Apr 132017
 

Desperate Proposals, Desperate Retaliations

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Purchased

TYPE OF NOVEL: Traditional Regency Romance

SETTING: Darbury, England 1814

SERIES: Whispers on the Moors #1

WHY I WANTED TO READ THIS:

  • I found Sarah E. Ladd’s books on a list for “If you like Jane Austen and Regency romances, you should try…”
  • The covers for this series are gorgeous! Yes, I do judge books by their covers sometimes! 😉
  • Julie Klassen, an author whose books I love, is quoted on the cover!

SYNOPSIS:

Amelia Barrett is in an interesting situation: she is an heiress who is engaged to be married and yet has made a vow to take care of her deceased friend’s infant baby. A vow she intends to never break, since she understands what it is like to grow up without a mother. Only thing is, the baby’s father is about to return home from the navy for a few weeks and Amelia’s fiancé has stated that she must give up the baby when they marry… What will Amelia do? Continue reading »

Jul 272016
 

Hope for Mr. DarcyWhat If Elizabeth Became Ill After Reading Darcy’s Letter?

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Variation, Christian/Inspirational Romance

SERIES: Hope Series Trilogy #1

TIME FRAME: The day after Darcy’s Hunsford proposal

MAIN CHARACTERS: Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth Bennet, Colonel Fitzwilliam, and Charlotte Collins

SYNOPSIS: After reading Darcy’s letter Elizabeth gets caught in the rain and falls ill with a bad fever. Charlotte calls upon the gentlemen from Rosings to help her friend whose frightful illness does not seem to be abating. Even though he has just been soundly rejected by the woman he loves, Darcy comes to her while she is sick and shows the tenderest love and concern. Is he just setting up his heart for more disappointment or does Elizabeth’s comfort in his company mean there is cause to hope? Continue reading »

Apr 112016
 

Sense and Sensibility AmishA Wunderbar Homage to Jane Austen!

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Publisher

Sarah Price, best-selling and popular author of over 30 novels, has just released her latest novel in The Amish Classics Series – a series that comprises of Amish retellings of Jane Austen’s novels (and possibly others). The previous books in this series include:

In her fourth book of The Amish Classics Series, Sarah Price retells the story of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility in a present-day Amish community. With sons inheriting farms, strict courtships practices, and an emphasis on a rural and simple lifestyle, it is easy to see how much is in common between the Amish culture and Jane Austen’s time. In this retelling, readers meetthe Detweiler sisters who must leave their home farm after their father’s death and adjust to life in a smaller cottage in a new community. While making some new acquaintances, both Eleanor and Mary Anne fall in love, but one does so quietly and privately while the other does it openly and unreservedly… Continue reading »