Thursday, July 26, 2018

Never Envy an Earl by Regina Scott - Review of the third book in the Fortune's Brides series

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The saucy Yvette de Maupassant is used to danger. She's spent the last 10 years spying for England in Napoleon's court. Now that her work has been discovered, she must hide, and what better place than the remote wooded estate of the Earl of Carrolton? Her friend Miss Thorn and that delightful cat Fortune place her in a position where she can pretend to be companion to the earl's sickly mother. Yet one look at the earl has Yvette rethinking why she wants to stay.

Gregory, Earl of Carrolton, is used to power. So why does one moment in the company of his mother and spinster sister leave him feeling powerless? And why does the look in a certain Frenchwoman's eyes leave him weak at the knees? As danger draws closer, Gregory and Yvette must work together to protect her, his family, and the future of England, as they discover the greatest danger and delight is falling in love.

The sweet, clean Regency romance is the sequel to Never Borrow a Baronet, Fortune's Brides: Only a matchmaking cat can hunt true love.

Another great story in this series. Regina has the Regency genre growing on me. This book has more 'danger', and of course the love that grows in the background, than the previous two do. I don't think you would be disappointed with this series, yes, you should read the books in order to get the full enjoyment.

I was given an e-copy of this book for an honest review.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Arms of Mercy by Ruth Reid - Review of the second book in the Amish Mercies series

He lost her once to a rash decision.
He will not lose her again.

On the eve of a new year, Catherine Glick is expection her bu of five years to propose. Instead, the unexpected arrival of an old boyfriend, Elijah, sends her life spiraling out of control. When a rash decision damages her current relationship, Catherine leaves for Florida to work in her cousin's bakery---anything to flee the source of her shame.

Elijah Graber knows he hurt Catherine when he left their Amish district six years ago. He's determined to explain his actions, even if it means following her to Florida. Perhaps their two-day bus trip together will provide enough time for him to make his case and win her back.

Just when Elijah is starting to tear down the walls Catherine has built, their bus skids on an icy road---and amid the mayhem and tragedy that follow, Catherine disappears. Elijah's friends urge him to prepare for the worst, but Elijah holds on to his hope in God and refuses to give up his search for Catherine. With supernatural nudging from the most unexpected places, Elijah sets out to find the love he once lost---no matter the cost.

Ruth once again has given us an exceptional story of love, faith and determination. Have you ever had someone you love disappear? If so, of it is happens in the future, regardless of how they disappear, through their own actions or a catastrophic action/accident, just how long would you keep looking? How long would you have the faith that 'they' will return or be found?  I don't know if I have an answer, I would ask myself if it depends on the circumstance 'causing' the disappearance. Are they hiding, not wanting to return or is something else going on. An interesting story, ENJOY!

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers; book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Never Borrow a Baronet by Regina Scott - Review of the second book in the Fortune's Brides series

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After caring for a crotchety countess. Patience Ramsey wants a more purposeful position. So, when Miss Thorn of the Fortune Employment Agency offers her the post of assistant to amateur apothecary Augusta Orwell, Patience jumps at the chance. Then her new employer introduces her at an Easter house party as the bride-to-be of her nephew Sir Harold Orwell. Miss Thorn's cat Fortune may approve of Sir Harry, but Patience has no interest in borrowing the handsome baronet. She's had her heart trampled on by false promises before.

Sir Harry has enough on his hands trying to restore the family name while spying for the English against the French. But the pretty Patience could cover for him when he must ply his trade during the house party, so he convinces her to agree to the charade. As Harry's work brings danger closer, he begins to realize Patience embodies everything he could want in a wife. Can he convince her to overlook the scandals surrounding him and exchange their false engagement for a true love?

This sweet, clean Regency romance is the sequel to "Never Doubt a Duke", Fortune's Brids: Only a matchmaking cat can hunt true love.

Regina never fails to impress me with her writing. This is a nice story about not wanting to fall in love, a little espionage, and mystery. I don't think you'll be disappointed with this good, clean, book. Oh yes, I think it would be best to read the series in order to get the full enjoyment of this one.

I was given an e-copy of this book for an honest review.