matter, and ‘The Secrets of Latimer House’ does that so perfectly. It is clear from the outset that Jules Wake had done a significant amount of research about what happened in Latimer House. I think many of us have heard of the important war work that women working at Bletchley Park had done, but it was refreshing to read that women at Latimer House were working as interrogators, translators and analysts, and it definitely made me want to go to Buckinghamshire to check out the information about the work done at Latimer House from the Amersham Museum. I will certainly be doing additional reading because my interest has been well and truly piqued by this wonderful novel.

Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources, One More Chapter and Jules Wake for my invitation to take part in this Publication Day Push. Happy Publication Day Jules!

Please check out the other posts going live today as part of the push!

Purchase link:

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About the author:

Jules Wake announced at the age of ten that she planned to be a writer. Along the way she was diverted by the glamorous world of PR and worked on many luxury and not so luxury brands. This proved fabulous training for writing novels as it provided her with the opportunity to hone her creative writing skills.

She writes best-selling warm-hearted romantic contemporary fiction for One More Chapter as Jules Wake and was shortlisted for Romantic Novel of the Year 2020 with The Spark.

Under her pen name Julie Caplin, she also writes the warm and witty Romantic Escapes series. 

Between them, the two Js have written eighteen novels, The Secret of Latimer House being the latest.

Social media:

Twitter: @juleswake

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Instagram: @juleswakeauthor

The Marquess Next Door by Virginia Heath – Publication Day Push/Book Review

About the book:

A dashing new neighbour…

Temptation on her doorstep!

To avoid an unwanted suitor at a ball, Hope Brookes asks another gentleman to rescue her. He obliges – with a surprisingly passionate kiss! Revealed as her sinfully handsome new neighbour, Lucius, Marquess of Thundersley, they forge a friendship over their balconies. It’s refreshing that Lucius is more interested in her writer dreams than her looks, so why can’t she stop thinking about that kiss?

My review:

Although this is book two of The Talk of the Beau Monde series, I had not read the first book in the series and did not feel disadvantaged because The Marquess Next Door can definitely be read as a standalone. Having enjoyed it so much though, I have already purchased the first book The Viscount’s Unconventional Lady to read very soon.

The protagonist in The Marquess Next Door is Hope Brookes who is a real firecracker of a Regency heroine. She is an aspiring writer of gothic fiction who wants to be published in her own name, but feels burdened by the talents of not only her parents, but of her sisters Faith and Charity too. Hope stands out in society with her voluptuous figure, which is really not suited to the style of Regency dresses, and which gains her some unsavoury attentions from many suitors who judge her to have morals that match the way she looks with her red hair and her curves. Adept with words, Hope has perfected the most pithy acerbic put-downs, but sometimes words are not enough.

When she tries to avoid a persistent suitor at a ball, she asks a gentleman to come to her rescue. The resulting passionate kiss shocks her, and ends with her pushing the gentleman into a fountain. That is her first introduction to Lucius (Luke), Marquess of Thundersley. When he moves into the house next door to the Brookes family, Hope and Luke become firm friends, talking to one another from their adjoining balconies.

I loved the connection that Hope and Luke have, and what’s not to love with a tall hunk with a definite pirate vibe. Luke was a self made man who had inherited his title following the death of his brother. He was a caring man who had done everything possible to support his mother. I loved how supportive he was of Hope wanting to become a published author against all odds. I enjoyed the glimpse into the world of publishing, where it was considered to be detrimental to publish under a woman’s name, even with most readers being women! I loved the way in which Hope used shrewd negotiating in order to achieve what she wanted.

There was also a sensitive look at mental health, and in particular postpartum depression and the barbaric methods used to help women in the past. I found Luke’s mother to be so gently written that in spite of her being a minor character with such awful experiences her quiet determination made her one of my favourite characters.

The Marquess Next Door was Regency romance at its best, full of humour and a wonderful romance that had me rooting for Hope and Luke from start to finish!

Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources, Mills and Boon Historical, and Virginia Heath for the invitation for me to take part in the Publication Day Push for The Marquess Next Door, which is out today.

Purchase link:

https://books2read.com/talkofbeaumonde2

About the author:

When Virginia Heath was a little girl it took her ages to fall asleep, so she made up stories in her head to help pass the time while she was staring at the ceiling. As she got older, the stories became more complicated, sometimes taking weeks to get to the happy ending. Then one day, she decided to embrace the insomnia and start writing them down. Despite that, it still takes her forever to fall asleep.

