Read the review below and then comment on this blog post with which of the three novellas would most likely be your cup of tea. I’ll draw a winner from all the commenters on September 26, and Mirror Press will gift you your choice of an ebook from the Timeless Regency Romance Collection.
Summer on the seaside . . . a perfect place for romance. Join us for three novellas in one collection.
Publication Date: August 24, 2021
About the Authors:
Josi S. Kilpack is the bestselling author of several Proper Romance, Timeless Romance series, and a Cozy Culinary Mystery series. Her books, A Heart Revealed and Lord Fenton’s Folly; were Publishers Weekly Best Romance Books of the Year. She and her husband, Lee, are the parents of four children
Martha Keyes is a Whitney Award winning author born, raised, and educated in Utah—a home she loves dearly but also dearly loves to escape whenever she can by traveling the world. She received a BA in French Studies and a Master of Public Health, both from Brigham Young University.
Word crafting has always fascinated her, but it wasn’t until a few years ago that she considered writing her own stories. When she isn’t writing, she is honing her photography skills, looking for travel deals, and spending time with her family. She lives with her husband and twin boys in Vineyard, Utah.
Heather B. Moore is a USA Today bestseller and award-winning author of more than seventy publications. She’s lived on both the east and west coasts of the United States, including Hawaii, and attended school abroad including the Cairo American College in Egypt, and the Anglican School of Jerusalem in Israel. She loves to learn about anything in history and, as an author, is passionate about historical research.
Each of these three novellas was a delightful little gem. As every novelist knows, sometimes writing short is harder than writing long, but each storyline was well-crafted and perfectly paced and took me about an hour to read.
THE NEW COUNTESS by Josi S. Kilpack
Diane married the earl to provide a future for herself and her two sons. While he is a kind and gentle man, he is used to a life wholly other than what she enjoys–society entertaining, rich food, a regimented calendar of events each day. After months of being a model society wife, Diane jumps at the chance to take a holiday at the seaside with her boys and her stepdaughter…only to find that the earl wants to surprise them all by unexpectedly joining them. Will her holiday be ruined by the well-meaning earl’s insistence on order and convention, or will they find a happy compromise to bring some romance and spontaneity to both their seaside summer and their perfectly manicured marriage?
MISHAPS AND MEMORIES by Martha Keyes
The impecunious daughter of a vicar, Judith Jardine has one chance at securing a husband during her short season. But when a flustered Lord James Carlisle makes her the laughingstock of the ton, all her hopes are dashed. Retiring to her sister’s seaside home, Judith happens upon an unfortunate man washed up on the beach, his head injured and his memory gone. Determined to teach Lord Carlisle a lesson, Judith gives him a new identity–that of James, her manservant, but it is not long before she comes to regret how close James is becoming, and to worry what will happen when he remembers who he is…
MOONLIGHT SUMMER by Heather B. Moore
Oscar Rosewell has avoided the mockery of society’s elite by staying away from society for years. But when a fair visitor to his seaside retreat catches his eye, he makes an exception to his rule and begins attending society events to gain further audiences with Miss Dorothea Atkinson. But Dorothea’s stepfather is determined to marry her off to another. Can Oscar unravel the sins of the past in time to get into her family’s good graces?
If I had to choose a favorite of the three, it would be Mishaps and Memories. The amnesia trope was very well done, and Miss Jardine’s interactions with Lord Carlisle were satisfyingly romantic as they learned more about each other away from the relentless stares of society. Which novella sounds most interesting to you? Comment below for a chance to win a copy of one of the Timeless Regency Collection.
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