Social media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/virginiaheathauthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VirginiaHeath_

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The Duke’s Runaway Bride by Jenni Fletcher – Publication Day Push

About the book:

When Beatrix, Duchess of Howden, writes to her estranged husband offering a divorce, she’s stunned when he arrives on her doorstep with a different proposition: a six-week marriage trial! Quinton Roxbury seems cold and inscrutable, but Beatrix gradually realizes his rough exterior hides a heavy burden. As their connection deepens, dare she trust him with her own scandalous past and risk the marriage she never knew she wanted?

From Harlequin Historical: Your romantic escape to the past.

Regency Belles of Bath

Book 1: An Unconventional Countess

Book 2: Unexpectedly Wed to the Officer

Book 3: The Duke’s Runaway Bride

My Review:

The Duke’s Runaway Bride is the third book in the Regency Belles of Bath series by Jenni Fletcher. Would I say this was my favourite in the series so far? That is such a difficult question to answer because each book is perfect as a standalone, as well as being linked within the series, but choosing a favourite would be akin to choosing a favourite child! I think I can say, hand on heart, that I love each book uniquely and collectively!

In Bath we were first introduced to ‘Belinda Carr’ in book 2 of the series, a mysterious woman in desperate need of help, which she finds courtesy of the women at Belles of Bath, a biscuit shop.

She is identified as Beatrix, Duchess of Howden, when her husband, the Duke, Quinton Roxbury arrives in Bath to take her home. Both victims of an arranged marriage of necessity, Quinton wants her to return with him in order to avoid unnecessary scandal, and in spite of her desire to be a divorced and independent woman, Beatrix agrees to return for a trial period of a ix weeks.

Both Beatrix and Quinton were damaged by their past experiences, but together they begin to address their individual issues and find an undeniable chemistry between them.

I loved the Duke’s family who were the secondary characters and I loved how Beatrix was able to help them all individually with their own issues as well.

This was such an adorable romance with a kind, albeit complicated hero, and a strong, independent caring heroine who helps everyone that she meets and touches their lives in such a positive way.

Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources, Mills and Boon Historical and Jenni Fletcher, for my invitation to take part in this Publication Day Push. Happy Publication Day Jenni!

Purchase Links:

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About the author:

Jenni Fletcher was born in Scotland and now lives in Yorkshire where she writes historical romance novels ranging from the Roman to late Victorian eras. She studied English at Cambridge and Hull and has been nominated for 4 RoNA awards, winning for Short Romantic Fiction in 2020. She teaches Creative Writing at a university in the north of England and her favourite hobbies are baking and, of course, reading.

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The Scoundrel’s Bartered Bride by Virginia Heath – Publication Day Push/Book Review

About the book:

Marriage…

To the highest bidder

Lady Lydia Barton cannot seem to avoid Owen Wolfe since he’s returned after being wrongly transported for stealing her family’s jewels! But Lydia has more pressing problems, like her impending arranged marriage. Until Owen makes her father a counteroffer for her hand. Is Owen purely after her society connections, or dare Lydia hope that the charming stable boy she once loved is still within her ruthless, wealthy new husband?

My Review:

This was my first book by Virginia Heath, but based on this, it definitely won’t be my last! I believe that this combination of marriage of convenience, and enemies to lovers was requested by fans of Virginia Heath and I have to say it really was a winning combination.

The characters of Lydia and Owen were instantly likeable, and although it was clear that Owen had gone through a lot, having been a stable boy, being transported to Australia for a crime against Lydia’s family, and making his own fortune, his moral compass was completely fixed and he was a good, honest man. It was clear to the reader from the outset that although Lydia believed he was guilty of the crime against her family, he had been wrongly accused and gone through so much. The chemistry between Lydia and Owen leapt off the page from the start.

When Owen discovers that Lydia is being sold to the lecherous Kelvedon, he found himself unable to stand back and do nothing to stop it. Both Lydia and Owen are connected by their past, but both of them try to keep their feelings back in the past. He makes a counter-offer to Lydia’s family, which is too good to refuse.

I loved the way in which their uncertainty and frustration comes to the fore when they marry, and it’s clear that it will only be a matter of time before they are both forced to confront one another and admit how they feel. Added into their pent-up emotions, Owen feels that he needs to prove his innocence, if only to prove it to Lydia. I loved the way their story developed, and I particularly loved the way they rallied together to help Owen’s business partner Randolph and his wife Gertie in their time of need.

This book was such a rollercoaster of emotions, but everything comes together in the most perfect way at the end.

Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources, Mills and Boon Historical, and Virginia Heath for the invitation to read and review this delightful book.